Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Alkaline Foods Build Strong Bones

Building Stronger Bones

One of the main benefits of alkaline-forming diets is that it protects the calcium content in your bones.

Based on the research that was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, acidic diets, which are based on phosphoric acid, protein, and cereal, are accountable for straight loss of bone mineralization.

On the contrary, high alkaline diets that involve the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and minerals protect bones from calcium loss.

Experts say that many fruits and vegetables are naturally high in mineral citrate content. And generally raw food is richer in potassium citrate. Because of this, it is a good choice to add these minerals into your diet. This means, lots of citrus fruits, oranges, bananas, apricots, tomatoes, and melons.

This same research study developed simple alkaline mineral bicarbonate to assess the principle on whether the consumption of alkaline substances as part of the diet could cause the loss of bone calcium. Their findings were positive – the researchers found that bicarbonate plays a role in the excretion of  bone calcium. This reinforces the need for increasing the alkali content of the diet for older people to protect their bones from calcium reduction.

Another recent study out of Johns Hopkins University found that potassium citrate has the great potential to boost skeletal health. As well the researchers noted that dietary acid load produced by the typical Western diet may have some great impact to the skeleton by upsetting calcium metabolism. The results show that potassium citrate has the ability to counteract excess acid in the body and enhanced calcium balance.

To make things easier, consuming more foods that are rich in alkaline minerals lessen the risk of bone problems such as bone loss, osteoporosis and bone fractures as results of calcium deficiency.

And with a rapidly aging population, we all need to be concerned about preventing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis leads to bone fractures and bone fractures lead to loss of mobility and loss of mobility leads to isolation and decreased mental, emotional and physical health.

All preventable by eating your fruits and vegetables

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Continuing or Diabetes theme for November.

Type 2 Diabetes can be helped by making your body system more alkaline. Alkalinity in your diet is becoming more and more important as Diabetes becomes increasingly common in Western society.

A sound plan for diabetes is making your body systems more alkaline, and needed because of increasingly bad culinary habits and lack of exercise in many people’s lives today is driving the increase in Diabetes.

By eating wisely and exercising regularly, Type 2 Diabetes is a disease that is preventable, even though it can be very serious, but ultimately, prevention is far easier than a cure.

Managing your Type 2 Diabetes can be described as the body's incapability of managing and regulating blood glucose levels. Even though the body produces good and efficient insulin, the means whereby glucose is absorbed into the cells for metabolism breaks down and fails.

As far as diabetes goes, Type 2 Diabetes is the most common type of diabetes prevalent in the United States today, accounting for 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes incidences. It affects nearly 21 million people in the United States alone and the frequency of the disease has soared in the last thirty years. It is normally linked to obesity, prior history of gestational diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, a family history of diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, older age, physical inactivity and ethnicity. Compared with 6% prevalence in Caucasians, the incidence in African Americans and Asian Americans is estimated at approximately 10%, in Hispanics 15%, and in certain Native American communities, 20% to 50%.

If you are a person who is at risk of, or have previously been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, weight control should be of paramount importance. If you are a Type 2 Diabetic you can be helped by making your body system more alkaline and it is easy to implement because you can simply start by replacing simple carbs such as pasta and white bread with ones that take a bit longer to digest like whole grains, whole grain bread and legumes.

Consider also the meal replacement shake proposition from sevenpoint2.

It’s important to try and remove, if at all possible, candy and sugary sodas, as well as all kinds of processed foods but even more importantly, cut right back on your fast food intake. The situation of a diabetic can be helped by making your body system more alkaline should involve eating plenty of leafy greens, fresh fruit, and the coloured variety of vegetables. Try and limit red meat intake and stick to lean cuts.

Above all, don't give up on improving your body system to make them more alkaline. Seek professional guidance from can be helped by making your body system more alkaline planners and nutritionists if it all seems like an uphill struggle - both your health and your quality of life will thank you for it!

Be careful of MSG as a food additive.

MSG is an excitotoxin that tricks your tongue and brain into thinking you are consuming something flavourful and nutrient rich.

MSG is linked to numerous health concerns when consumed in high amounts and in lower amounts for sensitive people. Problems can range from migraine, headaches, palpitations, sweating, numbness, tingling, nausea, chest pain also called Chinese restaurant syndrome and longer term health problems such as liver inflammation, reduced fertility, memory loss, loss of appetite control, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and many other health concerns. Manufacturers use MSG to add an addictive savoury flavour to processed foods that would otherwise have very little taste.

Due to the addictive nature of MSG ‘once you pop you can’t stop’ – ring any bells? This is great news for the food manufacturers but not for your health or waist line.

MSG is commonly found in processed pre-packaged meals, savory biscuits, crackers, crisps, take-away foods, stocks, pre-made sauces, soy sauce, canned soups and many other packaged foods.

Numbers and ingredients to avoid 620-625, 627, 631, 635, Autolyzed Yeast, Calcium Caseinate, Glutamate, Glutamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Protein, Monopotassium Glutamate, Monosodium Glutamate , Sodium Caseinate, Textured Protein, Yeast Extract.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

November kicks off National Diabetes Month in Australia.

So it’s a perfect time to shine a light on diabetes prevention and treatment.

It’s a topic close to my heart because it is the number one disease impacting the community, and diabetes and pre-diabetes is a powerful motivator for embarking on a Alkaline Diet journey.

While there are hundreds of resources out there who can help those of you with diabetes, I want sevenpoint2 to be one of them, so I reached out to our sevenpoint2 health experts to get their most valuable tips on how to prevent and treat this common disease.

Eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to keep blood sugar levels stable and help prevent overeating.

Pair protein with carbohydrate rich foods, including fruits and starchy veggies. Protein and fibre rich foods are digested more slowly than carbohydrate rich foods making this combination key for keeping blood sugar levels stable and within a healthy range.

Drink water. Being dehydrated raises blood sugar levels by making your blood more concentrated to help boost energy levels, reduce sugary cravings and supports metabolism.

1. Make sure meals and snacks are high in plant-based foods to boost your nutrient intake throughout the day. Ideas: Raw almonds and blanch off skins. Apple slices, hummus, Kale Pistachio Pesto Dip or Kale Pesto White Bean Dip with veggies. Remember you are trying to alkalize your body system.

2. Minimize or eliminate all processed foods but particularly those that are high in simple sugars. Both sugar sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages should be avoided.

These food ingredients listed below are commonly added to processed foods in order to increase their shelf life, make them look visually appealing & colourful, improve food texture, change the taste or simply because they are cheaper to use than real food ingredients. Unfortunately, these ingredients are not added for our benefit but rather the manufacturer’s benefit.

Many food chemicals have been shown to increase the prevalence of many health concerns, cancer and numerous other diseases and still food regulators who are suppose to protect the consumer actually protect the food industry and allow them to use inferior cheaper synthetic ingredients.

Processed Meats (Sodium Nitrate)

The World Cancer Research Fund recently completed a detailed review of 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. The review found strong evidence that eating processed meat is linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer and a suggested link with lung, stomach, prostate and oesophageal cancer. It was declared that even eating a small amount of processed meat on a regular basis increases bowel cancer risk significantly. More than 1-2 serving per week shows a marked increase, many people would do this daily. Their official recommendation is to avoid processed meats altogether as the official ‘data did not show any level of intake that can confidently be shown not to be associated with risk.’ There is also supportive evidence from a study involving 448,568 people that supports processed meats increasing mortality by 44% due to heart disease and cancer.

Processed meats include bacon, sausages, hot dogs, sandwich meat including fat free turkey, processed chicken breast, ham off the bone, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and nearly all meat found in pre-prepared meals.

Sodium nitrate is added to processed meats to give it a red fleshy meat colour, adds flavour, increases the shelf life and reduces bacterial growth. Did you know that the USDA tried to ban sodium nitrate in the 70s?

Keep an eye out for these numbers on ingredient lists 249, 250, 251 and 252. This are highly acidic ingredients.

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