With today’s life style and the way we eat on the go has caused us serious health problems. Stop and look at the way you are eating and make a decision that you want to be healthy way up into your old age. Take a serious look at your diet and make a decision to change to a healthier way of eating to prevent diseases before it gets out of control.
To keep yourself healthy, try this way of eating. It encourages eating cold-water fish such as salmon and halibut. Cook with the healthy fats such as olive oil and low-glycemic carbohydrates such as garlic and onions, plus plenty of fruits, vegetables, soy and nuts.
Instead of eating large cuts of meat, flavor your sauces with meat. Your meals should be enriched with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables teeming with phytonutrients and packed with vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols and monounsaturated fats crucial to your cardiac health.
The important benefits of this way of eating will help you lose weight, gain energy and fight diseases. These benefits are:
– Cold-water fish such as salmon and halibut contain an abundance of essential fatty acids, omega-3 oils that reduce arterial clotting and inflammation Lp(a) (the bad cholesterol that causes heart attacks and strokes). These cold-water fish are excellent sources of coenzyme Q10, an energy boosting nutrient.
– High in low-glycemic legumes such as lentils and chickpeas. These foods slow the release of sugars into the bloodstream, helping to prevent excess insulin release into your system causing hyperinsulinemia which causes poor heart health, obesity, high blood pressure and high LDL “bad” cholesterol.
Eat fresh fruits and vegetables teeming with phytonutrients-carotenoids, flavonoids and polyphenols that are associated with a lower incidence of heart health problems, vision problems, etc.
– Lower your dairy and excessive quantities of meat.
– Eat foods rich in root vegetables such as garlic and onions, which are two terrific heart healers noted for their blood-pressure-lowering and antioxidant effects.
– You will have less arterial plaque if you us low in saturated fat. Olive Oil is far healthier than margarine, which contains trans fatty acids.
Increase your intakes of these food types to promote a healthy heart:
– Oatmeal and higher-fiber pastas made with spelt or Jerusalem artichokes instead of semolina flour pasta.
– Slow-burning low-glycemic vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and legumes such as lentils, soybeans and chickpeas.
– onions and garlic.
– Herbs such as rosemary, ginger and turmeric.
– Grapefruit, cherries, peaches, plums, dried apricots, rhubarb, pears and apples; cantaloupes, grapes and kiwifruit are ok, however, they contain more sugar. NOTE: If you are taking medications, do not eat grapefruit products.
– Protein such as fish, especially cold-water fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines. Flavor your sauces with small amounts of lamb, lean beef, chicken or turkey. You can eat up to six eggs a week.
– Use soy products like tofu, soybeans, tempeh and soy milk.
– Use extra-virgin olive oil and sesame oil on salads or for cooking.
– Eat nuts and seeds, including raw walnuts, almonds and flax.
– Low-fat cottage cheese, feta cheese and small amounts of grated Parmesan.