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Why are Sugary Drinks so Bad?

Why are Sugary Drinks so Bad?

Many people gravitate towards the most frugal style of living. Grocery stores are lined with flamboyant tags under products highlighting the potential savings one can attain if you were to buy their product. These labels tantalize consumers to focus on their cheap products in juices from concentrate and sodas instead of their nutrient values. Trying to get the best deal through shopping economically may keep your wallet from getting thinner, but it is almost surely making your body larger. This article will highlight the dangers of sugary drinks and how it affects your overall health. What does “From Concentrate” Mean? The most common labels one may find when browsing the juice isle is “from concentrate”. One may come the conclusion that it means “fresh squeezed” but it is a far call away from the truth. Juices from concentrate essentially indicates that the product is squeezed, pasteurized and filtered. It is then evaporated to remove the water content and then added to the vessel containing artificial sweeteners and copious amounts of sugar to reconstitute the juices’ appealing flavor. This is a cheaper way of utilizing as much fruit as possible to save on food costs for the company. The consumer is ultimately impacted by this technique because of the overconsumption of sugar, artificial preservatives and food dyes. One should avoid this label in order to maintain a healthy amount of weight-loss. What are the Risks? The risks for consuming sugary drinks daily are numerous. People who consume 1 to 2 cans of soda have a 26% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who rarely drink soda. It...
The World’s Healthiest Food: Seafood

The World’s Healthiest Food: Seafood

This week’s article is for health conscious individuals that love fish. California has an incredible abundance of fresh seafood just waiting to be discovered by adventurous eaters. Fish also contains many beneficial nutrients and protein that will be great for a healthy meal. Here are 3 of the world’s healthiest fish and why you should implement them in your diet. Cods Cod is a readily-available seafood year round. It has a mild and versatile flavor so the usage in different types of entrees is flawless. North Atlantic cod is the most recognized type around the US, but there are many other varieties. Health Benefits Cardiovascular– Cod has a large amount of blood-thinning Omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains an excellent source of vitamins B12 and B6. Omega-3-rich fish consumption improves the electrical properties of heart cells, protecting against fatal abnormal heart rhythms. Protection against Cancer– A diet rich in the omega-3 fats found in cold water cod greatly reduces risk of colorectal cancer. Studies have shown that those whose diets provided the most omega-3s had a 37% reduction in colorectal cancer risk. Salmon Scallops are a type of shellfish used in many different entrées ranging from Italian to French cuisine. The part of the scallop that is generally consumed is called the nut, which is the muscle that opens and closes the shell. They have a chewy and flavorful texture. Health Benefits Protection against Stroke– The vitamin rich fish contains vital nutrients that help thin the blood and prevent blood clots. Eating scallops 1-3 times per month will greatly increase blood flow in order to prevent blood-related ailments. Increases...
The World’s Healthiest Food: Herbs and Spices

The World’s Healthiest Food: Herbs and Spices

This week’s article will be on the seasonings we put in our food that might get overlooked nutrition-wise. There are plenty of small herbs that contain an extraordinary amount of antioxidants and nutrients. Not only can you zest up a meal with these key ingredients, you will highly benefit by consuming these sprigs of health. We will focus on the three healthiest herbs and spices and give you reasons why you want to add them to your diet. Basil Basil is a highly fragrant plant whose leaves are used as a seasoning herb for many different types of foods. Basil has become one of the most recognizable herbs ever since pesto, the mixture of basil, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, has become popular.While the taste of sweet basil is bright and pungent; it is a great herb for Italian pastas and soups. Health Benifits Anti-Inflammatory– Basil’s perks not only include a high amount of vitamin K, but it also can block the activity of an enzyme in the body called cyclooxygenase. Medicine like Ibuprofen and Aspirin block this same enzyme which reduces swelling and aches. This could benefit individuals ailed by Rheumatoid Arthritis or other inflammatory diseases. Cardiovascular– Basil is a very good source of vitamin A, which helps prevent cholesterol buildup in blood vessels. Basil is also a good source of magnesium, which promotes cardiovascular health by prompting muscles and blood vessels to relax, thus improving blood flow. Dried Chili Pepper Chili pepper is meant to but a hot zest into your meals. For you adventurous eaters that do not mind the heat, chili pepper can lend itself...
Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting Kettlebell Training

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting Kettlebell Training

There is a simple explanation why kettlebell training has blossomed so exponentially recently: it works. Every age range can benefit from the new ways we have found that can trim and tone our bodies. Since 2003 we have been noticing a new crop of possibly unqualified or misinformed trainers attempting to give their advice to people trying to better themselves. Learn to distinguish the frauds from the facts with the top four mistakes people make when starting kettlebell training. Mistake #1 – They chose a trainer with little or no experience. Many people are trying to capitalize on the ever-growing trend of health and exercise. It is a fairly simple task to upload a website that looks legitimate even without supplying the audience of any proof of credentials. Learn how to distinguish certified trainers from those who may give you unsafe and potentially harmful training exercises. Taking upon the role of self-training your body could also lead to detrimental results. It is important that you do not risk the possibility of harming your body due to lack of experience. A proper experienced trainer will be able to accommodate you with the proper exercise routine that utilizes the body efficiently. Without proper consultation you may set yourself back from your initial goals. Mistake #2 –Thinking “The more kettlebells the better.” Kettlebell training was created as a system using minimal equipment. It was wholly intended to give you a full workout without splurging on superfluous equipment. The variety of workouts can be implemented by using only one kettlebell. However, longevity of a product is not particularly good for stores to make...

The World’s Healthiest Food: Nuts and Seeds

Nuts are great to snack on when you’re in a rush. They do not need to be prepared and taste great as they are. You can add them in salads and they are even used in pastas. They are also used in baking, giving pastries a sweet crunch throughout. Here are three of the world’s healthiest nuts and seeds. Almonds The delicately flavored and versatile almond is available throughout the year to make a healthy and tasty addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Health Benefits • Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease- Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. • Protection against Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease- Almonds appear to not only decrease after-meal rises in blood sugar, but also provide antioxidants to mop up the smaller amounts of free radicals that still result. Cashews The delicately flavored cashew nut is a favorite between meal snack that can be readily found in your local market year round. It also makes wonderful nut butter and a special addition to salads and stir-fry dishes. Health Benefits • Heart-Protective Monounsaturated Fats- Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 82% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil. • Healthier Bones- Magnesium, by balancing calcium, helps regulate nerve and muscle tone. In many nerve cells, magnesium serves as Nature’s own calcium channel blocker, preventing calcium from...