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Nutrient Absorption: 7 steps to improve our nutrition

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Before beginning a journey of expanding awareness through micronutrients (vitamins and minerals – click here to read about micronutrients) it is important to understand how the process of food digestion and absorption, transport and use of nutrients works.

  1. Chewing: Foods should be chewed thoroughly with the teeth to moisten them with the saliva produced and facilitate their passage through the esophagus (avoid consuming liquids when eating solids and vice versa).
  2. Digestion: When the salivated foods arrive to the stomach they mix with the gastric juices breaking down the components so they can be absorbed.
  3. Absorption: then they reach the small intestine where they mix with bile, pancreatic juice and intestinal juices to finish digestion and initiate absorption (avoid the use of laxatives as they may reduce the absorption of some minerals).
  4. Transport: When absorbed in the walls of the small intestine, the nutrients are transported by the blood to the cells that need them.
  5. Usage: lipids turn into triglycerides. They can be transformed into the liver and deposited in adipose tissue as a reserve of energy. Carbohydrates are transported as glucose to generate energy. And the amino acids of the proteins go into the general circulation to synthesize structural proteins and enzymes.

As we see, nutrition is an integration of various mechanical and chemical processes. It is important that we give our body what it takes to maintain its chemical balance by avoiding overeating. For some people the consumption of gluten can compromise the process of nutrient absorption, so it is important to moderate their consumption. We can follow these 7 steps to improve nutrient absorption:

  1. Avoid overeating in any type of food.
  2. Consume liquid and solids separately.
  3. Prefer the consumption of animal proteins with vegetables or cereals and grains with vegetables. Avoid including animal protein, cereals and grains in the same meal.
  4. Avoid foods that manifest any adverse reaction in the body.
  5. Give preference to natural foods (fruits, vegetables, cereals).
  6. Mineralize the water by adding a little baking soda, sea salt and lemon.
  7. Consume nuts and seeds (germinated if possible).

The human body is an extraordinary machine. Each cell has its function and at the same time is part of the whole. Let’s create new habits to better treat our cells and keep our bodies healthy.

Love,
Ángel

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More Energy and More Nutrients: 3 seeds rich in omega and more

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We already know the importance of proteins in our diet, due to cell regeneration (click here to read full text), and carbohydrates, essential for generating energy (click here to read full text) in the body.

Now we integrate the action of the necessary fats. Fats are the important macronutrient to form the cellular structure. In the book Human nutrition in the developing world(available in English atFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO website), Professor, Michael C. Latham says that  that fats, lipids, give energy to the body, if you increase the consumption of foods rich in healthy fats you can reduce the consumption of carbohydrates, because each gram is equal to 9 calories, which in carbohydrates represents 5 calories less per gram. Fat serves as a vehicle that helps the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, being necessary for good nutrition.

The body needs a balanced consumption between the different types of omega acids 3, 6 and 9. So we must make intelligent changes like avoiding the use of oils, margarines or butter to cook (or use olive oil that supports a higher temperature ), Consume olive oil at room temperature and increase the consumption of dry drupes. Let’s see some dry drupres to include in our diets:

  1. Walnuts
  2. Macadamia nuts
  3. Flaxseed

With a smart consumption of fats we will give our body a developmental environment and energy with a greater amount of nutrients.

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Extra Energy: 7 carbohydrates for a perfect health

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We’ve already read about the importance of the proteins on our diet, for they’re responsible for the cell regeneration (click here to read full article), what makes its intake to be essential.

Let’s learn a little more about carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are other important macronutrient for the body. In the book Human nutrition in the developing world (available in English at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO website), Professor, Michael C. Latham says that carbohydrates are compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They are burned during metabolism to produce energy, liberating carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). The carbohydrates in the human diet are mainly in the form of starches and various sugars. Carbohydrates can be divided into three groups:

  • monosaccharides, e.g. glucose, fructose, galactose;
  • disaccharides, e.g. sucrose (table sugar), lactose, maltose;
  • polysaccharides, e.g. starch, glycogen (animal starch), cellulose.

Carbohydrates represent energy for the body. A smart way of consuming carbohydrates would be by identifying which of them are richer in micronutrients and better taken by people’s body according to the blood type diet. Let’s see a list of 7 foods, that raise our bodies’ energy and nutrition levels, below:

  1. Brown Rice
  2. Walnuts
  3. Grapes
  4. Macadamia nuts
  5. Pineapple
  6. Pear
  7. Flaxseed

Simple foods can really improve our cells function and, consequently, our bodies’. Let’s invest on our nutrition for keeping our perfect health.

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Ángel

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Celebrating Life

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Why do we expect to get sick to know more about habits to construct our cells? Why waiting for a special date to express what we feel or give our best to ourselves and the world? Why expressing something we don’t feel to someone if we can express what we really feel?

Let’s imagine that, instead of focusing on other people’s life to judge, compare or blame them, we are focused on constructing and being the most integral, respectful, coherent and transparent version of ouselves, WE ALWAYS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE LIFE AND TRANSFORM FROM THE ROOT WHAT MOTIVATES OURSELVES TO DECIDE ABOUT OUR OWN LIFE.

Today is my birthday, that, for me, is celebration of life, feeling grateful for everything because of the fact of having constructed the current version of myself, understanding that knowledge is infinite and that, integrated to my life, allows me to experience the fact of being alive as an even stronger connection to my own self and everything around me. My present for all of us today, is sharing a little of my experience about how to celebrate life in every single moment:  

  1. Breathing: We need to oxygenate our cells all the time, the most appropriate way to do this is by doing deep diaphragmatic breathing (the lower part of the abdomen is contracted, the mouth closed, the air enters and the upper part of the abdomen expands first, then the chest. Every time we remember, we breathe and try to keep it all day long, so we remain calm and increase the response time to situations, because we think more clearly.

  2. Nutrition: It is essential to have a good nutrition in all respects, to nurture our sense of unity, our mind with knowledge about our talents and our personal development, our expression with more constructive words and gestures, and our integrity as social individuals..

  3. Physical Activity: We can do physical activity all day long by being aware of our movements, our muscles and our posture. Maintaining a straight posture (shoulders back, chest open, abdomen and lumbar contracted, hip aligned to the spine) to walk and sit, strengthens and allows us to be more aware about our body.

Exercising our presence in every moment, we celebrate life 24/7, I sing, dance, listen, embrace, speak, walk, create, and pay attention to my body, my emotions, my mind and my heart, because, this way, I celebrate its existence and tune in with everything around me (click here to know and buy the book 7 Levels for Personal Empowerment).

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Ángel

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Cell Regeneration: 6 foods to increase protein daily intake

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We are all different and it is important that we learn to understand our body signals to feed it in a more efficient way. Following the 4 steps to expand nutritional consciousness (click here to read the full article) we are able to get in touch with the reaction food causes and integrate that into our diet. Remember that is necessary to detach from some limiting beliefs (click here to read the article about beliefs) about certain foods, as we read in the last articles, in order to transform , efectively, feeding into nutrition (click here to read about cell regeneration and micronutrients).

Let’s define feeding and nutrition to see the difference. Feeding consists on comsuming substances to keep our vital functions, is the way we give energy to our bodies. Feeding occurs, mainly, based on the awareness of macronutrients, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids (fat). Nutrition consists on providing substances necessary  for our preservation and growth, here we perceive the body as an organism in constanc evolution and regeneration that needs  macro and micronutrients, vitamins and minerals, to keep the balance and, consequently, create a perfect health state.

In the book Human nutrition in the developing world (available in English atFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO website), Professor, Michael C. Latham, talk about proteins as follows. Proteins contain carbon, hydrogen, oxigen, nitrogen and, often, sulphur. They are particularly important as nitrogenous substances, and are necessary for growth and repair of the body. Proteins are the main structural constituents of the cells, and they make up the greater portion of the substance of the muscles and organs (apart from water).

Proteins are necessary:

  • for growth and development of the body;
  • for body maintenance and the repair and replacement of worn out or damaged tissues;
  • to produce metabolic and digestive enzymes;
  • as an essential constituent of certain hormones, such as thyroxine and insulin.

Although proteins can yield energy, their main importance is rather as an essential constituent of all cells. All cells may need replacement from time to time, and their replacement requires protein.

Any protein eaten in excess of the amount needed for growth, cell and fluid replacement and various other metabolic functions is used to provide energy, which the body obtains by changing the protein into carbohydrate. If the carbohydrate and fat in the diet do not provide adequate energy, then protein is used to provide energy; as a result less protein is available for growth, cell replacement and other metabolic needs. This point is especially important for children, who need extra protein for growth. If they get too little food for their energy requirements, then the protein will be diverted for daily energy needs and will not be used for growth.

Now that we know the importance of the proteins for our body it is necessary to ask ourselves some questions to discover if we are having an appropriate daily intake of proteins:

  1. What foods do we consume every day?
  2. Do we know if they contain proteins?
  3. What is the amount of protein we consume daily?

If in our diet are missing sources of protein we can integrate these foods into our diet:

  1. Almonds (21 grams of protein per 100 grams) – ALL BLOOD TYPES EXCEPT AB
  2. Nogal Walnuts (15 grams of protein per 100 grams) – ALL BLOOD TYPES
  3. Macadamia nuts (8 grams of protein per 100 grams) – ALL BLOOD TYPES
  4. Peanut (26 grams of protein per 100 grams) – BLOOD TYPES A and AB
  5. Linseed/Flaxseed (14 grams of protein per 100 grams) – ALL BLOOD TYPES
  6. Boiled Eggs (13 grams of protein per 100 grams) – ALL BLOOD TYPES

Remember that the cleaner our intestines are the better nutrients absorption will occur, so it is important to keep a healthy diet with enough water and fiber (click here to read the article about nutrient absorption).

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Ángel

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4 steps to expand nutritional consciousness

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All our lives we have been used to eat in an “inherited” way set by our family or culture. In some cases we know the reason, which may or may not be real and useful for ourselves

The view I bring today is checking how our feeding is in this moment so we can understand it and transform it into nutrition.

When we become aware that food contains macronutrients (carbohidrates, proteins and lipids) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), we start to see the relevance of knowing what we eat.

Our bodies need vitamins, minerals and water so they can work properly. That’s the main goal of nutrition, giving what the body needs through food, that is the most efficient way of increasing the availability of macro and micronutrients to each of our cells (click here to read the text about nutrients and cell regeneration).

It’s necessary to know the reason why we follow certain diet, and by diet I mean feeding (or nutritional) habits  we have, because, only then, we identify the necessity of transforming habits that can bring about balance and high energy to our bodies (click here to read the text about more energy through carbohydrates)..

The next steps connect us to our own consciousness. Remember that each food reacts differently in each body, that’s why it’s important to learn how to get our own body signals. As we know ourselves better we get better results through nutrition. Let’s follow this:

  1. Consuming more natural than processed food. Natural food contains more micronutrients, and these, in turn, are better absorbed by the body.
  2. Consuming food without mixing to determine if what we’re eating is good for our bodies.
  3. Consuming the most part of the food before noon, eat a little and, at least, 3 hours before bed time.
  4. Consuming liquids and solids, at least, 1 hour apart.

I invite you to do the test, send this post to any one who could be interested and share your own results to motivate other people through your own example.

I’ve been following these steps to keep my body healthier, it makes me feel like I have more energy, and my sleep quality and the speed of my digestion process have improved. If you’ve already done this, What have you felt by changing this habits? (click here to read the article about energy and nutrients through healthy fats)

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Ángel

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Sublimation of Our Experience 3: Creativity

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By subliming our mental reality (click here for reading the full article about sublimation of our mental reality),  we open up a door to connect ourselves to our creative energy, since when we flow along with our lives, we get to trust more on ourselves and on our capacities. Today, the main subject is the sublimation of our creative energy.

When we nourish an empowering reality, that reconnects ourselves with our trust within on ourselves and on our lives, we start integrating inner and outer information we receive in a more authentic way for expressing it, by questioning ourselves more about what comes to us, because we realize that we all are different and, at the same time, make all part of the collective reality that exists.

Now that we own a more constructive mental reality, and based on what is most appropriate for ourselves from our own experience, we are able to integrate some steps to increase our personal connection and let our creativity to flow, in every area of our lives.

  1. Hydration: Are we conscious about our bodies’ quality of hydration? Example: the water we consume must have essential minerals to hydrate ourselves, so we can mineralize the water we intake with marine salt and a little baking soda, and solarize it, for me the result has been great, my body works better and ask for less liquids during the day. Let’s make researches and try them with our own bodies.

  2. Nutrition: Do we eat to feed or nourishing ourselves? (Click here for reading full article about expanding our nutritional consciousness). Example: when we eat thinking just about balancing carbohydrates and proteins, we are ignoring minerals and vitamins, that are essential for the proper functionality of our bodies. I have stopped eating meat and dairy because I have realized that my intestine absorbs finctional nutrients better and I need to eat less to feel more energized and healthy.

  3. Breathing: Do we know the quality of our breathing? Example: our breathing gets shorter and we only use a part of our lung capacity to oxygenate our bodies. I have been integrated a deep diafragmatic breathing during the day and I have felt more connected and at peace.

  4. Cell regeneration: Do we sleep enough and give our bodies what they really need? Example: our bodies need certain time for regenerating and regulating themselves during sleep time, that is why it is so important to know how long we need to sleep in order to wake up energized. As I improve my nutrition, I realize that my body needs less time when I eat only what is necessary (click here for reading full article about cell regeneration).

By giving attention to our energetic levels, in an integrated way, we allow our creativity to easily flow at any present time.

The reflection for today is: Do we really investigate about the processes that allow us to expand our personal consciousness? 

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Ángel

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