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Health Is A Thing To Keep Forever

Taking proper care of health is very important. This is because today people have to really work hard to be successful in life. They have spend long hours in the factory or in front of the computer screen or delivering products or making relentless calls, whatever be the case. In every instance, there is a lot of stress on the employee. The owners of different companies, under pressure due to the worsening condition of economy, are only making it harder for the working people, as they are pushed to work more hours and at lesser rates. This is driving many people to take up multiple jobs just so that they can earn their bread and butter.

But one must not ignore health and a proper diet. Falling ill is only going to make matters worse. So timely food intake is very important. But this is often very tough, as working hours are getting longer and there are few jobs that offer a break long enough during office hours to have a proper lunch. That is why taking supplements has become so important. But these supplements have to be consumed only after consulting with health experts. Asking doctors is often best bet, as they will be able to tell you exactly what kind of nutritional supplements your body requires for you to stay healthy.
Nutrition education is often provided online as well. Searching for interesting blogs may also help in this regard. Many fitness experts maintain detailed blogs and websites. So you must keep yourself abreast of these Nutritional supplements news. You just cannot go dashing after earning more money at the cost of ignoring your health issues. It is mighty important to take sports nutrition into consideration. This is useful for those who are into sports and need to have proper healthy diets so that they can keep doing the hard work on the field.

If one is suffering from some illness, diet becomes even more important. One must not forget that during fatal illnesses like cancer, often a proper diet can help bring a person back on track. So you must search online for diet for cancer in such cases. One must not lose hope, as they say.
It is also possible to seek help of health experts living in different countries but of great repute via the intenet. You must make use of these facilities available because of advanced technology. One more thing � you must never ignore the fact that you are not doing well. There is no point delaying the inevitable. If you need to get a health checkup done, you should not postpone it. You must make time despite all your business, or else you may have to repent later, and that has no use of course. You will only be left to blame yourself if you don’t keep up with the latest Nutritional supplements news. Read the health blogs regularly and this should give a clear idea as to what should be the approach to having a healthy overall lifestyle and how to beat the evil germs

Benefits Of A Healthy Diet For Martial Arts

When it comes to athletic nutrition, how many times do you really bother to check whether or not you’re eating healthy food. Today’s lifestyle has become so busy and hectic that more than likely you find yourself grabbing foods that simply taste good without really thinking about what effect they may have on your overall health and fitness. There are several huge and important benefits to eating healthy and you should try to take the time to put together a diet plan that will keep your body on the cutting edge of fitness for your Martial Arts training.

Here’s some of the benefits of a healthy diet plan:

· Besides feeling and looking good, your body will be charged up with energy and you’ll be mentally fresh. When you are properly “fueled”, you enjoy doing stuff and as a result live a happier and full life. Proper eating leads to a healthier you which keeps you out of the doctors office so you can spend more time with activities you like along with experiencing improved workouts.

· Because a healthy diet keeps your immune system stronger, health problems virtually disappear. A healthy immune system will keep you fit and enable you to recover quickly if you do become sick.

· Healthy diets help you keep you fit. A well-planned and healthy diet plan helps you maintain your weight which in turn helps you establish consistency for your Martial Arts workouts.

· Your brain stays alert and sharp which is a huge benefit when it comes to focusing on your training. In fact research has proven that a healthy diet helps keep your mind sharp well into old age. I’m sure you’ve seen people fit and sharp even into their late 80’s which in many instances can be traced back to proper food intake.

· A healthy diet plan gives you all the essential minerals and nutrients that your body needs so that your Martial Arts Training and skills continues to improve along with huge gains in strength and stamina.

· Proper nutrition has been proven to keep humans in a happy mood. Hence, you enjoy every moment of your life and remain calm and stable in every weird scenario life happens to throw at you .

Many people who have ignored proper nutrition and continued bad eating habits throughout their lives have come to regret it as they’ve grown older. A healthy diet plan can help defend you against many diseases along with providing you a life that is stress-free. And when you are enjoying life, you’ll start to develop a strong positive attitude because proper nutrition keeps both the mind and body fit for the long haul.

It’s never too late to implement a proper nutrition plan and chances are you’ll never experience bad things happening physically because of a proper diet plan. It is always a better choice to eat correctly so you can maximize the benefits of your Martial Arts Training and stay in good shape.

How Dangerous Is Sugar And Hcfs

Sugar is consumed by most Americans to the tune of 130lbs a year. That actually breaks down to more than a third of a pound per person per day, a staggering number to say the least. This is one of the reasons that I believe our health continues to decline despite advancements in the medical science.

I am not alone in my presumption. There are scientific facts and studies that actually back up this hypothesis. Dr. Lustig M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at The University of California, San Francisco, is one of the health professionals leading the charge to educate the American public on the dangers of sugar consumption.

When Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Lustig last year in a “60 Minutes Interview” concerning this matter, Dr. Gupta asked of him “What are all these various diseases that you say are linked to sugar?” Dr. Lustig replied “Obesity, Type2 Diabetes, Hypertension and Heart Disease itself, … and 75% of it is preventable”.

We often consume more sugar than we are aware of, because it is often hidden in many processed foods we eat every day like bread, sauces, cereals, salad dressings, yogurts and many others. (Just read the ingredients label of the foods you buy to confirm.)

Dr. Gupta then asked Dr. Lustig about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). “Is it worse than table sugar?” to which Dr. Lustig replied “No, because it’s the exact same … the problem is, they are both bad.”

I totally agree with Dr. Lustig in the presumption that they are both bad, but I disagree that they are equal. In a 2010 Study by Princeton University, two groups of Lab Rats were given sweetened water. One group was given water sweetened with sugar and the other group was given water sweetened with HFCS. Researchers noted that the rats given the HFCS sweetened water gained a lot more weight than the rats that were given water sweetened with sugar despite the fact that the calories were kept equal for both groups.

The Princeton researchers further noted “In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab animals, long-term consumption of HFCS also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in circulating triglycerides”.

Nutritional biologist, Kimber Stanhope, is now finding evidence that backs up these theories. She is doing a five year study which is linking excess HFCS consumption to an increase in risk factors for Heart Disease which implies that calories from HFCS are different than calories obtained from other foods. The study found that consumption of HFCS led to increased levels of LDL Cholesterol (aka bad cholesterol) and other factors for cardiovascular disease.

Most Nutritionists will have us believe that a calorie is a calorie despite the form in which it is consumed, but the outcome of these studies proves that this is clearly not the case.

What about cancer? Does excess sugar increase your chances for getting cancer? Louis Cantley, a Harvard Professor and the head of The Beth-Israel Cancer Center is researching the association between the two, and he has found that you absolutely limit your chances of getting cancer if you limit your sugar and HFCS intake.

In Conclusion, what are the best ways to limit sugar and HCFS, given added sugar is so prevalent in so many of the foods we eat every day.

1) Limit sugar as much as possible. (Dr. Lustig’s recommended amount of sugar for an entire day is less than what is in one soda.)

2) Avoid processed foods. Many foods have a lot of added sugar and HFCS. Choose instead whole foods in their natural state.

3) Avoid Soda’s. (Diet Sodas with artificial sweeteners may actually be worse for you) Choose unsweetened teas instead and if you have to sweeten it, sweeten it with Stevia or Honey.

4) Avoid Fruit Juices. (Yes this includes Orange Juice) Fruit juices have natural sugars which your body needs, but the fiber which helps to slow absorption has been stripped in juices. Fruit is a great source of something sweet if the whole fruit is consumed. When you drink straight Orange Juice, you may drink the juice of 5 Oranges with none to very little of the fiber. You wouldn’t usually consume that many Oranges if you were eating the whole fruit.

5) Always Read the Ingredients of any foods you purchase and not just the Nutrition Label. If it has added HFCS it will state it in the ingredients. (Also sometimes listed as Corn Syrup) The ingredients are also listed in descending order. In other words if Sugar or HFCS is among the first few ingredients, it means that product is loaded with it.