Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Traditional Foods In The Prasouda Diet

The Mediterranean Diet contains lots of foods grown in and around the Mediterranean Sea; however, in today's contemporary society they are readily available almost everywhere. They comprise:

1. Grains, Fruits and Vegetables
Many of these should be consumed at practically every meal, seeing as they deliver important vitamins, minerals, energy, antioxidants, and fiber. Each of these things lead to excellent health and weight management in managed amounts.

2. Olives, and Olive Oil
Olives and olive oil usually are an essential aspect of the Mediterranean Diet. The Olives are frequently eaten whole and the Olive Oil is typically used to either cook with or to season things like salads. The fat provider of this kind of diet is also typically consumed with the particular use of olive oil within the cooking and the dressing of salads. Usually the perfect olive oil is undoubtedly extra virgin olive oil since it is highest in health-supporting fats, phytonutrients and other important micronutrients.

3. Nuts, Beans, Legumes and Seeds
Many of these happen to be all fantastic sources of nutritious fats, proteins, and fibers. They are able to indeed be eaten on their very own or even added to many different dishes to help enhance flavour, or maybe visual appeal to the dish.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

The Effects of Animal Products From a Girl Who Loves Burgers

There are few things tastier than a big juicy burger with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onion rings, and a sloppy sauce of some sort on top. But sometimes we have to come to terms with the things we put in our bodies; and I say 'bodies' instead of 'mouths' because your body does essentially become that burger. Let me explain.

The truth here is that life in our food is what fuels the life in our bodies. Let's start at the beginning. You are made up completely of cells. These cells die and reproduce every day, and you need energy to give those cells in order to properly reproduce. Living enzymes in raw organic plants aid in the regeneration of new living cells. Instead when we put dead foods (dead animal flesh) in our bodies it results in weak cells, thus producing a weak body.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Gluten Sensitivity?

Gluten intolerance and Celiac disease have recently been getting increased attention in the health media. Issues with gluten stem from the body's inability to break down the wheat protein gliadin. Reports state that in the last 60 years the incidence of gluten intolerance and Celiac disease has more than quadrupled. So why is that? The simple answer is that our wheat has been genetically modified from it original form so much so that the body now has greater difficulty processing the new structure and lectin content. Who doesn't love genetically altered / modified Frankenstein like foods!!?

So how do you know if you have a wheat sensitivity? Common symptoms of a gluten reaction can include headache, gastrointestinal issues such as: cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, mal-absorption, fatigue, mental dullness, headache, ADD, autism and even joint pain (neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain etc.). Gluten can also be a contributing factor in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as truncal obesity and some would even argue miscarriage and the delay of puberty onset.