Bad Fruit to Avoid

Know Your Food Labels and Stickers too!

Fruit Labels

Bad Fruit to Avoid!

The Old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”,well  in today’s world unfortunately that’s no longer the case. Today You must do your research, and planning BEFORE you go into the Super Market!

For example, did you know that if the tiny little oval sticker on your produce has a 5 digit code, beginning with the #8, it’s Genetically Modified?   

And did you know that if the sticker on your fruits and veggies has 4 digit code, and it begins with the #4…  the produce is grown with chemicals and pesticides? 

Always make sure the stickers on your produce have a 5 digit code, that begins with the #9, to ensure you’re getting naturally grown, organic produce. 

Foods grown today have been plagued by toxins that are silently making us fat and sick. Almost everything that comes in a package,bag or box has been modified, preserved, and who knows what else has been added!

Now on to the Bad Fruit… You see, over 80% of all fruits sold in the United States alone have been contaminated. These fruits have been Genetically Modified in order for food companies to produce them in mass quantities.

Watch out for fruits in all forms like… Strawberries, canned peaches, Nectarines, even Dried Raisins. For example, 54 different pesticide residues were detected among strawberry samples.  Did you know in canning the processing of canned fruits eliminates the rich antioxidants that help our bodies fight off diseases and prevent us from getting sick.

Organic fruit label

Here is a Quick reference List of those Fruit Stickers:

- 5 Digit Code beginning with 8 = GMO (avoid)
– 4 Digit Code beginning with 4 = Grown with chemicals and pesticides (avoid)
– 5 Digit Code beginning with 9 = All-natural, organic

I hope we are all learning what to look for and for sure buyer beware of the Bad Fruit! My bet tip is to always wash your fruit, and vegetables!

- Coach Tim
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Probiotics Help with Allergies and Mold

Allergies and probiotics

We know that time of year (hay fever, and mold spores) is already upon us, even as old man winter continues to try and keep his grip on Winter. Did you know that when you take or eat in particular Lactobacillus blugaricus, it was show in a recent study to help with Ocular symptoms of allergies, but not so much with nasal symptoms. Probiotic products contain bacteria and/or yeasts that assist in restoring the balance in our gut.

Our digestive system normally has what we would call “good” bacteria and “bad” bacteria. Maintaining the correct balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria is necessary for optimal health. Things like medications, diet, diseases, and your environment can upset that balance.

Remember here are more than 50 species of lactobacilli. They are naturally found in the digestive, urinary, and genital systems. Foods that are fermented, like yogurt, and dietary supplements also contain these bacteria. Lactobacillushas been used for treating and preventing a wide variety of diseases and conditions.

Fermented dairy products have been advertised as containing “beneficial cultures.” These cultures are what would now be considered probiotics. Other foods currently claiming to provide probiotics are cereal, juice, frozen yogurt, granola, candy bars, and cookies. While they may contain probiotics, there is no guarantee that they have them in the amount or in the form that is necessary to get the health benefits you are looking for. Only the manufacturer of the product can tell you if there are any studies to support their specific product.

Our “second brain” is known as the enteric nervous system. It is a collection of neurons in the gastrointestinal tract. Its role is to manage every aspect of digestion in all the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon. Within your gastrointestinal tract, there is intestinal microflora or microbiota. This complex ecosystem contains over 400 bacterial species. Good bacteria is essential and can help Promote Bowel Regularity, Reduce GI Inflammation, and Repair Gluten-Damaged Intestinal Lining.

For me, I just know the good bacteria works like magic! I get my daily supply from my diet along with Greek yogurt and Pro X10 supplement, it just makes it easy that way. Ever since I had my Gallbladder removed, I have done my best to keep Belly Bugs and junk food out of my gut. As a result I have not had The FLU or even a Cold since!

Good luck and stay healthy!
Coach Tim  ”The Belly Bug Cleanse”

To read more about Probiotics see this USProbiotics.org (http://www.usprobiotics.org/).

 

Probiotics and Bad Cholesterol

Probiotics and Bad Cholesterol

Some new research has been coming out about how Probiotics could lower your Bad cholesterol. Most of us that eat right and take probiotics supplements, have already seen the results and benefits first hand. My Total cholesterol and LDL were both down last Dr. visits blood work.

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Certain probiotics, such as Lactobacillus reuteri, and E. faecium, have been shown to modestly lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels in people with elevated cholesterol, although  they  do not raise levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Also proper nutrition and probiotics can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, and periodontists. Certainly introducing some good bacteria in your diet couldn’t hurt, so give it a try for 2 weeks and measure your mood and your overall well being.

Remember, not all probiotics are created equal ! Do your research, and get some natural sources from dark and deep colored fruits and vegetables and Greek Yogurt. The best supplement that I have found is Pro X-10 , you cant go wrong there… and you won’t have to eat a ton of food.

When is the best time to take probiotics to prevent diarrhea from antibiotics — before, during or after the course of antibiotic treatment?  Probiotics can be taken starting the first day of oral antibiotic treatment and continued for 2 weeks after the completion of antibiotic therapy. It may be advisable to take probiotics and antibiotics at least 2 hours apart to reduce the possibility of the antibiotic killing the probiotic organisms. For more details about the types and amounts of organisms which have been shown helpful in reducing the risk of antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Always Check with your doctor before taking any OTC, or changing your diet.

To your health – Coach Tim