Food Guide

Dieting is one of the most constraining practices a person can ever go through, but one that is of utter importance if you want to become healthy and fit. You have to limit and supervise your food intake, a task that probably most of us don’t look forward to. Many people don’t adapt to diet programs easily and that’s understandable since it’s hard to lessen, much more give up, on foods that delight our palate. Good thing fruits can help us in this endeavour. Most of these fresh picks are refreshing, filling and delicious and if you are on a quest to lose weight, know that some of these are excellent in burning body fat, too.

One of the most popular in this category is apple. In weight loss, apple contains pectin that restricts the cells in your body to absorb fat. Along with the fat absorption, it also limits water absorption from the foods you eat which encourages the fat deposits to be released from the body. Additionally, the antioxidants found in apples prevent a condition marked by excess belly fat called the metabolic syndrome. As they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

Another diet-friendly fruit is banana. The nutrients found in this fruit are incredible. It has large amount of insoluble carbohydrate known as resistant starch. This nutrient helps in burning fat. Also, bananas enhance digestion due to the enzymes found in it. The food you eat won’t spend too much time in your intestines, hence boosting your metabolism. Aside from apples and bananas, weightwatchers can indulge in juicy strawberries. These tiny little munchies are packed with tons of antioxidants that increase the fat-burning hormone known as adiponectin. These hormones also improve metabolism, as well as curve cravings and reduce inflammation.

Basically, fruits rich in vitamin C or the so-called citrus fruits like oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits, and tangerines all fall under this category. These fruits contain fat burning properties and fibre that help speed up the burning process. This is done by the dilution of fat in the vitamin which makes it less effective and assists the releasing of fats from the body. Pineapples, blueberries, cantaloupes and peaches are also good in burning fat. See, shedding extra pounds don’t have to be the most burdensome activity in the planet. Stock up on these fruits so you won’t have to reach out for fattening foods when hunger strikes.

April 28, 2016
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Fruits That Burn Fat

Dieting is one of the most constraining practices a person can ever go through, but one that is of utter importance if you want to become healthy and fit. You have to limit and supervise your food intake, a task that probably most of us don’t look forward to. Many people don’t adapt to diet programs easily and that’s understandable since it’s hard to lessen, much more give up, on foods that delight our palate. Good thing fruits can help us in this endeavour. Most of these fresh picks are refreshing, filling and delicious and if you are on a quest to lose weight, know that some of these are excellent in burning body fat, too. One of the most […]
February 3, 2016
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Eating Healthy On A Budget

I like to look at the money I spend on healthy products and ingredients as an investment in the future. Hopefully all of the antioxidant-packed fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains and organic dairy and meat products I buy will help keep me and my family in good health for years to come. Of course, I always love to save a few bucks wherever I can! Here are some tips I’ve learned that will help you stick to your food budget. 1. Make friends with your freezer. I’m frequently asked how to eat healthy when you’re just cooking for one. “Buy frozen,” I say. Most people look at me funny because they know I’m an advocate for fresh food. True—but […]
January 27, 2016
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What Are Food Additives?

A food additive is any chemical substance that is added to food during preparation or storage and either becomes a part of the food or affects its characteristics for the purpose of achieving a particular technical effect. Substances that are used in food to maintain its nutritive quality, enhance its keeping quality, make it attractive or to aid in its processing, packaging or storage are all considered to be food additives. However, some substances that aid in the processing of food, under certain conditions, are considered to be food processing aids, not food additives. Food additives have been used for centuries to enhance the appearance and flavor of food and prolong shelf life. However, does these food additives really “add” […]
January 15, 2016
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6 Proven Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

For centuries, vinegar has been used for various household and cooking purposes. It is also an ancient folk remedy, claimed to help with all sorts of health problems. The most popular vinegar in the natural health community is Apple Cider Vinegar. It is claimed to lead to all sorts of beneficial effects… some of which are supported by science. This includes weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and improved symptoms of diabetes. Here are 6 health benefits of apple cider vinegar, that are supported by scientific research. 1. Apple Cider Vinegar is High in Acetic Acid, Which Has Potent Biological Effects Vinegar is made in a two-step process, related to how alcohol is made. The first step exposes crushed apples […]