Tips for Health

The new cinnamon diet

By on February 8, 2012 in Dieting, Health with 0 Comments

Explore the menu that helps you lose weight by substituting cinnamon sugar and sweetener


Several studies suggest that cinnamon has a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes. In a study published by researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Maryland, cinnamon reduced the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells. It is a great source of manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.


  • 2 slices of light bread with grains
  • 1 tbsp (tablespoon) of light cream cheese
  • 1 slice of turkey breast
  • 200 ml of skimmed milk with sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon (dessert), cinnamon

Nutritionist Tip: Eliminate the sweetener. Cinnamon already does this role. You can replace a slice of bread with a serving of fruit.

Morning Snack 1: 

  • 500 ml of green tea with lemon grass and cinnamon

Morning snack 2:

  • 1 piece of fruit


  • 2 spoons of rice
  • 1 spoon (soup) beans
  •  a saucer of lettuce salad
  • a roasted eggplant with ricotta cheese
  • 1 spoon of steamed cabbage and carrots
  • 1 small fillet of grilled chicken
  • 1 apple

Nutritionist Tip: Season the salad with a dash of extra virgin olive oil to add a source of good fats to the menu.

Afternoon snack :

  • 1 plum yogurt zero fat

Nutritionist Tip: Add a little oatmeal to yogurt to give it more fullness.


  • 1 saucer of tomato salad with steamed broccoli and spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of lean ground beef simmered with crushed 1 orange
  • 1 fruit baked with cinnamon



Juice and Iced Tea Diets

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Here’s how to lose weight with the help of juices and iced teas that increase calorie burning


  •   1 cup of coffee with skimmed milk
  •   2 slices of whole wheat bread
  •   1 (soup) spoon of cottage cheese or jelly

Nutritionist Tip: For breakfast, substitute cottage cheese or jelly with extra virgin olive oil. 

Morning Snack: 

  • 1 cup of yogurt or fruit (banana, guava, pear)


  • 1 piece of chicken or grilled salmon
  • a saucer of cooked vegetables
  • salad greens
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • pineapple juice with watermelon iced tea

Nutritionist Tip: Avoid matte after the meal as it can reduce the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Afternoon Snack:

  •  low-fat yogurt with granola or a fruit (banana , guava, pear)


  • a plate of vegetable soup or a sandwich of whole wheat bread with cheese mines
  • 1 cup of juice

8 Foods to Warm You When It’s Cold Outside

By on February 8, 2012 in Prevention with 0 Comments

One way to beat the chill outside is to eat certain foods every day that will increase your body temperature.

Nutritionist Gillian McKeith British states in his book “Living Food for Health” that kidneys are the body’s heat source, so if you eat foods that protect and strengthen the kidneys, you can beat the chill outside. Your body will withstand low temperatures better if you include in your diet:

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Feed your skin!

By on February 7, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments


Do you know that your skin absorbs up to 60 percent of the substances that it comes into contact with? The skin is our body’s largest organ. So if you want to have a healthier and younger looking skin, you must intake the right vitamins and minerals.

The alternative to cosmetic chemical formulas is to go “green”, which means using  extracts of plants and flowers. They moisturizes and regenerates our skin in synergy with essential oils, micronized minerals, vitamins, trace and marine elements (algae, pearl, chitosan).

Minerals such as calcium (energy source for cells), zinc, magnesium, manganese are necessary for all dynamic processes in cells. Algae (euglena gracilis, salicornia) rich in minerals and mucilage, awaken cellular functions,  and improve hydration, because they help retain water in the tissues. Adaptogenic plant extracts that naturally survive in extreme regimes (edelweiss, arctic berries, beets, aloe vera, rhodiola), help the skin resist external aggression.

“Proteins are the other essential nutrients to kep the skin young. Today we tend to prefer plants of wheat germ and legumes such as peas and lupins”, says Dr. Umberto Borellini, cosmetologist. “The phytoestrogens from soy extracts, sage, hops or African Kigelia,  increase the density of the dermis and its ability to retain water. ”


Exercises for legs

By on February 7, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments

It’s never a question. The legs of Jennifer Aniston are among the finest in Hollywood—proportionate, smooth, and shiny.

Jennifer Aniston

With 2 minutes of these isometric exercises, you can get similar well-toned legs: stimulation of circulation, muscle tone and a new sense of lightness. The important thing is to put all the possible force and maintain the contraction for 6-8 seconds. Whether at home or in office, you can definitely do these simple exercises.

1) Get a book, put it on the ground and grasp it between your toes, straining muscles from the hip down.

2) Remove your shoes. Put left big toe on your right foot, then push your left foot down with all the energy you have. Repeat the exercise by placing your right toe on left foot.

3) Cross your ankles and using feet as resistance, try to disentangle them from each other.

4) Rest the right foot on the left ankle. Now, add an effort to raise the left while pushing down with your right. Repeat the exercise in reverse and then relax.

Exercises for arms

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Want to have arms as toned as Eva Longoria’s? Then follow these simple steps to achieve this sculpt sexy arms.

Eva Longoria

1) Raise your arms up and push your hands against the car roof, as if to lift it. Hold the position for 6 seconds.
2) Place your hands on your knees and push down with all the muscles of the arm, forearm and chest. Meanwhile, pull the toes on the floor, tensing the muscles of the thighs and chest. Count to 6, trying to breathe normally.

Exercises to flatten stomach

By on February 7, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments

When you lose weight, muscles relax. One way to get a great physique is by doing some strategic exercises. How? With isometrics. This can be done based on static movements to be performed anywhere—even in the car or at your desk.


A short but intense stress. The isometrics causes tension without the muscles changing their length. It is based on an effort that is devoid of motion. Even if practiced only for 6 seconds several times a day, it can increase muscle tone for up to 5% per week. Isometrics allows you to train and relax all body areas like legs, back, abdomen, arms and chest. But it can also be used to actuate muscles that are rarely used in everyday life, such as those of the face and neck.


Exercises to flatten your stomach:

1) Starting at the top of a push up position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for 60 seconds. If you can’t make it to 60 seconds, hold for 5 to 10 seconds and rest for 5 seconds, continuing for 1 minute. Focus on form: Don’t drop your hips or raise your butt.


2) Lie on your back with your right knee bent and your left leg extended. Rest your arms on the floor, palms up, at shoulder level with your hips about 2 inches off the floor. Raise your hips to form a straight line from your shoulders to your left foot. Hold for 2 counts, then return to start. That’s 1 rep. Do 10 to 15 reps on each side. To make it harder, cross your arms over your chest.


In this photo: Giselle Bundchen


Sweetened Juices Are Not Healthy for Your Heart

By on February 7, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments

Do you know that 2 glasses of overly sweetened juices, that you can pick from any supermarket, are enough for the accumulation of fat on your waist, eventually attacking your heart? That’s what experts at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, in the United States, have warned.

They have noticed that the abuse of sweetened beverages leads to an increase in waist size, which means “strangling” the vital organs, increase triglyceride levels and abnormal levels of blood glucose.

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All about thyroid and how to prevent thyroid disease

By on February 6, 2012 in Diseases, Prevention with 0 Comments

Thyroid troubles are on the increase of late, and medical science has been putting forward many a solution to quell such ailments. In case you didn’t know, the  thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland, situated in the anterior neck, above the sternal manubriului and  between the two muscles sternocleidomastoidieni. The gland gets its name from the Greek word for shield (Thyreo) after it was found out in the 18th century that thyroid was associated with the neck shield. But we now know that thyroid functions as a shield for the entire body.

Thyroid hormones are required for all processes that take place in the body. Based on growth, thyroid hormones are responsible for the appearance of ossification nuclei that take care of  body’s thermoregulation. They play a major role in metabolism.

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Flu prevention and treatment: Natural remedies!

By on February 3, 2012 in Health with 0 Comments

Did you know nature around you is abound in panacea for all your ills?  The best antibiotics that nature gives us are found in onions, garlic, lemon and grapefruit. These natural products and also  turnips, parsley, raspberry leaves can be used to treat flu. The most ideal way would be to  to drink plenty of fresh squeezed juices and eat compositions produced from garlic and onions.

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