Fat. We see it everywhere. It’s a yellowish tissue that has somehow been transformed from a necessary component of our bodies, to something on par with “The Body Snatchers.” This seemingly benign substance has slowly embedded itself within our society and is trying to take over, one person at a time.
Sure, we all know that fat is both unattractive and unhealthy, and that obesity leads to a host of complications. Who hasn’t heard the words DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CANCER, IMPOTENCE and UGLY associate with being overweight? How many people honestly feel a bit jaded by it now? Many I’m sure, until it hits closer to home.
My objective isn’t to sound like a broken record or to scare anyone straight. Let’s be honest, we all want to feel and look our best. Sometimes it is a lot more difficult to follow through when the system is almost designed to make us fail. Between high-powered marketing, food-costs, “hidden” ingredients, scary stories on the news, and so on, we seem to always be climbing uphill to reach some Olympian height known as “wellness,” province of the rich and famous and genetically blessed.
My true purpose is to show you that this lofty ideal is far from true, and that wellness is always just within reach. Small changes, a few tweaks, and even some new foods are all it takes to start feeling AMAZING, and the best thing about making small changes is that they stick (if you want them to). If you can’t wait to take the first steps to feeling better, email me personally and I will send you “5 Easy Tips to Lose Weight and Have More Energy” completely free!
Here’s a food that fights fat, and tastes amazing:
That’s right, mushrooms. Doesn’t get more simple than that, does it?
Now the important question: Why? Well, if you look at fat inside your body, one thing becomes apparent, it is a HUGE resource drain on your body. Every pound of fat (about the size of a coffee mug) requires the growth of about 3.5 – 7 MILES of new blood vessels to keep it “fed.”
To put that into perspective, your heart pumps all of your blood through your body about once a minute! That statistic is based on an average sized, and healthy, individual. Now imagine how hard that same heart has to work if it is under exercised (physical activity), operating at reduced efficiency (blockages), and is provided under-oxygenated red cells (shallow breathing associated with high BMI and low physical activity). Taking those factors and multiplying the distance that blood has to travel (new vessels for fat/cancer) and the rate it has to pump to sufficiently supply oxygen (high blood pressure), and it’s no wonder that obesity is directly related to heart disease!
Mushrooms, aside from being a very nutritious and delicious food source, prevent angiogenesis, or the growth of new blood vessels. So adding mushrooms to your small changes will help your body battle fat cells, and even help your immune system resist the growth of cancer! Bringing mushrooms into your food routines will promote healthy eating, and a great feeling knowing that you are taking steps to love your body the same way it loves you.
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– John Garda
John Garda is a Holistic Health Coach working out of NY and Miami. He has been able to help his clients overcome their challenges, and now has a practice that focuses on helping busy individuals lower their stress, lose weight, achieve wellness, and love who they see in the mirror.
Visit John’s website at http://www.ironmountainwellness.com