Ingredients for good health

Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, cartenoids: beta-carotene, astaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin; flavonoids, flavones, apigenin, tangeritin, isoflavones, isoflavonoids, phenols, polyphenols, resveratrol, phenolic acids, ellagic acid, salicyclic acid, curcumin, silymarin, xanthones, capsaicin, oxalic acid, phytic acids, citric acid.

The list of beneficial health compounds is growing every year. You can buy them as tablets, capsules, or softgel caps from well known supplements stores or online webshops. You can also find all these antioxidants, just like the researchers did, in fruits, vegetables, beans,  nuts, seeds, spices and herbs. By eating these everyday you will help your immune system and your body to stay healthy.

Have a long, happy and healthy life.

Comparing my diet with others…

My diet given in Health Tips is a combination of diets given in the books I have read.

It is 100% Alkaline – Acid diet, 80% raw, 90% vegetarian and probably calorie restricted. I say probably because I have never bothered to weigh what I eat but I think it is less than the recommended 2000 calories per day.

Further it used to be low fat as recommended by Ornish, Mcdougall, Esselsteyn and Gould. In fact I started on an extremely low fat diet but after two weeks without fat I was truly tired the whole day. Not good. My body needed some fat so I added oily fish, fish oil and a handful walnuts and peanuts to my diet.

Current diet is greens, fruits, vegetables,legumes, beans, raw nuts and fish. Delicious!