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What Do These Super-Foods Really Do For You?

By on November 7, 2013 in Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

chiahempfoodThe term ‘super-foods’ is really just a marketing term used to describe foods that are healthy. .. or supposedly healthy. Lets take a look at a couple super-foods and see what they really do for you… marketing aside.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have been an American ‘super food’ for a long time. It is suggested that eating Chia on a regular basis lowers our risk of cardiovascular diseases. However, research done has shown mixed results. The seed, otherwise known as Salba, is nutritious, but whether we can really link the consumption of Chia to the lowering of our blood pressure has yet to be determined. So far there are no studies that have definitively concluded this.

Nutrition: (per tablespoon): 2g protein, 4g fiber, 1.75 g omega-3

Hemp Hearts

I love these in my yogurt. I honestly think it is one of the best tastes as an alternative to granola. Hemp is expensive as it is said to be a super-food. Although it is illegal to grow hemp in the United States, Canada’s agricultural sector are producing large amounts and making significant profit.

Hemp hearts are a good source of fiber as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E. They also have calcium, minerals and iron which provide a high likelihood of proper absorption. Given the combination of all of these vitamins and minerals, Hemp Hearts are a great choice for nutritious and lasting energy.

Kefir

Kefir is a cultured milk product. It is made when you add grains to partially skimmed milk (cow’s) and allow it to ferment for approximately 24 hours. What happens is the bacteria and yeast ferment the milk, which in turn lowers the pH, and changes the texture and overall composition. The end result is a product that contains incredibly nutritious live bacteria and yeast that do, in fact, have huge benfits to our overall health. On top of that, Kefir is packed with calcium and probiotics that significant help with digestion.

What are Hemorrhoids and How to Prevent Them

By on October 11, 2013 in Diseases with 0 Comments

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Hemorrhoids are swelled blood vessels in the inside and around the anus. They can be inside and outside of the anus, these outside hemorrhoids are visible.

What causes hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are dilated and swelled blood vessels, but the reason why this happens is not very clear. Some types of hemorrhoids can be inheritable from parents. Other factors that might increase the chance of this painful illness are:

Alcoholism
Anal sex
Chronic Diarrhea
Cancer of the large intestine
Sneezing and coughing
Sickness of the liver
Overweight
Pregnancy
Sedentary life
What can we do to prevent this illness?

Avoid sitting on one place during the day
Drink 6 to 8 cups of water every day
Eat fruits and organic food
Exercise every day
Control your body weight

Very often hemorrhoids are connected with diseases of the liver cause by alcohol and unhealthy food. Foods that must be avoided are:

Fast food, pork and red meat, alcoholic drinks especially red wine and soda.

 

Diagnosing hemorrhoids

Diagnosing this type of illness is not too hard. First your doctor will ask you about the symptoms and will examine your anus and anal canal.

How can hemorrhoids be cured?

Many times hemorrhoids can be cured by itself and without some special treatments.

Next measures can help you ease the pain, reduce the swellings and regulate the bowel movement. There are many new ways to cure this very unpleasant illness.

Curing with crèmes and lotions, placing ice on the anus to reduce swelling, taking laxatives and sitting in warm water three or four times per day. Eat more green food and salads, meat is not allowed but chicken steak is fine,

If the hemorrhoids are in an advanced stadium, hemorrhoids become almost untreatable and only surgery can help. There are more procedures for removing hemorrhoids or to reduce their size.

Everyday Life Diet

By on October 11, 2013 in Diet with 0 Comments

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      Diets need to be considered not as a way to lose some weight but as a lifestyle. Here we will present you few examples of diets that can help us lose some weight.

Breakfast (08.00 – 09.00 o’clock)

One large or two smaller apples for the first day, next day for breakfast we can have one big peer or some other fruits. You can also have cereal with pieces of dried fruits and yoghurt. Two or three times in a week you can add few boiled egg whites.

Snack (11.00 – 12.00 o’clock)

            Soy snacks can be combined with some nutshells, walnuts or almonds. 20 or 30 grams are more than enough.

Lunch (13.00-15.00 o’clock)

            Salad with chicken steak or potato salad with cheese, this type of food needs to be in your everyday menu. One piece of bread can be combined with the lunch and a glass of red wine, but not every day.

Snack (16.00-17.00 o’clock)

            A coffee with two diet cookies, but without sugar or if you must use than make it brown and in smaller quantities. Avoid using artificial sugars.

Dinner (18.00-19.00 o’clock)

You can have pasta, 200 grams is more than enough or you can have small amount of cheese. You can also make sandwich with some protein cheese, tomato, pepper and fresh salad. You can use mustard and chilly as much as you like.

During the whole day you need to drink water. Three or four litters are perfect for people with high blood cholesterol.

If you are strict with this diet even with a small physical activity you can burn few kilograms per month. If you have a goal to lose more than 3 kg per month, than you must make exercises and have more intense physical activity. For example 1 hour of fast walking is enough.

Why Sedentary Lifestyle is Bad for Our Health

By on October 9, 2013 in Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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People who don`t exercise and have physical actives have big problems, so we present you 4 most often diseases of people who live sedentary life.

Number 1: Belly

It is maybe the worst problem, especially characteristic for men. The fats around the waste are very unhealthy. These fats are also around the guts and they start to grow. These so called visceral fats are very dangerous and it is very hard to get rid of them.

These fats provoke diseases of the heart, lungs and other organs. The most important step for preventing this unhealthy condition is exercising and eating healthy food, many fruits and vegetables.

This fact will give you the notion and help you understand how to prevent and protect from these fats. Normally every man needs around 3000-3500 calories per day. It is proved that this amount of energy can be burned with at least 3-4 hours of physical activity per day.

Number 2: Prostate

This problem is typical for man. Prostate don`t like sedentary life because can cause prostate problems. Exercises, physical and regular sexual activities will help your prostate to stay in a good condition.

Number 3: Osteochondrosis

This problem is for both poles. Osteochondrosisis joint disorder, basically of the right side of the body, because most people use right hand. This problem can be solved with at least 15 minutes of physical activities per day and manual therapy; it can also be solved with medicaments.

Number 4: Constipation

Sedentary life can provoke one of the most unpleasant diseases like chronic constipation. How can we solve this problem?

First you need to start gymnastics; abs and back workout, stretches, lifting weight everything can help. This is good for your belly and guts and you will be free such terrible disease

For White Teeth and Fresh Breath

By on October 9, 2013 in Health with 0 Comments

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Nice smile is very important thing when you communicate with someone and for nice smile the most important thing are white and nice teeth. Not only for communication, but you need to take care of your mouth health and after every meal you need to wash your teeth with a brush and toothpaste.Beside the toothpaste which is not expensive there also other thing that helps for cleaning your teeth and those things can be found in your home. On what do we think?

Green tea is very healthy for your organism and there are many proofs for that. Beside the facts that the green tea is nice for your body and line, this herb also protects your teeth from caries, bad breath and many other mouth problems.

People like to drink lemonade or you need lemon juice for some other reason. You can use this chance and rub your teeth with lemon bark. This is a nice way to clean the layers of food from your teeth and reveal the nice white color behind those layers, but do not exaggerate because the lemon acid can damage your tooth enamel.

After cleaning your teeth with a tooth paste you can wash your mouth with sage, this will refresh your breath. When we talk about leaves, than we must mention parsley, it is recommended to eat parsley leaves because of the positive effect on the tooth enamel; also with parsley you can remove the smell of onion and garlic. Strawberries are also effective for whitening your teeth, rub them with few squeezed strawberries and you whiten your teeth and refresh your breath.

In the end, everybody has heard of sodium bicarbonate. You can use it to whiten your teeth, but don`t do it too much because you will damage your enamel.

Arthritis Which Need Your Concern

By on October 5, 2013 in Diseases with 0 Comments

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Arthritis

Arthritis is number one chronicle pain and disability to work and accomplishing everyday activities. It is calculated that around 300 millions of people in the world suffer from this type of illness. As a matter of fact arthritis includes more than 100 diseases which cause pain and swelling of the joints.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most frequent form of arthritis and mostly older people suffer from this kind of illness. Almost every time when we speak about pain in the joints we talk about rheumatism but in most cases we deal with osteoarthritis. In this type of arthritis there is no inflammation of the joints, but we have chronic, degenerative illness of the joints which is characterized with damage of the joint gristle. The gristle that is in a collision with the bone starts to erode and dissipate and after some period of time the bones are damaged and it comes to forming the so called osteophytes, which causes extreme pain in the joints. The most often places where this osteophytes are formed are in the knees, hips and spine.

Inflammatory arthritis

This chronic disease appears as a result of unidentified reasons and attacking the immune system of the gristle and the surrounding tissue. As the inflammation progresses the condition becomes worse and worse, and it leads to tightening of the gristle, pain and swelling of the joints. The main cause for this type of arthritis is the rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammation of the synovia (fine layer which overlays the gristle). Because of this type of inflammation different bacteria’s are released that damages the gristle and the bone of the joint. This type of arthritis causes pain and swelling in the joints.

Diagnosis of arthritis

Early diagnosis of arthritis can stop spreading this type of illness of the joints. Only doctors can decide whether we talk about arthritis or some other disease and how can we cure it and stop this illness.

Take a Sound Meal

By on October 5, 2013 in Health with 0 Comments

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If you decided to lower few pounds of your body, than this regime of feed will be a nice way to achieve your goal. With this diet the pounds of body weights you lose are on a healthy and natural way without starving. Many of the diets these days can be unhealthy and can make problems in your metabolism, while this diet is extremely healthy and have absolutely no side effects. This diet balances the nutrition’s in the body and keeps the calories on a standard level. That is why after only 14 day the results will be astonishing.

Before Breakfast

Start your day with a glass of warm water with few drops of lemon juice. This lemonade will purify the body and will help for burning fat.

In the next hour and a half drink 3 more cups of water and lemon to clean the body from toxins. During the day your organism needs at least 2 liters of water.

Breakfast

            Breakfast is the most important meal and it shouldn`t be skipped. Breakfast in this diet is normal and fast to make.

Boiled eggs
Oats with milk
Fruits (If it is banana then on is enough)

Lunch

            For lunch you can make a meal which contains many proteins and you can combine it with fresh salad.
Roasted or boiled chicken, beef or turkey
Spinach soup or integral tortillas

Dinner

            Dinner must be the lightest meal. You can make vegetable soup, or boiled vegetables with olive oil.

Between meals

Between meals you can eat fruits and vegetables. Apples are very good as a dieting food; also you can eat some integral snacks but in low amounts.

Forbidden food

Sugar
Drinks with additives
Chips and snacks
Chocolates and sweets
Bread

Advice

            Beside this type of diet, it is recommended to exercise. No matter what activity at least 3 times a week can make you feel comfortable and happier in your own body.

Giving Up Soon On Your Dieting Efforts? Try These Tips

By on August 27, 2013 in Dieting with 0 Comments

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There are so many reasons why people give up soon while doing their diets. They quit only a few months or even days! Such things are very common because they find out that they get nothing from their diets. It is not the diet method, which does not work. They may apply wrong methods so that there is no significant result.

If it sounds like you, then you should change your mind set about applying proper diet. First of all, your goals should be realistic. It relates a lot with your weight at the first time you apply your diet. Reducing too much weight is not realistic and it can cause health risk instead of being beautifully slim. Most people want an instant result and they always expect to see significant weight loss in very short time. This leads to desperation.

It is not easy to change a daily lifestyle and it requires patience for reaching the realistic goal. Try reducing at least 100 calories each day for the best start and see the impact. If you feel fine, then you can go on reducing more. Do not reduce more than you can bear because every human being still needs calories to support one’s daily activities.

Yet, it is important to pamper yourself so that you will not feel bored in applying your diet. You will likely desire to munch your favorite potato chips again. This is fine as long as you consume it in proper amount. Those tempting chocolate sundaes are also worth trying, once in a while. By pampering yourself, you will not feel like being tortured in dieting. If it is possible, you should have a good partner who does the same thing as you are. He or she can be your best friend or spouse. A motivation from the closest one means everything to apply the best and the most effective diet methods.

Avoid These Diseases That Come Along with Obesity

By on August 27, 2013 in Diseases with 0 Comments

Obesity does not only stop people from worrying about wearing well-fitted dress or outfit. Obese people have higher risks to several diseases, which can lead to death. Check out some diseases that may appear due to obesity.

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High Level of Cholesterol

Heart attacks and heart diseases are a few of several diseases, which is caused by high level of cholesterol. It is true that there are certain vitamins as well as hormones that are produced by cholesterol. Actually, every human’s body produces the numbers of cholesterol that the body needs for producing vitamins and hormones. Yet, saturated fats from fatty foods will increase the cholesterol level which is very harmful. Human’s body needs high-density lipprotein (HDL) which can be obtained by consuming good fatty acids like Omega-3 combined with Omega-6.

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High Blood Pressure

This is one of the most significant results of obesity. Along with the increased of age and weight, there will be higher risk of high blood pressure in which any individual can suffer, even kids.

Breast Cancer

Obesity in a woman raises cancer risk for about 50%. With high level of fats within the body, there will be higher chances for a woman to suffer from breast cancers, or colon.

Diabetes

An obese person is prone to insulin resistance in which insulin will change the body’s s the blood glucose into the energy that the body’s need. If the body has overproduction of insulin, they can result to diabetes, which may lead to several diseases like strokes, and even blindness.

Obesity is not a genetic. It is the daily lifestyle which is inherited from predecessors. Everyone can just avoid obesity through regular exercises with proper intake of foods. It does not mean that everyone should only eat once in day because it can even lead to low immune system that jeopardize the whole body’s system. There should be a balance for what we eat and how we use the energy.

Top Tips in Getting The Best Employee of the Year Award

By on August 19, 2013 in Business with 0 Comments

You have been working for more than five years and now you wonder how good you are at your workplace right now. This is because there is no significant increase in both your level and salary. It means, this is the right time to make a breakthrough to improve your career by becoming the darling of your boss.

First of all, be punctuate and motivated. Though it sounds obvious, it might be harder to apply the latter. Coming to the office earlier can make you feel motivated because you are hereready to face the challenge each day. Sitting in the office when there are still very few people around can make it easier for you to concentrate well. Motivate yourself for reaching your best future. If necessary, place some quotes about self-improvement to boost your motivation.

Keep in mind that your appearance does matter. In this case, old saying: ‘Don’t judge the book by its cover’ does not apply. Good performance comes from confidence and high confidence is born from clean and tidy appearance. Do not just look impressive during an interview only, but maintaining good performance is a serious consideration to take by every employee.

The next thing to do is to maximize your workday. You have eight hours to work and you should use those hours effectively. Without wasting too much time, you can meet the deadlines and you will avoid your boss’ grumbles. This is as important as opening up your mind by cooperating with the whole team members. All co-workers should cooperate well for the best achievement that the company gets.

They are very simple to apply and they do not cost a single dime. If you ever think that getting the best employee of the year award can be done easily, why not start changing your work habits now?

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Is Your Diet Effective Enough to Give You Total Health?

By on August 19, 2013 in Diet with 0 Comments

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Diet should be similar with healthy eating lifestyle in which it is not merely about having a slim body. A good diet is for reaching better goals in feeling energized with stable emotional feeling while living in stress-free life. Diet is not reducing our favorite foods because this is not the main essence of applying proper diet. A good diet is when you can eat those delectable foods without piling up fats and carbohydrates too much.

You must have heard about taking adequate water and exercise are the most common methods in applying proper diet. Though this is true, it does not mean that it is enough to reach the best goal. Being moderate is the key of successful diet. The exact amount of moderate is different among each individual in which it really depends on how our intake habits are. People eat healthy food with the goal for developing a diet method which they will maintain for the rest of their lives. With such aim, ideal weight can last for years instead of weeks or months.

There should be adequate vitamins and minerals for us who try to apply good diets. We live in a very active world where we are required to think and act in productive ways. Every individual needs protein, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, and surely vitamins. We should not avoid fats at all because human beings still need monounsaturated fats which are available at nuts, avocados, olive oil or canola oil. Don’t forget that we should not take polyunsaturated fats for granted as they include both fatty acids in forms of Omega-3 as well as Omega-6. They are very popular as they are available at anchovies, mackerel, sardines, and salmon. It is also important to take supplements from fish oil.

So, never let ourselves to suffer from a diet. A good diet should make us healthy instead of making us weak and less energized. Make sure you apply proper diet for your total health.

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Why Health Prevention is Vital

By on July 31, 2013 in Prevention with 0 Comments

Every person needs to live within a harmony where there is a good balance between body and mind. When there is an imbalance, there will be lower immune system, which leads to high risk of disease. This is because of the negative reaction that the body produces after receiving the signals from the brain. The result delivers both hormonal and chemical responses that bring negative impact to both body’s and mind.

The main key to total health is health prevention by applying proper lifestyle. It is very challenging though it is not impossible to conduct. There are some aspects, which lead to body’s negative reaction such as inflammation, pain, fatigue, low level of concentration, bad mood and so forth.

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Lifestyle changes may include food intake and habit alteration where everyone should be very active in implementing new habits. First of all, proper diet with balanced nutrition is important. Vegetables and fruits are necessary though fats and proteins should be included in proper amount. Supplements of mineral and vitamin is also very essential besides consuming healthy foods. Active people and kids need additional supplementation as there are rarely nutritious foods available lately.

Now, let’s have a look on how changing habits can bring significant health prevention. Daily exercises are very important though a person with limited time should not take it for granted. It only requires fifteen to thirty minutes daily for reaching healthier body and mind. Cardiovascular is also important though some people with weaker body condition can just go on with walking or biking with light intensity.

Keep in mind that our social lives bring major role in affecting our behavior. Supportive friends with optimistic mindsets are the best ones to gather with. They can bring good role models so that we have positive thinking upon everything. Avoid wasting time by doing less important thing with people who always say bad things about other people as this is the worst ‘intoxication’ for your brain.

Start now and you will face a brand new, better life.

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