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Month: February 2013

Book selection: “The Primal Blueprint”

***** The Primal Blueprint is a simple, flexible plan to help you look and feel your best without struggling or suffering, by adapting the simple lifestyle practices of our hunter-gatherer ancestors into modern life. Sisson presents the compelling premise that you can reprogram your genes in the direction of weight loss, health, and longevity by following 10 immutable Primal Blueprint lifestyle laws validated by two million years of human evolution. Weight loss is largely about insulin; moderate your production by eliminating sugar and grains, and you will lose the excess body fat you desire even while eating delicious, satisfying...

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Omega-3 fatty acids

Research and the role of Omega-3 fatty acids in growth, development and in health and disease has expanded over the past 15 years. In the 1950s the emphasis was on vegetable oils and their high cholesterol effects. Today there has been an important shift to investigate the important functions of Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) from fish oils or fish, in the possible prevention of such conditions as hardening of the arteries, inflammation, blood clot formation and even cancer. Diets today are high in Omega-6 fatty acids because of the increased production of oils from oil seeds...

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The Food Pyramid Explained

A balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat is required to deliver the nutrition you need for energy, effective muscle building and general good health. The food pyramid is the basis for a good balanced diet for everyone as well as being the foundation for an effective sports nutrition plan. It is designed to make sure you get a variety of foods and all of the right vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy body. The pyramid is made up of six main building blocks, or groups of food: Grains (bread, cereals, pasta, rice) Vegetables Fruit Dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese) Meat...

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Diet and Fitness: the perfect combination for a really long and happy life

If one would enjoy living a really long and happy life span, there are a couple of imperative elements: nutritional routine and training. While some folks consider that they are one item all together, little or nothing is likely to be further from the reality of the situation. It truly is actually possible to have an ideally nutritious diet along with harmful exercise habits or none at all. It is just as possible to be in incredibly good physical shape with sub-par eating styles. I can’t help but think of this unique line each time I think about all...

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