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My Sugar Concerns

Posted by on 18 Oct 2012 | Tagged as: healthy diet

sugar concernsOver the last few months, I’ve become more and more concerned about the consumption of sugar. I’m not talking about whole populations at large, at least not in this paragraph. I’m talking about myself. You see, over the last few years, while my main, staple diet has always remained very good and I very rarely ever eat foods that you would call “processed”, I had included some foods that were high in sugar.

Now, they never really gave me any problems and my weight has always remained fairly stable over the last 10 years. I put that down to not overeating, not drinking any soda and getting some daily exercise to counterbalance the fact that I spend several hours at the computer to do my job. But as I read more into the potential time bomb that is refined sugar, the more concerned I became until I decided it was time to call “Time” on the sugar!

Fruits With More Vitamin C Than Oranges

Posted by on 18 Oct 2011 | Tagged as: healthy diet

It is widely recognized that oranges are packed with vitamin C. It’s definitely true that they’re a good source of this vitamin. But did you know that there are other fruits that contain even greater quantities?

I was quite surprised myself when I found out. Now, I’m in no way suggesting that we shouldn’t eat citrus fruits. What I am wanting to make clear however is that if you feel like you’re coming down with a cold, in addition to oranges, there are some other great options that are available to you.

The USDA Nutrient Database is an excellent resource. It’s where I go when I want to get accurate information on the nutritional values of the foods I eat.

Buying a Juicer in the U.K.

Posted by on 29 Sep 2011 | Tagged as: healthy diet

For a long time, Americans have always had the best choice when it comes to consumer goods and groceries. The choice and price in the States is simply wider and cheaper than in the U.K. At the same time, health enthusiasts in Britain can actually get hold of the best juicers and blenders as long as they know where to look.

Omega are a well known company in the U.S. Their juicers are regarded as some of the highest quality and best value models available. While U.K. customers might not be able to find these machines in department stores at the moment, they can be ordered online for specialist retailers.

Picking a juicer is an exciting process. There are different styles which each have their own particular features. The owner of the Juice Fiend U.K. Juicer Store recommends the Omega VRT350HD as the best juicer.

Dietary Protection Against Disease

Posted by on 16 Sep 2011 | Tagged as: healthy diet

We are bombarded every day with information about diets – exercise programs – pills that can help us loose weight – superfoods – and so on. It can be hard to be sure which route we should take to enjoy the best of health. In many cases, there is an ulterior motive behind certain recommendations that so called gurus provide. Often they are promoting a specific product.

One that caught my attention recently was a health guru named David Wolfe who promotes deer placenta capsules. Would you seriously consider eating a deer placenta? Regardless of the nutrients that this may contain – some foods or even superfoods are just wrong.

Can Green Tea Help You With Weight Loss?

Posted by on 04 Oct 2010 | Tagged as: healthy diet

The Chinese have been using a lot of different herbs to achieve specific things in their bodies. Most of their herbal remedies are meant to be used on a regular basis and they will help you improve your overall health, but a lot of them also have other properties that have been discovered thousands of years later. Green tea is one of the best known Chinese herbs.

It has been used for weight loss, but only recently the modern scientists have found a myriad of health benefits that range from cancer prevention to improvement in overall immune functions.┬áIn this article my main purpose is to focus on using green tea for weight loss, although I will go through some of the other health benefits of it – they normally go hand in hand with the slimming effects.

Healthy Eating

Posted by on 31 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: healthy diet

Following on from my last post here, where I looked at getting the ball rolling and you into a healthy way of life. Ok, this is not rocket science and most of it is common sense, but until someone tells you how easy it is to do this and actually get fit and healthy easily, then are you going to do it? No!

So consider yourself told!

In this installment, we’ll look at some easy to apply healthy eating tips to keep you in tip top condition, living a fit and healthy lifestyle.

First up you need to throw out all those sweet, sugary processed foods like cakes, biscuits, pastries etc that you habitually snack on. Yes you do have to do that! What’s more your really should replace them with fresh fruits, berries, seeds and nuts.