Food Day 10
A healthy diet does not have to mean low calorie. Pears provide a great source of natural calories as well as vitamins and minerals essential for maintaining an active lifestyle for detoxing.
- Chinese pear is known to have the most medicinal values but the other varieties are also good.
- Choose firm, deep colored pears. Let them sit for a few days, if necessary, until they dent a little when pressed lightly, like an avocado does.
- Before eating, wash the pears in clean running cold water before use to remove any surface dirt and pesticide/fungicide residues.
- Speed up the ripening process by putting the pear in a paper bag at room temperature
- We recommend eating the pear whole along with the skin because several of the vitamins and minerals are concentrated just underneath the skin.
- To get maximum health benefits do not add anything to the pears.
- You can also use pears to make juice, jam, pie, and fruit salad. Add pears as a juice mix with other fruits like pineapple, peaches, grapes…etc.
- Store pears away from strong-smelling foods as they tend to absorb odors
- Once ripe, store in the pears in a refrigerator where they can remain fresh for a few days. Over-ripe pears are mushy and are not suitable for juicing.
- Popular Asian varieties are Ichiban Nashi, Shinsui, Shinsieki, and Nijisseki but popular European types are Bartlett, and Comice
High Fiber. Fiber is essential in maintaining a healthy colon free of toxins.
Low Allergy Risk. Pears are among the least allergenic of all fruits. For the same reason, they often recommended by health practitioners as a safe alternative in the preparation of food products in allergic persons.
Each pear provides 12% of daily vitamin C needs, 10% of vitamin K, 6% of potassium and smaller amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, riboflavin, vitamin B-6 and folate. These nutrients are essential in maintaining an overall toxin free body.
High Fructose. Pears are high in fructose and provide a natural source of energy to move around and increase circulation.
Fruit is just one part of a diet so don’t forget to drink enough water each day and eat salmon several times a week.
- Men should drink 3 L of water daily and women should drink 2.2 L of water daily; Or drink approximately drink approximately 4% of your body weight in water. For someone who is a 150 lb., this is about 2.5 L.
- Space out your water drinking for maximum absorption.
- Drink water 30 minutes after waking up and drink 200 mL of water before eating a meal.
- Room temperature is the best temperature for drinking water.
- Sodium balance is important, so be sure to consume at least 2.3 g of salt a day which is about half a teaspoon.
- Consume snacks containing potassium such as bananas throughout the day coupled with light exercise to prevent swelling associated with sodium consumption.
- Drink water without chlorine and fluorine.
- Carry a reusable water bottle.
- Increased circulation. Water promotes toxin drainage by increasing circulation both in your blood stream and in your lymphatic system.
- Clean intestine. Just like water cleans out the drainage pipes in your house, water also cleans out the drainage pipes in your body.
- Fresh and whole salmon are the cheapest and healthiest form of salmon. Make sure that the store keeps the salmon on ice if not frozen and check for unusual smells.
- Use a freezer to store the salmon for as long as possible. It is best to consume salmon within 2-3 weeks.
- Cook the salmon until the inside is no longer translucent red.
- Cooking methods include broiling, baking, grilling or frying. The best method is broiling because it allows the fish to be cooked just enough so as not to lose too many nutrients.
- To reduce fat content, remove the skin of the salmon before cooking.
- Avoid losing nutrients by avoiding stir frying the salmon
- Low mercury salmon include Southeast Alaskan chum, sockeye, Coho, pink, and Chinook salmon, together with Kodiak Coho, pink, and chum salmon. Alaskan salmon carries the lowest risk in being contaminated,
- Anti-inflammatory. The ogega-3-fatty acids in the salmon decrease inflammation and increases circulation. Omega-3 fatty acids are also known for their ability to prevent heart diseases diabetes and certain types of cancer.
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