Benefits of green tea

Originating in China, green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. It serves many great purposes from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer.

Some of the benefits of green tea according to Lifehack are:

  1. Weight loss
  2. Diabetes
  3. Heart disease
  4. Esophageal Cancer
  5. Cholesterol
  6. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  7. Tooth decay
  8. Blood pressure
  9. Depression
  10. Anti-viral and anti-bacterial
  11. Skincare

How much should you drink? Even though green tea has many benefits, one cup of tea a day will not be sufficient. Many sources say that you can drink as little as two cups a day, up to even ten cups. You just need to find a good range that personally works for you so you get the benefits without having to go to the bathroom constantly.

Another notable point is that green tea contains caffeine. Therefore, you should be aware if you are sensitive to caffeine then you should limit yourself.

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The benefits of lemon water

Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that serves many health purposes. Not only does it enhance your beauty by rejuvenating your skin, but one of the main health benefits of it is to help kickstart the daily digestion process. Thus, it paves way for losing weight faster as it is a great weight loss remedy. It is a perfect drink for the morning because it has the power to flush out body toxins which ensures smooth bowel functions due to its high mineral and vitamin content.

How to do it: Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into a glass full of warm water. It should be lukewarm, not scalding hot or ice cold water because it will be easier for your body to digest first thing in the morning. Purified water and fresh lemons should be used rather than bottled lemon juice. You should drink this in the morning before you even eat breakfast, which is important not to skip as well.

A blog called Tastyyummies gives 10 benefits to drinking warm lemon water every morning.

The benefits of bananas

A banana a day keeps the doctor away.” – Anonymous

Is banana nature’s most perfect food?

Compared to an apple, a banana has 4x the protein, 2x the carbohydrate, 3x the phosphorus, 3x the potassium, 5x the vitamin A and iron, and 2x the other vitamins and minerals.

I love bananas. I usually eat 2 to 3 bananas every day. However, many people avoid bananas because they worry that bananas are fattening. I believe bananas are one of the best foods for humans.

Some benefits of banana: Energy – it supplies proper carbohydrates necessary to replace the muscle glycogen (muscle sugar) used. Potassium – high in potassium, it helps the body’s circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain, helping maintain regular heartbeat and water proper balance. PMS – it contains Vitamin B6, which regulates blood glucose levels and helps us in time of stress and helps to suppress cranky moods. Brain Power – potassium packed fruit helps learning because it makes the pupil more alert. Bowel Health – it is high in soluble fiber which helps to stop constipation and helps to restore and maintain regular bowel function. Increase Happiness – it releases a mood regulation substance called tryptophan which is converted to serotonin in the brain and thus elevates mood and makes us happier. Iron – it is rich in iron, and can help individuals with anemia. Help smokers quit – it contains vitamin B and other minerals that lessen the effect of nicotine withdrawal both physical and psychologically.

You may find that by eating more bananas, which supply a complete nutritional package, you do not have as many cravings for desserts or other sweet things. Bananas are the best when they have some brown spots on them.

If you are one of those people who think bananas are fattening, you do not need to worry anymore. The good news is bananas are great for you. Bananas will support your health and beauty, give you energy, and they taste great. If you have not had banana in a while, get peeling. Your body will appreciated it.

The three phases of nutrition in the diet

We are not made to be perfect 100% of the time but we are made to do the best we can 100% of the time.” – Ronnie Friedman

According to P90X Nutrition Plan, the nutrition plan is divided into 3 phases progressive phases calibrated to move from fast, efficient fat loss (Phase 1) to peak energy (Phase 2) to lasting success (Phase 3). The proportions of the diet change with each phase, so it is important to follow the instructions for each phase.

The nutritional proportions for each of the three phases are:

  • Phase 1: fat shredder. The goal is to strengthen your muscle and shed excess body fat. You need to consume 50 percent protein, 30 percent carbohydrate, and 20 percent fat.
  • Phase 2: energy booster. The goal is to maintain phase 1 changes with additional energy for midstream performance. You need to consume 40 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrate, and 20 percent fat.
  • Phase 3: endurance maximizer. The goal is to support peak physical performance and satisfaction over the long term. You need to consume 20 percent protein, 60 percent carbohydrate, and 20 percent fat.

Nicole is one of the real examples of people who experience the success of the P90X Nutrition Plan. She is a 29-year-old woman who lives by the beach in sunny San Diego. She started her blog at the beginning of 2011 to chronicle her journey on the way to her first marathon with the help of P90X. Now, she is a P90X graduate and a marathon finisher.

The benefits of juicing

The only successful way to reach and maintain a healthy weight is to find what works for you.” – Anonymous

Drinking juice is the best way to get concentrated nutrients into your body and overcome deficiency in the least amount of time. Extracting juice from fresh vegetables and fruits leaves the fillers behind, giving you only the concentrated liquid that is full of vitamins, minerals, and many other nutrients that we need for proper and balanced functioning of our body.

Drinking juice is your key to radiant health. It also gives you instant energy and makes you feel better. There are some benefits of drinking juices from fresh vegetables and fruits:

  • If we start our day with a glass of fresh juice, it will help us with weight loss and maintenance.
  • Juices make our digestive system function better by cleansing the stomach, intestines, and kidneys.
  • Juices add life to our skin by making it more clear, smooth, and hydrated.
  • Juices can give us instant energy because of natural glucose and other vital minerals, vitamins, and nutrients contained in it.
  • Juices help strengthen the immune system, regulate blood pressure, maintain cholesterol, and keep the body hydrated.
  • Juices supplement the required doses of antioxidants.
  • Juices help us fight tiredness and dullness.

How to get healthy and tasty meat

“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” – Woody Allen.

Meat can be valuable sources of proteins and other important nutrients, but meat can also be sources of unhealthy fat and cholesterol. Unfortunately, higher fat meat tends to be tastier. Celebrity chefs often use higher fat cuts of meat in their recipes. However, we do not need to follow their footsteps in choosing meat. With a few simple tricks and tips, we can have healthy and tasty meats.

Mayo Clinic has some tricks and tips to choose the healthiest selections of meat.

Finding the best healthy snacks in your supermarket

“I do not go long without eating. I never starve myself. I grab a healthy snack.” – Vanessa Hudgens

Finding healthy snacks is not difficult. We can get bunch of healthy snacks from the nearest supermarket. However, we must be careful in choosing the correct snacks.

We cannot be fooled by the advertisement of a healthy snack.

Plenty of healthy snacks on the market advertise how healthy their products are, but in fact, it is just nonsense information. Their products actually contain huge amount of calories, which are as bad as the other unhealthy snacks. You might surprise how many healthy snacks that look healthy but it is actually not.

The best healthy snacks in your supermarket might not be a perfect healthy snack because some of the snacks have higher percentage in sugar, saturated fat or sodium. However, most of the snacks have enough calories to be satisfying, less fat and saturated fat. The snacks also contain fiber, protein and other nutrients that give its staying power.