Health, How to Naturally Boost Energy Levels
October 22nd, 2008 by admin
Eat Across the Color Scheme of Fruits and Vegetables – The beneficial color pigments in fruits and vegetables protect these living foods from oxidative stress. When we consume these fruits and vegetables, these same pigments protect our bodies form oxidative stress and provide a natural energy boost. Become aware of the color schemes you are eating in fruits and vegetables and eat as many different colors as you can every day. Some of the most powerful colors are your reds [organic apples, red peppers, berries], greens [broccoli, spinach, green vegetables], purples [blueberries and other purple-toned berries], and oranges [oranges, peppers]. There is also now just starting to be scientific evidence that shows organically grown fruits and vegetables contain higher amounts of these powerful color pigments. This makes sense if you think about it. Organically grown fruits and vegetables encounter greater oxidative stresses, particularly in the form of insects (no herbicides and pesticides used). To combat these environmental stresses they have developed higher levels of these defensive compounds, which ultimately benefit us when we eat organic fruits and vegetables. Eat Organic – An excerpt from Kevin Trudeauâs book The Weight Loss Cure says it best, âIf food is not 100% organic, the food is loaded with herbicides, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and over 15,000 man-made chemicals. This is unique to America. American produced food absolutely, positively, 100% will make you fatâ and adversely affect your health. Many experts believe all of the artificial additives, hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides we put in our food are responsible for everything from cancer, depression, obesity, and a multitude of other degenerative diseases. So how do you protect yourself from these dangerous poisons? Itâs not as difficult as you might have thought. Change where you shop and know what youâre putting into your body. Consider shopping at grocery stores like Whole Foods, Wild Oats, and Trader Joeâs. These grocers have made a name for themselves by carrying exclusively all natural and organic products. 12 Short Food Rules from Michael Pollan – 1. Donât eat anything your grandmother wouldnât recognize as food. 2. Avoid foods containing ingredients you canât pronounce. 3. Donât eat anything that wouldnât eventually rot. 4. Avoid food products that carry health claims. 5. Shop the peripheries of the supermarket; stay out of the middle. 6. Better yet, buy food somewhere else: the farmerâs market or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). 7. Pay more, eat less. 8. Eat a wide diversity of species. 9. Eat food from animals that eat grass. 10. Cook and, if you can, grow some of your own food. 11. Eat meals and eat them only at tables. 12. Eat deliberately, with other people whenever possible, and always with pleasure. Anthony DiClementi is an internationally recognized health and fitness expert and the co-creator of SociaTropin – The Social Wellness Nutritional Supplement. For more articles from Anthony DiClementi including the most current information on natural energy boosters and herbal supplements for stress relief visit www.sociatropin.com.
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