Nutrition Loss in Fruits and Vegetables

A friend of ours in the grocery business brought by a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables the other day.  Apples, lemons, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, pears, lemons, grapefruits, bananas, potatoes, strawberries, oranges, and pineapple.

He had come by for a detox session using our Aqua-Chi detox foot bath.  He believes like we do that it’s healthier  to put the good stuff in and get the bad stuff out.

Good nutrition is the key to good mental and physical health. Eating a balanced diet is an important part of good health for everyone. The kind and amount of food you eat affects the way you feel and how your body works.

What are Nutrients?

Nutrients are ingredients in food that help you:

* Grow

* Repair body tissue

* Build new muscle tissue.

No single food will provide you with the right amount of nutrients. By combining foods from all the different food groups, you can meet your body’s daily needs.

The most nutrient-rich foods are fresh fruit and vegetables.  Most of us don’t eat anywhere near enough of these!

Sadly, even our ‘fresh’ produce loses many nutrients due to soil depletion, genetic modification, time taken in transport and storage, and preparation and cooking losses.  Furthermore, farming and processing methods fill our food with ‘foreign’ chemicals which are toxic to our bodies.

Even if you could eat the recommended 10-13 servings a day, nutrients are depleted due to corporate farming techniques, genetic modification, soil depletion, and green harvesting and more nutrients are lost in processing and food preparation.

It’s little wonder we’re suffering from an epidemic of lifestyle malnutrition.  Fast food, junk food, and processed food have placed edible “food-like” substances at the top of most peoples’ menus.

We have a real problem with our food today.  Even those people who are trying to eat right by including raw fruits and vegetables in their diet can find their goal sabotaged by the lack of nutrition in the food available at the market.   How bad is the problem with our food?  In the 1950’s a woman could get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A from two peaches.  Today it takes 58 peaches to satisfy the requirement. Continue reading Nutrition Loss in Fruits and Vegetables

A Basic Senior Bodybuilding Routine

A senior doing pushups for vibrant healthThe key to any senior bodybuilding regimen would be to not overdo it.  It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling like a young, viral 18 year old, but as a person’s body ages we start to slow down.  This isn’t any reason to avoid cardiovascular exercise or senior bodybuilding routines, but rather a reminder to take things a bit slower than you would have a few years ago.

As we age, our metabolism slows down and sometimes our digestive system has to function harder to keep everything moving.  Working your fingers to the bone at the gym, then eating like a horse to build muscle doesn’t perform as efficiently as men and women creep past middle age. After age 50, testosterone isn’t nearly as abundant, which means overdoing it (when doing senior bodybuilding) is a lot more likely to lead to injury, rather than better fitness

How You Should Get Started

Starting a program geared toward senior bodybuilding needs is the ideal method to prevent injury.  Beginning with a couple of simple exercises, spread out over the course of the week is ideal.   Continue reading A Basic Senior Bodybuilding Routine

Pull Up Your Way to a Healthy Life!

A fun and inexpensive way to burn off calories, get your body healthy and work out is by using a Pullup Bar. Many people are trying to lose fat but are too worn-out to get to the gym. Install a chin up bar in your home, and you won’t even have to leave the house to get a great workout. Mounting a Pullup Bar is very straightforward; the only thing required is a bar. Simply purchase a pull up bar in a fitness store and set it up in your door way. It is much cheaper compared to the expenses for frequent trips to the gym and the membership costs.

Basic methods are the most effective, don’t be deceived by promotional strategies for weight lossequipment sold on t.v. You won’t use most of that gear, and you really don’t need it anyway; the only thing required is your body weight to chisel the entire top half of your body. After doing this just a few times, you will quickly see enormous changes in your upper body musculature and stature.  Continue reading Pull Up Your Way to a Healthy Life!