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Crowning glory: as employers reduce retiree benefits, more seniors are losing their prized dental coverage.: An article from: Best’s Review

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Crowning glory: as employers reduce retiree benefits, more seniors are losing their prized dental coverage.: An article from: Best’s Review

Why Are Vegetables Losing Their Nutrition? Find Out Now and Save Your Health!

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a zillion times. “If you want to be healthy, eat your vegetables!” Certainly, this is still good advice, but there’s a problem creeping in. Vegetables and fruits are losing their nutritious qualities. They may not be providing you with the healthy kick they used to. Sure they look the same, and they might even taste the same, but did you know…

You’d have to eat 10 servings of spinach to get the same level of minerals from just one serving about 50 years ago.”

That’s what Elmer Heinrich found out when he did his research for his book “The Root of All Disease”. It’s amazing, but it’s also terrible because no one is ever going to eat 10 servings of spinach in one day. To get your ‘optimum nutrition’ according these new statistics you’d have to be an elephant! Or at least eat as much as one….

But why is all this happening?
It sounds rather far-fetched at first that a vegetable or fruit could look and taste the same, but be so lacking in nutrients you need. However, there are several reasons, which most people would never think of. It’s important to know the cause behind something as vital as your own nutrition. You try to eat right, you try to have your ‘required servings’ of fruits and vegetables each day—but what are they really doing for you?

Over-farming causes depleted soil-
Despite farmers’ best efforts with chemical fertilizers and crop rotations, the huge human population’s demands on the soil causes ‘over-farming’. Nutrients you need are depleted from the soil by 100s of previous crop cycles—and if they’re not there, the plants can’t absorb them. This is especially true for the trace-minerals we all need to maintain good health.

Crops are now being bred for the wrong thing-
Fruits and veggies are chosen for several reasons…none of which are their nutritional value. The important thing about them is how they look, how long they stay fresh, how much they weigh, and how they can resist weeds and pests. Are any of those factors helping YOUR health? No, they’re just helping the bottom line. These are no ‘franken foods’ either (genetically modified crops) they’re your usual 100% natural crops which have gone through selective breeding for money making, NOT nutritional qualities. Sure, some genetically modified crops like the black tomato are super-nutritious, but they’re still years away from a real market release.

An experiment for you:
If you look around on TV, do you see commercials for ‘grow at home tomatoes’? Have you ever enjoyed a tomato from a vine at a friend or neighbors’ house? These ‘home grown’ fruits (yes a tomato is a fruit) often taste MUCH better than the ones you find in the supermarket. That’s why kits and vines are so popular in gardens. Supermarket tomatoes are raised only to look good, stay fresh and make the high “weight grade”. They’re NOT bred for taste or nutrition quality.

It’s easy to demonstrate this with something like a tomato, because they have a specific flavor that everyone recognizes, and are easy to grow at home in many climates—unlike spinach or peaches. The point is, that this type of ‘all style no substance’ is afflicting more than tomatoes and affecting much more than flavor.

These statistics show various losses from 1975 compared to 2001. The USDA came up with the facts, and Life Extension Magazine is quoted on the following statistics:

Apples- Vitamin A is down 41%
Broccoli- Calcium and Vitamin A are down 50%
Cauliflower- Vitamin C is down 45%; Vitamin B1 is down 48%; and Vitamin B2 is down 47%

That’s a big drop, and other fruits and vegetables are also affected to varying degrees. So what can you do about it? You want to eat healthy to stay healthy so taking action in your diet is a step to take right away. Vitamin supplements are a great idea. Because vitamins are made, not grown, they are held to nutritional standards, and must contain exactly what you see on the label. But, one cannot live on pills alone! First, consider organic foods and using a home garden. Chances are, your yard was never the site of a huge company farm featuring depleted soil. The foods you grow at home can still pick up necessary minerals from your soil.

But what about apartment or condo dwellers in the city? No time for a garden? Next, small farms and local growers are also more likely to be farming on land that is not nutritionally deficient, or using “Maximum shelf life” variety plants. Local farms don’t have to ship long distance, and they know you’ll be back for more if you like their produce’s FLAVOR.

Another easy solution is the Chia Seed.
This seed is packed with a full range of B vitamins, trace minerals such as Boron, and it even has more calcium by weight than milk. The seed of the chia plant also has omega 3 oil (the same as that found in fish) and complete protein, just like what is found in meat. These seeds also have both soluble and insoluble fiber and more magnesium than broccoli. They don’t spoil or go rancid like flax, and you can make them taste like whatever you want….but more on that later.

Why is the Chia Seed still a good option for you?
Chia plants only grow in areas most other plants hate. You couldn’t grow a peach or an apple where chia likes to grow. It only grows where it’s hot and dry all the time. This means the land used to grow it hasn’t already been stripped of nutrients. Worried about pesticides? Don’t be. The plant takes care of itself like no other—producing an oil in the leaves and stems that insects and other pests can’t stand. Chemical pesticides don’t even need to be touched when you’ve got chia growing. The plants are still pulling in all the nutrients you need while being free from toxic chemical pesticides.

So by looking to a food that’s unusual and new, you can still get the nutrients your body needs despite depleted soil in many areas. These seeds have no flavor of their own, so they’re not prepared like the food you’re used to. No one sits down to a pile of chia as they would rice. Instead, they’re super easy in an all-new way. You simply add them to food you already like to eat. The flavorless seeds then absorb moisture from that food (whether it be yogurt, salad dressing, cereal with milk, tomato sauce, or your favorite drink—almost anything will do!) and take on the taste of the food or drink. You won’t have any problems with “I don’t want to eat my vegetables” when these nutritious seeds can taste like anything from orange juice to chocolate pudding without ever diluting the flavor. There are even many easy and fun Chia Seed Recipes that you can use to make both new and familiar meals lower in fat and higher in nutrients by adding chia. All the nutrition is still there just waiting to be eaten in the way of your choice.

Don’t let these startling statistics stop you on your quest for greater health, energy and longevity. You can still take control of your nutrition and improve your health.

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Tips For Losing Weight – Life Style Change – The Centre Piece to a Weight Loss Management Program

* CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE

As part of your weight loss management program there is a key feature, which does not involve any special lose weight tips or eating habits etc.

I think of it as the central nucleus of any weight loss management program or regime.

A Change in your lifestyle and a look at how you live your life will ultimately make your regime or plan to loss weight successful.

It is not just a case of trying to stick to tips for losing weight and focusing on not eating certain types of food it is a whole package.

Controlling calories, eating at the correct times, managing your portion size, drinking enough water, exercising etc.

If you just focus just on a diet then you will yo-yo for the rest of your life. And move from fad to fad.

I have done that, and it is not fun, it is demoralising, stressful and dam right agonising.

To work on your lifestyle changes look at what makes you happy and unhappy. Find a sport that you like doing or used to be good at. Start doing it again.

* TAKE UP A SPORT

A game of Tennis on a Saturday morning outside in the fresh air is much more fun then punishing yourself through exercise on a treadmill. Which one do you think you would look forward to going to after a month? However just because it is raining does not mean having to skimp on the exercise. There are plenty of indoor sports that can be a lot of fun. Try a game of squash or invite some friends to join you in a game of badminton.

As part of this lifestyle change set yourself lifestyle goals, weight loss management program goals that are achievable, a set number of sporting activities in a week, 30 minutes me time a day etc

If you set yourself too high a challenge you will lose interest. It is very important to keep a note of your lifestyle changes and goals.

Post them were you can see them, alter them and most importantly tick them off!

You cannot just say I have made a life style change it is something that you physically have to do. You need to seriously look at what your daily routine and eating habits are.

Your lifestyle change will not happen over night, your changes will take time if they are to last for time.

* SET BACKS ARE NORMAL

It is only natural that you will meet a few little set backs, I like to think of these as small streams that we have not yet worked out a path to cross!

If you always push through with what you have always done then it will always push back the same results.

If you follow these tips for losing weight, you are sure to notice that you will achieve some weight loss, without having to go on the latest fad diet and you will soon be back on track to being healthy and happy! Whatever you do, it is important to remember you can be successful and you can lose weight without starving yourself!

* CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE As part of your weight loss management program there is a key feature, which does not involve any special lose weight tips or eating habits etc. I think of it as the central nucleus of any weight loss management program or regime. A Change in your lifestyle and a look at how you live your life will ultimately make your regime or plan to loss weight successful. It is not just a case of trying to stick to tips for losing weight and focusing on not eating certain types of food it is a whole package. Controlling calories, eating at the correct times, managing your portion size, drinking enough water, exercising etc. If you just focus just on a diet then you will yo-yo for the rest of your life. And move from fad to fad. I have done that, and it is not fun, it is demoralising, stressful and dam right agonising. To work on your lifestyle changes look at what makes you happy and unhappy. Find a sport that you like doing or used to be good at. Start doing it again. * TAKE UP A SPORT A game of Tennis on a Saturday morning outside in the fresh air is much more fun then punishing yourself through exercise on a treadmill. Which one do you think you would look forward to going to after a month? However just because it is raining does not mean having to skimp on the exercise. There are plenty of indoor sports that can be a lot of fun. Try a game of squash or invite some friends to join you in a game of badminton.

As part of this lifestyle change set yourself lifestyle goals, weight loss management program goals that are achievable, a set number of sporting activities in a week, 30 minutes me time a day etc If you set yourself too high a challenge you will lose interest. It is very important to keep a note of your lifestyle changes and goals. Post them were you can see them, alter them and most importantly tick them off! You cannot just say I have made a life style change it is something that you physically have to do. You need to seriously look at what your daily routine and eating habits are. Your lifestyle change will not happen over night, your changes will take time if they are to last for time. * SET BACKS ARE NORMAL It is only natural that you will meet a few little set backs, I like to think of these as small streams that we have not yet worked out a path to cross! If you always push through with what you have always done then it will always push back the same results. If you follow these tips for losing weight, you are sure to notice that you will achieve some weight loss, without having to go on the latest fad diet and you will soon be back on track to being healthy and happy! Whatever you do, it is important to remember you can be successful and you can lose weight without starving yourself!

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Losing Weight and Keeping It Off: A Comprehensive Approach

Everyone is trying to get stay in shape, but most people go about losing weight in a piecemeal fashion. Keeping a balanced approach is the best way to lose weight, and to stay balanced you need to engage your health comprehensively. Here is an important set of steps to help comprehensively lose weight and keep it off.

You need to get proper exercise and physical activity. Contrary to popular opinion, the best way to do this isn’t to join a gym. Instead, find a physical activity, sport or game that you enjoy, and jump head first into it. Having a physical hobby or activity can burn as many calories as ab-busting at the gym, while still being something that you want to do. When is the right time to finally take up tennis or softball? The right time is the moment you decide you want to START losing weight. Don’t fall into the trap of saying that you’ll start tennis or golf after you’ve lost a few pounds; the best time is at the beginning so that it helps you lose those pounds.

Diet is the second step behind exercise that most people think about when it comes to weight loss, and is clearly a part of a comprehensive approach. It’s essential to cut out empty calories. Avoid high calorie drinks like beer and soda, and pick healthy snacks rather than empty calorie snacks. One can of soda can have as many as 200 calories…200 calories with almost no healthful nutrition. Eliminating empty calories is an essential step for having a balanced comprehensive approach to weight loss. However, simply avoiding empty calories isn’t the proper way to balance a comprehensive approach to healthful eating. You need to maintain a balanced level of nutrition while cutting calories; and this is a mistake many people make. It’s difficult to get the right amount of nutrition while avoiding high calorie foods and the biggest problem most people have is creating a stale and stagnant diet. The last two steps will address this issue and help you find the room needed to have a varied and interesting diet; the sort of diet that people can continue and live with.

Step there, take a multivitamin – Seriously. A multivitamin will give you a calorie free way of getting all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs on a daily basis. By getting all the nutrients and vitamins you need each day in one dose, you have freedom to eat those foods that you want to eat. Instead of being stuck to a diet that is nutritionally sound but boring and stagnant, multivitamins can give your diet the wiggle room that allows for variety.

Finally, make sure to eat your fruits and veggies. Fruits and vegetables are naturally low calorie and high nutrient foods. Adding new and different fruits and vegetables to your diet creates a diversity ways to get the nutrition you need. Instead of tomatoes on your salad try avocado. Instead of mashed potatoes try some mashed parsnips. The different flavors will help keep you eating. And because you’ve taken the multivitamin of step three, you know that you are covered on your nutritional needs.

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Losing Weight Through Intermittent Fasting

One of the most frustrating things one can do is losing weight. With all the information and misinformation all over the place on this topic, it is no wonder that many people give a few methods “guaranteed to bring results” and eventually throw in the towel. The best philosophy in this case is: The simpler the program, the better. Simple programs have higher chances of success and fasting is simple because it has no special foods, no hype and no expenses.

Intermittent fasting

What exactly does intermittent fasting mean and why should you even consider in losing weight? Intermittent fasting is a practice of short-term fasting seasons. Each season can last 24 hours and you can fast for one or two seasons in a week. The primary objective of the intermittent fasting is not to ensure that the system is “cleansed” as many people to believe, although it does that too. Its objective is first to reduce the amount of calories that you take in without having to resort to starvation, dieting or other ways to cut down on calories taken in. However, it is not beneficial to fast for one day in a week and eat all the junk food you can find the other six days; to make this plan a success, it has to go hand in hand with healthy eating.

Principle of weight loss

The principle of weight loss is consuming fewer calories than the calories spent. If you fast for two days in a week, you will reduce the amount of calories you consume dramatically and this contributes to your weight loss. This weight loss plan has no crazy and ridiculous meal plans and only demands that you eat food that fit a certain lifestyle and has the right food content. Fasting is neither restrictive nor strenuous compared to other weight loss plans advocated all over. It is very liberating, gives you the power to control your own body and you will achieve your targets of losing weight within a period that it takes to perform most other weight loss plans.

Effectiveness of the fasting weight loss plan

If you lose weight through fasting, your body will automatically adapt to the new lifestyle and the changes can last a lifetime if you wish so. Just like any other weight loss programs, this program will need you to start low and build up. At the beginning, it is normal for the body to show signs of resistance and more craving for the older eating habits but it will only be for a certain period of time. Instead, take the feeling as an opportunity you have to leave behind all the bad eating habits that you had been accustomed to and are now starting a new, fresh chapter of a healthy life.

This program works faster if it is combined with lowly intensive training and exercising programs. If you need to see faster results, you should consider basic exercises during the days that you are not fasting to rapidly increase the amount of calories you are spending. The most vital point to remember about intermittent fasting is that it is not a diet plan that you should follow and drop once you have attained the weight level you desired. It is a lifestyle that you can stick to and have a good healthy living.

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How to Rid Tummy Fat – A Guide to Losing Belly Fat

HOW TO RID TUMMY FAT If you do not want to be a slave to the latest fad diet then these tips will help you to rid tummy fat. If your main focus is to lose body fat all over. A good guide is to focus on losing weight/fat from your entire body rather than concentrating on specific areas. These are the lose weight tips, I found success with: Exercise : How To Rid Tummy Fat

1. I found an important part of excising for loosing belly fat is to make sure that your exercise is for your whole body and that your rotate the exercise pattern to keep your routines fresh. This way your body and motivation do not tire of the same routine. Keep a weight loss exercise calender detailing what exercise you did when you did it and for how long. I found it really helped to rid tummy fat if I commented on how I felt after the exercise. When you notice you are getting bored or finding your routine easy then it is time to mix things up.

2. If your weight loss program involves swimming every day for 45 minutes then try alternating this to include some time on the treadmill or exercise bike. This way you are alternating the different muscle sets and keeping your body on its toes helping you to keep loosing belly fat.

3. Monitor the intensity of your training. Intense workouts at a higher heart rate mean that rather than focusing on burning fat your workout has become more cardiovascular. Fat burning zones differ with age and general level of fitness. What I did was ask a member of staff at my health club to help me with my fat burning zone. I recommend you do the same or ask at your local sports centre if you do not belong to a health club/gym.

4. As well as aerobic exercise a great way how to rid tummy fat is to include some entire body workouts such as a basic weigh lifting program. I did not want to look like a female version of Arnie, but using some very light weights during step exercises really helped. Building a level of muscle will help to increase your metabolism, which in turn helps to burn fat.

5. OK, so we are talking about loosing belly fat and our goal of how to rid tummy fat so lets talk about stomach exercises. The basic sit up exercise although effective can be boring, repetitive and strenuous on the lower back. I like to vary my stomach regime by including stretches, a Swiss ball and abs trainer. I used to go mad up and down but I found with this great lose weight tip that more success came when I worked slower, more targeted on the crunch of my tummy and with least overall body movement. Remember that with stomach exercises specifically you are trying to target the stomach and not your entire body. This simple tip will help to tone up your body as part of your weight loss program. If you follow these lose weight tips, you are sure to learn how to rid tummy fat, without having to go on the latest fad diet and you will soon be back on track to being healthy and happy! Whatever you do, it is important to remember you can be successful and you will lose weight without starving yourself!

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Losing That Post-Baby Bulge

Losing that post-baby bulge can be a tricky task. You must appreciate that your body has just taken a nine-month ‘hammering’ especially during your baby’s birth. So, it is important to give your body time to recuperate. Although there is nothing wrong with going on a diet, there is an awful lot wrong with trying to diet too hard. Some experts quote a rule of “Nine months on, Nine months off,” meaning that whatever diet regime you apply you should not be looking necessarily to return back to your normal weight within a nine-month period after giving birth.

Nine months may appear to be a long time but losing weight after pregnancy is quite a different scenario than trying to lose weight because of general bad eating habits. So it really is important that you don’t overdo it – and definitely no fad diets such as “the Cabbage Soup Diet”.

Some mothers have attempted to assist their weight loss by taking supplements like acai berry products or resveratrol-based products. Although many health and nutritional supplements can help speed up recovery time, it is important always to seek medical advice to ensure that they don’t cause any adverse reactions while recovering from giving birth, and that they won’t affect your breast milk if you are breast-feeding.

Patience is important. You should be aiming only to shed no more than a couple of pounds a week at the most. If you are breast-feeding, the size and weight of your breasts will be varying, so don’t use the appearance or measurements of your breasts as a physical indicator of weight loss or gain until your newborn has weaned! For physical indication of weight loss, measure your waist, buttocks or face.

To make post-pregnancy dieting a bit more motivational, you could aim to slowly fit back into some of your old clothes. As in all cases, exercise can play a great part in weight loss and muscle-toning after pregnancy. But with the arrival of a newborn and often the rest of the family to look after too, finding time to exercise can be difficult.

However, light stretching exercises performed in your own home won’t take up too much time. You can then try to build up from there to more energetic routines, as and when life starts to return back to some kind of normality. Walking, swimming, cycling and light jogging are fantastic for weight loss, and also have great cardio vascular benefits too.

These four forms of exercise are also fairly easy to enjoy with your baby – who can view the scenery in a three-wheeler while you’re walking and jogging, ride in a protective trailer while you’re cycling, and be with you in the pool for swimming on your back and treading water. Many babies love their mother’s exercise routines!

The same rule applies to exercising as applies to dieting: take it easy, don’t overdo it and once again be patient!

Good luck!

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Losing Weight – Looking Beautiful And Healthy

Losing weight is not actually that difficult. It just needs a person’s conviction and dedication. So first step, if you want to lose weight, you have to really want. That’s problem with most people. They know they have a weight problem; they start to feel unhappy about themselves, but do nothing about it. Sure, they tried all kinds of diet, all types of exercise, but don’t seem to work. Why? Because if they don’t see any results, they want to see the results immediately and that doesn’t happen, they start thinking about how they are and how miserable these intensive exercises are still so inefficient. Then they go back to their old ways, overeating and lounging themselves and are inactive.

We all know losing weight does not happen overnight. Losing weight won’t be easy at first, but becomes easier and easier. The more calories you burn, the elegant you’re going to get healthy and you will become. That’s the best way to lose weight and everything has to start from within. Think for a moment and ask yourself, why I gain weight in the first place? The answer: Because of their lifestyle and eating habits. So how do you change it? By varying your lifestyle and eating habits.

Have you heard stories of people saying that they stare at themselves in the mirror and suddenly they just told them, I no longer am a great person and I would start losing weight? That’s the power of affirmations. They looked themselves in the mirror and that triggered a thought in your brain that you no longer want to be like and want to change. They said they thought and want to become a new person. These are the people who actually end up losing weight, and successfully, a story to tell and inspire others.

Positive affirmation is so important in everyone’s life. He can solve all your problems; you can solve all your problems by thinking positive. If you have a weight problem, look at you and say I no longer be obese. I’ll change my habits and I choose to take an active role lifestyle and say this over and over again. Say out loud! Shout it out! Seize the moment; enjoy the beginning of your new life.

Once you’ve got, you should not look back. You should not think of their failures in search of his past to lose weight. Instead, they live in the present and inspire you every day. Say to yourself, I am feeling lighter now, I enjoy this feeling, I feel healthy now focus on the new you. Indulge in weight loss affirmations and look for this complete change in itself. Start changing the way we think and the rest will follow. Dieting will be easier, it’s easy to exercise, healthy eating will be easier and better it feels will be rewarding!

Stay positive and reach their goals. Lose weight naturally, there’s no need for weight loss chemical drugs that probably could even damage your turn to help you stay healthy. Losing weight requires vary in lifestyle. You’ll change your life if you’d change your thinking. You can lose weight if you really want it on you. Make that change and choose to be healthy. It doesn’t need to be the first day of the month or early next Monday. Start now. Go to the mirror and say I’m thin, beautiful and healthy.

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