What you are about to read requires an open mind. You have to look at facts instead of massive advertising and failed, faulty theories. You almost have to disregard a lot of what you thought was true about food and weight loss. Are you ready?
Breathing is an involuntary response, yet deep breathing is a technique that many of us need to learn. When you’re stressed, you only take shallow breaths in the top of your chest. This causes a build-up of carbon dioxide in your lungs, eventually leading to a change in the pH of your lungs, causing acidity and cellular damage. Breathing deeply into your lungs, using your diaphragm muscle as a set of bellows, you encourage gaseous exchange at the base of your lung lobes. This allows for oxygenation of your blood, so the iron molecule can be escorted around your body to nourish cells. Yogic breathing teaches your body to relax, to breathe deeply and to ensure adequate oxygenation, thus nourishing cells and maintaining good energy levels.
Even though this article is about choosing foods with greater nutrient value, I really can’t talk about healthy food without first mentioning healthy ways to eat them. Eat with awareness, joy and appreciation. Observe and remember what is good about the meal and let go of anything that might not be optimal.
Carbohydrate is the primary source of energy for your body and its functions since it is simpler to metabolise than fats or amino acids. All carbohydrates are broken down into glucose by the body. The more simple the carbohydrate, the quicker it is converted to glucose, causing an influx of glucose into the blood. This creates a spike in the levels of blood sugar (or blood glucose).