Love Olives And Their Virgin Oil? Both Can Cause Painful Inflammation

What is an inflammation? I still get it from time to time when I slip and eat the wrong foods. It even happens eating totally ‘vegetarian foods’.  A good example is eating olives which I still absolutely love. But, now I know for sure I cannot have them in my diet… Continue reading “Love Olives And Their Virgin Oil? Both Can Cause Painful Inflammation”

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‘Egg-less’ Scramble with Onions and Mushrooms Recipe

I used to eat eggs, but after a while when I tried them again, they didn’t taste right. For me, the same goes for meat. All the animal products have the bad cholesterol. I don’t ever want to have a heart attack! I can’t believe I’m still alive from all the fat laden cholesterol filled unhealthy foods I ‘used to’ eat! Continue reading “‘Egg-less’ Scramble with Onions and Mushrooms Recipe”

Giving Up Eating All Grain: 5 Healthy Reasons

I am not going out of my way to ‘bash’ all grains. I ‘used to’ love eating the majority of them. Although, I have not been tested for a ‘sensitivity’ to Continue reading “Giving Up Eating All Grain: 5 Healthy Reasons”

Why ‘Oldest’ People Don’t Need To Exercise

People who live the longest don’t necessarily exercise. But, I have noticed they stay busy physically and mentally. They do what they do naturally, what they love doing. Continue reading “Why ‘Oldest’ People Don’t Need To Exercise”

Why Positive Thoughts Are Essential To Better Health, Weight Loss and Longevity

Although, I have learned essential things about losing weight and getting healthier eating plant-based whole food, I also learned something extremely valuable we need in order for our lives to work out for the better.  And, without it, we won’t be nearly as healthy as we could be. Continue reading “Why Positive Thoughts Are Essential To Better Health, Weight Loss and Longevity”

Why ‘Low Glycemic’ Foods Are Healthiest

I try to ‘stick with’ eating the lower glycemic fruits and vegetables. I have learned those with diabetes,  must be careful about the type of carbs and amounts of fats he eats. If you eat the right carbs you will not be eating snack and junk foods. What can one eat as a substitute to combat our bad food cravings? Continue reading “Why ‘Low Glycemic’ Foods Are Healthiest”

Green Tea May Help Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

As I’ve revealed earlier, I drink organic Japanese green tea. I buy loose leaf and brew it by the pot from scratch every morning. That’s the best way, much better than tea bags. And, I think it has worked wonders when I stray and eat the wrong thing (holidays, birthdays, etc.) and suffer from bouts of inflammation soon after. Continue reading “Green Tea May Help Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis”

USDA Choose My Plate Guidelines: Why Eating ‘Less’ Fruit May Be Healthiest

It may not be as healthy as you might think for fruitarians or those eating endless fruit each day. I know we need calories, but you can get long lasting energy and satisfaction eating Continue reading “USDA Choose My Plate Guidelines: Why Eating ‘Less’ Fruit May Be Healthiest”

‘Automatically Maintaining’ Weight Loss Without Counting Calories

What’s next after you trim down? I didn’t realize I would become more sensitive to how food affected me. My wife was intuitive about that she should eat ‘broccoli’ every day.

I realized I needed to eat more of something too. It was ‘kale’. You will ‘sense’ what you need to eat more of after eating plant-based whole food a while. You become increasingly ‘sensitive’ to what you should and shouldn’t eat.

“My weight is automatically maintained at what I weighed in high school. How? I ‘stick to’ a plant-based whole food diet. Why? It is low protein, high carbohydrate and low fat. This is our most natural diet” ~ your author

I observed eating brown rice with soy milk with honey at night caused me acid reflux. It wasn’t super painful, but I knew something was wrong. It was the honey. Honey is acid. Rice also is, but when I eat rice with soy milk and no sweetener like honey, it doesn’t cause acid reflux. So, now I use stevia.

‘Stevia is a natural-origin sweetener that is increasing the options for reduced sugar and reduced energy foods and beverages. Stevia shows promise as a tool to help lower energy intakes, which may lead to the reduction and prevention of obesity [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4890837/]’.

Even though raw uncooked honey is natural, it is still acidic. Because of its acidity, it tends to also cause cavities.

High fructose corn syrup is the most ‘un-healthful’ sweetener of all. Your liver doesn’t know what to do with it. It can cause cardiovascular problems and you may develop the inflammatory nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

They put HFCS in almost everything it seems because it’s so cheap. Eat resistant starch foods like beans, rice and potatoes. These keep you satisfied for hours and you never have to count calories. If you get hungry later with that ‘sweet tooth’, try eating whole fruit.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4890837/
Website Title Nutrition today
Publication Month May
Publication Year 2015 Article Title Stevia, Nature’s Zero-Calorie Sustainable Sweetener: A New Player in the Fight Against Obesity
Date Accessed March 31, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

Health and Weight Loss Depend Upon Reading Every Food Label Ingredient

It never fails. When I don’t read ingredients on something I buy in a bottle, can and package, lo and behold, there it is. Then, into the trash it goes! My hard earned money is wasted and I feel ‘tricked’! Continue reading “Health and Weight Loss Depend Upon Reading Every Food Label Ingredient”