I just came across a VERY good reason why you should consider staying clear of diet soda. Recent findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s 2011 International Stroke Conference concluded that diet soda can significantly increase your risk for stroke, heart attack and vascular death. The findings were based on the Northern Manhattan Study, which looked at more than 2,500 people across various ethnic groups to discover specific stroke risk factors. And as you might guess, diet soda tops the list.
You’ve probably already heard that nuts are good for you. They have heart-healthy antioxidants and are a great source of “healthy” fats. But did you know that nuts can also make you feel happy? Scientists have discovered a link between eating nuts and serotonin levels in the body. Just so we’re on the same page, serotonin is a chemical your brain releases that can suppress appetite, improve heart health, and make you feel calmer and happier.
It’s certainly possible. And easier than you may have thought. When it comes to losing that excess around the middle, most of the advice you’ve probably heard is completely wrong. It’s not surprising. There are quite a few myths out there when it comes to getting a flat stomach.
Yeap, that’s exactly what I’m sayin’… Reality is that all the exercise in the world won’t out train bad eating habits and patterns. If you eat too much of the wrong things, your workout will not compensate for the caloric intake. Also, if you’re not eating enough, skipping meals throughout the day or purposely starving yourself because you think that’s the proper way of losing weight, your body might go into “calorie-conservation” mode. Meaning your metabolism may slow down, preventing you from losing weight even with exercise. It’s your body’s way of trying to keep you alive. I call it “survival mode”.
One of the hardest parts of following a nutrition program and trying to get fit is dealing with cravings. For most people, a craving can lead them to ‘falling off the wagon.’ That’s why it’s so crucial to learn different strategies that can help when that strong craving strikes.
Alright, alright, in this blog we deal with the benefits of TOMATOES. Tomatoes are considered a fruit rather than a veggie. Tomatoes contain compounds that have been proven to help prevent cancer, heart disease cataracts among other things.