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Fiber Health and Benefits for healthy Body and Colon

The Importance of Fiber to Your Health

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Benefits of Fiber and importance.

Adults should eat 25-25 grams of fiber per day for optimal health.  Unfortunately, most adults get 15 grams of fiber or less in their diet.  Fiber is very important for many reasons.   There are 2 different kinds of fiber and both are important.  There is soluble fiber which dissolves in water and comes from fruits, veggies, oats and wheat.  Insoluble fiber leaves the body unchanged and is found in nuts, seeds and celery.  

 Fiber is necessary for good colon health.  A diet high in fiber helps prevent constipation and hemorrhoids.  Fiber adds more bulk to stool so waste and toxins can be more quickly passed and eliminated.  Another benefit of fiber is weight control.  Eating a diet rich in fiber makes you feel fuller, longer.  This means you eat less which helps reduce calories.  

Another benefit of fiber is it helps control blood sugar levels.  Fiber slows down the absorption of glucose into our bloodstream.  This prevents the spikes and drops in blood sugar levels and is very helpful for those who have Type 2 diabetes.

Fiber is also good for people who have high cholesterol levels and heart disease.  Fiber can reduce cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart attacks. 

Here are some yummy foods that can help you add more fiber to your diet.  Its always better to get your fiber from whole foods, not processed foods that have added fiber.  

*  Brown rice and oatmeal

*  Chia and flax seeds

*  Berries

*  Beans (black, red, garbanzo)

*  Almonds

Sharon Baker

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Homemade Colon Cleanse Drink

The famous Greek physician, Hippocrates said that “Death begins in the colon.”  The physician lived about 2400

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Home made colon cleanser

years ago.  But he knew that keeping the colon clean was critical to good health.  In fact, today more than 50 million Americans suffer from bowel issues.  Some cause annoying symptoms such as headaches or acne but are not serious, while others can make you ill such as colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and  Constipation. The truth is that the average person can have 5-20 pounds of waste material in their colon.  For up to 70 hours when someone with a healthy digestive system should process the food in less than 24 hours.  A lot of these digestive problems are due to poor diets that lack natural fibers and enzymes.  Another problem is too much refined sugar in the average diet.

The importance of a cleansed colon is paramount for optimal health!  Here is a 4 ingredient drink that has vitamins, fiber and nutrients. This can help your body drop toxins and help heal your colon.

What You Need:  

1 apple

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp honey 

1 cup of filtered water

Blend all ingredients together and wait until chia seeds start to expand.  Drink on an empty stomach.

Apples have both insoluble and soluble fiber which help promote healthy bowel movement.  Chia seeds have fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. This promotes heart health and healthy digestion.  Flax seeds have fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and promote intestinal nutrient absorption.  Flax seeds also help prevent colon cancer.  Honey not only makes the drink sweet tasting but it is an antibacterial and antiviral. It has antiseptic properties which protect against colon cancer.

By Sharon

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Diabetes continues to grow in work-places

Fruit Delivery South Florida

Last Updated: 11-22-2016

Right now there are 86 million Americans who are pre-diabetic and 90% of them don’t have a clue that they are!  Steps that everyone should be taking to lower blood sugar levels.  Either prevent or slow the progression of type 2 diabetes.  Healthy Eating is HUGE in this role and here are the Golden Rules For Healthier Eating.

Skip the soda, sweet tea, fancy sweet latte combos and fruit juice which all spike your sugar levels.  And provide empty calories which make you fatter and make you hungry!

 Limit junk food and anything white like rice, bread, pasta and potatoes.  The more you eat and the bigger your plate. The greater your risk of being overweight and getting Type 2 Diabetes!

*Fiber UP!! Eating a lot of high-fiber foods like fruits, veggies, beans and whole grains will fill you up and keep you leaner.  The rule to follow is 1/2 your plate should be veggies, fruits and lean protein like salmon or chicken.

*Watch Fats! We all need fats in our diet, just choose the healthy fats like olive or coconut oils, nuts, seeds and avocado.  Always go for the low fat cheeses, yogurts and milks.

*Alcohol in Moderation! Men should drink no more than 2 drinks, while women only 1.

*Choose Lean Meats! Fish two to three times a week can definitely help prevent diabetes.  Bake, broil or sauté fish not fry for the health benefits.  Lean meats are white meat chicken or turkey.  If you have to have red meat, choose those cuts with “round” or “loin” in their description.  They are lower in the bad fats.

*Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate! The more hydrated you are, the less hungry you are.  The body works better when it has proper hydration and t also helps to lower blood sugar!

*Exercise Too! Mix 30 minutes of cardio and strength training to your healthy anti-diabetes diet and you will be reducing your risk of obesity and diabetes!

Eating Fruit at Work is a Great Choice to keep you feeling full, fit and energized!

Ask your Office Manager about providing Fruit at Your Office Today!  If you are in South Florida, call 561-703-8231 or visit Fruit Fresh Delivery’s website

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Why you Should Eat More Bananas

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Banana benefits and nutrients

updated 12-29-2016

Bananas are super good for you and let’s look at why eating more bananas are a great idea. Everyone is worried about getting too many carbs. Too much sugar and many people think eating bananas is not a “healthy” fruit.  

1.  Bananas are good for your heart because they have a lot of potassium.

2.  Bananas are good for your cholesterol levels.  As they have sterol which blocks the absorption of cholesterol in the body.

3.  Bananas are high in fiber which makes them good for reducing your risk for heart disease.

4.  Bananas are packed with vitamins and minerals and provide lots of energy!

Try and add more bananas to your diet for improved bodies health.  Try adding them to oatmeal.  Eat sliced bananas in Greek Yogurt for a healthy snack or dessert.  And always have fresh bananas at your desk for a quick, energizing snack!

Bananas don’t just look like smiles; they promote them. Bananas  contain vitamin b9, aka folate, a nutrient that may fight depression.  By boosting a substrate that has antidepressant properties.

Besides the mood-boosting B9, bananas also have tryptophan. This is a precursor for serotonin.  And serotonin may be the most important brain chemical.  Serotonin is a natural anti-depressant and can treat, anxiety and insomnia.

As well as other mood issues such as fatigue, irritability, agitation, anger, and aggression. Bananas also have norepinephrine, which regulates our “‘fight or flight response. This helps to regulate stress and keeps your mind balanced

The fruit increases bloat-fighting bacteria in the stomach.  And it’s also good source of potassium, which can help diminish retention of fluids.

Belly bloat makes even the most toned six-packer look like they just downed a six-pack of Coors. Fight back against the gas and water retention with bananas.

One recent study found that women who ate a banana twice daily. As a pre-meal snack for 60 days reduced their belly-bloat by 50 percent!