Nutrition Benefit

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 My husband Lynton and I have changed our diet since April 24, 2017. What a difference it makes in our health! He wished he had the knowledge about nutrition and how it affects our health in the early years.

Lynton was diagnosed with prediabetes several years ago. A nutritionist was assigned to him for discussion, along with attending some nutrition classes. He then just mentally avoided eating too much sugar. He didn’t have a specific nutritional plan, except eating less carbohydrate and sugary food.

I have no concern about my diet. I am a quasi-vegetarian, in that, I am not an official vegetarian but crave for vegetables naturally. I can do without eating meat and not missing it a bit. When I do eat meat, I could eat two or three ounces.

During the last lab test, Lynton’s blood sugar level got bumped up to the low level of diabetes. Both of his parents are diabetics, so this lab test raised his concern. He diligently watched YouTube videos on nutrition every night for many weeks and then decided to change his diet.

Ever since April 24, we have freshly squeezed orange juice from our tree, rather than processed juice, plus tomatoes and eggs for breakfast. We have the vegetables and mixed berries smoothie for lunch and dinner, and add salmon for dinner several times a week.

Prior to changing our diet, whenever Lynton watched TV in the evening, he would be snacking off and on all night. After we changed our diet, he has no craving for snacks or sweet. This is a great revelation to him. He monitors his blood sugar level with the home test kit. So far, his blood sugar level has been below 110 and is as low as 97. He feels more energetic.

We now have two happy campers in our house!

M&L

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67 thoughts on “Nutrition Benefit

  1. Yummy! I think it gets easier when your gut bacteria changes after a few weeks without sugar…eating in front of the TV is a massive problem for most people too! Nice to have an orange tree! Best wishes from Wales, UK

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    • Oh hi, nice to hear all the way from Wales, UK. We only went to London and Somerset. Yes, my husband is getting used to the green drink and not craving sugar. But once in awhile, he had a homemade pizza with lots of cheese, his blood sugar spikes. He has to stay out of too much cheese also! Thank you for your comment.

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  2. That’s wonderful that you’ve been able to see such great improvement in your health in such a short period of time! No matter what kind of drugs or vitamins that scientist create, they are no substitute for God’s creations of fruit, vegetables and nuts. I read an article entitled “Ways to Improve Your Health” some years ago. Here’s a link – https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201506/improve-your-health/

    Over the years eating right has been a struggle, but now I’m vegan and can’t ever see myself eating fatty unhealthy foods again.

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    • Yes, I can see good results in my husband. As my daughter said, fatty food, and cab food burn fast, so people want more. But veggies burns slowly, my husband is not snacking during tv time anymore. He lost weight, gains more energy. Thanks for the link!

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  3. That’s wonderful Miriam! It’s amazing the difference good food can make to our wellbeing. I liken it to taking in God’s light and filling myself with positive vibrations. By the way, if you are quasi vegetarian, it’s so easy to take the next step to becoming vegetarian or even vegan. I’m having great fun discovering recipes online for healthy, fresh, (unprocessed) vegan meals. Good luck to you and your husband. What lovely photograph of you two. Anita.

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    • Thank you, Anita! My husband was vegetarian the first 10 years of his life. Now my daughter and son-in-law have been vegetarians for 10 years. I get great cooking when I visit them. They like cooking and always try new recipe to make eating fun! Thank you fro your comment. Blessings to you. Miriam

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  4. I used to e a sugaraholic!!!! We hired a nutritionist for my daughter and had to throw out all sugar from the house. It took a few months but now I have no craving for sugar at all. We make smoothies and have scrambled eggs too! Not my daughter because she is vegan but I eat eggs and love them. Happy to see your new blog 🙂

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