Wednesday, August 25, 2010

3 Benefits to Alakaline Water

1.) Alkaline water eliminates acid wastes. By flushing them away, body balance is restored. In other words, they become a formidable line of defense against various ailments. Among the diseases it can fight are indigestion, diabetes, headaches brought by tension, high blood pressure, constipation, obesity and rheumatism.

2.) This is another one of the benefits of alkaline water. Antioxidants are vital to the human body. Apart from anti-disease properties, ionized water also has anti-aging properties. There are also elements in it that help develop cancer resistance.

3.) Another benefit of ionized water is improved hydration. Compared with ordinary water, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients are relayed to various body organs more rapidly.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stock Up On Raw Fruits & Vegetables

The nutritional content that you receive from raw fruits and veggies is unparalleled. Many vitamins, including C, are antioxidants and will protect cells - including those of your immune system - from damage by toxins in the environment. Dark-coloured produce (berries, kale, broccoli) tends to be higher in flavonoids, polyphenols and other antioxidants. The perfect source of minerals is seaweed, which is sold dried, but can often be found raw (dried at low temperatures to maintain most of the enzymes and nutrients) in health food stores.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Why Healthy Snacking Is Good for You

You may have noticed that you feel hungry a lot. This is natural — during adolescence, a person's body demands more nutrients to grow. Snacks are a terrific way to satisfy that hunger and get all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs.

But you need to pay attention to what you eat. Stuffing your face with a large order of fries after class may give you a temporary boost, but a snack this high in fat and calories will only slow you down in the long run.

To keep energy levels going — and avoid weight gain — steer clear of foods with lots of simple carbohydrates (sugars) like candy bars or soda. Look for foods that contain complex carbohydrates like whole-grain breads and cereals and combine them with protein-rich snacks such as peanut butter or low-fat yogurt or cheese.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chemotherapy and Eating

Though most people don't readily associate the words "chemo" and "food" (chemo can have the same effect as seeing a bunch of ants at a picnic), how someone eats during treatment can make all the difference in immediate and long-term health and well-being—it can even be a matter of survival. Food affects strength, endurance, metabolism, hydration, blood-sugar balance, mood, and our ability to weather emotional storms. Yet many side-effects of chemo—like nausea, mouth sores, and an altered sense of taste—make enjoying eating a challenge. As a chef and nutritionist who has worked with cancer patients on these issues for close to a decade, I've created some guidelines for how to stay well-nourished. I'm also a believer in harnessing the power of yum—food pleasure can and should be found during treatment—it just might not look like you expect.

- By Rebecca Katz

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