Friday, May 11th, 2012: What I’ve learned about Health so far…

What I’ve learned about health so far:

(By no means is this a comprehensive and absolute list. There are plenty of healthy and common sense items that could be added to this list, but I only listed what I heard/read was the MOST beneficial for human health,  wellbeing and beauty)

GO TO MY Pinterest page to find all the recipes for beauty/health: www.pinterest.com/laideekim

What you should eat or use on the skin or hair:

i – internally  /  e – externally

Strictly for skin:

e

Shea Butter –

e

Cocoa Butter –
Vitamins:
Folic Acid –
Vitamin A, B12, B16, C, D, E, K
Fruit:

i

e

Coconut:

i

e

Coconut Oil –

i

e

Coconut Butter –

i

e

Coconut Milk –

i

e

Agave Nectar – humectant

i

e

Avocado – increases glutathione which is an anti-oxidant

i

Pineapple – diuretic, aids in breaking down protein
Whole Fruit (not juice) –
Mangosteen Fruit (Thai) – anti-oxidant, increases glutathione
Spices/Condiments:

i

e

Olive Oil –

i

Cayenne Pepper – increases metabolism

i

Cinnamon – regulates sugar levels

i

Baking Soda – kills fungus, and changes PH levels

i

Ginger –

i

Garlic –

i

Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tblspn a day helps break down the foods in your system
Drinks:

i

Green Tea –

i

e

Colloidal Silver – kills bad bacteria

i

Water – min. 4 quarts a day
Vegetables:

i

Broccoli- helps with digestion, detoxifies the liver, increases Glutathione which is an anti-oxidant

i

Spinach – helps with digestion

i

Tomato – helps with digestion

i

Carrots –

i

Sweet Potato –

i

Whole Grains/Flour:
Wheat Grass –
Quinoa –
Spelt –
Un-denatured whey protein – increases glutathione which is an Anti-oxidant

e

Chickpea Flour (Besan/Gram) – lightens skin tone

i

e

Minerals:

i

Complete Proteins:
Chicken –
Eggs –
Fish –
Grass fed Meat –
Incomplete Proteins:
Raw Nuts/TrailMix –
Emotions:

i

e

Use positive and loving language and thoughts – heals and aids in health and wellbeing
Think of the things you want in life – the world will bring them to you
Imagine the pain and suffering is ALREADY in your past and gone – the body and the world will make it so
DO NOT EAT OR USE:
High Fructose Syrup
Hot dogs
Diet Soda
Soy Processed Products
Milk
Cheese
Cereals
Whole Wheat Bread
Granola
Store bought juice

They are classified as trace minerals (body requires less than 100 mg/day), and major minerals (body requires more than 100 mg/day). Minerals can be found in water, root plants and animals.

Trace Minerals

The trace minerals are iron, zinc, copper, selenium, iodine, fluorine and chromium.

Major Minerals

The major minerals are sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, sulphur, cobolt and chlorine.

Minerals

Men

Women

Sources

Calcium 700mg 700mg milk, cheese and other dairy foods green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and okra, but not spinach, soya beans, tofu, soya drinks with added calcium, nuts, bread and anything made with fortified flour, fish where you eat the bones, such as sardines and pilchards
Iodine 0.14mg 0.14mg sea fish and shellfish, cereals, grains
Iron 8.7mg 14.8mg liver, meat, beans, nuts, dried fruit, such as dried apricots, wholegrains, such as brown rice, fortified breakfast cereals, soybean flour, most dark-green leafy vegetables, such as watercress and curly kale
Beta-carotene 7mg 7mg yellow and green (leafy) vegetables, such as spinach, carrots and red peppers, yellow fruit such as mango, melon and apricots
Boron <6mg <6mg green vegetables, fruit, nuts
Chromium 0.025mg 0.025mg meat, wholegrains, such as wholemeal bread and whole oats, lentils, spices
Cobalt 0.0015mg 0.0015mg fish, nuts, green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli and spinach, cereals, such as oats
Copper 1.2mg 1.2mg nuts, shellfish, offal
Magnesium 300mg 270mg nuts, spinach, bread, fish, meat, dairy foods
Manganese <0.5mg <0.5mg tea, bread, nuts, cereals, green vegetables such as peas and runner beans
Phosphorus 550mg 550mg red meat, dairy foods, fish, poultry, bread, rice, oats
Potassium 3,500mg 3,500mg fruit such as bananas, vegetables, pulses, nuts and seeds, milk, fish, shellfish, beef, chicken, turkey, bread
Selenium 0.075mg 0.06mg brazil nuts, bread, fish, meat, eggs
Sodium chloride (salt) <6g <6g ready meals, meat products, such as bacon, some breakfast cereals, cheese, some tinned vegetables, some bread, savoury snacks
Zinc 9mg 7mg meat, shellfish, milk, dairy foods, such as cheese, bread, cereal products, such as wheat germ.
If you have anything to add, please comment below. I’ll update this list as my research continues. 😉
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