A few simple substitutions or options in life that can shave off a few calories and add wonderful health benefits
BUTTER VS OLIVE OIL
Olive oil contains only 33% saturated fat while butter is composed of 66% saturated fat. Olive oil has no cholesterol, while a serving of butter has 33mg of cholesterol.
Fact: Extra virgin olive oil contains some of the highest amounts of monounsaturated fats compared to other oils. These fats actually help lower a person’s total cholesterol level and LDL cholesterol level, or bad cholesterol. When used in moderation, olive oil provides more health benefits than negative health issues.
Drinking wheatgrass juice has many health benefits. Wheatgrass Increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body. Wheatgrass stimulates the thyroid gland, correcting obesity, indigestion, and a host of other complaints. Wheatgrass restores alkalinity to the blood. The juice’s abundance of alkaline minerals helps reduce over-acidity in the blood. It can be used to relieve many internal pains, and has been used successfully to treat peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation, diarrhea, and other complaints of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a powerful detoxifier, and liver and blood protector.
OTHER THAN CARBS
Carbohydrates are considered the main source of energy for your body, and they make up a large portion of many people’s diets. However, some carbohydrates can be detrimental to your health if they are consumed in excess, and they can contribute to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and others.On a low card diet you will experience better overall health, improved mental concentration and stability, and better dental hygiene. There is also a possibility that this kind of diet can improve the appearance of your skin, reduce muscle and joint pain, control headaches and prevent gastrointestinal problems, such as heartburn. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower shown above. Click for recipe.
Sprouts truly are the best locally-grown food, yet not enough people eat or grow them. Considering there many health and environmental benefits, it’s time to consider adding sprouts to your diet. Experts estimate that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables. Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively.