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Category: Healthy Eating For Weight Loss
Sleep and weight loss are inseparable companions. When you skimp on your sleep, you can’t hope to lose weight in a healthy way. Sleep is an essential part of your health. If you don’t sleep well or long enough, this can be one reason you can’t lose weight or can’t keep it off.
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When I was researching the dangers of GM foods, I was quite shocked to realise just how few people search that this, and related, topics. Does that mean the majority of people don’t care, rely on what they are told or just eat it anyway?
In many countries in Europe, there are labels indicating which foods have been genetically modified and which may contain GM ingredients. In America, GM labeling is not (yet) a legal requirement. Neither is it in Australia.
GM foods are genetically modified using biotechnology. As with much of modern technology, it is way ahead of the moral or ethical consequences it creates. When profit is the motive, then both morals and ethics are of much lesser importance.
Sadly, this extends to governments, who are heavily influenced by the corporations who have a vested interest.
No-one really knows the long term consequences or dangers of GM food, because it is yet to happen. But the health of the environment is already suffering. You could say, that if you consume GM foods, you are taking part in a global experiment.
In an horrific study in France, rats were fed only GM corn. Not only did they develop massive tumours, the mortality rate was much higher. They were also much more susceptible to the allowable amount of pesticides in water, and they suffered severe organ damage, including the liver and kidneys.
When faced with any dilemma, it is a good time to pause and ask yourself questions such as these:
Why are foods being genetically modified?
Who gains from their production?
How safe are they?
What will be their long term impact?
You need to look for the answers from independent sources. It seems that India has perhaps been most hard hit by the experiments. Indian farmers suffer at least 25% losses to their animals grazed on GM pasture. In India GM cotton has underperformed normal cotton. Many Indian farmers suffered yields so decimated that they could not buy the seeds they were locked into buying. This lead to a high suicide rate.
The best way to avoid GM food is to buy certified organic food and to avoid processed food. The common GM foods are the oils – canola, cotton, but also common foods such as soy and corn.
There are GM ingredients hidden in many processed foods. Below is a list that is not exhaustive.
aspartame (also called AminoSweet®, NutraSweet®, Equal Spoonful®, Canderel®, BeneVia®, E951)
canola oil (rapeseed oil)
cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
corn flour, corn masa, corn meal, corn oil, corn sugar, corn syrup, corn starch, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
fructose (any form)
glycerol, glycerol monooleate
hydrolyzed vegetable protein
malt, malt syrup, malt extract
modified food starch, modified starch
mono and diglycerides
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
soy flour, soy isolates, soy lecithin, soy milk, soy oil, soy protein, soy protein isolate, soy sauce
sugar (unless specified as cane sugar)
textured vegetable protein
tocopherols (vitamin E)
vegetable fat, vegetable oil
whey, whey powder
With many dangers of DM food yet to realise their full potential, there is enough reason not to put yourself or your family at risk. Going back to buying (or better still growing your own) real food and preparing meals from scratch may be more time consuming, but provides better insurance for the health of you and yours.
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Is sugar bad for you? This is a common question that health conscious people often ask. People need to know which foods are unhealthy and/or fattening so they can avoid them. But sugar is an enigma as it can be good or bad for you depending on the source.
Sugar is present in just about every Continue reading Is Sugar Bad For You?
Herbs and many spices are some of the best antioxidant foods there are. Their concentrations can be much richer than is common in fresh fruit and vegetables. They also contain a variety of different antioxidants, making their potential to resolve problems more powerful.
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The health benefits of green food cannot be over-emphasised. Most green food is a complete food, with all the macro vitamins and minerals, many of the trace minerals, is high in protein and contains omega 3. Not only that, but all this is in perfect balance so your body knows exactly how to digest and utilise it. Continue reading The Health Benefits of Green Food
The best vitamin B sources are real food. Most of those in tablet form don’t even come close. Not only can they be a waste of money, they can do you harm. But this vitamin is vital to good health and deficiencies are common.
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At times during weight loss programmes, you are likely to receive odd or strange comments from others. Some can upset you. Some may even put you off carrying on. Once you understand where these people are coming from and why they comment as they do, you become much more comfortable. Continue reading During Weight Loss You May Receive Strange Comments