SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 21st January 2012 by admin in Super Health

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The Four Corners of Superfood Nutrition is low sugar, low glycemic, and loaded with a broad spectrum of antioxidants. It helps regulate and quench the destructive hyper-aging fire of the Big Four. You can slow down your aging process and help stave off heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Within my diet, here are the specifics regarding glycation and anti-inflammation.

Proteins. Follow my list of recommendations for proteins, with an emphasis on lean poultry, eggs, fish, nuts, legumes, seeds, and high quality protein powders and free-form essential amino acid supplements. Red meats may trigger inflammation, so restrict the fatty red meats and preferably choose leaner cuts of meats and include grass-fed beef, bison, venison, and other game meats.

Carbohydrates and Fiber. Most of your carbohydrates should come from vegetables and some fruits and a small part from the grains that I have in the Super Health Diet food lists. Minimize bread, cereal, and pasta in your diet. Vegetables and fruits also offer excellent dietary fiber, and a high fiber diet can help reduce inflammation. Berries are a great food choice, especially blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries, which are packed with anti-inflammatory phytochemicals and antioxidants. The quercetin found in apple and red onion skins has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Other exceptional sources of healthy nutrient-dense carbohydrates are fresh vegetable juices and grain grasses, such as barley grass, rye grass, and wheat grass.

Fats and Oils. I’ve already made it clear that the right types of fats in your diet will impact your health and weight loss in a positive way, but keep in mind that the omega-3 essential fatty acids I’ve written about are very powerful anti-inflammatory agents. They are found in cold water oily fish, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and pumpkin seeds. Adding omega-3 fatty acid supplements from fish oil or and flax oil (to a lesser extent) may also help reduce inflammation. Olive oil is another type of oil that has been shown to reduce inflammation.

Healthy Beverages. Follow the advice I’ve given in this book regarding what you drink every day, remembering that the simplest and best form of water is purified spring water. Other good fluid sources include herbal teas. Naturally sparkling waters can be healthy and fun but are not to be relied on for hydration. SoDelicious brand coconut milk or Almond Breeze almond, rice, and oat milks are good options.

Capsaicin (from cayenne pepper), green tea, ginger, turmeric, cocoa, probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum), bromelain and proteolytic enzymes (taken on an empty stomach), and the anti-aging chemical resveratrol are all good for reducing inflammation. Ginkgo, green tea polyphenols, grape seed extract, milk thistle, rosemary, N-acetylcysteine, lipoic acid, and coenzyme Q10 help prevent oxidative stress and, as is true of many antioxidants, can help offset inflammation and glycation.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


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