Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Antioxidants from food - The five best sources

Antioxidants from food - The five best sources

Cooking Healthy Food For The Heart

Home-Cooked Meals: Cooking Healthy Food For The Heart

Are you aware that what you feed your family on a daily basis affects their health? Since the family eats at home the majority of the time compared to eating at restaurants, you should be very aware of what you serve on the table. Your family’s health is in your hands and this is a huge responsibility but with knowledge, you can do it.

You can protect the heart and blood vessels by preparing less saturated fat meals. Remember, not all fats are bad. You just have to know how to identify the bad ones. The ingredients you will use and the way you cook the food will make a big difference in cooking healthy food for the heart.

Basic Things To Remember

· Less Fat- You can cut down on the fat through cooking methods like boiling, broiling, steaming, roasting, baking, grilling and microwaving food instead the usual frying. If you need to fry, use non-stick pans and a cooking spray instead of frying oil. Fats can really add flavor to the food, so what do you do if it is lessened? Opt for using seasonings and spices instead. Lemon juice is great for steamed vegetables and broiled fish. Pepper is great for chicken seasoning. Onion and garlic can boost the flavor of meat and vegetables.

· Lean Cuts- You cannot avoid meat, pork and poultry due to its protein but you can keep the cholesterol down by choosing leaner cuts. With beef, choose cuts like round, flank, sirloin, tenderloin, rib, chunk, rump roast, T-bone, porterhouse and cubed. In poultry, white breast meat is low in fat. In pork, the leaner types are pork loin, center loin chops, Canadian bacon and ham.

· Low Dairy Fat- Dairy should be part of your meals because of the calcium. However, dairy can be pretty fatty if you do not know how to choose. Instead of drinking full-cream milk, opt for fat-free skim milk or low-fat buttermilk. For yogurts, buy the low fat or fat-free ones. For cheese, parmesan and cottage cheese have less fat.

· Find Substitutes- Fatty food is definitely tastier but you can still make your food delicious by using substitutes. For instance, instead of using regular salad dressings, you can go for low-fat mayonnaise and low-fat salad dressing. Instead of plain yogurt, go for sour cream when cooking.

By knowing what to cook for your family, you can help protect them from heart diseases. In addition, if they learn to eat healthy at home, it will be easier to continue a healthy lifestyle from then on.

Friday, August 24, 2012

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Recipes for kids: Have fun with healthy eating - MayoClinic.com

Recipes for kids: Have fun with healthy eating - MayoClinic.com

Do you struggle with breakfast ideas?

When you’ve come from eating a typical western diet to a Paleo, grain free, or other ‘new’ diet, breakfast can be one of the hardest meals of the day. Do you struggle to come up with breakfast ideas? Do you get sick and tired of eating the same old boring thing, day in and day out?

Well I’ve got the solution for you.

It’s a breakfast cookbook with over 60 breakfast options to choose from. That’s 2 whole months of meals so you will never get bored again!

There’s sure to be some favorites to select from within the large assortment available. This book is so good. It has colored pictures for almost every recipe so it really gets your taste buds flowing.

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If you’re no good in the kitchen, like me when I started eating real food, there are also quick start videos that will teach you step by step how to cook up some killer eggs, a great omelet, and some killer pancakes to impress your family and friends.

I really can’t say enough about this cookbook. The recipes are easy, there are loads that take less than 20 minutes to prepare, and the best thing is they taste great!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Superfoods loaded with probiotics deliver a variety of flavors and span seven food groups

Superfoods loaded with probiotics deliver a variety of flavors and span seven food groups

How You’re Poisoning Your Body With The Wrong Foods

Everywhere you look, there are processed foods. From restaurants to fast foods joints to the supermarket, processed foods are abundant. And, these foods are a major contributor to our overweight tendencies and unhealthy lifestyles. However, there is a way to overcome the poisoning of our systems: the Paleo Diet. The Paleo Diet aims to remove all these unnatural things from our diet and live as our ancestors lived thousands of years ago. By understanding a few basic tenets of the Paleo Diet, you can lose weight and feel great, without starving yourself or over-exercising.

Poison #1: Additives
Additives are abundant. They’re meant to preserve food and make them taste better, but in fact additives are destroying your ability to maintain a healthy weight. Additives cannot be properly digested by our bodies. And, because they cannot be properly digested, they waste valuable resources… resources that should be used by our bodies on digesting real foods and ridding the body of fats. So, instead of grabbing a handful of chips and their multitude of additives, have some healthy finger foods like carrots to ensure that you don’t waste precious bodily resources.

Posion #2: Grains
Over the course of human history, grains weren’t that abundant. It wasn’t until we really began using agriculture on a large scale that we were able to successfully add grains into our diet. However, these grains are very difficult for the body to digest. And, just like with additives, if it’s hard to digest than it’s taking valuable resources away from the core functions of your body. Instead of grains, you can have vegetable pastas, and instead of rice you can use sweet potatoes to create healthy meals free of the useless filler that is a grain.

Poison #3: Sugar
Pure sugar wasn’t really consumed on a wide scale until the modern age. And, while sugar is important to our body functions, we do not need sugar as much as we consume it. And, the pure sugar that we find in the store is processed and difficult to digest. Instead of using a sweetener in your coffee or tea, try drinking it straight. If you cannot stand your coffee or tea without a sweetener, you can substitute it for fruit juice. At least the fruit juice has other valuable nutrients to ensure a properly working digestive system – instead of introducing items into the body that are difficult for it to use.

All in all, it’s absolutely imperative that we only introduce foods into our systems that create an environment of health. By totally getting rid of additives from our diet, our digestive systems will be able to totally focus on using the correct nutrients and increasing the metabolism. Reducing the grains in our diet will do the same thing, and reduce the amount of weight put on our bodies on a daily basis. And, by reducing the sugar intake to sugars only found in natural foods, you’re ensuring health for years to come. These simple basic tenets will not only help you to live a happier, healthier lifestyle, but also reduce your waistline and prevent the weight from ever returning again.

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Paleo Lifestyle – Learn to eat all you want without gaining another pound!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Can You Start The The Vegetarian Lifestyle Without Support (Knowledge)

Have you considered launching a life into vegetarianism? With the percentage of vegetarians continues to increase worldwide, with more people becoming concerned about how the consumption of meat impacts their lives and the planet. If you're considering a vegetarian lifestyle, then it's crucial that you have as much pertinent information as possible. Here are some of the main reasons:

1. Misconceptions

People often have various misconceptions about vegetarianism, causing them to hesitate their starting of it. It's boring. It makes meal preparation difficult. It's about salads and salads only. Such misconceptions can seem true if we're unable to distinguish fact from fiction before deciding whether or not to start a vegetarianism lifestyle.

Fortunately, there's exponentially more factual information available today about vegetarianism than there was in the past. As a word of caution it's important to get information that's as unbiased as possible, to help you make the best decision about whether or not to start a life as a vegetarian. Who knows? After doing some reading you might decide not to start a vegetarianism lifestyle. What's important is to have the information needed to make an informed decision.

2. Motivation

Making significant changes to our day to day meals can be challenging, and even frightening. On the other hand, having the right information about vegetarianism can provide us with the motivation we need to start our journey. This could involve the number of vegetarians worldwide, the health and environmental benefits of vegetarianism, and so on. Maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle isn't necessarily easy, and can actually be quite challenging.

However, starting it is oftentimes the most challenging first step that you'll need to take. Having enough information can motivate you to take that first step. While maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle is a different story, it can be somewhat academic after we decide that that's the lifestyle we want to maintain.

3. Sustainability

Interestingly, how long we maintain a vegetarianism lifestyle has a lot to do with how we start it. More specifically, by securing enough information about being a vegetarian when we're considering such a lifestyle will help us to sustain it in the future. Like any other major dietary change that we start, sometimes maintaining it can be challenging as time passes. That's also true for those who start a vegetarian lifestyle. However, having enough information when we're starting our life as a vegetarian can certainly help us to maintain it for months, years and decades.

4. Appeal

In particular, we might be hesitant to start a vegetarian lifestyle because it seems like a dull way to live. Eating plant-based foods all the time might not seem too exciting. In fact, there are tons of tasty vegetarian recipes available. However, how can we prepare meals that we're unfamiliar with? Learning about all the ingredients and preparation that vegetarianism dishes can involve can certainly make them more palatable. Keep in mind that starting a vegetarianism lifestyle typically means that you'll be eating three non-meat meals daily. That's almost 1,100 meals per year!

A great course that is designed for people who are ready to become vegetarians is called The Vegetarian's Beginner's Guide 30 Day Course. This course is great for anyone seriously interested in transitioning into a vegetarian and it provides the information, education and support needed to become a savvy vegetarian and lead a successful vegetarian lifestyle

Soy: Healthy or Dangerous? (Video) - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information

Soy: Healthy or Dangerous? (Video) - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information