The Benefits of Oatmeal

Eating oatmeal has many benefits. The best oatmeal that I like to use is rolled oats because its more versatile in cooking than quick oats. Oatmeal is naturally gluten-free, however if you are gluten sensitive, you should check packaging to make sure it hasn’t been processed in a facility that also processes wheat.

  1. Oatmeal is high in fiber and great for digestion.
  2. Oatmeal is an anti-inflammatory and contains Avenanthramide that is great to lower blood pressure.
  3. Helps control weight and keeps you feeling fuller longer.
  4. Can reduce your bad LDL cholesterol levels and regular cholesterol levels.
  5. Oatmeal has a low glycemic index and can stabilize your blood sugar levels.
  6. Reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.
  7. Oatmeal has antioxidants and reduces the risk of heart disease. 
  8. Lowers the risk of asthma and asthma attacks.

The latest book featuring Gluten-Free Frugal Gourmet Recipes

The latest book, Feel GOOD and GET Tough With Your HEALTH – A Guide To Better Health features recipes from the Gluten-Free Frugal Gourmet. There are different options to choose from. Digital pdf download or kindle version. The kindle version does not include recipes. In the book I talk about food and inflammation. I know many of my followers here already know Gluten is a huge culprit to inflammation. You will find lots of good food facts and how to resolve your own health issues. Of course, all of the recipes in the book are low carb delicious and gluten-free.

There are a few days left to get a discounted copy of the book with some FREEbies. A huge thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone that has supported me. If you haven’t had a chance to check out my IndieGoGo campaign, I am including the link.

Feel GOOD and GET Tough

Feel GOOD and GET Tough With Your HEALTH

Feel Good mock up paperback ebook

Finally this 10 year project is almost finished. “Feel GOOD and GET Tough With Your HEALTH” is the first of a series that will goes along with the Gluten-Free Frugal Gourmet Recipe Books. The focus in this books is a guide for reversing Type 2 Diabetes.

This book addresses how food affects diabetes and other he how health conditions can be related to products containing gluten and other foods that cause inflammation. Feel free to share #FeelGOODandGETtoughwithyourHEALTH.

This is your chance to purchase an advance copy of the book at a discount before it’s available on Amazon.

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Sugar I Quit!

white and brown Sugar

The truth is, most artificial sweeteners can be more harmful to you than sugar. Some artificial sweeteners are as much as 20,000 times sweeter than sugar. According to MD Anderson, studies have shown that many artificial sugars have been linked to cause cancer. However, sugar by itself doesn’t typically cause cancer. Additional studies have shown that there are multiple health risks associated with too much sugar consumption.  Sugar has its own set of issues. I have noticed how addictive sugar can be. Like a drug, there are so many other things I have been able to quit easier than sugar. I have been weighing out the pros and cons of eating sugar. Here’s the facts;

  1. Sugar can make you gain weight and increases your appetite.
  2. Sugar can affect your mental health and causes Brain Fog.
  3. Sugar causes inflammation.
  4. Sugar has been linked to Heart Disease.
  5. Sugar can cause higher blood pressure.
  6. Sugar causes tooth decay and cavities.
  7. Sugar can affect your hormones and lowers your immune system.
  8. Sugar affects kids and adults with ADHD.

 

None of this evidence is new information. There are many aliases that sugar can be found under different names. Here are some of the names to find where sugar is hiding.

  • Beet Sugar (sugar beets)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cane Sugar
  • Corn Syrup
  • Corn Syrup Solids
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Invert Sugar
  • Lactose (milk sugar)
  • Maltose (malt sugar)
  • Molasses
  • Sucralose
  • Sucrose
  • Treacle (refined from molasses)

So.. based on the facts, sugar I quit! All of the previous recipes I have posted here, I will be revamping and refining them to exclude the dreaded evil sugar that none of us need in our life. Here is a good article how to detox from sugar. I am looking forward to enjoying a better healthier life without it.

Health Benefits From Eating Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Who knew eating Dark Chocolate has good health benefits? Not all chocolate is healthy. Dark chocolate contains 70% higher cocoa content. The amounts of sugar contained in dark chocolate is typically substantially less than milk chocolate. Although, even with the many health benefits, dark chocolate should be consumed in moderation as it can have a large amount of calories.

  1. Dark chocolate is a powerful anti-oxidant that is good for your brain health.
  2. Can lower your blood pressure.
  3. May reduce the risk of heart disease.
  4. May lower your cholesterol.
  5. May improve your vision.