Healthy Eating For Weight Loss

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High Fibre Diets Offer The Healthiest Way To Lose Weight

I am no great fan of common weight loss diets, but your diet is key to your health. High fibre diets undoubtedly offer you the easiest way to lose weight AND to remain healthy. Most weight loss diets may help you to lose weight in the short term, but can be unhealthy and difficult to maintain.

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Instead, the best way to remain healthy and to maintain a slim body shape is to change your diet – permanently. The common western diet is incredibly unhealthy. Those countries who are beginning to embrace it, such as China, are ‘enjoying’ an increase in chronic disease. Yet, their traditional diet was much healthier.

Just exactly what is a high fibre diet? Before we get to that, let me just explain that diet is crucial to the health of your gut. A healthy gut is key to a healthy body. So you need to have a healthy gut before you can think of a healthy or slim body.

Fibre is that key to a healthy gut. Without fibre, your gut cannot perform properly. You will develop one of the many problems to a varying degree, such as constipation, leaky gut, bloating, stomach cramps, etc. And that means more health problems as absorption of nutrition will be impaired. You can’t be healthy if you are not getting (or absorbing) the right nutrients.

Fibre is only contained in produce – fruit and veggies. There is no fibre in animal protein. There is no fibre in processed food, because it is the fibre that is removed to make the sugar white, the flour white, the rice white. Think of white food as poisonous food. It certainly has that effect.

Milk is also unhealthy for you, for different reasons. Another bad white food.

So fibre is only present in whole, natural produce. It is present in dried and frozen fruit and veggies, but fresh produce provides the best value, the healthiest option.

When you consume a high fibre diet, you eat an abundance of fruit and vegetables. They are your staple foods. You can eat them fresh, in smoothies, dried, thawed or cooked. You can graze on them during the day, with no deleterious effect on your health or your weight. Quite the opposite.

Much fruit is the original in fast food and comes prepackaged, with biodegradable packaging.

What about protein, you may counter? Humans need around 10% protein. As long as you eat a variety of fruit and veggies, you will get that. Nuts and seeds are high in protein and are part of a high fibre diet. Legumes and green leafy vegetables are high in protein.

What about calcium, you ask? Green leafy vegetables contain all the calcium, as well as other macro minerals (and trace elements) you need. Not only that, but it is a form that is quickly and easily absorbed.

A high fibre diet will create more bowel movements than a low fibre diet. Two or three motions a day, possibly more if you are eating a lot, is normal and healthy, all things considered.

High fibre diets also have an abundance of omega 3, the one amino acid that you need and is essential for a healthy body. It is present in many seeds and nuts as well as green leafy vegetables.

A plant based diet is the healthiest diet for dynamic, energetic, slim, tough and resilient humans. For an extra edge to that, make sure it is certified organic or organically home growth. Many of the pesticides and herbicides used in commercial farming inhibit our uptake of essential nutrients. For example, the common and global use of glyphosate (an ingredient in roundup) prevents uptake of cobalt (leading to vitamin B12 deficient) and manganese (essential for many body processes).

Ditch your western diet for a healthier option and watch the weight fall off and your health problems disappear.

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Wheat Intolerance, Celiac Disease and the Problems With Gluten

Wheat intolerance has become normal in the past few decades. It has lead to what doctors refer to as celiac disease (or coeliac disease). In fact there has been a 400% (yes, four hundred) increase in celiac disease in the last 50 years. As a result there are now abundant resources for a gluten free diet.

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One has to ask the question, why now when people have been happily eating bread made with wheat for Continue reading

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Healthy Weight Loss – How To Be Permanently Healthy & Slim

The definition of healthy weight loss means, at least to me, that you are striving to reduce the pounds/kilos at the same time as aiming for good health, preferably in a reasonable time. Many diets may help you lose weight, but can be chronically unhealthy, much too fast and rarely permanent.

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The definition of diet, at least in the weight loss arena, has become synonymous with restriction and often Continue reading

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Healthy Eating Facts

Whether or not you are trying to lose (or gain) weight, healthy eating should be your primary focus. Here are some healthy eating facts, based on research and logic, which may help you achieve this.

healthy eating factsA new report presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International’s Continuous Update Project, found that those women who ate more plant-based diets after breast cancer diagnosis reduced the risk of dying. 85 studies with 164,416 participants, were reviewed.

According to a study published by the International Journal of Cancer, Continue reading

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Foods Containing Magnesium

Magnesium is an incredibly important nutrient needed by the body to work efficiently. While taking a magnesium supplement can help those depleted in this essential mineral in the short term, it can set up problems when taken over an extended period. We didn’t evolve to get isolated nutrients, or to get our nutrients from chemicals. Yet most supplements are just that, made in laboratories.

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If the label on the bottles indicates a nutrient in isolation, Continue reading

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Help With Weight Loss

When it comes to the crunch, most overweight people need help with weight loss. Although everyone is different, so that help should be specific to you, there are some factors which affect everyone.

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In my opinion, there are two important general considerations regarding weight. One is the wrong diet. The other is toxicity. There are other considerations, such as exercise and lack of Continue reading

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Is Vitamin D3 Supplement Healthy Or Necessary?

There is currently a craze to take vitamin D3 supplements. Are they necessary? Are they even healthy? We managed pretty well for the duration of our evolution before they were invented, so why should we need them now?

votamin d3 supplementA few decades ago, people started being frightened by the ozone layer thinning, making the sun’s rays more potent. There are opinions on both sides and I have Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Food – The Advantages Are Huge

When you appreciate how important food is to your health, the next logical step is to grow your own food. The advantages of this are numerous, not only to the health of you and yours, but to the health of the planet, too!

grow your own foodWhen you grow your own food, the logical advantages are economic – the food is free, or virtually so. But the unsung advantages are far more extensive.

Eating freshly picked food is far more nutritious and far more delicious! Eating freshly-picked, mature and ripe Continue reading

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