Synergy of Food
DID YOU KNOW THAT WHAT YOU EAT CAN CHANGE THE LOOK OF YOUR DNA? THE FOLLOWING FOODS ARE SO POWERFUL THAT THEY CAN CLEAN UP THOSE FREE RADICALS.
Broccoli & Brussel Sprouts are the most powerful cancer fighting vegetables when put together.
Yellow Onion & Tumeric are known to reduce colon cancer by 60%
Oranges, apples, blueberries, and Grapes eaten together are one of the most powerful foods in cleaning up the Free Radicals in your Body.
Brain on Carbohydrates
Your brain works soley on carbohydrates. Thus if you cut your carbs too low or not eating the healthy carbohydrates like fruits and vegetable you will get hazy and not think clearly. Also if your brain does not have enough carbhydrates to function it will tap into your muscle and your muscle will release the carbohydrates into your system. So… you are losing your muscle that you work so hard to build will be depleted. Also since your muscle is not efficient at doing the transfer to carbohydrates your body will go into hunger mode and your will feel extra hungry. THAT IS WHY DIETS DO NOT WORK.
Carbohydrates are needed in largest amount (50-60% of daily calories). Basic form of carbohydrate used by the body is glucose (blood sugar). Glucose is stored by the body in the form of glycogen.
Carbohydrates are found in plant foods only with the exception of lactose (sugar in milk). Carbohydrates make up all fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Used by the body for energy. Fiber is a form of carbohydrate but is not digested or absorbed by the body. Instead it is used to keep our digestive track healthy by forming and eliminating waste from the body Whole grain vs. refined.
Whole grains are foods that have not been significantly altered from their state they occur in nature. i.e white rice versus brown rice.
Refined grain have most of the nutritional parts removed and are therefore enriched, or re-fortified
Simple versus complex
Simple sugars include:
o Glucose – blood sugar
o Fructose – sugar in fruit and honey
o Sucrose – table sugar
o Lactose – milk sugar
Complex carbohydrates include:
o Starches – potatoes, cereals, grains, corn, peas
o Fiber – legumes, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes, etc Foods such as fruit contain both simple and complex carbohydrates. They contain fructose which is the simple sugar that cause them to taste sweet and they contain complex carbohydrates, the fiber, that gives them peels and form/structure