Ever feel sluggish the whole day and no matter how much coffee you drink or energy drinks you consume, nothing seems to give you your Mojo?
Dr. Perricone, Author of The Perricone Prescription, a NY Times bestseller says, that many people consume foods too high in Saturated Fats. Foods such as Fatty red meats, dark-meat poultry, fried foods, high-fat dairy products and tropical oils all of which contain high amounts of Saturated Fats should be limited to only about 10 % of your daily intake. It’s no secret either, that foods too high in these bad fats put extra pounds on the body as well as accelerate the aging process.
Do you know the exact amount of refined sugar you should consume daily?
There is no definitive answer to the question, but 40 grams is the recommended amount for non-diabetic people. If you’re diabetic or borderline diabetic, please see the note at the bottom. 40 grams of sugar refers mainly toadded sugar, which is anything that is put into foods rather that which is naturally occurring such as in fruit. By this logic, for instance, ALL sugar in soda would be considered “added,” since the beverage itself is constructed rather than harvested. However, you can eat or drink natural sugars in moderation – say up to 100 grams a day (like orange juice which contains quite a lot of fructose). WikiAnswers contributors. “How many grams of sugar are appropriate per day for the average adult?” Jan. 20,2012
Sugar and Starchy Carbs are major contributors to not only aging most Americans at a faster rate than any other Country, but also is what puts on weight. We’re not talking a few Lbs! The Average person consumes about 150 pounds of sugar per year, according to Dr. Oz. That’s a great deal more than what is necessary for our diets. So keep your sugar choices down to fresh fruits and your occasional pieces of Dark Chocolate-Organic being your best choice.
Now the question becomes,
Which foods are the best to consume for reducing inflammation in the body?
Anything that is considered a whole food, such as fresh fruits and vegetables,fatty fish high in Omega 3′s, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Here’s a list we’ve made to help you along with your grocery Shopping.
Fish: Salmon, Albacore Tuna, Herring, and Sardines
Fruits: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Red grapes, Kiwi, and Citrus Fruits.
Vegetables: Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower, Spinach, Watercress-this amazing vegetable is rich in antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, and Folic. It also provides 18% of our Daily intake of Vitamin B9.
Whole-Grains: Quinoa, Brown Rice, Barley, Oatmeal, and Popcorn
Our Challenge for you is to pick any one of these food options and incorporate it into your current meal plan…You do have one right?
Don’t worry if you don’t already have one. Check back with us for our next featured articles explaining positive food choices for your individual needs.
A goal without a plan is just a wish~JF
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