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I am sick of hearing “Where do you get your protein?”

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Protein Science

Protein Science (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Vegans and vegetarians hear this all the time! It is so ridiculous how the media has us conditioned. First we must have protein. This is true but in small amounts. Large quantities are toxic. Second we can only get protein from animal products (meat, cheese, milk and eggs) WRONG WRONG WRONG! Every organic food (plant or animal) is made of cells which are made of protein. If you believe either or both of these, readjust your thinking. Get educated.

 

I found another BLOG that discuss this frustration. Read it!

 

 

More Jucing …

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Dangerous goods label for oxidizing agents

Dangerous goods label for oxidizing agents (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is a BLOG on juicing vs. blending. They talk about frozen vs. fresh vegetables as an alternative. They also talk about a juice fast. This is not a real fast (water only) but one that is loaded with nutrients. These fasts cleanse the body of toxins and oxidants. These get stored in our body from bad food and non organic foods. We have already talked about the benefits of juicing (lose weight, cleanse, more strength, awareness and energy). If you juice don’t go back and have a huge meal, this defeats the purpose. Keep solid meals health and small. Eat more often but smaller meals.

To Juice or not to Juice

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Extracting wheatgrass juice with a manual juic...

Extracting wheatgrass juice with a manual juicing machine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Juicing is becoming more popular. Many people find it a way to eat vegetables they don’t like by adding sweet tasting fruits. It is better for you than eating fast foods or animal products. What we need to be aware of is it strips out natures fiber. Fruit has sugar, we have talked about this before but it packs the sugar in bundles of fiber. The fiber acts as time release capsules. The sugar is slowly released into our systems which is safer and healthier than an immediate sugar rush from candy bars or juices. Commercial juicing strips almost all fiber out. Home juicing leaves some but it’s not as much as eating a piece of raw fruit as nature intended it.

Juice if you must but eat some raw fruits and vegetables as well as some vegetables slightly cooked. DO NOT OVER COOKED YOUR VEGGIES!

Enzyme Inhibitors in Plants Improve our Mood!

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Schematic diagram of a competitive inhibitor.

Schematic diagram of a competitive inhibitor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Greger says Enzyme inhibitors in fruits and vegetables may help explain the improvement in mood associated with switching to a plant-based diet.
Share the good feelings by sharing this video! Remember eat more plant-based foods and enjoy your life.

Is Organic Really Better for you and your Family?

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Organic Foods

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You better believe it is! My sister Kathy sent me an article on eating organics from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It says eating organic can reduce risk of many diseases. Starting children on organics early can prevent a buildup of toxins in their bodies and help them live a health life. The question really is do you believe food created naturally by God/nature is better for you than food created by man? If you do, why are you still buying so many cans, bottles, jars, boxes and frozen bags of food? People say to me they don’t like organic foods. I tell them just sprinkle some lawn fertilizer on it and you have what is sold in most supermarkets.

                       

Wine

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Tempranillo varietal wine bottle and glass, sh...

Tempranillo varietal wine bottle and glass, showing colour Shot with Nikon D70s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wine is such a mysterious drink. We read about both good & bad about it. Too much alcohol in any form is bad! Wine, in moderation, is good for us. There are so many complex chemical reactions in wine, we can’t begin to understand them. Some of these reactions can trigger epigenetics to turn ON/OFF genes. Wine relaxes you from stress and that will help your health. Beware of commercial wines with too much preservatives added. If you are into sweet wines, try to drink more dry wines. The loss of sugar will help you. Red wines have powerful antioxidants and will help your health (when drunk in moderation). Enjoy your life eat well and drink responsibly.

Healthy Food in a Rainbow of Colors

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English: Healthy Food For Life logo

English: Healthy Food For Life logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Therapy Book BLOG ran a great article on eating healthy fruits and vegetables that come in a rainbow of colors. We know dark-colored plants are great for us but variety is key. Eat a wide variety of plant-based foods and reap the health benefits. Most diseases are caused by our immune system being unable to fight the disease. Multi-colored plant-based foods helps to build our immune system up and strengthen our ability to avoid diseases.

Standard American Diet (SAD)

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English: Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Florida.

English: Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Our normal diet is very SAD! We Americans eat too much salt, sugar and greasy fried foods. I was eating in a great Italian restaurant in Boca Raton, FL last night. The owner, chef was from Naples, Italy and had been chef at Grand Hotel in Rome, Italy. We got talking about Italy and how his food was very close to what you got in Italy at the non tourist restaurants. He said most people come into his restaurant and add salt to his food even before they taste it. It is a crutch! Salt & sugar can lead to serious illnesses and death. We buy prepared foods which are loaded with salt and sugars. We then salt them before eating them. Typically we have more than a daily allowance of salt in a single meal.

 

Try breaking away from prepared foods, canned foods and frozen foods as much as possible. Buy fresh produce and cook it your self. Add a little bit of salt for flavor. If you break the salt & sugar addition, you will enjoy the real taste of fresh food more and be healthier. Many people believe soup is so healthy and eat a lot of it. Canned or boxed soups are very high in salt. BEWARE! Make your own soup from scratch with little or no salt. Add a small amount as you serve it for flavor. The life you save might be your own or a loved one.

 

 

Is Your Taste Leading you to an Unhealthy Lifestyle?

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Taste Buds

Taste Buds (Photo credit: Happysmurfday)

We all have favorite foods but most of us are lead by our tastes. People that like salt usually want things saltier and saltier as time goes on. Sugar is the same way. Fried foods is another. The list goes on and on. If you fight it and cut back on salt, sugar, fried, etc. your taste buds will readjust. It is amazing to me how good fruits and vegetables taste when we are eating a healthy vegan diet. Start to eat ynhealthy and these foods become undesirable. Retrain your body to like and enjoy healthy choices. It will reward you with a healthy life.

Apple Juice may be worse than sugar water

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English: Clear apple juice from concentrate in...

English: Clear apple juice from concentrate in a bottle. Français : Jus de pomme clair du concentré dans une bouteille. Cymraeg: Sudd afal mewn potel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Greger says apple juice is no better for us than plain sugar water! We have spoke about fruit juices vs. fruit a lot in this BLOG. We are so SOLD by marketing in this country that most Americans believe juice in the morning is actually healthy. Eat the fruit instead.

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