Carb Sensitivity Quiz

Carb Sensitivity Quiz

Here’s a short quiz that will show you if you have signs that point to carb sensitivity.

1. Do you work out but see no results or lost inches?

2. When dieting are you usually hungry or starving?

3. Are you overweight, although you don’t eat more than your slimmer friends?

4. Do you often find yourself munching at night or binging?

5. Do you often crave carbohydrates, particularly sweets, breads, pasta, chips, pretzels or popcorn?

6. Do you have or have you had hypoglycemia symptoms or yeast infections?

7. Do you have gas or indigestion or take a lot of anti acids?

8. Have you tried many weight loss diets, only to lose little or no weight?

9. Do you suffer from several of the following: irritability, bouts of fatigue, mood swings, difficulty concentrating or sleeping, anxiety and sadness without definable cause or foggy thinking?

If you answered yes to 5 or more of these questions there is a strong possibility you are Carb sensitive and you might want to consider a Carb Clean-Out Plan.

Additionally, a Carb Clean-Out Plan may be beneficial for you if any of the following conditions apply:

– hypoglycemia
– crohns disease
– wheat allergy
– irritable bowel syndrome

Check with you physician before using Carb Clean-Out Plan if you have liver disease, sluggish liver, colorectal cancer, arteriosclerosis, gall bladder removal, hereditary conditions of iron overload or antacid abuse.

Quinoa’s Superfood Powers

Quinoa's Superfood Powers
Quinoa's Superfood Powers
If you haven’t heard of quinoa before, you’re not alone. Quinoa is native to South America and, was used by Native Americans as an energy food to help their warriors stay strong in battle.

The Incas considered quinoa a sacred food, and it was a staple of their diets. Quinoa is a good source of minerals, including magnesium, manganese, iron, and copper, plus B vitamins. All these nutrients are involved in chemical reactions that your body uses to make energy out of the foods you eat. Quinoa also has some healthful fats and potassium that are good for your heart and blood pressure.

Quinoa is a complete source of protein which means it contains all the essential amino acids. 1 cup of cooked quinoa has 8 g of protein about twice as much protein as other cereal grains plus a good amount of fiber all for just 222 calories.

By adding quinoa to your diet, you get the following health benefits.

Keeps your digestive system healthy: The large amount of insoluble fiber in quinoa helps you have regular bowel movements. Insoluble fiber passes through the intestinal tract and helps move stool through the colon by adding bulk. Keeping the bowels regular reduces the risk of bloating, pain, and gas associated with irregular movements. It also reduces the risk of diverticulitis and him right.

Reducing your risk of gallstones: Fiber has been found to reduce the secretion of bile acids, which are associated with gallstone formation. A large study published in 2004 in the American Journal of Gastroenerology indicated a 17% reduction in gallstones in the group of people who consumed the most insoluble fiber.

Getting antioxidants and more energy: The minerals manganese and copper both help in the production of super oxide dismutase, an enzyme that helps the body fight off cellular damage throughout the body. This antioxidant activity helps prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other inflammatory conditions. Quinoa is also rich in riboflavin which is necessary for energy production.

Easing migraine headaches: The strong concentration of magnesium makes daily consumption of quinoa a good option for those with migraines. Magnesium helps prevent migraines by relaxing blood vessels, which is the hallmark treatment for those vascular headaches.

Making weight-loss easier: The combination of protein and fiber in quinoa make it a very filling food. A scientific study published in 2005 in the British Journal of nutrition found that quinoa had a high satisfaction index compared to grains like wheat, so eating quinoa helps keep hunger pangs at bay.

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Why Fruit Benefits Your Health

healthy-nutrition-newsFruit is one of the most important sources of minerals and vitamins and many people are unaware of this and continue to consume vast quantities of protein and starchy foods. The result of this is that there is increasing incidence of diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Fruit can help to put all this to a stop.

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Avoid Blood Sugar Imbalance and Diabetes with Simple Herbal Solutions

Consider these staggering statistics: according to the American Diabetes Association, about 24 million people suffer from diabetes and a whopping 5 million people are undiagnosed and don?t even know they have the disease! 1 Overall, 54 million Americans suffer from some degree of blood sugar imbalance and insulin resistance. 1 Most of these people have type II diabetes, which is largely preventable with a healthy diet low-carb, low-sugar diet

healthy-nutrition-newsAbout 24 million people suffer from diabetes and a staggering 5 million people are undiagnosed and don?t even know they have the disease! 54 million Americans suffer from some aspect of blood sugar imbalance and insulin resistance. Most of these people have type II diabetes, which is mostly preventable with a healthy diet low-carb, low-sugar diet

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How Much Protein Should You Eat?

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healthy-nutritionAs is the case with most things, there is a lot of debate on how much protein is healthy to consume on a daily basis. Here are some basic guidelines that will help you sort it out.
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Soy – Health Food Extraordinaire

Most people today view soybeans as a health food extraordinaire.? But lately you may have seen conflicting opinions as to whether it is healthy or not.? As a common food allergen that is high in goitrogens 1 (substances that interfere with thyroid hormones), there are some valid concerns. So, should you eat tofu and other soy foods or leave them alone

healthy-nutritionMost people today view soybeans as an important part of a healthy diet.? But lately you may have seen conflicting opinions as to whether it is indeed healthy or not.? As a common food allergen that is high in goitrogens 1 (substances that interfere with thyroid hormones), there are some legitimate concerns. So, the question is – should you eat soy foods or pass?

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Concorde Grapes Holds Benefits Like Red Wine

Concorde Grapes Holds Benefits Like Red Wine

Researchers have known for a while now the benefits of drinking red wine. What if you don’t want the alcohol? Looks like you’re in luck. Recent research findings published in the January 2007 issue of Cardiovascular Research indicate Concord grape juice is similar to red wine to promote healthy arterial function.

Researchers have shown Concord purple grapes stimulate the production of nitric oxide in endothelial cells and produced a vasorelaxation effect. Researchers pointed out that nitric oxide is critical for maintaining healthy flexible blood vessels.

Of particular interest to all of us is that in this particular study the beneficial effects of Concord grape juice were observed in arteries of the heart.
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