As part of my baby’s ongoing cardio issues, he must eat a heart healthy diet similar to a diet that a person with high cholesterol issues might need. This might not seem like a big issue since he is a baby and I have the opportunity to introduce only healthy, heart conscious foods to him. However, I also have two older children, one who is nearly an adolescent. And they want to enjoy all the foods that older children in our society like: french fries, chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, Coke, potato chips, ice cream. The list could go on forever. It also happens that Devon enjoys a particualr set of foods and wants to eat them over and over again. He currently favors vanilla yogurt and pumpkin bread. He will abandon these items only when he hears the rustling of a candy bar wrapper or spies a fast food bag.
The daily struggle to ensure a healthy intake for him is sometimes wearing. I am hoping that his tastes will expand to include more proteins and fewer saturated fats. If anybody has a suggestion, I am always open for advice.
Wow, green tea certainly has an impressive CV of properties!
It’s been popular for thousands of years in some cultures like the Chinese, but the growth of diets in the last 30 years has seen green tea gain in popularity in the west too.
Let’s have a quick run down of some of the things green tea is claimed to do:
– It’s supposed to help reduce cholesterol.
– It’s supposed to help reduce cancer.
– Help fire up and speed up metabolism.
– Help control insulin levels
– Help suppress appetite.
– Inhibits blood clotting.
Phew! See, I told you it was an impressive list!
It might sound a bit glib to say that it’s the ingredients that cause these benefits, but that does basically sum it up in a nutshell – the actual ingredients concerned are long, hard to pronounce words, and I’m more interested in providing an overview rather than a long list of scientific words which don’t mean much to non scientists!
So, back to that overview:
To call it a “diet” is probably a misnomer.Also go reading on Optifast weight loss reviews. The weight loss aspect is only one part of the properties of the drink, and most plans you see featuring it basically imply that you can carry on the same as you did before, as long as you get several cups of green tea down!
The amount varies, but an average would be 4-5 cups a day. It also, as you’d expect, comes in pill form. I think there’s always cause for being wary with any program that says you can carry on as before, because that is just plain pandering to the lazy!
It says it’s ok, to not watch what you eat, that it’s ok to not exercise, because this green tea will do it all for you. That just doesn’t sound sensible, it’s a bit like an old fashioned cure all potion.
Don’t forget that green tea does contain caffeine before you go piling it into your body, and remember that exercise and food restraint should be done by positive action, and not relying on a substance to do it for you! There is a better way to lose weight safely and without gimmicks. I’ve dropped from 264 lbs. down to 221 lbs. as of today.
You’re here to find out all you can about yeast infection symptoms, but they can be very graphic. However, if you’re here because you’re suffering from a yeast infection, then you’re going to want to know about all the symptoms, graphic or not. Most importantly, I want you to know that you can find relief through a cure and prevent yeast infection symptoms from recurring. You can discover the root cause of all the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing! Click here to learn about the shockingly easy 12-hour treatment to relieve the outward yeast infection symptoms and then read on to see how you can learn about the cure.
Sometimes, the yeast infection symptoms you’re having are very obvious. They are the outward symptoms of a yeast infection, like having chronic skin rashes. Symptoms can be as easy to spot as that itchy feeling in your genitals or the burning sensation you feel during urination. But the list of yeast infection symptoms is a bit longer, even for the outward symptoms. These symptoms can also apply to both men and women, and even children are not immune from many of the symptoms on both of the lists below! These include:
*sore genitals and/or pain during intercourse or urination
*a thick white genital discharge (which may have no odor at all, or may smell strongly medicinal, like penicillin or moldy cheese)
*yeast infections on the toenails or fingernails are also obvious symptoms
*oral thrush (this is a yeast infection caused by the same strain of candida albicans that infects the genitals, and symptoms can also include having thrush in the throat)
*chronic rashes, including eczema
Now we come to a long list of yeast infection symptoms, which are not so obvious, and which point to the insidious nature of this condition:
*heart burn, acid reflux
*weight gain and bloating
*stomach ache/digestive pain and food allergies
*headaches or constant migraines
*respiratory and/or sinus infections
*brain fog, memory problems, blurred vision
*joint pain or swelling and/or muscle aches
*mood swings like irritability and depression
*cravings for sugary food
Vaginal creams or suppositories may sooth the initial symptoms of a yeast infection (for women), and an anti-fungal drug like fluconazole may help for awhile, but in the end it will suppress your immune system. Neither of these will cure the underlying condition, especially if your yeast infection symptoms are the recurring kind or the chronic kind.
Both the obvious and not-so-obvious yeast infection symptoms are trying to tell you and your body that something is wrong and that you are completely out of balance. If untreated, and the candida shifts from a yeast to a fungal form, it produces root-like structures that can penetrate your intestinal walls and create holes leading to “leaky gut syndrome”, the point at which toxic waste like bacteria and undigested food can enter the blood stream. When this happens and you have a system-wide infection, this can cause such conditions as chronic diarrhea, constipation, and arthritis.
90% of the population has an overgrowth of yeast in their bodies due, in part, to stress and a poor diet. You can learn how to cure yeast infection symptoms and prevent them from recurring by putting your body back into balance with well-known nutritionist/researcher, Linda Allen’s e-book, “Yeast Infection No More.”
It’s just common sense to treat the root cause of the infection, rather than the symptoms. Click on the link and see how to order this life-changing e-book. Linda Allen offers 3-months of private e-mail counseling, 4 additional free books, and a 100% guarantee, which I think is an unbeatable offer! You’re going to want to rid your body of this affliction once and for all. Do not go another minute suffering from yeast infection symptoms, improve the quality of your life by taking charge of your own health and well-being!
How did the whole `light`-thing start? The word itself can be used in many contexts, but in the last 2 or 3 decades the first thing popping to our mind when hearing it, is a food or a drink we can eat without the guilty feeling. So, how is it possible then that the number of overweight people are still increasing, while most of them will choose the `light` option available of foods and drinks? And it is not just about weight, it is about health in general.
The problem started around the 80`s when our food became so processed, and so full with artificial additives, that soon all we did while eating is filling our stomach, but leaving our body still starving. The food was not nutritive any more. Let’s just stop here for a minute. What does “nutritive” means? Our body needs protein, fat, sugars, vitamins, minerals. Foods containing them are the nutritive foods. Yes, fat and sugars are not mistakenly there, we do need them. We were talking before about healthy sugars, and when it comes to fat, yes, there is healthy fat too, I will talk about it at an other time. So, about 30 years ago the food industry started to rocket. Fantastic new ideas came up how to make people happy through food. Unfortunately this couldn’t be done in a healthy way, offering nutritive foods, and the reasons for that would make a long list. Money is the first on the list of course. People started to gain weight, then more weight and some more. Children started to gain weight too. When health professionals started to get concerned about this new epidemic, the food industry found immediately the response: `Light` products, low fat, or no fat, sugar-free…
Fat and low fat. Let’s just think about it: what are the options when we want to eat something which contains lots of fat in its original form, but this time we want its `light` option? Let’s think about a heavy cream and add some vanilla extract to it. It tastes delicious. Let’s do the same with skimmed milk, add the vanilla extract, but the taste will be terrible. Some things are not the same without the fat. So how is it possible that I buy a `light` mayonnaise for example, and the taste is totally the same as the taste of the regular one…? If they decreased significantly the amount of fat in the `light` one, it should taste horrible. That’s where all the additives and chemicals come on the scene. Food scientists have to make everything possible, add any kind of non-food additives, to make the `stuff` taste just as good as its `normal` brother. Do you think it is good for us? Not at all. It’s never too many times emphasizing, that our body cannot deal with the artificial additives and chemicals present in processed food. Our body works properly only if it gets as much natural food as it can. The author of the book The soup lies, Hans Ulrich Grimm said a very good metaphor. The food for us is like the fuel for the car. If you have a car, there is no way you will try to put in the tank something which smells like petrol, but in fact it is water with petrol aroma. Not even if it is natural petrol aroma! Do you agree with that? I am sure you do. But at the same time we don’t care what food we give to our body. Thinking a bit about the same metaphor, if we did that, filling the tank with `artificial` petrol, the car won’t move, though it’s tank is full. We fill our stomach with artificial food, and although we can still move, we are overweight, tired, stressed, sick… Our body just can’t work properly.
So, what you should never forget: focus on natural. Let’s go back to the mayonnaise. If you make it at home, you will need egg, oil, salt and pepper. Some people add mustard, or cream, or some other ingredients. Then go to a store, and check the label of the mayonnaise. Obviously you will find some unknown ingredients. But the big surprise comes when you check the label of the `light` option. The list is double long! And of course double unknown names of ingredients. If you want to take care of your health, you have to check the labels. It is not that you have to learn all those strangely-named additives. You just need to go for the things you know, like egg, oil, milk, whatever. When you see things on the label you haven’t heard about, it is a bad sign. And not because you missed something at school. No. You are fine. It is a bad sign because they are all artificial things, basically non-foods. So first of all, avoid `light` products. Then second of all, if you do start checking labels, choose the product you see the less unknown additives on their label.
What about low fat milk for example? Milk in its pure form contains vitamins and minerals. When we get rid of the fat, we also get rid of these essential vitamins and minerals. Again, the “light” version does not mean better option at all.
And let’s just don’t forget about the sugar vs. sweetener fight. Sweets, yoghurts, drinks, etc. The “light” version is made with artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. As I was saying in a previous article, processed sugar is not good for our health. But if you’re going to eat or drink something sweet, bought from a store, you’d better choose the `original` one with `just` the processed sugar, rather than the artificial sweeteners. It started with the Saccharin, it was one of the first sweeteners, and after couple of years they said it is not good for us. Aspartam was next, which is still on the market, however, it is banned in some countries already, and then the Acesulfam K, which is still `on the top`, but also getting more and more bad reviews after more and more research is done. Isn’t it strange that all of them start their life on the market being harmless allegedly, then after some time they are silently replaced by other, `new and definitely harmless` artificial sweeteners? I don’t want to scare you, all I am saying is always give priority to the natural things, and the natural, well-known ingredients on any kind of list, on any label.
More and more researches show that the reason for getting fat, the reason for being tired, the reason for getting sick often, is the lack of nutrients in the food and the artificial additives. “Light” foods and drinks contain even less nutrients, but much more artificial stuff, in order to get the same texture and taste. So why would you buy them? Don’t step in the trap! Leave the”light” product on the shelves!
We are part of nature, there is nothing artificial in our body and in the way it works, so please, remember the `water with petrol aroma` metaphor when choosing food in stores.
The answer is: Light is not right!
Written by greenteahealth.org
Chinese green tea is preferably known for the healthful benefits that it features. Its home is none other than China itself. Throughout the course of time, it has become a vital part of the nationÃ¢â‚¬TMs tradition. The people have imbibed into their systems the routine of drinking green tea along with their meals as it is believed to stimulate proper digestion and the dissolution of the fat or olive content in the foods. Furthermore, others consider it as a refreshing drink after a long day.
These benefits are basically rooted from the concept of the traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese green tea is known to promote good appetite, quench thirst, stimulate digestion, remove body heat and phlegm, and lessen body fat and the high body cholesterol.
You may be surprised at all but the beverage that you might enjoy the most works beyond your expectations. It is not just an ordinary drink which can stop your thirst but it is likewise a good mouthwash, skin wash, and then used as a main ingredient in the traditional remedies.
A lot other researches are being unearthed by the experts in line with the uses and benefits of the Chinese green tea. There can be no harm in the intake of this type of tea unless your health does not permit you to be exposed with too much caffeine. When you are under the impression of maintaining your good health, the green tea is always worth the try.