Living Fuel Champion & Olympic Hopeful Manny Huerta

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Posted on 5th March 2012 by admin in Super Health

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Living Fuel Champion and elite triathlete Manny Huerta was named by USA Triathlon as the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Male Elite Athlete of the Year. Huerta capped his 2011 season with a Silver Medal at the Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He was the number three American in the ITU World Challenge Series rankings in addition to being the top U.S. men’s performer at several highly competitive international events.

Huerta will be heading to Costa Rica next Tuesday for high altitude training. He is also preparing for the upcoming trials for the 2012 Olympic Games being held in London this summer. The Olympic triathlon consists of a 1.5 km (0.93 mi) swim, a 40 km (24.8 mi) bike, and 10 km (6.2 mi) swim.

It is truly amazing what Manny has accomplished and we’re excited that he FUELs his performance with Living Fuel,” Living Fuel Founder & CEO KC Craichy said. “Manny is going to accomplish great things this year.”
“With Olympic Trials coming I knew I needed to increase my level of performance. That’s why I started using Living Fuel products. They are simply the best nutritional superfood products on the market. As an elite athlete you want to be the best, so you have to FUEL your body with the best nutrition.

That’s why I use Living Fuel.”
- Manny Huerta, USA Triathlon All National Team
Manny’s FUEL!
Manny uses several Living Fuel products as the foundation for his nutritional regimen, including functional superfoods LivingFuel SuperBerry Original, LivingFuel SuperGreens, and the powerful SuperEsssentials Aminos. Stay tuned for more from Manny as the Olympic Trials and 2012 Summer Games in London near!
 


SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 22nd February 2012 by admin in Super Health

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On the more technical side of snacking, I have a few more points to make that you need to read carefully. Keep in mind that the metabolic impact of the low glycemic meals I advocate versus high glycemic meals is significantly different. I have shown that the rise in blood sugar and insulin output is less when the absorption of carbohydrate is delayed. For instance, when compared to a high glycemic breakfast, a low glycemic breakfast lowers concentrations of insulin, blood sugar, free fatty acids, and triglycerides after the meal and even after a subsequent standard lunch meal, which is precisely what you want. It is believed that if lower glycemic foods are consumed, which are digested and absorbed more slowly, there appears to be less metabolic advantage to spreading those foods out over smaller, more frequent meals. That would be a significant loss.

One study I read looked at the impact of a snack consumed after a standard lunch but before the subjects became hungry. The researchers fed subjects a snack (400 kilocalories) at various times after a 1,300-kilocalorie lunch when they were not hungry. The snack did not reduce the amount of food consumed at the dinner meal and did not increase the time before the subjects requested their dinner meal. This strongly suggests that snacking when not hungry promotes increased calorie intake and weight gain over time. When rich, highly palatable foods are readily available, as is so often true of snacks, food consumption may be triggered by mealtime or pleasure and not necessarily because of hunger or the need for extra calories.

In another study, eight normal weight young men were examined concerning the impact of consuming either no snack, a high protein or a high carbohydrate snack either when subjects were hungry or when they were not hungry. The subjects were given the snacks between a standard lunch and dinner and were unaware of the time. The high protein snack delayed when the evening meal was requested and eaten by 38 minutes, but it did not reduce the energy intake compared to when no snack was offered. In fact, energy intake from the evening meal was even slightly higher when they consumed the high protein snack compared to no snack at all. The average energy intake was higher on the day they consumed the high carbohydrate snack than when they had no snack at all or when they consumed the high protein snack, which makes sense. The authors concluded that “a snack consumed in a satiety state has poor satiating efficiency irrespective of its composition, which is evidence that snacking plays a role in obesity.” In other words, snacking when you are hungry does not reduce the amounts of food eaten at subsequent meals.

I conclude that eating six smaller meals a day or snacking is disruptive to normal metabolic, digestive, and endocrine function and will almost always push up your caloric intake.

My position is that one needs to eat three planned, well-balanced meals per day, with five or six hours between meals, and without snacking between meals or within three hours of bedtime. I am a strong advocate for learning what and how much to eat in order to avoid crashing between meals—being as careful to not overeat as to not “under fuel.” This is critical to both weight loss as well as Super Health.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


LivingFuel SuperEssentials Omega 3EDA+ is Back in Stock!

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Posted on 20th February 2012 by admin in Super Health

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Living Fuel’s LivingFuel SuperEssentials® Omega 3EDA+ is a harmonious blend of ultra-pure Omega-3 EPA/DHA essential fatty acids from fish oil from sardines and anchovies, protective Omega-6 GLA from borage seed oil, the powerful all-natural antioxidants Vitamin D and Vitamin A, full-spectrum Vitamin E, and the super potent carotenoid Astaxanthin.

Mike Adams, The Health Ranger and editor of NaturalNews.com, chose SuperEssentials Omega as Best Fish Oil saying, “I trust the quality and it naturally contains Vitamin D.” Mike said he uses SuperEssentials Omega every day, recommending it for life and health “while helping prevent chronic degenerative health conditions.” He added, “if we wanted to turn America into a nation of healthy, intelligent people with genius children and highly productive senior citizens, we would want to hand out vitamin D, astaxanthin and fish oil supplements to everybody. It could literally revolutionize the future of any nation!”

Join Living Fuel Founders KC and Monica Craichy in this special video as they answer the top questions about SuperEssentials Omega, the powerful supplement that only Living Fuel could make.

Click on the graphic below to watch this important video:


LivingFuel SuperEseentials® Omega 3EDA+ is back in stock!


New Recipe! Ultimate Recovery SuperSmoothie

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Posted on 31st January 2012 by admin in Super Recipes

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Tomorrow’s workout begins as you recover from today’s workout.  Quick replenishment of the body’s spent macronutrients is critical to preserve existing lean muscle tissue, grow new lean muscle, reduce muscle soreness, and ready your body for its next lap in the pool, mile on the road, or set in the gym.

If you’re an active adult, there are countless post-workout products targeted to you that, on close inspection, are full of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and synthetic ‘nutrients’ that work against your fitness goals.  Try the Ultimate Recovery SuperSmoothie with Living Fuel’s most antixoxidant-rich functional superfood LivingFuel SuperBerry Ultimate.  Deliciously re-FUEL with 250 calories, 42 grams of complex carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, essential vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, electrolytes, and 13 grams of complete plant-based protein!

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SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 6th January 2012 by admin in Super Health

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There are different types of free radicals and reactive oxygen species that are constantly attacking the body. Because only certain kinds of antioxidants quench certain types of radicals, you must get a broad spectrum of antioxidants in your diet. Fortunately, we have available to us today a wide range of very potent antioxidants, which can scavenge and neutralize free radicals before they have a chance to cause disease.

For instance, there are flavonoids, part of a larger group of molecules called polyphenol compounds, that are found in abundance in plants, fruits, vegetables, plant-based beverages, and notably in the pigments of leaves, barks, rinds, seeds, and flowers. Flavonoids:

• Improve memory and concentration and are used to treat attention-deficit disorder.
• Are powerful free radical scavengers that can boost the effectiveness of vitamin C in the antioxidant network.
• Regulate nitric oxide, a potent free radical that is a regulator of blood flow.
• Keep your heart healthy in three important ways. They prevent blood clots, protect against oxidation of LDL cholesterol, and lower high blood pressure.
• Improve sexual function in men.
• Reduce inflammation and bolster immune function.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 30th December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Here are the major antioxidant vitamins and their food sources.

Beta-carotene and other carotenoids: apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, green peppers, kale, mangoes, turnip and collard greens, nectarines, peaches, pink grapefruit, pumpkin, squash, spinach, sweet potato, tangerines, tomatoes, and watermelon.

Vitamin C: berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower, grapefruit, honeydew, kale, kiwi, mangoes, nectarines, orange, papaya, red, green, or yellow peppers, snow peas, sweet potato, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Vitamin E: broccoli, carrots, chard, mustard and turnip greens, mangoes, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers, spinach, sunflower seeds, and rice bran. If you buy a supplement, make sure it is a full-spectrum vitamin E, including tocotrienols and tocopherols.

Vitamins aren’t the only antioxidants in food. Other well-known antioxidants are zinc, selenium, manganese, alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, and glutathione. Zinc is found in red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, seafood, whole grains, and dairy products. Selenium is found in Brazil nuts, tuna, beef, poultry, fortified breads, and other grain products.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


LFTV: The Best of 2011

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Posted on 29th December 2011 by admin in LivingFuelTV

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2011 has been a wonderful year here at Living Fuel and LivingFuelTV.  We’ve produced popular episodes on a
wide range of important and insightful health and natural wellness topics such as medical radiation, Omega-3,
airport scanners, practical fitness, and Vitamin D.  It’s our goal at LivingFuelTV to change and positively impact
your life and the life of your family with truth.

Today on LivingFuelTV, and before we launch into an exciting 2012, let’s take a look back at the top five
most popular shows in 2011 as measured by your response.  Check and see if your favorite made the list! 
Enjoy this video review by clicking on the graphic below.

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Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 26th December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Most people are skeptical of using antioxidants to battle the major degenerative diseases of aging, largely because they don’t understand how free radicals themselves can actually cause disease. In the case of cancer, for instance, free radicals attack the genetic machinery inside the DNA molecule, by stealing away electrons from within the DNA. This, in turn, leads to a chain reaction “domino effect,” by forcing each newly created free radical to steal yet another electron from among its neighbors. If this terribly destructive process isn’t quenched immediately, it goes on to cause catastrophic alterations within the various “base codes” of the DNA molecule.

It is this type of damage to the information content of each DNA molecule that causes the cell to begin to grow wildly, without any control. As 95 percent of all cancers are thought to be caused by the free radicals that are contained in our diet and the environment, it makes sense to consume a protective mixture of broad-spectrum antioxidants, so that self-propagating free-radical reactions can be quenched before they have a chance to alter our DNA and create disease.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet

Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 29th November 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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What natural antioxidants work well against different free radicals? Research shows that plant-based (botanical) antioxidants can provide broad-spectrum protection against these radicals. However, plant sources of antioxidants seem to “specialize.” A botanical source (such as blueberry, tomato, cocoa, or green tea) generally has high concentrations of a particular family of antioxidant compounds (such as anthocyanins, carotenoids, proanthocyanidins, or flavonoids). These compounds tend to perform better against some radicals than others.

Here are some general guidelines:

Anthocyanins—peroxyl
Flavonoids—superoxide anion
Carotenoids—singlet oxygen
Proanthocyanidins (PACs)—superoxide anion and hydroxyl

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 25th November 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Compelling research during the past years has demonstrated and raised the public’s awareness of the importance of antioxidants in the maintenance of health and even in the prevention of degenerative disease. Indeed, research shows that low oxidative stress or the consumption of large amounts of broad-spectrum antioxidants in fruits, vegetables, some grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and supplement antioxidants is the other most likely reason CRON diets work. However, what exactly are antioxidants, and why are antioxidants so important for human health?

Appropriately named, antioxidants are a group of compounds produced by the body that occur naturally in many foods and in various amounts. They are invaluable substances because they soak up the toxic free radicals that are produced by the oxidation process in our bodies. Free radicals are chemically unstable molecules that attack your cells and damage your DNA. Oxidation is what causes an apple slice to turn brown, fish to become rancid, and a cut on our skin to become raw and inflamed. It happens to all cells in nature, including the ones in our bodies.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet