When most people think of fitness and health, it’s done with a great deal of dread. Being healthier always means denying yourself what you enjoy – relaxing with comfort foods.
Being health means hard work, saying goodbye to certain foods and forcing yourself to eat other foods you find tasteless and bland. It doesn’t have to be this way!
Just as you can find time to squeeze in exercise throughout your day – by waking up earlier or shortening your lunch to fit in a workout – you can also find ways to add healthful foods into your diet – foods that protect the heart and help it perform better.
For the time being, don’t look at foods as off limits completely. Instead, use everything in moderation and make it a point to add some of these 10 foods to your diet each day so that it naturally begins to replace unhealthy options.
These foods will improve your cardiovascular health, which can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. In addition to integrating these foods, make sure you swap out things like cooking lard for healthy olive oil, or full fat foods for lower fat options.
#1 – Seeds and Grains
Seeds and grains work well to protect your heart. The one you’re most familiar with is oatmeal. Some people have a disdain for cooked oatmeal, though. They don’t like the texture of it. Continue reading “Here are “10” Ways to Protect Your Heart With Food!” »
One thing you should do is have blood tests done on a regular basis to keep a watch on your cholesterol readings. You especially want to know what your LDL cholesterol is, since it’s considered the bad cholesterol – the one that can gang up on your heart and lead you to have a heart attack.
No need to automatically have to reach for a pill to get your levels down to an optimal reading. Your doctor should always suggest both diet and exercise as the first line of defense in fighting back against numbers that are too high. The first step to follow is always to change your diet.
You might be surprised at some of the foods you need to add to your diet that can naturally help bring your cholesterol under control. Eating nuts (especially almonds or peanuts) can lower your cholesterol. But be careful that you don’t overdo it. Continue reading “Have You Ever Wondered How you Can Naturally Lower LDL Cholesterol” »
Are you frustrated when you put on a bathing suit and see the belly fat around your middle? Do you see a lumpy, bumpy silhouette when you put on a new dress? When you look in the mirror, do you see a spare tire hanging over your belt? If this sounds familiar, you may be ready to lose belly fat.
Here are a few questions to decide if you’re ready to take the steps you need to lose belly fat. First, how do you feel about your situation? Are you frustrated by your body? What are the reasons you want to lose belly fat? Is it so you can wear a bikini this summer? Is it to make your clothes feel better?
Have you been thinking about how to lose belly fat for some time, it’s time to take the next step. You’ll need to gather as much information as you can so that you can make a plan. There are many sources of information including books, the internet, weight loss centers, and information from friends and family members. Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Losing Belly Fat” »