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5 Things Apple Cider Vinegar Could Help With

29 Apr

Apple Cider Vinegar

5 Things Apple Cider Vinegar Could Help With

If it’s not there already, apple cider vinegar deserves a home in your kitchen cupboard. It’s rich in vitamins E, A, and P and magnesium, iron, calcium — the list goes on and on. If the vitamins and minerals alone are not enough reason to have you hooked, here are five reasons you should always have apple cider vinegar on hand.

1. Support weight loss: If you’re looking to shed a few pounds, it’s time to start using apple cider vinegar. Studies have shown that vinegar may help keep you from feeling hungry by slowing stomach emptying; it also lowers the glycemic index of high-carb foods like pasta, meaning it can help you feel fuller longer by slowing the release of glucose into your bloodstream.

2. Improve digestion: The pectin in apple cider vinegar has been known to move things along when bellies get backed up. Up your fiber intake with a green salad with plenty of roughage topped off with this honey apple cider vinaigrette to improve your digestion situation.

3. Zap warts: This may come as a surprise, but soaking a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and securing it on a pesky wart with medical tape can get rid of it quickly and naturally. Keep this in mind before you immediately call your dermatologist next time!

4. Add a pep to your step: Apple cider vinegar is also credited with improving energy levels. If you’re cutting out caffeine at work, just a few tablespoons of ACV mixed with a full glass of water can keep you from feeling cloudy and get you back to work.

5. Boost immunity: When you’re adding that many healthy vitamins and minerals to your system, it’s going to help your immune system ward off illness. If you’re already sick and in need of a little help, drink hot apple cider vinegar brew that combines cayenne, lemon, and honey, which will help open up your sinuses and replenish your body with the minerals it needs to recoup.

Source: http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/5-Things-Uses-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-124361

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90 Day Challenge – Week 4: No Bread

22 Apr
Week Four – Keep Rockin

Congratulations on making it to Week 4 of your 90 Day Challenge.  As we talked about last week, it takes 21 days to form a new habit and you’ve made IT.
Now that you’ve made it here, the rest is easy.
Stick with it.  Stay Committed.  And Keep up the GREAT WORK.

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK
This week’s extra challenge could prove, not only to be HUGE as far as your weight loss results, but also in your entire LIFE.
Here it is.  NO BREAD.
It sounds easy, and it really is.  And the health benefits can be HUGE.
But instead of me telling you why bread is so bad for your body, I want you to do your own research.  Do a quick google search of Why is Bread Bad?  And see what comes up.
There is TONS of documentation, reasons, explanations, and more about how cutting bread out of your diet could do so many good things for your body.
For those of you who are serious about changing your health, losing weight, and CHANGING YOUR LIFE, please take this one seriously.  This very realistically could be the single most beneficial change that could impact your weight loss and overall health more than ANYTHING else.  Please don’t take it lightly.
Keep up the great work, and look for the Week 5 Challenge next week.
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Great American Smokeout

6 Nov

You can do it! 

Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is a perfect time to celebrate a day without tobacco. 

By going tobacco free for 24 hours, you can save enough money for up to a gallon and a half of gas or an upgrade to your lunch.  You can lower your risk of heart attack as well. 

If you want to see what the rest of your life without tobacco would look like, enroll in the Quit For Life® Program today. It’s free. Start your journey on November 20 and let that be the first day of a tobacco-free life. 

Call 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1.866.784.8454), or log on to http://www.quitnow.net for details or to enroll.

1.  The average retail price of a pack of cigarettes in the United States is $5.51 according to the American Lung Association.  

2.  The chance of heart attack decreases within 24 hours of last cigarette according to the American Cancer Society.

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Don’t give children over-the-counter cold or cough medicine

25 Jul

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Don’t give children over-the-counter cold or cough medicine

Since 2008 the FDA has warned parents not to give over-the-counter cold or cough medicine to children under age two because serious side effects can occur, especially if the recommended dosing is exceeded.  

In response, manufacturers changed their drugs’ labels to warn that they shouldn’t be used in children under four, though this is usually in small print. 

Still, more than 40 percent of parents of children under four give them cough or multi-symptom cold drugs, according to a recent national survey from the University of Michigan. 

Keep in mind that there’s no evidence that cough medicines are effective in children of any age or in adults, research reviews have concluded.

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6 Things You Need to Know

15 Jul

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Here are 6 things you need to know to change your body and your health:

1. Control your potions:  Don’t eat until you’re full.  Eat until you’re not hungry.

2. Pay attention to everything you eat:  Fresh vegetables, lean meats, and foods lower in fat and high in fiber form the basis of proper nutrition.

3. Maintain a consistent eating schedule:  This is very IMPORTANT.  Stick to a good eating schedule so you don’t get hungry and overeat.  This will keep fuel in your body to rebuild itself after exercise.

4. Hydrate and cleanse your body by drinking WATER:  Your body is around 70% WATER.  Drink at least 2 liters or 8 glass of WATER per day.

5. Strengthen your diet with a multivitamin (if needed):  A great multivitamin will ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need as you’re cutting calories.

6. Refrain from eating at the wrong times or for the wrong reasons:  Make sure you avoid eating right before bedtime or because you’re feeling stressed or bored.

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Bananas – Very Interesting FACTS

13 Apr

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”BANANAS” – Very interesting FACTS

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!…
This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

DEPRESSION:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

ANEMIA:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

BLOOD PRESSURE:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

BRAIN POWER:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

CONSTIPATION:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

HANGOVERS:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

HEARTBURN:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

MORNING SICKNESS:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITES:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

NERVES:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

ULCERS:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL:
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’

Tip of the Day: Bowl of Fruit

25 Mar

Tip of the Day #15: 

Keep a bowl of whole fruit on the table, counter, or in the refrigerator.

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