BEST FRUIT             OMEGA3GUIDE easy DIET         CaloriePOWER UP       GuideNOW  THE GUIDE TO YOGA
on the inside5    Burning Fats-The Atkins Way6    Lose Stomach Fat Tips7    Weight Loss Is Not An Instant Process9    Best...
on the inside      17   Healthy Eating - Get In The Habit      18   Ten Extremely Beneficial Amino Acids      20   Is Losi...
FU 4                     FROM                     THE                     EDITORWelcome to this      We work hard to put t...
Burning Fats -The Atkins WayWhen the intake of carbohydrates is more than the                                             ...
FU 6        Lose Stomach Fat TipsI love the beach. It is my secret hideaway and whenever I get the chance to visit the bea...
FU 7  Weight                                          By entering this dieting cycle, you are putting your emotions       ...
Best Foods OnHow To LoseWeight FastBefore, being slim again was only a dream forme. I never thought I still have the chanc...
FU 10       The Difference Between      Supplements and Diet Pills                                                        ...
FU 11Omega 3 - Getting To   The Heart Of  InflammationWhen we think of inflammation, we generally tendto associate it with...
Make It Easy toWillpower is a finite, limited resource. Its controlled   Layer         3:       Listen       to       your...
Selecting Accurate                                                    Pedometers Will Benefit                             ...
FU 15                                                      ARE YOU ALWAYS                                                 ...
FU 16Best Fruits for Weight LossGetting fit and healthy is difficult for people wholive unhealthy lifestyles and are there...
Healthy Eating - Get in the HabitDo you have the right attitude to food?       Eat                                  regula...
Ten Extremely Beneficial      Amino AcidsAmino acids are essential for all organs, systems, and functions of thebody to th...
Is Losing Weight As Easy As Drinking             The Right Tea? There are a bunch of green tea sales pages online that wou...
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EnergyDrink - Is It  a RealEnergizer?People often rely on food, drink and medicines toincrease the level of energy or stam...
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Weight Loss Tips: Exercise Is          ImportantThis is one of those weight loss tips that              While exercise is ...
SLEEP AND FITNESS - THEY  GO HAND IN     HANDMost often individuals that are on an exerciseprogram will pay a great deal o...
ARE ALL CALORIES                          THE SAME?                                                             But if tha...
FU 29Turmeric Medical Benefits: DoYou Know What Youre Missing?                                                            ...
FU 30 Health Habits:  Supplement  Your BrainThink About What You Eat... Eat What Helps You ThinkGuess what! Your brain doe...
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March 2012 fitness 9wgm16a7ox
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  2. 2. on the inside5 Burning Fats-The Atkins Way6 Lose Stomach Fat Tips7 Weight Loss Is Not An Instant Process9 Best Foods On How To Lose Weight Fast10 The Difference Between Supplements And Diet Pills11 Omega 3-Getting To The Heart Of Inflammation12 Make It Easy To Diet13 Selecting Accurate Pedometers Will Benefit All Walking Programs15 3 Unconventional Ways to Get Flat Abs16 Best Fruits for Weight Loss
  3. 3. on the inside 17 Healthy Eating - Get In The Habit 18 Ten Extremely Beneficial Amino Acids 20 Is Losing Weight As Easy As Drinking The Right Tea? 21 Can Eating Fish Be Dangerous? 22 Soya Protein And Weight Loss 23 Energy Drink - Is It A Real Energizer? 24 The Top 5 Foods To Avoid And Why 25 Weight Loss Tips: Exercise Is Important 26 Sleep And Fitness - They Go Hand In Hand 28 Are All Calories The Same? 39 Turmeric Medical Benefits: Do You Know What Youre Missing? 30 Health Habits: Supplement Your Brain 31 Working Towards Personal Health And Fitness
  4. 4. FU 4 FROM THE EDITORWelcome to this We work hard to put together each issue of this magazine and welcome the feedbackmonth’s issue of and contributions from all our loyal readers. our magazine. A publication like this would not be possible without the support of our valued This month we advertisers who provide relevant products and services for our readership. Pleasebring you some visit our sponsors as they know what you need to help you with all your endeavours. great new Lastly I’d like to congratulate you for investing your time to educate yourself byarticles that will reading this magazine. We are proud to be able to help all our readers, and look help you fast forward to serving you for many years to come.track your goals Regards, and success. The Editor
  5. 5. Burning Fats -The Atkins WayWhen the intake of carbohydrates is more than the the how many grams of carbohydrates may help you outusual usage of taking it as an energy for the body, the in reaching and determining the best carbohydrate level.tendency is people would more likely to becomeoverweight. Atkins Diet is grounded from the latter 3rd Phase: Pre-Maintenance. Here you are aimed toidea. According to the grounds of this diet plan, a determine the best carbohydrate-level but not aiming forperson burns up carbohydrates before actually burning more weight loss but more of maintaining the weight thatthe fats. By minimizing the consumption of you desired for.carbohydrates, it would be fast and effectual in burningup fats. When there is less carbs there it more likely to 4th Phase: Lifetime Maintenance. When you are able touse up fats faster as energy for the body. reach the best carbohydrate-level for maintaining the weight, here the best way is to stay at that bestWhat is Atkins and how does it work? carbohydrate level and avoiding weight gain again.As discussed from above, Atkins helps out to burn fats Biochemistry of Atkinsquickly than the usual by cutting the amount ofcarbohydrate intake making it more efficient to use up Since the body is restricted in using the carbohydrate asfat-energy resulting to weight loss. This actual diet is energy, it turns the body into a burning-fat machine.divided into four phases. When a person turns out to be a fat-burning machine, the body undergoes ketosis which burns little carbon1st Phase: This phase is basically called Induction. fragments formed out from burning the stored fat.This is where you start off to adapt yourself in burning Burning the fat stores in the body would result into anfats instead of carbohydrates. Mainly 40 grams daily of effective way of losing weight making it more efficientcarbohydrates containing foods are allowed to be and fast.eaten. Antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber arewell-encouraged in this phase of the diet. By also maintaining on a low-carbohydrate diet, sugars from the carbohydrate are then regulated in the body2nd Phase: On-going Weigh Loss stage. This is where making it more effective in producing the right amount ofcarbohydrates are introduced again to your diet in form insulin resulting into a preventive measure of havingof vegetables and fruits. It is best to know the diabetes.carbohydrate-level for you to lose weight. Counting off
  6. 6. FU 6 Lose Stomach Fat TipsI love the beach. It is my secret hideaway and whenever I get the chance to visit the beach, I would surelydrop by and have a taste of the seawater and the sea breeze. However, due to my busy schedule, I rarelyhave the chance to visit it more often. In addition, I gained a lot of weight by turning to food whenever Ifeel tired and having a sedentary routine in the office environment. Now, whenever I sit down, I could seemy stomach bulging on all sides. I wanted to get rid of it but I dont have the time to devote in gym andother weight-loss classes and I am scared to try diet pills and other miracle drugs in reducing weight. Iwanted something that is safe and effective. I found several tips on how to lose stomach fat and want toshare it with you. 1. Include two servings of fruits or vegetables for 6. Never skip any meal. If you think that every meal you eat. It will surely cut down on skipping a meal can help you cut down a your calorie intake and unwanted fats by eating big portion of calorie intake, you might a healthier option. Because of its fiber content, be right in one aspect. Indeed you will it can also make you feel full. not have anything so no calorie can be 2. Do not skip your breakfast. Never go out deposited in your body however, you without having you breakfast. Remember you have to know that the next meal will havent taken anything the whole night and not totally be converted to pure fat. And that taking breakfast can make you overeat. Eating would surely gain you more weight than a healthy breakfast would surely energize you losing. the whole day without craving for unhealthy food. 7. Have plenty of water. Water is the best 3. Have a snack. You can still have snack in way to keep you full and help your between your regular meals. Make certain stomach in the digestion process. though that you take a light and healthy snack Furthermore, it can increase the rate of like an apple, dried fruit or a slice of cheese. It metabolism causing more fat to be can help you avoid feeling hungry before the burned. next meal. 8. Chew slowly. Chewing your food in a 4. Always eat on time. Never delay your meal time to avoid feeling very hungry and prevent you slow way can make you feel satisfied from overeating. Stick to your regular schedule easily. Therefore, you dont need to eat of taking lunch and having dinner. more than what is recommended. 5. You need to understand the serving of your 9. Finally, do an exercise that targets the fat food. No matter what you eat, you have to in your stomach like abdominal remember that three quarters of the total crunches or sit-ups. It is ideal to do this serving should comprise of vegetables, grains, before any meal so your body will fresh fruit and beans and the remaining quarter should be protein source such as lean meat or consume the fats deposited in your milk products that are low in fat. stomach.
  7. 7. FU 7 Weight By entering this dieting cycle, you are putting your emotions and your body on a roller coaster ride. You are filled with great hopes that you can lose weight quickly with the next diet thatLoss Is Not you attempt. This is where the instant mind set comes into place. You may feel that you are working hard at a diet and want to see results instantly. This is just not how an effectivean Instant diet works. Weight loss should not be considered an instant process. The Process results will begin to show once you begin to incorporate the techniques of your diet plan into your daily life. You may be thinking that you have done this. You say to yourself- I read all about the diet and followed it to the letter. This very well may be true. Allowing yourself to incorporate daily techniques into your life is different than following a meal plan or understanding a diet. In order to incorporate techniques into your life, you have to ensure that they are in line with your bodys natural needs. If your body needs protein in order to maintain healthy functions, then a diet based on eliminating meats will not work for your body. By listening to your body, you will begin to understand your bodys specific needs. It is wonderful that you want to understand how a diet works before you use it to try to lose weight. It is important to know what the diet will require of you. However, just reading about the diet is not going to inspire you to automatically startIn America there is a belief that everything following it. Pick a few techniques and actively work on themyou attempt in life can have an instant result. each day. Once these becomes second nature, you can pick aIt is simple to run through a drive-through few more techniques. Working on only a few changes at a timeand instantly have dinner ready for a family. will help you to follow a healthy diet plan in a natural way. It isWith todays technology, you can look up any okay if you mess up every once in awhile. It happens to us all.information you need with a few clicks of the What is important is getting right back to it. Soon it will justmouse. Although having instant results can become second a time saver, the mindset that you may In this busy world, it is normal to want things to happenhave developed can hinder you in many instantly. Just remember to take your time when makingways. This change in your mindset has not changes in your life. Begin the process knowing that you areprepared you for long term journeys such as creating a lifestyle change and not a quick fix. Enjoy yourweight loss. journey towards weight loss.Many of my articles talk about the dieting
  8. 8. Best Foods OnHow To LoseWeight FastBefore, being slim again was only a dream forme. I never thought I still have the chance to go to build cells using unwanted fatty acids. Because ofback to my old body after being addicted to this, it is better to replace your protein source witheating. I never thought being addicted to food seafood rather than continue eating red meatcan also bring back my body to its slim shape. 3. Green spinach can give you several vitamins andNow, I have a bigger appetite to food - bigger nutrients such as folic acid, beta-carotene, ascorbicthan I used to. You might wonder how I achieveda slimmer body by eating. It is by eating the right acid and protein. Moreover, spinach is a very cheapkind of food at the right time in a right amount. vegetable that you can find in the grocery. Furthermore, you can consume it cooked or raw. YouWhat you eat has a big impact on how your bodyreacts to unwanted body fats. There are indeed can prepare it in different ways like steamed orfoods that you should be eating in larger portions sautéed.and more often and there are those that youshould avoid eating. If you are concerned about 4. Olive oil has unsaturated fat and containslosing weight, the more you should be careful in antioxidants, vitamin E and beta-carotene. It mayyour choices of food. Here is the list of food you contain a considerable amount of calorie but if youshould be eating when you are aiming for aweight loss program. mix it with spinach, garlic herb and a squeeze of lemon juice, you will still have a meal with less than 1. Wholegrain bread contains a lot of one hundred and fifty-calorie content. It is healthy nutritional value. Much importantly, it can provide you the needed carbohydrate intake enough to energize you. which is ideal for your body. It is not true to get rid of carbohydrates in your daily diet, 5. Two grapefruit can give only forty calories and tons of instead, you are only recommended to lycopene, ascorbic acid, potassium and beta- lessen the intake. Wholegrain bread carotene. You can add this in your salad or a perfect contains lesser carbohydrates but it can choice for breakfast. It can improve the quality of your supply the energy your body needs and can make you feel full for a longer period of time. diet plan in a very beneficial way. 2. Seafood intake per week should be at least 6. Eating a variety of good food can certainly help you three portions. They have reduced amount lose a considerable amount of weight. Just ensure of fat and provides protein that is the building block of your body that you usually though that you can sustain it even after reaching the get from meat. The good thing about ideal weight you aimed for yourself. Aside from seafood such as fishes, they have the achieving a slimmer body, the other advantage of omega 3 fat which is healthy for the body. dieting is creating a beneficial eating habit for a The absence of such may prompt the body healthier body.
  9. 9. FU 10 The Difference Between Supplements and Diet Pills situation where the need of a potassium supplement would arise can be found if you easily get fatigued when exercising. Taking a potassium supplement on its own however will not give you energy, it only helps deliver more energy to you when you eat something like a... whats a good snack when exercising... a granola bar. When you take a break to get a bit of energy from your granola bar, you will find that little snack gives you much more to go on with the aid of a potassium supplement. After those two examples of supplements, lets move on to explaining what a diet pill is so you can easily see the difference between supplements and diet pills. Diet pills (as well as supplements) are completely safe to take, and utilize natural elements to trigger certainWhat is the difference between supplements and diet responses in your body. The effects of taking a diet pillpills? Its true that they are very alike; thats probably why are much more practical and can be easily felt, rathermany people think that they are even the same thing! But, than the subtle boosters that supplements are. Still,the benefits of each are distinct enough to be categorized both are important and vital to an effective and healthyas separate aids to dieting. The thing that remains the weight loss. The different effects of a diet pill aresame for both of them is that they each contribute to the many, where almost any weight loss aid you need caneffectiveness of your weight loss, but differ in functionality be found in a different diet pill. For example, if you are dieting and are at a point where you cannot eat(why they are taken). anything or are allowed to eat very little, just as theresLets begin explaining the difference between supplements always an app for that, there is a diet pill for that. Youand diet pills by describing what a supplement is and can find appetite suppressant diet pills that simplywhat its for. Supplements can be taken as a liquid (mixed relieve you of that stinging emptiness in your stomach so that you can pass through those hungry nightsin with a beverage), a capsule (to be swallowed as a pill) without so much as a belly grumble. It essentiallyor a powder. The reason you would take a supplement is tricks your body into thinking that you have just had ato boost a particular vitamin or mineral in your body that is full meal by providing all the right vitamins anddeficient, and to support your body with certain things it minerals to your body that it asks for when hungry. Itneeds to function, that your body may not be producing costs you next to no calories, but dont tell yourenough of naturally. For instance, lets look at the most stomach that. You may have heard about this othercommon vitamin calcium. The natural properties of this popular diet pill, one that increases your fat-burningvitamin specialize in muscle growth. Now, if you find that capabilities when exercise very often, but fail to see much change inyour muscle size, it is possible that your body suffers from There are many different supplements and diet pillsslight calcium deficiency. In this case, you would take a out there that you can find that will tailor to yourcalcium supplement to make up for your lower calcium personal needs while you lose weight. Remember thatlevels. Doing so will boost the calcium in your body to its they are safe to take, and only make your difficult taskproper levels, helping you to get more out of your of losing weight more bearable. Once again,workouts and begin to see muscle growth at a faster rate. supplements are vitamin and mineral boosters, andFor another example, Ill suggest potassium (the mineral diet pills provide more practical effects on your body tothat holds the number 3 spot of importance and amount in aid in losing weight. So now that you are aware of theyour body). The sole function of potassium is to regulate difference between supplements and diet pills, youdigestion and is what is burned to extract energy from the can use your new awareness to benefit from thesefood you eat by converting certain elements. A great tools that help you lose weight faster and more easily that ever!
  10. 10. FU 11Omega 3 - Getting To The Heart Of InflammationWhen we think of inflammation, we generally tendto associate it with the pain and swelling after asprain or injury.But inflammation is far more serious than that. These inflammatory chemicals run around causing havoc - causing inflammation where there is noIn fact inflammation is becoming one of the leading injury - and this can harm us and even kill us if thatcauses of death and inflammation can be found in inflammation happens to manifest within the heart.virtually any part or organ of the body. In a study published in the "The Journal ofAnd although inflammation is an essential body Nutritional Biochemistry", entitled "Mechanismsprocess which protects us from invading bacteria Underlying Omega-3 PUFA Cardioprotectiveand viruses and also aids the healing process, Effects"scientists showed that consumption ofinflammation which is out of control can, and will, omega 3 provided benefits for both primary andkill us. secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.So Why Is Inflammation Getting Out Of Control? The study also suggested that omega 3s also inhibit inflammatory signals in the nervous system,Inflammation is caused by the body itself. reducing and regulating omega 6 fatty acids.We produce inflammatory chemicals all the time. If Why Has The Diet Changed And How Can Wewe are injured or we catch a cold then these Restore The Balance?chemicals go to work to protect us against invasionand to heal the injured site. Our diets have changed drastically over the past 100 years or so.The body also produces anti-inflammatorychemicals which keep the inflammatory chemicals The industrial age has brought with it fried foods,in check so that they do not run rampant within the fast foods, refined sugars and flour and a host ofbody. other goodies.The body uses Omega 6 to produce inflammatory Sources of omega 6 include baked goods, refinedchemicals and omega 3 to produce anti- sugars, flours, cooking oils, and most of thoseinflammatory chemicals. goodies we secretly look forward to but which we know are no good for us.So How Does Omega 3 Combat HeartInflammation? Omega 3 on the other hand is essentially found in some nuts and flaxseed oil and fatty fish.The problem starts when we do not provide thebody with enough omega 3 to keep the omega 6 in The good news is however that the industrial agecheck. also brought with it manufacturing and you can now buy a relatively cost effective omega 3 supplementIf we eat too much omega 6 and not enough omega to restore the balance between omega 6 and3, then the amount of inflammatory chemicals omega 3.outweighs the amount of anti-inflammatorychemicals. Omega 3 supplements made from Salmon and Tuna and manufactured in their natural triglyceride form will allow you to increase your omega 3 intake without any hard work on your part at all.
  11. 11. Make It Easy toWillpower is a finite, limited resource. Its controlled Layer 3: Listen to your bodyby the prefrontal cortex part of the brain that also No matter what diet you take. Ensure that you listen to yourhas a lot on its plate to look after. Including, keeping body. Chances are that if you feel full at the conclusion of ayou focused, problems solving and short-term meal 10 minutes later you will feel overfull. Use this tomemory. So when it comes to dieting it is easy to recognize and understand your bodys signals. Rememberbecome overwhelmed as if we are tired or this part that if you are no longer hungry. Stop eating!of us is taxed to the maximum, those easy comfortfoods become irresistible, especially in the office IF you are nearly full put down your fork and drink someenvironment. water. This should top you up to completion without bloating. Your body has a complex set of hunger signalsThinking like an engineer for a second, if we are that can be tricked into being satisfied without resorting tobuilding a process we put multiple strategies in place high energy snacks. The desk job diet can help you toto ensure that the process runs smoothly with understand these signals and develop strategies to beatminimal hiccups. them.We will refer to these as layers: Layer 4: If you slip get back on the wagon Do you have smoker friends who say that they will quitLayer 1: Reduce the hunger signals smoking at some future date? I.e. New Years, birthdays, theIt is easy to reduce the likelihood of reaching for a day they start a new job. Inevitably the day roles around andsnack if you are already satiated. So ensure that you they try for a bit and go right back to smoking. The secret todont miss major meal breaks and drink lots of water. willpower is to keep trying. If you slip up, thats okay.If you arent hungry those sweet treats are so much Willpower is a muscle that needs to be exercised to grow.easier to avoid. Every time to exercise it you get a little better at it.Layer 2: Make it easy to eat the right thing Layer 5: Distract Yourself:Stock your local areas with sensible snacks so if you Folks who are better at resisting a temptation are often justdo slip you wont fall far. A healthy snack plan such better at getting their minds off of it. Some implications:as small quantities of nuts can take the edge off Dont let yourself sit and wonder about how much you hatecravings. If you are hungry and before you eat going for a run or how much youd really love an ice cream.anything, drink a glass or two of water. Thirst is a Walk away from trouble spots like bakery counters orhunger trigger signal and can fill the stomach so that vending machines! Have a favorite fantasy or visualizationyour satiation level is reached earlier and you stop you can turn to for distraction when tempted to take the loweating. road, The ole alcoholics axiom stands true too if you dont want to slip dont go where its slippery! Article Source:
  12. 12. Selecting Accurate Pedometers Will Benefit All Walking ProgramsWalking is one of the most popular and healthy forms of exercise. Many experts recommend using pedometers,or step counters, to measure your progress and motivate you. Most experts, however, do not expand on thatrecommendation and assume you will find something that works for you. Finding the perfect pedometer is easy ifyou know how to evaluate the reliability, accuracy and convenience of the many pedometers available. Theseguidelines will help you make that decision. Reliability. Historically, step counters have been available Convenience. Ergonomic, durable pedometers are a pleasure to for several hundred years. Thomas Jefferson introduced a wear and use. Screens that are easy to read in both bright and mechanical model to America after his trip to France in the low light conditions mean you do not need to stop walking to late eighteenth century. These early devices were noisy, check your progress. An integrated clock with a stopwatch error prone, spring activated or gravity dependent devices simplifies workouts since you have less equipment to wear. with very short lives. Many inexpensive pedometers still Another useful feature is a backup function that retains use these mechanisms. Fortunately, the digital age has cumulative steps, distance and calories until you decide to zero produced a new generation of pedometers that use silent out the values. This is very helpful for recording your progress. piezoelectric sensors. These sensors function very much Research indicates that if you add many more options than these, like the biologic sensors found within the bones, tendons the pedometers become unwieldy and begin to lose accuracy. and collagen of your own body. They respond to movement as well as to the speed of movement and are sometimes Walking is a natural, comfortable and effective way to increase called accelerometers for these reasons. These precision your fitness level. Technological innovations have made accurate sensors disregard false movements, such as shifting your and affordable pedometers a useful addition to any walking weight between your feet, from actual steps. Most program. Knowing how to evaluate a pedometer is the first step importantly, because they are activated by movement on the path to a more active lifestyle. You can purchase instead of gravity, piezoelectric pedometers function programmable piezoelectric pedometers for less than the cost of effectively for walkers of all ages, abilities and body builds. a good pair of walking shoes. This investment in your health will yield excellent returns for many years. Accuracy. By design, piezoelectric pedometers are incredibly accurate. However, this technology is of limited benefit if you cannot change the factory settings to your own personal values. In other words, the use of the manufacturers default settings will result in estimates not measurements. For example, you must be able to enter your stride length and weight. Stride length is dependent upon your height, your gait and your speed. Your stride length multiplied by the number of steps taken equals your distance traveled. You must also be able to input your weight or you will not be able to measure the actual calories you used during your walk. Better pedometers allow you to program this personal information so you can determine your individual distance and calorie measurements.
  13. 13. FU 15 ARE YOU ALWAYS STRUGGLING TO FIND WAYS TO GET FLAT ABS? IF YES, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 3 Unconventional Ways to Get Flat AbsAs a fitness professional, I hear the question of how to The third way to get to get a flat stomach is to startget flat abs all the time. Its one of our most desired cutting out acidic foods from you diet. Some studiesgoals when it comes to fitness and health. We have have shown that acidic foods cause you to gain fat.the right to want to get those nice abs, everybody The studies have shown that fat is an acid buffer anddoes. The cool thing is, we all have a nice set of abs protects your body from the harmful acids from thesitting under the belly fat we carry. foods. Start eating alkaline rich foods like cucumbers, avocados and fresh spinach. Raw foods that are greenIm going to share with you three ways to get flat abs. are usually alkaline. Acidic foods are foods like soda,These techniques work if you apply them. Remember, candy, hamburgers, coffee, sugary drinks and pastayou will achieve your goals if you have an action plan just to name a few. You want to balance your bodysand take the action from that plan. pH and by doing that you should see the fat melt. I try to keep my diet about 75 percent alkaline and 25The first way to get flat abs is to start doing fat burning percent non alkaline foods and tend to see awesomecardio. How do you do fat burning cardio you may ask. results from that balance. Remember, these are justYou want to work on getting your heart rate up to studies, but I have seen awesome results with myabout 60 percent maximum and maintain that rate. clients, myself and have read a lot of great stories onJust a nice long cardio session at a lower spiked heart others who live a mostly alkaline lifestyle.rate will burn fat, especially around your mid section. So when it comes to ways to get flat abs there are a lotThe second way to get flatten your belly is to start out there. Take the baby step approach when workingeating fats! Yes, I said it, eat fats. I do not mean the towards your goals, do not overwhelm yourself. Thefast food foods, but the healthy fats. What do you main thing is to keep this process simple and try not tomean healthy fats you may ask? I mean Omega get confused with the hype on ways to get flat abs.3,6,9s. You can find these fats in fresh fish, avocados,almonds or Omega supplements like flax seed oil andfish oil.Article Source:
  14. 14. FU 16Best Fruits for Weight LossGetting fit and healthy is difficult for people wholive unhealthy lifestyles and are therefore overweight. Losing weight isnt just a matter of eatinghealthily, its a matter of breaking the habits of alifetime. People who normally eat fatty foodsoften say they dont like more healthier foodsbecause they dont taste nice or they arent usedto them.Well you dont need to overhaul your diet to startlosing weight, sometimes it is just tiny changesthat will have dramatic effects. Changes such asadding a few foods to your diet, and also takingaway a few foods, just as long as you are addingand taking away the right foods.One of the best types of food to add to your dietare fruits, the best two fruits are bananas andapples. They are extremely versatile fruits, that It makes it much healthier, it will fill you up morecan eaten alone raw or used in a variety of so youll less inclined to snack and you mightdifferent ways. even enjoy it more. If nothing of things apply toTheres nothing easier than simply grabbing a you then at least its a great way to boost yourraw banana or apple and putting it in your pocket five a day.or in your bag. Its a great source of energy, its Another great way to enjoy fruits without eatinghealthy, its cheap and it wont have a harmful them raw is to include them in smoothies oreffect on your body. You couldnt do that with a juices. Smoothies and juices are extremelyplate of chips or a cheeseburger. popular because they blend in lots of things, soIf youre not the sort of person who likes to eat if you dont particularly like the taste of onebananas or apples raw then you can simply add element then the taste wont be too strong, as itthem to existing meals, it really isnt as hard as it will be mixed will lots of other things.sounds. If youre a fan of cereals in the morning Try mixing bananas and apples with milk,or any time of the day, then why not chop up a yoghurt, honey or even different flavours of jam.banana, apple or both and then add it to your Its a great way to refresh, start the say or justcereal? relax.
  15. 15. Healthy Eating - Get in the HabitDo you have the right attitude to food? Eat regularly ChewYou are what you eat but our eating Eat at least every 4-5 hours. Our bodies need Digestion begins in the mouth with chewinghabits are just as important as the food regular fuel to maintain blood sugar levels & and the secretion of enzymes. Eatingchoices we make in achieving and metabolism but enough time to complete quickly increases the amount of air and themaintaining health. An old saying Worry digestion before more food is eaten. Avoid size of food swallowed. This will lead toand hurry are enemies of digestive health skipping meals by having balanced snacks on inadequate digestion and an increase inare truer today than ever before. In order hand for busy times. Hunger is a sign of low gas productionto truly benefit from the dietary changes blood sugar and will lead to poor food choiceswe make, it is important to adopt healthy & overeating if ignored. Go 50% raweating habits. Have half of your vegetables and fruit Avoid overeating intake raw (e.g. salads) unless otherwiseTop tips for healthy eating habits: Overeating occurs when we skip meals, eat too stated by your healthcare practitioner. Fruit quickly or dont satisfy our taste buds. and vegetables contain enzymes which aidGet Cooking... Overeating stresses the liver and the digestive digestion, so aim to eat some with everyPrepare as many meals yourself as tract. Our digestive fire is at its peak around meal.possible. Chopping, preparing and noon, a time that is most efficient at convertingsimmering food creates incredible aromas. food into energy rather than storing it as fat. ExerciseIt doesnt only make your kitchen smell Aim for at least three or four times a week.lovely; it also kicks off the secretion of Be ready to eat Exercise works the diaphragm, whichdigestive enzymes which are essential for Ask yourself how hungry you are before and massages the intestines and therebycomplete digestion of macronutrients. after each meal. Take 5 minutes to relax before improves digestion. It also regulatesTouching, tasting and smelling food before a meal if you feel stressed. Do not eat your appetite, blood sugar control andyou eat it will prepare the body for meal in front of the computer or while working. metabolism.digestion, prevent overeating and improve Stop eating when you are almost full, to gaugeyour psychological relationship with food. whether you need any more. It takes Treat yourself occasionally approximately 20 minutes for our brains to Be healthy 90% of the time and treatBe clever about preparation receive the signal of satisfaction, produced by yourself 10% of the time and eat whateverFruit Heart Shop for fresh food regularly gut hormones, during a meal. you desire.and keep your pantry stocked with goodstaples to make it easier to eat a healthy Drink plenty of water Eat positivelydiet. Whenever you cook or prepare food, Drink at least 2 litres (8 glasses) of water Good habits can easily be established withmake double and freeze in individual between meals each day. This can include a little effort and a positive frame of mind. Acontainers for future meals. When herbal teas as well as diluted fruit juices. Try balanced healthy diet doesnt have to bepreparing dinner make lunch at the same and avoid drinking excessively during a meal boring, bland, time consuming ortime to save time. The best preparation is as this can reduce enzyme activity. A good expensive. Take back the control of yourknowledge about healthy food options - a alternative to water can be Green Tea diet and health by making your own choiceswell informed choice will be the healthiest or Cherry Active which is high in its ORAC and stop allowing industry to dictate whatchoice. values. you eat. And remember, food should be prepared, and eaten, with joy!
  16. 16. Ten Extremely Beneficial Amino AcidsAmino acids are essential for all organs, systems, and functions of thebody to thrive. Some benefits of amino acids include increased stamina,muscular growth and faster recovery, reduce mental fatigue, and overallincreased bodily function. There are however 10 amino acids that havebeen clinically shown to be extremely beneficial to ones health andphysical performance.ArginineResearch has shown that this amino acid promotes wound healing, liverregeneration, the release of growth hormone, and overall improvedimmune functionality. Some studies also suggest that argininepromotes the production of nitric oxide in the blood but has not beencompletely validated.Glucosamine LeucineGlucosamine may be useful in treating conditions such as osteoarthritisor degenerative joint disease. This assumption is made due to the fact Leucine has been shown to enhance muscle recovery, skinthat connective tissue is largely composed of the amino acid production, and bone density. In fact, many individuals whoglucosamine. Studies have also shown that glucosamine may have a have recently have had a surgical procedure done, areprotective effect against joint damage as well. recommended to take leucine to lower blood sugar levels and increase growth hormone production.Glycine ProlineGlycine has been shown to play an essential role in maintaining ahealthy prostate because it helps trigger the release of oxygen as well Proline has been shown to improve the texture the skinas providing the required nutrients to support a strong immune system. and increase joint and tendon functionality. When takenIt is also required by the body to support the central nervous system. with vitamin C, this amino acid is far more beneficial and helps to strengthen the heart muscles.Alanine TyrosineAlanine plays an important role in providing a source of energy formuscle tissue, the central nervous system, and the brain. It also helps Tyrosine has been shown to be used to produce thyroxinmetabolize sugars and organic acids helping to stabilize blood glucose (a major hormone), which helps to regulate growth, skinlevels. and mental health, and metabolic rate. This amino acid has also been shown to help treat anxiety, headaches, andSerine certain allergies.Serine is essential for the breakdown of fats and fatty acids, muscle Histidinegrowth, and proper immune function; although, too much serine maysuppress the immune system. Studies show that this amino acid may be helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, ulcers, and allergies.Taurine Eating a moderately healthy diet will provide many theSupplementing with taurine has been shown to improve cardiac and amino acids you need, but it is always beneficial torespiratory function in those who have congestive heart failure. This supplement with some amino acids specific to ones needs.may be a result of taurine functioning in the brain and heart tissue tohelp stabilize cell membranes.
  17. 17. Is Losing Weight As Easy As Drinking The Right Tea? There are a bunch of green tea sales pages online that would have you believe that this statement is true. Is it? What does your common sense tell you? A compound in green tea is said to speed up your metabolism, but is it enough for you to keep your same eating habits and still lose weight? Lets take a closer look at this tea. Article Source: gallate (EGCG)Um, epi-what? EGCG is the compound in green tea that is reported to have an effect on the metabolism. This is whydrinking the tea is supposed to aid in weight loss. The problem is that the effect is so minute that it would take a LOT oftea to have any visible effect.Should I just drink a lot of green tea then?The problem with too much tea, is that too much of anything isnt good. Green tea contains caffeine (about 1/3 as much ascoffee). Caffeine can be addicting and too much can cause adverse health effects (heart rate, calcium imbalance,behavioral effects, sleep disorders etc). Not only that but tea also contains fluoride and aluminum, which are toxic.I thought green tea had other health benefits, youre saying too much is toxic?Repeat: Too much of a good thing is not a good thing! Dont OD on tea because it has advertised health benefits. A lot ofthe studies that are done on green tea, are actually done using isolated compounds from the tea, not the tea itself. Thatsnot to say that it doesnt have some beneficial compounds in it. In fact some sources report it has higher levels offlavenoids (anti-oxidants) than some fruits and vegetables. The take home message? Drinking a cup or two a day is notgoing to hurt you, but its probably not going to work miracles on you either.My friend told me about green tea extract, is that better?When you take an extract, you are just taking a concentrated form of whatever the original product was. So you are goingto get the good stuff and the bad stuff too. There are reports that the extract can help things like cholesterol and increasethe rate of fat burning. Im not going to recommend against it, but use it responsibly.Green tea is definitely not bad for you, but its the salespeople that have taken it a bit out of proportion; it is not a miraclecure-all. Enjoy a cup at breakfast or mid-day, but dont drink it before bed or you might be up all night contemplating themeaning of life. If you are serious about losing weight, accept that your dietary habits are going to have to change. Itsgoing to take a bit of effort on your part, and thats OK!
  18. 18. CAN EATING FISH BE DANGEROUS?We know that fish contain mercury that affects the nervous system -- thats the bad side. Onthe good side, experts say that fish is rich in essential fatty acid content, which protects ourbrain. Find out what quantity does not harm your health!Too large of doses of mercury is toxic to the Article Source: to pregnant women and young children Warningbrain, heart and nervous system. In particular,pregnant or nursing women should be very Both pregnant women and children are more susceptible to thecareful about eating fish, because mercury toxic effects of mercury, so it is important to have a moderateprevents fetal neurological development. consumption of less contaminated fish species. Evidence indicates that if a woman has a balanced diet in omega 3On the other hand, numerous studies talk fatty acids before becoming pregnant and during pregnancy, fetalabout high content of omega-3 fatty acids brain develops better and has a low risk of suffering fromfound in fish and meat that help develop the postpartum depression, and heart and bones develop in harmony.brain, improve memory, protect the heart, thefight against rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. If you are pregnant, avoid eating the following fish that are high inTherefore, experts have concluded that it is not mercury:recommended to give up all types of fish, but * Shark;only to those that contain large amounts of * Swordfish;mercury or other contaminants. * Royal mackerel; * Tile fish;At least two servings per week --- that is both * Tuna; * Greenland;the World Health Organizations * Pike.recommendation and the Food and DrugAdministration (FDA). Experts adviceThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has 1. Choose fish species high in omega 3 fatty acids and low inset safety recommendations on fish contaminants. The best sources are salmon (wild, would beconsumption. According to these indications, it preferable), mackerel (mackerel but not royal), herring, sardines,is recommended not to exceed 340 grams of mussels, oysters, anchovies and trout;fish per week, but depending on the weight of 2. Eat a variety of fish species not limit yourself to one;each of us is likely that this amount be slightly 3. You can choose canned light instead of white tuna that contains three times more mercurylower or higher. Also, the American HeartAssociation says healthy adults can safely While the mercury sounds scary, if done correctly, you can stillconsume up to 400 grams of fish weekly. partake in eating fish! Article Source:
  19. 19. FU 22 Soya Protein and WeightSoya protein is not only a low fat, low LossCarbohydrate source of whole protein but may also Countries that have historically had soya as part ofpromotes weight loss when compared with other their diet have higher life expectancies than those thatprotein sources. dont, for example Japan and China. Japan has a higher life expectancy than both the United States ofIn a double blind trial by Professor Forsythe America and the United Kingdom. There are a numberWA named Soy Protein, thyroid regulation and of factors that can control this, and one single productcholesterol metabolism. In the trial some Soya cannot be responsible for an entire nation, but diet canproducts, which include Soya protein isolate, had a hold a major factor in determining life expectancy.positive effect of the thyroid and thereforeincreasing the metabolic rate in the participants Protein has been viewed for many years as a goodtaking the product, whereas no change was found source of energy for those who want to lose orin the group taking the placebo. maintain weight especially when training. There are three main reasons for this; one being that Protein isIn another study weight loss Adviser Dr. Steven the slowest digesting of all sources of calories,Heymsfield took 40 people and 50% went on a low therefore does not cause a spike in glucose and takescalorie diet and 50% supplemented with Soya more calories to digest. Two, protein has a stimulatoryprotein shakes, and at the end of the trail the 20 effect on the thyroid and three, protein helps stopparticipants taking the Soya Protein Shakes had muscle catabolism caused by the body breaking downlost more weight than those on the calorie muscle to be used as fuel during exercise.controlled diet. This quite an amazing find asdespite on part of the trial following what is So supplementing with extra protein can help loseclassically the way to lose weight, the ones who weight and if that protein is soya protein there issimply took soya powder shakes lost more weight. evidence that this will help even more.Other trials such as the one run by TulaneUniversity School of Public Health showed otherbenefits of adding soya protein to the diet such asstroke risk reduction and blood pressure loweringqualities. This generally shows how effective andhealthy soya can be. From weight loss to strokereduction, soya seems to be a great addition to thediet.
  20. 20. EnergyDrink - Is It a RealEnergizer?People often rely on food, drink and medicines toincrease the level of energy or stamina in body. Studyingat night to do well in exams next day or working overnightto prepare presentation for office meeting- for all reasons,energy drinks have become a quick means to revitalizebody. Available in various flavors, many youngsters prefer A mixture of alcohol and drinks can either causeto have them for to give fast relief to body and mind. severe depression or severe dehydration. InAny energy drink contains stimulants and minerals that young kids, these drinks might cause nausea,help in replenishment of lost energy while on work. When vomiting and restlessness. Young kids andfour or five gulps flow down the throat, there is fast children are prohibited from drinking because ofrecharge of energy. Stimulants like caffeine, minerals like its stimulant nature. Elders and people havingcalcium and phosphorus and vitamins with added history of enzymes or kidney problems shouldamounts of sugar and herbs make it a rich combination also stay away from it. The people suffering fromdrink. heart ailments, hypertension, diabetes and obesity are also advised against having it.One of the effective stimulants used is caffeine which is atleast three times more than what is used in cola or a It is also important to use branded drinks only asregular cup of coffee or tea. Glucose is used as a far as possible. There have been cases wheresweetener to increase the level of energy and reduce local or country made drinks have proved disastertiredness. Few brands often use ginseng as stimulant. to human body. Such drinks often contain contaminants and low quality ingredients thatHowever, such drinks have now become a source of damage the internal structure of human body.addiction like narcotics. Even on small loss of stamina,people have made them a part of their diet. Having Energy drinks are often believed to be easy wayexcess cans of energy drinks can cause multiple health out for freeing body from exhaustion. Makingproblems. Nervousness, irritation, dyspepsia, abnormal excessive use of drinks is very harmful as itsheart beats and excessive urination along with likely that they disturb the natural tolerance levelconvulsions can make a man a complete slave of of human body. The level of sustaining any typemedicines. of mental or physical stress gets reduced making user more lethargic. For rejuvenation, a gulp becomes a necessity. Article Source:
  21. 21. FU 24 There are many temptations all around us with food being one of the guiltiest! In todays society we are surrounded by foods packed with salt, sugar and fat that are often processed to breaking point. "Guilty pleasures" is a term often used and for the following 5 foods they have all been summoned to the identity parade we are going to be looking at here. The Top 5 Foods to Avoid and WhyFood number one please identify yourself! Being dipped in batter and fried is bad enough but when you have a food that is already high in sugar and fat content then that makes it aDoughnuts triple whammy!these fellows are covered in sugar to start and some even have Be wary of fruits served up like this too as they are likely to be coveredjam crammed into them, again more sugar content. The refined in sugary syrup first like a banana fritter.sugar is fried in refined oil to add to the mixture. Stop playing with the free toy food number four and step forward!They upset your blood sugar balance by giving you a quick highfollowed by a low, purely down to the vast amount of sugar in such Chicken nuggetsa short space of time. The doughnut also has an addictive qualitythat makes it just that much harder to resist. That is one of the The bastion of the fast food restaurant - the humble yet sneakyreasons why they are sold quite often in a box of 6 or more! chicken nugget!Ok food number two please step forward This little chap only has a small percentage of content (and most of that is bulked up with a sawdust type filling) because most of it is theProcessed meats outer casing and to top it off it is usually fried too - the smaller surface area that the nugget has, enables it to soak up more fat per nugget,You are charged with being an "unhealthy mystery". than say just one large chicken fillet. Making it a particularly unhealthy choice of chicken.Only the few people actually know what is contained within thesemeats and they have probably been sworn to secrecy! The meats Last but not least, please step forward number fivethat come from a can and are unrecognizable (most if not all!) arenot going to be great for your body - just think about all the Pork scratchingsprocessing changes that they have gone through in order to lookthat way in the first place! Whether you like pork or not, pork scratchings can be very tempting!Try to steer clear or cut down on sausages and salamis too - in Heavy, very very hard, fatty, deep fried and doused in salt - need I sayparticular cheap versions as these contain all the unwanted bits more!that have been mixed up with salt and fat too - imagine all theheads, legs, toes and other bits contained within! Ask people in a dentists waiting room what caused them to make a visit and you may just find some pork scratching victims there!Its your turn food number three So there you have it 5 suspects have been identified and theirFried desserts individual cases put forward for you to determine the outcome.On the night of.....You were seen being consumed by........ Well it The choice is yours.says it all in the name really! Trying to make the World a better place and taking responsibility. An optimist. Positive thinking. Article Source:
  22. 22. Weight Loss Tips: Exercise Is ImportantThis is one of those weight loss tips that While exercise is important for weight loss it iseverybody knows about but which they tend to important that you keep in mind that it has to beforget when they are trying to actually lose done in conjunction with proper diet. There are aweight; however, if you are going to be successful lot of people who hate to diet so they try to lose thewith any weight loss program you are going to pounds with just exercise; this rarely works. Againhave to include exercise as part of your routine. it comes down to burning more calories than youCombined with proper eating habits exercise can eat, if you have poor eating habits it is very hard tobe more effective than any of the fast weight loss burn enough calories with exercise to offset this. Adiets that are on the market and can help you to combination of diet and exercise both done inshed the pounds quickly. moderation so that you can stick with them for the long term is the best way to lose weight.The reason that you need to include exercise inyour weight loss plan is that it will increase the These are just a few of the many weight lossnumber of calories that you burn. There is no tips that you can use to help you shed the pounds.great mystery to losing weight, despite what If you want to take the weight off quickly then it issome of the experts hawking diet plans may tell important that you learn how to use fast weightyou. Losing weight is simply about expending loss diets in the proper way so that you can get themore calories than you consume, since exercise maximum benefit out of themincreases the number of calories that you burn itwill make weight loss easier. It will also make itmuch easier to stick to your diet since it wonthave to be as restrictive if you are burning morecalories.Knowing that we need to exercise to lose weightis all well and good but it still leaves the questionof what kind of exercise? The answer is it doesntmatter. This is another area where the peopleselling weight loss tips and other diet programsmake things seem a lot more complicated than itneeds to be. Certainly there are some exercisesthat will burn more calories than others, itshouldnt be too hard to figure out which they are,its the ones that make you work the hardest.However it really doesnt matter what you do aslong as you are active and moving you areburning calories. The best exercise is the one thatyou enjoy enough to keep doing.
  23. 23. SLEEP AND FITNESS - THEY GO HAND IN HANDMost often individuals that are on an exerciseprogram will pay a great deal of attention to the typeof exercise regime that they are going to follow.They do a great deal of planning and tracking of If you are having problems, sleeping it is atheir results. What many of them tend to forget is good idea to try to identify what the issues are.that sleep is also a very important part of fitness. Perhaps you are snacking too close to going toJust as important in fact as the diet. bed. Alternatively, you may be taking caffeine such as coffee or chocolate which could beTo begin with, you are going to need the energy that one of the reasons for your sleeplessness.exercises demands. If you are exercising because ofbeing overweight than there is a much higher risk of You really need to determine just how muchdifficulty for you because of the extra weight and sleep you need. If you are waking up in theyour energy level is insufficient. This is where having morning feeling exhausted as if you reallyadequate sleep is beneficial to you. havent had much sleep then you need to consider a couple of things. One did you go toWhen you are tired you are lacking energy and then bed early enough and get enough hours ofcombined with the extra weight you are just rest. Alternatively, is there a possibility thatcompounding the problem. The risk here is that you your sleep was broken during the evening? Itare not going to be able to put the effort into your is important that you identify what the problemexercise program to get the best of what it has to is.offer you. Ideally, you should also have a good physicalAnother problem that you will run into is because of checkup to ensure that your tiredness is notthe fatigue that is coming from your exercise you are coming from something that is unrelated tomost likely going to give up after a short period. As lack of sleep or overweight issues. If you canyou progress in your exercise, keep a close watch set yourself a pattern of going to bed at theon your sleep routine. You are going to find that in same time every night and rising at the sametime you are going to sleep far better and get more time your body will adjust to this and usuallybenefit from the sleep that you do get and you are will conform much easier to following goodgoing to find that your energy level increases sleep patterns.significantly.
  24. 24. ARE ALL CALORIES THE SAME? But if that food doesnt add anything back to your body, then it leaves you in a state of having less nutrition than you did before you ate it. On the contrary, fresh organic whole foods are loaded with nutrients. Often times they are also loaded with the enzymes that your body uses to digest that particular food.Many people focus mostly on calorie counting whenthey are trying to lose weight. But the fact is that In this situation, the food you are eatingfocusing too much on that single aspect of nutrition can is adding nutrients back into your more harm than good. And that is the way food is supposed to work. It is supposed to nourish you. NotWhy? Because not all calories are created equal. deplete you.Now, in the literal sense, a calorie is just a To take this example a level deeper,measurement of energy. So yes, a calorie is a calorie. consider the fact that many foods contain large concentrations of nutrientsOur bodies use the energy that is stored in those that are vital to support variouscalories to perform vital functions. And an excess of processes in the body. The processescalories that we dont use gets stored as fat. range from supporting immune function, to detoxification, to supporting theSo yes, it is important to be aware of the calorie content structure and function of various some degree. But it becomes less and less importantas the quality of the food we are eating increases. If you are eating foods that require your body to work even harder withoutThe important distinction that I want you to make in supplying it with the necessary nutrientsyour mind is that the nutrient quality and density of the to support the repair and maintenancefood you are eating makes a huge difference whether of itself, you are putting yourself on thethe food will add nutrients to your body, or take them fast track to healthy problems.away. And also whether or not you gain or lose fat. By eating foods that are more nutrientWhen a food is totally void of nutrition, such as most dense, you can focus less on caloriefast food and processed foods in the middle of the counting and still improve your over allgrocery store, your body needs to draw from its own health.nutrient and energy stores to break that food down.
  25. 25. FU 29Turmeric Medical Benefits: DoYou Know What Youre Missing? Youre right to be interested in turmeric medical benefits. This spice is a hot topic in todays medical world and with good reason. Traditional Indian and Chinese medicine have used it since 600 B.C. as everything from a disinfectant to a digestion cure. In Western medicine, turmeric is studied in hospitals around the country for its role in reducing inflammation, protecting against cancer and a host of other medical benefits.A Powerful Anti-InflammatoryYou probably know about the dangers of chronic inflammation. Left unchecked it can lead to heart disease, arthritis and virtually everyother serious disease.While some inflammation is necessary-after all, its your bodies defense system--chronic inflammation is a sign that your immune systemis out of control.At least one prominent doctor recommends turmeric as the best natural anti-inflammatory available.An Italian study found osteoarthritis patients who took turmeric supplements experienced a "significant reduction" in pain. Other studieshave found it can be as effective as a cortisone shot at pain relief and experience less morning stiffness because of it.The reason its such an effective anti-inflammatory is because its a Cox-2 inhibitor just like Celebrex and Vioxx-without the side effects.A study conducted at the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine, found the active ingredient of the spice-curcumin-blocks a proteincalled NF-KB from flaring up in the joint and attacking it. Turmeric could help in other inflammatory diseases such as irritable bowelsystem (IBS) and asthma.Protect Your BrainIts also effective at blocking beta amyloids. These are the proteins associated with Alzheimers. A study at UCLA found mice who ate foodthat included turmeric protected the mice as well as any of the major Alzheimers drugs available today.Researchers say Indians 70-79 years old, have a 4.1 lower incidence in Alzheimers disease than most Americans. They now trace this tothe high levels of turmeric in their diet.Other studies show turmeric medical benefits extend to cancer prevention, cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis among other diseases. Itmay even help you lose weight.Turmeric Medical BenefitsThis miracle spice is native to India and is made from the root of the curcuma longa plant. Its active ingredient is curcurmin. If you want toget more of this healthy spice in your diet you can eat a lot more Indian curry. Though scientists say it can be a bit hard to digest this way.Article Source:
  26. 26. FU 30 Health Habits: Supplement Your BrainThink About What You Eat... Eat What Helps You ThinkGuess what! Your brain does not operate on its own... itsattached to the rest of you. If you keep your bodyhealthy, your brain will be healthier too, and you will begiving your brain a better chance to help you staysmarter and live a longer life of abundance and vitality.Not long ago, brainy brain researchers presentedfindings at the International Conference on AlzheimersDisease which suggested possible benefits of fish oil Supplementing gives your body what it cantsupplements on brain health - and on aging. The get in todays world of convenience-relatedresearchers found definite associations between fish oil "garbage" food - and its one of the five keysupplements and cognitive function, and found there daily health habits I call "The NEWSS." Watchwere differences in the actual structure of the brain your Nutrition (putting in the good and limitingbetween subjects who used the fish oil supplements and the bad), Exercise (3-6 times a week), Waterthose who didnt. (two liters every day), Sleep (eight hours every night), and Supplements (I recommendYou may have heard of the many different supplements a liquid nutraceutical that packs a powerful(most naturally-occurring minerals) that can help your punch of vitality).brain stay sharp - fish oils just one. Other popular andeffective ones include gingko biloba, L-carnitine, and We all lead busy lives - but it doesnt take longCoefficient Q-10. to swallow a few highly-helpful supplements. Start with the nutraceutical and then add whatYou can also do your brain a few favors with the foods you need as you develop your ownyou choose. For instance, recently, scientists reported in supplement plan (in consultation with athe "British Journal of Nutrition" that whole ginger extract trusted, informed health pro). If you want tohas a lot of promise, especially in cancer prevention. stay smart, having and adhering to a goodTheir findings focused on prostrate cancer (closer to your personal supplement plan is a smart thing toother brain, guys), but showed that ginger had a do.significant impact on stopping the growth of cancer cells.In studies on animals, they found the extract didnt come Michael Hume is a speaker, writer, andwith significant toxic side effects for normal tissues, such consultant specializing in helping peopleas bone marrow, and showed tumor regression up to maximize their potential and enjoy inspiringsixty percent. Thats a big deal! They say humans would lives. As part of his inspirational leadershiphave to consume about 3.5 ounces of the extract a day mission, he coaches executives and leadersto get the benefits, but hey, thats why they make in growing their personal sense of well-beingsupplements. And the new findings show that ginger is through wealth creation and management,just the latest in a long line of natural supplements that along with personal vitality.can improve your life - and your brain.Article Source:
  27. 27. Working Towards Personal Health and FitnessIt is amazing that with the huge number ofexercise machines and programs on themarket today, personal health and fitness isat an all-time low. We are the fattest andleast fit generation ever. The only thingmore worrying than this, is that the nextgeneration looks to be even worse off! Weshouldnt accept this. Everyone has both thetime and resources to get into better shape.Heres how to go about it.Every year in January, gym attendancepeaks as every man and his dog hits thetreadmill for a week or two. And just a fewshort weeks later, not one in ten will still beexercising. No time, no money. The excuses It is also very easy to incorporate resistance trainingare everywhere. And they really are nothing into your lifestyle of personal health and fitness withoutmore than excuses. There are men and needing to spend a cent. Bodyweight exercises canwomen out there working 60 or more hours work wonders. Try lunges, bodyweight squats and pusha week in tough jobs who also have ups for starters. For a bit of variety, what about headingfamilies, and yet they are in great shape. don to a local park and doing some dips and chins ofThe time has come to stop making excuses. the monkey bars.what is particularly sad is the fact that so Of course, without decent nutrition, this is a waste ofmany people just dont know what to do. time. But once again, this really isnt that complicated.They believe that if they dont have access Surely everyone knows that eating a lot of fruit andto the perfect program, then anything else is veggies and drinking water and green tea is good newsa waste of time. This couldnt be farther by now? Everyone would be a whole lot leaner alreadyfrom the truth. What about walking or if they just cut as much processed food as possible outrunning? This is free and will get anyone of their diets.into shape. It also gets you away from the There really is no need to go on a starvation diet.desk for half an hour and into the fresh air, Making small changes is plenty to get most peoplewhich is certainly good news. down to a level of body fat where they can tell that their abs are in their somewhere! Article Source: