Reasons to eat healthy

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If you eat the right foods you will most likely feel better and lose weight. Furthermore, like those in other societies who eat this way, chances are in your favor you will probably live longer. I lost fifty pounds eating differently. Now, I too eat a plant based whole food diet. It might not seem …

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Alkaline food chart: Lose weight, gain health!

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You might want to choose your food carefully from the alkaline food chart I have provided  to make sure you are eating the most alkaline foods. If you don't feel well you might want to cut out meat, dairy, eggs, oils, sweeteners, eating too many nuts and seeds, using sauces, vinegar and alcoholic drinks which …

Alkaline foods: Weight loss, better health and longer life

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You have probably heard an alkaline diet is beneficial over the acidic. I have discovered that alkaline food is better for my health and well-being. From what I understand, from a scale 1 to 14, seven would be in the neutral range. In other words, the lower numbers to the left would be more acidic …

Avoiding metabolic acidosis: How an alkaline diet can make you feel better

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The body is at its healthiest when the pH balance is 7.3 to 7.45. Metabolic Acidosis [1 medlineplus.gov] can occur in persons who eat too many highly acidic foods. This is a condition whereby the blood and bodily fluids become too acidic. In this day and age, maintaining the healthiest alkaline/acidic balance may be almost …

Not all carbohydrates are good carbs: Foods to avoid

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What are good carbs? Good question. There is so much talk out there, one wonders who to listen to. Did you know that many of us crave bread because it is so addictive? Furthermore, eating wheat bread caused me aches, pains and weight gain. I totally love bread to this day. I just don't eat …

Low carb breakfast recipes: Shed the pounds

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Everyday, I start myself off eating a simple breakfast. Although, it is basically a low carb breakfast, the berries I eat are packed with superior nutrition. I begin with a fried potato followed by berries. The berries I buy depend upon the price. When berries go for two for five dollars, I'm there; I buy. …

Good dental health: What your dentist won’t tell you

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You might need to improve your dental health as a vegetarian by changing a few things you eat. Vegan and vegetarian teeth might not be in better shape than meat eaters. Those who eat healthier than those who eat animal products may still get sick too much, have high blood pressure, bad cholesterol levels possibly …

What is quinoa and why it replaces rice (hint: arsenic)

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What is quinoa? Pronounced [ˈkēnwä]. It's an alternative to eating wheat products and other grains you might be sensitive to. When you hear the word 'gluten', they are actually referring to grains such as wheat, barley and rye that affect those with celiac disease and have a sensitivity to gluten. Quinoa falls into the classification …

Your healthy grocery list: What foods to buy

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What exactly is a healthy grocery list? You will get a million and one different opinions about what you should eat and not wherever you look on the internet. This site is not a scientific study, but totally layman in nature. Yet, don't make the mistake of underestimating the value of the information presented. I …

Resistant Starch Foods

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Are resistant starch foods good for you? Potatoes and rice are essential staples in many societies. But, is all starch healthy? It seems to depend upon if the food is processed or not. For example, wheat crackers can make you gain weight because they can raise your blood sugar too high, too quickly. Opt for the resistant starch foods, instead. This type …