July 1, 2015

Why Eating An Iron-Rich Food Benefit Your Health

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If you have recently been feeling very tired despite having adequate amount of sleep at night, you might have iron deficiency. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that about 10% of the women suffer from iron deficiency and are not even aware of it.

Why Iron Is Important?

Iron is an extremely essential mineral for the human body and is an important component for hemoglobin. This is the substance found in the red blood cells that helps carry oxygen throughout the body. If the iron levels within your body are not sufficient, then you body will not have sufficient oxygen; thereby, resulting in fatigue. Iron is also essential for maintaining healthy hair, nails, and skin.

Iron Deficiency Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms for this deficiency include the following:

  • -Restless legs syndrome
  • -Brittle nails
  • -Chest pain
  • -Cold feet and hands
  • -Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • -Extreme fatigue
  • -Fast heartbeat
  • -Frequent infections
  • -Headache
  • -Soreness or inflammation of your tongue
  • -Pale skin
  • -Poor appetite
  • -Shortness of breath
  • -Unusual cravings for substances like ice, starch, or dirt
  • -Weakness

Five Reasons To Take Iron Supplements

Anemia

Anemia resulting from iron deficiency will result in poor oxygen availability to the body.

Pregnancy

Pregnant women require a lot more iron that those women who are not pregnant. The recommended dosage is 27 mg on a daily basis.

Regular Blood Loss

This applies to people who donate a lot of blood. They may be required to take iron supplement so that their iron levels can stay normal.

Infants

The milk of the mother does not contain sufficient iron. Therefore, babies have excess iron stores to be used for the first six months of life. Premature babies, however, might not have sufficient iron stores and might, therefore, need a special formula containing iron.

Iron Depleting Medication

Some medications are known to deplete iron. In this case, physicians might prescribe iron supplements.

Good Iron Sources

There are certain food sources that contain a lot of iron, and by consuming those foods regularly, you might not need supplements. Here are certain iron rich foods that you should take into consideration:

  • -Beans
  • -Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach
  • -Dried fruit like apricots and raisins
  • -Iron-fortified breads, pastas, and cereals
  • -Peas
  • -Pork
  • -Poultry
  • -Red meat
  • -Seafood

However, before you start any dietary consumption, be sure that you speak to your health professional so that you can make the best choice with regards to your health. Iron deficiency is extremely commonly, but the good news is that it can be treated in most of the cases.

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April 8, 2013

Improve Your Health by Eating Well

healthy dietThe expression “You are what you eat”, is completely accurate – your body will utilize the food you eat, regardless of its quality. By changing your diet now, you can begin to improve your health and increase the chances that you’ll be around to play with your great grandchildren. In particular, there are four areas of nutrition that you should ensure that your diet consists of. Those are fruits and veggies, fatty fish, fiber, and protein. Here are the benefits of each:

Fruits and vegetables: They not only taste good, but they also provide high levels of antioxidants. This will help reduce the number of cell-damaging free radicals in your body. Usually, the more vividly colored fruits and vegetables will provide the highest levels of antioxidants. Moreover, fruit is a natural source of sugar. Instead of satisfying your sweet tooth with processed grocery desserts or fattening baked goods, opt for a salad consisting of all of your favorite fruits. Your body will thank you.

Fatty fish: Salmon, sardines, arctic char, tuna, and trout all contain high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oils. Some of the benefits of fish oils are that they can help reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke. A popular and easy way that many people ensure that are getting enough Omega-3 is through supplements. Just ensure sure you do your research about which supplement will be the best for you.

Fiber: This is essential for regulating the digestive system and for keeping the heart healthy. Fruits and vegetables, of course, often contain hefty amounts of fiber, but you can also find fiber in whole wheat bread and pasta, and nuts.

Protein: Our bodies use protein as building blocks in our bodies. Protein is essential in all aspects of health including protecting yourself against illness, maintaining your weight, and even losing weight. Meat, seafood, and dairy products are all excellent sources of protein and help the body maintain stamina and strength.

It is easy to consume products that will enhance the quality and length of your life. With the right recipes, you do not have to sacrifice taste in order to eat healthier. Once you stop the junk food snacking cycle that is deteriorating your health, your body will feel younger and stronger.

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January 28, 2011

Quinoa: A Rising Health Food Star

Have you made a New Year resolution to eat more consciously? It can be challenging to start eating healthy food. Part of this adventure may include incorporating new foods into your diet. If this is part of your healthy eating plan, you may want to check out the new superfood on the scene: quinoa.

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) is the seed of a plant called Chenopodium. Chenopodium is related to plants such as beets, chard, and spinach, and its greens can be eaten. However, it is its seeds that are fast gaining popularity and recognition for their health benefits.

Though a relatively recent introduction to North America, quinoa has long been cultivated by indigenous people living in the Andean Mountains of Peru, Chile, and Bolivia. So what makes quinoa so great? Quinoa is an excellent source of nutrition. It contains all 8 essential amino acids, making it a rare example of a complete protein found in the plant world and a good choice for vegetarian and vegan diets. Quinoa is particularly high in lysine, an amino acid that is important for tissue growth and repair. The seed contains a good whack of the minerals magnesium, iron, copper, and phosphorous. These minerals may help ease the symptoms of migraines, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. Quinoa is a source of dietary fiber, which has been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, colon cancer, and obesity. It is gluten-free and can be used in place of wheat, oats, and other grains. Quinoa is therefore a very good choice for those with celiac disease symptoms.

Quinoa can be found in many regular grocery stores, bulk food stores, at natural food stores. Though its beige and yellow varieties are most common, you can also find red quinoa, and pink, orange, and black colors of the seed. Its flavor has been described as “nutty,” with the seed itself having a creamy texture and its tail a slightly crunchy one when cooked. It is somewhat comparable to couscous or rice.

Quinoa is easy-to-cook and there are many quinoa recipes available such as salad recipes and for breakfast quinoa. When cooking with quinoa, it is best to wash the seeds well to remove the saponins that coat the seeds. It can be cooked in the same way as rice, (one-part grain to two-parts liquid) and there are even recipes for delicious-looking quinoa chocolate cake out there! Creativity and experimentation are what eating well is all about, and quinoa is one super-food you shouldn’t go without. Here’s to a healthy 2011!

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August 24, 2010

Lead By Example and Get Your Kids Active

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I still remember when I was younger, I used to play outside with my friends until the streetlights came on, and even then we sometimes stayed out even later. I used to and still do love hockey, and I remember when my dad taught me the power of the slap shot. What many of today’s parents seem to forget is that they have to lead by example when it comes to getting their kids active. Even if your kid refuses to admit it, they look to their parents as role models and base a lot of their behavior after what they see and hear. Parents need to start going outside and making exercise fun for children again.

It may seem like a lot of work sometimes, but part of being a parent is spending time with your child or children. Simply going outside and teaching your kid how to ride a bike can be extremely beneficial. You get some quality bonding time in with your child, and you teach your child the importance of physical exercise. Maybe one day, you can take your kid on a day trip to go biking. If you’re not too into biking, go toss a ball around in the backyard. Your child will quickly pick up that sports, and exercising for that matter, can be really fun. This is a crucial first step in ensuring your child can maintain his or her health further on into the future.

Next time you’re sitting at home and see your kid has been sitting inside for hours playing on the X-Box or sitting at the computer, ask them to come outside and throw that baseball around. Your child is guaranteed to benefit from the activity and you may just establish a closer relationship with your son or daughter.

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July 12, 2010

Obesity Camps for Teens in the UAE

Teenagers in the United Arab Emirates who are over 90kg’s are being asked by the government to participate in anti-obesity camps. While in these camps, teens are expected to lose 1kg every week during the 1 month program. The teens will be put on a strict calorie-controlled diet and exercise program, and they will receive lectures about obesity every 4 days.

I still haven’t decided if this is too extreme, especially for teenagers, or maybe it’s what we need to do. Obesity is becoming a very serious problem, and nowhere is this more apparent than the United States. In the United States, obesity related illnesses are costing the nation $147 billion every year. Maybe it’s time for some new, drastic, changes in obesity prevention.

I would like to know what the results will be like for the camps in the UAE. If they work, then maybe we can adapt a similar program here in North America. If the level of obesity experiences a drop, it may lead to some lower taxes or health care prices. Not to mention you’ll add years to your life. Regardless of how well these camps work, something needs to be done about the obesity epidemic in the United States.

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June 10, 2010

5 Foods that Help Build Muscle

Many of us strive to reach the look of some of our favorite celebrities, but very few ever achieve that goal. We try new, sometimes unhealthy or even downright dangerous diets, in order to look like the people often seen in magazines and on television.

However, this is often impossible, as people in magazines often have their pictures changed digitally and we have to go to work in order to support ourselves and our families. While getting rock hard celebrity abs isn’t always possible, there are certain foods you can eat that will help you build muscle faster.

  1. Eggs – A great source of protein can be found in eggs. Not to mention, there are vitamins and nutrients in eggs that help you stay healthy.
  2. Salmon – Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in great supply in salmon. The protein and omega 3 fatty acids will help build muscle and speed up your recovery time.
  3. Almonds – Almonds help prevent free radical damage after you workout which means your muscles should recover faster. Almonds are a great way to help you build muscle because they’re a great snack food and you can just throw them into a zip lock bag and take them just about anywhere with you.
  4. Beef – Probably the most well known source of protein is beef. Beef also contain iron and zinc and help supply energy for your body. Try to look for lean cuts of meat in order to cut down calories.
  5. Water – Considering the majority of your body is made out of water, it makes sense that staying hydrated will help build muscle. If your body is hydrated properly, the process of building muscle, protein synthesis, will occur much more quickly than if you were dehydrated.

The one thing to remember is to always take things in moderation. Having too much or too little of something can actually have negative effects on the body. Try to always eat a balanced and healthy diet in order to keep your body strong. Physical exercise is also key to building muscle. You have to get out there and lift some weights, go on runs, etc in order to actually use these foods. Without exercise you’re just putting more calories into your body without every using the energy they give you.

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