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Natural Food and Energy

Natural food produces more energy for your body…if you eat the correct natural foods.

Some foods prove beneficial for people that must watch their diet…such as those challenged with diabetes.

The correct natural foods provide benefits for anyone.

And these correct natural foods offer other positive side effects

What are these “Magic” foods, and what is the magic that benefits our bodies and minds?

These body-stabalizing foods keep our blood sugar levels balanced and uniform. The result…we feel better and report to our Physician Assistant that we have “more energy.”

Here are some categories of foods to eat…if you eat them right.

The right way to eat, frequent, small meals. Meals with protein to even out the digestion…make digestion take longer…spread digestion over a longer time period.

The wrong way to eat : anything that digests fast, or enters the blood stream at once.

Fast Digest Examples: Sugar, carbohydrates and starches. Starches begin to digest in your mouth when mixed with saliva.

Examples of Instant Entry into your blood stream: Alcohol. Calories plus quick changes to your blood chemistry. When you drink alcohol, your body stops metabolizing other nutrients and stars sending alcohol to be detoxified.

Alcohol and Nutrition

Health effects of Drinking

But, just as alcohol produces a negative effect on your body, some foods produce positive effects.

Positive Food Effects

Some of these positive food effects include:

  • Decrease Cholesterol
  • Don’t Spike Blood Sugar
  • Combat Yeast Infections
  • Act as Antioxidants
  • Repell Colds and the Flu
  • Anti-Fungal
  • Source of Vitamins and Minerals

Positive Foods

These positive foods include

  • Onions and garlic
  • Leafy Greens
  • Fatty Seeds
  • Avacado
  • Butter and Cheese – In moderation
  • Coconut (not Coconut Water or Coconut Drinks with added Sugar)
  • Nuts
  • Oils – Omega 3, Oils

Fatty Seeds

Contain healthy fats that add calories to out diets. These include: flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, alfalfa seeds.

Examples of Fatty Seeds benefits are:

  • High in Protein
  • Low Carbs
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Zero Glycemic Load

Avadaco

  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Contains Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids
  • Anti-Inflamatory

Coconut

  • Healthy Fats
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • No Affect on Blood Sugar

Nuts – Except Cashews

  • Healthy Fats
  • Anti-Inflamatory
  • High in Dietary Fiber
  • No Affect on Blood Sugar

Herbs

Herbs provide taste plus a lot of vitamins and minerals. However herbs provide no nutrients.

Bad Foods Affecting Blood Sugar

Pasta, Starchy Foods, Bread, Sweets provide empty calories.

Beer contains calories plus alcohol.

Fruits offer high energy plus calories. The fruits with the least affect on blood sugar include Berries and Citrus Fruits. However, dried fruits represent concentrated sugar.

Junk food and fast food are fried, contain additives and chemicals, sugars and salt.

Honey is nutritious be careful on how much you consume.

Beverages, Beer, Alcohol, toxic for your body and the effects of alcohol hit your body even faster than raise blood sugar.

Legumes contain complex carbs that take more time to digest, so moderate amounts of legumes can be consumed without a detrimental affect on blood sugar.

Nuts are nutritious, but avoid the sweeter nuts, such as cashews, macadamia nuts and pecans.

As always, consult your Physician Assistant or other health care provider for specific recommendations for your body.

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