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Healthy Natural Food

Posted on January 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Everyone has access to healthy natural food but so many choose unhealthy alternatives. This is so ridiculous because healthy food is better in so many ways. It is more filling, sustaining, tastier, and better for your health.

Healthy food is readily available. Never before has there been such a choice. We are no longer limited by seasonal or geographical availability. You can have any type of fruit or vegetable anytime you choose.

Always buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Don’t buy food if it is wilted, bruised or discoloured. Some foods can make you unwell if they have deteriorated badly. Refuse to accept anything but the best quality.

Fresh, uncooked fruit and vegetables are best but if you prefer to cook your food, cook it lightly for the best nutritional quality as some vitamins are destroyed by heat. Try different foods and try combinations of different foods. Fruit and vegetables can be combined for unusually surprising results. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

There are many health-oriented cookbooks available. Your local newsagent or supermarket has many magazines devoted to healthy food preparation. The popular magazines have lots of ideas, hints and information. You can follow the recipes exactly or you can adapt them to your own tastes. The internet is a great resource for recipes and information on what is available and what to do with it.

You should be able to please everyone with fresh, healthy food. There are so many choices. There are sweet, tart, crunchy, crisp, bland and spicy choices. You can add herbs and spices to come up with even more variety. Don’t limit yourself to salt and pepper. Try different types of cuisine, for example, Cajun or French.

Mediterranean or Japanese cultures traditionally ate natural foods and until they adapted their diets to the Western style, they lived long healthy productive lives. Try using some of their traditional recipes regularly.

Try to eat healthy meals regularly, saving the trips to the fast food establishments for special occasions for the children. You may be surprised to find the children asking to go less often. After a while, their taste buds adapt and they find the taste of the takeaway food less pleasant. They will also develop healthy eating habits and will be less likely to lose them when they grow up. You could be responsible for their healthy eating habits for life.

Avoiding Cholesterol in Foods Won’t Lower Your Cholesterol

Posted on January 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

If you avoid all foods that contain cholesterol, will your high cholesterol return to normal?

It’s not that simple. Your blood cholesterol level is influenced far more by how many calories and how much saturated and partially hydrogenated fat you eat, than by how much cholesterol is in your food. Cholesterol is found only in foods from animals, such as meat, fish, chicken, dairy products and eggs. It is not found in plants. More than 80 percent of the cholesterol in your body is made by your liver. Less than 20 percent comes from the food that you eat. When you eat more cholesterol, your liver makes less.

Your liver makes cholesterol from saturated fats, which are found in most foods but are concentrated in meat, poultry and whole-milk dairy products. The saturated fat is broken down by your liver into acetone units. If you are not taking in too many calories, your liver uses the acetone units for energy, but if you are taking in more calories than your body needs, your liver uses these same acetone units to manufacture cholesterol. That explains why eating two eggs a day does not raise blood cholesterol levels in the average American. They are already taking in so much cholesterol from meat, fish and chicken and diary products, that when they take in more, they absorb less.

The average North American takes in 350 mg per day of cholesterol. If he takes in 26 mg per day, he absorbs 41 percent. When he takes in 188 mg cholesterol per day, he absorbs only 36 percent, and when he takes in 421 mg per day (the equivalent of two eggs), he absorbs only 25 percent. Some people absorb more than five times as much as other people at the same intake. So you lower blood cholesterol levels far more effectively by eating less food, less saturated fat and less partially hydrogenated fats than by avoiding foods that contain cholesterol.


Chew Your Food Well For Fat Loss – Timeless Diet Advice From Your Mother

Posted on January 17, 2019 in Uncategorized

Every few months, someone releases a scientific study that sheds some light on the difference between the eating habits of thin people and heavy people. Each time one of these is released, one of the points made seems to be this great revelation that can be part of the miracle of fat loss, namely: Chew Your Food Slowly. But didn’t your mother tell you this over and over when you were a child and first learning how to eat?

Yes she did. You should have listened to her!

Every study that has been done comparing the eating habits of thin people versus overweight people comes to the same conclusions, that overweight people have bad eating behaviors and didn’t listen to their mom. Or, they just completely forgot the advice mom gave them.

Overweight people, for the most part, tend to:

– Eat faster
– Put more food in their mouth at once
– Chew their food less before they swallow

Thin people, for the most part, tend to:

– Eat slower
– Put less food in their mouth at once
– Chew their food more

What does this mean to you and your weight loss goals? Well, this is one of those “lifestyle change” moments that everyone talks about. Just changing the WAY you eat, which really is just a minor shift, can make a big difference in your overall health. The bottom line is this:

The more time you take to consume your meal, the less calories you are likely to consume.

It’s really that simple. If you eat slower, you will find yourself feeling full faster than if you eat fast. The main reason for this is that the full feeling signal your stomach sends to your brain has a delay built in. If you eat too fast, when your stomach finally gets around to sending that signal to the brain, you are overloaded.

Here is even more good news! There are foods that actually make you feel fuller faster. Some of these foods include:

– Chick Peas
– Broccoli
– Peas
– Red beans
– Raspberries
– Green beans

If you don’t like any of the above foods, you also have the option of choosing foods that will force you to chew slower, thereby slowing down the whole eating process, and once again, helping you to lose weight over time. These foods include:

– Tomatoes
– Apples
– Lean Meats
– Peaches
– Pears
– Cabbage
– Artichokes
– Salad Vegetables and Greens
– Celery
– Cucumber
– Okra

As you can see, your mom was right. If you chew your food slowly and slow down the whole eating process, you will find yourself one step closer to your weight loss goals. Amazingly, mom was giving you diet advice even when you were a toddler.