Step 29: Reduce sugar.
Sugar contains: NO protein; NO vitamins; NO minerals; NO omega-3. Nothing but empty calories. And studies show that sugar contributes to inflammation, and worse yet, high blood sugar levels increase inflammation AND pain! Because of the way the body makes energy, there is actually no need for any sugar. You can get ALL the sugar you need from vegetables and small amounts of fruit.
Step 30: Add dates and stevia for sweetening. Stevia is a natural plant based sweetener that provides sweet flavor with no calories or cholesterol and studies have shown it can lower blood pressure. Dates can also be used in cooking or smoothies to sweeten, with the added bonus of being nutritious. They are a bit high in calories, but the fiber in them helps to move waste smoothly through your colon and helps prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol absorption by binding with substances containing cancer-causing chemicals. The iron content, a component of hemoglobin in red blood cells, determines the balance of oxygen in the blood. Potassium, an electrolyte, helps control your heart rate and blood pressure. A-vitamins contained in dates, such as the carotenes lutein and zeaxanthin, absorb into the retina to maintain optimal light-filtering functions and protect against macular degeneration. Also vitamins A and K; and copper, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin.
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