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You Know Your Diet is Bad When …

No physical fitness regime will work if you have a bad diet.  Just what exactly is a bad diet?  This is an eating regime that may not exactly bebe supporting your weight loss or muscle building goals. It is one that is unhealthy, does not sustain physical exercise and that will eventually make you sick.

You know your diet is bad when you are eating nothing but foods that are high in fat, carbohydrates, salt and sugars and low in vitamins, minerals and fiber.Examples of these bad foods are white bread, doughnuts, potato chips, microwave dinners, fried foods, instant foods, cheese and meat.  A lot of take out food is not that great for you either. Stay away from the pizza with cheese in the crust and greasy, fatty Chinese food. People who are on bad diets also seem to eat on the run more than others. They are more prone to suddenly ordering sodium, calorie and fat laden pizzas and Chinese food for dinner.

You can also sabotage your diet and fitness plans by drinking the wrong things. . Did you know for instance that if you eliminated all colas and coffees from your diet that you could lose as much as fifteen pounds in a month?  The same thing would also happen if you cut out all coffee that has cream and sugar in it.

 

By contrast a person who has a good diet eats foods that are low in fat, high in fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. DietToGo has examples of some good diets. You can get promo codes for DietToGo on a discount website like PromoCoder.com

Be sure to drink a LOTof water every day – at least eight cups.  Water keeps the system flushed and it is a natural diuretic. Water flushes toxins out of your system.  Herbal teas are healthier too. If you are not sure what to eat then take a look at the Mediterrean diet. These are the healthiest people in the world and the food is nutritious enough to support a fitness program for losing wieght or building muscle.  Eating more vegetables and fruits is definitely helpful as well.

 

 

If you are constantly on the run then really try to pack your lunch rather than go out for it. Prepare for eating the night before. Not only does this save money but studies show that people who do this are a lot healthier and are better able to resist the temptation of junk food.

 

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Foods That Support Heart Function

If you would like to support your heart function and fight off a predilection towards diabetes and heart disease it is suggested that you start ingesting at least a few of the following foods.

 

 

Artichoke leaf extract: This food extract, which reduces the level of LDL in your blood whilst also helping to protect your liver. The extract also exhibits antioxidant qualities, which it is believed, help to reduce the oxidization of LDL whilst ‘encouraging’ it to leave your body more quickly.  This prevents the cholesterol form building up in the arteries and other disorders like high blood pressure from happening.

 

 

Brewer’s yeast: In one study a group of volunteers were given a daily dose of brewer’s yeast for eight weeks. At the end of the test, only one of the 11 original test subjects did not show lowered LDL rates as well as increased good cholesterol levels.

 

Green tea: Green tea is an ancient herbal remedy that has been popular in many Asian countries for centuries. In the West, it is recognized that green tea is very helpful for keeping blood pressure under control and also for reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in your blood. This is due to the high levels of antioxidant substances in green tea.

 

Garlic: Garlic is another powerful antioxidant, which helps to prevent the oxidization of LDL in the body and bloodstream. This was confirmed in one study where a few drops of garlic juice added to a fatty meal lowered the ‘bad’ cholesterol level by around 7%. Another study suggests that 600 mg of garlic powder every day could reduce your LDL levels by around 10%.

 

Ginger: Ginger is another food that possesses many of these same qualities as garlic.  Including just a little ginger in your diet every day significantly reduces the risk of heart attacks as well as lowering your blood pressure at the same time.

 

Gingko biloba: This herbal remedy stimulates blood flow and helps prevent the formation of potentially harmful free radicals that can damage arterial walls.

Guggul: This is another herbal remedy derived from Ayurvedic medicine that is capable of lowering blood fat levels whilst helping to increase the levels of high-density lipoproteins – ‘good’ cholesterol – in your blood.

 

Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice that not only adds a delicious kick to your cooking but also lowers your LDL levels at the same time by stimulating the production of bile. It has certain anticoagulant properties similar to those demonstrated by aspirin too, but without the potentially harmful side effects.