Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Eating healthy is something we all would like to do,
although it can be hard. In order to eat healthy, you
must first make the right food choices. Eating healthy
is all about what you eat, which makes the choices very
crucial to your results.
You should consume 6 ounces of grains per day. To do this,
you can eat 3 ounces of whole grain cereals, breads, rice,
crackers, or pasta. You can get an ounce of grains in
a single slice of bread, or 1 cut of cereal.
These should be varied, as you should eat 2 1/2 cups of
them each day. You should start eating more of the dark
vegetables, such as broccili and spinach. Carrots and
sweet potatoes are good as well. You should also eat
more dry beans such as peas, pinto beans, and even kidney
Fruits are very important. You should try to eat 2 cups
of them each day. Focus on eating a variety, such as
fresh, frozen, canned, or even dried fruit. You can
drink fruit juices as well, although you should use
moderation when doing so.
Milk is your calcium rich friend. For adults, 3 cups
is the ideal goal. For kids 2 - 8, 2 cups is where you
want to be. When choosing milk products or yogurt, you
should go for fat-free or low-fat. Those of you who
don't like milk or can't have it, should go for lactose
free products or other sources of calcium such as fortified
foods and beverages.
Meat and beans
Eating 5 ounces a day is the ideal goal, as you should go
lean with your protein. When eating meat, always bake it,
grill it, or broil it, as this will prevent grease from
adding to the equation. You should vary your protein
as well, with more fish, beans, peas, and nuts.
When cooking your food, you should also limit solid fats
such as butter, margarine, shortening, and lard. These
foods may add flavor to your dishes, although they can
also help raise your cholesterol as well. Therefore, you
should try to add these foods and any foods that happen
to contain them.
To help keep your saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium low,
you can check the nutrition facts label. This label can
be found on the food package and will tell you all the
information you need to know about the food item.
By picking your foods wisely and watching what you eat,
you'll help control your lifestyle. Exercise is great as
well, as it goes along perfect with a healthy eating
lifestyle. No matter what your age may be, eating healthy
will help you keep your active lifestyle for years and
years - even help you and your health in the long run
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Are you living with acne, troubled skin, or weak, breakable hair or nails?
What about your skin care products? The ones filled with harsh, unpronounceable ingredients…the ones that promise to help, but never deliver? That was my life not too long ago. I used to say to myself, “I’m just unlucky. There’s nothing I can do – and there’s nothing that can help me.” Have you been there? Are you struggling with skin you can’t control or products you’re not happy with? The Skintervention Guide can help.
You’re not aloneCountless people around the world struggle with skin and body issues of all kinds: acne, eczema, psoriasis, scarring, weak hair and nails, and – most importantly – frustration with commercial products filled with unnecessary, harsh chemicals. Not to mention the confusing territory of dealing with cellulite, anti-aging strategies, intimate care, and choosing non-toxic makeup, body care items, and even home care products. How can those things be tackled safely and effectively? How can we be sure the products we use are safe, and not causing us more problems? So many of us have been misled, puzzled and confused when it comes to caring for ourselves. The Skintervention Guide was my way of saying I’ve been there.
I was one of those people. I felt like I tried everything in search of a solution for acne, eczema, easily-irritated skin, and oily, limp hair. I was stumped about how to take care of my body. At the end of my rope, I wondered if the trendy products and the expensive cure-alls were actually part of the problem. Out of frustration, I even decided that a healthy, vibrant body was impossible for me. I didn’t know where to turn or who to trust. Maybe that’s how you feel, too?