Health Tips

Health Tips for staying healthy

The foods you consume should have few chemicals.  Foods should be eaten in as close to their natural state as possible.

It is wise to eat three meals a day.

Between meals have herbal tea, whole grain snacks, fruit, vegetables, nuts, smoothie, Yogurt or Fermented Foods are good examples.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably raw are important for health building.  Raw fruits and vegetables are rich in enzymes.  Papaya and pineapple are extremely high in enzyme levels.  Enzymes are necessary for digestion.  When the body does not receive enzymes from healthy food, then the body has to manufacture its own enzymes for digestion working hard to break down foods.  Foods rich in enzymes can help to maintain a good weight, increase energy, and heal sickness. Cooking destroys most enzymes, Probiotics and half of the proteins and most vitamins and minerals.  

Prebiotics are raw fruits and vegetables typically high in fiber foods that can foster the growth and activity of the beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract.  This plant fiber acts as food for preexisting good bacteria. 

Probiotics are living strains of bacteria for the growth of good bacteria important for the digestive system. They can be found in real fermented foods, yogurt or a good quality Probiotic supplement.

Portion control is the key to maintaining a good weight. Follow Health Tips for Losing Weight and staying healthy.

It is essential to drink on average eight, 8 oz. glasses of water day.  Water is needed to remove toxins and to avoid urine odor.   Lemon Water will alkalize the digestive tract and is effective with the digestive system working better.  Drink Filtered Water if known water has contaminates.

It is not only important to maintain good weight but also to strengthen the body and promote a long, healthy, vibrant life.  It is not too late to restore health and vitality for Optimum Health.

Foods to Avoid

White sugar, white flour and white rice.

Soft drinks.

Artificial sweeteners.

High-fructose corn syrup.

Preserved, processed, or chemically fed meat, fish, or fowl.

Strong stimulants and irritants to the system, such as tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.

Anything that contains too many chemicals or preservatives.

Hydrogenated oils and fats, solid cooking fats, animal oils and fats, refined margarines and oils.  

Iodized table salt.

Acid Reflux and Heartburn is a common cause of poor eating habits.

Healing Nuts, Seeds, and Sprouts

Nuts are an extremely nutritious snack which is known for better heart health, lowering bad cholesterol, lower cancer rick, and weight control.  Nuts are full of protein, vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and more.  Some common nuts: Almond, Brazil, Cashew, Chestnut, Hazel, Macadamia, Peanut, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Walnut and more.

Seeds are high in fiber, vitamin E and monounsaturated fats that are good for heart health.  They are full of protein, minerals, zinc and more.  Some common seeds:  Chia, Hemp, Flax, Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower and more.

Sprouts are considered a super food.  It is among the most nutritious of all foods because of the benefits of high energy content.  Wash carefully because sprouts can be repositories of E. coli and salmonella bacteria.  Some common sprouts: Alfalfa, bean, lentil, sprouted grains and more. 

Alfalfa Sprouts are one of the best systemic alkalyzers available.  They are full of nutrition and are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and protein. Rich in vitamin K, alfalfa sprouts have a  blood-clotting agent, and high in nitrogen, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. 

Healing Vegetables

All vegetables are healthy! Eat vegetables to balance pH acidic body.

Beets are an excellent liver cleanser, red-corpuscle builder, fibrindissover, menstrual regulator, and diuretic.  Rich in manganese, they also contain potassium, iron, and sodium.

Carrot, Celery & Parsley Family are aromatic plants with hollow stems.  Carrots are great cleanser of bile and moribund matter impacted in the liver.  Carrots are very high in potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, sulfer, chlorine, phosphorus, and protein, and furnish one of the best-known sources of Vitamin A. Celery stalk holds a tremendous amount of organic sodium, which helps to eliminate calcium deposits.  The green leaves contain insulin.  Celery is rich in magnesium and in iron for the red blood cells. Parsley is extremely nourishing to the optic system.  It is also useful against inflammations of the kidneys, bladder, urethra, and genital organs.  A digestive stimulant and regulator f the liver and spleen, parsley is rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, and chlorine. This family of plants include: anise, caraway, cilantro, carrots, celery, cumin, dill, fennel, parsnip, and parsley.

Cruciferous Vegetables are high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals.  They have anti-cancer properties able to kill cancer cells and break down potential carcinogens. Cruciferous vegetables include:  asparagus, beet greens, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, daikon, horseradish, kale, radish, and turnip roots.

Garlic is a powerful blood cleanser, digestive stimulant, systemic cleanser, and diuretic.  It has a beneficial effect on the lymphatic system and is a strong cleanser of mucous membranes.  It is a powerful antibiotic and conditions of high blood pressure.  Garlic is known to regulate blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure, antiseptic, antibiotic, digestive disorder, disinfectant, enhance thiamin absorption, and high vitamin C content.  Raw Garlic contains allicin which has an antibiotic and antifungal compound. Cooking garlic removes the allicin.

Herbs have been used with food for thousand of years because of their flavor and many health benefits.  Herbs build the immune system, increase energy, and benefits the digestive system.  They can be used fresh or dried and some popular ones include: rosemary, basil, thyme, sage, mint, oregano, ginger, chives, parsley, lemongrass, stevia, turmeric, tarragon, dill, and  marjoram.

Leafy vegetables are good sources of many vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy, such as vitamins A, C, and K, folate, iron and calcium. They are also great sources of fiber. Research suggests that the nutrients found in dark green vegetables may prevent certain types of cancers and promote heart health. Spinich is a most nourishing food for the entire digestive system, and for all cells tissues, nerves, and muscles.  It naturally stimulates the peristaltic action of the intestines, contains the finest quality of organic iron available, and is rich in sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.  Leafy vegetables include: arugula, baby mixed greens, belgian endive, bibb lettuce, boston lettuce, chicory, collard greens, dandelion greens, mustard greens, ridicchio, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, spinich, turnip greens, and watercress.

Healing Fruit

Fruit is full of vitamins and minerals! Eat them or make smoothies.

Apples are a valuable aid to digestion.  Apples also cleanse the intestines, especially of impactions.  Rich in magnesium, iron, silicon, and potassium.   Apples have a slightly diuretic and laxative effect on the lower intestine.

Apricots and Peaches are one of the finest sources of organic iron for building red corpuscles and of silicon for bones, teeth, nails, and hair.  They are also one of the most valuable sources of organic fat and Vitamin A.   They should not be eaten until ripe. 

Bananas  contain a high dose of potassium which is an essential ingredient for the heart and nervous system.  Potassium will regulate blood pressure and may reduce the risk of a stroke. They are also rich in vitamin B6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium.  Bananas are high in carbohydrates which are the body's main source of energy.  Bananas do not contain  fat, sodium or cholesterol.

Berries  are extremely high in antioxidants, phytonutrients, glavonoids, and bioflavonoids.   They reduce the risk of chronic disease and have cancer-fighting compounds: vitamins C, E, B, K, minerals, and acids.  They also hold high levels of a soluble fiber known as pectin, a substance that studies link to lowered levels of cholesterol.  Berries have great cleansing properties and increase they amount of blood flow to the circulatory vessels.  Healthy berries include: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, mulberries, goji berries, acai berries, bilberries, strawberries, and cherries.

Figs are one of  the best known natural laxatives.  They are high in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Grapefruit dissolves inorganic calcium in the body, especially calcium deposits in cartilage and joints that are caused by arthritis.  Rich in salicylic acid, potassium, fruit acids, natural sugar, and other alkaline ingredients.

Grapes are packed with nutrients especially vitamin C and K. It also has a high antioxidant content for immune boosting.

Lemons are among the best remedies for healing.  Rich in organic citric acid, lemons assist the proper acid-alkaline balance of the body and alleviate many other conditions of discomfort.  Lemon water will alkalize the digestive tract.  They are excellent for colds and as a stomach cleanser.

Papayas contain the protein-splitting enzyme papain, and are also a valuable appetite stimulant.  Rich in sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, and Vitamin C, they are excellent for the entire digestive system.

Pineapple is a valuable cleanser, diuretic, and digestive aid, rich in sulfur and chlorine, and in citric, malic and tartaric acids.  Pineapple contains an enzyme which will help destroy many kinds of acute infections, and reduce  swellings. 

Kathy Kafka

Complete Natural Blends 

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