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Why You Must Have Bananas

Bananas and health

Bananas and health

 

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Scientists across the world endorse ‘eating bananas’ and for good reason. The yellow hued fruit is a storehouse of nutrients. Another thing about this fruit is that it perhaps is world’s ‘first fruit’.

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Ideas To Burn Belly Fat

burn belly fat fast

burn belly fat fast

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There’s no magic wand that can make you lose fat – especially belly fat that’s the most wicked thing to have. A large waistline is a sign of diseases. A surge in cortisol levels cause our midsection to bulge – and this results from stress. It’s a simple biological process – cortisol swings into action (triggered by stress) – it breaks down lean muscle mass ( a tissue that burns calories efficiently) and hoard-up on abdominal fat.

However, there are some easy ways to trim belly fat to look shapely. Let’s check them out: Read More

A High-fiber Diet Amazingly bring-on Weight Loss

high fiber cereals

high fiber cereals

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Fiber is a fountain of benefits, says my mother; a fiber-filled diet can just be the right answer to your weight loss worries. There are facts that endorse fiber as a weight loss measure.

Fact #1

You feel satiated for several hours after eating a Diet with high Fiber Content

This is a fact that a diet comprising fiber makes you feel fuller for long hours after you consume it. The calories you eat per volume of food are less so a small quantity of fiber diet is enough to fill you up for hours. Digestion is slow so the stomach doesn’t empty quick enough and remains full. The chewing time you need for breaking-up fiber foods is longer, you eat slowly and feel fuller sooner.

Fact #2

Fiber is Absorbed Partially by the Body

fiber foods absorb slowly

fiber foods are absorbed slowly

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Weight gain is out of question if you have high fiber foods. These foods don’t get absorbed properly in the body and a high percentage gets excreted. These foods are just to give you a feeling of fullness.

Fact #3

High Fiber Foods are Healthy Foods

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high_nutrition_fiber_foods

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The nutrients contained in fiber-rich foods are far more than any other foods like meat, cheese, etc. Whole grains, fruits, beans, legumes, pack little calories, but the nutrition they provide are unbelievable. It’s the truth that high-fiber breads are great for weight maintenance.

How to Eat more Fiber-rich Diet?

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high fiber foods

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5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be your minimum daily quota. Eat apples, bananas, pears, strawberries, all are high-fiber foods.

Buy and eat high-fiber brown bread and avoid white bread.

Have oatmeal for breakfast, it’s an ideal fiber diet. Examples are Cracklin’ Oat Bran, Grape-nuts, Raisin Bran, etc.

Have whole wheat pasta in place of regular pasta and choose brown rice instead of white rice.

Strictly say ‘NO’ to sugary foods like candy bars and for snacks choose popcorn or whole-grain crackers.

That way you get to consume less calories, get your daily nutrients quantity, and burn more calories than consumed. So a win-win situation for you. Isn’t it? Try and check it out yourself. Happy eating.

Wine is a Fantastic Drink for Weight Loss

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red-wine-benefits

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Grapes have resveratrol an antioxidant that hamper fat storage, thus helping manage weight. If you want to enjoy your drinks, and at the same time managing to keep a trim waist and a flat belly then just buy a bottle of  wine, especially red. It will do the trick, keep you fit and slim plus you also get the pleasures of the bubbly.

The scientific way of describing the unique goodness of wine is that this sweet drink help make the digestive system strong and efficient. You know that our digestive tract consists of both good bacteria and bad bacteria. Now weight gain happens when the digestive system becomes weak, or in another way the presence of bad bacteria makes the system infectious. The outcome of that is obesity, inflammatory bowl disease, type 2 diabetes, heart trouble, etc.

What Exactly Happens

Red wine is a source of polyphenols the antioxidants that improve our health in many ways. The one bad thing about polyphenols is that they fail to easily get absorbed by the body. On the flip side more than half of polyphenols entering the body that doesn’t get absorbed become food of the good bacteria, thus on the better side they make the good bacteria stronger, thus in turn kicking in an efficient digestive system.

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The speed-up of metabolism burns fat quickly and the person having 1-2 glasses of red wine see a drastic improvement in his/her body structure, and weight control. When you are drinking wine regularly you are doing lot of good by keeping cholesterol down, a great digestive system, and an efficiently working metabolism.

Why not start having red wine to shape-up, and feel lighter than ever. Why not start from today.

Choosing Healthy Food Items

Use Common Sense when Reading Information from Labels

 

 

When the label on a food item hides information like calories in a single serving then you need to rely on common sense; any food item you buy from a health shop in a package shouldn’t exceed 400 calories, and snacks have to be no more than 150 calories. Same for beverage any fruit juice item, Coca-cola, or a Pepsi bottle mustn’t cross the 150-200 calories mark. If it does then that’s bad for you and you will need to reduce the quantity accordingly so that you keep your calories intake in a safe level.

how to read food labels

how to read food labels

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Like to mention an example; if you buy a bottled beverage, say iced tea, because you feel that that will be lower in calories numbers, you are badly mistaken. Buddy you are getting in 300 calories and 69g sugar, that equals 2-3 servings. That’s where you need to be vigilant and smart.

Cut Bad fats Down Completely

Trans-fats, and saturated fats are two vices that you need to avoid. A healthy woman has to get 1600 calories and 13g sugar, so keep the statistics clean, not more than that. That means no junk, sugared/flavored milk (unless you burn that much calories). Potato chips are calories-only food, eat sparingly and lesser quantities. Baked chips are much healthy, have them in your sandwich.

Low Sodium Food Items are the Best

People usually falter in their sodium intake, as most of the foods are stuffed with it, especially processed foods. Getting 500 mg from a single meal is the limit.and the daily cap has to be 2,000 mg. You’ll stay fit if you follow this principle in life.

Have lots of Fiber

This trick works because more fiber in diet cuts appetite and in turn reduce cholesterol. A 1/2 cup Kellog’s Cereal taken in the morning give 10 g fiber.

More you follow a smart food selection routine the more healthy you are going to get. Rest is all the will of God. Happy healthy choices.

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