More Tips for Weight Loss by B.Smith II

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I have received a lot of questions for tips on how to lose weight and keep it off.  I do have some tips for losing weight and it worked for me:

#1. Stay completely away from fast food, processed food, and any diet food and drinks. These foods not only contain a ridiculous amount of sodium (which cause water retention and weight gain), they also contain a ton of man-made chemicals not meant for human consumption and they produce a ton of side affects such as headaches, mood swings, water retention, weight gain, and will completely throw your body’s chemistry out of whack. (A lot of today’s health problems are caused by these chemicals in our food).  Completely avoid anything that contains “ASPARTAME.”  This is a chemical that is considered the “sweet poison.”  Headaches, mood swings, and weight gain are just a few of its many, many, many side effects.  (I had headaches almost everyday til I discovered this in Nutrition class.  Now I seldom ever get a headache).

#2. Drink lots of water every day. Drink a glass of water before each and every meal. Not only will this help you feel full faster (therefore eating less) this will also help collect bad fats and flush them out of your system before they have a chance to be stored. Continue reading

Green Tea for Weight Loss? by B.Smith II

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If you want to lose some weight and keep it off without starving yourself and doing a lot of hours of vigorous exercising, then here is your solution.  Green tea helps to lose weight and keep it off.  I use the Liquid Soft-Gels Green Tea Fat Burner and drink the brewed green tea as well.  (Now, you don’t have to drink the brewed green tea with the soft gels like I did, but it certainly helps).  I had lost 20 pounds of fat using green tea.  I do not have the “jiggle” on my sides anymore and I can finally see my abs.

I use the Liquid Soft-Gels Green Tea Fat Burner and drink the brewed green tea as well.  I had lost 20 pounds of fat using green tea.  You must follow the instructions on the bottle for the full effect of your desired weight loss.  When the green tea soft-gels are taken in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet and exercise, they will help you achieve your weight loss goals.  The green tea soft gels are to be an addition to your daily diet and exercise plan.  Take two (2) soft-gels in the morning and two (2) in the afternoon with meals and a full glass of water.  Green Tea Fat Burner contains caffeine, so if caffeine is a problem for you do not take at night. Continue reading

Frying with Water by B.Smith II

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How to Fry With Water

This is what I do.  This is a little tricky at first and may take  many tries and some experimentation to get it perfect.  It took me many tries to perfect it.

First, (lightly) spray a frying pan with cooking spray (optional).  (I use Spartan brand extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil because there is no fat of any kind, calories, cholesterol, or sodium.  They’re the healthiest I have found so far).  Place the meat (Steak, pork steak, pork chops, etc) in the frying pan and turn it on high heat.  Pour 8oz of water into the pan.  Season the meat as you like and place a lid over the pan.  (I use a large silver frying pan with a blue glass lid that is fairly tight to hold the heat and steam inside).  Let it “boil” for about 3 to 5 minutes.  (Honestly, I am not sure about the exact timing, because I have never timed it.  I would just look at the meat and turn it over when it looks ready.  I don’t know how else to put it into words).  Remove the lid, flip the meat over, and replace the lid, for another 3 to 5 minutes.  After this time remove the lid for good.  (With the lid, the water evaporated but was quickly replaced right back to where it started from).  Now without the lid the water will boil out.  (Pay close attention to this… you don’t want to burn the future gravy this will make).  After a few minutes the liquid, will start to thicken up.  At this time, turn the heat down to medium.  Take a flat steel or plastic spatula and press down on the meat.  Let all the water evaporate and yes this will turn the bottom of your pan brown (but try not to burn it).  (You may want to turn the heat up a little here).  Flip the meat over a couple times to brown both sides of the meat like you normally would.  Once the meat is to your liking, remove it and place it on a plate. Continue reading

Why Juicing Works: A Cardiologist Explains by Dr. Joel Kahn

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Tonight my head is spinning like a centrifugal juicer after attending a lecture by Joe Cross, star of the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. The movie, which chronicles one man’s journey to health through juicing, moved me a few years ago to purchase my first juicer. It began what is now a regular practice of making fresh green juice several times a week and purchasing fresh cold pressed juice around town regularly.

Joe’s presentation on both using juicing as a method to “reboot” a sick body and mind and also as a supplement to an overall plant-based, whole foods diet was inspiring and medically very accurate. But why is it that juicing is an effective means of redirecting one’s health—whether the goal is vitality, weight loss, or even disease reversal?

Cells in the body require nutrients (i.e. vitamins and minerals) to function optimally. Many of these are referred to as micronutrients, to distinguish them from the macronutrient classes of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. When cells receive adequate micronutrients, you feel energized and full. On the other hand, many foods provide calories from macronutrients, but are devoid of the essential micronutrients cells crave. These are calorie-dense, nutrition-poor foods and this characterizes most processed foods. Continue reading

Soul Food is Health-Friendly

soul foodThe old way of cooking soul food resulted in health problems for many African Americans, like high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Dishes are being prepared very differently these days because of all the negative health consequences of the old methods. Advanced cooking methods and healthier ingredients are being used now to make dishes that are lighter and leaner.

This is not the same as your grandmothers soul food, which was full of unhealthy animal fat. This newer approach attempts to maintain the hearty flavors and satisfying textures produced by the older methods. What you want is to make the great classic dishes without harming your health.
For one thing, modern soul food meals don’t include the classic, artery-clogging fatback. Fatback is the name for the fatty layer along a pig’s back.The old style of cooking called for fatback to be added when making black-eyed peas, greens, and other vegetables.

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Go Vegan!!

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Vegetarianism is the act of eliminating meat from the diet. This includes chicken, fish, beef, pork, or any other form of meat. Some people choose this diet out of respect for animals, while others enjoy these eating habits for their health benefits. Below are some of the main benefits of eating healthy vegetarian food recipes.

Benefit 1: You will have lower levels of cholesterol, which is commonly caused by eating a lot of red meats.

Benefit 2: Vegetarianism helps to decrease the amount of toxins in the body. Fresh fruits and vegetables do not introduce nearly as many toxins as meat.

Benefit 3: You will have lower blood pressure, which is wonderful especially if you currently have high blood pressure. Continue reading

Food Safety Tips

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To avoid microbial food-borne illness: Clean hands, food contact surfaces, and fruits and vegetables. Meat and poultry should not be washed or rinsed. Separate raw, cooked, and ready-to-eat foods while shopping, preparing, or storing foods. Cook foods to a safe temperature to kill microorganisms. Chill (refrigerate) perishable food promptly and defrost foods properly. Avoid raw (unpasteurized) milk or any products made from unpasteurized milk, raw or partially cooked eggs or foods containing raw eggs, raw or undercooked meat and poultry, unpasteurized juices, and raw sprouts.

Fruits, Veggies, and Other Goodies

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It seems like these days, healthy eating has become such a multi-billion-dollar industry that everyone knows what it’s like to get bombarded by ‘The New Health Food!’ ads for Acai whatnot and Goji Berry thingamajig. It’s an unfortunate aspect of our pharmaceutical culture that we’ve learned to look for cures for specific ills, and we treat food the same way. Cranberries for UTIs, carrots for vision problems, prunes for constipation…we’re treating food like it’s medicine, and it’s failing us. We need a new health food regimen.

It’s true that Hippocrates said “Make food your medicine and medicine your food”, but that’s not what he meant. By eating right in general — every day — we prevent far more illnesses than we could ever hope to treat. The point is not to respond to conditions by seeking a super food, it’s to prevent conditions by getting proper nutrition.

Consume a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables while staying within energy needs. Two cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables per day are recommended for a reference 2,000-calorie intake, with higher or lower amounts depending on the calorie level. Continue reading

Organic Goji Berry – Super Health Food

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One of the hot things on the market today is organic goji berries. Of course with being grown organically you will not have the pesticides used on them, and they are better for you.  Himalayan Goji Berry Juice Goji berry as a health food came to the public consciousness in Western countries less than 10 years ago. Marketed in the West mostly as organic Goji berry, this plant belongs to the Solanaceae family that also includes tomato, potato, chili, eggplant, tobacco, pepper and chili. Even as health benefits of Goji berry is a fairly recent phenomenon among Western cultures, the plant has long been among the medicinal and culinary ingredients used in China. Known in China as wolf berry  the plant has already been cited in literature on alternative herbal medicine dating to as far back as the 7th and 16th century.

The fountain of youth is a myth but there is a beverage of recent vintage in the world market that approximates the promise of perennial vitality and well-being. This drink is Goji berry juice extracted from a fruiting vine that thrives in the inhospitable slopes of the Himalayas. The potency of the Goji berry fruit is rooted to ancient cultures whose influence remains pervasive to these modern days. Continue reading

What Is Raw Food Diet?

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What is a Raw Food Diet?

A raw food diet is one that promotes the consumption of raw foods. Raw foods, including fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, seeds and herbs, are foods eaten in their natural, unprocessed, uncooked state. Okay I’m sure the arguments will come thick and fast about how delicious various dishes are, but the truth is, you educate your taste buds about what to like. If you are accustomed to eating salty spicy food, then natural raw foods taste bland. But if you eat lots of whole, raw, natural foods you come to appreciate the natural flavors of the food even more!  If you eat whole, fresh, ripe, raw foods, digestion is quick and easy, which frees your body from the process of complex digestion which then gives YOU more energy. The concept of needing to have a snooze after a meal becomes a distant memory on the raw food diet.  That sluggish feeling you get after a heavy meal occurs because your body needs to focus all its energy on the task at hand; breaking down this complex cooked meal into the amino acids and sugars that it can actually utilize. Raw fruits and plants contain these sugars and amino acids in their simplest form so they require very little work before they can be utilized by the body. They are the perfect ENERGY food. Continue reading