I am just learning what is good for you, now. I just read about Coconut Oil, and have actually seen an increase to the weight loss and to the thyroid difference. I can feel the difference in my thyroid gland, and as a skin conditioner it works great! I now have happy feet. It is the only thing I use now for my tanning, because in 20 to 30 minutes, It is fully absorbed, with the faint scent of coconut. I only cook with coconut oil and mix it with butter for any spreads, and the kids love it. It is a natural antibiotic and quick energy for the low carb dieter, as it is a medium chain oil. I LOVE COCONUT OIL!
Completely agree with Ellsjo and Erigust in re the so-called healthier low-fat dairy foods. I went this route, and yes, I lost weight, but I also developed colon cancer. Limit your quantity but don't eliminate them. Besides, do you really enjoy chewing on a mozzarella stick that looks and tastes like a wax candle?????
11/13/2011 5:15:26 AM
I couldn't agree more with how 'low fat' food is so bad for you. I found 'Be good to yourself -Healthy' yogurt, really low fat but with 27 extra calories of sugar in it. Or low fat hummous with 3% salt. Companies charge extra for 'healthy' foods but just take out the fat, but then it tastes so bad they then add lots of sugar and, or, salt, both of which will add more weight than the fat taken out.
I agree with wapfrocks, eating full fat dairy is actually healthier than nonfat, I continue to lose weight eating this and other whole foods. I think the list is great, but I was disappointed not to see chia seeds, coconut oil, or matcha tea. These are POWER FOODS and yet somehow get overlooked. Most people don't even know coconut oil is one of the best things you can eat after the previous bad rap it has gotten. I would love to see more articles written about the lesser known super foods!
@Fanny59: I'm not coeliac, but I am sensitive to gluten, so I avoid it. There are still plenty of foods that you can eat that are naturally gluten free. All fruits and veg are, in their raw state, gluten free. The same goes for meats.
You can have plenty of greens, or lightly steamed vegetables, with a simple vinaigrette. My favourite is made of 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 3 Tbsp olive oil (sometimes reduce it to 2 Tbsp) a pinch of sugar (or sweetener) salt, freshly ground pepper, and a bit of herb, like basil or thyme, which is my favourite, especially when it's fresh. This will dress a salad for the entire family, and is delightfully fresh-tasting. You can also substitute a good wine vinegar, either red or white, for the lemon juice, as well, and omit the sugar. And as for the oil, a bit of good-for-your-heart oil like extra virgin olive or canola helps you to absorb fat-soluble nutrients. Remember, everything in moderation! With summer coming, I can't wait for fresh tomatoes to make their appearance on my plate, drizzled with this dressing.
You can make great gluten free baked goods from grains and seeds like brown rice, millet, sorghum, buckwheat and flax. If you react to the gums that are so often used as binders in gluten free baked goods, try using ground flax or chia seeds. Bot are *very* good for you, and have naturally occuring components that will keep our bread from being crumbly. Please contact me, and I can give you a list of online resources that will help you.
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