Friday, April 25, 2014

 The human body is an amazing system that always produces protective responses to stress. The body receives stress as a surplus energy which then translates into fat if it is not used for physical activity.


  The body does not know on which way is threatened, but feels that something is wrong. In that situation when is under stress our body defends by storing energy in the form of fat. It comes from secreting the hormone cortisol, which stimulates the production of fat, especially around the abdominal region.

  There are two types of stress: emotional and psychological. Most of us are familiar with the emotional stress that we have accepted as part of the today's fast way of living. One way to combat stress is exercise and relaxation. However, because of the enormous stress that we are exposed sometimes it may seem that no matter how much we exercise and sport simply we can not lose excess weight.

Here's what you should pay particular attention to:


The best way to sabotage a diet is to skip breakfast. Your body does not know when will get the next meal, so it slows down metabolism and makes storage of fat. The solution is to eat more frequent but smaller meals.

healthy food

  Eat three main meals and split them in half. Eat breakfast at 7, at 9 pm take the second half and so on. Eat plenty of protein, colorful fruits and vegetables. Eat more in the first half of the day, and during the day diminish your intake of food.


  The body needs water to survive. Most people are usually dehydrated. If your urine is not in light yellow color, it means that the your body is dehydrated, have toxins stored in the body and you are exposed to stress. When you are dehydrated, not only that the body accumulates more fat, but also retains water. The best way to solve this problem is to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

Enough Dream

  Lack of sleep can cause overeating. Recent studies have shown that the amount of the hormone ghrelin, which is responsible for hunger increases during sleep deprivation.  
  Ghrelin stimulates the storage of fat, especially in the abdomen.

lack of sleeping

  Do not be upset about losing weight and having perfect body, because once your body feels safe, it just starts to get rid of excess kilograms. Better results can be achieved with proper care of yourself and your health than you will succeed with any diet.

So eat less but more often, sleep more and have quality dream and drink fluids especially water.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

 Antioxidants are incredibly powerful enzymes that prevent the oxidation of other molecules and prevent the development of diseases such as cancer, heart failure, the possibility of strokes, enhance immunity, protect the body from all types of diseases of vital organs, keep memory, reduce the risk of digestive diseases, reduce pain, muscle fatigue, prevent some eye diseases and have a powerful effect against wrinkles that appear on the skin.


  Are the words free radicals, oxidative damage, detoxification, antioxidants sound familiar to you? But till now you do not know the exact truth behind them? Read below...
  Due to our accelerated lifestyles, we often find compromises when it comes to nutrition. Also, many elements such as pollution and sun exposure contribute to our health problems. Rapid lifestyle means less time for exercise, walking in nature, sport activities.
  One of the best way to avoid health problems and premature aging by free radicals is to bring more antioxidants in your body.

The relationship between free radicals and antioxidants

free radicals vs. antioxidants

  OK, we will start with a little lesson in chemistry. Free radicals are organic molecules. They basically are atoms or group of atoms having an odd number of electrons which makes them unstable. That's why they are called radicals. These free radicals are highly reactive and can start a chain reaction. They will try to respond to any living cells in the body, so they can become stable.
In such a case antioxidants provide the extra electrons for this free radicals and free radicals are not free radicals any more, but are stable molecules. If you ask yourself what happens than with antioxidants, will they become unstable? This cannot happen because antioxidants are stable in any condition.

  Because of this effect antioxidant are often called scavenger of free radicals. The term oxidative damage is many times used as the most common form of free radical that occurs in nature is oxygen free radicals. Hence comes the term oxidative damage. Antioxidants stop the oxidative damage from free radicals, making them stable and helps in disposing them out of the body. Thus, they will help with natural and efficient detoxification.

How free radicals badly affect our body

  Environmental factors such as sun exposure, pollution, food preservatives etc.. , can lead to free radicals. Thus, prolonged exposure to the sun is not usually recommended. Also, pollution means that even the exhaust from vehicles can cause greater exposure to free radicals. The amount of pesticides and fertilizers are released into the environment as a result of farm produced free radicals. Also, you can get free radicals from food. Many foods contain preservatives, synthetic colors, fragrances etc.. Other causes of free radicals can be radiation exposure, mental stress, physical stress and intake of bad fats.

healthy damage from free radicals

  A small amount of free radicals present in the body is tolerant, but with our current way of life we are constantly exposed to many free radicals. So we need to fight with them because they will begin to damage any living cell like DNA or cell membrane. Because of this, the cells will not function optimally or they will even die. Too oxidative damage over time, can lead to many health problems such as premature aging, dry skin, colds and serious diseases, like cancer and heart disease. 

The Power of Antioxidants and numerous health benefits

  Some of the powerful antioxidant is vitamins C, A, E and beta carotene, which in the amazing way protect your body from diseases of the modern age and declining of the metabolism. Antioxidants will help you in the fight against damage from free radicals, will keep you healthy, will strengthen your immune system and protect you from premature aging.

power of antioxidants

    The daily presence of antioxidants in our body is important to maintain overall health and to keep us away from diseases.

     For a long time, the antioxidants are connected in the prevention of all types of cancer.
     Antioxidants are also vital in strengthening the immune system and therefore protect your body from viral and bacterial infections with the power of antioxidants.

   The most popular reason why antioxidants are preferred by many people is their anti-aging benefits. Antioxidants prevent aging of cells in the body and thus contribute in improving to all functions of the body.
  Antioxidants help prevent heart disease and also reduces the oxidation process of cholesterol.

They are also useful for the prevention of eye disorders such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.
Contribution to the protection of the central nervous system and maintaining cardiovascular health is another benefit from antioxidants.
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