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Fast Food Nutrition – The Silent Killer

It’s recognized that fast food isn’t healthy or nutritious at all and as a matter of fact, it’s completely harmful to you. Therefore it is crucial for you to know about fast food nutrition details that will help you become more conscious of the unknown dangers of eating fast foods which can be even worse than you may ever have thought possible. Americans have for ages been familiar with consuming fast foods and recently, this problem has also spread to the rest of the globe.

Hence, becoming acquainted with junk food nutrition information is necessary for not just Americans and people residing in the western world, but in addition for people living in the third world countries where this fad has quickly caught on and is consequently affecting the more affluent in those parts of the world too. Fast food will make an individual fat and it is also the key cause for obesity in the USA with even kids not being spared.

You can easily understand from taking a look at junk food nutrition details that these foods are full of fat and are packed with calories. Although Americans have to eat not more than sixty-five grams of fat plus that their calorie count shouldn’t exceed two thousand, dependent of age and how much they exercise, when they consume fast foods, they would find themselves consuming much more than the suggested levels. Statistically, this is often 30 percent or more above the ideal level.

Hence, a meal that is made of a McDonalds Big Mac together with some french fries and a shake would cost you fifty-seven grams of fat in addition to twelve hundred calories, which will make sure that you will be unable to stay within the required limits. Often you might consume more than this mini-meal and should you go for a “super size” meal, you would certainly take in a lot more than you should. Whenever the unwanted fat and calories stay in your body, you’d just end up doing lots of damage to your body and it’s health. By doing this you pay a large price for having satisfied a short-term urge to please your taste buds.

Moreover, you can see out of available junk food nutrition specifics that fast foods do not contain sufficient basic fibers and nutrients and there are insufficient vitamins contained as well, all of which are crucial for a person’s health and well-being. After you have carefully learn about these fast food nutrition specifics, you’d probably realize that the threat to your health is usually hidden and therefore fast foods will act as some sort of silent killer which can even result in early death.

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Enlarge Your Penis by Eating the Right Foods – Diet Tips to Make You a Better Lover

You need a well-balanced wholesome diet if you want to keep your muscles, brain and heart in great condition. But did you know that the food you choose can also make a difference where it matters most – your manhood? If you choose the right foods, you can get a larger and fuller penis and more satisfying erections. Following a good diet was the only enlargement method that did what I wanted, and added inches to my penis.

Do it the French Way

In France, there is a diet that men eat specifically to enhance their lovemaking abilities. It is called ‘le regime des amoureux’, usually translated into English as ‘the lovers diet’. The main foods that make up this diet are seafood, especially oysters, red meat such as steak, and dark leafy vegetables like spinach or kale. It’s not just an old wives tale, because this diet is rich in all of the essential minerals that will improve your performance in the bedroom. The two key minerals are iron, which is beneficial for blood circulation, and zinc, which will not only give you firmer erections and more stamina but can even make your ejaculate thicker and more powerful. There is a reason that French men have such an amazing reputation as lovers!

The Most Valuable Diet Tip of All

If  you want to see really significant increases in your penis size, you need to boost the production of certain specific nutrients. When these nutrients are present in your blood, they activate unique receptors in the tissues of the penis, and cause it to grow dramatically in size. Your penis grows naturally fast during puberty because your blood is full of these nutrients. By eating the right foods, and combining them with special massage exercises (jelqing is the best one to use) as part of a natural enhancement program, your penis will start to grow rapidly in size again. 

So if you want to increase your length or thickness, or make your erections firmer and better, the best way is to make these simple changes to your diet and exercise with a natural enhancement method.

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Buy Organic Tamarind and Grab Health and Taste in One Go

Most biologists know this thingamajig by the name of Tamarindus indica, under Fabaceae. Most homemakers and elders know this miracle pod as the quick fix when one needs a good laxative, digestive, a solution for bile disorders; or in the kitchen, as a condiment or an emulsifying agent in syrups, decoctions, dips and chutneys of many varieties.

So why you should use tamarind after all?

Some researchers know tamarind as the latest advancement for therapies spanning across abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, inflammation, asthma, gonorrhea, parasitic infections, fevers, etc.; as an effective antimicrobial, anti-venom, antioxidant, wound healing agent.

And most of us know this as a spice or condiment that simply transports our taste buds into a wonderland, a riot of flavours with a lingering after-taste.

Tamarind is basically a tree of a large size that has thick foliage, and heavy drooping branches that dish out curved fruit pods in generous numbers across all its branches. The pods are enclosed in hard outer shells, thus, protecting the delicious, powerful deep brown soft pulp inside, draped around dark brown seeds.

Wait, it has more in store.

It has been famous since historical times for its wide and impactful medicinal value. It is perceived to quickly alleviate stomach discomfort, problems with digestion, for fevers, sore throat, rheumatism, inflammation, or even sunstroke. People have been using it in various forms – some use it dried, some boil tamarind leaves and flowers to treat swollen joints, sprains, boils, hemorrhoids, and conjunctivitis and some make it into a concoction.

Its health repertoire comes from the presence of many elements inside. To start with, it is incredibly rich in tartaric acid that apart from endowing this pulp with a signature sour taste also works as a powerful antioxidant and protects the human body from harmful free radicals.

Tamarind fruit is brimming with essential volatile chemical compounds, minerals, vitamins and dietary fibre while its sticky pulp provides a ready torrent of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP), gums, hemicelluloses, mucilage, pectin, and tannins. Besides, helping with bowel movements, this dimension also empowers it to combat toxins in the food and guard the colon mucus membrane from cancer-inducing chemicals.

And some happy news for your stomach.

The fibre also binds to bile salts to control their re-absorption in the colon; to ensure LDL cholesterol levels are kept low in the body. There is an impressive amount of considerable thiamin, iron, magnesium and phosphorus as well as niacin, calcium, vitamin C, copper, and pyridoxine which add to the nutrition quotient of this delicious food. The variety of natural gums and pectins as well as non-starch polysaccharides, take its dietary fibre content a notch higher and helps bind with the bile to help flush waste through the colon.

The presence of phytochemicals limonene, geraniol, safrole, natural oils, cinnamic acid, methyl salicylate, pyrazine, and alkyl­thiazoles add to the flavor and healing powers of this pod. Vitamins, especially vitamin-A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin-C help as important antioxidants and for co-factor functions for enzyme metabolism in a major way.

Organic Tamarind is a good option to pick here because processed tamarind products not only have too many additives, but they also dilute the nutritional profile of this otherwise powerful health choice. In fact, it is used to clear the toxins laden on the surface of vegetables and fruits, simply by dipping them in tamarind water.

With an organic choice, you not only enjoy the good and authentic taste of tamarind but also absorb minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium in their good form.

So, enjoy this yummy pod of power, health, and nutrition in a guilt-free way. There are not many food items that let your palate and body lick happiness together, but tamarind is an exception for sure.

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Spring Forward With a Season of Good Things to Eat

We consistently hear that we need to eat this, eat that, and avoid those. The freewheeling nutrition advice coming at folks from all angles is confusing and creates some of the most consistent questions I get from clients—“What am I supposed to do?” I agree it can be challenging but what I try to do is encourage clients to dig deeper, delving into the pros and cons of why. In this post during National Nutrition Month I want to encourage you to choose the foods that aid you in putting your best fork forward! Make sure the foods on the plate come with a bonus, are nutrient dense packing the most nutrients into every bite.

Nutrient dense food are the foods that have a maximum amount of nutrients, but are relatively low in calories. As you know my mantra is to include a variety of foods in your diet. Some of my top recommendations from the spring season include asparagus, mango and strawberries.

It is peak season for asparagus. They are available in green, white and purple. The green and white asparagus are the same–the color difference is based on preventing exposure to sunlight by growing the spears underground. The purple is a different variety with a slightly higher sugar content. Asparagus is high in folate, one of the B-vitamins which aids in the production of new cells. Folate is important during pregnancy and adolescence. This vegetable is high in antioxidants; it is a good source of potassium, B-vitamins, vitamin C and K, high in fiber and is low in calories. The nutrient content is similar for the green and white vegetable. Purple asparagus however is slightly higher in vitamin C and protein, yet lower in fiber. Six stalks of cooked asparagus add up to approximately 1/2 cup and about 20 calories.

Mangos are growing in popularity and this oval shaped tropical fruit is a good source of soluble fiber, contains vitamin A, and C. It contains vitamin B6, vitamin E, a small amount of protein and is low in calories. One cup of mango contains about 100 calories. There are more than 150 mango varieties and for best eating, they should be purchased ripe. If you purchase ones that have not ripened, you may place them in a paper bag until they soften and are more fragrant.

Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits; though they are available throughout the year, spring is their peak season. They contain 160% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C! In addition to Vitamin C, these berries contain potassium, folate, fiber and antioxidants and very few calories. Eight medium strawberries contain about 50 calories.

Add these three foods to your weekly menu to enjoy them at optimum flavor during the peak season. Individually they are good-imagine the bounty of nutrients in a bowl of assorted salad greens, crisp-tender asparagus, mango chunks and strawberry halves. This produce trio will boost your nutrient intake while helping you put your best fork forward with foods that are good to eat and good for you too!

Take Away: Add nutrient-dense foods in season to your menu. You’ll enjoy their rich flavors along with a bushel of nutrients.

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New "Eating For Your Eye Color" Weight Loss Diet

Undoubtedly you’ve heard of the popular book, “The Blood Type Diet”. In fact, the ‘type’ of blood you have is identified by the presence or absence of antigens named A and B. What blood type you are is significant only regarding blood transfusions (and in some cases identifying paternity, since you receive your blood type from your parents). If you receive blood from someone who has an antigen you do not, your body will perceive a foreign invader and an immune response will be triggered. This can be a dangerous reaction. So, blood types are identified in case you need to receive blood one day. Period.

There is absolutely no significance as related to your diet, your food tolerances, allergies, or reactions to food! The fact that someone wrote a book called “Eating for Your Blood Type” is akin to writing a book called, “Eating for your Eye Color”. So, I will tell you now how to best eat for your eye color to help you lose weight:

There are groups of people who have blue eyes, others who have brown eyes and some who have green. If both of your parents have blue eyes, so will you–just as if both of your parents have type O blood, you will. Therefore, these characteristics can be seen among others in your family-just go ahead and ask them!

Okay, so first of all, any of you who have blue eyes, listen up! You have light colored eyes and you really like snacks; especially those high in carbohydrates. Am I right? You enjoy having a donut or coffee cake late in the morning. It acts as a real pick-me-up to keep you going until lunch time, and of course, donuts taste so good to you (because your eyes are blue!) You love having some chips or cookies in the afternoon from the vending machine. You just get a craving for something sweet or salty a couple of hours after lunch, and that little munchable treat satisfies you until dinner time. Finally, you often crave something to snack on in the evening while you are watching television. How do I know this? Your eyes are blue! Mine are too. I like to snack.

How can we lose weight? Here’s how: find a lower calorie substitute for the snacks you are presently consuming. There are fantastic 100 calorie snack bags so you can have a hostess mini-cake package late morning, some wheat thins or cheese nips in the afternoon, and a skinny cow ice cream bar in the evening. Yes, even though you have blue eyes and you like to snack, you can still lose weight –just get your snacking under control.

Now for those of you with brown eyes: you like sweets, especially chocolate. And you like peanut butter. Of course you do; I know that because your eyes are brown. I have friends with brown eyes-they like chocolate and peanut butter. So, you like to eat peanut M & M’s, snickers candy bars, chocolate ice cream with nuts in it, and other treats that have a lot of calories. This makes you gain weight. You gain weight when you eat chocolate and peanut butter because your eyes are brown! And because these are very high calorie foods. What can you do about it?

First of all, realize that liking chocolate or peanut butter is not really a physiological craving. You do not need chocolate. You just like it because it tastes good. So you need to know that if you can wait until the craving passes and not wolf down a king-sized Snickers bar or double Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, you will be okay. For every 300 calories you can pass up (check the labels on those candy bars), you’ll lose three more pounds by the end of the month. This could be nine pounds a month if you’re indulging three times a day!

If you still want the taste (of course you do!) then learn to control the portions. Again, many of the 100 calorie snack bags are foods you would enjoy; chocolate covered pretzels, nutter-butter cookie crisps, and chocolate chip cookies. There are lower calorie brands of ice cream and you need to measure out a ½ cup portion when you eat it, instead of scooping ice cream into the bowl until it’s full (yes, I know that’s what you do, because your eyes are brown).

And, finally, we get to the smaller percentage of the population-those with pretty, green eyes. Unfortunately, you are predisposed to a taste for foods that have fat in them! This is unfortunate because fats have twice the calories of carbohydrates. You like donuts, potato chips, cakes, and pie. Cookies, brownies, and ice cream are also sources of fat, as well as sour cream, butter, and salad dressing. You have green eyes, so I know you are not someone who likes a dry baked potato or an undressed salad. You usually order French fries or a milkshake when you go out for fast food.

What can you do to get that weight off? Start limiting your portions of these foods. Write down everything you eat for a week. See how many times each day, on average, you indulge in one of these high fat foods. Now make the decision to reduce this to only one time a day, at most. If you have a donut, you do not also get a milkshake later that day; if you get fried fish you do not also have French fries; if you have pie after lunch you do not also get ice cream after dinner. You have green eyes: you need to find other ways to treat yourself during the day besides eating these high-fat foods!

To everyone with colored eyes, best of luck with your weight loss efforts! I’m confident you will be able to lose weight after you choose lower calorie snacks, reduce your portion sizes, decrease the calories consumed from treats, and find other ways to de-stress besides eating high-calorie foods.

I must add here, that this is a spoof, just in case someone believes these tips are scientifically related to the color of your eyes. The good news is these tips actually will work for you no matter what your eye color!

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Clean Eating Can Reduce Inflammation

After a recent talk I gave – this question was asked “How does inflammation lead to chronic disease?”

Chronic inflammation is a long-term physiologic response – lasting weeks, months, or years – to one or more factors, including exposure to environmental toxins, microbial or viral infection, processes related to aging, or stress, but most often to poor nutrition.

Chronic inflammation is activated when the mechanisms of acute inflammation fail to arrest infection or heal an injury. Left unchecked, prolonged chronic inflammation generates a series of destructive reactions that damages cells and eventually leads to clinical symptoms of disease.

Ultimately, chronic inflammation is a failure of the body’s immune system to maintain a healthy homeostatic state.

Inflammatory Biomarkers include:

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Cancer, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Key Thought – Food Can Reduce Inflammation

Most persons with diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and other chronic health problems have high levels of inflammation in their bodies that occur over time when the immune system tries unsuccessfully to repair cells and rid itself of harmful toxins.

The right foods can help reduce the amount of inflammation in the body and improve health. Here are some suggestions for clients and patients on ways to use clean eating to decrease inflammation:

1. Boost your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Aim to eat five to seven servings each of fruits and vegetables daily. Choose fruits and vegetables that are deep green, orange, yellow, and purple, since these have the greatest nutritional value. Ten to 14 servings per day may sound like too much, but serving sizes are small: one medium fruit, 1/2 cup frozen fruit, 1/2 cup cooked vegetable, 1/2 cup cut fresh fruit, and 1 cup leafy raw greens.

2. Cook without oil as much as possible sauté with water or veggie broth.. Make a quick and easy dressing using 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 clove minced garlic, spicy mustard, and 1 T each of chopped fresh parsley and chives. (Use 1/2 tsp dried herbs if fresh herbs aren’t available.)

3. Snack on walnuts instead of chips. Walnuts provide fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and the kinds of fatty acids that are good for your brain and heart.

4. Eat whole grain cereals such as oatmeal or flax flakes for breakfast, and replace refined grains with whole grains, as in choosing brown rice over white rice.

5. Eliminate all animal products – meats, fish, milk, cheese, chicken and eggs.

6. Eliminate fast foods. Cook at home. Make meal time a family focus for health and renewal. Prep in advance, cook more to freeze some, and for lunches later in the week.

7. East more potatoes, especially sweet potatoes. They’re high in vitamins and delicious when baked with a little sea-salt, pepper, garlic, and rosemary.

8. Cut out sugary drinks. Instead drink more water, sparkling water, home-juiced juices, herbal teas and green teas. With lemon wedges.

9. Eat more lentils and beans. They’re good sources of protein and is a great replacement for red meat at meals. Try black beans and brown rice sautéed with onions and garlic and seasoned with cumin.

10. Munch on dark chocolate and fresh raspberries for dessert. Both are loaded with antioxidants. Or try my favorite dessert, frozen bananas with berries and nuts.

If you make these simple changes, you’ll lose weight, your skin will improve, you’ll have more energy, sleep better, and life will continue to get better and better.

I promise!

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Can Turmeric Effects Benefit Men?

First of all the question whether turmeric effects benefit men is wrong. It benefits both men and women. It is an ayurvedic herb belonging to ginger family used in India for thousands of years.

The main health benefit for turmeric is its anti inflammation impact. Every one of us is subjected to inflammation if we do not take proper care of our immune system. It can happen both inside and outside out body. Many internal organs are subjected to inflammation when ejecting the unwanted bacteria from our body if we do not provide proper nutrition. Curcumin is one of the substances that can handle inflammation which is available in turmeric. That is why turmeric gains its importance.

More than turmeric effects benefits men, it is beneficial to women.

It is used as a great skin care products. Acne is the result of inflammation. Pimples, blackheads etc., are treated with turmeric paste. Indian women used turmeric for thousands of years to take care of their skin. It is not expensive and also it is a natural herb having fantastic anti septic qualities.

Urinary tract infection is more common to women than men. Turmeric is very good to treat the disease.

Other than the above benefits, it is used to treat burns and boils. Mouth ulcers can be remedied by taking a pinch of turmeric powder in the boiled milk.

A teaspoon of turmeric powder is mixed with a teaspoon of water to make a paste and applied in the forehead during cold and cough. It gives good relief.

If you are a man and looking to get the benefits of turmeric, you should go in for a complete planned nutrition supplement that includes turmeric in enteric coated format. I know for sure a fantastic natural nutrition supplement specially designed for men, women and unisex from New Zealand. As I said earlier, turmeric effects benefits men as well as women.

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The Secret to Nutrisystem Weight Loss

I guess if you look at it in terms of pounds lost, smaller clothing worn, and lifestyle changes, most would consider my Nutrisystem journey to be a success. I have lost most of the weight that I wanted to lose and have kept it off. And, I’m reasonably confident that I will be able to maintain this and not regain the weight. I also look at food in a much more healthy and less obsessive way.

So, the other day, a coworker asked me what my secret was. Because, she knew someone else who had been on this diet who had not had the same sort of lasting success. I think that she suspected that I skipped meals or didn’t add in the sides with each meal or was exercising in a way that was dangerous or unhealthy. None of these things was true. There might be a few things that have helped contribute to my success. I’ll let you decide if you want to call them “secrets” or not. But, I’ll share them in the following article.

Is The “Friendly Glycemic Index” The Secret To Nutrisystem?: Most experts will tell you that this diet is mostly effective because the carb to calorie to protein ratio of the foods that they give you are such that they encourage ketosis. This makes your body burn more fat for fuel since it doesn’t have free reign on continuous carbs (that you likely had been providing previously.)

Now, I will certainly concede that this most certainly helps. I mean, less calories in and more calories burned or out is all very well and good and I know that this does work. But, adding in a little additional fat burning can only help and can sometimes offer quicker and better results. This is always a good thing because it’s the results that keep you wanting to continue on. Very few people are going to stay on a diet and tough it out when they aren’t getting the pay off of the results. So yes, the glycemic consideration does help. And, I firmly believe in it – so much so that in the beginning stages of the diet I was never without ketone strips to make sure that this diet was doing it’s job and getting me in ketosis.

What I Think Is The Real Secret To Nutrisystem (And To Those Who Lose A Lot Of Weight On It:) As I hope you can see, I very much appreciate the low amount of carbs in these foods, but I think that the real key to this diet runs a little deeper. I believe the real secret to success with this diet is that the maker’s understand the psychological hurdles that dieters face. The company seems to really understand the realities that no one wants to talk about.

What I mean by this are things like this: I am inherently lazy. I don’t want to have to “work” too hard for the results. Yes, I’m willing to change what I eat somewhat. I know that I won’t be eating my favorite meals every single day at every single meal. But, I can’t deny that I want to enjoy what I’m eating. I want to be able to look forward to a meal every once in a while. And, I don’t want to be kept away from foods and desserts that I actually enjoy very much. I mean, I don’t want to have to say goodbye to burgers and chocolate cake forever.

I also do not want to be a gourmet cook. It shouldn’t be difficult to come up with the foods that are going to help me lose weight. I remember trying to learn how to make a cheese cake with an almond crust for the zone diet. The cake was good but it took me about two hours to make it and I knew when I was enjoying it that I would never put in that effort again. Working that hard is just not sustainable over any length of time.

The company seems to understand this because they do most of the work for you. They provide most of the foods that you’ll consume. They’ve already counted the sugars, carbs, proteins and calories. They’ve listed every thing out for you so that you don’t have to guess at when or how or what to eat. They’ve provided free counseling that requires only that you log on to your computer or pick up the phone to use it. In short, they anticipated every objection or difficulty that you might have and have either eliminated it or fully addressed it.

Finally, if I had to define what I do that I would classify as my “secrets,” it would only be a few things. To me, the real key to this whole thing is choosing your foods well. (I always go with the custom package so that I can hand pick what I want.) I know that as long as I’m happily eating the foods, I’m not going to be temped to go off my regimen. And, sure, the Nutrisystem pizza, burgers, and chocolate aren’t exactly what I’d be eating off the diet, but they are acceptable, pretty good tasting, and they mean my jeans continue to get smaller. I still purchase ketone strips because this makes me know that I’m going to be accountable when I cheat.

And it finally got through my hard head that working out even just a little bit was going to make this go a lot faster. I will never love the gym and I will probably never go. So, I accept this about myself in the same way that I accept my being lazy about cooking. Instead, I just power walk after dinner or I walk home from my son’s school after I drop him off. This is five miles and it was hard at first, but now, I actually enjoy this and reload my MP3 every weekend in anticipation for the week ahead.

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8 Low Carb Diet Tips

I was never overweight as a child. In fact I was very, very thin. My nickname was “bones”. When I graduated high school, my life became very sedentary. I gained 20 pounds within a couple of years.

When I reached my 30’s I was 30 pounds overweight but still able to fit into pretty clothes. I then became more sedentary and as I reached my 40’s, I was 80 pounds overweight. I knew I had to do something about it.

With heart disease and diabetes in my family, low carb diets are the only diets that have easily and quickly worked for me.

With a low carb diet, you limit foods high in carbohydrates. By doing so, your body begins to burn fat for fuel.

Following any diet can be difficult to follow but these 8 tips will help you succeed!

1. Eat what you want to eat the night before you start your diet

Cravings are one of the hardest things to deal with when on a low carb diet. Make sure you curb the desire to eat high carbohydrate foods by taking the day before to eat a variety of your favorite foods. This will keep you from dreaming of that one last meal with foods that will be limited on your diet.

2. Have your pantry and refrigerator stocked

Make sure you have all the foods you need in your pantry before you start your diet. This keeps you from cheating. The day before you start your diet, you should have enough food in your house for at least seven days. This will also help you plan meals and keep you from going to the grocery store when you’re hungry.

3. Make a menu

Making menus will help you plan your meals for the day. This keeps you from trying to decide what you’re going to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is also a good way for you to stick to your diet.

4. Keep snacks with you at all times

Snacking is practically a rule for a low carb diet. Being able to munch on something throughout the day helps curb your appetite. Cheese, almonds and peanuts make great snacks.

5. Have fast food to break the monotony

There are many foods available from restaurants that can be made low carb. I happen to love taco salads but at fast food restaurants, they normally have at least one or two ingredients that are high in carbs. A taco salad without beans, rice or the shell kept me from cheating the very first day. A little extra beef or cheese didn’t hurt either.

6. Experiment with different recipes

By having a variety of meals to choose from, you will never be bored with your diet. Try chicken with a beef recipe or adding different spices or vegetables to one of your favorite dishes. Having a list of recipes to choose from makes it easy to create meals from any food in your pantry or refrigerator.

7. Make your favorite meal low carb

Take your favorite meal and make it low carb. If you like bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast, leave the toast out and add another low carb food like avocado or cheese. Sometimes a little more quantity is all you need to satisfy your appetite.

8. Start your day with a glass of water

Keeping your body healthy means keeping it hydrated. One any diet, you should drink 8 glasses or more of water every day. The body needs water to function correctly and if you become even slightly dehydrated, you’re cells are not in an optimal state. Start your day with a glass of water, even if you have to have coffee after that.

Losing weight is something a lot of people struggle with. Low carb diets are popular but they’re not fads. They work and they can be made into a lifestyle. Good luck and happy dieting!

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Healthy Eating Tips Which You Must Follow

“Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy” – this is a common saying and it is very unlikely if you have not heard it in your lifetime. Every one of us wants to stay healthy. To maintain a healthy life, we need healthy diet too. Without having a healthy diet, we may not even survive too long. But healthy eating style does not necessarily mean a boring diet. On the contrary, you can add a great variety in your healthy diet and enjoy its delicious flavor.

Practically, there is no secret about healthy eating. This should be a perfect blend of variety, balance and regulation. Additionally, you need to promote healthy lifestyle in terms of maintaining few useful strategies such as not smoking, minimum level of alcohol consumption, and stress management. In this article, we will explore few great healthy eating tips that can keep you healthy without compromising your taste-buds.

Add fish meals at least twice a week

Typically fish is a ‘must-have’ inclusion in healthy eating tips. It is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. If you take at least 2 fish meals in a week, it offers you a great health benefits such as lowering high blood pressure, cardiac problems, and lowering cholesterol level.

Omega-3 fatty acids can not be produced by our body. Omega-3 fatty acids are helpful in decreasing cardiac problems, reducing high blood pressure, reducing the risk of arthritis, regulating abnormal heart rhythms, and promoting healthy brain function.

Add varied lean red meat meals several times a week

While considering healthy eating tips, a special emphasis must be given on lean red meat meals. You may have this meal several times a week. If you are a vegetarian, you must have legume or nuts daily in your diet. If you do not have it or its alternatives in your daily diet, it means you are lacking the required supply of iron and zinc. These are the essential minerals that can keep your brain healthy and active.

Add vegetables and fruits in daily diet

Vegetables and fruits are great source of dietary fiber. We need dietary fiber in our daily diet. It helps us not getting constipated. Additionally, it has other health benefits such as lowering cholesterol level, regulating glucose level and reducing the risk of cardiac problems. Remember it as an important ingredient of healthy eating tips.

Avoid eating in heavy volume

This is one of the important healthy eating tips that you probably should not avoid. Different scientific studies confirm that if you take your food in frequent segments rather than having it in bulk at a given time, it promotes healthy metabolism. That means, if you supply low amount of foods in different periods of time in a day, you actually help you metabolic system to function more efficiently. Hence, it lowers the risk of accumulated fat in the body and allows you to stay fat-free and healthy.

Drink plenty amount of water

‘Water is life’ and possibly there is no one on the face of earth who can deny the fact. Every one knows the health benefits of water. This is an essential part of healthy eating tips.

Almost 2/3rds part of our body is made up of water. Our blood contains 83% water, our muscles contain 75% water, our brain consists of 74% water and bone contains 22% water. Literally, the benefits we receive from drinking water are countless. Water is essential to absorb vitamins and nutrients in the blood stream. It also promotes the detoxification process by carrying out the bodily wastages from the body. Apart from that, it helps keep skin glowing and healthy. You should drink 5-6 liters of water daily to keep your system clean and healthy.

Exercise, Exercise and More Exercise

Although not directly belongs to the area of healthy eating tips, but if you wish to maintain a life in a healthy fashion, doing regular exercise has no other alternatives. You need to follow a daily schedule for exercise along with healthy diets to keep yourself fit and steady.

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