Knowing the Popular Diet Plans

 

belly fat 2There are just millions and millions of people searching on Google all the time about diets – of one kind or another. And that’s just in America. For some reason, Americans are completely focused on their weight issues. Oddly enough though, for all the time Americans spend obsessing over their weight, the average American body weight isn’t really anywhere near it should be. A good part of the reason why of course is that there are so many popular diet plans out there that no one really knows which way to head. Well, let’s take a look at all the popular diet plans there are and try to clear the air a little bit.

Let’s start with a really extreme diet plan – the hCG diet – a plan that has you shooting needles like a junkie. The basic plan is that you need to inject a hormone all the time called hCG – that they distill out of the urine of pregnant women (ew). But no, the hormone doesn’t make you thin.

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Stress Articles

stress1Looking for articles on stress on the internet can give you some useful information and tips to find help on curing stress and calm you down. Stress has no single cause. On the contrary, almost anything that is out there can be a contributing factor to stress. I have read articles on stress that have talked about work related stress, family related stress, the stress of moving out, growing older, and anything else that you can imagine. The good thing is that all of these articles on stress seem to point to the same essential cures and treatments. You are not likely to find an article on stress that tells you one magical answer that will cure all of your stress problems, but you can quite easily find a few things that you can do to treat your chronic anxiety.

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Hemorrhoids Remedy

hemorrhoidsIt can be difficult to choose a hemorrhoids remedy that you may easily incorporate into your lifestyle and get the maximum amount of relief from. There are many routes you can take when you find yourself in need of help to deal with your hemorrhoids. Whether the treatment you choose is from a medical professional or you try a time tested natural home remedy, there are many to consider.

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Coldsores and treatment methods

cold soreAnytime you have the HSV (herpes simplex virus), which triggers fever blisters, the medical professional might just do a fever blister evaluation. The medical professional might likewise do an antibody test to the viruses to validate that you have those viruses. On many events fever blisters clear up within 7 to 10 days even if they aren’t dealt with. Creams and antiviral tablets are utilized for alleviating the signs and accelerating recovery time

* Antiviral tablets and creams

Antiviral creams like penciclovir or aciclovir can aid in accelerating the recovery procedure of persistent fever blister infections when appropriately made use of

If you have repeating fever blisters, make sure that you start antiviral medications the soonest you feel tingling feelings that suggest that fever blisters will establish. At this phase you might be needed to use the antiviral cream 5 times daily for a duration of 4 to 5 days.

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Processed Meats and The Cancer Risk

Is the cancer risk from processed meats fact or fiction? The WHO recently stated that processed meats are linked to an increase cancer risk. Okay, great, thanks for telling us that, but it is a shame that the WHO did not explain the link between processed meats and the cancer risk. It is a bit like a pharmaceutical company rushing a new drug out onto the market, claiming it can help you to lose weight, and reduce body fat, without having to diet.

Sometimes, it is good to be critical and check the information which is being supplied. Yes, there is a link between processed meat and cancer, but how does it work? We know that cigarettes contain harmful substances which are known as carcinogenic, but what does meat contain which can cause cancer.

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Are The Health Benefits Of Tofu Right For You?

Tofu has in recent years been hailed as a super food, but are the health benefits of tofu right for you? A lot of questions are being asked about soya and the products which are derived from soya at the moment. It is often claimed that soya can help women going through the peri-menopause or the actual menopause, but is it actually true? The fact is that Japanese women do suffer less from menopausal symptoms, but is it down to soya or genetic make up?

We often presume that we do not eat a lot of soya in the West but the fact is that we eat more than our fair share. Why? Soya, and other soya based products, are used as fillers and bulking agents in our every day food. Next time you buy a loaf of bread, look out for the word lecithin, and ask yourself what it is. Lecithin is another word for soya, so it is present in our food. Continue reading

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Learn To Love The Health Benefits Of Artichokes

There are many health benefits of artichokes are ignored in many parts of the world. Yet, this is a vegetable that can be grown almost anywhere, and it is even at home in a pot. If, you don’t want to grow artichokes for their health benefits, you should certainly grow them for their beauty – they have the most amazing flower head.

Fortunately, artichokes is one of those vegetables that has a very stabile nutritional content. This means that you can dry the vegetable, and process it into a a supplement. Artichoke supplements are now sold all over the world, and the great news is that they are not expensive. They really do offer great value for money. A daily artichoke supplement can help you to lower your cholesterol by promoting better liver function. Continue reading

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The Health Benefits Of Black Tea

The health benefits of black tea were well known to my great grandma. This little Russian lady swore by black tea for all ailments, and I think that she may have been right. She lived to the age of 107 years old. Her black tea drinking mother died at the age of 110 years old, and we should perhaps pay attention to these two ladies diet.

Apart from a serious amount of walking, they drank 8 – 10 cups of black tea every day. Black tea was always present in our household, but it wasn’t until many years later, scientists discovered that it is packed with flavonoids. They are anti-oxidants which can help us to fight cancer and heart disease. The main flavonoid in black tea is called quercetin. This is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants in the world. There is little wonder that both ladies stayed so healthy and active into old age. Along with a diet rich in home made yogurt, apples from the garden, cruciferous vegetables such as kale and plenty of water, they had a very health lifestyle apart from the odd tipple of Vodka. Continue reading

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How To Add The Health Benefits Of Apples To Your Life

Are we beginning to ignore apples? Supermarkets are reporting that they are selling less and less apples. Could that mean that we are not appreciating the health benefits of apples? This once very popular fruit seems to have been replaced by other more exotic and expensive fruits. Most fruits are good for us, but the problem with exotic fruits, is that they have been transported over long distances. Transporting fruit and vegetables over long distances will reduce their nutritional value. The apple farm down the road would probably deliver better nutritional value, and, also, better value for money.

Should we ignore apples? Absolutely not, and did you know that an apple contains more vitamin C than an orange? On top of that, they are also richer in fiber, and one particular soluble fiber, pectin, is very important. Pectin can help us to lower our cholesterol, boost our immune system and sweep away toxins in the body. In other words, it is a natural broom that we ignore at our own peril. Oranges on the other hand are acidic, and can even trigger arthritis and gout. Perhaps you really should consider adding an apple a day to your diet. Continue reading