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Healthy, clear, youthful-looking skin continues to be prized by North Americans, evident by the continued increase in demand for skin care solutions that combat adult acne, sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, and more.
The more rapid pace of this modern life can cause enormous stress and, because of such rushing, we do not have time to take care of ourselves. However, you can follow these practical and small to improve your lifestyle, wellness and health, and pastime: with only 60 seconds. That’s right, nothing more than a minute of your day. Even if you do not follow all of them, including a few in your routine will provide a big difference. And for the better. Check out.
1. Respire fundo
We all have our moments of stress, whether because of work, traffic, or because we do not handle the household chores. In the most difficult times, it is essential to remember that breathing is an effective mechanism of relaxation. Take long, controlled breaths for 60 seconds in stressful or stressful moments, as deep breaths lower blood pressure and produce stress hormones, and thus help lessen anxiety and restlessness.
2. Embrace someone you love The feeling of a hug is great, and it has been scientifically proven that it can do health good, because it lowers blood pressure and softens the heart rate. Hugging releases dopamine into the body – a natural painkiller that lowers levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. A hug can give you more mental energy and help you overcome obstacles.
3. Laugh and smile! It is no wonder that to this day everyone says the old saying that laughing is the best medicine. This is one of the best natural painkillers that provides several physiological functions. Dr. William F. Fry of Stanford University in the United States was one of the pioneers in research on the benefits of laughter for health. He proved that laughing for a minute has the same effect on the body as 10 minutes practicing rowing. In addition to burning calories, it still benefits the memory. So if you are feeling depressed, put a smile on your face (even if you do not feel like it) to improve your mood.
4. Eat bittersweet chocolate Is not it wonderful to know that one of our favorite sweets can do good health? In moderation, of course. Bitter chocolate brings great health benefits because it lowers blood pressure and increases the level of HDL, good cholesterol, while lowering the bad, LDL. Half-bitter chocolate still does the cardiovascular system well, and some research indicates it can prevent diabetes, in addition to keeping the skin looking more beautiful and healthy. To know more benefits of bitter chocolate, click here.
5. Get up whenever you can. Many of us spend much of our day sitting, whether working, driving, watching TV or even doing other activities. A recent study has shown that spending too much time in this position can cause psychological problems. Another study showed that women who sit for 10 or more hours a day are more at risk for heart attack and cardiovascular disease compared to those who spend half their time sitting. Lifting and moving, even for a short period of time, improves circulation significantly.
6. Wash your hands You may find this too obvious, but this simple task we do during the day can protect your health more than you think. Many people wash their hands before meals and after using the bathroom, but washing them with soap a few times a day can reduce the chances of having a disease up to 20-30%. But remember to keep them well moisturized by using a good moisturizer.
7. Wear your seat belt This is an action we must all do every day. It only takes a few seconds and saves thousands of lives every year. Think: you are not climbing a mountain or running a marathon, you are simply in the car going somewhere, and this is even more important if there are children in the car. So do not let laziness or lack of attention take hold and wear your belt, even if you walk a few streets in your neighborhood. You will only “spend” about 10 seconds to maintain your life.
8. Include cinnamon for breakfast Cinnamon has incredible medicinal properties, including the treatment of diabetes, because it lowers blood sugar levels. Cinnamon also helps fight obesity, lowers bad cholesterol levels and helps keep us warm on colder days. Add cinnamon to your breakfast and you will feel the benefits. Put in your yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, or even in your coffee. To know more about its benefits, click here.
9. Wear sunscreenEven if you do not live in a very sunny place, ultraviolet rays are present even on cloudy days, and they are dangerous. This is the number one cause of skin cancer, so if you want to keep your skin safe and healthy, apply sunscreen before you leave the house.
10. Use the stairsIt does not matter if you’re late, if you’re busy or just plain lazy. Many of us simply ignore this good exercise, which is even more for free! After all, the modern world does not give us the possibility to move, because we use the car, public transport and the elevator. So if you are having a sedentary life, leave the elevator aside and opt for the stairs. It will do your health well as it will help burn calories and strengthen muscles and decrease joint pains.
11. Get out of the front of the computer from time to timeIf you work all day on the computer or if you simply enjoy spending hours on the internet, know that it is important to take some breaks, as spending hours looking at the screen is harmful to the eyes. The best method is the “20-60-20”: every 20 minutes, move your eyes away from the screen and look at any other object for 20 seconds. If you can, you can do a short walk through the office or at home.
12. Drink water with lemon Including a slice of lemon in the water you drink, in addition to refreshing, does very well to health. Lemon is a super fruit with excellent detoxifying properties. Ideal for anyone on a weight loss diet. Click here to learn more.
13. Clean your deskNo matter how you keep your desk organized, it will still be covered with germs. Always clean, especially crumbs and leftover food, which are full plate for bacteria to appear on your desk. Spend a good cleaning product on your computer keyboard and mouse, and other items you use frequently, such as a pen.
14. Raise Your FeetLie down next to a wall and raise your legs, leaving your feet horizontal. Doing this for 60 seconds will provide extra energy in your life, more than a 30-second nap. Keep your arms on the floor and take deep, deep breaths. Studies show that this position helps the blood circulate better to the head and chest region.
15. Consume chewing gumResearchers at the University of Swinburne in Australia have found that chewing gum improves alertness and reduces stress. Behavioral professionals recommend chewing gum before an important meeting, a job interview or simply driving. The reason is that the chewing gum makes the brain think we are eating, and associates us with not being afraid, because we are at a safe time.
Major risks associated with adolescent cannabis use.
There are several unique risks that have emerged over the past few years associated with cannabis use among adolescents. As our understanding of the development of the human brain has increased, so too has the potency of THC – the main psychoactive component in cannabis – which has increased by up to 400% over the past fifty years. Science has explored how this increase in potency could potentially impact brain development among our student-aged population, which continues until their mid-twenties. Although rates of cannabis use among youth ages 15-24 in Canada continue to decrease, approximately 25% reported having used cannabis with the average age of initiation being 14 years-old. We cannot yet conclude how cannabis legalization for adults in Canada will impact youth consumption, but data from Washington and Colorado have not shown a significant increase in cannabis use among those under the U.S. legal age of 21.
Here are three major risks associated with adolescent cannabis use:
1. LOWER SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
Studies have shown that an individual’s working memory is impacted by cannabis use, with the effects potentially lasting for several days. This could impact a student’s academic performance and cause them to fall behind. As well, unlike alcohol, there is evidence that the effects of cannabis can persist over years of regular and continued use. These include the potential for a lowering of inhibition and reasoning skills, and a reduction in memory performance. Research has also shown that regular cannabis use could result in lower levels of educational attainment, including lowering high school graduation rates.
Cannabis use can result in psychotic episodes, where some youth lose touch with reality. These effects can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, but do eventually resolve. However, in instances where heavy or frequent use is combined with beginning cannabis use at a younger age, there can be as much as a twofold increased risk of developing a chronic psychotic disorder, especially where there is a family history of schizophrenia.
3. CANNABIS USE DISORDER (CUD)
One-in-six youth who experiment with cannabis will go on to develop Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD). This can result in a reduction in grades, increased conflict at home, and changes within the student’s social circle of friends – with these changes often occurring over the course of a single year’s time. According to research, approximately 3% of older male high school students have CUD.
While cannabis has a long history of human use, recent scientific findings have discovered more about the developing adolescent brain and specific areas that are vulnerable to cannabis. For adolescents who use cannabis daily or weekly, studies have pinpointed functional brain deficits that require them to compensate by working harder than those who are not regular users. Fostering an open-door policy and being non-judgemental can help begin important conversations with students on these serious risks.
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There is a lot of buzz right now about much all the health benefits of
green tea, and the lower caffeine levels. At this moment it is too early to
capably say that cutting edge scientific studies demonstrate the health
benefits being claimed. Since green tea develops in such a significant number
of districts and can be handled from numerous points of view, tests on one tea
don’t demonstrate impacts of all tea. Indeed, even your blending system will
change the synthetic mixes, and their rate of absorption. As a result of the
quantity of contradictory studies and the absence of a long haul think about
with control groups, it is untimely to decide on relative antioxidant counts.
Get The Best from Your Brew
If you’ve ever sampled a green tea and discovered it a little on the
bitter side, it’s probable since it’s been steeping for a really long time. Our
Green Tea profits by fermenting in bubbled water that has been left to cool a
little. This helps out those flawless, fresh and energizing flavours. In the
event that you favour your green tea to have a bite to it, soak for longer than
How Much Green Tea Should You Drink?
These are a portion of the numerous advantages however actually some tea
daily won’t give all of you the abundant gains. The jury is out on what number
of mugs are important, some say as little as two glasses per day while others
five cups. In the event that you are considering going down this route, you
might need to consider taking a green tea supplement rather (it would keep you
out of the washroom).
How to Store Green Tea
When you have made your interest in a couple of ounces of green tea that
you like, you need to ensure that it remains as new as fresh be possible.
Resalable, airtight and light-blocking bundling is an unquestionable
requirement. Most trustworthy sellers give this sort of bundling, yet on the
off chance that not, you should get resalable tins, or something like them.
Eventually, green tea keeps best when appropriately vacuum sealed and put away
at close freezing temperatures, however the likelihood of humidity and
condensation, in addition to the scents inside most refrigerators preclude this
choice for some home tea drinkers.
Potential Risks of Drinking Green Tea
There is caffeine in green tea. In the event that you are sensitive to
caffeine, at that point one glass multi day should to be your farthest point.
Here’s an approach to enable you to decrease a touch of caffeine in it.
Instructions to Enjoy Green Tea by Reducing
Caffeine in It
Green tea additionally contains tannins (which can diminish the
absorption of iron and folic acid). In the event that you are pregnant or
trying to conceive, at that point green tea may not be perfect for you.
The difference between green and black tea results from the
manufacturing procedure. Black tea undergoes maturation which changes its
shading and flavour, though green tea stays natural and holds its colour. Green
tea is grown in higher heights, all the more explicitly the rugged districts of
East Asia. Some green tea is still picked by hand, and it is suspected that
handpicked teas are less unpleasant and yield a better, increasingly hearty
taste. Different factors, for example, the atmosphere and soil can also affect
Sencha is the most prevalent of Japan’s green teas. There are various
evaluations which can influence the cost and quality. Sencha leaves are first
steamed and after that formed. Sencha tea produces a reasonable yellow/green
tea with a sweet, grassy but slightly astringent flavour.
Matcha is produced using green tea leaves grown in the
shade. The leaves have a higher chlorophyll content which makes them a lively
green colour. To make matcha, the whole leaf is ground down into a powder. The
powder is blended with bubbling water and delicately raced before being served.
The flavor is light and sweet as is presently added to treats and sweet drinks.
Green tea can be found as crisp leaves or in tea bags, regularly mixed with
different flavors, for example, lemon, lime or ginger. Udyantea has demonstrated the benefits of green tea in a positive
Enjoying a delicious dessert at the end of a great meal is one of life’s sweetest pleasures.
Moist vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream… warm pumpkin pie… crème brulée… carrot cake with cream cheese frosting… fresh brownies…
Or just imagine the smell of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies wafting from your kitchen…
Just thinking about these decadent creations makes your mouth water and few of us have the willpower to resist.
But we often feel guilty for indulging in sweet treats. After all, most desserts are filled with sugar, refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, and they pack more calories than the meal itself!
Too many “sweet treats” like this will not only make you fat… it could ruin your health! But what if you could…
Relax with a piece of New York cheesecake topped with raspberry sauce
Satisfy your cravings with a warm slice of cinnamon apple crisp, or
Enjoy chocolate rum balls and rich chocolate brownies…
Without a care as to how it might affect your waistline or your health?
And what if these desserts were not only irresistibly delicious, but good for you too?
If you keep an eye on your health, but you still love to indulge in decadent desserts, you’ll be glad to know that… You have your cake and be well too!
You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Your Health To Enjoy Dessert (As Often as You Like!)
For the longest time, there have been very few truly healthy dessert options. In fact, most so-called “healthy” desserts, which you might find in the store, are anything but.
Those labeled “low fat” are packed with sugar. And while the “low carb” options might have less sugar, they use chemical-laden, artificial sweeteners which taste awful… and are even WORSE for your health!
And for those of us who enjoy baking at home, the options were just as limited. There were simply no recipes or guidebooks for creating divinely delicious desserts with all-natural, low glycemic ingredients.
But those days are gone…
You no longer have to choose between your health and the pleasure of decadent sweets!
It’s Time to Put Dessert Back on the Menu – Guilt Free!
Thanks to the latest in nutritional science, it can be downright easy to create desserts that are so sinfully moist, sweet and delicious… you’ll swear they’re bad for you.
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And that’s not all…
You can also enjoy the toasty, fluffy and flaky goodness of breads… crackers… pizza crust… biscuits… bagels and more… without the carbs and health-harming effects of grains!
In just a moment, I’ll show you just how easy (and delicious!) it can be.
Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself…
My name is Kelley Herring.
I’m the Founder & CEO of Healing Gourmet, the world’s leading provider of organic, sustainable recipes and meal plans for health and weight loss.
I am also the Editor-in-Chief of a four-book series published by McGraw-Hill including: Eat to Fight Cancer, Eat to Beat Diabetes, Eat to Lower Cholesterol and Eat to Boost Fertility.
For more than 10 years, Healing Gourmet has provided life-saving education to our readers about the benefits of a natural diet… and the proven power of foods and nutrients to promote health and protect against disease.
We’ve helped thousands of people to dramatically improve their health and reach their optimal weight by simply following an all-natural, low-glycemic diet.
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However, until just a few years ago, there were very few “good-for-you” desserts that we could recommend to someone who is conscious of their body and their health.
So Healing Gourmet set out on a mission…
Our goal was to create divinely delicious dessert recipes, made with natural ingredients that you could enjoy without a moment’s guilt.
And we refused to settle for anything less than extraordinary taste.
I’m thrilled to announce that we succeeded on both counts!
So, how did we do it?
Sweet Science: Using “Metabolic Power Ingredients” To Create the World’s Healthiest Desserts!
We began our mission by collecting dozens of the most decadent dessert recipes we could find, including all the favorites… from brownies to pumpkin pie… carrot cake, custards and soufflés… ice cream… cookies, macaroons and more!
The first step was to remove every ingredient from these recipes that was unnatural or refined, as well as anything that would spike your blood sugar or cause your body to store fat.
Then we substituted these items with proteins, healthy fats and fiber.
These “metabolic power ingredients” help to keep your blood sugar stable. They promote the feeling of fullness. And they even stoke your body’s fat-burning furnace!
And for the last several years, we have been firing up the ovens in our test kitchen, testing dozens of these all-natural ingredients in over 50 different dessert recipes.
We constantly tweaked the ingredients and proportions until we had replaced the sugar and flour in these classic desserts. We gave each one a total health makeover, while keeping all the moisture, taste and decadent sweetness!
And now Healing Gourmet has taken everything we’ve learned and put it together in one simple guide. Please allow me to introduce…
Guilt-Free Desserts™: Your Guide to Better Baking Featuring 50 All-Natural, Fail-Proof, Gluten Free & Low-Glycemic Desserts!
Just imagine biting into a luxuriously rich, sweet chocolate cake that (serving for serving) provides more fiber than whole grain cereal, more protein than chicken, less sugar than an apple and fewer calories than a serving of yogurt.
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Well, now you can…
Inside Guilt-Free Desserts,you will find 50 of the most sumptuous dessert recipes that won’t pack on the pounds or spike your blood sugar!
You’ll learn how to make everything from spicy Gingerbread Cookies to moist Carrot Cake Cupcakes… classic Chocolate Soufflé… Cherry Almond Tarts… and even Crème Brûlée.
You’ll also find all the traditional favorites like Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust, Fall-Spiced Custard, Apple Streusel and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
And each one is so perfectly delectable that…
Your Friends & Family Will be Amazed when They Learn Just How Good-For-You these Desserts Can Be!
Here is just a small sample of the desserts you can easily create in just minutes with your copy of Guilt-Free Desserts…
Or how about these gourmet delights…
And of course, each recipe also comes with time-saving tips, nutritional information and your estimated preparation time.
You will be delighted by just how delicious and healthy these recipes can be and how easy they are to make, but…
Not only will you have 50 new dessert recipes, you’ll also have all the information you need to makeover your favorite family desserts… with just a few simple substitutions.
Guilt-Free Desserts includes everything you need to know about the latest baking ingredients and how to use these inexpensive and readily-available products in your own kitchen.
And the substitutes we’re talking about are not the fake, rearranged molecules of the Atkins era… On the contrary!
These “functional ingredients” come straight from Mother Nature’s Pantry and they provide numerous health benefits beyond basic nutrition.
The first thing you’ll learn is how to use the latest natural sweeteners to achieve the “sugary” results you desire…with none of the guilt!
Sweet Synergy: The Perfect Combination of Natural Sweeteners!
Sugar doesn’t just add sweetness. It can also add bulk and moisture. It helps caramelize desserts. And it can also provide a crisp texture or crunch factor.
Until recently, replacing these qualities in your dessert recipes has been all but impossible.
But we’ve found the perfect formula for sweet synergy – a combination of natural ingredients that’s almost a perfect match for the taste and sweetness of sugar, without the calories or the impact on insulin.
But sugar is not the only ingredient that can impact your blood sugar…
Healthy Flours: Better for Blood Sugar & Gluten Free Too!
Many bakers choose “whole grains” over refined white flours, but all grain-based flours score high on the glycemic index. So, if you want to avoid that “muffin top” then stay away from grains!
And grains also contain gluten – an allergenic protein that causes health issues for many people.
That’s why Guilt-Free Desserts features 11 different gluten-free, low-glycemic flours that lend buttery richness and feel-good flavor to everything from fluffy pancakes to crispy cookies… with none of the allergens or fat-storing carbs.
And once we’ve covered the sweetness and structure aspects of baking… it’s time to tackle fats.
The amazing fiber which adds a “cotton-candy” sweetness and creamy mouth feel to desserts… while feeding the beneficial bacteria in your gut
The “Sour Side of Artificial Sweeteners” – Learn how these products can actually cause weight gain, worsen diabetic symptoms and are linked to dozens of harmful side-effects
The “almost sugar” loved by health experts and pastry chefs alike. This organic sweetener has zero calories and no glycemic impact and can replace sugar cup for cup
How to add “invisible fiber” to your desserts, without changing the flavor, texture or preparation. While the fiber may play a disappearing act, the benefits to your digestive and immune systems do not!
The “sweet equivalents” of five all-natural low-carb sweeteners… so you’ll know just how much to use and how they compare to sugar.
A “secret” canned ingredient sitting in your cabinet today which can provide a boost of protein and a light, springy structure to baked goods
The brand new, all-natural sweetener you can find in your local supermarket that combines two ingredients to perfectly match the taste of sugar
How to use natural “gums” to improve the texture and structure of baked goods… as they help to improve your digestion and keep your blood sugar on an even keel
A type of sugar that that can lower cholesterol and triglycerides and even improve blood sugar metabolism
Which sweetener can add a rich, caramel taste to baked goods… with only half the glycemic impact of brown sugar
What “sugar alcohols” are… which to avoid, which to use and how to use them
12 different ingredients you can use to “bind” your baked goods without eggs… plus the exact equivalent measurements you’ll need
And much, much more!
The great news is that all the ingredients you’ll need are inexpensive and readily available in your local grocery store, health food store, or online.
And of course, we also reveal the “Best Brands” to try and where to buy!
You see, Guilt Free Desserts is a lot more than just a recipe book.