Are Carbohydrates Causing Cancer?

Check out the video I stumbled upon. This is really eye opening.

Welcome to Tim Van Orden’s Running Raw Project. In this episode: While speaking in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Tim discusses the dangerous compounds that form when carbohydrates are heated at high temperatures – mainly a substance called acrylamide.

Acrylamide is a known carcinogen – meaning that it causes cancer. It is formed when the amino acid arginine bonds with glucose. This occurs when carbohydrates are heated at high temperatures, but not when they are boiled or steamed.

Tim cites a list that appears on the FDA website which states the levels of acrylamide in common baked goods and other staple foods.
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Here is a link to the FDA’s page about acrylamide – FDA Acrylamide Questions and Answers

“Change your diet, change your life, change the planet.”  – Tim Vanorden

Focusing On The Positive: Accomplish Your Healthy Eating Goals

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard. At LGG, we’re here to give you a few tips that will help you successfully make a lifestyle change.

Create A Purpose

Why do you want to eat healthier? This could mean eating healthier for weight loss, increased energy, better sleep, clearer skin, or an overall better body (yes, a healthy diet can help with all of those issues). By creating a purpose you are creating a clear vision of the change you want to see.

Analyze Your Current Diet

Many of us eat without thinking about it. It’s great idea to begin keeping a log of what you normally eat to give yourself a starting point.

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Create Positive Goals

After looking at your current diet, assess the areas that you want to change. One option may to drink water instead of soda and juices. Another option is to replace one unhealthy meal a day with a healthy one. Start with small goals that are easy to tackle. Once you accomplish one goal, add another. This gradual change is best for long-term results.

Focus on What You Can Have, Not What You Can’t

For example,  try adding kale to your dinners. Or opt for almond milk with your cereal. There are so many tasty, healthy options. Soon, you will begin to notice that healthy eating is a good habit that you have formed.

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Plan Your Meals

Even a rough outline works. Think of healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options and keep them in mind. Without at least roughly planning your meals you may end up at a restaurant ordering the most unhealthy item. By giving yourself a meal plan you are more aware of what you eat.

Stock Up On Healthy Food

Eating healthy does not mean starving yourself. Make sure that you have healthy options in your kitchen if you ever get a craving for a snack or need to whip up a quick meal. Also, having healthy on-the-go snacks will help you to avoid unhealthy foods away from home.

Use Your Resources

Research healthy eating options. If you need help with creating a diet plan then do a search of dietitians in your area and make an appointment to speak with one. They will be able to help you kick-start your new health lifestyle.

Positive Affirmations

Many of us have a tendency to put our selves down when it comes to body image. This creates negative energy and does nothing to motivate us to do better. Remind yourself each morning of your positive goals. Write them down in a place where you can see them. The notepad of your phone is a great place. Seems corny but it works!

Healthy Eating Affirmations

Lastly, remember that change does not happen overnight. Even the smallest change will have a significant impact on your health. Remain positive, healthy, and happy.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera

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What are the benefits of drinking aloe vera juice?

  • Aids in weight loss
  • Helps digestion and cures constipation
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Prevents and treats candida infections
  • Boosts energy
  • Boosts immune system
  • Provides vitamins, minerals, and enzymes

Drink 1-2 ounces of aloe vera juice daily

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What are the benefits of aloe vera juice for hair?

  • Balances the pH of hair leaving it soft and shiny
  • Reduces dandruff
  • Penetrates the hair shaft to strengthen hair
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Moisturizes hair
  • Aids in detangling hair

Add aloe vera juice to your hair cleanser, create a aloe vera juice hair spray with 1 part water and 1 part aloe vera juice, or rinse your hair after conditioning with 1 part aloe vera juice and 1 part water.

What are the benefits of aloe vera juice for the skin?

  • Hydrates the skin
  • Treats acne
  • Combats signs of aging
  • Fades dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Boosts skin elasticity to help lessen stretch marks
  • Cures symptoms of eczema and psoriasis
  • Relieves insect bites and stings
  • Treats first degree burns and sunburn

You may use aloe vera juice similar to how you would use a toner. After cleansing the skin use a cotton ball to apply. If you want to treat insect bites and stings or treat burns apply aloe vera gel directly to the skin.

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What makes aloe vera effective?

It’s the set of nutrients including:

  • Water
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Amino Acids
  • Enzymes
  • Glyconutrients and glycoproteins
  • Polysaccharides

By incorporating organic, pure aloe vera in to your health regimen you will begin to see results quickly. How do you plan to add aloe vera in to your regimen?