Sugar the new tobacco

Let me guess … Is losing one of your New Year’s resolutions? If you have guessed right, read on. Otherwise, do it also because your health may be grateful even when you enjoy a body 10 and not even a gram. Experts are becoming more clear, although there are dissonant voices. They are the added sugars, and not the fat, as has long been believed, the true cause of fattening and that we do in times of excess, as the campaign we just closed, a real sugar frenzy.

In the last 150 years sugar has been getting into our system, little by little, almost forming part of it, to the point that it has come to be described as “the tobacco of our time.” White gold that sweetens our lives, but also an even more addictive substance than cocaine and morphine, as demonstrated last year by an experiment with rats in the Connecticut College laboratory. [When the rodents could choose between cocaine and sugar, most chose the latter, even in rats that had previously tried cocaine, demonstrating the great power of addiction of the candy]. A food that should be taken in moderation, and a lot, if you want to avoid that the extra kilos that have been installed in your body accompany you for a long time.

Its pleasant flavor invades the mouth giving a sensation of complete pleasure. From the outermost tip of our tongue to the dark darkness of the throat, sugar gets into our body, causing an immediate sensation of well-being, unleashing the serotonin, known as the hormone of happiness, and activating the parts of the brain associated with well-being It is true, sugar provides happiness, but may in the long run contribute to diminish the health of our body. A poisoned candy. A natural, basic food that provides energy immediately, but with the mass production of recent times has gone from being an occasional whim to invading our kitchens, to the point that we find it in the most unsuspected foods. So you know, if you want to lose weight, eliminate sugar from your diet. Now this is easier said than done because in the developed world the following (strange) circumstance occurs: the consumption of table sugar has plummeted, while the use of sugars in processed and industrial products has skyrocketed. That is, now we consume sugar without being really aware of it and there is the big problem, according to just denounce the global campaign Action on Sugar, that sugar has gotten into our metabolism to make us depend on it without us even knowing it.

Experts are calling on the industry to reduce the amount of added sugar in food by 30% in the next five years. They are convinced that it is the most effective and cheapest way to curb diabetes and obesity, two of the plagues in our world that, unlike other pandemics, do not have an action plan to stop them. Estimates also shared by the United Nations, which speaks of the “evident evidence that demonstrates the link between soft drinks and food with added sugars and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.” However, there are experts who defend the natural aspect of sugar, a lifelong staple whose consumption in moderation is not only not harmful but is recommended. Dr. Carmen Gómez Candela, head of the Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Unit of the La Paz Hospital in Madrid, warns of cheating in the processed products that flood the shelves of supermarkets and that are already part of our kitchens. A product “without sugar”, “without added sugar” or “with a reduced content of sugars” does not have to have fewer calories than a sugary product, since the law does not require this condition. In fact, there is a paradox that some products of these categories that we do not find in the supermarket have more calories than sugar, because they have to replace the function of “volume allocation” from the addition of fats. The doctor, who participates in the scientific committee of the Institute of Sugar Studies, has no doubts despite the misleading information that often confuses the consumer. «A healthy, balanced and varied diet should contain sugar in moderate amounts and this is what we recommend every day and most of the international nutritional recommendations do it», the problem is when people consume excessive sugar.

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Soft Drinks, are really light?

We thought we knew all about light foods that exist in the market that must have a 30% reduction in their energy value as indicated by current legislation, but the Consumer Services of  Andalucía are controlling these so-called light products and demonstrated that light refreshments are not as light as they say.

Nine samples of soft drinks were analyzed to analyze the alcoholic strength, sugars, sweeteners and fat and to contrast this data with the denomination of light and the declared in the labeling, which is the only information accessed by the consumer. The results unfortunately show that three of the analyzed beverages did not have fewer calories than they should have because they are light.

Light products normally have a higher price justified by their healthier character, because they have a lower energy value, less fat and / or sugars. However, light soft drinks are not so light but they are still expensive and are called as if they were, confusing the consumer.

This type of control campaigns are very useful to defend the consumer and to validate the information that is offered to us.
For the moment, what we should do is reduce the use of these products that most cases are not necessary, but we can also compare the calories that the light product that we want to consume with another non-light product of the same brand, and we will know there if in fact it is a food with reduced calories or if on the contrary, they are called light without really being it.

We must put all these types of products under the microscope before consuming them effectively and not blindly trusting in the energy reduction they declare.

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The key Vitamins that you need after 40

In all the stages of our life we ​​need vitamins to provide nutrients to our body. Depending on the age, the need is different. That’s why we’ll show you the vitamins you need after age 40.

According to a study published by Dessau Medical Center, Germany; Women should consume collagen from 30 years of age, to delay aging.

Then other vitamins that are recommended to ingest:

Calcium

As time goes by, the wear and tear of bones or joints is inevitable, in order to strengthen them, it is important to consume calcium every day.

B12

This vitamin improves blood circulation and prevents anemia.

Vitamin D

It helps to have a better absorption of essential nutrients and is associated with increased bone density.

Omega 3

It regulates cholesterol levels in the blood and delays aging by eliminating free radicals.

Magnesium

It reduces the levels of glucose in the blood. It also protects the health of the kidneys.

 

These are vitamins that can not be missed every day after age 40. It is also important that you exercise at least three times a week and you will stay healthy and fit.

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6 Easy ways to speed up your Metabolism

when your metabolism is speed, the fat does not tend to be stored in the body and the person does not get fat. When it is slow, the fat is stored and the person gets fat. The metabolic rate is the rate at which the body uses available energy (or burns calories).

In general, the more muscle and less fat your body has, the faster your metabolic rate

Therefore, in addition to exercising and drinking water constantly, there are several ways to accelerate your metabolism and achieve a greater calorie burn, according to the specialists:

1. Instead of large, well-spaced meals, eat small portions several times a day, but make sure you do not eat less than 1,200 calories a day or your metabolic rate will slow down.

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2. Season your meals with spicy ingredients. A tablespoon of red or green chili or spice crushed in your meals, for example, temporarily speeds up your metabolic rate.

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3. Your body burns more calories when it digests proteins, than when it digests fats or carbohydrates. Eat foods rich in protein (lean beef, fish, turkey, chicken breast, tofu, nuts, beans, eggs, low-fat dairy products).

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4. Although for a short time and taken in moderation, coffee accelerates the metabolic rate. A cup of coffee in the morning is like an injection that increases your energy and your power of concentration.

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5. Green tea also increases the metabolic rate by a couple of hours. Drinking two to four cups a day, causes the body to burn 17% more calories than normal.

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6. Avoid lightning diets (less than 1200 calories a day). These diets help you lose weight (sometimes at the expense of good nutrition), but that weight loss comes from muscle mass. And remember that the lower your muscle mass, the slower your metabolism.

 

Remember that the results regarding increased calorie burn and metabolic rate depend on several factors, as well as noticeable differences between people, such as their sex.

Men usually have a higher metabolic rate than women, because the female body has more fat and less muscle than the male. However, genetics and your lifestyle habits also affect it. For what is required above all of a change of attitude to get accelerate your metabolism with good results.

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Salad after training; rich in proteins

If you are always looking for recipes to serve a good meal after training you should expect that recipe is easy to prepare, rich in micro and macronutrients and is low in carbohydrates and delicious. Here we have the perfect recipe for you.

The recipe that is presented below is just an idea because, you can make it to your liking, for example if you do not like tomatoes you can add peppers, if you can not get shiitake mushrooms in the supermarket you can add simple mushrooms.

Ingredients:
-Lettuce (any type of lettuce)
-Cherry tomatoes (it’s important and richer that they’re sweet)
-Dry tomatoes
-Red onion and Shiitake mushrooms (can be simple mushrooms)
-Sunflower seeds and pine nuts (you can replace the pine nuts with another type of nut)
-White vinegar, olive oil for the sauce
-Salt and pepper to taste.
Preparation:
The first thing you have to do is wash the salad and place it in a salad bowl.
Then heat a small skillet to toast the pine nuts and sunflower seeds over low heat.
Meanwhile, heat another pan and add a little olive oil. While it is hot wash the mushrooms, cut the onions into strips and the dried tomatoes into small pieces. Put everything in the pan with the heated oil. Redo it briefly until the ingredients are soft. You can also wait a little longer until the onions are slightly caramelized. That will give your salad a sweeter taste.
Cut the cherry tomatoes and toss them in the pan with the mushrooms and onions. Move it and turn off the pan.
Remove the pine nuts from the fire when they have a well-toasted color to your liking.
Now add the contents of the pans to the lettuce in your salad bowl and move everything.
And you can serve it or prepare a vinaigrette sauce with vinegar and olive oil. Simply add a little mustard, salt and pepper, vinegar and olive oil and mix with a fork.

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5 Lifestyle tips to restore your thyroid balance

Your thyroid is a little butterfly-molded organ that makes up some portion of the endocrine framework and sits comfortable the base of your neck. This unassuming hormone-emitting organ is really the control station of your hormones, in charge of creating and controlling your hormones and interconnected to almost exceptionally framework in the body.

Maybe the most remarkable route in how your thyroid capacities is in its direction of the metabolic procedures. When it is under-dynamic, known as hypothyroidism, the framework moderates. Most generally revealed, hypothyroidism may prompt weight pick up, obstruction, poor vitality and moxie, melancholy, bring down body temperature, dry skin and male pattern baldness, and so on. On the other hand, when it is overactive, we encounter hyperthyroidism, where the digestion and pulse accelerate. One may encounter weight reduction, uneasiness, a sleeping disorder, hot flashes, poor osmosis and stomach related unsettling influences.

Today, it is assessed that almost 20 million Americans have a type of thyroid-related medical problem. The American Thyroid Association gauges that 1 out of 8 ladies will have a thyroid-related well being worry in her lifetime. These stunning reports are significantly all the more unsettling when it is likewise assessed that almost 60% of these individuals don’t know they have an issue.

The genuine concern and developing issue is, in any case, that huge numbers of us are uninformed that a significant number of our ceaseless and frequently weakening side effects are identified with the declining productivity of our thyroid capacity, and that a considerable lot of the ordinary nourishment and propensities we appreciate every day incredibly add to the issues we might involvement with this fundamental body directing organ.

Everybody is, obviously, extraordinary and the way our thyroid awkward nature may display substantial side effects might be mind boggling – particularly on the off chance that we are as of now genuinely sound or keep up a dynamic way of life. At the point when the thyroid isn’t working effectively however, this can not just prompt weight reduction or pick up and changes in vitality, yet truly affect our general wellbeing and hormone capacities, prompting uneven characters all through our whole body. So regardless of whether you are dynamic, eat well – here are 5 way of life tips to help your thyroid capacity and reestablish harmony.

1. Decrease Chronic Stress

Simpler said than done, yet by and by basic to battle adrenal weariness, a typical concern with regards to thyroid well being. Cortisol, the essential pressure hormone is discharged in bigger sums when we are constantly pushed. This upsets our thyroid hormone generation and desensitizes thyroid receptors in our cells, prompting adrenal weariness. This implies, however our thyroid hormone levels may return as ordinary, we aren’t really ready to use or get the hormones effectively. Practice day by day pressure administration through reflection, yoga, breathing, or just unplugging and getting out in nature to reset and loosen up.

2. Detox Heavy Metals and Toxins

Overwhelming metals and issue with detoxifying pathways are an expanding issue as our nourishment turn out to be increasingly handled, and engineered fixings advance into almost every part of our lives – from chemicals in cleaning supplies, sustenance, cosmetics, and even furniture and garments. These poisons alone can disturb the hormones and cause irregularity. After some time they may trigger immune system issues, abating thyroid hormone generation, and meddling with vitamin and mineral assimilation.

Point of confinement admission of fish, particularly from the highest point of the natural way of life, similar to swordfish and fish which normally have the most noteworthy centralization of mercury. Rather, concentrate on little and slick fish, high in mitigating omega 3 fats, similar to sardines and anchovies. Confine admission to close to one time for every week, less in the event that you are aware of a current overwhelming metal issue.

Lessen your introduction of other day by day poisons by evacuating plastics to store sustenance and water, changing to all common excellence items and cleaning items, and getting a proficient water channel to expel debasements. On the off chance that you do have hormonal awkward nature, you may consider being tried for hereditary disarranges that meddle with your purifying pathways and evacuating abundance hormones. Extra detoxification treatments, for example, infrared saunas, sweating, and liver detoxifying herbs may advance purifying of these hormones, poisons, and overwhelming metals.

3. Remove Hidden Food-Related Triggers

Nourishment Intolerances and issues with assimilation can prompt issues with engrossing supplements, defective gut, and start immune system issues. The most widely recognized wrongdoers are gluten, dairy, soy, and sugar.

Gluten, particularly in its handled shape, is exceptionally incendiary and can prompt immune system issues for those that are touchy to it or have celiac ailment, by debilitating the safe framework, and meddling with supplement ingestion. Like gluten, dairy is a typical, incendiary and bodily fluid shaping nourishment that can prompt crabby entrail disorder, swelling, or yeast uneven characters.

Soy isn’t just difficult to process and contains abnormal amounts of phytoestrogens that copy our own hormones, it is regularly hereditarily adjusted. Sugar in any frame is incendiary, prompting potential supplement insufficiencies, and encourages yeast irregular characteristics and immune system maladies by debilitating the safe framework.

Evacuate these potential hazardous fixings and concentrate on a calming eating routine of entire and unadulterated fixings and a plant-centered eating regimen rich in fiber. Add probiotics to help develop a sound gut nature.

4. Removed Processed Foods

Remember that since something is sugar-or without gluten does not mean it is fundamentally sound. Avoid prepared fiery sustenances with refined, even “all-regular” fixings. Expel every single simulated sweetener that may likewise meddle with hormone adjust. Very refined plant oils like canola or corn oils ought to be expelled from the eating regimen and supplanted with solid, icy squeezed, grungy oils like coconut, avocado, and flax oils.

If all else fails, don’t read the advertising name, read the fixings! In the event that there is a fixing you don’t perceive, set it back. Rack stable things typically mean there will be a type of additive utilized as a part of them. Shop your neighborhood Farmers’ Markets to source what’s crisp and in season.

5. Support your Thyroid Through Nutrition

Regularly, with regards to thyroid, hormonal or immune system issues, there is a wholesome lack part, also. Regardless of whether it’s that you are not getting a sufficient supplement or having issues retaining it, these supplements are key for thyroid capacity. Talk with your nutritionist, specialist, or naturopath about supplementing with thyroid-supporting vitamins and minerals like iodine, zinc, omega-3 unsaturated fats, selenium, press, and A, D, and B vitamins.

Iodine is maybe the most imperative mineral with regards to thyroid wellbeing, notwithstanding it is rare in the eating routine. In spite of the fact that it can be sourced through kelp, regularly wellbeing specialists will suggest supplemental iodine, as early iodine, too.

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5 Incredible healthy benefits of magnesium

Magnesium has been in the spotlight of late and getting a considerable measure of consideration from wellbeing specialists. This mineral assumes a part in the physiological elements of the mind, heart, and muscles. Scientists keep on studying how it can help your wellbeing by enhancing rest, battling wretchedness, and decreasing the danger of malady. You might need to consider adding a magnesium supplement to your every day routine and eating sustenances that are rich in magnesium, as verdant greens and pumpkin seeds. As usual, try to address your specialist before rolling out any real wellbeing improvements.

Magnesium is a fundamental mineral required by our body for keeping up the general wellbeing. It is one of those basic minerals that assistance in calcium ingestion by the human body and assumes an imperative part in the arrangement and reinforcing of teeth and bones.

Need to take in more about the advantages? Look at five of the most noteworthy motivations to try magnesium out.

  • Improves Heart Health

Magnesium shields the heart from sporadic heartbeats and delicately shields it from harm, especially from muscle pressure. It really quiets the nerves, intervenes stomach related procedures and avoids issues like retching, spasms, acid reflux, stomach torment, tooting, and obstruction, all of which can put undue weight on your cardiovascular framework. What’s more, its lack can bring about deadly heart sicknesses.

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  • Eases Migraines

Headache assaults gravely influence many individuals, particularly females. Magnesium supplements and fluids extensively lessen the seriousness of such assaults and furthermore help in decreasing the rate of their repeat. Any individual who’s at any point experienced a headache is most likely inquisitive about normal approaches to keep another excruciating scene. Headache sufferers may probably have a magnesium lack because of hereditary qualities, discharge amid pressure, or different components. Taking a magnesium supplement may help diminish the quantity of headaches.

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  • For Inflammation

Uncontrolled aggravation assumes a part in almost every real sickness: coronary illness, diabetes, and disease. A magnesium insufficiency can be an inclining factor for endless provocative pressure, which can add to constant illnesses like cardiovascular infection and diabetes. Consider taking an oral magnesium supplement or expanding your admission of magnesium-rich nourishments, similar to nuts, verdant greens, and bananas.

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  • fight Depression

An insufficiency in magnesium has been related with an expanded nearness of mental indications and neuromuscular issues. Despite the fact that the energizer part of magnesium isn’t completely seen yet, analysts are contemplating it as a significant, safe expansion to the administration of depression.

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  • Good for Diabetes

One investigation found that an oral magnesium supplement enhanced insulin and metabolic control in type 2 diabetic patients that already had bring down serum magnesium levels as indicated by a magnesium blood test. Other research recommends that individuals who have low magnesium allow throughout the years will probably encounter metabolic impedance and issues than individuals who had diets that were adequate or rich in magnesium.

Side effects Of Magnesium Deficiency

The insufficiency indications of magnesium incorporate genuine annoyance and back, nervousness, exhaustion, headache assaults, muscle shortcoming and fits, loss of hunger, regurgitating, sickness, sleep deprivation, unusual heart rhythms, the runs, muscle jerking, and Raynaud’s spastic vessels.

When you are under pressure, your body has a tendency to rapidly exhaust its stores of magnesium. One exceptionally basic indication of its insufficiency is chocolate longings since chocolate is rich in this fundamental mineral. Its inadequacy can be a noteworthy reason for diabetes, sadness, and menopausal indications.

Magnesium sources

Common sources  of magnesium incorporate ocean vegetables, verdant vegetables, for example, spinach, and entire grains that are normally significant parts of a man’s standard eating routine. Different vegetables that can be delegated a rich wellspring of this mineral incorporate tomatoes, beet greens, expansive beans, lima beans, artichokes, sweet potatoes, buckwheat flour, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, wheat flour, oat grain, grain, cornmeal, and chocolate. Likewise, you can expend dairy items, for example, drain and yogurt, and in addition non-veggie lover nourishment like fish. Entire wheat bread containing grain and germ has double the magnesium content contrasted with white bread. Water additionally has a high magnesium content; hard water has a greater amount of it than delicate water, albeit hard water isn’t useful for the body, particularly the kidneys.

Possible side effects

The significance of this mineral is as yet not across the board or “a typical learning”, such a large number of individuals overlook the significance of its utilization in their eating regimen. Most dietitians prescribe 250-350 mg for each day of its supplement for grown-ups.

The reactions of magnesium are extremely uncommon, yet it is imperative to cover them. Overabundance allow frequently prompts the runs, since it has a diuretic quality. Be that as it may, in the event that you take it as nutritious supplements, there are less odds of such symptoms. Individuals with kidney malady or draining issue ought to abstain from taking its supplements without counseling a specialist.

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