HFCS it’s a sweet poison to your body and to your health

It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is bad for our health. But toxic? Read on. Dana Flavin, M.S., M.D., Ph.D., is a former science assistant to the associate bureau director for toxicology with the FDA, and she cites numerous ways that HFCS is hurting our health. In fact, she asserts that HFCS is, in fact, toxic and is poisoning us. Flavin points out that HFCS is a common additive found in many processed foods such as breakfast cereals, brand-name breads, salad dressings, commercial cakes and cookies, soft drinks—and even condiments.—plus a whole lot more. She says that HFCS is silently, but surely, increasing our risk for obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular unhealth as well as metabolic syndrome—creating what will be an epidemic of metabolic diseases in the future. She also gives an eye-opening account of just how we got ourselves into this ...(Read More)

Alkaline foods are better than Acidic foods for a healthy body

It’s pretty simple. The body and its processes—including the immune, metabolic, enzymatic and restorative processes—do better in an alkaline environment instead of an acidic one. Unfortunately, the foods typically consumed by most Americans are overly acidic-forming foods, and that’s hurting our health. Let’s back up the train a bit, though, and talk about pH. The body’s internal environment is sustained at a pH level of nearly 7.0, which is more alkaline. It’s in a state of constant flux, however, and the body works continuously to keep it at its 7.0 alkaline pH. In so doing, the body must have oxygen, water and acid-buffering minerals—in addition to quickly getting rid of waste products—to maintain this pH level. In short, the body takes the nutrients you give it from your food, which will either alkalinize or acidify the blood. Sometimes the body has to work extra hard, too, to keep this pH ...(Read More)

What’s worse for you, McDonald’s, Jenny Craig, frozen packaged foods or cigarette smoke?

What’s worse for you, McDonald’s, Jenny Craig, frozen packaged foods or cigarette smoke? It’s a toss up – they’re all causing a lot of inflammation to take place in your body. You’re gaining inflammation, so your metabolism slows, and your body shuts down. To raise your fat loss potential, I’d strongly advise you to consider the level of inflammation in your body, as a result of both your environment and your food. If, for example, you live in an area with a lot of pollution, your body is under-going an inflammatory response at all times; similarly, your body is dealing with inflammation every time you consume trans fats. Inflammatation halts fat loss, instantly, and it also increases your risk of serious diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. One simple step in fat loss that will protect your body and reduce risk of chronic diseases is removing ‘Obesity ...(Read More)

Lose Fat While Eating Chocolate

Chocolate Protein Pudding while keeping your insulin in balance, unless you like those love handles! Here is a protein packed snack that the whole family will love. It’s important to enjoy snacks that are low in carbohydrates and sugar, and high in protein in order to shed body fat and develop healthy muscles. This recipe delivers on all fronts, without sacrificing flavor. Servings: 1 Here’s what you need… 6 oz Greek Yogurt, plain, fat free 1 scoop high quality chocolate protein powder Sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder In a small bowl use a whisk to combine the yogurt and protein powder. Mix until all lumps have disappeared. Garnish with a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 220 calories, 0g fat, 445mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, and 42g protein.

What you can learn from Cavemen

How would you like to be naturally lean, muscular and energetic? To effortlessly maintain a low body fat, rippling muscles and picturesque health? Mark Sisson, an athlete, coach, and student on a lifelong quest for exceptional health, happiness, and peak performance (his words), penned the book, “The Primal Blueprint” to show you how to do just that. At 55, he weighs 165 pounds with 8 percent body fat, eats as much food as he pleases, and rarely gets sick. He also says he’s healthier, fitter, happier and more productive than ever. So what is Mark’s secret? In his words, “Modeling your 21st-century life after our primal hunter-gather ancestors will help you greatly reduce or eliminate almost all of the disease risk factors that you may falsely blame on genes you inherited from your parents Weight loss does not have to involve the suffering, sacrifice, and deprivation we’ve been conditioned to ...(Read More)

5 ways to drop 5 pounds

I’d like to share five simple strategies with you for shedding five pounds of fat before the holidays. But first let me clear something up. Weight loss can be put into two categories. The first is a fully concentrated effort. This is where you dedicate yourself to counting every calorie and slaving away in the gym. The pounds come off, but once you relax the regimen your weight goes right back to where it was. The second is a combination of simple lifestyle changes. This is where you change a few key factors about what you eat and how you exercise, without making it a fulltime job. This type of weight loss is gradual and permanent, since you are able to maintain it long term. The five simple strategies below all fall into the lifestyle change category. These strategies may seem ridiculously simple, but do them over an extended period ...(Read More)

Mom’s Check This Out

Fruit Juices Most of the world is fooled into thinking that downing fruit juices is a great way to be healthy and lose weight. But the fact is that this just isn’t true. Grape juice, orange juice, pineapple juices, apple juice‚ they all almost instantly spike your blood sugar levels and cause cravings for more sugar. Even worse, processed juices are stuffed with High Fructose Corn Syrup and Crystalline Fructose which cause even more powerful cravings than regular old sugar. Eat fruit instead. The fiber in whole fruit slows down the release of insulin and holds cravings at bay. Bread White bread is stripped of all its natural fiber and nutrition. It acts just like sugar in your body and gets quickly stored as fat. I see obese children eating white bread sandwiches and slurping on fruit juice all the time‚ and it breaks my heart. Children will eat healthy ...(Read More)

The Chocolate Gorilla Snack

Great mid-afternoon snack make you wanna to swing!! 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese 1 teaspoon pure coco powder stevia to taste 1 banana mix in a blender and enjoy

Apple Delicious

3/4 cup Greek Yogurt 2 Tbls unsweetened apple sauce 1 med apple diced stevia to taste cinnamon a dash nutmeg a dash mix ingredients in a bowl and enjoy Calories: 160 Protein: 16g Carbs: 24g Fat: 0g

Should You Eat Protein Before Or After Your Workout

All the exercise in the world won’t help you build muscle or get you lean if it is not supported with proper nutrition, which should always include high-quality protein. Should you have protein before or after your work out, in reality the best time is both! The purpose of having protein before you exercise is to prevent muscle from breaking down and to promote muscle protein synthesis. A fancy word for preserving the muscle you already have, and helping to promote the growth of new muscle tissue. In addition to consuming some quality protein before you exercise, you should also consume some after as your muscles are highly receptive to incoming nutrients after a training session. The purpose of protein after training is to simply continue the benefits of pre-training protein, it preserves the muscle you already have and helps create new muscle tissue. Hope your having a great day!