Put 4 Tablespoons of raw apple cider
vinegar with the mother in a half glass
of water and drink each morning 30
minutes before breakfast. Each
evening put two tablespoons of raw
apple cider vinegar with the mother
in half a glass of water and drink
before bedtime. Within three weeks
symptoms of gout and carpal tunnel
with be gone.
by Jeff Roberts
Intended for informational purposes only. Not
intended as medical advice
Polyphenols are chemicals found in foods that work as antioxidants to prevent the damage of free rad- icals. These are unstable molecules that can damage the arteries and cause numerous health problems. Loss of energy is one of the symptoms. Different types of polyphenols exist and contribute to reducing inflammation and are associated
with a lower risk of several chronic diseases. Eating a wide variety of foods will ensure you get the healthiest diet possible. Polyphenols appear to improve the function of blood vessels and slow the formation of blood clots.
The United States Department of Agriculture lists blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, citrus fruits and other fruits as good sources of polyphenols. The “The
Journal of Nutrition” found that dark grapes, bilberries, cherries, apples, dark plums, blackberries and blueberries were all good sources as well. Also pomegranates,
peaches, apricots, dates, cranberries and herbs are good sources. Fruit juices, such as grape juice or red wine, contain especially high levels of polyphenols. All fruits contain polyphenols or other antioxidants, and a healthy diet should contain around three servings of colorful fruits each day.
All vegetables provide polyphenols or other antioxidants. Onions and potatoes are moderate to high in polyphenols. Vegetables should be chosen for their bright
colors, with all colors eaten each week, including red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, white and green. Eating three to five servings of vegetables each day is ideal for
Rye and other whole grains found in whole grain breads and cereals contain various levels of polyphenols. Flax seeds and sesame seeds are good for cardiovascular
health. Peanuts are also a good source of polyphenols. Green tea could also be consumed regularly for its high content. Chocolate and seeds also contain
this antioxidant but should be consumed in moderation due to high caffeine and fat content. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain the highest levels of polyphenols.
Peeling food reduces the level of these important nutrients. While cooking food may reduce polyphenol levels, it often raises the availability of the nutrient,
allowing us to better receive the food’s benefit.
Here are a few eating tips: eat whole grain cereal for breakfast (no packaged cereal made from enriched flour and sugar or high fructose corn syrup). Eat a
salad with dinner and reduce meat and cheese consumption. Lunch and snack on vegetables or fruit. Eating a pomegranate provides more anti-oxidants than any
other food and is two or three times more powerful than drinking red wine.
Not intended as medical advice. For informational purposes only
Antioxidant rich raw veggies cut your risk of blood sugar issues which lead
to diabetes and cancer. Eating just two cups of raw veggies daily, cuts your
risks of developing these diseases by 30%. Try these wholesome snacks:
carrots, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, squash and string
beans. Keep a bowl of these sliced raw veggies in the front of your frig
and put a serving in a plastic bag to carry to work or school.
Not Intended for medical advice, for informational purposes only.
Doctors and health practitioners often advise patients to go on low fat diets. But fats are necessary for life, good health, energy and vitality. In fact, fat helps your body to absorb nutrition. A diet high in monounsaturated fats will actually lower your risk of heart attack by protecting against the build up of plaque in your arteries and raising your good cholesterol and lowering your bad cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats (MUFA) are found in natural foods, e.g. olives, olive oil, avocados, peanuts, peanut butter, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds and canola oil.
Many people eat salads because they are healthy natural foods, but soak them with expensive salad dressings that contain dangerous high fructose corn syrup and sugar, thus adding calories and destroying the effectiveness of their healthy salad. Using olive oil instead of salad dressing is a healthy alternative. Just 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil on your salad each day protects against heart disease.
Polyunsaturated fats are another healthy food source as they reduce bad cholesterol and strengthen your immune system. They contain omega -3 fatty acids which promote healthy brains, and strengthen your immune system, as well as small amounts of omega – 6 fatty acids which promote healthy eyes and skin. Again the best source for these foods are natural foods, e.g. flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil and fish, like salmon, herring and mackerel. Flaxseeds can be ground with a coffee grinder ( flaxseeds have to be ground in order to be absorbed) to make flour, then added to baking recipes or sprinkled over cereals, salads, soups and scrambled eggs. Olive oil and canola oil is preferred over other vegetable oils.
The type of fats that you want to avoid, are trans fats and saturated fats. Trans fats are made from unsaturated fat that’s been chemically altered to prolong the shelf life of packaged foods. Trans fats raise bad LDL cholesterol and lower good HDL cholesterol, increasing inflammation in the body and promoting heart disease. Trans fats are in packaged foods, e.g., shortening, margarine, doughnuts, french fries, crackers, cookies, chips, and cakes. Saturated fats are in meat and dairy products and they also increase cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease.
Cauliflower is an excellent and tasty health food. White cauliflower is most common, but there are also purple, orange and green varieties. Cauliflower is high in fiber, folate, Vitamin C and K, and water and low in fats and carbohydrates. It also contains healthy phytochemicals. Cauliflower is an anti-oxidant and is used in cancer
p r e v e n t i o n diets, but if you have kidney problems or gout you may need to limit
your intake of cauliflower. Cauliflower is often eaten raw in salads. Boiling reduces the levels of healthy compounds but stir frying, steaming, sautéing and microwaving does not. Cauliflower is a low calorie, low carbohydrate substitute for potatoes or rice. It can be shredded or ground into flour to make biscuits or pizza dough.
Raw cauliflower is common on the salad bar, but it is useful in a lot of other ways. Sautéed cauliflower is enhanced by adding a little turmeric before sautéing. Make a Mediterranean style pizza pie by using shredded cauliflower to make your pizza
crust. Mix the cauliflower with mozzarella and oregano, olives, tomatoes and
lemon or marinara sauce and pepperoni. Roasted chunks of cauliflower have a meaty
texture and nutty taste. Serve them in any casserole or as a side dish with blue cheese
dressing. Grill your cauliflower after sprinkling with salt, brown sugar and olive oil or cook as shish kabobs with potatoes, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, bell pepper, hot peppers, pineapple and meats. Don’t forget to add salt, pepper, oregano, basil and olive oil for enhanced flavor.
The Mayo Clinic recommends these dietary ideas to reduce your
risk of getting cancer. Everyone knows that tobacco puts you on
a collision course with cancer. Smoking has been linked to lung,
kidney, mouth, throat, larynx, bladder and cervix cancer. Exposure to
second hand smoke will increase your risk of lung cancer. Chewing
tobacco will increase your risk of oral cavity and pancreas cancer.
Did you know that cancer risks increase with the amount of alcohol
that you consume and the length of time that you have been drinking
A Mediterranean diet is a plant based diet, emphasizing vegetables,
fruit, whole grains (not breads and cereals loaded with sugar or high
fructose corn syrup), legumes, seeds and nuts. This type of diet
chooses fish over meat and healthy fats like olive oil, over butter and
is the best type of diet to reduce the cancer risk.
Participating in physical activity lowers the risk of some types
of cancer, including breast and colon cancer. At least 30 minutes
of physical activity is necessary daily with at least 150 minutes of
moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week.
Maintain a healthy weight lowers cancer risk.
Skin cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer. Avoid
summer midday sun (10am-4pm) when the sun’s rays are the
strongest, or cover your exposed body parts. Avoid sunlamps and
by Larry Kuka Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org