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  • The more Alkaline your body is, the healthier you will be.
  • By eating Alkaline rich food, your body will become more Aklaline.
  • You can purchase Aklaline strips at any health food store and test your
  • saliva or urine to see if your body is in a Alkaline or Acidic state.
  • Alkaline Rating                       
  • 1 – Extremely Alkaline, 2 – Alkaline Forming, 3 – Moderately Alkaline,
  • 4 – Slightly Alkaline
  • Watermelon -1
  • Lemon1 - 1
  • Cantaloupe - 2
  • Cayenne Pepper - 2
  • Dates, Dried - 2
  • Figs, Dried - 2 
  • Fresh Fruit Juice - 2
  • Kale - 2
  • kelp - 2
  • Lime - 2
  • Mangos - 2
  • Melons -2 
  • Papaya - 2
  • Parsley - 2
  • Pears - 2
  • Raisins - 2
  • Pineapple - 2
  • Red Grapes - 2
  • Sea Weeds - 2
  • Veggie Juice - 2
  • Wheat Grass - 2
  • Salmon - Omega-3
  • Almonds - 3 - Protein
  • Apple – 3
  • Apple Cider – 3
  • Apricot – 3
  • Asparagus - 2
  • Avocado – 3
  • Banana – 3
  • Beets – 3
  • Beans – 3
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli – 3
  • Brown Rice – 3
  • Cabbage – 3
  • Cauliflower – 3 – Vitamin B & C
  • Chestnuts - 3 – Protein
  • Cinnamon
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber – 3
  • Curry
  • Dandelion
  • Eggplant – 3
  • Grapes
  • Grapefruit – 3
  • Garlic – 3
  • Ginger – 3
  • Green Beans
  • Green Peas
  • Green Juices
  • Green Tea
  • Guavas – 3
  • Herbal Tea
  • Honey – 3
  • Honeydew
  • Lima Beans
  • Maple Syrup
  • Mineral Water
  • Molasses
  • Mushrooms – 3
  • Nuts - Fiber
  • Oatmeal - Fiber
  • Okra – 3
  • Olives – 3
  • Olive Oil – 3 
  • Onions – 3
  • Orange – 3
  • Peas - 3
  • Peaches – 3
  • Pinto beans - Protein
  • Plums
  • Potatoes - 3
  • Pumpkin – 3
  • Raspberries – 3
  • Sea Salt – 3
  • Sea Veggies  
  • Soy Products – 3
  • Spinach – Rich with Nutrients
  • Spouts
  • Squashes – 3
  • Strawberries – 3
  • Stevia – Sweetener
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Sweet potatoes – 3  
  • Tangerine
  • Tofu - Protein
  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Yogurt
  • Good source of Protein
  • Meat – Beef, Chicken, Turkey
  • Fish   - Salmon, Cod, Sardine
  • Nuts   - Macadamia, Walnut, Almond 
  • Beans – Kidney (Red), Black, Broad
  • Cheese – Cheddar, Mozarella
  • Tofu     - Tofu Burger
  • Eggs

                                 Foods which Builds Your Immune System



Zinc deficiency can greatly increase your risk of infection. Zinc helps develop white blood cells, the cells that we really need those to fight off foreign bacteria and viruses.

Zinc supply in:


Fortified cereals,





We should also be eating orange vegetables daily, especially this time of year. Sweet potatoes, or any of the orange vegetables, are a great way to add vitamin A to our diets.


Other Foods which builds you Immune System:


Sweet potatoes


Turkey, dark meat





Brown Rice






Green tea

Skim milk







Mustard Green

Collard Greens






Ground Flaxseed

Cayenne Pepper








Pumpkin Seed

Pistachio Nuts

Flex Oil

Evening Primrose Oil


Water Melon



Immune Builders


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Immune System


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Digestive System 


The Dash Diet


Healthy Vegetables That Will Save You Life 



8 Foods That May Lower Your Cholesterol

Following an overall healthy diet that’s low in saturated fat and abundant in fruits and vegetables is wiser than obsessing over specific "super" foods.


Still, some foods have been shown to give cholesterol levels an extra nudge in the right direction:



When women in a University of Toronto study added oat bran to an already heart-healthy diet, HDL-cholesterol levels—the beneficial kind—climbed more than 11 percent.



A 2005 Tufts University study found that substances in almond skins help prevent LDL cholesterol from being oxidized, a process that can otherwise damage the lining of blood vessels and increase cardiovascular risk.

Beans & Lentils

In results reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2005, LDL-cholesterol levels fell almost twice as far in volunteers on a low-fat diet who added beans and lentils (along with more whole grains and vegetables) to the


Blueberries contain a powerful antioxidant called pterostilbene that may help lower LDL cholesterol, scientists at the Agricultural Research Service reported in 2004.


When volunteers in a 2004 USDA study added barley to the standard American Heart Association diet, LDL-cholesterol levels fell more than twice as far


The monounsaturated fats in avocados have been found to lower bad LDLs and raise good HDLs, especially in people with mildly elevated cholesterol.


Drinking a glass of wine with dinner—any alcoholic beverage, in fact—has been shown to raise good-cholesterol levels and lower the risk of a heart attack. (Excessive drinking, however, raises heart-disease danger.)


Eating Healthy


Seven Foods that may lower your Cholesterol (Morning)


  1. Almonds
  2. Avocado
  3. Beans & Lentil
  4. Blueberries
  5. Barley
  6. Wine
  7. Oats


Seven Foods which is high in Alkaline (Lunch)


  1. Water Mellon
  2. Lemons
  3. Cantaloupe
  4. Pear
  5. Dates
  6. Figs
  7. Mango  


Seven Foods which is high in Protein (Dinner)


  1. Beef
  2. Chicken
  3. Turkey
  4. Fish
  5. Tofu
  6. Almond
  7.  Egg White

Seven Foods which is high in Iron (Dinner)


  1. Liver
  2. Sirloin Steak
  3. Green Leafy Vegetable
  4. Black Beans
  5. Almonds
  6. Raisin Bran
  7. Prunes 

Seven Simple Carbohydrate Foods (Snack)


  1. Apples
  2. Cherry
  3. Pear
  4. Peach
  5. Plums
  6. Oranges
  7. Strawberries

 Seven Complex Carbohydrate Foods (Dinner)


  1. Barley
  2. Brown Rice
  3. Pasta
  4. Potatoes
  5. Brown Bread
  6. Cornmeal
  7. Oatmeal 


Super Foods (Dinner)



  1. Wild Salmon
  2. Turkey Breast
  3. Bison
  4. Kale
  5. Spinach
  6. Callaloo
  7. Collar Greens
  8. Egg Plant
  9. Broccoli
  10. Pumpkin
  11. Soy
  12. Tomato
  13. Walnut
  14. Berries
  15. Beans & Legumes
  16. Oatmeal
  17. Mix Vegetables

  List of Healthy Food



  • Spinach
  • Callaloo
  • Kale
  • Turnip Greens
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Eggs – Only the Egg White
  • Chicken Breast
  • Fish
  • Tofu
  • Tuna – water packed
  • Salmon
  • Soups, low fat
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Corn – canned, low sodium
  • Oatmeal
  • Peas - canned, low sodium
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Brown Rice
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Bread
  • Whole-Grain Bread
  • Whole-Grain Wraps
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Shredded Wheat
  • Whole-Wheat Flower
  • Whole-grain Flower
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip
  • Kashi Cereals
  • Ancient Grains
  • All-Bran
  • Flaxseed
  • Chickpeas                         -   Slash “bad” LDL cholesterol Levels by almost 5%.
  • Lentils
  • Black Beans                      -   Rich in antioxidant anthocyanin which fight heart

                                                     disease and cancer. 

  • Kidney Beans                    -  Thiamin (Vitamin B1) Protects memory and brain

                                                    Function; a deficiency has been link to Alzheimer’s

  • Navy Beans                       -  Potassium regulates blood pressure and normal heart


  • Pinto Beans                       -  Fiber helps stabilize blood sugar, lowering the risk of

                                                    type 2 diabetes. 

  • White Beans
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Vegetables – Frozen   
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Berries – Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Dried Apples
  • Figs
  • Fruits
  • Grapes                            -  Rich in antioxidant anthocyanin which fight heart

                                                 disease and cancer. 

  • Peaches
  • Pears 
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Watermelon
  • Almonds, unsalted
  • Cashews, unsalted
  • Sunflower seeds, unsalted
  • Carrot Juice
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Soy Milk
  • Skim Milk
  • Water, Boiled
  • Water, Mineral
  • Water, Distilled
  • Alfalfa
  • Bee pollen
  • Calcium
  • Creatine
  • CoQ10
  • Daily Multivitamin
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • MSM
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Potassium
  • Protein Bars
  • Vitaminss B, C, E
  • Whey Protein Power
  • Wheatgrass
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Garlic Power
  • Black Pepper
  • Herbs – Rosemary, Basil, Oregano, Dill, Mint, Thyme
  • Spices – Red pepper flakes, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Allspice
  • Mustard
  • Onions
  • Onion Power
  • Salsa
  • Sea Salt
  • Vanilla, Best Quality
  • Vegetable or Chicken Broth
  • Vegetable or Chicken Cubes                                                                                          



Banana Information



A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas.  He said the expression "going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain.  Read on:


Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! 
This is interesting.
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again...


Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. 

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. 

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
 It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet..



According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. 


Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. 


High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia. 

Blood Pressure:

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke. 

Brain Power:

200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert. 


High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives. 


One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.


Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief. 

Morning Sickness:

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness. 

Mosquito Bites:

Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation. 


Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system. 


And at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady. 


The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. 

Temperature control:

Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers.. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):

Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan. 

Smoking &Tobacco Use:

Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal. 


Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance.. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be re balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.


According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%. 


Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!


So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!" 


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Avocado - Belly-flattening monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) that lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and  raise HDL (good) cholesterol


Collard Green - Vitamin K, which helps keep insulin levels steady.


Tea - A flavorful way to stay hydrated (and caffeinated!)


Frozen Berries - Antioxidants that protect your cells from oxidation


Plain Low-fat Greek Yogurt - Nearly double the protein and half the sugar found in low-fat yogurt


Fresh Basil - Potent flavor packed with a ton of phytonutrients at almost 0 calories


Dark Chocolate - Heart-healthy compounds and 4 g of fiber and 3 g of protein per 1-ounce serving


Farro - Nearly double the protein and fiber minus half the calories of brown rice


Sweet Potato - Skin-smoothing beta-carotene and potassium to help control blood pressure


The Nut Case

Don't be fooled by their fat. These snacks in a shell are healthier than you think.

                                                                                 By Betsy Noxon

Nuts have long had a bad rap for being high in fat and calories, prompting weight-conscious runners to relegate nuts to their lists of forbidden foods. But as researchers take a closer look at walnuts, almonds, and other nuts, they're discovering these delicious, crunchy foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And that fat we were so wary of? Turns out it's good for our hearts — and our running.

That was the conclusion of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which released a qualified health claim in 2003 that states eating 1.5 ounces (about a handful) of nuts a day may reduce the risk of heart disease. That's because most of the fat in nuts is monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, which have been shown to lower levels of LDL (so-called "bad" cholesterol). "These fats are important for runners because they have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body," says Nancy Clark, R.D., "and can help repair tiny muscle injuries that create inflammation."

Not just any nut will do, however. The FDA includes six nuts in its qualified health claim, but a few others didn't make the cut, including Brazils, macadamias, and cashews. These nuts have relatively high levels of saturated fat, which over time can clog arteries and lead to heart disease. It's also a good idea to steer clear of prepackaged nut mixes, which are often coated in oils and salt. Instead, buy the following types of nuts raw and toast them in the oven or on the stove top to bring out their full, rich flavor.


Why: Walnuts are very rich in the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid ALA. This type of fatty acid isn't as effective as the kind found in fish, but a recent study indicates that ALA decreases inflammation that can damage arteries and may help reduce the breakdown of bone. Studies have also shown that walnuts can increase levels of HDL (known as good cholesterol) while lowering LDL.

How: Add walnut oil to salad dressing or use crushed walnuts to make a pesto sauce. Saute chopped walnuts and mix into taco meat for added crunch.

One ounce = 14 halves 185 calories, 4 g protein, 19 g fat


Why: A recent study found that the fiber in almonds actually blocks some of the nut fat from being digested and absorbed; participants also reported feeling satisfied after eating almonds, so they naturally compensated for the calories in the nuts by eating less during the day. One serving of almonds provides 35 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that may help protect against diseases such as Alzheimer's.

How: Add almonds to your breakfast cereal or yogurt. Mix into chicken salad, or indulge in a few dark-chocolate-covered almonds for a double boost of antioxidants.

One ounce = 23 nuts 163 calories, 6 g protein, 14 g fat


Why: Peanuts are technically not nuts — they're legumes and belong to the same family as beans and peas. They have a low glycemic index, which means they're digested slowly and help maintain a balanced blood-sugar level. Peanuts also contain resveratrol, the same phytochemical found in red wine thought to protect against heart disease.

How: Use peanut butter as a sauce base for a Thai noodle dish. Lightly brown peanuts in a skillet and add them to a stir-fry, or chop and bake them into muffins.

One ounce = 28 nuts 166 calories, 7 g protein, 14 g fat


Why: These tasty, little green nuts are high in lutein, an antioxidant typically found in dark leafy vegetables that's been shown to protect our eyes from macular degeneration. In one recent study, participants who ate 1.5 ounces of pistachios every day lowered their total cholesterol levels, while participants who ate three ounces a day saw an even more dramatic drop.

How: Sprinkle pistachios on shrimp or scallops (or on ice cream for dessert). Add crushed pistachios to meat loaf in place of some of the beef or bread crumbs.

One ounce = 49 pistachios 158 calories, 6 g protein, 13 g fat


Why: A 2004 study ranked the antioxidant capacity of 100 different foods and found that pecans are one of the top 15 sources of antioxidants. In another study, pecan antioxidants were shown to prevent LDL from building up in arteries and lowered total cholesterol levels. Compared with other nuts, pecans have one of the highest levels of phytosterols, a group of plant chemicals that may help protect against cardiovascular disease.

How: Add pecans to pancake batter, or coarsely chop and toss with pasta. Mix finely chopped pecans with bread crumbs and use as a coating on any broiled fish.

One ounce = 19 halves 196 calories, 3 g protein, 20 g fat


Why: Hazelnuts have the highest nut level of folate, a B vitamin known to reduce the risk of birth defects. Research indicates that it, along with other B vitamins, may also lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and depression. Hazelnuts contain moderate levels of potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which can help lower blood pressure.

How: Add roasted hazelnuts to asparagus with lemon vinaigrette. They also go well with sweets, like granola yogurt parfaits.

One ounce = 21 nuts 178 calories, 4 g protein, 17 g fat

Just a Few

Eat nuts with saturated fat sparingly


One Ounce Equals: 6 nuts, 186 calories, 4 g protein, 19 g total fat

The Bad News: 4 g saturated fat per one-ounce serving

The Good News: Highest amount of selenium of any food; this mineral helps eliminate free radicals that can lead to cancer


One Ounce Equals: 11 nuts, 204 calories, 2 g protein, 21 g total fat

The Bad News: 3 g saturated fat and more calories than any other nut

The Good News: High in thiamine, a type of B vitamin that helps metabolize carbohydrates into energy


One Ounce Equals: 18 nuts, 157 calories, 5 g protein, 12 g total fat

The Bad News: 2.5 g saturated fat per one-ounce serving

The Good News: Rich in copper and magnesium, as well as zinc, which is important for a healthy immune system.

Walnut - Very rich in the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid.        

              -  Increase levels of HDL (known as good cholesterol) while lowering LDL.


Almonds – Good source of Proteins and Vitamin E. 

                 - A powerful antioxidant that may help protect against diseases such as  



Peanuts - Help maintain a balanced blood-sugar Level.

               - Protect against heart disease.


Pistachios - Protect our eyes from macular degeneration.

                     -  Lower cholesterol levels.


Pecans - Prevent LDL from building up in arteries and lowered total cholesterol levels.

             - Protect against cardiovascular disease.


Hazelnuts - Lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and depression.

                  - Contain moderate levels of potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which

                    can help lower blood pressure.

                  - Reduce the risk of birth defects.


Eat small amounts of the following Nuts:


Brazil Nuts - Helps eliminate free radicals that can lead to cancer

Macadamia Nuts - Helps metabolize carbohydrates into energy.

Cashews - Rich in copper and magnesium, as well as zinc, which is important for a healthy immune system.   



Supplements Which Builds Your Immune System


  • Beta Carotene
  • Cat’s Claw
  • CoQ10
  • Echinacea 
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Golden Seal
  • Magnesium
  • Poke root tincture
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Selenium
  • Siberian Ginseng
  • Zinc

Weakens the Immune System


  • Excess Sugar.
  • Excess Alcohol.
  • Food Allergens. (ex. Milk)
  • Too much Fat.

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