Healthiest Foods You Can Get

Here are some of the Healthiest Foods You Can Get…  Enjoy

This will help you get an idea about what foods are the best for your body.

Fruit

Apricots

Apricots contain Beta-carotene which helps to  prevent radical damage and also helps to protect the eyes.  A single apricot contains 17 calories,  0 fat, and one gram of fiber.  You can eat them dried or soft. Very seasonal, so enjoy them while you can.

Mango

A medium sized mango packs 57 MG of vitamin C,  which is nearly your entire daily dose.  This antioxidant will help prevent arthritis and also boost your immune system.  Not to mention that mango is a delicious fruit!

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes contain 117 GG of vitamin C, which is almost twice the recommended dose.  Half a melon contains 853 MG of potassium, which is nearly  twice as much as a banana, which helps to lower blood pressure.  Half a melon contains 97 calories,  1 gram of fat, and 2 grams of fiber. A readily available treat.

Tomato

A tomato can help cut the risk of bladder, stomach, and colon cancers in half if you eat one daily.  A tomato contains 26 calories, 0 fat, and only 1 gram of fiber.  Practically a staple in every household, and rightly so.

Vegetables

Onions

An onion can help to protect against cancer.  A cup of onions offers 61 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber.  From the same family as garlic, but without the pungent smell.

Broccoli

Broccoli can help protect against breast cancer,  and it also contains a lot of vitamin C and beta- carotene.  One cup of chopped broccoli contains 25 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber.  Easy to add to stir fry dishes.

Spinach

Spinach contains carotenoids that can help fend off macular degeneration, which is a major cause of blindness in older people.  One cup contains  7 calories, 0 fat, and 1 gram of fiber.  Try adding to lasagne.

Nuts and Beans

Peanuts

Peanuts and other nuts can lower your risk of heart disease by 20 percent.  One ounce contains 166 calories, 14 grams of fat, and over 2 grams of fiber.  Beware of peanut allergies!

Pinto beans

A half cut of pinto beans offers more than 25  percent of your daily folate requirement, which  protects you against heart disease.  Half a cup contains 103 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 6 grams of fiber.

Skim milk

Skim milk offers vitamin B2, which is important for good vision and along with Vitamin A could improve allergies.  You also get calcium and vitamin D as well.  One cup contains 86 calories, o fat, and 0 fiber.

Seafood

Salmon

All cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and  tuna are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids,  which help to reduce the risk of cardiac disease. A 3 ounce portion of salmon contains 127 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 0 fiber.  Wild caught is best.

Crab

Crab is a great source of vitamin B12 and immunity boosting zinc.  A 3 ounce serving of crab offers  84 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 0 fiber.  A little difficult to eat, but worth it.


Sugar Addiction – Is It Real?

Sugar does seem to be addictive.  It’s certainly very hard to give it up.

Your body learns fast that sugar means energy. A lot of energy running through the system translates into a good overall mood. Unfortunately, the good mood lasts just as long as the amount of sugar in your blood stays above a certain level. Once the amount of sugar drops below that particular level, the mood changes and the body starts craving the next sugar fix that will make everything feel good again. In this respect, sugar seems to operate just like any other psychoactive substance like adrenaline. Your body can get high on all these substances and will react adversely if it doesn’t get it’s fix – that’s an addiction.  An innocent addiction? Perhaps, but the swings can impact on your pancreas’ ability to produce insulin, increasing your risk of getting diabetes.


The Sugar Addicts’ Diet focuses on breaking the addiction to sugar in order to prevent the mood swings that prompt the addict to reach out for one more sugary treat. These mood swings are hard to resist and the promise of the next fix is so tempting that many people have no idea they’re hooked on something that is not healthy. Truth be known, most addicts don’t want to face reality and understand the truth about their addiction and many people hooked on sugar or adrenalin have absolutely no idea that they’re using a substance to prop up their moods.

This diet is largely based on the Glycemic Index approach because its purpose is to weed out the sugary foods and replace them with foods belonging to a lower Glycemic Index that release their sugar content slowly into the bloodstream and do not trigger the rush. The basic idea is to identify hidden sugar in the foods you eat. Many people don’t know that it’s not just sweets or soft drinks that contain sugar, but also a lot of sauces, dips, yogurts and ready-to-eat foods have enough sugar in them to cause the mood swings.

Processed foods have sugar disguised under various names, like:-

  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Dextrose
  • Lactose
  • Maltose
  • Sucrose
  • Any kind of syrup

It’s pretty easy to figure that this diet is more of a lifestyle choice than a proper diet. Of course you will lose weight by avoiding the foods rich in sugar, but we cannot be sure if this is the best way to go for a committed user. If you want to lose a certain number of pounds in a certain number of weeks, then you’re probably better off choosing another eating plan because nobody knows how fast you can lose weight under this one. Still, as a long-term maintenance solution, this eating plan is a good idea, especially for those who are used to eating a lot of sweets and are afraid that all those lost pounds will come back.

What are some things you can do to control your sugar intake?

Use a natural sugar substitute – very easy to do – read up on Isomalt – Isomalt Information

Be aware of the Glycemic Index of the food you are consuming – just do a little research – download a Glycemic Index Chart Free GI Chart

Cut out sugar completely – very difficult to do – get some help to Kick Your Sugar Cravings


Choose to Slow Your Aging Process

Is it really possible?  The good news is YES!  HOW?

  • By providing your body with the proper nourishment – read more in our Information Series – Cell Rejuvenation for Optimal Health
  • By providing your body with proper hydration – read more about getting proper hydration Hexagon Water
  • By kicking your sugar cravings – find out more How to Control Your Sugar Intake

It’s Pure, White, Addictive and Deadly.

And just like heroin it’s extremely bad for your health.  What is It?  SUGAR!

We have fallen for the sugar deception – because sugar contains:-

  • no nutrition value

  • no fiber

  • no minerals

  • no vitamins

  • no enzymes

  • only empty calories.

So to metabolize sugar your body must borrow vital nutrients from it’s own stores. Over consumption of sugar also causes an acidic body, along with a list of health problems.

Constant surges of insulin from years of sugar consumption can exhaust your pancreas’ ability to produce insulin, increasing your risk of getting diabetes. Another condition, known as insulin resistance, may also develop, where your body becomes so accustomed to continuous insulin surges that the insulin loses its power to reduce blood sugar levels.

It’s not only diabetics who have to be concerned about sugar intake. Sugar can be totally devastating to your health for many reasons, including the following summary:-

  • Dampening your immune function
  • Making you fat
  • Causing yeast overgrowth
  • Causing chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Causing premature aging
  • Feeding cancer cells
  • Causing tooth decay
  • Causing hyperactivity in children
  • Increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease

Sugar addiction is real and it’s very hard to give up completely, some doctors liken sugar addition to heroin addition.

So what are the alternatives to sugar? Some are highly controversial. There are chemical based sugar substitutes which may have an unpleasant aftertaste and cannot be consumed by everyone (e.g. those with phenylketonuria).  Of course, I would not even think of recommending a chemical based product.

There is one I do recommend:-

ISOMALT – a natural product made from beet plants.  Isomalt is suitable for everyone, including diabetics, children, pregnant women.

Isomalt:-

  • Has half the calories of sugar (4g of sugar has 16kcal – Isomalt has 8kcal)
  • Has no strange aftertaste
  • Has a glycemic index (GI) of 2 (compared to sugars GI of 68)
  • Actually prevents tooth decay by reducing plaque formation
  • Functions as a prebiotic to promote friendly bacteria in the gut
  • Promotes healthy bowel movements
  • Actually reduces the risks of several types of cancer
  • Enhances the taste of food
  • Is suitable for use in baking at high temperatures
  • Helps extend the shelf life of baked goods

So why not do yourself a favor and replace sugar with Isomalt.

Want to kick the sugar habit for good – click HERE for more information


Dietary Fat – Is It Bad for You?

There are basic facts you should know about fats.

There are mainly two classes of fats; saturated fat, and unsaturated. The unsaturated ones are the polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats. Some fats are dangerous, while some are not. When fats come combined with proteins in the body, they form a complex called Lipoproteins. We will look at these later in a broader view to see why some are desirable and some are not, but first, let’s look at the major kinds of fats.

Saturated Fat

Fatty acids are made up of several chains of carbon atoms, it is said to be saturated because the carbon atoms have no free bonds to link with other atoms. Normally a carbon atom has 2 free bonds that are ready to attach with other atoms to form a compound. When these free bonds are used up entirely, usually by another carbon atom or a hydrogen atom, the fat becomes saturated. That is because there is no room for any more attachment.

These are the bad type of fat and the one we must avoid in trying to stay healthy. The body has a tough time processing saturated fats, because of the number of bonds it needs to break down in the process. Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels, which increases the chances of a heart attack. For a healthy dieting plan, saturated fats must be reduced significantly from the diet. Examples of sources of saturated fat are all forms of fat in animal flesh (meat), palm oil, and coconut oil etc.

However, it coconut oil is a bit different, while being a saturated fat it’s has medium chain triglicerides which may raise your metabolism and boost your immune system. Eating coconut oil will not increase your cholesterol levels. The saturated fat in coconut oil can actually help you lose weight. Coconut oil is ideal for cooking and baking as it does not oxidize during cooking (unlike most other vegetable oils). Coconut oil has high levels of lauric acid, an essential fatty acid best know as the main component of mothers milk.


Polyunsaturated Fat

Polyunsaturated fat comes in two types: omega 6 and omega 3. It is ‘poly’ because there are more than one unsaturated bonds in the compound. It is Omega-6 because the first unsaturated bond exists at the 6th carbon atom. Same is applicable to omega3. Omega 6 type comes mainly from vegetables, and omega 3 come from oily fish.  This type of fat is actually the healthy type and helps to reduce the level of cholesterol! So a small consumption is important for health. Remember, ‘small’.

Monounsaturated Fat

They have only one carbon atom carrying unsaturated bonds. They are derived mainly from vegetable and are found in olive oil and almond oil. They also have the ability to help reduce cholesterol levels.

Lipoproteins

They are fat-protein complexes and play important role in the development of heart attacks. They are two classes of these lipoproteins.
High Density Lipoproteins- These lipoproteins reduce the chance of a heart disease.
Low Density Lipoproteins- Increases the likelihood of heart diseases. If the level of LDL is higher than that of HDL, the likelihood of a heart disease, stroke diabetes etc. is increased and vice versa.

Your Daily Intake

Fats produces very high levels of energy and the daily intake shouldn’t exceed 30% of your total calories. In other words, for an average daily intake of 2,000 calories, only about 600 should be fat derived. This of course is if you are not trying to lose weight, but if you are; the calories in your daily fat consumption should be lower than 600 calories.

As a rule every 1g of fat equals 9 calories. That works out to about 66.7g of fat per day. But, remember,  for weight loss, it should go lower than that.  You can easily achieve this by cutting down on all fatty foods and eating more of vegetables and fruits, a little of pure carbohydrates. With little or no fat at all, you will soon be getting used to the low fat diet.

There is a way to easily reduce your fat intake – take a fat binding product.