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SOURCES OF DIETARY FIBER

SOURCES OF DIETARY FIBER

DIETARY FIBER plays many crucial roles in your diet. Fiber is essentially all the parts of the food that the body cannot digest. It serves other useful purposes.

It is no accident that the foods that are most beneficial you contain lots of fiber. Many vegetables and fruits are high in fiber. So are legumes and whole grains. This does not include refined grains like bleached white flour and white rice. Use grains in their most natural state.

 

 

 

 

Capture Dr. Oz glucomannan

Capture Dr. Oz glucomannan

 

 

Dr. Oz recommends GLUCOMANNAN

 

 

 

 

The best dietary fiber in the world.

The best dietary fiber in the world.

 

 

The best DIETARY FIBER in the world.

 

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WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD …THE GOOD STUFF   (COCONUT MILK)

MATURE COCONUT

MATURE COCONUT

Do you recall that delicious flavor from the cocktail at the beach during your last tropical vacation?

Chances are, if it is memorable, it came from the coconut in your Pina-Colada. Virgin or alcoholic, the aroma and taste of coconut is always pleasant.

Coconut milk is derived from the meat of a mature coconut.  

coconut milk

coconut milk

The coconut palm is native to Malaysia, Polynesia, and Southern Asia. This palm has the distinct advantage in that every part of the tree can be used. Either nutritionally, commercially, or industrially. In some counties in the Indian ocean, the coconut was once considered so valuable that it was used as a form of currency. The fruit of the tree yields coconut meat, coconut milk, coconut sugar, and coconut oil.

Coconut milk is considered a much healthier alternative to dairy milk. Because it is a natural product, it is easier for the body to assimilate and make use of the nutritional components. To get some of the same benefits as in coconut oil, go here. 

climbing a coconut tree

climbing a coconut tree

 

The coconut palm is grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions, and the fruit grows in clusters towards the top of the palm with its branches reaching towards the sun. A tall coconut tree takes 8 to 10 years to mature, and a dwarf palm can bear fruit in about 5 years. My earliest recollection of the coconut palm, was the ingenious ways that people devised to reach the top of the trees to retrieve the fruit. These palms can grow up to 95 feet tall.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD …….THE GOOD STUFF   (PEAS AND BEANS)

 

peas and beansA few days ago, I was talking to someone about my blogging. The question was asked “What are you writing about today?”  On hearing my response, My good friend continued:” Do you ever write about anything positive?”  You know that’s a good friend, who would not hesitate to point out a flaw, even one that bore the potential to be perceived  as critical.

But I was Oh so grateful for the pointer, because once I thought about it, I began to realize that my points of view were bordering on being negative. I ws automatically assuming that it was more crucial to point out what we are doing wrong, that is doing damage to our health.  We can also reverse damage by supplementing with the right nutrients. 

It got me to thinking, that I should devote more time to highlighting some of the easy and positive changes we can make to enhance our efforts to attain and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry