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6 Good habits for a healthy living

November 21st, 2011

life-workHere are simple ways to help improve your health and your life:

Do yoga every morning

Yoga will help you with the stress you encounter everyday at home, at work, and your daily dealings. Do some seven minutes of yoga poses and this will help rejuvenate your day. It helps keep the muscles and joints lose and also help with better blood flow.

Take care of your teeth

You spend a lot of time in the bathroom preparing for your day. Make sure you a lot at least two minutes for brushing your teeth and flossing. Problems with your teeth cause unnecessary aging of your arterial and immune system. Clean your teeth and you might be protecting yourself from heart disease in the future.

Say no to soda

Instead of getting a dose of sugar with your daily soda practice, go for a cup of tea instead. Tea either green, white, or black, hot or cold, is a healthier choice since it contains a lot of antioxidants. If you will make a diet soda as your excuse, take water instead which is the best thing for your hydration.

Enjoy your commute

Instead of reading or listening to the news, listen to your favorite music. Music can help you relax, improve your mood, help with your behavior, and brain function.

Spice up your food

Use those spices on your cupboard. They have a ton of anti-aging magic in them. Cinnamon for example helps lower cholesterol and also helps in controlling blood sugar. Cayenne pepper and paprika aid in controlling high blood pressure.

Have a night ritual for better sleep

A good sleep is the best source of energy and rejuvenation of your body. A lot of us are deprived of good sleep. One way to guarantee a good night’s rest is to prepare a ritual to help you sleep soundly. Create a sleepy ambiance by dimming your lights, avoiding turning on the TV or computer, and set when you want to wake up. Try to slow down as you are about to sleep to help your body and mind relax.

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My Perfect Healthy Breakfast

March 23rd, 2011

breakfast healthy yes or noBreakfast today is very different than it was back in the days of the four food groups. With the invention of low-carbohydrate diets and the food pyramid, what we eat has changed. We are no longer eating as many fried foods, fat or pork as we once did. Overall, the amount of food we eat for breakfast is decreasing, but we are focusing more on nutrition. I like to focus on a meal that is high in protein, rich in complex carbohydrates and low in fat and cholesterol. Whenever possible, I buy natural and organic foods that are rich in nutrients and delicious. Below are my choices for my perfect healthy breakfast that will leave you feeling full and contribute to better health.

A breakfast that I eat often consists of two eggs with light cheese, two slices of wheat toast and an apple. I buy organic whenever I can because the food will be free of pesticides, free of hormones and will not be genetically modified. The eggs I buy are from free-range hens that are fed an organic diet of vegetarian food. I also buy organic apples of different varieties, depending on what is fresh and available. My favorite apple varieties are Granny Smith or Pink Lady. I love these varieties for their textures, flavors and colors. The toast and apple provide complex carbohydrates for energy to get you going in the morning, and the eggs and cheese provide protein to build muscle and leave you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. Sometimes I skip the toast and add even more protein by adding two strips of either soy or turkey bacon. Both of these options are rich in protein, have great smokey flavor, a crunchy texture and are low in fat. Breakfasts that are low in fat but high in protein and unrefined carbohydrates will leave you feeling energized and ready to take on your busy day.

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Benefits Of Dark Chocolate: 2

March 20th, 2010

dark-chocolateNow that we have discussed dark chocolate and how it is healthy for you, let’s figure out how exactly chocolate is healthy for you!  For one, dark chocolate is actually jam-packed with an antioxidant called phenol, which actually has a lot of positive effects on your blood pressure and can actually increase the nitric oxide which trims down your aggregation and will help lower your LDL cholesterol.

Another cool thing about dark chocolate is the fact that it can actually increase a person’s insulin sensitivity, which is good.  You can also increase your attention span, which is something that a lot of people need, especially in this day and age.

You want chocolate that is good for you all around?  Make sure that you opt for dark chocolate versus milk!

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Benefits Of Dark Chocolate: 1

March 19th, 2010

DarkChocolateBy far, one of the most consumed foods in the world is chocolate.  It is sweet, smooth and can certainly help make you feel better whenever you are on PMS or just had a bad day and to be honest, I love chocolate.  Did you know that there are actually health benefits that you can gain whenever you are consuming that chocolate?

All you have to do is switch up your milk chocolate to dark.  Dark chocolate is one of those chocolates that is good for you versus bad and it can actually help you go through some things.

That is what we are going to explore in the next blog, what some of the benefits are to eating dark versus milk.

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The Truth about Acai Berries

August 11th, 2009

acai-berryIf you ever get spam mail, find yourself bothered by pop ups, or watch late night infomercials — and even some more legitimate talk shows — then you have heard of acai berries. They have been touted as modern day miracles, able to give you tons of energy and make you lose a lot of weight fast — but “naturally,” of course, which seems like a bit of a dichotomy.

So what are these so called miracle berries? Well, by all in depth accounts, they are not going to help you lose weight fast and in a healthy matter. Any fast weight loss is frankly not healthy, by virtue of the fact that losing weight too fast simply is not healthy for your body. Are they aphrodisiacs? Well, they may make some folks randy, but they are certainly not a miraculous cure for everyone’s waning libido. Will they cure cancer, diabetes, and other serious illnesses? Not so much, no, at least not in the manner they are currently being used.

So beware and do some hardcore research before subscribing to this particular “miracle.”

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Why Wheat Grass Is Good For You! Blog 2

August 6th, 2009

Wheat grassNow that we have talked about exactly what wheat grass is, it is now time to touch base on how you should eat it.  One of the most common ways lately of eating wheat grass is via juice bars and making the wheat into a juice.  However, you need to make sure that you cut the wheat grass fresh – otherwise you will not be getting all of the benefits of this incredible herb.

The great thing about wheat grass is that while it might not taste the best, there are so many different benefits; it does allow you to ignore the taste.  Wheat grass can help clear up skin, improve your digestive track, removes heavy metals, restores function of the liver and washes out stimulants and drugs that could still be in your body – it also eliminates body odors, which is always a plus.

Wheat grass is good all around and if you are looking for a way to truly help your body health-wise, you should invest in some wheat grass!

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Why Wheat Grass Is Good For You! Blog 1

August 5th, 2009

wheat_grassImproving your diet is something that everyone in the world dreads – I know that I do and I am constantly looking for ways to improve my diet.  One of the greatest things I have found to put into my diet though is wheat grass.  This little herb is one of the only herbs that I truly think belongs in every single person’s diet – no matter if you drink it or eat it.  Wheat grass is so good for you, it truly is crazy and we are going to describe all of the benefits of this little herb in the next few blogs!

One of the first things that you need to know is what wheat grass really is – well, it is actually a young wheat plant.  Instead of allowing the wheat plant to grow into wheat, we actually harvest it much earlier in order to extract its juice and make it into wheat grass shots.  Wheat grass can honestly help a slew of things in your health – everything from cancer all the way to heart disease.

In the next blog, we are going to talk about how to eat wheat grass and when is the best time to eat it!

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Discussing the Many Benefits of Coconut Oil

July 29th, 2009

coconut_oilOnce upon a time, a lot of people used coconut oil as a cooking oil. Sadly, certain events in history caused the oil to stop getting exported to other countries. Manufacturers tried to hydrogenate the coconut oils we already had here, but unfortunately that caused them to lose many of their healthy benefits.

The good news is that new studies have been conducted and new processing techniques have been created which allows coconut oil to get a brand new life — which is great news for creating a healthy diet.

Coconut oil contains a very special kind of saturated fat — it has medium chain fatty acids. Lauric acid is one of them. The body uses these oils quickly, so they do not get stored in the body as fat.

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Cancer Fighting Super Foods! Blog 2

July 24th, 2009

6237108Now that we have talked about two different foods that fight cancer, let’s touch on some more.  Blueberries are one berry that has a lot of different vitamins inside of it and it is one that definitely fights of all kinds of cancer.  Another food is chili peppers and jalapenos.  While spicy, these peppers are deadly for cancer cells.  Carrots are sweet potatoes are another couple veggies that are cancer-fighting superfoods.

Carrots have a possession of beta carotene, which is a secret weapons to breast cancer, bladder, lung and mouth cancer on top of prostate and stomach – eat a lot of carrots and you should have no problems with cancer!  Cauliflower, cabbage, kale and Brussel sprouts are a few other things that will fight that cancer for you when eaten.

Finally, figs and garlic are two other foods that really and truly will help you fight off cancer – both of which are incredible superfoods!

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Cancer Fighting Super Foods! Blog 1

July 23rd, 2009

When it comes to fighting off cancer – did you know that there are many different foods that you can use?  If you have cancer already, these foods can help you shrink it down because what these foods do for you is actually create a very unwelcoming home for tumors.  Below, we are going to outline just a few of the foods for you, however – there are many different kinds that you should look into if you are serious about not getting cancer.

Avocados, which are fantastic for dipping also have an uncanny ability to destroy all sorts of viral hepatitis, which is one of the main sources of liver cancer.  You can use avocado to add some flavor to usually bland dishes.  Broccoli is another cancer superfood, it uses indole-2-carinol to lure cancer-causing estrogen into becoming a more productive form of estrogen.  This particular veggie can also fight colon and rectal cancer as well.

And we will talk more about some of the other cancer fighting foods in the next blog!  Make sure that you stay put!

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