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March, 2013

Fish And Chips Again

It’s nutrition month, and now may be the ideal time to “pause” from eating one of UKs favourite menu, fish and chips. This dish became popular in wider circles in London and South East England in the middle of the 19th century, and has remained a favourite to date .

The UK’s favourite fish is still Cod, and this accounts for 61.5% of total consumption. Although the North Sea cod stock issue is a serious problem, Cod in the UK is caught within strict management regimes and quota systems setting safe limits for catches agreed by fishermen, scientists and government. Cod caught within these agreed limits are safe for consumers to eat.

Compared to other take-away foods, Fish and chips have: 9.42 grams of fat per 100 grams. The average pizza has 11, Big Mac meal with medium fries has 12.1, Whopper meal with medium fries has 14.5, chicken korma 15.5 and doner kebab 16.2.

Haddock at 25% is the second favorite and varies in Northern Ireland and some parts of Scotland. Fish and chips have 595 calories in the average portion – an average pizza has 871, Big Mac meal with medium fries 888, Whopper meal with medium fries has 892, chicken korma 910 and doner kebab 924.

This favourite food has been on the menu for over 150 years, and it is the love for such food that has launched Nutrition month, and in some countries, year.

The general health of both the young and elderly remains a great concern, thus in an effort to implement safer and healthier eating methods, Nutrition month is emphasised. Nutrition month does not encourage drastic changes in eating habits, but minor adjustments over time.

Coconut oil remains the constant supplement that once incorporated in diet and daily routine, would provide the balance between healthy and unhealthy. Simple treats such as coconut oil in your smoothie or even watching what and when you eat can help. Nutrition month or “March” is a great time to experiment with healthier and more nutritious foods. It is also a great time to get the whole family involved in projects such as baking and whipping up some healthy treats.

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Add Coconut Oil To Your Smoothie To Give It a Little Zing

Implementing and sticking to a healthy diet is a problem that many face. Here’s a tip that will allow many to incorporate more coconut oil (a weight loss agent) in your diet and still enjoy your favourite smoothie.

1 1/2 cups almond or coconut milk (water works too) 1 cup fresh strawberries or fruit of your choice 1 banana (optionally frozen)

1 table spoon coconut oil

1 table spoon honey

Place all the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds or until desired consistency. Enjoy!

Want To Lose Weight It’s Not Just What You Eat But When You Eat That’s Important

According to research, taking a late lunch makes it harder for people to lose weight. Those eating an early lunch lost an average of 22 lbs, a hefty 5 lbs more than the late eaters. Late eaters also displayed a slower weight loss rate, suggesting that timing of large meals could be an important factor in a weight loss programme. Not only was the meal intake researched, but other conditions such as total calorie intake and expenditure, appetite hormones lepton and ghrelin, and sleep duration to find the greatest contribution to weight loss.

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10 Minutes Is All You Need

Time has changed to the point where what was ultimately achievable ten years ago, it’s now a chore to stick with today. One of the biggest challenge that many continue to face is the challenge of maintaining a healthy exercise routine. We’ve heard it said many times that exercise is necessary for extra energy boost, but this may leave one thinking that you need energy first to start to exercise. This thought pattern is very tricky and may leave one feeling more tired than how they may actually be.

That being said, the first thing we need to change is our thoughts. Our mind is our source of mental power and motivation, and this can also be our biggest deterrent. You may then ask, how can you motivate yourself? How can you change your thought pattern for your betterment? For one thing you can change your mental filter. Persistent pessimism can develop into a habit if we are not careful. Left unattended, chronic negative thinking can begin to shape the way we see the world. For example, the glass will always be half-empty.

We can begin to change our mental filter by allowing positive thoughts to sift through. We can do this by seeing the good in every circumstance and opportunity. For example, fitting in an hour into our busy schedules for exercise may seem impossible, however changing your mind from not exercising at all to doing a ten minutes workout is beneficial.

Should you be pressed for time, a 10-minute tune-up Dance Workout or a 10-minute tune-up Kick-butt cardio workout can do the trick. Both exercises get the heart going, burn major calories and gives you the energy boost that you need. Should you do this workout in the morning, don’t forget to have breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that many who eat breakfast are slimmer, have lower cholesterol levels and less insulin on the blood than those who skip this meal. We do however have a word of caution. Should your breakfast or diet consist of a lot of wheat, you are in danger of getting a wheat belly. Wheat is like sugar, it is addictive and the body can experience withdrawals without it. Should you also be someone who relies on sexercise for your daily calorie burn, forget it. This is known to burn only 21 calories per average person.

To benefit from your 10 minutes workout you need to quit unhealthy habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol intake. This may seem hard to drop however, once you learn why they control you you’ll be able to fight the habit. All in all don’t forget your secret ingredient, coconut oil. It increases your metabolism and helps you to burn more. Not only does this have Health benefits, but it can also be used as an insect repellant.

We may think that with our busy schedule many things are impossible, however, with these 10 minutes workouts, anything is possible.

The Science Of a Long Life

Many say; “If we are lucky, we will grow old”. Should we live to reach a certain age, we all get grey hair, wrinkles, frailty, loss of memory and degenerative diseases. These may be common, but age is not taught to bring all bad. The elderly are known to have wisdom, an emotionally stable place and contentment with life. Research has shown that those who claimed to live a stress free life, took things easy, and wanted to retire early, were the ones who tend to die at a young age. Those who were hard-working, more persistent, and more involved stayed healthier and lived the longest. In the end, it showed that a little worry was not such a bad thing, but a good thing. Conscientious people succeeded more in their careers, and this was a good predictor of health and long life. This proved the saying; the good die young to not hold water.

To learn more about how you can live a better and longer life click here.. – BBC News – Health

Sexercise Forget It Average Person Only Burns 21 Calories While Having Sex

Using a session between the sheets as an excuse to skip the gym is now believed to not be as fool-proof as many have thought. Research has shown that an average person burns a mere 21 calories during an average session. This is a low count when compared to the 300 calories that has always been taught to burn. Due to this new finding, average sex sessions are now being compared to a quick walk. This in many instances do not burn much calories, and in the end does not have much of an impact on our weight. When compared to evidence, many experts advice and teachings just seem to not add up.

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Wheat Belly 8211 The New Beer Belly

Wheat is a large part of our diets, but it can also make most of us prone to the wheat belly described similar to a pot or beer belly. This visceral fat surrounds the abdominal region, and too much of it can be a hazard. Wheat is similar to sugar, in that it is addictive and the body can experience withdrawals without it.  Modern wheat varieties are genetically modified and provide no nutrition for the body. The brain experiences an experience similar to opiates after eating wheat products, which means it can be hard to wean ourselves off them.

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Here’s Why Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Breakfast has long been thought of as the most important meal of the day, and in the morning the best way to break a fast is to eat, hence its name.  Excellent breakfast foods include muesli, fruit, smoothies, porridge, eggs, and whole meal toast. Eating a healthy meal in the morning will go a long way to prevent unhealthy food cravings. Another good reason to eat breakfast is to feed the blood sugar levels, which are lowest in the morning. Studies have also determined that the individuals who regularly eat breakfast are slimmer, have lower cholesterol levels, and less insulin in the blood.

Breakfast boosts the immune system. To discover more about the health benefits of eating breakfast, click here

Create a Great Smelling Insect Repellant With Coconut Oil

Many may think that having coconut oil as an insect repellent sounds preposterous due to its attractive aroma. Well there must be a reason why people of the Caribbean love this product a lot. They have all sorts of uses for coconut oil and one of them are just that! An insect repellent!

Here’s a straightforward concoction that is going to do the trick.

Mix some coconut oil with either peppermint, tea tree, or rosemary essential oils. Apply to your skin to help ward off mosquitoes and other summer insects!

Want To Quit a Habit—attack It With Knowledge

Habits can easily take hold. Smoking and alcoholism are two of the unhealthiest habits. Trying to quit a habit can seem easy, but it requires a little more than willpower. The key to fighting a habit is to learn why they take control of us. The studies into habits discovered the habit loop, which consists of a routine, reward and cue.

To learn more about the routine, reward and cue, click here