Monday, November 10, 2014

Fruits for Weight Loss. Part 2.

Experts assert that all citruses including lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, and of course, grapefruit is the best choice as fruits for weight loss.

Citrus fruits are not only sources of vitamins, they contain flavonoids - a group of substances that burn fat. In addition, citrus fruits are high in fiber, which cleanses the gastrointestinal tract, splits fats and removes the excess water from the body.

Grapefruit is the most low-calorie fruit. It contains a large amount of water, vitamin C and enzymes that burn fat, stimulate the liver and help get rid of toxins. Red grapefruit protects people from developing cancer, protects the cell membrane, and supports heart function and metabolism. You can satisfy your appetite with grapefruit. However, it is not recommended for people with high acidity.

Orange is the next fruit to eat often. This fruit is the main enemy of the fat around the stomach.

Lemon is one of the most useful fruits to cleanse the body; it helps to boost vitality, energy and, as well, melts the fat. It is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. It has antibiotic properties and this is why lemon should be used in cold and flu season. It is recommended to squeeze a lemon in a glass of warm water and drink every morning.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fruits for Weight Loss. Part 1.

How any fruits can contribute to weight loss?  Do you know that the main cause of obesity is metabolic disorders in the body? Fruits stimulate to remove waste products and excess fluid.

In addition, they are very beneficial for health due rich content of vitamins C, E, B and A which help to strengthen immune system, accelerates the metabolism, and reduces the bad cholesterol.

In fact, fruits can help to improve our nutrition and satiety and, as well, ensure getting the dietary fiber we need. Fruits for weight loss are those which have low calorie content and as well split fats. There are plenty of fruits available but some of them are the most supportive for weight loss.

Perhaps the most popular fruit for weight loss is a pineapple. It contributes to the rapid resorption of fat received from food due to a component bromeline that cleaves fatty acids. However, pineapple can’t affect the reduction of existing fat reserves.

Among the most useful products for weight loss should be noted berries such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. All berries are rich in vitamins, fiber and antioxidants.

Strawberry is low-calorie, sweet tasty, and provides the body with a sufficient amount of fiber and vitamin C. It satisfies our cravings for sweet and also helps to get rid of overweight.

Blackberry is one more fruit for weight loss; it is high in dietary fiber, so you will become satiated quickly. It has beneficial properties that contribute to the fight against cancer.

Raspberry is another useful fruit that is very low in sugar and as well contains elements ketone which is a natural calorie burner.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Japanese Diet Tips. Part 2.

Japanese people are vegetable-crazed and consume plenty of cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, and watercress.

Red peppers, green bean, zucchini, eggplant, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, lettuce, carrots, spinach, beets, lotus root, turnips, shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and seaweed all have a place in the Japanese diet.

High in vitamin C and fiber, they also possess anti-cancer properties. Also, seaweeds are included used in Japanese dishes and provide body with iodine. Veggies are served simmered in broth, stir-fried in a small bit of oil, or lightly steamed that helps to preserve nutrients in food.

Fish, especially fatty fish like salmon and tuna, are the most popular Japanese dishes and a great source of heart-benefit omega-3 fatty acids. Thus, the Japanese eat less red meat containing artery-clogging saturated fat and leading to obesity.

The one more an alternative source of protein than red meat is soy products as Japanese meals often include more than one soy-based dish. As a main part of the Japanese diet, soy products like tofu and beans help to reduce cholesterol level.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Japanese Diet Tips. Part 1.

The Japanese diet is considered as one of the healthiest diets in the world. There is a misconception as to why the Japanese are so slim and healthy. People believe that the Japanese eat less, but they, on the contrary, do enjoy eating.

Although Japanese women spend more money on food, they actually consume fewer calories compared to women in European countries.

Japanese people eat about a hundred varieties of food a week. Their typical diet includes brown rice, fish, seasonal vegetables and fruits. Brown rice is consumed in large quantities in Japan, so that it is virtually served with every meal of the day, including breakfast.

It is the main source of carbohydrates and as it low in fat rice helps fill a stomach up with few calories. For extra health benefits rice cooked and eaten with no butter or oil.

Japanese soba noodles are also an important part of Japanese diet. Soba noodles are made from wheat and buckwheat flour and contain no white wheat. Being high in fiber they accelerate the digestive process and promote to remove cholesterol as well.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Light Version of Buckwheat Diet

If the three-day diet is not for you, try a light version of it. A couple of weeks you should eat buckwheat porridge with minimal addition of salt three times a day.

It is allowed to drink a liter of low-fat yogurt during the day. You can also drink mineral or plain water. Good news for coffee lovers: a morning cup of weak coffee is not prohibited, but without sugar and other sweets, and in regards of tea it is better to choose green. The total volume of liquid should not exceed three liters per day.

You can also enjoy fruits, but no more than two pieces of each. You can also add some dried fruit to buckwheat. Raisins, dried apricots and prunes will help to assuage hunger.

It is also important, and this applies to most of the diets, that one can not eat after six pm. You may be upset because of this at first, but after a few days on a diet, you will feel that you don’t really want to eat because your stomach size will shrink. The most important thing to remember is to just do it!

This diet is recommended to keep for two weeks and then stop for a month to avoid habituation. When you finish the diet, try not to fall into a food coma. At the end of the second week of buckwheat diet one should gradually get back to the routine menu.

A person should continue to eat buckwheat at least once a day, along with salads and soups, and then add meat if one wishes. In order not to gain the weight lost during the diet it is advisable to spend one day a week on the buckwheat diet, this will really assist to keep the body clear from toxins and extra plumpness.

Be aware that buckwheat does not contain any essential nutrients. That is why experts recommend taking a multivitamin during the procedure. They say that the weight comes back very rarely. In any case, after a couple of months, the procedure can be repeated. Your body will only be grateful for this.