Why I Eat 5 Brazil Nuts Every Day

Brazil Nuts -Why?
Selenium of Course!

Why I Eat 4 or 5 Brazil Nuts Daily

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According to results of a study, selenium intake is associated with decreased risk of bladder cancer.
Selenium is a trace mineral that is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which act as strong antioxidants to help prevent free radical damage to your cells. It is because of its potent antioxidant properties that selenium may benefit:

Cancer
Heart disease
HIV
Cognitive decline
Cataracts and macular degeneration
Cold sores and shingles
Osteoarthritis

How Does Selenium Help Prevent Cancer?

According to the latest research, people with higher selenium intakes had a 39 percent reduced risk of bladder cancer, which is right in line with prior studies that have linked the mineral to lower rates of breast, prostate, lung, colorectal and skin cancer as well.

A 1996 study by Dr. Larry Clark of the University of Arizona also showed just how effective selenium can be in protecting against cancer.

In the study of 1,300 older people, the occurrence of cancer among those who took 200 micrograms of selenium daily for about seven years was reduced by 42 percent compared to those given a placebo.

Cancer deaths for those taking the selenium were cut almost in half, according to the study. In addition, the men who took selenium had 63 percent fewer prostate cancers, 58 percent fewer colorectal cancers, 46 percent fewer lung cancers and overall 37 percent fewer cancers.

Selenium was even found to reduce the risk of lung cancer to a greater degree than stopping smoking.

Some of the scientific explanations for selenium’s anti-cancer effect include:

Increased antioxidant protection and immune system
Regulation of cell proliferation and apoptosis (programmed cell death)
Triggering DNA repair in damaged cells
Suppression of growth of blood vessels supplying nutrients to the cancer
Inhibition of tumor cell invasion
Selenium also plays a role in activating glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that helps the liver detoxify harmful substances, thereby helping with cancer prevention.

Selenium rich foods :
Brazil nuts (which average about 70-90 micrograms per nut)
Button mushrooms and shitake mushrooms
Eggs
Sunflower seeds
Mustard seeds

Eat Clean Train Smart. Expect Results!

Jax

Why I Eat 7 Walnuts Every Day!

Why I Eat 7 Walnuts Every Day!

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One-quarter cup of walnuts, that’s about 1 oz for instance, provides more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant-based omega rich fats, along with high amounts of copper, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin

Walnuts may help reduce not only the risk of prostate cancer, but breast cancer as well

Walnuts contain the amino acid l-arginine, which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease, or those who have increased risk for heart disease due to multiple cardiac risk factors

Walnuts contain several unique and powerful antioxidants that are available in only a few commonly eaten foods

Walnuts may improve sperm quality, help with weight control, and offer support for brain health and type 2 diabetes

All good arguments to include them in your eating plan too!

They also make a great snack as long as you prepare your daily portions.
Don’t make the mistake of carrying a big bag with you, it’s too easy to mindlessly eat a weeks worth!

Eat Clean, Train Smart, Expect Results.

Jax

5/5 Fat Loss Truths – Fats

5/5 Fat Loss Truths

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When it comes to fat loss nutrition, there are only five important things you need to think about.
Don’t be put off by confusing advice, expensive meal replacement schemes or slimming clubs that keep dependent on them. You need to learn how to control your own diet, gradually lose body fat and keep it off for good! No more rebound weight gain. EVER!

5th – to support your metabolism, gradually replace your bad fats with healthy ones.
Adding coconut and olive oil, avocados, raw nuts, raw seeds, and fish oils rich in Omega 3 and even grass fed butter will speed metabolism and you’ll lose more fat than ever before.
For your next meal add healthy fats – dress cooked foods with olive oil, roast your veg with coconut oil or add avocado to your salad, wraps, soups and shakes.

Hope you enjoyed this little series – losing body fat doesn’t have to be as difficult as many people would have you believe.

Jax

7. Add More Fibre – Nuts

7. Add More Fibre – Nuts

Include Some Nuts and

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Nuts and seeds are low-carb favourites, and they have a good amount of fibre in them. They also have protein and a high amount of essential omega 3 fatty acids if you pick the right ones.
Walnuts, flax seed, chia seeds, beechnuts, pecans, and pine nuts all have a good amount of essential fatty acids (EFAs).
Add them to your salads, your protein shakes, or make your own nut butters.
A small handful makes a great snack.

Eat Clean, Feel Great
Jax

6. Add More Fibre – Flour

6. Add More Fibre – Flour

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Pick a Better Flour
Not all flour is created equal. While white flour was once (still is if you can find an artisan miller) the most popular flour used, you now have several better options to choose from – all of which have more fibre.
Whole wheat flour, oat flour, almond meal, and flax meal can all be used to get more fibre in your diet.
Some alternatives bring more nutrients and protein too!

Eat Clean, Feel Great
Jax