Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 17 Step 17 Easy as Pie

The importance of supplements in daily regime is vital to override what we ingest, what we inhale, what we consume as members of this planet. With decisions being made on "our behalf" from our government officials makes it more viable, more reasonable and more important for us to take supplements. Vitamins are getting a bad rap these days. Vitamins are essential compounds that generally can be obtained in small amounts from dietary sources. Fat-soluable vitamins include vitamin A, D, E and K. The B complex vitamins and vitamin C are all water soluble. According to the bad rap really depends on the type of vitamins. Water soluble vitamins are not stored in your body and rarely when taken in excess cause harm, but fat soluble vitamins can and could cause damage and even death. Supplements affect individuals differently and have different degrees of health risks and benefits. Multivitamins cannot take the place of food nutrition. They are essential compounds that generally can be obtained in small amounts from dietary sources.
Knowing this I increased the intake through juicing. Foods need to be fresh and organic. The more colorful the food the better. 70% of your diet needs to be raw to get the maximum benefit from food. You get that from juicing as it will make up the raw quota of your diet.
Drinking fluids with your meals, 30 mins before and 30 mins after, dilutes stomach acid and prevents proper absorption. Avoid all processed foods, sugars, wheat - use amaranth, rice, spelt and buckwheat are better alternatives. Use only coconut oil, organic peanut oil, sunflower oil or sesame seed oil for cooking. Heating up olive oil causes hydrogenation of the oil which is a carcinogenic porcess. Olive oil should not be heated up over 86 degrees and no oil should be REused. Heat your pan, have vegetables ready, put oil in pan and immediately put vegetables in pan to absorb the heat.
These are some simple and easy things to incorporate into our daily lives that can and will make a difference. I hope this helps you start on a road to better health. More to come.

1 comment:

  1. like this post...coconut oil is great but actually hydrogenates almost as easily as olive oil. i would recommend grapeseed oil, which very clearly states on its label that it bears a much higher hydrogenation temperature point AND boasts a much milder, and almost non-existent taste. good for sauteeing, frying, and roasting dishes. we have been using it (sparingly, of course) with almost everything!


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