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To Consume Or Not To Consume

Artificial sweeteners may seem harmless, and they often are when consumed in small doses. A Diet Coke a day or a sugar free sweet a couple times a week likely won’t have any adverse effects.

 However, when you consume artificial sweeteners like aspartame or sucralose on a regular basis, you might notice everything from digestive upset to chronic headaches.

 Here are some things to know about artificial sweeteners so you know whether or not you should be cutting back.

 

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Alkaline foods? Yes please.

In the search for health, more and more people are turning their focus to dietary modification to help themselves to achieve new and positive health milestones. While the effectiveness of some diet changes can vary from person to person, it’s very clear that there are a wide variety of benefits that can be gained from adjusting your diet. One of the easier dietary adjustment that can be made, is to simply incorporate more alkaline foods into your diet. These amazing foods can improve health for a range of important systems.

What Are Alkaline Foods?

Alkaline foods are those that have a pH above 7 or can lower acidity in the body. The majority of these types of foods have an excellent impact on the body and tend to contain many of the vitamins and minerals that we rely on to fight disease and promote healing. Though the body has a somewhat narrow pH window in which it must remain to stay alive, and many things about the relationship between acid and alkaline sources are not completely understood, it is clear that many of these foods have health benefits that everyone can enjoy. The following will be a list of foods that fall into the alkaline category.

Hummus

This wonderful snack food is made from ground chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It has a number of awesome trace minerals, is high in protein, and is full of healthy fats that promote heart health. It can be flavored in a variety of ways, and comes with the added bonus that they can lower your cholesterol, and contain natural chemicals that can help fight cancer causing damage.

Papaya

Papaya Is a tropical fruit. This fruit is widely known for its ability to aid in calming the stomach and reducing the production of stomach acids. This can help to massively improve digestion. It’s full of vitamins B, and C and is heavily antioxidant, which fights free radicals that cause cancer.

Hemp Oil

This oil is very rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. This makes it great at fighting the free radicals that cause cancer. It is often associated with slowing the effects of aging of the skin, combats signs of oxidative stress, and is high in protein. It is also a high in both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids which are essential.

Avocado

Avocado is among the most popular for use as a condiment, topping, or filling. One thing few people know is that they are higher in potassium than the average banana. They are also high in fiber, and can help to lower your cholesterol. They contain massive amounts of vitamins and minerals that help to nourish the body as well.

Olive Oil

As a rich source of monosaturated fats, this wonderful oil can help prevent heart disease, and greatly reduces the risk of stroke. Olive oil is famous for its anti-inflammatory action, as well as its ability to combat free radicals and other oxidative effects. It can be used as a vegetable oil substitute because it produces less harmful chemicals when heated to higher temperatures.

Garlic

Garlic is an excellent alkaline vegetable with a multitude of useful properties. It has long related to healing, and medicine because of its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. It also contains excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, selenium, B6, and B1, but retains a very low calorie count, which makes it an excellent food additive.

Ginger

This famous root is known for its powerful odor, and antibacterial properties. It can help manage stomach issues including nausea and morning sickness. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and lowers blood sugar. If you have been doing strenuous work, it can also help to reduce muscular pains.

Lettuce

Along with its alkalinity, lettuce provides a lot of the important trace minerals. These include phosphorous, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, zinc, magnesium, and the vitamins vitamin B6, vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. Studies have also fund that lettuce contains chemicals that help to improve mood, and can help to regulate anxiety.

Carrot

A high fiber vegetable, carrot is well known for its starchy fibrous body. It is high in pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese, and has excellent antioxidant properties. Carrots make an excellent addition to any meal, and can be cooked in a variety of ways. They have long been associated with the improvement of eyesight, and studies have shown that carrots can prevent some forms of muscular degeneration that are common as humans age.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a leafy green vegetable that is packed with a wide array of vitamins, and many of the very important trace minerals. It’s a great source of dietary fiber and is a terrific addition to any salad mix. Rhubarb is also connected to weight loss because of its extremely low calorie count. Another one of its awesome attributes is that it is known for is its ability to help with constipation which can prevent other conditions of the colon from developing and becoming dangerous.

Herbal Tea

Tea has a long 2000-year-old history with medicine. Herbal teas have been known to provide nourishment due to their high vitamin content and promote healing, emotional wellbeing, as well as aid with calmness and sleeping. Teas are also very effective in helping the body to prevent bone loss due to aging. Drinking at least 2 cups of tea a day will help boost your immune system, and keep you feeling energized through the say.

Cauliflower

This interesting vegetable is highly anti-inflammatory, and provides a good amount of choline which is an important B vitamin for brain health. Studies have been known to

Show that it can help reduce the speed of brain deterioration due to old age. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants and phytonutrients which give the body a better chance at fighting free radicals. Cauliflower also helps cardiovascular health because of the agent sulforaphane which promotes proper cell formation of the veins and arteries.

Celery

Celery is a heavily fibrous plant that has its roots deep in history as an anti-high blood pressure medicine. It is highly anti-inflammatory and powerful anti-oxidant properties. Celery also contains quite a few trace minerals and vitamins. Another amazing effect of celery is its ability to stimulate liver functions. It does this by helping the liver to produce liver cleansing enzymes. It can help you to both lower your cholesterol, and to fight microbial infections in the body.

Coconut

This hard-shelled fruit is packed with a ton of benefits. Coconut has a history of improving skin by aiding elasticity, and fighting oxidative stress. It is also great for your immune system, because it has a large amount of antiparasitic and antimicrobial properties. Coconut can also help to improve digestion of food, and make it easier for the body to absorb valuable nutrients, but one of the best attributes of coconut is that it can even help regulate insulin, which can help to prevent diabetes.

Grapefruit

This larger citrus fruit can help with cholesterol levels, and greatly impacts lipid levels. Grapefruit is associated with weight loss because of its effect on fats in the body and is full of vitamins like Vitamin C. It can also help to erode build ups of calcium like the calcium found in painful kidney stones. To help prevent stones, you can try consuming at least a cup of grapefruit juice a day. It is also popular to use as a late-night snack instead of eating carb filled junk foods.

Lemon

Lemon juice is a great way to stimulate action in the liver because it contains uric acid, which breaks down a number of toxins in the body. Lemon is also effective at dissolving kidney stones and can help to improve digestion. If you were to consume at least a glass of lemon juice a day, the acids can stimulate your intestines to create a bowel movement, and the juice can help to dissolve various substances that form plaque on the intestinal walls.

Green beans

More than just a staple food for some cultures, green beans are another highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food with great health benefits. Green beans have been found to be effective at reducing risks associated with heart disease. This is believed to be due to the high number of flavonoids. Green beans are also a major source of antioxidants.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are heavily antioxidant makeup because they are very high in lycopene. Lycopene is very effective at preventing different type of dangerous oxidation that can lead to various diseases and conditions. One such effect that has been studied, is lycopene’s ability to prevent lipids from building up in the veins and arteries. These free-floating fats are a primary cause of heart disease and arterial obstructions that can cause stroke. Tomatoes also have a positive effect on bone development in post-menopausal women. Fresh tomatoes can be cut up and placed directly on food.

Cherries

Cherries are an amazing natural source of melatonin with is a hormone producing by your pineal gland. Science has discovered that eating cherries or drinking cherry juice can greatly help you to stay asleep for longer periods. Melatonin is also an antioxidant that can help to combat free radicals. Cherries are also full of powerful naturally occurring anti-inflammatory chemicals.

Radishes

Radishes are known to have a cooling effect on the body, and was used by ancient Chinese doctors to help people deal with heat during hot weather. There are also diuretic and help the body to flush toxins by passing them into urine and out of the body. They are high in vitamin C and other trace minerals.

Bananas

This yellow tree fruit is packed with great carbs and vitamins. Even though it contains a healthy dose of nutrition, it still has less than 120 calories. Eating a banana won’t spike your blood sugar, and they are absorbed quickly. They are very high in fiber, can

help you to have proper elimination, and are very filling. This absorption and high fiber will make you to feel more satisfied and full. Bananas also have a positive effect on moods and can help you to relax and be able to sleep better.

10 Habits For Emotional Health🤗

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1. Guard your self-esteem.

Learning to feel confident and comfortable with yourself is an important habit for protecting your emotional wellness and safeguarding your well-being.

2. Improve your attitude.

Your outlook is one part of your emotional health that you can cyesontrol each day. When negative things happen or you start to feel negative emotions creeping in, turn those into positive thoughts. This will help you become more resilient, too.

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3. Be realistic.

When you keep your expectations for yourself as well as other people more realistic, you are more likely to be happier, enjoy better outcomes, and learn more from your experiences. Unrealistic expectations set you up for failure and lower your self-esteem.

4. Lower your stress level.

Stress makes it difficult to manage your emotions well, and the hormones that are released when you are under stress can harm your health. Find enjoyable activities that help you cope with your stress and, where possible, eliminate sources of stress from your life.

5. Get enough quality sleep.

Sleep is crucial for your physical as well as your mental health, and when you do not get enough, your emotional well-being will suffer.

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6. Cultivate strong connections to others.

Having strong and healthy relationships can improve your emotional and physical health. Having a wide circle of friends and people you can rely on will keep you healthier and happier throughout your life.

7. Do not stew.

When bad things happen in your life, it is important to process those emotions and then move on from them. Brooding over things that have already happened affects your mood and motivation.

8. Practice self-care.

Taking care of yourself is essential for your emotional health. This includes eating a healthy diet, engaging in activities you enjoy, taking a break when you need it, checking in with yourself regularly to make sure your needs are met, and finding work and leisure activities that bring you joy and fulfillment.

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9. Honor your boundaries.

When you have strong emotional health, you know when to set boundaries that honor your wellness as well as how to keep others from disregarding those boundaries.

10. Value personal development.

Emotionally strong people understand the value of personal growth and development. They seek advice from others, search for new opportunities to learn, and focus on ways to better themselves and their lives.

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Four Decisions That Determine Your Destiny

In Dr. Seuss’ poem, “The Zode in the Road,” a young Zode comes to a fork in the road and spends quite some time trying to decide which place to go to. He thinks about the possibility that one place may be too hot and the other too cool or one too high and the other too low. After scratching his head in indecision, the Zode finally decides to play it safe and “start off for both places at once!”

And that meant the Zode got nowhere.

What decision do you need to make? I implore you do something great with your life for Jesus’ sake. Don’t be a Zode. Don’t waste your life. Don’t live in mediocrity. Don’t just exist! Make the decisions that will determine your destiny.

There are four life-changing decisions that every person has to make:

1. To commit your life to Christ and become a part of his family. If you haven’t done that, what are you waiting on? Not to decide is to decide.

2. To commit to the habits that will help you grow spiritually. Don’t be a wishy-washy, lukewarm, shallow Christian. Go head on. Be all that God wants you to be.

3. To use your talents, gifts, abilities, and experiences to serve God and others. Some of you have been sitting on the bench, and it’s time to get in the game.

4. To share Jesus Christ with others. Once you know the Good News, you’re to become a messenger so that others may hear it, too.

“If you are … unable to make up your mind and undecided in all you do, you must not think that you will receive anything from the Lord” (James 1:7-8 GNT).

The decision is yours!

Play today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick >>

Real Conversation…New Life

Dear Holy Spirit,

I love you, thank you for showing me Jesus, being my Comforter, and  being so patient and open with me. I love You, thank You for loving me.

I’m reading about You and I’m becoming so acquainted and familiar with You. I’m getting to know. We are partners, one in Christ… YES IM GETTING TO KNOW  YOU!!!! I’ve got to know You so I can totally rely on You… I want You to be able to trust me in every temptation let my heart be clean of all lust and idolatry so that satan has no ground in me like my Lord Jesus.

Wow, I’m getting to know You….wow. Thank You Lord…

“Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him. (John 14:23 AMP)”

“Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. (John 15:4-5 AMP)”

“If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. (John 15:7 AMP)”

John 14:13,14

– whatever I ask in Jesus name

Psalm 91

– Dwell, abide  in the secret place of the most high

So….Proverbs 4:23

Stand against covetousness, idolatry, lust, pride, and rebellion. And any desire or pursuit that opposes the will of God….stand, pray, and worship.

I hungered for acceptance and freedom and You have allowed me to see and receive. Now I have asked for a real courtship

And now You are wooing me to know You, I’m hungry to know You….. and by Your SPIRIT You are revealing Yourself to me…

John 16

Fear…Is…A…LIAR!

Hey friends, and Merry Christmas!!

I want to share this awesome devotional with you. This study addressed everyone of my concerns. And today was a heavy one. I am going to focus on the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord. My love is not my own. Or had been placed in me by the Father… Romans 5:5 KJV

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

Here is this healing, enlightening devotional.

Fear Is A Liar Devotional By Zach Williams

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