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Berry Brainstorm Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup nonfat frozen yogurt
1/2 cup ice

Combine ingredients in blender; mix until smooth and frothy. Serves 1.

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Tips On A Homemade Colon Cleansing Diet For Weight Loss

What in the world does a homemade colon cleansing diet have to do with weight loss? Frankly, a whole darn lot! Just think about it for a minute. If you’re full of it you can be retaining body waste and holding fluid. A good cleansing of your colon will work miracles in the way you feel and help get rid of a few extra pounds. This article will provide you with some tips that will help you out. What in the world does a homemade colon cleansing diet have to do with weight loss? Frankly, a whole darn lot! Just think about it for a minute. If you’re full of it you can be retaining body waste and holding fluid. A good cleansing of your colon will work miracles in the way you feel and help get rid of a few extra pounds. This article will provide you with some tips that will help you out.

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Twelve-Day Grapefruit Diet

How great would it be to shed a bunch of unwanted pounds in less than two weeks? Of course, that sounds like a dream-come-true, right? Well, the twelve-day grapefruit diet claims to do just that. I am wary of any diet that insists you eat only one certain food, or one food most of the time, but there are definitely some health benefits to be found in the yummy citrus fruit we call grapefruit.

The grapefruit diet that has been around for a number of years is also known as the twelve day grapefruit diet because it is designed to be done for twelve days, with two days off, then resumed for twelve more days, and so on, until you lose the amount of weight you want to lose.

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Study Shows Meat Free Diets Reduce Cholesterol And Prevent Heart Disease

When you stop to think of the dismal health conditions in the United States and other parts of the world because of our diet choices, you realise just how much damage we done to ourselves. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America for both men and women. Preventable heart attacks account for most of these deaths. 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese. 1/3 of all U.S. kids are overweight or obese and obesity is being diagnosed more and more at very young ages.

We eat like there’s no tomorrow, and then we pay the price, and not just individually but as a society when health care costs are in the billions due to preventable conditions.

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Plant Diets For Managing And Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is an increasingly common medical condition, in which the body has an impaired ability to control the quantity of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream. To remove glucose from the blood the pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, in those with diabetes the body either produces insufficient glucose or the insulin that is produced is ineffective at removing the glucose from the bloodstream, in both cases the end result is blood glucose levels which are abnormally high.

There are many risks associated with high blood glucose levels; these include damage to the small blood vessels and nerves throughout the body and a number of associated medical conditions. In a healthy individual blood glucose levels normally range between 4 and 6 mmol/L in a fasted state (such as upon waking).

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Losing Weight With A Vegetarian Or Vegan Diet

Many people embark on vegetarian and vegan diets motivated by a view that it will help them control their weight. It is true that a recent study found that vegans weigh on average 30 pounds less than meat eaters do.

While technically a plant diet should be lower in calories because fruits and vegetables are naturally lower in calories than meat and dairy, it is important to realize that it can quickly turn unhealthy and very unsupportive to weight loss. For example, vegans who eat junk food, like chips, cakes, and cookies all day, all of which are vegan, but hardly conducive to healthy weight management or weight loss.

Sometimes, those who seek to lose weight by going vegetarian may remain unaware of the key principals of successful weight loss and continue to struggle with their weight regardless of their significant dietary changes. Today we will discuss scientifically proven steps to weight loss that are safe for meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans.

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How To Build Muscle On A Vegan Diet

Muscle builders and weight training enthusiasts typically assume that it is difficult to build muscle on a vegan diet, given its lack of animal-based protein. However, what they don’t realise is that vegan diets feature plenty in the way of plant-based proteins. Moreover, plant proteins contain very little fat as compared to meat that can elevate cholesterol levels and increase the risk of a heart attack.

It is protein that builds muscle NOT meat.

Protein contains essential amino acids that are the building blocks of muscle. The body does not distinguish where the protein comes from, and meat is certainly not the only source.

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Weight Loss How To Avoid Malnutrition And Hunger Pains

Two important aspects of weight loss are how to make sure you get proper nutrition and avoid hunger pains. If you’ve tried the starvation or fad diet approach, you probably are familiar with these aspects of weight loss.

How do you stay healthy throughout the weight loss how to process? The follow-up question is, how to keep the weight off once it’s gone?

The solution is to have a great program that lets you eat enough to ward off hunger without jeopardising your weight loss goals. That program would provide you with more than a good, weight-reducing meal plan. It has to include physical exercise as well.

If you’re the inactive type, you have to be careful in the beginning. Make sure you are physically able to perform exercises safely. Before starting your program, be sure and include your doctor in your weight loss how to advise. No doubt he’ll be extremely pleased with your attempt to get your body in better physical condition.

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What Is The Best Way To Loose Weight?

Most diets fail because they are designed to work only in the short-term, which is not the best way to loose weight. Usually, this makes people eat even more when the diet is over and they are again free to choose their old unhealthy favourites. The best way to loose weight is to work on making permanent changes to your routine that will improve your overall fitness level. Over time, building muscle and developing healthy eating habits will raise your body’s metabolism so you burn more calories. This will improve the results of your exercise program, along with burning fat while you are not even working out.

There are two ways to increase your body’s metabolism: Increase physical activity and eat smaller meals throughout the day. Both of these will require a bit of a lifestyle adjustment, but they can be done long-term if worked in gradually as a part of living a healthier life. It is not that hard to find ways to sneak in a bit of exercise, even with today’s busy schedules. Simply taking the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator is an easy way to get your heart pumping a few times per day. While at work, you are still allowed to take a short break at least twice each day, so take a stroll around your office building to burn a few extra calories.

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Vitamin C 101

Vitamin C, technical name ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin present in certain foods but that can also be obtained through supplementation.

Humans are different from other animals in that they can’t synthesise the vitamin by their own bodies but must get it elsewhere.

The Benefits Of Vitamin C

We need vitamin C in order to make L-carnitine, collagen and some neurotransmitters.

Vitamin C is also involved in the metabolism of protein.

We need vitamin C for the formation of collagen that is part of the connective tissue in the body’s organs and plays a role in wound healing.

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