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All Calories Are Not Created Equal

Focus On Food Quality. EAT REAL FOOD



Have you heard about glycemic load? This is how quickly a meal rises your blood sugar and spike your insulin level. This is essential information for us to understand if you want to sustain healthy weight and overall wellness. If you are one that believes in mastering your calorie intake is the only way you can lose weight or stay healthy, well lets look at fad diets...they do not work. Right?. The reason is if we only eat foods that quickly into your blood stream.


Choose Complex Carbs: eat more complex carbs which are low-GL (glycemic) vegetables such as kale, broccoli, lettuce, radish, arugula, celery, mushrooms, snap peas, bok-choy, asparagus, bell pepper, watercress, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, dandelion greens, hearts of palm, cucumber, etc.


Beans and Legumes: Try soak 12 hours, rinse throughly, and let sit in a colander, cover with a kitchen towel and allow to sprout. Boil.... this is to increase their nutritional value and ease of digestion.


Limit Fruits high in Glycemic load: Grapes, bananas, dried fruit (raisins, dates, etc.), and all fruit juice or fruit packed in juice.


Basically insulin is our fat storing hormone so that the more you spike your blood sugar the more you can weigh.

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