Four great Foods to Increase your Health

Many people want to have a fit and healthy body, yet an overload of information makes it difficult to figure out how to create your own healthy body.

Yet some methods are timeless, Like choosing to eat fresh foods over processed foods. Getting at least some exercise every week religiously when you want to stay fit and healthy, and of course stacking the deck in your favor with some super healthy foods. In this blog we are going to talk about for foods you should consider adding into your daily life. To promote health and vitality.

The four foods addressed hear are Apple Cider Vinegar (organic), Magical Cinnamon, Coconut Oil, and tiny little Chia Seeds. Each of these are now easily available in most stores, and are well worth the effort to find and consume.

1. Apple Cider VinegarApple Cider Vinegar is a great health food

It is one of the most popular healthy foods on the market these days. Apple cider vinegar brings a lot of benefits to our bodies. Many people consume this product because it helps their weight loss program. Apple Cider Vinegar has been linked to improving digestion, eliminating heart burn, Clearing up complexion, Lowering blood sugar, and many other health improvements.

It is my believe that most of these improvement come from its ability to help us digest and clean our stomachs working parts. By helping the stomach do its job it is resting and revitalizing other parts of out body. Regulating our food uptake and overall health through an improved digestion system.

If you want to try improving your health take a good solid look at Apple Cider Vinegar.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a super foodCinnamon is another healthy product that you can consume regularly. You should be able to find this product most any market or food store. It is very well-known for its unique strong aroma and sharp taste. Because of this aroma and taste, it can be used for cooking many tasty mouth watering meals or dishes today. When you consume cinnamon regularly, you can improve your overall heart health significantly. Cinnamon can also regulate the level of your triglycerides, high density lipoprotein (HDL), and also low density lipoprotein (LDL) level in your blood.

Cinnamon is also good for you who want to improve your brain function. This product can enhance your cognitive ability significantly, so you are able to improve your memory, concentration, and also focus ability. Yet one of the wives tales that is proving true is that

Cinnamon helps drop your blood sugar if you are diabetic.

So play it safe and add cinnamon into your life today for that extra health boost.

3. Coconut Oil

Many people should consume coconut oil in their daily life. This product contains healthy Coconut Oil helps stop alzheimersfatty acids that are good for improving your overall health.Yea thats right, I said healthy fat you can eat.

The fatty acids can improve the overall function of many parts of your own body. The lauric acid in this oil is very useful to kill fungi, viruses, and also is used in many parts of the world as an anti bacteria treatment. As the result. you will be able to improve your immune system significantly by consuming this coconut oil regularly. You will be able to fight against any infections or diseases easily when you consume this oil in your daily life. Many natural cleanses use derivatives of coconut oil in them as well.

Some doctors also recommend their patients consume coconut oil, in order to improve their brain function. Especially if you are on a low calorie type diet.If you want to have a healthy body and mind, you should take 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your daily meal plan.

Just a quick note about Coconut oil and Alzheimer disease. Some recent research has shown some improvement in Alzheimer patients that take Coconut oil daily. Something to think about as we get older.

4. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds bring a lot of health benefits to your table. They contain high amounts of nutrients that are good for your wellness, for example protein, fiber, calcium, fat, Healthy Fat from Chia Seedsmanganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and many other useful nutrients.

The combination of those nutrients can and healthy fats make the Chia a nutrition powerhouse. Chia seeds also contain high amount of antioxidants that are good for your body. These antioxidants can fight against any free radicals in your body.

Some experts believe that chia seeds can be used to prevent many cancer problems effectively. When you want to add some cancer prevention into your day, you should consider consuming chia seeds regularly. The fat in the Chia seed has a form of heart healthy Omega-3 fat. Adding to your hearts health too.

The Fab Four Foods

You can consume any of these four foods to help improve your overall health. There are many health benefits that you can get by consuming these healthy foods in your daily life, along with a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits. Yet now one food can do miracles, without your taking the time to eat right, exercise, and keep stress in control.

Yet I don’t know about you but I certainly am going to keep these foods in my diet just to pad the deck in my favor. You never know when you might need that little extra edge these foods provide.

Start today right and head over to your store and pick up these for foods to start you healthy life today. While you’re there pick up some great organic greens and have a salad too. Make your day healthy .

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So what is Messing with Your Health

No matter our Sex or age their always seems to be something in our bodies and life that could be going better.

When we are younger (ok and Older too) it is a big concern that our looks are good, things like straight teeth and a bright smile. Or our chest is too small, or our butt to Small/Big. The point is that any one thing that is in your physical appearance can be a very annoying health concern, even if we don’t mentally blow it out of importance.

As we get older physical health problems become available to our mind to cause these appearance health issues to be less troubling. My theory is that living life with it’s inevitable trials and wear on us (Mentally and Physically) causes our mind to prioritize differently. Heck if you live long enough, a proper bowel movement becomes the highlight of your day.

So no matter what your health issue is or what you have to face every day, you do still have some control. Control over how you face each day, and what you do each day. No this is not a rant about mind over matter and other ra ra. Even the best people have down days and down cycles in their life. In fact without them how would you know what a great day was?

What this post is about is, that you have more control and resources today to do something about the things slowing your health and life down than ever. With the internet and technology available to us, solutions can arrive at our fingertips within moments.

If you need to whiten your teeth, remove unwanted hair, Attach those unmentionable hemorrhoids, acne, bad knees, or you name it. It is right there at your fingertips. Doctors advice, natural cures, vitamins, and most importantly information.

You just need to decide in your head that today is the day you are going to do something about your life and health. You see; your decision, and your minds commitment make all the difference, because once you have decided to seek information and solutions to your health.

The solutions suddenly appear. Sometimes it seems like someone is following you around and making these solutions appear. And on the internet this could actually be true :).

The Google and Face book world aside, there really is something magical that occurs in your mind when you make the decision to do something, or seek a solution to your health or life. You see, your mind is now open to new information specifically about finding a solution. So things that you previously may have had available in your life yet unseen. Become seen as your mind starts seeking this solution.

Really I am serious.

Try it some time. Decide to look for something, make it important to you to know about it. Then watch and see how information and conversations start to appear around you. It really is an amazing and wonderful phenomenon.

After you are convinced this really happens, then start to use it for your own purposes. Start to consciously make decisions to solve those nagging health and life issues. One at a time is the best way. This allows the best concentration and results.

So go out today and make a new decision. Then reap the results.

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Things that are good to Know about Blood Pressure

The heart beats an average of 72 times per minute. Each time it beats it pumps blood to every part of the body through blood vessels and consequently supplies energy and oxygen. As the blood is pumped it presses the sides of blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is what is referred to as blood pressure.

 

Blood pressure is measured in (mm) millimeters of mercury and written in two numbers for example 120/80 mm Hg. Most people wonder what the top and bottom numbers mean. Well, the first or top number refers to the highest level of blood pressure reached when the heart contracts (pumps). Scientifically it’s called systolic pressure.

 

The second or lower number refers to the lowest level of blood pressure reached when the heart relaxes. Scientifically it’s called diastolic pressure.

 

Normal systolic pressure should be below 120. If it’s between 120 and 139 one is said to have pre hypertension and if above 139 one is said to have hypertension or high blood pressure.

 

On the other hand, normal diastolic pressure should be below 80. Between 80 and 89 one is said to be pre hypertensive. Above 90, one is said to have hypertension.

 

Blood pressure is measured by cuff pressure. A cuff usually wrapped around the upper arm, forearm, or wrist. The instrument is medically known as a sphygmamonometer, most people just call it a Cuff or blood pressure monitor. It is important to regularly check the blood pressure so that future medical complications can be avoided. Very high blood pressure leads to heart attacks and strokes.

 

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CAUSES OF A HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

In about 95% of cases reported in the united states alone, the specific cause of high blood pressure is not clearly determined. This type of hypertension (high Blood pressure) is known as essential hypertension. Although essential hypertension is mysterious and not clearly understood, it is associated with a number of risk factors and tends to develop gradually over many years.

The risk factors include:

 

1. Gender- Men are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure compared to women.

2. Age- The risk of having high blood pressure increases with increasing age.

3. Diet- Too much salt and high cholesterol foods increases chances of one developing high blood pressure. The Japanese who consume the highest amount of salt per capita have higher cases of hypertension than those who do not add salt to their food. Cholesterol causes hardening of the arteries making them less elastic, therefore increasing blood pressure.

4. Race- In the United States, blacks are twice as likely as whites to develop to develop high blood pressure.

 

Other factors that increase chances of developing high blood pressure include:

5.Obesity

6. Lack of physical exercises

7. stress

8. Smoking

9. Alcohol consumption.

 

In other cases the direct cause of a high blood pressure can be easily determined. Such causes are called secondary causes.

These include:

1. Kidney disease-Ranks as the highest cause of hypertension.

2. Diabetes- Because of the high sugar level, it causes hardening of arteries therefore increasing blood pressure.

3. Birth control pills especially those that contain estrogen.

4. Recreational drugs – such as cocaine and amphetamine.

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

 

Usually there are no signs of a high blood pressure, Rarely, however, headaches may occur. You therefore could have high blood pressure for years and it could be causing considerable harm to your body organs. So even if feeling fine, it is very important to have you blood pressure checked regularly.

 

CONSEQUENCES OF A HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Complications of hypertension include:

1. The heart has to work harder to pump blood through narrowed vessels. It therefore becomes larger and weaker. This eventually leads to heart failure commonly called a heart attack.

2. Blood vessels supplying the kidney could narrow leading to kidney failure.

3. The high pressure could damage vessels supplying the brain leading to a stroke

4. Blood vessels supplying the eye could burst due to the high pressure and this could cause blindness.

5. During pregnancy, high blood pressure will decrease the amount of blood and oxygen reaching the baby leading to birth of low weight babies or even death of both mother and child.

 

TREATMENT

It is mainly treated by lifestyle changes. One needs to quit smoking, change the diet and do more physical exercises. Stress should also be managed appropriately. Blood pressure drugs are also available on prescription and work differently to reduce blood pressure. There is also need for close follow up of all diabetic patients.

High blood pressure is not the end of the world if you get it. You just need to take the time to learn what might be causing it in your life and make the changes. Consult your Physician for medication if necessary. And most of all get out there and live an active life.

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