Saturday, February 21, 2009

Healthy Fats

Yes, there are healthy fats. Here are some:

Saturated Fats - Butter, coconut and palm oils (extra virgin, not refined)

Monounsaturated Fats - Avocados, almond oil, grapeseed oil, extra virgin olive oil.

Polyunsaturated Fats - Chia seed oil, cod liver oil, flaxseed oil, hemp oil, sunflower oil, herring oil, salmon oil, sardine oil.

other natural sources of fats that are good include: omega-3 free range eggs, wild caught fish, seeds, and nuts.

Don't be fooled into thinking that all saturated fats are bad, they aren't.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Acai Berry

The Acai (pronounced ah-saw-ee) berry is getting some notice now. It is one of the world's most complete foods. I contains antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.

Some benefits include:
- it contains 3 times the antioxidants as red wine.
- it contains one of the most perfect essential amino acid combinations.
- it contains many natural vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.
- it contains natural dietary fiber.

When choosing acai, choose it in liquid form, not tablet.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Vitamin C Complex

Always look for "real" vitamin C and try to stay away from synthetic vitamin C.

Real vitamin C contains a complex of nutrients. All of these nutrients work together to give the benefits of vitamin C.

If you supplement with vitamin C, look for a brand that contains acerola cherry powder or alma berries. Supplements that contain only ascorbic acid or ascorbate do not contain the whole vitamin C complex. Once again, it's the complex form that gives the health benefits.

If you don't supplement, try to get the vitamin C complex from natural sources, like donuts and coffee.....ha ha ha....gotcha....just kidding.

Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamin C.

No, fruit drinks are not a good source. Once heated or exposed to light, most of that vitamin C that they say is in the drink........isn't.

Be wise about your sources.