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17 High-Fiber Foods To Help You Lose Weight And Get Healthier

If you want to lose weight but don’t want to be hungry, favour high-fiber foods. Average fiber consumption for most people is 14g a day, when 30g is the recommended amount. Fortunately, once you start looking out for it, it’s not a tricky requirement to meet. Why do we need fiber? Getting enough fiber can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, as well as helping control your weight and ensuring you stay, ahem, regular. fiber aids digestion by absorbing water as it passes through your bowel and so increasing the bulk of your waste products. fiber is also a welcome ally in the fight against weight gain through the magic of satiety. Broadly speaking, it makes you feel fuller for longer, but without adding many calories. There are actually two kinds of fiber, soluble and insoluble. The latter moves through the body without being…
Matcha
February 17, 2020
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8 Great Herbal Alternatives to Your Morning Coffee

When you’re thinking about the best thing to have in the morning as soon as you get out of bed, coffee probably comes to your mind. It gives you that caffeine buzz that you need to get through the day and automatically wakes you up from your slumber. However, even though there are tons of positive benefits that come with drinking coffee, there are also some negative side-effects. If you are someone who is overly anxious and jittery already, then coffee might not be the best choice for you. The good news for you is that there are plenty of healthy herbal alternatives that you can drink in the morning that will wake you up and give you that boost that normally only coffee gives you. Just keep reading down below to learn more about the top eight herbal alternatives you can drink in the morning to your morning coffee.…
Matcha
February 10, 2020
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5 Tips For Healthy Living In Your 30s

For some, turning 30 feels like the beginning of the end. Society puts a high value on youth, and the idea of aging is hardly pleasant. However, it’s time to recognize your thirties as the great time they are- a time of growth and a time to hit your stride as a person and in your career. With these tips, you’ll continue to thrive until the big 4-0 comes knocking. 1. Focus On Nutrition Many women are left in the dark about proper nutrition during their 20s. Fad diets and bad advice leave women with body image issues and a messed-up metabolism. In your thirties, leave that all behind and start with a blank state. Tweak your diet to include plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, dark leafy greens and nuts and seeds. Additionally, go get a blood test to check for deficiencies that might cause long-term problems later on.…
Matcha
February 5, 2020
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Simple And Effective Diet Tips

Improve your day-to-day diet with these simple to follow tips to eat more healthily (and likely lose weight). Eat the rainbow You don’t need complex advice – just the knowledge of a five-year-old. “When it comes to fruit and veg the goal is ‘eat the rainbow’,” says Brian St Pierre, director of performance nutrition at Precision Nutrition. “Many of the benefits of vegetables come from their phytonutrient content, which is what gives the veggies their array of colours. To maximise the various benefits of the different phytonutrients, it’s best to try to get a mix of coloured vegetables daily (or at least weekly). For green, think asparagus, broccoli, spinach and kale, for red peppers, tomatoes and onion.” Yes, you should be ordering aubergine and radishes too. Look at food as a spectrum Forget about cutting out whole groups of foods, even the ones you think of as unhealthy. “Instead of…
Matcha
January 27, 2020
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How To Reduce Stress In All Areas Of Your Life

Reducing stress is necessary for our physical and mental health. Working mothers have an incredible amount of stress regardless of how well-behaved their children are. Juggling a career and a family is possible but it is going to get stressful at times as you are going to overextend yourself from time to time. Managing this stress is extremely important as you do not want a rough day at the office to be taken out on your loved ones when you arrive home. This stress can also impact your health in a negative way in people with high stress levels with blood pressure increasing in some cases. The following are ways that you can reduce stress at home and even work. Use Your Commute To Plan Your Day and Unwind Most people think of their commute to work as one of the most stressful parts of their day. Taking this time…
Matcha
January 20, 2020
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How To Measure Body Fat

Don’t like feeling the pinch? There’s more than one way to measure your body fat percentage. Apart from looking in the mirror, stepping on the scales remains the most common method people use for checking on the progress of their exercise regime. However, while weight is undoubtedly a useful measure of fitness for many people, it can also be misleading to judge the effects solely by what it says on the scales. If you’ve been hammering away in the gym for weeks on end but the needle on the scales isn’t budging, it could well be because your body fat is being replaced with muscle mass. This could result in your overall weight staying static while your body composition changes for the better, making you healthier. A high body fat percentage is linked with an increased risk of several common health issues, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some…
Matcha
January 6, 2020
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10 Super Foods to Soothe Asthma Symptoms

I have asthma (my mom smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day while carrying me). I’ve had to depend on a puffer every year of my life which may have contributed to my COPD. What is COPD? COPD includes diseases such as irreversible asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and bronchiectasis. When our airways are inflamed, they become narrower. This starts a lung disease called asthma – and there is no known cure, but there are ways to temporarily treat symptoms when they occur. • If you produce a lot of mucus… • Have trouble breathing… • Are constantly wheezing… • Feel chest tightness… Then read on ..... 1. Avocado Avocado, with its high levels of L-glutathione, protects our cells from free radical damage (such as histamine). This trendy fruit can be prepared in a variety of ways, because it is literally considered “the master of antioxidants.” 2. Honey . Working Mother…
Matcha
December 9, 2019
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Women’s Fitness Explain How To Get Rid Of Love Handles

Say goodbye to stubborn love handles and uncover those abs with these tips... Love handles and stubborn fat are a problem for practically all of us. So, if you want to look and feel great, there are a lot of things to consider. Whilst diet and exercise are two powerful tools in the pursuit of a healthy body, sleep patterns, stress levels and body confidence all have their own part to play. Learn how to make the most of what you've got (and disguise those love handles) with our top expert tips. Eat up, slim down Always thinking about your next meal? Not anymore! The secret behind fat-loss success lies in properly fuelling your body with nutrient-dense food. Number one on the list is fibre – both the soluble and insoluble types. Fibre helps slow down digestion and recharges your body with a steady stream of energy, but worryingly, a…
Matcha
November 25, 2019
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The Many Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds became popular in the 1970's in the United States when used in the novelty item, Chia Pets. We all remember the chia pet commercials. Chia pets were clay figures used like a flower pot to grow chia seeds into a plant. The plant resembled hair or fur. Fast forward to 2018. Today, chia seeds are considered "superfoods" and known for their health benefits- this is one of the reasons XR Nutrition includes whole, unaltered Chia Seeds in our Plant-based Protein. What are the health benefits of chia seeds? Before we discuss that we must first learn about what they are and the history behind this amazing food. Chia is a seed from the salvia hispanica plant which is native to Central America. We also get chia seeds from the plant salvia columariae of the Southwest United States and Mexico. The seeds are hydrophilic, which means they absorb water…
Matcha
November 18, 2019
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How To Have More Energy

Beat the slump with these tips. 1 in 3 of us claims to feel permanently shattered, with the pace of modern life the biggest energy sapping culprit, according to Mintel research. Many of us turn to knocking back a coffee, but that will only mask the symptoms of tiredness. You’ll perk up temporarily because it stimulates the delivery of more oxygenated blood around the body, but when it wears off you may feel even worse. Try these tips instead. Drink more water Dehydration can induce fatigue and reduced focus and concentration because it lowers blood volume, which means your heart and lungs must work harder to pump the blood to your brain and other organs. At the first sign of tiredness, drink a glass of water, but you can also keep a bottle of water with you at all times and sip on it regularly. Set a timer on your…
Matcha
November 11, 2019