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Healthy Eating – Simple Techniques To Liven Up Your Cooking The Healthy Way

Healthy Eating – Simple Techniques To Liven Up Your Cooking The Healthy Way

Do you feel in order to eat healthily, you will have to succumb to bland, boring food? Many people feel this way, and it’s unfortunate because this is far from the case. While you may not be able to recreate quite the same taste like some of your favorite fatty, high calorie or high sugar foods, you can certainly eat great while sticking to your diet plan.

Let’s take a closer peek at a few of the simplest strategies that can help you eat healthily and enjoy your food at the same time…

1. Try A Marinade. When it comes to your primary protein source, one of the best strategies to add more moisture to the meat without adding tons of fat is to use a marinade.

By mixing a little olive oil along with some broth and herbs, and then allowing the meat to sit in this overnight, you’ll end up with much more juicy and tastier protein that can then be prepared on the grill, baked, or seared in a skillet.

2. Use Fresh Herbs. Speaking of herbs, these can turn any bland, boring dish into a taste sensation in a hurry. But, there’s one catch. You want to use fresh

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First Aid Kit for Outdoor Use: Guidelines You Should Follow

First Aid Kit for Outdoor Use: Guidelines You Should Follow

Of course a first aid kit is a must have for every home; but you should also have an additional one ready for outdoor explorations. This is because disaster can hit you both in and outside your home and as the name implies, you may find yourself the first on the scene with a medical emergency.

Information on Pre-assembled Kits

The majority of the outdoor enthusiasts prefer pre-assembled kits. This is primarily because getting them ready doesn’t require any additional effort. In addition, having one of these ready-to-use first aid kits also means that your kit will at least have all the basics. That’s not all; according to a survey conducted recently, the pre-assembled first aid kits are actually slightly economical compared to the home-made ones. Usually, these kits remain packed in water-resistant, compact pouches, which you will be able to refill when required.

The pre-assembled units are available in different sizes. Read on to know the factors that should be considered when deciding on the size of these kits.

Size of the group: This means a small kit would be fine for a small group but the kit size must increase as the size of the group increases. We would advise you

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What Is Functional Medicine?

What Is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is an evolutionary practice that addresses the unique healthcare needs of those in the 21st century.

Rather than treating just the symptoms of any disease, functional medicine focuses on the underlying cause of disease by using an approach that focuses on the body’s systems and their primary functions. Practitioners work to engage the patient in a partnership that will lead to overall better health and wellness.

Functional medicine practitioners focus on the whole person, rather than just the isolated constellation of symptoms. This shifts medicine from traditional sick care to a more patient-centered approach. These practitioners spend a great deal of time with their patients and listen to histories, while also evaluating the environment, lifestyle, and genetic factors that may play a role in long-term health and the development of chronic disease. By doing it this way, practitioners offer their patients a unique experience in healthcare, which will lead to higher engagement and vitality for each individual.

Why is Functional Medicine Needed?

There are several reasons why functional medicine has become more and more popular in our culture. Some of these reasons include the following:

Current medical practice is aimed toward acute care (or sick care), the diagnosis and treatment of

How Can You Achieve Good Nutrition?

How Can You Achieve Good Nutrition?

Good nutrition can be described as an adequate, well-balanced diet combined with regular physical activity. But unfortunately, in a world of sedentary lifestyles and junk and processed food, many of us don’t exercise enough or eat real food that delivers the body with the good nutrition that it needs.

It’s really simple to get proper and god nutrition by eating a wide variety of real whole food. Here are 5 key points to determining a proper, well-balanced diet for an adult.

Fruits And Vegetables

It’s essential to get a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet as possible. Aim for 5 portions or 400g of fruits and vegetables a day. The main part of a healthy diet and good nutrition is eating fruits, vegetables, lentils beans, nuts and whole grains. Bear in mind that potatoes are not categorized as fruits or vegetables. They are in fact starches and should be limited.

Watch Your Sugar Levels

Less than 10% of your total daily calories should come from simple sugars. This is similar to about 12 level teaspoons for a 2000 calorie a day diet. Simple sugars, include table sugar, sugar found in fruit and sugar added to processed foods fruit juices and fruit juice

What Is Gluten?

What Is Gluten?

Many of you have heard of certain celebrities following a gluten-free diet. If you also heard of the tremendous health benefits, you might wonder if gluten-free is the way to go. After all, more than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten. And 99% of people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity go un-diagnosed. If you discover that you have gluten sensitivity, you are right along with what’s believed to be more than 30% of the population. Knowing how to identify it and avoid it is vital to your health. So, what is gluten?

What is Gluten?

Gluten is a group of proteins found in many grains such as wheat, barley or rye. The word “gluten” comes from the Latin word for glue. Gluten makes dough sticky and causes bread to be airy and fluffy. Gluten is considered a “sticky” protein because it holds together nutrient storage spaces in plants. Gluten is frequently used by food manufacturers as a binder and filler.

Gluten binds to the lining of the small intestine, causing substantial inflammation as your body attacks the cells of your small intestine. Painful irritation also occurs, making you unable to absorb the nutrients you consume from food. The overexposure of

How Does Healthy Eating Affect Physical & Mental Health?

How Does Healthy Eating Affect Physical & Mental Health?

Healthy eating isn’t necessarily about strict dietary restrictions, staying thin or depriving yourself of the foods you like. Instead, it’s about feeling great, having a balanced diet and stabilizing your mood. It’s a well-known fact that eating appropriately can help you maintain a healthy weight and evade certain health problems; however, your diet can also have a deep effect on your mood and sense of wellbeing. Some nutrition experts including sports nutritionists have linked a typical western diet filled with processed meats, sugary snacks, and packaged meals with higher rates of stress, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. Consumption of an unhealthy diet might even lead to the development of mental health disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and schizophrenia.

Consuming more fresh vegetables and fruits, and lessening the consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates, on the other hand, might help enhance mood and lower the risk for mental health problems. If you already have been diagnosed with a mental health problem then eating well can even help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life. While some particular foods or nutrients have been shown to have a beneficial effect on mood, it’s your overall dietary pattern that is

Sugar Promotes Inflammation and Disease

Sugar Promotes Inflammation and Disease

Inflammation is a hot topic right now.

More and more research indicates that most disease – including all chronic disease – begins with some kind of inflammation. If you could control inflammation and improve your health, you’d want to, right?

Inflammation is vital as part of the healing process. It defends the body against foreign invaders (including bacteria and viruses), repairs damaged tissue, restricts damaging motion through swelling, and a lot more.

So inflammation’s good, but in excess – like chronic inflammation – it’s bad.

Much can be said about health and inflammation, but this article will touch on only a few points.

What Triggers Inflammation?

One trigger is the food we eat – and sugar tops the list for several reasons.

• Sugar triggers pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Cytokines are small proteins that work as signal molecules. They summon cells to infection sites, trauma, and inflammation. Sugar may promote pro-inflammatory cytokines and reduce anti-inflammatory cytokines.

• Sugar triggers AGEs (advanced glycation end products).
Other foods high on the glycemic index do, as well, by promoting high insulin release. AGEs stimulate inflammation and have been linked with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and such age-related diseases as Alzheimer’s and stroke.

• Sugar suppresses white blood cell activity.
White blood cell activity is