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Should I be Drinking Wine?

 Should I be drinking wine?

Of course You should!

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Resveratrol,  a trihydroxy stilbene derivative C14H12O3 that is found in some plants, fruits, seeds, and grape-derived products (such as red wine) and has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary disease and cancer, and may be the wonder ingredient responsible for many of wine’s benefits.

See these fourteen benefits of wine to prove this to you!

1. You live Longer!  People living in places in the world with high wine consumption, are living longer, also according to dietary patterns.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School uncovered evidence that resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.

  • 2. You get Smarter and Resveratrol may help improve short-term memory
  • 3. Inhibit breakouts because of the antioxidants in wine, and Resveratrol is able to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria longer than benzoyl peroxide
  • 4. Going to the gym is healthy right? It improves heart, brain and bone function. You know what else does that? Resveratrol, which is in wine.

5.Researchers in Spain found that those who drank two to seven glasses of wine per week were less likely to be diagnosed with depression, so Bye Bye Blues!

6. Modest wine consumption, defined as one glass a day, may decrease the prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Challenging any other alcohol consumption.

7. Promotes Eye health, as Resveratrol stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eyes.

8. Wine reduces bacteria on your teeth!

9. Wine cut Cancer Risks:

Red grapes are the fruit best able to suppress the activity of aromatase, the enzyme used by breast tumors to produce their own estrogen – this is called an aromatase inhibitor.

Studies show that moderate consumption of red wine can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 50%.

Harvard Men’s Wealth Watch reports that men who drink an average of four to seven glasses of red wine per week have a 52% less chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer compared to those who don’t drink wine. Doctors speculate that flavonoids and resveratrol contain potent antioxidants and may counterbalance androgens, the male hormones that stimulate the prostate.

10. Studies show that those who drank wine were less likely to come down with a cold compared to those that drank beer or spirits. Antioxidants help lower inflammation and reduce the symptoms of colds.

11. Wine’s Resveratrol, lower cholesterol.

12. Wine shows benefits of reducing risk of stroke, where beer and hard liquor do not.

13.  Regulating Blood Sugars

The amount of polyphenols in a small glass of red wine appears to rival the blood sugar regulating activity of certain diabetes drugs.

14. Those who drink wine moderately have 30% lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. This can be due to Resveratrol, as it improves sensitivity to Insulin.

SO, Bottom line: Wine can be a part of a healthy lifestyle, IF CONSUMED MODERATELY!

See more at: Lifehack and Mayoclinic.

 

 

 

Egg Yolks: Totally Misconstrued!

 

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What comes to mind?

In reality, when making eggs, many throw away the egg yolk and make egg whites, but truly, if you’re going to throw out anything, it”s actually the white, because the actually nutrition is in the middle.

I am guilty too, don’t worry. For the longest time, I have been minimising my yolk intake drastically to stay away from the demons I believed the Yolks had but boy was I ever wrong. That is not to say I will be abusing egg yolks from hereon, I mean all healthy things in fair consumption make sense.

Eliminating egg yolks from your diet for fear of fat and cholesterol is actually depriving your body of important nutrition, and these will come to light throughout this article.

Here you are, the FACTS:

1. They have so many Vitamins and Minerals!

Reference: An egg yolk a day keeps the doctor away

2. They have phospholipids, which is a type of fat important for building cell membranes, and promoting cardiovascular health, metabolic health, as well as memory and cognitive function.

3. They have Antioxidants

4. Egg yolks have Carotenoids, showing promise for promoting eye health, lowering the risk of  macular degeneration and cataracts and other eye diseases.

Reference: What are the Benefits of Egg Yolks?

Be careful, that is not to say egg whites are not good for you, they are filled with Protein, but that pretty much all they are, compared to their counterpart.

Now for the Top Ten Proven Health Benefits of Eggs according to Authority Nutrition:

  1. Whole eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet, containing a little bit of almost every nutrient we need. Omega-3 enriched and/or pastured eggs are even healthier.

  2. Eggs are high in cholesterol, but eating eggs does not have adverse effects on cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people.

  3. Egg consumption consistently leads to elevated levels of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol, which is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.

  4. Eggs are among the best dietary sources of choline, a nutrient that is incredibly important but most people aren’t getting enough of.

  5. Egg consumption appears to change the pattern of LDL particles from small, dense LDL (bad) to large LDL, which is linked to a reduced heart disease risk.

  6. The antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin are very important for eye health and can help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. Eggs are high in both of them.

  7. Omega-3 enriched and pastured eggs contain significant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids. Eating these types of eggs is an effective way to reduce blood triglycerides.

  8. Eggs are fairly high in quality animal protein and contain all the essential amino acids that humans need.

  9. Many studies have looked at egg consumption and the risk of heart disease and found no association. However, some studies have found an increased risk in people with type 2 diabetes.

  10. Eggs are highly fulfilling and tend to make you eat fewer calories, helping you to lose weight

SO, Bottom line…

DO NOT THROW AWAY YOUR EGG YOLK AND SIMPLY EAT THE EGG WHITES, DON’T MISS OUT!

Live Healthy- Combine Healthy Foods

Losing weight is hard work. Losing weight can be very difficult. Losing weight, well… there is different tips everywhere to lose weight. Try adding certain foods or spices to your meals and see how this diet plan, so simple, can change your life.

To start, we all know how healthful berries are, but we neglect to include them in our meals… DO IT. For breakfast, add it to your yogurt, your oatmeal, walnuts or Ricotta , better yet, mix them all together to your liking. Berries are fiber packed and help decrease fat cell formation. I personally enjoy having oatmeal with Yogurt, nuts and berries topped together. It makes a delicious filling and healthy energizing breakfast.

Furthermore, adding the antioxidant, Cinnamon spice, to your meals which has so many benefits including a delicious taste and the fact that it is proven to reduce the accumulation of belly fat. See what combinations make healthy choices.

Another that you should be familiar with is freshly squeezed citrus, which many add to cold and hot water or even to tea. It boosts fat burning and with some combinations makes a whole stronger difference.

Cayenne Pepper and black pepper, tasty add-ons right? Not just that, it increases calorie burning too. Even the pepper vegetable, great source of vitamin. See some great combination too in the link below.

Add spinach to your foods and smoothies too, its just healthy.

Don’t take Ginger for granted, they accelerate gastric emptying and blocks several genes and enzymes in the body that promote inflammation.

Garlic, use it, it does give a smell but wow is it healthy for you, so add it to your chicken, your salmon, to your meals. Combining these two healthy foods makes a whole difference to your diet.

 

Okay, I have said a lot, now see for yourself, read the following article and do your own combinations and find a healthier you:

http://www.lifehack.org/361239/how-lose-weight-the-best-food-combinations?mid=20160302&ref=mail&uid=393464&feq=daily

 

 

Coffee Rules…

Coffee.... is it good or bad for you?

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Of course, this is an ongoing question for many coffee drinkers. A negative answer might not stop many from actually drinking it, so it’s a good thing I have positive news for you.

Coffee is actually healthy, of course as everything else, it has its ups and downs, and over consumption is unhealthy.

It’s good for me? Really?

Well, here goes nothing.

Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live

Here are some nutritional facts:

A typical 8oz (240 ml) cup of coffee contains:

  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 11% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 6% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 2% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 2% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 1% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 3% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 2% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 1% of the RDA.

Lets go in more deeply:

Positives

Extremely High in Antioxidants

Contains Some Essential Nutrients

Contains Caffeine, A Stimulant That Can Enhance Brain Function and Boost Metabolism

Help Protect Your Brain in Old Age, Leading to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Lowers Risk of Liver Diseases

Lowers Risk of Depression and Suicide

Negatives

Can Cause Anxiety and Disrupt Sleep

Caffeine is Addictive and Can Lead to Withdrawal

Truth is, Coffee Drinkers simply Live Longer!

So, what more do you want?

Take a look for yourself…

https://umano.me/player?cid=54ffba4d8eb761d155060a99&type=large

http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/13339-coffee-health-liver.html?c=nsm

http://authoritynutrition.com/how-coffee-makes-you-live-longer/

Who Said Green Tea Was Most Beneficial For You?

We have all heard the saying, green tea is very good for you! So it seems, but science has shown that it is not the drink with the highest health benefits. Antioxidant content from various popular beverages can be compared. I will leave it to Dr. Greger to tell you more.

A Coffee a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

Coffee is addictive and a controversial topic to our health. Common knowledge about coffee is that it is bad for you, however fact of the matter is, Coffee is Beneficial to our Health.

As Dr. Donald Hensrud and Keri Glassman mention, coffee’s benefits outweigh the risks. Science behind caffeine is that is has great health benefits to certain diseases and offers many other benefits in consuming it. Many believe that coffee’s typical benefit is the stimulant factor but there is so much more to it than is unknown.

Watch this video and see how coffee decreases type2 diabetes, decreases Parkinson’s disease, provides fiber and antioxidants, and much more. There are obviously certain risks to coffee as there is in anything in life, but that’s life.

Take a few minutes; watch this video and read this article on coffee benefits. It may change your life forever. Enjoy!

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/4346042/ns/today-today_health/t/water-good-coffee-bad-aint-necessarily-so/

DARK CHOCOLATE… VERY YUMMY AND VERY HEALTHY

Many fear eating chocolate because of its fats and Junk Food nature. Well Wake Up Call here for you; CHOCOLATE IS HEALTHY FOR YOU! Dark Chocolate is made from plants and contains great benefits that dark vegetables have. Health benefits you can gain from chocolate is flavanoids which gives the body antioxidant which protect the body from aging and reduces risk of heart disease, and relaxes blood pressure and balances some hormones in the body. Dark chocolate specifically has a large number of antioxidants. Dark Chocolate is great for your heart. Not to mention, Dark chocolate does not only lowers blood pressure, but lowers cholesterol as well. Chocolate also produces enforphins which leave you feeling good and contains serotonin which is an anti-depressant.

This is not to say that chocolate does not have high calories. Fact is, you must balance your diet in your day, and focus on consuming black chocolate, a little portion, not a complete bar. Simply getting some balance of dark chocolate in your day to get the benefits that is good for you. If you wish to have the whole chocolate bar, simply cut out other irrelevant to your health sweets to keep calories managed. You simply need 100 grams of dark chocolate a day to get the benefits. One thing to also consider is to avoid the fillers such as caramel flavor, hazlenut, fruits, etc. These are extra calories you don’t need. Remember the higher the cacao, the better it is for you!

There are even other benefits to dark chocolate such as better cognitive function and reduces risk. Dark chocolate is High in Vitamins and Minerals.

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/6-health-benefits-of-dark-chocolate.html

Watch these two video for more information: