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Do we really need dairy in our diet?

180 nutrition is dairy healthy

By Guy Lawrence

This is not a post about whether we should be eating dairy or not, but whether we actually need dairy in our diet. Of course there’s the obvious push that it gives us strong bones and it’s a great source of calcium and protein. But can these be sourced from anywhere else to the extent our body needs?

The other question I ask myself is; are people eating dairy because it tastes nice, not because they are actually worried about their bones in the first place? When I sit in a cafe on a Saturday morning and watch people drinking their lattes, I’m pretty sure they couldn’t give a sh*t about calcium levels and bone density as they are simply enjoying their coffee.

So do we really need dairy in our diet? Let’s take a look… More

Keep it simple with the Paleo Diet

Are you following a Paleolithic diet (Paleo diet for short) and struggle to get your hands on nutritional clean food?

evolutionIf you are in agreement with us and most health conscious people, you would appreciate the need to eat more like our ancestors have for thousands of years. Whether you are following a paleo diet, Mediterranean diet or any labeled “diet” for that matter. The one thing we can agree on is that the processing of foods (amongst other things) in westernised populations over the last century is having a dramatically negative effect on overall health.

Imagine a GLUTEN FREE protein powder that contains ONLY PURE NATURAL 100% RAW INGREDIENTS , completely free of all fillers, thickeners, sugars & preservatives (this a must for anyone who suffers from celiacs disease). A protein powder that contains essential micro nutrients, antioxidants and fibre to assist metabolic rates and keep your digestive system functioning at optimum levels, a supplement that is a CONVENIENT MEAL REPLACEMENT THAT’S ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU!

Well that supplement is 180, try it today RISK FREE (110% money back guarantee). Give yourself the nutritional edge you deserve, we know you’ll feel the difference!

180 Natural Protein SupplementHow Does 180 suit those following the paleo diet?

• It’s 100% natural and raw
• It’s Gluten free
• It can be used as a convenient healthy meal replacement
• High in protein
• High in fibre
• Contains all your natural omega 3′s & 6′s
• It’s free of all processed sugars and sweeteners
• It’s free of all artificial flavourings/preservatives
• It Increases metabolism due to it’s high fibre content contributing to weightloss
All it’s nutrients are derived from raw natural ingredients
• The whey isolate protein powder is cold filtered ensuring the highest quality
• Free of any bulking agents and thickeners
• Our difference is PURE!

We also encourage you to watch this video: 5 things you should consider before buying a protein supplement.

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What’s The best way to take 180 protein?

Our favourite method is to make a smoothie, as it won’t dissolve like regular protein powders, due to the fact it’s real raw protein food at it’s finest. We recommend making a smoothie or simply shake/stir or drink! Or you can sprinkle it on salads, make muffins, as it’s a raw product it’s very diverse! View the videos here.

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The Key To Better Health

First of all, you must not think of the word “diet” as a restriction. Generally when people “diet”, they reduce the quantity of the food they eat, and this can have a very negative effect on the body. They may lose some weight, but it is not necessarily body fat they will lose, it is what makes up the rest of the body, which is known as fat free mass. Our muscle tissue, organs, water, blood and bone mass.

So our body gets compromised, and our muscle mass atrophies (breaks down). The end result is less overall weight, but the same amount of body fat and less muscle mass, and a persons health under stress.

We like to encourage a healthy life style and all the health benefits from that. 180 SuperFood is designed for those who want to make a difference to their daily diet with a grounded common sense approach. So whether you are following a paleo diet, Mediterranean diet or any other “diet”, 180 SuperFood is a great resource to eat at your convenience, and it tastes delicious too!

What else should I be eating?

In plain English, eat protein, natural fats and low glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates for each meal. It should be high fibre, organic when possible, all your garden vegetables, especially greens, certain low GI fruits (berries are good), unprocessed meats, nuts, seeds, little starch and NO SUGAR!

Food is not meant to be processed, it should be eaten at it was designed – Natural. Anything with an extra long shelf life is probably processed, be suspicious. Modern diets are ill suited for our genetic composition. Evolution has not kept pace with the advances in agriculture and food processing resulting in a plague of health problems for modern man.

If you follow these simple rules to food, and combine them with exercise, you’ll be amazed with the results. Your body will be extremely grateful.

  • Tania Flack

    Tania Flack – Naturopath, Sydney

    In a market flooded with protein powders and supplements that are filled with artificial flavourings and chemicals it is great to find a product that I can reccomend to my patients that is based on quality natural ingredients and manufactured to the highest standards. The usual Australian diet is high in refined carbohydrates which encourages an unhealthy muscle to fat ratio which ultimately contributes to many disease processes. Helping patients balance their protein to carbohydrate intake makes a big difference in their health as does the extra boost in nutrients, essentials fatty acids and natural fibre that 180 nutrition provides.

    I would recommend 180 nutrition to anyone who is interested in maintaining a balanced diet and achieving optimal health. Visit Tania’s site here.

180 is a Functional Food

Functional Food: Provides more than just nutritional value to a person’s diet and can help protect the human body from disease & improve health & well being.

Today in Australia, most people are starving themselves in an over abundance of food.

Well, What Do We Mean By That?

We eat what we want, not what we need- So we actually starve ourselves of the vital essential nutrients over time, and our body becomes at dis-ease. And the most common one of course is putting on fat.
We have a phobia against fat, and this usually leads to a high carbohydrate (high sugar) intake, which of course is depriving them of essential fats and proteins.

We don’t have enough recommended protein in our daily diet. Proteins are responsible for tissue repair and prevent muscle breakdown and aid growth.

We deprive ourselves of essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids help balance blood sugar levels, transport essential vitamins around the body, maintain body temperature and manufacture sex and adrenal hormones.

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What is the Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index (GI) is a value based around the quality of carbohydrate foods. Using a reference value (usually pure glucose), it tells us how quickly the carbohydrate from a particular food source enters the blood stream. Glucose is given a value of 100 points, as it is a pure sugar and is considered to enter the blood stream at the fastest rate. Now, glycemic index is a very powerful tool for those with diabetes and people trying to control their weight, as it helps to define the role of a powerful hormone- insulin.

A Brief Summary of Insulin

• Insulin is a powerful hormone, which regulates levels of sugar present in blood.
• It is secreted by islet cells located within the pancreas; and when released causes carbohydrates to be consumed within the body.
• Carbohydrate (glucose) is converted to glycogen and stored within liver and muscle cells.
The body can only store a limited amount of glycogen the excess is converted to triglyceride and stored as fat.
• Insulin prevents the current fat stores being used as energy.

Eating For Optimum Health

We encourage a low GI diet. So the first thing to be done is to reduce the high sugar-starch-carbohydrate intake, thereby increasing the consumption of proteins and good fats. This is why 180 is so effective. It is Low GI, high protein, gluten free,high fibre and packed full of nutrients. Protein has minimal effect on your insulin levels and fat has none at all. In fact, fat inhibits insulin levels if eaten with Carbohydrates.

The best option for those seeking low GI foods is to return to a ‘traditional’ diet, one free of processed and refined foods. And 180 is an excellent resource that helps many people.

So let’s look at the top of the range of processed carbohydrates-

• Most supermarket bread
• Pastries
• Cereals
• Biscuits
• Most Pasta (processed flour is used)
• Most Rice (stripped of nutrients)

What you have to understand is, practically all commercial wheat, rice, oat products etc have been refined. So what was once nutrient rich when grown, have now had the main properties stripped from them, which are the fats and proteins. This leaves just the concentrated carbohydrate/starch, which is simply sugar. We can begin to see how this is a problem in Australia as these simple sugars form the staple diet of the Western World.

So if you are someone who has high intake of these, then a good solution is to start replacing them with more nutrient rich (complex) carbohydrates.

Some alternatives are-

• Spelt bread.
• Traditional stone ground baked bread.
( you can make these from home too with stone ground flour. So it still has all it’s properties).
• Unprocessed oats. Eg- Groats oats. (Has husk still on them)
• Steel cut oats
• Rice alternative (Lentil & Chic Peas. Small amounts of brown rice with plenty of lentils added)
• Quinola (South American)
• All raw vegetables
• Organic Fruit

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