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Mistakes of Applying Healthy Lifestyle that Most People Do

By on July 8, 2013 in Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Everyone has different mindset about healthy lifestyle. Most people think that a perfect healthy lifestyle requires strong restriction to all meals containing calories and fats and this lead to strict diet. There is nothing wrong by applying a diet though one should pay attention on how the dieting program may affect one’s overall health. Some people may not consume high calories food but they still maintain their drinking habits with fewer sleeping time. This will lead to further problems, as one will be more stressful than ever.

A balanced healthy lifestyle means balanced life between work, family, and fun. Everyone should enjoy three of them without any exception. A person may be successful at his career without sacrificing his family’s matter. He should also pamper himself by having fun with family members so that there will be higher chance of feeling happy.

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Keep in mind that a series of physical exercise is good though it should not be overdone. Many people think that going to the gym is the only solution for weight loss. Though it might be true in some reasons, it should be noted that it needs regular efforts in dealing with some workout exercises. When a person decides to join a fitness center and starts exercising, one has to do it regularly. No one with irregular schedule of works will get what he aims for because exercising at the gym requires routine efforts for gaining maximum results. When it comes to exercise, it is important to note that even routine and simple exercises like walking or jogging can deliver better and satisfying results.

So, it is not complicated at all in applying healthy lifestyle as everyone can do it, as long as one is serious and persistent in maintaining good habit of eating and exercise. It does not require too much time and money for reaching the best health and everyone deserves it.

How to Keep up Your Mood?

By on July 1, 2013 in General, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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No matter how happy we wake up, how good we feel at the start of the day, we somehow encounter with stuff that spoils everything, and our mood goes low. With a bad mood, we cannot carry on the day effectively.

Hence, we all must know some tips to revive our mood which can come in handy at the time of need. It is extremely necessary to keep ourselves in good mood, as our mood also affects our health, and being in anger, sadness or staying annoyed for a long time can put us into stress.

 

Struggle to stay calm:

No doubt, these words sound annoying when a situation comes in, but we really need to stay cool and calm instead of becoming hyped. May it be a person or any weather which spoils your mood, try to keep your mind calm by thinking about things which make you happy.

 

Avoid:

In case if some colleague or anyone annoys you daily, try to avoid them. If that very person is your boss, then try to tackle things lightly. Do not take anything too much seriously.  Focus more upon your work.

 

Talk to a friend:

If your mood goes bad anytime, talk to a friend over phone, go meet him at his home, or call him to some other place. Having a good chit chat is also known to produce the feelings of ‘well-being’ in a person.

 

Exercise:

Keep up your healthy habits. Exercise even in good mood so that when you get stressed, your body habitually urge you to move. Exercising is known to relieve a lot of tension.

Becoming a Stronger Woman after Forty

By on June 27, 2013 in Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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A woman is an adorable creature as she always takes cares of people around her without any fatigue. A woman is able to spend eight to ten hours on her office and she will continue taking care of her kids and deal with household matters afterwards. Somehow, this is the reason why many women forget to take care of themselves. This is actually dangerous because a woman can suffer from fatal diseases when she does not pay attention on her own health. Things get worse when she reaches forty. So, how can a woman stay strong and healthy during her aging time?

Rich nutrients food containing zinc, calcium, and magnesium is what all women should consume since she was young. This is because all women are prone of losing high calcium level after giving birth. Besides, those three nutrients can deliver best help in facing stress and overload feeling that many women suffer as they deal with many things in their daily life. Women should pay more attention on their health during the time of menopause. It always occurs and there is no way to stop it. But at least, there are some lifestyle alterations that they should do.

It is important to avoid alcoholic beverages because they can worse the restless feeling during the coming of menopause. Women’s inner bodies are in higher temperature as the symptom of menopause and this is why it is important for keeping it cool by drinking lots of water and spending time in cool places. Avoid food with strong spicy taste as this can make everything worse.

A woman in forty should start taking time for herself for life renewing by having longer time to relax while—at the same time—keep her brain in fit condition. Feeling grateful for everything can be one of the most effective ways in refreshing both heart and mind.

Skincare Tips

By on June 23, 2013 in Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Having a healthy and beautiful skin requires a little effort. You just have to make sure to keep away from the sun as much as possible. Broad spectrum sunscreens should be used containing an SPF of at least 15. It should be applied every two hours. Excessive exposure to the sun should be avoided especially between 10:00 a.m.-04:00 p.m. Harmful rays such as UV-ultraviolet from the sun can be blocked by sun-protective clothing.

Smoking not only damages the lungs but proves to be harmful for the skin as well. The blood vessels contract in the outmost layers of skin, decreasing the blood flow. The skin of oxygen and nutrients diminishes, which is important for the skin. Fibers such as collagen and elastin damage as a result of smoking.

Cleansing cream or milk should be preferred instead of soaps. A night cream should be used daily before going to sleep. Washing the face, whenever possible is good for people having dry skin. Moisturizing the skin is essential as it prevents us from wrinkles. The best way of moisturizing our skin is drinking plenty of water. Caffeine and alcohol should be used in a very small amount.

Luke warm water should be used instead of hot water in winters. Bathing in salty water rehydrates the body, especially those who have dry skin.Take a 7-8 hours sleep daily for a healthy skin texture. After taking a bath aloe vera should be applied on skin.

If take no care of your skin today, your skin would lose its all the attraction and the signs of aging would quickly start appearing.

Olives

By on June 21, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Olives are greenish small balls that are enjoyed all over the world. Not only due to the distinguished taste, olives are popular for being high nutritive and enriched with health protective nutrients. Do you know a tablespoon of ripe olives gives you:

Calories: 10

Protein: 0.07 gm

Fiber: 0.3 gm

Minerals in olives:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in olives while some are present in very low amount:

Potassium – 1 mg

Calcium – 7 mg

Sodium – 73 mg

Iron – 0.28 mg

Selenium 0.1 mcg

Manganese – 0.002 mg

Copper – 0.021 mg

Zinc – 0.02 mg

Vitamins in olives:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in olives while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin A – 34 IU

Niacin – 0.003 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.001 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.001 mg

Vitamin C – 0.1 mg

Vitamin E – 0.14 mg

Vitamin K – 0.1 mcg

Add up olive in your diet:

Reasons why you should add olive in your diet are:

Works as an effective anti-cancer agent due to the presence of certain phytonutrients

It is great for your heart for it lowers the formation of bad cholesterol.

It is enriched with anti-oxidants.

Works as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps alleviate pain. It mimics the role of ibuprofen which is a popular and effective painkiller.

Olives provide a great amount of protection from the bacteria that cause ulcers of the stomach. This ability to fight against microorganisms is due to the presence of polyphenols.

Olives are a great source of iron which is vital for the formation of hemoglobin.

Olive oil should also be added to your diet for it is healthy and nutritive.

Lifestyle changes for those who desire

By on June 5, 2013 in Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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At friendly gatherings and social events, people do tend to eat as the temptation finally wins the urge to resist. Even if the person is on a diet, it’s hard to resist the food which is warm and ever inviting.

People normally do dieting in order to lose weight or to maintain a simple figure. People also do dieting due to lifestyle changes.

Take these tips into account and not getting fat in return:

1: Eat fruits such as watermelon, peaches, pears, apple and cantaloupe. Eat them with an ice cream or yogurt.

2: Decorate the desserts with fruits increasing the nutrient content

3: Fill the pies and cakes with fruits too. It provides fiber and moisture in the pies and cake.

4: Take desserts in small quantities and remember that in a long time the weight will reduce.

5: Take low fat sweeteners and don’t take natural sugars.

For reducing fats

1: Eat skinless chicken and lean meat should be taken

2: Don’t take any more fatty portions of leg and pork. So is the case with lamb.

3: Take skin milk and avoid cream milk.

4: Don’t take creamy dressings and so remains the case with dishes and salads.

5: Employ cooking spray wax for lessening the quantities.

6: Employ oil and avoid margarine instead. Avoid lard and butter as they all contain cholesterol.

7: Take fresh cheese as this cheese includes mozzarella, lean, ricotta and dambo cheese.

For lessening the sugar consumption

1: Eat less in the daytime as dinner is rich in calorie.

2: Take a lot of salad and lot of vegetables.

3: Eat slowly and quietly in good company.

4: Do eat wheat germ, oats and bran for increasing fiber content.

5: Eat healthy snacks, smoothies, cereal bars, yogurt, fruit and low fat crackers. They have fiber content in them.

 

Beef VS Chicken

By on June 3, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Let us see what are the important elements and vitamins that are present in beef and chicken and which of them is healthier:

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6 ounces of chuck, lean beef contains:

Calories 505

Protein 49.2gm

Fat 32.59gm

Minerals in beef:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in beef while some are present in very low amount:

Phosphorus – 296 mg

Potassium – 393 mg

Magnesium – 32 mg

Iron – 4.11 mg

Selenium – 45.9 mcg

Zinc – 11.32 mg

Calcium – 27 mg

Manganese – 0.017 mg

Sodium – 80 mg

Copper – 0.168 mg

Vitamins in beef:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in beef while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B6 – 0.0481 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.1 mg

Vitamin D – 14 IU

Niacin – 6.979 mg

Folate – 15 mcg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.971 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.291 mg

Vitamin K – 3.1 mcg

Vitamin B12 – 3.62 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.87 mg

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Chicken:

100 grams of ground chicken (cooked) contains :

Calories 189

Protein 23.28gmm

Fat 10.92gm

Minerals in chicken:

Following is a list of minerals that are found in chicken while some are present in very low amount:

Calcium – 8 mg

Phosphorus – 234 mg

Potassium – 677 mg

Iron – 0.93 mg

Magnesium – 28 mg

Zinc – 1.92 mg

Sodium – 75 mg

Selenium – 14.3 mcg

Manganese – 0.016 mg

Copper – 0.062 mg

Vitamins in chicken:

Following is a list of vitamins that are found in chicken while some are present in very low amount:

Vitamin B6 – 0.538 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.121 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.302 mg

Vitamin E – 0.39 mg

Niacin – 7.107 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 1.327 mg

Folate – 2 mcg

Vitamin K – 2.1 mcg

Vitamin B12 – 0.51 mcg

These were some nutritive content in ground chicken and beef.

Heart healthy Cashews

By on June 1, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Many people including myself love to eat cashews because of the enormous amount of health benefits, great taste and nutritive value. The following information will definitely help you realize how healthy cashews are along with being tasty.

An ounce of cashews have in stored in them,

Calories 157

Protein 5.17gm

Fiber: 0.94gm

Other nutritive contents in cashews:

When you go into detail about the minerals and vitamins that cashews contain, you will see that:

Minerals found include:

Phosphorus – 168 mg

Magnesium – 83 mg

Potassium – 187 mg

Copper – 0.622 mg

Iron – 1.89 mg

Calcium – 10 mg

Selenium – 5.6 mcg

Manganese – 0.469 mg

Zinc – 1.64 mg

Sodium – 3 mg

And other which are present in very tiny amounts.

Vitamins found in cashew nuts include:

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.12 mg

Vitamin C – 0.1 mg

Vitamin B5 – 0.245 mg

Niacin – 0.301 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.016 mg

Folate – 7 mcg

Vitamin B6 – 0.118 mg

Vitamin K – 9.7 mcg

Vitamin E – 0.26 mg

And other which are present in very tiny amounts.

Health benefits of cashews nuts:

  • Cashews possess low level of fat and the fat it has is present in the form of oleic acid. Oleic acid is monounsaturated fat which is healthy for your heart and other part of the body.
  • They are rich in magnesium which maintains blood pressure and thus keep the heart in its normal tone.
  • Like many other natural substances, cashew nuts also contain flavinoids which act against tumor cells and don’t let them multiply rapidly as they do.
  • Cashews are good for people looking for healthy skin and healthy hair.
  • Calcium in cashews keeps bones strong.
  • Good for nerves and nervous system.

Fruits and Veggies rich in Vitamin B3 and B5

By on May 27, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Vitamin B3 has a significant role in the digestive system functioning, dermal activities and in nerves. It is a prominent role in the production of ATPs from carbs.

Requirements of B3:

Adult males require 16 mg

Adult women 14 mg and for lactating women, the requirement is 17-18 mg.

Children need 9 – 16 mg of B3 per day.

Fruits rich in Vitamin B3:

Dates

Breadfruit

Avocado

Nectarine

Boysenberries

Guava

Passion Fruit

Cherimoya

Lychee

Peach

Mango

Loganberries

Veggies rich in Vitamin B3:

Corn

Okra

Potatoes

Pumpkin

Sweet Potato

Artichoke

Spirulina

Spaghetti Squash

Squash – winter

Butternut Squash

Mushrooms Peas

Parsnip

Grain and nut source:

Sunflower Seeds

Wheat – Hard Red

Spelt

Peanuts

Barley

Buckwheat

Wheat – Hard White

Rye

Wheat – Durum

Proteins rich in vitamin B3:

Beef

Herring

Cod

Chicken Breast

Chicken (dark meat)

Anchovies

Catfish

Perch

Ground Chicken

Pollock

Turkey Breast

Ground Turkey

Turkey Bacon

Pork

Roast Duck

Salmon

Veal

Sardines

Tuna

Hamburger

Lamb

Bacon

Pork Sausage

Beef Sausage

Turkey Leg

Hot Dog (Turkey)

Legume source of Vitamin B3:

Soy Beans

Winged Beans

Edamame

Adzuki Beans

Pigeon Beans

Fava Beans

Split Peas

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Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 also known as Pantothenic acid is significant in the metabolic activities of  food and also has a role in hormone synthesis.

Requirement:

Adults requires 5 mg

Pregnant or lactating women require 6 – 7 mg.

Children require 2 – 4 mg of Vitamin B5 every day.

Fruits rich in Vitamin B5:

Grapefruit

Avocado

Pomegranate

Cherimoya

Dates

Black Currants

Guava

Starfruit

Raspberries

Gooseberries

Watermelon

Breadfruit

Veggie source of Vitamin B5:

Mushrooms

Broccoli

Squash – winter

Potatoes

Corn

Spaghetti Squash

Brussels Sprouts

Butternut Squash

Sweet Potato

Pumpkin

Okra

Spirulina

Parsnip Squash – summer

French Beans

Nut and grains rich in Vitamin B5:

Oats

Wheat – Hard Red

Rye

Chestnuts

Wheat – Durum

Sunflower Seeds

Buckwheat

Wheat – Hard White

Protein source of Vitamin B5:

Cow’s Milk

Perch

Herring

Chicken (dark meat)

Pork

Turkey Leg

Beef

Salmon

Lamb

Catfish

Ground Turkey

Chicken Breast

Veal

Soy Milk

Ground Chicken

Eggs

Caviar

Beef Sausage

Hamburger

Goat Milk

Tuna

Sardines

Turkey Breast

Yogurt

Lowfat Yogurt

Roast Duck

By adding these fruits, veggies and grains, you can get enough Vitamin B3 and B5 that our body needs.

Foods to eat when stressed out

By on May 27, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Stressed up? Eat some chocolate. No, this is no joke. Some foods help you calm down and live life without stress. When you know about these foods that can give you a soothing sense, this will help you stay relaxed and cool so that you stay away from stress. We all know that stress and worrying is not good for our physical and mental health and therefore it is best to stand back from all those things that have the potential to deteriorate our health status.

If you eat the following food when stressed out, you will feel way better.

  • Chocolate contain mood boosting chemicals which include flavonoids, enkephalins and serotonin. Chocolate make you feel happy and give you a pleasure feeling. You experience delight, gratification and comfort when you eat chocolate.
  • Try to add foods that are rich in zinc. This is because zinc has a lot of influence on your mind and mood. Nuts can help you.
  • Eat Asparagus because it is rich in folate. Folate can help you stay calm.
  • Glutathione, found abundantly in avocados, reduces oxidative damage by minimizing fat absorption from the intestine. This is another way of getting the body out of internal stress.  Avocados also in stored in them vitamin E, lutein, beta-carotene as well as folate.
  • Cashews are great combination of fats and proteins and those who are worried about losing weight can include cashews in diet.
  • Anthocyanin, found in blueberries, are anti-oxidants that have a great role in reducing stress. Berries are also rich in Vitamin C which is another ingredient to fight off stress.

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Lemon; a blessing for all of us

By on May 27, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Nothing is better than a glass full of icy chilled lemonade in summers. But do you know that lemon is far more beneficial than just making you feel cool in a hot sunny day? The following information will prove the health benefits of lemon and you may start using lemon more frequently than you actually do.

A peel-less lemon possess:

Calories 24

Protein 0.92 gm

Fiber 2.4 gm

Lemon has many minerals:

Calcium – 22 mg

Potassium – 116 mg

Sodium – 2 mg

Magnesium – 7 mg

Iron – 0.5 mg

Copper – 0.031 mg

Phosphorus – 13 mg

Manganese – 0.025 mg

Zinc – 0.05 mg

Selenium 0.3 mcg

Lemon is overloaded with vitamins and has Vitamin C in abundance.

Vitamin C – 44.5 mg

Vitamin A – 18 IU

Folate – 9 mcg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.034 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.067 mg

Vitamin E – 0.13 mg

Niacin – 0.084 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.017 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.16 mg

Lemon and your health:

  • Lemon is good for your heart. Because it is rich in vitamin C, which has abundant anti-oxidant property, it helps you to stay away from many cardiovascular diseases.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory property, when used, it is thought to improve diseases like arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
  • It is thought to have antibiotic effect as well.
  • It proves to have anti-cancer properties.
  • It is a blood purifying substance which cleans the blood from harmful material and is therefore good for digestive system as well.
  • It can minimize the risk of cataract of eyes. A condition in which the intraocular pressure rises.
  • Vitamin C in lemon strengthens immune system.

 

 

Cherry Tasty

By on May 27, 2013 in Diet, Dieting, General, Health, Health, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

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Sometimes it’s not all about taste; you have got to see what is present inside the food you are putting inside your mouth. We all hear how good fruits are for us. But have you ever tried to find out what they have in stored for you? What is so good about cherries that you love to eat? I’m sure you’d love to find out.

A cup of full of cherries has:

Calories 87

Protein 1.46 gm

Fiber: 2.9gm.

Vitamins present in cherries:

There are many vitamins present. Some which are present in minute amounts are not mentioned.

Vitamin A – 88 IU

Vitamin C – 9.7 mg

Folate – 6 mcg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – 0.037 mg

Vitamin B6 – 0.068 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 0.046 mg

Vitamin E – 0.1 mg

Vitamin K – 2.9 mcg

Niacin – 0.213 mg

Pantothenic Acid – 0.275 mg

Minerals present in cherries:

There are many minerals present. Some are in small amount.

Potassium – 306 mg

Iron – 0.5 mg

Calcium – 18 mg

Phosphorus – 29 mg

Zinc – 0.1 mg

Magnesium – 15 mg

Copper – 0.083 mg

Manganese – 0.097 mg

Cherries offer following health benefits:

  • Possess anti-inflammatory property and hence help in different inflammatory conditions. This is due to anthocyanins that it contains.
  • These possess the power to fight off cancer.
  • Possess a hormone, melatonin which regulates circadian cycles.
  • These are excellent for arthritis patients..
  • These are good for heart health.
  • These are good for your memory.

 

 

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