*Curcumin, the plant chemical that colors turmeric, helps block plaque related blockages in the brain that lead to Alzheimer’s. Do like they do in India, use turmeric like salt!
*The presence of a worm (or worm hole) in an apple ensures the lack of pesticides used!
* One tsp of thyme has as much antioxidant as 1/2cup of chopped tomatoes!
*Try this for a natural diuretic: 1 litre water, sliced cucumber, squeeze of lemon juice t taste and some fresh sliced ginger root. Tastes great too!
*According to German researchers, if you drink 16 ounces of cold water 1st thing in the am, you will boost your metabolism by 24% for a full 90 minutes! Why not try it; it’s good for you anyway!
*Your body effectively uses 94% of the protein in a whole egg!
*Red peppers have 9x the beta carotene, 10x the vitamin A and double the vitamin C then green peppers
*Drinking strong green tea within 2 hours after eating helps the break down of fat by 30%!
*Eating sugar at night causes hormones to shift into fat storing mode. Try to stick to protein and dairy of night snacks!
*Dark chocolate, tomatoes, pomegranate and green tea all contain a type of antioxidant that migrates to the upper layers of your skin and boost your resistance to damaging ultraviolet rays
*Consuming 2000mgs or more of vitamin C daily will boost your collagen production and thus cause your skin to age (wrinkle) more slowly
*Studies show that women who consume 2 tsps or more of olive oil per day have a 73% reduced risk of breast disease then women who take in little or no olive oil
*The kind of starch found in bananas (especially slightly green ones) is called resistant starch; it passes through the digestive tract largely undigested, and helps feed the GOOD bacteria in your gut
*Pure natural, raw cocoa is higher on the ORAC (antioxidant) scale then blueberries or blackbeans
*Research says that alcohol combined with artificial sweeteners gets you almost twice as drunk as booze mixed with normal sugar
* Diet sodas confuse our brains into thinking we ate sweets, but when the calories aren’t there to catch up, we crave more and more sweets to satisfy the deficit
*Sugar weakens the skin, causing wrinkles and sagging. Eat less sugar, age slower
*Sweet potatoes have fewer calories, more calcium and more vitamin c then white potatoes, and are loaded with beta carotene