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Why Tea Is Great! And You Should Be Drinking More Of It

Why Tea Is Great! And You Should Be Drinking More Of It

In the great battle of Tea vs Coffee you may want to pick the side of Tea. What’s not to love about it. The brits have built a culture around solving any problem with a cuppa. In Asia, brewing a pot of tea is considered an art form. Tea can be called upon under any circumstance, any weather and any occasion. It’s not only warm, refreshing and calming but studies are finding that it can actually benefit your health too. If you don’t like the gates of one, that’s okay because there’s a wide variety to choose from. Green, black, oolong, breakfast, lunch and after dinner. Let’s have a look at what makes them all so great.

 

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The superhero to your immune system

 

It’s widely believed that the properties in certain teas can help strengthen your immune system. Green tea and chamomile tea are thought to work best. They can give you an energy boost sure to wake you up in the morning combined with a feeling of calm relaxation.

 

Studies have shown that chamomile tea however small the change can help your body produce more white blood cells that will be battling against viruses and bacteria. There’s no harm in trying. Might as well pour yourself a cup once a week for extra strength.

 

Green tea is also thought to contain powerful nutrients that can have a profound effect on the body. It’s made from Camellia sinensis leaves that haven’t undergone the same oxidation process as black tea or oolong tea. It’s origins lie with China but are now spread across most of Asia and distributed worldwide.

 

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A natural boost of antioxidants

 

You may have heard this word thrown about quite a lot recently but what are they? They occur naturally in lots of plant based foods and drinks. Tea being one of them and they help the prevention of bad oxidants damaging your cells. Overloading on them can keep us looking young and feeling rejuvenated.

 

Do some teas contain more than others?

 

Yes. White tea has a low caffeine content and contains more antioxidants than any other tea. More and more people are associating it as a great way to prevent cancer, heart attacks and diabetes.

 

White tea was first known as the Emperor’s drink. China discovered that they could produce a mild flavoured tea that was extremely refreshing by brewing the youngest of buds. It was very rare and expensive making it a drink for royalty to enjoy. Now that we’re in the twenty first century though you’ll be able to purchase it at your local supermarket for a fraction of the original price.

 

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Warm or cold

 

The drink that keeps on giving. Most people prefer to drink their tea with boiling hot water. Which is a great way of cleansing your whole system but that’s not the only option available.

 

Iced tea is becoming more and more popular as a refreshing way to cool yourself down. You may find your looking to have an unsweetened iced tea after a workout now rather than an energy drink jam packed with sugar. Tea has next to no calories which makes it a great way to lose weight. If your on a diet then swap over those fizzy drinks for a tea all day long.

 

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Tea is great for your social life

 

There is now a complete culture around tea and it’s the most therapeutic way of socialising other than a day out to a spa. So if you don’t want to see your friend in a robe then it’s the best option to go for. Asking a friend to join you for a cup of tea in a café is fast becoming the preferred option of meeting up. The days of destroying our bodies by drinking alcohol in loud bars are over. We can sit with a pot between us and actually catch up and listen to each other creating stronger bonds and friendships.

 

Top tip : Why not try a black tea without milk which is thought to help the digestive system and improve blood circulation.

 

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The online world of tea

 

People are taking to the internet in droves to write, tweet, blog and share pictures of their wonderful tea experiences. There are websites like the World Tea Directory with more information on tea than you could imagine. It’s now easier than ever to purchase exotic blends from all over the world and have them delivered right to your front door. If you love tea then it’s well worthwhile to read up on some of the amazing bloggers out there who are constantly reviewing and coming up with new exciting ways to brew. Why not check out a couple of these for inspiration. ‘International tea moment’, ‘Tea in England’ and ‘Tea Guy Speaks’.

 

Instagram has gone crazy for tea and if you want to strengthen your following then you should get involved. Literally everyone can relate to a good cup of well brewed tea and you’ll be racking up the likes for a picture in no time.

 

Helping the world of tea

 

If you don’t need any convincing and are already an avid fan of tea you may want to look further into how you can help. Being the second most popular drink after water you would think the producers and farmers behind most of the work would be making major profit. Sadly this isn’t always the case. You could help by making the simple conscious decision to only drink brands that have signed up to fair trade agreements. That way you can make enjoy your brew with complete peace of mind.

 

There is a whole world of tea out there and your next cup could be just around the corner. The health benefits speak for themselves and you’ll feel relaxed and  calm. It makes you wonder is there any downsides to drinking tea! So if you’re at home or in the office get yourself a warm mug of tea on your next break. You won’t regret it.

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Naturally Nurtured: Feed Yourself Fresh and Live The Cleanest Life

Naturally Nurtured: Feed Yourself Fresh and Live The Cleanest Life

You’re feeling a little low recently, after a busy and food-fuelled month you’re ready to knuckle down and get healthy. Now is the perfect time to kick the old habits to the curb and live a cleaner life. You want to feel full of energy and refreshed, instead of sluggishly sloth-like. There are a few tools you will need to get yourself going, but once you’re up and running there will be no turning back. Whenever you can, opt for natural products to live your daily life. Living a pure, unpolluted life will have you glowing from the inside out.

Move Away From Medicines

Yes, there are certain pains you shouldn’t ignore, but how often have you headed to the pharmacy for every little ache and pain you feel? Often you don’t need any painkillers at all to combat illnesses. Try a holistic approach and aim to use nature’s medicines to cure your ailments. Sore, scratchy throat? Add some fresh organic lemon and a squeeze of honey to some warm filtered water. This magical drink contains healing powers to help your flu symptoms straight away. Step away from the pain-killers next time it’s your time of the month, use a hot water bottle and a spritz of fresh lavender spray on your pillow for a calming night’s sleep. Dose up on nature’s finest remedies and you’ll feel on top of the world this winter.

Plant-Based Perfection

Take a moment to think about your diet, could it be better? Consider going vegan for a trial period and you might just see wondrous results. Reducing your dairy and meat intake could leave you with more energy and you’ll be helping the environment out too. Look online for plant-based supplements such as, canabidol.com. By incorporating natural, herbal products into your everyday life you will feel fully detoxed and free of illnesses. Think about what kinds of fluids you’re drinking each day too. You might want to consider upping your water intake and steer clear of caffeine-laden hot drinks. Switch to hot green tea or ginger tea if you can. There are multiple antioxidants in many herbal teas.

 

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Happy At Home

Try and steer clear of polluting products inside your home. Many of your cleaning solutions contain contaminating substances which can cause you ill health.

There are a plethora of non-toxic solutions you can use and make yourself at home. Lemons, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are just a few of the natural ingredients you can use to create a clean and healthy household. There are many ranges of eco-friendly laundry detergents and washing up liquids which will keep you and your family safe from harmful chemicals. If you like to keep your house smelling fresh then steer clear of unnatural air fresheners and invest in some handpicked local flowers each week. You have the freedom to change your fragrance and style as often as you like, without inviting harmful scents into your home.

So get clean and green today by opting for safer products in your daily life. Feed your body and freshen up your home with the most natural products out there and you will feel refreshed in an instant.

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Are You Watching What You Eat?

Are You Watching What You Eat?

“Watch what you eat” is a phrase that has been thrown around many times before in the past. A lot of people say it without really understanding what it implies, what it means or how it can actually help us to watch what we eat. In this article, we’ll be going through a couple of reasons why it’s important to watch what you eat and how you can monitor your habits to improve your health in the long term.

 

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Overeating and associated health issues

 

As you might expect, overeating is a real issue that affects everyone from young children to adults. It’s a widespread problem that has many different causes, but it’s typically hard to diagnose given the widespread number of cases that are seen across the world.

 

Although it sounds obvious, overeating increases your weight which introduces a number of different negative health problems. Everyone knows that eating too much will increase your body fat and put your health at risk, but what people don’t realize is how many calories their meals actually contain. A couple of cookies is usually around the same number of calories as a light meal, yet it has far less nutritional value so it doesn’t help us build our bodies either.

 

“Watch what you eat” here means to actually watch what you eat. Read labels, find your recommended daily calorie intake and take control of your eating so that you don’t put yourself at risk of the associated health issues.

 

Ignoring the pain in your gut

 

Gut pain is usually the sign of a bad diet. Long-term pain could be caused by the types of food you introduce into your stomach, and conditions like trapped wind can be painful and debilitating. You should never ignore pain because it often means that something is wrong with your health. It’s your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and you need to take a closer look in order to make it stop hurting.

 

Take a look at this post on prebiotics and consider keeping a food journal to see what foods cause pain. It sounds like a lot of work, but if you’re serious about taking control of your health and stopping the pain, then you need to take a more serious stance on your eating habits. Sometimes, we just have to accept the fact that our bodies were not made to eat certain types of foods. Perhaps it’s due to undiagnosed allergies that cause you grief, or maybe you’re simply eating too much of a certain food and need to cut back on it.

 

Final words

 

Watching what you eat can be difficult if you’re not used to counting calories or considering the nutritional value of food. However, it’s important that you take a more active role in improving your health, and small steps like improving your diet and changing the food you eat can have a huge effect that will provide many positive benefits like dealing with the pains or aches you experience.

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7 Ways to Look and Feel Younger

7 Ways to Look and Feel Younger

 

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In an ideal world, with the advancement of modern technology, one would hope by now, they might have stumbled upon the fountain of youth; however unless the cosmetic companies are keeping this an extremely well guarded secret we are left with a variety of nutritional and superficial remedies to help us keep looking and feeling younger.  In reality, the majority of potions we put on our skin tend to be superficial quick fixes that don’t provide sustainable benefits.  Indeed, prevention is often the best cure in terms of ensuring young looking skin; however this article isn’t just skin deep – it’s about feeling younger too – which entails having more energy and vitality to take life on.

 

Here are 7 tips to help you in your quest to look and feel younger:

 

  1. GET MORE SLEEP

Experts recommend we have between six and nine hours sleep each night.  If you’re a light sleeper then you might want to consider hypnotherapy or guided relaxation videos on YouTube to ensure you’re getting the deep sleep you require, where your brain frequency slows down sufficiently to fully replenish and repair you body.

 

It can take up to 6 weeks to feel the effects of getting a good night’s sleep, but once you do, you will see a reduction in the dark circles around your eyes and will feel a profound increase in your energy levels.  A good way to make sure you fall asleep on time is to slowly wind down your evening.  Try not to watch TV, or be on your phone or laptop, just before going to bed; many experts recommend reading from a book (not a backlit digital device) as a good way to wind down.

 

  1. NURTURE YOUR SKIN

We all know it’s important to moisturise and replenish our skin on a daily basis to keep it soft and looking young, but with so many anti-aging creams on the market containing the vitamin derivative retinol it’s important you discover which Retinol Cream is best for you and your skin as skin care is not a one-size-fits-all solution.  In addition, you might want to consider moisturising with a simple and organic product like aloe vera.  However, moisturisation isn’t the only aspect of skin care; it’s important you cleanse and tone too.  A further consideration, if you wear make-up, is that you remove the make up each night in order to avoid clogged pores.

 

  1. NOURISH YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT

We are often keen to reach for a magic cream to replenish our skin without realising that our skin is an external representation of our internal biology.  If you want younger looking more radiant skin (and hair) then ensure you’re eating plenty of Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils that will enrich your body with important nutrients to replenish skin and hair.

 

  1. DO SOME EXERCISE

Getting up and doing some cardiovascular exercise doesn’t mean you have to suddenly turn into a gym bunny; this could be as simple as starting your day off with a brisk walk.  Not only does exercise help keep you lean, and mentally sharp, it has been proven to boost your energy levels which will ensure you feel young as well as look younger.  If you don’t fancy going to your local gym, then head out for a walk or run with your music or get a group of friends together in order to motivate each other.

 

  1. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER

Very few of us drink enough water, on a daily basis, yet drinking water is absolutely vital for the function of all our organs… and in particular, staying hydrated really helps our skin, as dehydration often leads to tired looking dull skin.  In fact, did you know that one of the causes for dark circles around your eyes is due to dehydration – which is why they tend to be much more pronounced when hungover.

 

  1. GET A NEW HAIR STYLE

Getting a trendy haircut isn’t only great for your self-esteem and personal pride, it’s a fantastic way to look and feel younger.  It’s important to have an age appropriate haircut, as otherwise it’ll have the opposite effect – and, depending on your age, it could make you look like you’re the victim of a midlife crisis.  Keeping on top of your personal appearance is one of the most fundamental things you can do to look and feel younger.

 

  1. CHOOSE YOUR WARDROBE WISELY

In a similar vein to keeping your hairstyle current and on trend, it’s important to choose your wardrobe wisely – as the clothes you wear are a reflection of who you are on the inside; and remember like attracts like – if you wear fun, bold and vibrant clothes you’ll attract fun, bold and vibrant people.

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How to Eat to Enhance Optimal Adrenal Functions

By Guest Blogger Annie J.

How to Eat to Enhance Optimal Adrenal Functions

For proper optimal adrenal optimization, one must eat a balanced diet. Most of the chemicals that should be present towards improving the functions of our adrenal system can only be supplemented by foods we eat. A person must be choosy about the type of food to eat for him or her to maintain a balanced adrenal function.

Adrenal glands are essential parts of our body. They are situated on top of the two kidneys. Adrenal glands function to secrete the hormones responsible for the healthier functioning of the body. The two primary hormones; the aldosterone and the cortisol are associated explicitly with adrenal gland.

 

The sex hormone androgen also comes from the adrenal gland. Too much or too little production of a specific hormone can cause adrenal disorders. Therefore, a person must ensure particular vitamins, minerals, proteins, and some herbs supplemented in their diets for an optimal adrenal functioning. The following supplements are helpful towards a healthier adrenal function.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it helps in the generation of cortisol in the adrenal. It also helps in protection of free radicals and boosting the immune system. The C vitamin also works towards the healing of your adrenal glands. Specifically, liposomal or buffered types of vitamin C are recommended.

You can start supplementing the vitamin slowly then increase it with time. The vitamin should be taken when combined with bioflavonoids as it is in nature. Such supplement foods are orange, kale, red pepper, broccoli, quaver, grapefruit among others.

Vitamin B5, B6, and B12

Several minerals and vitamins prevent individuals from adrenal fatigue. Vitamins B5, B6, and B12 are crucial for cell metabolism. This supplement will improve your levels of energy and reduce fatigue.

Vitamin B5 adds a coenzyme A, and this helps to fat breakdown and cellular respiration including carbohydrates and proteins. B12 assists in energy production, maintaining the red blood cell and repair of the cell.

The Vitamin acts B6 in many of the pathways that are utilized to form hormones. The vitamin supplement can vary towards balancing adrenal gland performance. Vitamin E and D are also right supplements.

Magnesium

Magnesium is also crucial for adrenal functioning. Magnesium helps in the balancing the flow of energy. A person living in the deficiency of the mineral can portray symptoms of depression and fatigue. There are also signs of insomnia, cramping, and stiffness.

On the other hand, too much consumption of magnesium can result in stomach problems, especially indigestion. It is advisable one start the supplement of the mineral with 400mg to optimize its quantity. Magnesium food supplements are Asparagus, sweet potatoes, bananas, Swiss chard, and kale, cantaloupe among others.

Probiotics

Probiotics are live yeasts and bacteria that improve the health of your digestion system. They also reduce the adverse effects of your body antibiotics including lowering the level of stress. Therefore, this supplement is crucial for individuals suffering from digestion problems, thus recommended for treating adrenal fatigue.

Sufficient probiotics can assist the body in extracting nutrients from the taken food. Hence it will improve minerals and vitamins intake towards balancing the adrenal hormones. Probiotics as a supplement also support the immune system. It too limits regular sicknesses. Some of its components are acidophilus and lactobacillus.

Herbals

Herbals are natural supplements and are considered the best towards adrenal function optimization. The herb Rhodiola Rosea is an adrenal supplement popular in Scandinavia and Russia. It works to prevent poor circulation, muscle tension, fatigue, and depression.

Using it increases our body cortisol amount. Licorice root stimulates the production of hormones, maintain endurance, and balance the energy level. It also lengthens the circulation of your cortisol hormone. It is recommended that people suffering high blood pressure since it raises it.

Ashwagadha is another herb supplement for the adrenal hormone. It lowers or increases the level of cortisol hormone in the gland hence optimizing the synthesis.

The Siberian ginseng herb improves mental awareness and develops the body stamina. It is also not suitable for hypertension patients. Lastly, the supplement maca root helps in blood sugar and cortisol regulation.

It additionally increases the uptake of hormones into cells stabilization functionality of the body organs.

Other adrenal optimization supplements include compounds like omega-3, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, D-Ribose, and CoQ10. These supplements maintain proper body metabolism as well as keeping high energy in the body. Therefore towards proper functioning of your adrenal gland, always balanced all the above in your daily diet at the recommended level.

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Reference:

3 Steps to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue [https://draxe.com/3-steps-to-heal-adrenal-fatigue/]

The Adrenal Fatigue Diet Plan [https://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/adrenal-fatigue-diet/]

Can Foods Boost the Adrenal System [https://www.livestrong.com/article/500675-foods-to-boost-adrenal-system/]

Dietary Goals of the Adrenal Fatigue Diet [https://www.drlam.com/blog/adrenal-fatigue-diet/18225/]

About the Author

Annie Jones is the main person behind the BoostBodyFit. She started off a bit on the chubby side, but went through the transformation and now enjoys great health and looks great. She is a fan bodyweight training and healthy living. She found the BoostBodyFit to share her experience on Health, Fitness,  Sport Nutrition and everything else between.

10 Benefits of Exercise that Will Surprise You

By Guest, Imran K.

10 Benefits of Exercise that Will Surprise You

There are a lot of people who love the idea of exercising and losing weight. However, as soon as they start hitting the gym, they tend to be really lazy. You might be one of these people. Before you close your eyes to the idea of exercising, you must realize that exercise provides lots of benefits.

To begin with, it is a brain-health booster. Although exercise is known to improve physical fitness, it also great for boosting brain function. It helps improve the flow of the blood to the brain which also prevents memory-related diseases.

Exercising also helps people who hate looking and being old. If you exercise regularly, you can add 5 more years to your life. This is a scientific explanation since studies have shown that exercising slows down the aging of cells. Instead of investing on health supplements that are filled with chemicals, exercising would be a better option instead.

Your skin will also look better and make you look younger. Simple aerobic exercises increase the flow of blood to the skin, bringing more nutrients. Even with constant exposure to the heat of the sun, your skin will continue to have a healthy glow. Skin wounds also heal faster with the help of regular exercise.

You will realize that exercising provides a lot more benefits other than just the improvement of your physique. As you become older, you will understand that your body does not work the same way anymore and exercise is a must. Besides, it is an enjoyable process and even without realizing these benefits, you will still be motivated to do it.

There are many other benefits of exercising that could surprise you if you simply view the infographic below. The moment you see how your life could change with these benefits, you will be more motivated to start exercising now.

10 Benefits of Exercise That Will Surprise You

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Your Skin is Telling You Health Secrets – But Are You Listening?

Your Skin is Telling You Health Secrets – But Are You Listening?

The skin is the largest organ of your body, and it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it can act as a vast display sign, letting you know when you have problems that affect you on the inside. The trouble is, not everyone is aware of the secret codes and language that the skin uses to let you know. In today’s guide, I’m going to go through all of the little things your skin might be trying to tell you. Hopefully, you will be able to start listening from now on.

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Breakouts

A lot of people suffer from breakouts all the time, but if yours appear on an irregular basis, there is a good chance it is a sign of something else. When you are anxious or feeling stressed, the body unleashes a whole bunch of cortisol – known as the stress hormone. In turn, this can cause havoc in your body, and it goes into overdrive with all kinds of things – including producing breakouts. So, try to unwind a little – with yoga or mindfulness, perhaps –  and you should start having fewer breakouts than before.

Baggy, swollen eyes

A lot of people wake up in the morning looking like Death warmed up, but it’s not as normal as everyone makes out. In fact, it’s a sure sign that you haven’t caught enough shuteye – which could be opening up a world to all kinds of other problems, including high blood pressure, stress, and even stroke. Go to bed a little earlier, and make sure you stick to the same sleep patterns – even during the weekends.

Dark patches

Dark patches under your eyes could be down to your genetics. But again, if you only get them now and again, it might be due to malnourishment. It’s almost crazy to think that people are malnourished in this country, but it’s a lot more common than you might think. Nutrient deficiency is the result of a poor diet, and if you aren’t eating your veggies and greens on a regular basis, it’s time to make a change.

Loose skin

Loose, wrinkly skin is usually a sign of aging. You can either live with it and grow old gracefully, or head to your local cosmetic dermatologist and get a fix. However, loose, sagging skin can also be a sign of a severe underlying disease. These range from very rare conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Marfan’s Syndrome to more obvious issues like sun-related skin changes and even something like T-cell lymphoma.

Changing moles

Moles can be a sign of beauty, but you need to watch them like a hawk. Everyone is at risk from skin cancer developing, and if your moles start to change in appearance or begin bleeding, get them checked out at your doctor’s office.

As you can see, just because you can cover up problem skin with makeup, it doesn’t mean everything is OK on the inside. The good news is that most of these issues can be cleared up with a basic return to a fit and healthy lifestyle. But go and see your doctor anyway, as you never know what your skin might be trying to tell you.

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Give Your Body an ‘MOT’ To Keep It Running Well!

Give Your Body an ‘MOT’ To Keep It Running Well!

You take your car for an MOT and service every year to pick up on an existing and potential faults, why not do the same for your body? You only get one, so to live a happy and healthy life it makes sense that you will do some maintenance on it every now and again. Go to see professionals that can ensure everything is working well, and spot developing issues before they turn into larger ones. Here are a few ways you can go about it!

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Eyes

As they say, eyes are windows to the soul. However they’re also windows to our health, and having a checkup at the optician can do more than just make sure your vision is up to scratch. Various health conditions can cause changes in the eye long before you have any other symptoms meaning some illnesses can be picked up in the earlier stages. Opticians can spot everything from diabetes to HIV. On top of this, an optician will make sure your vision is up to scratch for things like driving. It’s normal for our sight to deteriorate slightly as we age, so it could be a case of needing glasses, contact lenses or laser eye surgery to put things right.

Ears

Our hearing is another very important sense, and something none of us would want to go wrong. Again, hearing can decline as we age but conditions like tinnitus can also cause issues. If you’re experiencing frequent ear infections, having a specialist treat this or go in for an ear cleaning could be a wise move. They will also be able to advise you on the source of the problem so you’re able to put it right.

Teeth

Nice teeth are something that make us look and feel good- a beautiful smile is always going to be an attractive asset. But of course, our teeth need to be healthy to be functional too. Weak, worn or loose teeth can break or come out entirely when you’re eating and can cause a significant amount of pain too. Visit a dentist to make sure everything is in order. They will be able to spot plaque, decay and other problems in the early stages when it’s easy to put right. Left further you could end up with abscesses, tooth loss and all kinds of problems so it pays to keep on top of it

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can lead to all kinds of health problems, so it makes sense to keep an eye on this. If you’re generally in good health, just having it done once a year to make sure it’s in the normal range should be fine. High blood pressure can be a result of stress, high salt diet and excess body weight, so if yours is higher than it should be then it’s time to make some lifestyle changes. If it’s very high, it may have to be controlled with medication to prevent damage to your body.

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Essential Points You’ve Got to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

Essential Points You’ve Got to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

If there’s something you want to change about your face or body, you might be considering cosmetic surgery to get what you want. It’s one option to make permanent changes that you’re often not able to make in other ways. However it’s a big and often expensive commitment, so you need to consider some important things before you make your decision.

Your Reasons for Considering Surgery

You should think very carefully about why you’re considering cosmetic surgery. It can help you to feel better about the way you look, but it’s not the answer to all your problems. If you’re hoping it will change your whole life, you could end up disappointed.

The Results You’re Looking For

It’s important to be realistic about the results you can achieve with cosmetic surgery. Thinking about what you expect the outcome to be is essential. You should have a good idea of what you want before you go under the knife and your surgeon needs to understand what you’re looking for.

What Could Go Wrong

Any surgery is a risk, so you need to think about all of the outcomes that could occur. Knowing what could go wrong during or after surgery can be a little frightening, but you need to know if you want to make an informed decision.

The Recovery Period

Giving yourself time to recover is essential after having surgery. So you should think about how much time you can take off work or whether you’ll be able to rest for a while after your procedure.


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How to Kick the Sugar Habit

How to Kick the Sugar Habit

Sugar is in everything. It’s pretty hard to avoid these days so our average intake is way higher than it should be. Along with being the leading cause of type 2 diabetes, it also lowers the function of white blood cells, has links to different types of cancer and generally leaves you feeling not at your best. People who have cut down on or completely cut out sugar often comment on how energized they feel and how much easier it is to get through a long day. Here’s some tips for kicking the sugar habit.

 

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Re-think Your Grocery List

If you’re buying a lot of ready-made meals and sugary snacks, it may be time to re-think what you’re buying. Processed foods are the worst for sugar content so you should avoid them like the plague. If you’re having trouble with finding the time to cook, try using some free time on the weekends to do most of your prep work. You can chop up a weeks’ worth of roasting vegetables within an hour. Don’t be tempted to buy chocolate and sweets to keep in the cupboard for guests or ‘emergencies’. If it’s there you will eat it! Out of sight, out of mind.

 

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Replace What You’ve Lost

A smoker doesn’t quit without any help. They are offered nicotine patches, chewing gum and other ways of relieving their cravings while coming through the initial stages. It’s the same for any kind of addiction. When it comes to sugar, you need to replace refined sugars with natural sugars, like those found in fruit. You may want to take a look at some of the tips and advice from places like boulder co. Get yourself a good selection of fruits and when you feel the need for a sugary snack, grab an apple instead of a bar of chocolate.

 

Make Your Own

Store bought sauces and dressings come with a shocking amount of sugar included. If you use sauces in your cooking on a regular basis, you may find it valuable to make your own. Why not try out this recipe for pasta sauce? You can also start making smoothies or juicing your fruit and veg to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients in your diet. When you switch from unhealthy eating to healthy eating, you’ll be surprised how quickly you notice the changes.

 

Treat Yourself Once in a While

Once you’ve gone without sugar for a few weeks, you could slowly start to introduce it back into your diet. After all, it’s not something you need to completely avoid. However, by this time you should be able to control how much you’re eating and how often. For example, if you go out for a meal once a week, it’s okay to treat yourself to dessert. It doesn’t mean you can demolish a box of chocolates every time you have a bad day at work.

 

With the amount of sugar put into our foods, it has become no less than an addiction for many. Kick the habit and watch the results take place.

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