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APPLES
Protects your heart prevents constipation
Blocks diarrhea
Improves lung capacity
Cushions joints
APRICOTS
Combats cancer
Controls blood pressure
Saves your eyesight
Shields against Alzheimer's
Slows aging process
ARTICHOKES
Aids digestion
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Guards against liver disease
AVOCADOS
Battles diabetes
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
BANANAS
Protects your heart
Quiets a cough
Strengthens bones
Controls blood pressure
Blocks diarrhea
BEANS
Prevents constipation
Helps hemorrhoids
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Stabilizes blood sugar
BEETS
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
Protects your heart
Aids weight loss
BLUEBERRIES
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Boosts memory
Prevents constipation
BROCCOLI
Strengthens bones
Saves eyesight
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
CABBAGE
Combats cancer
Prevents constipation
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Helps hemorrhoids
CANTALOUPE
Saves eyesight
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Supports immune system
CARROTS
Saves eyesight
Protects your heart
Prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Promotes weight loss
CAULIFLOWER
Protects against Prostate Cancer
Combats Breast Cancer
Strengthens bones
Banishes bruises
Guards against heart disease
CHERRIES
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Ends insomnia
Slows aging process
Shields against Alzheimer's
CHESTNUTS
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure
CHILI PEPPERS
Aids digestion
Soothes sore throat
Clears sinuses
Combats Cancer
Boosts immune system
FIGS
Promotes weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure
FISH
Protects your heart
Boosts memory
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Supports immune system
FLAX
Aids digestion
Battles diabetes
Protects your heart
Improves mental health
Boosts immune system
GARLIC
Lowers cholesterol
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
kills bacteria
Fights fungus
GRAPEFRUIT
Protects against heart attacks
Promotes Weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol
GRAPES Saves eyesight
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Enhances blood flow
Protects your heart
GREEN TEA
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Helps stops strokes
Promotes Weight loss
Kills bacteria
HONEY
Heals wounds
Aids digestion
Guards against ulcers
Increases energy
Fights allergies
LEMONS
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy
LIMES
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy
MANGOES
Combats cancer
Boosts memory
Regulates thyroid
Aids digestion
Shields against Alzheimer's
MUSHROOMS
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Kills bacteria
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
OATS
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
Prevents constipation
Smoothes skin
OLIVE OIL
Protects your heart
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
Smoothes skin
ONIONS
Reduce risk of heart attack
Combats cancer
Kills bacteria
Lowers cholesterol
Fights fungus
ORANGES
Supports immune systems
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Straightens respiration
PEACHES
Prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Helps stops strokes
Aids digestion
Helps hemorrhoids
PEANUTS
Protects against heart disease
Promotes Weight loss
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Aggravates Diverticulitis
PINEAPPLE
Strengthens bones
Relieves colds
Aids digestion
Dissolves warts
Blocks diarrhea
PRUNES
Slows aging process
Prevents constipation
Boosts memory
Lowers cholesterol
Protects against heart disease
RICE
Protects your heart
Battles diabetes
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Helps stop strokes
STRAWBERRIES
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Boosts memory
Calms stress
SWEET POTATOES
Saves your eyesight
Lifts mood
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
TOMATOES
Protects prostate
Combats cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart
WALNUTS
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Boosts memory
Lifts mood
Protects against heart disease
WATER
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Conquers kidney stones
Smoothes skin
WATERMELON
Protects prostate
Promotes Weight loss
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure
WHEAT GERM
Combats Colon Cancer
Prevents constipation
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Improves digestion
WHEAT BRAN
Combats Colon Cancer
Prevents constipation
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stop strokes
Improves digestion
YOGURT
Guards against ulcers
Strengthens bones
Lowers cholesterol
Supports immune systems
Aids digestion



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4/15/08 10:39 P

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Icelandic cod is a nice mild fish. I buy it frozen in 5 pound boxes, each fillet is wraped so you can just take out one that is enough for two people. I use lemon pepper,and johnnys seafood seasoning them put it on the bar-b-q for about 8 minutes. Its good with veggies and a salad.

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4/14/08 12:54 P

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Great tip Amandie. The last time I made my children cookies I had three flat out. I think that by making a smaller batch and doing this I will be able to control my baking and eating tendencies.

Does anyone know how you are supposed to incorporate fish into your diet? I am a picky fish eater, I do eat sturgeon, halibut, and tuna. If I could get some other ideas of a mild fish, and a recipe that was really good, I may be able to get the family to eat it.

Great reminder on the importance of water! I just finished a 1,050-word essay on Dehydration. I did not know that when you are exercising you should be taking sips of water every few minutes. Also that the reasoning behind caffeine and alcohol making you dehydrated is that the body produces a hormone called Anti-Diuretic Hormone, which signals the kidney's to absorb more water back into the body. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with ADH's signal to the kidney's making you lose more fluid. Just like everything moderation...

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food tip; When I bake I do not eat any of the baked goods until there is only one left thats mine. If I start eating cookies I eat them until they are gone so i start with the last one. Works for me...My kids have learned to tell me Last one Mom better get it....

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4/10/08 12:16 P

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it is true about the nuts .. I went to a nutritionist and she told me to eat nuts to help lower my cholestral.

I have also learned that eating smaller meals more often helps with weight loss.. so eating breakfast.. then around 10:30 am I have a snack.. nuts or cheese sticks.. or a small yogurt or a piece of fruit.
Push the water...

I love soup so I tend to have soup for lunch.. dinner I try to eat lots of chicken .. food is getting expensive... be careful with fish though. some fish, like tuna, have mercury in their flesh.


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4/5/08 11:08 A

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The newest thing I learned was that choosing the right fats is important. For example olive oil, and nuts contain healthy fats that are suggested to lower risks for heart disease and cholesterol. Avoid or limit consumption of saturated, transfats, and cholesterol, these fats contribute to heart disease and high cholesterol. You can find this information by reading labels on the foods you buy.



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4/3/08 10:23 P

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some great ideas thanks everyone

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4/2/08 9:18 P

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I used to make a big salad with apple cider vinegar when I was on the Diet Center program...they had some meat flavored soy bits that soaked up the vinegar and it was delicious by lunch time.

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4/2/08 12:16 P

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I love eating salads but I make my own dressing. Rice vinegar (unseasoned) has no calories, and then I add some splenda for sweetness, and pepper. Tastes good and I can add a piece of turkey bacon for 35 calories, instead of wasting them on dressing.

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3/29/08 4:04 A

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From the Mayo Clinic:
Foods that are diuretics:

Suffer with fluid retention? try these foods to help you get rid of that excess water.

Natural diuretics are natural foods or herbs that allow increased flow of urine and thereby aid removal of fluids from the body. While natural diuretics aid removal of excess fluids from the body, it may also mean loss of important vitamins and minerals too. It is essential that they are supplemented to prevent loss of vital electrolytes. Look up some natural diuretic food that you can incorporate into your diet.

Diuretics

Foods like salt and sugar cause the body to retain considerable fluids. They may lead to bloating and water retention. Often inadequate protein in the diet can lead to fluid retention. When the body does not get enough amino acids or B-vitamins, it may accumulate excess fluids.

Diuretics are prescribed for people suffering from edema - accumulation of fluids in the body tissues. People suffering from high blood pressure or heart diseases may be prescribed diuretics. Women suffering from PMS symptoms such as bloating are often advised to take diuretics to rid the body of excess fluid retention. Often diuretics are taken in a bid to lose weight. If taken indiscriminately, diuretics can lead to serious consequences such as dehydration and potassium deficiency.

Natural diuretic

More and more people are resorting to natural foods and herbs that exhibit diuretic properties instead of diuretic pills. Moderation is the watchword even in the case of natural diuretics. Natural diuretics can aid in removal of excess fluids from the body and aid in treating of sciatica, kidney stone, lymphatic swelling, PMS, gonorrhea, liver disorders and high blood pressure.

green tea is a natural diuretic food that has been in use for centuries in China.

Consumption of cranberry juice can aid in removal of excess fluid retention.

Apple cider vinegar exhibits natural diuretic properties and in addition maintains the potassium levels. It can be added to the salad dressing.

Dandelion is often used as a natural diuretic.

Nettle has natural diuretic properties that facilitate good cleansing.

Dandelion leaf tea aids in detoxification and has a beneficial effect on those suffering from cystitis and urinary tract infections.

Fennel has carminative and diuretic properties and is frequently used in seasoning food.

Diuretic food

Natural foods with high water content such as watermelons and cucumbers help increase urination and better flushing out of toxins. Cucumbers are rich in sulfur and silicon that stimulate the kidneys into better removal of uric acid. Watercress and artichokes are also natural diuretic foods.

Asparagus contains asparigine - a chemical alkaloid that boosts kidney performance, thereby improving waste removal from the body.

Brussels Sprouts help in stimulating the kidneys and pancreas. This helps in better cleansing of cells.

Beets are natural diuretic foods that attack floating body fats and fatty deposits.

Oats contain silica - a natural diuretic.

Cabbage is known to aid breakage of fatty deposits, especially around the abdominal region.

Carrots are a rich source of carotene that speeds the metabolic rate of the body and hastens removal of fat deposits and waste.

Lettuce aids better metabolism and flushing of toxins.

Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin C that aid the metabolism and release of water from the kidney to flush out waste.

Other than the other excellent properties that garlic possesses, it is a natural diuretic food that aids breakage of fat. Horseradish, raw onions and radish speed up your metabolism.

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3/19/08 9:54 P

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Wasa Brod is similar to Rye Krisp and is very good source of fiber...I often have a Wasa Brod with peanut butter on it.

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I don't think I have ever tasted Rye Krisps. I may have to try that. I love Rye bread!

Edited by: ECHO-OHCE at: 3/19/2008 (13:29)
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I don't know how many of you can stand the taste but Rye Krisps are an excellent source of fiber, and they only have 15 calories for two. I add light laughing cow, everything tastes better with it!

*I made a mistake on calories, Rye Krisp are 50 cal. for two wafers, but they still are good for fiber. Popcorn air-popped is 15 calories a cup.

Edited by: ADRAGONFLY76 at: 4/5/2008 (11:00)
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Thanks for sharing that tip! I will have to try it.

I have to convince my family to start eating fish.

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I put this in the exercise spot,but this is a better place.....
I would share some of the LA Weightloss, weightloss tips. One biggie is to switch your salt for Morton Lite. It is potassium They insist you get a 1/2 a teaspoon a day. When I asked why? They didn't know. I looked it up and it is a system flusher. Just the opposite of real salt. YOu can only tell the difference if you eat it plain.


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This is from Amy (DRAGONFLY423)

"I just finished my first chapter on nutrition, and for anyone interested any food can be worked into a healthy diet. The book suggests eating a salad if you know you are going out to eat, trying a new fruit or veggie per week, and alternating proteins different days (sometimes with nuts or beans). For the person who likes cheesecake (like me) we can still have a slice, we just have to plan it into our calories for either the day, or even the week. I am not sure if anyone is interested but thought I would share."


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This is from Debbie (ECHO)

"I like the idea of trying a different fruit and veggie. I get in such ruts. But love almost everything. I think I will try that.

One of the tricks of LA Weightloss is to never have two days of beef or pork in a row as protein It takes to long to digest (I think it was 72 hours.) You will lose more weight if you have fish, or poultry, in between. It works."


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This is a thread where you can post an idea that has worked for you and discuss with others ways that might help them.

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