Healthy Eating



Healthy Eating is essential to having a healthy body and lifestyle.

Healthy Eating. Recipes and more to come soon!

Top 12 Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit environmental research organization headquartered in Washington, DC, http://www.ewg.org/node/8792 , reports that you can dramatically lower your family's exposure to chemical pesticides exposure by almost 90 percent if you choose the least pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables.

EWG's computer analysis found that eating the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables will expose a person to about 15 pesticides a day, on average. Eating the 12 least contaminated will expose a person to fewer than two pesticides a day.

"Federal produce tests tell us that some fruits and vegetables are so likely to be contaminated with pesticides that you should always buy them organic," said Richard Wiles, EWG's senior vice president. "Others are so consistently clean that you can eat them with less concern.” EWG's analysis of federal testing data found:

"Dirty Dozen list":

• Peaches and apples topped the Dirty Dozen list. The rest include sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, imported grapes, spinach, lettuce, and potatoes.

"Consistently Clean list":

• Onions, avocados, and sweet corn headed the Consistently Clean list. Others on the Clean list include pineapples, mango, asparagus, sweet peas, kiwi, bananas, cabbage, broccoli, and papaya.

While washing and rinsing fresh produce can reduce levels of some pesticides, it does not eliminate them. Peeling also reduces exposures, but valuable nutrients often go down the drain with the peel.



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“Eat Seasonably”

This means enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables when they are at their seasonal best.

Buy food that is “in season”. It is usually more nutritious, cheaper, tastier and better for the environment. Check out these 2 short videos on why we should “Eat Seasonably”.





Take The Spit Test Now !

Eliminate Candida without crazy diets. Take this quick easy spit test at home now.

Typical Candida symptoms may include anxiety, recurring irritability, heartburn, indigestion, lethargy, extreme food and environmental allergies, acne, dry, flaky, itchy skin, jock itch, migraine headaches, recurring cystitis/vaginal infections, premenstrual tension, and menstrual problems.

A very large percentage of the population, all ages, sexes and races have a yeast overgrowth and don’t even know it!

The Saliva Test:

Fill a clear glass with water and place it by your bed at night. When you wake in the morning, work up a bit of saliva and spit into the glass of water. It is important that nothing enters your mouth or touches your lips before you do this. Immediately make note of how the saliva looks. Check again 2 or 3 minutes later. Check the glass every 15 minutes until you leave for the day.

Healthy saliva will be clear, it will float on top and it will slowly dissolve into the water without any cloudiness and without sinking. There are normally some bubbles or foam present.

Candida saliva will have one or more characteristics that point to a Candida overgrowth:

* Strings traveling down to the bottom of the glass.

* Cloudy saliva that sinks to the bottom of the glass.

* Cloudy specks suspended in the water.

* The more strings and cloudiness there are, and the faster it develops, the greater the Candida overgrowth.

So, how do you tackle a Candida overgrowth? One of the best ways to attack Candida is with a formula called ProBio5.



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What exactly are Free Radicals and AntiOxidants?

We are sure you've heard these words in the news a lot. Do you know what they mean? Well, let’s try to simplify some of it for you today. Let's explore the meaning and importance of Free Radicals and AntiOxidants.

Science suggests that unstable little molecules in our bodies called free radicals may be linked to inflammation and disease. And antioxidants fight hard to help prevent free radicals from doing their damage. All this sounds somewhat important and worth a look-see. Don't you think? Maybe not, but here goes...Free Radicals and AntiOxidants.



Recipe Corner

BROWN RICE SALAD Yummy!!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups cooked long-grained brown rice

1/2 cup chopped carrots

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

1/2 cup sliced radishes

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed peas

1/4 cup chopped basil

1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley

2 teaspoons honey

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 or 3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Method: Put all ingredients into a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Serves 6



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Enzyme Action

Necessity and Benefits of Digestive Enzymes:

Digestive enzymes are necessary if you want the best possible health. The only problem with this process is we are a fast-food generation. The high levels of fat that we consume as well as the stress of our jobs, family and other factors keep our bodies from producing enough enzymes to allow healthy immune and digestive systems.

What are enzymes? The best way to describe an enzyme is it is a catalyst. This simply means that they are protein molecules that cause chemical reactions of the most desirable nature. The digestive enzymes break down the food we consume much faster than it would if we did not have enzymes.

The human body contains thousands of enzymes. They join with co-enzymes and this causes almost 100,000 different chemicals to form. This is responsible for the functions of the body such as moving, seeing, thinking, hearing, digesting food and feeling. If you did not have enzymes in your body you would not be alive. There are two types of enzyme systems in your body. The digestive and the metabolic enzymes control everything.

The digestive enzyme system is responsible for the food aspects of our body and the metabolic enzymes control everything else - right down to breathing so we can live. We have 100 trillion cells throughout our bodies that depend on enzymes.

Enzymes Fight Disease! A definite connection has been shown between the immune system and the number of enzymes in the body. The immune system is at its strongest when we have more enzymes. White blood cells are responsible for overtaking foreign materials and changing them to a form that is easily eliminated by the body.

Researchers have found there is a definite increase in white blood cells after we consume a cooked meal. There are eight different enzymes that help white blood cells to overtake these foreign materials.

On the other hand if we eat raw vegetables or food that has not been cooked there is not an increase in the white blood cells. Therefore this means the enzyme level is fine and there is no need to produce more. Enzymes are paramount to help fight disease and infections. Research shows that people with a chronic disease tested as having lower amounts of enzymes in their tissues, urine and blood than those who are healthy. This is true of people who complain of low energy levels as well.

Research as stated in the American Journal of Physiology (Grossman, M. Greengard, H, Ivy, A. American Journal of Physiology. 141:38-41, 1944) was conducted on chickens and rats. They were fed food that had been cooked and there was enlargement of the pancreas gland to be able to handle this diet that was devoid of enzymes. Because the pancreas will get larger when it has to digest food that has been cooked in order to handle the diet that is free of enzymes, the animals fed this diet were sickly and did not grow normally.

Animals such as cattle, sheep and deer have a pancreas that is one-third the size of the human pancreas. This is because their diet is raw food. Tests on these animals involved feeding them an enzyme-free, cooked diet and their pancreas grew three times larger than their normal size.

What does this mean for humans over a lifetime of eating too much processed and cooked foods that is lacking in digestive enzymes? Hmmmm.



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