There has been a lot more focus lately on the food choices available to those who want to follow a raw diet. But what exactly does that entail? What counts as raw, and what doesn't? Quite simply, to follow a raw diet, you will want to eat only uncooked foods. What does 'cooking entail? Anything that's heated to beyond 118 degrees Fahrenheit is considered cooked, and drained of many of the wonderful nutrients and living enzymes that make these foods truly worth eating. So, what is raw and edible? Just about every fruit and vegetable imaginable can be consumed raw, and should be, as often as possible. This is nothing ground breaking. The fresher, the better.
Healthy, beautiful skin, who does not what skin like that? I certainly don't know anyone that would not relish having their skin described as healthy and beautiful. So, since almost everyone wants it, how do we actually go about getting it? Of course there are millions of products out there, telling us that it is them that is the best, and will give us the beautiful skin that we really desire. It is the same with the adverts on the television, they all claim that great skin will be ours if we just go out and buy their products. Well that is all very well and good, but is there another way, aside from all the expensive, fancy products out there, to get our skin looking its absolute best?
Vitamin C plays an important role in over 300 different functions and operations in the human body. These include helping wounds heal, protecting you against a number of different cancers, preventing heart disease, cataracts, and a number of other serious health problems. Vitamin C is central in the production of collagen, which is the connective tissue that holds your cells together and makes up your bones, tendons, muscles, teeth, skin, blood vessels and other parts of your body. Vitamin C is an important and foundational antioxidant that your body needs daily. Antioxidants have large electron clouds around them that soak up damaging free radicals.
There are basically two main types of vegetarians - a lacto vegetarian, who excludes the use of meat, fish and poultry; and a strict vegetarian (or Vegan) who, on top of meat, fish and poultry, also excludes dairy products in their diet. Benefits of Vegetarianism: 1. Vegetarianism is certainly a healthier way of eating. Many of the Western diseases are of recent origin and diet-related. Too great an intake of animal fats leads to an increase in the incidence of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. 2. Vegetarian diet contains more fiber than meat or poultry. Fiber plays an essential part in the way our body handles the food we eat, but they do not contain the saturated animal fats which are harmful to our health.
The start of the new year is the perfect time get on board with those goals to achieve optimum nutrition. You can start the new year with healthy eating and living habits and make a great progress before the 4th of July. Start with a few easy to follow guidelines: The first thing you need to do is write your goals down on paper otherwise you will not validate your objectives. Remember also to keep it simple. Here is where you can start. WRITE IT DOWN Keep a food and exercise journal to track your progress. Write down what you eat and when you exercise. Seeing it in front of you in black and white can be very motivational. When you actually see some of your food choices, making healthy changes will seem like the only logical choice.
New findings from the Monell Center and Kyushu University in Japan report that endocannabinoids act directly on taste receptors on the tongue to enhance sweet taste. "Our taste cells may be more involved in regulating our appetites than we had previously known, " said study author Robert Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D., a Monell molecular biologist. "Better understanding of the driving forces for eating and overeating could lead to interventions to stem the burgeoning rise in obesity and related diseases." Endocannabinoids are substances similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Produced in the brain and body, they bind with cannabinoid receptors to help regulate appetite and many other processes involved in health and disease.