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It is all well and good restricting your calorie intake and shedding the body fat that you shouldn’t be carrying, but in creating that calorie deficit don’t underestimate how important vitamins and minerals are to your healthy eating plan.
You may be creating a big calorie deficit and losing body fat, but if your food choices are poor and your diet is lacking in essential nutrients, then you will find that you will be more hungry than ever before. During your diet, it’s critical that you deliberately boost your intake of fruit and vegetables over and above the recommended 5 portions a day, because otherwise your body will actually produce hormones to make you crave foods, trying to make you eat more to compensate for the vitamins and minerals it thinks you’re lacking. Eating only 1 or 2 portions of fruit and vegetables a day is far too low to be giving your body what it needs to maintain optimal health, even when you are eating normally.
It’s the second largest organ in the body (the skin being the largest) and we manage to bash it about on a daily basis with all the toxins that we eat, drink and absorb. Strangely though, we don’t normally give it a second thought. In this post I cover why I think we all should pay it a bit more attention.
Some or your liver’s main functions:
– Processes the foods you eat after digestion, repackaging them for the rest of the body to use.
Everyone has heard of Green Tea and the claims for its health benefits (see my previous post – A Smarter Cuppa), but how about White Tea (and I don’t mean normal tea with milk in it!)? Well, you might just want to read on.
White Tea is the least processed and most delicate of all of the teas. Similar to Green Tea, White Tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant and has high levels of Catechins which can reduce the formation of atherosclerotic plaques and the severity of strokes, but White Tea’s levels manage to outstrip even Green’s. Read more..