Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Changes I've Made Part 2

This post is part 2 of the series I'm going to post about the changes I've made in my eating.

1.  I've changed from regular yogurt to Greek yogurt.

Benefits of Greek Yogurt:
-It's higher in protein.
-It's lower in carbohydrates.
-It's thickier and creamier.
-It's lower in sodium.

2.  I've added fish to my diet.

Benefits of salmon:
-High in protein.
-Rich in Omega 3's which reduce inflammation in the body and decreases your chance of heart disease or a having a heart attack.
-Salmon also is high in fish oil, which promotes smooth skin and reduces redness.
-Salmons oils makes you feel fuller longer.
-Salmon has been found to decrease your risk of Alzheimer's and to speed up mental processing even in younger adults.
-The oil in salmon is unsaturated, meaning it will not clog your arteries.
-Decreased risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death.
-Decreased triglyceride levels.
-Salmon is one of the foods that helps to lower blood pressure because it slows down the build up of atherosclerotic plaque.
-Salmon, like other cold water fish, fights arthiritis.
-Salmon and other fish high in omega-3 fatty acids helps to heal your nerves.
-Salmon and othe foods high in omega-3 fatty acids interrupts the progression of early symptoms of schizophrenia into full-blown schizophrenia.
-Salmon is rich in iron, which helps to remedy some forms of anemia.

Benefits of Tilapia:
-Tilapia provides a low calorie, low fat protein alternative.
-Tilapia is a source of Omega 3 fatty acids which is good for heart health.

3.  I've added 100% whey protein powder to my diet.

Benefits of whey protein powder:
-Lowers cortisol levels which reduces stress.
-Increases muscle mass.
-Increases glutathione in the body which is an antioxidant that helps with immune function.
-Whey protein is easy to digest, and can be taken by those with lactose intolerance.
-Whey protein helps in weight loss and weight maintenance because of its calcium content, lactose sugar, protein and leucine. All of these work together to regulate metabolism.
-Whey protein helps improve immune function because it contains cysteine, lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, BCAAs, and because it helps maintain glutathione in the body.
-Whey protein as a supplement is more effective than casein at improving exercise performance.

I found all of this information on the internet and I'm in no way a medical professional so please do your own research before you make any of these changes in your own diet.


  1. Thank you for all this great information! I already eat whey protein powder and fish :)

  2. Those are some great changes you've made for your life

  3. Your welcome. I like seeing the benefits that eating certain foods give me.

  4. Sounds like very logical changes-good for you!

    Polar's Mom