Food and Health are Connected

We are what we eat- says an old proverb, so it won’t be an exaggeration if we say food and health are inherently connected. One factor which influences our health the most is undoubtedly the food we eat. The difference between healthy food and health-damaging food needs to be comprehended. There are many ways in which you can transform what you love to eat into something healthier which will, in turn, aid your body with the necessary nutrients. When it comes to food and health, one thing I strongly recommend is starting your meal with a salad. It is raw, it is green, it is rich in vitamins, fibre, minerals and antioxidants. In a nutshell, it is a complete healthy treat for your body. Sprouts are awesome too. I recently read an article where a famous holistic doctor wrote that he considers sprouts to be even healthier than wheat grass juice. I myself find my system so much lighter when I take generous servings of sprouts and salad. I know it can be difficult to get seeds sprouted during colder months, but I invested in a great one (I got it from Amazon) and it is working wonders for me. Honestly, I didn’t have much money left to buy it at the end of the month, but a quick loan from proved to be a great help. After all. Health cannot be compromised.


Healthy living maintenance after weight loss

We all know that losing weight requires an immense amount of time and effort – but with a little push, you really can do it. You’ve got all the help you need readily at your fingertips with everyone you know offering advice, your local gym doing a free introduction course to weight loss training and an app store filled with apps that make sure you meet your weight loss goal. But what about afterwards? Healthy living maintenance is a subject much less frequently breached. How long does it really take to lose weight? Research shows that a whopping 65% of those who lose weight put it back on within 3 years after their initial weight loss. Part of the problem is that we approach weight loss as something that can and should be done quickly when in reality keeping the weight off means having to make a permanent lifestyle change. Weight loss isn’t a quick-fix kind of deal: sorry friend, but you’re in it for the long-haul. Make a change in your diet that is drastic but sustainable. This means, don’t starve yourself by eating less than 1000 calories per day because that’s a diet you can’t follow for long. Instead, commit to your new lifestyle by omitting trans fatty acids, e-numbers and other food additives you don’t need, and focus on filling your plate with greens, healthy meats, nuts and fruit. Just cutting down on processed sugar or going full organic in your diet can do the trick. And stay moving: many dieters simply stop exercising after reaching their target weight, which in many cases leads to weight gain. Weight loss isn’t about hyped diets that die down just as quickly as they emerged: the key to successfully keeping the weight you’ve lost off is healthy living maintenance.

Healthy living made simple can seriously impact your future


Just block both your ears for a minute and see how terrible it is. You feel as though you are cut off from the vibe of the world. And so you might be in the future. Healthy living can prevent hearing loss, and this includes eating correctly and protecting your ears from loud noises. Typical conversation measures 60 decibels, and anything beyond 85 decibels can be damaging to your ears. Chronic exposure to loud sounds are bad enough, but even one dose of deafening noise can leave you with permanent hearing loss. Healthy living made simple includes taking a few easy steps to protect your ears. Prevent wax build-up, try and avoid listening to music beyond safe decibel ranges, treat high fevers instantly and don’t poke objects into your ears. If you do happen to work in an environment where the activities are very noisy, chat to your audiologist about special earplugs that can reduce volume without cutting you off from conversations. Researchers also tell us that healthy living made simple with cutting out junk food and eating more raw foods can make it less likely that you suffer from hearing loss.

Healthy recipe snacks for teenagers: Can it be done?

include sesame potato chips, garlic bagel chips and baked corn chips with bean dip

The teenage years are usually very trying for both the teen and his or her parents. Teens are reputed to be very poor at making the right choices and prefer the comfort of following their peers. This cycle is present in every single aspect of their lives including their eating habits during this period. A steady and loving guiding hand from those close to them would go a long way to influencing their future eating habits. During the teenage years your kids will have a lot going on in their lives and will be expending a lot of energy while engaging in these activities, so food is definitely of high priority for them. Getting them to eat right is always a daunting task but if it is approached right you can ensure that your teenager always eats right by employing methods such as getting healthy recipe snacks for teenagers. Healthy recipe snacks for teenagers are widely available and very easy to make, to ensure that your son or daughter develops an interest in these snacks you can research and prepare them together. Some simple recipes that are great teen’s food choices include sesame potato chips, garlic bagel chips and baked corn chips with bean dip.

3 Chemicals in Cosmetics used by Women

Chemicals in Cosmetics

Chemicals in Cosmetics is a major health concern. According to a recent research in the United States, one out of every 10 ingredients used are chemicals from industry. Personal care products like creams contain pesticides, carcinogens and hormone disruptors. These chemicals in cosmetics can cause hormone problems and even cancer. Cosmetic products also contain harmful plasticisers which are used as building materials and can cause disruptions in blood flow leading to many diseases. Around 80 percent of the beauty products tested were found to have toxins. Women are exposed to the products the most, and this could be the reason behind the recent upsurge in health issues among women. Let us take a look at three chemicals which are the major reasons for Pollution in your products.

(1) Butylated Hydroxyanisole – These are synthetic antioxidants used in lipsticks and moisturisers as preservatives. Prolonged exposure to this chemical can cause disruptions in the Endocrine system leading to hormonal problems. This chemical can also promote the growth of tumours.

(2) Colours derived from coal tar – Most of the dyes used to colour hair contain dyes derived from coal tar. P-phenylenediamine is one of the chemicals in colours derived from coal tar and has been a proven cause of cancer of the lymph nodes.

(3) Diethanolamine – This chemical is used to make the cosmetics creamy and for adjusting the pH. It is found in cleansers, soaps, shampoos and even in sunscreen lotions. Long exposure can cause liver damage and hormonal disruptions.

The next time you go to buy cosmetic products, watch out and be careful. Even so called organic products are not free of these extremely dangerous chemicals.

Healthy nutrition – The importance of Vitamin C

Healthy nutrition

We all want to lead a disease free life and most of us turn to Internet to know what are the best ways to live a healthy life. There’s always so much information on what foods we should be eating and which to leave out, that we hardly know what’s healthy nutrition any more and what’s not. When it comes to getting in the right nutrition, it seems to me that over and over again every health expert agrees that we have to be taking copious amounts of vitamin C. In fact, with a bit of research, you discover that there is no other vitamin which gets so much attention as vitamin C. I’m starting to research it a little more because I’m wondering if the fruits we eat today are considered healthy nutrition like they once were. I reckon that with so much news and information about vitamin C, I need to know more because they say that even though the recommended daily allowance for it is 60mg each day we’re told to take much more. Let me know what you think? Are you finding all the information confusing?

Make Gradual Lifestyle Changes


I’ve noticed that some people simply can’t get started on a healthy weight loss programme for themselves because they believe they won’t have a life. They baulk at the idea of going to a gym and they hate the idea of nibbling on lettuce and carrots to lose weight. As it is, anyone who has been a bit of a couch potato should never just plunge willy nilly into a  vigorous exercise regime.

staying fit and eating right

Begin with gentle exercise, nothing too strenuous. Walk every single day. What can be so difficult about that? It doesn’t have to be 8 miles – for starters it can be just to the end of your driveway and back. Find some activity you love to do and do it as often as possible. Why not look out for- and join a beginner water-fitness class. If its at a health club, you can even sit in the sauna and benefit with some detoxification. There is no need to stop eating either. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and slowly start omitting the foods connected with inflammation such as sugar and bread.  The word dieting sums up all kinds of unpleasantness, but start gradually with making lifestyle changes  – you’ll see it will start slowing reaping benefits and you’ll be much happier without having to make drastic changes.