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.

Turkey

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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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Keep people sick is the business for the pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical market exceeds profits from arms sales or telecommunications. For every dollar invested in making a medicine, you get a thousand of profit.

Globalization has allowed to extend their power by which they decide which diseases and which patients deserve cure. 90% of the budget dedicated by pharmaceutical companies for the research and development of new medicines is destined to diseases that suffer 10% of the world population
The pharmaceutical industry has turned the disease into a business. Globalization has allowed to extend their power by which they decide which diseases and which patients deserve cure. 90% of the budget dedicated by the pharmaceutical companies for the research and development of new medicines is destined to diseases that suffer 10% of the world population (cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, lipid disorders, hypertension, etc).

These companies seek to achieve fabulous profits, resorting to often questionable strategies that thanks to their power usually enjoy great impunity, crushing smaller competitors and pressing governments. The prices they set are very high, which makes them inaccessible to a large part of the world population, while some of their products damage the health of the sick.

Among the main strategies used today by the pharmaceutical industry to obtain its billion-dollar profits, it should be highlighted:

1. They make a great propaganda pressure on the medicines they manufacture, even if they are not useful and can be harmful to health.

2. They exploit to the maximum the medicines in the form of monopoly and in abusive conditions that do not take into account the objective needs of the patients nor their purchasing power

3. Reduce research on diseases that mainly affect poor countries, because they are not profitable, while concentrating on the problems of populations with high purchasing power, even when they are not diseases (such as the proliferation of “medicines”). “Anti-aging”

4. They force national and international legislations to favor their interests, even at the expense of the health and lives of millions of people

STRATEGIES TO INCREASE THE SALE OF MEDICINES

In order to face the decrease of profits that the reduction of the pharmaceutical cost on the part of the governments supposes, the laboratories are putting in practice different measures:

1. Redefine and increase the prevalence of certain diseases: There are reports that indicate that female sexual dysfunction reaches 43% of the total.

2. Promote the treatment of mild or medium-serious problems as signs of more serious illnesses: Irritable bowel syndrome or anxiety disorders.

3. Transform health risks into diseases: Osteoporosis or testosterone deficiency syndrome.

4. Stimulate concerns about future diseases in healthy populations. Osteopenia or Alzheimer’s.

5. Convert personal and social problems into diagnosable health disorders and in need of treatment: Turn shyness into social phobia.

6. Consider certain diseases as epidemics of extraordinary spread and lethality: Influenza A which was a milder flu than the seasonal one promoted the application of strict protocols (with the use of suits and isolation areas, the use of antivirals such as Tamiflu efficacy unproven and mass promotion of the vaccine).

Until recently, it was common for large pharmaceutical companies to pay bribes to doctors to prescribe their medications, although it is a practice that is generally frowned upon and in many places is illegal. With the increase in controls over the prescribing doctors, the laboratories are developing strategies to support economically, organize congresses and meetings with the Sick Organizations to seek support from them and pressure governments to finance certain drugs, although not your need is justified or have adverse effects.

if you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease and the doctor only treats the symptoms and does not look for the cause of the disease, natural medicine can be a great alternative for you.

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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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