Cardiovascular diseases lead the list of top causes of death in the world. Fortunately, Mother Nature wouldn’t let us deal with diseases without providing a way of preventing them!
Here is a list of the top 10 foods that help to protect your heart.
The avocado is a unique type of fruit you shouldn’t miss out on! By having a fat content that is 77% of its total calories, it is one of the fattiest plant foods on the planet. However, the avocado wouldn’t be that awesome by just containing any fat. It is the oleic acid that is believed to be responsible for the fruit’s beneficial health effects, including the reduction of inflammation (1).
Not only that but the avocado is loaded with other important nutrients such as Vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, Folate, Potassium (more than bananas!), as well as small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Phosporous, and Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3. WOW!
There are studies that have shown that avocados (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7):
- Reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20%
- Reduce total cholesterol levels significantly
- Lower LDL cholesterol by up to 20%
- Increase HDL (the “good”) cholesterol by up to 11%
All of these results should give us reason enough to include an avocado in our regular diet for a healthy heart. Read More
All bone broths including beef, chicken, fish, lamb and more have been staples in the traditional diets of every culture for thousands of years. That’s because bone broths are nutrient-dense, easy to digest, rich in flavor, boost healing and promote good health.
The Paleo diet tries to emulate eating like a caveman – the diet our bodies are evolutionarily designed to eat. When you eat the diet we have evolved to eat over the last 2.6 million years, your health and energy will soar. After adopting this diet, I have regained my mental and physical health. So will you. Read more
Today I started a 3 week sugar detox. I am white knuckling it! I’ll admit, it’s hell. But it serves to eliminate a food that is killing myself and our country. Let’s explore the basic facts about sugar. This is the first part in a series about this killer ingredient and how to do a sugar detox. Read more
Have you ever wondered how people are succesful at staying trim and fit? Well it isn’t luck! These people have adopted effective eating habits. They do things differently than the rest. To be a highly effective eater, you must adopt the habits of success.
Stephen Covey’s theories on learning from the habits of successful people in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People suggest that by emulating the habits of successful people, anyone can enjoy the life he or she desires. Learn these 15 habits, adopt the habits, practice the habits and enjoy optimal health and successful weight loss.