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385 Calories of Added Sugar Daily? July 5, 2014

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Estimated figures show that our diet is FULL of added sugar.

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And, on average, 385 calories per day come from added sugar.

That’s a TON of calories – but it’s only an AVERAGE – meaning some people may have a lot more than this number.

Now, in order to burn off those extra calories from all that added sugar, you would need to do LOT of exercise.
In fact, here is a list of how long it would take to burn off some of those added calories:

• You would have to WALK for AN HOUR AND A HALF in order to burn those calories

• You would have to play INTENSE BASKETBALL for at least an HOUR to burn those calories

• You would have to BIKE for THREE-QUARTERS OF AN HOUR to burn those calories

• You would have to JOG for THREE-QUARTERS OF A HOUR to burn those same calorie

Okay, in a nutshell here are some of the harmful effects of too much sugar:

• Cavities

• Becoming overweight or obese

• Heart disease

• Type 2 Diabetes (seen in young children more often today)

• Metabolic syndrome

• And others

What can you do to curb your added sugar?

Simple…

Watch what you are eating…

Read food labels…

Use all-natural sweeteners, such as apple sauce or stevia, in baked goods or your coffee in the morning.

And eat more WHOLE FOOD sources, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, fatty fish, and whole grains.

Rounding out your diet with the food choices above, may limit your intake of added sugar.

And this may reduce your risk for chronic diseases, becoming overweight or obese, and issues with blood pressure, cholesterol, or triglycerides.

Taking these steps NOW, may lead to a LONG, healthy, and reduced fat life.

Eat Clean Live Well. Feel Great

Jax

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#4. Tackle Your Inflammation – Dairy June 23, 2014

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Pro-inflammatory Agent: As much as 60% of the world’s population can’t digest milk. In fact, researchers think that being able to digest milk beyond infancy is abnormal, rather than the other way round. Milk is also a common allergen that can trigger inflammatory responses, such as stomach distress, constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, acne, hives and breathing difficulties in susceptible people.

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Find them in: Milk and dairy products are as pervasive as foods containing partially hydrogenated oil or omega-3-deficient vegetable oil. Apart from obvious milk products like butter and cheese, foods with hidden dairy content include breads, cookies, crackers, cakes, cream sauces and boxed cereals. Scanning the ingredients list is still the safest way to suss out milk.
ns in the milk have been broken down by beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts.

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Inflammation -dousing Substitute: Kefir and unsweetened yogurt are acceptable in moderation for those who aren’t allergic to milk. they’re easier on the stomach as the lactose and protei

 

#1- Tackle Your Inflammation – Sugars June 2, 2014

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SUGARS : Pro-inflammatory Agent: Excessive sugar intake causes tooth decay and has been linked to increased risks of obesity, inflammation and chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Recently, it’s also finally been proven that sugar, as well as dairy, are the causes of acne.

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Find them in: Sugar-sweetened beverages like soft drinks, fruit drinks and squashes are some of the major sources of dietary sugars that many have overlooked. Do you know that drinking a can of Coke is the same as sucking ten sugar cubes? Other obvious sugar-loaded foods to avoid or at least limit include pastries, desserts, sweets and snacks. And when you’re looking out for sugar in the ingredients list, note that sugar has many names: corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, golden syrup, maltose, sorghum syrup and sucrose are some of the creative names used.

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Inflammation-dousing Substitute: Got a sweet tooth? Opt for natural sweeteners like stevia, honey. Blackstrap molasses to flavour beverages and foods modestly. Natural sugars found in fresh or dried fruits and fruit preserves with no added sugar are also great choices. Not only do they give you the sweetness you crave, fruits also supply you with vitamins, antioxidants and fibres that you won’t find in sugary foods and drinks. Dates, figs, persimmons, kiwis, tangerines and various types of berries are some of the natural healthy snacks you can sink your teeth into.

 

Inflammation – Why Worry About It? May 26, 2014

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Inflammation – Why Worry About It?

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According to statistics from the World Health Organization, about 12.9 million people world-wide died from some form of cardiovascular disease in 2004. Each year, the World Cancer Research Fund estimates that some eight million people died from cancer. Heart disease and cancer, the deadly manifestation of chronic inflammation, are expected to remain as the leading causes of death in developed countries for many years to come.

But study after study shows that the risk of heart disease and cancer are modifiable by our life style choices which include the food we choose to eat each day. With every bite we take, we’re either balancing the pro- and anti-inflammatory compounds in the body. Tipping the scale to one end.

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To shift the balance to your favour, other than incorporating more natural anti-inflammatory foods in your diet, it’s also equally important to avoid or cut down on foods which are known to promote inflammation. Here, we look at the top ten foods which set the stage for inflammatory diseases

 

Joint Pain? inflammation? January 29, 2014

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JointPain?
Inflammation?

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Try adding these foods to your diet.
Make sure you drink lots of water and choose a few daily.

1. Alaskan Salmon (wild is best)
2. Fresh whole fruits, vegetables
3. Bright multi-coloured vegetables
4. Green tea
5. Olive oil
6. Lean poultry
7. Nuts, legumes and seeds
8. Dark green leafy vegetables
9. Old fashioned oatmeal
10. Spices, especially Turmeric and Ginger

Next time your joints give you problems, consider making a few healthy changes to your diet instead of reaching for pain killers and heat rubs.

Eat Better, Feel Better
http://www.JaxAllenFitness.com

 

9/13 Lies That Keep You Fat and Sick – Vegetable Oils November 18, 2013

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9/13 Refined Seed- and Vegetable Oils Are Healthy

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Some studies show that polyunsaturated fats lower your risk of heart disease.

For this reason, many have recommended that we increase our consumption of vegetable oils like soybean oil, sunflower oil and corn oil.

However, it is important to realize that there are different types of polyunsaturated fats, mainly Omega-3s and Omega-6s.

While we get Omega-3s from fish and grass-fed animals, the main sources of Omega-6 fatty acids are processed seed- and vegetable oils.

The thing is… we need to get Omega-3s and Omega-6s in a certain balance. Most people are eating too little Omega-3 and way too much Omega-6 (73, 74).

Studies show that excess Omega-6 fatty acids can increase inflammation in the body, which is known to play a causal role in many serious diseases (75, 76).

Most importantly, seed- and vegetable oils are associated with a significantly increased risk of heart disease… the biggest killer in the world (77, 78, 79, 80, 81).

If you want to lower your risk of disease, eat your Omega-3s but avoid the refined seed- and vegetable oils.

It’s important to keep in mind that this does NOT apply to other plant oils like coconut oil and olive oil, which are low in Omega-6 and extremely healthy.

Bottom Line: Excess consumption of refined seed- and vegetable oils can increase inflammation in the body and dramatically raise your risk of cardiovascular disease.

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References and to Read more: http://authoritynutrition.com/top-13-nutrition-lies-that-made-the-world-sick-and-fat/#ixzz2jLCpsECe

 

Foods That Fight Ageing – #4 Fish Oil June 1, 2013

4. Go fish to ward off disease
Phish Food might cheer you up, but new studies praise the sea creatures’ head-to-toe benefits.

“Omega-3s can help prevent cancer and quench the fire of inflammation,” which weakens the immune system, says Forberg.
Fish ranks among the foods highest in the fatty acids, and good options include herring, salmon, halibut, and anchovies.
An added perk: those who eat diets high in omega-3 rich foods experience fewer chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea.

Studies show that getting 6g of fish oils in food or quality supplements will aid attempts to loose body fat.

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