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Top 10 Health Benefits to Eat Vegetables Foods

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I know Vegetables don’t taste as good as burgers or being completely honest they are not even close to the cheesing melting burger you ate two days ago but what if I tell you that burgers, or any junk food for that matters, won’t do you any good. Yes, there, I said it!

I am not asking you to completely give up your burger appetite but what you need to do is try having vegetables on daily basis. The choice is yours now. You can either keep it real or make a salad or something or you can sneak them into a smoothie. Because the benefits I’m going to share with you will make you want to eat vegetables every day. Behold! Here are top 10 benefits to eat vegetable foods.

  1. 1.     Makes your skin radiant

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Having problem with your skin? Does it not glow like it is supposed to? One of the reasons might be that you’re not eating enough vegetables. Vegetables contain a lot of water which not just help your skin get your glow back but also removes acne too.

A study conducted by Dr Ian Stephan at the University of Nottingham that for looking to gain a greater glow for your skin, there is no better long lasting remedy than eating vegetables generously. (Reference: https://www.sciencedaily.com/)

  1. 2.     Help with the weight loss

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Having the best skin with the best body is like cherry on top and it comes as no surprise when I say that vegetables also help you lose weight because they contain almost no levels of fat or sugar.

Vegetables are like the ever-lasting friends which are benefit for almost everything and anything. They don’t just have any level of fat but it contains high amount of fiber. Having a diet with no calories is something we all crave for.

A study conducted by Yeo and Roberts showed the link between eating low fat, high fiber food and weight loss. This study lasted longer than six months.(Reference:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)

In short, a diet containing high amount of vegetables and more use of this diet in your daily nutrition can help you lose weight.

  1. 3.     Improve Mental Health and Memory

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There is a reason when your mothers scold you because you are not having enough of vegetables in your diet. When we talk about vegetables and its benefits, it not only focuses on our physical health but also our mental state of mind and its health.

A study by Olivia Okereke on memory retention found that over the period of 4 years that the mental capacity of their subjects, those with higher content of fat in their diet, performed remarkably worse in mental test as compared to those with low fat content. (Reference: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/)

This might also be due to the buildup fat deposition in the body which could ultimately lead to Alzheimer’s.

One particular vegetable which might help you with better mental health is tomato because of the particular pigment present in it whatsoever.

 

  1. 4.     Better eye sight

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Being a short sighted person myself, I would literally try everything or anything someone might recommend me for better eye sight because no one knows the value of 6/6 eye sight except for the person who has to wear glasses or contacts 24/7 and is practically blind without it.

Carrots have shown to build-up night vision for some people. And to what extent is that true?

A study from Perlman showed that the poor eye sight was due to the reduced levels of Vitamin A in the body.(Reference:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)

The experiment showed that some of the patients were given Vitamin A injections while the others were not. Those patients who received Vitamin A injections showed retention of eye sight within 7 months as compared to the group who was not supplemented with Vitamin A injections.

  1. 5.     Keeps you hydrated

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When we talk about vegetables, we know that most of them contain 85% water in them. The top listed vegetable with the highest amount of water are cucumber, lettuce and celery which contains 95% water. Imagine how beneficial they must be for your health.

These vegetables keep you hydrated and fresh. Some of the vegetables are not completely water based but it makes a perfect sense when I say that vegetables are the best for keeping you hydrated and fresh.

  1. 6.     Lower the risk of cardio vascular diseases

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Most of the cardio vascular diseases arise due to the increased cholesterol and fat content in the body which ends up with deposition and further cardio vascular diseases. And I don’t even have to explain how vegetables might lower the risk of cardio vascular problem because they contain low fat content.

The Harvard Public Health Institute suggests that foods with high fat content (high levels of cholesterol in the body) when eaten for a long time, may prove fatal. (Reference: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/)

And so vegetables are the perfect treatment for yet another disease. What it tells us is that we need to hold back on our favorite street food and the cheesy burgers and the spiciest steaks.

  1. 7.     Less chance of kidney stones

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Not just cardio vascular diseases, but diseases like constipation and kidney stones can also be treated by regular intake of vegetables on daily basis to a great extent.

New York University Langone Medical Centre reported that high level of vegetable in the diet is associated with low formation of kidney stones. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)

  1. 8.     Improves mood

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It sounds a little irrational but studies have shown a link between better mood and vegetable consumption.

Researchers at Benedectine University performed an experiment which clearly showed that restricting the consumption and animal products like fish, poultry and meat was directly proportional to the elevated mood. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)

It does sound bizarre too because event thinking of vegetables makes my mood go low but scientifically proven studies show a completely opposite result.

  1. 9.     Low risk of obesity

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The fact that we will be taking almost no amount of fat in our diet clearly gives the idea that we won’t be getting fat at all. Eating vegetables avoid binge eating.

According to University Hospital in Belgium, following a vegetarian diet not only brings benefit in short term but also in preventing long term obesity. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)

  1. 10   Reduces incidence of Diabetes

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According to the studies conducted in Loma Linda University School of Public Health, vegetable reduces the risk of Diabetes. Vegetables offer an important benefit for the management of diabetes and can even reduce the likelihood of development by one half. (Reference: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com)

Conclusion

The fact the vegetables can be roasted, baked, mashed or consumed directly is the reason that it is the most versatile food in the world.


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If You Eat Fish, don’t buy Farmed!

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There are so many toxins in farmed fish, it should be avoided. Dr Greger says being obese brings back these pollutants from our own fat. So we need to be aware where we buy our foods and keep our bodies lean. Our fat stores bad chemicals that can make us sick for a long long time. These toxins are stored in our fat cells. As the fat cell is used, it releases the toxins back into our body. Everything seems to be polluted today and we can’t avoid it 100% but we should be aware so when there is a choice, we choose the best option. Vegans have the best results here since they do not eat any fish or animal protein.

 

How to get Lowest Risk of Heart Disease

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The PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) quoted a study published in “Public Health Nutrition” that says Vegetarian and Vegan eaters have the lowest risk of heart disease! The study stated:

Those who consumed a vegetarian/vegan diet had fewer heart disease risk factors including lower blood pressure, half the risk of diabetes, and a 44 percent reduced risk for hypertension, compared with those who consumed pesco-vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets. Additionally, vegetarians and vegans were 43 percent less likely to be obese, compared with non-vegetarians.

If you are on the border about meat and animal protein (eggs, milk, meat and cheese), seriously limit it’s intake or stop all together. If you can’t stop eating meat at least limit the portions to a small piece once or twice a week and increase your vegetable intake drastically. A good indicator of how much animal protein is safe is 10% of all your food intake (from “The China Study”). Count all the calories you consume in a day. Then count the calories from meat, eggs, milk, cheese and yogurt. Divide the animal protein calories by the total calories. If your number is higher than 10%, you may be at risk of diseases including heart disease and cancer.

Unfortunately the Standard American Diet (SAD) is very sad. Americans that eat eggs, bacon butter and milk for breakfast; meat and cheese for lunch and meat and potatoes for dinner have an animal protein percentage over 60% (some in the 90’s). Our bodies were not built for this type of consumption. The proof is all around you, JUST LOOK! WE have many more hospitals, medical centers and chronic illnesses are way up. It’s not just old people but our children are falling victims to these diseases at am alarming rate.

 

Obesity among Children Increases!

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The PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) says obesity among our children is on the rise. A study by National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicates that obesity for children ages 2 to 19 is increasing. What are we doing to our children? It is one thing for an adult to live a style that leads to obesity but to do this to our children is wrong! We know that sweets, sugar, salts, fried foods and processed foods (most of what Americans eat) is the cause. Take control back of your shopping and kitchens! Buy more fruits and vegetables, buy organics, Don’t buy processed (frozen, canned or boxed) and stop frying foods. Reduce drastically the amount of fast foods in your children’s diets. If you don’t, they will be burdened with weight problems their entire lives.

Obesity leads to many diseases like High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol issues, Heart disease, cancer and Diabetes. These are the top killers of Americans. Who will protect your children from these killers if you don’t? Having these conditions requires medication which leads to many other side effects.

 

Are Low Carb Diets good for you?

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Dr Greger says “NO!” Watch the informative video below. Americans are bossed with lowering their waist lines. Many things, says Dr Greger, can lower your waistline including: An all diet of twinkies, chemo therapy but he says the goal is not to fit into a thinner casket but live with less weight. We were and still are into calories but calories don’t tell the whole story. A high calorie diet of fried foods vs a high calorie diet of fruits and vegetables are quite different. Yes keeping the waist line down is important but so is health and being alive.

Low carb diets are the rage but are they good for you? The answer seems to be NO! Low carb diets destroy our arteries allowing heart diseases to prevail. Don’t be taken in by the latest fad. Don’t look for quick fixes, they don’t exist. Here are some things to consider:

  1. Is your diet primarily made up of animal protein (meat, eggs, butter and cheese)? Consuming animal protein of more than 10% of your total calorie intake can lead to cancer and heart disease. – The China Study
  2. Is your diet primarily made up of processed foods. Eating at chain or fast food restaurants, canned, boxed or frozen foods. Even things that seem healthy like baby carrots are processed and unhealthy. if what you eats grown, it’s good for you.
  3. Is your diet primarily made up of sweets, fried foods, salty foods and fast foods? If so you are starving your body of much needed nutrients.

We need fats, carbs and nutrients for proper health. That doesn’t mean eat all the fats you want. Start teaching your family what healthy eating is. Show them by your example. You will trim down, be healthier, have better sex and be happier.

 

Are Humans the Smartest Animals on Earth?

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I sometimes wonder how smart we really are. Yes we have technology that no other animals has but all life seeks out health, procreation and finds food that is nursing to its species except humans! We know soda, fried foods, salty foods, sugary foods are bad for us but we still consume them in droves. More so than any other country. Many of us know how bad animal protein is for us but we are consuming larger quantities of it than ever before. What do we have to show for it? More cancer than ever and more than other countries. Heart decease is still the number one killer of Americans. Animal protein with its saturated fat and cholesterol is the main cause. Sugary and salty foods lead to it as well. We eat far less vegetables than our parents did. Why? I think it is because we have convinced ourselves that vegetables and fruits are not good tasting. We don’t see commercials for them but we do for fast food items and sugary treats. If we were so smart, you would think that most of us would catch on and change our lives. Doing so would increase American health, decrease hospitals, nursing homes and medical offices, decrease health care costs nd raise the standard of living in America. If we keep to our current path, we are doomed! Drugs have not helped the rise of decease and won’t at any time. From a drug company prospective, it is better to keep America sick and sell them a lot of drugs for their symptoms.

 

Egg Marketing Beware!

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The American Egg Board is an US government group that markets on behalf of the egg industry. Dr Greger talks about how they can not say good for you, healthy or nutritious. You can say eggs are nutrient dense. Our laws are so messed up. The US DA told the egg industry you can say eggs are a diet food. Eggs are very heavy in saturated fat and have been linked to heart decease and certain forms of cancer. Why do we still eat them? HABIT! They are not even allowed to say they are SAFE since so many Americans get salmonella from eggs.

This is a MUST watch video if you are an egg eater. Even a small number of eggs a month can increase your cholesterol and satiated fat way above normal. Why should we avoid eggs at all cost?

  1. Saturated fat leads to heart decease and obesity
  2. Unsafe from salmonella which causes food posioning
  3. Cholesterol is high leading to heart desease
  4. Linked to many types of cancer like breast cancer

 

About Me

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I write this BLOG on health and how the science of epigenetics affects all of us. I have written a book on epigenetics and how everyday items like diet, positive/negative thinking, beliefs, environment and attitude can affect our health and well-being. It is called Food for Thought – An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness. It appears that we are NOT hard-wired by our DNA but have a “software” like system above the hardware called epigenetics. Epigenetics “expresses” or turns ON our genes. It can also block or turn OFF certain genes. The effect of these changes can be health or sickness.

My background is Physics and Math in college. I then spent most of my career in the computer business. I have a strong scientific and computer background. I was a public speaker for Microsoft as a Regional Director in charge of New York City. This allowed me to speak to as many as 2,000 participants at a conference on the latest and greatest in computing. I see epigenetics more from a computer point of view than do most scientists. This is an advantage given the current understanding of this subject.

I have always had a healthy interest in why things happen and what influences them. Biology of the body and DNA always was an interest to me. I became fascinated by the fact that this DNA somehow made each of us and created our intelligent brains. Scientists began to determine that there just wasn’t enough DNA to do the job. I began to see it like a computer. Computers have a relatively few  simple instructions that when arranged in different orders produce all the programs in the world. They range from Windows to word processors to spreadsheets to digital programs to corporate programs and on and on.

What in our bodies was like software sitting on top of the hardware instructions? This fascinated me for years. Then I read an article about epigenetics and it became clear that epigenetics sits on top of DNA like software sits on top of hardware. It was the missing link that allows simple instructions to be arranged in infinite ways to creat complex outcomes. I began to read everything I could on epigenetics and a hundred plus books later and some online doctorial courses later, I have some knowledge of this subject.

We are about to enter a new age of better understanding how our bodies work. We will also gain knowledge on what affects our bodies both in good and bad ways. The field of epigenetics coupled with nutrigenomics has promising potential to link diet to illnesses. It will be a long hard up hill road but the results will be well worth the wait.

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I would love your comments, ideas and thoughts on this subject. Biologists and epigenetists please comment on the technology and science of epigenetics. Thanks for reading my BLOG!

George J. Febish

Food for Thought!

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My book, Food for Thought, explains how we have evolved into the creatures we are today. How our cells work together to form the human we are. It explains how epigenetics“fires” our DNA, turning genes ON or OFF. Sometimes this is a good thing and sometimes it is not. When it’s not a good thing, we get sick. epigenetics is a relatively new science. Every university is studying it now. The larger universities have epigenetic departments. What parts of our environment “fire” these genes is a major ongoing study. We know it is the food we eat, how we think and believe, the stress in our lives and exercise. Nutrigenomics is the study of which foods cause which epigenetic changes. This is an even newer science and still in its infancy.

The book is targeted to the average person on the street and is easy to read and understand. The book is available online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon in Hard and soft covers as well as eBook. Let me know what you think.

Food For Thought - An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness

Food For Thought – An Epigenetic Guide to Wellness

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How I got Started in Epigenetics

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DNA and how it affects us has been a long time passion for me. In college I studied Physics. I remember the scientists of that time said “once we understand the DNA codes, we will know everything about life!” Of course this was false. The more we learned the more questions we had. At first epigenetics was ignored but later it became apparent that epigenetics was so much more important than genetics. It was a system that turns ON and OFF your genetics. This is very much like a computer comparing hardware to software. Software is so much more important than hardware but it couldn’t work without the hardware. Software turns on hardware instructions in a certain order thus creating the a program

Years later I studied everything I could find on epigenetics and wrote my book, “Food for Thought“. It was an attempt to document all the available knowledge on epigenetics that affects our health. It was written for the general population although many doctors and scientists read my BLOG and ask me questions. It was clear that epigenetics was affected by diet, stress, thought and belief. We are social animals that interact with our environment. This interaction can cause both positive and negative health effects.

The most import thing to remember is “YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH!” Thinks about that! Now read my research in the back of the book and watch the videos on my video tab. Try to lead a life:

  1. Free of stress (as much as possible)
  2. Watch your diet (eat more vegetables & fruits)
  3. Be positive (put out of your mind all negative thoughts)
  4. Believe in yourself

You will find your weight down, your health improved and your sex life better.

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