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New 2 Week Rapid Weight Loss Guide for 2014

As devised by some of the top dietitians and nutritionists in the U.S, 2014 see’s a new set of 2 week rapid weight loss instructions that are argued to be the safest and most effective when it comes to shredding weight in a short space of time that doesn’t send the body into shock – i.e. fast weight growth when you come off it.

What to Eliminate:

 

  • White sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Additional exercise
  • Wheat except brown rice
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Processed carbs
  • Trans fats
  • Eating between 8pm to 8am

 

Breakfast: First begin the day with a glass of hot water and half a lemon to cleanse and flush the vital organs – the stomach, bowel, kidney and liver.

After 8am start a great breakfast off with a low calorie smoothie or a breakfast smoothie.

One of the most popular breakfast smoothies in the U.S consists of:

 

  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup of berries of your choosing
  • 2 tablespoons of protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond vanilla milk

 

Blend together and you have a wonderful low calorie anti-oxidant rich smoothie.

Protein: For protein don’t exceed 6oz serving of lean meat such as grilled chicken, turkey or fish.

Carbohydrates: Carbs should include no more than ½ a cup of brown rice daily, or preferably no carbs at all during this fortnight.

Fats: Only healthy fats should be eaten in moderation over the course of 2 weeks, derived ideally just from olive oil or avocados.

Dairy: Very little dairy is advised however a cup of 2% Greek yogurt a day is allowed.

Veggies: Here’s where you can really feast.

Be sure to just eat low-glycemic vegetables; an example of these would include:

 

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bean sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Daikon
  • Leeks/ Lentils
  • Green, kidney, garbanzo beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Rutabaga
  • Tomato
  • Bok choy

 

Low-glycemic vegetables not only keep you packed out and satiated longer but they are key to burning fat.

This is one of the main keys to losing weight safely but also quickly.

By exchanging sugary and starchy foods for low-glycemic vegetables, your body’s metabolism is able to expend its glycogen storage more efficiently and begin burning fat.

Snacking: For snacks during the odd cravings in between meals, humus, a palm-full of nuts or a pickled onion is fine.

Additional things to do:

a) Introduce probiotics into your diet each morning – these are micro-organisms that have claimed health benefits, especially concerning weight loss when consumed.

b) Take a multi-vit both morning and night.

c) Have a relaxing bath each night at least an hour or so after eating, using Epsom salt to help induce melatonin levels as a good night’s sleep means that you won’t be fatigued the following day, and little fatigue means a healthier and higher functioning metabolism.

Quick Tips For Sinusitis Relief

There is a growing epidemic here in the U.S. You may be part of it and not even know it. What is it? Is is Sinusitis. Yeah, yeah. I know ‘epidemic’ sounds a little extreme, but the estimate of 40,000,000 patients suffering from sinusitis a year is a massive amount of patients!

In fact, that number is probably not even close to the real number. Just think about it, you may have had sinusitis in the last year and if you are at all like me, you don’t go to the local clinic and report your case every time you get sick. So when you add in the people like us, that just suffer at home, the number could easily be double what the reports say.

Because nearly everyone gets sinusitis at some point in their life, what can be done to reduce and relieve this condition?

There are several things that you can do from home to improve not only how you feel, but also how fast you recover from sinusitis.

The first place to start in your personal sinusitis cure is your daily menu. By that I mean that there are many items in our daily diet that aggravate and encourage sinusitis. These mucous causing foods can normally be handled just fine, but when you are suffering from a sinus infection or sinusitis, they should be temporarily eliminated so that your body has a bit of an advantage over the mucous. Gross, isn’t it?

Once you have stopped helping the mucous reproduce and gotten your immune system ahead of the game, give yourself another boost by taking a few vital supplements that you need to win the war against sinusitis.

Large doses of vit. C are essential to combat sinus infections. You can take this vitamin by supplement, but you’ll also get an amazing amount of relief by using vitamin C as a nasal rinse. If you dissolve several tablets into a cup of warm, but not hot, water, this solution can then be used a rinse. The benefits are that your body absorbs the vitamin C right through the sinus passages giving you immediate benefits.

Adding vitamin A is also valuable to your fight to cure sinusitis. Leafy greens give you this vitamin, but it can also be taken in the pill form. Also, take note that you can use vitamin A in the nasal rinse method above with good results also. The sinus tissues is quick to absorb the vitamin in this method.

I have only scratched the surface of the many things that can be done naturally to . Many other natural remedies are easily available to you.

Skin And Health Benefits Of Vitamin E For Women

What are the skin and health benefits of Vitamin E? Why take vitamin and mineral supplements? They can help prevent vit. and mineral deficiencies when the diet is not adequate to provide all necessary nutrients. They can also provide amounts of nutrients larger than the diet can provide. Larger amounts of some nutrients may help to protect against future disease.

Skin Benefits of Vitamin E:

1. Anti-Aging Benefits

2. Sun Protection and Sun Burn Treatment

3. Treatment of Scars

4. Skin Cancer

Vit. E added to lotions, creams, and other skin care products, as well as taken orally, plays a role in the anti-aging of skin. It helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also, free radicals are believed to play an important role in skin aging and therefore the antioxidant activity is quite valuable for this skin problem.

Health Benefits

E – is an antioxidant that protects cell membranes and other fat-soluble parts of the body, such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL; “bad” cholesterol) cholesterol, from damage. Only when LDL is damaged does cholesterol appear to lead to heart disease, and E is an important antioxidant protector of LDL.1

Several studies, including two double-blind trials, have reported that 400 to 800 IU of natural vit. E per day reduces the risk of heart attacks. Other recent double-blind trials have found either limited benefit6 or no benefit at all from supplementation with synthetic vit. E. One of the negative trials used 400 IU of natural vit. E8 -a similar amount and form to previous successful trials. In attempting to make sense of these apparently inconsistent findings, the following is clear: less than 400 IU of synthetic vit. E, even when taken for years, does not protect against heart disease. Whether 400 to 800 IU of natural vit. E is, or is not, protective remains unclear.

E – also plays some role in the body’s ability to process glucose. Some, but not all, trials suggest that vit. E supplementation may eventually prove to be helpful in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. In the last ten years, the functions of E in the cell have been further clarified.

Conclusion

Skin Benefits of Vitamin E

Because of its antioxidant activity, E is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals. It is believed that vitamin e is most effective in its natural alcohol form rather than its acetate form where it is a less effective antioxidant.

In addition to its antioxidant functions, vitamin E is now known to act through other mechanisms, including direct effects on inflammation, blood cell regulation, connective tissue growth, and genetic control of cell division.

Last but not least some important facts:

– Recent nutrition surveys in the U.S. have found large numbers of people consume too little calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and, possibly, copper and manganese.

– Studies have found that elderly people living in their own homes, often have dietary deficiencies of vitamin A and E, calcium, and zinc, and occasionally of vitamin D, vitamin B1, and B2.

– Premenopausal women have been found often to consume low amounts of calcium, iron, vitamin A, and C.