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Parent Tip: Steam your vegetables simple

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I know being a parents is not really an easy job. Because you have to consider so many things when it comes to their children and one of the m sot important thing was the food you serves in your family table. Yes! you should have done your foods with love but on the top of that, it should be prepared clean and fresh. So, how you can do that? well, there’s a lot of ways, I mean tools rather that you can use on your kitchen to make your food looks nice and at the same time healthy especially if you’re preparing the veggies.

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And dont forget on what your friend physician always says: “Steam your vegetables simple” and dont overdo or cook it as you have to preserved the veggies colors for more beneficial to our body. And for ore heath tips and parental tips, please do check my parents category for the list of my tips and personal tips regarding this matters which I hope may help you out on your own.

Learn to eat right

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Human digestive system follows the movement of the sun. It kindles at morning, becomes severe at midday, and lightens at sunset. By noon the body losses its energy it gains and it needs proper food for further energy supply. These foods keep people active for the rest part of the day. So eating healthy diet at noon is very important for the body.

Healthy diet does not mean eating rich and heavy food only. Nutritious foods which contain enough protein, carbohydrate, fat, and salt which are daily essential for body must be included in the lunch diet. Tasty and spicy foods like Dolmas Wrap, Mediterranean Wrap, Roast Beef and Horseradish Wrap, Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Wrap, and many others contain many vegetable items in its preparation and they also provide enough protein to the body. Fast foods like Burger, Sandwich, and Snacks can be prepared in a healthy way so that they fulfill stomach and also the mind. Salad is a very healthy diet. Salad items like Chicken and Fruit Salad, Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken, Egg Salad, Melon and Chicken Pasta Salad contain both protein and vegetables so they become top class healthy item. These food items are much healthier when they are home-made food. So people must look for nutritious food not only something that passes the day.

Regular Exercise

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Don’t you envy those who eat a lot and never seem to put on an extra ounce whereas you have to count your calories to watch your weight? Perhaps you have tried various means to lose weight. You may have spent thousands of dollars on slimming courses or slimming pills without an inch of difference to your waist. Some may even work towards maintaining the right BMI (Body Mass Index) but with disappointing results.

Fitness experts are saying, ‘maintain a regular exercise routine.’ “As if I don’t know that?” you may retort in exasperation. Yes, it is not something new but what follows may be the key to a slimmer you.

According to fitness experts, one should work towards building muscle and reducing fat. A decrease in body fat and an increase in muscle mass will make one not only look better and healthier but feel stronger and more energetic. This is because as one builds muscle, fat is being burnt up.

So do not procrastinate! Begin excising anywhere, anytime. You need not confine yourself with weightlifting to increase your muscle. Work on things you enjoy doing – gardening, walking, jogging, cycling and even housework. The idea is to keep moving your body because as you do, fat is being burnt up and muscles are being firmed up.

Food for Healthy Chakras

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The Chakras are energy centres in the body. Chakra literally means wheel in Sanskrit. It is also alludes to physical pressure points in the body where kundalini (potential) energy rests in a dormant state. When activated, the circular flow of energy across the body (and spinal cord) is enhanced. Depending on the state of being, the Chakras can move clockwise (positive) or counter clockwise (negative). Here is a short introduction to the seven primary Chakras, its corresponding colours, what its rules and the food that helps facilitate balanced Chakras.

Crown Chakra – Connection with the Divine or Higher Self. Purple foods can assists, but it is also calls for an occasional detox or fast. The other option is eating light meals, drinking juices of fresh fruits and vegetables plus plenty of water.

Third Eye Chakra – Associated with intuition and perception. Recommended foods include bluish or purple foods that facilitate clarity and focus like blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, red or purple grapes, prunes and raisins.

Throat Charka – Responsible for communication. Recommended foods include fruits such as apples, apricots, peaches, blueberries, pears and plums. Lemon and lime are also excellent.

Heart Chakra – Centre of love and compassion. Recommended foods are greens including broccoli, kale, kelp, lettuce, spinach or sprouts and green beverages like green tea.

Solar Plexus – centre of willpower and self-esteem. Recommended foods include grains like whole grain bread, cereals, flax seed, buckwheat or quinoa, plus dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt.

Sacral Chakra – Associated with sexually, reproduction and creativity. Recommended foods include fruits with seeds including mangoes, oranges, carrots as well as nuts and honey.

Root Chakra – Responsible for grounding and survival. Root vegetable like beets, carrots, garlic, onions, potatoes or radishes, plus eggs and lean meat are recommended.

5 Reasons to Buy Local Fruit and Produce

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Organic and local fruit and produce might be a bit more expensive that what you’re used to paying for your fruit and produce, but you are sure to not only taste the difference while you’re eating them, but feel the difference in your overall sense of well-being. If you think that buying local and organic fruit and produce is simply a trend, there are five reasons in particular that you should be aware of.

  1. It Helps the Environment

One of the absolute best things about buying local organic fruit is that it’s much better for the environment. Regular fruit and produce is usually grown with pesticides, which can have detrimental effects on the soil and water as well as the wildlife. The soil can be ruined for years, which means that anything that grows in that soil may not necessarily be as healthy and safe to eat as it can possibly be.

  1. Support Local and Small Farmers

Rather than buy your produce and fruit from a factory farmer, your money will undoubtedly be more appreciated by a small or local farmer. You can also buy from online retailers like FruitGuys who work directly with small and local farmers to bring you the freshest produce. Also smaller farms tend to care more about what they grow, how they grow it, and how they sell it. Something else to think about is that small farmers usually earn a fairer price for their produce, which means that you’re helping them to grow more fruit and produce that they can sell to more people looking for something that are healthier and safer to eat.

  1. Organic Farming Is Good for Biodiversity

Research has shown that organic farming is more beneficial to biodiversity for every level on the food chain, including bees, birds, bacteria, mammals, and beetles. The reason for this benefit is that organic farming is done without the use of pesticides or harmful fertilizers.

  1. More Options

Through the use of genetically-modified fruit and produce, factory farming has lowered our options for produce and fruit. When you buy fruit online from organic and local farmers, you might be surprised to see a few selections that you’ve never heard of. If you’re someone who loves produce or fruit, you may find a new favorite fruit to sink your teeth into. We’ve managed to learn more and more about the true nutritional value of the foods that we eat, so imagine what new and beneficial nutrients and vitamins we might find in heirloom varieties of produce and fruit.

  1. Organic Is Healthier for You

After switching from “regular” foods to organic and locally grown foods, you might feel better and healthier. Even though the studies on whether or not eating organic food is more beneficial to your health are inconclusive, something to keep in mind is that non-organic foods often contain traces of pesticides even after you wash the food off. If pesticides pose such a danger to the soil, water, and wildlife, you can only imagine what it does to the human body.

The next time you’re in the mood for some fresh fruit and produce, consider buying organic rather than non-organic. Your health is sure to thank you, and so are the environment and the farmer you buy from.

Goodness of Brown Rice

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The benefit of brown rice is well known. It has fibre content, is rich in anti – oxidant and also promotes the slow sugar release. Now, it’s also been proven to combat Angiotensin II, an endocrine protein, which is known to cause the development of high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. According to research carried out by Satoru Eguchi, an associate professor of physiology, there is a component in a layer of tissue surrounding grains of brown rice that is effective against Angiotensin II.

During analysis, it was found that Subaleurone components that were selected by ethyl acetate extraction, inhibited Angiotensin II activity in the cultured vascular smooth muscle cells. This is suggested that the Subaleurone layer of rice offers protection against high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. It could also help explain why fewer people die of cardiovascular disease in Japan, where most people consume at least one rice – based dish per day, than in the America, where rice is not a primary component of daily nutrition.

Furthermore, brown rice also provides a lot of nutrients such as Selenium, which reduces the risk of developing common illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis. Besides that, One cup of brown rice provides 80% of our daily manganese requirements. Manganese helps the body synthesize fats, benefits our nervous and reproductive systems.

So, why don’t we replace our white rice with the healthier alternative rice – the brown rice to promote a healthier lifestyle?