Nutrition Therapy Highlights The Food Pyramid

Daily Dietary Requirements

Eating According To Your Blood Type

 

If you're blood type O ("for old," as in humanity's oldest blood line) your digestive tract retains the memory of ancient times, says D'Adamo, so you're metabolism will benefit from lean meats, poultry, and fish. You're advised to restrict grains, breads, and legumes, and to enjoy vigorous exercise.

Blood Type A ("for agrarian") flourishes on vegetarian diets, "the inheritance of their more settled and less warlike farmer ancestors," says D'Adamo. The type A diet contains soy proteins, grains, and organic vegetables and encourages gentle exercise.

The nomadic  blood type B has a tolerant digestive system and can enjoy low-fat dairy, meat, and produce but, among other things, should avoid wheat, corn, and lentils, D'Adamo says. If you're type B, it's recommended you exercise moderately.

The "modern" blood type AB has a sensitive digestive tract and should avoid chicken, beef, and pork but enjoy seafood, tofu, dairy, and most produce. The fitness regimen for ABs is calming exercises.

Healthy Oils

  Oils 

 The best fats are those high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and other important nutrients such as oleic acids and omega-3 fatty acids. But you can't use the healthiest oils for every purpose. Choosing the right healthy oil often depends on its smoke point, the stage at which heated fat begins to emit smoke and acrid, flavor-altering odors.  

Healthy Nuts

 Nuts & Seeds 

 Eating nuts as part of a healthy diet can be good for your heart. Nuts, which contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients, are a great snack food, too. They're inexpensive, easy to store and easy to take with you to work or school. 

Healthy Choices

Healthy Dairy

 

Dairy

Dairy foods provide essential calcium and protein. But they can also be high in artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol. Include Natural Probiotics in your diet.

Healthy Fish

 

Fish

Healthy Fish can play an important role in a good diet. Because fish are high in protein and low in unhealthy fats, they make a great alternative to red meat. Fish are a good source of vitamins and minerals. They also contain nutrients called omega-3 fatty acids, which can prevent heart disease and may help with healthy brain development.

Eat Complex Carbohydrates

 

Grains

Grains are small, hard, dry seeds (with or without hull or fruit layers attached) harvested for human food or animal feed. Agronomists also call the plants producing such seeds 'grains' or 'grain crops'.

 

Beans 

Beans have something else that meat lacks, Blatner says: phytochemicals, compounds found only in plants (phyto is Greek for "plant"). Beans are high in antioxidants, a class of phytochemicals that incapacitate cell-damaging free radicals in the body, says Brick. (Free radicals have been implicated in everything from cancer and aging to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.)

 

Fruit 

Experts say a diet rich in fruits can help you ward off infections like colds and flu. That’s because these super foods contain immune-boosting antioxidants.

 

Vegetables

Vegetables are high in water, low in fat, have multiple vitamins and minerals, and most varieties are complex carbohydrates. Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, turnip greens, eggplant, potatoes, yams, corn, carrots, onions, all types of lettuce, celery, cucumbers, cabbage, artichokes and asparagus are all examples of these.

Natural diet supplements

What are Vitamins?


 Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients—because acting in concert, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help shore up bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system. They also convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage. 



Meat & Poultry

Dangers of Common Beef

 Beef has been a mainstay in the traditional American diet—however, this is beginning to changing now that mad cow disease as well as many other contaminants have been identified in commercial American beef. Many people are waking up, realizing that eating commercial beef is now most definitely a potential risk to their health and well being. 

Why You Should Avoid Pork

Pork: If you’re at all familiar with the Bible you’ll probably remember that in it God specifically instructed His people not to eat pork and shellfish. Many people are surprised to find this out, but in the Old Testament God warned us that the pig was an unclean animal–a scavenger and not to be eaten (Check out Leviticus 11). 


Grass-Fed Beef

 

Bill Kurtis

In 2005, Bill founded Tallgrass Beef Company to champion the environmental and health benefits of grass-fed cattle ranching. He is an active conservationist and has worked to restore the land to its native state on his 65 acre home in Mettawa, Illinois, with bee hives as his latest addition to the property.

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Why Organic Chicken?

 Organic: In order to be labeled “USDA Organic,” the chicken had to have been fed not just a vegetarian diet, but a diet that does not include any genetically modified ingredients or toxic synthetic pesticides. It also means that antibiotics can not be used for anything other than medically necessary antibiotics (though some may argue that there are farmers who stretch the boundaries of what is medically necessary). However, chickens can be provided with antibiotics during their first day of life; the drug-free rule kicks in the day after the shell breaks open. 

Food Diets

Vegan Diet

 

What exactly are vitamin-B complex

They all work together for the betterment of the entire body. Besides, they also help in releasing energy from carbohydrates, proteins and fats. There are several foods available which are highly rich in vitamin-B complex, as it is equivalently distributed in most of the food items. Since, at times a food item consists of a particular vitamin from the B-complex category; it would be difficult understand which food to eat when the body doesn't has much vitamin. To stay healthy and fit, 

Low Sodium Diet

 

The Salt Myth –
How Much Sodium Should You Eat Per Day?

 

“Salt is what makes things taste bad when it isn’t in them.” – Unknown

Sodium is one of those things that everyone “knows” is unhealthy… kind of like saturated fat.

The government has been warning us about it for decades and has spent a massive amount of resources warning us about the “dangers” of it.

The reason they do so, is that sodium is believed to increase blood pressure, a common risk factor for heart disease and stroke.


Low Carbohydrate Diet

 

Ketosis

Ketosis /kɨˈtoʊsɨs/ is a metabolic state where most of the body's energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis where blood glucose provides most of the energy. It is characterised by serum concentrations of ketone bodies over 0.5 millimolar with low and stable levels of insulin and blood glucose. It is almost always generalized, with hyperketonemia, that is, an elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood throughout the body. 

Gluten Free Diet

 

- Modern Wheat -

Old Diet Staple Turned Into a Modern Health Nightmare

 

Wheat is a highly controversial food these days.

On one hand, we’ve got people telling us that it is extremely harmful, with one doctor calling it poison.

Then on the other hand, we’ve got dietitians and the government telling us that whole wheat is an essential part of a “balanced” diet.

Well… one inescapable fact is that humans have been consuming wheat, in one form or another, for thousands of years.

It is an old food… and most diet-related diseases are relatively new.

Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to blame old wheat for these new health problems.

However… it’s important to realize that wheat today is not the same as it was a thousand, one hundred or even 60 years ago.


Detoxification Diet

 

Drinking ACV to Improve Your Health

Drink apple cider vinegar like this daily for best results, ideally 15 minutes before each meal.

The starting dosage is 1 tablespoon in a big glass of water and you can slowly increase the dosage, a teaspoon at a time over several weeks, to 2 or even 3 tablespoons, if you find the increased dosage beneficial to your health.

Yes it does taste a little sour, but that’s a good thing. It’s important to train your taste buds to not expect everything to be sweet.

If you really can’t handle it at the start, then try it with a drop of natural stevia sweetener, but using sugar or commercial honey to sweeten it will only feed the intestinal problems that ACV is used to treat.

Have you tried having a daily apple cider vinegar drink for better health?
 

Mediterranean Diet

 

Does it have cardiovascular benefits?

Clearly. The Mediterranean diet has been associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, and it's also been shown to reduce blood pressure and bad LDL cholesterol. However, its cardiovascular benefits are most obvious among people of higher socioeconomic statuses, one 2017 study of nearly 19,000 Italian adults found. Still, if your Mediterranean approach largely shuns saturated fat (which contributes to high cholesterol), and includes healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats in moderation (which can reduce cholesterol), you'll do your heart a favor.

Health and Fitness

 Fitness Tools can help you determine everything from your body mass index (BMI) to your target heart rate zone, your blood pressure, body fat composition, daily caloric needs and more. Each of those tools will help you find an exercise program that fits your individual needs and goals, whether that be losing weight or increasing your strength with weight training.