Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Anti-Inflammatory Diet.To supplement anti-inflammatory nutrients while continuing to ingest pro-inflammatory substances is counter-productive.

1. Decrease or eliminate red meat and dairy products. Some arthritis patients also appear to react to poultry.
2. Decrease or destroy refined sugar.
3. Eliminate caffeine (including coffee, black tea, cola drinks, and chocolate).
4. Eliminate any expected food allergens during the initial three or four weeks such as gluten grains, citrus fruit, and dark shade vegetables (tomatoes, white potatoes, red and green peppers, eggplant, paprika, and tobacco). These foods can be added fund into the diet one at a time (one new food every third day) while obligingly observing the effect. Forms are available to variety it easier to monitor the effect of these foods.
5. Drink plenty of pure water. Chlorine is an antibiotic and can diminish our friendly gut flora. Studies enjoy associated chlorine in drinking hose down with increased risk of some types of cancer. It is probably best to drink at smallest a half hour in the past the meal and no sooner than a hour after so the digestive juice won't be diluted.
6. Increase your consumption of fresh, raw or insubstantially steamed fruits and vegetables. Good fruit choices include apples, bananas, grapes, mangoes, papayas, peaches, pears, prunes, kiwis, and other sub-acid fruits. Use discretion if the patient have blood sugar problems although fruit often does not raison d`ĂȘtre a problem if the diet is low fat and soaring fiber. Good vegetables include asparagus, spinach, zucchini, parsley, artichoke (without the butter), kelp and other sea-veggies, okra, snow peas and many more. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower as all right as onions, chives, and peppers are terrifically nutritious but may create digestive difficulties for some people. The solution is repeatedly simply chewing the food better and possibly adding supplemental digestive enzymes such as Metazyme or Beano. Spices such as garlic, tumeric, etc. are also unbelievably healthy and should be used regularly if okay tolerated.
7. For snacks, consider raw vegetables, fruit, nuts and seed. The fruits and veggies contain lots of enzymes, bioflavonoids, and other phytochemicals, while the raw nuts and seed are rich in essential fatty acids, especially flax nut, pumpkin and sunflower seed, walnuts and almonds (almonds can be allergenic to some people). Raw seed like sesame and flax necessitate to be ground for proper digestion. An electric coffee grinder works well.
These on top form snacks can be combined e.g. raw vegetable sticks dipped contained by tahini (ground sesame seeds) or almond butter.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Am I a fitness softy?

The opposites are "extreme": Smoker or non-smoker, too fat or too thin, fit or unfit (since 2002) or fitness softies! In our modern society of lazy, fat, idle and (sooner or later) ill people for whom the others, including myself, will eventually have to foot the bill, I sometimes cannot help but making my point clear in an equally "extreme" way! Remember the saying from the bible? "You shall love your neighbour as yourself". Then what's so bad about trying to encourage people to do something beneficial for themselves, for their body and for their health? Nothing! Granted, I do sometimes go a bit overboard verbally – but that's only because nobody will listen to nice, well meant advice anymore.

Even politicians are now increasingly advocating the use of tougher educational methods, including at schools. Many things have gone wrong and it is hard not to notice the indifference and lack of concern exhibited by some parents – many youths roam the streets, bored, often looking for a fight, with no respect for people and their property. Looking for some sort of "support" they easily get tied to dubious gangs. And all this is happening just because their parents neglect their duty of care towards their children.

Fat parents = fat children, lazy parents = lazy children, athletic and fit parents = athletic and fit children. We – you and I – are the role models for our children and our society. Softies exist everywhere, but people who own or manage a gym and instructors in our fitness industry must be fit.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Several Tips to Change your diet and Increase your overall Fitness Decorum

A healthy diet can help you to keep your medical costs down, but how do you justify the added expense of healthy foods? Try these simple tips and you won't have to:
1. Buy Reduced Produce
It's no secret that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but the price of fresh produce isn't nearly as good for your budget. To stretch your shopping dollars, look for a reduced rack at the grocery store. You can often pick up super ripe produce for a fraction of the regular price.

2. Go frozen
Frozen vegetables are usually fresher and cheaper than anything that can be found in the produce and canned sections of the store. Cruise down the frozen food aisles, and you'll find big bags of veggies at bargain prices – sometimes as little as $1 a bag.
3. Shop locally
Your local produce stand or farmer's market can be a great source for healthy bargains. For the best deals, shop often and look for reduced produce or end-of-the-day specials.
4. Grow Your Own
Slash your produce prices even further by growing your own healthy eats. Start a plot in your backyard or a container garden on your patio, and enjoy homegrown fruits and vegetables all season long. Like fresh herbs? Grow your favorites in small pots by the kitchen window, and take a snip whenever you need it.
5. Substitute Oil
Slash the fat grams in your cakes, muffins and other baked items by replacing the oil in recipes with an equal amount of no-sugar-added apple sauce. It won't change the taste of your recipe, but it will change the healthfulness of it.
6. Substitute Eggs
Reduce your cholesterol consumption by substituting the eggs in baked goods with a tablespoon of soy flour. You can pick up a bag for as little as $2-3, and it will last you for quite a long time.
7. Skip the Salt
Sodium lurks in lots of foods, and it's just not something that your body needs a lot of. Limit your consumption by purchasing no-salt-added or low-sodium versions of canned foods. This switch won't cost you a dime, so it's probably the simplest switch of all.