Saturday, March 11, 2006

TWENTY FIVE WAYS TO EAT & DRINK HEALTHY

1.Never drink iced water, especially not with meals. This interferes with flow of digestive juices and impairs digestion.

2.Drink a glass of fresh pure water, at room temperature, the firstthing in the morning and last thing at night. It should be taken hotonly when one is troubled by constipation. In that case, a little lemon may be added.

3.Drink five to eight glasses of water every day. (Approx one glassfor every 14 pounds of body weight). Drink mineral water to be on safe side.

4.Don't drink water with your meals, but take it half hour beforeor two to three hours after meals so as not to disturb the process of digestion by diluting the digestive juices.

5.Sip the water slowly, never gulp it down at once.

6.In order to restore life elements of the water lost inboiling/processing, pass it through the air, pouring it fromone glass to another. You will soon notice that this gives aslightly invigorating and stimulating effect, which is absent in lifeless and devitalized water.

7.It is better to eat fruit than to drink fruit Juices.

8.Don't keep juices standing, as they will lose their preciousenzymes.Orange Juice for instance loses one third of them after half hour and all of them after two hours.

9.Alcohol, tea, coffee and chocolate are not recommended because tannic acid, theine, caffeine and theobromine are stimulants.

10.Milk is a food, not a drink. It should be taken in smallsips, otherwise it is likely to produce indigestion.

11.It is not the amount of food you eat that nourishes yourbody, but only the amount the body itself can assimilate.

12.Choose carefully the foods that suit your system, choose them just as carefully as you choose a dress, a hat or a tie.YOU HAVE TO TRY VARIOUS FOOD COMBINATIONSUNTIL YOU FIND OUT WHICH SUIT BEST.

13.Avoid all devitalised foods like canned food, polished rice,white flour and refined sugar. Use unpolished rice, whole wheatflour and brown sugar/honey.

14.Chew your food carefully, especially if it is the starchy kind,so that it may be properly mixed with saliva, otherwise starch will lie waiting for digestion for several hours.

15.Toasted bread is better than fresh. Do not eat it with liquid.Drink before eating the bread, as starch should be converted into glucose by saliva.

16.Eat only one starch to a meal. For instance, if you take rice then omit bread, potatoes, macaroni starchy pudding and so on.

17.If you suffer from gas, it is advisable to plan your mealsso that you do not eat starch and protein together; and speciallynot with cooked sulphur foods like peas, cabbage, cauliflower, eggs,turnips and so on because gas is produced by sulphur working on the starch.

18.Don't throw away the water in which vegetables have been boiledbut use it for soup, gravies or for drinking. Potato water is verygood as it alkalizes the body.

19.Fried foods as well as rich dishes should be avoidedaltogether, because these digest more slowly than fat itself.Fat is the last to leave the stomach, carbohydrates come first and then proteins.

20.All saturated fats, like lard, margarine, eggs, butter anddairy products tend to increase the blood cholesterol level andcan be classified as unessential fats.

21.Any diet which is high in saturated fat is dangerous. So eatbalanced meals, a high fat and low protein diet inhibits the function of enzymes.

22.Remember, it is not only the calories and amount of fat thatdetermines the nutrition and health, but the quality of fat.Bacon, for instance has caloric fat value only. It contains nothing else,neither vitamins, nor minerals.

23.Six glasses of fresh raw cabbage juice a day keep peptic ulcers away.

24.The richest source of protein is soya bean. two pounds ofsoya been flour contain as much protein as four pounds of cheese,five pounds of boneless meat or six dozen eggs or fifteen quarts of milk. Soya bean is the only non-acid forming protein.

25.The most essential rule about food, however, has nothing todo with quantity, quality or preparation, but with your mental attitude at the time you are eating it.

7 Comments:

Blogger Very_Vera said...

It is soooo hard!

1:55 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

But ice water takes more energy to heat than warm water (in your belly) causing higher caloric burning. Now what you got to say for yourself smarty pants?

10:56 AM  
Blogger Sunshine said...

No doubt there are reports about drinking ice water can burn calories. Putting that aside, ice water is not good for our health in the long run. These are just some tips for readers and you don't need to be rude to call others 'smarty pants'!

12:11 AM  
Blogger Jimbo Big Toe said...

Interesting list. Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve to you then. And good luck with eating healthy.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

Wow, that was fascinating. I'll have to save these. I'm horrible with doing things that are good for me, though. :(

4:41 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Very informative stuff here,Thanks.
(Came from BlogMad)

2:33 AM  
Blogger Sunshine said...

Thank you, Azhar

12:00 AM  

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