Women & Power of Anger

I watched this TED Talk and thought to myself, this is true in various countries and societies.

Soraya Chemaly talks about The power of women’s anger and how many women are told they need to sustain from expressing it because it’s not lady like.

Watch this video and tell me what you think. https://go.ted.com/CALm

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Tricking Your Brain on Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering how their bodies handle sugar, scientists say. (Sam Hodgson/Reuters)

Artificial sweetners are believed to be a good alternative for lowering your blood sugars for metabolic conditions and a good plan for weight loss and/or avoiding weight gain.

You have it all wrong!

Researchers report that artificial sweeteners increase the blood sugar levels in both mice and humans by interfering with microbes in the gut.Increased blood sugar levels are an early indicator of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease.

ok, Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners do satisfy the sweet tooth without what is called the ”extra calories”, however on the contrary, it is actually increasing your caloric consumption, your appetite and your weight.

Recent studies have proven that detrimental effects of artificial sugar consumption can cancel out any benefits they may have for weight loss. This is due to both a mental and physiological response to eating artificial sweeteners.

According to Clinical dietitian Jamie Yacoub, M.P.H., R.D.,

  1. when you eat foods sweetened with artificial sweetener, you actually tend to eat larger portions to compensate. You allow yourself to have more, forgetting that still contain calories in the form of carbohyfrates, fat and protein.
  2. Artificial sweeteners increase your appetite for sweets and carbohydrates.
  3. Artificial sweeteners are often used in carbohydrate-filles foods

Further research suggests that drinking diet soda could cause weight gain.

Artificial sweeteners may exacerbate, rather than prevent, metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Studies have included various experiments with mice which demonstrated how obesity is related to a gut bacteria that affects glucose tolerance, leading to weight gain instead of the believed weight loss in these non-caloric sweeteners.

The data indicate that artificial sweeteners “may contribute to, rather than alleviate, obesity-related metabolic conditions, by altering the composition and function of bacterial populations in the gut,” Cathryn Nagler and Taylor Feehley of the pathology department at the University of Chicago said in a journal commentary.

PLEASE, PLEASE ,PLEASE, Reconsider your choices, and take your health seriously.

Canadians warned Against Romaine Lettuce


Most E. coli bacteria are benign but some can cause illness, with symptoms including severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

Canadians are being warned to avoid eating Romaine lettuce, as 18 have become ill and counting.

Read this for more info:

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/content/ctvnews/en/national/health/2018/11/20/1_4185266.html

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/romaine-lettuce-warning-ontario-quebec-1.4913578

You are warned!

0% Tolerance of Alcohol on Your Body

 

Friday has been a shocking day for many lovers of alcohol. For the longest time, it has been agreed and understood that moderate drinking, i.e. a glass of wine a day, is healthy for you. It lowers your health risks of heart disease, diabetes and more; however it seems the risk of cancer and other illnesses is higher than the benefits.

Is this really true? It seems we get studies daily contradicting beliefs that certain things are advertised as healthy, yet in a decade or more, it turns out a new study shows the opposite, so what is the correct results on research?

Is smoking actually bad for you? some would say they have seen individuals live their whole lives healthy and when they quit, they die quite instantly after, or some have lived a very healthy life smoking while others die at a younger age from eating what they believe is healthy. It is sad to say, there are so many factors taking place in our health. How about Pollution? Water? Our Food consumption? Our Meats? Global Warming? Restaurant Food Servings? Coffee? And the list goes on…

So it turns out new research shows no alcohol is better than consuming some, but then again, what’s the real killer?

Do you live your life in fear or Actually LIVE? Yes, you can literally stay cooped up in your house, not drive because its dangerous, not eat out because its dangerous, not drink because …. it is dangerous. But where do we draw the lines?

Let’s face it, I am a lover of wine, I don’t smoke, I do eat out, love my meat, I may be one of the healthier people out there and exercise a whole lot. So, you can definitely say that I may be biased, but what is to life?

Please do not hesitate to write your opinions on this… It is shocking but did you expect anything less?  …

Read more in the news all over, including CNN , Global News , and more….

Protein: How Much is Enough?

 

Protein is essential to good health. The very origin of the word — from the Greek protos, meaning “first” — reflects protein’s top-shelf status in human nutrition.

According to Harvard Health Blog

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Giving your body what it needs is crucial for the survival of the Fittest and Happiest.

Remember: Your own personal needs may vary based on multiple factors including your age, sex, activity level, and weight loss goals.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA- which is the amount of a nutrient you need to meet your basic nutritional requirements) for protein is a 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. This is the minimum amount you need to keep from getting sick and for optimal health. That is 0.37 gram per pound of body weight.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests 15 to 20 percent of your calories should come from protein.

If you exercise heavily, you must be wary that you will definitely need more protein than an average sedentary person, so as to almost double your protein amount.

Here is a chart for you to base on:

Weight in lbs. Minimum Protein Athletes Minimum
Minimum Daily Protein Requirements 
100 37 grams 74 grams
110 40 grams 80 grams
120 44 grams 88 grams
130 47 grams 94 grams
140 51 grams 102 grams
150 55 grams 110 grams
160 58 grams 116 grams
170 62 grams 124 grams
180 65 grams 130 grams
190 69 grams 138 grams
200 72 grams 144 grams
210 76 grams 152 grams
220 80 grams 160 grams
230 84 grams 168 grams
240 87 grams 174 grams
250 91 grams 182 grams
260 95 grams 190 grams
270 98 grams 196 grams
280 102 grams 204 grams
290 105 grams 210 grams
300 109 grams 218 grams

Very Well Fit

Where are the Best Sources to get your Protein?

Protein comes from both plants and animals. The best protein source is one without extra fat, sugar or sodium.

Lean meats, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, plants based, and dairy products are all excellent sources of protein.

Choosing lower-fat cuts of meat or removing the skin from chicken and turkey is a good way to cut extra calories you may not want or need.

Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and herring make good protein choices with their richness in omega-3 fatty acids.

Legumes, nuts and seeds are also good sources of protein, not to forget that even vegetables and grains have small amounts of protein which we may neglect.

What is in a Serving?

Here is where many protein eaters go wrong. One serving of protein is equal to one egg, 3 to 5 ounces of meat, poultry or fish, 1.5 ounces of cheese or about 12 walnuts. So a serving of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of the palm of your hand, and a serving of cheese is the same size as two dice (regular 6-sided dice, not 12- or 20-sided extra-large Dungeons and Dragons dice).

According to Shereen Lehman, MS

Go about your day today and bare in mind this piece of information that can change how you feel about yourself and how much satisfaction your body can reach. Protein is an essential part of your day and should be taken seriously. Athletes especially should really focus on upping the daily serving, as you may notice a change in performance, energy, essence of life.

Have a wonderful weekend friends and sorry to have been MIA. Stay Tuned for more!

Artificial Sweetners are UnHealthy and Not Diet!

Growing body of research shows artificial sweeteners raise your risk of both obesity and Type 2 diabetes — perhaps even to a greater degree than sugar.

Unfortunately, many people mistaken the facts thinking that artificial sweeteners in products are a healthier option , as they are low calories, but this is such a misconception. It boggles my mind thinking that some people may choose diet drinks or sweet and low sweeteners in order to avoid gaining weight but truth is obesity stems from these artificially sweetened products and processed foods. Fact is, artificial sweeteners cause just as many health problems as sugar does. More deterrent, unlike sugar, artificial sweeteners were found to accumulate in blood, leading to more significant damage to blood vessels.

A disturbing fact about artificial sweeteners is that they are also found to trick the body into using alternative sources of glucose, such as muscle. So, when you are thinking you are trying to lose fat by having artificial sweeteners , think twice, because you are only harming your body and losing everything you are working hard to accomplish.

Sweeteners simply trick the body. And then when your body’s not getting the energy it needs to function properly, due to lack of sugar, it  finds that source elsewhere, therefore wears your body down from actually doing the proper functions.

Contrary to industry claims, research over the last 30 years have shown that artificial sweeteners stimulate appetite, increase cravings for carbs, and produce a variety of metabolic dysfunctions that promote fat storage and weight gain.

Next time you want to save on fat, and have a “DIET coke”, take a second to think twice.

Watch this video for more detrimental effects of Aspartame:

 

For more details on the Artificial Sweeteners effects, read the Mercola Article.

Zumba To Happiness!

Zumba is not only a dancing exercise, it’s a lifestyle and one that brings happiness and joy.

It’s pretty much the most Aweome Workout Ever!

You dance to awesome music, hang with great people, shake that butt and burn a heck load of calories without even realizing!

A good friend of mine is offering classes this summer. Why not give it a try and see what FUN and EXCITEMENT you find

Register NOW!

Cancer & Acrylamide in Your Coffee

coffeeWhen coffee beans are roasted, acrylamide forms as a byproduct, it is in the cooking process. This byproduct is what scientists have determined could be cancerous in high doses. Again, coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of several types of cancer, and not to mention the dose in coffee does not seem to trouble researches.

March 28, 2018, a California judge ruled  that Starbucks and other coffee shops will have to include warnings saying it contains a substance that could cause cancer.

It’s also one of the many chemicals in cigarette smoke, though in higher amounts than produced in coffee-making. The amount of acrylamide in coffee shows no evidence of danger.

At least one major review of studies found that the more coffee that people drink, the lower their risk of liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. And a review of more than 200 studies found that people who drank three or four cups of coffee a day were 19% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. Heavy coffee drinkers have an 18% reduced risk of cancer overall, according to one large study, and some data indicates that coffee drinkers may be less likely to have oral or pharyngeal cancer or advanced prostate cancer.

Bottom line, be aware that this by-product is in your coffee, however the risks are lower than the benefits of coffee.

Read more in business Insider

What Does Your Heart Say About You?

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Fit bit, Garmin, all these exciting fitness trackers have really changed how people view their health and lifestyle. It has, I would say, even changed how some perceive their lives… Maybe starting taking their health more seriously… So I appraise these companies.

Now what does it all mean? Steps, sure we know. But what about the heart rate? Do you know what your pulsing heart rate really means? Is it normal, is it healthy … ?

What should your Target Heart beats per minute (bpm) be for Exercise, Losing Weight and simply for your Health? Fact is, knowing your heart rate can help you track your health and fitness level, and even give you fitness-health goals.

What is a Resting Heart Rate?

It is  the number of times your heart beats per minute when you are at REST essentially. Lower is actually better, in fact, someone more active will have a lower resting heart rate than someone with lower health conditions or higher body weight. Lower heart rate typically means your heart muscle is in better condition and doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain a steady beat as opposed to those with a higher rate.

According to American Heart Association,

For most of us, between 60 and 100 beats per minute (bpm) is normal. The rate can be affected by factors like stress, anxiety, hormones, medication, and how physically active you are. An athlete or more active person may have a resting heart rate as low as 40 beats per minute. Now that’s chill!

Here is a quick guide for your reference:

Age Target HR Zone 50-85% Average Maximum Heart Rate, 100%
20 years 100-170 bpm 200 bpm
30 years 95-162 bpm 190 bpm
35 years 93-157 bpm 185 bpm
40 years 90-153 bpm 180 bpm
45 years 88-149 bpm 175 bpm
50 years 85-145 bpm 170 bpm
55 years 83-140 bpm 165 bpm
60 years 80-136 bpm 160 bpm
65 years 78-132 bpm 155 bpm
70 years 75-128 bpm 150 bpm

PS. Your maximum heart rate is about 220 minus your age.

If you do not have a tracker, you can always do it old school: Take your pulse on the inside of your wrist, on the thumb side. Use the tips of your first two fingers (not your thumb) and press lightly over the artery. Count your pulse for 30 seconds and multiply by 2 to find your beats per minute.

So bottom line, if your heart rate is too low, kick your self into a more active lifestyle. If it’s too high, calm it down and stay healthy. Either way, don’t get out of the targeted beats.

Weight Training and Healthy Eating

To summarise it. Eating greens and doing cardio is not the way to get lean, says personal trainer. Weight training is key and ends up burning more fat as you continue burning it throughout the day. It is inportant to note that to burn fat, you must be in a calorie deficit throughout your day. High Intensity Inrerval Training is the best cardio and most effective method of losing weight.

Read this article.. if says it all .

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