MSG, Cinnamon, and Bad, Bad Food

February 24, 2014 at 2:45 AM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

Asian food is one of my favorites. I love going to Chinese buffets, I love going to sushi places, and I love Mongolian barbecue joints where they cook your food in front of you.

It’s awesome. The bad part is that it is a well known fact that almost all of these restaurants use MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) as a flavor enhancer. Actually, to be perfectly blunt…almost all processed foods in America have one form of MSG or another added to them. Often, it’s added in under a very sneaky name so that you won’t know that the company has actually added MSG to the product.

Some other names companies use to fly MSG in under your radar are the following:

“soy extract, natural flavoring, carrageenan, and hydrolyzed proteins.”

Why is all of this bad?

It’s bad because MSG (no matter what you call it) is a neurotoxin that kills brain cells. It also has been shown to increase one’s chances of becoming obese.

According to Dr. Blaylock, “MSG destroys neurons in the hypothalamus of the brain that the hormone leptin, which regulates metabolism and appetite, needs to control obesity.”

Great. So MSG can cause you to become both fat, stupid and possibly dead. Great product. Wonderful!

Despite knowing this, the FDA allows food manufacturers to include it, as I mentioned above, in almost all processed foods. So, what do you do when you are dying for wanton soup?

Well, at least one study has shown that cinnamon extract blocks the brain killing effects of glutamate. (Phytotherapy Research)

Outside of grabbing cinnamon bark off the tree and chewing it each time you want an egg roll, you could also consider taking a cinnamon supplement, or a supplement that contains cinnamon on a daily basis.

It is very hard in America to avoid all processed foods. Thus, it is hard to avoid MSG consumption altogether. A great way to try and counter balance that intake is to make sure you are taking an MSG antidote.

Just one brand that carries cinnamon in their supplements and which I urge you to google for more information are: Gene-Eden formula VX-101.

There are many other brands out there, but the above not only helps guard against MSG brain death, but all the ingredients are also natural antivirals…and so help to lower the numbers of latent viruses many people are chronicly infected with.

My advice…stear clear of MSG unless you, like me, have insane cravings for Chicken Lo Mein. Then be smart about it and make sure you do something to counter the poison you’re downing.

Then enjoy.

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Can’t I Lose Weight – Try Fast Fat Reduction?

February 23, 2014 at 5:53 AM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

So you’re beautiful or so everyone tells you but in your heart of hearts you know starting to go a bit and you notice that eating less but putting on a few extra pounds and want to do something about it before everyone starts to notice.

So do you feel like Meryl in that wonderful movie Death Becomes Her? However there is no magic potion to turn back time but you desperately want to continue to be the person you are. Well whilst there is no magic potion out there and I can’t do anything about you getting older (we can leave that one to the surgeon and his knife) I can tell you about a real change of eating program that will get your body back to how you want it and more importantly stay that way.

Sounds a bit too good to be true but its actually achievable and very simple as long as you understand the basics. I was watching a program the other night showing obesity in Mexico and then showing there fathers you used to work the land and eat healthy who were slim and healthy and it just goes to show you what can become of you without good excise and a good diet.

So in simple terms the principal of a fast fat reduction diet is to attack your number one enemy which is sugar and replace all the fat storing foods with fat burning foods. What this diet is strongly against is eating less and starving your body this would be totally counter productive and put your body into starvation mode and store fat. This diet is very much about changing your metabolism to burn fat. Do you remember when you were younger that you could almost drink and eat as much as you like without putting any weight on and then overnight one time in your life your body totally changed.

So let’s get to this magic potion called the fast fat reduction diet the simple things you need to remember is that you must eat what humans have eaten since they existed i.e. meat, vegetables and fruit. What you need to cut out is Bread, Cereals, Milk and Dairy products and even orange juice which turns to sugar inside your body. However there is an additional secret which is making your sure your diet program is tailored to your body.

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What Are You Feeding Your Kids?

February 22, 2014 at 5:10 AM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

Following in the footsteps of their parents, kids develop the same eating habits for better or for worse. Overall, both adults and children consume far too much saturated fat and trans fatty acids in their diets. In addition to not getting enough fiber, our diets are loaded with sodium. Sugar is another component in our diets that we get way too much of. It is important for the development of your children to insure you pay attention to what they put into our mouths.

Another nutrient that is seriously lacking in the average American diet is iron. Even if the level of iron consumption is not low enough to cause anemia, low iron intake can be seen in a child’s inability to concentrate on her studies as well as a general lack of energy. It is important for you to start your child’s day off right with iron fortified cereals and breads every day. Vitamin C in the form of orange juice will aid in the ability of your child’s body to more effectively use that iron. In addition, a serving of lean red meat a couple of times a week will help to boost your child’s iron levels.

While it is important not to restrict the fat intake of children under two years of age, most health professionals seem to feel that for active kids older than two, limiting the intake of unsaturated fats to 40 percent of the child’s caloric intake should be appropriate. Saturated fats and trans fatty acids should be avoided. Of course, if your child would rather sit and watch TV or play video games than go out and run around, you may need to drop that percentage to keep him from gaining weight.

When dealing with the eating habits of teenage girls, we must keep in mind that body image is everything to them. Adolescent and teenage girls tend to seriously limit the amount of food they eat as a way to reach that perceived ideal body weight. This can have severe ramifications when it comes to depriving themselves of much needed nutrients to keep them healthy. The most notable nutrients found lacking in the diets of many teenage girls is calcium and iron.

Teaching your children good eating habits should start early in life. Begun at an early age, healthy eating becomes a habit and you will find that it will be carried on into teenage and adult years. Providing your children with healthy meals every day at an early age will help you to avoid having to fight with them about their eating habits later on. A great place to start learning how to keep your kids healthy is “www dot keepkidshealthy dot com.”

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Debbie Parkinson is a free lance writer researching and writing on various topics. Debbie’s passions are varied and include health, pets, and woodworking. Learn more about some of Debbie’s favorite woodworking tools by visiting her website spotlighting the Makita Miter Saw and the Makita Circular Saw.

Enjoying The Benefits of Almonds

February 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

What about the benefits of almonds? Almonds are healthy nuts that are loaded with many essential nutrients. They are good for your health, and are perfect for a quick meal anytime. There are also various claims about the superiority of the benefits of almonds as an excellent value for your health. Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts.They are beneficial in many aspects.

One of the best benefits of almonds in your daily life is a natural fat-burning properties. They can be used, of course, to lose weight, and the added benefit of a good fiber content is amazing. Almonds are rich in fiber, which leads to better digestion and more energy during the day. Eating almonds has also been shown to maintain a “good” cholesterol. Try crunching almonds instead of unhealthy foods and lose weight by eating the healthy nut.

Another health benefit of almonds is good for brain development. Tryptophan content inside the nut is very good at maintaining a healthy brain. Incredible though it may seem, your favorite little snack to boost your brain power, control mood swings, and help you feel incredibly better. Another important benefit is to improve the health of the memory. Chemicals in almonds work on our cognitive processes and to support brain function.

Almond also do wonders for heart health. Magnesium reduces the risk of cardiac arrest. Improved circulation of the blood was added to one of the benefits of almonds. A diet containing them as a regular part was shown to reduce LDL cholesterol. Although it can sometimes be difficult to lower bad cholesterol, what you may only have to do is eat a handful of almonds a day. Almonds are very good at increasing your health when used in addition to a healthy diet.

The health benefits of almonds affects the health of the natural beauty inside and out. The benefits of almonds will continue to improve skin and hair texture. Vitamin B promotes healthy hair growth. Almonds are known for their services and products for skin care and soap, and almond milk is added to improve the skin.

For the latest thinking, always remember that anything in excess is never a good thing. Eating nuts like almonds is very healthy and a smart choice, and you can benefit from very little work. Pop a handful of almonds in your mouth and chew the benefits of almonds with joy.

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I have always been focused on nutrition and leading a healthier lifestyle by watching what I eat and how I exercise. Nutrition is very important and is a big part of my thoughts each day. Look at benefits of almonds for extremely crucial facts for a better understanding of the effects it has. Everyone can benefit from eating almonds and it will create nutrition habits that will last for a lifetime.

Summer Season Supermarket Breakfast Seduction Secrets Part 2

February 21, 2014 at 5:23 AM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

How to Keep on Losin’ with the F.E.E Breakfast Recipe Diet

3 More Delicious 375- Calorie Breakfasts Recipes for you from Fitness Elements Express!

Second reminder for you to remember that is worth repeating is when it comes to breakfast there are a few things to bear in mind:You are free to add coffee or tea to any of the breakfasts. If you use sugar, remember, you’re adding an extra 16 calories per teaspoon. Soy milk may be substituted for fat- free milk. Check the soy milk label to be sure that it’s enriched with calcium (at least 30% of the DV for calcium) and no more than 100 calories per cup. And if you can’t use an entire cup of milk in the cereal or oatmeal, drink the rest or add it to your coffee.

To pick up where we left off here are 3 more under 375 Calorie breakfast meals to keep you fired up the F.E.E. Way!

F.E.E. No. 4: Peach Smootie (7 g of fiber)
Prep: 5 minutes* Makes 1 serving (2 cups)

1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 banana, sliced
1 large peach, peeled and cut into chunks, or 1 cup strawberries hulled
2 teaspoons honey
1 ice cube

In a blender, combine milk, yogurt, banana, peach, honey and ice cube; blend until smooth. Pour into tall glass. Serve with almonds.
Each smoothie (without the almonds) about 327 calories*13 g protein*67 g carbohydrate*6 g fiber*3 g total fat (2 g saturated) 10 mg chloesterol*152 mg sodium.

F.E.E. No. 5 : Deli Breakfast (7 g fiber)
Have half of a large whole- wheat bagel spread with 2 tablespoons of light, reduced -fat not the grainy, bad tasting fat-free) cream cheese a 12- ounce skim (fat-free milk) latte, and 1 cup fruit.

F.E.E. No. 6 : Yogurt, fruit, and nuts (5 g fiber)
Stir together 3/4 plain low-fat yogurt, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 sliced peach, 1/2 cup blueberries (or other fruit of your choice), and 3 tablespoons almonds, cashews, pecans or other nuts.

Just a little tip for you! Always remember when it comes to Your good fats versus bad fats keep this in Rhym in mind: Bad fats are trans fats

I hope this helps you my health and fitness friends! Have a healthy and happy day!

By, Natalie Pyles

Author, NSA Speaker, Health, Fitness, & Nutrition Consultant, Wellness Coach, Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Nursing Educator, Medical Exercise and Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist

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Herbs And Spices – Uses and Benefits

February 20, 2014 at 2:38 AM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

Are you interested in herbs and spices uses? I didn’t use to be. When I went to university, I spent the first year in a dorm and then lived in a house with two other girls. We had a lot of fun, but one thing I didn’t do much of was cook. I like simple foods, and back then I liked things really simple. Making food for me was only about getting something to eat – cheaply, quickly and easily.

I have one vivid memory of this time that I bought a bag of carrots. Now, because I’m incredibly frugal I always bought bags of whole carrots rather than those little so-called baby carrots that other students bought.

So this one bag of carrots happened to contain some gigantic carrots. Who knows why these ones were bigger than usual, but I didn’t like to use half a carrot. When I sliced one of these carrots onto a plate full of lettuce, it took over the salad. My roommate’s boyfriend called it a carrot salad with a bit of lettuce. It was kind of intense, and yet boring, to eat all of that plain raw carrot – even for me.

Since then, much to my roommates’ dismay at not having happened while I was living with them, I’ve started caring more about the flavor and variety of meals. I’ve taken cooking courses and become a nutritionist, so I’m a long way from the carrot salad now.

When Phil and I shifted to a vegetarian diet plan, I had to get more creative with vegetables to keep him satisfied. It forced me to experiment – and am I ever glad I did!

The area where I learned the most about cooking over the years is the use of herbs and spices for flavor. They make the difference between a pile of food and a meal. Using individual spices rather than a curry powder had showed me that it isn’t Indian spices I didn’t like – it was just the fiery mixes that didn’t agree with me.

Not only do they add flavor, but there are actually some significant health benefits to spices and herbs. Certain spices, like ginger and cinnamon, help to stimulate your digestive system and get your metabolism going so that you can process the foods you eat most efficiently.

Other spices, particularly the spicy ones like paprika and cayenne, work as appetite suppressants. You may find that if you add a bit of spice to your tomato sauce that you need to eat less to feel satisfied, making a weight loss plan easier. Turmeric has been shown to have beneficial effects not only on fat metabolism, but also regulating blood sugar levels and reducing inflammation.

Herbs like parsley and cilantro pack loads of nutrients, and are most beneficial and flavorful when you eat them fresh. Parsley gives women 22% of their daily vitamin C recommendation, and men 27%, in just 4 tablespoons. All fresh herbs have a high antioxidant content and chlorophyll, giving you energy and helping your body neutralize free radicals.

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Heather Nauta is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who helps women (and men) get on and stay on a healthy diet and healthy weight loss plan. She shows you how to make simple, fast, incredibly delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals that leave you and your family satisfied and full of energy.

Acne Treatment

February 19, 2014 at 7:20 PM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

Many people think that eating your typical junk foods cause acne. This is not the case and most acne is caused through hormones and it is also hereditary. Finding a good acne treatment is a great idea but we can help this condition with improving our diets. Eating a fattening greasy burger probably wont make a huge difference to our skin, but if we eat more fruit and vegetables and other foods that can keep your hormones in balance as well as fight inflammation, this will definitely help.
So what foods should we consume as part of our acne treatment. Firstly, brazil nuts are rich in selenium which is a powerful anti-oxidant and this often helps to improve acne Two brazil nuts supply a full days selenium requirement.
Another wonderful acne treatment is Zinc. Zinc also helps to minimise skin breakouts and this may be because Zinc helps to control the release of male hormones hat trigger acne. So oysters and lean meat are a great source of Zinc and should be a part of your acne treatment.
Fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains should be included in your daily diet. It is well studied that teens who live in areas of the world like the Kitavan Islands in Papua New Guinea, where there is not one case of acne, consume a diet rich in fruit and vegetables like yams and lots of greens. They do not eat white flour or foods with a lot of white sugar which cause insulin levels in the body to spike.
Teens suffering with acne should aim to eat nine serves of vegetables and fruit over a whole day. A serving is equivalent to one medium piece of fruit or 1 cup of raw veges or half a cup of cooked veges. It sounds like a lot, but juicing is a great way to reach this target to help as part of an acne treatment.
Almonds, eggs, leafy greens, oily fish, grains and greens are all on the menu as an acne treatment and if you are really serious about stopping acne, cut out all the white foods in your diet.

Joanne believes that many conditions can be treated with a healthy diet. You can read more at She has a keen interest in natural beauty as well as exercise and hiking

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Five Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For You

February 19, 2014 at 4:57 AM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

Five Reasons Why Chocolate Is Good For You

With all the benefits that chocolate provides, you will wonder why you don’t consume more quantities of this delicious treat. It contains many different minerals, vitamins and substances to make your body function better.

It may seem a bit strange to hear, but chocolate can actually be good for the health. One usually thinks of this high calorie food item as something that should be generally avoided – just a treat for special occasions. But it has been proven time and time again that chocolate can bring about numerous health benefits. Dark chocolate is especially advantageous as it contains higher levels of cocoa and less sugar.

Chocolate is rich in magnesium and potassium. It also contains several vitamins like B1, B2, D and E. Due to the presence of phosphate and the other minerals, many researchers do not think that chocolate leads to tooth decay.

It contains flavonoids which produce nitric oxide – keeping blood vessels elastic and preventing blood pressure from rising. It also helps in balancing the levels of certain hormones in the body. Flavonoids also act as antioxidants. It is interesting to note that there is a significant amount of antioxidants found within dark chocolate, about eight times more than strawberries.

Not only does it stimulate the production of endorphins in your body, which makes you feel happiness, but it alsocontains the neurotransmitter serotonin which acts as an anti-depressant to get rid of any negative feeling. Chocolate also contains other substances that act as stimulants such as caffeine and theobromine.

Having chocolate before meals can actually help reduce calorie intake instead of increase. This is because indulging in a cup of hot chocolate before having a meal can reduce the appetite.

Dark chocolate is good for the heart and the cardiovascular system in general. If you are suffering from high blood pressure, then it may help in reducing that. It also reduces the “bad” cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) by as much as ten percent.

All these benefits show that in a reasonable quantity, chocolate is not a food item to stay away from. Containing about 250-300 calories in one bar, it may not be the healthiest snack available, but it certainly does not deserve the bad reputation it has.

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Have the Best Solution for Your Health using Goji Berries

February 18, 2014 at 6:31 PM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

This is the time for you to start living your life to the utmost level. You need to take care of your health in every single way in order to help you prevent the emergence of several conditions that may affect the quality of your life. Many people are trying all essential methods on how to take care of their health in the most effective way. However, nowadays, there is a particular solution that you can have in order to help you protect your health in the most efficient way.

For an instance, Goji berries can help you to shield your health against harmful threats bestowed upon it. This amazing supplement will help you to optimize your health in every possible way, making way for you have the best level of health you need to have to go on with your life. Given the fact that this is an antioxidant, it will help you to slow down the process of aging, which will help you to look young and feel young.

Because this will help you to have the best deals when it comes to your health, you will be sure that you will be safe against any threats. It can strengthen the immune system, and this can really help you to maintain the quality of your health in many ways. It also maintains the blood health circulating around your body. With this, you can boost the function of your heart. Goji berries have been one of the most proven solutions when it comes to your health.

More and more people are being attracted to the offerings being made by this solution that is why most of them have the best quality of their health. This type of berries came from China where they are being grown and then eventually harvested with utmost level of care. As a result, people will then take advantage of its wonders for their health. With all essential components found in these berries, you will surely have the best result for your health.

In general, if you want to have the best level of health, you need to experience the amazing wonders of Goji berries. This will help you to even look young in every single way. These berries can help you inside out, making way for you to get rid of all unnecessary conditions from affecting the quality of your health. As early as now, you need to really commit yourself in using this solution in order to help you boost your health in every way you can ever imagine.

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Staying on Your Diet While Out With Friends

February 18, 2014 at 5:57 AM • Posted in healthy eatingNo comments yet

You are losing weight and have been very successful so far, but your friends want to go out and have fun. You are worried about food choices. When we go out to places like the movies, a sporting event, and bowling we like to eat the food at the event. It is part of the atmosphere. Here are something foods to avoid and healthy choices you can make.

A study came out that said 85% of people attending an evening movie will purchase dinner or concessions. Many people buy concessions every time they see a movie, while some people only buy it occasionally. The two foods purchased the most are their favorite box of candy and a large buttered popcorn (which has about 1240 calories), and then to make yourself feel good you will buy a large diet soda. By the time you have purchase the candy, popcorn, and soda you have about 1640 calories! Theaters are beginning to expand their food choices to include some healthier options. If you must get a candy to snack the two best options are Raisinets and Gummi Bears. The down side is they are both still loaded with sugar. The best beverage to purchase is a bottle of water. Sodas and even juices are loaded sugars that are not good for you. If your movie experience is not the same without popcorn, buy a small of child size popcorn with no butter. You will definitely be saving calories and fat there. Of course the best option of all is to bring healthy snacks from home, whenever possible.

Sporting events usually have a larger variety of foods. There are usually more places to get a meal. They offer hamburgers, french fries, soda, sandwiches, pizza, and ice cream. Many of these options are high in calories and fat. A good option for avoiding diet crashing foods at sporting events is to eat beforehand. You can eat a good delicious meal at home or find a restaurant that offers many healthy options. This way you can stay on your diet and not over eat. Another healthy alternative is to have a tailgating party. Here you can make foods that are less fattening; however, if you must eat at the game, there are some things you can do to lessen the temptation. Eat a little bit before the game. You won’t feel as tempted to purchase that big tub of buttered popcorn. Scout out the arena or stadium. Take a walk around and see what options they offer. Many arena and stadiums offer more healthy options. The most important thing you can do is skip the alcohol. Beers are loaded with empty calories. Choose water as a healthy alternative.

The best thing you could do is to eat a snack before going out with your friends. This will help you to not over eat. A good pre-outing snack is whey protein. Whey protein is dairy based so your body will digest it easier. It also helps to create lean muscles. Lean muscles burn calories when you are resting. Whey protein isolates are 90% pure protein compared to concentrates. Whey protein will help you to avoid making those bad decisions.

Whether it is going to the movie theater or going to a sporting event, you can make good food decision. Just look around you.

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