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10 Homemade Espresso Recipes with a Professional Espresso Machine

Description: We all love espresso, and it does give us the morning jolt we need on a Monday morning. So, we have 10 amazing espresso recipes that you can try at home. Sounds fun, right? Check it out now! It’s really easy to make, we promise. Making espresso might not seem easy at first glance, but it will be when you have the right tools. With the nespresso coffee machine, it is quite simple. All you need to do is try several Nespresso espresso recipes to perfect. Today, we will provide you with ten recipes to help you out. Just keep in mind that once you make a few coffees, the process will seem much easier. So, don’t beat yourself up if you get some wrong.  Source: Table of Contents1 Making Coffee with an Espresso Coffee Machine 2 Espresso Maker Recipes 3 #1: Latte 4 #2: Flat White 5 #3: Cappuccino 6 #4: Mocha 7 #5: Deluxe Iced Coffee 8 #6: Doppio 9 #7: Short Black10 #8: Café Cubano 11 #9: Macchiato 12 #10: Long Black 13 Espresso Recipes Putting It All Together  Making Coffee with an Espresso Coffee Machine  There are four primary steps in making coffee with a machine. These steps are the grind, pour/extraction, heat the milk, and […]

Pomelo Juice and Cardio Workouts: My Allies in My Journey to End Obesity

Do calories make you happy? If people asked me that question before, my answer would be a direct and heartfelt, “Yes!” I mean, who doesn’t become happy by buying a box of doughnuts, seeing an elegant chocolate tiramisu, or merely thinking of ice cream? At least, that’s how I used to think. I thought that all of those treats were heavenly and to die for! I was so obsessed with food that if there was a rehab for foodies, just like an alcohol rehab for alcoholics, I certainly would have been admitted there. In the past, I was someone who didn’t care what she put in her mouth. I was born fat. I grew up fat. I finished college fat. I was so used to being obese that I couldn’t imagine what I was missing in life. It was only after I was diagnosed with a fatty liver, high cholesterol, and borderline diabetes that I began to reconsider my eating choices. Eventually, I realized that I was eating to deal with my emotions, not to satisfy my bodily needs. Sometimes eating or feeling famished is not about food. We often eat when we are lonely, frustrated, sad, or angry. We […]

Is There a Connection Between Body Weight and Drug and Alcohol Consumption?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, substance abuse is the excessive use of alcohol or drugs that may make an individual experience clinical impairments and dramatic losses in social, professional, and academic skills. Substance abuse may also alter the diet, resulting in irregular eating patterns or poor nutrition. Use of substances such as drugs and alcohol may lead to significant health problems often associated with weight gain or loss. Table of Contents1 Substance Abuse and Metabolism2 Alcohol and Liver Function3 Health and Body Weight4 Alcohol Abuse and Body Weight Changes5 Drug Abuse and Weight Changes6 AUTHOR BIO: Substance Abuse and Metabolism During the process of digestion, the body breaks down the food you eat and uses the food for energy and nutrients. The cells in the body must have adequate amounts of nutrients to function properly and aid in metabolism. Body cells also need sugar in the form of glucose for growth and energy and to repair any damage that occurs. When people abuse substances, the abuse often leads to poor diet and nutrition because drug and alcohol abuse may Suppress their appetites or make them more hungry than usual. Lead them to crave unhealthy foods, especially low-nutrient foods or […]

Water Therapy: How Water Can Cure Addiction

It was 5 years ago when Earl (not his real name) showed up at my office a week after a workshop we had both attended. I was at the workshop on an invitation to talk about my experiences having worked as a counselor and social worker working with people struggling with drug addiction. Earl was there to get help with his addiction to alcohol. He had been a user for 8 years and had tried various rehabilitation programs with little success. In his account of the problems he was experiencing, rehab seemed to work, but fallible. Increasingly often, the medication did not help him much to beat withdrawal symptoms. He was particularly concerned about withdrawal symptoms that left him in constant pain even after taking medications prescribed by his therapist. Apart from strong occasional urges to drink, his withdrawal was causing him headaches, extremely sweaty nights, nausea, and constipation. These symptoms had left him desperate and almost resigning from rehabilitation. Was it worth receiving treatment for addiction when alcohol seemed the only option that could truly ease his suffering? Knowing the signs of dehydration, I immediately recognized the cause of Earl’s problems with recovery. He was simply not drinking enough […]

Juicing and Skin Lightening: Can Juicing Help with Skin Whitening? The Real Deal?

There are many websites claiming to have juicing recipes that will effectively lighten the skin. The implication is that juicing is an effective way of gaining nutritional benefits. They claim that preparing drinks with supposedly natural skin lightening foods will naturally lighten the skin. Juicing recipes attributed to skin lighting include juices made from various fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Table of Contents1 Can Juicing Lighten the Skin?2 What Causes Dark Skin?3 Natural Skin Lightening Agents4 Vitamin C/Ascorbic Acid and Skin Lightening5 Arbutin and Skin Lightening6 Niacinamide and Skin Lightening7 Papaya, Papain, and Skin Lightening8 Licorice and Skin Lightening9 Mulberry and Skin Lightening10 Juicing and Skin Lightening11 Author Bio: Can Juicing Lighten the Skin? People who are interested in skin lightening often wonder if certain fruits in juice blends can be used to produce a lighter, more even complexion. The short answer to this question is yes. This does not mean that juicing will lighten the skin, though. This is primarily due to the way the body processes food and nutrients that enter the body through the dietary system and travel through the bloodstream. Once people consume these food and nutrients orally, various processes can occur and affect how quickly the […]

Make Your Mornings Bulletproof: A Guide for Tired Moms

Motherhood is an exhausting but fulfilling job. From running around after children to keeping the house in order, there always seem to be countless tasks that all need to be accomplished now, and too little time and energy to do it. As a mom, you often strive to take care of everything and always be at the right place at the right time. But no matter how hard you try, there may be times when you feel like you’re not good enough. However, you need to remember that it’s okay to not be perfect. After all, moms are human, too. With that said, you shouldn’t ponder too long about how big of a mess your house is and how incompetent you feel you are (because you’re not) — you must act on it and initiate change instead. And, believe it or not, change can begin from the most unexpected place. One thing you can do to make your days worthwhile is to rethink your morning routines. Table of Contents1 7 Best Morning Routines for Tired Moms2 Meditate Before the Kids Wake Up3 Do Some Morning Stretches4 Take a Morning Walk5 Be Grateful About Something6 Start Your Daily Tasks Early7 Shower8 […]

Milk’s Health Benefits, Allergies, and Alternatives

Drinking milk has been part of our lives since we were born. We drank our mother’s breast milk to nourish our fragile, little bodies. Even when babies have transitioned to toddlerhood, some mothers continue to breastfeed as long as their “liquid gold” can be produced. In my case, I only got to breastfeed my daughter for a few months because I wasn’t able to produce enough milk. It didn’t matter how many supplements I took or breast milk-boosting foods I ate. That is why I alternately gave breast milk and formula milk to my baby and shifted permanently to the latter. Thankfully, my daughter has no milk allergies or intolerances whatsoever. Even now that she is two-going-on-three-years-old, she sometimes prefers drinking milk to eating food (but she does eat meals every day). Most of the time, however, she drinks milk and then I just find her asleep on her bed. She really does love her milk Table of Contents1 Benefits of milk2 Milk improves your skin’s complexion3 Milk aids in muscle growth4 Milk may help in weight loss5 Milk may help you relax6 Milk helps prevent certain diseases7 What is Milk Allergy?8 Milk Allergy vs. Lactose Intolerance9 Milk Alternatives10 Soy […]

How To Eat Healthy When Camping

We all love camping from time to time especially when the weather is ideal. There are even people who go camping several times a year since it is an enjoyable experience. While camping it is paramount to eat healthy foods that will keep you energized. This is because while camping you will participate in an assortment of activities that will require energy. There will also be a change of environment from what you are used to, and as a result, your body should be well prepared for the changes. I learned about the importance of eating healthy while camping during my first camping trip. I was just sixteen, and I did not know much about camping. The entire camping trip was to last five days, and I thought I had prepared well. Little did I know that it takes more than just carrying the essential things to eat healthily and be comfortable when camping. During this particular trip, I had brought just snacks which I thought because they do not go bad easily would sustain me for the five days. I had also carried a moderate quantity of water because I did not want to move heavy things. I had […]

The Best Juices to Cure Your Hangover

A hangover is a really awful experience that should make you promise yourself not to drink anymore, but rarely does, or at least not for long. Hangovers range from just a tad bad to something for which you could end up needing medical treatment. Sadly, many of us can so easily forget how painful and embarrassing it was that we will end up with another hangover after a friend’s birthday celebration a month from now. My first hangover experience happened when I was in middle school. I was reviewing my notes for an exam when I got curious at the sight of a bottle of my uncle’s homemade fruit wine. I remember that the bottle had some orange pieces and raisins settling at the bottom and that it smelled sweet. I got a glass and poured it a quarter full, then enjoyed another three—or four; I can’t remember—servings of a similar size. I do recall that I wasn’t able to finish my review that night and that I felt very sluggish on exam day. I completed the exam as fast as I could, so I could excuse myself from the class afterward. I ended up with a score that was […]

A Delicious Juice to Help Relieve Headaches/Migraines

Have you ever had a headache or migraine that was so bad it ruined your day? How difficult was it for you to concentrate on work or spend quality time with loved ones when you were nursing a throbbing noggin? Terrible headaches and debilitating migraines might be more common than you think, but there’s a silver lining to that cloud. With so many people suffering from headaches and migraines, the medical community has developed numerous remedies that offer quick relief. For a long time, my first thought was to reach for an over-the-counter pill killer. I didn’t have time for a gym membership or a yoga class, I didn’t want to take a prescription, and everything else I was trying simply wasn’t working. Either way, something had to be done. So, I started doing some researching and I came across a simple recipe for a delicious juice that rapidly relieves migraines and headaches. Juicing got my attention because of the following reasons: It contains no drugs. It won’t interact with your medications. It’s extremely tasty. It’s easy to make. It gives your body a boost of much-needed nourishment. I was pleasantly surprised by how effective the migraine juice recipe was […]

How Juicing Helped Me to Get Over My Drug Addiction

Addiction is something that had taken over my life for 8 years. From the time I began doing drugs, at 15 years old until the time I stopped, at 23 years old, there wasn’t a day I didn’t think about getting high. Being clean over 7 years now, I still have days where I want to do drugs. The cravings never really go away. Yes, there are days which are easier than others, but the struggle is still there. I am still working my program and using the recovery tools I learned so many years ago. Out of everything I learned, there is one recovery tool that has helped me more than so many others and that is juicing. There are some amazing health benefits to juicing, not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. I do have to admit, juicing is one of the things that helped me to get over my drug addiction. Table of Contents1 Who I Am2 How I Got Started with Drugs3 How Drugs Affected My Life4 Moment I Realized I Needed to Change5 How I Use Juicing and Rehab to Get Over My Drug Addiction6 My Life After Being Clean Who I Am […]

Infused Water: A Fab Way To Lose Weight or Just a Diet Fad?

I was not a fan of plain water before. Instead of drinking water, I would rather drink fruit juices to quench my thirst. Over sodas and fruit juice, I would prefer the latter, although I am aware that most commercial fruit juices are not really as healthy like the former. For me, fruit juice was the lesser evil between the two. When I started Intermittent Fasting months ago, it was the time I began to appreciate good ol’ plain water. It did quench my thirst – even better than drinking orange juice in carton packs. More importantly, water helped preempt my hunger pangs, and I felt guilt-free for the first time. I mean, pure water is 100 percent no sugar and other additives – just pure, satisfying liquid going into my system. And I loved that. For the first time, I actually felt healthy from the inside. We all know how important drinking water is for our health. There’s this never-ending reminder to drink eight glasses of water per day to stay hydrated. Then there are these other myths about water, which are proven to be all false. X And then, there’s infused water. Table of Contents1 What is infused […]

The Power of Juicing – And Why You Should Try It Now!

I am neither the healthiest nor the fittest person around. In fact, I actually weigh more than the recommended weight for my height – a very cutesy, petite 5’3. As for my actual weight… well, the weight-height ratio chart suggests that it is supposed to be within the recommended weight for 5’8 women. In other words, I am quite a bulky person, which is not ordinary. On second thought, my weight may be due to muscles and not fat (so much for wishful thinking). Despite my statistics, I can say that I am still generally healthy. I have normal blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. I ‘go number two’ regularly and rarely get sick. I also get to exercise when I have the time, whether I go to the local gym, have my workout routines at home, do some household chores, or just playing with my 2-year old daughter around the house. I also do Intermittent Fasting (IF), which is basically more of an eating pattern rather than a weight loss tool. Nevertheless, IF helped me lose 14 pounds in less than two months – along with exercise (albeit not on a regular basis) and healthier food intake.  Obviously, […]

11 Amazing Healthy Benefits of Barley Grass Juice

Have you ever tasted barley juice? There are high chances that you haven’t. Although barley is always associated with beer brewing, there are much more credible nutrients this wonder plant can offer to humankind. Barley grass juice beats the renowned wheat grass squarely with a better taste, more nutrients, higher germination rate, and it does not contain gluten. The plant, scientifically known as Horeum vulgate L was introduced to America by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Its juice has been used by man for ages, with its earliest recorded history of consumption dating back to 7000 BC. It grows well in a temperament climate with a neutral pH and adequate fresh water. Interestingly, you don’t need to have a farm to grow it: a space of two meters by one meter is enough to feed a family of six people all year round! It is recommended that you blend barley grass 6-10 days after germination. At this time they are rich in; Chlorophyll Antioxidants such as flavonoids and phenols Elemental iron All electrolytes especially magnesium and calcium Essential and nonessential amino acids Vitamin A Vitamin B Vitamin C Vitamin E Selenium Honestly, it is nearly impossible to find a majority of […]

1200 Calorie Weekly Meal Plan for Good Health

So today I’m going to tell you a little about my fitness story, before we move on to figure out the perfect weekly diet plan for you. Before I started with my weight loss journey I used to eat whatever I could grab at the eleventh hour OR I would spend hours in the kitchen cooking the cheesiest mac’n’cheese I have ever eaten (which basically meant adding more cheese.) But then one day I realized that I’m probably accumulating quite a lot of fat when I stopped fitting in a size 16. This was nightmare for someone like me who has worn a size 10 through college. It was time for some serious introspection and figuring out where the problem lies. At first I thought, maybe it’s all the donuts and fudge brownies I binge-eat while binge-watching TV at long weekends, so I decided to cut ‘em out. Then I started to eat less and at a certain point I even starved myself. No matter how much effort I would make, the needle won’t move at all. I was getting more and more depressed with each passing days and my clothes were getting tighter. That’s when my friend told me […]

Five Super Foods for Glowing & Gorgeous Skin

Hello, ladies! Today we’re going to talk all about gorgeous, glowing & flawless skin. I’m sure all of you want a beautiful skin; it explains the collection of skin care items in your bathroom cabinets and on your dressing table, right? But are all of these various products worth it? Sure, they can be. In fact, some of the high-end regimens such as products by Goop and Kora (Miranda Kerr’s brand) can make a great difference. But these products usually aren’t very cheap, in fact not cheap at all. For some of us, they are simply not affordable. That is when these products need a sound replacement. And although the process of replacing these products can be a lengthy one, it’s well worth it. For this particular post, we will be discussing a selection of foods that I have found to be most helpful in countering skin problems and maintaining my usual skin care. I was so tired of buying all the semi-expensive products (that’s all I could afford) and expecting them to work. Sometimes they worked, sometimes I wouldn’t see a trace of difference in the quality of my skin and sometimes they would cause acne. The sheer unpredictability […]

The Ups (and Downs) of My Juice Cleanse

Dieting is all the rage right now, and has been for quite some time. I’m sure you’ve heard of keto and paleo, as well as other crash-diets, superfoods, and juice cleanses. And what I’m sure you’ve also heard regarding those fad diets is a bunch of very mixed and confusing reviews about each of them, depending on who you’ve listened to and whether or not they trying to push products associated with their respective diet. The truth is that all of our bodies are different, in genetic makeup, physical structure, and years of daily habits – so even if you do find a consistently positive response to any one diet that convinces you to try it, you have to be wary that it might not even work for your body type. Another truth is that many of the above diets are not designed for long-term use in general; while they each offer their own benefits to certain people, they are frequently misused because they are commonly marketed as a quick or easy weight-loss tool. I personally believe that it’s more important to make sure you have healthy habits and make good choices for your body every day before you throw […]

The Best 5 Natural Drinks for Fast Weight Loss

Honestly speaking, we all want to lose that extra pound if that is all it costs to firm up our bodies in the places we need it the most. Numerous alternatives have been praised for their results in weight loss. These include feeding on clean foods alongside grueling physical exercise regimens. While these options might work for you, they are not the only solutions to fast weight loss. There are natural drinks which can help you to get that trim physique of your dreams. Furthermore, natural drinks to weight loss have proved to be an easy and convenient way of fast weight loss. Indeed, most weight loss experts, as well as those trying to lose weight quickly, are giving them a try. So, would you love to lose weight fast with these homemade drinks? If so, then you need to know the top natural beverages which promote fast weight loss. Worth noting if the fact that these drinks are all natural and they are good for the body as they have no side effects which come with processed drinks for weight loss. Now, let’s start the journey to you’re a fit and healthier lifestyle, shall we? The best five natural […]

5 Things You Should Know about Detoxing and Cleansing

Do you feel like your body needs to be cleaned? You might be thinking of a detox or cleanse to serve the purpose. However, before making your decision, you should know how to differentiate the two. This way, you will be able to choose the right one for your needs. Table of Contents1 But what is the difference between the two?2 Detox3 Cleanse4 Holistic Detoxification is a Better Option5 What Detoxes and Cleanses Promise6 Short-term Detox is not Usually Successful7 The Ideal Time to Cleanse and Detox8 The Weight Will Eventually Come Back on9 Conclusion10 Author Bio: But what is the difference between the two? Detox The liver and kidneys are tasked with eliminating harmful toxins from the body. Detox is meant to help the body with detoxification process by eliminating any harmful additives that you consume in food. The function of these organs can be strengthened by making some dietary changes like adding more fruits and vegetables or vegetable juices. Cleanse Its purpose is to clean the digestive tract, especially the colon to remove any undigested food, parasites, and toxins. It is a mild way of removing toxins by the use of a simpler diet for a specific period. […]

5 Lifestyle Changes to Make You Sleep Better, Live Healthier and Be Happier

Fighting the zombie effect We’re probably all familiar with the jaded, irritable feeling that comes after a bad night’s sleep. The physical craving for caffeine, the even more physical urge to kick your boss in the shins after another “Well, don’t you look peaky” quip and the overwhelming need to curl up into a little ball and nap those cobwebs away. When you’re under-rested, chances are that everyone around you knows about it. You wear your dark circles and red-rimmed eyes like a badge. Your inability to stop snapping at people sends them running in the other direction. You yawn so much it’s very possible that a case of lockjaw isn’t far away. “I am zombie, hear me roar!” you’d say. If only you had the energy. Table of Contents1 A deeper look at deprivation2 1: Sleep earlier3 2: Create a routine4 3: Get some exercise5 4: Watch what you eat6 5: Nap when you need to7 Rounding up8 Author’s Bio A deeper look at deprivation Let’s face it – a sleepy zombie ain’t exactly attractive. There’s a reason they call it “getting your beauty sleep”, after all! But sleep deprivation has far more negative consequences than simply cosmetic. It […]

How I Made My Husband Stop Snoring

My husband is a very thoughtful, intelligent and hilarious man. He is quite lovable, but as he falls asleep at night, I start to loathe him. Well, you might be thinking why! Basically, he is entirely prone to snoring. This is the ultimate tectonic sort of snoring that would definitely make the walls rattle. So when I got to know that my husband has a snoring problem, I was quite sure that it was going to be a very big headache to deal with that problem. But at the beginning, I started taking it in my stead. Basically, I would wake up and hear him snoring. I would then tap him on the shoulder. He would definitely turn over and then seriously stop snoring, at least for a while. Sometimes if this occurred numerous times in just one night, he would complain. At last, I was the only one, who was continually losing her sleep. So, I felt that I had the right to speak up! I only wished I knew how to make it stop! I was completely blank, and I did not get any clues of how to stop this constant noise of snoring. But the day after, […]

10 Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranates are wonderful fruits with a truly ancient history of medicinal healing. In fact, pomegranates are mentioned multiple times in holy scriptures for their healing properties! When you see a pomegranate for the first time, you may wonder what to do with it. The red outer skin is tough and thick, and it isn’t easy to tell how to eat it. With time, you learn that the benefits of pomegranate juice begin when you peel back the protective skin and retrieve the small, juicy red inner seeds. These seeds can be juiced, eaten as-is, added as a garnish to foods and even brewed as an herbal tea. In this article, learn 10 time-honoured health benefits of fresh pomegranate juice! Table of Contents1 Benefit 1: Pomegranate juice eases symptoms of strep throat2 Benefit 2: Pomegranate juice helps your body fight cancer3 Benefit 3: Pomegranate juice can lower high blood pressure4 Benefit 4: Pomegranate juice boosts the immune system5 Benefit 5: Pomegranate juice can fight off bacteria and fungi6 Benefit 6: Pomegranate juice can reduce inflammation in the body7 Benefit 7: Pomegranate juice can lower risk of heart disease8 Benefit 8: Pomegranate juice can improve memory.9 Benefit 9: Pomegranate juice can improve fertility10 Benefit 10: Pomegranate juice boosts mood naturally11 Author Bio: […]

6 Ingredients I Use in My Morning Juices

Morning juices have become a convenient way of providing the body with the daily requirements of vegetables and fruits while preventing midday cravings. For some people, nutrient-rich morning juices offer an excellent way to shed a few pounds, keep a youthful skin, and detox. Until a few years ago, my morning juice would be a blend of sweet fruits-bananas, pineapples, oranges topped up with a pawpaw. A glass of the morning juice was equally exciting as I always looked forward to preparing and drinking it. However, with all the fuss about taking green juices, I decided to give it a try. Of course, it wasn’t as sweet as the sweetened morning juices that I was used to, but since my goals for the next few months were all about detoxification, I decided to take the plunge. What’s more, my morning juice blend lacked the appropriate amount of fiber the body required.   Image source: Flickr Table of Contents1 Benefits of Taking Morning Juice2 Ingredients3 Instructions4 How the Ingredients Aid the Detoxification Process5 Kale Leaf6 Celery7 Parsley8 Collard Leaf9 Beetroot10 Pineapple/Apples11 Real Life Example12 Conclusion13 Author Bio: Benefits of Taking Morning Juice Most people still don’t appreciate the benefits that come […]

Energize Your Morning Using These Breakfast Options

Are you like most people who struggle to get up and stay awake in the morning? There is no question that consuming natural and healthy foods will help provide your body the energy it needs. Although energy drinks may supply as much as a healthy breakfast, they could make you feel cranky and fully drained a few hours later. What you need is a healthy breakfast that contains B vitamins, natural carbohydrates and fiber. This will help you stay sharp, feel fuller for longer periods of time and prevent blood sugar spikes that usually lead to sugar crash. Protein is also a great breakfast addition as it helps jumpstart your metabolism in the morning. Avoid relying too much on energy drinks to get you by, as they usually contain too much sugar and artificial elements and fillers. Instead, choose natural and healthy energizing breakfast options that will help you stay focused throughout the morning. Below are some good examples you can add to your breakfast options. Table of Contents1 Prepare Green Smoothies2 Drink Freshly Brewed Black Coffee3 Consume More Green Tea4 Add Spices5 Prepare Oatmeal6 Cook Eggs7 Top Chia Seeds On Your Food8 Lemons, Limes and Grapefruits9 Bio: Prepare Green […]

Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Review: Brings You Health and Gives You Joy

The Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact is one of the fastest and most efficient cyclonic juicer available on the market. It will do justice to those who crave the highest possible quality nutrients and look for maximum extracted juice volume. Having a 700-watt motor operating at 13,000 rpm, this unit is packed with power. You can maximize the extraction of nutrients from your produce. The Breville BJE200XL features a double knife and places fruits and veggies over the center cutter. Then it filters them during mincing. They are then reduced to miniscule particles for easier processing. Next, they are pressed against a stainless steel part on a micro-mesh filter to make more yield of juice. By comparison with other juicers you may get as much as 30 percent increase of juice yield. If you demand from a juicer in your kitchen durability, ease of use, quick clean up, and excellent standards for nutritional quality, you would be on the right track looking at this model. This is one of the very best juice fountain extractors. See Breville BJE200XL on Amazon In no more than 5 seconds, the Breville BJE200XL will produce up to 8 ounces of liquid. And it has […]

Tips That Show Anybody How To Manage Diabetes Inexpensively

Diabetes requires a delicate balance of close personal management of the disease and high cost medical care. As the price of healthcare services increases each year, some patients find it more difficult to financially get by due to expensive essential medical supplies, insulin and other health requirements that help them live normally with diabetes. According to Dr. Irl Hirsch from the University of Washington, there are techniques for managing diabetes at the lowest possible cost. Below are some tips you can follow to help manage your diabetes without going broke. Table of Contents1 Learn How Your Body Works2 Opt For Generic Drugs 3 Buy From Bulk Suppliers4 Research Different Vendors5 Reuse Essential Medical Supplies6 Regular Exercise7 Eat Right8 Bio: Learn How Your Body Works One of the best ways to help you take care of your body is to learn how it regulates your blood sugar levels. Start by making a list of questions you can ask to your doctor. You may also approach a friend, a relative or someone you know who is also dealing with blood sugar issues or diabetes. Get some useful tips from them and learn how they managed their disease without spending too much money. […]

Choosing the Best Organic Ginger Juice: Ginger People

Ginger comes from the root of the Zingiber officinale plant. The numerous health benefits of ginger have been known for centuries. The Spaniards began growing ginger in the 16th century, and when their conquistadors traveled to the New World, they brought ginger with them. It is a common ingredient in most Chinese dishes and many dishes from Japan, India, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and North Africa. The flavor of Ginger is both citrus and spicy, and is found in both desserts (such as gingerbread, ginger cookies, cakes and muffins) and main dishes. What About Ginger Juice? Like Ginger, it has more or less the same benefits. Ginger juice is packed packs with a lot of nutritional substance, and when you juice it together with other veggies and fruits, you increase the nutritional richness of your drinks. 2 ounces of ginger juice come with: more than 1000 milligrams of potassium (great for you heart), about 2 milligrams of Vitamin b3 – Niacin (great for the nervous system), about 80 milligrams of phosphorus (important for strong teeth and bones), and 12 milligrams of vitamin C (natural antioxidant and necessary for collagen production) I like drinking my ginger juice straight, but for most […]

Health Benefits of Goldenseal

There are many wonderful, health benefits of goldenseal, although, its use is somewhat controversial. What is Goldenseal? Goldenseal (Canadian Barberry, Hydrastis canadensis) is a small perennial plant that grows between 6-12 inches. Since ancient times it has been considered a high rankiranih medicinal herb. The rootstock is thick and knotted. The stem is purplish. The goldenseal leaf is hairy with double-toothed lobes. Each plant produces a single orange-red berry and a small greenish white flower.[1] Goldenseal is native to North America, but is less common and populous than it used to be [2] due to excessive harvesting by humans. Long before the medicine has proven its health benefits, the native American peoples have used it too. It is now designated an endangered species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.[1] The Native Americans used goldenseal extensively for medicinal purposes. [1,2] The Cherokee Indians used it to stain their faces and clothes yellow. This kept them from being identified as Native Americans. [2] Goldenseal can also be used to dye wool, silk and cotton.[2] The Cherokee also used it as a cure for cancer (in combination with other herbs) and later on the pioneers […]

Tea Tree Oil and Its Uses

There are many different tea tree oil uses. So, if you have an old bottle of tea tree oil or melaleuca oil stuck in the back of you medicine cabinet somewhere, never fear, you WILL find a use for it. What is tea tree oil? Tea tree oil is oftentimes called Melaleuca oil and is extracted from Melaleuca alternifola [1]. It is clear to pale yellow and has a distinctive odor, if you’ve smelled tea tree oil, you would recognize it! Many people do like the smell of tea tree oil! You should know that it is not related to Tea Oil. Tea oil is extracted using the seeds of the Tea plant (Camellia sinensis). The tea tree oil is rather extracted using steam distillation of the leaves of Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifola). Tea tree is native to Australia, where this essential oil is very popular and commonly used. Unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) make up about 80% of the total fatty acids. The most prevalent FA in tea seed oil was oleic acid, followed by linoleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid.[2] Tea tree leaves Tea tree oil has long been known to have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral properties [1]. […]

Treating Chronic Inflammation: Where To Begin?

Acute inflammation is the body’s primary line of defense against attackers. Without it, there is nothing that can help our immune system detect potential threats that can damage our overall health. But sometimes, our bodies get confused whether there is a real threat or not. This is when chronic inflammation begins. It is a low-grade inflammation happening all throughout the body, slowly damaging your cells and tissues. Chronic inflammation is silent and violent and triggered by numerous factors that can be controlled and prevented. It is caused by a wide array of factors like poor diet choices, exposure to allergens and toxins, and even stress. Eating too much processed food, animal products, sugary treats, and other foods rich in trans fats can trigger this problem, as well as drinking too much alcohol. Aside from that, the health of your GI tract also plays a vital role in chronic inflammation. Over time, your body and immunity will grow tired and wear out. This leads to other chronic diseases and added health issues like allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, arthritis, diabetes and even cancer. You will also look years ahead of your real age as inflammation literally kills the healthy cells that […]

Best Apps for Fast Health Check

The beginning of 2017 brought delicious food and all those extra pounds that aren’t necessarily easy to shed, especially in winter time. The truth is that we need all the help we can get when it comes to those irritating numbers on the scale, not just for our good looks, but for keeping our health in balance as well. Different people use different methods to get fitter, to fix their cholesterol levels, to leave behind any bad nutrition habit that might have been haunting them for a long time and today we’ll talk about how you can use your smartphone as your health check institution. The first thing you need to be aware of whenever it comes to getting your health to optimal condition is that is all comes from your head . You will need to decide firmly and set goals to do whatever it is you need to achieve them. People, apps, gyms and everything else that comes to mind are there to help you and additionally motivate you, but it  all starts and unfortunately ends with you. Once you’re in the clear and determined to become the best version of yourself that you can be, picking the […]

3 Secret Asian Herbs that Burn Belly Fat

The Asian culture is known to be rich in traditional medicinal practices, thanks to the numerous herbs that grow widely and even wildly across its lands. From headaches to digestive problems, there sure is an herbal remedy for that. And of course, there are herbs to help with weight loss too, especially for those who want to burn belly fat. Table of Contents1 1. Gobo2 2. Pasak Bumi3 3. Green Tea4 About the Author 1. Gobo This is popular Japanese herb which has been used in traditional medicine for a variety of symptoms and conditions. It can grow up to six feet in height, with leaves extending from the ground level. The leaves are oval and shaped like hearts. Each leaf can measure up to two inches long. The stems can look red or deep green, and young stems are covered in small and white soft hairs. As the plant matures, these hairs disappear, revealing smooth stems. This is a flowering plant and can be identified with its reddish flowers. Its scientific name is Arctium lappa, and it is native to Middle East Countries, as well as to China and Japan. It can also be found in other part of […]

Home Remedies for Allergies — Find Relief Without Drugs

Ah choo! Are you are looking for relief from the itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose and other discomforts associated with airborne or seasonal allergy? In this post you will find a list of home remedies that you might want to try as an alternative to using medications. You will also find a couple of healthy and effective beverages for reducing allergies naturally. In this article we are primarily going to talk about allergic rhinitis, caused by dust, mold, pollen and other natural substances. Many people with such issues often turn to over-the-counter drugs, including antihistamines, seeking for some relief. The main problem with these medications is related to their undesired side-effects. For example, drowsiness is one frequent side-effect of prescription medication for allergies. Other include dry mouth, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness. It might be a good strategy to try some home remedies first and see if they can help totally eliminate the problem… or at least alleviate the symptoms without any unwanted side effects. Read on to learn more! Table of Contents1 The Cause of Allergic Reactions2 Allergy to the Dust Mite3 Allergy to Pollen4 Allergy to Mold5 Home Remedies to Try6 Juicing and Allergies7 Pineapple-Spinach Juice Recipe 8 Proper […]

Paleo Muffins — the Muffin Evolution

Paleo muffins joke of the day… One day, an engineer was crossing a road and a frog caught his attention and called out to him. The frog said, “If you kiss me, I will turn into a beautiful muffin”. The engineer bent over and picked up the frog. The frog spoke up again from inside of his pocket and said, “If you kiss me and turn me into a tasty muffin, I’ll stay with you for one whole week.” The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, looked at it, smiled, and put it back to the pocket. The frog then spoke up again with a louder voice, “If you kiss me and transform me into a muffin, I will stay with you and do WHATEVER you want.” Again the engineer looked at the frog, and returned it into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked with an angry voice, “What is the matter with you? Haven’t I told you I’m a beautiful muffin. I’m ready to stay with you and do whatever you want. Why won’ t you kiss me?” The engineer said, “Look I’m an engineer. I don’t have time to eat a muffin, but a talking frog, […]

Wheat Free Paleo Bread Recipe

Table of Contents1 Paleo bread with no grain-based flour – but it’s actually easier to work with…2 Cakes and biscuits truly paleo?3 Don’t make TOO much – you’ll just eat it…4 Here’s how to make Paleo bread– then you can repackage as you see fit…5 At last! A recipe!6 Nothing can go wrong…can go wrong…can go wrong… Paleo bread with no grain-based flour – but it’s actually easier to work with… One of the wonderful things about eating a Paleo diet is the forgiving nature of things when baking any types of almond-based or coconut-based bread (there’s a Paleo bread recipe below). People often ask Is bread bad for you?.  Only if it’s grain-based, is the answer, I think back to the days of my Mum who seemed to be endlessly making sponge cakes and scones and whatever else. There was a certain “science” attached to whatever she did. Some things had to be: carefully folded others whipped eggs beaten, then added by making a well in the center dry ingredients sifted fruit cakes or wedding cakes dropped from a great height before cooking in order to level them (it’s true!!) And so it would go on! Even the temperature […]

THIS Is What Happens When Your Child Drinks Soda

Soda is among worst drinks you can consume. There is serious and compelling evidence out there confirming this – including a video of reporter Yunji DeNies drinking a 20-ounce glass of cola, which contains an equivalent of 16 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). When you buy soda, you get water, a bit of flavor, and HFCS, which usually contains a mix of 45 percent glucose and 55 percent fructose. Recent investigations, though, have discovered that many brand-name sodas actually contain 65 percent fructose. With the help of a doctor, DeNies explains the effect of soda in your body. Once soda is consumed, your pancreas quickly starts to create insulin in response to the sugar. There is a quite rapid rise in blood sugar. The effects are as follows:   Within 20 minutes – Your blood sugar spikes. Your liver responds to the insulin burst by converting massive amounts of sugar into fat. Within 40 minutes – You completely absorb the caffeine. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. DeNies had a blood glucose level of 79 at the outset of the experiment, but after […]

Everything About Beans

These legumes have been around for 7000 years … for very good reason.   Beans are not one of those vegetables that suffers from an image problem. Their significance is evident in the many popular words and phrases that have evolved around them in English and other languages – ‘full of beans’, ‘spill the beans’, and ‘beanfeast’, which means a lavish feast, to name a few.   The word ‘bean’ originally referred only to broad beans. It wasn’t until Greek and Roman times, and with the introduction of African varieties, that it got its botanical name, Phaseolus.   Essentially, there are two categories of fresh beans. There are those, such as green beans, that are eaten in their immature state in pod form, with barely formed beans. There’s also the type, such as borlotti beans, grown for the mature beans that are extracted from the pod. Borlotti beans, along with many others are also sold in dry form.   Originating in Central America, where they’ve been cultivated for 7000 years, beans were then spread north and south by native Americans – they are found wild in parts of Central and Southern America. With European exploration in the 15th century, the […]

The Best Supplements to Add to Your Juices

Juicing is a great way to improve the nutrition you get in your daily diet. You can drink juices to supplement your diet, or you can try a juice fast to give your body a break from processed and other unhealthy foods or to try to treat certain minor health conditions, such as digestive issues. Though juicing offers exceptional nutritional value, there are some supplements you may consider adding to your juices in order to get even more benefits. Here are some of the best supplements to add to your juices: Table of Contents1 Chlorella 2 Spirulina3 Maca4 Oils Chlorella Chlorella is a protein-rich algae that contains many essential nutrients. This emerald-green powder contains nearly 45 percent protein and 20 percent healthy fat, making it an excellent addition to any juice. Chlorella is beneficial not only as a protein supplement, but it is also said to be able to help flush out heavy metals and other toxins in the body. Spirulina Like Chlorella, Spirulina is an algae that has a rich green hue. It is also an excellent source of protein (about 60 percent). Spirulina is also an excellent source of Vitamin B12, which is not found in many sources […]

What to Look for When Choosing a Commercial Juicer

This is a guest post by Jeff Breeden from Whether you’re opening a juice bar, or if you plan to add more healthy fruit and vegetable juices to your menu, or even if you’ve got a large family or other close-knit group to supply with delicious juices, you need a powerful commercial juicer that can withstand the rigors of constant operation. Main Features and Benefits of Commercial Juicers Commercial juicers are capable of making large amounts of juice on a fairly continuous basis. In general, these juicers are designed to extract as much juice as possible from fruits and vegetables, leaving only dry pulp behind. This ensures you get a good return on investment and prevents excess waste. The type of juice you plan to serve determines whether you need a juice extractor that works with fruits and vegetables alike, or if a heavy-duty citrus juicer will do the trick. Some citrus juicers are capable of handling whole, unpeeled oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes. These juicers are best for operations offering pure organic juices, as you don’t want pesticides and other chemicals ending up in the juice you are serving to your customers. When comparing commercial juicer models, check […]

Raw Food Diets – The Benefits Nature Intended

You’ve most likely heard people talking about raw food diets and how beneficial they are for you, but did you ever wonder what exactly it is they are talking about? You might have pictured raw beef or oysters on your dinner plate – but that’s far from correct. If truth be told – a raw food diet is simply eating food in its natural, untreated state. You are, in essence, already on a partly raw food diet – If you snack on fruit and vegetables without cooking them. Unprocessed food, or raw food – is much better for you, since processing food deprives it of a lot the vital nutrients contained within it. You have almost certainly heard that cooking vegetables removes a lot of the vitamins and that it also destroys vital food enzymes. Packaged foods, like dehydrated potato powder to make mashed potatoes – have been processed in some way to create an easy packable meal. These packaged meals not only have little-to-none nutritional value, but your body simply can’t process these foods. If you consider raw foods as being natural foods, then it makes perfect sense that food in its raw state, are easier for our bodies […]

It Comes in Threes: Chlorella Recipes to Enjoy

Making waves in the health and fitness world today are green foods that are heavily researched and looked at for a wide variety of health benefits. Chlorella, a widely cultivated alga, is one of them: it comes from the Chlorophyta family, is widely used as food because of its rich nutrient profile and carb content, and has even been earmarked by NASA to be grown on the International Space Station. One good thing about chlorella is it easily multiplies with water and sunlight exposure, and it is a great addition to food and beverage recipes you can explore for the whole family. Here are three very simple chlorella drink recipes that are easy to do! Chlorella Cleanser Smoothie (Recipe from Healthy Body Guru) Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons wheatgrass powder 1 handful spinach (1 cup) 1 handful kale (1 cup) 2 sticks celery 1 banana 1 apple 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, tart cherries, aronia berries, and  strawberries) 3 teaspoons chlorella powder Filtered water Procedure: Put all ingredients into blender and cover with water. Blend until smooth. Add chlorella powder and blend for 10 to 20 seconds. Chlorella Blueberry Wellness Smoothie (Recipe from Authentic Self Wellness) Ingredients: 1 handful blueberries1 […]

Eating Tasty Treats and Keeping Your Smile

My mum always warned me off eating too many sweets because my teeth would fall out if I stuffed too many of them in my mouth at once. Her warning didn’t quite come true but I guess I could have saved some money on my dentist’s bill for the last couple of decades if I had listened to her. Now that my own little girl is at an age in which chocolate is rapidly becoming the forbidden substance I decided to try and find another approach. Would I find healthy snacks that would keep her happy as well as keep her out of the dentist’s chair? Table of Contents1 Smart Pizzas2 Meaty and Healthy3 An Enticing Fruit Salad4 Oatmeal Biscuits Smart Pizzas Pizzas might not seem like the healthiest snacks around but it all depends upon how you make them. I buy some bases and lots of vegetables and then let my daughter build her own pizza. She seems to be especially fond of broccoli and cauliflower ones for some reason. She loves putting them together and while the kitchen always ends up looking like a disaster zone afterwards it keeps her occupied for a while and then gives her […]

The Dangers of the Juice Fast Fad

Dieting and fasting are two words that have wildly different meanings, but they are too often interchanged in day to day use and advertising. Sadly, this means that a lot of people get the wrong idea in their head about what a juice diet is and they end up on a juice fast, which is a very unsafe dietary practice. There are lots of different fasts being sold as a perfect diet solution guaranteed to shed pounds and improve health. I see them branded and masked as cleanses or diets, but it’s all the same medicine show whether you buy it in a nutrition store or sign up for one of the many monthly diet food delivery programs. Fasting is a flawed way to try and lose weight because it puts your body in survival mode and will actually shut down your metabolism. Your body thinks that you are starving and tries to conserve your energy reserves. Your body has good reason for reacting in this way because you are indeed staring yourself while on a fast and that comes with some potentially serious consequences. The most obvious consequence is nutritional. Unlike with a properly balanced juice diet, juice fasts […]

5 Excellent Foods to Lower Your Cholesterol

Finding the right foods to lower your cholesterol is easy and with just a few servings per day needed, these foods can easily be incorporated into your diet. When you’re looking to lower your cholesterol it’s important to first identify the “good” and the “bad” types of cholesterol. HDL-Cholesterol is the “good” kind. It helps sweep up the bad cholesterol and promptly transport it to the liver, where it is disposed of. LDL-cholesterol is the “bad” kind. If you have high levels of LDL your chances of developing fatal plaque is significantly higher. Here are 5 foods that will help you lower your cholesterol: Fish: fatty fish and omega-3 fatty acids Fatty fish with omega-3 fatty acids are a great source for lowering cholesterol. Omega-3 fats help to lower your LDL-cholesterol, which can in turn lower your blood pressure, help prevent abnormal heart rhythms and developing blood clots, and lower the amount of triglycerides in your blood stream. Two servings of fish per week is all you need. Oats: oatmeal and other foods high in fiber The big deal with oats is they’re high in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps lower the amount of LDL that gets absorbed into your […]

Six Shocking Side Effects of Drinking Diet Soda

” I have a healthy lifestyle and I count my calories every day. I drink diet soda instead of high calorie food”. A lot of people feel that gulping down loads of diet soda is healthy. They think it’s harmless and helps in cutting down on calories. But actually, it’s a myth. Watch out! Diet soda is deceiving! Not only adults but even youngsters find it alluring to hold a can of soda in their hand and think it helps pose a cool style statement ignoring the damage it can cause. What starts as a harmless imitation of others, gradually turns into an addiction that causes more harm than good. Most people are unaware about the harmful side effects of the diet soda which can turn their life upside down. Here are 6 adverse and shocking side effects caused by the diet soda: Fat deposit : Instead of weight loss it causes weight gain and a study conducted by a school of medicine at Texas, San Antonio stated clearly, that there is a 500% increase in the waist line if more than two servings of diet coke is consumed in a day. It even makes you feel more hungry. Moreover, […]

Water Softener vs. Water Filter – How to Know What is Right for Your Family

Don’t sacrifice the health and well being of your family by purchasing a softening system. The following are four reasons why your home should use a water filter instead of a softener system. If you have experienced the frustration of bad-tasting water coming from your home faucet or the harmful effects hard water can have on your home, you may be looking for a home water softener system. These systems are known for providing better-tasting water and removing unsightly water spots from dishes and glass. However, there is more to water softeners than meets the eye. They are costly to maintain and use salt to replace minerals, which can be more harmful than helpful. For this reason, many people have changed their search for a softening system, and instead are looking for a water filter for their household needs. The following are four reasons why your home should use a water filter instead of a softener system. Just add salt – Water softeners require significant amounts of salt to work properly. This salt not only adds up in cost over time, but can also add more sodium to your beverages at home. Whole-house water filters, such as those made by […]

Juicing to Get Lean

Ironically with all of the jokes made about Jack Lalanne and his juicer over the years and it turns out that the dude was right. Juicing is one of the best diet options available these days. If you have the initial time to learn about juicing it can really be a beneficial way to help lean your body up. Juicing isn’t like it used to be portrayed back in its infancy. You would see people mixing up really weird green concoctions full of wheat grass and other tasteless (or worse) items. But oh how times have changed. Now juicing has become more of an art rather than simple nutritional science. Much like a good cook can take ingredients and whip up something very tasty; a good juice maker can really mix up some delicious juices! So why should you be juicing? It is a simple fact that using juice drinks can help you with weight loss and diet control. The ability to combine so many nutrients into a simple shake can make juicing a cornerstone for a great diet plan to help create healthier you!  Controlled Appetite – One reason people overeat is due to the stomach telling the brain […]

Legumes For A Healthy Source of Protein

Legumes are a class of vegetable that grow in pods, beans, lentils, peas, even peanuts. Highly nutritious, they boast stores of folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They contain good fats, but no cholesterol. Legumes are lower in the glycemic index than potatoes, and have more fiber, so they make you feel full longer. Navy beans, pinto beans and black beans have the most fiber. Legumes provide many of the B vitamins, and are rich in antioxidants which may prevent cell damage. Soybeans are a source of saponins, an anti-inflammatory compound which may help lower cholesterol. Table of Contents1 Not Just For Vegetarians2 Benefits for Women3 Peanuts Really Are A Nutty Pea4 Versatile and Easy To Prepare5 Good Luck Not Just For Vegetarians No other vegetable has as much fiber or protein. They are often used as meat substitutes because, like the protein in meat, they are easily absorbed. They are also one of the cheapest sources of protein available. Combining legumes with brown rice creates a complete protein, offering all the essential amino acids your body needs. Soybeans provide more protein than beef and are considered a complete protein, one of the only ones in the plant world. Benefits for […]

Five Great Nut Recipes to Try at Home

Nuts such as walnuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and pecans are a wonderful source of nutrition. Not only do nuts contain lots of heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, but they are also chalked full of antioxidants which can neutralize the damage done by free radicals in your body and help prevent diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. But nuts don’t just have to eaten plain; there are a several delicious and creative nut recipes that will help you up your intake of healthy nuts in no time. Here are five great to try at home. Table of Contents1 1. Better-Than-Candy Candied Walnuts.2 2. Nuts-for-Nuts Granola Bars3 3. Heavenly Spiced Pecans4 4. Party Pistachio Crunchy Twists5 5. On-the-Go Nutty Trail Mix 1. Better-Than-Candy Candied Walnuts. Ingredients: 1 pound of halved walnuts. You can buy them whole and cut them or buy them pre-halved. 1 cup of sugar or sugar substitute such as Splenda 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1/3 teaspoon of sea salt 6 tablespoons of whole milk 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Preparation: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, spread halved walnuts onto a baking sheet, making sure to keep them in one layer […]

Can I Grow Vegetables In Winter?

Growing vegetables in your garden is often seen as a summer pastime. This article explores how you can keep your garden active throughout the winter and make the most of the opportunities available through the colder months. Table of Contents1 Basic Ideas2 Growing Your Crop3 Simple, Easy Crops4 About the Author Basic Ideas One of the most commonly undertaken gardening basics is that of growing vegetables. There are many reasons why people do this, however it is seen as a great chance to get outside in the fresh air and sunshine during the summer months. Many people do not realise the huge opportunity there is for growing vegetables in the winter. While a lot of vegetables are better grown indoors or in greenhouses, there are a number of vegetables that you can grow traditionally in the winter, meaning your gardening basics skills can be put to use all year round. The great thing about growing vegetables through winter is that they will often be ready for early spring, meaning you gain a lot of fresh ingredients as well as fresh ground for planting your summer seeds. Growing Your Crop You can get a good range of vegetables sown in to […]

What Are The Benefits of Carbohydrates

When it comes down to it, the most important part of any exercise regimen is your diet. Having the proper nutrients is the key to having the energy you need to complete even the most extreme workouts. The energy you need comes from the amount of carbohydrates in your diet, and they are responsible for storing energy in order to complete both intense and low-stress exercises. Table of Contents1 Where are Carbohydrates Found Most2 Eating for Extreme Exercise3 Getting the Balance4 Pumping Iron Doesn’t Increase Muscles Alone Where are Carbohydrates Found Most Carbohydrates can be found in almost all the foods you consume on a daily basis, but there are some foods that provide even higher levels when eaten. Foods such as whole wheat, rice and pastas are high in carbs, and should be eaten every day when you are completing an exercise regime. When you need additional carbs even faster, fruits provide simple carbs. Simple carbs are quickly broken down by your body, providing energy even faster. It is important to include the above food types in your diet daily, but especially on your workout days or the day before. Depending on the time of day you choose to […]

Rethinking Water – How to Make the Most of the Water in Your Life Today

We all know that water is the most important—and most abundant—substance in the human body. The average human being can go quite a while without food, but without clean, healthy water, our internal systems begin to break down and we won’t survive more than a few short days. It’s important to apply this thinking not just to our own health and body but to our entire home environment as well. Water is not just the source of life beneath our skin; it is also the medium that facilitates most of our important domestic activities. Many of us take care to ensure that the only water that enters our body is clean and pure, but this is usually where that proactive mentality stops. Taking Water for Granted Virtually, everything in a house is affected by the water that passes through its pipe system. Water is used for: • drinking, • food preparation, • cleaning practices, • gardening, • recreational activities, and • so much more! However, we don’t really think about how that water is affecting and interacting with the elements involved in those functions and activities, nor do we often stop to think what might happen if that supply of […]

5 Delicious Foods to Add to your Juicing Recipes

Juicing is the practice of extracting the nutrients from fruits and vegetables and turning them into a more appetizing drink form instead. The benefits of juicing can become a way of life, while helping your body adjust to a healthy and nutritious form of dieting.  The idea of dieting with fruits and vegetables is an old and proven way.  Researchers have found that a diet high in fruits and vegetables can decrease in large numbers such diseases as prostate cancer, hernia, and diverticulitis.  Our main goal in this method of staying healthy should be total focus on your wellbeing.  When liquefying any fruit or vegetable, one must think of taste; you can’t drink something you can’t keep down.  This method will give your taste buds a new and refreshing experience while making your digestive system healthy and full of nutrients that will balance your whole digestive process. Throw a few of these in your juicer or blender along with your fruits and vegetables and you’ll be surprised not only at the health benefits you gain, but at the amazing flavor and taste your health drink has. Benefits of Juicing: 1. Avocados:      Green, and high in fat content, and nutritious […]

Simple Summer Salad Recipes

Summer is winding down, but there is still enough time to enjoy a salad recipe. Labor day is still a few weeks away, and for all intents and purposes, summer weather will be with us through most of September (at least in the south). So whether you need a light leafy salad or a more substantial pasta salad, here are some quick and easy salads to fit your needs. Bean Salad Bean salads are typically quick and easy to make. Open a few cans, mix some ingredients, marinate. This particular bean salad fits the bill. For ingredients you will need 1 cup sugar, 1 cup vinegar, a green pepper (diced), 2 medium onions sliced thinly, 4 stalks of celery (sliced), then a 16 ounce can each of yellow beans, garbanzo beans, green beans, lima beans, and red kidney beans (drain all cans). To prepare, you simply combine the sugar, salt, and vinegar in a pan — bring it to a boil for just a minute then set aside to cool. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and toss together. Pour the vinegar mixture over the beans then set the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate over night. […]

Top Five Juicer Recipes For Pregnant Women

The old saying “eating for two” doesn’t, of course, mean pregnant women have to eat double the amount they did pre-pregnancy. But getting all the right vitamins and minerals is certainly important, and sometimes the easiest and tastiest way to make it happen is through juices. If you have a juicer, all the goodness you need is easily accessible to you! Here is my top five of tasty juices that will boost your vitamin and mineral intake quickly. Table of Contents1 Vitamin A Booster2 Morning Sickness Juice3 Folate Fest4 Best of Vitamin C5 Make it Run Smoothly! Vitamin A Booster Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in embryonic growth. Your growing baby needs it for her heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes and bones. For an instant vitamin A boost, put three large carrots and apples into your juicer and add alfafa, kale, spinach and parsley to your juice. You can experiment with the amounts of greens you like in your juice, though larger amounts bring you more vitamin A. Morning Sickness Juice Morning sickness is both one of the most universal and unpleasant pregnancy signs . Because there is a large connection between low blood sugar levels […]

Eat your way out of belly fat

Sometimes people ask frequent questions regarding how to lose belly fat. Luckily, there are a lot of answers over the net. The problem is there are so many resources and it leaves a lot of us still confused. A technique you can use is to check if it is reliable. To do so, you may want to check how the diet method is meant to work. The best diet methods will always utilize diet modification and exercise to promote weight loss. They are considered somehow natural, safer and most effective. You don’t want to go for some overrated pills that don’t give you any result considering that they don’t target what you eat and what you do. Let’s emphasize on one factor today and that is your diet. We will discuss some ways to lose belly fat just by changing eating habits and diet patterns. Eating is essential Of course, we all know this. The only problem is we don’t know how to differentiate what is enough or more than enough. You should know that like anything else in life, balance is needed. We don’t want you eating too much or not enough. This is essential. One way to measure […]

How To Go Organic – The Basics Of Organic Gardening

Organic gardening is the new black. Well actually it’s probably in vogue from at least a few seasons ago, but it’s still a wonderful way to grow plants that you and your family can enjoy. This one isn’t going out of fashion anytime soon. Organic gardening is better than traditional gardening because it’s healthy for both humans and the earth. Table of Contents1 What Is Organic Gardening?2 Tried and Tested3 The Benefits Of Organic Gardening4 All Natural Fertilizers5 Nature’s Pesticides What Is Organic Gardening? Organic gardening is different from traditional gardening in one major way – it is powered by natural processes instead of synthetic additives.  On one level, this means that an organic gardener uses animal and vegetable fertilizers instead of chemically produced ones.  It also means abstaining from the use of industrial pesticides and instead relying on natural pest control.  In addition to these basics, another fundamental element of organic gardening is the proper choice of crops and the associated effective rotation of these crops throughout the year. In this way, a gardener can tap into the natural properties of the plants to build a nutrient-rich soil. Tried and Tested Organic gardening methods were a mainstay of the […]

Juices and Shakes for Weight Loss

Weight loss innovations are countless. You could get a plan that uses pills or some weight loss equipment to lose weight. Yet amidst these improvements, what should really matter are the results. Today, we will talk about famous weight loss tips, well basically it is one of the diets that most celebrities have tried and used until now or whenever they want to maintain their figure. This unique diet uses juices and shakes to take control of your weight and modify your appearance. It is no other than juices and shakes. In a recent study, scientists have somehow proven that shakes can help you lose thee times more weight compared to those who consume the same amount of calories on a regular food meal. This can be due to the fact that it utilizes a simpler form of the food, excluding the extras that you can get when eating whole foods that may usually contain fatty components and other preservatives. With fruits and veggies shakes or juice, you can assure that you get the same nutrients and calories needed to get through the day.   You might be wondering as well on, “what do shakes and juices have that can […]

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