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Fit Life with Stephen Cabral
by Stephen Cabral, Fitness Professional

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A few years back George W singled out 3 of our "enemies" as the "Axis of Evil." Basically, he felt these were the biggest threats to the US and the world.

Well, today I want to share with you what I consider 3 of your biggest enemies right here on our own soil.

This new axis of evil is literally killing people (slowly) through deceptive tactics and under the radar brainwashing.

The good news is that you have the power to immediately subdue these enemies by just changing how you view certain foods and by making alternate choices.

So, here is the new axis of evil that we must rise up against:

Axis of Evil Member #1: Oxidized Oil

Think about this... Every time you cook your food in any oil other than real butter or coconut oil you are oxidizing the oil, which when consumed allows a massive flow of free radicals to scavenger around your body creating chaotic cellular damage. This is one BIG reason why you begin to look older and feel worn out.

My suggestion is to save those monounsaturated (and poly) fats that are liquid at room temperature like olive oil or flax oil and instead use them after the meal has been served as a dressing not to cook with.

Believe it or not, most meals do NOT need oil for cooking. A little water suffices for lightly cooking vegetables and for other foods I suggest ghee, real butter, or coconut oil since these fats will not oxidize during the course of normal cooking.

And, if you use fake butter or margarine IMMEDIATELY throw it out when you get home (synthetic foods = poor health)!

Axis of Evil Member #2: Fake Hydration

Did you know that anything that isn't pure H20 must first be filtered by your body in order to be used to truly hydrate your over 60 trillion cells?

True story, and that's why it's so important that you aim for about half your body weight in ounces of water each day. About 70% of our muscles is water and 83-90% of our blood is water, so needless to say, coffee, tea, energy drinks, colored sports drinks, etc., aren't going to give your body what it needs.

Of course, if you really listen, your body is telling you when it is dehydrated all day long by giving you hints, like feeling tired, hungry, brain fog, or just plain out of it.

This is beside the fact that most non-H20 beverages come along with other additives like food coloring (paint), sugar, artificial sweeteners, dairy, or caffeine.

Axis of Evil Member #3: "White Death"

Sugar will kill you. Not today or tomorrow, ...    Continue

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