Replacing Sugar

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The body breaks down carbohydrates slower than sugar itself. One gets a sugar high from sugar and a sugar low as energy levels deplete faster than sugar substitutes. A ‘moderate’ intake of refined sugar can be an acceptable part of a healthy diet. Too much sugar in the diet can contribute to various health problems.

The process of where sugar binds with protein until they become non-functional is called glycosylation. All our cells in our bodies contain some protein but when protein attach to sugars they cannot function effectively.

Collagen makes up about 25% of our bodies protein content and when damaged from glycosylation or when oxidation occurs, it breaks down the collagen making skin lose its elasticity and skin becomes more vulnerable to sun damage. The skin becomes saggy, dehydrated and eventually wrinkled.

Large quantities of sugar compromise our immune function resulting in a rapid increase in insulin production and bruised capillaries. It also leads to production of more sebum in the skin that contributes to acne as well as inflammation throughout the body.

The good news is that sugar can easily be replaced with fruit and vegetables. A great way to start the day is to drink first thing in the morning, a warm glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice, a touch of honey and a teaspoon of olive oil to neutralize overnight acidity levels. Drink this every morning, cut down on the sugar, up the exercise and fresh air. Drink plenty of water and you’ll see a difference in your mood, health and skin! One life, live well and enjoy!

MSG Truth

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Why does my noodles taste like chicken when there is no chicken inside the packet? My mom asked me the other day what does MSG stands for. I quickly checked my phone: monosodium glutamate. Used in the food industry as a flavor-enhancing amino acid and used in processed, packaged and fast foods. It is an excitatory neurotransmitter and neurotoxin.

Carol Hoernlein, former food process engineer and food scientist created msgtruth.org:

  •  MSG tricks your tongue into making you think a certain food is high in protein and thus nutritious. 
  • The food industry is trying to confuse the issue by focusing on the “fifth” taste sense they call umami. 
  • Free glutamic acid is detected by the taste buds as a simple way to signal the presence of protein in a food, just as there are fat receptors to detect fats and receptors that sense carbohydrate or sweet flavors. 
  • The purpose is to help us discern real food from inedible matter.  It changes your perception of not simply taste but the nutritious qualities of what you put into your mouth. 
  • MSG stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin.  The blood sugar drops because of the insulin flood.  You will be hungry again, soon.

Thanks to Carol, I am no longer a MSG consumer. Life is precious and with one life comes one body. I say no to MSG! And you?

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Why Eat Organic?

 

Why eat organic? Agricultural chemicals are connected to the rise in cancer over the years and the cumulative exposure to these chemicals contributes to other degenerative and neurological diseases.

The organic varieties of grain and produce contain more nutrients than the non-organic varieties. Over 200 nutrients are present in un-farmed and rich native soil. The typical fertilizers may only contain 3 nutrients. Nutritional content is fundamentally significant when it comes to fighting toxicity and associated free radical damage.

Watch out for the following non-organic produce. The reasons for the higher amounts of pesticides have to do with the type of delivery used:

  • apples
  • apricots
  • carrots
  • celery
  • Coffee
  • green beans
  • cherries
  • kale
  • leafy greens
  • nectarines
  • peaches
  • pears
  • potatoes
  • spinach
  • sweet bell peppers
  • strawberries

Eat as much organic food as possible to avoid exposure to growth hormones, antibiotics and the effects associated with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Pay the extra bit for organic produce because in the end, conventional food might cost you your health.

 

 

 

A Wedding Cake in the Middle of the Road!

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Someone made a mistake and it could be that she’ll regret it for the rest of her life. What to do…run away and disappear….a definite no go…and there is no time! Someone realised it was too late and her life is in fact, over. What about the wedding…what about the people…what about the parents-in-law! Oh my hat, what about the cake…what have I done!

It is sad when you throw away food. We live in a world where poverty prevails and food scarcity is one of our biggest problems, with over 40 countries struggling worldwide. Is there anything that we can do to help? We can support Malawi’s farmers to obtain fertiliser and high-yield seeds, whose harvest doubled after only one year. The U.S. and Europe should abandon their policies of subsidising food conversion into biofuels. And lastly to weatherproof the world’s crops as soon and as effectively as possible such as a rainwater reservoir like a simple pond to support crops. These are just examples from Africa, but do check your local communities what you can do.

Ok, back to the wedding cake…Sometimes we make choices to please others. We subconsciously do so to feel loved and appreciation. When we finally ‘wake up’ to the mess we’ve made, it is often too late. We feel stuck with our choices to please and we turn into these sour-little-tunnel-view-citizens.

Why do we put ourselves last to please others, only to disappoint the most important person in the world…you!

Truth is, as humans we can only make decisions out of experience or out of somebody else’s experience (advice). Allowing ourselves to have any kind of experience creates the necessary wisdom and information that eventually leads to our decisions in life. Makes sense? 😉