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Is Your Diet Full Of Deadly Toxins?

June 07 2018

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog

Toxins Food

One of the biggest factors to maintaining good health is ensuring you eat the right foods. While this is important, if you want to attain the best health, you must also consider toxins in your diet. 

Even with our best intentions in trying to eat well, if you are consuming toxins, you’ll be compromising your overall wellness. And it’s almost certain you are consuming more toxins than you think! Most of us blindly have no idea where these deadly bad guys are hiding and as a result end up ingesting more toxins than we imagine. 

Ok, so the subject isn’t the most pleasant to discuss, however, this critically important information will make you a more informed consumer at the grocery store and help you reduce your exposure, living a healthier life as a result!

What Kind Of Toxins Exist?

There are a variety of toxins that affect the general food supply. 

Pesticides

These are perhaps one of the most worrisome offenders and are chemicals that get sprayed on produce products such as vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds. They also propagate up the food chain, as animals used for meat products routinely eat pesticide covered grains. There are a variety of different agricultural chemicals now used in order to maximize food production and profits.These chemicals are being used at alarmingly increasing amounts globally.

The most controversial and most heavily used is a chemical called glyphosate (commonly found in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer) and used extensively in modern farming of crops. Over 1.6 billion kilograms of it have been applied to crops since 1974 in the USA alone! That’s an insane amount to say the least!

But that’s just the tip of the toxic iceberg…

Since the introduction of genetically modified “Roundup Ready” crops in 1996, these newly engineered crops have been designed to be glyphosate-tolerant; consequently leading to a 15 times increase in the total amount of glyphosate used! Ouch! Two-thirds of which were sprayed in the last 10 years, with the USA applying almost double per hectare of land verses the rest of the world.

Interestingly, 56% of global glyphosate use is being applied to to genetically modified crops.

Recent studies conducted by the University of California San Francisco found that 93% of people tested positive of glyphosate (~3 PPB in the USA, and 1 PPB level in Europe per person per day). Surprisingly, the effects of consuming these levels of exposure in humans have never been independently and conclusively studied by regulators or industry.

The safety studies on glyphosate and Roundup seem to have contradicting results with some of the most recent studies siting possible adverse health effects with more conclusive truly independent testing needed.

Regardless of the final future outcome of this chemical (and others), it’s safe to say you probably don’t want a known pesticide in your body, and your body was not designed to have it in it. So avoidance is just common sense prevention for optimal health.

Bacterial Infection From Food

There are a number of types of food borne health issues caused by bacteria that can be toxic if consumed. Bacterial food borne illness is the most common type of toxin that affects our wellbeing.

Over 90% of bacterial food poisoning comes from the following types of bacteria: bacillus cereus, campylobacter jejuni, clostridium perfringens, clostridium botulinum, enteropathogenic escherichia coli (e. coli), listeria,  salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, vibrio parahaemolyticus, and yersinia enterocolitica.

Some of these can be deadly and/or have a severe effect on our wellbeing and have to be taken seriously.  In the USA alone, 24 to 81 million people are affected each year!

Being aware that they exist and taking preventative measures is a must. Most can be prevented by following the guideline set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) including these four steps:
1) Clean: Wash your hands and cooking/preparation surfaces often.
2) Separate: Do not cross-contaminate.
3) Cook: Unsure food is cooked to proper temperature.
4) Chill: Promptly refrigerate your food.

Bacterial contamination can also occur during the food production or transportation process. To protect yourself from this possibility it’s wise to keep up to date on food safety bulletins.

In Canada, visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency – Food Recall Warning page, where you can also sign up for food recall e-mail notifications to keep your family safe from high risk recalls you may not otherwise know about. 

In the USA, visit the U.S. Food & Drug – Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alert page. There is also an option to receive email notifications. Note that these alerts are for any type of safety issues including bacteria issues.

Heavy Metals

These are also common toxins that affect human health, including lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium and arsenic. 

While no amount of lead is considered “safe”, research by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) found lead in 14% of food samples and 20% of baby food samples overall and even up to 40% of some types of baby foods! Recently studies by the EDF found that over 1 million children consume more lead than the FDA’s recommended limit.

Interestingly, a recent independent study also found that out 127 chocolate products tested, 96 contained either lead or cadmium above safe threshold levels! 

Mercury is another extremely toxic substance, with even small amounts of exposure being classified to possibly ‘“cause serious health problems” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Exposure mainly comes from seafood, including various types of fish, rice and high-fructose corn syrup.

Larger fish typically have more mercury, with the highest levels found in tilefish, king mackerel, shark, swordfish, marlin, orange roughy, ahi and bigeye tuna. Other high fish sources include Spanish and gulf mackerel, albacore and yellowfin tuna, sea bass, bluefish and grouper. For more information on mercury levels in various types of fish, you may find this article helpful. 

Aluminum has long been suspected of being linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, though studies have been inconclusive, with some showing no link, while other very recent studies showing a clear association.

Making up 8.2% of the earth’s surface, aluminum is found in abundance in nature; though it is likely not good to ingest too much of it. Common food sources with higher quantities include food additives, baking powder, processed cheeses, pickles (that contain “alum”), self rising flour, baby formula, coffee creamers, salt, processed foods and drugs such as antacids. 

Cadmium is a highly toxic metal that is a known health hazard. The biggest source of cadmium in foods include organ meats such as liver and kidney. Surprisingly, cadmium is also found in cereal grains, leafy greens and root vegetables, which absorb it from the fertilizers applied to the soil they grow in. However, research seems to indicate that iron from these generally healthy food choices seem to counteract the absorption of cadmium in our body, and avoiding these healthful foods may do more harm them good.

Arsenic is another highly toxic heavy metal, found in contaminated sources in our food suppl. These included drinking water, crops irrigated with the contaminated water, or foods prepared with the contaminated water source. Globally, it’s the most significant drinking water contaminant. Researchers found the following foods contained the highest levels:

▶ Brussels sprouts (due to their sulfur content which attracts arsenic from contaminated soil)
▶ Rice
▶ Chicken and poultry (typically fed with feed treated with arsenic-based drugs – now thankfully starting to be banned by the FDA)
▶ Dark meat fish (such as bluefish, swordfish, tuna, mackerel, salmon and sardines)
▶ Beer and wine (with frequent drinkers having 20 to 30% more arsenic levels in their body)

Being aware and mindful of heavy metals and where they lurk can help you improve your health. At the very least, this information is worth remembering. 

Other Toxins

There are many other types of toxins that affect our food supply, and the above are some of the ones to pay attention to first.

Stay tuned to our blog for our next post on other toxins in our food to be aware of. You may be surprised what you will learn!

How To Reduce Consumption Of These Toxins

There are a number of ways you can reduce your exposure to the amount of toxins you consume.

Here are a few methods that will help:

  1. Buy Organic
  2. Avoid GMOs
  3. Avoid farmed meats and fish
  4. Follow food safety health alerts
  5. Avoid foods known to have more toxins
  6. Reduce consumption of processed foods

The most important thing you can do to reduce your exposure to toxins automatically is to simply avoid processed foods! This will in general cut exposure overall.

Making your own food is the ONLY WAY to do this effectively and know for sure what you are putting in your body. Don’t rely on someone else to do it for you – your health is in your control – prepare your own meals.

For help making tested healthy home-made meals, consider joining MealEasy today! By making our easy to prepare delicious meals at home, you’ll automatically cut your use of toxins in your diet and be on a path to better long-term health.

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Own Your Health, Control Your Destiny

April 04 2018

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog, Health & Wellness

Over the years, we as society have lost control of our health. We willfully handed over the keys to our own wellbeing to others, whether we realize it or not, we have done so and continue to do. Most of us live our entire life unknowingly programmed to think and act a certain way when it comes to decisions about our health and we are much sicker and die many years prematurely as a result.

You may be thinking this can’t be true and no one in their right mind would do so, but let’s dig deeper and see.

On the surface everything seems normal. We live our lives hardly taking a breath to consider the fact that much of what we do with regards to our health has been influenced by what someone else wants us to do.

Doctors Have Good Intentions

Traditionally, when dealing with serious health issues our first line of defense is advice we receive from our doctors. Doctors are our mechanics that help fix us when our body is not working as it ideally should. They have good intentions and are there to help us in times of need, conducting much needed medical assessments, prescribing medications, directing us for further medical assistance, etc.

However, the majority of doctors are not trained to address the underlying cause of most chronic health issues (including our most prominent issues such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.), nor do they have the required time and methods to deal with the the underlying cause.

Most have only a few short minutes to see each patient and send them on their way. As much as they’d like to, the medical system is not designed to offer the level of support needed to achieve optimal health.

In most health cases, there is MUCH more that can be done to address specific health issues (without the need for potentially dangerous medications, or invasive medical procedures, that in many cases are unnecessary). This is not to discredit doctors or their advice in any way; they do what they’ve been trained to, but that’s not necessarily the best outcome for you as a patient.

Industry Influence

Each day we are bombarded with advertisements everywhere we look, including TV, web sites, emails, traditional mail, newspapers, magazines, billboards, radio ads, etc. Subconsciously we are progressively being influenced on what to buy, what to food to eat, what fast food restaurant to go to, what medicine to take, what pharmaceuticals and medical procedures we should ask our doctor about, etc. We are subconsciously being programmed to act and think a certain way, and much of what this leads to directly or indirectly influences our overall health.

Behind the scenes, industry giants influence our law makers by lobbying and pressuring specific decisions. This includes influencing what foods you will eat. Food sectors such as the sugar, artificial sweeteners, GMO (investing $101 million in 2015 alone to stop labeling of GMO foods) and processed food giants can and do pressure governments and health/food administrations on guidelines distributed to the public on safe food consumption; regardless of if it is truly safe to consume. In the end, the consumer pays the price with poorer health as a result of following guidelines that aren’t designed for truly optimal health.

What You Do Matters Most

Most of us likely already know that our own health is our own responsibility, but the majority of us aren’t really doing much at all about it. This is plainly evident in the obesity epidemic that is now totally out of control and related diseases that shorten our lifespans unnecessarily.

This is a wake up call to all of us that something is terribly wrong and something needs to be done!

The solution is that we each need to start taking our own health seriously and stop relying on others to do it for us. We are not victims of what others tell us to do and can determine our own destiny by the actions (or inactions) we take each minute of each day.

Yes, the medical industry has a time and place in the equation for good health, but what we do on our own is the most important part!

Yes, media and industry will continue to influence us as to what to buy.

But the key thing to remember is:
We have a choice in how we react!

The Underlying Cause

The most prominent health issues are a result of our lifestyle.

Please read that last sentence again and let it sink in.

It’s what we do or don’t do each day that for the most part determine our destiny, and this is particularly true when it comes to our health. What you eat throughout the day is perhaps the single biggest influence on your health.

Want to take control of your future? Then start by making better decisions each day. It’s that simple.

Avoiding processed foods is perhaps the single biggest thing you can do to change the future of your health (and that of your family and future generations as a result).

The Right Track To Optimal Health

Having read this article, the majority of us won’t change how we do things. The status quo is too ingrained in our lives and it’s purposefully easy for us to keep doing what we’ve always done, failing victim to influence that in the end severely harms our health. We as a society have essentially stopped thinking for ourselves.

But it doesn’t have to continue to be this way…

We can take back control of our own health and change our future. Here’s how.

When dealing with anything that relates to our health:

  • Start thinking for ourselves
  • Question what you are told
  • ALWAYS do your own research
  • Start using food as your medicine
  • Have a plan and stick to it each day

These points are increasingly important as medical errors are the #3 cause of death in the USA!

It’s also now known that the most common chronic diseases are metabolic issues that can be addressed with lifestyle. Recent studies are now showing that these diseases are not primarily genetic and that what we do on a routine basis has a bigger impact then once thought.

For an easy way to get on a track to a healthier lifestyle, consider joining MealEasy today. It’s the reason we created it – to help you improve your health by helping you fix the underlying cause of poor health. Eat better, feel better with MealEasy.

 

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Preventing Your Biggest Health Risk – Heart Disease

February 15 2018

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog

Heart StethoscopeWhile January had many of us making resolutions to kick things off with a healthy start, February has traditionally been deemed “Heart Health Month”. Regardless of how this tradition started, it’s perhaps for good reason, since the health of your heart is one of the most important factors of maintaining good health and is often ignored until it’s too late.

There are many reasons to make sure you are taking good care of your cardiovascular health. Some of the most sobering are shown in these alarming statistics.

Here Are The Facts

From the Centers For Disease Control and American Heart Association:

 

Risk Factors

ChessAccording to research identifying the primary causes of heart attacks sponsored by the World Health Organization and World Heart Federation, the primary risk factors for heart disease are (in no particular order): abnormal cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, stress, smoking, abdominal obesity, inactive lifestyle, alcohol abstinence and not consuming enough fruits and vegetables.

Take a second look at the risk factors listed above. What stands out as the common link? In one word: Diet!

Yes, abnormal cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and lack of fruits and vegetables are all linked to a poor diet as a primary cause. Therefore, the most powerful thing you can do as an individual to avoid and reduce your risk of heart disease, is to take a closer look at what you are consuming on a daily basis!

The REAL underlying cause of heart disease is the food choices that we make each day.

The Ultimate Way To Treat And Prevent

Why is diet so important? The reason is that what you put in your body is closely associated with how your cardiovascular system works. Certain foods harm it, while others help repair and improve it. Consume too much of the bad foods, and not enough of the good and your heart health will be negatively impacted. The good news is that detrimental effects can to a great extent be reversed and/or improved by making smarter food choices.

In a nut shell, you’ll want to eat more unsaturated fats, ensure you are eating nutrient rich healthy foods, include foods with fiber content, eat calcium and high quality protein rich foods. And eat less processed foods, along with reducing consumption of foods that contain trans fats, saturated fats, salt and sugar.

▶ For help getting started please see our informative article on exactly what to eat.

Amazingly, by simply changing what you eat, you can make the biggest impact on your heart health and anyone can start today without delay. You’ll avoid and/or reduce your risk of becoming one of the unfortunate and completely unnecessary statistics.  All it takes is a choice you make and then follow with each bit you take every day.

For the easiest way to help ensure your heart gets the attention it deserves, consider signing up for our Heart Healthy Meal Plan. MealEasy® was created to help anyone eat healthier without any guesswork, showing you precisely what to eat and providing a plan to ensure absolute success. The Heart Healthy plan follows recognized dietary guidelines to achieve better cardiovascular health for anyone who follows it. Try it today and you heart will love you for it!

 

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Transform Your Life With Phytonutrients

December 30 2017

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog, Health & Wellness, Nutrition

You’ve likely heard the word “phytonutrient” in the past, but there’s a good chance you don’t know what they are or why they are a vitally important component of good health and a good life. Once you learn what they are you may never look at food the same way again! Read on to find out just how powerful they are and help transform your health for the new year!

What Are Phytonutrients?

The first thing you may be wondering is what exactly are phytonutrients and why should you care about them?

Well, to explain simply, they are generally thought of as natural chemicals that food from plants are composed of. Generally these are found in foods that are fruits, vegetable, whole grains, nuts or legumes. In fact, the word “phyto” means “plant” in Greek.

These special nutrients help protect plant life from threats such as bugs, fungus and germs and consequently are also considered to be beneficial to protecting our own health; as well as prolonging our life when consumed.

There are over 25,000 types of phytonutrients, each with different properties and health benefits. Without getting too technical, they are for certain something you’ll want to ensure you eat enough of!

How To Use Them

A good rule of thumb is to look for and consume fruits and vegetables with lots of color. Foods with color are full of positive benefits that your body can use to improve and maintain good health. Each time you eat, try to be conscious of the color of the foods you put in your mouth. If most of what you eat has little or neutral colors, then there’s a good chance they are lower quality foods that lack phytonutrients.

So maybe our mothers’ were right when they kept telling us to eat our fruits and vegetables!

Example Phytonutrients

Some of the more well-known phytonutrients include:

There are so many it’s impossible to list them all, but these alone should demonstrate they should not be overlooked!

The Benefits

Phytonutrients provide so many advantages to your body that it’s impossible to list them all. Here are just a few benefits:

  • Antioxidants are known to protect us from common health issues including Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, eye health, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, along with many other conditions. In fact, many health experts believe that the aging process can be slowed by ensuring that one’s diet contains plenty of antioxidants!
  • Immune system health is thought to benefit greatly when eating foods containing phytonutrients.
  • Antibacterial/Antiviral properties are known to be present in foods high in phytonutrients.
  • Hormones within the body are thought to be positively affected as well.

Important To Note

One thing to remember when it comes to phytonutrients is that you can’t cheat your way to including them in your diet. By this it means, that no supplement, pill or other trick will provide your body with phytonutrients! The only way to properly incorporate them in your life is to consumer healthy foods made of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and legumes.

Remember This!
When you shop AND eat, look for colorful ingredients, namely fruits and vegetables; which are in turn rich in phytonutrients.

The miraculous benefits they provide is nothing short of life changing if you learn to look out for them and use them daily at each meal.

We created MealEasy® with this in mind. To help anyone eat more health enriching foods, containing more phytonutrients and life changing health benefits.

For any easy way to start including more of these types of meals in your diet, consider joining MealEasy today. We built it for you and your health… Your body will thank you for it with better health, more energy and a positive outlook.

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Obesity Now At All-Time High

October 30 2017

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog

IT’S OUTRAGEOUS! –   70.7% of adults are overweight in the USA! Additionally, obesity has now officially reached record high levels, with 39% of adults and 18.5% of youth now obese! These sobering facts are based on a study conducted in 2015-2016, and released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on October 17 2017 and also reported by CNN.

Obesity among all US adults reaches all-time high

Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence of obesity, particularly in adults, without any “signs of it slowing down,” according to the study’s lead researcher, Dr.Craig Hales, medical epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth obesity rates seem to be more stable in recent years.

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It’s obvious that we are losing the war on the obesity epidemic and the prognosis is alarmingly worse! The health and life expectancy of the entire population is decreasing as a result… we’re literally eating ourselves to death, to put it bluntly; with no end in sight.

You would think with all the talk of effort to combat this problem there would be progress being made. Unfortunately, the numbers are proving otherwise.

It’s time we stopped trying to be politically correct about the weight problem facing the nation. No, being overweight is not the “new normal”. It’s not!

The problem is THE TYPE OF FOOD WE EAT!

WE MUST STOP EATING PROCESSED FOODS AND START EATING HEALTHY WHOLE FOODS!

Don’t know how to go about it? Check out our helpful article to get started today. Getting back in the kitchen is the starting point, and having a plan is a must.

What do we mean by plan? Well, a plan is a specific guide that provides you with:

  • The type of food to eat to lose weight
  • An overview of what you are consuming over a given period of time
  • Portion control
  • The ability to control calorie levels

Obesity is more serious than we lead ourselves to believe, so no one should ignore it or think it is the “new normal” – it isn’t. It’s linked to the most serious health risks, and in those cases is usually one of the primary contributors leading to major diseases and much shorter life spans.

For an easy way to get on the right track consider joining MealEasy today. All it takes to get on the right path is that first meal. Enjoy delicious healthy dishes, designed specifically to improve health and keep weight off for life.

AM I WORTH IT?…

Is the question we should ask ourselves with that next piece of food we are about to put in our mouth!

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MealEasy Launches NEW Enhanced Mobile Meal Planning

July 19 2017

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog

We are pleased to announce the release of an enhanced mobile version of MealEasy! Now even easier to use on ANY mobile device!

It’s now even easier on your mobile device to:

  • Navigate the entire web app
  • Schedule & view meal details
  • Access your grocery list on the go
  • And prepare all the delicious and healthy meals!

Works on just about any device including the latest iPhones, Android phones, iPads/tablets, and of course also on PC or Mac.

Did you know MealEasy is NOT a recipe site?
MealEasy is an online service that helps ANYONE improve their health by showing EXACTLY what to eat and how to prepare it using healthy whole food ingredients. There’s NO guesswork involved!

All our make-at-home meals are designed with input from health professionals, following strict established guidelines from health authorities. Combined with MealEasy’s planning system, you are guaranteed to be on the right track as soon as you start.

We are hear to help you and sincerely want what is best for you, with no advertising or outside interests.

Why Consider It?
Though you may think you are eating healthy, there is a good chance you are not.

Over 70% of the American population over age 20 is now obese and the stats are getting much worse! This is linked to the top life threatening health conditions. The ROOT cause of all this is that we are now unknowingly eating primarily processed VERY unhealthy food. If we want a better future for ourselves and our children something has to be done!

That’s why we created MealEasy. To make it easy for anyone to improve their health and finally KNOW they are eating healthy.

Join today and your health and family will thank you!

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Are We Eating Real Food?

May 31 2017

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog, Health & Wellness

Most of us are obsessed with food that tastes good, but don’t realize it’s often not suited for human consumption!

The reason we choose these processed foods is for convenience, however, there is an ENORMOUS price that we pay for that in terms of our health. We are under the assumption that healthy food does not taste good, but that’s far from the truth.

During recent years our diet has devolved to be primarily made up of “ultra-processed foods” that offer little nutritional value and are linked to our most serious health issues. In fact, 57.9% of what Americans now eat is considered ultra-processed, according to a study published in the BMJ Open medical journal!

By ultra-processed, it generally refers to foods composed of additives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, emulsifiers, that emulate the qualities of real unprocessed ingredients, in order to improve qualities of the final product and/or hide undesirable qualities. In other words, it is food that is intentionally manipulated to make consumers favor it more.

This side effects are much poorer health, as exhibited by the deteriorating health of our nations.

What We Eat Is No Longer Natural Food!

On a day-to-day basis, we don’t even think about what we are eating. This is illustrated by a sobering question… Did you know that America’s unprocessed vegetable consumption is less then 1%! Yes, you read that right!

We are no longer aware of what we put in our bodies at each meal and most of it is not real food!

Our bodies were not designed to deal with “food” that isn’t real food. We evolved without anything processed in our diets, and suddenly our generation is bombarded with it. These sudden dietary changes have resulted in numerous serious health conditions all being linked to the fake food we are consuming.

The sad truth is most of us are brainwashed by society and commercial interests to continuing eating the way we do. It’s convenient and everyone is doing it. We continue eating convenience foods, fast foods, frozen meals, boxes foods, restaurant meals; none of which are natural.

What’s The Solution?

Luckily, the solution is simple. The key to solving this is getting back to what our ancestors did. Eating real foods, made from whole food ingredients, made at home from scratch (raw natural ingredients).

You may be thinking, it’s too hard, or times have changed. And if you are, then you’re on the same unfortunate path as most of us.

Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated and it starts with cutting or severely reducing your consumption of processed foods. Learn more about how to do that here.

If you want a quick and easy way to get on the right track, you’re in luck! That’s exactly why we created MealEasy®. Consider joining the thousands who already have, and start a better future as a result. One small step in the right direction is all it takes to begin.

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The Health Benefits of Wild Rice

May 17 2017

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog, Gluten Free, Health & Wellness, Nutrition

Wild Rice: A Nutritious and Tasty Alternative

It can sometimes be difficult finding ingredients that tick all the right boxes when it comes to taste, nutrition and affordability. And it is even more of a challenge if you are also having to take food intolerances or special dietary requirements into account. Yet wild rice could just be the answer to your prayers. If you’ve never cooked with it before, now could be the time to give it a try.

Contrary to what you might think, wild rice is not just a special variety of the white or brown rice with which you are familiar. In fact, it is not really a rice at all, but a type of aquatic grass. It contains no grain and no gluten, meaning it is even suitable for those with the strictest dietary constraints; essentially, wild rice is packed full of nutrients that we all need for a healthy body and immune system.

Rice That Is Not Rice

Wild rice is a term that is used to describe four distinct species of grass that are mostly native to North America. Its popularity has increased over recent years as people have got wise to its health benefits and rich, nutty flavor. The seeds are larger and more densely-packed with nutrients than conventional rice, meaning it packs a real punch from a nutritional perspective.

Ounce for ounce, it contains double the protein content of brown rice and more than ten times the selenium content – a vital mineral for the production of antioxidants that helps keep the body healthy and the immune system working properly.

Cooking With Wild Rice

Wild rice can be added to your regular diet as a substitute for white or brown rice as a healthy accompaniment to any meat, fish or vegetable dish. It is cooked in much the same way, but bear in mind that it will typically need at least 45 minutes boiling or steaming time, so schedule the rest of your dish accordingly.

It is also a great basis for a nutritious salad that is a little out of the ordinary, but is quick and easy to prepare.

The Next Great Superfood?

Healthy, nutritious and easy to prepare, yet tastes great and is suitable for those on a vegan, grain-free or gluten-free diet. It is easy to see why wild rice is gaining in popularity and being hailed as the latest superfood.

Join the revolution and try some today – you might never go back!

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Cinnamon: A Simple Ingredient Can Have Incredible Power

March 21 2017

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog, Health & Wellness, Heart Health, Nutrition

Did you know that cinnamon, a common ingredient that’s found in many of our own cupboards and used in many well know recipes, has some amazing properties!

Just a few of the things it can do for your health includes:

Recent studies also indicate it may be beneficial for those with HIV.

Wow! That’s a lot of punch in something so simple that we all take for granted in our everyday lives. The cure is really in our cupboard isn’t it!?

So the next time you look at your food, remember it’s more then just something you put in your mouth to feed hunger. The choices you make with your food can have dramatic effects on your health if used the right way.

We created MealEasy as a family with this in mind. If you would like to boost your health to new levels, please consider giving MealEasy a try. Whether you use it to make one meal or hundreds, you’ll be making a big impact on your well-being!

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Believing And Having A Plan Will Change Everything!

January 11 2017

By MealEasy in Articles, Blog, Health & Wellness, Weight loss

It’s a proven fact that 90% of traditional diets fail, so what is your chance of succeeding with a diet you may be considering for weight loss, or weight control?… 10%…. that’s all!!

Losing weight is one thing, keeping it off is another.

Planning is the key to your success; having a plan that is specific to losing weight is the ultimate solution to maintaining healthy weight for life.

BELIEVING CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING!

Believe that your decision today will make a huge difference in your life. It will be inspirational and rewarding experience bringing an incredible transformation into your personal life.

Your health; your family’s health; your family life; your self-esteem, all being affected.

So, believe!

  • Believe that it is about the food we eat. How much we eat plays a role to some degree, but what we eat is what matters the most!
  • Believe that healthy food can also taste good. Preparing your own food allows you to modify the taste to your liking, still keeping it healthy. Preparing your own food can also be so much fun and above all, it’s rewarding.
  • Believe you can do it. Frustrating!? Trying to eat the right food can be frustrating. Having a plan to guide you in making decision with what to eat every day is the key.

Planning is smart; Planning is time saving; Planning is money saving, but about all planning gives you an overview of what you eating not just one day, but over several days which is what is important in achieving the ultimate control over your food consumption.

BUT, YOU MUST BELIEVE!

How do we know?

Well, 12 years of being involved with people like you, trying to make sense of where to begin and then how to make healthy eating a way of life, gave us a true sense of where the problem is and why weight problems have now reached epidemic proportions in North America.

The MealEasy® Weight Loss Meal Plan will help you to facilitate the change you may be considering. We have developed MealEasy to help people to achieve their goals. Why a plan? Because… “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

For fast facts and helpful tips, please read on.


Sobering Facts About Being Overweight – What Can One Expect

  • Significantly Shorter Lifespan
    The top causes of death in the United States by far include heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and dementia. They are all linked to being overweight. A recent 2014 study at McGill University, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology found that being overweight shortens one’s life by almost a decade! Think about that for a moment…
  • Many Years Of Reduced Quality of Life
    Not only that, but the study also found that it deprived people of 19 YEARS of healthy living! Imagine what you could do with those extra years!
  • The Problem Getting Worse
    If that wasn’t enough, the obesity epidemic is getting worse! Efforts to slow it down are not working, because the root cause (the poor quality food choices we make) is continuing to be ignored. For the first time in roughly 20 years, a National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) study has shown a decline in life expectancy, which is believed to be in substantial part due to the growing obesity issue.

That is so scary! So, were do we go from here? Let’s look for the closest mirror we can find, look into it and say: Yes, I am worth it and I owe to myself and my family… and then do it! Do it NOW! There is no other way and the longer you wait the harder it gets. The time is now!

Were do I start?

  • Start By Eating More Fresh Whole Foods.
    The foods we often eat are not suitable for human consumption. Don’t give it to your pets either, that is, if you love them!
    1) Eliminate all processed foods from your kitchen. As many as you can to start with.
    2) Eliminate all sugary drinks, snacks, and anything else containing sugar, artificial sweeteners (including diet soda), or high fructose corn syrup.
    3) Stop eating out! You have no idea what’s in the food you eat, when you eat out.
  • Educate Yourself
    Start learning about proper nutrition. This includes buying and eating primarily whole food ingredients like fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, unprocessed meats and fish, etc. Read the labels on everything you buy. Pay attention to what you drink too (e.g. zero-calorie pure water is your best source of hydration – not manufactured drinks).
  • Cook At Home
    Only by cooking your meals at home from scratch, will you have total control of what you put in your body (MealEasy can help with that). It doesn’t have to be complicated and it doesn’t have to take lots of time… and yes it CAN taste amazing!

Responsibility Lays With Us

No government, food producer or school has responsibility for our own health – only we do, period!

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Try MealEasy – Risk Free
In 2005 as a family we started MealEasy with your health in mind, to take all the guesswork out of making better food choices. Please consider taking matters into your own hands and sign up for any of MealEasy’s six plans including the Weight Loss Meal Plan. All are designed by professionals to be healthy and get you on the right track to improving your health one meal at a time.

The benefit of having a plan is in knowing ahead of time about choices you are making. Sporadic decisions lead to guesswork and wrong food choices!

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