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"Mis-sask-qua-too-mina". Native Americans used the bush and berries for medicinal purposes.
Saskatoon berries are a super fruit native to North America. The word "Super Fruit" refers to antioxidant rich fruits. Saskatoon Berries naturally rich dark royal purple color comes from anthocyanins. Saskatoon Berries rank high in berries rich in anthocyanins with 562.4 mg / 100 g dry basis.
Recent research indicates that Saskatoon berries have higher levels of antioxidants compared to other more common berries such as wild blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.
Antioxidant rich fruits have anti-cancer, anti-aging, and anti-heart problem effects on human body. The benefits of antioxidant have contributed against cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, and act as a protective guard to our immune systems.
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Click the link below to read:
More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free: MedlinePlus
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Friday, July 8, 2011
Crazy you say? Well lets look at this... Approx. 30 teaspoons of sugar in a 1/4 pound. A 12 oz pop contains 8 teaspoons of sugar. So it would take only four pops to equal 1/4 pound of sugar! Then think of the sugar in ketchup, salad dressings, breakfast cereals, ( 3/4 cup of granola may contain 10 grams of sugar which is over 2 teaspoons!) pure fruit juice - some pure orange juice contains 22 grams of sugar /serving that's about 5 teaspoons!!
"Of all the foods consumed today, refine sugar is considered to be one of the most harmful"... Macrobiotic Guide - this site has a lot of great info.
If you don't think sugar is a pleasure drug just think of all those "comfort foods" we turn to when we need a little boost and see how much sugar is in them.
Approx. 4 grams = 1 tsp
Read the labels ... be informed... be aware...
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The CrossFit dietary prescription is as follows: (taken in part from CrossFit.com)
Carbohydrates should be predominantly low-glycemic and account for about 40% of your total caloric load.
Fat should be predominantly monounsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
What Foods Should I Avoid?
Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.
What is the Problem with High-Glycemic Carbohydrates?
The problem with high-glycemic carbohydrates is that they give an inordinate insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has been positively linked to obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and a Pandora’s box of disease and disability. Research “hyperinsulinism” on the Internet. There’s a gold mine of information pertinent to your health available there. The CrossFit prescription is a low-glycemic diet and consequently severely blunts the insulin response.