Posts Tagged ‘food’

Getting You and Your Pet on the Path to Good Health

Friday, December 28th, 2018
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Whether you’re a fitness rookie or veteran, something worth considering this new year (and the years thereafter) is finding more ways to keep you and your pet on the path to good health.

Our beloved pets often share the same struggles as us — too many treats and not enough exercise can lead to stiff joints, weight gain, low energy, and more. While enjoying the occasional indulgence is important for an overall happy, healthy lifestyle, working out regularly and enjoying a well-balanced diet can ensure you and your pet have many more memorable years together.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Top 7 Tips For Choosing a Probiotic Supplement

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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If you’ve decided that you want to try taking a probiotic supplement as part of your daily routine, and to reap the benefits, good choice. Probiotic supplements have long been reputed to bring overall health and wellbeing advantages, as well as helping with gut health and the smooth running of the digestive system.

Of course, it isn’t just the gut which benefits from probiotics, as the main advantages of taking probiotic supplements are:

  • Smoother running of the digestive system
  • Improved gut health
  • A boost for the immune system
  • Lowered cholesterol levels
  • Decreased anxiety and depression conditions
  • Less chance of developing ulcers
  • Healthy balance of good and bad bacteria within the body
  • More energy

These are just some of the main benefits associated with probiotic use. Of course, the supplement world in general is flooded with choices, and every brand is different. When it comes to probiotics, there are countless strains available too, and if you want to get the best out of your daily supplement, you need to make sure that you’re choosing one which is tailored towards your needs.

If you’re at all unsure, it’s best to have a chat with your doctor before you purchase your supplement of choice. This will help you decide whether probiotics are right for you, and will also help you find the right one for your needs. To give you an idea of what you need to be on the look out for, here are 7 tips for choosing a probiotic supplement.

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8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Homesteading

Monday, December 17th, 2018
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In case that you haven’t heard of homesteading before – it is a lifestyle that is based on self-sustainability. The idea revolves around a farming system called subsistence agriculture. Basically, you grow your own food and preserve it in your home. It is also related to producing craftwork, textile, and clothes either for the inhabitants or for the purposes of selling.

The essential benefit of homesteading is that it offers a life that is a lot healthier than living in the more urban areas. People in the city are generally unaware of how unhealthy their lives are until they step out of that world and try out something different. All that air polluted by factories and vehicles, unhealthy fast food chains, advertisements that present a “perfect life” that is an unattainable illusion, and so on.

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Five Sustainable Diet Changes You Can Make Today

Thursday, November 29th, 2018





You might not be aware of this – but when it comes to your diet – even the smallest things can really add up to make a world of difference. Most people, when they hear the word “diet” assume that it requires radical changes to their lifestyles and misery-inducing food restrictions. However, the reality is quite different, because it’s far more effective to make small changes, instead of aiming for a major lifestyle overhaul.

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Stop Eating Before You Feel ‘Full’

The most basic thing you can do is to try and follow “Hara Hachi Bu” – and don’t worry – while the phrase might seem complicated at first, it is actually an old Japanese saying, which roughly translates to “stomach 80% full.”

The term refers to an ancient way of eating, practiced mainly by the residents of Okinawa for centuries at this point.

Even though it might be difficult to quantify what 80% actually is, the simpler way of putting this in practice would be this – stop eating when you’re no longer feeling hungry. It’s quite simple when you take a second to think about it. (more…)

Health Considerations for Bodybuilders

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018





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The sport of bodybuilding increases your strength and changes your physique. The demands of sculpting your body are tremendous. It takes time and a lot of hard work to reach goals in bodybuilding, but it’s very rewarding when you do.

Bodybuilders push themselves and their bodies hard. The stress they exert on their muscles and bones requires specific health maintenance routines particular to a bodybuilder. What works for most of us, won’t work for someone who pushes the limits of working out to greater and greater heights.

Gains come in small increments, but if you take care of your body while building it, you have a better chance of faster returns. Here are some ways aspiring bodybuilders can ensure their bodies stay healthy and robust as they develop more muscle and drop body fat percentage.

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Enjoy Weight Loss Success and Improve Your Overall Health

Saturday, November 24th, 2018





Many people think that being overweight is something that has a major effect on your appearance, which is true. However, there are more important issues that you need to consider if you are carrying a lot of excess body fat, the key ones of which is your overall health. Being overweight can impact on both your physical and mental health, which is why you need to take action to get to a healthy weight.

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There are all sorts of products and resources you can turn to in order to get help with your weight loss these days. Using a high-quality appetite suppressant to help control your eating, a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and an improvement in lifestyle. While it may sound difficult to put all of this into place but once you get into a routine and engage in some forward planning it is often not as difficult as you imagine. You can then look forward to more successful weight loss and a reduction in the risk of a variety of health conditions.

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A Basic Guide To Lectin

Friday, November 23rd, 2018





Every food that is consumed is made of very specific compounds. Most food contains proteins, fats, sugar, and carbohydrates among other things. Some of these things are good for the body while others are not. It is also worth noting that some things are good for the body if consumed in small quantities while other things should be consumed in larger amounts.

Over the years, there are have many new diets that claim to be the ultimate diet and each one center around taking certain things out of your diet and instead concentrating on very specific ingredients. Some of the most popular of these diets are low carb (carbohydrate), low sugar, low calorie, high protein, and high fiber. There are many more variations, but these are some of the most popular. Each of these takes something specific out of a person’s everyday diet (e.g. carbs, fat, sugar), but it also requires higher concentrations of something such as protein or fat.

There have also been certain things contained in foods that have been deemed to be overall bad for a person’s health. These ideas are numerous and constantly changing. Some are legitimate concerns while others are quite far-fetched. Recently, it has been discovered that a high intake of something called lectin may be bad for health. Unfortunately, lectin is present is a great many foods. Here you will find a basic guide to what lectin is, the types of food it is found in, how to determine how much is safe to consume, and much more. (more…)

6 New and Effective Ways To Clean Your Gut

Thursday, November 8th, 2018





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Did you know that your general well being typically depends on your digestive health? Various researches indicate that having a healthy digestive system makes you happy, healthy and active. Like many parts of the body, the system composes various parts that function through coordination. One of such vital part is the colon or the large intestines as popularly known.

While there are various contradicting views about colon cleansing, experts assert that it’s safe and is likely to boost the effectiveness of this important organ. So if you have been holding yourself back from indulging in colon detoxification, it’s now time to reconsider your decision and join the crowd towards this significant step. Remember to include some of these new and effective gut cleansing ways in your to-do-list. (more…)

Health Hacks: 9 Budget-Friendly Ways To Combat The Flab

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018





Let’s face it, eating healthy is expensive. Not each and every individual can afford to spend extra $500 per month on groceries. That is why people often give up on losing weight due to budget constraints. There is, however, a solution to this problem. There are ways in which you can lose weight without inflating your budget. 

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7 Things To Consider When Making a Meal Replacement Shake

Monday, October 15th, 2018





Protein Shake WomanPeople drink meal replacement shakes for a multitude of reasons. Some of the more popular reasons are weight loss, an inability to consume solid food or simply not having enough time to prepare a full meal.

No matter what your reason for using a meal replacement shake, there are certain rules of thumb that you should remember and apply so that your shake not only keeps you full but also provides you with other nutrients to keep your body functioning optimally.

Most commercially prepared meal replacement shakes (the best ones, at least) already have these considerations in place but if you are making your own, here are some ways to get the most out of it:

Don’t skimp on protein

Protein will keep you feeling fuller for longer by increasing the production of satiety hormones (such as GLP-1, peptide YY, and cholecystokinin) while also reducing the levels of ghrelin(a hunger hormone) in the body. This leads you to crave less so you can stick to your weight loss plan much easier.

To boost the protein levels in your homemade shake, you can use a protein powder or add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter to the mix. You can also use milk instead of water – milk has about 8 grams of protein per cup.

Nonfat Greek yogurt is another protein-rich food that you can add to your shake. (more…)