Anti-Aging Foods That Supercharge Your Immunity

Supercharging your immunity means protecting your health from the most serious diseases on down to the common cold. Eating lots of the following 8 foods is one of the smartest ways to supercharge your immunity! 1. Bioflavanoids protect your body at the cellular level from environmental pollutants, and prevent cholesterol from forming plaque in arteries, reducing the formation of blood clots. Brussels sprouts, green tea, broccoli, tropical fruits (mango, papaya), strawberries and sweet peppers are among the best choices. 2. Carontenoids have antioxidant action that finds and eliminates the excess free radicals that are responsible for speeding up aging and causing serious diseases like cancer. Eating carrots, pumpkins, spinach, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, is a better way to get your carontenoids than supplements because they are more protective against cancer. Vitamin E boosts the formation of cells that seek and destroy cancer and germs. Fruits and raw vegetables like broccoli, ...(Read More)

Lose Fat While Eating Chocolate

Chocolate Protein Pudding while keeping your insulin in balance, unless you like those love handles! Here is a protein packed snack that the whole family will love. It’s important to enjoy snacks that are low in carbohydrates and sugar, and high in protein in order to shed body fat and develop healthy muscles. This recipe delivers on all fronts, without sacrificing flavor. Servings: 1 Here’s what you need… 6 oz Greek Yogurt, plain, fat free 1 scoop high quality chocolate protein powder Sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder In a small bowl use a whisk to combine the yogurt and protein powder. Mix until all lumps have disappeared. Garnish with a sprinkle of unsweetened cocoa powder. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 220 calories, 0g fat, 445mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, and 42g protein.

5 ways to drop 5 pounds

I’d like to share five simple strategies with you for shedding five pounds of fat before the holidays. But first let me clear something up. Weight loss can be put into two categories. The first is a fully concentrated effort. This is where you dedicate yourself to counting every calorie and slaving away in the gym. The pounds come off, but once you relax the regimen your weight goes right back to where it was. The second is a combination of simple lifestyle changes. This is where you change a few key factors about what you eat and how you exercise, without making it a fulltime job. This type of weight loss is gradual and permanent, since you are able to maintain it long term. The five simple strategies below all fall into the lifestyle change category. These strategies may seem ridiculously simple, but do them over an extended period ...(Read More)

Sexy, Toned Arms

Wave Goodbye to Underarm Flab Because Flab Ain’t Fab Thanks to push-up bras and BOTOX parties, women have new opportunity to reverse the power of gravity and time. But what about the sagging that so often takes place on the underside of women’s arms? You could undergo plastic surgery, but wouldn’t you rather try a low-cost method that gives you a sense of accomplishment? If you’re wondering how to keep the flab at bay or to banish it once and for all, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn what exercises you should be leaning on to keep flabby underarms from hanging out with you. Push-Ups One of the beacons of old-fashioned exercise enthusiasts, push-ups provide all sorts of benefits. To tighten and tone your underarms, you’ll want to place your hands close together on the ground. Once in the push-up position (on your toes or knees, ...(Read More)

Effects of Celery on High Blood Pressure

Celery when eaten raw or juiced does have a proven effect on lowering high blood pressure. And just like many drugs, it carries side effects with it. But you may be surprised by these. Research has proven that the chemical 3-n-butyl phthalate targets stress hormones in the body. Stress is the key factor in high blood pressure, regardless of its source: biological stress (illness or injury), emotional stress, or environmental stress. The stress hormones cause blood vessels to constrict, and blood pressure goes up. Phthalide lowers the chatecholamines, which are the stress hormones, thereby keeping the blood vessels healthier and blood pressure closer to normal. While blood pressure reducing drugs have a list a mile long of weird, frustrating, and even dangerous side effects, celery’s laundry list of side effects are much more acceptable. *Celery is packed with potassium. This mineral is a diuretic and naturally eliminates excess fluid in ...(Read More)

Should You Eat Protein Before Or After Your Workout

All the exercise in the world won’t help you build muscle or get you lean if it is not supported with proper nutrition, which should always include high-quality protein. Should you have protein before or after your work out, in reality the best time is both! The purpose of having protein before you exercise is to prevent muscle from breaking down and to promote muscle protein synthesis. A fancy word for preserving the muscle you already have, and helping to promote the growth of new muscle tissue. In addition to consuming some quality protein before you exercise, you should also consume some after as your muscles are highly receptive to incoming nutrients after a training session. The purpose of protein after training is to simply continue the benefits of pre-training protein, it preserves the muscle you already have and helps create new muscle tissue. Hope your having a great day!

Healthy Safe Fat Loss

Black Tea It is true that all teas (black, green, oolong and white) come from the same plant, camellia sinensis. What gives each tea it’s particular qualities is in the processing of this particular plant to create different varieties of tea. Black tea is probably the most commonly consumed and most popular of all the teas. It also contains the highest amount of caffeine of most teas (approximately 40 mg), but not nearly as much as 1  8 oz cup of coffee (100 mg). Low amounts of caffeine in black tea promotes blood flow, in the brain without over stimulating the heart, helping to sharpen mental focus and concentration. Black teas greatest benefit is its high amount of quercetin, an antioxidant found to combat inflammation and support healthy immune function. This is probably the best health benefit of drinking black tea‚ its ability to keep the immune system healthy and ...(Read More)

Lack of Sleep Limits Your Fat Loss

When you cut back on sleep, research is starting to show that it can affect your weight loss. Studies are also showing that you lose less fat stores then if you got a good nights sleep. Studies show when weight loss participants got a full nights sleep they lost the same amount of weight as when they didn’t get a full nights sleep. The big difference though is that when they got a good nights sleep more than half the weight they lost was fat. When their sleep was cut back then only 25% of their weight loss came from fat. Participants also felt hungrier when lacking sleep. What’s believed to have happened here was that when their sleep was reduced their body produced greater levels of gherkin, which is a hormone that triggers hunger and also slows down your metabolism or the rate at which you burn calories. Train ...(Read More)

Total Body/Mindset System

  Sit in a chair, sit back and tilt your head back, take a deep breath, relax and close your eyes. Take notice of how your feet feel. How about your hands? Can you feel your toes? What about your heart? Is it pounding or is it relaxed? Is it starting to calm down? How is your breath?Are you inhaling longer than you’re exhaling? Are you taking shallow breaths and exhaling for prolonged periods of time? Do you feel stress when you take a deep breath? Is it overwhelming to your thought process, to your emotions, to the way you feel at this very moment? How is your stress level? On a scale of 0-10, 10 is the most stressed out you could possibly imagine, near suicidal and 0 is nothing at all.How do you feel right now, at this moment in time? Are you in touch with how you ...(Read More)

3 vegetables for healthy, sexy abs

Chemicals that force your body to hold onto belly fat Something you may have never heard about is that certain chemicals in our food supply and our environment, such as pesticides, herbicides, and certain petrochemicals from air and water pollution, household cleaners, cosmetics, etc can react with your body and make your body store excess abdominal fat. These chemicals are known as xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens are chemicals that you are exposed to (and are hard to avoid in the modern world) that have an estrogenic effect in your body. Excess exposure to these can cause hormone balance disruptions for both men and women. So these can wreak havoc in the body for both men and women. These estrogenic chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis can stimulate your body to store belly fat, along with many other problems (including cancer risks in the long term). So here’s where ...(Read More)