• Fitness woman sugar free
    Health,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    What Happens When You Quit Sugar

    It’s no secret that sugar is bad for you. Studies show that too much of the sweet stuff causes diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and kidney disease. This isn’t a small problem! The average person should only have a few teaspoons of sugar per day. Women should stick to 25 grams, or six teaspoons, and men can only have up to 38 grams, or nine teaspoons. However, the average American consumes 82 grams (19.5 teaspoons) of sugar per day!   With sugar abuse being such a problem, it’s not unreasonable to suggest a drastic solution: giving up sugar completely. It’s not as hard as it sounds!   No Sugar Diet   It’s…

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    GABA

    If you’ve been reading my blog, then you know that there are a lot of different factors that feed into good health. Your physical condition is the most obvious one, mostly because you can see how you’re doing by looking in a mirror! One of the big players in mental health is a chemical called GABA. If your brain is making this substance normally, then you’ll be able to relax, sleep, and move normally. But if your GABA levels are low, you may find yourself feeling tense, unable to rest, and achy. It’s easy to eat right and exercise and that’s all that most people think about. But your health goes…

  • Sauerkraut variety preserving jars. Homemade red cabbage beetroot kraut, turmeric yellow kraut, marinated cauliflower, carrots and radish pickles. Fermented food.
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    Fermented Foods

    You can eat some foods raw. Other foods you can expose to heat. But cooking with fire or peeling an orange are just the basics. If you’re curious about alternative ways to make food, you’ve got to try fermentation. Fermentation is a science experiment that’s good for you. Fermentation is Food 3.0. Not only that, but fermented food is delicious, and there’s more of it out there than you think! Best Fermented Foods Depending on your culture, you may already know a lot about fermented foods. If not, then prepare to expand your world! The nation of Korea is famous for its vast array of delicious fermented cuisine, including kimchi,…

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    Definitive Guide to Intermittent Fasting in 2018

      Getting healthy is a delicate metabolic balancing act. Worse, it usually calls on your math skills: many dieters count the calories in every apple and carrot to lose weight. This method does work. But not everybody wants to micromanage their meal. Talk about taking the joy out of cooking! Isn’t there a simple, straightforward, logical system out there that lets you both eat and lose? Well, since you ask, it so happens that there is another way. And it’s easier than it sounds at first. What is Fasting Fasting is the hot new trend in weight loss, weight management, and general health. For a designated, carefully controlled period of…

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    See Why Your pH is Critical for Your Health

    These days, eating your vegetables is a no-brainer. A healthy diet gets you halfway to a healthy body, and then you run, bike, or swim the rest of the way…right? In fact, total body health goes much deeper than eating your veggies and exercising. Everything you put into your mouth has an effect on your body’s chemical makeup. More specifically, what you eat can change your body’s acidity. And that can change your health. What is proper pH? What is pH? Buckle up for some chemistry! I promise it won’t hurt. pH is a scientific way to measure the acidity of a substance. In the strictest, most brainy definition of…

  • 2018 Nutrition Breakthroughs
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    6 Health Hacks Known Only to Those Living in 2018

    The year 2018 brings advancements in health and nutrition not seen elsewhere in history. 1. 2018 Advancements in Health Trackers You have seen wrist band type health trackers like the fibit. But I bet you don’t have health tracking shorts! In 2018 we are seeing practical uses of WBAN’s (wireless body area networks). These are low energy sensors connected to patients that allow for telemedicine and remote patient monitoring as well as bio feedback and assisted living Fibit’s – so far this seems to be the leader in wearable health trackers. The runner up is Garmin.  Motiv Ring – an interesting twist on health scanners. This ring has fair reviews…

  • chocolate benefits
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    What is Cacao? – What is Cocoa?

    Have you heard of this great stuff called chocolate? Sure you have: Americans eat 2.8 Billion pounds of it per year! You’re also probably aware that chocolate isn’t great for you. It’s a high-calorie food stuffed with sugar. But what if I told you that chocolate could actually be good for you? Welcome to the wonderful world of cacao!   What is Cacao? Cacao is the word ascribed to the minimally processed bean (seed) that is harvested from the Theobroma cacao tree. It’s a tree (Theobroma cacao tree) and if you think that is surprising those cocoa “beans” your imagining are not beans…they are seeds. The cacao tree bears fruit…

  • details of quinoa
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    What is Quinoa?

    What is Quinoa? You’ve heard about it on TV. Maybe you’ve seen it in your health-food store. The health benefits of quinoa are legendary, even though it only became a staple of mainstream cuisine around 2008. But what is quinoa? And, more importantly, how do you say it? What is Quinoa? Quinoa is most often pronounced KEEN-wah. It’s an ancient Peruvian superfood that humans have been eating for at least 5,000 years! The edible part of the quinoa plant, the part served steaming hot in good restaurants, is the seed. These tiny little dots usually have to be harvested by hand and thoroughly processed. As you can imagine, that’s pretty…

  • Nutrition Facts of Asparagus
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    Asparagus Benefits with Bacon!

    Sometimes you come across foods that are packed with secret benefits – often overlooked. Today I bring to you one of those treats. Asparagus! It’s small, green, and looks a little tree-like. But do you know why this little vegetable is so important? What are the Benefits of Asparagus? Powerful Source of Vitamin K Anti-inflammatory A Natural Diuretic. Helps with Digestion High in Fiber High in Vitamin B1 Helps Fight Cancer Contains Antioxidants   Asparagus contains vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B-6, B-12, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin, niacin (vitamin B-3), and folate. It also contains the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and fluoride.…

  • Diets,  Fitness,  Health,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Why it’s Hard to Eat Good and How You Fix It

    Problem: Eating bad foods causes weight gain, visceral fat, and life shortening health problems. The habit of eating “bad” is not your fault – high sugar and high carb foods are a staple of the western diet. Supermarkets are often a mine field of unhealthy foods. This post will show you how to eat clean. Good News: Although you may not be responsible for the problem. You are responsible for your own “recovery”. The simple and easy steps below will allow you to coast into the benefits and fun of living with a lean body. Challenge: Eating clean healthy food is hard even when its something I really want to…