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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

9 TICKER HACKS FOODIE MEDICINE



CRUNCHY WALNUTS, SUNSHINE AND OTHER SECRETS! 


Hey guys! I am a foodie, I love food just too darn much! I am always fighting my fat loving genes (no, not the denim ones but I fight those too!) In trying to balance this affection for food with ulcerative colitis and a busy schedule I find myself knocking on a nutritionist's door....

 

ALAS! UNLIKELY HACKS FOR YOUR MENU EVERYDAY!


1. Simply add a salad to every meal; you not only get more--you actually get much more: This is a divine opportunity to add two magical things....crunchy walnuts and a sulforaphane like kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli or cabbage to the salad. WHY WALNUTS YOU ASK? Because they add A.L.A. 1/4 cup of walnuts packs 2 days worth of alpha linolenic acid which reduces blood pressure and decreases inflammation in the vessels. WHY THE KALE OR COMPARABLE VEGGIE? Because veggies classified as sulforaphanes heal immediatiely by turning a fat cell into a stem cell!  Yep, like magic!


2. Sit outside for ten minutes or take a ten minute walk outside before breakfast. WHY? Fresh air and vitamin D stirs the metabolism naturally. Doing this before you eat allows the body to begin to burn calories and preps your whole system for better outcomes like your mood, your food choices and heart rate which can change our genetic susceptibility to gain weight.  Who knew!


3. Tall Dark and Handsome? Almost but definitely have these two dark things together: Dip dark berries into dark chocolate. BUT WHY? Because antioxidants in cocoa lowered blood sugar in mice. Dark berries contain more antioxidants than light ones and ferment with the dark chocolate in your tummy to create heart healthy anti-inflammatory compounds that are linked to insulin resistance! That's a mouthful - literally!


4. Fall in love with fat, wait, what??? Yes, but the  healthy fats that help replace the visceral fats from invading our bodies and blood:

     OLIVE OIL

     COCONUT OIL

     OMEGA 3's IN SALMON, FISH AND NUTS


5. Consume fluffy stuff like whipped egg substitute omelets or aerated coconut oil. WHY? It not only fills you up faster but by infusing oxygen into your food it assists in carrying the nutrients throughout digestion. Whip it good!


6. Smart swap--say what? Replace sugar with really sweet sugar alternatives and eat no more than 25 grams of sugar for women and 35 for men per day. Replace processed high fructose corn syrup and sugar with:

   RAW HONEY,

   STEVIA SYRUP,

   ORGANIC COCONUT SUGAR

   DATES


7. Romance the bacteria by grabbing some probiotics throughout the day: These little bacteria guys form a symbiotic relationship with our gut and aide our immune system in ridding many infections. Unfortunately fungus and fungal infections caused by eating too much sugar kill these friendly bacteria so probiotic foods replicate a darn good match of live cultures just for you! GO PRO BRO!

    Yogurt

    Kefir

    Sauerkraut

    Miso

    Pickles

   Spirulina

   Dark Chocolate eaten with a probiotic (though not a probiotic it can endure the harsh acids of the digestive system and carry probiotics further to the colon.) Hey another reason to eat chocolate!


8. Pay tribute to JuiceMan, Jay Kordich who beat cancer flat, years ago by juicing. Include your kids in this fruitful activity by watching rainbows pour out of your juicer! The payoff is big here with juice that has live cells vs. store juice that has dead cells. When you drink the juice immediately from live fruit and vegetables you get them before they die after 20 minutes. Your body's work is minimal requiring very little digestion so the liquid nutrients get straight to your blood stream. Wash all raw fruits and veggies first then juice carrots, apples and beets for liver, blood pressure and overall immune health, (Watch for my juicing tips for kids in two weeks!


9. Dig in the dirt. Plant a little garden or a few vegetables and eat them the way our ancestors did. The hope here is to nourish yourself with iron through your hands, grow food that is nutrient dense, reduce our dependence on corporate made crops that use toxic herbicides and nicotinoids that kill our pollinators (bees, butterflies) and damage the soil. 

And finally, these foodie hacks are here to help strip the sticky oily build up from our gut and arteries by allowing  tissue cells to breathe, reclaim organ function, reduce inflammation through better vascular circulation,  heighten your mood and turn off gene related weight gain. These tips will wake you up feeling renewed, satisfied and energized! Be well and thrive my friends!

Please share your hacks for living better through food.


 

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