Vow to Eat Healthy this Year, Halt the Aging Process
Take note: Magnesium is vitally important for biological function and optimal human health. If you are lacking in cellular magnesium, it can lead to the deterioration of your cellular metabolic function, which can cause more serious health problems.
Magnesium is vital for the optimization of your mitochondria.
Eating plenty of Organic unprocessed foods is a Key rule, but since most soils have become severely depleted of nutrients, some magnesium experts believe virtually everyone needs to take supplemental magnesium.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is around 310 to 420 mg per day depending on age and sex, although some researchers believe people may need as much as 600 to 900 mg/day for optimal health.
When it comes to magnesium supplements, some health experts recoment magnesium threonate, as it seems to be most efficient at penetrating cell membranes, including the mitochondria, which can help boost your energy level. It also penetrates your blood-brain barrier and can help improve memory.
Most vegetables are very low in net carbs, while being high in healthy fiber and the valuable vitamins and minerals our bodies needs for optimal health.
Some are more beneficial than others, among the best are, as follows:
- Sprouts, especially watercress, broccoli sprouts and sunflower seeds
- Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli
- Leafy greens such as kale, beet greens, arugula, spinach, Swiss chard and collard greens
- Peppers, such as bell peppers, banana peppers, Poblano and chili peppers
- Certain root vegetables, specifically ginger, turmeric and onions
Sugar is a major health problem, as much as 40% of US health care expenditures are for diseases directly related to the over consumption of sugar.
One of the Key mechanisms by which sugar promotes cancer and other chronic disease is by causing mitochondrial dysfunction. Sugar is not an ideal body fuel as it creates far more ROS than fat. This generates free radicals, which in turn causes mitochondrial and nuclear DNA damage along with cell membrane and protein impairmen
US health experts recommend reducing total fructose intake to a maximum of 25 grams per day from all sources, including fruit.
Insulin resistant? you will do well to make your upper limit 15 grams per day.
Cancer patients would likely be best served by even stricter limits.
Many believe that most people would benefit from reducing all non-fiber carbs, not just fructose, to less than 100 grams per day.
The easiest way to cut down on sugar and fructose intake is to switch to Real foods, as most of the added sugar people eat comes from processed foods.
Some other ways to cut down on sugar include, as follows:
- Cutting back on the amount of sugar added to food and drink
- Using Stevia or Lo Han instead of sugar and/or artificial sweeteners
- Using fresh fruit in lieu of canned fruit or sugar for meals or recipes calling for a bit of sweetness
- Using spices instead of sugar to add flavor to meals
May Y 2017 be a year when you take firm hold of your life to begin the highest level of health and happiness possible.
“The world’s a stage all men and women are players.” — Shakespeare
Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively