Amaranth is a gluten-free and an excellent food of choice for those who are on a diet and want to feel full and satisfied. Because of its great calorie-to-nutrient ratio, amaranth is a great weight-loss food. This is what we call nutritional weight loss. Conversely, it’s an amazing grain of choice for those with limited nutrition because of the powerful punch that it packs per calorie.
Konnyaku (cone-yah-ku) hails from Japan and is a wonderfully buoyant and gelatin-like food made from a tropical potato. It is nearly 97% water and the rest of the 3% constituents are fiber and minerals. Because it has very little calories and actually expands in your stomach, it has been touted as a wonder diet food.
In recent times, new soy products have flooded the US market. This dramatic increase can be attributed to new soy food categories being introduced, soy foods being repositioned in the marketplace, and new customers selecting soy for health and philosophical reasons. Read on to find out about what this increase in soy intake could mean for your health — in both positive and negative terms.
To make acid reflux heartburn go away permanently, you must change your diet altogether. Luckily, a GERD diet designed to prevent acid reflux disease is usually pretty simple to follow and good for you for many other reasons as well. It’ll make you feel better and look better and help you get rid of your acid reflux permanently.
Açaí berries are the fruit of an Amazonian palm of the same name. The palms are picturesque, with slender trunks growing up to 30 meters in height, and in its native area, the Açaí palm’s fruit provides up to an astounding 40% of total nutritional intake to the surrounding populations.
Kale, the nutritious, dark-green member of the Brassica family, is one of the best values in the vegetable world in terms of nutrition-calorie ratio. Kale is truly a superfood that deserves more attention than it gets. The best way to consume it is to eat it raw (in salads etc) or lightly steamed (this keeps the nutrients available).
29 year old Angela Stokes chose to take her raw food lifestyle to the next level by completely going on a liquid (fruit and veggie) juice diet for 92 days. Unlike a juice fast, Angela did not deprive her body of calories or nutrients. She simply provided her body with easily digestible nourishment – minus the fiber.