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Raw Foods – The Secret to a Vibrantly Healthy Life

As a nation, we are making ourselves sick with food. When you enter a typical supermarket today, up to 90% of the food on the shelves is processed and by many standards doesn’t even qualify as food. There are ingredients that are not only unpronounceable but completely unrecognizable. There are additives, dyes, artificial sweeteners and chemicals. The average consumer doesn’t know where to turn or who to trust. We go by what tastes good not by what feels good. Many of us don’t even know what healthful food means anymore. We are headed in a dangerous direction.
Yet, there is a solution. A solution that is so easy, so basic, so obvious, most of us don’t even know it exists.
It is called raw foods.
Raw foods are, simply put, any food that is alive. They are not processed, they are not cooked, they do not come in the frozen food section or fried up in a pan. They aren’t found in cans or in a box up on a shelf. Living foods are whole, natural, living fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and seaweeds. If it has a label on it, then chances are it isn’t raw. And if it is, the label will tell proudly proclaim “RAW.”
Living foods can be heated up to temperatures ranging from 105-114 degrees, depending upon who you ask. They can be stored, refrigerated, or frozen. But they are not processed. The ingredients are not created in a lab. And they are always real food.
So what is the big deal? What does it matter?
It matters because what we put in our bodies is who we are. What we feed ourselves determines to a very large degree our health, our sickness, our energy, our clarity, our balance and even our moods. Food affects every aspect of our lives. We cannot live without it but we aren’t careful we won’t be able to live with it either.
If food, then, is so important then it is vitally important we choose our foods carefully. Raw foods are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and energy. Raw foods give our body what it needs to survive and thrive. Raw foods provide us with nutrients as nature intended.
To incorporate more living foods in your diet start by adding one or two more servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Have carrots with hummus, an apple with nut butter, a small salad with lunch or blended smoothie with fruits and veggies. Don’t worry about taking food out. Concentrate on adding healthful, living foods in. It’s a big journey that begins one bite at a time.…

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5 Foods That Will Put Your Testosterone On Overdrive!

Testosterone is an essential hormone to have if you intend to build a lot of lean muscle. Numerous males suffer from low levels of testosterone and high levels of estrogen due to smoking, stress and most importantly, a poor diet. This is especially true for men who are older because not only do they have a lifetime of bad habits, but their age diminishes the testosterone levels in their body.
The result of a decrease in testosterone isn’t just a loss of mass; it includes a loss of muscle strength, erectile dysfunction, lack of libido, depression, and weight gain. It’s tremendously important to eat foods that are higher in zinc and B vitamins and below I will show you 5 foods that will rev up your testosterone levels to unbelievable highs.
Eggs
Eggs are rich in protein and cholesterol. Now I know most of you reading this believe that cholesterol is a bad thing; however, testosterone is synthesized from cholesterol and thus is essential to build high levels of this muscle-building hormone. In addition, eggs provide you with a rich source of protein and vitamins B5 and B6. Some people will take out the yolk and eat just the egg whites; however, eating the yolk is essential in ensuring that you get all of the nutrients in the egg.
Raw Oysters
Oysters contain an insane amount of protein, magnesium and importantly, zinc. They are so full of zinc that only six oysters will give you seven times the recommended daily amount. The raise in testosterone will, not only, help with the increase of muscle strength and mass building, but it will also increase your libido and sperm count.
Red Meat
Along with oysters, red meat also contains very high levels of zinc and protein. However, not only are the zinc and proteins levels high but, they come in a form that is much faster and easier to absorb by the body. It should also be noted that red meat is also high in saturated fat, therefore, it is good to have it a few times a week but it should not be eaten every day.
Brazil Nuts
Brazil nuts are packed with selenium, which has been proven to increase a man’s testosterone production. The really good thing about Brazil nuts is that you only have to have 1 or 2 in order to boost your selenium levels and thus increase testosterone levels. However, it is also important to note that the concentration of selenium found in Brazil nuts varies depending on what type of soil they were grown in. If the soil itself was rich in selenium the Brazil nuts will also be rich in the trace mineral. For example, nuts that grow in Manaus – Belem will have, approximately, selenium levels which are ten times higher than those that are grown in Acre – Rondia.
Garlic
Garlic contains allicin which is a compound that has been found to enhance testosterone levels. The research supporting this theory suggests that garlic stimulates the release of luteinizing hormone, which increases the circulation of testosterone.…