Lose Weight by Eating More Vegetables

Lose Weight by Eating More Vegetables

A simple Google search these days for ‘weight loss’ will bring up an absolute tidal wave of products and services designed to help you slim down.

As you probably already know – not all of these products are what they are cracked up to be!

The truth of the matter is that many of these programs aren’t sustainable.

What do I mean by this?

Well, many of these so called miracle weight loss guides are designed to help you rapidly lose weight…but that weight will soon return after the process is finished.

We actually promote a handful of excellent health and weight loss products in our Product Review section of the site….but you will notice that there are not many choices there.

This is down to trust – unfortunately we only trust what you see here on this site…which is a tiny percentage of the options available!

At the end of the day more traditional efforts like adding fruits and veggies to your diet can bring about much better results than overnight fads…these results will also last longer as well.

So lets take a look at the most effective ways you can lose weight by eating more vegetables…

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What Type of Diet?

There are a lot of fruit and vegetable diets floating around out there but I really hate to call these sorts of things ‘diets’ – personally I see them more of a lifestyle change!

Anyway, some people opt to take a majority of their diet fruits and veggies with just small amounts of chicken and fish.

veggie diet

Others decide upon leaving out the meat altogether by mixing their fruit and veg with eggs, yogurt, milk and cheese.

Then we have individuals who opt for the strictest route of all – the vegan diet.

All of these types of diets can help you lose weight, but the vegan diet would probably bring on the quickest results.


The Nutritional Side of Things…

A fruit and/or a vegetable diet will always offer a pretty awesome supply of nutrition, besides assisting in your weight loss efforts:

You will find very high levels of Vitamin E in:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries

You will also find impressive levels of the common cold-fighting vitamin C in:

  • Orange
  • Kale
  • Lemon
  • Potato

High levels of iron in:

  • Grape
  • Avocado
  • Peas
  • Carrots

A good supply of folic acid in:

  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus

And plenty of Zinc in:

  • Corn
  • Lima beans
  • Squash

That’s quite a collection, isn’t it?

On top of that these types of foods are instrumental in promoting a healthy digestive system – this means that the build up of toxins and waste inside us can be controlled properly.

A high percentage of these ‘crash course’ diets allow you to put various options into your body that are not altogether beneficial to your overall health.

At least with veggies you know you are losing weight by consuming the types of food your body will eventually thank you for!

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Have I Mentioned Fiber Yet?

As I touched on above – fruits and vegetables are great for your digestive system…and this is mainly down to fiber (green leafy vegetables are the best source of this!).

Fiber

The cool thing about fiber is that it gives you that full feeling, which means you do not have to consume as much food to feel satisfied in the hunger department.

This obviously impacts your caloric intake and lays the foundations for a more successful diet.


Water Content

Both fruits and vegetables contain high levels of water which again is very good for your digestive system (and body as a whole!).

Much like fiber, water is very good at providing that full feeling. This in turn means you will take in a lower amount of calories.

If you manage to keep your calorie count down more of your exercises go towards burning off stored fat, rather than the calories from what you’ve just consumed.


The Perfect Snack

Traditional snacks are the downfall of 99% of diets and health plans out there – I guess they always will be!

I’ve noticed that even the majority of health snack options available are still full of cholesterol, fat, salt or sugar…they just hide it well on the packaging!

Fruit or vegetables make a handy and healthy snack option that is also friendly to your wallet!

I also find that these over-produced snack options are pretty shitty at keeping your hunger satisfied.

On the flip side of the coin – more natural produce, like fruit and veggies, do give you that satisfying feeling whilst reducing your overall caloric intake.

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Foods to Avoid With Gout Flare up

Foods to Avoid With Gout Flare up

Gout is actually one of the most controllable forms of arthritis as long as you follow medical advice and a diet to lower uric acid levels.

In this article we will be taking a look at foods to avoid with gout flare up, but what exactly is gout???

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What is Gout?

Gout is is a type of arthritis that creates high levels of pain and inflammation within one or more joints. It is brought on by a chemical in the blood, called uric acid.

Uric acid itself really isn’t that harmless and is constructed inside your body, it is usually released through urine and stools.

Unfortunately gout sufferers see a build up of uric acid within their blood that leads to tiny grit-like crystals forming.

These uric acid-based crystals tend to hang on to joints and irritate the tissues. This then leads to inflammation, pain and quite severe swelling.

So why do certain people see a build up of uric acid in their bodies?

This is usually down to the fact that their kidneys do not pass out enough uric acid and the blood level may rise. But there can be other reasons behind your build up of this acid…

  • Like a drink or two? Too much alcohol can bring on high levels of uric acid.
  • Levels also rise when there is not enough vitamin C in your system.
  • Fancy a can of 7-Up or Coke? These fizzy drinks contain high levels of fructose which is also known to raise levels of uric acid.
  • Water tablets, or diuretics, can be behind the rise in uric acid. Aspirin is also know to have a similar effect on the body.

The Foods to avoid with a Gout Flare up…

If you are currently suffering with gout, these are the foods you should be thinking about putting in your shopping trolly…

  1. Skimmed milk
  2. Dairy products that are known to be low fat (cottage cheese, yogurt etc.)
  3. Foods which are listed as ‘whole grain products’ or made with ‘whole wheat flour’
  4. Plant oils and vegetables
  5. Coffee
  6. Cherries
  7. Various forms of vitamin C (those simple supplements of 500g work wonders!)
  8. Six packs of bottled mineral water (plenty of water in your diet at all times!)

And these are the foods you should really consider staying away from…

  1. Organ meats and red meats like liver, heart or tongue
  2. Shellfish
  3. Refined carbohydrate-based foods (various brands of white bread, rice or sugar)
  4. ALL processed foods (easier said than done – I know!)
  5. Fizzy drinks like soda
  6. Alcoholic drinks – the one we all struggle with 🙂

During a Flare up

Don’t forget that during a pain-ridden gout flare up, it’s important to protect your joints. This means as much rest as possible and try your best to stay off your feet.

Try keeping the effected foot elevated with a couple of pillows beneath it and wrap with an ice pack for 20 to 30 minutes at a time (3 to 4 times a day if possible!).

If you don’t mind the loss of ‘street cred’ – use a cane when walking outdoors. 

Fabric can sometimes feel like a stone against a gout-infected foot so consider cutting a couple of toes out of your sock. It’s also a good idea to leave that foot outside of the blanket when you sleep at night!

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That Tricky Area – Causes of Weight Gain in Stomach

That Tricky Area - Causes of Weight Gain in Stomach

Well it’s that area again folks – even the fittest of us struggle to keep tabs on that spare tire area around the abdomen!

There are several main causes of weight gain in the stomach area and some of them you have the power to change.

There’s nothing worse than taking on a strict cardio regime only to see that stomach expand even further – you are losing weight everywhere else…why not your stomach?

Have you taken on the wrong kind of workout? Is this down to family tree genetics?

Let’s take a closer look…

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Abdominal Weight Gain Causes

Let’s not beat around the bush here – when we complain about a fat stomach we are really complaining about a fat abdominal area (that is where we are gaining the weight!).

The abdomen is the section of your body between your chest and pelvis – your stomach is nothing more than a ‘machine’ that digests the food you put inside yourself.

So what is the most likely cause of abdominal weight gain?

Well the obvious answer to this is just general weight gain – the weight your body takes on overall.

And why is this weight gain happening? (as if you need to ask…)

You are piling way too many calories in your body and you are not getting enough exercise.

Simply put – eat less and move more!!!!


Hormones & Age

Unfortunately, the older you get the slower your metabolism becomes and this means you are a lot more likely to gain weight in certain areas.

As we get older the fat distribution changes inside or bodies leading to more fat being dumped in the tummy area.

This seems to happen more with women – especially after the menopause.

Hormones & Age


The Meaty Kinda Diet

This was actually a little bit of a surprise to me – but it’s backed up by the International Journal of Obesity.

Apparently meat eaters are much more likely to gain weight in the abdomen than anywhere else in their body!

So if you like to chomp down on a steak a couple of times a week you may want to re-think your dietary direction. The same goes for pork and chicken (yikes!).

The Meaty Kinda Diet


Depression

The University of Alabama at Birmingham actually conducted a study that lasted 15 years on the link between depression and weight loss.

They discovered that study participants who initially reported that they were going through bouts of depression, were much more likely to experience abdominal weight gain (when compared to the study participants who were not depressed!).

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Fancy a Beer??

This is the part of the article that 99% of you (including me) are going to ignore…but facts are facts I’m afraid!

Drinking alcohol increases the amount of calories you are putting into your body – period!

Alcohol is terrible for abdominal obesity – period!

The European Journal of Nutrition carried out research which concluded that people who drink over 3 alcoholic drinks a day are way more likely to see ‘tummy trouble’ in their weight gain…regardless of the amount of physical activity they took part in!

Alcohol & Belly Fat


The Genetic Link

Some of us are just plain unlucky…according to the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders.

Yep, some of us are doomed to live out our lives ‘a little tubby’ due to the genetics passed down to us through our family tree.

But it’s not all doom and gloom…well…it isn’t if you’re a man anyway!

That’s right – genetics are more likely to play a role in abdominal fat in women than in men. Men tend to get a spare tire due to lack of exercise and a shitty diet!

The Genetic Link


Causes of Weight Gain in Stomach

Abdominal fat isn’t just uncomfortable and…undesirable???

It’s also linked to a variety of different health conditions…

Heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and high cholesterol levels.

So if you notice the spare tire getting bigger it’s probably time to rethink your diet and introduce a bit of fitness into your lifestyle. Remember – your health could well be at risk!

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered above, please leave them in the comment section below.

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How to Lose Weight in The Office

Sitting in front of a computer in a stuffy office can wreak absolute havoc on the health of your body – but we all have to earn money somehow, right?

Did you know that if you work a desk job, recent research reveals that you are more likely to be overweight, have metabolic syndrome and even have higher risks for cardiovascular disease.

I’m guessing that this is NOT good news for at least 99% of you that have landed on this article, right?

But it’s not all doom and gloom – if you make a conscious effort to implement a few subtle changes in your office lifestyle you could actually lose a bit of weight (that’s right – I said LOSE a bit of weight!).

Let’s take a closer look at how to lose weight in the office…

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1) What Are You Drinking?

Hands up how many of you opt to drink water throughout the working office day?

(silence!)

That’s what I thought – why drink water when you are pissed off sitting in front of a glaring PC screen?

Coke, Fanta, mochas, lattes, Red Bull…the list goes on and on!

If you are drinking anything other than water when you are sitting down you are in trouble!

What Are You Drinking?

Having these drinks next to your keyboard all day will not only increase your calorie intake, but will contribute to poor teeth and gum health.

Also, the sugar content of these drinks will really mess with your overall work performance. Did you know that high sugar intake can easily cause your energy levels to peak and then fall?

These types of energy ‘jumps and falls’ can seriously effect your work productivity overall (don’t tell your boss!)


2) We All Stand For Something…

Okay, okay, I know a lot of the day is spent sitting in front of a computer with an office job…but there are chances to stand and work every now and again.

When you stand you are burning more calories up, increasing blood flow and your overall energy levels, giving yourself a corrective posture AND speeding up metabolism.


3) Homemade Snacks Vs. Vending Options

Vending machines are not your friend when it comes to matters of health – they never will be really!

Whatever you find inside these vending machines is bound to be pumped up with extra levels of sugar and sodium – these snacks need to be tasty after all!

These sorts of snacks WILL actually take away the feelings of hunger…but NOT FOR LONG!

Homemade Snacks Vs. Vending Options

You are looking for snacks that will provide energy or nutrition with a balance of nutrients like protein, complex carbohydrates and good fats…

With this in mind – make your own snacks at home and take them to work in an airtight container (this actually saves a lot of money as well!).


4) A Lunchtime Walk Maybe?

As we all (should) know by now – aerobic exercise is pretty awesome when it comes to taking on your body’s fatty deposits. It’s also good for keeping weight off in the first place!

Ideally you should aim for 30 to 60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a day – a brisk walk at lunchtime can get you a lot closer to this target.

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5) Are You Stressed?

I work full time in front of a computer but I’m self employed – I don’t often feel the pressures of stress within the office environment (because I’m in charge!).

It doesn’t really matter if you absolutely LOVE your job – some days you are going to feel completely stressed out!

Are You Stressed?

Reducing stress can help you lose weight, according to research from the University of Kentucky.

When you are stressed you tend to get the impulse to overeat – it’s a way of reacting to emotional upheaval (emotional eating habits).


6) Do You Commute?

So the car is usually the easiest way to get to and from work – especially if you have trouble hearing the alarm clock every morning!

By simply ditching the car and walking, riding or even taking public transport, you are doubling your chances of reaching your weight loss goals.

If you have to drive due to location then simply find an area away from work where you can park for the day. Give yourself a little distance to cover to and from work.

Remember – even the people that opt to take public transport will see some sort of results. You will always have to walk to the closest bus or tube/subway stop.


Exercises to do at Your Work Desk

We thought we would include a bonus section to the article covering a couple of exercises to do at your work desk. Spend 30 seconds on each of the following moves, and try to fit in the workout several times a day…

The Chair Dip Exercise


The Desk Pushup


We hope you have enjoyed our article on how to lose weight in the office. If you have any questions on the subject please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

Weight Loss Mistakes Beginners Make

Weight Loss Mistakes Beginners Make

It’s always made to sound SO easy isn’t it – burn more calories than you take in or eat less and move more.

The truth of the matter is that ANYONE who has taken on a diet or a fitness plan knows that this sounds a lot easier than it actually is.

In this article we will be taking a look at the common weight loss mistakes beginners make in an attempt to aid your healthy lifestyle change…

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Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid…

1) Moving Ain’t Enough!

I thought I’d cover this point first as it seems modern-day adults have rose-colored glasses on when it comes to the amount they move around every day…which is never enough in my opinion!

This does seem to be stuck in the female population’s mindset more than the male’s…sorry girls!

I have had many conversations with women claiming that they are so busy every day that they are burning up the required amount of calories…

Not the case most of the time!

A trip to the local city center with the kids for several hours may seem like a good workout but….you’ve only burned only about 400 calories! I can hear the shrieks from here!!!!

Moving Ain't Enough!

But please don’t worry – there is a way you can ‘rev up’ your daily chores and it’s pretty simple really…

Short bursts of intense activity eat up more calories – and up to 36% more fat. This means you simply have to pick up your walking pace every one minute out of five!

Do the math – by increasing the intensity of this one minute you are in fact burning up one third more calories!

I got this little tip off a mate who is a long distance cyclist – he actually uses it when on his bike to trim down when he needs to (it works with running/jogging as well!).


2) Size of Portions

This is a killer – especially as most of the people guilty of it have no idea they are doing it…and weight loss will not work for them!

Your two friends opt for burger and fries for lunch but you say NO!

No, no, no – I ain’t eating that sh#t…I’m going for healthy nutrients instead.

So you go about loading up your plate with many weight-friendly foods and you tuck in – how good are you right?

Keep an eye on the size of your food portions...

Well unfortunately you may have won the nutrition battle…but you have lost the calorie battle to the burger and fries friends!

That healthy-sounding meal adds up to somewhere around the 700 calorie mark – and the burger and fries would probably of hit the 600 mark!

You see it’s all good and well hitting up these healthy foods…but only in portion moderation.

If you make a mountain on your plate that mountain is going to contain A LOT of calories – regardless of how healthy that food is!


3) I’ll Have The Turkey Sandwich Please…

You sit down in a relatively nice restaurant, your mate orders a greasy pizza…but you order the turkey sandwich. Sounds healthy right?

Well it is…if you make it at home!

A turkey sandwich that comes on focaccia with cheese and mayo can provide 970 calories.

I'll Have The Turkey Sandwich Please

It gets worse…

Two large slices of your mate’s pizza will only give about 500 calories!

At the end of the day it’s best to do your research BEFORE you get to the restaurant – find out what bread contains what and drill down into the so-called healthy options.


4) Positive Impacts

A lot of individuals that take on weight loss forget that everyone is different – people will see different results from dieting and fitness regimes.

It’s important to remember about the positive impacts exercise and healthy living will have in general – it’s not just about the number you see on the scale below you!

Positive Impacts

More energy, less stress, better sleep, and reduced risk of many diseases come hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle. Weight loss will eventually come – but it’s not the ONLY positive you should be concentrating on!


5) Are You Being Too Strict?

At the end of the day this is only weight loss – there is no reason to put yourself in front of the headmaster time and time again!

A diet is not meant to be a straitjacket – so don’t treat it like one!

In my experience you will see more success if you manage to stick to the rules about 85% of the time.

Are You Being Too Strict?

You can use that remaining 15% to go out on a Friday night and have a few beers or even have a take away midweek.

You see, people are far more likely to stick to a diet if they can have their ‘naughty time’ off every now and again.

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The Health Benefits of Red Onion Juice

The Health Benefits of Red Onion Juice

They are great with salad and I couldn’t stomach a hot dog without them…but consuming onion juice has never really been at the top of my health ‘to do’ list!

I first came across the subject of health benefits of red onion juice about three months ago when a regular visitor to this site brought it up in response to a comment (cheers Sally!).

Okay, my first response was to cringe a bit…and then wonder what poor Sally was doing to herself?

But being skeptical with new health ideas is really not ‘on the cards’ for me – this site would become one boring (and lonely) place to be.

I came to find that red onion juice is actually nothing to cringe about – it has a ton of benefits for those who are brave enough to stomach it…

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Good Old Onions!!!

Historical research shows us that onions have been circling around human cultivation for  well over 7000 years now.

Some archaeological projects have uncovered proof that onions date back to the Bronze Age…but it’s unclear whether or not these onions were wild or cultivated.

Archaeological and literary evidence such as the Book of Numbers 11:5 points to suggestions that onions were probably being cultivated around 2000 years later in ancient Egypt.

onions were probably being cultivated around 2000 years later in ancient Egypt

Apparently onions were held in high regard by Egyptian authorities due to their spherical shape and concentric rings, which were known for symbolizing eternal life.

Moving onto the Middle Ages, onions were often handed over as rather exotic (and expensive) gifts. At the time they were thought to be extremely powerful and used to treat a host of ailments/conditions.


Onion Juice Health Benefits

1) Onion Juice Benefits For Hair

Onion juice manages to boost blood circulation which leads to hair follicles being provided with sufficient nourishment.

Onion Juice Benefits For Hair

The vegetable also contains certain anti-bacterial properties that combat various scalp infections that can be attributed to hair loss.

Onions are also thought to be loaded with the enzyme catalase, which is an anti-oxidant that can prevent premature graying of hair.


2) The Cardiovascular Advantages of Onions

Regularly including onions in your diet can lead to a reduction in cholesterol levels. This is all down to the sulfur compounds, chromium, and vitamin B complex they contain.

These three important ingredients actually lower the risk of cardiac arrest by regulating homocysteine levels.


3) Onion Juice Benefits For Skin

Onions contain high levels of flavonoids and vitamins C, A and E. These help in protecting our skin cells from the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.

Onion Juice Benefits For Skin

The antibacterial properties of onions lead them to being antiseptic and anti-inflammatory by nature. This means they are an excellent natural remedy for acne and other skin bacteria.

Onions are also known to contain large amounts of sulphur-rich phytochemicals which are very effective in taking on free radicals. This means they can be used to combat the untimely aging appearance of skin.


4) Onion Juice Fights The Cold Virus

My granny used to swear by onions whenever she had a cold – at the time we pretty much all thought she was crazy but she really didn’t get ill that often…

Onion Juice Fights The Cold Virus

This cold-fighting process is apparently down to the smelly sulfur compounds found in onions – they have mucolytic properties that are excellent at stopping the excessive formation of mucus.

If this mucus manages to build up in our body it can frequently trigger the common cold virus.


5) Protection Against Allergens

Onions contain high levels of the antioxidant known as quercetin – a powerful aid in the fight against a large number of allergic reactions.

The quercetin property is absorbed into the body through the intestines and stays in circulation for a very long time. This gives the body lasting protection from allergic reactions as well as chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma.


6) Onions Aid Digestion

Proper digestion plays a big part in how the general health of our body pans out. If we have problems digesting the food we put in ourselves we will end up with more diseases effecting us.

These digestive diseases can include gallstones, cholangitis, GERD, and hiatal hernia.

Onions Aid Digestion

Onions contain high levels of a soluble dietary fiber called inulin which functions as a natural regulator. It ‘regulates’ by keeping the body’s good bacteria at the level needed to maintain a healthy digestive system.

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If I Lose Weight Will My Cellulite Go Away?

If I Lose Weight Will My Cellulite Go Away?

When the dreaded mirror first decides to highlight the bumps and lumps that indicate cellulite it can be a complete confidence destroyer.

The first, and most understandable action, is to cover up your thighs – no matter what the occasion calls for. But this becomes pretty tricky in the summer months…

At the end of the day it’s going to come out at some point – there is only so long you can keep cellulite hidden (no matter how hard you try!).

So, am I stuck with bumpy, lumpy thighs for the rest of my life, if I lose weight will my cellulite go away? 

First let’s put your mind at rest a little and give you some hope to grasp onto – yes cellulite can go away.

But unfortunately, it’s not exactly an easy task…

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What is Cellulite Caused by?

Cellulite targets both men and woman and there are millions upon millions of effected individuals around the world.

Some people will actually find themselves genetically predisposed to cellulite whilst others will develop it through excess fat below their skin.

What is Cellulite Caused by?

Choice of lifestyle seems to be the main culprit behind the appearance of cellulite. If you are a ‘sudden sufferer’ you may want to check out your exercise and eating routines.

Remember, excess fat through poor eating or lack of exercise can be behind the cause of cellulite.


Does Cellulite go Away When You Lose Weight?

Tackling the excess fat your body is holding is a great way to handle the appearance of cellulite. When the excess fat is given the boot your skin will be allowed to pull itself back in and drastically reduce that horrible dimpling effect.

Yeah I know, I know – losing weight is a lot harder than it sounds but it certainly is possible…for EVERYONE! (just read some of the articles we have here on the subject for starters!).

Once you have cleaned up your diet you will be super-surprised at how fast you can trim down your overall weight.

Here is a basic three-pronged attack on weight loss for newbies (don’t worry – it’s Layman’s Terms!):

  1. Remove sugar from your diet
  2. Minimize the amount of carbohydrates in your diet
  3. Avoid buying processed foods

See – you’ve probably heard all three of those pointers before right?

Well that’s for a reason…

Weight loss only becomes difficult if you MAKE it difficult!

To be honest with you, if you manage to just stick to the first point above you’ll see a huge change in your overall body shape and weight.

Most of us are completely oblivious to the amount of sugar we have in our diets – it tends to hide itself very well in modern brands.

Foods With High Amounts of Hidden Sugar


Cellulite and Exercise

If you manage to combine a clean eating lifestyle with exercise you will see a drastic reduction in cellulite. Exercise only works if you also dial in your nutrition.

A decent exercise routine will provide you with the following health benefits…

  1. You will burn large amounts of calories on a daily basis
  2. You cut into the fat deposits your body is holding onto
  3. You will build and develop muscle

The goods news is that these three benefits are excellent at cutting down your cellulite or even eliminating it completely.

What are the best exercises for cellulite reduction?

At the end of the day exercise is good for you – full stop! It doesn’t matter what exercise you finally choose as exercise in general will create muscle and cut into your body’s fat content.


Question: Will Cellulite Go Away on its Own?

Well if the answer to that question was yes…I just wasted the last couple of hours typing this article…

Of course it WILL NOT go away on it’s own!

Most regulars to this site will already know that very few health complications are easy to conquer – dedication and hard work are ALWAYS key.

Diet and exercise are not supposed to be easy – if they were most people would stick to them and there would be no obesity problems.

But, diet and exercise will help you tackle cellulite…so what are you going to do?

If you find it tough going I would always recommend taking on an accountability buddy to aid you through the process.

Use this friend/buddy to help arrange cool local walks or hikes, make some meals together or even sign up for a nearby keep fit class.

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Is Whiskey Good For You?

Is Whiskey Good For You?

Right, before we go any further I feel I really should point out that I am not some nutcase that promotes drinking alcohol in any way!

This article is covering the health benefits of drinking whiskey – benefits most of you did not know about.

If you decide to go out and hit up a bottle of scotch tonight then you REALLY have missed the point of this article…

Alcoholism and binge drinking are both very bad news for your overall health, and can undo any possible positive motions that moderate amounts of whiskey can impart.

Please keep that in mind before reading the remainder of the article…

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The Whiskey Files

The Whiskey FilesI get that there are countless different images that come to mind when thinking about whisky…health articles certainly ain’t one of them right?

Clint Eastwood slamming back a tumbler before taking out a group of Hard-drinking cowboys in an old western setup or Al Capone smuggling crates through a police barricade…sounds a better fit really doesn’t it?

Most people have a sort of love/hate relationship with this spirit – some love it’s warmth whilst others gag and shiver at the slightest sniff of the drink…

…But if everyone knew the truth about the health benefits that it contains, maybe more people would turn away from the pint of beer?


Whiskey and Nutrition

First off the bat – let’s take a closer look at the nutritional values of whiskey!

Whiskey is actually really low in levels of saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and carbohydrates. At the end of the day there’s not really that much going on inside this golden liquid…well…other than alcohol of course! 🙂

When looking at Whiskey and nutrition we need to be zooming in on its organic compounds.

Whiskey has high amounts of the very powerful antioxidant ellagic acid. This acid is responsible for a majority of the health benefits of Whiskey.


Whiskey and Health Benefits…

Whiskey & Weight Loss

When I usually throw weight loss and alcohol in the same article I’m probably bleating on about fat beer belly’s and ruined muscle tone due to excessive alcohol…but not today!

The key to drinking alcohol and staying healthy is moderation – drinking in moderation (especially whiskey) should not impact your overall weight.

Contrary to popular belief – whiskey contains no fat whatsoever and also has really low levels of sodium.

Of course, it does contain calories and carbohydrates but these come from the actual alcohol not the additives to the drink! These types of simple sugars are rapidly broken down by the body so they can be used for energy.

Whiskey & Dementia

Recent studies have concluded that Whiskey can increase your cognitive performance, therefore, cutting the chances of you getting dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Of course, alcohol is never going to be given as a treatment towards the two but the ellagic acid is known to be brilliant at taking on the Free Radicals in the body.

Free Radicals have been linked to messing about with the neural pathways, this is thought to increase the effects of dementia.

NOTE: So Whiskey can combat the slow decline towards dementia – but only in MODERATION. Drinking a bottle a night may well feel like great fun but it will actually kill brain cells NOT help them!

Whiskey & Your Heart

The older our bodies get the more lazy and lackluster our various organ systems get…this unfortunately includes our cardiovascular system.

Recent studies have come to the conclusion that those of us that consume a moderate and sensible amount of whiskey have almost a 50% lower chance of coming across a stroke or heart attack in their lives.

Remember – the key phrase once again is MODERATION. I cannot stress this firmly enough! Consuming large amounts of alcohol is definitely NOT a holiday experience for your heart!

Whiskey & Cancer

Cancer needs no introduction – globally it is one of the biggest killers known to man! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there seems to be a large rise in cancer infomercials these days on TV – this is for a reason.

As a species we are desperately trying to find new ways to slow the disease down and eventually (hopefully) find a lasting cure.

We’ve already mentioned the high content of ellagic acid in whiskey in this article a number of times – that is for a reason.

Ellagic acid really is one of the most powerful antioxidant compounds that we can put in our bodies.

As we touched on earlier on in the article – this type of acid battles against (or neutralizes) Free Radicals. These Free Radicals are very harmful byproducts of cellular metabolism that lead to all sorts of diseases in our bodies.

An example of some of these diseases are cancer, premature aging, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.


Does Whiskey Have Health Benefits?

More recent studies have also revealed that whiskey can combat blood clots, give your immune system a boost and aid diabetes control.

Now, lets get one thing straight here!

I know I’m starting to sound like I’m repeating myself but I feel this is a very important point – especially with an article like this!

I am not a doctor and I am not promoting the use of alcohol for medical purposes – the articles I publish are based on legitimate studies and a bit of hard research on my side.

If you read my About Me page you will see where I’m coming from!

Drinking alcohol is fine – in MODERATION.

Most of us lead pretty hectic lives and need to let off steam every now and again. Just make sure the party ends when it’s supposed to! 🙂

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Is Prune Juice Good For You?

Is Prune Juice Good For You?

Prune juice is made from plums and offers numerous health benefits, among them improved digestion. Drinking prune juice also aids in the prevention of chronic illness because it is rich in antioxidants.

In addition, the sweet fiber-packed juice also contains beneficial vitamins and minerals which are essential to maintaining optimum health.

So, is prune juice good for you?

Let’s take a closer look at the drink…

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Improved Digestion

Most people basically use prune juice as an essential part of their diet to normalize digestion. It is quite helpful to people suffering from constipation.

Drinking prune juice is also effective in regulating digestion if you are frequently using laxatives.

Prunes contain natural sorbitol as well as dietary fiber, which are the key components that power the prevention and treatment of constipation.

The Korean Journal of Community Nutrition published a scientific study on prune juice in June of 2008, which found out that people eating and drinking prune juice on a daily basis have an increased number of bowel movements, need a shorter time for a bowel movement and experience less pain while having a bowel movement.


Improved Immunity

Eating plant-based foods is vital to achieving a healthy diet because they are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

In 2004, a research article published by the BioFactors Journal cited prunes as a perfect source of antioxidants, especially phenols.

These bio-chemicals assist in preventing your body cells from severe damage caused by free radicals.

Therefore, drinking prune juice is a major step in achieving your basic intake of fruit servings.

In fact, having a diet rich in these bio-chemicals is extremely helpful in empowering immunity against specific chronic diseases like cancer and the coronary heart disease.


A Rich Source of Vitamins

Prune juice is popular because it contains essential vitamins namely Vitamin B, B-6 C and K. Therefore, daily intake of prune juice helps in meeting your body’s need for vitamins.

These vitamins are critical to the proper functioning of your body.

  • Firstly, vitamin C acts as an antioxidant which serves as a key component in the synthesis of strong connective tissues to boost the performance of the immune system.
  • Secondly, vitamin K supports the blood’s ability to clot.
  • Thirdly, B vitamins support energy metabolism processes in the body and help in the maintenance of healthy erythrocytes and regulation of the nervous system.

Contains Trace Minerals

Prune juice is known to be a rich source of minerals such as, potassium, manganese, and iron. Drinking prune juice will give your body all these minerals and their consequent benefits.

For instance, iron is essential to the hemoglobin component of the red blood cells, which supports the transportation of oxygen to your body cells.

The potassium level in prune juice

The potassium available in prune juice is vital in balancing body fluids and maintaining a healthy heart rate.

It also controls nerve impulses as well muscle movements. Lastly, manganese traces in prune juice are necessary for boosting bone formation and metabolic processes.


Conclusion

At this point, the question: ‘Is prune juice good for you?’ has been answered by the aforementioned benefits associated with prune juice.

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How Much Water do You Need to Drink a Day to Lose Weight?

How Much Water do You Need to Drink a Day to Lose Weight?

Dieters are always looking for the easy option when it comes to losing weight. There has to be a simple solution that is easy to consume and will help them to shed a few extra pounds.

The answer doesn’t lie in miracle cures and weight loss pills, but rather the liquid you are taking those pills with.

All you really need is more water in your daily diet. So why is water so beneficial and how much water do you need to drink a day to lose weight?

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Why is Water so Helpful For Losing Weight?

Water does more than keep us hydrated and healthy. Drinking a glass or two of water can actively increase the body’s metabolic rate as the body works to warm up the water and process it.

Studies have shown that this can be as much as 30 percent for 30 to 40 minutes. This 30 minute window is vital for weight loss as this increased metabolic rate can lead to increase calorie burning.

Therefore, dieters are advised to drink a large amount of water before eating in order to reduce calorie intakes.

This can also be a good idea before exercise as there is a greater chance of burning more calories during that activity.

Why is Water so Helpful For Losing Weight?

It should also be noted that there are links between water consumption and appetite suppression.

This is another important benefit for dieting because it means that people that struggle with portion sizes and cravings could find themselves eating less.

This is also another good reason for drinking plenty of water before a meal.

Studies into water and weight loss have shown strong support for this approach…

A 2010 study in the water drinking habits of obese subjects showed that those that drank water before a meal were more likely to lose 4 more pounds over 12 weeks than those that didn’t.

There is also the suggestion that just 2 glasses or more a day can have a significant impact on pounds shed.

This shows that a few extra glasses of water could be the missing link between a healthy diet and more noticeable weight loss.

But drinking water is boring? Can’t I just have some diet drinks instead?

This attitude is understandable in a world where we are inundated with different brands of diet drinks.

Top drinks manufacturers are keen to create “healthy” alternative with “zero” in their names, low sugar levels or stevia instead of sweetener.

These drinks can be a nice treat now and then if you want a fizzy drink with less of the calories. However, they are no substitution for water.

The simple reason for this is that they don’t have the same properties for weight loss. In fact, studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners in these products can actually increase your appetite.

But drinking water is boring?

Water really is the best option, but there is no reason why it has to be plain, boring tap water.

Flavored water is ideal for ensuring that you keep up with your water consumption during the day. This is a simple thing to do and there is so much variety in the flavors, fruits and juices you can add.

The fashionable approach right now is to squeeze a little lemon juice in there and add a pinch of ginger. It tastes great and has additional health properties.

There is also little that is more refreshing than a pitcher of cucumber water.

Try and avoid bottled flavored water, such as brands with “a hint of” strawberry or lemon. These often contain those nasty artificial sweeteners.

So how much of these exciting new flavored water recipes should you be drinking each day?

It is clear that water is the way to go with weight loss goal. However, how much water do you need to drink a day to lose weight?

Unfortunately, there is no simple one rule where X amount of glasses will work. It can all depend on your age, the food you are eating, the medication you are taking and your general activity levels.

More importantly, it can depend on your weight.

Some work with the ration of 4 cups for every 50 pounds of weight. The best approach is to discuss the idea with a doctor and see what the ideal amount is for your personal situation.

With their guidance, plenty of willpower and a good recipe, you can use water to help you lose weight.

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