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List of Mucusless (Mucus-Free) Foods

The word “mucusless,” or mucus-free, refers to foods that are not pus or mucus-forming inside the human body. Such foods digest without leaving behind a thick, viscous, slimy substance called mucus in the gastrointestinal tract. These foods include all kinds of fat-free, and starchless, fruits and vegetables. The term was coined in the early 1900s by dietitian and healer Prof. Arnold Ehret in his book the Mucusless Diet Healing System. The Mucusless Diet consists of all kinds of raw and cooked fruits, starchless vegetables, and cooked or raw, mostly green-leaf vegetables. The Mucusless Diet as a Healing System is a combination of individually advised long and short-term fasts, menus that progressively change to non-mucus-forming raw foods, and other therepies such as sun-bathing, exercise, colon irrigation, etc. Ehret observes that the accumulation of uneliminated waste materials by eating pus, mucus, and acid-forming foods, is the foundation of human illness.

The following list is certainly not exhaustive, but these are some of the most common mucusless (mucus-free) foods. Eating more of these foods in the right combinations is an important part of transitioning toward a mucus-free diet.

ACID-BINDING, NON-MUCUS-FORMING, OR MUCUSLESS

(MUCUS-FREE) FOODS

GREEN LEAF VEGETABLES (MUCUSLESS)

  • Arugula
  • Bok Choi
  • Cabbage
  • Collard
  • Dandelion Leaf
  • Kale
  • Leafy Herbs (Basil, Parsley, Cilantro, Rosemary, Thyme, etc.)
  • Lettuce (Green, Red, Romaine, Boston Bibb, Iceberg)
  • Mustard
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnip
  • Watercress

RAW VEGETABLES/ROOT, STEM, FRUIT (ALL OR RELATIVELY STARCHLESS/MUCUSLESS)

  • Asparagus
  • Black Radish, with skin
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Dandelion
  • Dill
  • Endives
  • Green Onions
  • Horse Radish, with skin
  • Leeks
  • Onions (mildly acidic but okay on the transition diet)
  • Peppers (Green, Red, Yellow, or Orange)
  • Red Beets
  • Red Cabbage
  • Rhubarb
  • Sea Vegetables
  • Sprouts (Alfalfa, Brassica, Green-Leaf, Radish)
  • Sugar Beets
  • Tomatoes
  • Young Radish
  • Zucchini

BAKED VEGETABLES ROOT, STEM, FRUIT (ALL OR RELATIVELY STARCHLESS/MUCUSLESS)

  • Acorn Squash (Baked)
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli (Baked or Steamed)
  • Brussels Sprouts (Steamed)
  • Butternut Squash (Baked)
  • Carrots (Steamed)
  • Cauliflower (Steamed or Baked)
  • Green Peas (Steamed)
  • Peppers (Green, Red, Yellow, or Orange)
  • Peppers (Green, Red, Yellow, or Orange)
  • Pumpkins (Baked or Steamed)
  • Spaghetti Squash (Baked)
  • Sweet Potato (Baked)
  • Zucchini (Steamed or Baked)

RIPE FRUITS (MUCUSLESS)

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Banana
  • Black Cherries
  • Blackberries
  • Blood Orange
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Honeybell Tangelos
  • Honeydew
  • Lemons
  • Mandarin
  • Mangos
  • Nectarine
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Sour Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Cherries
  • Sweet Cherries
  • Tangerines
  • Tangerines
  • Watermelon

DRIED OR BAKED FRUITS (MUCUSLESS)

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Currants
  • Currants, (Dried)
  • Dates
  • Dates, (Dried)
  • Figs
  • Figs (Dried)
  • Grapes/raisins
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums/prunes
  • Strawberries

100% FRUIT JELLIES, SYRUPS, AND HONEY

  • Agave Nectar
  • Fruit Jellies (no sugar added)
  • Maple Syrup (100%, no preservatives)
  • Molasses (no preservatives)
  • Honey (bee)

The Transition Diet

It is very important that people learn how to transition from the most harmful mucus-forming foods to the ones that leave behind the least amount of waste. Many people mistakenly believe that Ehret’s work is inherently, or only, raw-foodism or fruitarianism. Yet Ehret emphasizes moving away from all mucus-forming foods above all else. Although the highest levels of the Mucusless Diet are raw mucus-free foods, Ehret advocates using cooked mucusless foods, and even some mildly mucus-forming items, when necessary during the Transition Diet. To learn more about this transitional process, check out Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System: Annotated, Revised, and Edited by Prof. Spira.

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The Ken Patera Workout

For those who are new to weight training/lifting and have no idea who Ken Patera is here’s a little background for you.

Patera is a former Olympic Weightlifter and USA powerlifter. He won several medals at the Pan American Games (including gold), and finished second in the 1971 World Weightlifting Championships. He was the first American to clean and jerk 500 (503 1/2) lbs, which he achieved at the 1972 Senior Nationals in Detroit. He is also the only American to clean and press 500 lbs, and he was arguably the last American to excel at weightlifting on an international level.

Patera also competed in the first World’s Strongest Man contest in 1977, finishing third behind Bruce Wilhelm and Bob Young.

Patera went on to have a long career on professional wrestling. Here is a typical Patera workout. Patera would switch up his routines constantly, as well as sets and reps. Use your own judgement based on your comfort level.

The Ken Patera Workout

Snatch

Clean and Press

Bench Press

Squats

Notes: Lift 2-3 times per week using whatever set and rep scheme your comfortable with except for squats. Perform one set of each squat exercise and one set only. Get plenty of rest, eat good food and drink lots of water. Remember to lift heavy and with max intensity.

Understand that to be successful in any weight training program – hard work is a must! Half-hearted effort does nothing for you. If you’re new to weight training or grossly out of shape, consult a physician first. End of disclaimer.

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3 Keys to Building Body Mass Very Quickly – What You Need to Know to Build Body Mass Today

The average guy will always benefit from adding extra lean body mass to his frame… To be honest everyone will benefit by adding lean body mass to their frame. The problem is, building body mass can be difficult if you do know the correct steps. You could spend years training and only make minimal gains, because you’re not going about it in the right way. In the following paragraphs I will show you the right way. You will learn the key steps to building body mass fast.

Step 1. Strength train with heavy weight

The first key to building body mass is strength training. In order to gain muscle, you have to lift weights. But there is a right and a wrong way to go about this. The wrong way would be following the routines you find in bodybuilding magazines. Those guys having been training for years and most use anabolic steroids. Those workouts won’t work for you.

The right way is to find a plan that aims to help the average guy put on muscle. This plan should consist of compound lifts and should train the whole body. If you follow this you’ll be building body mass in no time.

Step 2. Eat a lot of healthy food.

The second key to building body mass is eating enough calories. The wrong way to go about this is using your goal of build muscle as an excuse to eat everything in sight. Eating junk food will not help you reach your goals…unless that goal is to be obese.

The right way is to eat a whole lot of food, but make sure your eating clean and healthy food. For example, egg whites, chicken, tuna, fish, steak and lots of leafy green vegetables. Some good ones are spinach, collard greens and arugula. Also makes sure you drinking tons of water.

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Culinary Arts and Nutrition

Imagine yourself in a room full of tempting food, jellies, chocolates, pastries, cakes, pizzas and much more mouth watering dishes. Slurp… I know by now you are too tempted to get to the market and buy yourself a nice, juicy burger, coke and an ice cream tub or are ready to order a pizza, rather than reading.

Just for a moment think of the chefs who stay in the kitchen all day long that is loaded with scrumptious cuisines giving out such enticing and alluring aromas. It must be really tough for them to resist the delicacies they prepare for their customers. One the other hand, if they start tasting every dish they prepare it will be extremely tough for them to sustain good health.

It is said, ‘People judge a book by its cover’, and the same applies to a cook too. A healthy and fit chef ascertains us that he is health conscious and knows all about good and rich cooking. This might not prove true in all cases; some guys do not have such luck. There are many professional chefs are surrounded by buttery carbohydrates, rich sauces, creamy puddings and fine succulent meat but are thin like a Cornish wafer.

The roly-poly chefs that we were accustomed to once, are replaced by much more disciplined, controlled and healthy chefs. There was a time when a thin chef was not trusted but today the scenario has totally changed. The more lean and fit a chef is the more energetic he will be. A chef should be prepared to bounce around the kitchen in order to do everything just right.

Being a chef, it is important to taste every dish and every dessert prepared to ensure it is delicious. In doing so the fats keep on settling on the stomach, in turn making you fat. To avoid this, it is better to take small mouthfuls in intervals. Small meals ensure better metabolism. Some chefs believe in drip free food and indulge in raw fresh fruits, raw vegetables and much water. They also avoid any sort of meal in between lunch and dinner. Lastly, a good 20 minutes walk each day. In case you do feel hungry at night, eat a bowl of cereal.

A chef is however known for his skills in cooking and preparing meal yet his physical appearance and nutritional habits also play an important role. Not only does it attract more customers for him but is also important for his own good.

Nutrition is also an important aspect of cooking delicious foods. And chefs are not an exception to this rule. While pursuing their education in the culinary arts, one of the subjects that these aspiring chefs study is Nutrition. Here, they learn about the amount of nutritive elements present in each ingredient – and how to analyze and determine which foods have how much nutritive value.

No doubt, this knowledge goes a long way in helping these chefs create delicacies that are not only tasty but also healthy for their customers.

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Healthy Living – Four Tips to Help Make the Most of Your New Year Health Resolutions

With the arrival of the New Year, you may be feeling extra motivated to set some goals to go after. You have some ideas in mind on what you hope to achieve with your workout program and nutrition plan and now just need to put those into action.

Setting goals at any time of the year is always a wise idea as it gives you a clearer picture of what to do to go forward. Unfortunately, many people do not realize success with their goals only because they are not planning them properly. What can you do to set up goals that will leave you experiencing maximum success?

Let’s look at four smart tips to make the most of your resolution…

1. Be Specific. As often as you can, be specific. What exactly is it you want to accomplish with your training program or nutrition plan? If you are vague, it leaves room for questioning. You want to know exactly how close you are coming to realizing success. There should be no doubt in your mind how far you have to go to see the success you desire.

2. Get Support. Next, make sure you have support. Anyone who goes after goals with the backing of others sees far greater success and adherence than those who do not. Enlist your friends to be support buddies and also recruit all the “experts” you may need to help you stay on track. Include personal trainers, nutritionists, and anyone else you may require.

3. Assess Your Previous Goals. One important “must-do” for success is to evaluate your previous targets. How come you failed at your last attempt – if you did – to reach this goal? Identify the reason and make sure you have a plan to overcome it this time around.

If you do not take this step, chances are high you will repeat the same over again. It is imperative you are learning from the mistakes you have made.

4. Keep A Progress Journal. Finally, be sure to maintain a progress journal. A progress journal helps you identify how far you have come and exactly how your day-to-day progress is looking. It is also an excellent way to stay motivated.

Put photos and images in this journal if you want, or only write down exactly what you have done in the gym to get the results you are seeking.

There you have the top tips to help you achieve your New Year resolutions. Put these tips into action, and you will be well on your way to seeing maximum results.

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The Best Tricep Muscle Exercise Routine For Big Triceps

Tricep are a good addition to the big guns of biceps in the front of the arms.

There are three parts to the tricep; the lateral, medial, and long heads. In order to fully develop the tricep, it is crucial that you work each of these three parts. One tricep exercise will not be enough to work all three parts of the tricep.

The best routine for big triceps is immediately after you work out your chest since most chest exercises also target the triceps. It is a good warm up for your tricep muscles. Work the triceps two times a week with at least 48 hours between workouts. Follow this exercise routine for the biggest tricep growth.

1st Tricep Workout Day:

Standing Dumbbell Extension: Sets 3, Reps 8-10

To do this exercise you need a dumbbell at your preferred weight. Stand with the weight over your head, gripped by both hands with the arms extended. Lower the weight behind your head as you bend your elbows and bring it back up.

Lying Tricep Extension: Sets 3, Reps 10

To do this exercise you should lie down on a bench holding the barbell with both hands less than shoulder width apart and your arms fully extended over your head. Then move the weight back slightly and lower it down to the top of your head. It is important that you keep your elbows in during the whole movement.

Tricep Dips: Sets 3, Reps 8-10

This exercise is done on the parallel bars. You should place yourself between the bars with the bars at the sides of your shoulders. Grip each bar with your palms facing each other. Push yourself up until your arms are almost completely extended but not locked out. Bend your knees and cross your feet. Bring your body weight down slowly as you bend your elbows.

2nd Tricep Workout Day:

Close Grip Bench Press: 3 sets, Reps 8-10

This is like a traditional bench press except the hands should be closer together on the bar. Perform it like a regular bench press.

Tricep Push downs: 3 sets, Reps 10

This workout is down with a cable pulley with a bar at the end. Place both hands on each side of the bar with your palms facing away from the body. Pull the bar down and straighten your arms all the way.

Tricep Push Ups: Sets 1, Reps 20

This move is close to the traditional push up. The only difference is the placement of the hands. Instead of having them shoulder width apart, bring them in closer until the thumbs are almost touching. Come down until your nose is close to the floor.

This workout should be done for the first 4-6 weeks. After that, change it up with some different moves or heavier weights. Remember that the body gets used to a routine. To keep the muscles in shock and still growing you have to give it something new to do.

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Diet Instructions How to Lose Weight

There are many diets available for you to use but some of the most effective diets are the diets rich in the fiber, protein, very low carb and low fat. But there are many thing you can do to lose the weight besides this.

For years many doctors have been telling us to eat small portions of the meal to lose weight. This is so true for many reasons. One is that our body can diagest the meal a lot faster and easier if we eat small portions of meal. This is the instruction that really helps us lose weight.

The reason this is the best way is because with eating small portions of the meal, you are speeding up your metabolism.With fast metabolism we burn a lot more calories so we are not gaining more weight.

Exercise is another great way to speed up the metabolism. As mentioned before, this is also the reason Doctors have been telling us to exercise. Besides this with exercise we build muscle and muscle needs more calories to maintain than the fat.

One of the biggest mistakes most people make is to starve in order to lose weight. This is a big mistake. You should never starve as hunger slows down the metabolism. Small meals are the key, and you need to eat them more frequently.

So in terms of the diet instructions to lose weight, you just need to eat healthy food such as fruits and vegetables. I know, I know…I lot easier said than done…But that is why there are diets created with the instruction on what food to eat to lose the weight. Many diets make you starve, while others say to eat high protein foods and exercise. The protein makes you feel full longer, and you don’t lose your energy while you are on the diet.

Diets that can help speed up the metabolism are great and such a diet is calorie shifting diet program.

Calorie shifting diet program is 11 day diet. Where you eat a lot of protein, fiber rich foods and a lot of fruits and vegetables. These foods help increase your metabolism rate and with that you lose weight. Any diet instruction how to lose weight that says otherwise, is a not true because if your metabolism is stuck in the low calorie burning mode, you will gain the weight back sooner or later. The biggest benefit of faster metabolism and the way to lose the weight, is that you have a lesser chance of gaining the weight back.

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Get In Shape With A Ghetto Workout – You Don’t Need A Gym Or Fancy Equipment

A popular excuse that is used many times by people looking to get in shape is that they don’t have time or the right equipment to get fit. This is common to hear but if you look at places like the inner cities you will find that a ghetto workout is more than enough to get the body you deserve.

What Is The Ghetto Workout

Several years ago an underground film was made title, “The 24 Hour Ghetto Workout.” In this movie there are several men in urban neighborhoods working out by simply using their environment and their surroundings as a gym. These men lacked equipment but they showed that with using some creativity and objects at their disposal they could turn their neighborhood in to their personal gym.

Although there has been a myth that in order to get in shape you need high-end equipment or a gimmick in an infomercial the truth is that all you really need is your body. Maybe you have been led to believe that bodyweight workouts won’t get you looking fit and lean but the truth is that you will get many benefits by using your body.

Cardio And Strength Training Rolled In To One

Bodyweight workouts like those done in the ghetto workout are beneficial, as they not only help you gain muscle but can help you burn fat. Performing bodyweight exercises require effort and as such will boost your cardiovascular abilities much greater than if you were doing weight training. Sure, you will not have the benefit of doing bench presses but having a top physique takes more than just doing bench presses.

A Sample Ghetto Workout

  • 15 Push Ups
  • 10 Pull Ups or do as many as possible
  • 10 Chin Ups or do as many as possible (excellent for back and biceps)
  • 10 Bodyweight Jump Squats
  • 10 Lunges each leg
  • 10 Hand Stand Push Ups
  • 10 Hanging Leg Raises or Lying Leg Raises or as many as possible

Perform the circuit without stopping and repeat for a total of 3 to 4 times 2 or 3 times a week on non-consecutive days. In the movie guys substitute pull up bars with stop lights or fences. These bars can be used to do pull ups, chin ups and hanging leg raises.

The workout outlined above is very simple but is a good way to get started if you have no equipment or don’t have a gym membership. By performing this circuit of exercises non-stop you will elevate your heart rate and get a cardio benefit as well.

If you want to add some cardio to this workout you can simply run sprints instead of jogging. For a cardio routine to add 3 times a week you can do the following.

  • Walk or Jog For 2 minutes
  • Sprint at a fast pace for 1 minute
  • Walk or jog for 2 minutes
  • Sprint at a fast pace for 1 minute
  • Walk or jog for 2 minutes
  • Sprint at a fast pace for 1 minute
  • Walk or jog for 2 minutes
  • Sprint at a fast pace for 1 minute
  • Walk or jog for 2 minutes
  • Sprint at a fast pace for 1 minute

This type of cardio workout will boost your HGH levels that are key in burning fat and building lean muscle.

As you can see, getting a great body is only a matter of getting creative as they do in the ghetto workout. Soon enough you will look good without having to join a gym or buying fancy equipment.

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