SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 22nd February 2012 by admin in Super Health

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A study that was epublished on May 6, 2009, showed that Japanese individuals who were on a low carbohydrate diet could reduce AGEs levels in otherwise healthy overweight and obese subjects. They demonstrated that serum AGEs can be reduced by a low carbohydrate diet intervention on weight loss, a change that correlates with the reduction in triglycerides.

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


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.
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LivingFuel HealthAlert: Omega-3 Intake Reduces Risk of Periodontal Disease

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Posted on 17th February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Omega-3 fatty acids have been well documented for being beneficial for heart health but there are not any well documented studies linking omega-3 and periodontal disease. Researchers decided to investigate the relationship between dietary intake of omega-3 and periodontal conditions. They recruited 55 participants with an average age of 74 years from a longitudinal interdisciplinary study of aging and followed the participants for 5 years.

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Soy Peptide Lunasin Has Anti-cancer, Anti-inflammatory Properties

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Posted on 4th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Two new University of Illinois studies report that lunasin, a soy peptide often discarded in the waste streams of soy-processing plants, may have important health benefits that include fighting leukemia and blocking the inflammation that accompanies such chronic health conditions as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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Magnesium – The Anti-Inflammatory Mineral

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Posted on 28th November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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A new study of 3,713 postmenopausal women shows that magnesium is a powerful anti-inflammatory nutrient. Each 100 mg of magnesium per day was associated with a significant reduction in various inflammatory markers.

Magnesium is the most lacking mineral in the human diet. This is due primarily to Big Agribusiness farming practices that have stripped our soils of vital minerals needed for human health.

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