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Growing up, we’ve all been told to eat healthy so as to live longer. While most of us have taken our health for granted, there are several everyday items we consume that are damaging our health beyond repair. Here’s a look at some good tips that is making news in the medical and nutritional community these days:
Traditionally, toxic food was thought to include only high-calorie and cholesterol-rich junk food. Modern science has however, labeled genetically modified (GMO) food as equally toxic. This is because of a number of reasons.
Firstly, toxic food gets its name from the fact that it is toxic to human health. It releases free radicals (called oxidants) in our body that compromise our immunity system and create a number of symptoms, such as acid refluxes, heart burns, high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue, depression and reduced stamina.
Secondly, toxic food contains bacteria that are particularly immune to broad-spectrum antibiotics. This causes irreversible and irreparable damage to your vital organs, such as stomach, kidneys, intestines and bladder and (in some cases) brain. The end result is a high health risk factor and a shorter life span.
It is an established (and empirically proven) fact that the benefits of organic food outweigh conventional food tenfold. Such food is free from harmful pesticides and insecticides and does not contain any undesirable growth hormones that make the consumer susceptible to diseases.
Organic foods are also known for their antioxidant properties. They remove free radicals from the body and neutralize the harmful effects. These antioxidants will keep you safe from various cancers and heart diseases, premature aging, cognitive impairments and vision problems.
Furthermore, organic foods strengthen your immunity system and keep you safe from a number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. They are free from environmental pollutants, they taste better and they take animal welfare into consideration. They’re also rich in vitamins, minerals, potassium, calcium, amino acids and salts.
Juicing is not as healthy as consuming fresh and organic fruits and vegetables. It is, nonetheless, a better alternative than fast food for people on the go. Provided that the juice is obtained from fresh fruits and vegetables, it offers a rich source of protein and fiber.
Juicing is often used by weight-watchers looking to shed off a few extra pounds. It helps reduce insomnia and revitalizes all the internal organs with a dose of fresh and delicious citrus flavor. Make sure not to exclude the fruit pulp when preparing a particular fruit juice.
Vegetable juices, such as carrot and beetroot, help improve the eyesight and sense of smell. Being low in calorie, juices keep you safe from a number of health risk factors such as heart attacks, cancers, migraines and other chronic diseases.
Recent studies indicate that different foods can cause different reactions in different individuals, mainly due to the differences in blood types. This means that you should eat according to your blood type.
Eating according to the blood type is said to improve digestion and overall health. It is recommended for those who suffer from food allergies and vitamin deficiencies (as both are linked to blood cells, blood type and plasma content).
Type-O blood group should focus on a high-protein diet (lean meat and vegetables) as they generally suffer from protein deficiencies. In contrast, Type-A blood shows allergies to meat. Therefore, they should stick to fruits and vegetables.
Type-B blood group should avoid corn, lentils and tomatoes at all costs. Type-AB can enjoy tofu, seafood and green vegetables. However, such blood types have low stomach acid content. They should, therefore, avoid caffeine and alcohol as much as they can.