Nutritional Workshop Information -Helpful

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    Jun 08, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    Hi Guys:

    I attend a Nutritional information session it was very helpful wanted to share some information - some of this information you might already know.

    BEST FOODS -

    *Choose organic whole foods, if at all possible.
    *Choose fruits and vegetables - several varieties.
    *Organic whole grain cereals & breads provide more nutrients and fibers.

    Some snack examples -

    *Organic Fruits sprinkled with granola or muesli.
    *Organic Vegetables with dips such as humus or tzatziki.
    *Bananas or apples with sunflower or other nut butter.
    *Trail Mix - have one hand a nix of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.
    *Greek Yoghurt with fruit, jam, granola, or nuts.
    *Pop -corn
    *Date-butter-cups - slice a Medjool date in two, take out the pit and scoop some organic nut butter in the middle.

    Organic versions of processed foods - generally better than their conventional twin, these foods still go through rigorous processing. Be cautious of these healthy snack foods and read the labels for sugar content.

    Some better brands for cereals: Barbara's, Late July, Kashi, Newman's Own.


    BAD FOODS -

    *Avoid Conventional Processed Foods - read all labels carefully and beware of the following -

    TRANS FATS - Found in Margarine, Hydrogenated oils, and fried foods - harm cells, damage brain, harden arteries, and slow metabolism (Murray, 2005, 85)

    REFINED SUGARS and FLOURS - Added sugars are found in nearly all processed foods, soft drinks, and juices in the misguided form of corn syrup, sucrose, glucose, maltose, lactose, fructose, white grape juice concentrate or evaporated cane juice (Murray 2005, 23). These and refined flours have no nutritive value and instead raise blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes, obesity, hyperactivity, and tooth decay.

    NITRATES and NITRITES - found in lunch meats, smoked meats and hot dogs - have been linked to brain tumors and child hood cancers (Murray 2005, 24) . Look for brands that do not carry NITRATES and NITRITES.

    ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS- Aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal) is the sweetener of choice in most diet or sugar free foods. It is a potent brain toxin with numerous harmful side effects (Magaziner, 2003)

    MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE OR MSG - flavor enhancer found in almost all packaged foods. it is an excitotoxin to the brain and has many harmful effects. Beware of MSG

    ARTIFICIAL COLORS and FLAVORS - Found in nearly all processed foods. The most prevalent - linked to asthma allergies, hyperactivity are Blue 1 & 2, Green 3, Red 3, Red 40, Orange B, Yellow 5 & 6 (Fulmer, 2008 ).


    REFERENCES:

    Murray, Michael . IThe Encyclopedia of Healing Food/i] New York. Atria Books 2005

    Magaziner, Allan. [i]Chemical Free Kids
    . New York. Kensington Publishing Group. 2003

    Fulmer, Melinda. Do food dyes affect kids beahiour? Los Angeles Times Oct 13, 2008

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    Jun 08, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    great post! thanks for sharing!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 08, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    Some I knew, but always great to pick up some new information and be reminded on some of the rest. Thanks for taking the time to share!

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    Jun 08, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    No problem. I am waiting to get the powerpoint presentation from her, hopefully I will get it. If interested just let me know and I can send it your way. The seminar was great a lot of info. and it was only $10.00, dollars.

    Also I asked her about Soy Milk there is still a controversy about the high estrogen level and benefits its poses as well as risks...she mentioned that is better until the controversy settles with more studies of one way or another to switch to Almond Milk or Rice Milk...which I have done.
  • jperfit

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    Jun 08, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    i donot see any advantages of buying organic if the fruit or vegetable is THICK skin such as bananas.
  • jperfit

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    Jun 08, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    Rice and Almond milk are good choices but also Hemp milk is becoming popular and raw milk unlike pasturize is a good choice as well.
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    Jun 08, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    jperfit saidRice and Almond milk are good choices but also Hemp milk is becoming popular and raw milk unlike pasturize is a good choice as well.


    Hemp milk... ? While I am all but certain that it is devoid of any THC content, it is interesting to find yet another use for C. sativa. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 10, 2011 1:57 AM GMT
    jperfit saidi donot see any advantages of buying organic if the fruit or vegetable is THICK skin such as bananas.


    The main issue that she was noting in organic is that it is not sprayed with chemicals or pesticides as other fruit or vegetables. So just a thought that you are ingesting a toxic in your system. This was her main point I know sometimes it might be a bit more expensive or not choice at all, so to wash as thoroughly as you can if you end up with non-organic.