Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

How eating carbs can actually help you lose weight

How eating carbs can actually help you lose weight

A number of diets — Paleo, Atkins, ketogenic, and more — suggest limiting carbs to achieve optimal weight and health. But if you’re trying to shed pounds, are carbs off limits?

The oil in brown rice reduces LDL cholesterol levels

The oil in brown rice reduces LDL cholesterol levels


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Avocado - SuperFood - 10 Health Benefits

Avocado

source: HealingMB

Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food Infographic

Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food Infographic


source: ahealthblog.com

The Cancer-Soy Connection Is Getting Less Confusing

There is perhaps no more complicated and fraught connection between cancer and food than the one between breast cancer and soy.


When studies first revealed that women in Asian countries who eat a significant amount of soy daily were less likely to die of breast cancer or experience recurrence than women who consumed less soy, many took it to mean that soy-based foods may have protective qualities. Other studies, meanwhile, found that soy may interfere with anti-cancer drugs, while others suggested that certain properties in soy mimic estrogen—which can fuel some breast cancers—and should therefore be avoided.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Blueberries

blueberries to your healthy diet

Blueberries are luscious little berries with dark blue skin. Because they're good for you, blueberries top the list of healthy fruits and berries, and I think I've seen them on every superfoods list I've ever reviewed.

Want to know more? Here are my five reasons why you should be eating blueberries. Right now.

#1 Blueberries Are Antioxidant-Rich

Plant compounds called phytochemicals give blueberries their beautiful color and also function as antioxidants.
That means they help prevent free-radical damage to cells. Antioxidants are thought to have a variety of health benefits -- at least when you eat them in the form of food. Taking antioxidants as supplements doesn't seem to work as well. 

Eating Peanuts Early in Life May Reduce Risk of Developing Peanut Allergy, Study Shows


infants, the peanuts food within the first 11 months of life are less likely to develop peanut allergy, even if you want a break from the food the nuts, if you are older, according to a new study.

A Guide to Healthy Low-Carb Eating with Diabetes

Healthy Low-Carb Eating with Diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions.
It currently affects over 400 million people worldwide (1).


Although diabetes is a complicated disease, maintaining good blood sugar control can greatly reduce the risk of complications.


One of the ways to achieve better blood sugar levels is to follow a low-carb diet.


This article provides a detailed overview of low-carb diets for managing diabetes.





What is Diabetes, and What Role Does Food Play?


If you have diabetes, your body cannot process carbohydrates effectively.

Normally, when you eat carbs, they are broken down into small units of glucose, which end up as blood sugar.

7 things that happen if you stop eating the meat

things that happen if you stop eating the meat

people are going to plant-basis for many reasons. These include lose weight, more active guests and reduces the risk of heart disease, reducing the number of pills ... there are dozens of good reasons! For even more inspiration, check these additional benefits you can expect when you go plant-based.


1. You’ll reduce inflammation in your body.


If you eat, meat, cheese and highly processed foods, the chances are you have increased levels of inflammation in the body. While the short term inflammation (e.g. after a breach) is normal and necessary, inflammation, lasts months or years. Chronic inflammation has been associated with the development of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and autoimmune diseases, under other conditions.

20 healthy meals in 15 minutes

healthy food is difficult when you are on the go or a busy day. Also the look of a recipe can be overwhelming.

Have you ever tried to search the internet for 15 minutes healthy meals? The whole day you could try to take a decision. 


If you diet restrictions, only your search even harder. If you are not able to decide what you in the mood for…hot, cold, rich, light, cardiac arrest, spicy, fresh… with the time a decision which they are likely to have only three of the fifteen minutes left and decide on the door with a bag of chips and an energy bar. No fear, busy friends! Here are some different meal ideas to narrow the search.

Paleo


the recipes and meals can be quite simple


This “back to our caveman roots” way of eating has swept the nation and is still gaining in popularity. Fortunately, the recipes and meals can be quite simple. Check out these recipes from Paleo Leap.

Steak & Eggs


These two sources of protein are a staple of the Paleo diet. This recipe provides a simple but delicious way to create this meal.

Chicken Fajitas


The flavor of the Southwest with none of the carbs!

Bacon, Spinach & Mushroom Casserole


The mushrooms provide a meaty texture to this dish that will fill you up, as the bacon adds salt and the spinach rounds out the savory earthy flavor.

Baked Salmon with Asparagus & Roasted Beets


They say healthy eating includes eating the rainbow. This colorful dish delights all of the senses and fills the belly!


Sausages with Parsnip Mash & Mushrooms


Want to try a different mash than potatoes? Try this dish with another root vegetable, parsnips, for something fresh.

Gluten Free


Gluten Free


With Celiacs on the rise, more and more people have to go gluten free. Fortunately most supermarkets now have gluten-free sections with a wealth of options making it easy to turn just about any recipe into a gluten free one.

Lamb Burgers


The salty flavor of the lamb mixes perfectly with the creamy texture of the goat’s cheese. This burger alternative does not disappoint!

  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • Pepper
  • Spinach
  • 1 small red onion
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Mozzarella (or if you are lactose intolerant, goat cheese is an excellent option)

Place ground lamb in a bowl and mix with salt and pepper, form patties and cook over medium heat to your preference. The spinach, onion, tomato, and cheese can be used for garnish and a gluten-free ciabatta bun adds a nice touch.

Quinoa Salad


Quinoa is a super-grain that can be eaten hot or cold, and just about anything can be added to give it flavor, like the pomegranates in this recipe.

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=446612

Nut Roast


This dish makes for the perfect appetizer or meal with lesser known nuts brought out by the warmth of nutmeg.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/vegan-nut-roast/

Grilled Salmon with Squash Ribbon Salad


The easy to make squash ribbons add pizzazz to a normally blasé side dish. Your friends will think you’ve slaved for hours!

http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/special-recipe-collections/gluten-free-recipes/easy-dinner-recipes/

Classic Shrimp Scampi


Shrimp and a cream sauce, are always a delicious paring. Don’t let a gluten allergy keep you away!

http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/special-recipe-collections/gluten-free-recipes/easy-dinner-recipes/7/

Dairy Free


Dairy Free


Creamy Avocado Pasta


Creamy doesn’t have to mean loaded down with diary, as this garlic-lemon flavored dish proves.

http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/31/15-minute-creamy-avocado-pasta/

Spicy Tuna Pasta Salad


Chili oil steeped tuna and artichoke hearts make this unique dish a sure hit with all foodies.

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/31167/spicy+tuna+pasta+salad?ref=collections,15-minute-meals

Beef Stir-fry


An easy staple that can be modified to include your favorite vegetables or Asian spices.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Black-Pepper-Beef-and-Cabbage-Stir-Fry/?prop24=hn_slide1_Black-Pepper-Beef-and-Cabbage-Stir-Fry&evt19=1

Kale and Almond Brussels Sprout Salad


This quick and easy recipe is great for a last minute side and its crisp freshness will have your guests going back for more.

http://www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/15-minute-recipes/fast-vegetarian-dinners#kale-brussels-sprout-salad

Butter Bean & Tomato Salad


Coriander and cumin give this dish a delightfully exotic flavor while the beans provide filling protein. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1977/butter-bean-and-tomato-salad


Vegetarian/Vegan


Vegetables


For some people is the idea of an animal food is unthinkable. For other meat simply do not agree with you. If you consider how the length of the intestine is similar to those of herbivores on carnivores, this is not surprising. Vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds takes longer than meat. If the meat has to go through a long digestive tract, it tends to go bad quickly that complaints and gas. Here are two short vegan ides.

Turkish Style Couscous


You can’t go wrong with this flavor packed side dish that can easily turn into its own meal!

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/recipe/kerryann-s-turkish-style-couscous/

Caprese-melts


The creamy mozzarella offsets the tang of the tomatoe in these simple yet fun sandwhiches.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/caprese-melts

Make gluten-free with a gluten-free bread, diary-free with goat’s cheese, and vegan with soy cheese.

Falafel Pitas with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing


The creamy yogurt offsets the spices of the falafel, providing a rollercoaster of flavors for your taste buds.

http://www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/15-minute-recipes/fast-vegetarian-dinners#falafel-pitas-with-cucumber-yogurt-dressing

Blackened Portobello-Mushroom Salad


http://www.myrecipes.com/quick-and-easy/15-minute-recipes/fast-vegetarian-dinners#blackened-portobello-mushroom-salad

Vegan tomato & mushroom pancakes


http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/448621/vegan-tomato-and-mushroom-pancakes


source: fitnessrepublic


This inflatable sleep hoodie is a genius way to nap anywhere

simply inflate and conk out.

 inflatable sleep hoodie
Hypnos


Master travelers know that the best way of  NAP is often not the case in a bed.


See the Hypnos sleep hoodie, an inflatable sweatshirt, brilliant, each plane, train or annoying airport terminal in a comfortable and cozy napping station with only a few puffs of air:

Feeling tired on the road? Only beat integrated in the canopy in tab.

You activate a tiny, inflatable cushion that transforms this cozy-chic sweatshirt in the secret napping zone of every traveler desires. Ahh.

 
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cozy-chic sweatshirt
             Hypnos


genius way to nap anywhere
 Hypnos
the secret napping zone of every traveler desires
Hypnos

The Hypnos sleep Hoodie is in the last few days the appropriations to kick starter: $49 promise you can pre-order the standard pullover hoodie, the ship in March.

I think we reluctantly nap on our dusty air cushion, until then.

source: huffingtonpost

12 Smoothie Recipes To Supercharge Your Day

Smoothie Recipes To Supercharge Your Day
Laurentine ten Bosch, Filmmaker (Food Matters and Hungry For Change)

Enjoy these 12 smoothies recipes that are healthy, delicious, and set to supercharge your day!


Just like yourselves, our lives can get pretty hectic too! Between work, family and life in general, we totally get the feeling like there are a million demands on your time. It’s tempting to skip breakfast when we’re in a rush. However, our busy schedules would be so much harder if we didn’t make the time to fuel our bodies well.
  
That’s why we think it’s essential to have a good repertoire of supercharged smoothies to kick-start your day. These 12 recipes have become our arsenal of ‘go-to’ breakfast options that we rely on time and time again when we’re on the run. They are fast, full of flavor and contain all the goodness we need to feel energized and ready to tackle the day ahead!

#1 GINGER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SMOOTHIE

Ginger supports healthy digestion, which is an absolute MUST for vibrant health! The gentle spicy undertones of the ginger in this recipe are also naturally invigorating and get you energized for the morning. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, so if you’re a bit stiff and sore when you wake up, definitely give this smoothie a go!
  
Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-inch ginger grated
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup coconut milk


What To Do
Blend all ingredients together.Serve in our funky Food Matters Jar

GINGER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SMOOTHIE

#2 TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE

Why We Love It
Besides reminding us of a beachside holiday, we love this smoothie for its jam-packed nutritional goodness. Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromelain, which gives our body extra support to break down and absorb nutrients from the food we eat. This smoothie also boosts your daily intake of greens, providing folate, fibre and antioxidants for general vitality. To enjoy the taste of Summer and a post-holiday dose of wellbeing, start your day with this delicious drink!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons of Food Matters Superfood Greens
  • ¼ cup chopped pineapple 
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water

What To Do
Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until nice and smooth!

TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE


#3 BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE


Why We Love It
Firstly, we love this recipe because it features a nutritional hero…. The humble banana! This common fruit supports good mental health due to its high levels of tryptophan. Bananas are also super high in potassium and act as a prebiotic to create good gut health. Plus, we think you’ll simply ‘go bananas’ for the taste!  



Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 2 tablespoons Food Matters Protein Superfood 
  • 1 cup almond milk 
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder 
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut


What To Do
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy straight away!

BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE


#4  THE CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE


Sourced from Bannie Williams, The Healthy Ingredient

Why We Love It
This smoothie is knock-your-socks-off downright delicious. It’s so tasty that we would be equally happy to enjoy it for dessert! Importantly, this recipe is also bursting with nutrition and supplies a good hit of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and essential amino acids. (Plus, you can tell the kids they’re eating cake for breakfast!)

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 small organic carrots
  • 2 tablespoons organic chia seeds
  • ¼ cup organic rolled oatsSplash of preferred milk
  • 2 tablespoons organic yoghurtPinch of shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 2 pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
  • 1 – 2 Medjool dates (optional)


What To Do
Blend all of the ingredients minus the coconut, cinnamon, pecans and 1 tablespoon of the yoghurt until smooth.Pour into a jar and top with remaining tablespoon of yoghurt and sprinkle with cinnamon, shredded coconut and pecans. Enjoy!

THE CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE


#5 MINT CHOC CHIP SMOOTHIE  


Sourced fromLee Holmes, Supercharged Food

Why We Love It
This recipe offers the luscious flavours inspired by an authentic mint chocolate ice cream – only with a bounty of nutrition to boot! The fresh mint is packed full of bioavailable antioxidants and the cashews supply slow-release energy to sustain us through the morning. But don’t just whip this one out for breakfast… Try a smaller serving next time you have a chocolate craving! 

Ingredients (to serve 2)

  • 1 peeled and frozen banana
  • 1 bunch of English spinach leaves or frozen spinach
  • ¼ cup organic nut butter
  • ½ avocado, peeled and stone removedHandful of mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract (or vanilla pod)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup coconut waterHandful of ice (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs

OUR HINT: 1 teaspoon Food Matters Superfood Greens (optional)

What To Do:
Place all the ingredients except the cacao nibs in a powerful blender and blend until smooth.Add the cacao nibs and blend for another 5 – 10 seconds.Pour into tall glasses and enjoy the minty green
goodness!

MINT CHOC CHIP SMOOTHIE


#6 SPICED COFFEE SMOOTHIE


Why We Love It
Some mornings, nothing but a beautiful cup of organic, fair trade coffee will quite hit the spot! Infuse your cells with vitalizing, life-giving nutrients whilst you get your morning caffeine fix with this luxurious smoothie. Enjoy it all year round, served hot or cold! 

Ingredients

  • 1 espresso shot of  Longevity Now coffee
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 dates


What To Do
Grind fresh coffee beans and make a shot of espresso. Combine coffee, coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and dates in the blender and whiz until silky smooth.

SPICED COFFEE SMOOTHIE


#7 BERRY RICH CRAVING SAVER

Why We Love It
Created to keep the cravings at bay, this smoothie is the perfect antidote to satisfy any sweet tooth. Packed with the nutrients and energy you need to thrive until your next meal, we’ve added the extra bonus of some probiotics to keep your tummy happy too! 

What You Need

  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 frozen bananaspinach
  • 2 tablespoons Food Matters Superfood Protein
  • 1 probiotic capsule or 1 tablespoon kefir


What To Do
Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until nice and smooth.

BERRY RICH CRAVING SAVER


#8 TURBOCHARGE SMOOTHIE RECIPE


Why We Love It
This recipe was initially inspired from a trip in Dubai to help get Food Matters into the Middle East. A local friend recommended the ‘Turbo Charge’ with Spirulina and who were we to disagree? Upon returning home, we’ve made this amazing drink many times ourselves, and think it’s one of the best smoothies we’ve ever had!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cucumber
  • 1 sticks celery
  • ½ small pineappleHandful of spinach leaves
  • ¼ lime, peeled4 golden delicious apples
  • ½ ripe avocado1 heaped teaspoon of Spirulina powderSmall handful of ice


What To Do
Juice the cucumber, celery, pineapple, spinach, lime and apples.Place juice and Spirulina in a blender with avocado and ice and blend for 45 seconds.Pour into a glass and enjoy! As per usual, everything should be as fresh and organic as possible.

TURBOCHARGE SMOOTHIE RECIPE


#9 WALNUT BROWNIE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Sourced from Amy Crawford, The Holistic Ingredient

Why We Love It
This recipe is the ultimate proof that healthy can still taste phenomenally delicious. With maca powder for help balances your hormones and healthy fats to support reproductive health, this smoothie is decadent but deceptively good for you!

Ingredients

  • Approx. 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (20g) walnuts
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao
  • 2 heaped teaspoons maple or rice malt syrup (or sweetener of choice, to taste)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon raw cacao nibs
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamonPinch of vanilla powder (or essence)Pinch salt


What To Do
Leave half the walnuts and cacao nibs aside. Throw the rest of your ingredients into the blender and blend until really smooth.Top with the cacao nibs and remaining walnuts.I would recommend making this the night before or, at least, half an hour before serving to allow the chia seeds to soften.

WALNUT BROWNIE BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE


#10 CHOC-BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL


Why We Love It
The cacao, coconut and maca combo makes this the perfect mood-boosting and hormone-balancing bowl of goodness! The extra chia seeds offer a little extra slow-release energy to keep you fuelled and upbeat for the morning. Plus it tastes just like a bowl of chocolate and banana ice cream, so why wouldn’t you be happier after eating this? 


Ingredients

  • 1 peeled and frozen banana
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 dates


What To Do
Blend everything together in your blender and enjoy this one in a bowl, just like you are enjoying a bowl of ice cream… Only 10 times better!

CHOC-BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL


#11 THE GREEN MOOD BOOSTER


Why We Love It
Packed with phytonutrients from those greens and quality carbohydrates to support your brain, this is the ultimate smoothie to fight those stress levels and give your body some happy-producing nutrients. Drink up (smile!) and let the good vibes flow. 

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½ avocado
  •  2 tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  •  1 cup almond milk
  •  ½ cup coconut water
  •  1 tablespoon Food Matters Superfood Greens
  •  3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs 

What To Do
Blend everything, except the raw cacao nibs.Once the smoothie is nice and smooth, add in the cacao nibs and give it another blend. We like to keep a little crunch in these and think it’s nice to sprinkle some on top! Enjoy. 

THE GREEN MOOD BOOSTER

#12 THE FOOD MATTERS GREEN ENERGY BOOSTER


Why We Love It
We’ve saved our Energy Booster Smoothie until last because it really is the Big Daddy of nutritious breakfasts! This recipe is your direct ticket to getting some easy greens into your system and working their magic. Combined with a good dose of potassium to help regulate and maintain healthy cells, this smoothie is an elixir of healthy goodness to help you bounce out the door after breakfast! 

Ingredients

  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 peeled and frozen banana
  • ½ cup chopped pineapple
  • 2 cups coconut waterFresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons Food Matters Superfood Greens


What To Do
Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

THE FOOD MATTERS GREEN ENERGY BOOSTER


Are You A Smoothie Guru Or Enthusiast? Share Your Wonderful Ideas With The Food Matters Community Below!

source: foodmatters

Tips for weight loss over 40

Tips for weight loss over 40


weight loss can be one of the most difficult efforts for women, irrespective of their age. 

But there is something about exceeds the age of 40 years, what will normally make you feel like a challenge seems downright impossible. There are a number of factors in the game after 40 - a slow metabolism, lively daily schedules and less mobility and flexibility. While it may be difficult to achieve, the fact is that weight loss is possible at any age. It is important to know what works best for your body and how hard you are willing to work to achieve your training goals. It is also the under appropriate targets and health issues in the foreground.

The first - and most important - what to do if you are trying to lose weight, in every age is to make an appointment for a physical. Any possible medical problems that may contribute to weight gain. For example, hypothyroidism is common theme for women over the age of 40, who find that they do not lose weight with traditional methods. This condition significantly reduces slows the thyroid gland, create functional faults in the body that can result in weight gain and/or an inability to lose weight. Diabetes, high blood pressure, PCOS and high cholesterol are other weight/nutrition-related conditions that many people are diagnosed with your 40p. A physical is excluded that no health problems that may be the cause of weight gain or disability your weight loss. You also want to ensure that there is no physical limitations of you should know before you to an exercise program. If you back, joint or knee problems, for example, you would like to discuss that with your doctor before starting an exercise routine.

The next step is an overhaul of their eating habits. Select food that the promotion of good health and weight reduction, period. Your body will have the effect of a terrible diet. This means less processed foods and more whole food options. After 40, it is also important to provide enough fiber in your diet, which can be achieved through the inclusion of fruit and vegetables and wholemeal products, such as whole grains braid and steel cutting oats. Foods high in fiber also digest slowly, which you feel fuller more. Trade in your red meat for fish high in omega 3 fatty acids. Add cinnamon to your Greek yogurt for a sweet treat can help the body to metabolize sugars and lower the blood sugar levels. Drink as much water as possible and if you think that you have enough water each day - drink at least a glass. This not only with the feeling of fullness to avoid overeating, but the stay hydrated is the key to optimal health during a weight loss regimen.

If you eat a lot of fast food and junk food, now is the time to eliminate completely from your diet. Not only does a weight loss after 40 more difficult, but it is bad for the cardiovascular health, a serious test in old age. Here are a few worrying statistics from

  • Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 50,000 African-American women annually.
  • Of African-American women ages 20 and older, 49 percent have heart diseases.
  • Only 1 in 5 African-American women believes she is personally at risk.
  • Only 52 percent of African-American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Only 36 percent of African-American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk.

The healthy are you overall, the more likely it is that your body is easier to shed the pounds.

Exercise integrated in the mix to slow down the loss of muscle mass and bone density, what happens after the 40. The best you can for your body - for weight loss and general health - is exercise at least four to five days in the week. Cardio is important - walking, running and high intensity of the movement - Strength Training is also. In fact, strength training is essential to build muscle mass burns fat and increases the metabolism. At least 30 minutes of exercise is also conducive to a good heart health and mobility, are important factors in the age of 40 and beyond.

It is important to know how to lose weight, you can fight with loose skin as you had when you were younger. As you age, especially after the age of 40 years your skin is not always the elasticity, it once did. For this reason, strength training and muscle building exercises are key and can contribute to the company that was a little. However, this can be something with which they themselves as they lose weight, in particular if you lose in higher numbers. Do not allow a fear of loose skin can be stopped. The health benefits are much more important.

Finally there are principles of general health, help with weight loss. Much Sleep, a balanced diet and less stress are factors that relate to the ability to lose weight after 40, but also the health in general. Patience is also the key. It may take longer for your body to throw the pounds after the age of 40 years, but with diligence and endurance there can and will happen. The target should be more wellness in general.

source: blackweightlosssuccess.com

9 Other reasons you should eat avocados every day

avocados have become popular all around the globe.
smooth, creamy and subtly flavored, avocados have become popular all around the globe.
They are not only tasty, but also in the health world, Avocados are especially famous for its simple unsaturated fatty acids or "good" fats. Do not get me wrong - I love healthy fats. But there are also plenty of exciting research about the avocado, many other health benefits that go beyond the fats.

Avocados are rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K1 and Vitamin B-6. In fact, Avocados are one of the best examples of the "Food as medicine" concept, with their high quantities of vitamins and minerals and secondary plant substances, which specific nutrients from the plants to help heal the body.

Here are nine further research backed up reasons why you should enjoy avocados every day:

1. They are full of antioxidants.

Avocados contain a high proportion of the catechins and phenols, the antioxidants to protect against stress and oxidation.


2. They are ideal for your skin.

A Mexican study showed that avocado oil could fight harmful free radicals bound to premature skin aging.


3. They increase brain health.

The research shows that more food simple unsaturated fatty acids such as those in avocados, for the support of brain function and memory. Plus, a study of a South African University found that the avocado sheet creates an anticonvulsant effect on seizures by improving the neurotransmission and action in the brain.


4. They improve the weight loss.

Us-Forscher found that avocado with low in calories and high water content, enhanced feeling of satiety and reduces the desire of the people to eat. It is therefore can be of advantage for the people who are trying to lose weight.

5. They cut the metabolic syndrome risk.

A study has shown that avocado Esser actually halved their quotas of metabolic syndrome, the risk factors for coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.


6. It relieves arthritis pain.

Scientists from the University of California Davis health system showed that there is a connection of avocados may reduce pain and stiffness at the same time improving joint function.


7. You benefit eye health.

Avocado is sealed with lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids, reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.


8. They reduce the kidney and liver damage.

Mexican researchers found that due to its high content of oleic acid and antioxidants, dietary avocado oil reduces the kidney damage associated with diabetes, as well as harmful effects on the diabetic liver.


9. They support the health of the heart.

The fatty acids from avocado oil healthy blood lipid profiles and improve the bioavailability of fat-soluble vitamins and secondary plant substances, which support the cardiovascular health.

How to enjoy more avocados,

there are so many simple ways to add more delicious avocado to your diet. I would like with a spoon to dig the lush pulp from avocado halved.

Avocado is also the basis for delicious guacamole, a star of Mexican cuisine. And in China and Japan, people enjoy the avocado in a unique way - that you would like to have a little soy sauce on the compacted pulp to the taste.

If you want to improve your palate and the benefits that you could also pair your fresh Avocado With raw carrots or tomato sauce to vitamin A, which is good for the skin and vision.

source: mindbodygreen.com

This is how to get rid of bloated stomach in only 60 seconds with this Belly-Fat Burning Recipe!

Belly-Fat Burning Recipe


Who Hate not a big, round swollen belly? 

Who has that he is looking for a way to get rid of it. 

The best and easiest way to lose a large stomach is sassy water. Named after the inventor Cynthia sat, the recipe for normal water to a powerful abdominal fat blaster. It is also very useful for your general health. It took almost 0 calories and helps with their digestion.

The flat stomach diet, which was invented by Cynthia sat, is all about using sassy water for weight reduction. The thing is that even if you are drinking 8 glasses of water a day, you still need to think about the electrolyte balance and water retention. And although the various body types and weights differ from the height of the water intake, 8 glasses of water a day is still a general rule. The most important ingredients, ginger, cucumber, lemon and mint are all 100% healthy and good for you.

Here is the full recipe:

  • 2 liter of water
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 med cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 12 small spearmint leaves

The video below for the preparation:


The diet of the mental health infographic

mineral and vitamin supplements can improve well-being and mental energy not only for healthy adults but for people with an increased risk of depression and anxiety.

Mineral and vitamin supplements can be an alternative to the increase in psychiatric drugs for the relief of depression and depression. Mineral and vitamin supplements also offer the spiritual energy to reduce fatigue, mood, and managing stress.

It was in a series of studies, the of the 97 people diagnosed with mood disorders hold 3 day food record, higher mineral and vitamin intake were significantly in the context of overall improved mental function.

Mineral and vitamin supplements that have been shown to improve the mood include vitamins D and B, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophane), and also Omega 3 and ginkgo biloba.

It was in the study, is that the majority of individuals define energy during the day than peaking MID control mid-morning, declining in the afternoon after lunch and a pick-up in the late afternoon, the settlement recovery back at bedtime. These high and low, but vary with age, gender, and climate. Many individuals are known to use, soft drinks, coffee, chocolate bars, chocolate and energy drinks, meals and bars with a high sugar content to hold energy for the day. Other people ate smaller, more frequent meals for the maintenance of the energy, while time for a lot of motion and rest.

The diet of the mental health infographic
The diet of the mental health infographic

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source: aboutdepressionfacts.com

Cucumbers recalled after salmonella outbreak in 27 states

Cucumbers recalled after salmonella outbreak in 27 states
Cucumbers recalled after salmonella outbreak in 27 states

SAN DIEGO (AP) - a California company is recalling its cucumber after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 285 people in 27 states and killed a woman San Diego.


Andrew & Williamson fresh products in San Diego on Friday voluntarily recalled its "limited edition" of the brand garden cucumbers, that was grown in Mexico.

Health officials say that the cucumbers are the most likely cause of hundreds of diseases since July 3 Aug 17 and the death of 99-years of age.

Half of the people who are sick are under the age of 18 years.

Cucumbers were distributed in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

The company said it is working with health officials to determine if their products are the source of the outbreak, and undertook the voluntary withdrawal of caution.

"The safety and health of consumers who buy our products have always been a priority for us," Dave Murray, a partner in the company, said in a telephone interview. "I bring our products home with my family, because I believe in the products we buy, sell and ship. We have invested millions to make sure that our food safety systems and are effective to date." Washington

state health officials say nine residents has been sick since the cucumber of outbreak of salmonella. Three cases have been reported in Oregon, according to the federal centers for disease control.

In Idaho, health officials say eight residents have gotten sick. One of them was hospitalized, but has recovered. Idaho officials are investigating other possible six cases linked to the outbreak.

No one in the state of Washington has been hospitalized. The cases are in Clark, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston and Yakima counties.

A total of 66 cases of salmonella linked to cucumbers have been reported in six counties of the State of Arizona. About 75 percent of the cases are children under the age of 17.

Some people have been hospitalized, but there have been no deaths.

Department of Health Services for the State of Arizona officials say 66 cases, 49 are located in Maricopa County, 10 in Pima County, one in Apache County and two cases each of Coconino, Pinal, and Yuma counties.

source: usatoday.com

order of diet soda? Major study linked aspartame to the big problems, drop in the sales

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, already that concern for the epidemics ravaging the country, the demand and sales of diet soda have sunk as consumers try to make better decisions. As reported yesterday, aspartame (the main sweetener in diet soda) is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health problems.

In a new study conducted by more than ten years and sampling 60,000 women, has been shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks per day have a lot more cardiovascular disease and the rates are more likely to die from the disease.



30 Percent more likely to have a heart problems ...

In the largest study of its kind, of the University of Iowa: Compared


with women who never or rarely consume diet drinks, those who consume two or more times a day are 30 percent more likely to have a cardiovascular event (heart attack or stroke] and 50 percent more likely to die of disease related.

This is one of the largest studies on this topic, and our results are consistent with some previous data, particularly those linking diet drinks to the metabolic syndrome, says Dr. Ankur Vyas, the principal investigator of the study.

The association persisted even after the researchers adjusted the data to take into account the demographic characteristics and other cardiovascular risk factors, including body mass index, smoking, hormone therapy, physical activity, energy intake, the intake of salt, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and sugar consumption of sugary drinks.

On average, women who consumed two or more diet drinks per day were smaller, more likely to be smokers, and had a higher prevalence of diabetes, high blood pressure, and increased body mass index.

Sales slips Sosa ...

Fortunately, this study comes on the heels of reports of sales already slides of diet soda, one of the largest markets the aspartame.

According to Time magazine:


One of the reasons for the reduction could be a growing awareness of the obesity epidemic in the USA and growing concerns over the health of sugar-sweetened beverages. According to Reuters, according to industry experts the beverage industry is shrinking in the counting. Even the diet branded beverages have suffered a loss of sales with the concern by the artificial sweeteners.

Whatever the reason for the decline, the new study should only add fuel to the movement of the artificial sweeteners. There are a lot of natural sweeteners that people could choose which are healthier than aspartame. Click here to obtain a practical guide to natural sweeteners.

Another important note is that the overall sales of soda that lower also means that fewer people are exposed to GM (the majority) from high-fructose corn syrup that carries a whole series of health risks.

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10 Weight Loss Foods For Celebrity Abs

Weight Loss Foods
Weight Loss Foods For Celebrity Abs
Celebrities have the tendency of flaunting their abs at every little chance they get. No doubt, the main cause for their toned abs is exercise and yoga, the foods they eat too play an important role. To get a toned tummy like celebrities, we have a list of foods you can add to your daily diet which will help the process.

These weight loss foods that celebrities consume every single day provide them with energy and enough protein for a flat tummy. These foods on the list contain a high source of fibre to keep you active, iron to keep your immunity levels high, and nutrients to battle any type of disease.

To get a toned tummy like celebrities, it is also important to add water to your diet. Water is the clear source which helps to keep your tummy full, aids in burning calories and is a rich fat burner element.

So, if you're game to get a toned tummy like your favourite celeb, add these weight loss foods to get perfect abs.
Magnesium. Calcium, antioxidants and protein. These are some of the elements which are present in this food for weight loss. Indulge in a handful of almonds daily to get celebrity abs.
Make soy a regular food habit to binge on. There are various ways in which you can enjoy this weight loss food to get celebrity abs.
Amino acids, proteins and the works. Eggs have it all to give you the perfect body you need. Consume 2 eggs before you hit the gym and one after you're back to give you a boost in energy.
Leafy veggies are a must but not during the monsoon season. Leafy veggies like spinach, kale, broccoli are weight loss foods for celebrity abs. Make yourself a smoothie or simply add them to your daily meals.
Make friends with all types of berries as they are good for your health. Berries contain less amount of calories, more antioxidants and of course tons of fibre to keep your body active till you get a toned tummy like a celebrity.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Following in the footsteps of this familiar statement, celebrities make sure to have an apple a day to help in getting a toned tummy. Apples contain properties that also help to lower cholesterol.
This probiotic weight loss food is a must have to get a toned tummy like a celebrity. Yogurt also contains calcium that helps to increase the strength of your bones enabling you to work out more.
Consume a low sodium bowl of vegetable soup right before dinner. The veggies in the soup will help in filling your tummy and simultaneously, it will also allow you to have sound sleep.
Salmon is a delicious fish which contains the right amount of monosaturated fats to give you the perfect abs. Adding this high metabolism food to your daily diet will work wonders for a toned tummy.
Enrich your diet with fibre and protein. Quinoa is one food which provides you with both elements and it is also one of the must haves to get a toned tummy.

source:  10 Weight Loss Foods For Celebrity Abs

Exercising for the Improve heart health

Exercising is not only for losing weight.
exercise to Improve heart health

Exercising is not only for losing weight.

It is for your heart — to stay it healthy, and active. It's what is going to improve your life hugely. And it solely takes half-hour.

“If we're speaking almost about heart health, and we're not upset concerning weight loss, or any weight, whether you're overweight or at your ideal weight or weedy, everyone has to do physical activity for his or her heart,” aforesaid Michele Olson, Associate in Nursing exercise science academician at reddish-brown Montgomery.

For optimum heart health, the yank Heart Association recommends half-hour of moderate to vigorous aerobics on most days of the week. If getting into half-hour in at just once isn't doable, divide Associate in Nursing exercise routine into 10- or 15-minute intervals.

And here's the nice news for those that do not fancy high-intensity workouts: you'll strength-train. Elevate weights, and do weight exercises, like push ups and lunges. You do not essentially need to run to extend your pulse rate.

When lifting weights at a moderate intensity, your pulse rate goes up, that means each the muscular system and circulatory system AR operating onerous. And once muscles AR created stronger, the body follows, that helps everything, in line with Go Red for girls, Associate in Nursing initiative through the AHA.

“If you're simply specializing in your heart, it's terribly simple and not heavy to induce the desired exercise for heart health,” Olson aforesaid. “You do not have to try to do forty five minutes to hour each day ... that is for weight loss and weight loss maintenance.

“With heart health, you'll accumulate between twenty to half-hour 3 to 5 days every week. Even while not weight loss, you may have a way healthier heart. The guts is extremely awake to activity and exercise, and it'll reply to lower amounts of exercise. No matter whether you would like to thin ... if you haven't been elbow grease, your pulse rate can improve hugely. You are going to note a modification in your stamina, additional energy in your way of life. You are going to sleep higher. you are going to feel higher.”

Without regular physical activity, the body slowly loses its strength, stamina and skill to perform well. Folks that Ar physically active and at a healthy weight live concerning seven years longer than those that aren't active and Ar corpulent, in line with the AHA.

Moderate exercise, like brisk walking, in line with the AHA, features a multitude of health advantages. It improves blood circulation, that reduces the chance of cardiopathy, keeps weight in restraint, helps within the battle to quit smoking, improves blood cholesterol levels, prevents and manages high pressure, likewise because the following:

  • Prevents bone loss
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Helps manage stress 
  • Promotes enthusiasm and optimism 
  • Counters anxiety and depression 
  • Helps you go to sleep quicker and sleep additional soundly 
  • Improves self-image 
  • Increases muscle strength, increasing the power to try to do alternative physical activities in those that ar extremely active 
  • Establishes smart wholesome habits in kids and counters the conditions (obesity, high pressure, poor cholesterol levels, poor style habits, etc.) that cause heart failure and stroke later in life 
  • Helps delay or stop chronic sicknesses and diseases related to aging and maintains quality of life and independence longer for seniors.  
  • Releases tension
Exercising for health, and for heart health are some things individuals will do, Olson said.

“If you are talking concerning losing weight, that is a full totally different paradigm,” she said. “People false impression exercise in terms of whether it's for heart health or for exercise. Regardless, your pressure can improve, your cholesterol can improve. If you do not have forty five minutes to Associate in Nursing hour daily, fine. You continue to need to exercise and not be in a very inactive class.”

New to fitness?

Be inventive

Maybe you're exercising routine includes numerous activities, like walking, cycling or athletics. Do not stop there. Take a weekend hike along with your family or pay a night social dancing.

Start slowly and build up step by step

Give yourself lots of time to heat up and funky down with simple walking or light stretching. Then speed up to a pace you'll continue for 5 to ten minutes while not obtaining too tired. As your stamina improves, step by step increase the number of your time you exercise.

Break things up if you've got to

Shorter however more-frequent sessions have aerobic advantages, too. Fifteen minutes of exercise one or two of times each day could match into your schedule higher than one 30-minute session.

Listen to your body

If you're feeling pain, shortness of breath, vertigo or nausea, take a possibility. You'll be pushing yourself too onerous.

Be versatile

If you are not feeling smart, provide yourself permission to require each day or 2 off. (Read this once more.)

Source: mayoclinic.org