There is a nutritional difference between fruit and vegetable. Fruits are basically sweet and vegetables are more pungent. Fruits, you should eat for energy or calories and their cleansing action. Fruit is nutritious, but I wouldn't try to live on it alone. You need your vegetables too, because they provide nutrition fruit doesn't. Yet, both … Continue reading Difference between fruit and vegetable: Which to eat more of?
Although, I like rice, I love potatoes even more. We crave particular carbohydrates. Brown rice is nutty tasting and chewy. I used to like eating white rice better. But, I reduced the amount I ate of both as soon as I discovered they had arsenic in it. If you just have to eat rice despite … Continue reading Brown rice: Did you know ‘arsenic’ is in it?
What's the connection between refined grains and weight gain? There is a connection, because when I excluded all refined grain I lost weight. I was stuck until I stopped all refined carbs. It's from my own personal experience. And, the weight stays off as long as you avoid processed food and refined carbohydrates. Stopping all … Continue reading Refined grains and weight gain: How to win the ‘battle of the bulge’
What is a detox diet? You might think it's some special prepared diet, you have to starve yourself, drink powder or green juice. It's not. When you limit your exposure to chemicals and other harmful ingredients added to processed food and you avoid animal products, you do much in preventing illness, disease, ailments, conditions and further weight … Continue reading Detox diet: Are they as dangerous as they say they are?
It's natural to crave something sweet. But, why do I crave sugar? Refined sugar is unnatural and gets absorbed into the blood too quickly. Fruit has fiber and absorption is delayed. Have you ever wondered why candy bars are so addicting? They don't satisfy, you always want more. It's like ice cream. Try to eat … Continue reading Why do I crave sugar: How to break this unhealthy habit
Why is coffee bad for you? It tastes so good the way those designer coffee houses make it! How can something that tastes great, be so bad? Olive oil tastes good drizzled over a salad too, but it is not heart healthy like they say it is. My wife's favorite coffee (she no longer drinks) at the fancy coffee house had 1800 … Continue reading Why is Coffee bad for you: How do I overcome addiction to caffeine?
What is the (paleo) Paleolithic diet? In my opinion, the answer is a best guess to what our ancestors ate before recorded history. The Paleolithic era lasted two and a half million to until about ten thousand years ago before the advent of farming. What would they have eaten? Due to my own research, my best guess … Continue reading Is the ‘Paleolithic diet’ all it’s cracked up to be?
How do you stop sugar cravings? Do we even want to? We were born with taste buds that prefer sweet to bitter. So, we naturally crave the sweet over the not so sweet. We were made that way. This protects us from eating something poisonous in nature. But, refined sugar is not nature's product. It's … Continue reading How to break those sugar cravings
Is gluten bad for you? Wheat has gotten a good and bad rap. They say wheat fiber is good for you. But, did you know that every type of grain has its own gluten? Did you also know that grain is not very nutritious, that's why they add vitamins and minerals to processed cereals. They … Continue reading Is gluten bad for you: The tasty alternatives
Statistics show that if someone loses weight, he gains it back within a couple years. Diets don't work! So, if the diet you are on doesn't work, what does? Another good question. Furthermore, those who do lose the weight and keep it off amount to very few percentage points out of a hundred. So, what … Continue reading Beyond diet: Join the ‘plant based whole food’ movement