Food – Just Fuel or More Important?

Food experts and parents up and down the country have been warning us since the beginning of time that “we are what we eat”. What they mean by this of course is that whatever we put into our mouths has a direct influence on our health, fitness, beauty and even mood. Because of this, we are forever being ordered to eat certain things, drink certain things and avoid lots of things. It sometimes all gets a little much to take in however, so here are 3 of substances that have the biggest impact on our bodies.

Salt. It is only reasonably recently that we have been made aware of the harm that salt can do to us. The Food Standards Agency in the UK state that people should have no more than 6g of salt and day and most people exceed this. If you are very active then you will need more salt in your diet as it is lost via sweating and important to muscle function but most people should cut down as high in salt intake is closely linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Rather than put it in your body, salt is good at conditioning skin and is in fact an ingredient in lots of skin care products

Fats. We need different types of fat in our diets in order to maintain healthy cells and for all the various functions of the body. They are generally unsaturated fats that we need and not the type that most people get far too much of, which are saturated fats (AKA trans fats). Put simply, eating too many saturated fats will not only make you fat but could also cause heart disease, organ failure and diabetes to name a few. It won’t matter how many times you have a body polish, inside and out will not be great if you don’t watch your fats

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Beverages That Are Good For You

It’s almost time for summer in the nothern part of the world.  That means people will likely be drinking a lot more.  People are apt to be more thirsty during hot weather since the body loses fluids.

Consuming a soft drink full of sugar and chemicals isn’t a good way to replace lost fulids.  You don’t need artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup or massive amounts of other sweeteners, because there are lots of healthy beverages these days.

 

Yerba Mate is A Healthy Energy Drink 

Why not give Yerba Mate a try instead of a stew of chemicals?  It has 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and abundant antioxidants, making it a great natural alternative that also boosts energy.

One of the healthiest and most commonly used stimulants in the world, Yerba mate provides both energy and nutrition.  Yerba mate is a natural food full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

It makes a great iced tea and is available in many flavors.  It’s also economical, because unlike most teas, the leaves can be infused several times since it does not become bitter when steeped for extended periods.

Besides loose leaf tea and as tea bags, Yerba mate comes already bottled and in lattes.

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A Diet to Treat Yeast Infection

It might surprise you to know that there are many ways that you might be able to get a yeast infection. Among the possibilities include using oral contraceptive pills, using oral steroids, about to get your period, having diabetes, using certain hygiene products, and wearing tight, damp, and/or warm clothing. There are a number of solutions to treat the infection. Along with these treatments, you also need to learn about the importance of diet.  If you have a yeast infection you really want to deal with it.

Detoxing, that would be the more appropriate term when it comes to a yeast infection diet. The reason a yeast infection occurs is because of a microorganism, that has grown too much in your body, or Candida albicans as it is known in the scientific community.  There are many ways you can do a body detox.

A basic part of the diet is of course to consume plenty of water. When detoxing your body it’s very difficult to do this without the help of water. It helps flush out the toxins inside the body. In addition to water, drinking fresh fruit juices and even tea be added to the liquid intake. Generally speaking it’s advised that you have an intake of eight glasses of water daily. 

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