FOODS AND WHAT THEY DO FOR YOUR BODY

Do you know the benefits of the foods you eat?

FOODBENEFITS
Applesprotect your heart, prevent constipation, block diarrhea, and improve lung capacity, cushion joints
Apricotscombat cancer, control blood pressure, save your eyesight, shield against Alzheimer’s, slow aging process
Artichokeshelp aid digestion, lower cholesterol, protect your heart, stabilize blood sugar, guard against liver disease
Avocadobattles diabetes, lowers cholesterol, helps stop strokes, control blood pressure, smooths skin
Bananasprotect your heart, quiet a cough, strengthen bones, control blood pressure, block diarrhea
Beansprevent constipation, help hemorrhoids, lower cholesterol, combat cancer, and stabilize blood sugar
Beetscontrol blood pressure, combat cancer, strengthen bones, protect your heart, help weight loss
Blueberriescombat cancer, protect your heart, stabilize blood sugar, boost memory, prevent constipation
Broccolistrengthens bones, saves eyesight, combats cancer, protects your heart, controls blood pressure
Cabbagecombats cancer, prevents constipation, promotes weight loss, protects your heart, and helps hemorrhoids
Cantaloupesaves eyesight, controls blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, combats cancer, and supports immune system
Carrotssave eyesight, protect your heart, prevent constipation, combat cancer, promote weight loss
Cauliflowerprotects against prostate cancer, combats breast cancer, strengthens bones, banishes bruises, guards against heart disease
Cherriesprotect your heart, combat cancer, end insomnia, slow aging process, shield against Alzheimer’s
Chestnutspromote weight loss, protect your heart, lower cholesterol, combat cancer, control blood pressure
Chili peppershelp with digestion, soothe sore throat, clean sinuses, combat cancer, boost the immune system
Figspromote weight loss, help to stop strokes, lower cholesterol, combat cancer, control blood pressure
Fishprotects your heart, boosts memory, combats cancer, boosts immune system
Flaxhelps digestion, battles diabetes, protects your heart, improves mental health, boosts immune system
Garliclowers cholesterol, controls blood pressure, combats cancer, kills bacteria, fights fungus
Grapefruitprotects against heart attacks, promotes weight loss, helps stop strokes, combats prostate cancer, lowers cholesterol
Grapessave eyesight, conquer kidney stones, combat cancer, enhance blood flow, protect your heart
Green teacombats cancer, protects your heart, helps to stop strokes, promotes weight loss, kills bacteria
Honeyheals wounds, helps digestion, guards against ulcers, increases energy, fights allergies
Lemonscombat cancer, protect your heart, control blood pressure, smooth skin, stops scurvy
LimesSame as lemons
Mangoescombat cancer, boost memory, regulate thyroid, help with digestion, shield against Alzheimer’s
Mushroomscontrol blood pressure, lower cholesterol, kill bacteria, combat cancer, strengthen bones
Oatslower cholesterol, combat cancer, battle diabetes, prevent constipation, smooth skin
Olive oilprotects your heart, promotes weight loss, combats cancer, battles diabetes, smooths skin
Onionreduces risk of heart attack, combats cancer, kills bacteria, lowers cholesterol, fights fungus
Orangessupport immune system, combat cancer, protect your heart, strengthens respiration
Peachesprevent constipation, combat cancer, help to stop strokes, help digestion, help hemorrhoids
Peanutspromote against heart disease, promote weight loss, combat prostate cancer, lower cholesterol
Pineapplestrengthens bones, relieves colds, helps digestion, dissolves warts, blocks diarrhea
Prunesslow aging process, prevent constipation, boost memory, lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease
Riceprotects your heart, battles diabetes, conquers kidney stones, combats cancer, helps to stop strokes
Strawberriescombat cancer, protect your heart, boost memory, calm stress
Sweet potatoessave eyesight, lift mood, combat cancer, strengthen bones
Tomatoesprotect prostate, combat cancer, lower cholesterol, protect your heart
Walnutslower cholesterol, combat cancer, boost memory, lift mood, protect against heart disease
Waterpromotes weight loss, combats cancer, conquers kidney stones, smooths skin
Watermelonprotects prostate, promotes weight loss, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, controls blood pressure
Wheat Germcombats colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, improves digestion.
Wheat Brancombats colon cancer, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, helps to stop strokes, improves digestion
Yogurt*guards against ulcers, strengthens bones, lowers cholesterol, supports immune system, improves digestion

*Lemon yogurt is the only one that is a natural antibiotic with no side effects.

Did you learn anything new?  Let me know in the comments!

If you need help with nutrition or would like to do a detox, visit http://www.TheRealCherie.com

HOW DO I STAY LOOKING SO YOUNG?

I get asked a lot about how do I stay looking so young? What products do I use on my skin? Youth is from the inside out! A lot of you don’t know I am a certified nutritionist. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.

Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly. The goal is to keep it natural from the inside out.

Food or medicine

Only a small percentage of Americans (any groupings by age, sex or skin color) actually consume the recommended minimum of five daily servings of fruit and vegetables to maintain health. The National Cancer Institute now suggests nine servings of fresh plant foods per day to reduce health risks, a goal which is not likely to be achieved by a significant percentage of the population, let alone among minority groups in society.

Americans with low intake of folic acid (green leafy vegetables) have higher homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an undesirable protein in the blood circulation, which is linked with cardiovascular disease and brain dementia. It is amazing when they estimate the impact of poor nutrition upon Blacks. It is encouraging to realize that nutritional strategies could be employed to eradicate or reduce common health risks in family of Americans at very little cost.

There is a connection to skin color, nutrition and disease, which is exemplified by role of vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” among blacks. Dark melanin skin pigment slows the natural production of vitamin D in the skin upon exposure to the sun. Blacks may require as much as ten times more sun exposure to produce the same vitamin D as Caucasians. Shortages of vitamin D are causally linked to high blood pressure, stroke, cancer (colon, breast, prostate, ovarian, lymphoma), Crohn’s disease, immune problems and osteoporosis, health problems that are common in the black community.

There are claims that “A low intake of dairy food nutrients, such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, may contribute to the high risk of hypertension seen in African Americans.” Milk is a very poor source of magnesium and potassium. Blacks notoriously exhibit intolerance to milk products. In one study abnormal lactose tolerance was found among 81% of Blacks and only 12% of Whites. This explains our avoidances of dairy.

It is obvious Blacks are genetically different (not inferior) and due to their melanin skin pigmentation exhibit special health and nutritional needs that are not being adequately addressed by the medical community nor the food industry.

Here at KIAN SPA, we understand nutrition is not one size fits all. We go the extra mile to make ensure our clients are receiving individualized consultations so they can meet their personal nutrition goals.

To reach out for a nutrition consultation you can book though 

www.TherealCherie.com

Or www.Kian4lifespa.com 

ARE YOU READY FOR MOTHERHOOD, BUT NOT SURE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PREPARE?

If you didn’t know, I am a certified nutritionist. 

Nutrition should be the most important thing to you during your pregnancy. We literally produce cells from the foods we eat, so why not reach out and get counsel from a nutritionist? 

Our 3-month prenatal plan.

During these 3 months, we will guide you step by step with instruction on what needs to be done to prepare your body to carry a healthy, happy baby.

Postnatal Plan

Just because you are a Mom now doesn’t mean you have to have a Mom body! Let’s get those tummies flat and the muscles back! (Yes, you can breastfeed on this plan.)

Low Breast Milk Supply?

Learn how to eat if your Mommy supply is low. Did you know by breast feeding you are also setting a tone for your child’s nutritional future? What you eat changes the taste and smell of your milk and exposes your child to different flavors. (Those carrots, spinach and fruit you’re eating today will have your child reaching for them in the future.)

*Women with chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, or lupus will need to have them carefully managed. For women with diabetes, the odds of having a healthy pregnancy and baby increase if they are able to get their blood sugar under control before they become pregnant. A pre-conception checkup should include a test for diabetes if a physician suspects you may be at risk. Women who are being treated for depression or anxiety, or who’ve struggled with mood disorders in the past, also should get special care. Allowing yourself to follow a strict nutritional plan can be a major asset.

If you are interested in a consultation check out my website www.Therealcherie.com or inbox me! It’s never too soon or too late to get started. 

91%!

After looking things up, I found out 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. That’s like almost all women! Absolutely, devastating for me to read. It completely explains why so many women resort to dieting, plastic surgery, or food disorders to achieve their ideal body shape.

Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media. This is where the issues often stem from. 58% of college-aged girls feel pressured to be a certain weight.

This is where I am thankful to be me, I have been 20 pounds heavier or 20 pounds thinner and my weight fluctuates 10 pounds here or there depending on if I am working or not. If I’ve been to Puerto Rico, Houston or New York or not. (Those are my favorite places to eat.) But weight has never been a huge focus for me. Even though my weight has been the focus and topic of people’s conversations about me, I have a healthy relationship with food and it’s all about balance. At the end of the day, I love me whether my boobs are a Double D or a C, they are a part of me.

It’s more than a self-esteem thing, I really think it’s an acceptance and appreciation of self thing too.

We need some major educational overhauls as early as elementary school when it comes to nutrition. Nutrition is taught all wrong and more than half of genetic diseases that run in families are there because we have the same eating habits that run in families.

Mothers, let’s teach our children about healthy food and balance. Let’s break generational curses and traditions and an overabundance of artery clogging foods. If you need reeducation yourself, I am here and ready to provide you with some nutritional consultations.

http://www.therealcherie.com

FOOD OR MEDICINE

Only a small percentage of Americans (any groupings by age, sex or skin color) actually consume the recommended minimum of five daily servings of fruit and vegetables to maintain health. The National Cancer Institute now suggests nine servings of fresh plant foods per day to reduce health risks, a goal which is not likely to be achieved by a significant percentage of the population, let alone among minority groups in society. Blacks with low intake of folic acid (green leafy vegetables) have higher homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is an undesirable protein in the blood circulation, which is linked with cardiovascular disease and brain dementia.

It is amazing when they estimate the impact of poor nutrition upon Blacks. It is encouraging to realize that nutritional strategies could be employed to eradicate or reduce common health risks in Black American families at very little cost.

There is a connection to skin color, nutrition and disease as exemplified by the role of vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” among Blacks. Dark melanin skin pigment slows the natural production of vitamin D upon exposure to the sun. Blacks may require as much as ten times more sun exposure to produce the same vitamin D as Caucasians. Shortages of vitamin D are causally linked to high blood pressure, stroke, cancer (colon, breast, prostate, ovarian, lymphoma), Crohn’s disease, immune problems and osteoporosis, all health problems that are common in the black community.

Hypertension, stroke, colon cancer and obesity, and claims that “a low intake of dairy food nutrients”, such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, may contribute to the high risk of hypertension seen in African Americans. Milk is a very poor source of magnesium and potassium. Blacks notoriously exhibit intolerance to milk products. In one study, abnormal lactose tolerance was found among 81% of Blacks and only 12% of Whites. This explains our avoidance of dairy.

It is obvious Blacks are genetically different (not inferior) and due to their melanin skin pigmentation exhibit special health and nutritional needs that are not being adequately addressed by the medical community nor the food industry.

FAST FOOD FOR MY KID IS A NO NO

Let’s touch on the topic of fast food. This used to be a treat, now for many it has become a way of life. How did we get so lazy that we would rather go through a drive thru than cook our kids a real meal? I have yet to patron a fast food restaurant that serves a side of broccoli with the kid’s meal. Children need to eat a well-balanced meal since they are growing. It is our job as parents to make sure we keep them as healthy as we can. Do you know food also works with the immune system? If your child gets a cold every time they go outside, maybe you need to change their diet.

When our kids eat refined sugars, such as cookies, sweets, white bread and pop, the food is broken down into glucose. Due to the lack of fiber in these food items, they enter the bloodstream in the form of sugar at a rush speed. Research shows that only 7% of children consume the recommended three to five servings of vegetables and two or more servings of fruit daily. Unfortunately, due to poor nutrition and inactivity, the rate of childhood illnesses such as allergies, obesity, attention-deficit disorder and ear infections are rising dramatically.