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The Simplest Diet Plan Ever – 3 Easy Steps

The Simplest Diet Plan Ever – 3 Easy Steps to Healthy Living
Emily Clark

You’ve heard the popular advice on weight loss diets. Cut the
fat! Cut the carbs! Cut the calories! Eat a balanced diet! But
how can you cut though all of the confusion, and eat a diet
that’s balanced and healthy?

Here’s the advice from nutritional science:

Cut the JUNK fats: Most people do not need an ultra low fat
diet. But most of us could improve our diet by cutting out the
junk fats. Basically, these are the processed fats:
hydrogenated fats, polyunsaturated oils that have been heated,
and fats that are combined with junk carbs. Processed fats are
the fats most likely to put on flab and clog your arteries.

Cut the JUNK carbs. Most people do not need an ultra low carb
diet. But unfortunately, so many people who go on a low fat diet
continue to eat highly processed foods – they switch from
processed high-fat to processed low-fat. And when food
manufacturers create low fat foods, they tend to replace the fat
with junk carbs, that tend to pile on the pounds. Basically,
junk carbs are low-fiber carbs. Like sugar, fructose (and all
the other *oses), flour, cornstarch, fruit juice. Yes, fruit
juice is a junk carb too! – After all, how much fiber is there in
fruit juice? – Virtually none – its yet another junk carb. You
should eat the whole fruit instead, with its fiber intact.

Cut the JUNK calories. Most people do not need an ultra low
calorie diet. But just think what your diet would be like if you
dropped the processed fats and the low-fiber carbs. You’d be
eating mainly natural proteins, with lots of vegetables plus
whole fruits – and the odds are that you would be eating far
fewer calories as well. That’s the kind of calorie cutting most
of us should be doing.

Eat a balanced NATURAL-FOODS diet. By natural foods, we mean the
foods that would have been eaten by your hunter-gatherer
ancestors: – lots of whole vegetable foods for vitamins and
fiber; moderate to small portions of meats, fish, seafood, and
other animal and protein foods, grilled, stewed or baked; and
small portions of fresh whole fruit in season. This is the diet
on which the human race evolved, and the diet which, for the vast
majority of people, makes for optimum health

So the next time you’re about to order a meal with fries and
sugary soda, think about how it could be improved. Replace the
fries with a salad, and the soda with mineral water, and you’ve
already made significant progress towards a more healthy,
balanced meal.

And at home, look for recipes that use whole, fresh foods, with a
minimum of processing. Make sure your meals include natural
unprocessed foods, with lots of healthy vegetables, both cooked,
and raw in salads. Avoid processed fats and processed low-fiber
foods.

A sample menu:
– grilled fish with steamed green beans, and peppers
– large mixed salad, dressed with small amounts of olive oil and
vinegar or lemon juice
– fresh fruit platter

Yes – A healthy, balanced diet can be that simple!

The information contained in this article is for educational purposes
only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any
disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any
health care program.

About the Author

Emily Clark is editor at Lifestyle Health News and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on topical health matters.


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STAY HEALTHY AND YOUNG

STAY HEALTHY AND YOUNG
Hifzur Rehman

Yes, it is possible for the people of all ages to keep themselves healthy, physically fit and young looking throughout their whole lives. Just take the following three steps and enjoy a healthy, happy and a long life.

1.Eat Balanced Food

Its OK to eat for taste or for fun and eat whatever you like most but only occasionally. Remember, if you develop bad eating habits then you would have to pay its price in the shape of bad health and illness. Hope you are wise enough not to play with your health.

Eat a wide variety of foods containing a good balance of carbohydrates, vitamins, food fiber and minerals, which are essential elements of a healthy diet. Eat simple and natural foods that are easily digestable and promote good health. Fruits, vegetables, green leaves, grains, whole grain breads, fish, poultry, low fat dairy products, honey, nuts etc. are good and nourishing food. Limit you intake of full-fat milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, chocolate, ice cream, milk shakes, cakes, eggs, all kind of fried foods, red meat, sugar and salt.

2.Exercise Regularly

A simple way of living a healthy life is to exercise regularly. Regular exercise keeps your body in good shape, physically as well as mentally. It increases your stamina, builds and tones your muscles and energize your whole body. It also reduces the chances of having heart attacks, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Engage yourself in some kind of regular exercise of your own choice; brisk walking, jogging, hiking, swimming, dancing, cycling, skiing, climbing, aerobics or yoga. These are good exercises. Choose one or more exercises which you like most. Do it regularly. Give top priority to your health. Put it in your agenda. Make it a part of your goal.

3.Get Rid of Negativity

If you are a person with negative approach to everything then nothing will work for you. Even eating the balanced diet and taking part in regular physical activity will not show any sign of recovery in your body if it is charged with negativity. Get rid of negative feelings about yourself and others. Think positive, feel positive, be friendly with positive people, read a lot of self improvement and motivational material and charge your body with positive currents. Depression, stress, tension and anxiety are the products of negative thinking about life and thus increases your chances of having a heart attack and other diseases like colon cancer, high blood pressure, indigestion problems, gastric troubles, body pains, headaches etc. Find the reasons of depression and try to address them through positive thinking and a sensible approach to day to day problems. Learn from your mistakes and try your best not to repeat them. Get rid of negativity and enjoy a healthy life!

Hifzur Rehman is the owner and editor of a wonderful website http://www.selfimprovement.ch which offers a lot of useful and interesting information on various aspects of human life.

hrehman@selfimprovement.ch


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Secrets to Healthy Weight Gain

Secrets to Healthy Weight Gain
Beverley Brooke

There is so much emphasis on weight loss in todays culture that it is easy for people to forget that many out there are actually people out there trying to gain weight, not lose it.

There are many different reasons why someone might be trying to gain weight. Many people for example may become underweight due to medical problems, such as hormonal problems or digestive diseases.

Still others have a very fast metabolism, and are naturally thin, to the point where they may feel uncomfortable about their weight.

You may be one of the few athletes out there that is looking to pack on more pounds to appear muscular. Regardless of your reasons, gaining weight requires that you pay careful attention to your diet to gain weight in a healthy manner.

The key to gaining weight healthily is taking in more Calories per day than you expend. The number of calories you burn during a day will depend on a number of factors.

If you are an athlete, you likely burn more calories than someone who leads a relatively sedentary existence. A physically demanding job might also result in greater caloric expenditure every day.

Once you take into consideration your activity level, adopt the following tips, which will guide you through the weight gain challenge in a healthy way:

1) Eat foods that are high in good fats including those that come from fish, avocados and nuts. Avoid high calorie sweets that will only add fat not muscle to your frame. You should also ensure that you are consuming adequate amounts of whole grains and proteins.

2) Take a multi vitamin and mineral supplement every day.

3) Exercise, particularly strength train. Strength training will help you build muscle mass, which in turn will help fill out your figure.

4) Try eating five to six smaller meals per day. Keep your body Full of high density and high energy foods that will keep you energized throughout the day.

The most important thing to remember is that it is possible to gain weight in a manner that is healthy. Remember above all else to stay away from foods that are highly processed, contain too much sugar or are full of saturated fats.

About the Author

Beverley Brooke, Editor of Health & Finesse – Free health, diet and fitness articles and weekly newsletters http://www.healthandfinesse.com


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Creating A Healthy Skin and Clearing Acne Naturally

Creating A Healthy Skin and Clearing Acne Naturally
Lena Sanchez

Creating A Healthy Skin and Clearing Acne Naturally
By Lena Sanchez

Acne affects more than 20 million teenagers, and hundreds
of adults according to the AAD (American Academy of
Dermatology). It is the most common problem in the United
States. Many over the counter remedies exist and hundreds
of thousands of dollars are spent yearly on them. I have
come up with some inexpensive home remedies that work
perfectly well and are healthier for the skin.

ACNE Symptoms: Persistent, recurrent pimples or
skin blemishes on the skin. Acne is commonly found
on the face but can also occur on the chest, shoulder,
neck and upper portion of the back.

What is going on? Usually because of clogging of the
pores in the sebaceous hair follicles, from oils and dead
skin cells that build up bacteria in the blocked follicle,
thus causes inflammation in that area.

Prevention: Keeping the area clean, eating less fatty
foods and sugars will most times prevent acne.

Cleanse::

Cleanse (not scrub) your face at least twice daily with
a gentle natural anti-microbial herbal soap such as calendula
(Calendula officinalis), lavender (Lavandula officinalis)
for both treatment and prevention.

After cleaning, apply one drop of tea tree oil – a natural
anti-microbial – to each blemish. *For an overnight treatment
that will dry and heal, use a clay poultice, worn all night.
Use either green clay or bentonite as a base. (Can be
obtained at most health food stores). Combine 1 teaspoon
of clay with enough water to make a paste the consistency
of toothpaste. Mix in 3 drops of tea tree oil and apply to
blemishes. Rinse off with warm water in the morning.

Facial Steam:

Give yourself an herbal facial steam treatment twice a
week to gently and deeply clean pores. Into a heat-proof
bowl pour 1 quarts of boiling water over 2 tablespoons
of dried lavender, which is both and anti-microbial and
anti-inflammatory. Cover your head and the bowl with
a large bath towel, steam your face for 10 minutes,
taking care not to burn yourself with the steam.

Natural Alpha Hydroxy:

From your own kitchen comes a great natural alpha
hydroxy healer.
~ Wash well and put into a blender: 2 or 3 ripe
unpeeled pitted apricots,
~ 2 large or 3 medium sized fresh Strawberries
preferred, but frozen will work as well,
~ of a medium to large avocado (equivalent
to a 3″X 2″ piece,
~ 1 heaping tablespoon of honey.
Put in blender and liquefy until frothy. Apply to face,
leave on for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Rinse with warm herbal soapy water. Then
open a capsule of vitamin E and apply to face.

If leftovers, store in a glass jar for no more than
7 days. Use this facial twice weekly for soft
blemish free skin. To remove small wrinkles
leave on overnight.

Natural Blemish Healing Astringents:

Apply Lemon juice and let dry, apply as often as
you wish. Acts as an astringent and a healer. Lemon
has a drawing affect and will help heal blemishes as
well as prevent pores from becoming clogged. For
abscessed pores apply a piece of lemon peel directly
on the spot, skin side out. Can be left on up to three
hours.

My sister and I had this favorite thing to use as
teenagers.

Take 1 raw egg and 1 tablespoon of lemon
juice, whip until frothy and apply to skin, let dry then
wash off with herbal wash and cool water. Egg is a
great drawing healer. Do this two or three times
a week, will help keep your face free of blemishes
and blackheads. I have never experienced the black
heads and acne others have, could it be due to this
habit as a child and teenager and the fact that I
don’t ingest dairy foods?

Natural Preventions;

*Lotus Root tea two or three times a day will improve
blemishes.

Take 30 to 45 mg of zinc a day and Antioxidants helps
the regeneration of skin tissue!

If you, like me, tend to have very dry skin you have probably
spent lots of $$$ on lotions and potents that don’t
give lasting effects. Well I live in a very arid part of the
world, which does nothing to help my dry skin but
rather made it worse until I discovered something to
nourish and restore it:

Bath in a luxurious 15-minute bubble bath two to four times
a week with 1/4 cup Life Transfusion Liquid Ionic 84 Minerals.
Such softness and smoothness you can not imagine as
well as the relaxation it does for my mind If you don’t
know where to obtain liquid minerals
mailto:health@antibiotic-alternatives.com?subject=LocateIonicMin

Oriental medicine has a teachingblemishes or
pimples on the different body areas correspond to
specific organs or parts of the body before they actually
show up. Areas being:
A) Forehead indicates a problem with the intestinal tract.
B) Cheeks indicate lung or breast problems.
C) Nose indicates heart area.
D) Around the mouth indicate reproductively area.
E) Jaws indicate kidney area.
F) Upper back indicates lung area.
G) Shoulders indicate digestive area.
H) Chest indicates both lung and heart area.
Not to panic anyone but this only indicates that people
with blemishes/pimples should improve their overall
health as the road to ridding the body of blemishes!

A good start is by eliminating some of the dairy products
saturated animal fats and sugars, ad daily minerals and
vitamins. The medical profession for the most part, says
diet has nothing to do with it. Do you want to believe that?
There are far more studies and histories that prove otherwise!

Take charge of your own life and treatments for your
own optimum health.

Go out and get healthy Now!

*** Lena Sanchez Author of “Handbook Of Herbs
To Health & Other Secrets,” “Antibiotic Alternatives To
Preventing Mega Bacteria,” & “Dangers & Secrets Doctors
Refuse To Tell You.” Found online at
http://www.antibiotic-alternatives.com and
Editor of “Natural Environmental Health Facts & Your
Home Business Coach” ezine subscribe at
http://www.envirodocs.com/newsletter.htm

About the Author

a retired Medical Office Administrator/nurse and Medical Office consultant
editor of Natural Environmental Health Facts &
Your Home Business Coach ezine
http://www.envirodocs.com/newsletter
She continues her goal in life of helping people
regain their health and wealth. A brief bio at
http://www.antibiotic-alternatives.com/experiences.htm


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