SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 27th March 2012 by admin in Super Health

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Adding more fruit and vegetables of any kind to your diet will improve your health, especially if they are organic, because they limit your exposure to pesticides and herbicides. But some foods are higher in antioxidants than others. To reap the biggest benefit of antioxidants, eat these foods raw or lightly steamed; don’t overcook or boil. Three of the most well-known major antioxidant vitamins are beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E; however, there are many others. It is important to know that a single exotic super fruit, such as acai or pomegranate, or a blend of several like you might find in some of the “wine bottle” antioxidant drinks on the market today, do not cover the full-spectrum of required antioxidants. Remember, there are five major classes of free radicals. You cannot simply take one type of antioxidant and be fully protected. It’s like having five holes in a boat with only one or two plugs to keep it from sinking.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


KC Craichy SuperHealth Podcasts: Smart Meals

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Posted on 8th August 2011 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC and Monica Craichy share important insights about eating Smart Meals to help you achieve Super Health. You’ll learn about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid, and Monica shares how she makes healthy salads for her family.



Audio Transcription:

KC: Welcome to Living Fuel TV. I’m KC Craichy. This is my wife, Monica. Today, we’re going to talk to you about smart meals. Now, smart meals are the meals that you eat when you are not having a Living Fuel super smoothie. These are the meals that you have, the other two meals or the other one meal during the Fuel Fast.

Monica: You mean, you actually eat something else than Living Fuel?

KC: Yes. I love food.

Monica: Food is fun.

KC: Food is fun. Today, we’re going to go on this landing page for this video or what we called the super food or the four corners shopping list. You can go to the site and see the types of foods that you’ll want to direct yourself to, and we also want to say that the most you can avoid sweet drinks and foods that are fried and not good for you, high sugar foods …

Monica: Drinking lots of water …

KC: … lots of water …

Monica: … herbal teas, sparkling water …

KC: … light caffeinated or no caffeinated herbal teas, these are great. Try to space your meals as we talked about. Your goal should be six hours. If you can say that you are going to eat for six hours, therefore you need to make sure that… A lot of people go and have a salad at lunch, and they don’t get a lot of proteins, and the results are they crash in the mid- afternoon and they go …

Monica: They get too hungry.

KC: … go into the snack room or whatever the case may be.

Monica: What would you define a smart meal as being? What is it?

KC: Well, typically, it would be a lot of greens, and a clean protein source, at least. But we want to try to make sure that we get our protein up. The research shows that the people that have higher protein intakes do better in every measurable way. You don’t want to just do away with proteins because you want a natural salad when you go to a salad place and have lunch. And if you’re a vegetarian, that brings an interesting quagmire because you’re really not able to get very much protein from vegetarian sources, particularly when you go out to eat. You’re going to want to have something like LivingProtein to supplement or augment your meal. You can have a scoop of Living Fuel in a drink, or you can have a little protein, or you can put it in your soup like Monica does, put LivingProtein in a warm soup. You’ll bring the protein levels up, and it tastes delicious. You won’t even taste it, really. You can mix it in avocado to make guacamole that’s high in protein. You can mix it in hummus to make that high protein, or you can simply drink a protein fiber blend during the meal to make sure that you cover the fiber and the protein aspect of it.

Monica: Now, for the people who are vegetarians, let’s tell them what the protein is made of.

KC: Brown rice, yellow pea, protein and rice fiber. Soluble rice fiber, and also probiotics. A very powerful, high antioxidant protein fiber blend. It’s good for anyone, but vegetarians, you really need to pay attention to your protein levels. The easiest thing to do when you go into a restaurant is to get a large, green salad with some kind of clean protein on it. If you’re not a vegetarian, then a chicken or turkey or something like that on your salad. If you are a vegetarian, then beans of some kind, chick-peas.

Monica: I’d like to share some of the things that I put on our salads, and maybe it’ll give you a few ideas because I know day after day the same salad kind of gets a little boring. But let me read to you some things that I like to put on there and see if that helps spice up your meal. If you want to have more of a vegetable salad, I’d start with a full plate of dark greens, like a romaine or a spinach. And then, to add on top of it, and I like to go for a lot of color to make it look festive, but you can put avocado slices, sliced tomatoes, sliced carrots, some diced peppers. Sometimes, I take onion and garlic and sauté them up, and then put that also on top of the salad. You can sauté green beans in with it, or not, or sometimes I add the peppers in there, too, and then I put that on top. You can also add pumpkin seeds, cranberries, chick-peas. KC likes to have a dollop of hummus, a huge dollop of hummus on top. And so, that would be the vegetable one. If you want more of a fruity salad, here’s some of the things that I like to add. Again, I start with a large plate of dark greens, and then I can add blueberries, sliced bananas, orange slices, sliced up strawberries, some feta cheese, and then I also like to sprinkle CocaChia snack mix on there as well. And to either one of these, you can add sautéd organic chicken breasts or fresh cut salmon. Like KC was saying, you need to beef up, well, not beef up, protein up your salad.

KC: These ideas and more will be on the site. If you look under SuperFood Nutrition at the site along the top, you’ll see a lot of these ideas, and the superfood nutrition food list will be there. We want to continue to provide you with information, so keep your questions coming. Hopefully, this was helpful to you today. We wish you super health.


LivingFuel HealthAlert: “Let Your Food Be Your Medicine”

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Posted on 26th August 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Dear Living Fuel Family,

You’ve held your learners permit for the past year, logged hundreds of miles behind the wheel and feel confident at a four-way stop and in thorny rush hour traffic. You’re a bit tired of borrowing the family sedan, so all that’s missing is a car of your own. And now, on your 16th birthday, your parents present you with a beautiful brand new car – a dream come true!

There’s just one catch. This car will be the only one you’ll own for your lifetime. Imagine the care and attention you’d give your new prized possession—only the best oil, the highest quality gasoline and regularly scheduled preventative maintenance from your mechanic. This allegory applies to your body—the single most complex and high-performing machine you’ll ever own.

Today, we conclude our well-received series of interviews with Dr. Patrick Purdue, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DO) and Doctor of Naturopathy (ND). Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine said “Let your food be your medicine.” Our topic today is nutrition, specifically the food we choose as fuel for our bodies. What we eat and what we give our family to eat significantly impacts our health today and in the years to come.

Click here to watch and join the conversation.

Here’s to your Super Health!

KC Craichy
Founder & CEO
Living Fuel, Inc.

LivingFuel HealthAlert: Fruits & Vegetables Must Know Info

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Posted on 8th July 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Dear Living Fuel Family,

It’s hard to top a cold, crisp fresh-cut watermelon on a scorching summer day. Fresh fruit and vegetables are among the most powerful (and flavorful) fuel for our bodies! In today’s timely HealthAlert, we explore how we can maximize the nutrition of our favorite produce and protect our families from potential hazards such as herbicides and pesticides.

It’s best to shop the perimeters of our grocery store, but how do we safely navigate the vast array of colorful fruits and vegetables in the produce section? Which non-organic fruits and vegetables are OK to eat when the organically-grown equivalent is not available? Which should you always try to purchase organically and why? Which fruits and vegetables are genetically-modified? Which are listed in the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” and which are on the “Clean 15″? What is a PLU number and why is it important?

Learn the answer to these questions, have a pen handy and empower yourself by clicking here to watch.

For more information, visit our enhanced website at www.livingfuel.com or call 1-866-580-FUEL (3835).

Here’s to your SuperHealth,

KC and Monica Craichy
Founder & CEO
Living Fuel, Inc.


LivingFuel HealthAlert: From The Ground Up

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Posted on 8th March 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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We’re only a couple of weeks from the official start of Spring and for a lot of people it means planting their vegetable gardens. The month of March is also National Nutrition Month, so it is a good time to think about what we eat. This year’s theme is “Nutrition From the Ground Up” and that’s the right place to start.

The nutritional value of vegetables and fruits begins with the quality of the soil. Soil has been defined as the characteristics that support life. Unfortunately, much of the soil used in the United States and around the world is nutrient-poor. Why? Among other things, it is because of gross mismanagement of the soil by many of the companies that grow the majority of the nation’s food supply. The methods companies use to grow food (including maximum yield mass farming) have removed most of the nutrients from the soil without replacing them. We have lost about 90% of the mineral content from our soil and fertilizer only replaces a small amount. Some farms are already 100% depleted. That spells nutritional disaster for our country!

In addition to the problem of soil depletion, we also have to deal with soil contamination. Chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbacides have destroyed most of the precious microorganisms necessary for growing food from the ground up. Soil contamination (pollution) is another national disaster. We’ve allowed big companies to use and dispose of contaminants with little consequence. We’ve poured and sprayed toxic chemicals all over the soil that we now need so desperately for our food supply. You can learn more about the problem of soil depletion and other causes of the serious degradation in the quality of our food supply at http://www.livingfuel.com/Health_Alert_Our_Food_Supply.aspx .

Fortunately, there is an answer. It’s called organic farming. It uses crop rotation, compost, mechanical cultivation, green manure, and biological pest control to rebuild the nutrient value of soil. The growing demand for organic fruits and vegetables has seen an increase in organically managed farmland. It’s still only about 1% of the world’s farm land, but it is growing in size.

Living Fuel is committed to supporting organic farming and the improvement of our soil and food supply. We use only the best natural ingredients for our products to ensure Living Fuel’s potency, purity, quality, and bioavailability (www.livingfuel.com).

Here’s to your Super Health!

KC