It’s tomatoes Season – Reasons to include tomato in your diet

It’s tomatoes Season

 9 Reasons to include tomato in your diet

Everybody is talking about a healthy eating concept, but not everybody knows that tomatoes, symbol vegetables of the summer season, are most
popular vegetables in the world.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes

They’re very tasty, and they’re used in almost any Mediterranean’s receipts. They’re full of properties for health benefits that are well known, but you will discover more benefits in this post.

They contain rich version soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, C, B-Groups) and minerals (calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, potassium, sodium), but poor calories, that make tomatoes best nutritious as possible. Here’s why no one should miss them in any healthy diet, except people who resent allergies, such as sensitivity to nickel (tomato pulp has a high concentration of this metal).

In the following post, we propose 9 healthy reasons that will inspire you to use them for external uses, such as epidermal issues and especially to consume them in their natural form ( raw, juice or added in your food).

1.Protects skin

Tomato juice reduces sebum excess (in combination with cucumbers, you will get a perfect mask), is effective against acne (contains nutrients
version capable of stemming the problem from the “root”), cleans blackheads (have astringent properties), soothes skin irritation (redness, itching) and protects you from sunburn (helps restoring the dead cells affected areas).

2.Strengthens bones

K vitamins and calcium concentration (11 mg / 100 grams of product), essential nutrients for the health of the bone system, achieve a high level in this case. This vegetable, a must in any healthy diet, becomes the natural optimum remedy able to contribute to strengthening bones and repair damaged tissue injuries/diseases of osteoarticular apparatus.

3.To improve visual problems

Tomatoes contain beta carotene (a pigment that the body converts into vitamin A) and lutein. The substances are beneficial to the eye and visual function, they protect, and if necessary, contribute to improving the degenerative ocular pathologies. Eye protection can be ensured using also other vegetables rich in compounds essential for visual capabilities (eggplant, zucchini or broccoli).

4.Helps weak

Although it offers a low calorie (kcal 50/100 grams), tomatoes have a high content of nutrients that give you energy and are able to curb appetite. However, stimulants are considered excellent digestive processes, becoming an effective remedy for constipation. The property is due to the wealth of fiber that helps the intestinal activity.

5.Controls cholesterol

Tomatoes are known for their ability to help the body to maintain “bad” cholesterol control (LDL) in the blood, also favors lowering blood pressure, appropriation allowed by the presence of potassium and B complex. Included in the diet contributes to combating cardiovascular problems.

6.Strengthen the immune system

Best sources of vitamin C, tomatoes help stimulate the body’s protective barriers (immune system). Vitamin C, along with other vitamins (vitamin A deficiency, for example, is correlated with increased risk of infectious disease), and mineral, it’s considered an essential component in the proper functioning of the immune system cells.

7.Prevent cancer

The true “protagonist” in charge of undeniable qualities of tomatoes is lycopene (the only red carotenoid which is due to specific staining). The most important function is the ability to protect the body from harmful action of free radicals, who are “guilty” of cellular aging and the appearance of tumor formation, particularly prostate cancer.

8.Stimulates diuresis

Due to a high concentration of water (90%), tomatoes are excellent diuretics (favoring production and elimination of urine). For the effect to be complete, experts recommend to eat them fresh, without adding salt. Diuretic foods in the same category also include delicious watermelon, cantaloupe or cucumbers.

9.Normalizes blood sugar

The most frequent adverse effect caused by increased blood glucose (blood sugar levels), is the development of diabetes, a disease that undiagnosed at the time, continues to worsen. Experts agree that eating tomatoes if consumed in sufficient quantities, could alter the biochemical reactions that occur in the body and thus adjust insulin (the hormone “key” that controls the level of glucose).

Now that you have found that looks like a list of the most significant features of tomatoes, do everything possible to and decorate dishes with this super food! You’re the only one who’ll decide whether it’s time to bring a change in eating habits and orient yourself to a healthy diet.

Mistakes that sabotage weight loss diets

Mistakes that sabotage weight loss diets

No matter how active you are, in general, the pounds are the same. You have been following all kinds of diets, but it seems that no one is right for you…

Does that sound like you?

Don’t lose your grip. This does not mean there is something the matter with you. You might not be aware of this but it is more than certain that you are making certain mistakes during your training and during your diets.

We invite you to discover a couple of them:

  1. No plan

weight loss
weight loss

When you wish to lose weight, it is fundamental that you have a plan. It is not enough to visit the gym 3 times per week and to fight with the most difficult workouts. On the other hand, if certain workouts helped other people to lose weight, this does not mean they will work the same for you.

When you concentrate yourself on a certain kind of training, you must analyze what matches your body, depending on your somatic type (ectomorph, mezomorph, and endomorph). Each person is different from others when it comes to the physical body and reacts differently to diets.

  1. Excess effort

A lot of people (perhaps this has happened to you as well) believe that intensive workouts, without a one-day recovery break, can shorten the path
towards the desired objectives (weight loss). And, after a while, they discover that not only they did not manage to lose weight but rather that they have gained some.

The fault lies in the hands of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, as the body produces it in conditions of stress and mental and physical tiredness. Among others, it is the hormone responsible for losing muscle mass, water retention, general tiredness and gaining weight.

  1. Too much cardio

All cardio-based activities contribute to slimming down the adipose tissue and this why they are important in relation to diets. There are no doubts regarding such matters. However, when the program includes almost exclusively cardio exercises, the muscle mass can be affected and the calories are not consumed afterwards as well, as it happens with anaerobic exercises.

A perfect alternative is represented by HIIT trainings (High-Intensity Interval Training), highly effective in reducing body fat. The method facilitates the rapid combustion of calories, in the shortest amount of time that is possible, the mechanism being still active even hours after the training has ended.

  1. Weights that are too small

A lot of those who are interested in losing weight fall prey to routine, perhaps yourself as well. You go to the gym frequently and you do not avoid weight sessions. However, even since the first day, you continue to work with the same amount of kilos and perform the same number of repetitions. Unfortunately, the results are less than satisfactory.

Losing weight has a lot to do with muscle mass, which you have to build.
Muscles consume calories, including when they are in a state of relaxation. In order for weight training to be effective (to increase muscle mass and lose weight), gradually, it is necessary to increase your load, as well as your number of repetitions.

  1. Incorrectly performed exercises

It is possible not to make mistakes at any of the above-mentioned steps. You train hard during cardio activities, as well as those that are force-related or for developing muscle mass. And, yet, you do not manage to lose even one single gram, and your outer figure does not seem to go through a visible change.

Did you ever stop to wonder if you are performing movements in a correct manner? If you do not train correctly, the muscle groups can go through certain changes and even fail to develop altogether. In order not to take any risks, we recommend consulting a fitness trainer, who can explain movements in detail or to take a peek at your gym colleagues.

  1. Diet mistakes

When you decide to go on a diet, it is not enough to train by the book, if you will forget to respect basic eating rules (nutrient balance, five meals per day, no junk food etc.). It is easy to think that you have burned enough calories at the gym and that, for a time, allows you to disregard the rules.

If you want to lose weight, do not skip meals, causing your body to starve. And do not eat empty calories, such as those coming from carbonated beverages and sweets. Instead, do not forget about proteins, good carbs, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Or the road towards the finish will be even more difficult to travel.

What you need to know about the dissociated diet

What you need to know about the dissociated diet

The Dissociated diet is one of the most popular weight loss regimes, which helps activate the digestion and slows down metabolism. When combined in the right way, on the one hand foods help purify your body and, on the other
hand, help regain and maintain physical fitness.

What is the dissociated diet?

The Dissociated diet was invented by the American doctor William Howard Hay, in 1911. This diet is based on the idea that inside the human body can occur imbalances caused by the accumulation of metabolic and digestive wastes.

Hay’s theory starts from the premise that some nutrients, when combined in an “unfortunate” way, slow digestion, a process by which food is converted into easily assimilated substances. Since the body can no longer eliminate residues, in the end, these are going to cause various health problems.

Main rules of the dissociated regime

The classical Dissociated diet and its variations is based on several strict rules, according to which is basically forbidden to mix foods at one meal or even in the same day:

Rule no. 1:

Each meal shall include a single staple food. And if there are present two or more foods, these should be from only one food group.

Rule no. 2:

You should never eat protein and high carbohydrates foods, especially sugars, at the same meal.

Rule no. 3:

Within the dissociated diet you must also avoid mixing proteins of different origin (meat and fish, dairy products and vegetables etc.).

Rule no. 4:

Always eat complex carbohydrates separate from simple carbohydrates foods.

Rule no. 5:

Under no circumstances, should you conclude your main meals with the ”traditional” fruit or dessert. These may be consumed instead in between meals.

Rule no. 6:

According to the dissociated diet, in order to restore equilibrium and detoxify the body, you must eat vegetable foodstuffs (fruits and vegetables).

Rule no. 7:

But the same diet imposes certain limits on what foods of animal origin
you can include in your daily menu, since they sensitize the body and lead to greater susceptibility to diseases.

Rule no. 8:

You should eat carbohydrates preferably in the first part of the day, and then exclude them from your last meal of the day.

Rule no. 9:

Lunch shall be the richest in calories meal of the day but, in no way combine protein and carbohydrates.

Rule no. 10:

Dinner, as much as possible, shall be “governed” by proteins, which can be replaced by complex carbohydrates of plant origin (vegetables, whole grains), too.

How does the dissociated diet work?

None of the rules proposed in the dissociated diet has been randomly chosen, as the digestive process is conditioned by a series of mechanical changes and chemical/enzymatic reactions, all these being closely connected.

While digestion and absorption of simple carbohydrates (sugars) is made rapidly, starchy foods (starch, the most common complex carbohydrate, is found in pasta, soya, rice, potatoe etc.), involve a more complex digestive process which ends in the small intestine.

On the other hand, protein digestion takes place in a particular acidic environment, with a pH less than 7, unlike carbohydrates which break down in an alkaline environment (an alkaline pH is greater than 7). Similar conditions inhibit the activity of the enzymes responsible for the breakdown of carbohydrates.

Specifically, according to the principle on which the dissociated diet operates, by combining different food groups (carbohydrates and proteins, different sources of carbohydrates, various sources of protein, etc.) at the same meal, both the digestion of carbohydrates and the absorption of proteins take place in a less favorable environment.

Which are the consequences of wrong food combinations?

This concept was adopted and processed by other “authors”, thus giving rise to other versions of dissociated diets. Nonetheless, whatever the particularities of the basic food strategy may be, each version is “inspired” (at least partly) by the right food combinations.

Failure to comply with the basic rules may compromise the assimilation of nutrients creating thus imbalances. Therefore, if you include two different food groups in one meal which require different digestive processes (alkaline or acidic medium for digestion), you’ll inevitably be faced with a so-called slow digestion.

Needless to say that a poor nutrient absorption can lead to a number of ailments, which concern especially the gastrointestinal tract:

  • prolonged / partial digestion;
  • fermentation of the food consumed;
  • feeling of heaviness in the abdomen;
  • gas, bloating, constipation etc.

Which are the right food combination?

Generally, the “fans” of the dissociated diets consider that, in order to facilitate digestive processes, the best solution may be eating a single staple food. However, just as there are foods which can be combined without any problems, there are also categories which are incompatible with one another.

It’s easy to make mistakes, but not if you avoid mixing:

  • various types of carbohydrates (simple carbohydrates with complex carbohydrates: eggs and bread, fruits and bread, etc.);
  • various types of proteins (meat and fish, meat and eggs, fish and eggs, cheese and eggs, etc.);
  • foods requiring medium for digestion with those requiring an acidic medium.

As a main rule, the category of foods requiring an alkaline (basic) medium for digestion include sources of carbohydrates: pasta, rice, vegetables, some fruits (chestnuts, bananas, walnuts etc.), sweets, honey etc.

Included in the category of foods requiring an acidic medium for digestion are the sources of protein: white and red meat, dairy products, processed meat, milk derivatives, some types of fruits (peaches, plums, citrus fruits, apples, pears, strawberries etc.).

There are positive aspects to every food model, as well as negative aspects, which you ought to know in detail before you decide whether to change, at least partly, your daily routine. So, whatever your choice, don’t forget that the dissociated diet (and any other diet) is not a miracle, but merely an option to regain your physical fitness.

We hope that this article has been helpful and we wish you GOOD LUCK in LOSING WEIGHT !

Lose weight through healthy physical exercises

Lose weight through healthy physical exercises!

Physical inactivity is not the best choice if you care about health and silhouette. Perhaps you, like many other people, have decided to bring a radical change in your life, because you realized that walking is tiring or because you no longer fit into those clothes that you were wearing some years ago.

But no matter the reasons, you want to improve your lifestyle.

That 180 degrees change can commence once give up sedentariness. The easiest option may be running, a sport that does not require much equipment and can be practiced almost on any surface and almost in any weather conditions.

Lose weight through healthy physical exercises! – What you should know before you start running?

Before you tie your shoes and start on the treadmill or outdoor, you have to know a few things.

  1. Check your compatibility with the sport!

Running is suitable to many people, but is quite demanding, even at a low intensity. First, make sure you do not suffer from heart disease and respiratory incompatible with this sport.

Weight lose - sport
Weight lose – sport

Moreover, the impact with the ground can be traumatic for the joints. Thus, obese and overweight people may progress to sports more “friendly” to the joints, such as swimming or riding a bike.

  1. Choose your right equipment!

The first cause of injury is the wrong shoes. If you’re going to lose weight healthy,  through sports, it’s perhaps the most important investment. The stores have an amazing offer on shoes specifically designed for running.

Pick them by pronation and exercise duration. Shoes also should be compatible with the type of surface you practice on, asphalt or track, to cushion the shocks due to impact with the ground.

  1. Alternate walking with running!

Walking should not be considered an offense to “aspirants”, on the contrary, no matter how motivated, one finds difficulties on running  many kilometers or a few minutes without stopping.

Until you manage to adapt, choose a mixed program that provides alternating running and walking. It’s important to increase during progressively sessionss.

  1. Think of a gradual evolution!

The rule is essential for advanced riders and beginners. By gradually raising effort, the body will suffer positive changes that increase your resistance and strength, without exhausting.

After a mostly sedentary life, after long breaks, it is hard to lose weight healthy through sports. To succeed you have to  gradually increase the distance covered, speed and time, otherwise, you risk to hurt yourself.

  1. Run frequently with short breaks!

With each day of practice, the body gets used to the effort. Regardless of body disposition, do not let much time pass between running sessions or you’ll lose performance achieved.

It is advisable to train immediately after you recover , except for the first session because the recovery sessions may take several days , this can mean three training sessions a week, with one day break between each of them.

  1. Strengthen your all muscle groups!

Running strengthens the leg muscles, but also involves the use of other
muscles too. Dorsal and abs promotes good posture with back straight, improves respiration  and does not create pressure on the diaphragm.

On days you don’t run, devote a few minutes for each primary muscle groups. Find appropriate workouts with exercises easy to execute, using dumbbells or just using your own body weight.

  1. Adopt an optimal diet!

Nutrition is  basic on any athletic activity. It is essential to know the foods compatible with the intensity of the effort, the objectives set for losing weight healthy.

Before you start your usual race, you have to eat, but do not run immediately after a meal. Wait an interval of 2-3 hours or you will discover that conducting the process of digestion is not a very positive experience.

  1. Monitor your results!

If you not increase your daily caloric intake you should notice a gradual weight loss. Sometimes this can be sudden, especially in the first weeks of training, and will stimulate you to go further along the road.

Later, you can go through phases when weight loss is less obvious. But even if the scale needle does not register significant changes, it is possible to lose fat and gain muscles instead.

How can you lose weight quickly, without diets?

How can you lose weight quickly, without diets?

How can you lose weight quickly, without diets? 8 Methods that can help you burn more calories.

How can you lose weight quickly and in a healthy manner, without following restrictive diets? What are the best methods for burning more calories throughout the day, without resorting to tiring trainings?

At first glance, all of this seems impossible, but, with a little bit of willpower, it can be done.

How to lose weight fast?

Take a walk through stores every day!

Walking falls in the low-impact aerobic exercises. It is easy to practice at any age, even by those who do not have a close connection with sports. In one hour, you can burn up to 140-200 calories (depending on the body weight and rhythm).

Take a walk through the shelves of the stores, relax with an increased number of shopping sessions and you will burn calories, without even taking into account the effort put into it.

How to lose weight fast?

Do not avoid housework!

Often times, everything that entails housework can help you with your physical shape and figure, being a good friend. Cleaning the floors and windows, cooking (maybe it does not seem to good of a friend), vacuuming and hanging laundry are all activities that help you get moving and favor the calories burning process.

In case you are not interested in low-calorie diets or you do not have the time to visit the gym on a regular basis, it is for the best to find plenty of things to do at home.

How to lose weight fast?

Leave your car at home, walk or use the bike!

No matter how close you are to your job or the supermarket, we know that it is difficult to give up driving. However, walking or riding the bike can help you tone the calf and buttock muscles, to improve your cardiovascular and respiratory function, but also to burn calories.

So, if you do not have a long distance to cover, leave the car at home. Walk or ride your bike, and both your figure and your health will say thank you.

How to lose weight fast?

Forget about the elevator, use the stairs!

Everyone knows that step aerobics sessions contribute to shaping your figure and losing weight. Going up and down the stairs has a similar effect. However, because of various reasons, we all prefer taking the elevator and avoiding any kind of stairs.

If you dream about getting back your figure or you want to keep it, give up the small daily comforts. It is time to use the stairs.

How to lose weight fast?

Sign up for a dance class, go to a club!

Lose weight - dance
Lose weight – dance

Dancing represents an interesting way in which you can say goodbye to adiposities and weight problems. This activity can help you fight cellulite and circulation problems. It facilitates the definition of leg muscles and reduces the abdominal circumference. It’s not for nothing that so many people prefer it.

And if you cannot handle gym exercises or you cannot keep a diet, you can lose weight in dancing classes, at the club or by dancing at home.

How to lose weight fast?

Make as much love as possible, every day!

Here we are at the weight loss method that men prefer in particular. Basically, it is truly about an aerobic type of training, which, as with any other cardio exercise, allows for the movement of main muscle groups and contributes to an increase in resistance.

When you are at a loss regarding what to do to intensify your metabolism, make love. This method, especially motivating, offers additional satisfaction, especially when the target is losing weight.

How to lose weight fast?

Consider sleeping a priority!

Apparently, sleeping and losing weight are activities that follow parallel roads. And, still, who does not sleep an adequate amount of time each night, risks having a lazier metabolism. Of course, this does not mean you should sleep non-stop in order to lose a couple of pounds.

With an average of 6 to 9 hours of sleep, the body can keep the hormones
that are, on one hand, responsible for the hunger sensation and, on the other hand, for the satiety sensation, in check.

How to lose weight fast?

Do not eat in a hurry, chew for a longer period of time!

We believe you that the moments in which you have to enjoy your food are very rare. But you better not hurry. This will only make the digestion process more difficult or causing you to eat more than you need, especially since you will feel like you are not getting enough food.

The satiety sensation is transmitted to your brain only after 20 minutes. By eating slowly, you will digest the food more easily and you won’t exaggerate with large portions anymore.

Remember!

If you want to lose weight fast, without endangering your state of health, take our recommendations into account.

You do not always need to choose endless diets. You do not always have to spend hours in an end at the gym, sweating. Sometimes, small changes in your lifestyle are enough, to be maintained on a long-term basis, concentrated, in general, on as much movement as it is possible.

References:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/439471-the-calories-burned-in-one-hour-of-moderate-dancing/ ;

http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-no-diet-weight-loss ;

http://www.livestrong.com/article/300443-how-many-calories-do-you-burn-walking-30-minutes-to-an-hour/ ;

http://www.livestrong.com/article/280877-about-calories-burned-during-eight-hours-of-sleep/ ;

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000894.htm .