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Monday, August 25, 2014

Stay Hydrated This Summer

water bottle, water, drink waterWith so many options of beverages to drink now a days, water is still the healthiest option out there for our health. Why is water so important? For several reasons. The human body is approximately 70 percent water. We lose water through perspiration, aspiration and respiration. This water needs to be replenished or else you become dehydrated, which can lead to nausea, headaches, dizziness, disorientation, fatigue, sluggishness, abdominal cramps, muscle cramps, and dry mouth. Read more...

Eat These Raw Foods For Better Looking Skin

apple, apples, raw food, raw food dietAlthough the concept of eating raw food has been around since the 19th century, it is only in the past decade or so that the raw food diet has become more popularized by actors, chefs, nutritionists, and authors. Raw foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are filled with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, fiber, which are not only great for your health but they do wondrous things for your skin. The nutrients are delivered through the blood to our cells, resulting in cleaner blood and healthier cells, by flushing out the toxins. These raw foods help to clear complexion, diminish wrinkles and brighten appearance, which in turn makes you look younger, with softer, firmer and glowing skin. Read more...

Healthy and Inexpensive Foods

banana, bananas, cheap food, inexpensiveWith so many options for food to eat now a days, it’s easy to grab something quick and easy. The problem is that although these foods usually taste good, they are usually high in calories and have no nutritional value. Real food is better for you because it is healthy. They contain more nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, protein and more. Plus the foods on this list tend to be cheaper. Read more...

Coconut Oil Benefits On Weight Loss

coconut, coconuts, mature coconut, coconut oil, coconut waterCoconuts and their counterpart’s coconut water and coconut oil are on the fast rise in the health and beauty industries, being touted as a cure all. Although, the benefits of coconut oil are still being researched and cannot be definitively stated by the American Heart Association (AHA) or the US Governments Dietary Guidelines, the benefits of coconuts can be seen in the populations such as the Tokelauans in the South Pacific who consume coconuts as a dietary staple.  So if coconuts are beneficial to our health, so should its counterpart, coconut oil. Read more...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Interval Training, The Right Exercise for You

interval training, exercising, exercise, running, joggingAlthough interval training has been around for years, it has all of sudden become the “new” workout regimen that everyone is turning to these days. Mainly because interval training allows you to get the same or even more benefits with less time involved. Which for most people is key in today’s fast paced world. Not having the time is the most common reason people don’t exercise, or don’t exercise as much as they would like. Read more...

The Year of The Egg

2014 was recently named the year of the egg for American restaurants by restaurants.com president and CEO Christopher Krohn. Although egg used to get a bad rap for being high in cholesterol, their image has taken a turn for the better. Read more...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Use Technology to Keep Your Weight Loss On Track

Technology is everywhere. So why don’t you use it to your advantage? There are tons of health and fitness applications available both free and at a cost that help to track your calories in, calories burned, heart rate, sleep and more. These apps are available on your IPhone, IPad, Smartphone, tablet, and many other wireless and Bluetooth capable devices. They provide you with valuable information about the food you consume, the exercises you are doing and how you are sleeping.  These applications vary widely in what they provide but are a great way to keep your weight loss on track so you can meet your goal. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Too Much Sugar

http://www.universalhealthinfo.com/home.phpRefined sugar is essentially empty calories. Unfortunately many of the foods that we love to eat contain sugar and yet they have no nutritional benefit. What's worse is that most Americans eat way too much sugar. The problem occurs when we eat these foods instead of nutrient dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy. We completely miss out of the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients but we still get all the calories, making us fatter, unhealthier and more at risk for disease. While sugar gives us empty calories without any nutrients we put ourselves at risk for lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, stroke, depression, etc. The best thing you can do for yourself is cut back or cut out as much refined sugar as possible.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Exercise To Reduce Your Risk Of Disease

http://www.universalhealthinfo.com/Exercise.phpExercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. On average 50 million Americans are living sedentary lives. This puts them at increased risk for healthy problems and an early death. Exercise not only increases overall circulation throughout the body, it builds muscles, burns calories, improves mood, self esteem, and reduces the risk for disease. Aim to get 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Make it fun, something you enjoy doing, such as gardening, playing with your kids, walking the dog, bike riding, hiking, etc. This will make it easier to fit it into your daily schedule.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Whole Grains For Better Health

http://www.universalhealthinfo.com/Nutrition.phpGrains are one of the 5 building blocks that make up a healthy diet. However 40% of Americans do not regularly eat any whole grains. Whole grains unlike their less noteworthy counter part refined grains contain the entire grain kernal, the bran, germ and endosperm. The refining process removes the bran and the germ which also removes the dietary fiber, iron and many B vitamins. Whole grains contain vital nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to help fight off disease and maintain a healthy body. By consuming more whole grains you can reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce blood cholesterol levels, reduce constipation and diverticulitis, help with weight management, improve nervous system function, reduce iron-deficiency anemia, build stronger bones and protect your cells from oxidation. Some examples of whole grains include brown rice, buckwheat, oatmeal, popcorn, quinoa, whole wheat bread, pasta, crackers, or wild rice. Include more whole grains in your diet on a daily basis.

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