Stevia: lies, scams and benefits of the fashionable sweetener

Today it takes a lot to consume products that overnight jump to the shelves of supermarkets. This is the case of stevia, the alternative to sweeten “healthier”. But is it really the best sweetener in the world? What is the difference between stevia and steviol?

Stevia is a plant of natural origin with a great sweetening power and, in addition, it is caloric. Its consumption is forbidden because of that in the supermarket we do not find the stevia leaves as such spread over the shelves. So what do we drink when we take stevia?

The Stevia Rebaudiana (plant) itself is natural. However, the food additive E-960, better known as steviol glucoside and whose consumption was approved in Europe in 2011 (Regulation 1131/2011), has little natural. The same happens with other sweeteners in the market.
It is not healthy sweetener everything that glitters
Before buying, you have to check all the labels of the products that are in the supermarket and sold as stevia. Most manufacturers add to the compound other substances that adulterate the final result. The consumer believes that he is buying stevia (the plant) because, often, he puts it with large letters on the label designed, in addition, in green to give an appearance of natural.

Although its leaves have a capacity to sweeten between 300 and 450 times higher than that of sugar, its consumption is not authorized since the plant contains some substances with pharmacological activity, in fact it is hypotensive, among other things.
To obtain the steviol glucoside (what is marketed as stevia), it is necessary to dry the plant. Then, many of its active principles are extracted, such as nanofiltered ones that are later crystallized by vacuum evaporators.

As you see, it has little natural. It is a manufacturing process involving chemical elements. And as a result you get a resulting product is between 200 and 300 times sweeter than sugar, stable to heat but not fermentable.

Also, to give you an idea, the consumption of stevia is limited to 4 mg / Kg of weight and day. While the consumption of aspartame, another of the sweeteners in focus, is at 40 mg / kg of weight and day. Therefore, the consumption of steviol is not as healthy as they make us believe.
What are the benefits of stevia?
It seems complicated that after all the above is left to list some benefits of stevia. As in all cases there are those who are in favor and those who are against. The supposed benefits of stevia (plant) have been tried to transfer as such to the consumption of the additive. Which is a mistake because the plant contains components with pharmacological activity, some with hypotensive activity, others capable of causing infertility. When using the plant we can not say which compounds we want to make the effect at each moment. This is why the commercial use of the plant for food purposes is not in Europe.

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How to get ride of work stress

One of the biggest problems that a person can face in their work is stress. This occurs as a result of an imbalance between the demands of the environment (internal or external stressors) and the available resources of the subject. In this way, the elements to consider in the potentially stressful interaction are: situational variables (for example, a bad relationship with a superior in the workplace), individual variables of the subject that faces the situation (for example, social skills) available) and consequences of stress. Therefore, stress appears when certain demands are made to the individual, which has to respond but does not have the necessary resources to do so; then it is when the symptoms appear.

The list of symptoms of a person suffering from stress can be very extensive and varied:

– Concern

– Fear

– Lack of concentration

– Insecurity

– Negative feelings

– Negative thoughts

– Tremors

– Sleep disorders

– Eating disorders

– Digestive pains …

There are many factors that can arouse a stress response; Any situation or condition that puts pressure on the individual in his work can cause a stress reaction. And sometimes, even if the situation is not objectively very stressful (for example, it may be overwhelming for one individual, but not for another), if an individual interprets this situation as a danger, or as a potential threat. , the stress reaction will arise. But there are certain factors that have been seen that are repeated in people who have suffered work stress such as overwork, lack of resources to do it, bad relationships with superiors or subordinates, lack of time to perform the tasks demanded, insecurity in employment, etc.

But what can we do to prevent this problem?

● Rest. It is important to have enough time to recover from a hard day’s work. Disconnecting and focusing on other types of pleasant activities will make you perform better the next day at your workplace.

● Maintain a healthy lifestyle by taking care of the diet and exercising regularly.

● A good communication with other members of your team will make the environment relaxed and we feel comfortable to express ourselves freely.

● Do not let problems go by: face them in a more active or passive way, analyzing what is best in each case.

● Practice relaxation with some assiduity in the moments when we are worse, dedicating some time to ourselves.

● Congratulate ourselves when we have done a task well. If we have done wrong to recognize that we have done wrong on this occasion, analyze our mistakes and correct them, without guilt, without negative thoughts about oneself.

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

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Why are you depressed?

 

Why are you depressed, if you do not have any problems, if you have everything, this is one of the affirmations that many people make before a person who feels depressed, the explanation is simple they say it because they have not gone through a depression.

Anyone can fall into a depression, it’s like when you go through a forest that you think you know and without wanting it or realizing you get lost, you have taken a path that you thought was familiar and you continue walking with the confidence that you will leave it, do not think about calling Nobody, you know how to find the way, and you keep walking and walking, and it starts to get dark and you do not see where you are anymore. Someone told you that following the stars you could find the north but what stars? How are they interpreted? It will be easy but I do not see the way and at the end you see yourself going around without seeing anything and without knowing how to get out.

Have you ever lost yourself in broad daylight? sure yes, but if there is light, how is it that you lose ?, well imagine when you see nothing ….

Suffer a depression is that, is to be in a black tunnel, it is like putting on a dark glasses that do not let you see, although everyone around you see everything as much clarity, you explain that you are not like that because you want, that you have lost the illusion, that you have lost the desire to do things and that you also have a hard time doing them, that you just want to cry and stay in bed, you do not want to take care of yourself anymore, so that a negative vision of yourself, of the future and the world … for what?

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Time passes and you can not get out, when the people around you are already aware that something is wrong with you, they try to help you by encouraging you, comforting you, pushing you, everyone does it the way they know or can, and you think that They do not understand you, they are wrong, because you do not even know how to explain what happens to you, if you do not understand it or you.

You do not realize that there is a solution, depression is cured, even if it seems impossible, you get out of it.

You go through the forest, the branches hit you in the face, you stumble and you get desperate, you stay lying on the cold ground, suddenly a hand touches you, it’s a stranger, that in that dark forest, it appears and touches you on the shoulder, it encourages you to get up, to tell you what happens to you while he seems to know the path between so much darkness, you begin to walk together, slowly, calmly, there is no hurry; even if you want to get out of there, and get to your house where you will feel more secure, however that stranger starts to show you interesting things, like different ways of seeing in the forest, it is true that when there is no light, the trees look ghosts and distorted, we see unreal figures that invade us and fear is so intense that it penetrates us, that we believe that we will never get out of there.

In other words, within the framework of psychology, a depression is thinking bad, negative thoughts, distorted thoughts of reality, irrational ideas that settle in us in a way that we feel a pessimistic feeling invades us, penetrates us and we believe that it does not we can recover, are accompanied by feelings such as sadness, fear, insecurity, lack of enthusiasm, apathy ….

And time goes by and you keep walking through the forest, but you do not go alone anymore, you do not see where you’re going, but he does, and he guides you, tells you stories that sometimes you do not know very well because he tells you, you you listen and then in those stretches of silence you think about them, it leaves you at some point that you choose the path to go, and he goes with you, also listening to your stories, asking about them and being interested in the reason for what you tell him; Those questions that sometimes make you think that your way of living, of seeing past things go through the same filter, that’s why the ways of facing situations are often so similar.

After walking for a while, you start to see among the trees, it seems that there is light, it is still a little far away but there is light.

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Getting out of a depression means being willing to open your mind, to be receptive to other ways of thinking, to see things differently, not unreally, but objectively, to accept that it is normal for negative feelings to appear, but not to be dragged by them, you can keep walking even feeling bad, it is more difficult but you can, it is the effort of not paying attention to the apathy or apathy, you have to keep moving, dancing even if your feet hurt, they will rest …

You are getting closer and closer to the light, that forest that looked like a labyrinth, has an exit, you have walked with your new friend until the end of that trip, you have talked so much … it is time to say goodbye, you already know that if you come back to lose, you can find the exit, or you alone or asking for help, but you will leave, that gives you strength and security, because there is always a path with light, always, even if we do not see it, you will know it is there.

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Suffering a depression is a painful experience, it supposes a high suffering for the person who suffers it, but it is not forever if you work on it, it can be overcome, you just have to know how, if you do not know look for someone to help you and guide you, because there is always a long way to go and many songs to dance.

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The best sources of vegetable proteins

Obtaining proteins without resorting to dairy or meat can help you stay slim and healthy.

Proteins are broken down in the body as amino acids that promote cell growth and repair. Another benefit of proteins is that they take longer to digest, so you’ll feel fuller for longer with fewer calories without wanting to peck.

Meat is one of the main sources of protein. However, it is not the only way to obtain it. That is why we present 14 sources of vegetable protein, as well as tips on how to add them to your diet.

Before viewing them, note that women should get around 46 g of protein per day, while men 56 g
1. Green peas
Legumes are a good source of vegetarian protein. One cup of green peas contains 7.9 g of vegetable protein, about the same as a cup of milk.

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If you do not like them, you can add them in a pesto sauce by mixing them with toasted pine nuts, fresh mint, olive oil and Parmesan.
2. Quinoa
Most cereals contain a small amount of protein. However, it should be noted its high presence in quinoa with more than 8 g per cup. In addition, it is the protein source par excellence because it includes the nine essential amino acids that the body needs for growth and repair, but can not produce by itself.

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You have no excuse not to include quinoa in your diet since it is very versatile. You can make salads, sauté them with vegetables, add sugar and eat them with fruits like breakfast, etc.

3. Nuts
A part of protein, they contain healthy fats. So, adding nuts to your diet is very important.

Almonds, cashews and pistachios, for example, contain 160 calories and 5 or 6 grams of protein per fruit. Choose varieties that are raw or dry toasted. Also, choose the brand with as few ingredients as possible, only nuts and maybe salt. On the other hand, avoid those that have hydrogenated oils or a lot of added sugar.

4. Beans
There are many varieties of beans. A common characteristic is its high amount of vegetable protein. Two cups of beans contain approximately 26 g.

5. Chickpeas
With only half a cup of chickpeas, you will get 7.3 g of vegetable protein. In addition, they are very beneficial because of their high fiber content and low calories.

You can add them in salads, make mashed chickpeas, make hummus …

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If you are vegan or vegetarian, these are some of the sources that you can use to have a balanced diet considering proteins.

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7 Important reasons to lose weight and stay in shape

At  the beginning of the year normally people have good intentions one of the most common are to lose weight. However, if the motivations are not solid, they soon disappear. And losing weight is a task that you will only achieve if the reasons to achieve it are important for you.

If you are a little disoriented to the respect, you have to look for inspiration in blogs like this one and in friends and colleagues. In this way, you will renew the motivation to lose weight.
Discover in the following lines the best whys to keep a diet and a training plan that makes you fulfill the goal of 2018 to lose the kilos that you have left over.

1.  To be sure that you will have the necessary strength to start a diet you have to be convinced that you want to do it. For that it is very important that you evaluate your behavior. Ask yourself why you want to maintain your diet or exercise. Think often about the negative consequences of leaving the regime and training.

2. Focus your goal on a feeling. Many times when you want to lose weight you notice a number. Instead of setting a kilos amount to lose. Concentrate on the sensations that the healthy food that you take or the exercise that you do provide.

3. Plan a strategy. Any large company requires a clear and well-defined road map. Write, therefore, on a sheet the path you will follow to lose the weight you have proposed. Create a monthly action plan with easy-to-achieve short-term goals. It is a great way to find motivation to lose weight.

4. Enjoy the way, do not get bitter. The experts do not advise that you postpone the rewards for when you achieve the purpose of losing the kilos that you have proposed. Distract yourself with whatever you want and forget about the objective. The path you have marked is long-term. Your tour is to enjoy it. Not to suffer it. It is useless to waste time on motivation techniques to lose weight fast.

5. Imagine how your favorite clothes will fit. One of the best motivations to lose weight is to place that garment that you like so much in a visible place so that when you see it you receive extra strength to follow the diet. Being a clothes that you already own, it means that there was a day that looked good on you. This helps to set a realistic goal.

6. Be competitive. It is shown through studies that people lose more weight when they do it to compete with the weight of others than when they act on their own. Self-love and pride that the human being has intrinsically in his personality lead people to be more effective if they compare their results with those of other people.

7. Find an exercise that makes you enjoy. What will stimulate you most to achieve your weight is ideal is to do something that you enjoy. Head over to your trusted gym and ask about all the activities they do. Surely you find one that you like. If not, you can always read exercises to do on Internet blogs or on Youtube video channels and practice them on your own.

Thanks to the motivations to lose weight that you have read in this article, you are in a better position to start a training plan to get rid of the extra kilos.

Losing weight is a simple task as long as you are clear about the benefits that will be reported to your body.

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Top 8 reasons to use Spirulina

 

Everything begins with an unassuming microorganism called spirulina. Discover why this superfood is deserving of that honor, and how it can profit your wellbeing!

What Is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a kind of blue green growth. All the more in fact, it is classed as a ‘cyanobacteria’ and makes vitality from daylight, much in the way that plants do.

Spirulina is developed and reaped everywhere throughout the world, from Mexico, Africa, Japan, Hawaii and even Australia.

It develops ideally in low-antacid waters yet can make due in both new and saltwater sources.

However, it’s not only a celebrated ‘lake filth’! Gram for gram, spirulina might be a standout amongst the most supplement thick sustenances on planet earth. It’s a rich in protein, B vitamins, Vitamins C, D , E and iron.  Is a great source of manganese, magnesium and potassium.

History Of Spirulina Use

Early records show that the old Aztecs were partial to spirulina, and sold ‘spirulina cakes’ as right on time as the sixteenth century. It was accepted to offer a decent wellspring of protein in the antiquated Aztec eating regimen and Lake Texcoco still offers a rich supply of spirulina today.

All the more as of late, NASA have examined spirulina as a wellspring of nourishment for space explorers!

Top 12 Benefits Of Using Spirulina

1. It’s A Super Simple Way To Boost Your Greens!

Don’t generally have sufficient energy to fit in your suggested servings of veggies? You’re not the only one! The details demonstrate that 87% of Americans aren’t getting enough vegetables in their day by day eats less carbs.

By including a little scoop of spirulina into a glass of water, or crisp juice, you can help up your green share in under a moment!

2. Spirulina May Help To Detoxify Heavy Metals, Particularly Arsenic

The human body is struck by poisons from numerous sources: the air we inhale, the nourishment we eat and the water we drink is frequently contaminated by chemicals that are conceivably hurtful to human wellbeing.

Specifically, the World Health Organization has distinguished that America is influenced by unnaturally elevated amounts of inorganic arsenic. A large number of individuals in the Middle East are moreover influenced by arsenic harming.

As there are few existing answers for treat arsenic harming on a worldwide scale, specialists have considered the potential activity of spirulina to do as such. One little examination including 24 individuals with arsenic harming found that spirulina extricate, in conjunction with zinc supplementation, diminished physiological levels of arsenic by 47%.

3. It Could Lower Inflammation

Spirulina is accepted to offer great calming benefits. The fundamental driver behind this advantage has been credited to its cancer prevention agent activity; oxidative harm from free radicals can harm our cells and DNA. This harm can at last prompt aggravation and various maladies. Be that as it may, the cancer prevention agent properties of spirulina can keep this provocative harm from happening.

 

4. Spirulina May Help With Muscle Recovery

It is safe to say that you are athletic or experience the ill effects of sore, pain-filled muscles after an exercise? This current one’s for you!

Some portion of the reason that muscles weariness amid and after exercise is because of a wonder called ‘work out incited oxidative harm’. Fortunately, cancer prevention agents can help lessen this procedure!

Certain investigations have demonstrated that spirulina can expand perseverance and postpone weariness time. This is accepted to be because of the high cell reinforcement substance of spirulina.

5. Spirulina May Help to Balance Your Blood Sugar Levels

Despite the fact that the exploration is preparatory and little scale, there is early confirmation to recommend that spirulina may help with glucose direction.

Early examinations have demonstrated spirulina to enhance glucose levels and HbA1C (a blood marker that shows glucose control over a three month time span). Notwithstanding, greater quality research is expected to substantiate this potential advantage.

6. Spirulina May Help To Treat Candida

Candida abundance is a typical medical issue influencing numerous individuals in the Western world. Analysts trust that a higher sugar consumption, acidic/prepared eating regimen and abuse of antifungal/anti-infection medications might add to this ‘candida pandemic’.

Candidiasis has been related with stifled invulnerability, Leaky Gut Syndrome, stomach related grievances and perhaps even immune system sickness.

Various investigations have exhibited that spirulina has against microbial properties and might be a helpful assistant treatment for candida. Significantly, spirulina likewise seems to support the levels of solid microscopic organisms inside the microbiome, which can additionally restrain candida development.

 

7. Spirulina May Help To Prevent Cancer

There is some examination to recommend that spirulina positively affects the insusceptible framework, and may upgrade the quantity of antibodies and disease battling cells.

One investigation additionally featured that spirulina is a decent wellspring of tetrapyrrolic mixes, which have cell reinforcement and hostile to proliferative activities.

8. Spirulina Might Mean VERY Good News For Your Heart!

Spirulina has been appeared to effectsly affect cholesterol by bringing down the ‘terrible’ cholesterol and expanding the well done! Other research has discovered that as meager as one gram of spirulina every day can bring down triglycerides by 16.3%.

All things considered, this can decrease your danger of coronary illness.

 

Which Spirulina Should I Take?

As Spirulina develops in water, it is just as unadulterated as the water that it originates from.

Check with item producers that the spirulina has been developed in unadulterated, uncontaminated water. Also, scan for affirmed natural brands, as these as a rule have more stringent quality benchmarks.

Is Spirulina Safe For Everyone To Use?

Unadulterated, uncontaminated spirulina is for the most part viewed as protected to utilize. In any case, as with everything, there are a couple of special cases.

Right off the bat, as said above, do guarantee that you are picking great quality spirulina. Sullied spirulina has been asserted to cause stomach related problems, liver harm and arrhythmia.

Moreover, a few specialists do state that youngsters and pregnant ladies ought not eat green growth items, including spirulina.

 

Have you at any point utilized spirulina previously? Did it have any kind of effect to your wellbeing?

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