Health Foods You Should Be Eating

There were quite a few scientific studies that indicated the beneficial properties of health supplements.  By eating healthy foods and sidelining processed junk food, you could dramatically increase your life expectancy. Here are a few specific foods that assist in this process.

Algae

Not many people would consider algae as a health food source. There are scientific studies that prove that you should. The algae Spirulina has been shown to contain antioxidant benefits, as well as serving as an anti-inflammatory supplement.

Cloves

Originating in Indonesia and commonly considered to be the first breath fresheners, cloves have been used as a spice for thousands of years and have been praised for their antioxidant properties. Cloves are most often used when stewing fruit.

Kiwi

The Kiwi is famous for its high levels of vitamins C and E which not only serve to boost your immune system but also boosts your T-cell count.

Cinnamon

This spice has been used by diabetics to assist with regulating their blood sugar levels. Other benefits that can be attributed to this spice are its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and its ability to reduce the risks of blood clots. It has been shown that even a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon would be enough to cut your cholesterol and triglycerides by thirty percent.

Chocolate Milk

It may sound strange but chocolate milk should be added to your diet. It provides the same nutrients as ordinary milk and the amount of sugar contained in chocolate milk can be compared to a normal glass of apple juice. There are only two nutrients in apple juice, this compared to the sixteen contained in chocolate milk.

Swiss Chard

This leafy horde of nutrients has long been revered for its cancer fighting properties, thanks to its chlorophyll and phytonutrients. The antioxidant lutein which assists in fending off blindness is also present in this leafy treasure trove.

Flaxseeds

A mere tablespoon of flaxseed will provide you with 2.3 grams of fibre. Flaxseeds also contain lingams, which have been shown to reduce the possibility of hormone related cancers. Flaxseeds can also serve as an anti-inflammatory.

Red Cabbage

The red colour which these cabbages are known for can be attributed to the high concentration of antioxidants that’s known as anthocyanins. It’s believed that these antioxidants assist in fighting off cancer, diabetes, and prevent the hardening of arteries. Improvement in brain function has also been attributed to these antioxidants.

Passion Fruit

Passion fruit is high in vitamin C and E. The seeds of this fruit are edible and are high in fibre and antioxidants.

Oats

Oats have been shown to lower cholesterol as well as blood pressure. It has been noted that consuming a cup and a half of oatmeal on a daily basis would lower the amount of cholesterol contained in your blood by five percent, and decrease your risk of heart attack by ten percent.

From this list it is quite clear that in order to maintain healthy eating habits, you would have to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Nathan Johnston is an experienced online content writer who enjoys writing about various topics such as manuka honey,healthy living ,vitamins and herbs.

How to Gain Weight and Muscle as a Skinny Guy ? Prepare The Kitchen !

How to Gain Weight Fast and Build Muscle for Skinny Guys With a Highly Fast Metabolism ?

I am able to answer that question from a heavy personal experienced point of view, as a few years ago, I weighted only fifty five kilograms, on a 1.81m height! As I am writing this article right now, I weigh 30 more kilograms, most of it muscles, and I assume most of you skinny guys out there would like to know the ‘secret’ behind this unusual transformation.

The problem with skinny guys is not only our unusually low appetite. It is also our biological system, which favors us more than usual with an ultra fast metabolism, and a very high caloric adaption (downregulation) which makes it very hard for us to gain a substantial amount of both muscle and fat. The solution to this issue, of course, lies in a lot of science, and very little amount of guessing. There is a recipe.

Nutrition – The Most Important Part of the Puzzle

As already mentioned, our problem is mostly the amount of food that we consume and our body’s response to this food. As a skinny guy, you will have to eat a TON. Substantially more than other people, for gaining the same amount of weight and muscle. As your body will adapt to that amount of calories and stop gaining weight from it, you will have to ‘shock’ your system by suddenly dropping that amount by half, usually once or twice per week.

So, how to gain weight as a skinny guy? Eat a ton. I mean it. You will have to eat thousands of calories every day in order to gain a noticeable amount of muscle. Base your diet on whole foods – nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, organically raised animals, and avoid processed chemically-enhanced foods at all costs. People tend to put too much attention on the exact percentage of fat and protein etc, but I find it utterly inaccurate and even dumb. Every body is individual. Just focus on eating a lot of ‘real food’, instead of junk, and you will do just fine. There is no real need to count calories.

The only time you would want to count calories is when you think you are doing everything just fine but nothing really happens. Track the amount of calories and protein for a week and act accordingly. You might have a medical condition (leaky guy syndrome, for instance), that prevents your food from reaching your body.

Exercise – Lift Heavy !

Base your workout routine on heavy compound exercises. There is no need to incorporate isolated exercises such as biceps or triceps curl. Don’t worry – your biceps will grow. Have you ever seen a power lifter with small arms? Of course not.

Take a look at Mark Rippetoe’s ‘Starting Strength’ program. I have gained tremendous amounts of muscle with it. Very simple plan – it simply focuses on making you strong as a bull by having the weight on the squat/deadlift/bench press/military press/power clean raised every workout. This is how you turn skinnies into monsters.

I am Regev Elya, a writer at Fresh Beetle . Com . Feel free to drop by and read some of our articles about nutrition and exercise. I hope they will prove to be useful for you!