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Would a List of High Fiber Foods Motivate You To Eat Better?

Would a List of High Fiber Foods Motivate You To Eat Better?
Would a List of High Fiber Foods Motivate You To Eat Better?

That list of high fiber foods is the all star lineup for your healthy diet plan!

High fiber foods can help you to lose weight, prevent constipation, diabetes, and heart disease, help reduce your risk of high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, obesity, hemorrhoids, some cancers, high blood sugar, and it keeps your digestive system working properly.

Awesome foods, wouldn’t you say?

All plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds and beans, have fiber. But all fiber is not the same. Fiber can be divided into two categories and they have different effects on your body.

Soluble fiber is found in dried beans, peas, oats and oat bran, flaxseed and psyllium husks. It’s also found in fruits such as oranges and apples and vegetables like carrots.

Soluble fiber binds with fatty acids in your stomach and prolongs digestion time, helping to regulate blood sugar.

Studies also show that soluble fiber can help reduce your overall cholesterol count. But what’s even more important, soluble fiber lowers your LDL, which is considered to be bad cholesterol.

Insoluble fiber is found in whole wheat, wheat bran, vegetables such as cauliflower and green beans and the skins of fruits and root vegetables.

Insoluble fiber helps remove toxins from your colon and balance intestinal acidity. It also helps move waste through your bowel.

The recommended total daily fiber intake for adults is 30 to 40 grams. But most Americans get only about 10 grams of fiber a day.

Print this page out and post it on your refrigerator, or go grab a pen and paper!  You’ll want to refer to this list until you have memorized your go-to foods.

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Do You Understand What Causes Diabetes?

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Something you learned 30 years ago may very well be responsible for your suffering.

Do you think that purchasing products that are “low-fat” and “no-fat” are helping you to lose weight and avoid heart disease?  That information is in your brain because of a study done by Ancel Keys. That study has laid the foundation for three decades of nutrition science, education and public policy.  The problem is that the study comes to conclusions that are just plain wrong.

If the label on that can or box says low or no fat, you can bet that the product tastes like cardboard without lots of extra sugar.  That sugar is doing more than just making you fat.  It is poisoning you.

Thanks to Richard Nixon’s war on poverty and his partnership with the USDA to bring down the price of food, High Fructose Corn Syrup was introduced in 1975 to replace sugar because it was cheap and readily available.

Fructose is even more poisonous to your body than sugar is.  Your body does not secrete insulin to digest fructose, because it is not recognized as a food.  Fructose has to be processed by your liver.

Bio-chemists know that the way your body reacts to fructose is all the evidence needed to prove that fructose is a poison rather than a food.

“Hey wait, the commercials on television say that moderate use of fructose is ok!”

I’ve seen that commercial.  You need to be aware that it is not safe.  It has never been tested safe.  There is no evidence that it is in fact safe.  As well, since it is in EVERYTHING you are using it more than moderately.

Fructose contributes to insulin resistance and weight gain.  That is why diabetes is SO much more prevalent today than it was 30 years ago.  The way fructose is metabolized, a high fructose diet is worse than a high fat diet.

Chemicals disguised as foods just do not nurture you.

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How Does a Heart Attack Effect the Body; Do You Know the Symptoms?

How does a heart attack effect the body?

When you think about someone having a heart attack, does it involve drama … grabbing the chest and falling to the floor?

How does a heart attack effect the body?

Though chest pressure is a common symptom of heart attack, you may also experience other less obvious symptoms.

More women are dying of heart disease than men!  Women especially may experience symptoms that are vague and not as obvious.

Women shoulder so much of the burden in modern society that they often push through the pain, dismissing it as normal everyday pain.

If you have a heart attack, your life may depend on getting help fast!

It is important that doctors and patients pay much closer attention to save lives!  Problem is, women don’t get the respect they deserve in an Emergency Room the way that men do.

If more women die of heart disease than men, why are women still not being carefully evaluated when they come in with vague symptoms of pain?

Good question!  Your life may depend on you complaining loud enough to get the care you desperately need!

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Does Eating Lots of Sugar Cause Signs of Diabetes?

Do You Eat Too Much Sugar?

The Center for Disease Control says that about one-third of all people with diabetes do not know they have it.

Is diabetes something you are concerned about?

When you have diabetes in your family history you are more likely to give it your attention, and to be more conscious of your food choices.  Though you probably eat more sugar than you think you do, whether you try to limit it or not.

If you don’t have signs of diabetes, you don’t have anything to worry about … or do you?

The real problem with diabetes is NOT glucose it is Insulin Toxicity!

Insulin toxicity is a contributing factor to many disease processes, but it is not even tested for if your glucose is not high.

You could have insulin toxicity for years before you have glucose issues!

If your doctor doesn’t even recognize your approaching signs of diabetes how can you?
Diabetes Symptoms That Should Concern You:

Type  One Diabetes:

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Type Two Diabetes:

  • Any of the type 1 symptoms
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
  • Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

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