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HEALTH 20 Cheat Sheets For When You’re Trying To Eat A Little Healthier

20 Cheat Sheets For When You're Trying To Eat A Little Healthier
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Eating healthy has never been easier.

 

 

1. For when you are at last ready to give this whole meal prep thing a try.

 

Basically just mix and match your way to healthy meals you can take on the go.

Mainly just mix and match your way to healthy meals you can eat on the go.

 

2. For a post-workout protein fix with bonus caffeine fix.

Your coffee needs should never get in the way of your protein needs, and vice versa.

Your needs for coffee should never get in the way of your needs for protein, and vice versa.

 

3. For when you want to make some careful choices about what and when to eat.

 

Of course everyone's appetite is different, but these suggestions can be so helpful for anyone who's trying to put some more thought and planning into the way they eat throughout the day.

Certainly, everyone’s appetite is diverse, but these ideas can be so helpful for anyone who’s trying to put some more consideration and planning into the way they eat all through the day.

 

4. For quick ideas for a healthy lunch to pack.

 

Another opportunity to mix and match items from each category. And voilà: a healthy, filling lunch to bring to work.

One more occasion to mix and match items from every category. And voilà: a healthy, satisfying lunch to bring to work.

 

5. For when being a little more regular could not hurt.

 

In addition to helping move things through (and out of) your body, fiber also helps keep you full and slows down your body's absorption of sugar. Basically, you want to make sure you're getting enough of it for a bunch of reasons. And it's best to get your fiber from whole food sources.

Additionally, to help move things through (and out of) your body, fiber as well helps to keep you full and slows down your body’s absorption of sugar. Essentially, you want to make sure you are getting sufficient of it for numerous of reasons. And it’s best to get your fiber from whole food sources.

 

6. For making delicious salads.

Down with sad, boring salads!

 

No more sad, boring salads!

 

7. Creating your own healthy and delicious salad dressings.

Down, also, with bottled dressing!

No more bottled dressing!

 

8. For remembering which fats are the heart-healthy ones.

 

As BuzzFeed Health has reported, Americans tend to get more than enough saturated fat (the kind of fat in meat and dairy), but not nearly enough unsaturated fat from fish, nuts, seeds, and other plant-based sources. Unsaturated fats are really good for your heart, so eating more of them when you can is a great call.

Americans tend to get more than sufficient saturated fat (the kind of fat in meat and dairy), but not nearly sufficient unsaturated fat from fish, seeds, nuts, and other plant-based sources. Unsaturated fats are actually good for your heart, so eating more of them when you can is a great decision.

 

9. When you are in a need for a go-to high-protein recipe you can throw together extra quickly.

It's also low-carb (if that's your jam) and the avocado provides heart-healthy fat. So, in conclusion, get into it.

It’s as well low-carb and the avocado provides heart-healthy fat.

 

10. For breakfast bars that are not filled with sugar and unpronounceable ingredients.

Just four ingredients, no baking required.

NO baking and just four ingredients.

 

11. When you crave for a sweet treat that’s in addition full of healthy stuff.

This super easy recipe provides carbs, healthy fats, and some protein, which makes it great as a workout snack, as well as a healthier dessert.

This extra easy recipe provides healthy fats, carbs, and some protein, which makes it perfect as a workout snack, as well as a healthier dessert.

 

12. For when you decline to be fooled by sugars alter egos.

Sugar is basically hiding in plain sight all the time.

This extra easy recipe provides healthy fats, carbs, and some protein, which makes it perfect  as a workout snack, as well as a healthier dessert.

 

12. For when you decline to be fooled by Sugar’s alter egos.

Don't eliminate stuff entirely — just find some swaps you can live with.

Don’t get rid of stuff totally — just find some substitutes you can live with.

 

14. When you are trying to eat more vegetables and they actually taste good.

Apparently vegetables taste a lot better if you prepare them properly.

Actually vegetables taste a lot better if you prepare them correctly.

 

15. When you are in the need for non-animal-based ideas for getting more protein.

The sky's the limit when it comes to plant-based protein.

Only the sky’s the limit when it comes to plant-based protein.

 

16. For a tasty on-the-go breakfast you prepare the previous night.

Customize as you desire and enjoy your hearty, nutritious, homemade breakfast.

Modify as you desire and take pleasure in your hearty, nutritious, homemade breakfast.

 

17. If you decided to cook for yourself more but you need an assist.

Hey, it's not like you're born knowing how to marinate meat.

It’s not like you’re born knowing everything about cooking

 

18. If you need a fast reminder of whether that thing is paleo.

No need to memorize it.

There is no need for memorizing.

 

19. When you need a formula for making a tasty stir-fry.

Just follow the step-by-step instructions for a nutrition-packed dinner you make in a wok (or pan).

Just follow the step-by-step instructions for a nutrition-packed dinner you make in a wok (or pan).

 

20. And for when you just need a few basic reminders of what healthier eating might look like.

Even if you don't feel like committing to all of them at once.

Even if you don’t feel like committing to all of them at once.

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Farmer’s market salad with buffalo mozzarella

Farmers market salad with buffalo mozzarella
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YOU SHOuld use the abundance of FRESH VEGETABLES FROM THE FARMERS MARKET and make this delicious SALAD WITH BUFFALO MOZZARELLA AND A fresh LEMON DRESSING.

 

Every weekend I do my meal planning for the week. The past week I craved for something fresh and simple.  Luckily for us, we have a farmers market near so I was able to find all the ingredients I needed for this recipe. I call it Farmers market salad with buffalo mozzarella

To keep this salad as simple as possible, I blanched the corn very fast but you can also keep it raw if your corn is in its prime. After that, I just sliced and chopped the remaining vegetables. I chose to add some buffalo mozzarella because I just love having big pieces of the milky cheese with salad. I finished my farmers market salad with a simple lemon dressing.

Farmers market salad with buffalo mozzarella

Farmers market salad with buffalo mozzarella

 

Prep time

10 minutes

Total time

10 minutes

 

Recipe type: Salad, Vegetarian, Side dish,

Serves: 4-6

Farmers market salad with buffalo mozzarella

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped in larger pieces
  • 2 big avocados, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 corns, blanched and without kernels
  • lettuce leaves
  • fresh basil leaves
  • buffalo mozzarella

 

Lemon dressing

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ crushed clove garlic,
  • salt & pepper to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients on a serving plate.
  2. Place the mozzarella in the center.
  3. Mix together the olive oil, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper and pour over the salad.
  4. Serve right away.
  5. You can make this salad an hour in advance just add the dressing before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
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5 Foods for Healthy Eyes

5 Foods for Healthy Eyes
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You have almost certainly heard that carrot and other orange-colored fruits and vegetables support eye health and care for vision. And’s true. Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that gives these foods their orange color, helps the retina and other parts of the eye to function effortlessly.

But eating your way to perfect eyesight isn’t just about beta-carotene. Although their correlation to vision isn’t as well-known, more several other vitamins and minerals are important for healthy eyes. Make these five foods a part of your diet to keep your eyes in tip-top shape

 

Leafy greens

They are filled with lutein and zeaxanthin—antioxidants that, studies show, decrease the risk of emerging macular degeneration and cataracts.

Eggs

The yolk is a major source of lutein and zeaxanthin—in addition to zinc, which moreover helps to reduce your macular degeneration risk, according to Paul Dougherty, MD, medical director of Dougherty Laser Vision in Los Angeles.

Citrus and berries

These fruits are overfilled with vitamin C, which has been exposed to decrease the risk of developing cataract and macular degeneration. 

Almonds

They’re packed with vitamin E, which slows down macular degeneration, research shows. Just one handful supplies you with about half of your daily dose of E.

Fatty fish

Salmon, tuna, mackerel, anchovies, and trout are wealthy in DHA, a fatty acid discovered in your retina—low levels of which have been connected to dry eye syndrome, says Jimmy Lee, MD, director of refractive surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, in New York City.

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This Flourless 3-Ingredient Muffin Recipe Is 100% Healthy and 100% Delicious!

This Flourless 3-Ingredient Muffin Recipe Is 100% Healthy and 100% Delicious!
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Do you want to make flour-free muffins that are very delicious, with just 3 ingredients? Of course, you do! These easy and simple muffins are not only delicious treats but a healthy substitute to those additive rich, sugar-laden, and store purchased imposters.

This Flourless 3-Ingredient Muffin Recipe Is 100% Healthy and 100% Delicious!

This Flourless 3-Ingredient Muffin Recipe Is 100% Healthy and 100% Delicious!

They are perfect for a quick snack or a healthy dessert. These muffins are certain to be a family favorite.

Ingredients

 

  • two over-ripe organic bananas

 

  • four eggs (or egg whites/substitute)

 

  • Berries by your choice

 

  • 1 teaspoon organic butter

 

 

Method

 

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). First, mash the bananas with a fork.  After that add the eggs/egg whites and whisk. Line the cupcake mold with the butter. Then pour your mix into the cupcake mold. After that add the berries and bake for approximately 12 minutes.

Cool slightly, remove and enjoy!

 

 

 

source: http://www.organicandhealthy.org/ http://www.healthy-food-house.comhttp://www.care2.com/

 

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Eat and be Fit : Stuffed Avocado for lunch

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All the avocado lovers go nuts for this fast and very easy vegan recipe. Once you cooked your quinoa, all you need to do is to put all the ingredients of the light and tangy dressing without oil and stuff the center of the avocado. This healthy and delightful vegan friendly lunch will keep you full without gaining extra weight. You should try it at home, there’s a big chance that you already have the needed ingredients in your healthy kitchen.

INGREDIENTS

For the dressing:

– 1 Tbsp. organic lemon juice
– 1 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar
– Just a pinch of oregano

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For the salad:

– 2 Tbsp. sliced organic carrot
– 2 Tbsp. chopped red pepper
– 1/4 cup organic spinach
– 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
– 1 avocado

DIRECTIONS
1. Mix together the red wine vinegar, the lemon juice and oregano in one small bowl and mix them until they are combined. Then add the red pepper, the carrot, quinoa and spinach into the small bowl and mix all the ingredients until are tossed in the dressing.

2. Cut the avocado in half take out the bone and scoop out the extra flesh to make a place for the salad. Divide the salad and put it into the center of both halves of the avocado half. Eat up and enjoy!

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CAN YOU GUESS WHICH OF THESE EGG YOLKS IS ACTUALLY FROM A HEALTHY CHICKEN ?

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Many people all around the world can’t tell which the healthiest kind of egg is. Diverse chickens lay different kinds of eggs. They vary in size, color and if the egg is home grown, the yolk will have a darker color. The color of the yolk can be predisposed by the food the chicken is eating.

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The difference is very noticeable. The yolks of homegrown eggs have dark orange color and they are fuller and thicker. Their eggshells are thicker and, therefore, it is harder to crash them. But why is it so significant to notice the yolk’s color? Orange yolks are an indication that the egg we are about to consume is healthy and contains nutrients.

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BEST TIME TO EAT A BANANA – IS IT HEALTHIER TO EAT A BANANA WHILE IT’S FRESH OR WHEN IT’S RIPE?

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Were you aware that the nutritional possessions of bananas could change as they ripen? Have you detected that their taste changes as they ripen they get sweeter?

This is happening because of the enzymes that are contained in the bananas are increasingly breaking down the starch (starch is a long polymeric form of sugar that doesn’t taste sweet) turn it into simple sugars (disaccharides or monosaccharides which have a sweet taste). When the banana is ripe that means that the starch was already turned into simple sugar and it is easier for digesting. Even though according to studies, the amounts of minerals and vitamins decreases as the banana ripens. Because of that it should be stored in a fridge.

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Japanese scientists revealed a fascinating fact about bananas. Rendering to them as the banana ripens it creates more anticancer properties and more antioxidants.

When the banana is completely ripped with many dark spots on the yellow skin it creates an ingredient called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor), an ingredient that can fight against abnormal cells. The scientists as well showed that the darker the spots better the anti-cancer properties are. Furthermore, a banana dark spots and yellow skin is 8 times more effective in increasing body’s immune system than bananas with green skin.

And so, the best time to consume the banana is when it completely ripens. But if you are suffering from type 2 diabetes or you wish to dodge a fast increase blood sugar levels, you may want to consider consuming a ripe banana with nut butter – since the fat slows down the absorption of sugar into your blood stream. Or you can eat the banana while it is still green (level 3 or 4 in the pic)

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WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER EAT TILAPIA

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Tilapia is one of the most purchased fish in America nowadays. It’s inexpensive, not “shady” specimen, skinless and also boneless, and it is hard to mess up by overdoing it, which is a big problem with some other fish selections.

Nevertheless, the tilapia we are consuming is completely a farmed fish, meaning that you couldn’t find wild tilapia in any restaurant or even supermarket. And the farming is regularly done on an industrial scale, with numerous fish being collected every day. Their food isn’t natural – in the wild, tilapia would surely consume lake plants and algae through the farms feed up the fish with GMO corn and also as soy pellets. A number of healthy fish oils in them is nearly zero – existent, contradicting the main reason why fish is so helpful for us.

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Why Farm – Raised Tilapia Is So Bad For You

1. Current Studies have discovered that farm – raised tilapia may be the cause for inflammation. Farm – raised tilapia has continuously been a widespread source for fish, not only considering that it is usually available in the USA though it is furthermore quite cost – effective. Nonetheless, previous to you supply on Tilapia, you may like to know concerning its relation to inflammation.

Present researchers have in fact stated that consuming Tilapia may deteriorate the inflammation that can even cause arthritis, heart disease, bronchial asthma and a bunch of various other serious diseases. People who chose to consume more fish as a way to get their daily dose of omega – 3 – fatty – acids and as well reduce their risk of cardiac disease might have to hold back on the tilapia. Actually, researchers have in fact exposed that the inflamed possibility of tilapia is far higher than that of pork bacon or burger!

2. Farmed fish may have 10 times the quantity of cancer-causing organic pollutants matched with the wild ones – This could perhaps be accredited to the foods that are used on the farm raised fish. If you are acquainted with the food of the farm raised tilapia you would be worried. Obviously, poultry feces is one of the key ingredients that farm – raised fish are fed with.

3. Farm – produced fish have been exposed to have a high amount of chemicals and antibiotics. So where do the farm – raised fish obtain their anti – biotics? The numerous disorders of fish farms bring the fish to be more at risk to sickness. So to be able to keep those alive, farm vendors give antibiotics to the fish to avoid disease. Farm – bred fish are similarly treated with chemicals to struggle with sea lice. The pesticides that are used to treat these fish are so deadly that they have been the reason an untamed salmon to die when unintentionally exposed to them. These pesticides are furthermore released in the sea where they can get in their bodies.

4. Farm – bred fish as well have inferior levels of healthy nutrients – A lot of us eat fish, wishing to increase the omega – 3 fatty acid benefits that feature it. Nevertheless, were you aware that the omega – 3 – acids that are exposed in the farm – raised fish are less beneficial to our bodies in comparison to the untamed bred fish? Farm – raised fish as well have a lower healthy protein content. And not only that, as farm – raised fish are being kept in cages, they have the affinity to be full of fat, and might have a greater concentration of omega – 6 acids. The worry with gaining excessive omega – 6 acids is that they may be the reason for irritation to our body as a result of the discrepancy.

5. The levels of Dioxin are 11 times higher in the farm – bred fish in comparison to wild fish. Dioxin is, in fact, a pretty dangerous chemical that can add to cancer cells and also numerous other complications. The problem with dioxin is that once it enters our system, it will take a long time till it is discharged. The half-life of dioxin is approximately 7 to 11 years.

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YOUR BODY SHAPE REVEALS HOW HEALTHY YOU ARE

YOUR BODY SHAPE REVEALS HOW HEALTHY YOU ARE
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Not a lot of people are aware that some diseases and conditions can, in fact, become visible on our body. Even when we do notice changes on our body, we usually take them for something else or neglect them. These signs generally include the size of our waist, the length of our legs and arms, and at last, the proportions of all our body parts.

In this article, we look into the above-stated signs and clarifies their significance.

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FINGER LENGTH

It’s assumed that women that have an index finger that is shorter than their ring finger, have a greater risk of developing osteoarthritis when they grow older. Men, in general, have the equal size of these two fingers. But in women, this demonstrates decreased levels of estrogen, which decreases the risk of bone diseases. To avoid this condition, people with these features are counseled to do daily exercise and have the suggested calcium intake.

BRA SIZE

A research published in the Canadian Journal of Medical Association exposes that women with D cup bra size that are in their twenties are more vulnerable to type 2 diabetes than women with smaller breast size. The research additionally explicated that the breast fat tissue is sensitive to hormones, which has an effect on the insulin resistance. Fortunately, you can prevent diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight, regular workout, and a balanced diet.

LEG LENGTH

Conferring to British experts, people that have shorter legs ought to be more aware of the health of their liver. They discovered that women whose have 50-73 cm long legs, have a greater count of liver enzymes, and that can ultimately be the cause for the liver disorder. This can as well be prevented by evading alcohol and other toxins as much as possible.

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