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From time to time I hear from Primal Blueprinters that the cost of the PB diet can be challenging. What with the cost of grass-fed/finished beef, wild caught fish and organic produce things can add up pretty quickly, they say. Apart from the fact that you’ll likely end up saving money in the long run (it’s an invest in your healthy – think no monthly medication bills and doctor visits) there are numerous ways to pinch pennies, cut corners and otherwise follow the PB diet on the cheap without compromises.
20. #1: Eating "low-fat": It sounds crazy, but stop buying foods marketed as low-fat or fat-free. Typically, they save you only a few calories and, in doing so, they replace harmless fats with low-performing carbohydrates that digest quickly—causing a sugar rush and, immediately afterward, rebound hunger.
Raw nuts have healthy fats that are essential to the body. Raw nuts can help lower the LDL (low-density lipoprotein), or "bad," cholesterol level in the blood. Raw nuts can reduce your risk of blood clots and can improve the healthy lining of your arteries When nuts are roasted at a temperature higher than 170 degrees, those disease-fighting fats get broken down into free radicals that do just the opposite: contribute to plaque and cardiovascular disease. Did you know that nuts are also among the best sources of Vitamin E ?
Step into any supermarket and you’ll see thousands of labels shouting good-health claims: Whole grains!
Don’t reach for that doughnut just yet. Here are some guidelines for choosing healthy snacks . When snacking, it’s a good idea to think about blood sugar levels.
Did you know that falling asleep easier, preventing PMS and easing the aches and pains of arthritis could be as easy as stocking your kitchen with the right foods?
Crossword puzzles alone won't save your brain and protect it from aging , though they will help. So will the right foods. Some edibles are especially good at protecting the brain's delicate nerve cells and blood vessels from the damage that accompanies aging.
While that tub of ice cream in the back of the freezer may be what you crave when you’re feeling blue, there is a long list of other (healthier!)
Everybody knows that what you eat affects how your body works. Your diet can influence your health in a variety of different ways, and one of the most noticeable is how it affects your energy levels. Your body turns certain carbohydrates in food directly into energy, so they are essential for feeling energized throughout the day, but not all carbohydrates are equal. Slow-burning ones are best, as the energy they provide is stable and unchanging.