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DIY SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HEALTH
beverages

 

BEVERAGES

(Other than water or fruit juice)

               

      Do  NOT Drink Sweetened drinks - E.g. Coco-cola®, Pepsi®, Nestle iced tea®, Schweppes® ginger ale.

 

-       Sugar sweetened drinks contain an average of 10 teaspoons of sugar in a 12oz. can - usually high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a cheap substitute for sugar, which is causing major health problems by increasing fructose intake.

 

Excess Fructose

Sweeteners

 

      Shun artificial sweeteners – shown to have serious health consequences:

 

"Sickly Sweet" – “Sweeteners to Avoid”

Aspartame – “Neurotoxin”

Sucralose – “Organochlorine”

Agave Nectar

 

 

       If you must have an artificial sweetener, then saccharin is the best choice - since Saccharin does not completely digest in the human body and its by-products are therefore less harmful than aspartame or sucralose. However, prefer natural sweeteners in moderation

 

 

      Coffee, tea, chocolate, beer and wine  have a diuretic effect – meaning they dehydrate the body. To compensate, drink 2 glasses of water for each diuretic drink .

 

 

      Caffeinated drinks

 

-       Drink a total of no more than 2-3 drinks per day

 

-       Caffeine has a stimulatory effect - primarily credited to its inhibition of the chemical adenosine in the CNS by binding to adenosine receptors. A reduction in adenosine activity leads to increased release of the neurotransmitter stress hormones DOPAMINE and ADRENALINE, which increase alertness and motivation.

Caffeine – The Jitter Drug

 

 

      Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Tea - Green, Black, Herbal (Hibiscus, Tulsi),  Matcha (excellent source of antioxidant EGCG) 

 

-       Hibiscus Tea - For thousands of years, Egyptians have drunk this red tea made from the hibiscus calyces as an enjoyable beverage. Hibiscus teas were traditionally used to keep cool, to promote cardiac and nervous system health, as an aid for occasional nervous restlessness /difficulty sleeping (in Iran).

 

The tea is made from the hibiscus flower of which there are over 200 species. The hibiscus plant itself is a shrubby tropical plant that produces flowers with reddish-purple centers. After the petals fall from the flower/u>, the remaining deep red calyces (cup-like structures formed by the sepals) grow into seed-containing pods that resemble flower buds. It's these red calyces that are used to make hibiscus tea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Hot Chocolate (usually contains MSG)

 

 

 

 

      Alchofrolic Drinks

 

-       Beer - prefer higher antioxidant dark ales, stout

 

 

 

-       Wine – fermentation process significantly multiplies antioxidant levels, alcohol helps their absorption. Contrary to popular belief, both red and white wines have equal antioxidant effectiveness, reaching a plateau after about 2 glasses (white wine contains less, but smaller more easily absorbed antioxidants.

Troup et al, Free Radical scavenging abilities of beverages

NUTRITION LINKS

NUTRITION Related Links

“N” = Nutrition

“Live to Eat or Eat to Live”

FOODS

Fruits and Vegetables:

 

Fruits and Vegetables

  - How much Fructose in Fruit?

  - Lemon Juice

  - Sulforaphane  "Eat Your Broccoli!"

  - Garlic

 

Proteins:

Dairy

Eggs

Meat

Fish

 

Fats:

Fats & Oils

 

Carbs:

Grains

Sweeteners

  - Raw Honey

  - Too much sugar

 

Fiber:/span>

Fiber in Foods    “Soluble and Insoluble”

 

Antinutrients:

Antinutrients

  - Phytic Acid / Phytate    “Malabsorption Agent”

 

Other food types:

Herbs, Salt and Spices

Beverages

Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, Dried Fruit

 

Maximize Nutrition in Foods:

Cooking - How to Preserve Nutrients in vegetables

RECIPES

Budwig Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Menu

ENZYMES

ENZYMES  - “Make it Happen!”

PROBIOTICS

PROBIOTICS  - “For Life”

 MINERALS

MINERALS

Calcium

Potassium

Phosphate

Sodium

Chloride

Magnesium – “Missing Miracle Mineral”

Sulfur – “Healing Mineral”

 

Iodine – “Universal Medicine”

Fluoride

Selenium

Zinc

Manganese

Copper

Chromium

Molybdenum

Boron

Iron

ANTI

-OXIDANTS

/VITAMINS

Food /Supplemental Antioxidants

 

Vitamin A – “Grass Vitamin”

Vitamin B Complex

  - Vitamin B9 (Folate)

  - Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin C – “God’s Medicine”

Vitamin D – “Sunshine Vitamin”

Vitamin E

Vitamin K – “Klotting and Kalcium”

CoQ10 – “Spark and Dampener”

 

Alpha Lipoic Acid 

 

MELATONIN – “Darkness Hormone”

 

Dark Chocolate  – “Anti-inflammatory    

/Antidepressant”

GLYCO

-NUTRIENTS

Essential sugars

FATS

HIGH OR LOW FAT - FAKE OR NO FAT?

 

EFAS  –“The Fats of Life”  

(Essential Fatty Acids Omega-3 and Omega-6)

Damaged/Altered (Toxic) Fats

AMINO ACIDS

L-Arginine - "Precursor to Nitric Oxide (NO)"

HARMFUL

FOODS

Harmful foods / ingredients – Main Page

 

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

 

MSG “And other forms of neurotoxic free glutamic acid”

 

"Sickly Sweet"

- Aspartame  -  “Excitotoxin”

- Splenda (Sucralose)  -  “An Organochlorine"

- Too much Fructose -  “Burdens liver / Increases inflammation / Favors Fat production"

- Too much Sugar -  “Common addiction affecting health"

 

Nanotechnology

 

Caffeine - "The Jitter Drug"

 

Microwaved Foods  - "Not so convenient for your health" 

 

Chlorine  - “Disease-causing Disinfectant in your Water"

 

Fluoride  - "Mega Health fraud and Cover-up"

 

Food Colorings

HERBS

5-HTP  - “SSRI Alternative”

DIM  - “Anti-estrogen with Anticancer Benefits"

SUPPLEMENTS

Daily Nutritional Supplement Chart

 

"Green Drink" -  A whole food multivitamin supplement

OTHER LINKS

Electron-Rich Foods

Bible References to Health