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20 foods with empty calories that you should keep out of your diet

If you are like any of the rest of us mortals, you have tried everything on this list. You know the taste and some you may also know the recipe for. However, if you want to support your physical and mental health, these are 20 foods with empty calories that you should keep out of your diet:   Soda – too much sugar, nothing else, really; plus, it promotes that acid reflux you don’t really want to scare anyone with Fruit drinks – unless you have a juice maker and you squeeze the fruit (and vegetables) yourself, you can...

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Add these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet ASAP!

We are bombarded by factors outside our body that cause inflammation every day. Whether it is a microbe, low-grade food allergies, poor posture or even water, the effects are unpleasant, to say the least! Some foods have natural properties that reduce or prevent inflammation of the tissues so add these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet asap! Inflammation can last even after we have gone through a treatment, in which case we have to make definite changes in our diet – and our lifestyle in general – to combat what is now “chronic inflammation.”  The best foods for us, in...

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Diet sweeteners increase fat deposits in overweight people

Recent research concluded that diet sweeteners increase fat deposits in overweight people. Even if promoted as a low-calorie alternative to sugar, artificial sweeteners should not be consumed in large quantities, due to unforgiving side effects.     There is an interesting study, conducted at the University of Washington D.C. by Dr. Sabyasachi Sen and his team, that show side effects of one of the most common sugar replacements: sucralose. It is promoted as a healthy version to satisfy one’s need for sweet. However, the key is in the quantity and there is little talk about the amounts of sweeteners...

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What diet helped Kim Kardashian get her pre-baby body back?

Kim Kardashian is enjoying a new status for a while now – she is a mother. Following heavy criticism regarding her food abuse while pregnant, the sexy mom has now gotten her pre-baby body back. What diet helped her do just that? Looking at this photo, can you say that Kim Kardashian looks less that absolutely great? All her famous feminine curves are in the right place and she seems to be glowing, with her new blonde hair color. Recently, the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star has revealed on twitter the secret behind her weight loss. On October 13, the 32-year-old revealed: “I’ve actually been doing the Atkins & luv it RT”, in response to a curious fan. Kim gave birth to her and boyfriend Kanye West’s baby girl North on June 15. The Atkins diet focuses on a limited consumption of carbs and includes four stages. Of them, the first stage is the most restrictive and it takes two weeks. During this time, the dieter limits the carb intake to 20 grams per day, mostly coming from salad greens, vegetables and fruit (broccoli, pumpkin, spinach, tomatoes). Other foods allowed are poultry, fish, fowl, eggs, cheddar cheese, butter and olive oil. With each phase, more foods are included in the diet, in small portions. Soon, the dieter will have re-educated the body to eat healthy and eliminate cravings...

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3 snacks you can have when you’re on a diet

A diet always means a huge list of forbidden foods, leading to frustration, the search of other gratifications and in the end, crazy cravings. Even though dieticians always tell us that dieting is the evil sister of healthy eating, sometimes it just feels right to “cheat” and lose more pounds in a shorter period of time. However, strict diets are a big no-no. If you decide to lose some extra pounds, don’t make the mistake of giving up your daily snacks. The ideal number of meals per day is five, including breakfast, lunch and dinner and two snacks. These two secondary meals are very important in the feeding balance as they provide energy between the main meals. Giving them up, especially when you’re on a diet, is the worst thing you can do. Here are some ideas of healthy snacks you can try, not only when you are on a diet, but also when you are going through a cleansing cure and, basically, anytime. Almonds. They are rich in vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper and niacin. Of all the nuts, they are the richest in nutrients and have about the same amount of calories. Eating almonds ensures good cholesterol balance and a beautiful, healthy skin. In addition, an everyday snack containing almonds reduces the risk of heart disease, protects the arteries, and regulates the blood...

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