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KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY WITH AN APPLE A DAY

Remember my early morning delight? Carrots and apples? I have just finished telling you the numerous benefits of carrot. today I want to tell you the wonderful benefits I get daily when I eat apples .Many of us forget that sometimes the simplest answer are the best
.Better health could be as easy as reaching for the fruit bowl for an apple .The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away may be a silly rhyme you heard as a kid, but I have discovered with my many months of taking this fruit that it does keep many doctors away from me .here  is why,
Apples are filled with soluble fiber (5gms) which has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, hemorrhoids ,and possible some types of cancer it also helps to control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the blood stream. It cleanses and detoxifies which helps eliminate heavy metals  such as lead and mercury .Pectin  in apple helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion.
 In two studies researchers  found…

MORE REASONS TO EAT CARROTS

Carrots are rich in alkaline elements which purify and revitalize the blood .They balance the acid/alkaline ratio in the body .carrots have potassium in it that helps to balance the high levels of sodium associated with hypertension and keeps blood pressure under control  .
 The high soluble fiber content in carrot (pectin)reduces cholesterol by binding LDL the bad cholesterol and also increases  HDL ,the good cholesterol  which help in reducing blood clots and heart disease
.Raw carrots an be used as remedy for treating worms in children
.Raw or grated carrots can also be used for wounds ,cuts and inflammation .Eating of carrots also helps women in improving menstrual flow and quality of breast milk in pregnant women
.Carrots also helps in maintaining healthy younger looking skin since its antioxidant action may help to act against age accelerating free radicals
Tell me what will stop you from taking carrots daily to also enjoy such health benefits .getting all this health benefi…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF FREQUENT CARROT INTAKE

In my last posting ,I told you about my early morning delight comprising of 4-6 sticks of carrot and three apples.In this posting ,I want to bring to your notice the benefits I get from this morning delight.Eating of this carrot,provides 210%  of average daily recommended amount of vitamin A ,1% vitamin K,6% vitamin C,2% calcium,.The high vitamin A content for which carrots are best known ,comes from beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in liver.
Carrots also contain vitamin k,vitamin B6 ,copper,folic acid thiamine and magnesium.when taken as part of a daily diet,the nutrients in carrot, will provide you with protection  against  heart diseases and stroke and also helps in building strong bones and healthy nervous system.Antioxidants in carrots, including beta carotene will play a role in cancer prevention.
Research has shown that smokers who eat carrots more than twice a week have a lower risk of lung cancer .The consumption of beta carotene is also associated with a lower…

MY EARLY MORNING DELIGHT(CARROTS AND APPLE)

It is a popular saying that breakfast should be the most healthiest meal of the day because  of the fact that after a good nights rest, your digestive enzymes will have had enough rest to be able to work on any heavy meal early in the morning.Again if your daily routine work involves exertion of both mental and physical energy,you definitely need good food in the morning.but having said that I want to share my own personal experience.some years back, whenever I do have a heavy breakfast, it made me very lazy and sleepy and most times I could not do the volume of work I would have loved to do.So I personally believe there should be a little clause to that popular saying that depending on your body makeup, eat what feels good with you and at the same time healthy for you.
Today I want to share with you what I call "My morning delight" this is what I have been eating every morning for the past two years.It comprises of acup of lemon drink first followed by 4-6 sticks of carrot…

MEAL SUGGESTIONS(dos and donts)

Eliminate  margarine and all other foods that contain hydrogenated oil .Avoid commercial vegetable oils as these generate destructive free radicals that cause havoc in the body .If you do use vegetable oils ,do not cook with them .Try as much as possible to avoid fried food.The only healthful oils are extra virgin oils.when not available it is always best to eat fats in their natural state like raw nuts ,seed butters, olives ,avocados ,corn etc
Vegetable based meals can include .A whole food starch (Potatoes,sweet potatoes,brown rice ,yams,casava corn, whole grain bread etc)Make sure to prepare a hefty serving of dark green leafy vegetables and other lightly steamed vegetables (whatever is in season).There are also a wide variety of beans and legumes to include.with these ingredients you can also make different stews and soups.
Make a big salad from raw vegetables as part of your weekly recipe this should fill at least half of your plate(The salad can include shredded cabbage , lettuc…

DIETARY TIPS/SUGGESTIONS

The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted was "The china study by Dr. Colin Campbell. It confirmed that a plant based diet is the best diet that promotes optimum long term health.
Eat plenty of vegetables especially dark green leafy vegetables, fruits ,whole grains, nuts and seeds beans and peas in as fresh a state as possible. Avoid all foods that have artificial colors,.flavors ,preservatives and refined sugars
Also try to avoid processed food and canned food. Read the ingredients of whatever food items you purchase,choose the foods that are the least processed with the fewest additives.
Always cook with stainless steel or glass  because stainless steel cookware is low in cost and can be used at high heat. It has a sturdy cookware surface that does not wear down easily.. Health problems from stainless steel are rare. use no aluminum cook ware.
There have been concerns in the past that aluminum cookware increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease Uncoated alumi…