link1617 link1618 link1619 link1620 link1621 link1622 link1623 link1624 link1625 link1626 link1627 link1628 link1629 link1630 link1631 link1632 link1633 link1634 link1635 link1636 link1637 link1638 link1639 link1640 link1641 link1642 link1643 link1644 link1645 link1646 link1647 link1648 link1649 link1650 link1651 link1652 link1653 link1654 link1655 link1656 link1657 link1658 link1659 link1660 link1661 link1662 link1663 link1664 link1665 link1666 link1667 link1668 link1669 link1670 link1671 link1672 link1673 link1674 link1675 link1676 link1677 link1678 link1679 link1680 link1681 link1682 link1683 link1684 link1685 link1686 link1687 link1688 link1689 link1690 link1691 link1692 link1693 link1694 link1695 link1696 link1697 link1698 link1699 link1700 link1701 link1702 link1703 link1704 link1705 link1706 link1707 link1708 link1709 link1710 link1711 link1712 link1713 link1714 link1715 link1716 link1717 link1718 link1719 link1720 link1721 link1722 link1723 link1724 link1725 link1726 link1727 link1728 link1729 link1730 link1731 link1732 link1733 link1734 link1735 link1736 link1737 link1738 link1739 link1740 link1741 link1742 link1743 link1744 link1745 link1746 link1747 link1748 link1749 link1750 link1751 link1752 link1753 link1754 link1755 link1756 link1757 link1758 link1759 link1760 link1761 link1762 link1763

Tag: skin problems

Anti-nutrients Consumed by Nearly Every American

For a majority of my life, I ate grain-based foods at almost every meal. Breakfast usually included toast, cereal, pastries or a burrito. Then, lunch came around and I’d have whatever food the school cafeteria was serving; a sandwich, burger, pizza or pasta dish. At home for dinner, my mom would make very traditional Mexican meals; which almost always included tortillas or bread. Let’s not take into account the snacks I’d eat; any Little Debbie™ product I could get my hands on. This was normal to me; as it still is now for many American adults and children. What isn’t normal, however, is obesity, autoimmune diseases, skin problems, joint and muscle aches, digestive problems and several other diseases triggered as a result of the anti-nutrients delivered from grain-based products.

An anti-nutrient is a substance, present in grains and legumes, that compromise one’s health. While a nutrient, on the other hand, is a substance that nourishes growth and the maintenance of life. There are four major anti-nutrients found in grains: Lectins, Gluten, Phytates and Saponins. Although Lectins, Phytates and Saponins provide some nutritional benefits when present in moderation, excessive amounts of these in the blood stream are damaging. Certain forms of Lectin suppress immune function, interfere with normal protective gut barriers and promote systematic inflammation. When Phytates are consumed in excess, they bind to essential minerals in the digestive tract, making them difficult to absorb; leading to nutrient deficiencies and other health problems. Saponins, found in legumes, while deemed less harmful, are still capable of infiltrating cell membranes; compromising function, especially towards the immune system.

Gluten is a term we are all very familiar with. It’s the most common anti-nutrient; which is believed to affect millions around the globe. Although some individuals still do not believe they are gluten intolerant, some side effects of gluten consumption include bloating, constipation, gas, acid reflux, IBS (and other bowl problems), allergies, migraines, and skin & joint conditions. If you constantly have to consume antacids, Pepto-Bismol™ or allergy medications, there’s a pretty good chance your food choices are harming your health.

There aren’t many, if any, benefits you would gain from consuming carbohydrates in the form of grains. On the other hand, a diet high in carbohydrates (in the form of vegetables) would deliver nourishing nutrients, not anti-nutrients, to your body. It’s a fact, consuming a diet high in grains could have serious effects on one’s health; if it isn’t already. In order to give your digestive system a boost from all the grains it’s consumed over the years, try adding the Healthy Body Digestion Pak™ 2.0 to your diet. The digestive enzymes and beneficial flora found in this Pak™ will help support nutrient absorption, a healthy digestive system and optimal health.*

Remember, the food you consume is either nourishing your body or harming it. Prevention is the key!

Rocio Ramos
Contributing Writer and Fitness Instructor


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Bruce Jacobs
Youngevity Rep #E100397

Healthy Body
Digestion Pak™ 2.0

Item #10257

This pack is specifically formulated to support and promote healthy digestion. Each pack provides broad spectrum foundation nutrition and includes BTT 2.0 Citrus Peach Fusion-480g canister (1), EFA PLUS™-90 soft gels (1), Beyond Osteo-fx™ powder-357g Canister (1), Ultimate Enzymes® (1) and Ultimate Flora fx™ (1). *See individual products for detail.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member