Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 2nd January 2012 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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You can increase your protein intake and eat smarter meals at the same time. The goal is to eat between 50 and 90 percent of your body weight in grams per day with a preference toward the higher end of the range. For instance, a 170-pound person might need 100 to 150 grams of protein a day. You will find most of these foods, Functional Superfoods, and supplements in the Four Corners Shopping List and in my book Super Health: 7 Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality and at A more comprehensive list of foods and protein amounts is in my book Living the Seven Golden Keys to Lifelong Vitality. Buy organic food products whenever possible. Avoid purchasing food that has been genetically modified (GMO).

Getting up to the Super Health Diet recommended daily protein levels of 0.5g to 0.9g per pound of body weight per day can be challenging without overeating meats. Vegetarians will find it much more difficult to reach these recommended protein levels, since animal meats are among the highest protein sources. Vegetarians must be well educated in food combining of various plant foods from different categories—vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds—to achieve greater balance in essential amino acids. Strict vegetarians are at extreme risk of overeating carbohydrates because most plant foods that contain protein also contain even greater amounts of carbohydrates.

I recommend that just about everyone, especially vegetarians, supplement their diets with high protein functional foods, including protein and essential amino acids powders, and, at a minimum, take an antioxidant essential fatty acids supplement daily.

KC Craichy
The Super Health Diet