Curious To Try A Plant-Based Diet?

If you’ve been considering making a change for your health with food options that give you more nutrients without sacrificing delicious flavors but aren’t too keen on becoming a strict vegan, consider a plant-based diet.

Plant-based eating promotes the consumption of vegetables and fruits while excluding or minimizing the addition of meat products.  This ‘whole-hearted’ approach to eating is more than just a fad, it’s a lifestyle, and we’re here to break down what it takes to change the way you think about your food, fruits and veg.

So What’s The Fuss About?

Without being completely restrictive, the aim of going plant-based is to eat cleaner, eat more consciously, and live more sustainably – a triple-pronged approach that we could all get behind.

With the turn of the 21st century, manufacturers were forced to lift the lid on their ingredients list, compounding a pre-existing wariness about food and drink because of product recalls, scandals, and suspicion about large companies. This has placed further pressure on producers to offer thorough and honest disclosures about how, where, when and by whom food and drink is grown, harvested, made and sold. As a result, many consumers are making more of a conscious choice about what they are really putting in their mouths and going more for organic and naturally-made products.

This approach has seen more and more people opting for natural and nutritional ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, grains, herbs, spices and other plant-based ingredients that are now playing a center stage role. With plant-based offerings expanding rapidly, we are now seeing more and more quality plant-based milks and meat alternatives on our supermarket shelves. 

What Are The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet?

Plant-based diets have long been the topic of debate with vegans and carnivores alike, with many meat lovers debating that leafy greens don’t offer the protein-packed complete proteins that animal-based diets do. As we’ve discovered in our article Going plant-basedthere are many nutrient-rich ways to incorporate plant-based products into your daily diet, and we’re excited to share the increased health and environmental benefits of going green.

It’s not surprise that agricultural farming is fast becoming unsustainable with increasing reports estimating around 13% of Australia’s original vegetation has been removed since European settlement. Furthermore, recent studies have concluded that our protein-rich diets are causing adverse health effects, with excessive amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids fast-tracking the pathogenesis of many diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer and inflammatory autoimmune diseases.

What’s more is our health can also be affected by pathogens and harmful substances transmitted by livestock, such as highly pathogenic avian influenza spreading its way through the globalized marketplace.

On the other side of the spectrum, plant-based diets are fast becoming a flattering alternative on both our waistlines and inner wellbeing. A recent study from the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology found that plant-based diets have a direct correlation in ameliorating insulin resistance, including promotion of a healthy body weight, increases in fiber and phytonutrients, food-microbiome interactions and decreases in saturated fat. This balance of nutrients can help stabilize our blood sugar, prevent diabetes, support healthy cholesterol levels and feed the good bacteria in our gut. And if that wasn’t already enough, a plant-based diet can also prevent cataract and macular degeneration in addition to protecting your skin from sun damage and stimulating the production of collagen.

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The truth about breakfast Cereals

Cereals are an extraordinary and balanced food, ideal not only for breakfast, but also for lunch or dinner. But when we talk about cereals, we talk about those that come out of the earth and that do not look anything like that infamous thing that appears in a colorful box in the supermarket

We explain some convincing reasons to avoid box cereals altogether, be they “special I do not know what” or “special light I do not know how many”. We also explain how to make a real healthy breakfast with real cereals.

Common sense
Before entering fully into the matter, we only expose an idea that we consider to be of great common sense. Cereals are an extraordinary food but … Can we really call these colored balls cereals to feed our sons and daughters? How is that like a grain of rice? Where does the color come from? How is the taste of wheat similar to those brown cereal sticks with “low fat” chocolate?

What do the box cereals contain?
Depending on the type and brand, cash cereals usually contain:
Sugar: Especially box cereals for boys and girls and “normal”, that is, those that are not “special I do not know what” or “light” or “low in sugar” (these contain even worse things). The first thing we have to be clear is that the most abundant ingredient in many of them is, in addition to gluten, huge amounts of refined sugar.
Gluten: All box cereals made from wheat, oats, rye or barley contain gluten. We recommend you read our article “Wheat, poison in the diet” to know the many damages of gluten (not only in people with celiac disease but in the whole world) according to the interesting currents of active cellular nutrition (with which we totally agree) .
Corn: Almost all the corn produced in the world is transgenic (see our transgenic report) and our enzymes have serious problems to metabolize genetically altered structures. It is not that they do not know, they do what they can, generating serious disturbances in the organism (we recommend that you read the fabulous book “the truth about transgenics” by the French minister Corine Lepage … it will make your hair stand on end.
Synthetic Sweeteners: In our opinion (and increasingly that of more independent professionals from large multinationals), synthetic sweeteners are some of the most dangerous additives that exist, especially aspartame, suspected of producing rare types of brain cancer (see our report about aspartame and this list of safe and dangerous additives.
Nothing: Cash cereals contain, basically, a lot of nothing. That is, a completely processed product with a minimum amount of essential nutrients and additives. That is why, many times, they are forced to introduce added vitamins and minerals, which is completely absurd, since natural cereals contain vitamins and minerals. Look at the nonsense: they refine them, they take away everything good, and then they add it artificially … Are we crazy? Just to have an appetizing appearance and produce desire to eat a lot, because its flavor is irresistible thanks to certain additives.
It is true that, depending on the brands, the box cereals may contain more fiber (which is healthy), and may be more or less processed and therefore contain more or less nutrients, almost always very inadequate, and especially accompanied by:

Sugar + gluten + additives
Sugar + transgenics + additives
Synthetic sweeteners + gluten or transgenics + additives
What do real cereals contain?
The real cereals (not those that come in box) contain a series of essential and very healthy nutrients that, combined with other foods that we will see right away, provide a complete ration of essential nutrients to start the day with energy and health:

Proteins: Cereals contain a certain amount of proteins, although they do not contain all the essential amino acids, so it is important to add other foods that contain them in order to form a protein of high biological value. The best and healthiest to make this sum are the seeds and nuts.
Carbohydrates and fiber: The cereals contain carbohydrates of slow absorption (that is to say, of the good ones, those that provide energy and do not get fat) and a lot of fiber (essential to keep healthy the intestinal flora).
Fats: Hardly contain fats, although the few they contain are not saturated. Healthy fats that are necessary (essential fatty acids from the omega family) are also obtained from seeds and nuts.
Vitamins, minerals and other essential elements: Cereals, naturally, contain in their composition certain vitamins, minerals and other elements that contribute to the efficiency of our metabolism and general physiology. It is true that cereals do not contain enough of these elements. To provide enough vitamins and minerals, there is no better source than, at another time of the day, take plenty of vegetables, vegetables and greens (more vegetable than fruit, to avoid sugar), because they are the natural elements that more vitamins and minerals they contain.
Organic box cereals
In the stores of ecological products we also find cereals of box, or cereals in bags, but also with them we must be careful.

Likewise, although they are not transgenic, they contain gluten and often also large amounts of sugar.

If you are going to buy box cereals in a super organic, make sure they have little sugar (it would be better if they had stevia sweetener, since it is the healthiest natural sweetener of all).

Try not also to choose wheat, barley, or rye. Oatmeal is somewhat healthier, since it has many nutritional properties, but unfortunately it also has gluten (although less than the others mentioned above). If you are going to consume oats, better in moderation, from time to time.

The best cereals
First of all, we recommend that, among all the cereals, you choose rice in the first place. Rice is the cereal most consumed by all civilizations ; is the cereal that is recommended when we are sick in the stomach (for something will be) … Why not consume it even if we are not sick or ill?

Rice is the cereal that has been least genetically transformed and, therefore, is the one that best assimilate our enzymes (essential for health in general). It does not carry gluten and is the most digestive (see our article on the importance of consuming rice.

Other cereals that are also very healthy due to their characteristics (they do not have gluten) are buckwheat (which is not wheat, even if it is called that), millet and quinoa.

 

 

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Myths and facts about Diabetes

This post deals with some of the most common beliefs, facts about diabetes and its management. You probably know someone with diabetes or maybe you have diabetes. For every person diagnosed with type II diabetes, there is another one that remains undiagnosed. It is time to learn more about this epidemic.
Myth 1. Diabetes is a disease that only fat people suffer from
Having extra weight, especially around the waist, is an important risk factor for type II diabetes. But, genetics also play a key role. That is, some people who have extra weight do not develop diabetes.

While others who are thin will suffer from the disease.

It is the interaction between our genes and our lifestyle that influences the development of type II diabetes. Genetically predisposed people pay the price for following the Western lifestyle, developing diabetes. Weight does not play a vital role! In fact, most people with type I lose weight before being diagnosed due to lack of insulin.

Myth 2. Diabetes is not a serious illness
Unfortunately, it is not true with the increase of diabetics in the coming decades, diabetes is something we should all take seriously. The sad reality is that diabetes, especially when it is not managed well, can lead to health problems such as:

Heart disease.
Nephropathies
Neuropathies
Retinopathies
Problems in blood vessels, etc.
There can even be problems that lead to amputations.
The good news is that, with proper management, the risk of these complications is significantly reduced.

We also know that up to 60 percent of cases of type II diabetes can be prevented with lifestyle changes. Early diagnosis and current treatments allow many people with diabetes to live a life relatively free of complications.

Myth 3. Should I forget about my favorite food?

Living habits, including a healthy diet, play an important role in the management of diabetes.But, there is no special diet for diabetics. A person with diabetes should follow a healthy diet, just like the rest of us. And this may include your favorite foods. There are some foods (for example, cakes, cakes, cookies, chips, candy, soda and fried fast food) that it is better to eat occasionally (in small portions) and not daily.

The timing and amount of food becomes more important, particularly for people who take medications or insulin, since the goal is to keep blood sugar levels as stable as possible. For a person with type II diabetes who is overweight, a healthy eating plan should also aim for gradual weight loss. The approach to type 1 diabetes is more about the insulin dose than the foods you eat.

What is insulin?
Insulin is a hormone produced by the cells of the pancreas.

When we eat carbohydrates, they are processed into glucose (the simplest form of sugar) that is absorbed into the bloodstream.

When glucose enters the bloodstream, insulin is released and helps in the transport of glucose to our muscles and cells, where it will be used as energy.

Without insulin, glucose accumulates in the blood (high blood sugar levels) and we are unable to use it as energy.

Myth 4. Too much sugar causes diabetes
There is no evidence whatsoever that by itself sugar causes diabetes.
While diabetes means having too much sugar in the blood, the relationship is not so simple. Type I diabetes occurs as a result of the immune system attacking its own insulin-producing cells. That has nothing to do with eating sugar.However, it would be valuable to know why the attack occurs.

And, in type II diabetes, insulin is unable to function properly to get glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream to access the muscles and cells.

This is made worse by being overweight, sedentary, and eating too much saturated fat.
Sugar, per se does not cause insulin resistance – although obviously when you eat in excess it can contribute to gain weight, which then increases the risk.

1. Facts about diabetes: There is no such thing as ‘mild’ diabetes
Some people with type 2 diabetes who do not take medications assume that their diabetes is mild or less severe, but unfortunately this is not really the case.

The reality is that if blood sugar levels are not controlled and the body stays at consistently high levels, then complications develop.

We also know that type II diabetes is a progressive disease and therefore, over time, the disease usually progresses to the point of needing tablets and then insulin.

Taking diabetes seriously from the start includes introducing appropriate lifestyle changes and taking medications when necessary.

Measures that will help slow down the progression and reduce the chances of developing complications.

2. Facts about Type 1 Diabetes
It occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Without insulin-producing cells, the person with type I diabetes must obtain insulin either by injections or with an insulin pump.

It is also necessary to balance food, activity and insulin to maintain blood sugar levels as close as possible to normal values.

Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10 percent of diabetes cases. It is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, but it can occur at any age.

3. Facts about type II diabetes
It develops because the body’s insulin is unable to function properly or when the body can not produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
The risk of developing type II is greater in overweight and sedentary people.

Diet and exercise are the first line of treatment. But most people with type II diabetes will need oral medications and possibly insulin injections over time.

Type II diabetes accounts for 90 percent of people with diabetes. It is usually diagnosed in older people, unfortunately it is becoming increasingly common in children.

What you need to know about type II diabetes
Type II diabetes begins with a problem called insulin resistance.

The body’s insulin is unable to function properly, and the cells can not absorb glucose for energy, so glucose (sugar) stays in the blood.

Misconceptions about Diabetes
Therefore, eventually blood sugar levels increase, and prediabetes begins to develop, ending in type II diabetes.

For most people it is a gradual progression that lasts for many years.

But unfortunately often it is not diagnosed until in advanced stages when they have had high blood sugar levels for some time.

The main problem with diabetes is the damage to the blood vessels that occurs when blood sugar levels remain high for prolonged periods of time.

This can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, circulation problems and eye damage.

With lifestyle changes and the addition of medications as needed, you can avoid or significantly reduce the risk of developing these complications.

Early diagnosis and maintaining good control of blood sugar levels, cholesterol and blood pressure are key.

How to know if you are at risk
It is possible to have type II diabetes without symptoms, so knowledge of risk factors is key to early diagnosis.

The symptoms of diabetes can include excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision and fatigue.

If you have a family history of diabetes, extra weight around the waist, or have high cholesterol and high blood pressure, your risk is higher and you should check yourself regularly.

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome  or who have had gestational diabetes or large children are also at greater risk.

The risk of type II diabetes also increases as we get older.

If you are worried, talk to your GP for a simple blood glucose test.

Taking early action significantly reduces the risk of developing diabetes.

Research has shown that people with prediabetes who make changes in diet, exercise and weight can reduce their risk by almost 60 percent.

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The best diet for rheumatoid arthritis 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases.

Aggravated by the fact that there is only medication to slow down your progress.
Hence, one could think of a diet for rheumatoid arthritis to strengthen pharmacological treatment.

1.3% of the world population, mostly women, are figures that demonstrate the severity of this disease.

New research indicates that diet can influence traditional treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.

This article summarizes current data and recommendations

What is Rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that affects the structure and function of the joints.

A membrane called the synovial membrane lines the joints, creating space and fluid to lubricate and facilitate movement.

In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks the synovial membrane, causing an inflammatory immune response that causes pain, joint deformity and disability as the disease progresses.
The Best Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis Based on Scientific Evidence
The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, but the genetics and health of our intestinal bacteria seem to play an important role.

That said, the carriers of the genes can develop the disease.

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Joint pain or sensitivity

Redness or swelling in the joints

Joint stiffness, especially in the morning

Slight symptoms of fever

Fatigue

Anemia (low red blood cell count)

Firm lumps under the skin

Joint mobility problems.

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis usually manifest in outbreaks, during which symptoms appear or worsen over a period of days or weeks.

foods to avoid in the diet for rheumatoid arthritis
Medication is the first line of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis!

This includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, disease modifying drugs and corticosteroids.

However, some researches and anecdotes from patients suggest that certain pharmaceutical products and dietary patterns may also influence the activity of the disease.

This includes medications such as Adderall, and foods such as gluten and dairy products.
Gluten and rheumatoid arthritis
People with autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to produce anti-gluten antibodies.

These are the same antibodies seen in celiac disease, so celiacs should strictly avoid gluten.

Researchers are not sure how gluten directly impacts rheumatoid arthritis.

But it could be related to increased intestinal permeability or leaky gut syndrome.

Some small studies have found benefits with a gluten-free diet, while others found no difference.

It seems that for people who produce anti-gluten antibodies they will directly benefit from a gluten-free diet.

For others, it would be an indirect benefit by eliminating junk foods that often contain gluten. Early research suggests that the consumption of eggs and milk can be problematic.

These foods produce certain immune antibodies and inflammatory markers associated with symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, at least in rodents.

In addition, these effects are related to food allergies.

Unlike gluten, which is capable of causing food intolerance.

Therefore, unless the patient has symptoms of allergies to eggs or milk, it is most likely not a problem.

For this reason, if you suspect an allergy or intolerance to food, consult your doctor to rule out food allergies.
Food and nutrients that can help with rheumatoid arthritis
Including certain foods and nutrients can help reduce the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.

Most studies have used supplements instead of natural foods, this is because they usually require high doses of nutrients.

Keep in mind that you should not add supplements without medical supervision due to the risk of interactions and side effects.

Omega-3 fatty acids
The omega-3 fats or acids of fish oil are known for their anti-inflammatory effects.
In a study of 140 rheumatoid arthritis patients, one group was given 5.5 grams of fish oil per day while the second group (control) only 0.4 grams of fish oil per day.

All participants also received several anti-rheumatic drugs throughout the study.

Both groups experienced a reduction in disease activity, but the first group had higher rates of remission (relief of symptoms).

Therefore, it could be that a dose of fish oil of at least 2.7 grams of DHA plus EPA per day can increase the effectiveness of anti-rheumatic, at least in the first 6 months.

A previous study on fish oil also found similar benefits.

Interestingly, the effect was much stronger when combined with a diet mainly vegetarian, with low content of arachidonic acid.

However, keep in mind that fish oil supplements may interact negatively with certain rheumatoid arthritis medications, so you should always talk to your doctor first.

Vitamin K2 and rheumatoid arthritis
New research suggests that a specific form of vitamin K2 (called MK-7) can help improve the effectiveness of rheumatoid arthritis drugs.

Of 84 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, one group received 100 mcg / day of MK-7 for 3 months, while a second group received “false” pills.

The first group had marked improvements in inflammation markers and evaluation of the activity score of the disease.

In addition, MK-7 increased the level of the active form of osteocalcin, an important marker of bone health.

It is currently unknown if the sources of vitamin K2 have the same effects.

Vitamin D, Calcium and rheumatoid arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at a higher risk of suffering from bone-related diseases due to chronic inflammation, reduced physical activity

While vitamin D and calcium do not seem to directly affect the risk of rheumatoid arthritis or symptoms, it is important to maintain

adequate levels to reduce the risk of fractures.

Vitamin D is essential for health and yet it is the number one nutritional deficit in the Western world.

When adequate sun exposure is not possible, vitamin D + calcium supplements are highly recommended.

Food sources are also recommended, including fatty fish, egg yolks.

What is the best diet for rheumatoid arthritis?

While it is limited, the evidence suggests that vegetarian and vegan diets are beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis.

In fact, many of the studies that support the vegetarian diet include more than one intervention for rheumatoid arthritis, such as fish oil, physiotherapy or fasting.

However, vegetarian diets tend to be poor in omega-3 fats and vitamin D, nutrients that could be vital for rheumatoid arthritis.

Some may also find vegetarian diets too restrictive if the sole purpose is for health reasons.

Paleo Diet
The Paleo diet is a feeding pattern that eliminates several food groups.

This includes wheat (gluten) and dairy products, known to cause inflammation in some people.

Anecdotal evidence (self-reported) indicates that the Paleo diet helps with rheumatoid arthritis.
This may be because people sensitive to gluten or dairy, notice improvements immediately.

It is also rich in omega-3 fats and eliminates junk food, which only benefits.

Unfortunately, the Paleo diet also recommends cutting out affordable and nutritious foods such as legumes and potatoes, which is unnecessary.

Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is based on traditional foods that countries like Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece have consumed since before the 50’s.

Emphasize fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and seafood.

It has shown promise for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, possibly due to its favorable ratio of omega-3 fats to arachidonic acid.

In a 3-month study of 51 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, one group followed the Mediterranean diet while the control group maintained the standard Western diet.

The Mediterranean diet group showed great improvements in physical function and vitality.

Summary of the best diet for rheumatoid arthritis
There is convincing evidence that changes in diet can complement the traditional medical treatment of autoimmune diseases.

The Mediterranean diet in particular appears the most useful and best studied diet for rheumatoid arthritis.

Patients with suspected food allergies or intolerance may benefit from eliminating gluten from their diet.

Dairy products and eggs can also cause problems, but this is based on weak evidence.

At least it’s worth trying a gluten-free diet for a month to see if the symptoms improve.

Fish oil and supplements with vitamin K2 can also help fight inflammation and it is definitely worth trying together with rheumatoid arthritis medications.

But because of the risk of side effects or drug interactions, it is vital to talk with your doctor before starting a new meal or supplement plan.

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How to lose weight with raspberries ketones?

Before starting any treatment to lose weight it is essential that we consult with the doctor. Also, we can not forget to follow a healthy diet and exercise.
Raspberries provide two options for weight loss: a healthy diet based on them or taking raspberry ketones pills. Both are effective, although the second option is more efficient than the first. However, combined with a healthy lifestyle that includes exercises, the results may be favorable.
One cup of raspberries has only 64 calories. It contains one-third of the daily fiber requirement for an adult. In addition, it contains 14.7 grams of sodium hydrate and 1.5 grams of protein. In this way, along with its natural sweetness that decreases the percentage of cravings in the day to consume healthier foods that do not contain so many sugars, is a good option to lose weight.

Now, a diet completely based on raspberries would consume 90 tons a day of them. For this reason, a new method to lose weight has been put into practice: raspberry ketones.

Raspberry Ketones
Adinopectin, the hormone produced by raspberry ketones, changes the metabolism of the person and makes them able to burn more fat in a shorter time. Even people who are thinner have higher levels of the hormone compared to those who are overweight. In this way, it regulates fatty acids and glucose, helping to lose weight. Along with this, a normal metabolism can be established, preventing the onset of diseases and disorders such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity.

Ketones can work as a supplement and have worked in different places in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. “It’s a bottled miracle that allows you to burn fat,” said the famous Dr. Oz, in his television show The show of Dr. Oz.

These consist of organic compounds with the same aroma of raspberry. However, there are some imitations that are not effective. Ketones are healthy and do not cause unfavorable consequences. Now, although studies have been done, some specialists are not completely convinced of the ability of ketones to help in the thinning process.

In this way, “The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases” recommends before consuming any food or ingesting any product to lose weight such as supplements, medication and, in this case, raspberry ketones, consult the doctor . In addition, nutritionists suggest not forgetting to have a completely healthy diet with a lifestyle that includes exercises or some recommended percentage of physical activity.
Benefits of raspberry
Raspberry ketones, like cranberries and strawberries, can reduce the risk of heart attacks, especially in women. On the other hand, if you consume 3 or more servings of raspberries or other berries such as blueberries and strawberries, it also determines up to a third less to suffer the attacks, which is 32% lower than women who consume them infrequently. . This is because they have a large amount of flavonoids that help to dilate the arteries as there is an increase in plaque, among other contributions that favor the cardiovascular system. Similarly, researchers in the United States of the Harvard School of Public Health came to the same conclusion.
The positive results of raspberries are due, in large part, to their content in anthocyanins, including the protection of the tissue that lines the inside of the blood vessels.

Among other benefits are:

Use it for arthritis
Raspberries help against inflammatory conditions. In this way, it is useful against gout and arthritis. Some researchers suggest that the pigments that provide color to the berry produce the numerous anti-inflammatory benefits that the fruit brings. In this way, if you want to obtain this specific result, you should liquefy the raspberries with pure fruit juice. Then, they must be heated to obtain an infusion that can be applied to lean meat or chicken.

Source of antioxidants
Due to the large amount of antioxidants they possess, they can help reduce the risk of cancer by eliminating the free radicals in the body. In addition, it gives the possibility of decreasing aging.

I have been using for 1 month Raspberry ketones to lose weight  and I see amazing results in my body. loosing weight naturally is the best option.

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7 foods that make you depressed

Depression is the disease of the twentieth century that affects more than 350 million people in the world and it is estimated that by 2020, it will be the second cause of disability, only after cardiovascular diseases, says the World Health Organization ( WHO).

This condition is manifested by a change in mood, sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt, lack of self-esteem, feeling tired, lack of concentration, as well as sleep disorders or appetite.

But, did you know that what we eat can influence its appearance?

If you like them, avoid them because they make you sick …
There are scientific studies that ensure that these foods cause addictive responses in the brain, such as when they use drugs and tobacco, because they contain flavors, preservatives and additives with adverse health effects.

1. Artificial sweeteners
Specialists in the United States determined that all artificial sweeteners produce nervous system depression.

Also, Rachel Fiske, a certified nutrition consultant in San Francisco, says that aspartame (sweetener) slows the production of serotonin and dopamine, which could be cause of depression and anxiety attacks.

2. Processed foods
British researchers published in the British Journal of Psychiatry that this type of food increases the risk of developing depression, as they contain harmful chemicals that promote the onset of cardiovascular disease and inflammation. Among them are meats, sausages, chocolate and sugary desserts.

3. Fried food
Stephanie Fulton, University Hospital of Montreal, foods rich in saturated fat contribute to developing depressive behavior, by chemical reactions that occur in the brain.

Universidad Navarra confirms that this type of food propitiates this disorder, since in excess they increase the production of certain molecules such as citonin, which can reduce the production of serotonin, responsible for generating a state of well-being.

4. Refined cereals
The consumption of these foods, as well as refined flours increase the chances of suffering depression, according to a study conducted by the University of London.

5. High-fat dairy
The universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, related the consumption of trans and saturated fats with the development of depression, which are found in dairy products.

6. Soft drinks
A study by the National Institute of Health states that consuming more than one liter of these drinks a day causes depression and if these are diet and flavors the odds increase.

7. Alcohol
Its abuse for a long time triggers this emotion, since it interferes with receptors of the nervous system, although the mechanisms associated with this reaction have not yet been determined, confirms a study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.

To live better, it is necessary to have a healthy diet, avoid foods with high content of fats and refined sugars, exercise and have activities that cause you happiness.

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