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IS YOUR DIET SODA PUTTING YOU IN DANGER?

You are at the drive thru of your favorite fast food restaurant. You order a cheeseburger, French fries and a diet coIa. You have a fatty food, a protein and a complex carbohydrate. I know you are thinking by drinking a zero calorie diet cola, this will help cut calories, so you will gain less weight. A lot of people think this is true, but in fact they are very wrong. You are better off drinking a sugary soda than a diet soda.

Cola contains:

INGREDIENTS
• CARBONATED WATER.
• HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.
• CARAMEL COLOR.
• PHOSPHORIC ACID.
• NATURAL FLAVORS.
• CAFFEINE.

Diet Cola contains:

CARBONATED WATER, CARAMEL COLOUR, PHOSPHORIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOUR, ASPARTAME (CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE), POTASSIUM BENZOATE, CAFFEINE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, ACESULFAME-POTASSIUM.

First off if you compare the ingredients with cola and diet cola you will notice more unknown ingredients in diet cola. To me this is a RED FLAG.

This is what cola soda does to you. It does give you a caffeine boost and taste good but drinking cola all the time can lead to the increased risk of high blood pressure, weight gain, heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes. This is bad!

This is what can happen if you drink diet cola. You do get your sugar free, zero calories with a caffeine boost but drinking diet cola all the time can lead
to reoccurring headaches, mood swings, makes you hungrier, weight gain, can make you depressed, can cause acne, brittle bones, increases your risk of getting dementia, stomach pain, increases your risk of Type 2 Diabetes and your risk of a stroke.

All these side effects make me want to pour an icy cold diet cola. Just kidding!!!

Water is your best substitute against either cola or diet cola. Add a squeeze of lemon, lime, cherry, orange or any fruit you want if you want a low calorie beverage that is good for you!

Speaking of good health. You should take SUPERBLEND 9.
https://nine4lifesupplements.com/products/
Contains antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. A unique combination of 9 amazing superfoods which includes reishi mushroom, ginger root, spirulina, cacao, celtic sea salt, turmeric, bilberry, wheat grass and green tea. Supports immune system function, healthy aging, and circulatory system.

Cheers to your health. Follow your path.

CAN SALT BE GOOD FOR MY HEALTH?

Celtc Sea-Salt

The answer is yes but in moderation and it depends what kind of salt you are eating.

“The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day and moving toward an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults. (Sited)

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sodium/how-much-sodium-should-i-eat-per-day

Our bodies need salt for nerve and muscle functions and to balance fluids within the blood stream.  Salt also helps your thyroid function properly.

A low salt diet can actually make you dehydrated.

There are 12 different kinds of salt but the best one is called Celtic Sea-Salt.

Celtic sea salt is hand mined from the coastal areas of France. Contains 89 trace minerals that your body loves. It is very salty tasting compared to traditional table salt. Celtic sea salt comes as is with no added fillers or preservatives.

Celtic sea salt can help lower your blood pressure while iodized salt will increase your blood pressure.

Celtic sea salt is also anti-inflammatory and helps detoxify your skin. We all want radiant skin!!! This salt

helps balance your electrolyte levels within your body which in turn helps your heart.

When you think of Celtic sea salt “THINK Heathy Salt!!!”

Books have been written about Celtic Sea-Salt. Here is one to digest.

https://www.amazon.com/Salt-Your-Way-Health-2nd/dp/B000R8ZTGK/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=celtic+sea+salt+book&qid=1613952392&sprefix=celtic+seasalt+boo&sr=8-4

Cheers to good health. Follow your path!!!

Herbs, Mushrooms, and Superfoods to Eat for a Healthy Heart

Everyday your heart beats about 100,000 times. Your heart pumps blood throughout your body which keeps all your organs alive and healthy. Here is a list of 50 or more heart healthy foods that you should add to your diet.

  1. Kale
  2. Quinoa
  3. Spinach
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Wild Salmon
  6. Reishi Mushrooms (My Favorite)
  7. Ginger
  8. Raw or Dark Chocolate
  9. Turmeric
  10. Avacodos
  11. Bilberries
  12. Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  13. Flax, Sesame, Chia or Hemp Seeds
  14. Green Tea
  15. Bilberries
  16. Garlic
  17. Citrus Fruits
  18. Sweet Potatoes
  19. Brocolli
  20. Parsley
  21. Carrots
  22. Parsnips
  23. Coffee
  24. Spirulina
  25. Wheatgrass
  26. Celtic Sea-Salt (Known As The Healthy Salt)
  27. Nuts
  28. Peppers
  29. Beans
  30. Red Wine (One Glass a Day is Amazing for the Heart)
  31. Tofu
  32. Swiss Chard
  33. Fat Free Or Low Fat Yogurt
  34. Apple Cider Vinegar
  35. Oats
  36. Chaga Mushrooms
  37. Shitake Mushrooms
  38. Beets
  39. Asparagus
  40. Lettuce
  41. Peas
  42. Pumpkin Seeds
  43. Brown Rice
  44. Bananas
  45. Lean Beef (10 Percent Fat Or Less)
  46. Lean Chicken
  47. Venison
  48. Eggs
  49. Portobella Mushrooms
  50. Apricots

You should also be doing at least fifteen minutes of heart racing exercises. Get your heart rate up for a bit and increase your energy levels. Feel invigorated!!! You should also be doing yoga and meditation as well as keeping your stress levels down (high levels of stress will hurt you and your heart). Make sure you get a good nights sleep. Cheers to Good Health! Follow Your Path!!!

Why Beets Make My Heart Beat

Beets

Who likes beets? I do! Beets are healthy for my heart and help my heart beat. Beets have a rich red color. It is extremely important for our hearts to get colorful vegetables and fruits because the color is what contains antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, phytonutrients and phytochemicals.

Beets help lower your blood pressure, fight against inflamed joints, reduce the risk of a heart attack and give you more energy. High in Vitamin C, K, Potassium and Iron.

(Easy Recipe) Smashed Beets with Horseradish

1 cup of canned beets drained or 1 cup of cooked beets

1/4 cup prepared horse radish

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix together into a mash. Chill and enjoy.

Sited Beets (AARP Superfoods 2021)

the positive and negative sides of the foods we eat

It matters how an animal or plant grows through its cycle of life. An animal should have clean drinking water, be fed foods that are organic and raised with love. Then you eat this plant or animal and you gain all the nutrition and positive-ness from them which helps make you super healthy.

This is what happens when a plant or animal grows in an unhealthy environment. The animal drinks dirty water, fed artificial ingredients, ignored or even beaten.
Then you eat this animal or plant and get all its bad nutrition and negativity which overtime can lead to sickness and disease.

I know it is hard to find out how a plant or animal was raised because most of us get our food from the local grocery store.

This is what I would look for:

Fish: don’t look for farm raised, look for wild caught fish like salmon.

Poultry: look for organic, natural, fresh, antibiotic free.

Pork: look for pasture raised, hormone free, no GMOs

Beef: look for organic, grass fed

Vegetables: look for organic, no pesticides.

Fruits: look for organic, no pesticides.

Seeds: look for the USDA organic seal on the package.

Nuts: look for the USDA organic seal on the package.

The Nine4Life motto:
Balance Your Path.

Let’s talk about flavonoids:

are natural plant chemicals that are found in almost every vegetable and fruit. These plant chemicals help give fruits and vegetables their natural vivid colors. Eating colors is good. When you eat these flavonoids they help boost your immune system by fighting off free radical stress that is trying to harm your body.

Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that contain flavonoids: ginger, spirulina, chocolate, turmeric, bilberries, wheatgrass, green tea, grapes, including red wine, kale, tomatoes, lettuce, Swiss chard, onions, all berries, broccoli, spinach, celery, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits and so many more.

“Balance Your Path” Do your own research. Your good health will benefit.

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure

In this day and age it seems like almost everyone has high blood pressure. It is not enough to just eat right and exercise daily. You need to add certain foods to your diet that will naturally bring your blood pressure down. Here is a list of top ten foods you should immediately add to your diet to help get your blood pressure in a more healthy range.

1. Olive leaf: The Greeks were right by eating their daily dose of olive oil.

2. Celtic Sea-Salt: I know some of you are shaking your heads... saying what??? I will say it again... Celtic Sea-Salt may help lower your blood pressure. This salt is not processed and is hand mined on the coastal areas of France. Contains 82 healthy trace minerals. This salt is not table salt. Many books have been written about how healthy Celtic sea-salt is.

3. Wheatgrass: the sprouted baby leaves of a wheat plant. The chlorophyll in wheat grass helps improve blood circulation through out your body which in turn helps lower your blood pressure. A fun fact: wheatgrass is gluten free.

4. Raw Cacao: This is chocolate in its purest form. Raw cacao comes from the seeds of the Theobroma tree. Chocolate can help lower your blood pressure by increasing blood flow. Fun fact: chocolate has more antioxidants than anything on the planet.

5. Turmeric: known as an Indian spice. The curcumin in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which helps lower your blood pressure. Fun fact: Ayurvedic medicine has used turmeric for holistic medicine for thousands of years.

6. Green Tea: this tasty tea helps your blood vessels relax, which in turn helps lower your blood pressure. Also green tea contains catechins which help you lose weight by burning belly fat. Fun fact: green tea may also help prevent hypertension.

7. Ginger: this spicy root may help lower your blood pressure by improving blood circulation. Fun fact: ginger is a delicious side with your sushi.

8. Spinach: is high in potassium which helps remove salt from our bodies. Spinach is also high in antioxidants and helps us build lean muscle. Fun fact: Popeye was a super hero.

9. Tomatoes: contain lycopene which may help lower your blood pressure. Tomatoes also may help lower cholesterol and keep your skin healthy. Fun fact: there are 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.

10. Wild Salmon: is a cold water fatty fish that contains lots of Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s may help lower your blood pressure by reducing inflammation. Fun fact: Salmon is delicious on the grill with lemon, butter and garlic.

** These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Here Is An Easy Way to Lose Belly and Body Fat.

You should make sure you are eating all natural foods that are rich in catechins. A catechin is a flavonoid compound that has antioxidant properties that are very healthy for the human body. One awesome affect is catechins helps you lose weight by burning body fat.

Here is a list of
all natural foods that will help you lose weight.

Catechin Food’s

1. Dark Chocolate
2. Green Tea
3. Ginger
4. Bilberries
5. Raspberries
6. Blueberries
7. Cranberries
8. Wine
9. Blackberries
10. Strawberries
11. Black Tea
12. Pears
13. Cherries
14. Apricots
15. Grapes
16. Kiwi
17. Legumes
18. Apples
19. Guava
20. Sweet Potatoes

There are many more catechin rich foods out there. This list was to get you started.

In these tough times you gotta Stay Healthy!!! Balance your path!!!

Why You Need Antioxidants

An antioxidant is an all natural substance that reduces the damage of free radicals that break down your cells within your body. When your body breaks down you can become weak, sick or diseased.

Examples of antioxidants are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene and selenium.

Here are some fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, bilberries, açaí, pomegranate, bananas, mangos, avocado, seaweed, kale, spinach, carrots, swiss chard, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, pumpkins,squash, peppers, chocolate, broccoli, black beans and red beans.

There are thousands of healthy natural foods high in antioxidants.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841576/

Healthy vision supplements

When we are young for most of us our vision is very crisp and clear. As we begin to age into our twenties, thirties forties, fifties and so on our once clear vision begins to decline. I’m sure you are wondering why? I know I am. Lots of factors damage eye health and eye sight in this day and age. If you are like me technology has affected my eye sight. I look at my phone too much, look at a computer screen all day and watch TV more than I should.

Technology is supposed to help better our lives but for me it has damaged my vision and I don’t like wearing glasses.

I made a promise to myself to get my eyes heathy and I am going to do it by eating food.

Here are 7 all natural foods that will help improve my vision and help keep those nasty eye problems away.

“Bugs Bunny” was right about CARROTS. “What’s up doc!”

Carrots: contain beta-carotene which is a reddish to orange natural plant pigment. Beta carotene is what makes Vitamin A which is an essential Vitamin your body needs in small quantities. Vitamin A gives us healthy eyes, strong bones, good skin and a boosted immune system.

I’m going to make a smoothie right now and add some carrots.

Bilberry: known as the “European Blueberry.” Bilberries contain Vitamin C which is an essential Vitamin to the human body. Vitamin C helps the body grow and repair cells. The European blueberry also contains anthocyanins which is a type of flavonoid (antioxidant) which helps protect the body from cell damage. Bilberries may help you maintain healthy vision and night vision. They are also great for a healthy immune system and a healthy digestive tract.

Saffron: a tasty spice that contains high amounts of antioxidants. Crocin and crocetin are two key antioxidants. Saffron helps fight macular degeneration and helps protect your vision from damage. Saffron also helps with memory, weight loss and boosting immune system functions.

Popeye the sailor man was right. “I yam what I yam.” “I am what I am, and that's all that I am.” “I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats me spinach.”

Spinach: is awesome for your eyes. It contains the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which protects your eyes and helps you see better. Also contains lots of Vitamins including K and is a good source of pumping iron. Other effects of spinach are good vitality, energy and strength. I also think spinach tastes great dressed up with a little salad dressing.

When I found out eating dark chocolate could actually help my eye sight. I was blown away.

Dark Chocolate: pound for pound chocolate has more antioxidants than anything else on the planet. Cocoa contains polyphenols (micronutrients) which helps the flow of oxygen through the blood stream. This helps your eyes and brain get the nutrients it needs. Chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants which may help decrease your chances of getting heart disease.

Salmon: my favorite cold water fish. Whenever I eat salmon I always make sure I cook it with the skin on because most of the healthy nutrients are in the skin. Eating salmon regularly is great for your eyes. Salmon contains Omega 3 fatty acids (healthy fats) which is good for eye retina health.

Reishi Mushrooms: if I could only take one adaptogen / superfood for the rest of my life I would choose the reishi mushroom. Not only is this mushroom the king of anti-aging, immune system building and stress relieving, it also can give you health benefits for your eyes. The reishi contains alkaloids and triterpenes which supports eye health. The reishi also contains abundant amounts of Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids.

The reishi mushroom has been around for thousands of years. It was the first mushroom used by the ancient Chinese for holistic medicine. This mushroom has so many different names. Lingzi, Ganoderma Lucidum, the White Snake, the 10,000 year old mushroom, the Immortal mushroom, Ling Chih and the mushroom of Spiritual Potency. There are more names. You get the idea. Add the reishi mushroom to your diet today.

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