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Why Do We Need To Eat More Fruits and Veggies?

Because they're a prime source of "co-factors" - the term professionals use when talking about vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs to process food.

Co-factors are crucial for you to be able to absorb nutrition from food, make fuel for energy, neutralize stress and age gracefully. Even low carb fanatics know they have to eat veggies with their meat, fish, eggs or cheese. Otherwise, they get constipated and have bad breath.

Your body can't break down protein well without co-factors. You not only get clogged up, but you can also get leaky gut, which are holes in your intestines. These holes are made by bacteria as they gobble up the rotting protein lodged in your intestines.

A leaky gut allows foreign substances to pass into your bloodstream and land in your joints. This results in inflammation and joint pain. It causes your immune system to start misfiring and your skin to break out in ugly lookin' acne, spots and scabs.

Sometimes, what leaks through cause…

The Experts Agree on Something. Finally.

Eat more vegetables.

Why veggies? Because they're a prime source of "co-factors" - the term professionals use when talking about the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs to process food.

Co-factors are crucial for you to be able to absorb nutrition from food, make fuel for energy and age well. You need to eat veggies with your meat, fish, eggs or cheese. Otherwise, you could get constipated and have bad breath.

Your body cannot break down protein well without co-factors. You not only could get clogged up, but may also get leaky gut, which are holes in your intestines.

These holes are made by bacteria as they gobble up the rotting protein lodged in your intestines.

A leaky gut allows foreign substances to pass into your bloodstream and land in your joints. Over time, this could result in inflammation and joint pain.

It can also cause your immune system to start misfiring and your skin to break out in ugly looking acne, spots and scabs.

Sometimes, what leaks…

How to Shorten Your Life

"It's quite clear that eating a diet consisting of high amounts of processed foods will shorten your life, yet 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food is spent on processed food, and the number one source of calories in the U.S. comes from high fructose corn syrup - a staple ingredient in nearly all processed foods, from frozen dinners, to condiments, snacks, and soda." - Dr. Joseph Mercola

Are You Wasting Your Money On Synthetic Vitamins?

If you're one of the millions of Americans who take vitamins everyday, you may not be getting what you think. Chances are, like most everyone else, you're taking a synthetic vitamin.

And that's the problem – 90% of synthetic vitamins pass right through you. That's also why people joke that people who buy supplements have expensive urine.

But for some people it's not funny. Studies show that synthetic vitamins might even be harmful.

3 Studies

#1. Study using synthetic beta carotene and Vitamin E halted.

29,000 male smokers were given synthetic beta carotene and synthetic Vitamin E. The study was stopped when rates of lung cancer, heart attacks and death increased. - New England Journal of Medicine, 1994

#2. Birth defects increased for women on synthetic supplements.

22,000 pregnant women were given synthetic Vitamin A. The study was halted because birth defects increased 400%. - New England Journal of Medicine, 1995

#3. Men get thickened arteries on synthetic supplem…

Low Carb Spinach Quiche

My wife made this crustless spinach quiche this weekend, for a family get together. It was delicious. Good job, honey!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ready In: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people

"An easy to make spinach quiche with eggs, onion and plenty of Muenster cheese."

Ingredients:


1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

1 10 ounce package of frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and then drained

5 eggs, beaten

3 cups of shredded Muenster cheese

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.

3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, and salt and pepper. Add spinach mixture and stir to blend. Scoop into prepared pie pan.

4. Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes…

The Twinkie Diet for Weight Loss?

There has been much discussion recently about the Twinkie Diet for weight loss. In case you haven't heard, Mark Haub, Ph.D., a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, did a self-experiment to see if he could lose weight eating Twinkies.

He ate a calorie-restricted diet in which most of his calories came from junk food. (We could also call it The Convenience Store Diet.) He ended up losing almost twenty-seven pounds over ten weeks, going from a starting weight of 200 pounds and ending up at 174 pounds.

His cholesterol also went down. The bad cholesterol went down and the good cholesterol went up. His triglycerides also came down. And all he did was eat mostly Twinkies. When he got tired of Twinkies, he went and got some Little Debbie cakes. He also included Doritos, sugar cereals, and Oreos. He would every three hours.

He also maintained the same level of moderate physical activity as before going on the diet. He didn't exercise any more than usual.

Professor Ha…

Energy Balance for a Healthy Weight

"Insulin-producing foods will store calories as fat, disrupt the blood-sugar balancing cycle, induce hunger, and eventually lead to more calories in. Yes, it's still about energy balance - we become fat as a response to insulin resistance specifically to stay in energy balance. The trick is to adopt a diet that allows us to be in energy balance with less body fat and less food." - Tom Naughton, producer of the documentary, 'Fat Head'

Some No Bologna Facts from the blog, "Fat Head"

There's never been a single study that proves saturated fat causes heart disease.As heart-disease rates were skyrocketing in the mid-1900s, consumption of animal fat was going down, not up. Consumption of vegetable oils, however, was going up dramatically.Half of all heart-attack victims have normal or low cholesterol. Autopsies performed on heart-attack victims routinely reveal plaque-filled arteries in people whose cholesterol was low (as low as 115 in one case).Asian Indians - half of whom are vegetarians - have one of the highest rates of heart disease in the entire world. Yup, that fatty meat will kill you, all right.When Morgan Spurlock tells you that a McDonald’s salad supplies almost a day’s allowance of fat, he’s basing that statement on the FDA’s low-fat/high-carbohydrate dietary guidelines, which in turn are based on … absolutely nothing. There’s no science behind those guidelines; they were simply made up by a congressional committee.Kids who were diagnosed as sufferin…