If Your Food Ageing You?Written by Kim Beardsmore
Did you know that food you eat could be prematurely ageing you? Science has made some amazing discoveries in last decade in nutrition. We really should be taking note of what we put in our mouth because more than ever, "we are what we eat". Do you know impact of what you are eating? Probably not. It's time to find out because over-indulgence in certain types of food cause body to prematurely age.
Would you like some more free radicals with your lunch...? There is frequent mention these days about 'free radicals' and how they are constantly attacking body, causing potentially serious damage.
A free radical is name for a molecule that has an unpaired electron. They are a normal by-product of metabolism and without them you would die.
To put record straight, it's over-production of free radicals that causes damage to body. We are advised by nutritional experts to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
This is because they are rich in antioxidant phytonutrients...substances that neutralise free radicals and so help protect body.
One of essential tasks of free radicals is in producing energy from food you eat. Every time you eat, free radical activity is intense. The more food you eat, more free radicals are formed, and more antioxidants your body needs to neutralise them. Big meals are big trouble!
Effective Antioxidants include vitamins A, C, E; minerals such as selenium, zinc, and herbs such as aloe vera and grapeseed extract.
The Reality of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are root vegetables, pasta, rice, bread, grains, fruit, pastries, cakes, biscuits, crisps, sweets etc. They are easy to prepare, filling, tasty and cheap. Most meals are dominated by carbohydrates, as most of us 'full up' on them. When you eat carbohydrates you're eating a form of sugar.
Secrets Of Weight LossWritten by Brian Stewart
One thing’s for sure, in this day & age, if you’re wanting to lose weight you can be excited and discouraged before you even start down path. You’re excited because you’ve made decision, which is first step, and you know you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get job done. However, you’re discouraged because you have no idea what plan of action to take, which is second step.
With new weight loss programs, plans, pills, and supplements being introduced to market, on what seems to be a daily basis, it’s no wonder only about 10-20% of people who start down, “weight loss lane”, stay on road until they’ve reached their destination. Not only that, but some that do stick to plan turn right back around and return to their old habits.
The main problem is that once you choose a plan and get desired results, second you try to go back to a normal lifestyle, weight piles right back on sometimes even more than when you started. Now if that’s not discouraging I don’t know what is. This is mainly due to fact that most diets are too restrictive.
See, what most of us don’t realize is most diets, diet plans, and diet pills aren’t designed to use on a continuous basis. That is, more than likely you wouldn’t be too healthy or happy if you continued to use them. Another thing we have to realize, and accept, is that an effective weight loss plan should be a lifestyle change plan, not just a one-time event.
What I’ve found, through not only my personal experiences but also experiences of people I know, is that most effective way to lose weight, keep it off, and maintain a healthy lifestyle is through natural, whole foods and natural supplements. For instance, we all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is much better than just relying on a multi-vitamin, and eating organic foods is a million times better than eating processed foods. Following an all-natural plan may take a little longer to see results initially but I can assure you that long term results and benefits will blow anything else out of water. You will not only keep weight off and have more energy, but you will also add years to your life, which means you can enjoy new and improved “you” even longer.