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Foods to Eat for a Healthier 2014

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sproutsThese cruciferous globes of mini-cabbage yumminess are low in Saturated fat, sodium, and super low in Cholesterol. These heart-friendly morsels are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, anti-oxidants and anti-cancer properties. The healthiest way to cook Brussels sprouts is to steam, stir-fry, or even microwave them.

Figs

FigsThese round treats naturally ooze sweetness, and can be eaten raw, skin and seeds and all. They are low in Saturated fat and Cholesterol, and full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. The riper the fig, the more antioxidants in them.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoThis orange-skinned root vegetable is the king of healthiness. They are stuffed with vitamin A and C, potassium, beta-carotene, fiber, and nutrients for youthful skin. They are low in the glycemic index, making them blood sugar-friendly. It’s best to eat the skin as that’s where a lot of the nutrition lives, and to maintain their true healthiness you want to steam or boil them.

Supercharge Your Nutrition With Food Combining

Healthier Food through Togetherness

Combining certain foods is part of the new healthy food frontier. The future of healthy eating is all about creating your own meals and veering away from fat-inducing, disease-thwarting habits to make sure that you do not become one of the 50% of the human race who will obese with diabetes by the year 2030.

Nature is super smart and makes sure that foods with synergistic nutrients taste yummy together. Here are a few foods to eat together that become more nutritious and delicious when eaten together.

Combine Tomato with Avocado

Tomatoes and avocados make for a favorite fresh combination. Both are carotenoids, also known as cancer-fighting, cardiovascular-enhancing antioxidants.  The fat in avocados make the nutrients in tomatoes more powerful in your body.

Mix Blueberries with Grapes

Turns out that eating a blueberry with a grape is more powerful than eating just one or the other by itself. Together they blend into a super antioxidant, more nutritious and powerful than any one fruit and smarter than any vitamin. We humans are just not all-knowing enough to decipher every synergistic compound that nature cleverly designed into fruits–or vegetables.

As humans, we need to eat a mix of fruits and vegetables for awesome health. The magic number to eat is between 5 and 10 servings every day, and that includes Sundays and days when cravings for fatty, salty, sugary treats become a constant yummy hum inside your head.

Enjoy an Apple Chocolate Union

Apples are one of nature’s most scrumptious sweet crunchy desserts. They also happen to be filled with healthy anti-inflammatory flavonoids capable of a plethora of disease-fighting properties.

Chocolate is at the top of nature’s most beloved, intoxicating, flavonoid-antioxidant-filled foods, also known for unparalleled healthy romantic side effects. So it makes sense to marry apples with chocolate to bring to life one of nature’s most powerful unions. When eaten together, apples and chocolate morph into a super satisfying cardiovascular boost for your entire body and love life. So plan your life accordingly.

Fuse Kale with Lemon

If kale signed up for online dating, you c an be sure that meeting up with lemon would be a match made in healthy heaven. Kale’s plant-based iron personality makes for the perfect hook up with lemon’s natural vitamin C brightness. Once they kiss and seal the deal, kale’s iron would immediately send oxygen through every blood cell, all while inspiring their immune systems to greatness, and turning their every muscle into a bundle of energy and strength. Sexy!

TIP: Try Kale Chips, a favorite new snack making headlines in kitchens around the world. Remove stems off one bunch of kale, wash and thoroughly dry. Spray baking sheet with olive oil and spread out kale, sprinkle with garlic salt and shredded Parmesan Reggiano cheese. bake at 250 for 20 minutes.

New MyPlate From the USDA

A Rounder Plan

The USDA just launched MyPlate, their replacement for the Food Pyramid. Say goodbye to the triangular pyramid and hello to the Round plate.

The goal is to lead Americans away from starchy and meaty meals, and steer them towards more plant-based foods.

These governmental foodies are now promoting a colorful plate in quarters:

  • Green for vegetables
  • Red for fruits
  • Orange for grains
  • Purple for protein

Myplate or MyPyramid?

Turns out that many nutritionists in the know are not completely pleased by this change due to the plate’s decreased focus on healthy choices for grains, protein, and fat. MyPlate does not mention avoiding sugary baked goods, breakfast cereals, and drinks, or those salty processed foods and snacks that make up a bulk of many American’s daily meals that are making everyone fatter and unhealthier.

MyPlate’s Pluses

The new healthy eating plate visually represents portion sizes and shows how a balanced meal should be at least half vegetables and fruits. MyPlate is also considered to be based on better science than MyPyramid or old-fashioned Food Guide Pyramid.

Unlike MyPyramid, the Round MyPlate allows people to learn what to eat using more visual cues. Sounds very Round to those of us who know that Round food is the healthiest food to eat–and that you can choose the healthiest food by their Round shape!

New American Plate Copycat

Another note of interest is that MyPlate is a near clone of the New American Plate, developed in 1999 by the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Let the healthy food wars commence!

Winner of the Healthiest Breakfast

Simple to Make and Tasty To Eat

A new study discovered that the healthiest breakfast is a simple bowl of cereal with milk.

By starting your day with cereal and milk, you will be less likely to stuff your face with fatty, sugary food during the course of the day. Plus, cereal nutrients your body with calcium and a variety of other key nutrients, such as fiber and protein.

Feed yourself and your loved ones a whole grain cereal with milk, and for an even more nutritious, delicious, energy-boosting breakfast, add berries or a sliced banana to the mix. Of course, the choice is always yours!

Eat Fast Food, Look Like Fast Food

EAT FAST FOOD, LOOK LIKE FAST FOODYou really Are What You Eat!

It is important to eat healthy food, especially since every seven years your body regenerate itself with the food that enters your mouth. You an either be made out of greasy fast food or a variety of healthy foods such as avocados, leafy greens and a fresh fruit salad.

Knowing what is healthy to eat and not healthy is important. For instance, fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grans and lean meats you prepare yourself in healthy ways will be lower in fat and higher in nutrition than fast foods.

The Round Diet book

ROUND TIP: To help people eat healthier, check out free videos on RoundTV, and for a fun way to change your view of food to a healthy one that makes you automatically eat healthier, gift yourself, your family or a friend with the The Round Diet Book now available on Amazon or any other popular online bookstore. Learn more about the book on Round Diet Author Site.

How to Stop Stuffing Your Face with Fast Food

Instead of taking the easy and unhealthy route by stuffing your face with fast food, keep healthy snacks with you so you don’t get so hungry you don’t care what goes into your body. If you are a fast food junkie, you need to take a break from it for long enough to allow your taste buds and little voices in your head to return to their natural state.

If you like this, also check out Diet Visualizations, also known as other ways to eat less by using your mind.

By stopping cold turkey with fast food, you will likely feel a few days of withdrawal. You can lessen the pain by starting a new feeding plan with healthy foods. Before you know it, your new palette will appreciate the scrumptious taste of real food and you will not be so tempted by the disgusting fatty, greasy, high glycemic, high calorie, gut busting, extra salty, vitamin and nutrient-free, additive-rich, over-sized gluttonous portions of obesity producing fast food-like meals.

It’s your choice! The ball is in your court!

New One Minute Series On RoundTV

Watch One Bite At A Time

The idea behind this new bodybuilding, healthy eating and Round inspired series is to feed people quick, helpful , and easy to digest tidbits of information to anyone who wants to eat healthier, lose weight, and get into shape. Each show with feature a different element of taking care of your body.

RoundTV Roundlady VideoWatch One Minute Round Show: Bodybuilding Inspired Healthy Eating Tips.

Top 14 Anti-aging Foods to Eat

anri-aging1. Avocados (Sliced Round with a big Round seed)
This fruit contains healthy monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, which can help maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging.

2. Berries (All Super Round)
Berries. Colorful berries contain a potent antioxidant anthocyanin that makes them blue, red and purple. Eat plenty of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, pomegranate, cherries, acai berries, and blood oranges, to name a few of the best choices. Each of these foods has a variety of other powerful antioxidants that repair and protect your skin’s cells.

3. Cruciferous vegetables (Round heads and flowerettes)
The family of Cruciferous vegetables includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, brussels sprouts, radish and watercress. They assist the body in its fight against toxins and cancer.

4. Garlic (Round cloves)
Eating a clove of garlic a day (raw or cooked) helps to protect the body against cancer and heart disease. Studies suggest that garlic reduces cholesterol levels and assists blood thinning better than aspirin, thus helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.

5. Ginger (Can be slice into circles)
This spicy root can boost the digestive and circulatory systems, which can be a plus for older people. Ginger may also help to alleviate rheumatic aches and pains.

6. Nuts (Round and curvy)
Most varieties of nuts are good sources of minerals, espeically walnuts and Brazil nuts. Walnuts, although high in calories, are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. Eat a handful of nuts and seeds a day. They are loaded with “good” fat that helps “plump” your skin, antioxidants and lots of minerals that are good for your skin, too.

7. Soy (Soy beans are Round)
Menopausal women might find that soya helps to maintain oestrogen levels, and can alleviate menopausal hot flashes and protect against Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and heart disease.

8. Whole meal pasta and rice (Whole grains are Round)
These complex carbohydrates provide a consistent supply of energy throughout the day and should be a part of your diet. Wholemeal pasta and Brown rice are excellent complex carbohydrates that are high in fiber.

9. Watermelon (Big, bold and Super Round)
Both the flesh and seeds of the watermelon are nutritious so try blending them together in a food processor and drinking as a juice to help protect against free radical damage and aging.

10. Water (Water drops are Round)
Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to help rid of the toxins and unwanted waste materials from your body. Don’t rely on thirst; this sensation diminishes with age. Drink often and choose from nutritious liquids, including 100% fruit and vegetable juices, skim or low fat milk, broths, sparkling water, and teas. You can also get fluids from foods, especially those that are liquid at room temperature. Try gelatin, frozen yogurt, soups, watermelon, pickles, oranges, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

11. Spinach (Round Leaves)
Lutein is found in spinach, kale, corn, and other vegetables. It has the ability to give additional antioxidant capacity to your skin and enhances skin hydration.

12. Beans (Super Round)
Anthocyanin is found in very high quantities in black beans and black soybeans. Soybeans are also high in isoflavones, also linked to anti-aging properties.

13. Tomatoes (Super Round)
Lycopene, in red grapefruit, tomatoes, watermelon, and pink grapefruit, is a powerful weapon against free radicals. It has the ability to inhibit sun-induced aging and can neutralize free radicals.

14. Salmon (Curvy fish)
Salmon has a host benefits for your skin, from the omega-3s to the high-quality protein. Make it a regular in your diet (at least three times a week), and you will see plumper, more youthful skin in about six weeks.