Tuesday March 31, 2020
What Is A Processed Food?
Processed foods are foods that have been altered to slow spoilage and/or make for easy storage. Processed foods can include chips, candy, sodas, deli meats, baking mixes, frozen pizza etc have been processed for our convenience. That convenience factor is costing individuals vital nutrients. How so?
Dangers of Processed Food:
- Vital nutrients and vitamins are destroyed during processing
- Additives and preservatives
- Excessive sodium and sugar
- Hidden allergens from fillers and soy
- Higher in calories compared to whole food
- Lower in fiber compared to whole food
What is the best way to combat the adverse effects of processed foods?
Eat More Superfoods!
Load your plate with low calorie/low carb high nutrient dense foods. You can consume large quantities without exceeding 20–50 net carbs per day. A diet based mostly superfoods contains all the fiber, vitamins and minerals you need to be healthy from the inside out. Click here for the full list of superfoods
The term superfood has been a popular buzzword this year. But what is a superfood?
A superfood is a food that has more nutrients (antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals) for your body when comparing calorie to calorie with another food.
Did you know? Superfoods are also referred to as “functional foods” because the term refers to the superfood’s ability to affect more target functions of the body compared to foods that aid basic survival.
Superfoods consist of the following:
- Clean protein
- Essential fatty acids
- Amino acids
- Rich in phytochemicals
Here is the Superfood short list:
- Coconuts (coconut oil 1:1 replacement ratio for butter) We grow these on our farm!
- Avocados (avocado oil can be replaced for canola oil when frying)
- Noni fruit Boost your immune system naturally!
Recommended daily dosage rate for the Noni Fruit Leather
On the back of every package it reads:
“As a supplement, a 2-inch x 2-inch piece per day. For persistent conditions: Two to four pieces per day”. To maintain a healthy immune system one piece daily and for those looking to boost their immune system between two to four pieces per day.
Also, for those who do not like the natural blue cheese flavor of Noni – simply place the pieces of Noni Fruit Leather in warm water when steeping a tea (not boiling water). Stir up in 4-5 minutes and the noni will dissolve and drink a healthy tea. Cinnamon, lemon juice, Red Zinger herb tea are good additions to mask the flavor of noni.
Important point: Response to persistent conditions is definitely dosage-related, with the correct dosage determined by the individual and the severity of condition. Taking one piece per day for a persistent condition will not address the condition. Two to four pieces per day of the Noni Fruit Leather is the recommended serving to address persistent conditions. Some people need two per day, some need three, and some people need four pieces each day. Experiment to find the correct dose for you.
Check back next month for additional tips!