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Ten ways to start a healthier lifestyle

31 Jan

1.  Cook only in stainless or cast iron cookware – these are the best.

2.  Use glass or porcelain plates in the microwave, never plastic or foam

3.  Buy as many produce as you can that are grown organically especially lettuce and produce where you eat the skin – introduce a new item as often as you can even if you buy less of the organic produce to make up the difference in cost, you will get more from it.

4.  Buy organic milk and organic chicken whenever you can.

5.   Drink water when thirty or tea. Diet products have been doctored with chemicals and artificial sweeteners that are worse for you than the sugar you are trying to avoid.

6.  Eat fresh. Canned foods contain too much sodium and other preservatives that are not good for you.  Support your local farmers’ market.

7.  Look for foods that are naturally coloured. Artificial food colour is poison to the body.

8.  Processed food is poison to the body – bacon, sausage, hotdogs etc. – they are packed with cancer causing additives.

9.  Limit intake of alcoholic beverages to on or two per day and if you smoke start a cessation course.

10. Have a hearty meal of laughter every day – laugh for no reason at all you will feel better and healthier.

Seven health foods that could spell death

31 Jan

Have you tried rice noodles

1 Oct

A few nights ago, I cooked some rice noodles (vermicelli).  The trick to cooking these fine noodles is to boil the water. Take the pot off from the heat put the noodles in and let it soak for about ten minutes, drain and serve in any way you like. You  can then stir fry it or eat it with your favourite sauce. You can also just add some freshly squeezed lemon juice, pinch of salt and black pepper and eat – if you are a minimalist like I am sometimes.  You can use in the manner you use rice.  It wonderful.  Here are some comments about this noodles from the New York Times.

The thin vermicelli-type noodles called maifun are quite versatile; I found them preferable to the linguine-width pad Thai rice sticks in the non-Asian dishes I tested. They grab sauces in much that same way that angel-hair pasta does, and they’re great in salads and stir-fries.

Ounce for ounce, regular pasta and rice noodles have the same number of calories and similar carbohydrate measures. But rice noodles stretch farther than wheat-based pasta: two ounces really will make a substantial serving. Despite what the package might say, nobody ever eats less than three ounces of regular semolina pasta. Rice noodles also are gluten-free, a godsend for those who can’t tolerate gluten but love their pastas.

There you go – why not try some – great for dieting.  I found brown rice noodles (vermicelli kind) in my local health food store.  It is much more nutritious than the plain white noodles.  If you try it please share any tips you might have.

Thanks.

Five cancer fighting foods

13 Sep

5 Foods That Starve Cancer The Dr. Oz Show

– Cooked Tomatoes

– Bok Choy

– Flounder

– Strawberries

-Artichoke

Have you checked your beauty products lately?

26 Aug

You might be surprised at the ingredients you find. Some of them do not disclose what they are asking us to use.

AlterNet: How Your Toothpaste, Soap and Make-Up Can Harm Your Health

Undercooked eggs may be a prolem

25 Aug

Eggs and Salmonella scare

25 Aug

How a high fat diet transformed the lives of some First Nations people in British Columbia, Canada

23 Aug

While there is still controversy about high fat diets, a First Nations man had to try anything to save his people from the devastations of diabetes, and conducted an experiment of a return to their traditional diet with much success. But will it continue after the study is complete. There is no word about that but some people in the study vowed to continue.

Talking about My Big, Fat Diet: CBC News: The Lens

Low-Carb vs Low-fat diets

18 Aug
A new look at the Adkins diet?  Check out this article, I think it is interesting and give a person pause for thought on the way one eats. Are we addicted to carbs?  Prehistoric man never ate carbs because they did not cook, they ate raw foods mostly vegetables and meat. Is there a secret somewhere in there?  We are an evolving species and we are trying to develop the most effective eating for better heath.
 
Preview: An Updated Guide for Low-Carb Dieters – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

An Updated Guide for Low-Carb Dieters – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

Are food dyes exposing you to harmful chemicals?

11 Aug

Check out the article below:

Why Is the Food Industry Pumping Foods Dyes That Cause Cancer Into Our Food? | | AlterNet

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