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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

9 Oct

Bad carbs make you fat! But good carbs can make you lose weight.

Avoid these carbohydrates in your diet:

  • Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Refined grains
  • Pizza
  • Almost all processed foods
  • White rice
  • Pasta
  • Cereals

Make sure to include these carbs in your diet, these are good for you and help you either lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Don’t be scared of these carbs, it’s a myth that they’ll make you fat.

  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Whole grains
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Legumes

Remember Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Eat More: Antioxidants

13 Apr

To understand what antioxidants are, first, we have to understand free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules, with unpaired electrons, which attack cell walls through a chemical reaction (oxidation). It makes cells unstable, which in turn, make other cells unstable, and so on.

Antioxidants are molecules which bind to the free radicals stabilizing them so they can cause no harm to cells.

This is important because free radicals have been found to be a part of:

  • Premature aging
  • Chronic disease
  • Cancer

Antioxidants are abundant in fruits and vegetables. We have to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and nuts everyday. No need to take antioxidant supplements, just add a few of these to your diet everyday:

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Artichokes
  • Raspberries
  • Apples
  • Pecans
  • Broccoli
  • Squash
  • Carrots
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Whole grains

Remember… Eat Healthy, be Happy!

Fiber = Healthy Digestive System and More!

19 Mar

Fiber is a great supplement, specially now that so many people are  consuming the SAD diet (Standard American Diet), a diet that lacks fiber and many other nutrients.

Fiber is great for stabilizing blood sugar, it helps lower cholesterol, it prevents colon cancer, hemorrhoids, constipation, alleviates irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and studies show it may even help people lose weight!

In addition to taking a supplement make sure you include foods to your diet, which are high in fiber:

  • Whole grains
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Brown rice
  • Seeds
  • Lentils
  • Beans

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Detox: Juicing

5 Jan

I just finished a 3 day juicing detox and it was great!

A juicing detoxification is when nothing else but freshly made fruit and vegetable juices (organic and pressed is best) are consumed. The juices provide for the nutrients needed and I recommend taking some fiber supplements in the morning as well.

You can do it for 1, 3 or 5 days. I recommend 3 days for beginners, and 5 days for those who have tried it before. You can also do a day of juicing per week.

Juicing helps give your digestive track a break, while it cleanses and repairs your body.

Try eating a clean diet, free of processed food, meats and dairy 3 days before and 3 days after the juicing detox.

You can prepare the juices yourself with lot’s of greens (make sure you add a bunch of kale!) or you can buy them from a specialized store. This time I went for Pressed Juicery, based in LA (www.pressedjuicery.com) is was great! I’ve also tried Cooler Cleanse (www.coolercleanse.com) and loved it!