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Over the last year, there have been relevant advances in scientific research (see sources below this article) that are opening up new directions of inquiry:
- genetics are not always inevitable; rather, they reveal potentiality; beneficial genes can be turned on – or off – simply by following specific lifestyle protocols.
- inflammation is a primary cause of accelerated aging and disease; among the easiest ways to reduce inflammation is via key nutritional habits.
- for purposes of cellular health and DNA repair, the human body can benefit by daily consumption of up to 9 (loose) cups of vegetables a day (both cooked and raw) – a combination of leafy greens, cruciferous, and rainbow colors.
- almost everything you eat either encourages or discourages inflammation.
- cancer cells can feed on carbohydrates (particularly simple sugars) and excess protein; cancer cells appear unable to feed themselves on ketones – the caloric energy from healthy fats.
- an anti-inflammatory diet is even more about what you don’t eat than what you do eat.
- the quantity and quality of daily calories matter; most people underestimate the quantity and overestimate the quality; the ratio of macronutrients (daily grams of fat, carbs, and protein consumed) also matter.
I encourage you to ask your medical doctor about which self-care methods will most bolster and extend your health span, and I invite you to take advantage of our free Longevity Lifestyle Kit.
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The Smartest Smoothies Have the Best Ingredients
You can put any fruit or vegetable into a smoothie. As long as your blender is powerful enough to liquify the produce, you’ll be fine. Having such a blank canvas to work on, can feel a bit daunting – especially in the beginning when you first start experimenting with smoothies. My free report will help you get started.
It’s tempting to toss as many sugary fruits as possible into your blender, but leafy greens are the key to improved nutrition and often the quickest way toward improved health.
In addition to fruits, try liquidizing that left over cilantro or those carrot-heads that you’d normally throw away …and your body will thank you. Dark leafy greens are the most important ingredient in your freshly made green smoothie.
Include Superfoods in Your Smoothie Recipe
A superfood is a food that is so nutritious and beneficial for the human body that it stands out from most other foods.
Some favorite superfoods of mine include ginger, tumeric, hemp, blue-green algae, brazil nut, chia seed, raw sprouted pumpkin seed, and medicinal mushrooms.
Listen closely to how your body feels after you try a superfood for the first time. Engage your common sense and intuition when using supplements of any kind, and ask your medical doctor, naturopath or nutritionist for their guidance as well.
For example, there have been periods of time when my body likes bee pollen, but there have been other periods of time when it hasn’t responded well to it – so I try to pay close attention and listen to what your body says.
If you want to experiment with superfoods to see if they might be helpful to you, an easy place to start is with Navitas. They are a company that produces natural freeze-dried superfood powders. Or try your local health food store. Start gradually. You don’t need to buy every superfood available on the planet – just begin with a few and see if your body responds positively.
In the video above, I reveal how you can use superfoods in a way that is easy and saves you a lot of time.
When working with beginners, I like to suggest that they experiment, and try creating their own recipe. You might have to make a few so-so smoothies in the beginning while you get the hang of it, but the advantage to doing it this way is that you really learn – it teaches you to think about smoothies in terms of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates, because you want to find ingredients you like for each of those three nutritional categories (macronutrients, or “macros”).
With that in mind I’m going to share with you what I like in my smoothies, in the hope that it will inspire you to come up with terrific ingredients that meet your own needs and likes. Some of these ingredients might work for you, too.
Whatever ingredients you choose, make sure to keep it nutrient-rich with as many dark leafy greens as you can handle (though in the beginning, that might be a very small amount), and add that extra plant protein powder to rejuvenate your body on workout days.
As I’ve mentioned in previous videos, in the beginning, you’ll want to emphasize fruits. Later, as your become more skilled in your smoothie-making, your taste buds will evolve, and then you’ll want to try adding more vegetables than fruits (in other words, you’ll be ready for a smoothie that is less sweet). For example, I’m a pretty advanced smoothie-maker at this point, so I add kale, celery, and parsley to my smoothies regularly. My smoothies these days are mostly vegetables and almost no fruit (but almost always lime juice; I love lime juice).improve your own body composition – build a smoothie with right ingredients in correct ratiosClick To Tweet
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Remember, improved health is a journey (not an on/off switch), and the best way to learn about green smoothies is by actually experimenting. Yes, you will make a few mistakes along the way, but that’s part of the adventure. To help make this process easier, opt-in now:
Fruit Chart: Nutrient Profile for Produce – http://www.health-alternatives.com/fruit-nutrition-chart.html
Selection of Superfood Powders – http://navitasnaturals.com/view_category.html
Nutrient Macros Calculator – http://www.freedieting.com/tools/nutrient_calculator.htm
Make Your Own Almond Milk – http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Almond-Milk
Dr. Wahls on Veg Consumption and Disease Prevention – http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2013/04/08/wahls-veggie-protocol-qa/
What Drives Cancer Cells – https://youtu.be/5x8I-ruwdm8