What are the health benefits of avocado? + 5 Recipes

 

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What are the health benefits of avocado?

What makes avocados so popular is the taste and the many health benefits and nutrients they have to offer. What these (proven) health benefits are, you will discover in this article.

The taste is also not entirely unimportant for the success of the avocado. They can greatly enrich all kinds of dishes.

How to enjoy avocado while boosting your health can be read in the 5 recipes with which I will conclude this article.

What you will learn in this article:

  • What the nutritional value of avocados is
  • What the health benefits are
  • That you can also use avocados to care for your skin
  • 5 delicious recipes

What are avocados?

Hash-AvocadoAn avocado is a pear-shaped fruit. They fall into the category of berries. Depending on the variety, they can be 7 to 20 centimeters long and over 2 kilos heavy.

The avocado was cultivated for the first time in Mexico some 2500 years ago.

Most avocados that you find in the western European supermarkets are of the variety ‘Hass’.

The Hass avocado is the most cultivated variety. This is due to its taste, shelf life and high harvest yield.

This Hass avocado weighs between 200 and 300 grams each. The skin is green which turns black-brown during ripening. The peel feels rough and lumpy.

when is the avocado ready to eatIt is often difficult to judge whether an avocado is completely ready to eat.

A trick to find out here is to get the little stick out of the tip of the avocado.

If the avocado is ready to eat, you will see that the spot where the pit was it’s white-green in color.

Avocados almost always are eaten raw. If they are heated (100 degrees or warmer), a molecular reaction takes place which causes the taste to change. They turn brown and start to taste like quinine (a ‘tonic’ taste).

Avocados will therefore never cook or bake you so quickly, though it is possible.

Avocado burritoIf you put avocados on a warm toast or if guacamole does on your burritos then they will not be sufficiently heated to spoil the delicious taste and creamy texture.

The special thing about avocados is that they are rich in fatty acids. They contain, among other things, the healthy omega 3 fatty acids. A fatty acid that you find particularly in foods of animal origin and in seeds and nuts.

Furthermore, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber are well represented in avocados.

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The healthy way of losing weight without diet: Lose 20 pounds with these tips

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The healthy way of losing weight without diet: Lose 20 pounds with these tips

Do you also not like the most strange diets, which work badly in the long run?

And are you surprised that your friends of yours are going from one diet to another without understanding what the consequences might be?

Then this article is written for you!

You and I know that really healthy weight loss is about creating healthy habits. This takes longer than a crash diet but it is something feasible for the long term.

Every year many people start with dozens of attempts with healthy eating and losing weight. For example, they start with a protein diet or low-carbohydrate diet.

But you can also lose weight by consciously looking at your diet and learning a healthy diet. You can learn healthy weight loss if you become more aware of your eating patterns, behavior and pitfalls.

In short, this article only focuses on people who want to get serious with healthy ways to lose weight.

How can you lose weight quickly?

Healthy weight loss really does not have to be that difficult when you are aware of your eating patterns and choose to adopt a healthy lifestyle that makes healthy eating and losing weight go well together.

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Ketogenic Diet: Explanation, Diet, 9 Recipes and 4 Hazards

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Ketogenic Diet: Explanation, Diet, 9 Recipes and 4 Hazards

Curious about what a ketogenic dietis and what the keto diet experiences are? Do you want to know what you can eat with the ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet, also called keto-diet, is the weight lost method of recent years. With an increasing popularity, the ketogenic diet is back as one of the most popular food trends in the modern world. Not only as a short-term diet that is used for the last kilos but also as a lifestyle to settle for good with the dominance of carbohydrates.

Contrary to what you probably think, the keto diet meals are far from dull and tasteless!

In hitting the state of ketosis gives countless benefits when it comes to lose weight and weight loss. But the keto diet is also controversial and different from a low-carbohydrate diet.

This is what you will learn, among other things:

  • What makes the keto diet so special
  • The best keto diet recipes (including keto breakfast!)
  • Whether the keto diet is dangerous for you
  • The positive and negative keto diet experiences
  • What you can and can not eat with the ketogenic diet
  • And much, much more ….

 

What is a ketogenic diet?

Ever heard of the ketogenic diet? Probably. It is also called ‘the keto diet’. But what exactly is the keto diet?

Keto-Food-PyramidThe ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate diet that focuses on high-fat foods. In other words: you eat a lot of fats and as little carbohydrates as possible.

The keto diet has many similarities with low-carbohydrate diet (think of the popular Atkins diet).

There is, however, a difference between the keto diet and the low-carbohydrate diet:

The low-carbohydrate diet, as the name suggests, focuses primarily on avoiding carbohydrates.


In the keto diet, you mainly emphasize high-fat foods to stimulate fat burning. You drastically reduce the intake of carbohydrates and replace them by eating a lot of fats.


Your body comes through the removal of carbohydrates (carbohydrates are broken down in your body to glucose as an important energy source) after a few days in the metabolic state called ketosis.


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8 Proven Health Benefits of Oats (Malts) + 5 Recipes

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8 Proven Health Benefits of Oats (Malts) + 5 Recipes

In many supermarkets, you can buy a pack of oatmeal of 500 grams for less than 40 cents. That is a fraction of what you pay for other cereals.

Do not be fooled by this ridiculously low price. Oatmeal is one of the most nutritious foods that exists!

In this article, you will discover why this is so and what the health benefits of oats are.

In this article you will learn:

  • What are oats
  • What is the difference between oats and oatmeal
  • What the nutritional value of oats is
  • What are the health benefits of oats

Finally, I give you some more recipes so you can really enjoy oatmeal.

What are oats?

Oat is a type of grain that has been grown for more than 9,000 years and has its origin in Southwest Asia and Southeastern Fall of the roman empireEurope.

The Romans regarded oats as food for the barbarians and only fed their animals.

Ironically, it was the oat-eating Germanic tribes that eventually defeated the Romans and overthrew the Western Roman Empire.

In the Middle Ages, oatmeal was also used in medicine. It was used against bladder diseases, stomach complaints and problems with the blood vessels. They also used oats to quickly strengthen after diseases.

Currently, oats are the most cultivated and consumed grain in addition to wheat, rice and corn.

Until the 1970s, a lot of oats were eaten in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Not only as breakfast (porridge) but it was also regularly used for lunch and dinner.

Not necessarily because it was considered so healthy, but often out of sheer necessity, it was a cheap way of supplying a large family with food.

Oatmeal, Oats, PorridgeIn the 1970s, oatmeal was supplanted by the rise of other cereals, cornflakes and muesli and foreign dishes based on pasta or rice.

In recent decades, however, oats have been making an impressive comeback. Many people have really rediscovered oatmeal thanks to all its health benefits.

Nowadays many people eat oats (malt) again, which can also be seen in the supermarkets.

There are whole shelves full of all kinds of oats and oatmeal and you will find more and more products in which it is processed.

So you have cookies, smoothies, crackers, macaroni and energy bars with oats.

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Intermittent Fasting: Explanation, Experiences, 9 Benefits and 10 Schedules

 

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Intermittent Fasting: Explanation, Experiences, 9 Benefits and 10 Schedules

To this day I always have people that tell me several times a week that my advice to skip breakfast or dinner once in a while is nonsense. It would be unhealthy and a missed opportunity to speed up your metabolism.

In this article, you will discover that these convictions are at odds with scientific research. I think you will even be surprised at the endless benefits of intermittent fasting.

What you will learn in this article (and much more):

  • What intermittent fasting is
  • Why you can lose weight so well with intermittent fasting
  • What are the 9 health benefits of intermittent fasting
  • How to start intermittent fasting
  • 10 intermittent fasting schema’s

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is not a diet. It does not tell you what you eat but when you eat. You are fasting at certain times and you may only eat at certain times of the day. The period in which you are fasting is always larger than the period in which you eat.

eating plate with note on it 'fasting be back soon'By applying intermittent fasting you can lose weight and it has positive health effects on your body, your brain and it can even help you to live longer!

Many positive health effects of intermittent fasting are due to the increased production of human growth hormone (HGH Human Growth Hormone) and an improvement in insulin sensitivity.

You can practice intermittent fasting with different methods.

A much-applied schedule is by not eating after dinner and then skipping breakfast. But for example, you also can not eat anything for a day.

Depending on the method, the day or week will be divided into periods in which people are fasting and eating.16:8 Daily intermittent fasting schedule

Many people who hear intermittent fasting for the first time have difficulty with the concept and do not believe it. It goes against what we have always been told:

  1. Without breakfast, you make it difficult for you to lose weight because you need breakfast to get your metabolism going
  2. You have to eat 5 to 6 small meals a day so that your metabolism stays active and does not slow down
  3. If you do not eat, your body burns proteins and you lose muscle mass
  4. If you are fasting, your body switches to survival/savings mode

Now it is true that all these points are persistent myths. Let’s take a closer look at these points one by one to see what’s true.

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Burning belly fat With Green Smoothies!

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Burning belly fat With Green Smoothies!

Burn belly fat with green smoothies, how about that? Green smoothies can be a great meal after a workout, for breakfast and lunch.

These types of meals are conducive to weight loss and yes you can burn belly fat with green smoothies!

Burning belly fat with green smoothies can be seen as meals that are replaced, those that are low in calories and rich in nutrients. And they keep you full for a longer time!

Do you want a lot of weight loss, or are you just struggling with those last pounds? Then burning belly fat with green smoothies is an ideal plan!

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Belly Fat Burning With Green Smoothies, How Many Smoothies Should You Drink?

How many smoothies should you drink? Do you want to start burning belly fat with green smoothies?

If you want to consider it as a diet, two green smoothies per day are the healthiest way of this type of diet. If you drink green smoothies all day long then you have a chance that you will lose all the weight you lose when you stop.

So you want to strategically deal with your meals to reduce calories, without counting them by the way, because that is simply horrible while maintaining a healthy balance in what you eat.

And last but not least, if you only drink green smoothies in a day, then you will long for solid food and in the long run, you will not keep drinking green smoothies full.

I experienced this myself during my juice fast 30-day experiment. I only drank smoothies for ten days, but afterward, I was consumed by the desire for solid food and something I could chew.

The healthiest and easiest way to start burning belly fat with green smoothies is probably to replace both your breakfast and lunch with a green smoothie.

Then choose a healthy meal that contains little carbohydrates, with just a good piece of meat/fish and salad and/or vegetables.

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Can a DNA test help you lose weight and live a healthier life?

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Our DNA is the main carrier of our hereditary information, it makes us unique. The more we know about it, the better we can respond to the possibilities (and impossibilities) of our body. You can now also specifically train and eat based on your personal DNA. But how does that work?

Can a DNA test help you lose weight and live a healthier life?

Everyone is different, we know that. It is therefore not surprising that some people lose weight very easily, and others strictly follow a diet without result. It is especially difficult to find a diet that suits you and have results. Perhaps the key is in your DNA. At least, that is what some companies want you to believe. With DNA dietary tests you would know exactly how to lose weight and get a tailor-made diet. Does that really work?

The link between your genes and nutrition is certainly discovering scientists more and more. The Inuit from Greenland, for example, have certain genes that enable them to better handle their traditional diet. Another study shows that many of us have a gene called FTO that gives you more chance of obesity. Fortunately, the same study shows that diet and exercise can significantly reduce the effect of the gene. These are just a few examples, but the link between genes and nutrition is there.

WHAT ARE GENES?

According to the report of one of the test results,

“A gene is a segment of the DNA (short for deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule that contains the instructions for how, when and where your body makes each of the many thousands of proteins required for life.

“Each gene is comprised of thousands of combinations of four letters that make up your genetic code: A, T, C, and G.”

Those letters can be seen in the DNA report. The different variations can indicate a weakness to dietary issues or sporting potential.

Thanks to new developments, the way that we can access DNA testing has changed significantly, because now you can easily order a test online.

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HOW IS GENE TESTING CARRIED OUT?

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Meditate to lose weight, 5 minutes a day!


Meditate to lose weight, 5 minutes a day!

Meditation. It calms your brain, makes you (10%) happier and helps you work and live better meditation for everyone, without hippie kind of circumstance and with all beneficial effects, in at least 5 minutes per day.

A considerable percentage (10%), for such a simple action that anyone can execute without expenses, resources or complicated situations. Yes you too, because meditation is just for people who are on the ground with both feet, in the middle of a busy life. Meditating has little to do with transcendental spiritual experiences, dream catchers and hippie states.

The final conviction came for me from the fact that everyone who has to deliver top performances meditates; athletes, doctors, lawyers, students, military and CEO s do their best to be better in their profession and happier in their lives.

“Happiness is a skill that you can learn”. You can learn happiness … By training the lucky muscles in your brain with – of course – meditation.

Please see it like that. As an exercise of your brain, which is necessary to keep your head healthy. Just as you put on your shoes to take good care of your body, you close your eyes regularly to focus on your ‘brain muscles’. Nothing crazy, nothing complicated, nothing in higher spheres, something that makes you 10% happier, healthier and more productive. Because yes, you have that in your own hands. So do something with it!

Meditation to lose weight it will help you with that hunger feeling

Leave snacks, sweat for hours at the gym, and drink lots of healthy shakes. Some of the best known ways to lose weight. However, there are many more ways that can help you lose weight. For example, meditation is a very good tool for losing weight. Below you can read what meditation can do to prevent obesity.

Emotional eaters

Hungry-EmojiMany people who are dealing with obesity are emotional eaters. Factors such as stress and tension can have a very negative effect on weight. The emotional eaters do not eat because they are hungry. Emotional eaters simply eat because food makes them happy. But of course nobody is really happy after an eating mood swing. After all, you wanted to lose weight. So the joy is short-time.

Prevent emotional eating through meditation

Emotional eaters benefit greatly from meditation. Through meditation, you come into better contact with your feelings and thoughts. You are more aware of actions, and there is more peace in your head. Meditating significantly reduces stress. As an emotional eater you no longer have such a need to eat away the stress. But also through meditation, you can switch the band you have with food. And see if that hunger feeling is real.

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10 Scientific ways to be incredibly happy and more healthy!

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10 scientific ways to be incredibly happy and more healthy!

Happiness is so interesting because we all have different ideas of what happiness is and what make us happy. But we will all agree on one thing: everyone wants to be happy/happier. Scientists also like to think about the theme of happiness. Below is a list of ten blissful scientific tips.

1. Training has a big effect on our happiness

The New York Times recently published an article about the scientific 7-minute workout. So if you were under the assumption that you do not have time for sports. Seven minutes of your time should succeed?

Dopamine, a chemical that plays a role in happiness, is a neurotransmitter in the brain that’s necessary for feelings of pleasure and happiness. Many studies suggest that as we age, we’re constantly losing our stores of dopamine, which is why we need to constantly seek out experiences that release dopamine.

The best way to increase your brain’s dopamine production? Exercise. So run, lift, jump, play — and get happy.

It has been proven that training is an effective way to overcome depression. Shawn Achor refers in his book The Happiness Advantage to a study of three groups of patients with depression. One group is given medication, the second group started training, and the third group did a combination of the two. The results of the study were amazing. Although all three groups initially experienced corresponding improvements, this was completely different in a follow-up test.

The groups were called up six months later for a follow-up. 38 percent of those who had taken medication had become depressed again. The group that had experienced a combination of medication and exercises had a fall of 31 percent. But now comes the surprise: the group that had only done physical exercises, only experienced a drop of 9 percent.

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What are the health benefits of cinnamon? 10 proven health benefits of cinnamon!

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What are the health benefits of cinnamon?

10 Scientifically proven health benefits of cinnamon!

What is cinnamon?

The word cinnamon comes from the Latin word canella, which means baton. Cinnamon, one of the best-known and most tempting spices, originates from Ceylon; current Sri Lanka. It has been appreciated for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. Modern science has now confirmed what people have thought instinctively for centuries.

Cinnamon is a delicious spice.

Is cinnamon healthy for you?

Here are 10 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by scientific research.

1. Cinnamon has powerful medicinal properties

Cinnamon is a spice made from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum.

It has been used as an ingredient throughout the centuries and dates back to ancient Egypt. It was rare and valuable and was considered a gift suitable for kings.

Nowadays, cinnamon is cheap, available in every supermarket and can be found in all kinds of foods and recipes.

There are two types of cinnamon. Besides the more expensive and better quality Ceylon Cinnamon there is another variant: the Cassia Cinnamon. Cassia is less sweet, stronger and sharper in taste. This latter type is most commonly used in the kitchen.

Cinnamon is made by cutting the stalks of the Cinnamomum tree. The inner bark is then extracted and the woody parts are removed from it. When it dries, it forms strips that roll on rolls, the so-called cinnamon sticks. The sticks can be ground to form the cinnamon powder.

The clean smell and taste of cinnamon are due to the oily part, which is very high in a compound called cinnamaldehyde. That gives the delicate aroma and taste to cinnamon. This substance has medicinal properties and that is why cinnamon has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. It is this compound that is responsible for the most powerful effects of cinnamon on health and metabolism.


In short: Cinnamon is a popular spice. It contains a high content of cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for most health benefits.


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