By now, many of us already have a business cocktail, a department meal and a dinner with friends. And that Christmas has not started yet. Ahead, we have two weeks of intense social life and lots of food. Not getting fat seems an impossible mission, and for many it is. According to experts, people normally earn between 2 and 4 kilos during these holidays.
If you also want to avoid this outcome, these are the tips you should take into account.
Do not deprive yourself on the indicated days. “Christmas Eve, Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve dinner, New Year’s dinner , if there is no pathology, it is totally forbidden to diet”. Those days we must enjoy the delicacies that have historically been cooked in the cuisine of our family, but always in moderation. Even people who follow a diet (of thinning) should not do it on the dates indicated; “There is a psychological part that you have to take care of and it can not be that on Christmas Eve you have a grilled steak”.
Not the fast. “It is counterproductive to compensate the Christmas meal with not having dinner that day or directly to fast the next day or just to drink liquids”. It is always necessary to eat food since fasting could have a rebound effect and cause the alteration of energy and hormonal processes. If you want to compensate these meals, it is recommended to eat fewer calories the rest of the day but never eliminate solid foods: “On Christmas Eve we can eat a salad and two pieces of fruit and at Christmas, have two yogurts and an apple”.
Routine the rest of the week. The days indicated are to enjoy the food and the rest of days to recover the routine. Between event and event, it is advisable to “eat what we usually eat during the week”. That way we will not ingest more calories than normal.
Prohibited leftovers. They are the biggest enemy of the scale during the holidays. it is only finds two possible endings for these foods: “Let the children eat them or freeze them and organize a meal with them for the whole family at the end of the month”. Not following these tips would take us to eat party menu (much more caloric) during all the holidays. Also the Christmas leftovers are tempting between food and food.
Keep the sweets in a closed place. They are not forbidden but you have to think that they are the dessert of the parties, that is why “we only have to take them out on the indicated days or if we have a visit”. The rest of the week sweets must be under lock and key. If we have them in sight, it is easy to fall into the temptation to bite at any time.
Fruit, vegetables and whole products. “It is highly recommended to increase your consumption during these dates and even incorporate it in the dinners and festive meals”. Vegetables barely contribute calories while in turn produce satiety during and after meals. In addition, being rich in vegetable fiber are absorbed more slowly so that hunger takes time to appear.
Drink a lot of water. Because if you drink water there will be other caloric fluids that you stop drinking. These would be sugary sodas or alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer. In addition, water provides a feeling of fullness and contributes to less hunger. For this it is advisable to drink two glasses just before starting a main meal.
Walk. If you play sports normally, chances are you will not leave at parties. But if your life is more sedentary you should leave this routine aside at least during these two weeks. It is best to go for a walk every day for at least 35 minutes. As incredible as it may seem, walking at a speed near 7.5 kilometers per hour burns more calories than running at 10 kilometers per hour. The reason is that when walking, more muscles are involved.
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In the vegetarian diet is excluded, as the name says, any product of animal origin and that implies his death. Instead we can eat milk and dairy products, eggs and honey. They are products of animal origin but they have not meant their death to obtain them.
Of course, the vegetarian person does not just stay in that aspect. It will also seek, as far as possible, that these foods are produced in a respectful way (for example, eggs of free chickens and that they eat healthy food) with them and with the environment. That the vegetables are organic and, if possible, of small farmers in nearby areas will be another priority.
Within the vegetarian “family” we will find people who do not take eggs or milk or honey. They are Vegans and do not take anything that comes directly or indirectly from any animal.
Reasons to be a vegetarian
1- Less chronic diseases
Vegetarian diet is lower in fat and also more polyunsaturated. That implies less cholesterol and less hypertension. To eat more vegetables and fruits can help to avoid some types of cancer since it is a diet more antioxidant and that favors the elimination of toxins. When we learn to eat better we hardly need medication, aspirins, antacids and other “everyday” medicines tend to disappear from our daily lives.
2-Less malnutrition and constipation
It is very curious that except Vegans (who must supplement their diet with B12) a balanced vegetarian diet is usually richer in nutrients than normal (we all tend to always eat the same and basically refined foods).
Greater knowledge about nutrition. Vegetarians usually care a lot about food and take care that nothing is missing. They usually take supplements of algae, pollen, royal jelly, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, flax seed, sesame, etc. The fact of eating more vegetables, more fruit, less meat and more whole foods is a key aspect.
3- Vegetarian diet is Cheaper and improve life quality
Basing your diet on vegetables, legumes, fruits and vegetable proteins is cheaper than eating meat, prepared foods, cola type drinks, pizzas, snacks, etc. Vegetarians can say that, in general, they are very involved in improving their quality of life and try to find ways to reduce their stress, improve their diet, enjoy nature more, etc.
4- Avoid animal suffering.
Behind this way of eating there is a whole philosophy of life. The planet is understood as the home of all living beings. Avoiding, if possible, your suffering is very important. We can feed on them without killing them (dairy, eggs, honey, etc.).
With the food that an animal needs (or the necessary land to raise its food) we can feed 10 times more people. Every year more forests and part of the forest disappear so that animals can graze. In addition, its intensive breeding generates highly polluting residues and methane.
With this article we only want to show that the reasons for being a vegetarian are not only to follow a nutritional fashion but the benefits are many and diverse. Of course there are many people who are not vegetarian and that their diet is balanced and healthy, and that they seek to improve their quality of life.
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To lead a healthy life it is necessary that the pH of our body is regulated, without becoming too acidic, rather it must be inclined towards the alkaline side.
The key to the pH or alkaline diet is to increase the amount of food or alkaline products and reduce the consumption of acidic foods or products. Thus, it consists of reducing processed foods, animal proteins, sugar and caffeine to the maximum, in order to eliminate acidic toxins and increase the consumption of natural foods rich in alkaline minerals such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and The calcium.
Blood fulfills two important functions: it carries nutrients and oxygen and removes the toxic residues of metabolism, which are acidic in nature and must be evacuated through the liver, kidneys, lungs or skin. To perform these functions, the blood pH must lean a little towards the alkaline side of the spectrum.
Therefore, blood is, under normal circumstances, slightly alkaline, with a pH that varies between 7.35 and 7.45. In this sense, the balance of the pH in the body is the first line of defense and the best resistance against diseases. This is because the causative elements of various diseases can not survive in an alkaline state, but are strengthened in acidic environments.
The characteristic foods of the alkaline diet
Hydrating well is one of the keys. The pancreas uses water to alkalize the food that leaves the stomach and enters the intestines. On the other hand, the brain needs water to carry out the chemical reactions that direct the body. Thus, drinking water in correct amounts is the most important part of the pH diet.
Alkaline foods are found mainly in fruits, vegetables – green vegetables, especially – whole grains, spices, probiotic crops – such as yogurt – and honey, while acid products are meats, cheeses, cereals and alcohol.
In a more extended list of alkalizing foods, we can find:
Fruits not too ripe
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On the other hand, this is a list of some commonly consumed acidifying foods:
Meats and organ meats
Yogurt or curd
The Alkaline diet is indicated for those who want to fight obesity, but also for those who want to improve their health, prevent inflammatory problems and eliminate toxins from the body.
The perfect complement to the alkaline diet
Food is not everything in the pH diet. The most advisable thing is to practice exercise and that each person looks for the one that adapts to his physical constitution, his age or his state. Of course, aerobic exercise, being able to increase the use and flow of oxygen in the body, is the perfect complement for this type of diet.
The problems of an excess of acidic foods
Excessive consumption of acidic foods generates, in the short term, decay and inflammation of the gums due to inhibition of the salivary glands, but in the medium term decreases the secretion of hydrochloric acid by the stomach.
In the long term, there is a rebound effect of stimulation of the glands, which secrete more acid, causing chronic acidity and increasing the risk of gastritis or ulcer.
It is very important that you do not abuse the antacids to fight stomach acidity because they further destabilize the acid-base balance. Although strong acids cause the symptoms described, small stimuli or weak organic acids balance your pH, so one of the pillars of a consistent diet is to drink a glass of water with a few drops of lemon at breakfast.
In short, a diet that allows us to obtain some control over the pH of our body, tilting the balance towards the alkaline side, can provide us with several benefits and avoid the problems derived from an excessive consumption of acidic products.
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If you have chronic pain, stiffness, acidity, insomnia, nervous disorders or digestive problems, you should read this article.
We live in the times when the use of coffee has become a habit in more than 80% of the world of people.
Coffee is one of the most commercialized drinks in the world and most people take it without knowing its consequences for health and especially for people with Fibromyalgia.
Next, I want to explain how coffee affects your health in an undesirable way.
Lately the coffee that is used in most countries, is transgenic.
A transgenic product (genetically modified) is a tremendously toxic product for your cellulars, because it changes your genetics and this is related to all the chronic imbalances.
A part coffee is a product that produces an excess of acidity in your body (not only speak of the stomach). With coffee your PH becomes acid and your defenses use the minerals of your bones to balance this acidity (minerals are alkaline).
Because of this theft of minerals from your bones, there is a deficiency of minerals in both bones and joints and this, of course, you feel pain and stiffness.
Besides, the acidity generated by coffee generates inflammation and where there is pain, there is inflammation and where there is inflammation, there is pain.
Coffee blocks some digestive enzymes and makes digestion more difficult.
When digestion becomes incomplete, putrefaction and fermentation occurs in your intestine and as a result your intestine becomes more prone to infections by fungi, parasites and bacteria.
Coffee for caffeine excites your nervous system, but without giving you any valuable nutrients in return. That is as if when you have instead of eating something, you take a pill that takes away your appetite.
Coffe depletes your reserves of vital nutrients and your organism and the nervous system are altered chronically.
Coffee for caffeine and the deficiency of nutrients that causes, creates nervous imbalance that affects your sleep.
The body is renewed and repaired while we sleep. According to the scientists, an insufficient sleep causes the body not to repair itself, does not detoxify and thus accelerates cellular aging and the defenses go down.
Now surely you think you could have decaffeinated coffee. Well let me tell you that decaffeinated coffee is a product that undergoes a chemical alteration process that in the long run can be worse than normal coffee.
The decaffeinated coffee is a substance even more altered and foreign to the body and its harmful effects we will know in a few years.
If you have symptoms of Fibromyalgia, you should already opt for a much healthier way of life and stay away from all the substances not compatible with your body.
The gift of health is something we have to take care of and pamper, when you stop doing it, you approach the disease.
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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-based, there 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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Many people who suffer from allergies, simply and simply hear about hay fever and suffer similar symptoms claim that they also suffer from hay fever, ignoring that there are many allergens that produce the same symptoms, so it is best to consult to an allergist who will help you find out exactly what caused your allergy. It may not be a pollen allergy, it could be due to mites or even cigarette smoke.
The fight against allergens
Fighting against allergens is extremely difficult, but that’s it or letting yourself be overcome by all the symptoms of allergies. To be successful in that fight, there are a few tips that I hope you will find useful: it is important to wash the bedding with hot water every two weeks, so that it not only eliminates, but also destroys all the accumulated debris in the clothes, try to find products for pest control that are not toxic but that completely eliminate the cockroaches, if you like and use the Hermes, Cartier or Dior perfumes, try to think about the possibility of eradicating them completely from your body, as well as perfumed milk and all kinds of beauty products that include in their composition synthetic elements, their chemical components as well as irritate the skin, can cause hormonal disorders and even neurological damage.
Symptoms of allergies are induced by an abnormal tissue response when exposed to a selected antigen, also considered as allergens. If all of the body’s tissues react to a selected antigen, the allergic response becomes active and begins to show results throughout the body. Allergic reactions can occur in almost any part of the body. There is a wide variety of circumstances and substances of how allergic reactions can be induced, understanding the mechanism that makes them jump can help to select the remedy for allergy symptoms. Some of which consist of dust, animal hair, cosmetics, serums, medications, heat, sunlight, and a variety of foods. The frequent meals that allergic reactions offer are milk, eggs, seafood, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes and chocolates.
Most of the time, allergy symptoms can not be prevented from causing havoc, but there are numerous treatments that can be applied to treat such symptoms. Fruit consumption may be the fastest way to treat symptoms of generalized allergy.
The signs of allergy can offer various signs and symptoms based on a particular person and their tolerance toward it. Generalized allergic signs such as dizziness, headaches, nervousness, depression, irritability, hay fever, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, asthma, and swelling of the eyes. Obtaining your own first aid kit with anti-allergy properties is a good idea for men and women who are susceptible to allergic reactions. This kit should include the regulatory treatments for allergies and so react quickly to an eventuality of this type.
The lime is an excellent remedy for allergy symptoms that can be obtained quickly and with satisfactory results, eliminates harmful toxins from the organism, as well as acting as an anti-allergic agent. Half of a lime squeezed and mixed with a glass of Water and honey is a mixture that in some people has given good results to treat some types of allergies.
A banana a day can be very good for people who suffer from allergy symptoms in food, asthma and skin rashes. With due caution since some people have shown to be very delicate to this fruit.
The carrot and cucumber juice has benefited a group of people in the treatment of allergy symptoms. A part of cucumber in 3 parts of carrot juice in your daily diet will provide the necessary benefits against allergy.
The remedies for the aforementioned allergy symptoms have benefited many people. These treatments are rather preventive and increase resistance to certain allergy symptoms. However, if a certain type of allergy persists, after trying these popular remedies, it is best to consult your general practitioner
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