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Every person, however healthy and especially ill, should at least once a month perform a disinfecting day or day of cleansing the body. How to implement it and why? There are many theories and ways that are recommended, but we will here suggest a day of cleansing that you will perform exclusively with apples in different shapes.Cleaning is necessary primarily because of the poor diet that has been practiced for years, creating huge amounts of harmful deposits in the digestive system that are further spreading and absorbed into the body. Apple ingredients and, above all, pectines will act on your digestion as sponges that will teach in your intestines to pick up harmful substances and deposits that are accumulated there and will expel them from the body in a quick, painless and effective way.
Here's how to make a day of cleaning:
For breakfast, as soon as you get up, drink a cup of natural apple juice without any added sugar into which you will add the juice of half a freshly squeezed lemon. It would be best if you make the juice yourself by using a juicer of fresh apples.You can also use the purchase if you are missing 100% juice without accessories.
The juice is drinking lukewarm and sip and not at once. Two or three hours after that you should eat two whole apples with corn. At the time of lunch, drink tea made from apple cider with the addition of two teaspoons of honey. One or two of them then eat 2-4 complete apples with peel again.Afternoon, drink a glass of natural apple juice again. For dinner, eat a plate of warm apple mash (apples without bark) with the addition of 2 teaspoons of honey.
This ends your day of disinfection primarily of the digestive system and intestine of the whole organism. During the day of cleaning, you do not need to consume any other food or drink other than those mentioned. Apples are probably one of the easiest digestible foods in general. If you regularly spend your day cleaning, you will first recover your digestion. You will regulate the chair either too rarely or too often. This method is recommended for all people, regardless of how well they are, as the method will give the necessary regeneration and cleansing of your digestion, blood and the entire body. The apple method is useful in gout, rheumatism, arthritis, problems and liver and kidney problems, in blood vessels, for cleansing blood and fat in it and in treating eczema.
Of course, if the method is applied once a month, it has a preventive and disinfection character, and it is desirable for better results to apply this method more often every 7-10 days, or if necessary. It is important to note that when you consume apples you need to compress them as much as you can, or to eat your mouth well. This does not have to be the only use of apples for your health. All of these and many other health benefits you can have with regular consumption of apples, which should be considerably larger than an apple per day.
It would be pitiable that the apples you use are organic and free of harmful chemicals. If you are unsure of this, then apply the method of cleansing apples from chemicals that can be found on our site here.
Apples are one of the healthiest and most delicious foods that a person can consume, and the saying goes: "An apple on a doctor's day out of the house" is over 150 years old and comes from an old England, not without reason.
Kiwi is no ordinary fruit,  it has been valued for its medicinal properties since ancient times.
To make the most of its nutritional value, it is said that the best way to have it is on its own, as a raw fruit.
  



While we credit apple as the miracle fruit, kiwi too is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals and works in many ways to give you a nutritional boost. Here are some pointers –

1. High Source of Vitamin C


If you thought that lemons and oranges were the highest sources of Vitamin C, then think again! According to the nutritional break-up of kiwi fruit, per 100 grams contain 154 percentage of Vitamin C, which is almost twice that of lemons and oranges. Vitamin C acts as powerful antioxidant, eliminating free radicals that could cause inflammation or cancer. It also helps in boosting the immunity of the body against harmful pathogens.

2. Sleep Inducer


Having trouble sleeping? According to a research done by Taipei Medical University, “Numerous studies have revealed that kiwi fruit contains many medicinally useful compounds, among which antioxidants and serotonin may be beneficial in the treatment of sleep disorders.” It is said that having two kiwi fruits one hour before bedtime can help immensely in inducing sleep.

3. Good Source of Dietary Fiber

This exotic fruit is loaded with dietary fiber, which helps in the prevention of numerous diseases. According to a study done by the University of Leeds, “Increasing consumption of fibre-rich foods can lower risks of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD).” According to researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, high fiber foods keep one full for longer and control metabolic markers like blood pressure,cholesterol and blood sugar. It also facilities weight loss and is often recommended to diabetics.

4. Helps in Digestion

Kiwi fruit contains an enzyme known as actinidain which is known for its protein dissolving properties, similar to that of papain in papaya. This is the reason why it is commonly used as a meat tenderiser. Moreover, it helps in thedigestion of proteins in the body and is also known to help patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
  


5. Good Source of Folate

It is not without reason that the Chinese valued kiwi for its medicinal properties. It is a good source of Vitamin B9, also known as folate, It is also considered to be good for growing children.

6. Powerhouse of Vitamins and Minerals

Kiwi fruit is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, B6, B12, E, and potassium,calcium, iron and magnesium. These contribute collectively to the proper functioning of the body such as blood circulation through the vessels,fight stress, iron absorption for healthy bones and teeth, good vision, etc. The high levels of potassium, 312 mg per 100 grams, help in maintaining blood pressure whereas magnesium helps in the nerve and muscle functions.

7. Beautiful Skin

Kiwi is alkaline in nature, which means it helps in countering the effects of acidic foods that we quite often consume. A healthy body is one which has a good pH balance, which helps in keeping you active, full of energy, and with a youthful skin. The vitamins prevent in kiwi (C and E) are said to be great for the skin as they act as antioxidant, preventing skin degradation. Take a few slices and apply them on your skin for good results.

In addition to the above mentioned qualities, kiwi fruits contain 
omega 3 fatty acids, carotenoids, polyphenols, and promotes heart health.
  


2. Tangy Prawns with Kiwi Salad

Prawns mixed together with nuts, kiwi, herbs and dressing, and served with mushroom. A simple and delicious treat. For the recipe, click here.
  


3. Kiwi Pavlova

Pavlova is New Zealand's national meringue based dessert. Chefs Nikhil and Natasha whip up their version of a pavlova with a pistachio-almond meringue and kiwis. For the recipe, click here.

The Highest Vitamin C Food... on the Planet

Zinc

Zinc is an important mineral for the body, and a Zinc deficiency can result in hair loss and diarrhea. The National Institute of Health says that adult males should be getting 11 milligrams of Zinc each day, and adult females need 8 milligrams. It’s important to keep in mind that this is cumulative throughout the day, so you shouldn’t try to meet that requirement in one sitting, or with one food. The list of foods below will help give you an idea of how you can incorporate different foods into your diet that will help you meet your Zinc needs.

1. Egg Yolks
The yolks of eggs specifically are a good source of Zinc. The whites, not so much, which is why you’re missing out on a lot if you only opt for egg whites. Egg yolks contain all of the vitamins that are in an egg as well, so by eating the yolk you may be getting more fat but you’re also getting Vitamins A, E, D and K, as well as additional amounts of minerals, which more than make up for any potential drawbacks. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (4.93 milligrams), 322 calories.


  dark chocolate and zinc
17. Dark Chocolate
As if you needed any additional reasons to eat chocolate, here’s one more. You’re getting quite a bit of Zinc in chocolate, but of course it’s also pretty high in calories so you don’t want to overdo it. There are antioxidants in dark chocolate that you don’t get with milk chocolate, and you end up avoiding a lot of the sugar and added fat if you stick to dark chocolate. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (9.6 milligrams), 546 calories.

13. Turkey
Turkey doesn’t show up quite as much as chicken and is typically reserved for sandwiches throughout the year, and in whole form during the holiday. But no matter how you consume it, or how often, it’s going to provide you with a good Zinc dose, without piling on the fat and calories. Opt for roasted turkey breast and avoid the extra sodium and nitrates that cold cuts contain. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (3.09 milligrams), 104 calories.
14. Salmon
Salmon often ranks on lists of the healthiest foods you can eat, and for good reason. It’s high in omega-3s and is an excellent source of protein, which is why it can help out dieters across a wide range of different diet strategies. It may not be a Zinc powerhouse like some of the other foods listed here, but it can serve to help add to your total daily intake, which is the overall goal. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (0.64 milligrams), 208 calories.
6. Pumpkin Seeds
Chances are, you’re not eating enough pumpkin seeds. If you save this as an annual October treat, it’s time to start getting them into your system throughout the year. They’re not only remarkably high in Zinc, but they provide other benefits to the body like helping you sleep better at night, giving you a dose of omega-3s, and keeping your blood sugar levels looking good. Promising research also suggests that they may be considered an anti-inflammatory food. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (7.81 milligrams), 559 calories.

22. Sesame Seeds
If the only time you think about sesame seeds is when they’re on a sesame seed bun, it’s time to re-introduce yourself to them. They’re packed with Zinc, and while you likely won’t be eating large quantities of them, they can basically be sprinkled on just about any dish to add instant nutrition. Not only are they high in Zinc, but they’re loaded with healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Those are the good fats that your body needs in order to burn off fat. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (7.75 milligrams), 573 calories.
23. Lamb
Lamb often gets overlooked on the meat scene because of its higher fat content, but in some countries around the world it is just as popular as beef. The Zinc it contains is reason enough to start adding it to your menu rotation, and you can opt for cuts of lamb that are a bit leaner than others. Ask your butcher for lean cuts, or simply pick out ones that have less visible fat at the store. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (8.66 milligrams), 264 calories.
18. Chickpeas
These might also be labeled Garbanzo Beans in the store, but it’s still chickpeas. These are what is used in hummus, and is pretty much a staple in vegetarian cuisine because of its many healthy properties. Zinc would have to be one of them. You’re getting a good amount of it here, while keeping your calories down, getting extra fiber, as well as protein. It’s a very well-rounded food that can help you feel full and give you additional vitamins and minerals. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (3.43 milligrams), 119 calories.
19. Beef Liver
Beef liver gets it’s own spot on our list because it is so different than ordinary beef. It ranks higher in several categories than beef does, including having slightly higher levels of Zinc. But it doesn’t stop there. It outdoes beef as well as a many foods typically thought of as being healthy in many things like potassium, magnesium, Vitamin A and Vitamin B-12. It may be harder to find than ordinary beef, but it’s worth seeking out. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (4.25 milligrams), 175 calories.d

16. Pork
Pork is not the healthiest meat you can choose, and is not as high a quality protein as lean beef, chicken breast, or turkey breast, but it still contains Zinc in large amounts, and lean pork still has some health benefits and can’t be written off entirely. Always choose pork that is organic, to avoid the antibiotics and other chemicals that are injected into and fed to conventionally raised pigs. Serving Size (100 grams), Zinc (6.72 milligrams), 179 calories.


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pH SCALE
The pH scale is used to determine acidity and alkalinity. The scale is from 0 to 14 with 0 to 6.9 being acidic, 7.1 to 14 being alkaline and 7 being neutral. Most diseases live in an acidic environment, so your body’s goal is to be between 7.3 and 7.4, which is slightly alkaline.
Limiting consumption of acid-forming foods and eating more of the alkaline-forming foods can protect your body from disease by decreasing leptin levels and inflammation. Since alkaline-forming foods are anti-inflammatory, it gives your body a chance to achieve normal leptin levels.
ALKALINE-FORMING FOODS
Most alkaline foods are plant-based proteins, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. These are avocado, alfalfa grass, barley grass, cucumber, wheat grass, broccoli, oregano, garlic, ginger, cabbage, celery, red beet, almonds, navy beans, watermelon, tomato, figs and ripe bananas. (See the Healing Foods Diet).
ACID-FORMING FOODS
Acid-forming foods include refined sugar, hydrogenated oil, dairy, grain and animal fat. Foods to limit are beer, coffee, liquor, sweetened fruit juice, conventional beef, pork veal, canned tuna, canned sardines, artificial sweeteners, oats, cold cuts, milk, pasta, rice and bread.
For more on anti-inflammatory foods and recipes, check out my Real Food Diet Cookbook.

The best food in chromium 
  • Broccoli — 1 cup cooked: 22 mic. 88 %
  • Grapes – 1 cup 8 mic. 32%
  • Potatoes — 1 cup: 12 percent %
  • Garlic — 1 teaspoon: 12 %
  • Basil — 1 tabls. 8 percent %
  • Oranges — 1 cup: 8 %
  • Turkey — 3 oz: 8 %
  • Apples — 1 medium: 4 %
  • Bananas  1 medium: 4 %


Health Benefits of Chromium

1. Control Blood Sugar and Prevent Diabetes

Chromium can help enhance the role of insulin, the critical hormone that controls blood sugar and helps bring glucose into cells where it’s used for bodily energy. Chromium also supports a healthy metabolism and storage of nutrients throughout the body, since it can help you better absorb and distribute nutrients from carbohydrates, fats and proteins found in the foods you eat.
Brewer’s yeast (also called nutritional yeast), for example, is a high source of chromium and has been found to help support metabolism of sugar (in the form of glucose) within the blood, which is beneficial for preventing glucose-intolerance, insulin-resistance and diabetes formation. (3)

However, it’s important to note that studies show mixed results when it comes to chromium’s effectiveness in preventing diabetes

2. Helps Reduce High Cholesterol

Chromium is needed for normal metabolism of fats, including cholesterol

3. May Help Prevent Weight Gain and Overeating

Chromium (in the form chromium picolinate or CrPic) has been associated with a reduction in the risk for obesity, less weight gain and may positively affect food intake. 
intake, reduced hunger levels, fewer fat cravings and a slight decrease in body weight. (7)

4. Helps Brain Health

Recent studies highlight the role of healthy insulin response in maintaining brain health and cognitive function into old age. Because chromium is capable of improving glucose levels and insulin response, it may act as a beneficial modulator of brain function and is associated with a reduction of age-related alterations of the brain.
Specifically, chromium is linked to healthier hypothalamic functions. The hypothalamus is extremely important, a central part of the autonomic nervous system that helps controls body temperature, thirst, hunger, sleep and emotional activity. (8) Research suggests that chromium can help keep the hypothalamus in a more youthful state, better regulate appetite in elderly adults and prevent negative effects on brain neurons caused by aging.
Many other parts of the brain may also benefit from higher chromium levels, including the the pineal gland and thymus, which are also impacted by insulin control.

5. Skin Health and Prevent Acne

Rapid changes in blood sugar levels are associated with acne and other skin reactions, so because chromium helps to balance blood sugar levels it is linked with improvements in skin health. Foods rich in chromium (such as broccoli) also usually contain other phyotnutrients and antioxidants that can improve skin’s appearance and help fight acne or common signs of aging.

6. Supports a Healthy Metabolism and Energy Levels

Getting adequate amounts of trace minerals like chromium, calcium and magnesium are especially important for people who are active, since these micronutrients are needed to ensure the capacity to boost energy (calorie) expenditure, muscle and work performance.
Especially when someone restricts her body weight by eating less food and exercising, she needs to make sure to include plenty of chromium-rich foods in her diet in order to keep her metabolism running strong. Eating chromium-containing foods is important to make up for the loss of chromium being excreted through extra urine and sweat due to the recovery period following exercise. (9)

7. Helps Maintain Eye Health

What is chromium useful for when it comes to protecting your eye sight? Chromium can help protect from age-related eye disorders like glaucoma. Glaucoma is related to diabetes and caused by a buildup of fluid in the eye, adding harmful pressure to the eye’s delicate optic nerve, retina and lens, which can eventually lead to blindness. Chromium can lower the risk for diabetes and related eye disorders because of its beneficial role in controlling blood glucose.

8. Protect Bones From Fractures and Osteoporosis

Chromium is known to slow the loss of calcium, so it might be beneficial for preventing bone loss and bone-related disorders that are especially common in older women. Therefore, it’s also a natural remedy for osteoporosis.

Best Food Sources of Chromium

There isn’t a reliable database of chromium content within common foods that’s been authorized by the USDA or another credible authority. Another factor that makes it difficult to know what the best food sources are of chromium is that chromium content varies widely within a particular food depending on where it was grown, since soil quality has a lot to do with chromium’s presence.
Other natural factors that affect how much chromium is present in foods are the time of year the food was grown, the exact plant species, the ripeness of the food and how long it’s been sitting since being harvested — and possibly contamination from the environment. Chromium can also increase in concentration when it leaks into a food during cooking from stainless steel or nickel pots and pans.




An Electrolyte Imbalance

  •  When dehydration occurs or potassium and magnesium levels fall abruptly, muscle weakness and spasms are usually some of  the first signs. 
  • Very low potassium levels (hypokalemia) can also cause cramps and constipation. Low calcium levels (hypocalcemia) also causes muscle spasms, cramps, abdominal muscle pain and convulsions.
  • Digestive Issues
  •  The muscles within your digestive tract need to contract properly in order to help you go to the bathroom. So either high or low levels of electrolytes can result in diarrhea, constipation, cramping or hemorrhoids
  • Nausea is also sometimes caused by very low sodium levels (called hyponatremia). This same condition can be followed by headaches, disorientation and respiratory problems when it’s left unresolved.
  • Bone Pains
  • Very high calcium levels (called hypercalcemia) can result in bone fractures, painful kidney stones, vomiting and constipation. The same condition can also make you feel tired and weak, with trouble concentrating.
  • Confusion, Dizziness and Irritability
  •  When your sodium levels rise too drastically (called hypernatremia), you can become dizzy and weak.
  • Muscle Spasms

How to Solve an Electrolyte Imbalance

 A poor diet that’s high in processed foods containing lots of sodium, but low in other electrolytes like magnesium or potassium. In many cases, a minor electrolyte imbalance can be corrected by simply making diet, cooking more fresh foods at home.
Plenty of vegetables and fruits that provide potassium and magnesium. The best include leafy greenscruciferous veggies like broccoli or cabbage, starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes or squash, bananas, and avocados

A diet that’s rich in magnesium or potassium likely can be enough to solve problems like low potassium levels that can lead to blood pressure problems or magnesium deficiency that can contribute to anxiety, restlessness and muscle cramps.
To prevent dehydration and restore electrolytes, focus on these foods 
  1. Avocado
  2. Orange
  3. Cucumber
  4. Bell peppers
  5. Carrots
  6. Celery
  7. Watermelon
  8. Kiwi
  9. Kefir
  10. Pineapple
  11. Coconut water
Another thing to consider is whether you’re consuming enough calcium. With or without eating dairy products, it’s possible to get calcium from leafy greens, other veggies, beans and legumes. To obtain enough calcium naturally without needing supplements, consider adding high-quality and ideally raw dairy like organic probiotic yogurt,  and raw milk provide high levels of electrolytes in addition to other important nutrients.

2. Monitor Your Sodium Intake
Sodium is an electrolyte that plays a significant part in the body’s ability to retain or release water, so if your diet is very high in sodium, more water is excreted by the kidneys, and this can cause complications with balancing other electrolytes.

Here’s how sodium works within the body: Essentially, water follows salt, which means if you increase sodium too much, water retention also occurs. 

At the same time, the opposite is also true: A loss in sodium results in a loss in water, potentially causing dehydration and extreme thirst. Hypernatremia (the name of the condition that develops when either too much water is lost or too much sodium is obtained) is more common among older adults, people with diabetes and those who eat heavily processed diets. 

People can also lose a high level of sodium through diarrhea, taking certain diuretics or laxatives, and exercising to extreme levels and overtraining without staying hydrated — all of which cause problems of their own.

Monitoring how much sodium you consume helps keep symptoms at bay, including bloating, dehydration, weakness, irritability and muscle twitching. 

Drinking water and eating mostly whole foods (not the kinds that come in packages!) also ensures you obtain enough other important electrolytes.
Top 10 potassium-rich foods - Dr. Axe


Top 10 Magnesium Foods Infographic Chart