Diet and I – Living a Healthy Life http://www.dietandi.com everything you need to know about a healthy diet Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:18:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What You Did Not Know about Lemon Juicehttp://www.dietandi.com/what-you-did-not-know-about-lemon-juice/ Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:31:49 +0000 http://www.dietandi.com/?p=12589 Citrus Fruits

[caption id="attachment_12592" align="alignleft" width="400"]Citrus Fruits Lemon Juice[/caption] One single lemon prevent kidney stones, relieves sore throat, helps weight loss and helps balance the pH level. It is not just a fruit that gives a special taste to the food or beverage where is added. A lemon has many benefits for your body. All nutritionists agree that lemon has a high content of citric acid, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, copper, magnesium and vitamin K. Given the multitude of its nutrients it contains one lemon, let's see the most important benefits that this fruit has on the human body. 1. A lemon reduces significantly the risk of kidney stones. These citrus fruits contain a large amount of citric acid, a chemical that reduces the excretion of calcium and helps prevent kidney stones. Two liters of lemonade daily, prepared with fresh lemon juice and as little sugar as possible - are just as effective as standard drugs citrate, doctors say. 2. Relieves sore throat. Mixing a few tablespoons of diced lemon and honey you can obtain a natural and efficient remedy against sore throat. 3. Helps weight loss. This conclusion comes from recent scientific studies whose results show that the fruits contains a lot of "pectin", a soluble fiber that helps to maintain the feeling of satiety for a longer period of time. 4. Protects against breast cancer. "Limonene" is another natural substance located in the peel and white membrane underneath it. Experiments have shown that this substance has significant anti-tumor action. Limonene is currently being studied for its potential use in the treatment of cancer, especially of the breast. 5. Reduces fever. When cold causes fever, a cup of juice from 1-2 lemons with hot water and honey consumed every 2 hours, will certainly help to lower fever. 6. Balances PH. Lemon is believed to be the only fruit with alkaline pH participating effectively re-balance the pH level of blood. The Real Benefits of Lemon Water ]]>
Citrus Fruits

[caption id="attachment_12592" align="alignleft" width="400"]Citrus Fruits Lemon Juice[/caption] One single lemon prevent kidney stones, relieves sore throat, helps weight loss and helps balance the pH level. It is not just a fruit that gives a special taste to the food or beverage where is added. A lemon has many benefits for your body. All nutritionists agree that lemon has a high content of citric acid, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, copper, magnesium and vitamin K. Given the multitude of its nutrients it contains one lemon, let's see the most important benefits that this fruit has on the human body. 1. A lemon reduces significantly the risk of kidney stones. These citrus fruits contain a large amount of citric acid, a chemical that reduces the excretion of calcium and helps prevent kidney stones. Two liters of lemonade daily, prepared with fresh lemon juice and as little sugar as possible - are just as effective as standard drugs citrate, doctors say. 2. Relieves sore throat. Mixing a few tablespoons of diced lemon and honey you can obtain a natural and efficient remedy against sore throat. 3. Helps weight loss. This conclusion comes from recent scientific studies whose results show that the fruits contains a lot of "pectin", a soluble fiber that helps to maintain the feeling of satiety for a longer period of time. 4. Protects against breast cancer. "Limonene" is another natural substance located in the peel and white membrane underneath it. Experiments have shown that this substance has significant anti-tumor action. Limonene is currently being studied for its potential use in the treatment of cancer, especially of the breast. 5. Reduces fever. When cold causes fever, a cup of juice from 1-2 lemons with hot water and honey consumed every 2 hours, will certainly help to lower fever. 6. Balances PH. Lemon is believed to be the only fruit with alkaline pH participating effectively re-balance the pH level of blood. The Real Benefits of Lemon Water ]]>
How You Can Lose Weight by Practicing Yogahttp://www.dietandi.com/how-you-can-lose-weight-by-practicing-yoga/ Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:54:23 +0000 http://www.dietandi.com/?p=12575 Modern Home Gym

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="320" class="zemanta-img"]yoga yoga (Photo credit: GO INTERACTIVE WELLNESS)[/caption] Our system is a unique blend of body, mind and spirit. A simple irregularity in the body affects the mind and, similarly, disappointment or distress manifests as a disease in the body. Yoga helps restore and maintain the harmonious balance in our system. Yoga reduces the stress levels Through exercises of Yoga, acute or chronic anxiety can be reduced since the practice calms the sympathetic nervous system. Also, scientists have found that people who practice yoga regularly have a higher number of cells in brain areas that regulate stress, and a greater power of concentration. In fact, this is the main benefit brought by Yoga on the body and from it come all the other advantages. Home Yoga Studio Design Ideas, Yoga Rooms  (video) Yoga keeps you away from "junk food" As you are less stressed, the less you tempted to eat "junk food", meaning all industrially processed foods that abound in artificial sugars and chemicals harmful to your health and silhouette. Yoga keeps away extra pounds, especially in the abdomen People who practice yoga have lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. This - when it is produced in excess - is a "magnet" for belly fat. [caption id="attachment_12583" align="alignleft" width="263"]Modern Home Gym Practicing YOGA[/caption] By practicing yoga, you have more physical activity Yoga reduces symptoms of depression, but also general malaise of spirit, and the people at ease, optimists are more physically active. Practicing yoga you sleep better Regular practice of Yoga exercises increases the quality of sleep, so the body is refreshed and balanced in terms of hormones. Thus, during the day there are no more sudden food cravings caused by a sudden fall of blood sugar or hormone imbalance. You're more careful with yourself People who can slow down their biological, are more attentive to their own choices, both in terms of food, and - in general - lifestyle. In this way, they usually have a body weight appropriate to their height. All these benefits of Yoga practice helps weight loss, if done regularly. Can yoga really help you lose weight? ]]>
Modern Home Gym

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="320" class="zemanta-img"]yoga yoga (Photo credit: GO INTERACTIVE WELLNESS)[/caption] Our system is a unique blend of body, mind and spirit. A simple irregularity in the body affects the mind and, similarly, disappointment or distress manifests as a disease in the body. Yoga helps restore and maintain the harmonious balance in our system. Yoga reduces the stress levels Through exercises of Yoga, acute or chronic anxiety can be reduced since the practice calms the sympathetic nervous system. Also, scientists have found that people who practice yoga regularly have a higher number of cells in brain areas that regulate stress, and a greater power of concentration. In fact, this is the main benefit brought by Yoga on the body and from it come all the other advantages. Home Yoga Studio Design Ideas, Yoga Rooms  (video) Yoga keeps you away from "junk food" As you are less stressed, the less you tempted to eat "junk food", meaning all industrially processed foods that abound in artificial sugars and chemicals harmful to your health and silhouette. Yoga keeps away extra pounds, especially in the abdomen People who practice yoga have lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. This - when it is produced in excess - is a "magnet" for belly fat. [caption id="attachment_12583" align="alignleft" width="263"]Modern Home Gym Practicing YOGA[/caption] By practicing yoga, you have more physical activity Yoga reduces symptoms of depression, but also general malaise of spirit, and the people at ease, optimists are more physically active. Practicing yoga you sleep better Regular practice of Yoga exercises increases the quality of sleep, so the body is refreshed and balanced in terms of hormones. Thus, during the day there are no more sudden food cravings caused by a sudden fall of blood sugar or hormone imbalance. You're more careful with yourself People who can slow down their biological, are more attentive to their own choices, both in terms of food, and - in general - lifestyle. In this way, they usually have a body weight appropriate to their height. All these benefits of Yoga practice helps weight loss, if done regularly. Can yoga really help you lose weight? ]]>
Hair Loss – Causes and Solutionshttp://www.dietandi.com/hair-loss-causes-and-solutions/ Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:39:32 +0000 http://www.dietandi.com/?p=12571 Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss has very serious psychological consequences. Anxiety, lack of self-esteem, social phobia, depression, and even, identity loss are among them. It is no surprise therefore that a lot of dermatological sessions and consultations have hair loss as the main subject. [caption id="attachment_12573" align="alignleft" width="403"]Hair Loss Treatment Hair Loss[/caption] What are the most common causes? It's normal daily to lose 50 to 100 hairs. However, if this number is exceeded then we need to pull an alarm signal, and before we say "it's my nervous system," we should let's review the general causes and reasons of hair loss:
  • Hormonal Imbalances: Thyroid disorders, androgen excess, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even pregnancy or interrupting them;
  • An unbalanced and poor diet in vitamins and with several mineral deficiencies (such as zinc and iron), calories or protein is represented also by inadequate and poor nutrition of hair that will easily break and fall losing your hair due to its weak roots;
  •  Physical or psychological shock: what should be noted is that your hair can start falling after  many weeks from the time when the event occurred and not immediately;
  • Oral contraceptives: can also cause hair loss at the beginning of treatment change or discontinuation of treatment;
  • Other medicinal products: cytostatics, hipocolesterolemiantele, certain antihypertensives and retinoids.
  • Seasonal changes:  you don’t have to worry too much because the loss of hair will be replaced quickly;
  • Aggressive care: hot styling devices and loading your hair with too much styling hair products can seriously damage your hair and you will lose it.
It is extremely important to determine the cause in order to initiate a personalized treatment. A minimum of blood tests are needed if it fails to highlight a cause:
  • Serum ferritin (a measure of iron deposits), serum iron (low blood iron) and total iron binding capacity, iron deficiency is the most common cause of hair loss in young women;
  • TSH, T3 and T4: to evaluate thyroid function;
  • Total testosterone and DHEAS: for possible androgen excess;
  • Ovarian ultrasound: to exclude polycystic ovaries.
What treatments can be applied? 1. In case of nutritional deficiencies or seasonal changes, the appropriate treatment is the dietary supplements, especially for hair, skin and nails, which will come with the necessary amount of amino acids, vitamins and minerals (Revalid, Viaderm, Phytophanere, Cysteine ​​B6) 2. When the culprit is a particular drug, including oral contraceptives, stop taking it, is sufficient to resolve the situation. 3. Endocrine deficiencies will be treated only with the endocrinologist. 4. Characteristics of the structure of the hair, the growth rate and density per square centimeter are genetically determined and cannot be influenced by products that act only in the epidermis, such as various shampoos, conditioners and hair masks that promise to stop hair loss. The only case in which these products are effective is that the hair is damaged due to drying and thinning and breaks. Minoxidil based products in concentrations of 2-5% can be used as a local adjuvant. Hair loss shampoos are effective only as complementary treatment of local solutions and not used separately, they unable to penetrate the hair root.]]>
Hair Loss Treatment

Hair loss has very serious psychological consequences. Anxiety, lack of self-esteem, social phobia, depression, and even, identity loss are among them. It is no surprise therefore that a lot of dermatological sessions and consultations have hair loss as the main subject. [caption id="attachment_12573" align="alignleft" width="403"]Hair Loss Treatment Hair Loss[/caption] What are the most common causes? It's normal daily to lose 50 to 100 hairs. However, if this number is exceeded then we need to pull an alarm signal, and before we say "it's my nervous system," we should let's review the general causes and reasons of hair loss:
  • Hormonal Imbalances: Thyroid disorders, androgen excess, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even pregnancy or interrupting them;
  • An unbalanced and poor diet in vitamins and with several mineral deficiencies (such as zinc and iron), calories or protein is represented also by inadequate and poor nutrition of hair that will easily break and fall losing your hair due to its weak roots;
  •  Physical or psychological shock: what should be noted is that your hair can start falling after  many weeks from the time when the event occurred and not immediately;
  • Oral contraceptives: can also cause hair loss at the beginning of treatment change or discontinuation of treatment;
  • Other medicinal products: cytostatics, hipocolesterolemiantele, certain antihypertensives and retinoids.
  • Seasonal changes:  you don’t have to worry too much because the loss of hair will be replaced quickly;
  • Aggressive care: hot styling devices and loading your hair with too much styling hair products can seriously damage your hair and you will lose it.
It is extremely important to determine the cause in order to initiate a personalized treatment. A minimum of blood tests are needed if it fails to highlight a cause:
  • Serum ferritin (a measure of iron deposits), serum iron (low blood iron) and total iron binding capacity, iron deficiency is the most common cause of hair loss in young women;
  • TSH, T3 and T4: to evaluate thyroid function;
  • Total testosterone and DHEAS: for possible androgen excess;
  • Ovarian ultrasound: to exclude polycystic ovaries.
What treatments can be applied? 1. In case of nutritional deficiencies or seasonal changes, the appropriate treatment is the dietary supplements, especially for hair, skin and nails, which will come with the necessary amount of amino acids, vitamins and minerals (Revalid, Viaderm, Phytophanere, Cysteine ​​B6) 2. When the culprit is a particular drug, including oral contraceptives, stop taking it, is sufficient to resolve the situation. 3. Endocrine deficiencies will be treated only with the endocrinologist. 4. Characteristics of the structure of the hair, the growth rate and density per square centimeter are genetically determined and cannot be influenced by products that act only in the epidermis, such as various shampoos, conditioners and hair masks that promise to stop hair loss. The only case in which these products are effective is that the hair is damaged due to drying and thinning and breaks. Minoxidil based products in concentrations of 2-5% can be used as a local adjuvant. Hair loss shampoos are effective only as complementary treatment of local solutions and not used separately, they unable to penetrate the hair root.]]>
6 Methods that Help You Stay Away from Spring Allergieshttp://www.dietandi.com/6-methods-that-help-you-stay-away-from-spring-allergies/ Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:32:03 +0000 http://www.dietandi.com/?p=12564 Sneezing

Soon, you will begin to spend increasingly more time outdoors, especially in parks.  Sunshine and nature which comes to life will make you want to walk on the alleys, but also it is good to know that you risk tripping spring allergies. [caption id="attachment_12568" align="alignleft" width="576"]Sneezing Spring Allergies[/caption] What are spring allergies and how they manifest? Seasonal allergy occurs especially in spring, from March until June, and is mainly caused by pollen of trees and shrubs. The most common symptoms of spring allergies include: - Sneezing often and for no apparent reason - Rhinorrhea (runny nose) - Irritated and watery eyes - Nasal congestion Some people have a hereditary predisposition to spring allergy and may face even asthma due to this condition. How to stay away from spring allergies: Fortunately, there are several ways by which you can avoid the allergies that occur in spring. Here are just a few of them: Follow a diet with vitamin C: Vitamin C reduces the production of histamine in the body, so the chances of suffering because of spring allergies decrease significantly. Of course, you can get vitamin C from food, but for an optimal amount you should follow a diet based on vitamin C supplements. Eat foods rich in quercetin: Quercetin is an antioxidant substance with anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. It is found naturally in onions, garlic, peppers, apples, raspberries, fennel, asparagus and Brussels sprouts and is perfect for spring allergy prevention. So in this time of year, try to eat foods often mentioned, or to look in pharmacies for based quercetin supplements. Drink herbal teas: Some medicinal plants are known for their anti-allergic action. It is recommended birch, dandelion, burdock and milfoil tea. You should consume 2-3 cups of tea per day for 2-3 weeks in order to keep away from spring allergies. Try acupuncture: Acupuncture is a very useful alternative therapy for preventing and treating spring allergies, if it is present in addition to a conventional treatment against these nasty season diseases. Take a teaspoon of honey every day: Honey may also be a suitable solution for protection against spring allergies. You should consume daily one teaspoon of honey, preferably in the morning before leaving the house. Rich in vitamins, minerals and substances having antihistaminic effect, honey will prove effective in 2-3 weeks. Avoid ventilating your room in the morning: Maximum activity of pollen is in the morning, so it is good to avoid airing your room in the early hours of the day. In this way, you stop allergens from entering the house and prevent the classic symptoms of allergy. A good solution would be just to avoid morning walks through the park.]]>
Sneezing

Soon, you will begin to spend increasingly more time outdoors, especially in parks.  Sunshine and nature which comes to life will make you want to walk on the alleys, but also it is good to know that you risk tripping spring allergies. [caption id="attachment_12568" align="alignleft" width="576"]Sneezing Spring Allergies[/caption] What are spring allergies and how they manifest? Seasonal allergy occurs especially in spring, from March until June, and is mainly caused by pollen of trees and shrubs. The most common symptoms of spring allergies include: - Sneezing often and for no apparent reason - Rhinorrhea (runny nose) - Irritated and watery eyes - Nasal congestion Some people have a hereditary predisposition to spring allergy and may face even asthma due to this condition. How to stay away from spring allergies: Fortunately, there are several ways by which you can avoid the allergies that occur in spring. Here are just a few of them: Follow a diet with vitamin C: Vitamin C reduces the production of histamine in the body, so the chances of suffering because of spring allergies decrease significantly. Of course, you can get vitamin C from food, but for an optimal amount you should follow a diet based on vitamin C supplements. Eat foods rich in quercetin: Quercetin is an antioxidant substance with anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. It is found naturally in onions, garlic, peppers, apples, raspberries, fennel, asparagus and Brussels sprouts and is perfect for spring allergy prevention. So in this time of year, try to eat foods often mentioned, or to look in pharmacies for based quercetin supplements. Drink herbal teas: Some medicinal plants are known for their anti-allergic action. It is recommended birch, dandelion, burdock and milfoil tea. You should consume 2-3 cups of tea per day for 2-3 weeks in order to keep away from spring allergies. Try acupuncture: Acupuncture is a very useful alternative therapy for preventing and treating spring allergies, if it is present in addition to a conventional treatment against these nasty season diseases. Take a teaspoon of honey every day: Honey may also be a suitable solution for protection against spring allergies. You should consume daily one teaspoon of honey, preferably in the morning before leaving the house. Rich in vitamins, minerals and substances having antihistaminic effect, honey will prove effective in 2-3 weeks. Avoid ventilating your room in the morning: Maximum activity of pollen is in the morning, so it is good to avoid airing your room in the early hours of the day. In this way, you stop allergens from entering the house and prevent the classic symptoms of allergy. A good solution would be just to avoid morning walks through the park.]]>
Dr. Oz – How to Beat Bloating and to Get a Flat Stomachhttp://www.dietandi.com/dr-oz-how-to-beat-bloating-and-to-get-a-flat-stomach/ Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:31:14 +0000 http://www.dietandi.com/?p=12518 Fat Person

Limit or quit dairy if you have found that you deal with this annoying problem. Replace the milk with almond milk. Nowadays bloated feeling is troublesome and has become a problem for more people. [caption id="attachment_12519" align="alignleft" width="403"]Fat Person Bloating[/caption] Even if you wake up in the morning with a flat belly, you find that during the day belly becomes painful with cramps and bloating discomfort. To avoid this, the famous Dr. Oz offers you an effective plan: 1.     Start the morning by eating fiber According to this specialist, bagels, baguettes and sweets are to blame for bloating that you face. Moreover, if you consume these products at breakfast is even worse. It is preferable that you start the morning with unsweetened green tea or a drink which contains more fiber. For example, in a blender, mix water with a tablespoon of psyllium husk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, a cup of fresh pineapple and a large handful of spinach leaves. It is also important to drink water in the morning on an empty stomach at room temperature or warm water with lemon juice and ground flaxseed. If you have a diet low in fiber you will notice a slight feeling bloated at first, once you enter more fiber in your diet. You do not have to give up this habit, suggests Dr. Oz who says this effect is normal, but that will disappear shortly. 2.     Eat a nourishing lunch, instead of doing this for dinner Do not eat at the dinner table an excessive amount of food; instead try to eat mostly at lunch, says Dr. Oz. Also, do not eat too late in the evening, as this will disrupt the quality of sleep, and digestion. To avoid feeling bloated you feel in the evening is recommended to eat at lunch a larger amount of food, including fiber. Here is an example of the famous Dr. Oz recommended lunch:
  • Appetizer: salad with raw vegetables
  • Menu: grilled fish with sweet potatoes or pumpkin and a cup of steamed broccoli
  • Dessert: a cup of fresh fruit rich in fiber such as raspberries and blackberries. But you can opt for apples, pears and grapefruit
3.     Choose a light dinner After a hearty lunch is recommended to opt for a light dinner because excessive meals taken late in the evening are hard to digest. A small bowl of shredded chicken, chopped vegetables and rice is a good choice for dinner, says Dr. Oz. Remember also, it is good food to be chopped as well as possible, because your digestion will be better. 4.     Do not consume dairy To get rid of bloating you have to give up dairy, says Dr. Oz who claims that over 75% of people may face at some point in life with lactose intolerance. Then the risk of bloating is a much larger one and the effect is disturbing. You can replace dairy with some equally tasty alternative: almond milk, coconut milk, sesame milk, tofu and soy yogurts. 5.     Eat fennel seed If you need a quick fix for bloating and gas, Dr. Oz recommends you fennel seeds. Chew 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds before each meal.]]>
Fat Person

Limit or quit dairy if you have found that you deal with this annoying problem. Replace the milk with almond milk. Nowadays bloated feeling is troublesome and has become a problem for more people. [caption id="attachment_12519" align="alignleft" width="403"]Fat Person Bloating[/caption] Even if you wake up in the morning with a flat belly, you find that during the day belly becomes painful with cramps and bloating discomfort. To avoid this, the famous Dr. Oz offers you an effective plan: 1.     Start the morning by eating fiber According to this specialist, bagels, baguettes and sweets are to blame for bloating that you face. Moreover, if you consume these products at breakfast is even worse. It is preferable that you start the morning with unsweetened green tea or a drink which contains more fiber. For example, in a blender, mix water with a tablespoon of psyllium husk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, a cup of fresh pineapple and a large handful of spinach leaves. It is also important to drink water in the morning on an empty stomach at room temperature or warm water with lemon juice and ground flaxseed. If you have a diet low in fiber you will notice a slight feeling bloated at first, once you enter more fiber in your diet. You do not have to give up this habit, suggests Dr. Oz who says this effect is normal, but that will disappear shortly. 2.     Eat a nourishing lunch, instead of doing this for dinner Do not eat at the dinner table an excessive amount of food; instead try to eat mostly at lunch, says Dr. Oz. Also, do not eat too late in the evening, as this will disrupt the quality of sleep, and digestion. To avoid feeling bloated you feel in the evening is recommended to eat at lunch a larger amount of food, including fiber. Here is an example of the famous Dr. Oz recommended lunch:
  • Appetizer: salad with raw vegetables
  • Menu: grilled fish with sweet potatoes or pumpkin and a cup of steamed broccoli
  • Dessert: a cup of fresh fruit rich in fiber such as raspberries and blackberries. But you can opt for apples, pears and grapefruit
3.     Choose a light dinner After a hearty lunch is recommended to opt for a light dinner because excessive meals taken late in the evening are hard to digest. A small bowl of shredded chicken, chopped vegetables and rice is a good choice for dinner, says Dr. Oz. Remember also, it is good food to be chopped as well as possible, because your digestion will be better. 4.     Do not consume dairy To get rid of bloating you have to give up dairy, says Dr. Oz who claims that over 75% of people may face at some point in life with lactose intolerance. Then the risk of bloating is a much larger one and the effect is disturbing. You can replace dairy with some equally tasty alternative: almond milk, coconut milk, sesame milk, tofu and soy yogurts. 5.     Eat fennel seed If you need a quick fix for bloating and gas, Dr. Oz recommends you fennel seeds. Chew 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds before each meal.]]>
Chestnuts – Food and Medicinehttp://www.dietandi.com/chestnuts-food-and-medicine/ Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:13:38 +0000 http://www.dietandi.com/?p=12508 Fruits

During autumn, chestnut trees can be admired in all their splendor and we can start to eat chestnuts. These tiny fruits have both nutritional and health qualities, perhaps less known to many of us. [caption id="attachment_12512" align="alignleft" width="403"]Fruits Chestnuts[/caption] They can be a great nutritive supplement Chestnuts along with peanuts and nuts can complement your diet. The Turks were the first who sought to give a use to chestnuts using them as food for their horses, and because often the sick horses were better after eating chestnuts, people have come to believe that they have healing powers. In reality, the high starch content of chestnuts, because starch was the cause, it is not a healing substance, but a very nutritious one. Chestnuts are a nutritious food Long time ago due to their nutritive power, in bad times, people used ground chestnuts instead of flour. In time they also began to be consumed as food. Today they can be found in various forms: boiled, fried, baked or creams. Chestnuts have a high content of antioxidant vitamins. In many cultures it was believed that whoever carries a chestnut in his coat pocket will be free from rheumatic pains. In reality, things are not so easy to fix, but chestnuts can really help against rheumatism. Chestnuts strengthen the immune system Put 30 chestnuts to boil in 5 liters of water and let them boil until the water drops in half. Pour the resulting liquid in the bathtub, and repeat baths every two days, they help the immune system to function properly. Chestnuts have a high content of protein and carbohydrates and successfully used medicinally for several decades. Chestnuts contain anti-inflammatory substances Chestnuts also contain substances known as saponosides which have anti-inflammatory activity, and act effectively in venous problems such as varicose veins. After just a few days you can see obvious improvements and relieve of unpleasant symptoms such as pain, swelling or venous contractions.]]>
Fruits

During autumn, chestnut trees can be admired in all their splendor and we can start to eat chestnuts. These tiny fruits have both nutritional and health qualities, perhaps less known to many of us. [caption id="attachment_12512" align="alignleft" width="403"]Fruits Chestnuts[/caption] They can be a great nutritive supplement Chestnuts along with peanuts and nuts can complement your diet. The Turks were the first who sought to give a use to chestnuts using them as food for their horses, and because often the sick horses were better after eating chestnuts, people have come to believe that they have healing powers. In reality, the high starch content of chestnuts, because starch was the cause, it is not a healing substance, but a very nutritious one. Chestnuts are a nutritious food Long time ago due to their nutritive power, in bad times, people used ground chestnuts instead of flour. In time they also began to be consumed as food. Today they can be found in various forms: boiled, fried, baked or creams. Chestnuts have a high content of antioxidant vitamins. In many cultures it was believed that whoever carries a chestnut in his coat pocket will be free from rheumatic pains. In reality, things are not so easy to fix, but chestnuts can really help against rheumatism. Chestnuts strengthen the immune system Put 30 chestnuts to boil in 5 liters of water and let them boil until the water drops in half. Pour the resulting liquid in the bathtub, and repeat baths every two days, they help the immune system to function properly. Chestnuts have a high content of protein and carbohydrates and successfully used medicinally for several decades. Chestnuts contain anti-inflammatory substances Chestnuts also contain substances known as saponosides which have anti-inflammatory activity, and act effectively in venous problems such as varicose veins. After just a few days you can see obvious improvements and relieve of unpleasant symptoms such as pain, swelling or venous contractions.]]>
Pineapple – A Great Fruit for Your Healthhttp://www.dietandi.com/pineapple-a-great-fruit-for-your-health/ Tue, 11 Feb 2014 01:32:45 +0000 http://www.dietandi.com/?p=12463 Fruit

Benefits that You May Do Not Know about Pineapples
[caption id="attachment_12466" align="alignleft" width="350"]Fruit Pineapple[/caption] Pineapple is a delicious fruit that should not miss from your diet, because it contains minerals and vitamins. It is known that the pineapple is a rich source of micro-nutrients, is low in calories and, moreover, has properties to fight certain diseases, from indigestion to inflammation and osteoporosis. It Helps Digestion and Prevents Bloating Pineapple contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that promotes digestion and prevents bloating. Bromelain is found only in fresh pineapple, which must be consumed, preferably after a meal. Also, the pineapple is a good diuretic and prevents fat storage in the body, and therefore a reliable ally for a balanced diet and not least, contains anti-cancer compounds. A cup of fresh pineapple contains 70 milligrams of vitamin C and 95 milligrams of vitamin A - providing daily dose of vitamin C and about one fifth of the daily dose of vitamin A. These vitamins protect healthy cells from the threat free radicals, which favor the cancer occurrence and heal also damaged cells. Pineapple Is Rich in Manganese, Copper and Beta-Carotene According to experts, a cup of fresh pineapple contains 1.55 milligrams of manganese, which strengthens bones and connective tissues. It is rich in copper, prevents blood clots and bone diseases. Due to the content of beta-carotene, pineapple reduces by 35% the risk of eye diseases such as macular degeneration of the retina, which reduces the ability to read or recognize faces. Pineapple Diet | You Can Lose 3 kg (6.5 lbs) in 3 Days You dream to get rid of extra pounds in record time, but do not know what to do to achieve the desired results? Pineapple diet may help you; in just 3 days you can lose about 7 pounds. It is a relatively easy diet to follow, especially in summer, when you're surrounded by heavy foods. Pineapple Diet also helps you to improve your general state of health, the pineapple is known as one of the allies of the body. How to Lose Weight with Pineapple Diet Pineapple is an excellent source of fiber, nutrients that quench your appetite and prolong the feeling of fullness. At the same time, pineapple is low in calories, even though it is considered to be a caloric bomb because it is very sweet. 100 grams of a fresh pineapple contains about 50 calories. Moreover, the pineapple diet is recommended to consume only the fresh fruit, not the canned one. Even if the canned one is cheaper, it also contains an additional intake of sugar, which means an extra number of calories that keeps you from losing weight. Pineapple Diet Menu Before breakfast: 250 g fresh pineapple and a handful of almonds or cashew nuts Breakfast: 170 g yogurt, a handful of walnuts, 250 g fresh pineapple Snack 1: the before breakfast menu Lunch: tuna canned in its own juice, cooked vegetables, 1 cup pineapple juice Snack 2 (around 3 pm): the menu from snack 1 Snack 3 (around 5pm): the menu from snack 1 Dinner: 170 g yogurt, a handful of walnuts, 250 g fresh pineapple With half an hour before bedtime: a glass of pineapple juice, a handful of almonds]]>
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Benefits that You May Do Not Know about Pineapples
[caption id="attachment_12466" align="alignleft" width="350"]Fruit Pineapple[/caption] Pineapple is a delicious fruit that should not miss from your diet, because it contains minerals and vitamins. It is known that the pineapple is a rich source of micro-nutrients, is low in calories and, moreover, has properties to fight certain diseases, from indigestion to inflammation and osteoporosis. It Helps Digestion and Prevents Bloating Pineapple contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that promotes digestion and prevents bloating. Bromelain is found only in fresh pineapple, which must be consumed, preferably after a meal. Also, the pineapple is a good diuretic and prevents fat storage in the body, and therefore a reliable ally for a balanced diet and not least, contains anti-cancer compounds. A cup of fresh pineapple contains 70 milligrams of vitamin C and 95 milligrams of vitamin A - providing daily dose of vitamin C and about one fifth of the daily dose of vitamin A. These vitamins protect healthy cells from the threat free radicals, which favor the cancer occurrence and heal also damaged cells. Pineapple Is Rich in Manganese, Copper and Beta-Carotene According to experts, a cup of fresh pineapple contains 1.55 milligrams of manganese, which strengthens bones and connective tissues. It is rich in copper, prevents blood clots and bone diseases. Due to the content of beta-carotene, pineapple reduces by 35% the risk of eye diseases such as macular degeneration of the retina, which reduces the ability to read or recognize faces. Pineapple Diet | You Can Lose 3 kg (6.5 lbs) in 3 Days You dream to get rid of extra pounds in record time, but do not know what to do to achieve the desired results? Pineapple diet may help you; in just 3 days you can lose about 7 pounds. It is a relatively easy diet to follow, especially in summer, when you're surrounded by heavy foods. Pineapple Diet also helps you to improve your general state of health, the pineapple is known as one of the allies of the body. How to Lose Weight with Pineapple Diet Pineapple is an excellent source of fiber, nutrients that quench your appetite and prolong the feeling of fullness. At the same time, pineapple is low in calories, even though it is considered to be a caloric bomb because it is very sweet. 100 grams of a fresh pineapple contains about 50 calories. Moreover, the pineapple diet is recommended to consume only the fresh fruit, not the canned one. Even if the canned one is cheaper, it also contains an additional intake of sugar, which means an extra number of calories that keeps you from losing weight. Pineapple Diet Menu Before breakfast: 250 g fresh pineapple and a handful of almonds or cashew nuts Breakfast: 170 g yogurt, a handful of walnuts, 250 g fresh pineapple Snack 1: the before breakfast menu Lunch: tuna canned in its own juice, cooked vegetables, 1 cup pineapple juice Snack 2 (around 3 pm): the menu from snack 1 Snack 3 (around 5pm): the menu from snack 1 Dinner: 170 g yogurt, a handful of walnuts, 250 g fresh pineapple With half an hour before bedtime: a glass of pineapple juice, a handful of almonds]]>
Study – Women Spend More than Half of Life Wearing Makeuphttp://www.dietandi.com/study-women-spend-more-than-half-of-life-wearing-makeup/ Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:59:07 +0000 http://dietandi.com/?p=12292 Beautiful Young Woman

It is a fact. Women spend on average more than half of their lives wearing makeup, according to recent research. Also, according to the study, one in five women refuses to leave the house without makeup. [caption id="attachment_12294" align="alignleft" width="443"]Beautiful Young Woman Woman Using Lipstick[/caption] It is also a fact that women are reluctant to speak candidly and honestly about their specific reasons for wearing makeup. It is understandable. Many women think that if they recognize that wearing makeup actually they admit that they are vain and shallow. Of course, this isn’t true. Makeup is a form of expression and character especially for women. So, in recent years several studies have been conducted on several samples of women of different ages and professions. In a typical day, women wear makeup about 13 hours remaining only 11 hours that they do not wear makeup, informs "Daily Mail". Researchers have reviewed the responses of 2,000 women in order to achieve a detailed study of their makeup habits and beauty routine. The survey revealed that women are starting to wear makeup at around 8.00 a.m., and the process takes, on average, 11 minutes, and at 8.47 p.m., women remove their makeup. Half of the women participating in the survey said they spend more time wearing makeup than without makeup. "This research shows that many women spend much of their time wearing makeup. Makeup can increase without any doubt, your confidence and can make you feel better about yourself, so it's no surprise that women insist to wear it  (makeup) all the time" said Robert Slade, director of sales and marketing at “Beurer”,  a company in the UK. Nearly one in five women said that refuses to leave the house if she is not wearing makeup and 10% of participants stated that makeup makes them feel better. In fact, 38% of women are so reluctant to remove their makeup that often goes to bed with their makeup intact. It was also showed that, on average, a woman has about 13 different products in her makeup kit. Makeup kit mainly consists of, concealer, mascara and eye shadow, which are among the most popular cosmetic products that women use every day. Latest Survey Results: Making Faces: A SmartGirl Makeup Survey Summary ]]>
Beautiful Young Woman

It is a fact. Women spend on average more than half of their lives wearing makeup, according to recent research. Also, according to the study, one in five women refuses to leave the house without makeup. [caption id="attachment_12294" align="alignleft" width="443"]Beautiful Young Woman Woman Using Lipstick[/caption] It is also a fact that women are reluctant to speak candidly and honestly about their specific reasons for wearing makeup. It is understandable. Many women think that if they recognize that wearing makeup actually they admit that they are vain and shallow. Of course, this isn’t true. Makeup is a form of expression and character especially for women. So, in recent years several studies have been conducted on several samples of women of different ages and professions. In a typical day, women wear makeup about 13 hours remaining only 11 hours that they do not wear makeup, informs "Daily Mail". Researchers have reviewed the responses of 2,000 women in order to achieve a detailed study of their makeup habits and beauty routine. The survey revealed that women are starting to wear makeup at around 8.00 a.m., and the process takes, on average, 11 minutes, and at 8.47 p.m., women remove their makeup. Half of the women participating in the survey said they spend more time wearing makeup than without makeup. "This research shows that many women spend much of their time wearing makeup. Makeup can increase without any doubt, your confidence and can make you feel better about yourself, so it's no surprise that women insist to wear it  (makeup) all the time" said Robert Slade, director of sales and marketing at “Beurer”,  a company in the UK. Nearly one in five women said that refuses to leave the house if she is not wearing makeup and 10% of participants stated that makeup makes them feel better. In fact, 38% of women are so reluctant to remove their makeup that often goes to bed with their makeup intact. It was also showed that, on average, a woman has about 13 different products in her makeup kit. Makeup kit mainly consists of, concealer, mascara and eye shadow, which are among the most popular cosmetic products that women use every day. Latest Survey Results: Making Faces: A SmartGirl Makeup Survey Summary ]]>
Zumba Fitness – Have Fun and Lose Weight!http://www.dietandi.com/zumba-fitness-have-fun-and-lose-weight/ Tue, 28 Jan 2014 02:28:38 +0000 http://dietandi.com/?p=12226 Fitness

Do you want to lose weight, but without being forced to do strenuous exercise? Sign     [caption id="attachment_12229" align="alignleft" width="300"]Fitness Zumba Dance[/caption] It is possible, if you turn to Zumba, a new fitness technique that combines Latin dance with music and exercise so that your workouts will seem more fun than exhausting. In fact, this fitness technique is as effective as any regular aerobic program. Zumba is a fitness type appeared relatively recently in the late '90s, but it has gained momentum only in the recent years. It combines Latin dances typical movements such as merengue, samba, salsa with aerobic fitness and typical exercises, all accompanied by the vibrant and melodious Latin music. Zumba was "invented" accidentally Zumba appeared somewhat accidentally in South America, namely in Columbia. Its creator, aerobics instructor Beto Perez has forgotten the usually music for aerobic classes at home. So, Perez has used music that was available, namely merengue and salsa music, which it usually listen to since childhood. Forced to improvise and train his students on an atypical music, fitness trainer has created without even realize a new movement. He has combined fitness moves with Latin dance. Improvisation has been a huge success and he soon was able to organize aerobic special classes on Latin music. Later, after the success he had inhis native country, Bento was able to lunch this attractive new fitness technique in the United States and Canada and in just a few years, this Colombian fitness trainer and his Zumba experienced a huge international success. Simple, efficient and fun movements Because this new fitness technique includes a large range of highly effective and simple moves, Zumba is extremelly beneficial for your body. It works many muscle groups,  so itis ideal for body sculpting and toning. More than that, because it is just like any kind of cardio activity, it helps you lose weight fast. Within an hour of Zumba you can burn many calories, even up to 1,000 calories. Zumba includes some of the basic principles of aerobic and resistance training, maximizing calorie intake, cardiovascular and body toning benefits. Movements strengthen and fortify in particular the leg muscles but also abdominal muscles, arm muscles, and the most important muscle of the body, including the heart. You do not have to be an expert to participate in Latin dance zumba workouts. Movements performed are simple and easy to follow even for those "ant talent" regarding dance. Zumba Fitness Party - Ditch the Workout, Join the Party ]]>
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Do you want to lose weight, but without being forced to do strenuous exercise? Sign     [caption id="attachment_12229" align="alignleft" width="300"]Fitness Zumba Dance[/caption] It is possible, if you turn to Zumba, a new fitness technique that combines Latin dance with music and exercise so that your workouts will seem more fun than exhausting. In fact, this fitness technique is as effective as any regular aerobic program. Zumba is a fitness type appeared relatively recently in the late '90s, but it has gained momentum only in the recent years. It combines Latin dances typical movements such as merengue, samba, salsa with aerobic fitness and typical exercises, all accompanied by the vibrant and melodious Latin music. Zumba was "invented" accidentally Zumba appeared somewhat accidentally in South America, namely in Columbia. Its creator, aerobics instructor Beto Perez has forgotten the usually music for aerobic classes at home. So, Perez has used music that was available, namely merengue and salsa music, which it usually listen to since childhood. Forced to improvise and train his students on an atypical music, fitness trainer has created without even realize a new movement. He has combined fitness moves with Latin dance. Improvisation has been a huge success and he soon was able to organize aerobic special classes on Latin music. Later, after the success he had inhis native country, Bento was able to lunch this attractive new fitness technique in the United States and Canada and in just a few years, this Colombian fitness trainer and his Zumba experienced a huge international success. Simple, efficient and fun movements Because this new fitness technique includes a large range of highly effective and simple moves, Zumba is extremelly beneficial for your body. It works many muscle groups,  so itis ideal for body sculpting and toning. More than that, because it is just like any kind of cardio activity, it helps you lose weight fast. Within an hour of Zumba you can burn many calories, even up to 1,000 calories. Zumba includes some of the basic principles of aerobic and resistance training, maximizing calorie intake, cardiovascular and body toning benefits. Movements strengthen and fortify in particular the leg muscles but also abdominal muscles, arm muscles, and the most important muscle of the body, including the heart. You do not have to be an expert to participate in Latin dance zumba workouts. Movements performed are simple and easy to follow even for those "ant talent" regarding dance. Zumba Fitness Party - Ditch the Workout, Join the Party ]]>
Pickles Protect You from Diseaseshttp://www.dietandi.com/pickles-protect-you-from-diseases/ Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:49:46 +0000 http://dietandi.com/?p=12223 Preserved Food

Pickles are not just a tasty garnish to dishes with meat and potatoes. They also have many health benefits, providing your body many important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients in fighting or preventing various diseases. [caption id="attachment_12225" align="alignleft" width="300"]Preserved Food Pickles[/caption] Find out below how pickles protect you against diseases! Pickles aid digestion Pickles greatly help stimulate digestion. Being a good source of natural fiber, they help you digest certain foods easier, especially meat. Also, in addition to this advantage, many nutritionists claim that pickles protects against co-carcinogenic metabolites, which are resulted from the consumption of meat and meat products. They prevent colon cancer Pickles prepared in water and salt, not vinegar, keep under control intestinal flora. Through fermentation, they are processed in probiotic foods with great nutritional value, and so they fight against diseases caused by microbes in the gut. Regular consumption of pickles prevents colon cancer, experts say. Pickles help you lose weight Include pickled vegetables in your daily diet and you will see their benefits on your waist. That's because they contain no fat and have very few calories. For example, a small bowl of pickles contains just nine calories, which means that there is no way to deposit fat on the body. But if you eat pickles sweetened with sugar, then you should know that they have about 70 calories in the same amount listed above. They strengthen your immune system Pickles contain minerals, iron, calcium and magnesium that help your body to function optimally. But vegetables pickled in salt water represent a rich source of vitamin C. In winter, pickled green tomatoes or sauerkraut can do wonders for your body against respiratory infections such as colds or flu. Pickles increase your energy Another benefit of the pickles is that gives you energy. How does this happen? Very simple and natural. Pickles contain low doses of vitamin B, and they work together to turn the food you eat into energy for your body. A serving of pickles provide about 5% of the vitamin B6, pantothenic acid and riboflavin. They prevent eye diseases Pickles contain vitamin A, and this is an important nutrient for eye health. This vitamin prevents macular degeneration and cataracts. They are a source of antioxidants Besides vitamins and minerals, pickles are also a rich source of antioxidants. Their role is to fight free radicals and prevent thus their adverse effects, which include and premature aging.]]>
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Pickles are not just a tasty garnish to dishes with meat and potatoes. They also have many health benefits, providing your body many important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients in fighting or preventing various diseases. [caption id="attachment_12225" align="alignleft" width="300"]Preserved Food Pickles[/caption] Find out below how pickles protect you against diseases! Pickles aid digestion Pickles greatly help stimulate digestion. Being a good source of natural fiber, they help you digest certain foods easier, especially meat. Also, in addition to this advantage, many nutritionists claim that pickles protects against co-carcinogenic metabolites, which are resulted from the consumption of meat and meat products. They prevent colon cancer Pickles prepared in water and salt, not vinegar, keep under control intestinal flora. Through fermentation, they are processed in probiotic foods with great nutritional value, and so they fight against diseases caused by microbes in the gut. Regular consumption of pickles prevents colon cancer, experts say. Pickles help you lose weight Include pickled vegetables in your daily diet and you will see their benefits on your waist. That's because they contain no fat and have very few calories. For example, a small bowl of pickles contains just nine calories, which means that there is no way to deposit fat on the body. But if you eat pickles sweetened with sugar, then you should know that they have about 70 calories in the same amount listed above. They strengthen your immune system Pickles contain minerals, iron, calcium and magnesium that help your body to function optimally. But vegetables pickled in salt water represent a rich source of vitamin C. In winter, pickled green tomatoes or sauerkraut can do wonders for your body against respiratory infections such as colds or flu. Pickles increase your energy Another benefit of the pickles is that gives you energy. How does this happen? Very simple and natural. Pickles contain low doses of vitamin B, and they work together to turn the food you eat into energy for your body. A serving of pickles provide about 5% of the vitamin B6, pantothenic acid and riboflavin. They prevent eye diseases Pickles contain vitamin A, and this is an important nutrient for eye health. This vitamin prevents macular degeneration and cataracts. They are a source of antioxidants Besides vitamins and minerals, pickles are also a rich source of antioxidants. Their role is to fight free radicals and prevent thus their adverse effects, which include and premature aging.]]>