HAVE A GOOD HEALTH Healthy Habits: April 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Flaxseed -Health benifits

In the 8th century,the french king Charlemagne passed a law requiring citizens to consume Flaxseed so that they would be healthy subjects!
"Whenever Flaxseed becomes a regular food item among the people,there will be better health-Mahatma Gandhi"

Just include flaxseed in your diet and see the result,you wont believe the changes..............

Why should you add flaxseed to your daily diet?

Flaxseed is the richest source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids,the good fats (oils) which are essential for optimum health.Flaxseed is a miraculous gift from nature that offers proven benefits to numerous parts of your body and has the positive influence on almost all aspects of your life.Regular use of flaxseed oil is a great way to maintain a healthy heart,control your sugar,and is beneficial for your brain,eyes,skin,joint,your immune system and your overall health.

What are the benefits of Flaxseed?

Flaxseed is the richest plant source of Omega-3 which helps you to:
  1. Keep your heart healthy-take control of cholesterol and triglycerides.
  2. Normalize blood pressure levels
  3. Promote blood sugar balance
  4. Enhance join comforts flexibility
  5. Support healthy kidney and liver functions
  6. Strengthen immune system
  7. Boost energy and stamina
  8. Increase fat burning
  9. Heighten mood and mind clarity
  10. Ease menopause and PMS systems
  11. Maintain radiant,healthy skin,hair and nails
How can I incorporate flax into my diet?

There are many ways to incorporate flax oil into your diet.  Flaxseed oil is delicate oil that is not appropriate for cooking because high heat will destroy the beneficial Omega-3.However,it is excellent when added to foods that have already been cooked, for example, drizzled over steamed vegetables, mixed in with rice, grains, potatoes or pasta, and even added to oatmeal and eggs. Also try adding flax oil to your smoothies, yogurt or as a substitute for(or in addition to) other oils in salad dressing. You can also add it to natural nut  butters or mix your own spread with half butter and half flax oil.   We find that adding a little bit of flax oil to just about anything is a great way to get flax into your diet. For the added benefits of flax fiber, try adding ground  flax seed as well.Just make sure that you DO NOT HEAT FLAXSEED OIL.

You can use flaxseed powder as well ,which has a nice nutty taste,can be sprinkled on your cereal,salads or other dishes.Or siply mix with juice/milk,water and drink.It can also be added to wheat flour,upto 15% for making nutritious chapatis

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Healthy tips to healthy eating


Now a days every buddy is conscious about good health,
perfect figure,balanced weight etc......so here are some of the healthy tips
to get perfect......Just try to add in your routine it will really help........

Think of water and exercise as food groups in your diet:

Water helps flush our systems of waste products and toxins, yet many people go through life dehydrated—causing tiredness, low energy, and headaches. It’s common to mistake thirst for hunger, so staying well hydrated will also help you make healthier food choices.

Find something active that you like to do and add it to your day, just like you would add healthy greens, blueberries, or salmon. The benefits of lifelong exercise are abundant and regular exercise may even motivate you to make healthy food choices a habit.

 Maintain a healthy weight:

The weight that's right for you depends on many factors including your sex, height, age and heredity. Excess body fat increases your chances for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and other illnesses. But being too thin can increase your risk for osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities and other health problems. If you're constantly losing and regaining weight, a registered dietitian can help you develop sensible eating habits for successful weight management. Regular exercise is also important to maintaining a healthy weight.

Put protien as perspective:
protien diet

Protein gives us the energy to get up and go—and keep going. Protein in food is broken down into the 20 amino acids that are the body’s basic building blocks for growth and energy, and essential for maintaining cells, tissues, and organs. A lack of protein in our diet can slow growth, reduce muscle mass, lower immunity, and weaken the heart and respiratory system. Protein is particularly important for children, whose bodies are growing and changing daily.

Try different types of protein. Whether or not you are a vegetarian, trying different protein sources—such as beans, nuts, seeds, peas, tofu, and soy products—will open up new options for healthy mealtimes.

 Beans:  Black beans, navy beans, garbanzos, and lentils are good options.

 Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and pecans are great choices.

  Soy products: Try tofu, soy milk, tempeh, and veggie burgers for a change.
Avoid salted or sugary nuts and re-fried beans.

Downsize your portions of protein: Many people in the West eat too much protein. Try to move away from protein being the center of your meal. Focus on equal servings of protein, whole grains, and vegetables.

Focus on quality sources of protein, like fresh fish, chicken or turkey, tofu, eggs, beans, or nuts. When you are having meat, chicken, or turkey, buy meat that is free of hormones and antibiotics.

Add Calcium for strong bones:

Calcium is one of the key nutrients that your body needs in order to stay strong and healthy. It is an essential building block for lifelong bone health in both men and women, as well as many other important functions.

You and your bones will benefit from eating plenty of calcium-rich foods, limiting foods that deplete your body’s calcium stores, and getting your daily dose of magnesium and vitamins D and K—nutrients that help calcium do its job.

§  Dairy: Dairy products are rich in calcium in a form that is easily digested and absorbed by the body. Sources include milk, yogurt, and cheese(fat free).

§  Vegetables and greens: Many vegetables, especially leafy green ones, are rich sources of calcium. Try turnip greens, mustard greens, collard greens, kale, romaine lettuce, celery, broccoli, fennel, cabbage, summer squash, green beans, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, and crimini mushrooms.

§  Beans: For another rich source of calcium, try black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, white beans, black-eyed peas, or baked beans.

  Eat more grains, fruits and vegetables:

These foods give you carbohydrates for energy,plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. Besides, they taste good!
Try breads such as whole-wheat, bagels and pita. Spaghetti and oatmeal are also in the grain group.
Bananas, strawberries and melons are some great tasting fruits. Try vegetables raw, on a sandwich or

Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods:

You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods. How much you should eat depends on your calorie needs.