Saturday, August 25, 2007

More Keys to Eating Good Healthy Nutrition

Yesterday we talked about the three most important health-building food groups that we should be from every day. The three groups were grains, legumes, beans, seeds, and nuts; fresh vegetables; and fresh fruit. Today I would like to discuss some complementary foods that can be added to your diet if used in moderation.

1. COLD-PRESSED VEGETABLE OILS - Most commercial supermarket oils should be avoided because they are produced either with the use of extremely high temperatures or with the process known as chemical extraction (cold-processed). Both of these methods result in a processed, filtered, refined, bleached, deodorized, and unnatural toxic oil. Avoid these popular oils which are often inexpensive compared with the truly healthy oils. You want to look for high-quality, cold-pressed, fresh, unrefined, unprocessed, and unheated oils. Sure, they will cost more than the toxic oil, but they are good for your body in moderation. In my opinion, the three best oils are extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, and sesame seed oil. Keep these three oils on hand, in metal containers or dark bottles preferably. Don't keep them stored in plastic bottles. Refrigerate your oils because natural oils can turn rancid very quickly. And remember that the best way to get the needed saturated and unsaturated fats in your diet is by eating natural fat-containing foods such as nuts, seeds, grains, avocados, raw milk, etc.

2. RAW HONEY - Raw, natural, unheated, unfiltered, and unprocessed pollen-rich honey is one of the best sweeteners to include in your diet. Honey has always been the ancient natural sweetener used by the healthiest people in the world. For example, most centenarians in Russia and Bulgaria use honey as their only sweetener. In fact, a high percentage of these centenarians are actually bee farmers who eat the darkest, cloudiest, unfiltered raw honey they collect. Honey is known the world over to have medicinal-type properties and almost miraculous nutritional properties. One word of caution: use honey in moderation (1-2 teaspoons a day). Using too much honey (or any sweetener) may adversely affect the pancreas, liver, and adrenals, and cause blood sugar problems. One final warning: avoid at all costs white processed sugar, white artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame, Nutra-sweet, Sucrulose, Splenda, and Saacharin. These man-made highly processed artificial sweeteners are toxic to your body and are causing a whole array of major health problems in our country.

3. RAW MILK - Raw milk is an excellent food for those who are milk tolerant and a poison for those who are not. If you are milk tolerant, you can supplement your diet with high-quality, uncontaminated, raw milk from healthy animals that are grass fed or fed organic food. The best way to consume milk is in its cultured sour form such as yogurt, kefir, acidophilus milk, or regular buttermilk. This soured form is better for you because it is in a predigested form and is easily assimilated. In addition, it helps to maintain a healthy intestinal flora and can prevent intestinal putrefaction and constipation. Goat's milk is better than cow's milk for people of every age. A word of caution: today's pasteurized and homogenized supermarket milk is loaded with toxic and dangerous drugs, chemicals, and residues of herbicides, pesticides, and detergents, and is not fit for human consumption. If you're going to drink or eat milk products, make sure they are made from raw milk from healthy animals. If you are concerned about good nutrition and , consider adding these three foods to your diet in moderation.

Daily Quote: "The chemistry of the food a person eats becomes his own body chemistry."

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