Diet of fruits, Vegetables, and fish
We all know by now that Fruits, Vegetables, and fish are really good healthy food to eat to make and keep your body healthy. But what kinds are the best and why?
Let's start with Fish
The best type of Fish to eat is the kind that has plenty of Omega 3's and Omega 6's in it.
The omega-3 fatty acides found in salmon benefit the body in many ways.
They improve blood vessel health. In addition, they reduce inflammation and lubricate joints. The brain needs fat in order to thrive, and omega-3 fatty acids help feed the brain.
Eating salmon can help reduce LDL cholesterol while boosting HDL levels.
I want to share a blog that talks about the dangers of too much fish oil. Here it is: http://www.aboutomega3.com/know_the_side_effects_of_too_much_fish_oil.html
Now on to what type of fish and fish oil supplements you will want to take:
Fatty fish, such as salmon, herring, and albacore tuna, contain the most omega-3 fatty acids and therefore the most benefit, but many types of seafood contain small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Most freshwater fish have less omega-3 fatty acids than do fatty fish from the sea. Lake trout have relatively high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon benefit the body in many ways. They improve heart, brain and blood vessel health. In addition, they reduce inflammation and lubricate joints. The brain needs fat in order to thrive, and omega-3 fatty acids feed the brain. Eating salmon can help reduce LDL cholesterol while boosting HDL levels. Omega fats have a protective effect, making this fatty acid a must-have nutrient in your diet.
The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon benefit the body in many ways. They improve heart, brain and blood vessel health. In addition, they reduce inflammation and lubricate joints. The brain needs fat in order to thrive, and omega-3 fatty acids feed the brain. Eating salmon can help reduce LDL cholesterol while boosting HDL levels. Omega fats have a protective effect, making this fatty acid a must-have nutrient in your diet. Wild Salmon is the best to eat especially from Alaska. You will want to avoid farm raised Salmon as they may have toxins in them.
How to prepare fish: Fish that is baked, broiled, or grilled is best. The health benefits of fish are greatly reduced by battering and frying the fish.
How often should you eat fish? Twice a week is what is recommend by most experts.
So what do you do if you don't like the taste of fish?
You can take fish oil supplements instead! Be careful though which type you choose, as fish oil if not properly handled can go rancid very quickly and cause your body more harm than good.
I recommend Young Livings "Omega Blue" capsules. Only the highest quality fish mixed with essential oils. Best of all, no after taste!
FRUITS & Vegetables
Antioxidants provide around-the-clock defenses against free-radical damage to your arteries. Researchers at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University measured various fruits for their ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), a fancy way of saying their antioxidant power. Here are the top 10 performers
All antixoidant capacity measures are estimated by Ferric Reducing Power and are expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent (TE) per 100 grams or 3.53 ounces, accurate to ±5%.
Wolfberry, Ningxia, dried
orac score mangosteen comparison No independent proof
† Chart entitled Top Antioxidant Foods, on page 48 of Discovery of the Ultimate Superfood by Gary Young ND, Ronald Lawrence MD, PhD, Marc Schreuder; Essential Science Publishing; © July 2005.
ƒ Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition, Appendix F, page 493.
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Why no juices?
We chose not to list ORAC scores for various juices for two reasons:
1. Each time juice ingredients or processing changes, the former ORAC score is rendered irrelavent and misleading.
2. When ORAC became popular, many companies started manipulating the test by using isolated/manufactured ingredients that were of questionable health benefit yet spiked the ORAC score of their juice.
We have found that a comparison of SOD activity paints a much more accurate picture as to whether the goodness of the original fruit is retained in the final product.
As always, locally grown and organic is highly recommended.
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