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Artificial sweeteners. Are they a good alternative?

Artificial sweeteners. Are they a good alternative?

 

This topic has been in the news recently, and I thought I should draw your attention to the different sides of this debate on ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. It appears there has been a decline in the consumption of diet sodas and other beverages sweetened with artificial sweeteners.  And so a campaign was initiated  to convince buyers that it is safe.

Also in the new recently is the  results of an Italian study that has issued a caution when it comes to using sucralose.

 

Some of the artificial sweeteners on the market are:

  • Aacesulfame potassium has 0 calories and a slightly bitter taste. It cannot be broken down by the body, so it is supposed to be passed out in tact. (huh?)
  • Sucralose has 0 calories, is about 600 times sweeter than sugar, and has an artificial taste.
  • Saccharin has 0 calories, is about 300 times sweeter than sugar, and has the ability to cross the placenta.
  • Aspartame has 4 calories per gram, is around 80 to 200 times sweeter than sugar, and contains an ingredient that breaks down into methanol.
  • Neotame has 0 calories, is about 8000 times sweeter than sugar, and contains a compound that breaks down into methanol.

Other artificial sweeteners on the market are Sorbitol and Mannitol xylitol

These are marketed by familiar brand names with which you may be familiar.

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Wheat, Gluten, and your HEALTH AND WELLNESS

A STAPLE IN OUR “FOOD”

wheat may not be all that you think it is.

wheat may not be all that you think it is.

 

 

We love bread. We eat so much of it at our favorite restaurants, that we have to take our meal home to eat later. For many of us, between pizza, pasta, bread, crackers, cereals, sandwiches, wraps cakes and pancakes, and almost anything that is processed our food patterns are pretty much covered.  There is also a high possibility that you may be “sleeping with the enemy” Is it possible that wheat and other grains are negatively and silently, affecting your HEALTH AND WELLNESS?

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this video to hear what Dr. Hyman has to say.

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PLANT-BASED OILS for Healthy Skin Care (Part 2)

This is PART TWO of a Two-Part Article.  See PART 1 HERE

 

                              FLAXSEED OIL comes from a tree that originated in ancient Egypt and China thousands of years ago.

Flaxseed oil has many health benefits, including healthy skin.

Flaxseed oil has many health benefits, including healthy skin.

 It was once the leading crops for cloth in Europe and North America. Historically, flaxseed oil was used mainly in Europe for inflammatory diseases (including heart conditions) and hormone related illnesses.

Now the seed is more recognized for heart health. Flaxseed oil softens skin, because of its abundance of essential fatty acids.

Flaxseed oil is an anti-inflammatory plant-based oil, and can be used to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and rosacea. 

Flax is also called linseed. There is an industrial version of linseed oil (sold in hardware stores) that is not for consumption.

 

 

Sea buckthorn good for your health. good for your skin.

Sea buckthorn good for your health. good for your skin.

SEA-BUCKTHORN OIL: In spite of its name it does not come from the sea. The oil comes from a shrub, which bears berries, and the oil comes from the seeds of the fruit. Sea Buckthorn oil has a long history, and knowledge of its nutritional and healing effects, is widespread. 

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PLANT-BASED OILS for Healthy Skin Care (Part 1)

This is Part One of a Two-Part Article. 

Some time ago, I wrote an article on the dangers to our health, of many beauty products, because of the chemicals used to make them.

Healthy oils make healthy skin

Healthy oils make healthy skin

 

Today I want to talk about some alternatives which are not only safe and effective, but may even benefit your overall health with consistent use for skin care. Plant-based oils, are gaining in acceptance in the Western world, even though many of them have been used for millenniums elsewhere. 

Natural oils have been used for centuries, for skin and hair care. Natural oils are safe and plant based, so the chances of damaging your skin or your body are minimal. This anti-aging skin serum, contain extracts from twelve powerful super foods. 

Also minimal is the amount you have to use, so an investment will take you a long way.

Some of the natural plant-based oils which have been used for thousands of years in various locations around the world, and are increasing in popularity are:-                                                                                                                       

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Explore “Health and Wealth Builders”

Be healthy to enjoy the good life

Be healthy to enjoy the good life

 

Today I want to do something different. Instead of writing about any one particular topic, I want to invite you to my FACEBOOK FANPAGE, where you will find a wealth of information.

I called my business Health and Wealth Builders.

 My intention was to encourage and guide others into how they can improve their overall lives, by following a healthy lifestyle and gaining financial freedom.

I must confess that I focus more on building health than on building wealth. This is because my passion for good health far outweighs the other area.

 After all, you wealth can serve no purpose without good health.

And “Health is your first wealth”

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A WORD YOU SHOULD KNOW

I am sure you have heard the word resveratrol.

red wine can be a healthy indulgence

red wine can be a healthy indulgence

May be you even know that it is associated with red wine.  Can you explain what resveratrol is?

Hopefully you will be able to make a confident statement from now on.  Resveratrol  is a polyphenol that is found only in red wine. A polyphenol is a particular set of anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants are found in some form in most fruits and vegetables, and help to clean up free radicals in the body. It is like using lemon to clear up rust build up.

The foods richest in anti-oxidants are mostly the ones with dark red, blue and black colors.

Quercetin is another form of flavonoid found in red wine that is known to have tremendous health benefits. Read about it here.     http://www.naturalnews.com/029182_quercetin_health.html

It is believed that anti-oxidants prevent against, and help to prevent inflammation in the body. This allows your blood to flow more freely and improve circulation,  and can contribute to heart health and prevent against strokes and other circulatory diseases. FULVIA also improves heart function. Read the rest of this entry

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