BEAT TYPE 2 DIABETES WITH ALKALINE FOODS

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For many, the diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes can be very earth shattering. The reputation of this disease is one that creates fear and confusion as those who are familiar with the affliction through family members know the extent of the damage that it can bring. Following the correct guidelines associated with reducing the negative impact of diabetes can greatly increase your chances of preventing and living a long happy life if you do happen to develop it.

  •  Don’t eat grains

Eating refined starches has been connected with high blood sugar levels as these wheat, rice and corn products breakdown faster without its fiber present and the sugars are dumped into the bloodstream quickly causing a blood sugar spike. Consuming no grains at all may reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes and help maintain blood sugar levels. Try to avoid eating grains every day. Many successful diabetics have found it best for them to just eliminate most grains from their diet permanently (They replace these grains with an abundant variety of alkaline veggies)! Removing grains from your diet has been associated with the accelerated burning of excess body fat and detoxification of the body. It is an excellent way to improve your health.

  • Rid yourself of that hated belly fat

If you’re overweight, Type 2 diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health. Eat less fat, especially Omega 6  fats. Processed fats and oils raise blood cholesterol and increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. Chronic inflammation has been linked to high consumption of omega 6 fats. You need to know that eating a diet high in alkaline foods can help you get healthy and lose weight. And you will be surprised by how much weight you can lose as you get healthier. In one study, overweight adults who lost a modest amount of weight — 5 percent to 10 percent of initial body weight — and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent over three years.

  • Get plenty of smooth-moving fiber

Fiber isn’t popular in America but its essential for good health and it may reduce the risk of diabetes by improving your blood sugar control. Fiber helps maintain normal bowel function, and may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers. It may even cause you to lose weight by helping you feel full as you eat. Foods high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, 100% whole grains foods, nuts and seeds. Eating a high alkaline foods diet can fill your meals with nutritious foods that keep your body healthy and strong.

  • Get your butt in gear and start moving… NOW

There are many benefits to regular physical activity. It can help you lose weight but even if it doesn’t, it’s still important to get off the couch. Whether you lose weight or not, physical activity lowers blood sugar and boosts your sensitivity to insulin — which helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range. Research shows that both aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes, but the greatest benefits come from a fitness program that includes both.

  • Space meals and snacks throughout the day.

Eat about the same time each day to help maintain a steady supply of glucose to the blood. Avoid eating table sugar, fructose, honey and foods high in any kind of sugar or starch. Improve your Type 2 diabetes blood sugar levels with a diet high in Alkaline foods

Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com

3 UNHEALTHIEST WAYS TO EAT CHINESE FOODS

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Eggrolls are not as healthy as some people may think.

 The general opinion of most of the public today is that Chinese food is tasty but not healthy. This was not always the opinion of most people as some time ago. Asian cuisine was thought of as very healthy. There was a time when eating a bowl of fried rice and vegetables was pretty healthy eating because everything was made with mostly unprocessed ingredients. Those times are behind us as most “Americanized” Chinese food outlets are using too much sodium and ultra refined oils. It has been common knowledge for some time now that American Chinese food eateries don’t serve the healthiest of foods. Of course, the more pricey places MAY serve healthier, more traditional foods but that ain’t in my budget. I have found that the healthiest Chinese foods that I can eat are the dishes that I prepare at home! American Chinese food typically treats vegetables as a side dish while traditional dishes of China emphasize vegetables. Go onto the Internet and get a simple recipe of a couple of your favorite Asian dishes and learn how to cook it. But if you must eat out, here are the types of dishes to avoid.

 I have found that the healthiest Chinese foods that I can eat are the dishes that I prepare at home! American Chinese food typically treats vegetables as a side dish while traditional dishes of China emphasize vegetables. Go onto the Internet and get a simple recipe of a couple of your favorite Asian dishes and learn how to cook it. But if you must eat out, here are the types of dishes to avoid.

1- Don’t eat the fried rice! This is the first thing on the Chinese food menu that you need to avoid the most! Eating white rice by itself is a no-no among low-glycemic eaters, but then you want to fry it in processed, super-refined oil. Fried rice is simply white rice that has been fried. It is becoming popular among restaurants to use cheaper oils as opposed to the 100% peanut oil or coconut oil used in traditional Asian cooking. Dietary suicide is what this is. Of course, if you are only eating every few months then it could be ok. But if you eat Chinese food more than once a month then you should avoid eating any of the meals that include fried rice. 

2. Don’t eat anything cooked in a sauce or gravy. This is popular at the Asian eateries found at your local mall. Everything is breaded, deep fried and covered with a sauce. This is a sure way to get your daily supply and more of sodium and sugars all in one meal. Mongolian beef, Kung Pao chicken, Soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, oyster sauce and hoisin sauce are all full of sodium and sugar and should be avoided. It is a great thing that many places have a low sodium menu or a diet menu for those people with health issues such as high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes. The best way to cut the sodium out of your Chinese meal is to order steamed vegetables. Explain to your server that you want a traditional Chinese meal without the salty sauces. 

3. Don’t eat Deep-fried “anything”. Most Americanized-Chinese restaurants menus are meat-based. Americans love eating deep fried dead animals so Asian eateries give them what they want. And what is that stuff that they are frying your food in? Ask to see the label of their fry oil to see how many ingredients are in the “vegetable” oil! Many of these tasty dishes are battered then deep fried which makes the calorie count soar even more! The batter absorbs the oil which raises the fat content of your meal dramatically. Hunan chicken comes to mind. Batter, fried and covered in sauce, it was my wife’s favorite before she became vegetarian. And my former favorite: egg rolls!

4. So what do I do? Even the veggie-style meals are full of sodium.  A plate of stir-fried green beans has 900 calories and 2,200 milligrams of sodium. If you go to a quality Asian restaurant then the cook will work with you on the way you want your food prepared. Let them know that you want steamed white rice instead of fried white rice and you want your sauce on the side. I often ask the preparer to substitute tofu for meat in many meals and the price stays the same.  Ask if they have a “light” or “diet” menu. Some may have a menu just for low sodium customers. It never hurts to ask. The good restaurants WANT you to ask!

Chinese restaurants in America have become extremely popular in the last 50-70 years. There was a time when eating Asian food was not popular as eating Chinese dishes was equivalent to eating peasant food or worse. Apparently, this was where the stigma of eating rats or dog meat in Chinese food was born. This was done by the extremely poor and is not true today as inspections of eating establishments are done regularly by the government. 

Chinese foods can be made unhealthy if you don't take precautions.

The popular Chinese dish called Chop Suey was considered to be a meal fit for those who begged for food or could not afford other dishes on the menu. Today, this dish is my personal favorite and is one of the favorite items ordered by repeat customers.

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 With the poor reputation that Chinese food had to deal with, it was not a business that was prone to success, at least not in the beginning. It was tough in the early years of Chinese cooking to set up an eatery in America. Most Chinese immigrants drawn by the 1848 Gold Rush struggled against racism and prejudice against the Asian style of eating but still established restaurants and imported an array of Asian ingredients to use. Most people in America at that time were not familiar with herbs such as ginger or even cinnamon! Over time and with the aid of some very imaginative marketing, Asian dishes began to catch on and the phenomenon spread. Today there are more Chinese restaurants in America than there are McDonald’s hamburger joints. Of course, this is because so many people think that the meals are healthy for them.Chop suey is an American-chinese dish.

Healthy Vegetable Chop Suey

1 cup- Noodles or White rice
1-2 tbsp- soy sauce
2 tbsp- Cornflour
2 cups -Vegetable stock
1 cup- Cabbage shredded,

1 tsp Ginger,(chopped)
3-4 cloves Garlic, (chopped)
1- Onion,(sliced thin)
1 cup- green beans
1- Carrot
1/2 cup- broccoli florets
1 tsp- Vinegar
Oil – 3 tbsp of coconut oil or peanut oil

1)   Prepare noodles or white rice.

2)   Heat two tablespoons of oil in a frying pan, add chopped ginger, garlic, and stir-fry.

3)   Add sliced onion and saute until it turns tender.

4)   Then add carrot, beans, cabbage, broccoli florets and stir-fry for two minutes or until the vegetables are just cooked but still crisp.

5)  Stir in the soy sauce and the vinegar. Pour in the veggie stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat and stir in the blended cornstarch.

6)   Allow it to simmer for two minutes until it thickens.

7)   On a plate arrange a serving of noodles or white rice and pour the vegetables over it.

8)   Your vegetable chop suey is ready.

Eat healthy and Alkaline at every meal! 

Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com

HIGH ALKALINE DIET HELPS FIGHT H1N1

 So here we go… get ready for the return of H1N1. The CDC is recommending that everyone get a flu shot this fall. I personally don’t care for taking the shot and if that is what you want to do then go for it. If you take the correct precautions such as washing your hands and eating an abundance of foods that strengthen your immune system then you will probably be able to fight of any viruses that invade your body. The very young or elderly make up the great majority of flu related deaths.

Eating foods that make your immune system function at full capacity is a choice that you have to make several times  a day. Take your time and make good meal selections without the thought of “i’ll make it up at the next meal”. Be sure to eat 50-80% of your daily food intake in the form of alkaline foods. These foods are very easy to digest and give your body the nutrition it needs to repair damaged cells while boosting its powerful response to infections. Oh, did i not say that eating an abundance of these foods will melt excess body fat!  SEE WHICH FOODS ARE ALKALINE 

FEDS FAIL TO GET PEOPLE TO EAT THEIR VEGGIES

Again the federal government has overstepped their bounds and failed… miserably. This time they spent money to get more people to fruit and vegetables daily. Their have been good but in a world full of fast food and frozen microwave dinners, the temptation to eat sinfully is just a bit overwhelming for most people. In other words, the plan ain’t working! People just are not fans of eating plant based meals. Folks here in the USA just prefer high sodium, high sugar, deep fried food.

The Healthy People Initiative was launched back in 1980 to get more people to eat veggeies and fruits. It’s recent report states that the vast majority of Americans simply DO NOT want to eat plant foods in their whole food form. And because of this kind of thinking, many diseases will continue to thrive in North America.

Eating a high veggie, high fruit diet has been associated with reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. There are many forms of cancer that do NOT thrive in people who eat plant based diets. This type of eating style is lower in sodium, calories and bad fats which in turn lowers the amount of stored fat that you haul around everyday. In other words, a leaner, lighter and attractive you!

  • Women eat more than men on both kinds of produce: 36.1 percent to 28.7 percent for fruit and 30.9 percent to 21.4 percent  for veggies.
  • The age group that consumes veggies the least is 18-24 years (20.1 percent), but the group that likes fruit the least is 35-44 years (28.8 percent).
  • People over 65 are the most enthusiastic consumers of both fruits (41.3 percent) and veggies (29.0 percent). You tend to value these foods as you get older!
  • More Hispanics (37.2 percent ) eat fruits than whites (31.1 percent) or blacks (33.7 percent).
  • College graduates (36.9 percent) eat far more fruits and vegetables than those with only a high school diploma (28.9 percent). You would think education makes a difference but the high school grads actually gets beat by those who never finished high school (31.7 percent).
  • Income level is a big factor among the veggie-lovers (29.4 percent of those earning at least $50,000, compared with 22.0 percent for those making less than $25K), but their is no difference when it comes to eating fruit.
  • People of normal weight (those with a body-mass index under 25) eat much more fruit than obese people (BMI 30 or above). There is not much difference with veggies.

 

If people would focus more on eating pH balanced meals, we could greatly reduce the numbers of people suffering from heart disease and diabetes. We need to get the medical community on board with endorsing high alkaline foods. Maybe we should wage war against the fast food companies and the businesses who make billions of dollars killing people with their over-processed foods. EAT ALKALINE FOODS ABUNDANTLY! 

STOP SMOKING OR DIE!

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Doing the things that increase inflammation in the body can really force your body age rapidly and develop disease. One of the sure ways to increase inflammation in the body is to smoke regularly. Recent findings by the CDC say that the rate of cigarette smoking in America has not changed much. 46 million people are still smoking cigarettes. And here comes the grim information: 440,000 die of smoking every year. Imagine that 1,000 americans everyday die of smoking and all we do is close our eyes to it. There are less people who die of illegal drugs than die of cigarette smoking yearly. Maybe it is time to outlaw cigarette smoking!

So much early death in America can be prevented with better lifestyle choices. Disease caused by smoking is one of the most preventable causes of death in America yet we refuse to demonize it for what it is. Other major forms of death are preventable through changing the foods that we eat everyday. A diet high in alkaline foods can greatly reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease but to stop lung cancer, you must put down the tabacco. If you know someone who smokes tobacco, talk to them and see if you can help them to put an end to this dangerous and fatal practice. ALKALINE FOOD DIET HELPS TO PREVENT DISEASE 

HIGH ALKALINE FOODS DIET FIGHTS TEEN OBESITY

 The problem of teen obesity is off the chain! The number of fat girls and guys walking around the mall doing their school shopping is totally ridiculous. These kids will definitely grow to be very fat adults with problems like diabetes and high blood pressure if we don’t get a handle on this problem now. The constant media marketing that saturates these teens lives is teaching them how to eat unhealthy meals all day and every day. This correction must start at home.

 Teaching your kids how to eat correctly starts when they are young. It gets tougher to teach older children to eat veggies when they have been eating sweetened refined grains all their lives. You must introduce them to healthy foods early to help prevent this lust for fatty foods and high fructose corn syrup. This is as important as teaching your kids about illegal drugs because these processed foods will kill more people than the illegal drugs do. 

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Low Fat Veggie Nachos 

Ingredients:

Serves 2 or one if very hungry,

  • 2 cans of store-bought fat-free refried beans 
  • 2 or 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 avocados 
  • A bag of tortilla chips

Directions:

  1. Buy yourself a big bag of tortilla chips unless you have the time to create your own. I don’t.  
  2. Chop tomatoes and cilantro, mix together in a medium bowl with about 1/2 tsp of salt.  cut up and mash avocado in the same small bowl. Heat up the 2 cans of refried beans. Remember, this dish is supposed to be vegan.  
  3. Spread tortilla chips out on a plate and top with beans,  tomato mixture, and avocado in whatever proportions strike you as optimally delicious. If you want to add some of your own low-fat options then go ahead! I’ll be adding chickpeas and jalapeno peppers.

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Eating a diet of 60-80% alkaline foods sets the solid foundation for a lifestyle that is anti-obesity and promotes healthy living. A high alkaline foods diet helps prevent cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and greatly improves overall health and self esteem. Learning to change the pH balance of your daily diet can have dramatic effects on your outlook on life and with better self esteem, you will find it easier to set and obtain your goals in life. Change your life with a high alkaline foods diet 

Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com

 

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I’ve been out of business with my onsite blog for a couple of months, since Google turned their backs on those of us with self hosted blogs. I now have four blogs running on this subject, which helps me in the search engine rankings. This is my main blog again starting today and i apologize for the delay.
 
 Eating a high alkaline diet to lose weight is the absolute healthiest way to burn body fat without going hungry and provides your nutritional needs without a bunch of un-needed calories. Try this style of eating for 30 days and your life will be changed forever! Eating-Veggies.com