Nov 30 2011

Low-Calorie Coffee Drinks

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Love coffeeIf I were isolated on an island and given the opportunity to take some things with me, coffee would be one of them.

Like many of you, I need this magnificent liquid to wake up in the morning.

Actually, coffee is one of the reasons I get out of the bed more cheerful, especially in the days I lack energy.

However, you must know that I don’t enjoy drinking plain coffee.

To me coffee is like a concert and its tune can be made more harmonious with some whole milk, granulated sugar or chocolate syrup. But what if you’re on a diet? Should you give up this delightful drink? Not really…

I have recently discovered some tasty coffee drinks that can have (more…)



Nov 29 2011

Natural Remedies For Dry And Chapped Lips

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LipsMany of us have to deal with a major and unaesthetic problem once the cold season arrives: chapped lips.

The common aspect of chapped lips is that of dry, cracked and sore lips.

The problem is that they can give us an uncomfortable sensation of prickle and they can prevent us from doing many things such as smiling, eating and talking.

So, I thought that this issue could be alleviated with some natural remedies. Take some time and check them out carefully. You might find them useful.

  • Honey – this sweet and consistent substance can perform (more…)
Nov 26 2011

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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Morning cerealsWe all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

It gives us the necessary energy to start a long day full of things to do.

Skipping this meal will deprive our body of essential nutrients and will cause cravings, which usually lead to unhealthy snack choices.

Though many of us are aware of the multiple benefits of having breakfast, a reduced number of people actually make this meal a part of their day.

We are either too busy in the morning or simply cannot put anything in our mouth because we do not feel hungry. However, all these can (more…)

Nov 25 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

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Thanksgiving turkeyTurkey for Thanksgiving is a tradition that goes way back and we cannot ignore it.

Moreover, this is probably one of the healthiest dishes served on this occasion, so we must have it.

Many of us take a day off from our weight loss diet on Thanksgiving and enjoy a little bit of each of dishes on the table.

But what should we do with the leftovers?

Should we go back to our diet right the next day? No, this is not necessary. Thanksgiving turkey leftovers can be very healthy if eaten the right way.

What are the benefits of turkey meat?

  • First of all, it is a meat that introduces many proteins into (more…)
Nov 24 2011

Hydracoach Intelligent Water Bottle

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HydraCoach
I am always on the look for new gadgets that can help me stay healthy or in my fight against extra pounds.

Many of them are indeed useless or just something I don’t necessarily need, but some are really helpful.

So, when I first heard about the Hydracoach Intelligent Water Bottle I thought this was just another gadget that was a waste of money.

However, when I saw the price and read about it I changed my mind at least partially. First of all, the price is quite good for an intelligent bottle. It (more…)

Nov 23 2011

High-Fiber Diet Lowers Bowel Cancer Risk

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Cereals fruitsI was aware that a diet rich in fibres is essential for the regulation of bowel function, but, according to a new study, fibres are the most effective method to combat bowel cancer.

Published by the British Medical Journal, the study, whose main aim was to investigate the association between intake of dietary fibre and whole grains and risk of colorectal cancer, points out that for every 10 gram increase in total dietary fibre, the risk of bowel cancer lowers by 10 per cent.

The discovery does not come as a surprise for members of the medical world since, for many years, nutritionists claimed that a high intake (more…)

Nov 22 2011

The Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

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Dark chocolateCan you imagine life without chocolate?

Probably not. Me neither.

I must confess I often indluge in this amazing sweet brown food.

The problem is that I try to refrain myself from eating too much since I am scared of its side-effects.

But I found a solution to this issue: dark chocolate.

In case you did not know, dark chocolate has profoundly healing powers. Here are some of the advantages of consuming it.

Rich source of antioxidants

Antioxidants are very important for our body because they (more…)

Nov 21 2011

How To Avoid Winter Weight Gain

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Reindeer ridingWinter is my favourite season.

I love the magic atmosphere of Christmas, the squeaky sound of snow under my feet and all the delicious treats prepared with the festive occassion.

But my joy is somehow dimineshed every time I step on the scale and I realize I gained weight from all the goodies prepared during the cold season.

Don’t get me wrong, it is natural to gain a little weight when the cold weather hits but it is important to prevent an expanding waistline that will make you feel uncomfortable with yourself.

So, here is some useful advice on how to keep fit during winter. (more…)

Nov 20 2011

Facts About Camel Milk

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CamelMost of us are used to consuming cow milk because we believe that this is the best milk.

Nevertheless, the milk produced by other animals has special properties as well and one of them is the camel milk.

I know, this may sound a little bit “exotic”, but the camel milk is a rich source of proteins with potential antimicrobial and protective activities.

Here are some facts about this type of milk:

  • When compared with traditional milk, camel milk is saltier. However, (more…)
Nov 19 2011

Green Spinach Smoothie

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Spinach smoothieI love eating vegetables and I usually have a serving of greens each day.

But I have never tried a green smoothie before.

I hear all over the place that these shakes are extremely healthy, prevent many diseases and help people in their fight against extra pounds.

So, I decided it was time to find a great recipe that will help me too. Here is the recipe I think is going to satisfy my curiosity and which I think is going to taste great too:

Ingredients:

  • Obviously, spinach. The quantity depends on how ‘green’ you (more…)
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