What is a healthy eating plan?

Written by Cheryl Haining

What is a healthy eating plan? Healthy eating is important for everyone, from babies torepparttar elderly. Learning to eat well is more than just eating a variety of foods so that your body getsrepparttar 131269 proper nutrients. It is also about enjoyment of foods and maintaining a healthy weight. Anyone can eat for good health. It involves 2 simple steps. First is to eat foods from allrepparttar 131270 different food groups. The second step is to eat a variety of foods from each group every day. Sounds simple. However so many people are not following a healthy eating plan. Busy lifestyles, availability of fast food, advertising and a lack of understanding of what healthy food is, all work against people trying for healthier eating. Unhealthy eating causes illness and weight problems. Type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically and is directly linked torepparttar 131271 increase in obesity. Heart disease and some cancers are also linked to obesity. A study byrepparttar 131272 Medical Journal of Australia found that 56% of Australian adults are considered overweight or obese. This is a 61% increase in obesity since 1991 Un-treated obesity poses significant, even life-threatening health risks. Everyone understandsrepparttar 131273 importance of having car/home/ insurance. Have you consideredrepparttar 131274 importance of nutritional insurance? This means eatingrepparttar 131275 foods that will protect you against future disease, and understandingrepparttar 131276 benefits nutritional supplements can provide. If you are currently not following a healthy plan you will be surprised that you are most likely not eating enough. You may need to increaserepparttar 131277 amount of food you consume.

Daily Food Suggestions Fruit 2-3 serves, Vegetables 5-7 serves, Protein 3-6 serves, Whole grains 2-3 serves, Dairy 2-3 serves

Antioxidant Super Foods Antioxidants help prevent cellular damage. Eat plenty of foods rich in antioxidants such as almonds, berries, citrus, carrots, spinach, tomatoes, and bell peppers. 1. Top your cereal with almonds or berries; add tomatoes to sandwiches, soups or stews; layer your whole grain bread sandwich with slices of peppers and fresh spinach. 2. Pack a snack bag of nuts, baby carrots, grape tomatoes, and bell pepper slices for a nutritious pick-me-up between meals. 3. Protein snack bars carry easily for quick energy and a tasty treat.

Calcium Calcium isrepparttar 131278 super nutrient that keeps bones and teeth strong. Now research shows that low-fat dairy also helps people lose weight! The best sources of calcium come fromrepparttar 131279 cow. 1. Start your day with a protein rich breakfast. Add a bowl of whole grain cereal topped with skim milk and fresh fruit for a breakfast of champions. 2. Snack on low-fat yogurt or cheese between meals for an energizing treat. 3. Calcium-fortified juices and cereals are excellent alternatives to meet your three-a-day requirement.

Hoodia Gordonii Buyers Guide to the worlds most potent weight loss plant

Written by Jason Odom

Hoodia plants ofrepparttar gordonii variety are succulent plants fromrepparttar 131267 botanical family Asclepiadaceae. The cactus has spines resembling a true cactus. Hoodia Gordonii and has been used for centuries byrepparttar 131268 San Bushmen of South Africa as a way of controlling hunger and thirst during hunting expeditions inrepparttar 131269 Kalahari desert. The use of hoodia as an appetite suppressant and recent research on its benefits have made doctors and scientists engaged inrepparttar 131270 fight againstrepparttar 131271 global epidemic of obesity sit up and take notice. The consistent demonstration ofrepparttar 131272 appetite-controlling effects of hoodia has led to wide public interest inrepparttar 131273 use of this plant asrepparttar 131274 basis of a dietary supplement for weight control.

I can say it definitely works. It really does take away your appetite and works wonders for giving you a great start with basic fasting. The first time I took Hoodia I didn't eat for 56 hours and never had any problems other than being psychologically thrown off. This happened because we tend to eat out of habit, so I thought about eating but I wasn't actually hungry. As for discomfort - NO HUNGER pains.

Whole hoodia powder made formrepparttar 131275 WHOLE plant contains some fiber, organic material, antioxidants and biologically active substances. The most important of these is steroidal glycosides. These molecules actually foolrepparttar 131276 brain into thinkingrepparttar 131277 stomach is "full", as if you have just eaten a big meal.

Weight control is simply about calorie control. I don't care whatrepparttar 131278 Atkins, Hilton Head, Trim Spa, South Beach people claim. Scientific studies have proved hoodia's ability to suppress appetite, helping obese people lose weight. Even rats, a species that will eat anything from meat and plants to indigestible fiber, lowered their dietary calorie intake to a degree that made them get thin.

Clinical and laboratory experiments show both animals and humans automatically restrict their food intake when taking hoodia orally. Some experiments are elaborate studies where obese people have taken hoodia in a controlled metabolic environment. EVERY case has shown they have been able to reduce their calorie intake by 900 to 1,100 calories daily. This is enough for most people to lose a pound every three days.

Being overweight is often associated with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and insulin resistance. Diabetes related illnesses affect 70 million Americans and is a common cause of premature death and disability. Hoodia could be an important nutritional factor combating overeating and diabetes. One thing for sure, it fulfills its promise of appetite control and weight loss.

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