FUN FACT #80
The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.
AVOID THESE TO AVOID UNHEALTHY FATS
Unhealthy fats are found in factory-farmed, grain fed cattle, processed meats, and foods deep fried in hydrogenated vegetable oils. To maximize health, avoid or minimize unhealthy fats.
DIET THEN AND NOW
Historically, mankind received 100% of calories from natural fruits, veggies, nuts, wild game and fish. Americans now receive two-thirds of their calories from processed sugar, fats and oils, grains and alcohol. Consider shifting your caloric intake away from current trends back towards the natural diet of our ancestors.
BEANS, BEANS THE MAGICAL FRUIT!
Legumes are healthy vegetables originating from the seed pod of plants (think beans) and include adzuki, dahl, fava, garbanzo, kidney, lentil, lima, mung, navy, peas, pinto, and soybeans. Try a new legume every week until you have tried them all!
HEALTH TIP #64
52% of kids’ cereals with more sugar per cup than three chocolate chip cookies. (Adults consume 58% of kids’ cereals.)
AMERICANS NOT GETTING ENOUGH OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
Most Americans eat around one-tenth of the Omega-3 Fatty Acids required for a healthy body, and 20% of Americans have levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids so low as to be undetectable. Increase your Omega-3 Fatty Acids by consuming flax or flax oil, decontaminated fish oil, or wild caught fish from pristine (think mercury and oil spill free) waters.
SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION
Nutrients that improve cognition, brain function, memory, and neurotransmitter function include Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Ginseng, Ginko Bilboa, and Vinpocetine. Investigate adding one or more of these supplements to accelerate brain function if needed.