In a previous post there was a mention of sweet potatoes being one of the sources to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Sweet potatoes are another diabetes-friendly source of carbs: A medium sweet potato packs 4 grams of fiber and nearly a third of your daily vitamin C, and more. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on the unique attributes of this amazing food: Image courtesy of: eekim"Whenever I find information that will help promote optimal health, I am always eager to … [Read more...] about Surprising How Sweet Potatoes Are More Than Just A Treat For The Holidays
Hibiscus tea is considered herbal tea made as an infusion from crimson or deep magenta-colored calyces (sepals) of the roselle flower. It contains 15 to 30 percent organic acids, including citric acid, tartaric acid, and malic acid. Hibiscus tea contains vitamin C, minerals, and is used traditionally as a mild medicine. Here Christine Yu, WomensHealthMag.com, reflects on the natural health benefits of hibiscus tea:"Sure, you know that tea is good for you, especially green and black, but … [Read more...] about 7 Natural Hibiscus Tea Health Benefits
Today, in the US we’re celebrating Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving! If you are on a ketogenic diet, consideration for you and your diet are represented with tips of enjoyment. Here Jessica Migala and Korin Miller, WomensHealthMag.com reflect on recipes for the occasion: "When you’re on the keto diet, the holidays can be tough to navigate (pie, boozy punch, and stuffing, I'm looking at you). But with a few creative touches, you can have a serious feast. Let’s get this out of the … [Read more...] about 19 Ways For Making Your Thanksgiving Keto-Friendly
Simple ways to lose weight should begin with fat-burning foods and lifestyle changes mentioned previously. Start with one—today!—and watch the weight begin to melt away. Here Colleen de Bellefonds, WomensHealthMag.com, reflects on the many fat-burning foods available for weight loss: "Cutting back on Ben & Jerry's and Tostitos = one of the suckiest parts of dieting. But that doesn't mean you have to go hungry. (Never!)Image courtesy of: globalcosmic“People will go crazy and … [Read more...] about 20 Fat-Burning Foods For Your Weight-Loss Journey
As previously mentioned, long-term high blood pressure is a major factor for stroke, heart failure, vision loss, dementia, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, and chronic kidney disease. Diet and physical activity play an important role in the reduction of high blood pressure. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on exercise and additional suggestions related to reducing levels of hypertension:Image courtesy of: Direct_Relief "In the U.S., an … [Read more...] about Can Exercise Help Normalize Your Blood Pressure?
The reason the keto diet is effective for weight loss and some disease control is that it fundamentally shifts the way our bodies run. On a traditional diet, our bodies automatically reach for carbohydrates to burn first, before using fats, because carbs are quicker and easier to break down, according to scientist on previous post. For more information continue reading! Here Julia Belluz, Vox.com, reflects on a new study in the low-carb diet arena: "It’s probably the most contentious … [Read more...] about To Lose Weight And Keep It Off, You Need To Reduce Carb Calories And Eat More Fat, Says Study
Weightlifting is considered to have anabolic processes, since It builds the body up and promotes the release of the feel-good hormone testosterone. In the anabolic processes growth and differentiation of cells increase in body size, as mention in a previous post involving the boosting of mental health by lifting weights. Here Iowa State University, study on the benefits of lifting weights: "Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 … [Read more...] about Weightlifting May Reduce Your Risk For A Heart Attack, According To A New Study
Part of the body swollen with fluid or gas, usually refers to being bloated. Mostly, pertains to abdominal bloating, which generally is associated with functional gastrointestinal disorders or organic diseases. Bloating is a sensation that the abdomen is full or distended, but rarely is it painful. However, pains associated with bloating have a sharp feeling and usually result in stomach cramp. The pain can occur in many parts of the body. Here Colleen de Bellefonds, WomensHealthMag.com, … [Read more...] about 12 Nutritionist-Backed Noms To Get You Back On Track, If You’re Feeling Bloated
All of your body's processes, voluntary or not, contribute to your metabolism—everything from digesting food to breathing to punching out a text message on your phone. Sometimes we get curious about new methods or claims to help in solving a health issue. Here Sarah Bradley, WomensHealthMag.com, reflects on the merits of sipping aloe vera juice or aloe water to lose weight: "Aloe vera is most commonly known for its ability to stop a burn from hurting so damn much.But now, the plant's … [Read more...] about Does Drinking Aloe Vera Juice Or Aloe Water Measure Up To A Weight-Loss Fix?
When you exercise—you burn calories every minute as your body keeps you alive, as mentioned previously, however, "love handles" are difficult to remove, and may not respond to exercise and diet as quickly as you would like. If you consider this a health problem with your metabolism and hormones being out of balance continue reading. Here Dr. Melanie Jampolis, CNN.com, reflects on losing those "love handles:""If you ask almost any fitness professional how to lose your love handles, they will tell … [Read more...] about Does Losing Your ‘Love Handles’, Require Finding A Diet Plan That Works?