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Using fresh, unprocessed food is an integral part of eating healthy and staying healthy. When we are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we often incorporate new foods into our diets.

To help with your commitment to eating healthy, here are 7 super healthy, nutritional food staples that are sure to shake up your diet in the best way!

1. Homemade Bone Broth: Bone broth has been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years, but it has regained interest due to its powerful health benefits. Bone broth is known to heal and nourish the gut. The broth helps boost a weakened immune system and provides minerals to the body from the breakdown of gelatin and collagen in the bones. It also helps maintain the skin’s elasticity. Inflammation is reduced by the collagen and gelatin.

2. Sprouted Seeds: If you are looking for an inexpensive way to optimize your daily nutritional intake, incorporate sprouted seeds into your salads and with your vegetables. Sprouts contain enzymes in higher concentrations than any found in fruits and vegetables.  

3. Fermented Vegetables: In many cultures across the world, fermented foods are considered highly nutritious. Beneficial microorganisms are produced during fermentation that are essential to maintaining the balance of intestinal microbes, which in turn boost immune function. Fermented foods are detox agents that rid the body of toxins. Commonly used fermented vegetables include kimchi and sauerkraut. 

4. Avocados: A rich source of healthy fats and fiber, avocados contain nearly 20 essential, health-boosting nutrients, including potassium, vitamin E and folic acid. Avocados are mostly eaten raw, but they can be used as substitutes for butter and oils in recipes.

5. Kale: Kale is one of the most popular dark green, leafy vegetables. It is high in antioxidants and a rich source of vitamin A. Did you know that a one cup serving of kale has almost as much vitamin C as an orange and as much calcium as a cup of milk? It is rich vitamin B, calcium, lutein, indole-3-carbinol, iron and chlorophyll.

6. Organic Coconut Oil: Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid that can destroy viruses that cause influenza and measles. It is easy on the digestive system and avoids causing a spike in the insulin in your bloodstream. It is ideal for cooking and baking as it is stable enough to resist mild heat-induced damage. Apart from cooking, coconut oil is used in beauty treatments and for healthy hair.

7. Fresh Herbs: You probably add herbs while cooking to impart flavor to your food, but did you know that they are also chock full of nutrients? Parsley is rich in many vitamins, including C, B 12, K and A. It helps keep your immune system strong and tone your body. It also supports kidney function. Mint is another popular herb of which spearmint and peppermint are commonly used. Mint is an antioxidant and contains key minerals and vitamins essential for good health, including iron, potassium, vitamin A and fiber. These are only two of the many herbs that are commonly used.

Seven Superfoods You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

If you are already on a diet that is rich in superfoods, it is likely that you have heard of most of these 7 superfoods. However, if you haven’t heard of these uncommon superfoods, here is a brief overview.

 1. Limequat: You have often seen those tiny oranges known as kumquats, which find their way into salads, juices and desserts. You probably guessed that limequats are a hybrid cross between lime and kumquat. Limequats are a rich source of fiber and vitamin C. The limequat rind is edible and imparts a citrusy flavor to dishes.

 2. Pomelo: Another citrus fruit, pomelos are larger than oranges and look like grapefruits. Pomelos are sweeter than grapefruits. They can be used like other citrus fruits in salads, fresh juices, relishes and marinades.

 3. Hubbard Squash: A winter vegetable, hubbard squash is packed with vitamins A, C, E and K. Other nutrients in hubbard squash are folic acid, iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zeaxanthin.

 4. Celeriac Root: Celeriac root is celery root. It can be eaten raw or cooked. In salads, raw celeriac provides a crunch and, if cooked and mashed, can be a substitute for mashed potatoes. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamins B6, C and K.

 5. Teff: Native to North Africa, teff is a tiny cereal grass grain and is used extensively in Ethiopian cooking. Teff is rich in calcium, manganese, iron, fiber, protein, zinc, vitamin B and all essential amino acids. Teff is used in stews, pilafs and baked goods.

 6. Fenugreek: Fenugreek seeds and leaves are valued for their medicinal properties, including treatment of digestive problems. Fenugreek seeds are a component of the many spices that constitute curry powder. Fenugreek leaves, raw or dried, are used extensively in Indian curries. Fenugreek seeds are rich in iron, potassium, calcium, fiber and choline. Sprouted fenugreek seeds have additional benefits of sprouted seeds.

 7. Purslane: The herb is lemon flavored and used mainly in Greek and Mexican cooking. It is rich in plant-based omega-3 fats, vitamins C, E and pectin. The young shoots are crunchy and add a variation to salads and sandwiches.

About the Author

Shantha Kalia

Shantha Kalia is a healthcare professional in New York City.  After completing her Masters in Public Health, she has worked in different capacities in health care for over 15 years.  

Shantha is a medical writer and contributes articles to several websites on various medical and health-related topics. She is a certified health coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her interests include cooking, health and wellness and nutrition.  

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Are You Hurting Your Brain with These Foods? http://fitlife.tv/are-you-hurting-your-brain-with-these-foods-original-2/ http://fitlife.tv/are-you-hurting-your-brain-with-these-foods-original-2/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:04:24 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60809 Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 8.43.03 PMNx86xdrewssexybody-3

By Joanne Beccarelli

One of the BIGGEST mistakes you can make is not protecting your brain. Everything we do, think and say depends on our brain, therefore, having a healthy brain is important at every age.

And you can make a big difference simply with the food you eat!

Learn the three worst foods that are poison to your brain! Then, replace these with brain building foods and you will be on your way to a highly functioning brain for a lifetime.

The Brain is Your Human Headquarters

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The human brain only weighs about 3-4 pounds, but it controls thinking, thoughts, bodily functions, automatic functions and habits. It does this through 86 billion neurons and trillions of connections, synapses and nerve fibers. Our brains grow and develop up until 25 years of age, but then start to decline.

Big Brain Diseases Start Early

If you think that you are too young to worry about the most prevalent brain diseases that afflict the older generations, maybe it’s time to rethink that. The beginning, undetectable stages of alzheimers and dementia begin as early as 30 years before the onset of any symptoms. That’s exactly why we need to care about our brains like every other part of the body.

Consider these little known facts:

  1. Nearly 35 million people worldwide have dementia or alzheimer's and it is increasing.
  2. Deaths from alzheimer's increased by 71% from 2000-2013.
  3. Alzheimers kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

Altogether, this means that big brain diseases are no longer only about aging relatives. We need to care for our brains now.

Brain Health Starts By Avoiding These 3 Foods:

1. Sugar or Fructose

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In a 2012 UCLA study, researchers found that sugar in your diet (high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in particular) will impair your ability to remember and will change your brain’s ability to learn. Previously, the link of brain health and sugar was thought to be limited to diabetics, but these new studies show that non-diabetics with high sugar diets are affected too. If you read 8 Easy Ways To Make You Old Now!, then you know that The American Heart Association RDA for total daily sugar consumption is 24g for women and 36g for men, but for optimum brain health even lower levels of total sugar consumption (15-25g) are recommended.

2. Wheat

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According to many doctors, including Dr. Perlmutter, Neurologist and Author of the book Grain Brain, wheat is a food group to avoid as a preventive measure for optimum brain health. The primary issue with wheat and brain health is not it’s digestibility, which is the core of a lot of controversial discussion, but that it quickly becomes sugar when digested and it is as addictive as some drugs. In addition, it is the inflammation that wheat and sugar create that is debilitating to the brain. Similarly, gluten-free junk carbohydrates will do the same, so think carefully about what you replace wheat with when you switch out your diet.

3. Trans Fats

A study presented at the 2014 American Heart Association Conference showed that the more trans fat consumed, the worse study participants did on memory tests, with the worst missing as much as 10% of the words being tested. It was a clear and direct conclusion that trans fats are not good for the brain. If you are wondering where trans fats are lurking, be sure to check ingredients lists for “partially hydrogenated oils” in all packaged foods, including crackers, cookies, chips and pancake or cake mixes and stay clear of margarines and fried foods.

Boost Brain Health With THESE Foods

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The good news is that there are many whole foods that will take care of your brain. Recommendations are consistent by saying a healthy brain needs a lot of low-glycemic plant food, healthy proteins and healthy fats. More specifically, Dr. Amen, a Psychiatrist and a brain disorder specialist, recommends a diet for brain health that contains at least 70% plants, 30% proteins and healthy fats.

Protein is important in each meal and include non-GMO plant proteins, small amounts of wild-caught fish, or organically raised grass-fed meats. Fats that are considered healthy come from avocados, nuts and oily fish, but can also be non-processed oils like coconut oil or olive oil.

Eating right for your brain now doesn't take much. It starts with a level of awareness, some reflection on the quality of life you want to have now and later in life and then a few nutritional tweaks, which will be good for your entire body too!

About the Author

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Joanne Beccarelli is a holistic health coach, juice junkie, writer, soon to be cookbook author and recovered emotional eater. She is dedicated to helping the overwhelmed, over-worked and overstressed find their health and lost spirit.

Inspired by many great voices in the health-thru-food revolution, Joanne found her way out of hiding in shame, stepped away from the corporate world and now dedicates every day to helping others find awareness, fulfillment and better health. When she is not coaching clients, she enjoys whipping up recipes, researching about healing through food, essential oils, tapping and mediation, and moving about in nature with her cherished Labradoodle, Buster.

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Sources:

Alzheimers: http://www.alzheimers.net/resources/alzheimers-statistics/
Brain:
http://www.livescience.com/29365-human-brain.html
Brain Health: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/10/09/brain-aging-factors.aspx
Dr. Amen: http://www.anewdayanewme.com/dr-daniel-amen-seven-steps-to-boost-our-brain-health-and-change-your-age/
Dr. Perlmutter/Wheat: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/29/dr-perlmutter-gluten.aspx
Sugar: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/24/sugar-brain-function.aspx
Sugar/UCLA Study: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/this-is-your-brain-on-sugar-ucla-233992
TransFat:
http://newsroom.heart.org/news/trans-fat-consumption-is-linked-to-diminished-memory-in-working-agedadults?preview=01f0
TransFat: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/12/02/trans-fat-harms-memory.aspx

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The author, Drew Canole, and the associated www.fitlife.tv are not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

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Do YOU Know Where Sugar is Truly Hiding? http://fitlife.tv/do-you-know-where-sugar-is-truly-hiding-original-3/ http://fitlife.tv/do-you-know-where-sugar-is-truly-hiding-original-3/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:15:35 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60775 Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 4.19.16 PMNx86xdrewssexybody-3

By Barb Marco

Sugar - that sweet white stuff that makes food taste so good and makes our taste buds tingle with happiness.. yep, unfortunately that irresistible sweetness is actually KILLING us!

Pure, real sugar, found in many natural foods (like fruit), is not the enemy though. The true enemies are the refined sugars and the MASSIVE doses that we are ingesting every day.

Sugar consumption has been on the rise continually since the 1900’s, but in the last 30 - 40 years or so, it’s gone up exponentially. Why, you ask? Because food manufacturing is putting it in just about everything and changing the names.

I hear it all the time, “ I don’t eat a lot of sugar”, or “I don’t drink soda” but the other places it’s lurking may shock you.

1. Your “healthy” store-bought green juice? Yep, I know you are shaking your head, but unless you are juicing with your own hands and keeping the fruit to a minimum, you are getting an abundance of sugar. Yes, they are natural, but quantity is still an important fact. I know a TON of people who love Jamba Juice and Smoothie King so I pulled the info (right off the website) to show you what I am talking about!

Smoothie King’s “Slim Blend Mango-Fest” contains 51 grams of sugar and “Strawberry Extreme” has 76 grams. That is almost 20 teaspoons! Jamba Juice’s “Healthy Green Smoothie” has 28 grams in the small and their “Kale-Orange Power” has 33 grams!

And what about that Grande Mochachino with no whip from Starbucks? Many of those drinks are also loaded with sugars.

Here’s the deal…

Sugar is sugar, no matter the source. Even the FDA, JAMA and CDC agree that quantity matters, quite a bit!

Maximum daily intake recommendations:

Men = 9 tsp (36 grams)

Women = 6 tsp (24 grams)

Rule of thumb: 1 tsp = 4 grams. Most servings sizes on packaged food offer more than just one in a box, bag or bar, which is often where people get confused.

2. Another sneaky place is the condiment aisle. Ketchup, barbecue sauce, salad dressings... Oh, and even peanut butter! I can see the look on your face, “I only use a little bit of ketchup/salad dressing...” I am going to show you that even a little has a lot of sugar.

3. Let’s look at barbecue sauce. We slather it on in the kitchen and maybe again on the grill. A serving size is typically 2 Tablespoons and, based on the average, there are 3 teaspoons in most commercial sauces. 3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon, so HALF of your sauce is sugar.

4. Let’s talk about the snack foods. Many of us grab some kind of bar, or give them to our kids for a quick snack-on-the-go. Those little guys are loaded with sugar and usually in different forms. Maybe it’s sugar, maybe it’s corn syrup, or maybe it’s barley malt syrup. The most important thing for you to do as a consumer, is KNOW THE INGREDIENTS and pay attention to the labels.

Here is the average sugar content from some popular bars:

  • Clif - these bars average 20-24 grams, depending on  your flavor.
  • Nature Valley Trail Mix - 15 grams.
  • Luna bars - 11-13 grams.

5. And of course, my favorite “health food”, yogurt. Yogurt is branded as a healthy option by so many, but some of those little cups have your entire days’ worth of sugar in them. Greek yogurt seems to be all the rage these days, but it still has sugar, especially if you are purchasing the flavored ones. Some of those little cups have up to 20 grams per serving!

6. Other places to keep your eyes on are packaged cereals and oatmeal. Of course the cookies, treats and beverages like soda are obvious, but how about the sports drinks, like Gatorade or Powerade? 9 teaspoons… Yep, CRAZY amounts.

So, now you are probably thinking, “okay, yep, I eat too much, big deal!” Well the Journal of American Medicine has determined that high sugar consumption leads to heart disease. Additionally, taking in too many calories from sugar can contribute to obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Sugar is also being studied for its addictive nature.

Here are 4 easy things that you can do RIGHT NOW to help you reduce sugar in your diet:

1. Understand the math: 4 grams of sugar is 1 teaspoon. So if an item has 20 grams, that is 5 teaspoons. (remember, max intake is 6 tsps - women / 9 tsps - men, or LESS per day).

2. Know your sugar: Learn and know the other names for sugars and check your labels.

3. Do your research: Look up your favorite drink at Starbucks or local smoothie/juice bar and find out where they stand.

4. Keep track: Track your sugar grams for a couple of days and it will really open your eyes. Then, make a plan to cut down or even cut those things out.

The bottom line, folks, is that all these refined sugars and copious amounts of it that we are ingesting daily, is really harmful over the long term. They are addictive and are hiding in places that are unexpected. For optimal health both today and in the future and for the future of our children, I urge you to become a sugar detective and help get control over this sweet killer.

About the Author

Barb Marco

Barb Marco is a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Health Coach with a passion for helping individuals reach their health goals while focusing on improving their overall well-being. She specializes in weight management, pre-diabetes and managing excessive stress.

Barb leads nutrition, health and wellness seminars and workshops. In addition, she offers health and nutrition coaching to individuals, groups and families. She is also a Certified Personal trainer and teaches group fitness, including Yoga, Martial Arts, and Resistance formats.

Her approach encompasses the entire scope of wellness, which goes beyond just the food we eat and the habits we hold. She supports her clients to engage and integrate a healthy lifestyle program for long term success.

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The author, Drew Canole, and the associated www.fitlife.tv are not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury. It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

Drew Canole and Fitlife.tv claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the material presented here.

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100 Shocking Tips To Live To A Healthy 100 Years And Beyond http://fitlife.tv/100-shocking-tips-to-live-to-a-healthy-100-years-and-beyond-original/ http://fitlife.tv/100-shocking-tips-to-live-to-a-healthy-100-years-and-beyond-original/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:28:53 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60689 Senior woman celebrating her birthdayNx86xdrewssexybody-3

By Steve Fillmore

Growing up, how often was it drilled into your head that the typical human lifespan is 60-80 years? Though this may be a legitimate average, it’s not an inevitable fate, at least not for everyone.

Regardless of what anyone says, the body you live in is yours and yours alone and that means you are in charge of it. You are in charge of what you think, what you eat and how it’s treated.

That’s a pretty powerful truth!

Do you want to live past 80, 90, even 100? It’s possible and to do so, you need to start fine-tuning how you live your life - mind, body and spirit. If you start making a life geared towards vitality and longevity, you will find that achieving this is in the little details.

Here is a list of 100 things you can start doing to make your way to 100 and beyond!   

1. Be Attentive - Interact with all of your senses. Feel the weight of your clothes. Smell the roses. Think “I am alive!” and know that life is not a rehearsal. This is it. Live it!

2. Be Still. Do nothing - We spend most of our lives so busy planning ahead. Spend 10 minutes and just do nothing. Enjoy these moments of stillness.

3. Say ‘Thank You’ - Be grateful and say “thanks” for all the greatness in your life. Do this before bed and when you awake for the new day.

4. Savor And Take Delight In The Moment - Simply walking barefoot in the grass can reduce stress. Take each moment as if it’s the first time. Savor that moment each and every time.

 5. Sit. Still. - Scientists have proven that simple meditation reduces stress and, in turn, prolongs longevity. So find a quiet spot. Be still.

6. Are You Really Listening? - Typically, when we are talking, it triggers thoughts of what we need to do next. To not lose focus, look at the person directly in the eyes and actually listen - hear what they are saying.

7. Snail Mail - When’s the last time you received a physical card or letter? Didn’t it feel great to receive and read that? Granted, email is faster, but sending a personal, handwritten note or card is more personal and gratifying. Do the same for someone else.

8. Snap Back To Present Time - Ever find yourself going through life unconsciously? Snap yourself back to the present moment. Either clap your hands three times or snap a rubber band around your wrist three times. Say out loud, “I am present and alive!

9. Enjoy The View - Just as in nature, everything changes every day. Perhaps you will see a new sunset. Enjoy these moments as if you are experiencing them for the first time.

10. Get Disconnected - As we get more connected electronically, we are becoming more disconnected in reality. Take a 24 hour electronic cleanse. Do this on a regular basis.

 11. Peace And Quiet… Shhhh - Take yourself away from the city and into the country. Experience true quietness and solitude.

12. Dear Diary - Write in a diary each time you seek calm, need some clarity or need a moment to be with yourself and your thoughts.

13. Vow Of Silence - “Make a commitment to maintain silence for a certain period each day – even for a single hour,” says Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success. “Initially, your internal dialogue becomes even more turbulent. After a while, the mind gives up; it realizes there’s no point in going around and around if you – the Self, the spirit, the choice-maker – are not going to speak.”

14. Turn On, Tune In - Be mindful, even while watching TV. What is the true message of that TV program you love? Is this message serving to grow you? Expand your consciousness?

15. Eat. Chew. Taste. - Before you pick up your food, be mindful of the food. Take time to chew your food. How does it feel in your mouth? What are the flavors? Appreciate it, savor it and enjoy the food for what it is - fuel for your body.

16. Slow Down While Eating - When eating your food, place your utensils down and chew your food up to 50 times. Eat with no distractions. No TV, internet, or cell phones. Just you and your food and possibly some great company.

17. Write Your ‘I AM‘ - Have a positive affirmation each day when you awake. The mind is powerful when you affirm it in the “I AM.” When you state things in the present as if they are, they become easier to realize and manifest into your life.

18. Think Positive - If you’re gonna think, think positive! Why worry about things that you have no control over? Think in the moment and keep your thoughts happy and beneficial to yourself and those around you.

19. Stop Blaming - The very act of blaming creates stress in the body (which creates inflammation, which leads to disease). Instead of blaming, try to instead ask for positive solutions and seek them out. There is always a different approach, sometimes it’s hidden, but it’s there.

20. Use Laughter As Medicine - Laughter boosts oxygen levels and improves circulation and immunity response. Plus, you get a good belly workout! Who doesn’t want awesome abs?! Ha ha!

21. Admit Your Mistakes - We are human , right ? No one is ever perfect. Accept yourself and carry on.

22. Today Is Special - Imagine you have lived to 100 years and are looking back at your life. Would you have any regrets? We are often so worried about the future that we forget about the journey in the present moment. Enjoy the journey and let the future come in it’s own time. Each day is a gift, remember that.

23. Don’t Limit Your Potential - Experience more by taking on more. Perhaps you are bored at your current job. Taking on a new task may help you discover what you’re really meant to be doing! If you are feeling stuck in a situation, be honest with yourself and don’t be afraid to explore other avenues to soar to new heights and see all that you’re capable of. You’re limitless, I mean that.

24. Go Nuts! - Eating nuts could keep you from dying early. Studies have shown that walnut eaters have a 45% lower risk of early death. Have you ever noticed how walnuts resemble a brain? This is not an accident. Walnuts are loaded with healthy fats, making them an amazing snack for brain health!

25. Walk A Lot - The 123-year-old Carmelo Flores Laura, potentially the oldest living person documented, says he owes his longevity to regular exercise. "I walk a lot, that's all. I go out with the animals," Flores told the Associated Press.

26. Go Shopping - Who doesn't love an excuse to go shopping?! A 2011 study found that frequent shoppers live longer. The study examined Taiwanese men and women over 65 and found that daily shopping lowered risk of death by 28% for men and 23% of women, AARP reported. And if you're worried about the state of your wallet, you're in luck: the benefits hold up even if you don't buy anything, WebMD reported.

27. Win An Oscar - Researchers from Toronto's Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre found that Oscar-winning actors and directors tend to live longer than their losing peers, with winning actors and actresses living nearly four years longer than their losing peers. Perhaps there’s more to those trophies on your shelf than meets the eye, eh?

28. Head For The Mountains - You may hear more about the perils of altitude sickness than anything, but it turns out that heading to new heights may be a good move. A 2011 study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that the 20 U.S. counties with the highest life expectancy had an average altitude of 5,967 feet above sea level. That added 1.2 to 3.6 years to a man's life, and six months to 2.5 years to a woman's and lowered all residents' risk of dying from heart disease, the researchers found.

29. Take Care Of YOU - Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who passed away at the age of 96 in 2011, knew the importance of looking after yourself. “This is where I take care of the most important person in my life: me,” he joked of the gym in the documentary “How To Live Forever.” “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kindom.”

30. Stay Home And Cook - A 2012 study published in “Public Health Nutrition” found that people who cook at home up to five times a week are 47% more likely to still be alive after a decade. The researchers looked at 1,888 men and women over the age of 65 who lived in Taiwan to reach this conclusion.

31. Practice Yoga - There are some exceptional benefits to hitting the mat, including stress and anxiety relief, better balance and and increased flexibility. Just ask yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch, who, at 95-years-old, credits the practice for her long, healthy, happy life.

32. Go Vegetarian - Vegetarians may have a 12% lower risk of premature death than their meat-eating peers, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine study published earlier this year. The study included 73,308 Seventh-Day Adventist men and women who do not eat meat for religious reasons.

33. Get Married - Permanently-partnered baby boomers are less likely to die early than their single peers, according to a Duke University Medical Center study. The findings were based on 4,800 people born in the 1940s.

34. Have A “Happy Hour” - Make time for a “ Happy Hour.” This is where you take 60 minutes engaging in an activity that you enjoy. It could be hiking, knitting, perhaps biking that trail you’ve always wanted to do.

35. Change Little By Little - The Eiffel Tower wasn’t built overnight. Any significant change in your life takes some time. Enjoy it and just let yourself take your time. Small Change Over Time + Consistency = Big Positive Change!

36. Spring Clean - Yes, spring cleaning improves your life. What is causing you distractions? Just like a cluttered desk causes a chaotic work space, so does a cluttered mind. Write down what is important to you and focus on those things first.

37. Keep Those Teeth White - Poor oral hygiene has been associated with shortened life expectancy. Maintaining a healthy mouth by habitually brushing and flossing can lower risks for heart disease, dementia and stroke.

38. Find The Zone - Ever been in the “zone?” You ever get the feeling of lost time when hanging out with a good friend? Then you were in your zone or bliss. Find something that will get you your bliss.

39. Jar Of Gratitude - Take a big glass jar, decorate it the way you like it. And throughout the year, write notes of gratitude. These notes are events and things that you are most grateful for. Then on New Year’s Eve, read your year’s worth of gratitude. Happy thoughts!

40. Enjoy Greek Coffee - A daily cup of antioxidant, polyphenol-rich Greek coffee could be the secret to living a long life, according to a study in the journal Vascular Medicine. Researchers from the University of Athens Medical School conducted their study on 71 men and 71 women who live on the Greek island of Ikaria - an island where residents tend to live to age 90 or higher.

 41. Bike Fast And Ride - Just like brisk walking, biking at a fast pace has also been shown to prolong life compared to bikers that pedal at a slow pace.

 42. Stop Smoking - This is a no brainer. When you stop smoking, you can increase your lifespan by 10 years.

 43. No Distractions In The Bedroom - Are you watching TV in the bedroom? To get a restful nights sleep, you need to have a dark room with no electronic distraction. So turn off that TV! Move it to another room if you have to.

 44. Snack Healthy. Snack Often - If you’re gonna snack, snack on some fresh veggies, colorful fruits, nuts and clean proteins and snack often to keep your metabolism up.

 45. Eat Fish - Consuming omega-3 fatty acids - which are found in fish, as well as some vegetables and seeds - could boost your longevity.

46. Help Others - Helping others may prolong life, but only if you are helping others and not just yourself. Be selfless, not selfish.

 47. Hanky Panky - Spending a little extra time in between the sheets may add extra years to your life. Having sex two to three times per week is good, according to WebMD.

 48. Get A Pet - Research shows that both cat and dog owners tend to live longer than their petless peers. One study found that owning a cat could cut your risk for heart attack by nearly ⅓ .

 49. Eat Broccoli - One study found that those who munched on plants from the mustard family - like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage - tend to live longer lives. Researchers suggest this may be tied to the high vitamin C and nutrient count in these kinds of veggies.

 50. Get A Buddy - Making friends at work is good for more than just productivity. Tel Aviv University researchers followed 820 adults for 20 years and found that the people with the most social support from coworkers lived the longest. The lone wolves with no pals in the office? They were 2.4 times more likely to die during the study.

 51. Hit The Gym - The World Health Organization's recommendation to get 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week can add about four years to your life, as compared to never exercising, US News reported. Just getting half the recommended amount of gym time can add  on about two extra years to your life.

 52. Cut The Bacon - A 2013 study linked diets heavy in processed meats - like sausage and bacon - to a higher risk of dying from cancer and heart disease.

 53. Take The Stairs - Simply taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator amounts to enough physical activity to burn body fat and lower blood pressure enough to cut your risk of an early death by 15%.

 54. Resting Heart Rate - A fast heart rate may be a sign that you’ll meet an earlier end. Danish researchers discovered that a key predictor of long life in otherwise-healthy middle-aged and elderly men was resting heart rates - regardless of fitness levels or other health behaviors.

 55. Cut The Sugar - Consuming sugar can decrease your lifespan by 20%. Sorry sweet lovers!

56. Eat An Andean Or Mediterranean Diet - This one is pretty simple. Avoid processed foods and stick with all natural, organic foods, focusing on healthy fats, fresh vegetables and quality protein.

 57. Check Your Boobs - Women face a higher risk of getting cancer when it’s not detected early. Listen to your body and do self-exams.

 58. Check Your Junk - Men, be sure to check your testicals for any unusual lumps or pains. Testicular cancer typically hits men between ages 15-35, although it can hit men at any age.

 59. Live A Life Of Spirit - In WebMD’s 2008 survey of centenarians, 84% said that staying in touch with one’s spirituality is “very important” for healthy aging. 

60. Healthy Hobbies - Find your fun hobbies and do them. Whether it be gardening or zumba, these fun hobbies can help one reduce stress and increase pleasure.

 61. Practice Positive Self-Talk - You become what you tell yourself. May as well tell yourself positive things, right?

 62. Live In The City - According to the Wall Street Journal, city dwellers typically live longer because their rural dwellers tend to smoke more, be obese and have more health issues such as heart disease.

 63. Nap Time - A good old nap of 20 minutes does wonders for the soul and your overall health. See the kitty napping? You should too.

 64. Breastfeed Your Baby - Cancer and other diseases are reduced by 17% for women that breast feed.

 65. Get Higher Education - Highly educated people tend to have better, healthier behaviors. So go and get that degree or certification you’ve been wanting to get.

 66. Floss Those Teeth - Flossing gets rid of all that inflammation-causing bacteria that can cause heart disease and stroke.

 67. Get Uncomfortable - Consciously going outside your comfort zone every day, such as reading upside down, puts the brain under mild stress, damaging the cells - while repairing this damage, your body also repairs age-related damage.

 68. Eat Red - A red pepper contains more vitamin C than an orange, beetroot contains nitrates that help to relax blood vessels and tomatoes are packed with lycopene (a powerful antioxidant), especially when cooked, which may help protect against cancer, heart disease and other health problems.

 69. Drink Wine - Red grapes are rich in resveratrol, thought to have anti-inflammatory, cancer-preventing and cholesterol-lowering properties.

 70. Eat Like A Monkey - Eat a banana, that is! Reduce your blood pressure and chance of getting a stroke by eating potassium rich foods such as bananas.

 71. Eat Less - Studies have shown that a reduction in caloric intake can increase life expectancy.

 72. Tea Party - Tea is best enjoyed by most centenarians. There are so many free-radical inhibiting properties in tea. There are also certain teas that are loaded with catechins and polyphenols. All are helpful antioxidants that help ward off diabetes and cancer.

 73. Ginger Snap - The chinese have long used ginger root for many things, but mostly for cooking to help with upset stomachs. Ginger has a potent cancer-fighter ingredient called geraniol.

74. No Vampires! - Garlic is great in italian cooking. Studies have shown that garlicin, the active ingredient in garlic, helps prevent coronary blockage, lower cholesterol and prevent cancer.

 75. Sea Vegetables - Seaweed and marine algae have long been considered to be able to prolong life and prevent disease. Common seaweed are nori, kombu, kelp and Irish moss.

 76. Don’t Kill Your Food - High heat will kill most - if not all - of the nutritional value that was in your food. If anything, try to steam, lightly bake or eat your food raw the majority of the time.

 77. Open Sesame! - Sesame oil is rich in phytic acid, an antioxidant that may prevent cancer. It also helps reduce cholesterol levels in the liver and bloodstream.

 78. Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple cider vinegar has acetic and butyric acids, which promote gastrointestinal health by balancing pH and encouraging good bacterial growth.

 79. Mushrooms - Many mushrooms such as shiitake, maitake and reishi have very good anti-aging properties.

 80. Burdock Root - Burdock root is traditionally used as a nourishing tonic to speed up recovery from illness. It’s also good for liver disease and cancer.

 81. Evergreens Forest - A potent antioxidant called pycnogenol in pine trees is able to cross the blood brain barrier and protect the brain cells from free radicals in the blood.

 82. Spice It Up - Many spices such as garlic, onions, turmeric and cayenne have been shown to prevent blood clots and improve circulation.

 83. Clean Out Your Body - Plant fiber called cellulose acts like a broom to sweep the intestinal tract of toxins. Foods rich in cellulose are oat bran and grapefruit.

 84. Popeye’s BFF - Spinach is full of antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect the retina from age-related macular degeneration.

 85. Artichokes For Your Liver - There is a potent flavonoid called silymarin in artichokes, which has a strong antioxidant property and may protect against liver toxicity and cancer.

 86. Bittersweet - Most artificial sweeteners are carcinogens. If you need your sweet fix, try honey, pure maple syrup, stevia or sucanat.

 87. Drink Celery Juice - The chinese knew about this a long time ago. It has been shown that celery juice can prevent high blood pressure and restore it to normal.

 88. Chicory For Heart Health - Chicory contains a compound called inulin that has been found to be useful in preventing and treating congestive heart failure.

 89. Fountain Of Youth - The Hunza people held a long time secret… apricots. Research shows that apricots possess the highest levels and widest variety of carotenoids of any food. They help prevent heart disease and protect against cancer.

 90. Nature’s Pollution Fighter - L-cysteine is a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier. It helps protect your body from the effects of pollution, radiation, alcohol and smoke.

 91. Build Immunity - Astragalus has been known to stimulate the body’s own production of interferon, a powerful immune protein that increases your ability to fight against infectious diseases.

 92. Secrets Of Chinese Women - Dong quai has been known by the chinese to regulate menstrual cycles, maintain healthy hair and nails and increases immune function.

 93. Bargain Protein - One teaspoon of chlorella and spirulina have as much protein as one ounce of beef. The chlorophyll is cleansing and detoxifies the body.

 94. Tai Chi To Long Life - The practice of Tai Chi has been shown to lower blood pressure, enhance circulation and improve cholesterol.

 95. Breathe Clean - Practicing deep, slow, rhythmic, diaphragmatic breathing daily will reward you with better energy, improved skin complexion, a clearer mind and elevated moods.

 96. Massage - The benefits of massage include a boost in the immune system, improved circulation of blood and lymph, relief from muscle pain and much more.

 97. Snuggle, Cuddle, Hug - The human touch has been shown to elevate the production of endorphins, growth hormones and DHEA, all of which lengthen your lifespan.

 98. Happy Heart, Healthy Heart - Cancer researchers have found that the pleasurable emotions are able to increase the levels of natural killer immune cells. So, be happy and let joy fill your day!

 99. Don’t Be Greedy - Many centenarians know that the key to long life and health is having control over desires, not being controlled by them.

 100. Gymnastics For Your Brain - Brain exercises such as crossword puzzles and learning new things can stimulate brain cell activities and, in some cases, even grow new brain pathways. Let’s do some crossword puzzles!

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Steve Fillmore is a 2-time cancer THRIVER! His motto in life is: Love, Laugh, Live - Love yourself first; Laugh through all the crazy times; Live for life right now! Through proper diet, exercise and mindfulness, Steve has been able to recreate his body to work with and for him.

For fun, you can find Steve either teaching a Zumba class, or creating websites for clients.

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Learning To Lean Into Anxiety http://fitlife.tv/learning-to-lean-into-anxiety_original/ http://fitlife.tv/learning-to-lean-into-anxiety_original/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:57:01 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60694 WeissTestAnxiety

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You know the feeling when your heart pounds a few beats faster, when you just can't seem to breathe easy, when you feel trapped by impending doom - those gnawing knots that have been lurking in your stomach for God knows how long (yeah, those are the worst). Then, it all seems to slip away for a little while, just long enough to be tamed, only to surface and return with a crippling vengeance. Ouch.

“Oh hi, anxiety… there you are.”

Although we have our own triggers for anxiety, it haunts us all in different ways and at different magnitudes. Now, I'm not implying that this reaction or feeling should be avoided, but rather, I’m suggesting how to gain, explore and practice a new, refreshing perspective towards it.

Anxiety is an instinctive reaction to fear, threats, judgement, obstacles, people, chaos, the unknown and most often… our very own thoughts. There's no way around those gems, but the beauty of all this is the ability YOU have to address, evaluate and dismiss the (over)reactions you may be habitually allowing yourself to engage in.

Practice makes perfect, right? So, if you have always reacted to stress in the same manner, guess what? It may eventually become the only way you will be able to deal with it.

Enough with everything you already know. Let's glide into what I like to call the “Greet and Guide” solution!

Here’s How You Can Lean Into Anxiety and Allow It To Work FOR You!

(Greet) |verb| - to address with expression of kind wishes upon meeting or arrival.

Upon coming across a stressful situation, you will first and foremost always react, but with immediate action, you can acknowledge or greet the situation. Those extra seconds or moments to buffer some consciousness in there can really play to your advantage.

You may be upset at first, however, you can experience that emotion and then chose to escort that energy/reaction into a decision/solution. It's always a case by case basis and, of course, the severity of each issue can range from 2 to 200, but how do you perceive and react? How long are you going to let it consume or distract you? That is where anxiety thrives.

Anxiety entangles you when you mull over the incident/culprit over and over. You become more upset, agitated and impatient. You're going to find yourself in some snares, but don't stay there. It takes a whole lot more effort to put out a forest fire than it does a tiki torch.

(Guide) |verb| - to direct or have an influence on the course of action (of someone or something).

You guessed it. The destination of where you go with this is up to YOU.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

Believe it or not, this rings true. Try it. Weaving gratitude into every situation is incredibly hard, but it can soon become a way of living. Take control of what you can, but remember that you can't apply that mentality to whatever else life throws at you.

Lacing even the ugliest of situations with gratitude is almost like soothing the burn. Damn, it hurts, but it helps take the edge off. In fact, you're treating the stressor like an injury and the moment it happens, take a look at it - just as you would a wound - and do what you can to mend it as best you can.


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Tina is a social, fun-loving, free-spirited soul who incorporates her passion for healthy living and balance into her daily life. She aspires to share this gift with those around her in an effort to leave others feeling better than when she first connected with them. She believes that taking time to dedicate to yourself is paramount in gaining health and happiness. Meditation, nutrition and holistic approaches have helped her combat troublesome ailments in the past, something that she is eager to share with the world!

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Turmeric Cooler – The Juice That Can Save You From Buying Advil http://fitlife.tv/turmeric-cooler-the-juice-that-can-save-you-from-buying-advil/ http://fitlife.tv/turmeric-cooler-the-juice-that-can-save-you-from-buying-advil/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:45:27 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60679 milk

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When I found this organic turmeric at the grocery store the other day, I squealed like a little pig!

That’s because this is probably the most powerful root on the planet and just the thought incorporating it even more in my diet is a dream come true.

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I knew the first thing I wanted to do with the turmeric was kiss it… haha, just kidding.

Actually, I wanted to make juice!

Turmeric is super powerful at reducing inflammation in the body naturally – without drugs – i.e. Advil, etc.

Did you know that the inactive ingredients in different forms of Advil include artifical food coloring made from petroleum, artificial sugars, sodium benzoate, GMO’s, propylene glycol and parabens?

When I had a bad accident a couple of years ago, I did not take ibuprofen long term or any other prescribed drugs, I took turmeric extract in pill form to allow my body to heal naturally and ease the pain of my injury. And I would not be sharing this story, unless it freaking worked! To this day – whenever I have an ailment – I turn to turmeric.

But that’s just the icing on the cake – Turmeric can also be used a preventative measure against a myriad of diseases, not just treat a specific aliment.

This is evidenced by what Dr. Andrew Weil shares below:

Reviewing some 700 studies, Duke concluded that turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects. Here are some of the diseases that turmeric has been found to help prevent or alleviate:

  • Alzheimer’s disease: Duke found more than 50 studies on turmeric’s effects in addressing Alzheimer’s disease. The reports indicate that extracts of turmeric contain a number of natural agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Arthritis: Turmeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including sixdifferent COX-2-inhibitors (the COX-2 enzyme promotes pain, swelling and inflammation; inhibitors selectively block that enzyme). By itself, writes Duke, curcumin – the component in turmeric most often cited for its healthful effects – is a multifaceted anti-inflammatory agent, and studies of the efficacy of curcumin have demonstrated positive changes in arthritic symptoms.
  • Cancer: Duke found more than 200 citations for turmeric and cancer and more than 700 for curcumin and cancer. He noted that in the handbook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, curcumin and/or turmeric were effective in animal models in prevention and/or treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, murine hepatocarcinogenesis (liver cancer in rats), esophageal cancer, and oral cancer. Duke said that the effectiveness of the herb against these cancers compared favorably with that reported for pharmaceuticals.

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So now that I’ve hopefully convinced you to try this root…. I need to tell you that juicing turmeric can be really tricky. If you use too much – the juice can end up very bitter and not at all pleasant to drink.

I experimented with a few different blends that don’t use fruit juice or sugar (like most recipes call for) because I wanted to find a way to drink this all the time without having to consume the additional added sugar.

The blend that worked is so REFRESHING.  The coolness of the cucumber and romaine worked like a charm…. I hope you can find fresh turmeric root where ever you are… because this juice is the BOMB.

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Food Babe's Turmeric Cooler Juice
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 inch piece of turmeric
  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 cucumber with ends removed
  • 1 lemon with peel removed

Instructions
  1. Wash all vegetables thoroughly and place into a large bowl
  2. Juice each vegetable in this order – turmeric, romaine, carrots, lemon, and cucumber
  3. Stir mixture before serving
  4. Clean juicer immediately

Notes
*Please buy all organic ingredients if possible*

If you are like me, sometimes you can get in a juicing rut. I am so glad to have this new medicinal cocktail in my repertoire…. if you know someone who could benefit from incorporating this juice into their diet – please tell them about it and share this recipe with them.

The feeling of not having to buy that little blue package of Advil is quite incredible and something everyone should experience!

XOXO,

Food Babe

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What More Can You Get Out of Healthy Sex? More Than You Probably Realize! http://fitlife.tv/what-more-can-you-get-out-of-healthy-sex-more-than-you-probably-realize_original/ http://fitlife.tv/what-more-can-you-get-out-of-healthy-sex-more-than-you-probably-realize_original/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:26:44 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60669 rexfeatures_2301043av5

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Written by: Karen Azeez

Many people are uncomfortable talking about sex. It’s a deeply personal and private Pissue, but it may seriously affect your overall physical and mental health.

So let me start the conversation…

You may not know, but there are many amazing health benefits to sex…

1. Bolsters Immunity - Studies have shown that people who have sex more often take fewer sick days.

2. Boosts Your Libido - The more sex you have, the sexier you feel. That makes sense. But there’s more; for women, having sex ups vaginal lubrication, blood flow and elasticity, which make sex feel better and helps you crave more of it.

3. Improves Women's Bladder Control - Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them.

4. Helps Your Heart And Bones - Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels balanced, which also helps with heart disease and osteoporosis.

5. Lessens Pain - Orgasm can block pain because it releases a hormone that helps raise your pain threshold.

6. Eases Stress And Improves Sleep - After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. If you’re currently single, don’t feel left out. You don’t need a partner to reap these benefits – for the most part, masturbation can do the trick, too.

Unfortunately, sex isn't easy for many people. Just as sex can affect health, problems with your health can affect sex. Fatigue, insomnia and stress are definite mood-killers. Conditions like diabetes, menopause, UTI’s, yeast infections and vascular disease may make sex difficult. Certain prescription drugs like beta-blockers, benzodiazepines and some antidepressants can lower libido, too.

That’s just the body - what about the mind?

Here’s where things get really complicated. Negative body image, sexual inhibitions, trauma, miscommunication and relationship issues can prevent us from having healthy - and enjoyable - sex too.

sex12So what should you do if you feel like your sex life needs an overhaul?

Start by talking about sex, whether it’s with your doctor, partner, friend, therapist or health coach. Take a risk and open up. Remember, whatever your issue is, you’re not alone and there’s help to address it.

Next, take a good look at your lifestyle to determine where simple tweaks could be made to help in the bedroom. Here are some places to start:

  • Exercise: Movement helps with stress, self-esteem, libido, body image and energy.
  • Diet: Cutting down on sugar and processed foods can help prevent/treat diabetes and heart disease, yeast infections and a host of medical problems. Eating smaller meals keeps us feeling lighter, sexier and ready for night-time nooky.
  • Supplements: Explore natural supplements that may alleviate menopausal issues, insomnia and UTI’s, or substitute for prescription mood-altering drugs without side effects. Vitamins and probiotics will promote immunity and general health.
  • Drink More Water: Proper hydration is essential for vaginal lubrication and it will boost your overall energy, too.
  • Masturbation: Whether you are single or coupled up, masturbation is a great way to get in touch (no pun intended) with your own body and sexual preferences without the pressure of pleasing a partner at the same time. Learn what you like so you can gently communicate your needs to your special someone (present or future). Plus, it’s good for you (see above).

If you’re the shy type, you might want to start with a book on whatever sexual issue you’re interested in before asking for help or advice. Thanks to thousands of online book retailers, even the most timid of us can find what we’re looking for without anyone knowing.

Regardless of where you are with your relationship status, please remember that it’s okay and healthy to talk about sex. We’re all entitled to a pleasurable sex life!


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Karen Azeez is a health coach, wellness expert and freelance writer. Karen helps busy men and women incorporate simple lifestyle changes into their daily routine to address issues such as weight gain, insomnia, stress and digestion problems. Karen enjoys cooking healthy meals, hiking with her husband and border collie and watching way too many TV shows about wedding dress shopping.

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Foods YOU Need to Have Radiant Skin http://fitlife.tv/foods-you-need-to-have-radiant-skin_original/ http://fitlife.tv/foods-you-need-to-have-radiant-skin_original/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:58:36 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60651 blog-fitnovatives-022414

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Beautiful, glowing skin is always your best accessory, especially come spring when a healthy glow is a must-have for the season. Good skin starts within, so I encourage you to stock up on colourful, whole, plant based foods and healthy fats to bring out your gorgeous inner-glow.

  • Drink 1 Large Glowing Skin Smoothie A Day: Packed with beautifying properties to help renew, refresh and repair  for glowing skin, the recipes I’ve listed below will help make you glow from the inside out.
  • Stock Up On Salmon, Walnuts, Coconut Oil, Fish Oils, Flax And Chia Seeds: These seemingly unrelated foods all deliver essential fatty acids and thus are key foods for healthy skin. Essential fatty acids are responsible for healthy cell membranes, which are not only what act as barriers to harmful toxins and bacteria, but also as the passageways for nutrients to cross in and out and for waste products to get in and out of the cells. Because it is the cell membrane that also holds water in, the stronger that barrier is, the better your cells can hold moisture. And that means plumper, younger looking skin.
  • Add Chlorella To Your Juice And Smoothies: This Superfood should be named “super skin” food. It is amazing for clear and radiant skin, it renews cells and cleanses your liver and digestion. Clear gut means clear skin, so stock up.
  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Drink 7-8 glasses of hydrating liquids a day like herbal teas and filtered or fruit infused water. Hydrating liquids keep your skin soft, supple and smooth. Try adding cucumbers, lemons and limes to your water for extra cleansing and hydrating properties.
  • Consume More Vitamin C Rich Foods Such As Oranges, Red Peppers, Goji Berries And Kiwis: Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants and your skin will feel and look healthier with a radiant, firmer and more luminous complexion.

3 of My Favorite Glowing Skin Smoothies

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Ingredients
  • Handful of kale
  • Handful of spinach
  • Small bunch of parsley
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 tbsp of chlorella or Organifi Green Powder Drink

Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend together until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!Prepare everything, add to your blender/juicer and drink to your health!

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Ingredients
  • Handful of chard
  • Handful of watercress
  • ½ cup of broccoli
  • 1 juice of lime
  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ pear
  • 1 tbsp of chlorella or Organifi Green Powder Drink

Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend together until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

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Smoothie #3
 
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Ingredients
  • 6 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 oranges
  • ½ cup of beets
  • 1 tbsp of chlorella or Organifi Green Powder Drink

Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend together until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

Notes
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Ashley Warwa is a Registered Nutritionist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and the soon to be author of Feed Yourself Fabulous. She is also the founder of Four Months to Fabulosity, a one-on-one nutrition program designed to help women achieve their ultimate health, wellness and beauty.  In this program, Ashley’s clients receive a personally tailored diet, complete with manageable steps to help them lose weight, look great and reclaim their health. She specializes in detox, digestion, weight-loss and wellness.

Connect with Ashley: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook


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The Best Fruits You can Eat to Combat Cancer http://fitlife.tv/the-best-fruits-you-can-eat-to-combat-cancer_original/ http://fitlife.tv/the-best-fruits-you-can-eat-to-combat-cancer_original/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:32:20 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60646 fruits

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Written by: Jeff Taraday

You certainly know by now that fruits can be a healthy part of your diet, but what’s the best way to tell which fruits are the healthiest?

Simply testing nutrient content might not be the best way to go. Comparing vitamin levels might be misleading since looking at isolated nutrients doesn’t paint an accurate picture of a food’s overall nutritional value and there really isn’t a way to test the synergistic effect of all the nutrients working together within each fruit, is there?

What if you were able to test how effective each fruit is at fighting cancer?

That might yield some worthwhile results, right? It sounds good, but a study looking at every fruit on earth might not yield the most practical (or affordable) results. Have fun tracking down Indian gooseberries on a regular basis!

So, what would make the most sense? How about a study of the top 11 most commonly consumed fruits in the United States? Luckily enough, there just so happens to be such a study.

This study used human liver cancer and the scientists tested which fruits would slow down the cancer cell proliferation in vitro. They first dripped water on the cancer cells and they continued to grow at a 100% rate. Then they added different fruits to the cancer cells and tested the growth rates again. The fruits used for this study were apples, bananas, cranberries, grapefruits, grapes, lemons, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapples and strawberries.

Want to know how they each fared? Here are the results, from least effective to most effective…

  • Pineapples, oranges, and pears showed not much of an effect at all.
  • Peaches did a little better, slowing down growth by about 10% at high concentrations.
  • Grapefruits and bananas slowed the cancer growth to about 40% in high concentrations.
  • Apples, red grapes, and strawberries did much better, slowing cancer growth by 50% at only half the concentration of the others.
  • And your winners (drum roll please) were lemons and cranberries! These two fruits caused a major drop in cancer cell growth in relatively tiny doses, with cranberries edging out lemons for the win.

So, what does this mean?

For one, we’ve got another major benefit to drinking lemon squeezed in water every morning! And secondly, it’s time to find a way to get cranberries into your diet more often! Buy fresh cranberries and add them into your juices or smoothies, or make cranberry sauces with oranges or dates. Just watch out for dried cranberries – they’re usually sweetened with added sugar or doused in vegetable oil, two ingredients worth avoiding.

Sources:

  1. Sun, Y.-F. Chu, X. Wu, R. H. Liu. Antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of common fruits. J. Agric. Food. Chem. 2002 50(25):7449 - 7454.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12452674

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Jeff Taraday is a reformed junk food addict, barbecue junkie, and beer-swilling frat guy who discovered the power of a whole foods, plant-based diet in in 2010. Switching to a plant-based diet has helped him lose over 40 pounds, clear up his mind, and transform him into a fitness and exercise junkie and a plant-based nutrition advocate. Jeff is a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Nutritional Education Trainer through the Nutritional Education Institute. He has also completed a certification in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation. He is the author of the blog The Plant Eater, and coaches individuals and families how to easily and deliciously incorporate nutrient-dense, plant-centric meals into their daily lives. He currently works as a wellness coach for a corporate wellness consulting firm to improve the lives of the employee populations of companies around the country. He is also a member of the board of Groceryships, a non-profit that provides grocery scholarships, nutritional education, and emotional support to low-income families in South Los Angeles, California.

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7 Spring Cleaning Kitchen Tips to Spring Clean Your Body http://fitlife.tv/7-spring-cleaning-kitchen-tips-to-spring-clean-your-body_original/ http://fitlife.tv/7-spring-cleaning-kitchen-tips-to-spring-clean-your-body_original/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:04:16 +0000 http://fitlife.tv/?p=60633 spring

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Written by: Kat Gal

Spring symbolizes rebirth, life, purity and vitality. In Spring time, everything is being reborn again - the grass is becoming green, flower buds are popping out and baby squirrels are running around.

Spring cleaning on a mind-body-soul level can be looked at just as Spring cleaning of your home. It means getting rid of old stuff, including emotional garbage and unused household items, to make room for the new.

Though cleansing, renewal and healing should always happen on the mind-body-soul level, taking care of your body is an important place to start and often the most necessary step for many.

A healthy body provides a foundation to a healthy mind and a happy soul. No wonder so many of us are cleansing - or at least making an effort to clean up our diets and get out and exercise when Spring comes around!

To set yourself up for success on both a home and mind-body-soul level, it is necessary to have a well-stocked pantry and fridge.

So What Should A Healthy Kitchen Include?

1. Fruits And Vegetables

It doesn’t matter what your dietary needs and ideas are, the foundation of every healthy diet is nutrient-dense and colorful fruits and vegetables. It is best to buy organic whenever possible, but always keep in mind the list of the dirty dozen and clean 15. To support your local farmers, shop at your local farmer’s market if possible. Buying seasonally also ensures the best quality and freshness (these items are also less expensive). Store your fruits and veggies on the counter and in your fridge.

o-FLAX-VS-CHIA-facebook2. Seeds

Hemp seeds are by far my favorite seeds and are an amazing superfood. Hemp seeds are a complete protein source, an excellent source of omega-3-s and rich in fiber. Chia seeds and flax seeds are similarly amazing choices for omega-3. Chia seeds have 2.5 times more protein than kidney beans, 3 times more iron than spinach and 15 times more magnesium than broccoli. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of Vitamin B, whereas sesame seeds are rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and phosphorus. Seeds can be enjoyed on salads, in granola, in smoothies or even as spreads. Tahini for example is an excellent way to enjoy your sesame seeds.

3. Beans

Beans are an excellent source of plant-based protein. If you are new to beans, start with the beans that are smaller in size, like split peas or adzuki beans. To further improve digestion, it is best to soak them overnight. They can be used in soups, salads, purees, or spreads.

4. Coconut Oil

Unrefined and organic coconut oil is probably the best cooking oil out there full of amazing health benefits. Coconut oil is rich in medium-chained triglycerides that breaks down similarly to carbohydrates. Coconut oil helps increase energy, burn fat, fight candida (and other fungi), bacteria, viruses and infections and it helps improve cholesterol. It is also great as a skin moisturizer.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has many health benefits. It is a potent antimicrobial that helps fight many bad bacteria. It helps lower and balance blood sugar levels, benefiting diabetics and those fighting sugar addictions. It is excellent in fighting candida. Apple Cider Vinegar has been shown to aid weight loss, protect against cancer and benefit heart health.

spices6. Spices

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be flavorless and boring. Use a variety of spices to add flavor to your meals without extra calories or an overdose of salt. They all have their specific benefits. Cinnamon, for example, is loaded with antioxidants, protective against cancer, lowers blood sugar and fights bacteria. Ginger has amazing anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties and fights motion sickness, upset stomachs, diarrhea, nausea and other stomach complaints. Black pepper has proven itself to have antioxidant and antibacterial effects and is also great for stomach problems. The list of amazing benefits of each spice goes on. You will be amazed if you read into it.

7. Water

This may be strange to you to put this on the list, but drinking water is important. Don’t substitute water for caffeinated tea, coffee, juices or sodas. Make sure to aim to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of clean water a day (ex: 150 pound person should aim for 70 ounces daily). Since sugar cravings can be a sign of dehydration, it is always good to drink a glass of water first to see what happens before reaching for the cookie jar. Spring water, artesian water, mineral water and purified water are all good choices and, if you so choose, you can even drink alkaline water for extra benefits. Just keep hydrated.


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Kat Gál is a Holistic Health & Happiness Coach guiding women to feel empowered to get out of the roller-coaster of chronic emotional and physical pain, and enter into a world of confidence, self-love, energy, happiness, health and freedom. She also specializes in healing from child abuse working with women who have survived the trauma of growing up in a dysfunctional family and the trauma of abuse experienced as a child or teen. She is the creator of the popular Your 21-Day Mind-Body-Soul Shake-Up! (w)holistic cleanse which you can and an author of several e-books, including 365 Days of Journaling. Kat invites you to join her Facebook group, “You are enough! You deserve to be happy, healthy and loved” , a safe sanctuary for woman on healing, sharing and living.

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