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  1. Eggs – Weightloss food; Authority Nutrition 
  • Low in calories
    • Egg + huge serving of vegetables
    • A Lot of vitamins and nutrients in egg yolks
    • Don’t cook in oil or butter
  • Very filling
    • High in protein; reduce appetite and increase fullness
    • Help feel full and reduce calorie intake later on (high on Satiety Index)
    • Reduce snacking and obsessive thoughts about food
  • Boost metabolism
    • Burn more calories, higher thermic effect of food: boost metabolism

*Helps in weight loss, especially when eaten during breakfast

*Egg Recipes

2. Folic Acid vs Folate – What’s the difference? Authority Nutrition

  • Both are different forms of Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B9: essential nutrient that naturally occurs as folate
    • Crucial role in cell growth and DNA formation
    • Lack of it leads to several health conditions:
      • Birth defects
      • Cancer risk
      • Increased homocysteine (an amino acid; leads to heart disease and stroke)
    • Folic acid is a synthetic form of vitamin B9
      • Body does not convert folic acid into active Vitamin B9
      • Un-metabolized folic acid may build up in the bloodstream
    • Too much of folic acid may lead to:
      • Increased cancer risk
      • Undetected B12 deficiency
  • Healthiest sources of B9 are: whole foods, leafy greens (spinach, lettuce), asparagus, avocado

3. Omega 3 vs Omega 6fatty acid comparison Authority Nutrition 

  • Both are poly-unsaturated; essential fatty acids
  • Omega 6: pro-inflammatory; Omega 3: anti-inflammatory
    • Helps against infection/injury
    • Can cause serious disease when inflammatory response is inappropriate and excessive
      • Could be the driving cause of heart disease, Alzheimer’s many types of cancer etc
  • Need a diet that is a balance of both -> 6:3 = 4:1 to 1:4
  • People are eating too much Omega-6: found in vegetable/seed oils
    • Too much of it leads to changes in body fat stores and cell membranes
    • The double bonds in omega-6 are very reactive: react with Oxygen in the body -> free radicals – cancer, onset of aging
  • What to do:
    • Avoid vegetable oils
      • Worst offenders: Sunflower, Corn, Cottonseed, Soybean, Peanut especially
      • Nuts, seeds, grains as a whole food itself is fine; but not in oil-form
    • Go for oils in butter, olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, lard
    • Eat animal foods high in Omega-3; esp fish and grass-fed animals
      • Choose lean meats in pork, chicken
      • Pastured/Omega-3 enriched eggs
      • Seafood; esp fatty fish like salmon,
      • Cod liver oil as a supplement; other fish oils

4. Are nightshades good for the gut? Empowered Sustenance 

  • Potatoes (excluding yam and sweet potato), Tomatoes, Eggplants, Ground cherries, All peppers (chillies), Ashwaganda
  • Need to eliminate them if you have the following:
    • Autoimmune disease
    • Arthritis
    • Gout
    • Osteoporosis
    • Ongoing inflammation
  • How to eat:
    • Do not eat everyday; in moderation and use a variety
    • Cook nightshades, don’t eat them raw
    • Choose ripe nightshades (ie: red tomatoes over green ones)