Fermented Fruit Drinks
Have you ever wondered what exactly is fermentation or how to get healthy bacteria to your system using a method like lacto-fermentation? One of the most interesting things about foods in general is that you can actually ferment most foods, as long as there is some carbohydrates in it. So knowing that, how long does it take for bananas to ferment?
Personalized Health Advice
Today, I'm going to be talking about Dr. Oz, and more specifically, how Dr. Oz is really changing the landscape in terms of people looking at the nutritional supplements they're taking. However, I'd like to take one step back and say this. I think Dr. Oz is really very knowledgeable. I like his show, I've seen it a couple of times. He makes a zillion times more money than I do, and he has no effect on my business, so I don't have any issues with Dr. Oz.
The thing that I have is that I have discussed with probably 10, 20 or so people about how they saw something on Dr. Oz or another show, and that there is this product that... (fill-in-the-blank)...increases metabolism, helps you lose weight, or can help you get more energy. This happens in a majority of instances. When I hear it, I'd like to take a step back and say, "Ok, well, what do you know about it?"
If you want good, gut health, it's important to focus on food quality. Why? Burning fat with efficiently running digestion is the key to optimal health.
In this week's video blog episode, I explain how the quality of foods can ease digestion and bioavailability of food (or how your body uses the vitamins and nutrients from foods) can help you lose weight. After watching the video, you'll better understand why calories don't matter for digestion.
When it comes to eating liver or other organ meats, there are many different opinions about how does liver taste, why we should eat it because it's nutritious, or who should not eat liver.
But in this video I shot with my son, we prepare a meal of liver and onions together to find out what liver tastes like and if it is good. (I'll apologize for my son's video skills.... it's always a work in progress with children). :-)
Note: Thanks for watching the video (and hopefully you watched it with subtitles). There are some definite health benefits of eating liver. Ultimately, the question of whether you should eat liver comes down to a philosophical belief or whether you think people are "bad" for eating organ meats because he and I definitely made it quite tasty. If you want more gut healthy recipes, I have over 70 of them for you free. You can click here to get my fermented list.
If I was to provide you with a food label from any food in a grocery store, would you be able to decipher it? Would you be able to breakdown the requirements to determine if it would be something you should eat? If you are like most people, I would bet a resounding "no" came out of your mouth. In my latest 2 minute video, I expand on my earlier video about serving sizes where I give the scoop on why it's so confusing and give you a couple tips to easily make good, healthy decisions.
Bonus: If you are interested in starting on the process to lose that last little bit of weight, you can download a free eBook on what I believe plays the most important role in ensuring the best digestion of the healthy foods you eat. (Click here to get your free copy).
Jared Toay, aka. the "Popsicle Dude" or the "Mad Scientist" has actively been promoting the importance of gut health and digestion for more than 5 years. A weight loss researcher, bodybuilder, and creator of Jared's ProPops and Probiotic Foods, he has had a lengthy journey on his way to healthy living. An accomplished author and speaker, he would love to help you begin your journey to better health by sending you a coupon for a free ProPop. Simply join him on his "Jared's ProPops" fan page on Facebook or google "Jared's ProPops" to learn about his revolutionary and one-of-a-kind probiotic products.
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