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The World's Most Perfect Food?!

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Is This The World’s Most Perfect Food?

Easter celebrations are marked by one perfect food… and it isn’t chocolate… it’s eggs!

Today I’m going to provide you with 10 Amazing Facts about eggs… one of my very favorite foods.

There almost isn’t a single day I go without eating eggs – the whole thing – not just the whites!

Why are eggs so… “egg-cellent”?

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How To Buy The Best Eggs

There are a LOT of choices you have when it comes to eggs.  You can bake them, boil them, fry than, sautee them with veggies, make dressings out of them, or color them during Easter!

You can buy pasture-raised, cage free, free-range, organic, non-organic, brown or white.

Whew!

But before we start, make sure you know how to shop for the best, most nutritious eggs.

To help you, I’ve created this super-simple chart that explains some of the buzz words that are thrown around…

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10 Amazing Facts About Eggs

1.  Our body NEEDS Omega-3 Fatty Acids to function, but it’s one of the only nutrients we can’t produce.  That’s why it’s critical to get Omega-3 fatty acids from things like fish… or eggs!  Omega-3’s are good for the heart, and may even help reverse certain diseases.  Egg yolks contain ample Omega-3 fats.

2.  Studies show that no increased risk of heart attack or stroke was shown with intake of 1-6 eggs per week, despite attacks on eggs in the last decade by the AHA (American Heart Association).   Studies now show that eggs are associated with levels of HDL, the ‘good’ cholesterol.

3.  An increase in egg consumption has actually shown to improve HDL (good cholesterol) composition.  Eggs also help HDL cholesterol function better in your body!

4.  Pasture-fed hens may have up to 200% MORE Vitamin E in their yold vs. caged hens.

5.  Hens are happies when eating grass, legumes, seeds, worms, and they fight disease by ample portions of grubs and large insects!  If you raise chickens and notice them getting sick or losing feathers, the best thing may be to allow them more time roaming the grass and eating grubs and insects!

6.  One large, pasture-raised egg has only about 78 Calories and a very low GI Index.

7.  All THESE Amazing Benefits:

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8.  Eggs score 100% on the High Biological Value protein chart, created by the World Health Organization.  They are a high quality protein with amino acids, including branched chain amino acids, sulfur-containing amino acids, and other essentials.  They’re often referred to as a “complete” protein.

9.  ALL B Vitamins are found in eggs.  In fact, eggs rank 2nd highest of ALL foods in choline, a vitamin that the body needs 425-500 mgs of per day.  Eggs provide 100 mg of protein without the calories of most choline-rich foods.

10.  An egg’s nutrients are fairly evenly distributed between the yolk and the white.   So if you want the WHOLE benefit of your egg… eat the whole food!

I hope that no matter what you’re celebrating this weekend, you’ll celebrate with this delicious whole food.

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21 Healthy Food Swaps!

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Slimming Tea Drinkers are constantly telling me about how they’ve begun to:

  • Lose Weight
  • Feel More Productive
  • Sleep More Easily
  • Feel Less Anxiety
  • and Eat More Healthy…

… With the help of Slimming Tea.

But man cannot live on Slimming Tea alone!

You may have started to see your tummy, arms, and thighs slim down because of Slimming Tea.

And that’s great!

But here are 21 Healthy Food Swaps to help you take your healthy eating… and healthy LIVING to the next level!

 

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Of course, the absolute BEST substitute is Slimming Tea.

With Slimming Tea, you can:

  • Cut Sugar Cravings
  • Maintain High Energy Levels
  • Improve Your Mood
  • Detoxify Your Body
  • Regulate Digestion
  • Boost Metabolism
  • Lose Weight 

Replace nutrition-less snacks with Slimming Tea… and you’ll see cravings for sugary snacks MELT away… along with body fat!

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Good News For "Choco-holics!"

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Dr. Reveals “Ten Miracle Foods” In Groundbreaking Presentation…

I just read something crazy from an MD colleague of mine who has found a ton of miraculous ways to use food for health and healing… including CANDY!

For instance, one medical study recently found that chocolate can significantly reduce blood pressure in just two weeks.

Italian researchers gave healthy people various types of chocolate.

The researchers discovered one type of chocolate had an ability to reduce blood sugar and lower blood pressure.

This type of chocolate contains a full range of beneficial phytonutrients, including antioxidants, flavonoids, phenols, epicatechin, and essential minerals.

These nutrients make chocolate not only tasty, but also beneficial for your heart.

Who wouldn’t want to keep blood pressure in control with candy?

But before you load up on Snicker’s Bars… make sure you choose the right type of chocolate.

Your average Hershey’s bar won’t do. Dr. Victor Marchione (some call him the “Food Doctor”), has compiled a whole wealth of what he calls “miracle foods” that can help you battle cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more.

His famous presentation is on the 10 miracle foods you can eat every day to help rid you of some pretty nasty diseases and illnesses you may be suffering from.

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Doctor Reveals “10 Miracle Foods” in Groundbreaking Presentation

Wow!  Imagine that!!!

As a board certified Doctor, Dr. Marchione could be sitting back and prescribing people pills.  

But instead he has devoted his life to finding cures for all kinds of ailments with nature’s perfect medicine: food.

Watch a quick presentation he put together here to learn about 10 of the foods you can eat every day – including a ‘fruit’ that fights Alzheimer’s!

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The Dark Side of Energy Drinks…

The Dark Side of Energy Drinks…

It’s SXSW in Austin this weekend and to my surprise, there are thousands of people old and young… very young… consuming these dangerous beverages.  Here’s why you should steer clear for the sake of your mind, heart, brain, and weight loss goals!

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It’s the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas this weekend (SXSW); and there are thousands of festival-goers young and old walking up and down my street in downtown Austin.

And let me tell you – it’s amazing people-watching!

I had an awesome time this morning in much-needed rain…exercising a bit, walking the puppies, checking out what people are wearing, where they’re going, and of course – what Austin’s incredible food trucks are serving!

But there’s one thing that gave me pause this week during the festivities.

And that’s the amount of “Energy Drinks” people are consuming.

They’re drinking them as they walk down the street, mixing them with booze, and the trash receptacles are LOADED with empty Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar Energy Drinks.

Some of these are ‘diet’ drinks.

But my problem with energy drinks isn’t entirely the sugar.

It’s the abuse people are causing to much more serious systems within their bodies… and the fact that even diet energy drinks make you FAT.

Here’s how…

It’s Not Just About The Sugar…

Most energy drinks are full of sugar and caffeine.

OR they’re full of caffeine and dangerous chemicals meant to ‘taste’ sugary.

But energy drinks are much more than caffeine and sugar… or sugar substitutes.

Many of these so-called “energy boosters” usually have 7 TIMES the amount of caffeine than one cup of coffee or soda.

All this caffeine can lead to anxiety, and even nausea!

Here’s what’s really scary…

Energy drinks are NOT regulated by the FDA, and the manufacturers don’t generally provide a recommended daily intake.

Therefore, you’re basically putting trust into a brand that is working for profits… not your health!

Side effects of energy drinks include elevated heart rates, headaches, trouble with sleeping, hypertension, and even anxiety.

Poison control centers report hundreds of cases every months of siezures, hallucinations, rapid heart rate, and high blood pressure from energy drink consumption.

Plus, long-term effects of energy drinks are adrenal gland failure… or at the very least adrenal fatigue.

Why Are Energy Drinks Addictive?

In case you haven’t noticed… energy drinks are addictive.

Not only are the loaded with high amounts of caffeine, but they taste delicious because of all those misleading chemicals.

Too much caffeine can hurt your nervous system by causing it to be overstimulated.

You know the caffeine “jitters”?  That’s because you have elevated Blood Pressure and Heart Rate.

This is a really, really scary place to be for most adults and can lead to nausea, anxiety, and even heart problems.

Plus, over-caffeinated bodies become Vitamin B deficient.

Vitamin B deficiency sabotages your bodies natural ability to produce energy.

Plus, it’s linked to heart disease and cancer; which makes longterm use of energy drinks a scary, scary thing. 

How Do Energy Drinks Make You Fat?

First of all, they totally screw up your sleep patterns.  

You wake up tired.  And then you NEED energy drinks in the morning to snap out of your stupor.

Now you’re lacking sleep and your body isn’t getting time to digest and repair overnight.

This leads to sickness, fatigue, and even fat storage!

Plus, when you’re jittery with caffeine from energy drinks – you get stressed.  

You actually FEEL anxious.

This triggers a cortisol response in your body.

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by your adrenal glands.

When you’re anxious, you produce more cortisol.

AND excess cortisol is linked to BELLY FAT.

This is NOT the type of energy you’re looking for.

Belly fat is unflattering – and dangerous to the heart.

The Best Energy Drink Alternative

Choose to AVOID energy drinks at all costs.

Train your body to rely on nutrients that earth has created in their Whole form, such as nutrient-dense greens, fruits, eggs, and especially Wu-Long Tea!

Unlike energy drinks, which have a dangerous amount of caffeine, a cup of Wu-long tea has just the right amount for a small “pick me up”.

Each cup of Wu-Long has only about a third the caffeine of a cup of coffee.

Whereas energy drinks contain a TON of sugar, caffeine, and other scary chemicals, Wu-Long is 100% FREE of pesticides, flavors, coloring, or chemical toxins.

It’s pure, 100% Wuyi Mountain-grown tea that is seen in China as a medicine… it’s SO powerful for lowering cholesterol, providing natural energy, and even fighting fat.

Whereas sugar actually becomes fat in your body, Wu-long tea increases oxidation of fat…

Which means Wu-Long turns fat into ENERGY!

The equation is simple:

Energy drinks = Sugar/Fake Sugar = Fat + False Energy + Sickness

Wulong Tea = Oxidation of fat = Natural Energy

Wu-Long tea is also packed with compounds called polyphenols which can strengthen teeth, fight allergies, and give your skin a healthy glow.

I bet you can’t find an energy drink that can do all of that AND boost your energy levels naturally!

There’s no better choice for natural energy and fat oxidation throughout your day than Wu-Long’s Delicious Slimming Tea.

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Conquer Food Cravings

All of us at some point of time have given into that craving for food, often cursing ourselves later as we realize the amount of calories we have piled on. The way you deal with our food cravings can make or break your weight loss management plan. Treating yourself to an occasional snack will not have a detrimental effect; however, giving in to your cravings habitually will send all your weight loss efforts down the drain.

Here we will discuss some of the effective ways to stave off your eating impulses.

Tips to Deal with Food Cravings

These tips have been suggested by health and nutrition experts to deal with your eating impulses:

 

    • Wait on it: Believe it or not, experts suggest that waiting out a food craving actually works. People often mistake hunger pangs for real hunger. Waiting before you reach out for that snack will help you differentiate between the two. Try keeping yourself occupied for sometime by taking a walk or checking out conversations on Facebook. More often than not, you will find that the urge to eat has disappeared.
    • Gulp down water: People often mistake thirst for hunger. Before you head to the fridge the next time you feel hungry, try drinking a glass of water. The body senses a need and we mistakenly assume that it is hunger and reach out for unhealthy snacks. Chances are that you will be pleasantly surprised to find that your craving has subsided after a drink of water.
    • Give in if you must, but just a little: Giving into your craving on an impulse implies that you have lost at least some control. What this results in is you going off the wagon completely. Take a moment to realize what you are doing and make a smart choice. Satisfy your craving but do it on a smaller scale. Usually, the first few bites will be enough to satisfy your craving.
    • Be Realistic: Set realistic goals. Don’92t deprive yourself of your favorite food, because once you get bored of eating the same diet food, your chances of binging will increase. Moderation is the key here. Enjoy your favorite foods once in a while, just watch the portion size.

Keep these tips in mind the next time you feel an uncontrollable urge to eat. Following these simple tips can go a long way in helping you cope up with food cravings.

Health Foods That Aren't Healthy

Been on a weight loss diet for long, sacrificed all your favorite foods and still can’92t see much progress? More often than not, the reason for this is the touted health foods, which in fact are not so healthy.

Disguised as healthy food, these can actually derail your weight loss plan.

Read on to find out more about which foods are sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

    • Bran Muffins: A bran muffin from a bakery can pack up to 500 calories and as much as 25gms of fat. If you are thinking fat free bran muffins are better, think again. These contain more sugar, so that just increases the calorie content. If you are thinking about the fiber content, maybe you are being fooled there too because most commercially produced bran muffins have lower bran content, which means that the fiber content is also low. A better choice would be bran flake cereal with fat free milk, which packs only 200 calories and around five grams of fiber.
    • Energy Bars: Unless you are an athlete or are super active, energy bars are not a very smart choice when you are trying to lose weight. Although energy bars are packed full of nutrients, when it comes to weight, they are as bad as candy bars. Typically, a protein bar packs around 200 to 300 calories. You should consider energy bars as a treat and not as normal health food.
    • Tuna Salad: Tuna itself is a good choice, whether you are trying to get more omega 3 fatty acids or managing your weight. It is a great source of protein that keeps you full for longer than many other foods. However, when you add in all the additional yummy stuff to a tuna salad, it just spells disaster for your diet plan. Next time you order a tuna salad make sure you stay away from the mayo and the extra toppings, unless you want them adding to your waistline.
    • Granola: Although granola is seemingly made of all natural ingredients, it does not actually make a good option for dieters. While the ingredients individually are quite healthy, they are held together using oil that significantly increase the calorie and fat content. Some varieties may pack in as many as 300 to 400 calories.

Now that you know the culprits, steer clear of these seemingly healthy foods the next time you are at the super market to stay on track with your diet plan.

How to Cut Calories from Your Pizza

Love sinking your teeth into that yummy pizza, but your weight loss diet doesn’t allow it?

It doesn’t have to be so. Just making a few changes can keep you from blowing away an entire day’s calorie at the pizzeria.

Here is what you should do to cut calories from your pizza…

 

    • Don’t Be Too Cheesy: Typically a slice of hand tossed cheese pizza will pack about 220 calories. Just ask for a half cheese pizza when you order. This will save about 50 calories from each slice and reduce the saturated fat content by almost a third. You will be surprised by the amount of cheese still left in your pizza even after slicing away half the cheese. If, however, you love the cheese too much to cut it in half, you could opt for partly skimmed cheese rather than whole fat cheese. Some pizzerias may use a sprinkling of feta as a substitute for regular cheese, which lowers the calorie count. If you are one of those who don’t mind going without cheese, order a no cheese pizza and then dust the slices lightly with grated Parmesan cheese.
    • Meat Matters: Usually any type of meat topping will add about 40 calories to each slice. While you might just love pepperoni, keep in mind that this topping packs in 130 calories in an ounce. Typically, one slice of pepperoni pizza will contain around 200 to 250 calories. Instead of pepperoni, try out chorizo, which will cut down the calorie count by 20 per serving while you enjoy the smoky hot flavor. Canadian bacon is another great choice, as it cuts 80 calories per ounce. Ground turkey breast or extra lean ground beef are also good substitutes for high calorie meat toppings.
    • Try Vegetables: Grab a bowl of vegetable soup or any other broth based soup for starters before you have your pizza. Salads are also a good option before having the pizza to curb your appetite. Veggie toppings like tomatoes, green peppers and onions instead of meats also work great as they are more filling, have more antioxidants and cut more calories.

Keep these tips in mind the next time you hit the pizza joint and you won’t have to worry about going off the weight loss diet.

The Truth about Carbohydrates

Are foods rich in carbohydrates the main culprits of weight gain? Most people trying to lose weight would avoid foods such as pasta, potatoes, bread, rice and cereals. Also, with low carb diets gaining popularity, this opinion seems to have become more consolidated.

Additionally, people often hear that the wheat in foods such as pasta and bread causes bloating, which has led to the belief that cutting out carbohydrates from our diets will help in weight loss.

This has left quite a few people confused whether they should include foods rich in carbohydrates in their weight loss diets.

Do Carbohydrates Actually Lead to Weight Gain?

Most health experts agree that there is no actual proof of carbohydrate rich food leading to more weight gain than any other food group. Ultimately, it all boils down to the excess of calories we consume which leads to weight gain, regardless of where those calories are coming from.

In most cases, it is the fat we consume with the carbohydrates which increases the calorie content. So, the creamy sauce we eat with pasta, the butter on the bread or fried potato would be the main culprits. Diets that recommend cutting out carbohydrate rich foods to lose weight work by reducing the calorie consumption. If a weight loss diet cuts out certain foods like potatoes, pasta, bread or rice, it also cuts out the calories. This is what leads to weight loss.

Most carbohydrate rich foods, especially the unprocessed ones, like wholegrain cereals, whole meal bread and whole wheat pasta contain a lot of minerals and vitamins, are low in fat content and are an important source of fiber. Cutting out these carbs makes it difficult to meet the daily recommended intake (18 grams a day) of fiber. Fiber is necessary for a healthy digestive system and to avoid conditions like hemorrhoids, constipation and diverticular diseases. Also, foods high in fiber are more filling than other foods, so they are a great choice for losing weight. Apart from that, there is also evidence that wholegrain found in carbohydrate rich foods such as whole wheat pasta, wholegrain cereal, oats and brown rice have a number of other health benefits such as keeping the heart healthy and helping to control our blood sugar levels and weight.

What You Should Do

Do not cut out carbohydrates completely from your weight loss diet. Opt for high fiber carbohydrates, such as wholegrain cereal, brown rice, whole meal bread and whole wheat pasta. They pack in more fiber and nutrients than the white processed varieties, thus helping to fill you up more. Also avoid adding too much of fat to these foods.

Nutrition For Weight Loss

Weight loss is a very difficult task. The dietary supplements and the fad diets tend to let you down in most of the cases. Following proper nutritional diets can help to melt off fats very easily. This article stresses on some of the parameters which you need to take care of for leading a healthy life.

Keep a Check on Your Calorie Intake:

It is very important that you maintaining control over intake of calories. Read the nutritional labels on the food to calculate the total number of calories you take every day. Calorie cuts are very important, for high rates of calorie tend to hinder the normal metabolic processes. However according to the nutritionists, dramatic calorie cuts are very harmful, for the human body starts reacting negatively when there are drastic reductions in the rate of calorie consumptions. The metabolic processes also tend to get affected by the drastic reductions.rnrnRegulation of the calorie intake depends on simple calculations. If to aim to loose about lb of your body weight, it is imperative you are burning about 3500 calories which you consume and for this you can take about a week’92s time. You must not shed more than 2 or 3 lbs in just a week.

Rely On Healthy Food:

Do not take junk foods; it is advisable that you are controlling your desires for pizza and chips. Junk foods have very little nutritional value and because of this you tend to feel hungry even just few minutes after taking it. You thus remain hungry and constantly crave for food. For a healthy body and proper weight you need to take foods rich in protein, vitamins such as milk, peanuts, beans, grains etc. Carbohydrates and protein gives you energy, you thus feel charged up and enjoy participating in the daily exercising regimes. The fats are a constant source of energy which keeps you lubricated. It is very important that you are keeping a check on the daily intake of fats since too much of it is not be healthy for your body.

Take Five Small Meals Everyday:

The teenagers and women dieting, nurture the false belief that they can regulate their body weight by skipping meals and starving. You must not skip a single meal in attempting to loose weight. The level of blood pressure tends to drop and your body craves for more food.

Drink Weight Loss Tea:

There are special Chinese teas like the Wulong or the Oolong tea available which have rich fat burning capacities.

These are some important considerations which can help you stay healthy and in proper size.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary.