Enjoy Good Health

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: The Diet Change That May Protect You Against Cance...

Enjoy Good Health: The Diet Change That May Protect You Against Cance...: "A major breakthrough in the search for a food that can fight cancer was announced in 1982 by the National Cancer Institute. &nbs..."

The Diet Change That May Protect You Against Cancer/ WHERE TO FIND BETA-CAROTENE

A major breakthrough in the search for a food that can fight cancer was announced in 1982 by the National Cancer Institute.
     Evidence was produced indicating that a nutrient called beta-carotene is able to block the mysterious process by which a normal cell turns malignant and cancerous. Scientists theorized that beta-carotene (along with Vitamins A, C, and E and the mineral selenium) actually inhibit the formation of cancer.
     Studies were made that linked diet and the risk of cancer. Scientists found that the Japanses, who adhere to a traditional diet of vegetables and fish, have a low incidence of colon cancer. But when they migrate to the United States and adopt a Western diet burdened with meat and fat, their cancer rate rises dramatically.
     Nutritionists suggest that the beta-carotene in vegetables should be included in everyone's diet to reduce the cancer risk.
     The National Cancer Institute says in an official report: "In general, the evidence suggests that some types of diets and some dietary components (that is, high-fat diets or the frequent consumption of salt-cured, salt-pickled and smoked foods) tends to increase the risk of cancer. But low-fat diets or frequent consumption of certain fruits and vegetables tends to decrease cancer risks.

                                           WHERE TO FIND BETA-CAROTENE

     Many yellow and dark green vegetables, eaten raw, provide you with beta-carotene. Scientists call this substance a "provitamin A". Once you eat beta-carotene, it is converted to Vitamin A by your digestive and intestinal system.
     Raw carrots are the richest source of beta-carotene and some nutritionists say half a cup of raw carrots at least three times a week is an appropriate serving.
     Scientists have synthesized beta-carotene into a substance called 13-cis-retinoic acid. Derived from vegetables, this retinoic appears to inhibit bladder and breast cancer. Researchers are conducting extensive tests in the hope that it will also have important benefits for humans. </145494>  http://a1itsinthebag.blogspot.com,http//www.orble.com/Winning,http://lindagjehoich.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: Where To Find Fiber

Enjoy Good Health: Where To Find Fiber: " Beautiful amounts of fiber are available from natural sources. &nbs..."

Where To Find Fiber

     Beautiful amounts of fiber are available from natural sources.
          *Select breads and crackers made from whole grain flours (wheat, rye or corn0 or with added natural grains. Check the labels for that words "whole grain" or "whole wheat." Course fiber is even more effective than finely ground fiber.

          * Serve breakfast cereals high in bran or whole grains such as wheat or oats, rather than refined, sugar-coated cereals. Vary your diet with hot cereals such as oatmeal or toasted wheat.

          * Cook brown rice, rather than refined white rice.

          * In making your own breads, muffins, cookies and pancakes, use whole grain flours. Add nourishing ingredient  s such as nuts, dried fruits, apples, cranberries and carrots.

          * Eat plenty of fresh fruits, and vegetables. If the skins are edible, don't peel them off. Fruit juice is good for you, but whole fresh fruit (such as oranges or grapefruit) is even better. Fruit also is ideal for snacks or low-calorie desserts.

          * Dried fruits, such as raisins, dates, figs, apricots and prunes, are relatively good fiber foods. But they are also high in calories, so serve small portions.

          * Don't overcook your vegetables. They're fine sources of fiber, along with Vitamin A and C. Steam them or cook them lightly to retain more nutrients. They should be slightly crisp and chewy, not mushy.

          * dried or frozen bagged beans and peas are chock-full of fiber. They also provide protein, magnesium and iron. But some also contain salt and sugar, so check the labels.

          * Sunflower and sesame seeds are excellent fiber sources. So are nuts, which should be unsalted. Add seeds to your salads, vegetable dishes and casseroles. Blend them into bread dough or muffin butter.

          * Perhaps the easiest way to boost your fiber consumption is to add several tablespoons of bran or  wheat germ to your breakfast cereal everyday. You can also blenderize them into fruit juice and sprinkle them over salads. Include some fiber in all your meals. You'll eat your way to a longer life! </145494>

Monday, March 28, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: Fiber Can Save Your Life / What Fiber Can Do

Enjoy Good Health: Fiber Can Save Your Life / What Fiber Can Do: " Grandma called it roughage. We call it fiber. Whatever its name, it made headline news when a British surgeon and c..."

Fiber Can Save Your Life / What Fiber Can Do

     Grandma called it roughage. We call it fiber. Whatever its name, it made headline news when a British surgeon and cancer specialist, Dr. Dennis Burkitt, noted that the Third World natives he was treating almost never developed diverticulousis of the colon and other digestive maladies that are widespread in Western Europe and the United States.
     Medical detective work indicated that eating habits made the difference!
     The native's diet consisted mainly of such fiber-rich foods as grains, nuts, and beans. The average American's diet is low in fiber and high in red meat and other foods containing saturated fats.
     Dr. Burkitt also observed that when the Third World natives became more "civilized," they changed their diet. Their intake of white flour and sugar increased. They turned away from high-fiber natural foods in favor of highly refined foods with carbohydrates depleted of fiber.
     When the native's diet changed, their rate of modern-day digestive and intestinal ailments suddenly skyrocketed. Statistics point to fiber as the nutrient that made the difference.

                                     What Fiber Can Do

     Fiber can help you to live many years longer because of its impact on your weight, your heart and your digestive and intestinal system.
     Fiber can bring down your weight, because the bulkiness of fiber-rich foods creates a feeling of fulliness. You'll automatically eat less and still feel satisfied. Fiber foods usually take longer to chew. They satisfy your oral cravings, and chewing will reduce the risk of gum and tooth disorders caused by soft and sugary foods.
     Fiber also helps ward off such intestinal disorders as constipation, spastic colon and diverticulosis. It eases bowel movements, reducing the strain on the bowel and blood vessels. This means less danger of hernia, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
     Fiber has the ability to bind bile salts and hurry along the elimination of irritating, potentially harmful bacteria. It shortens the time the bacteria is in contact with intestinal walls.
     Research by the British Heart Association indicates that certain types of fiber may lower choloesterol levels in the body and thereby reduce the risk of coronary disease.
     Experts also theorize that fiber picks up bile acids which your body uses to absorb fat in the diet and produce a beneficial fat in the liver. They say body cholesterol may bind directly to fiberin the intestines. This fatty cholesterol may then be eliminated in bowel movements, stream and deposited along artery walls.
     Fiber can save your life by preventing the clotting of arteries and reducing the danger of cancer of the colon.  </1454947>

Enjoy Good Health: Stevia to Sugar equasion Chart

Enjoy Good Health: Stevia to Sugar equasion Chart: " &n..."

Stevia to Sugar equasion Chart

                                                     Stevia Equasion Chart

Sugar                                Packets                          Cup for Cup

1teaspoon                         1/2 pkt.                           1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons                      1 pkt.                              2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon                     1 1/2 pkt.                        1 tablespoon
1/4 cup                             6 pkt.                              1/4 cup
1/3 cup                             8 pkt.                              1/3 cup
1/2 cup                             12 pkt.                            1/2 cup
2/3 cup                             16 pkt.                            2/3 cup
3/4 cup                             18 pkt.                            3/4 cup
1 cup                                24 pkt.                            1 cup

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: Baking Tips/ Start Slowly

Enjoy Good Health: Baking Tips/ Start Slowly: " &n..."

Baking Tips/ Start Slowly

                                                            Baking Tips
     Most margarines can be substituted for baking. But diet margarines usually do not cook well, because they contain much more water than non-diet margarines. Substituting liquid oils for solid shortenings can be tricky. What you must do is follow your recipe very carefully, and replace butter and margarine with Smart Balance Buttery Spread. You can cook with it, bake with it and spread it on hot toast, corn bread, or put it on hot vegetables. 1 tablespoon of Smart Balance Buttery Spread (14g) has 80 calories.

                                                            Start Slowly

     If you have become accustomed to eating foods with a high saturated fat content over the years, you will find it difficult to make an abrupt switch to polyunsaturated and low-fat products. These tips will help you:
          * Cut down gradually on the amount of high-fat foods you consume, rather than trying to give them all up at once.
          * Cook your favorite foods in ways that will hold down the fat content--such as broiling, roasting or stewing meats. Don't fry meats, because this adds to the fat content. When I have to fry meats (to brown the outsides) I use extra Virgin Olive oil.
          * Try one or two new foods that are lower in saturated fats each week. Start with low-fat dairy products--Smart Balance also has sour cream, and cheese-that are well worth trying, lean meats, more fish and poultry and more whole-grain products.
          * Don't be discourged if you occasionally eat a high-fat snack (such as a pastry or donut) because of an uncontrollable craving. When you change your eating habits, you can expect to encounter an occasional problem.
          * Remember that your program of reducing your intake of saturated fat will pay big dividends in terms of a longer and healthier life.</1454947>

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: How Foods Compare

Enjoy Good Health: How Foods Compare: " How to add years to your life, your goal should be to eat foods that have a fat connent of less than 12% . Eat them..."

How Foods Compare

     How to add years to your life, your goal should be to eat foods that have a fat connent of less than 12% . Eat them in moderation but satisfying portions. The following list shows how various cold cuts compare in fat content.

Type of Cold Cut                                          Fat Content                          Carories

(roasted white meat without skin)                        3%                              50 per slice
(roasted white meat without skin)                        5%                              55 per slice
Chipped or dried beef                                        5%                              55 per slice
Turkey pastrami (sliced)                                     6%                              40 per slice
Turkey ham (sliced)                                           6%                              40 per slice
Roast beef (round or rump,
trimmed of fat                                                    10%                            60 per slice
Turkey bologna                                                 15%                             55 per slice
Boiled ham                                                        17%                            65 per slice
Salami (cooked)                                                21%                            90 per slice
Corned beef (medium fat                                   23%                            105 per slice
Vienna sausage                                                  25%                             80 per 2 inch
Bologna (all meat)                                             28%                              90 per ounce
Deviled ham                                                      32%                             100 per ounce
Liverwurst                                                         33%                              90 per ounce
Salami (dry)                                                      33%                              130 per ounce
Pastrami                                                           36%                               140 per ounce     


     Heres how various popular cheeses and processed cheese products compare:
Product                                                      Fat Content                               Calories
Low-Fat cottage cheese                                    1%                                   10 per tbs.
Creamed cottage cheese                                   4%                                   15 per tbs.
Low-fat cheeses                                             5-15%                              45 to 70 per oz.
Imitation processed cheese                                6%                                   50 per ounce
Cheese spreads                                                22%                                  40 per tbs.
Swiss cheese                                                    26%                                 105 per ounce
Processed cheese                                             31%                                 105 per ounce
Cheddar cheese                                               33%                                 115 per ounce
Cream cheese                                                  34%                                   50 per tbs.

     Amoung baked goods, bread slices, matzos, Middle Eastern pocket bread, rye crackers, soda crackers and thin toast squares all have a fat content below 12%. Most pastries, donuts and other fancy breakfast and snack products have a fat content above 12%.                     

Friday, March 25, 2011


Enjoy Good Health: CALORIES--FAT CONTENT: " &n..."


     All fats and oils are equally high in calories. They should be used only in moderation. An ounce of fat contains about 255 calories, compared with about 113 calories for an ounce of lean meat.

                                                          FAT CONTENT

     In choosing fats and oils that are high in polyunsaturated fats, keep the following list handy for ready reference. It shows the percentage of polyunsaturated fat and saturated fat in various substances. Since these substances contain other ingredients in addition to fat, the percentages do not add up to 100.

Safflower oil                                                74%                                               9%
Sunflower oil                                               64%                                               13%
Corn oil                                                      58%
Average vegetable                                                                                             13%      
     oil                                                          40%                                               19%
Peanut oil                                                    30%                                               29%
Chicken fat                                                 26%                                               14%
Olive oil                                                       9%                                                32%
Average vegetable                                      20%                                                  
shortening                                                                                                          40%
Lard                                                           12%                                                48%
Beef fat                                                        4%                                                61%
Butter                                                           4%                                                81%    
Palm oil                                                         2%                                               86%
Coconut oil                                                   2%                                                86%
You can undo the errors of years of faulty eating by merely changing a few simple diet habits, look younger, improve your health. You'll be on your way to a longer happier life. </1454947> Linda G..

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oils and Fats... Meats and Spreads

     You need some fats in your diet in order to enjoy good health. Fats are important because:
          * They help your body assimilate Vitamins  A, D, E, and K.
          * They help keep your skin youthful and healthy.
          * They give you "staying power" and keep you from getting hungry right after a meal.
           But, as we noted earlier, saturated "hard" fats raise your blood cholesterol level and increase the risk of heart disease. What you must do, therefore, is to reduce your intake of saturated fats and rely as much as possible on polyunsaturated fats to provide the fat your body needs.
     You'll find polyunsaturated fats in most liquid vegetable oils, including sunflower, safflower, corn and soybean oils. Olive and peanut oils are not as high in polyunsaturates.


     Beef, pork, lamb and processed meats are high in saturated fats, but chicken (without the skin) and fish are low in saturated fats. You can improve your health significantly by substituting chicken and fish for red meat at dinner twice a week.

                                               Spreads, Margarines and Butter

     Butter is an animal fat, and that means, it's high in saturated fats. It will raise your blood cholesterol level.
     Not all margarines are alike. Some will help lower blood cholesterol more than others. Try to find a margarine that has at least twice as much polyunsaturated fat as saturated fat. Read the nutrition label on the package. Not all margarines provide this information on the label, but many of them do.  If the margarine in your supermarket don't list the saturated and polyunsaturated fat content, write to the manufacturer and inquire.
     Spreads such as: Smart Balance have been around awhile now. But to many people they are still the new "kid" on the block.
I started using Smart Balance products (mayonnaise,peanut butter) right after they first joined the market. I have to admit they are good products, and they will let you print coupons.
     Smart balance is a Buttery Spread that is an excellent source of Omega-3. It is a patented blend of oils that have no hydrogenated oils--0g Trans Fats. It is an excellent source of Omega-3 ALA (320mg per serving.(20%Dv)). It is also an excellent source of Vitamins D, B6, and B12.
 But to me it's like the icing on the cake, I can cook with it, bake with it, and spread in on hot toast. </145494> http://www.orble.com/winning,http://a1itsinthebag.blogspot.com,http://lindagjehoich.blogspot.com 
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sugar--Why Cut Down?

                                                           Why Cut Down?
     When you consume less sugar, you enjoy these bonuses:
          * Fewer calories will mean less weight and less risk of heart disease.
          * When you reduce your intake of products laced with sugar, you will automatically cut back on saturated fat and cholesterol.
          * You'll have fewer cavities, especially by cutting down on sugary snacks between meals.  This is an especially big bonus for children.

                                                               Your Child
     Eating habits begin in your child's earliest days. Your youngster learns good or bad habits from your example.
     If you use sugary foods such as candies and baked goods as rewards for good behavior, you'll encourage your child's craving for these foods. It's never too early or too late to help your child get started on the kind of eating habits that will prolong his/her life. Follow these guidelines:
          *   Try Nature's own candy--fruit. It's a pleasing change. Serve fresh, frozen  (unsweetened) or canned fruit, packed in its natural juices. Read labels to make sure there is no sugar in frozen and canned fruits.
          * Buy fruit and vegetable juices and low-fat milk for your child's between-meal snacks. Serve them in place of high-sugar soda pop.
          *  Offer your child fresh, crunchy vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts, and seeds for after school treats.
          * Look for sugar on the ingredient label of all cereals. Some pre-sweetened cereals contain more than 50% sugar. Food labels list ingredients in order by weight. The item in the greatest amount is listed first. The item in the least amount is listed last. Some cereals have no added sugar at all.
          * Serve your family a cereal without added sugar, such as oatmeal, cream of wheat, shredded wheat or puffed rice. Add some fresh fruits or fruits canned in their own juices in place of sugar.

                                                       Oils and Fats

     You need some fats in your diet in order to enjoy good health. Fats are important because:
          * They help your body assimilate Vitamins A, D, E, and K.
          * They help keep your skin youthful and healthy.
          * They give you "staying power" and keep you from getting hungry right after a meal.
          But, as we noted earlier, saturated "hard" fats raise your blood cholesterol level and increase the risk of heart disease. What you must do, therefore is to reduce your intake of saturated fats and rely as much as possible on polyunsaturated fats to provide the fat your body needs.
     You'll find polyunsaturated fats in most liquid vegetable oils, including sunflower, safflower, corn and soybean oils. Olive and peanut oils are not as high in polyunsaturates. </1454947> </enjoygoodhealth>

Oils and Fats

Monday, March 21, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: Sugar Facts Quiz

Enjoy Good Health: Sugar Facts Quiz: " Test Your Knowledge of Sugar With Thi..."

Sugar Facts Quiz

                  Test Your Knowledge of Sugar With This Quiz

1. Honey is better for you than sugar. True or False?
Answer: False. Honey contains fructose, a sweetener sugar digested differently than table sugar. However, this difference is not of great importance. Fructose, just like table sugar, ends up as glucose, the food substance your body needs for energy. Unrefinded sweeteners such as honey, raw sugar and turbinado ("washed" raw sugar) have no special benefits. Their mineral content is so low that you would have to consume all of your day's calories in sugars to get a significant amount. These sugars provide only sweetness and calories, just like refined (table) sugar.
2. Sugar is a carbohydrate. True or False?
Answer: True. Sugars are called simple carbohydrates. Starches are complex carbohydrates. Compared to starches, sugars have a simpler chemical structure. Foods high in sugars and starches are the basic sources of carbohydrates.
3. Sugar is a source of quick energy. True or False?
Answer: True. But this is misleading. If you eat a candy bar or drink a soda pop, you'll experience a quick pickup, but it will backfire. Your body will use this sugar very rapidly, and the pickup will be followed by a quick letdown.
4. How many teaspoons of sugar are there in a typical 12-ounce cola drink?
Answer: eight teaspoons. Remember that most of the sugar in our diets is from processed foods such as soft drinks or baked goods, rather than from naturally sweet foods.
5. Which of these ingredients on a package label really means sugar--dextrose, sucrose, or corn syrup?
Answer: All three. Terms for sugar also include honey, molasses, invert sugar, fructose, lactose, maltose and galactose.
6. Which of these items contain added sugar  Ketchup, orange juice, French dressing?
Answer: ketchup and French dressing.

                                               Natural Sweeteners
     Many foods contain natural sweeteners.
These natural ingredients enhance the flavor of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products and grains.
     But many manufacturers will add sugar to provide still more sweetness, improve texture, hold moisture and (in the case of breads) to help yeast grow and make the product rise.
     Here's what's bad about products loaded with sugar:
        * These products are high in calories. They can cause overweight and increase the risk of heart disease.
        * filling up on sugary processed foods doesn't leave room for important fruits, vegetables and grains, which can give you essential vitamins and minerals, roughage, energy and a variety of pleasing tastes.
        * Sugar is often found in foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol, such as pies, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and many snack crackers.

                                                 How To Do It

     As we have noted, sugar in foods provide flavor and texture in foods, holds moisture in and help yeast to grow so that breads will rise.

Here's how to cut back on sugar without losing the good things sugar provides:
        * Buy bread products made with less sugar or none at all. They're available in the dietic sections of many supermarkets and in health food stores.
        * Experiment by cutting back on sugar in custards, puddings, toppings, muffins, and cookies. Don't cut back a great deal with highrising cakes and yeast breads, because they do need sugar for texture and height. But bake these products less frequently.
        * To make your foods interesting, replace sugar with such spices and flavorings as cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, almond or peppermint. Some of these spices and flavorings contain small amounts of added sugar, but it won't equal the sugar they replace.
        * Try a drop or two of vanilla extract in your coffee in place of sugar.
        * If you feel you must use sugar with certain foods, simply cut down on the amount.
        * Use a smaller spoon for your sugar bowl.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: Favorite Energy--Boosting Snacks-Continued

Enjoy Good Health: Favorite Energy--Boosting Snacks-Continued: "* 1 cup of nonfat or low-fat yogurt with canned, frozen, or fresh unsweetened fruit * 1/2 cup of nonfat old-fashioned whole-oat granola, ser..."

Favorite Energy--Boosting Snacks-Continued

* 1 cup of nonfat or low-fat yogurt with canned, frozen, or fresh unsweetened fruit
* 1/2 cup of nonfat old-fashioned whole-oat granola, served with fat-free milk or yogurt
* 1 cup of fruit juice-sweetened nonfat or low-fat yogurt
* 1 cup tomato soup (made with fat-free milk) and two whole-rye crackers
* 1 cup of non-instant oatmeal with fat-free milk and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
* A fat-free or low-fat whole-grain muffin
* A small container of whole-oat granola
* One to three pieces of Ry Crisp, Wasa Crispbread, Scandinavian-style bran, crispbread, or other whole-rye cracker with all-fruit preserves or nonfat or low-fat cream cheese
* Whole-grain bagel with 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of nonfat or low-fat mayonnaise, and two slices of turkey breast or two thin slices of low-fat cheese such as jarlsberg lite swiss
* 1/2 cup of nonfat ricotta cheese topped with a handful of nonfat whole-oat granola
* 4 ounces of low-fat frozen yogurt
* 1/2 cup of nonfat cottage cheese with canned, frozen, or fresh unsweetened fruit
* Tapioca pudding made with fat-free milk: I've like this my whole life
* 1 cup of nonfat or low-fat vegetable soup, bean soup, or lentil soup
* A variety of fresh-cut mixed raw vegetables and fruit with several whole-grain crackers and a nonfat or low-fat dressing or dip for dipping
* 1 piece of angel food cake with fresh unsweetened berries
* 1 piece of whole-rye or whole-grain bread with 1 teaspoon of nonfat mayonnaise and 2 ounces of water-packed albacore tuna
* 8 ounces of unsweetened orange juice with a small, whole-grain, very low fat muffin
* One celery stalk stuffed with 1 tablespoon of nonfat or low-fat cream cheese or cottage cheese
* One apple or other piece of fresh fruit with several whole-grain crackers
* Sliced fruit and berries in 1/2 cup of nonfat plain yogurt or cottage cheese
* Air-popped, very low fat popcorn

                                                   Honey Mustard Dressing

1 cup omega plus light mayonnaise                    
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder    
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried mustard, dash of white pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup water
1. Combine all ingredients, except water, in a blender or food processor
2. Add water and blend a few seconds more or until of smooth consistency
3. Store in an air-tight container in refrigerator up to two weeks

Makes: 1 3/4 cups

Per 2 tablespoon serving: 83 calories, 0 protein, 8 grams carbohydrates, 5.7 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 2.9 grams monounsaturated fat, 1.9 grams polyunsaturated fat, 0 trans fatty acids, 601 mg omega-3 fatty acids, 1371 mg omega-6 fatty acids, 147 mg sodium, o fiber

                                                     Homemade Mayonnaise
Using a blender or food processor it takes 5 minutes to make your own.
      You will need:
2 egg yolks; 3/4 teaspoon salt; 1/2 teaspoon  powered (dry) mustard; 1/8 teaspoon sugar; pinch of pepper; 4 to 5 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar

Preparation: Beat yolks, salt, pepper, mustard, sugar, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in a small until very thick and pale yellow (Note: If using electric mixer beat at medium speed,) add 1/4 cup olive oil, drop by drop, beating vigorously all the while. Beat another teasoppn lemon juice and water. Add 1/2 cup olive oil in a fine steady stream, beating constantly, then mix in remaining lemon juice and water, slowly beat in remaining oil. If you like, thin mayonnaise add a little additional water-hot. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Do Not Keep Longer Than 1 Week. Yields: 1 1/2 cups
Prep. time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minute
Total time: 10 minutes.  

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: Olive Oil

Enjoy Good Health: Olive Oil: "Last week I had to go to my dentist for oral surgery, knowing that I would be hard pressed to eat anything for awhile and the thought of not..."

Olive Oil

Last week I had to go to my dentist for oral surgery, knowing that I would be hard pressed to eat anything for awhile and the thought of not being able to take my vitamins everyday bothered me. So, I went and bought myself some Ensure to help keep up my muscle health and some Benevia to give me strenght and energy. Needless to say I did try to eat whipped potatoes and grits. Yesterday, I recieved a sample of Mio Water Enhancer through the mail. Enough in 1.62 full ounce container to make 24- full 8 ounce glasses. I just wanted to say "Thanks" to the good people at Kraft.

                                               Olive Oil

Olive Oil has been cultivated for over 3,000 years in the Mediterranean Countries, where much of the olive crop is used to make olive oil. Use only olive oil that is labeled "Extra Virgin."  Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been cold-pressed from freshly harvested olives and does not contain chemicals. The name alone implies purity. Extra virgin olive oil supplies the best flavor, it is golden yellow in color. Green colored olive oil is of lesser quality. Olive oil will help your nails become stronger and more resistant to breaking and chipping
     Heres How:
Before bed, soak nails in a combination of luke warm water, olive oil, and lemon juice. Put on a pair of soft cloth gloves and let soak into nails over night. You will have stronger finger nails and soft cuticls.
Olive oil helps to lower the LDL (Bad) cholesterol levels without affecting the HDL (Good) cholesterol or triglyceride levels, due to 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids. Whenever possible use olive oil instead of butter or other vegetable oils. At least 15 percent of your daily calories should come from monounsaturated fatty acids. Taken internally, it stimulates your metabolism, promotes digestion and lubricates mucus membranes. Applied externally it is good for your skin.
Olive oil made up of 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, 14 percent saturated fatty acids, and 9 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and vegetable mucilage.
     Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil on an empty stomach to stimulate digestion and relieve upset stomach, fatulence, and heartburn.
     In the morning, take 1 tablespooon of olive oil mixed with lemon juice.
Or make an 5 ounce enema, using 20 ounces of boiling water that has been allowed to cool to room temperature or luke warm.
The vitamin E in olive oil is an antioxident. The oxygen that affects other oils does not affect olive oil, so it is less likeky to produce radicals, which damage celll membranes and contribute to disease.
     Olive Oil is good for ear problems such as stopped up ears. Simply put a few drops of warm olive oil in the affected ear. Lie for 5 minutes on the oppisite side, then turn over, so that the oil can run back out. NEVER PUT ANY LIQUID IN EAR IF YOU EVEN THINK YOU MAY HAVE A PERFORATED EAR DRUM!
For aches soak a cotton ball  in olive oil add a few drops of lavender oil. Place it in the outter part of your ear until the pain goes away.
Olive oil is good in preventing hair loss, massage olive oil into scalp everyday for a week wash it out in the morning.
Applied daily to dry skin, dry spots or stretch marks.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Favorite Energy--Boosting Snacks--1

I have collected more than two dozen healthy snack options that can be a convenient and valuable part of a high-energy lifestyle. These low-fat, high-fiber snacks generally have less than 6 grams of fat and fewer than 400 calories. I recommend one portion at one of your essential breaks in mid-morning and another in the mid-afternoon.

* A blender smoothy made with ice-cold water or juice, ice cubes, and fresh fruit; yogurt or soy milk or soy yogurt, blend, and enjoy.

* A thick piece of 100 percent whole-grain bread with 100 percent all-fruit preserves and nonfat or low-fat cream cheese.

* A whole-rye cracker or bagel with nonfat or low-fat cream cheese, served with or without fruit.

*A whole-wheat English muffin with nonfat or low-fat mayonnaise and a thin slice of low-fat cheese such as jarlsberg Lite Swiss.

* One slice of whole-grain bread with nonfat or low-fat cream cheese and all-fruit spread.

* Two or three whole wheat cookies.

* Fat-free bean dip served on whole-rye crackers or other 100 percent whole-grain crackers.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Heart Health for You

You can undo the erros of
years of faulty eating by
merely changing a few simple
diet habits. You'll shed
excess pounds, look younger,
improve your health. You'll be on
your way to a longer happier life. Linda G..

The phony bugger compensates the activating follower.

What You can do to break the Salt Habit

     One of the most important steps you can take is to shake the salt habit.
A study by the National IInstitute of Health concludes that with proper care the hypertension death rate could be reduced by 23%.
     One of the most important steps you can take                                                                                            is to shake the salt habit. Salt causes buildup of                                                                                            body fluid in your system. This makes it more                                                                                           difficult for your heart tp pump blood through
the cardiovascular system, and the resut is
high blood pressure. It can also be a contributing
factor in overweight.
     By avoiding too much salt, you help balance
the amount of blood circulating through your
system. Gradually you "washout" the salt in
your blood vessel walls. When this happens,
your blood vessels (which were formerly
dangerously constricted) will dilate (open up).
This reduces the work load of your heart. It
slows the dangerous process of hardening of
the arteries.
     If you have even a slight tendency toward
high blood pressure, you can add years to your
life by cutting down on your salt intake. If your
blood pressure is acutely high, your doctor will
 probably put you on a completely salt-free diet
and also prescribe medication. </144719> </TruthinThinking>

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: Shake the Salt Habit

Enjoy Good Health: Shake the Salt Habit: " Most Americans of all ages consume far more salt than they need. This is frequently the cause -- or a contributing ..."

Shake the Salt Habit

     Most Americans of all ages consume far more salt than they need. This is frequently the cause -- or a contributing factor -- in high blood pressure, also called hypertension.
     Hypertension is a silent killer. It is an illiness without symptoms. It threatens the livers and health of most Americans than cancer. And the experts estimate that at least half the people suffering from high blood pressure don't even know it.
     Hypertension is a factor in hundreds of thousands of deaths each year from heart desease, strokes and kidney failure. It can be detected only by a medical examination. And blood pressure can vary from one day to the next, so those with high blood pressure should have it checked frequently.
     Only your doctor can tell you whether your blood pressure is in the normal range. A general rule of thumb is that a reading of 120/80 is normal for most people. A reading of 140/90 is generally considered borderline hypertension. Readings over 220/140 are considered severe and dangerous.
     People with hypertension are four times more likely to have heart attacks than those with normal blood pressure. And when they do have heart attacks, the attacks are more likely to be fatal.
     The hypertensive individual is five times as likely to suffer a stroke as the person with normal blood pressure.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

10-Step Program

     To reduce your daily intake of saturated fats and add years to your life, take these 10 steps.

1.  Enjoy fish and poultry (without skin) more often. They are low in saturated fat, and they make ideal substitutes for beef, lamb and pork.

2. Serve only lean cuts of red meats. Red meats have high concentrations of cholesterol and fats. They should be eaten sparingly. When you do have them, choose lean cuts and trim away visible fat before cooking and before eating.

3. When you want a snack, try fruits, raw vegetables or nuts (except for avocado and coconut).

4. Buy skim milk and low-fat dairy products. The fat in whole milk is not good for adults, but milk is still an excellent source of protein and calcium. If you switch to skim milk, low-fat milk or low-fat cheeses, you'll reduce your intake of saturated fats, cholesterol and calories.

5. Grains and starchy foods will provide you with important vitamins, minerals and fiber--but no saturated fats.

6. Cook with liquid vegetable oils and margarine high in polyunsaturated fats. Read the labels to be sure. Your body needs some fats, but they should be liquid fats-- not hard9saturated) fats. Liquid fats in moderate amounts are good for you, because they lower blood cholesterol levels.

7. Cut down on fatty luncheon, variety and organ meats. They include such items as sausage, bacon, salami, bologna and liverwurst. They are high in saturated fats and tend to raise blood cholesterol levels.

8. Use fewer egg yolks in cooking. But egg whites are nourishing and do not contain cholesterol.

9. Switch from butter to polyunstaurated margarine, both in cooking and on the table.

10. In cooking meats, fish and poultry, do more broiling, boiling, roasting and stewing.

These 10 steps will change your eating habits without interfering with your enjoyment of good food. You'll discover new taste thrills, and you'll feel better than ever before.
If you are cooking for a whole family, every member should benefit from these changes.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Enjoy Good Health: You Can Protect Your Heart.

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You Can Protect Your Heart.

                                                  How To Protect Yourself
     A major step in protecting yourself against coronary disease is to reduce your consumption of fats. To do this, you must make some important and easy changes in your eating habits.
You will have to make substitutations in your selection of foods. You must eat more of some things and less of others.
     Follow these guidelines:
     * Beware of saturated fats. Saturated fats raise your blood cholesterol. They are found in beef, pork, ham, lamb, butter, cream, ice cream, whole milk and in cheese made from cream and whole milk. These killer fats are also in many solid and hydrogenated vegetable shortenings, coconut oil and palm oil, which is often used in commercial baked goods, pie fillings and non-dairy milk and cream substitutes. Cut down or eliminate these sources of saturated fats.
     * Boost your intake of polyunsaturated fats. These fats will actually lower your blood cholesterol levels. Prime sources are liquid vegetable oils, including safflower, corn, soybean and cottonseed oils. Use them in cooking and on salads.
     * Reduce your consumption of the prime sources of cholesterol. They include eggs yolks and such organ meats as liver, brains and kidneys. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads, cereals and nuts. They are free of cholesterol. Linda G..

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Healthier Heart

     Heart disease is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year in the United States. Many of them could be prevented by simple changes in eating habits over the years.
     A government funded survey by the National Institute of Health got the views of  193 leading heart specialists on how to live longer. Nine out of 10 of these physicians said the average person could live many years longer with a healthier heart. And they said certain diet changes could mean a healthier heart.
     The doctors found that there is a close relationship between diet and coronary heart disease. They called for three keys changes in the eating habits of the average person.
              * Eat fewer calories
              * Eat less total fat
              * Eat less saturated fat (animal)
     Dr. Robert  I. Levy,   Director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, blames the building of fat in the cardiovascular system for an alarming increase in premature deaths. He declares:
"Arteriocierosis is responsible for 84% of all cardiovascular disease, for over 850,000 deaths a year. One quarter of these deaths--over 200,000 of them-- occur before age 65."
     Artherscierosis is defined as abnormal thickening of the arterial walls. Artherscierosis is a type of arteriousciousis characterized by deposits of fatty substances on the inner layer of the arteries. Dr. Levy blames arterscierosis for a large portion of  arterscierosis deaths. Says the doctor.
"It affects primarily the larger arteries of the body. In this condition, the inner wall of the artery becomes thickened and irregular with deposits of fatty substances. Two-thirds of a coronary artery may fill with fatty deposits without symptoms. Only when more occurs do we see signs of the occlusion."
     With proper eating habits, according to Dr. Levy, many, arteriocierosis deaths could be avoided.
     The American Heart Association has also warned in an official statement that fatty over-load is a life thereafter.
"Scientists have evidence." says the association, "that a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fats is a way of  reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke."
     The association estimates that up to 43 million people may have some form of heart or blood vessel disease. As many as 1.5 million people have a heart attack in a typical year, it says, and about 550,000 of them will die.
                                             FACTS ON HEART DISEASE
     Here are the key facts on heart disease:
      * It is the leading cause of death in the United States.
      * Overweight is related to heart disease.
Eating less fat is one way to reduce your intake of calories and lenghten your life.
      * A person with a low level of blood cholesterol runs less risk of heart disease than one with a high blood cholesterol level.
The heart, like any other muscle in your body, requires a good supply of blood from your arteries. When cholesterol and other fatty substances are deposited along the inner walls of the coronary arteries, there is danger of heart disease. The more cholesterol and fats you have in your blood, the greater their tendency to build up in the arteries.
     These deposits build up over a long period of time. Eventually one of the arteries may become completely blocked, either by the build-up deposits or by a blood clot forming in the narrowed passageway. The result is a heart attack.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Add 20 Years To Your Life

      You can add 20 years to your life by changing your eating habits. But that's not all. Your extra years will be a time of youthful health and vitality. You'll have the appearance of a much younger person.
     I will share with you the guidelines for long life and better health.  You'll be able to cleanse your body of fatty deposits. Your face and figure will look trim and youthful. You'll have more energy.
     The worlds foremost nutritionists now realize that you can actually reverse the aging process. You can undo the errors of years of faulty eating.
     Does this mean you'll have to give up the  pleasures of eating good food? Not at all. We'll tell you how you can feast on many of your favorite foods while still adjusting your eating habits in order to live longer.
     Before putting our guidelines into action, we strongly suggest that you get a checkup from your family doctor. Everyone's body chemistry has special characteristics. Your physician may restrictions on your diet, and if he/she does you should follow his/her advice. But unless you have a highly unsual condition, we suspect your doctor will endorse our guidelines enthusiastically.
     With your doctor's approval, you can start on the road to a longer and healthier life today.