Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it's Making You Fat and Tired

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Hey My Beautiful Dear Friend,

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!

And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  Right?

Well, maybe…

Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. 

Let's focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat and drink it. 

Ideally, you need a varied eating plan full of minimally-processed foods (i.e. fewer “packaged” “ready-to-eat” foods).  This simple concept is paramount for weight loss, energy, and overall health and wellness.

 

Every day this is what you should aim for:

  • A colorful array of fruits and veggies at almost every meal and snack.  You need the fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

  • Enough healthy protein.  Making sure you get all of those essential amino acids (bonus: eating protein can increase your metabolism).

  • Healthy fats and oils (never “hydrogenated” ones).  There is a reason some fatty acids are called “essential” - you need them as building blocks for your hormones and brain as well as to be able to absorb essential fat-soluble vitamins from your healthy salads.  Use extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, if you eat eggs choose organic and get grass-fed meats when possible.  You don't need to overdo it here.  Just make sure you're getting some high-quality fats.

 

How you eat and drink

Also pay attention to how you eat and drink. 

Are you rushed, not properly chewing your food, and possibly suffering from gastrointestinal issues? Do you drink your food?

When it comes to how you eat let's first look at “mindful eating”.

Mindful eating means to take smaller bites, eat slowly, chew thoroughly, and savour every bite.  Notice and appreciate the smell, taste and texture.  Breathe.

This gives your digestive system the hint to prepare for digestion and to secrete necessary enzymes.

This can also help with weight loss because eating slower often means eating less.  Did you know that it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to know that your stomach is full?

Thought so!

We also know that more thoroughly chewed food is easier to digest and it makes it easier to absorb all of those essential nutrients.

And don't forget about drinking your food.  

Yes, smoothies can be healthy and a fabulously easy and tasty way to get in some fruits and veggies (hello leafy greens!)  

A green smoothie can make an amazingly nutrient-dense meal and is way better than stopping for convenient junk food – just consider, drinking too much of a concentrated food can also make you fat and sluggish, so consider a large smoothie to be a full meal not a snack.  And don't gulp it down too fast.

If your smoothies don't fill you up like a full meal does try adding in a spoon of fiber like ground flax or chia seeds. Try my Peachy-Chia Smoothie recipe coming soon...!

Summary:

Consider not only how much you eat but also what and how you eat it.

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Amazing Uses and Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

HELLO THERE BEAUTIFUL!!!

 

Research indicates, animal fats have long chain saturated fat, while coconut oil contains healthy, healing, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). This saturated fat is considered a rare and important building block of every cell in the human body, and can actually reduce cholesterol and heart disease.

This incredible food boosts immunity, kills bacteria and viruses, protects against cancer and other degenerative diseases, and prevents osteoporosis by promoting calcium absorption. It also slows down aging and is good for skin radiance.

Weight Loss from Coconut Oil/Butter


American farmers attempted to plump up their cattle by feeding them coconut oil. Instead of gaining weight, their cows lost weight!

This is because:

1. The long-chain fats nearly always go to fat storage, while the MCFAs (medium chain fatty acids) are burned for energy... which is why you feel great after eating this coconut super food.

2. Coconut oil helps to stimulate the metabolism, so you burn more calories each day, which helps with weight loss and energy levels.

Coconut Oil/Butter is Packed with Lauric Acid

Coconut oil, like human breast milk, is rich in lauric acid, which boosts immunity and destroys harmful bacteria and viruses. In fact, coconut oil is one of the closest foods on the planet to breast milk.

Scientists in the Philippines researched the effects of coconut oil and lauric acid on patients with the HIV virus that causes Aids. The results were amazing. Most of the Aids patients showed a dramatic drop in the HIV virus count, in some cases to "undetectable" levels. While there needs to be a lot more research, there is certainly evidence to suggest that people with this virus would benefit from having a diet rich in coconut.

Lipid researcher Dr. Jon Kabara says "Never before in the history of man is it so important to emphasize the value of Lauric Oils."

Coconut Oil/Butter Kills Candida (Yeast Infections)

Coconut oil has been shown to kill the Candida Albicans yeast, which is caused by antibiotics, birth control pills, and modern living. It has caused a whole generation to be tired, foggy headed, unable to optimally digest food, and suffer from a range of other illnesses.

Yet many sufferers have claimed that their health has dramatically improved when using coconut products. This could be due to the fact that coconuts are a dense source of caprylic acid, which has anti-fungal properties. It could also be due to the fact that these people replaced regular milk (which is generally toxic and bad for candida sufferers) with the milk from coconuts.

Healthy Skin

Coconut Oil/Butter has youth enhancing, glow encouraging properties for the skin. It is highly moisturizing and promotes skin elasticity.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/023563_coconut_oil.html#ixzz1OnFvd700

LOVE AND WELLNESS,

DEB