Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Crossing legs

crossing legs , back pain, posture,health tips,healthy living,
Don’t cross your legs ;crossing legs cause back pain and also lack of circulation which can cause varicose veins and spider veins.



Best Home Remedies For High Blood Cholesterol,tips

Best home remedies for high Cholesterol ~

Cholesterol is the fatty substance present in the blood.
Cholesterol is necessary for the building of healthy cells.
When the level of cholesterol in our blood increases, it can lead to certain risks.

When there is high blood cholesterol they get deposited on the walls of the blood vessels and prevent the normal flow of blood.

When the blood vessels to the heart get clogged by these
cholesterol, heart will not get enough supply of oxygen rich blood and this will lead to heart attack.

When the blood flow to the brain decreases it may cause a stroke. High blood cholesterol is caused by unhealthy lifestyle and heredity. High blood cholesterol is preventable and treatable. Being overweight, sedentary lifestyle and alcohol consumption increases the cholesterol level. Healthy diet, changes in lifestyle and some home remedies will help you to keep the cholesterol level under control.

Home Remedies For High Blood Cholesterol

1 Red Rice

This is one of the most effective ways to reduce excess cholesterol in blood.

  • Red rice is a natural source of statin which is best for reducing cholesterol. Consume red rice instead of polished white rice.

2 Psyllium Husk

This remedy has high soluble fiber content. The mucilage present in the psyllium husk cleanses the blood vessel and reduces the cholesterol.

  • Mix 2 teaspoons of psyllium husk with water.
  • Drink this mix morning and night to get faster result.

3 Oats

Oats help to reduce the cholesterol level naturally as they contain beta-glucans.

  • Use rolled oats to make porridge and consume at least twice daily.

4 Apple Peels

The apple peels contain antioxidants which will reduce the oxidation of LDL or the bad cholesterol. This will reduce the build –up of plaque in blood vessels.

  • It is better to consume organic apple peels as the others may have pesticide content in them.

5 Consume More Seeds

Consuming the seeds like pumpkin seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, watermelon seeds, sesame seeds etc reduce the cholesterol level as they contain high levels of plant sterols which reduce the fat in blood.

  • Consume a handful of the seeds every day to reduce the bad cholesterol and increase the level of good cholesterol.
  • You can also use them in various food preparations.

6 Green Tea

Drinking green tea can reduce the low density lipids or fats in the blood which are bad for your health. The antioxidants present in green tea help to balance the cholesterol level. This will reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke.

  • Drink green tea whenever possible. Consume at least 2-3 cups daily to reduce cholesterol.

7 Royal Jelly

This home remedy will be appropriate for high cholesterol level resulting from the effects of smoking. Smoking increases the bad cholesterol level.

  • Take 1-2 teaspoons of royal jelly in empty stomach
  • If you smoke, quit smoking
  • Use alcohol in moderate level to increase the HDL cholesterol level.


8 Grapes

Grapes have the ability to reduce the cholesterol. The skin of the grapes contains a compound which lowers the cholesterol. It prevents the fat from getting deposited inside the blood vessels

  • Increase the intake of organically produced grapes.

9 Soybeans

Soybeans are rich in antioxidants and they also have anti-inflammatory property.

  • You can use soybeans in various food preparations, if you want to control the blood cholesterol.
  • You can also use tofu to increase the soy intake.

10 Artichoke Leaf

This remedy works by limiting the synthesis of cholesterol in the body. A compound present in artichoke called cynarin increases the production of bile in our body which helps in the excretion of cholesterol from the body.

  • Include artichoke leaf in your diet along with other cholesterol reducing food items.

11 Cut Down Saturated Fat

Saturated fats increase the LDL cholesterol level in our body. So, it is necessary to avoid food items containing saturated fat.

  • Avoid the use of red meat, dairy foods, milk, palm oil, butter etc.
  • Replace the above food items with fish, chicken, skimmed milk, vegetable oil or olive oil, etc.

12 Omega -3-Fatty Acid

This is one of the best remedy for high cholesterol. They reduce the risk of high blood pressure and reduce the development of blood clots in the blood vessels.

  • Include a rich source of omega -3 fatty acids in your diet.
  • Salmon, mackerel, flax seeds etc are good sources of omega -3-fatty acids.

13 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

If you have high levels of blood cholesterol, stop the use of other oils and shift to extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil contains antioxidants which remove the toxic contents from the body and lowers the bad cholesterol level.

  • Use extra virgin olive oil for preparing food.
  • You can also use it as salad dressing.
  • Heating the olive oil will reduce its goodness.

14 Lose Weight

If you are overweight that may the main reason for high cholesterol level in the body. Losing 5-10 pounds will reduce the cholesterol level.

  • Take a look at your daily eating habit
  • Avoid fast foods
  • Avoid eating snacks while watching TV
  • Have a healthy diet containing the fruits and vegetables which help to reduce weight and cholesterol.

15 Exercise Regularly

You can improve your good cholesterol level by exercising. Do 30 -60 minutes of exercise every day to find benefits. You can opt for the following exercises.

  • Walk briskly for 40 minutes daily
  • Ride your bike for one hour.
  • Swimming for half an hour can burn the excess fat in the body effectively.

Are you an obese person? Are you worried about the high blood cholesterol level? Do you want to reduce the bad LDL cholesterol? Then try some of the above given home remedies to control the blood cholesterol level and get benefitted by them. It is necessary to continue the remedies at least for a few weeks to see the difference in cholesterol levels in the blood. You can use two or three remedies together to get better and faster reduction in cholesterol level.

Friday, October 4, 2013

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Thursday, May 16, 2013


1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. & while you walk, SMILE.
It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God’s guidance for your purpose, today.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past,
negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything !

11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

14. Don’t compare your life to
others. You have no idea what
their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’

17. Help the needy,Be generous ! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker’

18. What other people think of  you is none of your business.

19. Time heals everything.

20. However good or bad situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed ,Pray to God and Be thankful for what you’ll accomplish, today !

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25.Share this to everyone on your list to help them lead a happier life…!!!!


Obesity can RISK your health,Reduce your Weight by Natural Way- 10 Effective Home Remedies for Losing Weight ~
1) Eat lots of Fruits
2) Avoid too much salt
3) Avoid too much Milk products like cheese, butter & don’t eat too much Meat and non-vegetarian foods.
4) Have Spices like dry ginger, cinnamon, black pepper etc.
5) Eat lots of green vegetables.

6) Taking of honey is an excellent home remedy for obesity.
7) Cabbage is considered to be an effective remedy for loosing weight.  It can be taken raw or cooked.
9) Lime juice is excellent for weight reduction.
10) Measure the portions of your food. Smaller meals at a regular interval of 4 to 5 hours will keep your metabolism high and prevent your body from converting the food you intake into fat.

Top it off with Exercise, which is an important part of weight reduction plan. It helps to use up calories stored in body as fat. In addition, it also relieves tension and tones up the muscles of the body. Walking is the best exercise to begin with and may be followed by running, swimming, rowing, cycling etc…

So, Go ahead Take care of your body, Stay Healthy Stay Happy…

Monday, May 6, 2013

Heart. Attack

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer.

It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal. A serious note about heart attacks – You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive. A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bad Marriage can make you fall sick

Feeling insecure and frequently anxious about your romantic relationship can actually harm your health, new research contends.
The feelings may boost levels of a stress hormone and lower your immune system, according to Ohio State researchers.
In their study, married couples who were often anxious about their relationship — wondering if their partner truly loved them, for example — had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and lower levels of T-cells, which are important in the immune system to fight off infections, lead author Lisa Jaremka said.
"These concerns about rejection and whether or not you are truly cared for do have physiological consequences that could, in the long-term, negatively affect health," said Jaremka, a postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State University's Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
The study was recently published online and will appear in an upcoming print issue of Psychological Science.
Jaremka said she was not describing the normal now-and-then concerns about a relationship. "Everybody has these thoughts and feelings sometimes," she said. "They are a natural part of being in a relationship."
 Jaremka studied 85 couples, all married for an average of more than 12 years. Most were white. Their average age was 39. All the partners reported their general anxiety levels and symptoms, and answered questions about their marriage and about their sleep quality.
The couples were generally healthy. Those with wives who were expecting a baby, or who drank excess alcohol or caffeine or had health problems affecting the immune system were all excluded.
The couples provided saliva samples over three days and blood samples twice. From these, the research team measured levels of cortisol and T-cells.
Participants with higher levels of anxiety about the marriage produced about 11 percent more cortisol than those with lower anxiety levels. Spouses with higher anxiety levels had between 11 percent and 22 percent lower levels of T cells than those with less anxiety.
Jaremka said the two findings are likely linked, because cortisol can hamper production of T-cells.
The study found a link or association between relationship anxiety and the body's stress and immune response, but cannot prove cause and effect.
While the study did not track whether the highly anxious partners got sick more often, the link is reasonable, Jaremka said, based on other research about the ill effects of chronically high stress hormone levels.
"A lot of the negative consequences of high cortisol are beyond the common flu," she said. Rather, she added, high level have been linked to heart problems, sleep problems, depression and other conditions.
Another expert who also studies attachment styles said the link between attachment anxiety and stress is not new, but the link to immune system function is newer. And it is "not that surprising," said Jeni Burnette, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Richmond, in Virginia.
Until more research is in, Jaremka suggests people who are highly anxious in relationships work on reducing their stress. Reduce stress by yoga or other exercise or meditation, she suggested. That would lower cortisol, presumably, and help their health.
Burnette suggested that highly anxious partners might also try to be more forgiving, and not keep replaying negative events such as arguments. 
The study was supported by an American Cancer Society grant.  

Saturday, February 23, 2013

8 Steps To Cure Constipation Naturally.

1.Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. It is very important to keep the intestines working well. Keep the water overnight in a copper vessel and drink it when you wake up in the morning.
2.Put a teaspoon of ghee in a glassful of warm milk. Drink it when going to bed. It is very helpful in relieving from constipation.
3.Go for morning walk by having 2-3 glasses of warm water. This will prevent constipation and clear bowel movements.
4.Include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet. Papaya and sugarcane are especially beneficial. Tomato and beetroot salads are also very useful in constipation relief.
5.Apples are very beneficial in treating constipation. Eat two apples every morning. Bitethem with the teeth instead of using a knife to cut them into slices.
6.The simplest home remedy for constipation is to drink a glass of lemon juice in water with a pinch of salt in it. This will treat any kind of constipation you are suffering from.
7.Papaya and guava are also useful in treating constipation. Regular intake of papaya at early morning in an empty stomach prevents constipation.
8.You can also take warm lime water early in the morning.It prevents constipation and keeps the body and mind fresh ; By Green Yatra

Saturday, February 9, 2013

These Are The Top 10 Detox Foods You Should Be eating

Lemons are a staple of many detox diets, and there is good reason for this. Firstly, lemons are packed with antioxidant vitamin C, which is great for the skin and for fighting disease-forming free-radicals. Furthermore, the citrus fruit has an alkaline effect on the body, meaning that it can help restore the body’s pH balance, benefitting the immune system. Try starting your day with hot water and a slice of lemon to help flush out toxins and cleanse your system.
                                                                         2- Ginger

If too much fatty food or alcohol has caused problems for your digestive system, it may be worthwhile adding some ginger to your diet. Ginger is not only great for reducing feelings of nausea, but it can help improve digestion, beat bloating and reduce gas. In addition to this, ginger is high in antioxidants and is good for boosting the immune system. To give your digestion a helping hand, try sipping on ginger tea or adding some freshly grated ginger to a fruit or vegetable juice.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Your Heart ! At Every Age


You're never too young or too old to  take care of your heart.Make a smart heart choices to help keep  your heart beating strong.
A-In you 20s:
  • Find a provider and start heart screenings,including blood pressure,choleterol and body mass index.
  • Be physically active.If you start the exercise habit ealry,you're more likely to stick with it as you age.
  • Don't smoke.Smoke may be the most physically damaging health habit of all.
B-In your 20s:
  • Long-term stress can damage your arteries.Find time every day for relaxation.
  • Identify any cardiovascular problems in close relatives,such as stroke,heart attack and diabetes.then take preventive steps to reduce your risks.
C-In your 40s:
  • Loose the extra pounds.Midlife your metabolism start slowing down,often leading to weight gain.However,exercise burns calories and help boost metabolism.
  • Help your arteries with good nutrition: more fruits,vegetables,and whole grains and fewer sweets,saturated fats and trans fats.
  • Have your blood sugar checked by age 45.Your provider may suggest it earlier or more frequently if you're at high risk
D-In your 50s and 60s:
  • Don't skip your heart health screening.
  • learn the warning signs of heart attack.
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes,five days a week.fit in two to three strengh training workouts weekly. 
Whatever your age,these strategies don't take much effort.Can you give your heart a few minutes every day to keep it stong?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A careless word may kindle strife, A cruel word may wreck. A life, A timely word may lessen stress, A loving word may heal and bless.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

5 Steps to looking 10 Years Younger

Steve & Becky Holman Steve & Becky Holman Said,Did you know that once you hit 40 years of age, whether you're a man or a women, your body starts aging FASTER than normal? Studies have shown that without the proper nutrients and exercise, your body will age about 6 months EXTRA for every year that passes. Think about that! If you are 40, that means by the time you hit 44 you will LOOK and FEEL 48. And by the time you reach 60, you will LOOK and FEEL 70 YEARS OLD! We see this every day... just look around you.

Did you know that 90% of people over the age of 35 lose enough muscle every year to burn off an additional 4 pounds of body fat? That means you not only lose the only thing on your body that creates shape, tone, and strength—you also gain more fat every year, even if your calories stay the same.
Did you know that all of this is reversible at any age? That there are specific ways to move, eat, and think that tell your brain to STOP this rapid aging process... and even SLOW IT DOWN to the point where you're aging less than a year for every year? That means you can look younger at 40 than you do at 35... or if you're like Becky and I, younger at 50+ than we did at 40!
This is not fantasy talk. This does not require a boatload of anti-aging drugs, supplements, or gimmicks. And, this works for anyone, male or female, and works at any age. 35, 45, 55, 65, 75... you name it. The biology is exactly the same.
My years as editor-in-chief at Iron Man Magazine have allowed me to peer into the secret routines of the anti-aging experts. Over the years, both Becky and I have picked up SO many tips, tricks, and strategies that have allowed us to literally reverse the aging process, at least from a cellular level. That means our body's look, feel, and MOVE younger than our chronological age.
We've taught this System to countless men and women over the years, and it always begins with these 5 key principles you must apply in order to STOP the rapid onset of aging that's going on right now, reverse it, and begin "aging backwards" by restoring your body's natural youth hormones.
That said, we have to warn you: What you are about to hear may go against all the conventional diet and exercise advice you've been hearing. That's because the world has, to be utterly frank, gone soft! "Core training", hot yoga, spin classes, tai chí all of these are just fine, but they won't slow your aging, and they certainly will never shape your muscles or burn off stubborn body fat. No way!

These 5 steps reveal the things you absolutey MUST AVOID if you want to slow the aging process, reclaim your health, and achieve your ideal body.

What you need is a splash of cold water, a touch of Old School, and the honest truth. Sound good? Let's dive in!

Step 1: Forget Low-Fat Diets

Forget Low Fat!Low fat everything has been the craze now for decades and look around. What has that wonderful bit of advice done for the bodies you see? We're fatter, sicker, and more addicted to sugar and carbs than any other time in history. And, we're passing these habits to our kids.
Fats are not to be feared – they're to be embraced. They do not make you fat; rather, they help your body regenerate your power hormones. Testosterone, the 'strength' hormone, for example, is the direct result of cholesterol and dietary fat intake. That's right: "Cholesterol" isn't a dirty word! Your body needs dietary fat and cholesterol in order to produce ANY AND ALL vital hormones.
People on low fat diets look drawn, gaunt, and weak. They are often sick, sometimes to the point of literally breaking down. And, they can never just enjoy eating out. Every meal and every gram must be accounted for. Do you really think this will make you younger? Of course not... it will worry you to death if it doesn't kill you first!

Step 2: Stop Spinning: You're Just Spinning Your Wheels

Stop Spinning Your Wheels!Spinning classes can be fun, if you like sitting in one place and torturing yourself. But have you noticed how little people change their bodies in these classes? Sure, it's good "cardio", but cardiovascular conditioning can be gained with far less time and effort. Spinning, and any form of endurance training (especially running) does very little to help the age reversal process. Many times, these long-duration exercise bouts accelerate the aging process by increasing free radicals. These free radicals are scavengers that prey on your body's essential nutrients and tissues. There's a smart way to exercise... we'll cover that in a minute. And, what's wonderful is that it takes you about ¼ the time of traditional workouts. We'll cover more details on the next page.=========

Step 3: Stop Blaming Everything On How Old You Are

Stop Spinning Your Wheels!The guys to the left are not fat because they are old—they're fat because they eat, think, and move like a fat, old, dying person! Becky and I are both in our 50s—older than the guys in this photo—and I still sport a nice six-pack, and Becky transformed her body from the typical "middle age mom" to a slim, toned, and super-sexy woman who looks 10 years younger. (See the next page for photos!) Listen: Your body doesn't own a clock. Studies have shown that men and women in their 90s were able to gain muscle tone in just a matter of weeks of simple weight training. I've personally seen men and women transform their physiques at literally all ages—25 to 95!If you're around those naysayers who are constantly talking about growing old, all their aches and pains, and how life is just down hill after 40—LEAVE! Surround yourself with positive thinkers who absolutely crave a challenge. A challenge is what keeps you YOUNG, and the best challenge there is happens to be taking control of your health and body. We'll show you HOW we do that on the next page.

Step 4: Avoid Chronic Dehydration

Drink Your Water!Water isn't just "good for you" — water burns fat. Water suppresses hunger. Water renews your skin. Just drinking 12 ounces of pure water every day can take a few years off your face in a matter of weeks. You'll also drop fat, have more energy, and save your kidneys and liver from chronic overwork.
When your kidneys are taxed from too little water, your liver has to take over. Now, get this: Your liver is your number one fat-burning organ. Do you REALLY want it processing liquids and toxins rather than BURNING FAT? No way, right? Well, grab a glass of water, and watch the mirror. Within a few weeks, the change to your face and body will be noticeable.

Step 5: Work Out LESS (Yes, Less)

Work Out LESSIf you don't work out at all, you're going to lose muscle tissue every year. That means you'll get fatter and flabbier each and every year with less shape and more sag. Is this what you desire? No way, right?
Well, the answer is old school resistance training. Here's the secret: hardly anyone is doing it right!
Becky and I have seen literally thousand of pro fitness athletes train over the years. The ones who looked the best — and that means looked the youngest, most toned, and had the least amount of unwanted fat — were the ones who left the gym while others were still warming up!
Over the past decade, Becky and I have developed a men and women's workout system that we call F4X Training System. This is a revolutionary way of combining four specific exercises done in literally a matter of minutes. That's ALL YOU NEED... And don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
That's right: We do not do endless cardio sessions (the F4X Training System is a great cardiovascular workout) and we do not spend an hour a day in the gym. We have a life, thank you. We have kids, and we value being both fit and real people at the same time. The F4X Training System was our personal breakthrough to achieving our ideal bodies, staying in tip-top shape with minimal time, and having a life outside a gym.


The #1 WORST Food that Causes Faster Aging(BEWARE)

Do you eat these foods that HARM your blood sugar and age your joints and skin faster? Some are even deceptively marketed to you as "healthy" by giant food corporations. Avoid or minimize these and look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.
foods that age you fasterDue to biochemical reactions in your body that occur with every type of food you eat on a daily basis, some foods age you FASTER than your real age, while other foods help to FIGHT aging.
Eat the wrong foods regularly, and you can look and feel 10 or more years OLDER than your real age (not fun!) ... but eat the right foods, and over time, you can start to look 5-10 years YOUNGER than your real age.
Three of the processes that go on inside your body that have a MAJOR impact on your rate of aging are called "glycation", "inflammation", and "oxidation". When we talk about aging, we're not just talking about wrinkles on your skin or how thick your hair is... we're also talking about factors that you can't see, such as how well your organs function, and whether your joints are degrading.
Yes, I'm sure you'll agree this is much more important than just how you look superficially (although we'll show you how to improve BOTH!)
With the title of this article, you might have guessed that obvious answers like sugar or trans fat would be what we talk about in this article. Yes, those are bad, but I want to discuss another food that ages your body faster than normal... and it's one that you might not expect!
So let's dig right in and I'll show you how your rate of aging can be directly related to the foods you might eat every day, and how to protect yourself...
The #1 WORST food that ages you faster:

Wheat based foods (yes, even "whole wheat")

Before I tell you why wheat can actually speed up the aging process in your body, let's clarify some simple biochemistry in your body...

This deals with "glycation" in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs). These nasty little compounds called AGEs speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.
So with that said, what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGEs inside your body? This may surprise you, but high blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body. This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear that they have not aged well and look older than their real age. But this age-increasing effect is not just limited to diabetics.
So, let's get back to how "whole wheat" relates to this...

Here is a little-known fact that's often covered up by the massive marketing campaigns by giant food companies that want you to believe that "whole wheat" is healthy for you... but the fact is that wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A, which has been found in some tests to spike your blood sugar higher than even pure table sugar.
In fact, amylopectin-A (from wheat) raises your blood sugar more than almost any other carbohydrate source on earth based on blood sugar response testing.
This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause much higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources. As you know now, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more AGEs are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER.
You've probably heard about the potential health-damaging effects of gluten (also found in wheat) in the news recently, but this blood sugar aspect we just covered is not talked about that often, and is yet another reason to reduce or eliminate wheat-based foods in your diet. Your body will thank you by aging slower and looking YOUNGER! And losing bodyfat is typically a fun side effect of eliminating or reducing wheat in your diet!
Another problem with wheat-based foods and aging...
As it turns out, baked wheat products contain carcinogenic chemicals called acrylamides that form in the browned portion of breads, cereals, muffins, etc. These carcinogenic acrylamides have been linked in studies to possible increased risk of cancer and accelerated aging. Note that acrylamides are also found in high levels in other browned carbohydrate sources such as french fries or any other browned starchy foods.

Don't worry though... There's a trick that you can use to protect yourself from these carcinogenic acrylamides, and it has to do with eating the RIGHT foods that COUNTERACT damage from these nasty chemicals. 
Other foods to watch out for that can increase aging in your body include corn-based foods that also disrupt blood sugar highly (corn cereals, corn chips, corn syrup), soybean oil and other "vegetable" oils that contain excessively refined and processed fats that cause inflammation in your body, and also excess sugars from candies, cakes, and sweetened drinks.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

6 Foods That Fight Fatigue


Many doctors say the most common complaint they hear from their patients is fatigue. A lack of energy can be a persistent problem, and can be caused by many factors — one is a lousy diet. A poor diet drains energy, while a well-balanced diet filled with nutrients can boost energy levels.
Enlist the following foods in your battle against fatigue:
Oatmeal. Whole grains like oatmeal contain complex carbohydrates which take longer to digest and to be released into the bloodstream, keeping blood sugar levels stable and providing a steady source of energy. Simple carbs, like those in sugar and processed foods, are digested quickly and deliver a fast upsurge in energy — but also cause a fast nose-dive, leaving you feeling tired and depleted. Oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast. Its complex carbohydrates provide a steady source of energy throughout the day, and its high fiber content helps you feel full longer. By helping you avoid overeating, you'll avoid weight gain, which adds to fatigue.
Yogurt. Yogurt is processed quickly by the body, providing a quick source of energy, but due to its beneficial ratio of carbohydrates to protein, the energy boost is long-lasting. If you are one of the more than 1 million people in the United States who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome (CTF), part of the cause may be an imbalance of microorganisms in the gut. Swedish researchers found that eating yogurt rich in probiotics twice a day for four weeks improved symptoms of fatigue in CFS patients.
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Nuts. Nuts, as well as seeds, contain high-quality protein which keeps energy levels high. They also contain high levels of heart-healthy — and energy-boosting — omega-3 fatty acids. Belgian scientists found that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome had low levels of omega-3 fatty acids, and the patients with the severest symptoms had the lowest levels. Foods rich in omega-3 oils are also slower to digest, allowing you to feel full longer and to reduce the urge to snack between meals. In addition, almonds, cashews, and hazelnuts have generous amounts of magnesium which combats muscle fatigue. Researchers at the U.S. Agricultural Research Service found that when the intake of magnesium was restricted in women for four months, they required more oxygen when exercising and tired more easily.
Chocolate. The U.K.'s Hull York Medical School gave patients with severe chronic fatigue syndrome 1.5 ounces of either dark chocolate or white chocolate dyed brown every day for two months. Patients who ate dark chocolate reported their fatigue symptoms dropped significantly. Researchers believe the polyphenols in dark chocolate raise the levels of neurotransmitters like mood-boosting serotonin in the brain, reducing feelings of fatigue.
Tea. Tea contains fatigue-fighting caffeine as well as an amino acid called L-theanine, and a study found that caffeine (150 mg) and L-theanine (250 mg) fought mental fatigue better than caffeine alone. The combo also improved alertness, memory, and reaction time.
Water. Yes, water! Often fatigue is an indication you're dehydrated. If you feel thirsty, you're already dehydrated! Drink six to eight glasses of water daily, and even more if you exercise.(Newmax Health,2013)