Foods that Can Increase Your Platelet Count

Download Blood cells – Royalty Free Stock Imagefrom © A number of different reasons are out there, which could cause you to have growing concern to increase your platelet count. In general, a low blood cell count is nothing to mess around with and can potentially lead to a number of complications. Therefore, if … Continue reading “Foods that Can Increase Your Platelet Count”

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A number of different reasons are out there, which could cause you to have growing concern to increase your platelet count. In general, a low blood cell count is nothing to mess around with and can potentially lead to a number of complications. Therefore, if you find this a concern you should consider the different options that are out there.
One of the largest reasons platelets are so important has to do with the way they help the blood to clot. When you have the right amount, then they act as a lining within the inside of each blood vessel. However, this depreciates when you do not have the necessary amount of blood platelets. Eventually, this can lead to the development of a condition called petechia. When this occurs, red dots begin to show through the skin due to lack of platelets, which allow for blood to leak through to the surface.
In general, your doctor will determine whether you are someone who has this type of risk through a simple blood test. This is something they will want to do, since the less platelets you have, the more you are at risk for bleeding. A normal amount of platelets usually ranges between a 150,000 and 400,000 cells. People can have a number as low as a 100,000 without a high risk of bleeding. However, this chance increases as the numbers continue to drop.
When people have a blood platelet level between 50,000 to 99,000 they are going to have a higher risk of bleeding from injury. Below this, the risk continues to rise and that is without any type of injury. Between 10,000 and 19,000, this risk increases greatly. Anything below this puts an individual at risk for spontaneous bleeding.
A number of different things can cause a person’s platelet count to decrease. When you are aware of this then you should work to increase your platelet count. Generally, your risk increases when you are undergoing things such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or suffer from cancer of the blood or bone marrow. In addition, there are things such as our genetics and other environmental factors, which can cause a lot platelet count.
Usually, trouble with a person’s platelet levels leads to them having an increased amount of bruising, in addition to easy bleeding from their gums, rectum, and nose. Therefore, it becomes essential for a person who knows they have this type of situation to monitor the things they eat. In general, this means avoiding refined foods like saturated fats, sugars, aerated drinks, in addition to the various grains and other foods that are processed. Additionally, it is important to pay attention to the foods with the best chance to increase your platelet count.
Primarily, healthy foods are always the best choice. Usually, this should include things that are fresh and organic, since this can help the body with its production of more platelets. However, when you are eating anything fresh you should always make sure the vegetables are washed in order to avoid things such as parasites and other viruses.
In addition, always avoid alcohol when you want to increase your platelet count. Often, any of the foods usually not good for you, are those you should avoid. Instead, you should concentrate on drinking and eating fresh fruits and vegetables juiced. In any case, you should always discuss any plans that you have with your doctor. They are the best people to seek advice from, since they will likely guide you to things that will not have potential adverse effects on you.
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Ways to improve your Lupus with qigong breathing exercise

First thing I’ll be discussing my life experience with my friend who has Lupus and then I’ll be telling you ways to self heal yourself or improve your Lupus. This is dedicated to my friend. I first met my friend attending college in the last semester of 1995. I got to know my friend very well and we spent time together as a group with other friends. The following year she began missing many of her classes. I knew this since I was in the same program with her. A few weeks later she confided to me saying she had Lupus. I didn’t know much about this disease and I later researched information on it. It was also referred as the disease of many faces since it was hard to diagnose. Lupus attacks its own immune system. The chronic inflammation is caused by autoimmune disease. The immune system is a complex system which functions or is designed to fight bacteria or infectious agents for example. With Lupus it is the reverse process and it attacks within their own body rather than the infectious agents. Vee had SLE which is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus that affects the internal organs. That year was very tough for her and I helped as much as possible with homework, notes, reminders on upcoming projects and examinations. I noticed she wasn’t herself and she would forget many times of incidents or dates that were recent. Part of that was the effects and various medications she was taking such as Prednisone to reduce the inflammation. She also had Arthritis and Rheumatism which made it very hard for her to write notes or even carry her books. Of course, as a friend I would try to help as much as possible.

As the year continued she got very ill and she was in the hospital. Within the month she came back to school and I was glad to see her. Unfortunately, she went into remission and things were worse. She lost a lot of weight and she went down to about 90 pounds at 5″4. She had support from her mother and I would travel quite a distance to visit her at the hospital. I felt bad for her since she was going through a rough time with her health. I supported her along with her family and she got back on her feet stronger than ever! The next year I enrolled into a different program and I eventually went to a different school to focus on my career path. We kept in contact on a regular basis and we continued to be best of friends many years later! Over the years, we kept in contact and she eventually got married! I was so happy for her and we got together many times for functions and barbecue parties at her house. During her marriage the next few years she wasn’t too healthy and she was missing work often. During that stage she was unemployed in/out due to her illness. She also got very ill again and her immune system was weakened. The problem with Lupus is that when your immune system is very weak you are open and vulnerable to other diseases. In this case, Vee picked up a flesh-eating disease which is called necrotizing fasciitis. During that year she also came across TB (Tuberculosis) which is a disease caused by bacteria that usually attacks the lungs. Vee was rushed back to the hospital when her lungs collapsed due to the TB. Luckily, her mom was at the house taking care of her when this happened or else she would have died immediately. I also want to mention that the number one disease is stress and it doesn’t help when people have issues with their relationship, finances, etc. Stress can cause anxiety, weaken your immune system, depression, social phobia, etc. To this day, she found someone very special in her life after she went through a divorce. Its a person who I knew very well. A person who I’ve known for over 20 years. I am glad they met and they are a match made in heaven!
Now, that you know a little about myself since I felt and experienced it with my friend. Obviously, I cant imagine the pain many people with Lupus go through everyday but I can only respect and look up to them. As a person I am here to support and I hope to share my life experiences and knowledge to helping others with their health issues. I’ve gone through a stage in my life when I was diagnosed with Optic Neuritis (which is a form of Multiple Sclerosis) in 2004 but I never told anyone and I kept this to myself until I turned my life around. During that year, I decided to take action into my own hands and do visualization with my breathing. I would inhale 70 % and exhale fully. I did extensive research on breathing and as people we tend to only focus on upper breathing. The following year medical doctors said it was gone with no explanation. In August 2007 I found Qi Gong and all my questions were answered. An ancient healing art that has been around China for many centuries. I’ll be discussing more about Qi Gong after I explain how natural breathing functions within our body.
Natural breathing should involve the whole body breathing aspect. As a baby, young child or animal we breath like this is when we are born. It involves the synergy or harmonious interplay with the lungs, diaphragm, belly, chest, back and parts of our body. Natural breathing involves the appropriate speed and depth for that individual. The proper actual demands are present as long as you aren’t restricting yourself of any way or putting any tension, contraction, or restrictions to your body to slowing down your breathing. When inhaling, your diaphragm moves in a downward massage towards your organs. The wave of breath moves back upward throughout your body opening your stomach, chest, back and lungs. While exhaling, your diaphragm moves upward massaging your heart and the wave of breath moves downward closing the lungs, chest, back, and belly. As people, natural breathing occurs mainly though our nose. This assist the moisturizing of the air, natural filtering and it helps make sure we don’t release carbon dioxide too quickly causing hyperventilation. Due to the stress we face in our inner and outer lives, the majority of us do not breathe naturally and we have become upper chest breathers. We tend to breathe a lot faster with an average of 14-16 breaths per minute. Some of us breathe too fast often find ourselves holding our breath in moments of stress and fear. Having quick and shallow breaths reduce the level of carbon dioxide in our blood. This causes the arteries, including the cartoid artery going to the brain to constrict and reduce the flow of blood throughout your body. When this occurs, no matter how much oxygen we may breathe into our lungs, our brain and body will experience a shortage of oxygen. The lack of sufficient oxygen triggers the sympatetic nervous system which is the fight or flight reflex that makes us tense, anxious or irritable. Thus making us to think clearly. Those who are serious such as Qi Gong, Yoga, or natural breathing individuals find their breath rates at a resting rate of about 3-4 breaths per minute. This has benefits to us physically, emotionally and spiritually. We should breathe through our nose as the hairs that line our nostrils filter out any particle of dust and dirt that can be injurous to our lungs. If too many particles build up on the membranes of the nose, we automatically secret mucus to trap them or sneeze. There is another importance to breathe through our nose which is maintaining the correct balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our blood. When we breathe through our mouth we usually inhale and exhale air quickly in large volumes often leading to a kind of hyperventilation. Some researchers believe that mouth breathing and hyperventilation can result in asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other medical problems. Learning to breathe more naturally will have a major influence on our overall health which includes our metabolism, influence the amount of exercise we get, how we feel about ourselves, the food we eat, amount of energy we have, etc.
Alright, I’ll now be discussing what all the hype is about with Qi Gong! First thing, Qi Gong has been around for many centuries and it goes back from 2,500 years ago to even 7,000 years old. The reason the estimation on the historical development of Qi Gong is because it was passed down amongst monks and teachers in secrecy. For example, Acupuncture was discovered by American doctors in the 1970’s even though it has been practiced for thousands of years. Qi means energy or the state of energy within the person. By practicing your Qi it has an influence on your thoughts, vision, hearing, taste, emotion, smell, physical movement, and spirit because it enhances your awareness with your surroundings. There are about 3000 kinds of Qi Gong practiced in China. Qi Gong can be categorized into 4 parts such as Scholar Qi Gong, Medical Qi Gong healing yourself and others, Religious Qi Gong and Martial Arts Qi Gong. The one I’ll be discussing will be Medical Qi Gong for disease prevention, strengthening our immune system, disease treatment, etc. We commonly know about exercising to promote good health and preventing illness. That focuses on strength and cardiovascular conditioning which works from the outside inward. With Qi Gong it is the opposite and works inside outwards. Our mind, body, and spirit is connected allowing us to focus on our concentration, physical, and breathing to integrate all three. The Qi (energy), body posture, and spirit (meditation and visualization) improves health, prevent diseases, cure diseases, improve mental awareness, keep us fit, and balance our mind, body, and spirit. Regular practice of Qi Gong allows the Qi to flow smoothly throughout your body. The regular practice of Qi Gong will increase the blood flow. This results to an efficient delivery of oxygen, nutrients of white blood cells, and removal of metabolic waste. If there is a blockage (supply of Qi to a cell blocked), the flow of blood in that area will change, and eventually the cells and the organs associated may malfunction. End result, diseases or pain may occur for that individual. Qi Gong is currently used to improve the health of others with high blood pressure, neurological issues, cancer, arthritis, migraine, etc.
Many studies have been researched on Qi Gong and the U.S has recognized its benefit promoting Qi Gong practice . China and the U.S have hosted conferences together on Qi Gong research. Medical research has proven now that the most powerful healing is located within our own bodies. Keep in mind, only a few minutes daily of regular practice of Qi Gong will only help improve your health. It is so easy to do and we should all be doing Qi Gong. I plan to help promote Qi Gong and spread the good energy to everyone. Think of Qi Gong as brushing your teeth everyday. If you can brush your teeth once or twice daily then there is no excuse you can’t do the same with Qi Gong. On a side note, I hope everyone does brush their teeth at least once a day!

Things to do in Maine: How to Eat a Lobster with No Utensils

One of the best things to do in Maine is eat a fresh boiled lobster. However, unless you’re a Maine local this can appear to be an intimidating task requiring the use of specialized knives, skewers, crackers, spikes, and picks; not to mention enough spines on the little crustacean to exact at least partial revenge for its death. That’s why so many people skip the whole boiled lobster and simply order “lazy lobster” (lobster where the meat has all been picked out and is served warm with melted butter) or cut lobster tail. If this sounds like you, then you have no idea what you’re missing! The fact of the matter is that you can have your whole lobster and eat it too- with no special tools required and half the mess.

There are few things more deliciously rewarding than steaming-hot Maine lobster meat fresh out of the shell. And if you take a little time to “experiment” with the anatomy of a lobster, you’ll see that it’s pretty easy to eat one without all those ridiculous utensils. You will, however, need plenty of napkins! The following is a list detailing exactly how to eat a lobster without tools and equipment (except perhaps a butter knife), in order of the best way to eat each part:
How to Eat a Lobster: The Legs
Many people avoid the legs completely because they think they are too small, difficult to access and don’t offer much meat. This isn’t exactly true, and in fact the meat that is in the legs is some of the most tender and sweet meat in the entire lobster. Getting to this meat is fun and easy too. First, grab the leg as close to the socket in the body as you can and twist the leg out. If you do this correctly, a white piece of tissue will emerge at the end of the joint. It’s delicious! Next, snap each segment of the leg off and put them one by one in your mouth, using your teeth to flatten it progressively to push the meat out. Believe it or not, each segment has a tasty little bite of very sweet meat that is well worth the effort; especially considering how many legs you get!
How to Eat a Lobster: The Knuckles
The entire “arm” can be easily twisted off the body. From there, the main claw can be detached from the group of spiny knuckles. Each of these knuckles has a fairly large, firm chunk of meat in them so they should not be discarded. Grasping the entire assembly so as to not cut yourself on the spines, separate each segment by bending it in the opposite way that it would normally function when the lobster wasn’t….boiled. 😉 Next, use your little finger, the back of your fork or a toothpick to simply push the meat out of each segment. The meat from the knuckles should be substantial enough that you can put them on a fork and dredge them through hot melted butter.
How to Eat a Lobster: The Claw
One of the best parts of a fresh Maine lobster is the juices in the large claw. If you put the open end of the claw into your mouth, turn the claw upside down and use the small part of the claw as a crank, you can get an incredible mouthful of especially flavorful sea water. Then, just keep cranking on that little claw piece until it comes out of the joint. Give the open end a tap against your plate and the meat inside should slide right out. This part of the lobster is pretty tough but many people enjoy it. Next, use the back of your butter knife to crack the main part of the claw right on that empty joint. Use both hands to bend the claw in half and pull out that huge, delicious piece of meat. Don’t forget the butter!
How to Eat a Lobster: The Tail
This is the “steak” of the lobster. Grab the tail in one hand and the lobster body in the other. Twist until the entire tail separates from the body. Then, grab the tailfin and twist that in the same way and it will come right off as well. Next, take your finger and insert it into the tail end and push the whole piece of meat out the other end. Use your butter knife to make an incision down the center of the tail and pull out any eggs or other parts that you don’t want and enjoy your lobster tail! Just be sure to have some toothpicks handy as the tail meat has a tendency to get stuck in your teeth.
If you want to get really ambitious and eat very last bite of the lobster possible there is also meat in the following places:
*Underneath the shell of the main body
*In each of the tail flippers
*In the joints where the legs insert into the body
*Liver in the upper portion of the body, behind the head.
Essentially, all you really need to know about how to eat a lobster without any utensils is a little bit of lobster anatomy. The trick is to de-shell the lobster by leveraging the joints of each part. It’s easy, fun, and it tastes awesome. So if you need some things to do in Maine, eating a whole boiled lobster with your bare hands should definitely be one of them.Heading to Bar Harbor this summer? Check out the best Maine seafood right here on Verona Island.
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Tips On How To Get Rid Of Your Ovarian Cysts Pain Naturally – 4 Useful Methods

There is nothing worse than being in endless pain. It’s tiring, wears down the strength and resistance, and makes you short tempered. It’s small wonder then, that ovarian cysts could be the bane of your life.

Regretfully, for many ladies, ovarian cysts are a horrible reality. Though they have an effect on women from different ages, they occur most commonly among ladies of child bearing age. The only good thing to be said on those cysts is that they don’t seem to be life threatening, however that said, they can certainly be enormously uncomfortable, and could also be quite debilitating.
In case you are one of those women who are suffering from ovarian cysts, listed in this article are some helpful methods that may be helpful for you to eliminate ovarian cysts without any surgery:
Reduce Stress
Stress is a very common reason for getting ovarian cysts. Reduce stress by performing meditation, yoga workouts, music therapy and other relaxation techniques. You may also drink tea produced from sage plants and chamomile. It will assist to relax as well.
Eat Foods That Promote A Healthy Way Of Life
Another helpful technique to eliminate your ovarian cyst without any surgery is to eat foods that promote a healthy way of life and healing. Once you get the correct amount of vitamins and nutrients that the body requires all through the day, you maintain your immune system balanced and healthy. This helps you to fight off any infection and different harms inside the body easily, together with fighting off your cyst.
Alternatively avoid meals which can be rich in estrogen and foods that trigger the production of estrogen. Diary products and meat are some of these of foods.
Salad Diet
Eating salad each day won’t just make your food plan healthier but additionally aid you to overcome the ovarian cysts pain. The foods which are considered natural diuretics, helps in lowering your pain. The veggies such as carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce must be eaten on a regular basis in order to minimize ovarian cysts pain.
Birth Control
If you’re on birth control, you should stop today! Birth control is the main reason for enlarged ovarian cyst, and could possibly be the primary source of your pain. In case you are on birth control and realize that your cyst pain is on the rise then that is the primary cause.
Utilizing these suggestions could have an incredible effect to decrease your pain without pain killer and can help you to get rid of your ovarian cysts naturally and with none dangerous surgery.
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Gout Prevention – Get Rid of Painful Gout

This morning, you woke up with so much pain and stiffness in your leg area and getting up becomes such an arduous task. It’s been like this for many weeks now but today the pain gets much more intense.

After a quick visit at your doctor’s office, your suspicion is finally confirmed – you have gout.
Gout is a medical condition that is a species of arthritis and usually attacks middle aged to elderly people. Experts say that it is more common among men, rather than women.
Although the symptoms may be common among people such as stiffness, burning pain, redness, tenderness and aching joints, but perhaps the most foolproof symptom of gout is the swelling of the joints, most especially the big toe. Your feet, ankles and knees are also the usual targets of pain.
These symptoms usually occur during nighttime and the attacks can usually last from days to weeks, and at different levels of unceasing pain and swelling.
Gout can be easily detected through blood testing. It is more likely to occur when there is very high level of uric acid in the blood, thus causing crystals to form in the joints area.
There is also an increased tendency of occurrence of gout among those who are obese, alcoholics or purely meat and fish eaters which have a high content of purines. Beers, seafoods like sardines and anchovies, beef, pork, mushrooms, cauliflower, peas and lentils are said to have high levels of purinens in them.
Diuretics or those suffering from frequent urination and are under medication for the said ailment, are also likely prone to having gout.
Doctor Recommendations for Gout
Once your doctor sees signs or symptoms of gout, depending on your level of discomfort and the uric acid in your blood, he may advise to you to be under medication.
It is easily treated through shots of corticosteroids as well as colchicine, along with any other medicine to relieve your gout. Depending on the improvement of relief in your symptoms, your doses may gradually decrease as the pain goes away.
For intense pain relief, your doctor may also prescribe pain relievers such as ibuprofen tablets and mefenamic acid, just so you could still go on with your daily activities and not be hindered by too much pain caused by the blockage in your joints area.
Always remember this: When gout attacks occur, refrain from taking aspirin tablets that may only cause your gout symptoms to increase.
First of all, aspirin is never an answer to managing pains, especially in the joints,
Aspirin can cause the uric acid level in our body to increase, which may lead to crystal formation in the joints, and eventually to gout. This is because aspirin, when consumed, is quite more difficult for the body to metabolize and excrete out of the body.
Our kidneys are responsible for cleaning out the toxins in our bodies and aspirin can only make them work much harder and eventually causing them much difficulty in excreting other harmful toxins in the body, including the uric acid.
Holistic Treatments For Gout
They say that prevention is much better than cure. The good news is, even if you have not prepared or armed yourself to prevent the occurrence of gout, it is still not too late to start now, even if you’ve already had previous bouts with it.
Gout is very much a treatable disease and once treated, may disappear for life and you can go on and be healthy. All it takes is a healthy and positive attitude and a few lifestyle changes in order to have a gout-free aging.
Of course, you may take the shorter way of managing your gout through the use of steroids such as prednisone and other medicines.
But mind you, if you decided to take the long road and try to live a healthy lifestyle, you can not only avoid gout but other diseases as well. This can happen by avoiding things that may lead you to develop gout – by avoiding food that cause your level of uric acid to increase. These may consist of food that has very high levels of salt content.
Perhaps the first step to managing your symptoms is to have your blood checked for uric acid level. The normal level of uric acid in the body is 6mg/dL. Anything above that is already susceptible to developing gout. You may also want to have your kidneys checked.
Chances are you may have kidney problems that lead them to having difficulty in excreting the uric acid from your body. To help ease out this problem, you need to drink plenty of liquids, especially water, to wash out all the toxins and help your kidneys in their cleansing process.
Lastly, try to eat low-fat dairy products to decrease your chances of having gout.
When you talk about over-all wellness, it is quite impossible to take exercise out of the equation. So, no matter how dreadful it may sound, exercise should always be part of your daily regimen in order to be healthy and strong.
Lastly, many gout sufferers swear by the miracles of herbal medicine to help eliminate their symptoms. Cherries and the so-called “devil’s claw” are only some of the natural herbs that are popular for treating joint inflammations.
Foods that are rich in folic acid can also provide a good treatment
Severe Gout
Should your gout get more severe, medicines may not be able to treat it properly. Thus, surgery may be the most welcome solution.
It is said to be severe if gout has been going on for at least 10 years and the body has become non-responsive to several treatments. The uric acid crystals may have deposited and become stagnant in the joints already, thus forming chalky nodules called “tophi”. Surgery is therefore done as a procedure to remove tophi and excise them from the joints.
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How To Get Pregnant With A Girl By Natural Means – Easy And Effective Techniques

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Whether they admit it or not the majority of the people have preference for a particular gender selection at the moment giving birth to the baby. Some give preference to a boy whereas some others give preference to a girl.
If you one of those people that have a preference for a girl then this short article is for you.
Although there is absolutely no one solution to 100% assure conceiving a baby girl, there are certain methods which would seem to improve the odds and listed in this article several of them:
Time Your Ovulation Accurately
Because the female sperm can survive for many days when waiting around for the egg and because the male sperm can not, you might want to conceive nearly 3 days before the ovulation. It is advisable to be extremely accurate with it since in the event you’re too late, your reproductive tract could have many more quick boy sperms waiting to race for the egg. There are various tactics to predict ovulation, yet lots of them make too much room for errors. I like to recommend saliva ovulation predictors for the reason that they are cheap, very efficient, reusable, and enables you to determine moves on hourly basis.
Manage High PH Levels
High ph levels ensures that the female’s body is highly acidic. Boy sperms tend to be weak in nature and they can’t survive in hostile acidic atmosphere. Due to this fact, chromosome y will probably die off and so the egg is going to be fertilized with female sperms and a baby girl is going to be conceived.
Eat A lot Of Calcium As Well As Magnesium
Following a girl-friendly gender selection diet involves maintaining the sodium as well as caffeine level very low, and increasing the intake of calcium as well as magnesium to conceive the girl you really wish. Several specialists believe that these nutrients cause adjustments in receptor sites on the egg that happen to be helpful to conceiving a girl. Grab calcium from different cheeses and some other dairy products, walnuts and also tofu. Magnesium mineral is available in beans, nut products and of course whole grains.
Shallow Penetration
Specific positions that give you shallow penetration need to be followed. There are various reasons behind it. Shallow penetration ensures that the sperms will have to travel a lot more towards the egg, consequently boosting the probabilities of chromosomes y to die off. Another reason behind this can be that the outer portion of the woman’s intimate area is much more acidic, which usually brings about hostile environment for chromosomes y.
With the right data and execution it is possible to enhance the chances to conceive a girl naturally and safely and these tips and techniques can be very useful for you to achieve this goal.
Anyhow, in case you really want to learn how to maximize your chances to conceive a baby girl then I’ll recommend to get a step by step guidebook that can teach you all of the strategies, tips and guidance you need to know to have a baby girl.
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5 Methods to Reduce Arm and Thigh Fat

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It is essential to understand the importance of everyday exercise when losing arm fat and thigh fat. Anyone can say they work out. But if your working out is not something you do everyday, then your physical appearance is going to suffer. Having an exercise plan you stick with on a daily basis is going to do a lot for your health and physical appearance over the long haul.
1.) Arm fat is not necessarily one of those things that everyone wants on their body. It’s not very sightly and can easily make you look fat. The cold hard truth is that if you have this type of fat, you are probably what is considered to be overweight. Basically, the first thing you need to do despite how you eat is exercise. Do this every single day while possibly taking one or two days off a week for rest. You must make sure you design an exercise program that includes both strength training and cardiovascular exercises. 2.) Drink water while you exercise and throughout the day for even quicker weight loss to get rid of your arm fat. Cold water is best for speeding up metabolism. After you have exercised consistently for about one month, your body will begin to show improvement, especially your arm fat. It will begin to decrease little by little, so it is important not to expect any extremely quick results. A safe weight loss occurs at one to two pounds per week. Over time, that amount of weight loss can really add up. Instead of referring to it as one to two pounds per week, you may want to think of it as five to ten pounds per month.
3.) Another essential weight loss method for shedding your arm fat and thigh fat is to eat. So many people think that cutting down on calories and skipping out on eating is the best way to lose weight. It does, by far offer a very quick short-term result, but over the long term, it never works. No one living has ever had success in weight loss by starving themselves. It is best to eat a variety of healthy foods and snacks throughout the day. The only thing you need to pay most attention to is your portions. If you consume too much at one time, your body may end up storing the leftover food as fat, especially if it is not burned up as energy.
4.) Losing a substantial amount of arm fat can be accomplished and maintained over time. It is never healthy to expect overnight weight loss. This cannot be stressed enough. People need to think of weight loss as something that takes a period of weeks and months, not a period of days. Being realistic can be difficult when you want the fat gone now, but you will never come out disappointed if you think of it in this way. The longer you persist, the better you will look and feel.
5.)Exercise daily, and always remember to give yourself a break from your routine. One or two days off a week should be enough without damaging your plan. When you exercise, imagine your body burning off the fat. Sometimes visualizing that what you want has already become a reality makes it happen quicker. All in all, understand that your arm and thigh fat have no place on your body. You need to have the willpower to push forward and make this happen.
You need to eat, but just do not overdo it. That’s where a good weight loss system can help you. At There’s a great product review on a system that can help you on your way to fabulous looking arms and the body you always wanted in less time than you think.

The best nutrition for pregnant women

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Pregnancy is a time when your body begins to undergo sudden and rapid changes. There was a time when mothers to be were advised to eat enough for two. Today, this advice is way off the mark because new research finds that in terms of quantity, pregnant mothers need take in an extra 300 calories only. So, pregnant mothers who habitually eat enough for two may find themselves developing undesirable health conditions. Therefore, it is important for pregnant mothers to understand what kind of food is best for them and their baby.
Even if you have been eating a healthy diet prior to your pregnancy, you have to pay extra attention to what you eat when you are pregnant. A healthy diet is vital to a successful pregnancy because it ensures correct fetal growth and reduces complications.
Given below are a few guidelines regarding nutrition for pregnant women:
• Avoid empty calories. Choose whole grain foods and substitute high calorie foods with foods that have higher nutritive value.
• Pregnant women need approximately 1,500 mg of calcium everyday. This supplies enough calcium to the fetus for bone growth and prevents the mother from losing her bone density. In this regard, it is important to remember that most women do not get enough calcium even when they are not pregnant. So, extra effort has to be made to get the right amounts of calcium throughout pregnancy. Calcium rich foods include tofu, salmon, green leafy vegetables and dairy products.
• Another important aspect of nutrition for pregnant women is regarding the need to stock up on food rich in iron. These include fish, poultry, eggs, enriched grains and green leafy vegetables. However, since iron absorption from food takes place at a very slow pace, many doctors advise the intake of iron supplements. Iron supplements often lead to constipation, though it may help if you take your supplements with food. To improve iron absorption, include food that is rich in vitamin C.
• Folic acid is important to proper fetal growth. Taking in 400 mg of folic acid everyday can prevent more than 70% of birth defects commonly found in newborn babies. Natural foods like dark green vegetables, oranges, grains, beans, lean meat and liver are rich in folic acid. You also get folic acid supplements, and doctors often recommend the intake of prenatal vitamins that contain folic acid.
• Pregnant mothers must not follow a restrictive diet. Do not skip meals. Eat enough to gain weight at the recommended rate. Include a variety of foods since this ensures that you are getting all the minerals and vitamins that your body needs. Eat at regular intervals so that your blood sugar levels do not peak and dip.
• Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Avoid alcohol and quit smoking.
• These days, it is common for pregnant women to take in large doses of supplements. Although some amount of fortified foods is helpful, large doses can cause health problems. So always discuss with your healthcare provider before you start taking supplements of any sort.
• Pregnant women should avoid undercooked food, swordfish, mackerel and tilefish since these may contain high levels of Mercury.
By following these tenets of good nutrition, a pregnant mother can ensure the health and proper development of her baby. At the same time, she can also prevent unnecessary weight gain that may lead to health complications later on.
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The Top Fitness Foods

Did you know that by eating the right foods before and after your workout you can give yourself more energy, burn fat more efficiently and have more strength? A healthy diet goes hand in hand with fresh food delivery and a fitness routine and when your body has the nutrients that it needs you will be able to get the most out of your workout.

When you are working out, you might find that you end up hitting a plateau where you can’t seem to build any more muscle or lose any more weight. This is usually because you are overlooking the factor of nutrition and not feeding yourself the right nutrients.
Before you go to the gym, you need to fuel up on the right foods to give yourself the energy you need to get through the workout. The food that you eat before you exercise should consist of complex carbs which will give you a “slow burn” of energy. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grain bread, cereals, rice or pasta. You can order a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables and more with a food delivery service if you don’t have time to go to the supermarket.
Approximately 60-70% of the meal should come from carbohydrates, as they are the main source of energy for your body. If you choose these healthy complex carbs, they will keep your blood sugar consistent so that you don’t crash in the middle of a workout. Avoid eating sugary sweets before a workout, as they will cause your blood sugar to spike and then crash, leaving you with very little energy.
During your workout, your body will break down muscle protein structures and glycogen so that it can rebuild and repair muscle tissue for new growth. In order for your body to be able to do this, you need to consume enough carbs and protein.
Studies have shown that your body needs these nutrients between 30 and 60 minutes after exercising for the muscles to benefit the most from the nutrition.
So what are the best foods to eat for maximum fitness? Here are some examples of excellent fitness foods that you can order in your food delivery and incorporate into your diet: Bananas
Put a banana from your food delivery into your gym bag, as it is a great snack to eat before a workout.
The carbohydrate within a banana is a very digestible form so that it will be easy for your body to turn into energy. Bananas also have lots ofpotassium, which helps you to maintain your nerve and muscle function. Sometimes your levels of potassium can drop during a workout, so snacking on a banana will help to keep them high.
Tart Cherry Juice
After your workout, drink a nice cold glass of tart cherry juice. This lip-smacking juice will give you a boost of anti-oxidants which will help to clean out the free radicals which were produced by exercising. Cherry juice has also been shown to reduce inflammation which causes sore muscles. In fact, in a 2010 study it was found that runners who drank 24 ounces of cherry juice for a full week before a long-distance race, and then drank it again on race day, reported that they had much fewer aches and pains than the other runners who were drinking a placebo.
Don’t drink it before the workout, as the fructose in the juice can take a long time to digest and might cause stomach cramps. A nice cold glass of cherry juice from your food delivery can be your reward after a great workout.
If you are doing an endurance sport, honey can be your best friend. This delicious sticky spread contains both fructose and glucose which means that it is superior to straight glucose. It will keep you going for longer and prevent you from crashing and burning out in the middle of your long endurance workout. Honey is also chock-full of anti-oxidants and vitamins which will help you stay strong.
These are just a few of the best foods that you can eat before and after a workout in order to give your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best. Why not order these great fitness foods in your food delivery?
If you want to make the most of your workout routine, order these super fitness foods in your food delivery!
This article was written by Jess Baines, a content writer for Milk and More, who provide a home grocery delivery service. For more info,
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Foods To Eat When Pregnant During The First Trimester

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Congratulations! Now that you have found out that you are pregnant or if you’re at the early stages of your pregnancy, you need to become aware of the different foods to eat when pregnant to ensure that your baby will develop correctly inside your womb. Some women find the first trimester (that is from 0-12 weeks of pregnancy) very challenging with changing hormones resulting in fatigue and nausea. Aside from that, with a new life forming within their bodies, it is the best time to eat healthy and well.
During the first trimester, an additional 100 calories should be consumed to provide adequate nutrients for your baby. On the other hand, all pregnant women must stop eating foods that are not healthy and are actually dangerous for the fetus, like alcohol and even caffeine. As much as possible, junk and processed foods as well as foods high in trans- fats and sugar should be eliminated from your diet. Caffeine present in coffee, chocolate and in sodas should be minimized and if possible completely stopped. Likewise, foods that are raw like eggs, sushi and meat that isn’t well cooked should be avoided.
Aside from foods to avoid, you must consume specific foods that have the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to make your pregnancy less stressful and for the benefit of your baby’s development. Foods that are rich in protein, calcium, iron, folic acid and folate should be added in your pregnancy diet for the first trimester. These nutrients are very important during the early stages of your baby’s development.
Protein is important to ensure the tissue and cell formation of your baby. On your part, protein can ease nausea and fatigue. Foods to eat when pregnant that are rich in protein are meat, specifically lean meat and poultry as well as eggs, fish, whole-grain and some vegetables. Foods rich in Vitamin C mostly found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit can ease your morning sickness that mostly occur during the first trimester.
For bone and teeth development, you should consume adequate amounts of calcium. If your calcium intake is not enough, your baby will absorb your own calcium, putting you at risk of osteoporosis. The main sources of calcium are milk and other dairy products like cheese, yoghurt and calcium-fortified juices. Iron on the other hand is also a very important mineral for both mother and baby. Iron can be found in liver, green and leafy vegetables like spinach as well as red meat.
As most pregnant women suffer from constipation during the first trimester, fiber should be one of the foods to eat when pregnant. You can get fiber from oatmeal, whole wheat bread and most vegetables and fruits like papaya. You can also avoid foods that can cause constipation like chocolates. Lastly, as the first trimester is threatened with complications like miscarriage, folic acid and folate must be taken. You can get these nutrients by eating dried beans, melons, oranges, chick peas and green leafy vegetables. To end up, follow this simple pregnancy diet to make your first trimester easy and healthy.
It is essential for your child that you are aware of the best foods to eat when pregnant.