Acid And Alkaline Foods In The pH Miracle Diet

Alkaline Diet – Tony Robbins on PH Body Balance

The main concept behind the pH miracle diet is to maintain a balance of pH in the foods that you eat. The human body is slightly alkaline and therefore it is better for your health to eat a diet composed of alkalizing foods. When you eat too many acidic foods, your system becomes unbalanced and it can cause a whole host of problems, including weight gain, poor concentration, fatigue and depressed immunity that can lead to more serious conditions.

The pH miracle diet relies on lists of foods that are acidic (to be avoided) and alkalizing (to be emphasized). The alkalizing foods are better for your health and help to balance the pH of your body. While acid, alkaline and pH are common terms, many people do not understand exactly what they mean and what they have to do with nutrition and health.

The word “basic” comes from the Greek word “basis” which means foundation. “Basic” relates to the properties of acidity and alkalinity. These conditions are determined at the foundation of the cells that the foods are made up of. So an external treatment does not change a food from acid to alkaline. Foods are acid or alkaline at their base, or foundation.

Acid and alkaline are chemical opposites. Whenever these bases interact with acids, there is a struggle between them and salt is the result. In the chemist’s lab, these interactions are very simple and straightforward. However, in our bodies, the interaction becomes more complex because of the scale at which acids and bases meet.

However, science can make some generalizations about the effects of acids and alkaline in the human digestion system. Acidic foods are acid forming in the human body. They make blood, lymph and saliva more acid and cause a lower pH number. Alkaline foods make blood, lymph and saliva more alkaline and cause a higher pH number.

Just for reference, the “normal” range for saliva pH is between 7.3 and 7.4. Most people, however, are too acidic and have a pH that is much lower. They are burned out, tired and their bodies are starving for balance. Under the influence of acidic foods the muscles fatigue easily. You literally slow down because your body cannot produce the same physical results as before.

The free radical oxidation that occurs when you eat acidic foods makes you age faster. Vitamins and minerals are not absorbed as readily. Friendly bacteria in the small intestine die, which puts the digestive system off balance. Further hurting the function of the intestine is the fact that a high level of acidity inhibits the ability for intestinal walls to absorb nutrients. Cells become stressed with the toxins that build up and cannot remove them. The vast majority of bodily systems cannot run at full capacity.

On the other hand, alkaline foods have a wide variety of benefits to your health. Eating them improves your muscle output. They also have antioxidant effects in the body. They increase assimilation at the cellular level and allow cells to operate in the manner that they should. There is a reduction of parasites and yeast overgrowth with the use of alkaline foods. Alkaline foods promote deeper and more restful sleep, more youthful skin and relieve suffering from colds, headaches and the flu. Alkaline foods promote abundant physical energy.

Perhaps the most important differences between acid and alkaline foods are their relationship to cancer. Cancerous tissues are acidic, and health tissues are alkaline. When oxygen enters an acidic solution it combines with hydrogen ions can form water. Oxygen helps to neutralize the acid, but acid prevents oxygen from reaching tissues where it is needed. When oxygen enters an alkaline solution, the two hydroxyl ions combine with the solution to create one water molecule and one oxygen atom. The sole oxygen atom is free to go to the next cell and bring the benefits of oxygen to all of the tissue in the body. At a pH of slightly above 7.4, cancer cells become dormant. Studies show that at pH 8.5, cancer cells die and healthy cells live.

Alkalizing the diet has many benefits, in addition to cancer prevention. The alkaline food list is a selection of choices that will benefit your health when you start incorporating them into your body.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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The Health Benefits Of Coffee

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Let’s face it. Most of us are bleary eyed, stumbling about with feet dragging when we first wake up in the morning. Yet, when that delightfully rich, and oh so tantalizing coffee aroma tickles our nostrils we schlep, yawning and stretching in its direction. Not only is the smell of coffee a great eye opener, recent studies show that consuming up to three 8-ounce cups of coffee a day has proven health benefits. Let’s take a look at a few.

1. Helps fight disease. Caffeine may help protect our brain cells from damage that causes Parkinson’s, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Also the antioxidants in coffee could, actually, help prevent liver disease.

2. Gives the brain a boost. Coffee keeps you alert when you may otherwise feel drowsy. Try drinking a cup before an exam or if you have a long drive to sharpen your memory and to stay alert.

3. Helps you lose weight. Caffeine consumption can speed up metabolism and the fat-burning process, which also helps lower the risk of obesity. It is also one of the lowest calorie drinks you can choose.

4. Lowers risk of diabetes. Drinking just one cup of coffee a day – caffeinated or decaf – can decrease the risk of developing diabetes by 13%. But at 12 cups a day, the risk of getting diabetes is slashed by 67%. While these are staggering results, you should consult your doctor before taking the 12-cup a day challenge and always consume caffeine in moderation.

5. Coffee may help with depression. People who consume four or more cups of coffee a day are 10% less likely to be depressed than someone who doesn’t drink coffee at all, says a joint study from the National Institutes of Health and the AARP. Strangely the same benefits are not found in other caffeinated beverages, such as colas whose consumers are linked to a higher risk for depression. Since studies show that black coffee has the highest benefits, perhaps it is the high sugar content in cola that places its consumers at such a high risk for depression.

6. It might be good for your liver. Studies suggest that caffeine helps the liver regulate itself. A person’s risk of developing Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), (a rare autoimmune disease that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure, and even cancer.), with regular coffee consumption is reduced, says research this month by the Mayo Clinic. Also, a separate 22-year study of 125K people discovered that those who drank at least one cup of coffee a day were 20% less likely to develop alcoholic cirrhosis.

With its brain and metabolism boosting power as well as its disease and disorder fighting properties coffee may be just the super-juice you need with your daily morning meal. When you say you need your morning, you now have a whole new (and beneficial) set of reasons to place behind that statement.

Remember if you suffer from high blood pressure, anxiety, or have an over active thyroid you may want to check with your doctor before drinking coffee. In addition, if you have trouble sleeping it’s best to avoid caffeine consumption at least 4 hours before bedtime.

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DASH Diet Overview

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The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute have assisted in the creation of the DASH diet in an effort to help individuals focus on their health and not just their weight. The DASH diet has a focus on eating healthy in order to avoid the risks associated with high blood pressure.

The Main Target

High blood pressure is known to have negative effects on the heart. Heart attacks and strokes, according to research, can be prevented by choosing to eat heart-healthy diets that have a main focus of lowering your cholesterol. The DASH diet is all about lowering your cholesterol and also maintaining the diet throughout your lifetime. By doing the research, you will gain knowledge in how many calories to take in according to your age and lifestyle.

More specifically, however, is where to obtain those calories from while you are on the DASH diet. This is not a fad diet to make you lose tons of weight in a short period of time. This diet is focused on changing and maintaining your eating lifestyle with a focus on healthy cholesterol as its basis.

Food Intake

The basis of the DASH diet that may work well is the fact that it does not focus on or emphasize what you should not eat. The focus is on a common-sense approach to eat common-sense foods for a healthier body. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are highly stressed. Protein and low-fat or no-fat choices are also encouraged.

In addition, the removal of salt-laden foods is highly stressed.

Exercise

The DASH Diet does not specifically focus on extensive exercise. The main focus of the DASH Diet is to eat a heart-healthy diet so you can lower or maintain your bad cholesterol while enhancing your good cholesterol. Exercise would enhance your physical wellbeing and aid in weight loss, and is recommended in the DASH Diet as an additional health benefit overall.

Since the focus is on lowering cholesterol, however, the DASH Diet encourages a low intake of alcohol. Alcohol raises blood pressure and, therefore, it is recommended that it is consumed in moderation.

Although the DASH Diet seems to be based on common sense, it details the types of foods you need to eat, the ones to avoid, and focuses on keeping away from salt. Exercise is encouraged, but is not the main focus of the DASH Diet.

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Strokes – Prevention, Symptoms And Stroke Treatments

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Most people think of a stroke as something that only happens to older people and those that have additional major health problems. Everyone is at risk of a debilitating stroke, and only by understanding the causes, symptoms and treatments can we hope to prevent them.
Strokes are a disease that does no discriminating.

The Types of Strokes

There are two major categories of strokes and these are then broken down into additional minor categories.

The major type of stroke is called Ischemic, claiming eighty-five percent of all strokes that occur and most commonly occur in the elderly community.

This type occurs when a brain blood vessel is blocked by excessive buildup of plaque in the walls of the arteries or because of a blood clot.

Ischemic stroking can occur as embolic and thrombotic.

Thrombotic strokes take place deep inside the brain and are caused by damaged or infected cerebral arteries blocked by plaque build up, blocked blood vessels, sickle cell anemia, atherosclerosis or other medical conditions.

The symptoms for thrombotic come on gradually.

When pieces of blood clots break off this may cause an embolic stroke.

These clots may also be caused by other fragments floating through the blood vessels such as air bubbles, fat or cancer cells.

As opposed to the thrombotic type of stroke, this type occurs away from the brain. Due to irregular flowing blood, people suffering from atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beating may be at a higher risk for stroke.

There are medications that can help lower the possibility of this occurring for those people.

The second major stroke type are hemorrhagic strokes. These are caused by brain artery ruptures and leakage.

Even though they occur less frequently than Ischemic strokes, they can cause more deaths because of the speed of the hemorrhaging. The causes for this type of stroke are typically head trauma; weakness in blood vessel areas and severe uncontrolled high blood pressure.

The symptom patients will experience with this type is a feeling of severe head pressure. Hemorrhagic strokes are divided into two sub-categories, subarachnoid and intracerebral.

If a near surface artery of the brain ruptures and blood fills the area between the skull and the brain, this is considered a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

The main symptom is a severe, sudden onset headache often accompanied by nausea.The victim of this type of stroke may fall into unconsciousness very quickly and death can occur suddenly because of the increase in brain pressure.

Anyone of any age may be affected by this type aneurism.

An intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when a weakened or inflamed blood vessel deep in the brain ruptures and spills blood on the brain tissues surrounding the area.

This will cause damage to the brain area in which it is occurring and severe pressure will be felt in the head. Because of the spilling blood, surrounding tissues are damaged because of the lack of blood to those areas.

This type of cerebral aneurysm is most commonly caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure. It is often fatal within minutes, the victim can fall down unconscious and quickly passes.

There are “mini strokes” called transient ischemic attacks, commonly called TIAs, where blood flow is decreased to areas of the brain temporarily. These do not cause any permanent damage or lasting effects and can last sometimes up to five minutes.

During the time of the attack, you may feel numbness on one side of your body, a severe headache, blurred vision and balance problems.

The blood clots then just as suddenly as they occur, dissolve.

Even though these attacks do not cause permanent damage, they are signals that there may be a narrowing of the blood vessels and further problems are imminent.

Emergency medical attention should be sought immediately. If you experience these symptoms it can be an indication that a more serious stroke may occur at any time.

Stroke Treatments

If you or anyone around you shows any stroke symptoms, call 911 immediately, seconds can make all the difference in the world between life, death and debilitation.

At the emergency room, they will need to determine the type of stroke the you are suffering from and appropriate treatment should be started within three hours from the onset of the attack. Usually you will be kept in the hospital overnight or longer depending on the severity of your stroke.

A CT scan must first be done to determine the cause of the stroke. If a blood clot is the culprit, there are clot-dissolving drugs that can break up the clot, therefore reinstating blood flow to the surrounding areas.

This medication is only helpful within the first three hours from the beginning of the stroke.

If the cause is bleeding, this drug cannot be used because it would promote additional bleeding making the problem worse.

Stroke Prevention Strategies

Prevention is the best course of action. If you have medical conditions that may be precursors to a stroke consult your doctor as blood thinners such as Pradaxa or Coumadin can help prevent blood clots.

Also, for conditions less severe or for the general community, often a baby aspirin is recommended.

If you have high blood pressure, you need to work to bring it under control with either medications, weight loss or alternative remedies.

If a clogged blood vessel is discovered before damage is done, skilled professionals may be able to find the vessel, open it and break up the plaque clogging it or remove it.

For hemorrhagic patients, surgeons can remove the draining blood and make repairs to the blood vessels.

How To Recover After A Stroke

Following a stroke, there are several treatments that may be necessary. In order to return to full or nearly full function and to prevent the possibility of future strokes, long-term treatment will be very helpful.

How much time is required for recovery depends on the person and the severity of the stroke. Some of the treatments required may be speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Remaining as active as possible will help reduce the recovery time and speed rehabilitation.

Often, repetition of tasks and communication strategies are necessary depending on the extent of the damaging effect on your speech and motor control.

If you have a severe stroke, often you may have no awareness of where you are and judgment making abilities are lost; therefore, a safe, secure environment is needed.

Additionally you may also have bowel and bladder control problems. In this case, often adult day care, a nursing home or in-home care can be beneficial for at least a short time until their normal functioning returns, if it returns.

Counseling may also be required for the family of the patient to help understand what has happened, what to expect and what they can do to help the stroke sufferer.

Sometimes time and patience is all it takes. Remember to treat the sufferer with respect and love, regardless of their abilities or lack of abilities.

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Natural Treatment For Fluctuating High Blood Pressure

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It is important that you control your high blood pressure and maintain a healthy blood pressure level. It is often wise to find a natural treatment for fluctuating high blood pressure instead of taking prescription medication. To treat your fluctuating blood pressure naturally there are a few different things you can do.
The main thing your doctor should to is closely monitor your blood pressure readings. Generally, your doctor should schedule multiple readings a week. More than likely your doctor will also want you to keep a log book of your meals and activities to help determine the culprit for your fluctuations in blood pressure. You should also keep a record of all of your readings in the same book to see if your activities and meals are causing the fluctuations.

It is possible for your high blood pressure to begin fluctuating if you have changed your medication for controlling it. It is typical for a doctor to begin watching your blood pressure by requiring you to have your blood pressure taken at least once a month, especially if you are on medication for it.

It is common for a medication to work in lowering high blood pressure for about 12 hours after taking the medication, however after the 12 hours the blood pressure often increases again. This is when the fluctuation in blood pressure can interfere with the persons daily activities as well as overall health and well being.

Monitoring your blood pressure while you are at home might also be a recommendation of your doctor. This should be put in your log book. Another possible request from your doctor might be to take note of the foods you eat. In addition to watching the foods you eat you should be eating healthier foods. Avoid foods that are high in sodium and fried foods.

Begin an exercise routine that has been approved by your medical care provider. Increasing your daily exercise can very well be among the best methods for controlling your fluctuating high blood pressure. Natural treatment for fluctuating high blood pressure can be as simple as modifications in lifestyle and avoid situations that can put your health at risk.

If you smoke any type of tobacco, you should immediately quit, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and eat healthier. With these minor but important modifications you should be able to regulate your blood pressure and maintain a healthy number.

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5 Tips For A Healthy Heart

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How to reduce your risk for Heart Disease the Natural Way

Are you one of the millions of people that is suffering from heart disease or even worse? Have already experienced a heart attack.

These days it’s difficult not to meet someone who is either suffering from heart disease, has had a heart attack or has been told they are at risk for heart disease. It’s just about as common as meeting someone with brown hair. Unfortunately, the media and even many well-meaning doctors are completely misinformed on how to tackle this growing epidemic. It’s the number one killer in the US and plaguing many other countries as well.

What are we to do?

The best plan of attack is to combat the risk factors the best we can.

Use the following 5 tips to get you started on a heart healthy plan:

1. Drop the smokes. Yes, smoking has been shown to be one of the biggest risk factors in heart disease, mainly because of all the toxic chemicals added to cigarettes (not that I’m recommending tobacco or anything.)

2. Walk, walk, walk. If finding time for a structured exercise program is just too much of a challenge right now, just start by walking. I have known many people who have strengthened their heart and reversed severe conditions by getting outside and walking. If you can, find a scenic route. There’s nothing more calming than the outdoors. (I highly recommend whistling and singing while you walk. It makes for happy thoughts.)

3. Calm down. By this I mean, don’t stress about the stuff you don’t have to. This is actually a very funny statement coming from me who used to stress about everything! Deadlines, laundry, work, family… you name it, I stressed about. Not until I realized that this would kill me no matter how healthy my food was did I drop the stress and pick up the laughter. Right now as I write this newsletter, I’ve got more things that need to get done today than are humanly possible. My reaction “Haha..better put my Superwoman shirt on”

4. Do not and I repeat, do not go on a low-fat diet. Your heart condition may get worse in your attempts. Drop the bad fats (like hydrogenated oil and the nasty oil in French fries and donuts) and start eating more healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, salmon, walnuts and whole organic eggs.

5. Do not be afraid to eat saturated fat. If read “The Truth About Saturated Fat” in The Diet Solution Program you know that eating saturated fats is not what is causing people to get heart disease. It is processed foods, sugars and an overabundance of refined carbohydrates that is making this country so sick. The whole saturated fats topic gets me so fired up, I even made a video to further inform you.

Even tackling each one of these tips one at a time will get you closer to a healthy heart and a lifetime of good health.

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Arthritus Relief with Simple Dietary Changes

The best course of action to take sometimes isn’t clear until you’ve listed and considered ALL of your alternatives. The following paragraphs should help clue you in to what changes the experts think are significant when trying to control the pain of Arthritis..

Arthritis is one of the most prevalent health problems facing today’s aging population.

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which usually strikes weight-bearing joints such as the ankles, knees and hips. Pain is caused by the gradual breakdown of cartilage, the soft “padding” material that cushions the joints.

About 85% of adults who reach the age of 85 will have osteoarthritis–unless they take a proactive approach to prevent it.

Exercise is very important. But what about diet?

For a long time, doctors doubted there could be any link between diet and osteoarthritis. They saw the disease as a natural result of wear and tear on the joints, something inevitable as we age.

But new research is making them reconsider that idea.

It now appears that nutrition plays a vital role in helping to prevent or ease the effects of osteoarthritis. One key element is vitamin C.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and may protect the joints from the damaging effects of free radicals (unstable molecules that can cause joint inflammation).

Recent research is showing that vitamin C can help prevent bone loss and cartilage inadequacies associated with aging. Specifically, when your joint has cartilage that needs to be repaired, vitamin C is needed for such repairs. It helps to keep your cartilage “young”.

The information about Arthritis presented here will do one of two things: either it will reinforce what you know about Arthritis or it will teach you something new. Both are good outcomes.

According to Dr. Timothy McAlindon of the Boston University School of Medicine, “Vitamin C may also help generate collagen, which enhances the body’s ability to repair damage to the cartilage.”

When scientists at the Boston University School of Medicine studied the eating habits of people with osteoarthritis of the knee, they found that those getting the most vitamin C–more than 200 milligrams a day–were three times less likely to have the disease get worse than those who got the least vitamin C (less than 120 milligrams a day).

Dr. McAlindon recommends that people get a least 120 milligrams of vitamin C every day. “That’s the amount in a couple of oranges,” he says.

Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, co-authors of “You: The Owner’s Manual”, recommend even more. “Shoot for 1200 milligrams of vitamin C a day–spread between your diet and supplements throughout the day.”

Be careful not to overdo it. Some data suggest that more than 2,500 milligrams a day can have the opposite effect and actually increase the risk of osteoarthritis.

Dr. Eve Campanelli, a holistic family practitioner in Beverly Hills, CA, recommends black cherry juice. She advises her patients to drink two glasses, twice a day, of four ounces of the juice diluted with four ounces of water.

Other fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C include oranges, cantaloupe, broccoli, strawberries, peppers and cranberry juice.

A healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, has been recommended by nutritionists for years. Now there’s another reason to pay attention–it can help your joints to stay young!

 

Hopefully the sections above have contributed to your understanding of Arthritis. Share your new understanding about Arthritis with others. They’ll thank you for it.

 

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Organic Coffee: Best Antioxidant Benefits

 

Organic products are increasingly popular with coffee and food products at a time. Many customers are eating organic on a daily basis, it would make sense that coffee is one of the best choices. One of the main reasons why people have the privilege of organic products because they are safe for the environment and does not use chemical pesticides. This is precisely why it is important to know what you need to know about drinking a cup of joe course!

One of the main benefits of drinking organic coffee is due to the environment. The working methods of organic agriculture to maintain soil fertility and crops are grown without toxic pesticides or fertilizers serious. Another great advantage that should not be overlooked is that the organic coffee is full of nutrients and vitamins. When you drink coffee that is certified 100% organic, offering a variety of antioxidants. One of the main benefits of drinking coffee that is full of antioxidants that may protect cells against damage to prevent disease and premature aging. The conclusion is that if you want to be healthy and look younger, organic coffee and not be in your cup!

One of the main reasons why organic coffee is full of antioxidants is because it is grown in the fertile soil, rich in nutrients. Organic coffee contains caffeine as regular coffee does, but in its purest form, because there are no chemicals used during treatment. If you want to drink decaffeinated coffee, it is imperative that you drink organic. One key reason is that many methods of treatment of decaffeinated coffee may involve chemicals that can be dangerous for you as a customer. decaffeination process of coffee use organic Swiss water method decaffeinates coffee in a natural way, without toxic chemicals. If you’re a decaf coffee drinker, it would be much more beneficial for your health to drink decaffeinated coffee that is certified organic. The Swiss Water Process uses only water to extract caffeine from coffee beans.

Finally, it is important to ensure that your coffee is certified organic by the USDA Organic seal on every bag of coffee beans. This seal shows that ingredients in the product with quality coffee is at least 95% organic matter and are certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many times you will also see a label organic or 100% organic.

In view of the health benefits of organic coffee itself, it would be crazy not to drink. Organic coffee is collected in the soil where it is fertile, because of crop rotation, so it has more nutrients per day to offer you a cup of joy. If you want the best anti-oxidant benefits, without the use of pesticides, choose organic java every time!By: MarleyCoffee

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4 Bad Fad Diets

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Weight Loss Expert Dr. Kent C. Sasse discusses fad diets.

The insanity regarding weight loss has affected every obese person out there. And why not? After all, Christmas is coming, and people want to lose weight fast so that they look their best at parties. A decision to lose weight is a good one, but you need to do it healthily. Unfortunately, most people take to the unhealthy weight loss method called ‘fad dieting’ and end up losing muscles rather than fat.
Keep in mind that a fad diet cannot offer you a permanent weight loss solution; only a healthy food plan can. So don’t focus on how to lose weight fast; rather, focus on how to become healthy through weight loss. In this article I will tell you about top four fad diets you mustn’t follow.

1. Liquid diet: Under this diet plan, you are required to eat only liquids and avoid all solid foods. Liquids such as milk, protein shakes, and fruit juices are recommended. If you follow this diet only for a few days, you will become weak and limp. This is definitely not a practical diet to go with since you won’t be able to follow it for the rest of your life.

2. Grapefruit diet: Have you ever heard of or followed this diet? If you have, you will know that this diet plan restricts your food intake to a ridiculously low level, probably to that of a baby. Under this diet plan, you need to eat only grapefruit and protein-rich foods at every single meal of the day. This diet is based on the belief that when protein is combined with grapefruit, it accelerates a person’s fat burning process by enhancing his metabolism, thereby helping him lose weight.

Now this might be true, but ask yourself – could you eat grapefruits all your life? I would surely get bored. Plus the weight loss you achieve through this diet would be just temporary. Obviously, this is not a diet plan for you.

3. Egg Diet: This is basically a stem of the Atkins diet. This diet is based on the concept that if you eat a protein-rich diet and avoid all carbs, your body would be forced to burn fat to produce energy since it won’t find any carbohydrates. For this reason you are suggested to eat as many eggs as you can, along with cheese and meat.

In reality though, the concept doesn’t work. When your body doesn’t get an adequate supply of carbohydrates, it won’t burn your fat deposits; instead, it would start burning your lean muscles. Gradually, you will turn into a smaller version of your former self, albeit with the same huge potbelly you had. But far from that, your metabolic rate would be reduced to a very low level as well. Do you still think it is a good idea to go with this diet?

4. Banana Diet: Yet another crazy diet, which asks you to eat only bananas for your breakfast. Of course, you could eat anything for the rest of the day. The rationale behind this is that bananas help in quicker digestion, thereby preventing the body from absorbing all calories and turning them into fat deposits. There is no scientific study or proof to backup this claim, so I am not sure if this diet works at all.

When choosing a diet plan, you need to choose one which is not only healthy but also viable; plus it should help you achieve permanent weight loss. None of the above fad diets fit this criteria, so they are definitely not for you. If you are just looking forward to losing a few pounds, then definitely go with any of the diets above, but don’t be surprised if those pounds come back as soon as you quit dieting.

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Shopping to save money and eat healthy

 

Savvy shopping and a little preparation will start you on your way to saving money and consuming less fat and fewer calories. Follow these steps to success:

  1. Establish food budget
  2. Plan weekly meals and snacks for your family
  3. Make a shopping list based on your eating plan for the week
  4. Shop the perimeter of the store
  5. Take time to read labels.

 

Budgeting
When you’re on a tight food budget it’s important that you avoid buying unnecessary items. Try keeping a running shopping list of food you need to purchase and food that you need to replace. Look for coupons, sales and store specials, and sign up for store discount cards.

Meal Planning
Planning meals before you shop will save you time, money, stress and help you to make quick and healthy meals. When you have a plan you can avoid the frustration of figuring out what to eat when you and your family are hungry because you’ll know in advance what meals you’re going to prepare and what snacks you have on hand. Incorporate leftovers into your meal planning to save additional time and money.

Shopping List
A shopping list will help you stick to your budget. Your shopping will be faster and you will be less likely to buy on impulse. A shopping list tells you what foods you need to purchase so you can avoid wasting time at the supermarket figuring out what to buy or thinking about what foods you and your family would like to eat. To save even more money, consider buying produce that is in season, shopping at farmer’s markets, purchasing store brands instead of name brands, buying cheaper cuts of meat, and buying day old bread products.

Healthy Store Shopping
Shopping the perimeter of the grocery store generally takes you past the fresh, healthy and less processed foods. Fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, lean meats, poultry and fish, and whole grain breads tend to be placed around the outside perimeter of grocery stores. Fill your shopping cart with these nutritious foods and leave less room for junk foods and sugary drinks. Highly processed and packaged foods tend to be in inner aisles of the supermarket. These items are typically higher in fat, salt and sugar. Shop the inner aisles for specific food items such as spices, canned tomatoes and dry beans. Stick to your list and don’t let yourself be tempted by flashy packaging.

Label Reading
Read labels to get familiar with the ingredients list and Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods. Use this resource to compare amounts of fat, sodium, calories and nutrients in similar products. Be an informed consumer and smart shopper with regular label reading. With a quick glance you can identify foods which contain high amounts of sugar and sodium like packaged mashed potato, canned vegetables and fruit, packaged pasta entrées, white bread and cereals.

 

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