Monday, December 15, 2014

Health and Weight Loss Benefits of Acai Drink

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Any product touting the promising label of anti-aging and weight loss properties may seem too good to be true. However, an emerging little purple berry from the Brazilian Amazon has proven this dream combination possible. The best part is that you can drink it! Acai berry drinks are popping up all over the market. This elite superfood holds a proven track record of success when it comes to health benefits including weight loss as well as, the prevention of premature aging, heart disease, and cancer.


Go to any grocer and you can find acai products down nearly every isle. The juice isle alone boasts many combinations of acai flavored drinks. Some are just enhanced with acai. Many acai berry drinks on the market are diluted with water. It is important to find a drink containing 100% juice so you reap all the benefits. Pure acai juice can be found at many health food stores. Most are found through private vendors or online stores.


What exactly are these benefits?


The acai berry is a reddish purple fruit found on the acai palm of the Amazon. It is rich in flavonoids and anthocyanins. Both are powerful antioxidants that build a defense system in the body against stress. Anthocyanins are the properties found in red, purple, and blue fruits responsible for the rich colors. Acai is closely related to other super foods like blueberries, red grapes, and red wine.


The pulp of the acai contains an extraordinary amount of health benefits. This densely purple drink carries ten times more antioxidants that red grapes, helping to fight premature aging. Amino acids, the building block of lean muscle, combine with trace minerals in acai boast regeneration of healthy muscle tissue. The acai berry also provides an incredible amount of essential fatty acids to aid in the prevention of heart disease and promotes digestive health.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Health and Fitness - Everything You Need to Know to Stay Healthy

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Health and fitness go together, just like milk and cookie, cake and tea, coffee and cream. They make a great team - one that can help us live a longer and better life. Thus, it is essential that we find out as much as we can about how to stay healthy and fit, a task that many people should not but take for granted.


These days, you can notice a number of negative changes in the world we live in. The air isn't is as clean and clear as it once was centuries ago, the water contaminated in many parts of the globe, the forests destroyed and nearly bare. Our way of living isn't as pure as we need it to be, and technological advancements, many though they may be, cannot save us from the consequences of our own actions. As the earth continues to deteriorate, so do the threats to our health and fitness keep on growing. It is up to us to do something about it, and it is our responsibility to ensure the well being not only of our own selves but also that of future generations.


And so we should pay attention and patronize activities that promote health and fitness. When it comes to staying healthy and fit, one of the most common concepts involved is proper diet. The number of obesity cases continue to rise every year, particularly in North America, and contrary to what products marketed as weight loss solutions claim, pills or supplements cannot put an end to obesity and other weight-related problems. Instead of relying on advertising baloney, we should create a plan made of tried and tested methods and do everything we can to achieve our goals. One of the best ways to go about this is to make a personalized menu. Every human anatomy is different; your body's needs are different from mine. Consulting a nutritionist is a good idea; he or she can tell us which foods to avoid (excessive eating of oily and fatty foods is always a no-no) and which to stock up on (good carbs, lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and grains, to name a few). Commitment is necessary, as well as patience; it can take weeks before our bodies adjust.


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Monday, December 1, 2014

Health and Weight Loss Through Yoga

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As you might already have heard, excess weight and obesity have become the plague of this century. With our sedentary lifestyles and food liberality are causing us to put ourselves at risk. It would seem that even those of us who try to keep ourselves in fit body-shapes, all while still enjoying fast-food aren't getting any thinner. The mediums now representing that of the "super size" of our past. It is no wonder that we have begun as a society to super-size ourselves.


Unfortunately this super-size me society doesn't stop merely at adults, instead effecting our children as well. As most children are now more content to sit and watch television or play video games, than play with their friends. Of which is a direct reflection on parents in this world, of whom work too much during the day. Often times coming home to flop down on the couch and "zone out" to the latest television series.


However these aren't the only reasons for obesity in people. From poor eating habits, heightened stress levels, lack of exercise, thyroid conditions, and many more can all become factors in contributing to obesity.


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To keep yourself within proper health, or to avoid any adverse health risks of obesity. It is important for you to take an active role in getting control of your weight. That isn't to say that you should pick up the next fad diet. Instead, you should practice a lifestyle that aids in healthy weight. Both in managing your eating habits, and burning more calories than you intake in a daily basis.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Heal the Gallbladder and Liver With Natural Methods

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One of the most frequent side effects of an overly busy lifestyle is stagnation of the liver and gallbladder organs. When these organs are stagnated, you might notice:


Headaches, migraines and side at the sides of the torso.


High blood pressure.


Insomnia or other sleep disturbances.


Bloating, acid reflex, excessive or poor appetite.


Restlessness, irritability.


Mood swings, quickness to anger.


Tendency to talk incessantly.


Neurological sensitivities.


Gallstones.


Menstrual irregularities and challenges with fertility.


Anemia.


To balance the liver and gallbladder it is important not only to detox through diet, herbs and exercise, but also provide opportunities for nourishment through down-time.


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Emotional struggle, busy activities and heat in the diet in the form of high fat foods or high carbohydrate content, all contribute to energetic heat that agitate then stagnate the liver and gallbladder.


You can empower yourself toward balance by practicing the following for at least five minutes each day.


Put on relaxing music and allow your mind to follow the music.


Practice five count breath work where you count your inhalation for five counts, and count your exhalations for five counts.


Imagine a peaceful scene in nature as you listen to music. Feel the calmness of this place as tangible energy surrounding you.


Dietary strategies that can help quell stress are those things that bring moisture and coolness to the body such as cucumbers, peppermint tea, deep root vegetables.


Also, quiescent qi gong is very helpful with quietness. Circle walking, Eight Treasures, and similar movements gently release tension form the internal organs.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Healing Fibroids Naturally - Shrink Fibroids Without Surgical Treatment

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If you have been thinking about methods of healing fibroids the natural way, you are likely currently conscious of the traditional or conventional options that are obtainable out there. They are all invasive treatments, with the exclusion of the hormonal therapy that is usually offered in order to shrink fibroids just before a surgical treatment.


It is simply normal that a lot of ladies would rather stay away from such methods if possible and thus check out how to shrink fibroids naturally and effortlessly.


The great information is that treating fibroids with ease is unquestionably doable, nevertheless the negative news is the fact that it is not as easy as just taking a pill. Nonetheless, loads of women who endure diligently encounter huge achievement levels and the very character of the approaches applied imply that the fibroids do not develop again. As long as surgical treatments are concerned, all, with the exemption of a hysterectomy, do next to nothing to stop regrowth as all one does is just dealing with the symptoms of fibroids instead of the causes and complexities.


Without a doubt, the actual fact that the reasons behind fibroids can be multi-dimensional signifies that to achieve success in treating fibroids naturally you have to be prepared to make lifestyle adjustments and adopting several other therapies which may comprise cleansing, herbal remedies and subtle dietary modifications. It is simply by knowing the diverse factors behind fibroids and being capable of checking out means of dealing with each one that good results can be attained.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Health and Fitness - Choosing The Right Coach

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People are becoming more health conscious these days and they are spending more time and money on health and fitness. If you think you are not meeting the specific fitness goals you have set for yourself, it is best to hire your own coach.


You need professionals to render certain services for you like repairing your car, handling legal matters or giving you medical care. In the same manner, you need someone to coach and guide you to instill discipline and help you achieve what you are aiming for, a healthy body and mind.


What is the first step you need to do to find a qualified fitness coach? Get referrals by asking people around, checking the yellow pages, going over fitness magazine listings or inquiring from friends at the gym. Fitness coaches don't come cheap and you need to make sure you are getting your money's worth by hiring someone who can provide excellent training and advice.


What should you look for in a fitness coach?


Credentials. You want proof that your coach has been properly trained for the job of making you healthy and fit. A coach with a degree in exercise physiology, health, nutrition, biomechanics or kinesiology is what you are looking for. He must also be able to show verifiable training certifications issued by recognized medical and sports agencies.


Knowledge of nutrition, sleep and first aid. The fitness coach that you are trying to find must have some knowledge about current trends in nutrition, health and fitness. Good diet and sleep are important partners of exercise without which any gains from exercise can be lost. The prospective coach must also be familiar with CPR and other first aid methods in case some accident happens in the course of your exercises.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Health and Energy Drinks - Are They Really Healthy?

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New health drinks and energy drinks seem to fill the coolers and store shelves these days. New beverages are marketed as sports drinks, vitamin water, energy drinks, diabetic drinks,weight-loss or weight-gain drinks and exotic fruit or plant extract drinks- with "miracle" health benefits. The spin is endless - the health claims are often based on fuzzy or no science. There are a few things we should consider when substituting these new beverages for plain old water or other traditional beverages.


Food and drink consumption is largely driven by lifestyle. Beverage manufacturers are in competition to appeal to our quick-changing lifestyles and as a result millions of dollars go in to formulating and marketing something to sell to us. Health and energy products have a special consumer appeal, so, it is profitable for beverage purveyors to associate "good-for-you" and "high energy" with all forms of liquid concoctions. Health and energy drinks are supposed to improve our life in some way, right? Many fall short or can actually hurt us.


Are all these new health and energy beverages really fit for human consumption? Many are absolutely not good for you. Check your labels. Most of these so called health drinks are loaded with sugars to make them palatable to our sugar craving taste buds. Since we aren't likely to buy many if they taste bad, beverage manufacturers are tempted to disguise the high sugar content of their beverages - because consumers in our new health conscious culture have quit buying so many of their high sugar soft drinks. Isn't high sugar content the reason we were told our kid's teeth are rotting and our butts are getting larger?


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