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|Health / Top 5 Healthy Foods That Fight Sugar Cravings by IamMazino(m): 8:11am On Jan 07, 2014|
Sugar cravings and eating too many foods that contain sugar may cause health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. If one gives into his sugar cravings, the sugary foods that he ate will cause his blood sugar to increase quickly and then crash. The blood sugar crash then makes him crave for more sugar, so he eats more sugary foods and the cycle continues. According to Dr. Deirdre Rawlings of the Clayton College of Natural
Health, one can break this unhealthy cycle by
eating healthy foods that fight sugar cravings. To combat sugar cravings, Dr. Rawlings
recommends that people eat these top 5 healthy foods.
Apple Fruits also taste naturally sweet, making them effective in fighting sugar cravings. One of the best fruits that help fight sugar cravings is the apple. Apples taste very sweet and they are also high in fiber. Fiber makes the stomach feel full and helps satisfy sugar cravings. Also, apples are easy to carry and they don't need to be peeled or cut like other fruits. Apples also take longer to chew, so the person eating it will soon start thinking that he is no longer hungry, thus reducing his sugar cravings. Sweet corn Sweet corn is another healthy food that can help fight sugar cravings. Sweet corn is native to Central America but it was introduced to the rest of the world by explorers from Spain. Sweet corn is
different from ordinary field corn because of its
mutation at the sugary locus. Sweet corn is great for fighting sugar cravings because it tastes sweet when cooked and one will feel quite full after eating an ear of it. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
Sweet potato another vegetable that tastes sweet when cooked is the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes can be chopped up and then fried to make sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes will not only satisfy sugar cravings, but also supply the body with vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B6, and iron. The nutrients in sweet potatoes can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases.
Cinnamon The extraordinary properties of cinnamon can help fight sugar cravings. The main active ingredient of cinnamon is hydroxychalcone which helps enhance the effects of insulin and satisfies your sugar cravings. Cinnamon also prevents the
blood sugar spikes that cause sugar cravings and normalizes blood sugar levels.
Tomato Tomatoes can also fight sugar cravings because they are high in serotonin. Studies suggest that low serotonin levels are among the main causes of sugar cravings. The serotonin in tomatoes functions as a neurotransmitter that tells a person's
brain that his sugar cravings have been satisfied. Tomatoes are also high in chromium, a mineral that reduces food cravings, regulates cholesterol, fat and blood sugar levels. Conclusion The foods in this list will not only fight sugar cravings, but also improve the body's overall health. Dr. Rawlings recommends that these foods be included in one's daily diet so that one will be able to keep sugar cravings at bay.
|Health / Fruits For Thought by IamMazino(m): 7:50pm On Jan 04, 2014|
Fruits does wonder for the skin. Fruits can help you reduce the the signs of aging, brighten a dull complexion and even firm up sagging skin. Live up the life and get fruity with fruits beneficial for the skin.
Avocado has natural oils rich in nutrients and
serve as excellent emolients for the skin. Mash the pulp of avocado well and mix with some curd.
Apply on the face to prevent ageing effect and on the hair for natural hair conditioner to revitalize dull hair.
Bananas when consumed have a good nutritional value for our consumption. The nutrients contained in bananas are also good for the skin.
Mash a ripe banana. Add equal amounts of warm olive oil or coconuts oil. Use as a face pack. It nourishes and moistures your skin thoroughly.
Apple has been proven to be both of one of
nature's best antioxidants and a friend to anyone who wants healthy hair and skin. More than true is the adage "an apple a day keep the doctoe away".
Mash apple used as a face pack delays the onset of wrinkles. Rubbing a slice of apple on your teeth is also helpful in getting your teeth sparkling white.
Coconut oil is the fruit that has been used as
skincare, beauty and hair products for many
centuries. Coconut oil can provide moisturizing benefits for the skin and is, without any comparison, an excellent hair conditioner. These days coconut oil is used as an ingredient for making skin care products, hair
treatments, and body and sun protection lotions.
Apply coconut water (from fresh tender coconut) on the face and neck. Rinse off water after 20 minutes.
Coconut water makes all mark disappear even
marks left by chicken pox (provided they are not very old) within a short time.
Nature has provided these fruits, so why not indulge yourself with these fruits with remarkable
skin benefits. Live healthy, stay fruity!
|Health / Cucumber And Weight Loss by IamMazino(m): 2:40am On Jan 04, 2014|
When it comes to weight loss most times we focus on what not to eat instead of what to eat. When going on a weight loss diet cucumber is the secret to that slim, healthy body that you have always been jealous of when you see those slim celebs. It is an effective and healthy way to cleanse your body from deep inside and lose weight. Being rich in dietary fibre, cucumbers fill up your stomach and are perfect as a great diet food. Cucumbers are rich in water content, almost 95%, and dietary fibres, which are most effective in cleansing the body of harmful toxins released by the digestive system. Thus cucumber promote better digestion. Moreover, they are exceptionally low in calories, which make them an essential food for weight loss diet. When you eat less calorie content throughout the day, based on cucumber diet, you tend to cut down on your body fat more efficiently and lose weight fast. With little appetite and your stomach feeling full for long, you will be less prone to eat frequently. Therefore, your total calorie intake for the day further trims down, making you lose body fat faster. A cucumber diet, with reasonable physical exercises along with a healthy lifestyle will do the difference. Cucumbers can also give you radiant glowing skin. It is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin B. It works as a fantastic natural skin care product, which can instantly brighten up your skin and eyes. Just apply 2 round pieces of cucumber on your eyes and relax for 15 minutes. So indulge yourself today with cucumber rather than those slimming pills having side effects. Please, consult your doctor or health care professional before you start any weight loss diet.
|Health / Women And Antibiotics by IamMazino(m): 9:41pm On Dec 31, 2013|
Antibiotic are a class of medicines called antimicrobials. Micorbes or microorganisms, are tiny organisms that can be seen only with the help of a microscope. Antibiotics can also act against microorganisms that are beneficial. There are microorganisms that resides in certain parts of the body and can be harmless and beneficial in their normal location to the host and in the absence of coincident abnormalities. These microorganisms are referred to as normal resident flora. Lactobacilli are protective bacteria that help to control disease-causing organisms and are vital to maintaining the homeostasis of the vaginal flora. Excessive use of antibiotics can leave you open to yeast infection by killing this good bacteria that lives there. Once this bacteria is subdued the perfect environment is created for yeast infection (thrush).
Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help maintain the balance of microorganisms in the body. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a probiotic and when reasonable population of it is present in the vaginal, it is very difficult for unfriendly organisms such as candida to thrive. What this can mean is that women who frequently experience yeast infections, or who are using antibiotics can take probiotics. Probiotic are found in food such as yoghurt, cheese, sauerkraut, butter milk and soy milk.
Warnings: Probiotics might cause side effects such as gas and diarrhea. These symptoms should go away with continued use. People with weak immune systems might not tolerate probiotics well. Always talk to your doctor before using probiotics. A yeast infection could be a sign of a more serious medical condition, such as a sexually transmitted disease.
|Health / Nature Gives You A Glowing Skin by IamMazino(m): 3:08pm On Dec 30, 2013|
Today millions of people around the world especially women spend so much money and time to take care of their skin. But did you know that you don't have to spend that so much money to achieve a healthy and glowing skin? Yes, nature has provided all what you need to get that glowing look on your face. Honey, avocado pear, banana, egg white and aloe vera are wonderful natural skincare products. With a combination of all these, when apply on the face makes the skin glow and also treat it.
Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Giberellin in aloe vera acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. It allows the skin to heal quickly and naturally with minimal scarring.
Honey acts as an anti-aging agent, and moisturizer. Additionally, it contains anti-microbial properties and natural antioxidants which help to protect the skin from sun rays and facilitates the skin’s ability to rejuvenate and refresh exhausted looking skin, thus leaving it soft and silky. Honey also has the ability to absorb and retain moisture and this helps in keeping the skin well hydrated, fresh and supple.
Banana contains generous amount of Vitamin C in it that help in maintaining the natural and youthful glow of the skin. Banana is full of anti-oxidants; mixed with a few ingredients, it not only helps to get rid of dead skin but also leaves it feeling rejuvenated.
Avocado pear has monounsaturated fats which is also beneficial for improving your skin tone. They are vital for maintaining good moisture levels in the epidermal layer of your skin that make it look and feel soft and healthy.
Eggs have lutein, which can be immensely necessary to make your skin elastic and hydrated. Egg protein comes with an important purpose in repairing of skin tissue and tightening the skin.
How do you use these products? It is simple and easy. Mash avocado pear and banana. Add the aloe vera juice and honey and egg white. Mix thoroughly and apply on the face for 30 minutes. Rinse off with water. Some people will prefer using it in the morning while other at night. You can decide for yourself what ever time is okay for you.
Note: use only natural and undiluted honey to avoid side effects. Also use a good specie of aloe vera
Content source: http://justhealthng..com/2013/12/nature-gives-you-glowing-skin.html
|Health / Sugary Drinks Increase Cancer In Women by IamMazino(m): 2:53pm On Dec 30, 2013|
Women addicted to sugar-sweetened beverages and carbonated drinks do not only risk obesity, diabetes and heart disease, they also risk cancer, according to a new health study. Sugary drinks increase the risk of endometrial cancer, the study published in the current edition of the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention said. According to Mayo Clinic, a popular international health institute,
endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the uterus, the hollow, pear-shaped pelvic organ in women where fetal development occurs.It adds that this type of cancer can be detected at an early stage because it frequently produces abnormal vaginal bleeding. Its treatment includes removing the uterus through surgical operation. To get the current study report, researchers reportedly analysed data collected from 23,039 women who have experienced menopause with the data including information on their dietary intake and medical history as well as consumption of sugary and carbonated drinks..
The outcome of the researchers showed that the women with the highest intake of sugary drinks had a 78 percent increased risk of developing ‘estrogen-dependent type 1 endometrial cancer’ which is the most common type of endometrial cancer in women.The study author, Maki Inoue-Choi, a research associate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis, was quoted by FoxNews.com as saying “we know that higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may increase body fat, and higher body fat may increase estrogen levels.
“Obese and overweight (women) may have up to 3.5 times higher risk for endometrial cancer.”Inoue-Choi said the difference between sugar found in beverages and those found in whole foods is that the latter comes with other nutrients, fat, and fibre which could slow sugar absorption, but in beverages the sugar is absorbed more quickly. The study author, while urging for deeper research into the new discovery, urged people, especially women, to avoid sugar-sweetened beverage intake, because it may increase the risk of health conditions like obesity, diabetes heart disease and cancer.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that by the end of this year, 49,560 women in the United States alone would have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
Content source: http://justhealthng..com/2013/12/sugary-drinks-increase-cancer-in-women.html
|Health / Re: 13 Health Benefits Of Garlic by IamMazino(m): 11:04pm On Dec 28, 2013|
Most people dont like it because of the odour. I use it in food
|Health / Coconut Water And It Health Benefits by IamMazino(m): 1:03pm On Dec 27, 2013|
Almost everyone eat coconut just because it is an edible fruit. While coconut have been used in so many beauty and hair products, it immense health benefits is known only to a few. Most times when people try to break the nut they let the water drain off. They fail to realize that coconut water has high nutritional value and is good for the body to stay healthy. According to experts coconut water provides numerous health benefits to us. It could potentially be the greatest energy drink in the world. Coconut water is a natural isotonic drink moreso it’s all- natural. low in calories, naturally fat- and cholesterol free, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating. However, if you have a diet high in potassium or are taking potassium supplements, you should take caution because coconut water is very rich in this mineral and it could lead to a potassium overdose.They are better use d when as drink when they are 5 months old. Coconut water is sterile and composed of unique chemicals such as sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones. Research studies has suggested that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti- carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects. Applying coconut water directly on your skin will keep it hydrated and balance its pH levels, leading to reduced acne, less visible signs of ageing, stretch marks, and cellulite and even treat eczema. Drinking coconut water will also help boost your immune system (Its Lauric acid content is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It boosts the immune system in fighting infection whilst helping to eradicate intestinal worms and candida) and fight the symptoms of the common cold and flu; keep your cardiovascular health in top shape and aid the kidneys in filtering the toxins and thus reducing the risk of kidney stone.
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