Sunday, May 3, 2009

Carbs boost your metabolism so you can THRIVE not just survive!

Last week, while away on my honeymoon, I had time to read a few books and one was "Ultrametabolism" by Dr. Mark Hyman

I highly recommend you read it. I may have suggested it after hearing him speak a few weeks ago but after reading it, twice, I think it is the best book I have read so far.

These days so many people are carb phobics but the important thing that Dr. Hyman points out is that carbs are the most important part of our diet he states "carbs are our biggest source of energy but it depends on what kind of carbs"

It always comes back to the number one suggestion that everyone I have heard speak on the subject comes back to, eat your vegetables.

"Carbs are the single most important food for improving your health"

Choose your carbs wisely
Vegetables have phyto nutrients that are specifically found in plant food and the only way to get them is to eat plant foods, whole real unprocessed plant food.
They help you burn fat and age less quickly.
They are high in antioxidants, this reduces inflammation, which effects your metabolism
They make up 90% of the living foods
Vege, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, are all carbs
If your ancestors ate it you should eat it
Phyto nutrients turn on the genes that increase metabolism
Prevent disease and promote weight loss

Choose organic vegetables whenever possible. Yes it is more expensive but it does make a difference.

Eat raw salads, or lightly steamed vegetables to preserve as much of the nutrients as possible. Have fun with it. There are so many incredible fruits and vegetables to taste and explore.

Take a look at your diet and commit to increasing your "good carb" intake today.

One day at a time!
Carpe Diem
Patricia Moreno