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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7 natural foods to control high Blood Pressure

It is recommended that we introduce in our diet foods with diuretic properties to facilitate the elimination of fluids and excess sodium that are related to hypertension
High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most frequent cardiovascular problems among the world population, also known as the “silent killer” because of the way it develops in the body.

According to the data revealed by the American Heart Association, one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure, that is, at least one third of those who inhabit the planet.
The high rate of diagnoses of this disease has turned on alerts in all corners of the world, especially because many people are unaware of their risks and do not treat them properly.

Given this, the main health entities constantly promote healthy living habits and try to provide all kinds of information in this regard.

Being aware of the risks of suffering from hypertension is one of the first measures to initiate a control and treatment. Having that clear, it is good to know some supports to reduce it naturally and not have to limit exclusively to the consumption of drugs.

Raw almonds

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A handful of raw almonds every day can help control the pressure thanks to its supply of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart function.

The fact of being a rich source of fat and calories does not mean that they influence weight gain; In fact, the fat they contain is considered healthy and could contribute to increase muscle mass.

Coconut water

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It is delicious, refreshing and perfect to hydrate in those days of intense heat where you usually lose more fluids.

It contains a good amount of potassium, electrolytes and other nutrients that could help reduce high blood pressure.

In a study published in the West Indian Medical Journal, he found that drinking coconut water can help regulate blood pressure, both when it’s high and when it’s low.

Patients with high blood pressure who ingested coconut water had a reduction of up to 71%, while those with low blood pressure regulated it by up to 29%.
Oats

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Valued for its high content of fiber and essential nutrients, oatmeal is another of those natural remedies that could lower high blood pressure.

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Columbia (United States) determined that the consumption of oat cereals can help reduce cholesterol levels by up to 5%.

Likewise, in this study it was discovered that it influences the control of hypertension and the prevention of heart diseases.

Turmeric

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Turmeric has gained an important place as a healing remedy due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory action that curcumin gives it, its active compound.

Its high power to decrease the inflammation of the body is one of its main benefits since, in turn, it helps to control high blood pressure and other inflammatory-type problems.

When taken with black pepper can have a vasodilator effect, ideal to improve circulation and keep the arterial walls clean. As if that were not enough, it also acts as a natural anticoagulant, which helps regulate blood flow.

Lemon and parsley smoothie

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Daily consumption of this smoothie can help to reduce high blood pressure thanks to its diuretic effect.

Both lemon and parsley contain important nutrients that facilitate the elimination of liquids and excess sodium, associated with increased pressure.

Ingredients
1 lemon with peel
1 bunch of parsley
1 glass of water (200 ml)
Preparation
Split the lemon into several pieces with its shell and place it in a blender with the bunch of parsley and the glass of water.
Process a few seconds, strain and take on an empty stomach.
Banana
It is one of the largest sources of potassium, essential mineral for people who need to control their blood pressure levels.

For this purpose it is recommended to eat at least 2 servings of banana a day and support it with a healthy diet.

Garlic

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Raw garlic concentrates a very important amount of nutrients that since ancient times have been valued in natural medicine.

Eating between one and two cloves of crushed garlic a day can help keep hypertension at bay thanks to its sulfur compounds that promote good blood circulation and lower blood pressure.

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Fruits against the symptoms of allergies 

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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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:

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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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3 foods that increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder of the brain and nervous system apparently caused by the buildup of a type of plaque in the brain. It disrupts the electrical signals between neurons that normally direct thoughts and memories in the brain. The result is that the person slowly becomes more and more forgetful. A certain amount of forgetfulness is normal with aging. But the Alzheimer’s patient develops far more disrupted thinking patterns, losing the ability to recognize familiar people, even family memories, eventually. Sometimes, in late stages, their personalities change also, they become paranoid, and they become completely unable to take care of themselves

Many research show that Alzheimer disease is connect with bad eating habits and
By limiting these foods in your diet, you may be able to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

1. Red meat
Red meat is rich in iron, which your body needs to avoid anemia, chronic fatigue and weak muscles. However, too much iron can end up causing damage from too many free radicals in the body. When iron builds up in the brain, it fills up as the area known as “gray matter.”

This is a part of the brain that shows one of the first signs of degeneration as we get older. Too much iron in this area can accelerate the aging process. It may not be necessary to cut all red meat from your diet, but to limit its consumption and choose the best quality, grass-fed beef can help.

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2. Carbohydrates and refined sugars
In a 2012 study, researchers found that people age 70 and older who ate a heavy carbohydrate diet were almost four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who ate a healthier diet. Carbohydrates are usually loaded with sugar. They increase the levels of glucose and insulin in the body, causing the blood sugar to rise.

A long-term heavy carbohydrate diet may end up leading to insulin resistance over time. If your body begins to ignore insulin, your pancreas will compensate by producing even more. High levels of insulin can end up damaging blood vessels in the brain, causing memory problems. In Alzheimer’s patients, some parts of the brain become resistant to insulin.

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3. Advanced glycation end products (AGE)
AGE stands for advanced glycation end products – chemicals that are naturally found in our bodies and in some foods. AGEs have been linked to diabetes and poor cardiovascular health. Scientists are now realizing that, they could also play a role in brain decline.
In a 2014 study, researchers examined the role of AGEs in animal subjects of study. They found that those who were eating the least amount of AGE, experienced a better cognitive function. A similar study was performed on human participants. When the researchers studied the diets of 90 healthy people 60 years of age or older, they found that those who ate diets with these products (AGE), showed decreased brain during the course of the nine months of study. AGE’s foods include red meat, cheese, cream, butter and processed grains.

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Foods that help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s
Research has shown that a Mediterranean diet can help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, wild seafood, poultry, nuts and olive oil in your diet. The Mediterranean diet is full of excellent foods to maintain a sharp brain, as are healthy fats. The omega-3 fatty acids in these foods play an important role in brain health because they slow down the aging process.

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10 foods that calm your anxiety

Being anxious makes you feel restless and agitated, something like an anguish in which you do not really know what to do. Even anxiety can be one of the causes of you eating and eating foods that do not go well and increase your weight. Therefore we will give you a list of 10 foods that calm anxiety:

Avocados

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Avocado is rich in vitamin B, improves the health of the nerves and brain cells, which are those that control the symptoms of anxiety. Vitamin B relieves stress. Avocado lowers blood pressure and delivers potassium to the body.

Almonds

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They offer you a couple of almonds and you reject them, well do not do it. Maybe this is the remedy to reduce your anxiety, almonds are rich in vitamin B2 and E, also reinforce the immune system during times of stress.

Blueberries

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A handful of blueberries as food between meals would not go amiss. These have vitamin C and antioxidants that reduce stress. When stress is reduced by the consumption of vitamin C anxiety disappears, it is best to put some yogurt or fiber cereal to supplement.

Oats

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Oats contain a compound called serotonin that induces calm to flow in your body. Getting oatmeal is easy, if you prefer it in flakes, take a recipe from your grandmother and prepare an oat cake or drink a glass of instant oatmeal with milk and go.
Asparagus

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Anxiety is frequent when you have depression and the latter is often caused by low levels of folic acid, where the asparagus that are rich in this compound and improve energy appear. For today’s lunch a pair of steamed asparagus would be fine.

Spinach

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Magnesium regulates cortisol levels and promotes the feeling of well-being, this compound is in all spinach, even in those that Popeye eats. Well a spinach pie turns out well at noon, right?

Milk

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If you have anxiety, take a glass of warm milk before going to sleep. Milk knows how to cure insomnia and anxiety, all due to its components of antioxidants, vitamin B12 and calcium. It even has a protein that reduces blood pressure.
Orange

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Most people usually take an orange juice in the morning, is that vitamin C is a compound that helps reduce blood pressure and the stress hormone. Maybe you should not put sugar, pure orange juice will be good to start the day.

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Most people usually take an orange juice in the morning, is that vitamin C is a compound that helps reduce blood pressure and the stress hormone. Maybe you should not put sugar, pure orange juice will be good to start the day.

Salmon

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Salmon is a meat rich in Omega-3, helps maintain adrenaline and cortisol regulated. Also, it’s delicious. It is about you eating a piece of salmon a week, this also protects your heart and decreases the risk of serious diseases.

I hope that these 10 foods that calm anxiety can help you achieve your peace of mind and the well-being you deserve. Needless to say that you have to eat fair amounts of these healthy foods, if you exceed them, they may not benefit you.

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