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Foods for Weight Loss!

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Foods That Will Accelerate Your Weight Loss

Everyone at some point has thought of Weight loss. There is much emphasis on fitness, even thin people have considered losing weight at some point in time in their life. A reasonable weight loss plan will factor two things – increase your daily activity and decrease the total calorie intake. It is the deficit between the two that ultimately leads to loss of weight.

One mistake that weight loss rookies unwittingly make is to reduce the absolute quantity of food altogether. This works more against weight loss as it can cause intense hunger pangs, leading to a major food binge! The better way is to focus on the quality of your food instead of quantity.

With these superfoods, you are sure to feel fulfilled with less. At the same, the natural properties of these foods will help accelerate your weight loss without causing any health risks.

Green leafy veggies

This is the ultimate weight loss secret – for an accelerated weight loss program, you should actively embrace all things green. Include edible leaves, green beans, and anything that is green and leafy in your diet. Almost all leafy greens are rich in iron and dramatically improve your immunity and blood quality in very little time. Also, they are very filling and can be used in salads, juices, baked dishes, even casseroles.

Oats

Carbohydrate fanatics don’t need to give it all up; instead, just switch to the good stuff, like Oats. According to researchers, a single cup of oats takes care of so many of our needs. It cures hunger fast, easy to digest and also speeds up metabolism, which in turn help to burn fat faster. One thing you absolutely should not do with oats is to combine it with sugar. By its very nature, sugar significantly slows down digestion, thus neutralizing the benefits of oats. If you must have your oatmeal sweetened, use honey or stevia.

Fruit

If only we replaced every other pack of chips, fries, pop tarts, sugared treats, and bakery treats with one serving of fruit, we would all be naturally healthy and fit. There’s very little you can do wrong with fruit. Some experts suggest how almost every fruit– from apples, pears, papayas, melons, oranges, pomegranates to even bananas –all work to fulfill us faster. And with lower calories.

Boiled Potatoes

The humble potato is often banished from many weight watchers diets. But what people miss is that potato can turn into a “fatty” carb only when it is fried. If it is boiled or even steamed, this root vegetable is actually much lower in calorie even as it serves as “comfort food. So, you can indulge your potato craving a couple of times a week, provided you choose to au-natural with it. Let it be steamed by itself with no added oil.

Cottage Cheese

Replace your fries with a bowl of cottage cheese salad, and watch your weight slide down, down, and down. This is also packed with calcium and protein, so even if you choose to go vegetarian during your weight loss plan, cottage cheese will ensure you don’t miss out on the essential nutrients that meat provides. And if you plan to go all-in with your weight loss goals, you can even look for low-fat, no-sugar cottage cheese for a tasty and fulfilling alternative.

Nuts

Nuts contain the good fat, the kind that you are actually encouraged to eat. You can even treat yourself with a nutty trail mix pack, or add them do your daily cereal for a healthy breakfast. However, if you are one to binge on a whole can of nuts without reservation, then keep this superfood far away from your meal plans. Nuts are packed with a whopping amount of energy, and calories they should only be consumed in moderation.

Unsweetened Yogurt

This is one of those rare foods where the full-fat version works better than the no-fat or low-fat alternatives. Yogurt contains probiotics (which is much healthier than soda which is not healthy at all), which aid digestion and improve metabolism, thus supporting your weight loss goals. They are also a healthy snack when you are hit with sudden hunger pangs.

One piece of advice is to stop consuming any yogurt at least 4-5 hours before bed-time. At the end of the day, yogurt does have some acidic properties, which can interfere with your digestion when you sleep.

Apple Cider

A teaspoon of apple cider every day keeps the unwanted weight away. As apple cider is mighty effective in reducing blood sugar fluctuations post a starch-heavy meal. It also aids digestion, especially with carbohydrates. One suggestion is to dilute it in water, so the high vinegar content (which is acidic) does not cause any harm to your teeth.

Cabbage, Cauliflower, and Broccoli

Most weight watchers tend to stay away from these foods, as they can cause flatulence in sensitive stomachs. Well, here’s a tip for beating the gas – you can cook these vegetables (and potatoes too) in an open pot, and then drain the starchy water. You should also wash them thoroughly after cooking to remove the starch residue. Starch is bad food as it significantly slows down digestion, and collects as fat in your stomach. But starch-free potatoes, cauliflower, and cabbage can be lightly garnished to make a delicious and perfectly healthy, low-calorie dish.

Flax Seeds and Chia Seeds

One clever way to fool our body into feeling full is to use ground flax or chia seeds in our food. We can add them to juices and smoothies, and even sprinkle a couple of tablespoons over our salad. They bless us with long-lasting energy even as they help us feel fulfilled longer.

Bananas 

Banana, like potatoes, is often mistaken as a “fatty” food. But when consumed by itself – not in a smoothie and definitely not in a sugared dessert – bananas enhance digestion and help keep your metabolic rate up. As almost all weight problems stem from some form of poor digestion. Bananas are also loaded with a large amount of energy, so the average adult should have no more than 1-2 bananas per day.

You can consume veggie or fruit juice, but they only work as a weight-loss booster when they are unsweetened and unsalted (you can add lemon and pepper to add flavor, as they also aid digestion). If lasting a whole day on juice is difficult for you, choose to consume fresh juice the first half of the day, and fresh salad the other half. It will work wonders for your weight and your energy.

Weight loss is often an intelligent food balance –you eat the right stuff even as you ignore the wrong stuff, and the unwanted weight will easily melt away. Also, by lightly stepping up your daily activity, as simple as a brisk 30-minute walk can do the trick.

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Magnesium- the Forgotten Nutrient!

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Magnesium is an essential nutrient. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant cation on the human body. It plays a central role in energy production, glycolysis, and synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Among other actions, magnesium is a co-factor for more that 300 enzymes and is essential to cell growth and function, energy storage and production, stabilization of cell membrane, nerve conduction, muscle contraction and the function of ion channels.

Despite magnesium central role in physiology and health, it is under consumed by most Americans, leading to chronic magnesium deficiency and increased risk for multiple serious health conditions, such as, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, bone disease, depression, hypertension, kidney disease, migraines and metabolic syndrome.

The main factors underlying reduced magnesium intake are the declining nutrient content of produce and refined grains and increased consumption of processed foods, sugars and saturated fats.

Dietary sources of magnesium include many whole foods, such as unrefined grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and legumes.

Magnesium is an essential nutrient for human health. Deficiencies of magnesium increase risk for serious chronic diseases, whereas increased intake through improved diet and supplementation can improve health status and reduce disease risk. For many people, the addition of a magnesium supplement may be required to replete magnesium stores and maintain healthy levels over long term.

Food Rainbow and what it means!

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Food color and Phytochemicals!
 
The truth is that the more color your fresh produce has, the better it is for you. That’s because of one thing: phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals are only found in plants. They act to protect us from inflammation. They’re also a good way to tell that a fruit or vegetable has lots of nutrients.
Here is an easy to remember trick to help you know which foods are most good for your body.

Yellow/Orange
Carrots, cantaloupe, pumpkin and sweet potatoes. These are just a few of the orange foods that are known for their high levels of beta-carotene.
These foods are high in antioxidants and are good for our vision because they contain Vitamin A.

Red
Tomatoes, cranberries, pink grapefruit and watermelon. Most fruits and vegetables that are red contain lycopene.
Lycopene lowers the risk of cancer and improves the health of our tissues. Red foods also contain vitamin C and flavonoids can help reduce inflammation and prevent bacteria from attaching to our cells.

Yellow/Green
Avocado, pistachios, kiwi, leafy greens like spinach, and kale. These foods are high in lutein, which is good for eye health. Kiwi fruit is also high in vitamin C.

Green
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Bok choy and cabbage. Green may be the color we tend to think of most often when it comes to vegetables. There’s good reason for us to think that green is one of the healthiest colors a food can be.
Green vegetables get their color from chlorophyll, and foods that have a lot of chlorophyll are rich in isiothiocyanates. These help the liver move toxins out of our system. They also have vitamin K, folic acid and potassium.

Blue/Purple
Eggplant, blueberries, blackberries, plums and pomegranates. The dark blue and purple colors of these foods comes from anthocyanin. That’s a powerful antioxidant that is heart healthy and lowers high blood pressure. They also fight blood clots.

Black
Black beans, chia seeds, lentils and mushrooms. Black foods are loaded with pigment, and that means that they are high in antioxidants.

50 Super Foods!

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50 Superfoods that can help lower your risk of….

Below are some of the suggestions. There are a lot of other foods that are also healthy to eat.

Cardio health Hypertension Bone health Anti-cancer
Almonds

Avocados

Cashews

Hazel nuts

Herring, Atlantic

Mackerel, Atlantic

Olive oil

Pecans

Pistachios

Salmon, pink

Trout, rainbow

Tuna

 

Apples

Asparagus

Bananas

Beans, Kidney

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cantaloupe

Cauliflower

Eggplant

Grapefruit

Honeydew melon

Nectarines

Orange juice

Green Peas

Potatoes

Prunes

Raisins

Squash

Sweet potatoes

Watermelon

Broccoli

Buttermilk

Dandelion greens

Milk

Molasses

Salmon, pink (with bones)

Sardines

Yogurt

Apples

Apricots

Bananas

Beans, Baked

Beans, Kidney

Blackberries

Broccoli

Buttermilk

Cabbage

Cantaloupe

Carrots

High fiber Cereals

Collards

Dandelion greens

Endive, raw

Kale

Milk

Molasses, blackstrap

Mustard greens

Salmon, pink

Sardines

Spinach

Squash

Sweet potatoes

Watermelon

Yogurt

 

So stay Healthy as your lunch can crunch disease….

 

 

Pollution!

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How to Deal with All the Pollution?

Limit your exposure.

Replace the substances in the house, yard, and skin care products with clean natural alternatives.

Avoid processed food, eat fresh and organic.

Tune up the body’s natural detoxification ability. Supplement with Vitamins and Minerals to boost your immune system.

Perform a whole body purification/ detoxification a minimum of once per year.

 

Boost Mood & Calm Nerves!

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8 Foods to boost your Mood and calm Nerves

  1. Dark green leafy vegetables

Spinach, kale and other dark greens are high in folate. Folate helps us to make serotonin and dopamine. Both of these are neurotransmitters that fight depression and stress.

  1. Turkey

Turkey is one of those foods that is linked to happy memories and that is good for us too! It is high in tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that shifts to serotonin in our bodies. When we eat foods high in tryptophan we are less likely to argue. Other foods high in tryptophan include cage-free eggs and pumpkin seeds.

  1. Foods that are fermented

We know you are thinking of wine and beer here, but let’s look elsewhere! When a food is fermented it contains good bacteria that can help boost your mood.Good choices include yogurt and kombucha tea.

  1. Wild caught salmon

Wild salmon is good for us for so many reasons, and it is a mood booster too. Salmon contains omega-3 fats that studies show helps cut anxiety by 20%.

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries and blackberries both contain anthocyanins. These are what gives them their deep color. They also help the brain make dopamine, a good mood chemical. Blueberries also help us build more of the white blood cells that boost the immune system.

  1. Pistachios

Did you know that these delicious nuts help to dilate your arteries? This means that you have less vascular constriction, and that means less stress on your heart.

  1. Dark chocolate

Chocolate makes us feel better for lots of reasons. In addition to its delicious taste, it also contains anandamide. This is a neurotransmitter that blocks pain and depression. One study showed that eating just 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate a day makes us feel calmer.

  1. Avocado

The delicious green fruit gives us loads of minerals and vitamins and healthy fat. It also keeps our moods steady by helping us to feel full and controlling our blood sugars.

Toxic metal- Mercury!

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Eating contaminated fish is the foremost source of mercury exposure in the US. It is also released into the air by coal-burning power plants and factories. Mercury passes through the gastrointestinal wall and is disseminated throughout the human body in just 30 hours. The toxic effects of mercury can damage the kidneys and the central nervous system. High mercury intake during pregnancy can spur irreversible damage to the fetus too.

Among all the fruits, strawberries were shown to capture more than 95 percent of all the mercury. The reason strawberries were effective at removing mercury is because they are the only common fruit that has seeds on the outside. These tiny seeds are attached to a dense bundle of plant fibers at the heart of strawberries, which are strong and difficult to digest by people. Strawberry fibers pass through the body more or less intact in the same way insoluble vegetable fibers pass through the body.

Simply eat more strawberries with every meal, especially when consuming fish like salmon, sushi and tuna. If you are not a fan of strawberries, you can substitute them with citrus fruits eaten whole with the fibers intact.

It should be noted that these anti-heavy metal foods only protect against mercury consumed through food. They will not protect the body from mercury that is inhaled through the air nor stop mercury toxicity caused by dental fillings.

The list was originally published on Natural News by Mike Adams in 2015.

Dietary Mercury Binding foods: Clean Chlorella: 99%, Barley Grass: 89%, Hemp Protein: 98%, Acai Berries: 88%, Brown Rice: 53%, Peanut Butter: 96%, Wheat Flour: 86%, Strawberries: 95%, Nori Powder: 85%, Beets: 20%, Cilantro Leaf: 95%, Hawaiian Sprirulina: 83%, Raspberries: 92%, Blueberries: 83%, Cacao Powder: 91% Mangos: 73%, Wheat Grass: 90% Ground Mustard: 72%, Coconut Granola Cereal: 89%.