Healthy Lifestyle 3: Proper Nutrition for Weight Loss and Life Sustenance(continued)

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Fruit

The human body is made up of 80% water. Seventy percent of the planet is covered in water. Your diet should contain 70% water-rich foods. Statistics tell us that most people eat less than 15% water rich foods. This is a tragedy.

Fruit is the best thing for the human body. It takes the least amount of energy to digest. Water-rich fruits and fresh squeezed juices are nature’s greatest gift to man. It is best not to mix fruit with any other foods and to always eat fruit on an empty stomach . The reason for this is that fruit is not mainly digested in the stomach. It goes right through the stomach and is digested in the small intestine where it releases sugars that are helpful to the brain. The brain needs glucose to work properly and the fructose in fruit produces glucose during digestion. What do you think happens if the fruit gets to the stomach and is stopped cold by a bunch of meat and potatoes? It ferments and is trapped in the body, and is never able to do what it was designed to do, provide the brain with the glucose it needs to perform at peak levels.

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Dairy

Dairy products are for the most part harmful to the system. Animals produce their own milk, with the right dietary balances for their offspring. Human milk is the best thing for a human baby, but what happens when we start drinking a cow’s milk, with hormones that were meant for a calf that should grow to be 1000 lbs at maturity, and proteins that most human adults have difficulty metabolizing? A clogged system is the result.

Casein, the main protein in cow’s milk is very difficult for humans to metabolize. Studies show that in infants 50% of the casein in cow’s milk is not digested. Partially digested casein enters the bloodstream and irritates tissues, creating susceptibility to allergies. This also puts an unnecessary burden on the excretory system to cleanse the body of these unnecessary proteins, especially the liver.

Dairy products clog the bodies systems, sticking and hardening to everything inside. If you’ve just got to have cheese, try a slice or two chopped up in a salad once in awhile. Remember that it takes 5 oz. of whole milk to make just ONE slice of cheese. As far as getting enough calcium and vitamin D goes, rich green vegetables and nuts should provide more than enough for the average human being.

Diet Recommendation

My recommendation for a health daily diet consists mainly of fruits and vegetables:
Herbal tea, ripe melons, kiwi, strawberries, bananas(excellent source of potassium), make a wonderful water-rich breakfast. Salads(lettuce, tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots), nuts, or maybe a little cheese for lunch. More vegetables and meat or a carbohydrate for dinner. I drink lots of teas and water. The beauty of these foods is that once you start eating them, they become addictive. They make you look and feel, the way that you want to look and feel. I want to live longer and healthier, don’t you?

Copyright © 2008 Michele Cameron Drew. All Rights Reserved.

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