Berries are low in calories, sweet with all natural sugars, and should be an essential part of your diet. You can satisfy your sweet tooth while giving your body the nutrients it deserves. Just pick and eat.
Part of dieting is eating healthier. Incorporating these colorful and delicious berries into your daily diet is a smart and easy way to start. Fresh berries are packed with vital nutrients, such as antioxidants, that are important to good health. These antioxidants help to protect our cells from free-radicals responsible for aging and other diseases. When we use oxygen, we produce free-radicals, which can cause damage to our cells. Antioxidants can help prevent or slow this damage. Showcased below are a few berries with their health benefits, a good reason to include them in your daily diet.
Strawberries – this all American summer favorite destroy viruses (especially when mashed or liquefied.) They have been linked to lower cancer deaths and help protect against macular degeneration. They are packed with vitamin C which aides the function of the immune system. They also contain calcium, magnesium, folate and potassium.
Blackberries are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are excellent in aiding weight loss and maintaining good general health. They are rich in the antioxidant anthocyanin, which are thought to reduce the risk of stroke and cancer. They also known to the Greeks as the “gout-berry” because they are used to treat gout related symptoms. They contain fiber, manganese, folate, Vitamins C, E and K, magnesium, potassium, and copper.
Blueberries are ranked No. 1 in antioxidant properties. In fact, gram for gram, they have twice that of spinach and three times that of oranges. They also may help to lower the risk of developing age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. They contain fiber, vitamin c, and pectin which helps to lower cholesterol. Blueberries also contain anthocyanin, which is a mild antibiotic properties, especially against intestinal bacteria that causes diarrhea.
Raspberries are a delicious fruit loaded with powerful phytonutrients (natural occurring chemical compounds) and anti-oxidants that can strengthen the immune system and help the body ward off diseases. They are also rich in vitamins C and B, fiber, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron.
Cranberries contain significant amounts of antioxidants and other phytonutrients which help prevent heart disease, stroke, and cancer, among other health problems. They also contain proanthocyanidins which help prevent the adhesion of bacteria to the walls of the urinary tract, prevent gum disease and stomach ulcers. Cranberries boost the level of pro-collagen in the skin which aides in preventing aging of the skin and maybe even helps to reverse the skin aging process.
The Goji Berry is a dark red colored fruit that is sweet tasting. Most people don’t know that this fruit has extraordinary healing properties. It is also known as the “longevity fruit” because it is very high in anti-oxidants. This berry stimulates the secretion by the pituitary gland of human growth hormone, also known as the youth hormone, which helps to improve memory, accelerate healing, restore libido and gain a more youthful appearance. Its polyaccharides help to reduce body weight by converting more food into energy, not fat and its carotenoids protect against macular degeneration and cataracts. These berries have been linked to the prevention of diabetes and cancer and they also contains six vitamins and 21 minerals.
All of these little gems are more than just bountiful berries. These gems can come to the rescue with their powerful super food antioxidants. Health problems such as cancer, heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease can all be created by free radicals, but with significant amounts of antioxidants, they can protect healthy cells, reducing inflammation and preventing cell damage. Berries pack a big punch in a tiny package.
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Every second of every day, for one reason or another, people decide it’s time to lose weight. Thus begins the search for the big “D” word, “DIET”. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word diet has numerous meanings. The one most commonly used is, “a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight “. Do a search on Google and your likely to come up with millions of results commercializing this definition. There are so many diets, weight loss theories, lose weight fast recipes, and books floating around that it’s easy to become overwhelmed by it all. The fact is, Nobody has the time or energy to sort through the endless number of websites, trying to piece together the perfect diet puzzle for you.
The definition we all seem to overlook is actually the one that can be of the most use to us when it comes to our weight and our overall health. That definition is this: “food and drink regularly provided or consumed; habitual nourishment”. This means, the best thing you can do to keep yourself slim and healthy is to eat a healthy diet all the time, not just when you want to drop a few pounds. Eating healthy should be a long term lifestyle choice, not something that lasts a few months or until your weight goal is met.
The secret to a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle is a well rounded diet of healthy, wholesome foods. You should never eliminate any food group from your diet. As well, you should never eliminate a meal during the day. A healthier you begins with three words, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Losing weight can be as simple as it is difficult. Skipping meals is not the key to healthy weight loss. To lose weight you have to consume less calories than your body burns. Turn up your activity level and decrease the amount of calories you eat and you will lose weight.
The best thing most of us can do is to get serious about our health and maintaining our weight once we reach our goal. We all need to set our sites on a more structured nutrition and weight maintenance plan. We all need to understand that our bodies have built-in, natural fat-burners. But, those fat-burners become dysfunctional, and ineffective, and lead to weight gain and obesity when we don’t follow a good nutritious diet.
It’s more than likely that most of us have struggled with our weight for years and have experienced the frustrations of so called “Miracle Diets”. The fact is that even the best diet will fail miserably if it doesn’t fit into your lifestyle, you might follow it for a few weeks, but eventually you are going to bounce right back to your old routines. Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic pill for creating a perfect, healthy body. There are no special combinations of foods that will make us lose weight. So, we have two choices if we want that healthy body. We can continue to search for the fast weight loss diet, or we can change our “Diet” and let our bodies work their natural powers.
Dieting and diets do not have be difficult, in the event you have a few tricks up your sleeve. By this I don’t mean I would ever want you to take a hazardous, radical approach to your overweight loss but one that would be healthy & show great results simultaneously.
I have had lots of clients, friends & relatives members ask me, “Is there a way I can drop my first few pounds of overweight quickly & basically?” Yes, there is. It will need a few dietary changes on your part, but the results are wonderful. i have had hundreds of people use these diets tips with great success, basically losing their first 10-15lbs of undesirable overweight.
Here are my 3 simple & simple Dieting & Diets Rules:
1. Do not eat anything that is white. Any and every food that is white the chances are you should not be eating these foods: bread, pasta, crackers, most cereals, flour based products, white potatoes, white rice, and pasteurized dairy & cheese do not work for dieting and diets. (On the other hand healthy foods like cauliflower, chicken, turkey, fish, white pork are all exceptions to this rule).
2. When you get thirst, only drink water, and nothing else! What about caffeine? to keep any feasible withdrawal headaches at bay, one tiny cup of organic black coffee. Can I add half & half?…No, always ask the question is it white? You must drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day. For a maximum drink 1/2 of your bodyweight in ounces of water each day (ex. in the event you weigh 200 lbs, you need to drink 100 ounces) to really see the weight loss.
3. If the ingredients have wheat in it, do not eat it. Whole wheat? If it says wheat then you can not eat it. This includes bread, pasta, crackers & cereal. lots of packaged snack foods also contain wheat so be positive to read the ingredients list carefully.
Do you feel that you can handle this challenge? If you can live by these simple dieting & diets rules for the next 2 weeks I have no doubt that you will lose weight and enjoy these dieting and diet tips.