In one of my earlier posts I talk about the health benefits of oats. One of the many ways to enjoy this healthy whole grain is consuming it as granola. Unfortunately the granolas available in the market are loaded with sugar, vegetable oils, and preservatives. Therefore, I decided to create my own simple and healthy … Continue reading Healthy granola recipe
The last reason for weight gain and obesity, that we are going to cover in the series of "Reasons for weight loss resistance", is Hyperphagia. Let's start with defining what hyperphagia really means. According to Merriam Webster dictionary hyperphagia means: "abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus". One of the … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance-part IV. Hyperphagia
The third factor that effects weight is fat metabolism. Reduced fat oxidation levels have shown an effect on obesity and weight gain. Since we tend to consume more fat than our body needs at any given time, our body stores the extra fat to be used at times of need. The fat stored in the body is … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance- part III. Low fat oxidation rate
Beets, known botanically as Beta vulgaris, are native to the Mediterranean region. Beets are most commonly a dark red color, however they also come in other hues ranging from white to yellow to a red-and-white variety known as Chioggia. They are rich in antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. Beets have many health benefits, one of which … Continue reading Amazing health benefits of beets/ detox recipe
As mentioned in my previous post, Studies suggest that there are four main reasons behind obesity and weight gain, Hperphagia, a low metabolic rate, low rates of fat oxidation and an impaired sympathetic nervous activity. We talked about the Sympathetic Nervous system fully in my previous post. Today our focus is going to be on Metabolic … Continue reading Reasons behind weight loss resistance- Part II. Low metabolic rate
By now, you are probably tired of me saying listen to your body and adjust your diet based on your body's needs. You are probably frustrated and asking, how should I listen to my body, and what are you talking about?!! Therefore, I have decided to dedicate this post on the language that your body tends … Continue reading Inflammation in our body and how to address it. Answering questions regarding food-part III
In this week's "answering questions regarding food" series, we are going to talk about lunch. We have been told that we should eat lunch early afternoon, possibly between 12-1pm. One theory suggests that if we leave lunch for later in the day the chances that one would overeat or make an unhealthy choice will increase. … Continue reading Should we eat lunch and what should we eat for lunch? Answering questions regarding food- part II.
As a child, my mom would never let us leave the house without eating breakfast first, Lunch and dinner were musts as well. As an adult, I was told, that breakfast is essential for staying healthy and to help with weight lost, lunch should be something simple like a salad or a sandwich and dinner … Continue reading Should we eat breakfast? Answering questions related to food, part I.
Cacao beans are the seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree, a small evergreen tree grown in Mexico and South America. Cacao beans are roasted and ground to produce cocoa and, after further processing, are the basis of chocolate. When the beans are dried at low temperature, however, they are called raw cacao beans, which can … Continue reading Health benefits of Cocoa, plus a simple and delicious raw cocoa recipe!
When trying to eat healthy, we all know that is best to stick with whole, fresh foods. But when it comes to buying these fresh produce, we get stuck between the labels. What is the difference between Non-GMO, organic, USDA certified organic, etc.? Should I buy everything organic, or can I save some money by purchasing conventional … Continue reading 2017 GMOs, Dirty dozen and clean 15