Health Benefits For Broccoli

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BroccoliThink of your daily diet as a colored puzzle.

Let’s stop at green for now.

Let’s stop at broccoli.

To be honest, I have discovered broccoli only a few years ago but, since then it has become a constant presence in my diet. Why?

Let’s take a look some reasons why broccoli is great for your health.

Immunity

Broccoli is a powerful antioxidant due to the amount of vitamin C, vitamin very efficient and commonly used in cold relief and not only. Other important elements that contribute to defense processes are selenium, zinc and also beta-carotene.

Resistance to diseases

The consumption of broccoli increases the levels of vitamin K and (more…)



Why Do I Fail Losing Weight?

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Why do I fail losing weight?Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror and wonder, why is it that I can’t lose weight?

I’ve never been an overweight person, but the look of unhealthy, saggy layers of fat, no matter how small they were lead me to desperation.

Whenever I worked out a weight loss strategy, something went completely wrong and I gave up very quickly.

I know I’m not the only person in this situation. Maybe if I share my thoughts YOU can find out what you did wrong.

One of my biggest problems is that I can’t say no to my mums’ cooking. A lovely warm meal of hers, that isn’t necessarily healthy is (more…)

How Much Do You Know About Olive Oil Benefits?

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Olive oilWhen you think about the Mediterranean diet the first thing that comes to mind is olive oil.

Cherished by many and questioned by few, extra virgin olive oil is highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists all around the world as one of the most important ingredients of a healthy lifestyle.

So, at one least one aspect is clear: olive oil has many benefits. The question is the following: do you know which these benefits are?

1. Keeps your heart healthy

Studies have showed that in the Mediterranean countries (Italy, Spain (more…)

Health Benefits Of Radish

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Spring onions and radishesRadish is a root vegetable that resembles beets and turnips in appearance and texture, but has its own distinct flavor.

Radishes can be white, red, purple or black, long, cylindrical or round in shape and they belong to the same vegetable family as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.

5 main radish varieties

The red globe variety is small, round or oval in shape. It is also called button red radish. They can have diameter of 1-4 inches. These radishes have solid and crisp flesh.

The black variety of radish is turnip-like in shape. These radishes (more…)

Fish Oil Benefits

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Salmon on iceA lot of debates have been held lately on the importance of fish oil.

Is this oil essential for the health of the human body or is the whole thing only a myth?

Fish oil can be found in fatty fish or supplements.

Specialists recommend it for the prevention of inflammatory diseases and reduction of stroke risk in people with heart disease.

There are many studies that advocate fatty fish consumption at least twice a week. Their most convincing argument is that they regular consumption of this food will maintain your hearth in a good shape.

But fish oil works wonders not only for those with a poor health (more…)

The Diet Solution Program

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Kiwi and strawberryOut of the many diets available these days I decided to pick one that I particularly agree with in many respects and I am going to present you some of its main features, advantages and downsides.

The Diet Solution Program seems to be a well intentioned approach to helping people with weight problems shed off the extra pounds.

It was designed by Isabel De Los Rios who has an educational background in the nutrition and psychology fields.

In fact she bases her program on these two essential aspects for a successful weight loss process.

One of the most important things that the Diet Solution Program emphasizes is the need to prepare mentally for what is about to come. This doesn’t (more…)

Boost Your Calorie Burning Abilities With These Foods

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SpicesIt is a truth universally acknowledged, a healthy metabolism contributes to burning calories effectively and losing weight.

But recently, nutritionists have discovered that there are a series of foods that you can eat in order to increase your metabolism immediately.

So, here are the top foods which are set to help you burn calories in no time by giving a kick start to your metabolism.

Tea

Teas such as green tea or oolong tea contain catechins, a substance which is derived from the tea-plant Camellia sinensis and it is really helpful in (more…)

Low-Carb Diets Versus Low-Fat Diets

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Fruit platePopular wisdom and glossy magazine advices have taught us that, in the competition between a low-carb diet and a low-fat diet, the low-carb diet will always win.

Many argue that while low-fat diet is a marathon, low-carb diet is like a sprint.

Even scientific studies have proven that with the help of a low-carb diet people can lose up to 13 more pounds than with a low-fat diet.

So, following this train of thought, it will be easier to reduce the carbs from your daily meals with the help of a low-carb diet and just take care of the fat with exercises. In reality, the secret behind this diet rivalry is a little (more…)

Diet To Go Or Cook Your Own Meals?

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Diet to goBeing on a diet is not only a matter of strong will, but sometimes a matter of time.

Many of us simply do not have the time to be on a diet.

Fast food has indeed revolutionized the modern world, but unfortunately the change was not for the better, but for the worst at least from the health point of view.

Many fast food chains offer the possibility to buy the so called ‘diet meals’ that end up being very high caloric ones. Take for example a salad from a fast food restaurant. It has dressings that have so many calories that you will definitely not lose weight.

Since preparing healthy foods for a weight loss diet takes so much of our precious time, many weight loss diet creators came up with home (more…)

Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk

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Raw baconThe risk of early death is raised for the people who consume a red meat moderately, a recent study points out.

The study was conducted on more than 120,000 American men and women and the findings have astonished researchers.

Apparently, the daily consumption of unprocessed red meat increases mortality risk with 13 percent. When it comes to processed meat, the death risk is even greater.

People who consume a hot dog or two strips of bacon every day face a 20 percent risk of death. According to Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, the study’s results (more…)

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