Diet Tips

The Vegetarian Diet

The Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian food is becoming much more popular since many people are beginning to realize how varied and delicious vegetarian diets can be. Vegan or total vegetarian diets exclude food of animal origin. Meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, and eggs are left out. Only nuts, grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes are eaten. Lacto-vegetarian diets contain foods of plant origin plus milk and milk products. Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets consist of milk, milk products, eggs, and foods of plant origin. Is a vegan diet healthy? Vegetarian diets are usually followed by Seventh Day Adventists. Studies in California and Western Australia have shown that these people…
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The 9 Healthiest Nuts and Seeds

The 9 Healthiest Nuts and Seeds

Today we usually think of nuts as snack foods or the garnish on more serious feeds such as bread, but in earlier times the gathering and storing of nuts was a vital part of mankind's harvest activity. Are nuts just seeds? Not all nuts are truly nuts, it seems. Some nuts are actually fruits because of the way they are produced on the plant or tree; for example almonds, cashews and coconuts are fruits. Pine nuts and Brazil nuts are actually seeds and peanuts are not nuts at all but legumes (like peas and beans). But because all of these…
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What should I eat if I have high blood pressure?

What should I eat if I have high blood pressure?

Sodium in salt may contribute to high blood pressure in some people. By limiting the amount of sodium used, these people can reduce the amount of medication required, and in some cases, lower blood pressure to a stage where medication may not be needed at all. Hypertension and sodium intake Hypertension is even more important than high blood cholesterol in calculating the risk of stroke. Every rise on the blood pressure scale increases the danger. Conversely, as pressure decreases, the risk diminishes. You probably know that the first order a physician will give a patient with hypertension is "Reduce your…
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8 Low Calorie Filling Meals

8 Low Calorie Filling Meals

They're so full of flavor, nobody would guess the low-calorie count in these delicious recipes - for savory and sweet dishes. 1. Chilli Pork Salad 2 x 250g (8oz) pork fillets 30g (1oz) butter or substitute 3 teaspoons cornflour 1 cup of water ½ teaspoon chili sauce 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon oil ¼ cabbage 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 3 onions ½ cup of water Heat butter in a pan over high heat, add fillets, brown well. Put in a baking dish. Combine cornflour, water,…
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How to Get Skinny Fast Without Exercise

How to Get Skinny Fast Without Exercise

The choices are more numerous today and learning to choose correctly is very important, especially if you are overweight. Choose the right foods and you will automatically choose those which contain fewer calories. And if you consume fewer calories you will get skinny fast. Dieting begins at the supermarket The Mayo Clinic stresses that "dieting begins at the supermarket," meaning that if you put the right foods in your shopping cart, you will almost certainly put the right nutrients into your system. Impulse-buying leads to impulse snacking. If you do not buy chocolate-covered doughnuts, you will not find yourself eating…
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How to Look Skinny and Pretty

How to Look Skinny and Pretty

A slim shape and incidentally good health do not come overnight, but the kind of figure a girl would like to have (and the serenity which will add to her beauty) can be hers if she starts following a sensible regime of eating, sleeping, and exercise well. The best way to get skinny and pretty is to combine a modest increase in physical activity with a modest decrease in calorie intake. Thus, this program contains an exercise as well as a diet section. If you follow our suggestions faithfully for the next 2 weeks, you may be able to change…
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Is Korean Food Healthy?

Is Korean Food Healthy?

Korean food, like Japanese food, is well-known for its health-giving properties. Nutritious, well-balanced, and low in calories, it is the ideal diet for a healthy long life. Korea has a great variety of regional dishes — there are more than 100 different types of kimchi, a traditional fermented vegetable dish that is served at every meal. Kimchi is so much a part of Korea's history. There is even a Kimchi museum in Seoul showing its importance as a staple part of the Korean diet since the early 17th century. The fermentation of the different vegetables, complemented by salted fish and…
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Is Spaghetti Good for Dieting?

Is Spaghetti Good for Dieting?

Spaghetti has just about everything going for it. It's fun to eat, it's cheap and it's easy to prepare. It's also not fattening - as long as you don't drown it in butter or sauce. To show how you can enjoy spaghetti in the best Italian style - and lose 2.5kg (5lb) in a month at the same time - Edward Giobbi, an artist and an authority on Italian cooking, has planned the diet and added some of his helpful tips on preparing spaghetti and sauces. Spaghetti Tips If there is an Italian food store near you, buy some imported…
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Eating for a Healthy Old Age

Eating for a Healthy Old Age

At any age, a good varied diet is a prerequisite for health. As people become older they may be less active and need fewer calories but their basic vitamin, mineral and protein requirements do not diminish with age. Many of the characteristics attributed to old age, such as lack of energy and enthusiasm, constant tiredness, and depression, may simply be signs that the body is under-nourished and under-exercised. Neglect of the body, rather than the natural process of aging, can lead to a general lack of health and wellbeing. If you are past middle age you owe it to yourself…
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500 Calories a Day Meal Plan

500 Calories a Day Meal Plan

These 500-calorie diets work wonders for those who can't stick to a slower reducing plan but return in despair to their old eating habits, envying the slender girls in hot pants. A crash diet boosts the morale by ridding you quickly of the first 10 pounds. After the initial 10-pound loss you can go on a far less rigid diet, watching the scales, and lose the rest slowly and surely. So choose the one you fancy most from these 15 meal plans to eat 500 calories a day. 1. The 4-Day Diet Plan For those of you who like to…
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500 Calorie Menu

500 Calorie Menu

Weight-conscious guests will love you for serving this 500-calorie menu; from start to finish it adds up to around only 500 calories per person. Salad Entree with Melba Toast Spicy Yoghurt Chicken Hot Spinach with Mushrooms Parsley Rice Low-calorie Lemon Ice-cream with Passionfruit Salad Entree ½ small lettuce 1 large tomato 6 radishes 1 small cucumber 2 red apples 6 shallots 2 sticks celery Three herb dressing ½ cup bottled low-calorie french dressing ½ teaspoon basil ½ teaspoon thyme 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Wash lettuce, shred roughly, chop tomatoes into small cubes; wash radishes, slice thinly; cut the unpeeled cucumber…
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Fats Are Needed in Moderation

Fats Are Needed in Moderation

A little knowledge of the structure of fats will help you with healthier eating and exercise habits and give you the right kind of energy supply for regular exercise. Everyone needs some fat in their diet, as your body always prefers to use the most available fuels. Eliminate all fats, and your body will worry about the lack of dietary fats and will store as much fat as possible. This leads to increased fat stores (body fat), and tiredness and fatigue from low body carbohydrate levels. The basic unit of fat that your body uses as a fuel is called…
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