Because all of us have been brought up eating junk food, well most of us, it is not easy to change our eating habits. Your "eating habits" have developed since childhood based on what your mothers or fathers cooked and what your psychological make-up was during that time.The foods you eat and crave help keep pass trauma and present anxiety in check. Food helps make you feel good when you start to feel bad. Eating is a natural defense mechanism that the brain-body uses to keep you from going crazy.So, you see, it is very difficult to change our eating habits. When we do, we start to feel bad. We start to feel uncomfortable, we feel pain, we have withdrawal symptoms, and we may feel sick. Is it any wonder that any of us ever succeed in changing our eating habits?I consider every thing that has been packaged to be junk food. There are a few exception and you need to read ingredient labels carefully. Very few food manufacturers and even restaurants prepare food with your health in mind. Of course, they want to satisfy you, but they don't use foods that are in your best interest.Most people eat junk food 85% of the time and then eat good food the other 15%. It should be the reverse of this - eat good food 85% and junk food 15% of the time. To have better health, here are some foods to stop eating. Eliminate these foods over the next two to three weeks. Milk (non-fat or no-fat also) - is a mucus and acid forming food. Milk creates mucus in the body and makes the lymph liquid (we will talk about lymph later) in your body acidic, which attracts parasites and other pathogens. (In the place of milk almond milk or goats milk) Cancer thrives in a body that is acidic. oBread - white bread is also acid and mucus forming. It is also more difficult to pass through the colon and gives rise to constipation. Sugar the #1 food additive. Sugar is in most of all the products that you buy.Sodas (regular or diet)- are extremely high in sugar or artificial sugar - 7 teaspoons per can. Most people drink over 35 gallons per year. Sugar is a body poison and leads to many disease - diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and osteoarthritis and so on. oSugar, also, depletes your B-vitamins and calcium and magnesium from your bones and teeth. oIn addition, since sodas are in aluminum cans, aluminum can go into the soda because most sodas contain phosphoric acid. Aluminum has been associated with senility and Alzheimer disease. oCalcium is also leached from your body to neutralize the phosphoric acid. (Its healthier to drink juices of all kinds) There is just no way around it. Sodas suck health right out of your body. Regular salt (NaCl) - excessive salt intake is related to high blood pressure, edema, and imbalances in the minerals in your lymph liquid. Sodium, Na, in salt attracts water so the more sodium you eat that more water your body will hold. (Use sea salt, it has 25% less sodium, use low salt soy sauce, and herbs to flavor your food) oMost people eat too much salt - over 10,000 milligrams per day. We only need around 200-300 mg per day. oExcess salt is also in involved with kidney problems, cardiovascular disease, stomach cancer, and excess sensitive to stress. oGet your Sodium from eating vegetables that are high in sodium. When you get your salt from vegetables it is organic salt, which does not have the same effect in your body as inorganic salt from a shaker. You need a lot of organic salt or Na in your body. Your stomach is a Na organ. It needs organic salt, Na, to keep its lining from being eaten by the hydrochloric acid in your stomach - an ulcer. oFoods high in organic sodium are apples, apricots, asparagus, greens, red cabbage, carrots, celery, dulse, egg yolks, figs, fish, raisins, prunes, and lentils. For the next two weeks try adding the following foods to your eating habits.lecithin - is 30-40% choline, which is used throughout your body. This is why you want to include it in your diet. ocholine is one of the main chemicals in our cell membrane. oIt is used in our brains to create the neurotransmitter acytlcholine, which is required for thinking and memory. Consider lecithin brain food. oIt is used by the liver, which helps to prevent a fatty liver. A fatty liver prevents you from losing weight around your belly. oit helps to break up fats into tiny goblets so that they are easily digestible and will reduce your cholesterol.oit helps to keep cholesterol from clinging to your artery walls. flax seed oil - is an essential oil, omega 3. This means your body does not make it and it is necessary for you to eat it so that you can live without illness or pain. oit helps to detoxify the liver oit stimulates the production of bile. Remember that bile helps to breakdown fat so that the liver can better metabolize it. ostimulates the body to burn fat.oapple juice and apples - are high in vitamin A, in Potassium and have other minerals that strengthen the blood. They contain malic and tartaric acids, which keep the liver healthy and promote good digestion. Apples help you to lose weight by providing fiber and keeping you regular. ofiber - you need 30-35 grams of fiber every day. Most people only get up to 10-15 grams. Fiber is one foods that reduce your transient time in the colon. Fiber helps to keep your colon clean, reduce cholesterol, remove toxins from your body and eliminate constipation. There you have it. If you can accomplish these changes in one year, you will notice a big difference in the way you feel and the health that you have.
Get ready to experience a volume of information of the healthiest foods in the world. Here is a list of the top ten super foods that most health experts agree on. You should tell everyone you know about these foods and enjoy them at your next meal. From fruits and vegetables, to whole grains, nuts, beans and legumes, this power-packed nutritional inventory will take you into the best years of your life and beyond.Fruits1. CantaloupeOnly a quarter of cantaloupe provides almost all the vitamin A needed in one day. Since the beta-carotene in a cantaloupe converts to vitamin A, you get both nutrients at once. These vision-strengthening nutrients may help reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Like an orange, cantaloupe is also an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps our immune system. It is also is a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, folate, niacin, and potassium, which helps maintain good blood sugar levels and metabolism. This pale orange power fruit may help reduce our risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.2. BlueberriesThese mildly sweet (and sometimes tangy) berries offer a high capacity to destroy free radicals that can cause cancer. Low in calories, they offer antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanidins, which enhance the effects of vitamin C. These antioxidants may help prevent cataracts, glaucoma, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcers, heart disease and cancer.Vegetables3: TomatoesTomatoes help us fight against heart disease and cancers such as colorectal, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and cancer of the pancreas. Tomatoes are also good sources of vitamin C, A, and K. In a 2004 study, it was found that tomato juice alone can help reduce blood clotting.Fresh, organic tomatoes deliver three times as much of the cancer-fighting carotenoid lycopene. Even organic ketchup is better for you than regular ketchup! Look for tomato pastes and sauces that contain the whole tomato (including peels) because you will absorb 75% more lycopene and almost two times the amount of beta-carotene.4: Sweet PotatoesAs an excellent source of vitamin A, C, and manganese, sweet potatoes are also a good source of copper, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and iron. Those who are smokers or prone to second- hand smoke may benefit greatly from this root vegetable that helps protect us against emphysema.For a unique dessert, cube a cooked sweet potato and slice a banana. Then lightly pour maple syrup over the top and add a dash or two of cinnamon. Add chopped walnuts for an even healthier kick.5: Spinach and KaleA cancer-fighter and cardio-helper, spinach and kale top the list as far as green leafy vegetables are concerned. Much like broccoli, they provide an excellent source of vitamin A and C. Kale is a surprisingly good source of calcium at 25% per cup, boiled. Vitamin K is abundantly found in spinach as well, with almost 200% of the Daily Value available, to help reduce bone loss.Whole Grains6: Whole Grain Bread, Pasta and Brown RiceWhether its bread or pasta, the first thing to check for when purchasing whole grain bread and pasta is to make sure it is 100% whole grain. Remember to check the list of ingredients on the package. For example, look for the exact phrase "whole wheat flour" as one of the first ingredients listed in whole wheat bread. If its not listed as such, then its not whole grain. Wheat bran is a cancer-fighting grain that also helps us regulate our bowel movements.Brown rice is also a better choice than refined grain (white rice) for the same reason as choosing whole wheat bread. Whole wheat flour or brown rice that turns into white flour or white rice actually destroys between 50-90% of vitamin B3, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, manganese, phosphorus, iron, and all of the dietary fiber and essential fatty acids we need. Even when processed white flour or white rice is "enriched," it is not in the same form as the original unprocessed kind. In fact, 11 nutrients are actually lost and are not replaced during the "enrichment" process!Nuts7: WalnutsThese nuts are packed with omega-3 fats, which is one of the "good" fats. A quarter cup of walnuts would take care of about 90% of the omega-3s needed in one day. Walnuts provide many health benefits including cardiovascular protection, better cognitive function, anti-inflammatory advantages relating to asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. They can even help against cancer and also support the immune system.Beans and Legumes8: Black Beans and LentilsWhile black beans are a good source of fiber that can lower cholesterol, so are lentils. The high fiber content in both black beans and lentils helps to maintain blood sugar levels. Also a fat-free, high quality protein with additional minerals and B-vitamins, black beans and lentils fill you up and dont expand your waistline.A complete, one-stop source of using a variety of beans and lentils comes easy when you can find a bag of 15-bean mix (includes black beans, lentils, navy, pinto, red, kidney, etc.) at the grocery store. Consider making a delicious soup with the addition of tomatoes, onions, garlic and your favorite spices with this bean mixture.Dairy9: Skim Milk and YogurtSkim milk (or low-fat) helps to promote strong bones, offering an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K. These nutrients help protect colon cells from cancer-causing chemicals, bone loss, migraine headaches, premenstrual symptoms, and childhood obesity. Recent studies also show that overweight adults lose weight, especially around the midsection, when consuming low-fat dairy such as skim milk and yogurt.Yogurt also includes the essential nutrients such as phosphorous and vitamin B2, vitamin B12, vitamin B5, zinc, potassium, and protein. Yogurts live bacterial cultures also provide a wealth of health benefits that may help us live longer and strengthen our immune system.Seafood10: SalmonSalmon is high in protein, low in saturated fat and high in omega-3 fats (the essential fatty acids that are also found in those walnuts mentioned earlier). Salmon is a heart-healthy food and is recommended to eat at least twice a week. When choosing salmon, its best to stay away from farm raised and select wild instead. Research studies show that farmed salmon may cause cancer because it may carry high levels of carcinogenic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).OtherGreen Tea and "Power" WaterAlthough not food per say, the health benefits of these beverages are worthy of mentioning.Green tea has beneficial phytonutrients and lower levels of caffeine than all other teas. The more research studying green tea, the more health benefits are found. A cancer fighter as well, green tea has antioxidant effects that lower risks of bacterial or viral infections to cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, periodontal disease, and osteoporosis.Water packed with vitamins and/or naturally sweetened fruit are also the newest trend. Some offer a full days supply of vitamin C while others promise no artificial sweeteners with a full, fruity taste.As you can see, the top ten "super foods" are worth every bite (or sip). Now that you know which foods can help save your life, whats more important than investing in your health?
While some of us think that sleep is a total waste of time and is only necessary so we do not collapse, this is a mistake. Some of the latest researches inform us that sleeping less than six hours a day can cause diabetes. The researchers seem to think that lack of sleep affects a certain hormone that is responsible for depressing the appetite. What happens as a result of a diminished sleep is that the organism produces less of this hormone, hence there is no stopping of our desire for food.Bad sleeping habits would thus make you eat more, gain overweight and would increase the sugar level in your blood. Once you begin eating in weird hours, your nutrition is in danger. No diet would be able to restrain you. Professionals suggest that one should sleep between six to eight hours a day. Good healthy sleep would not only make you feel better, but will in fact do you better. It is important to try and go to sleep at the same time, so your body would learn to function in a certain regime.Also, prevent yourself from having large meals before rest time and know the health effects of caffeine. Caffeine puts me to sleep actually better than anything, yet I try to consume it as less as possible. You all know the heavy feeling in the stomach when eating just before bedtime. Our body often times knows whats good and whats bad for us, all we have to do is listen to it.What one can do before going to bed is a little exercise: I do not mean jogging for an hour, although it would of course be profitable, I mean spending about 20 minutes on stretching out and the like. Try and make a habit of it and also of getting a good night rest; our body is also a kind of a machine treat it well and it will serve you good. Have a goodnight everybody!
Goji Berries contain Glyconutriest that are a essential for our bodies. Glyconutrients means sweet or sugar. Therefore this means sweet or sugar nutrient and this is a important role in our body. Scientific research has shown that eight simple dietary sugars mostly which are no longer found in abundance in the standard modem diet, are now the form of very words of life at the cellular level. These types of sugars are combined with proteins and fats to create glycoforms that coat the surface of the every cell in our bodies. Glycoforms function as cellular recognition molecules that communicate messages to the body that is needed to function in health. Scientific research has found glyconutritionals can have a vital part in our health.
Foods that contain Glyconutrients.
A. "Goji Berries"
Goji Berries another name known as Lycium Barbarum. Doctor Earl Mindell met an asian healer he was amazed by what he say that he dedicated the next 7 years to unlock the secrets of this ancient himalayan remedy then found the four essential bio active lycium polysaccharides. After his research Doctor Mindell excitedly said "I believe that Goji juice will have more powerful benefits on health, well being and anti aging than any other food, drug or supplement that I have seen in the last 40 years."
Goji polysaccharides were proved to be exceptional source of the essential sugars like rhamnose, xylose, glucose, mannose, arabinose and galactose. These sugars are highly regarded to be necessary in our immune system and in our proper intercellular communication where in the cells in our body can work together properly in fighting and resisting disease. Because of this Scientists were concluding that Goji may be the richest source of GLYCONUTRIENTS yet found in the planet.
Dehydration is among the most common heat-related dangers for children and adults, so making sure your family meets their daily fluid intake needs should be at the top of your "To Do" list. Dehydration can cause dizziness, nausea and weakness. "The human body is made up of about 60 percent water and can experience dehydration with only a two percent water loss," says registered dietitian, Jennifer Seyler. "Getting enough fluid can help you feel and look good. Studies have shown positive effects in healthy individuals when proper hydration is maintained."As a general guideline, most adults need eight to 12 cups of fluids daily, while children ages one to three need five to six cups and children ages four to eight require seven to eight cups. Although this may seem like a lot, there are many easy ways to meet these needs. Variety is Key. You may be surprised to learn that a peach can help you meet your daily fluid requirements. There are many natural, delicious choices with high water content, including refreshing fruits and vegetables, broth soups, sorbets and beverages like tea, juice and of course, water. Making these foods part of your day is as easy as enjoying a cup of hot or cold tea with breakfast, eating vegetables with lunch, or serving fruit compote for dessert. Be Prepared. Stay ahead of the game by keeping fluids handy to sip throughout the day. When heading out of the house, make it a habit to put a bottle of water in your purse or your child's backpack. Keep a bottle of water in your briefcase to ensure you stay hydrated at work. Pack delicious, juicy fruits such as peaches for a satisfying and hydrating treat.Go All-Natural…The Easy Way. Natural hydration doesn't have to be a flavorless task. Add a burst of flavor to your water with natural flavor enhancers such as new Celestial Seasonings Zingers To Go, which are packaged in individual servings for convenience as you zip through your busy day. With no artificial ingredients or calories and available in four delicious flavors, both kids and adults alike will love them. In fact, studies show that children consume approximately 50 percent more fluid when it's flavored. These tips will help you enjoy the warm weather with a natural, healthy and hydrated body.