Eat your fruit
and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are great for snacking. They can
calm your craving for sweet or crunchy, plus they are good for you!
Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of fiber, vitamins,
minerals, and phyto-nutrients. They can also help prevent diseases such
as cancer. Try to eat 5-9 servings a day. Eating a diet rich in fruits
and vegetables, and getting plenty of calcium and vitamin D (vitamin D
helps calcium go into bones) will help you maintain a healthy,
show that particular fruits and vegetables are probably linked to
lowering the risk of certain cancers.
Stomach Cancer - eat garlic, onions, oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, raw
vegetables, and green leafy vegetables.
Cancer - eat green vegetables
- Colon Cancer, Lung
Cancer, & Bladder Cancer - eat carrots
Oral Cancer - eat citrus fruits
Cancer - eat green vegetables and citrus fruits
Breast Cancer - eat green vegetables
Processed and mucous
producing foods such as meats, flour, and dairy products cannot always
be processed efficiently by our digestive systems and are passed out of
the small intestine into the colon as waste. This undigested food
ferments and petrifies while remaining in the colon longer than a day,
causing carcinogens which can develop into colon or rectal cancer.
Meat is loaded with
protein that your body breaks down into amino acids, which makes your
blood more acidic while your body neutralizes it by adding calcium
that's taken from bones. The more protein you eat, the more calcium you
lose. Milk, cheese, and sugar are the most mucous forming foods we can
use. Salmon and sardines contain essential fats, eat more raspberries,
blackberries, dried figs, sweet potatoes. All these foods are all high
in fiber, which some experts call the most powerful weight loss aid in
fiber foods fill you up and satisfy you with fewer calories and they
taste delicious. The recommended amount is 20 - 30 grams a day. Some
examples of high fiber foods are apples, pears, baked potatoes with
skin, green peas, beans, brown rice, Post Raisin Bran, shredded wheat,
& 100% whole wheat bread.
Studies suggest that eating too
little fiber makes stool hard. When muscles strain to move the stools,
it raises pressure inside the colon, and that pressure could cause weak
spots to bulge. People who eat more fiber have a lower risk of
constipation and diverticular disease.
As you get older your metabolic
rate, the rate at which you burn calories, drops. That means if you eat
the same amount as always you'll gain weight. An occasional treat is
acceptable, remember that all foods can fit into your eating plan.
When food is swallowed
after only a few short chews, as so many busy people do, there is
insufficient time for stalys to do its job. Consequently chewed food
particles are harder for the body to digest and can result in gas,
bloating and indigestion. Give your food the attention it deserves.
Take time during meals, and truly taste what you eat. Eat slowly and
have meal times be a time of relaxation and enjoyment. Recharge
mentally whole you refuel physically.