Friday, July 25, 2014

Top Almond Butter--More Omega 3s and Protein

Just what you need to burn more body fat and belly fat....healthy nut butters. Nut butters are loaded with more protein and healthy Omega 3 fats and are a perfect snack food.

Eat protein with each meal. Research has proven that protein keeps blood sugar levels more steady when you have a meal that includes carbohydrates. Protein helps you feel fuller for a longer period (slower digestion). Protein also keeps the hunger hormone (ghrelin) in check so your hunger doesn't spike so high.

Eat more fiber for your overall health and belly fat reduction. Nut butters will help you eat more fiber each day. Eating 25-35 grams of daily fiber per day will help fight belly fat.

Don't believe the hype that fats make you fat. Eating too much too often makes you fat. You need healthy fats in your diet every day.

Monounsaturated Fats improves blood cholesterol levels as well as decrease the risk of heart disease. These fats can be found in our high protein nut butters.

Polyunsaturated Fats can be found in plant based foods. These fats have been shown to decrease the risk of Type II diabetes. These fats can be found in the flax in high protein nut butters.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are the powerhouse of fats. They protect your body against irregular heartbeats as well as decrease the risk of coronary artery disease.

For many, eating too much between main meals, packs on the calories and body weight in a hurry.

Nuts 'N More Almond Butter is made from only the freshest almonds and packed with whey protein and flax for added protein and Omega 3's. Keep a jar of this nut butter in your gym bag. Get your almond butter today!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
My Fitness Hut

Monday, July 21, 2014

10 Top Foods that Detox Your Body

When it comes to detoxing your body, there are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take. One plan in particular is to eat detoxifying foods. Here is a list of detox foods that are a great addition to everybody’s diet.

1. Fruits
Fruits are high in liquid-content which helps the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber, and important vitamins.

2. Green Foods   

Fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheat grass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula, or other organic leafy greens. 

These plants will help give a chlorophyll-boost to your digestive tract.  Chlorophyll rids the body of harmful environmental toxins from toxic metals, herbicides, cleaning products and pesticides. They also aid the liver in detoxification.

3. Lemons, Oranges, and Limes

Citrus fruit aids the body by flushing out toxins and jump-starting the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. Lemon juice supports the liver in its cleansing processes. To increase detoxification, start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water.
Remember, vitamin C is one of the best detox vitamins around, as it transforms toxins into digestible material. Eat vitamin c foods often to help get more of these benefits.

4. Garlic

Detox Foods Garlic
This pungent little bulb is one of the best detoxing foods out there. It helps stimulate the liver into producing detoxification enzymes that help filter toxic residues from the digestive system. I recommend adding sliced or cooked garlic to a suitable dish, as this will help any detox diet.

5. Broccoli Sprouts

Extremely high in antioxidants, the ability for broccoli sprouts to stimulate the detoxification enzymes in the digestive tract is unparalleled. The sprouts are actually more effective than the fully-grown vegetable.

6. Green Tea

Packed full of antioxidants, green tea washes toxins
 from the system via its liquid content, but also contains a special  type of antioxidant
called catechins, which are known to increase liver function.

7. Mung Beans

The mighty mung bean has been used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years. It is incredibly easy to digest, and absorbs toxic residue from the intestinal walls.

8. Raw Vegetables

Best juiced or eaten raw: Onions, carrots, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, beet, turmeric, and oregano. The combination of these foods will help your liver purge toxins during the cleansing process. These are high in naturally occurring sulphur and glutathione. Sulphur helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.

9. Seeds and Nuts

Incorporate more of the easily digestible seeds and nuts into your diet. Flax seed, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, Siberian cedar nuts, and sunflower seeds are all excellent options. While detoxing, avoid nut butters.

10. Omega-3 Oils

Use hemp, avocado, olive, or flax seed oil while detoxing. This will help lubricate the intestinal walls, allowing the toxins to be absorbed by the oil, and eliminated by the body.
Performing a periodic body cleanse may also be beneficial. I also recommend following my Body Cleanse Diet. Do you have any suggestions for foods that detox the body? If so, please drop them in the comment section below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

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