Thursday, 24 October 2013

Captain chair abs exercise

The captain chair abs exercise is an effective way to burn of abdominal fat. Below is how you go about doing it.

Starting position:

Sit on the edge of a chair with your back vertical and feet flat on the ground. Hold the edges of your chair just at the position of your hips. Rest your palms on the chair and keep your elbow slightly bent.

The exercise:

While you lift your knees towards your upper body exhale and hold the position for about 3 seconds, always keep your back straight. Lower your legs to the starting position and inhale.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Health benefits of avocado's

I'm extremely happy that the avocado season is almost near.  Cant wait to spread that avocado on my bread with with a bit of salt. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water... Lol  Today I share with you the wonderful health benefits of avocado.

1. Helps maintain your weight

Avocado is rich in  monounsaturated fat, these fat are easily burnt into energy. If you ever decide to cut down on carbs, you'll need to increase your intale of healthy fats and avocado is one of the best was to do so.

2. Improves liver health.

3. Improves the look and feel of your skin

The antioxidant carotenoids and vitamin E found in avocados protects your skin from wrinkles and helps fight against  photoaging from sun exposure. The vitamin C helps your skin maintain its firmness and elasticity.

4. Helps prevent arthritis

Avocado is an anti-inflammatory food therefore it is perfect in reducing arthritic pain.

5. Helps with blood sugar

The monounsaturated fats found in avocado can reverse insulin resistance. The high fiber helps prevent blood sugar increase.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Avocado Deviled Egggs

A healthy snack filled with protien...

6 hard boiled eggs
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
3 tbsp homemade mayonnaise
Salt and pepper

Peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise
Scoop out the yolks into a bowl and mash together with the avocado
Mix in the mayonnaise, salt and pepper
Scoop mixture back into the egg halves and garnish with salt and pepper

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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Best food tips to keep your stomach tight

There could be two major possibilities as to why your stomach is not flat; either you have accumulated fat on your belly or your abdominal muscles are soft and not toned up.

You need to lose your body fat in order to make flat your stomach. As much as you are fat free, if your stomach muscles are flabby and loose, it will still be difficult to have a flat stomach.

Note that sit ups and crunches and all the other ordinary exercises can further make your stomach bigger if they are not done properly.

The following tips will enable you attain a flat stomach

Eat frequently

You should always eat frequently so that your body’s metabolism is active and burns more fat as opposed to when you don’t eat whereby the metabolism will be slowed down consequently allowing fat to accumulate.

At each meal time, eat small quantities of food

This goes hand in hand with tip one above. Note that if you eat every so often, then you need not to eat a lot of food in order to feel satisfied and full. As your body is feeling nourished frequently, it will not get concerned as to when the next meal will be available as it is safe and your metabolism will hence speed up.

Drink plenty of water

Water does not have any calorie and as such ensure that you drink a lot. Make it a habit to always carry drinking water. It is a fact that nearly all physical ailments are as a result of being dehydrated. For this particular objective of achieving a flat stomach,

drinking lots of water on a frequent basis keeps your stomach full so you never get that craving for food. Indeed, combining tips one and two above with drinking water will eventually make you have a flat stomach and make you not feel hungry.

Before every meal ensure that you drink a glass of water and drink water often as you take your meal. Since water has zero calories, if you fill your stomach with more water and less food, that is calories that you will be consuming during the day as a whole.

Thanks to Weight Loss Tricky

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Olive Oil hair and face treatments

Now we know how good Olives are good not only for our health but for our skin and hair too. Below I share with you some hair and skincare tips.

Remedy for a dry flaky ( dandruff ) scalp:

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Massage the olive oil onto your scalp and hair. Cover with a shower cap and live it on your hair for 45 minutes. Rinse off with shampoo and warm water. This will live your hair shiny and will help with dandruff. Do this once a week for best results.

Olive oil as face cleanser.

Ever thought of replacing your face cleanser with olive oil. Well here's why you should consider doing so. Olive oil gives your skin that unforgettable glow and can help reduce wrinkles. 

Just take a teaspoon of olive oil and gentle apply the oil onto a  wet face. Message your face for about 2 minutes to insure that all the impurities (make-up) are removed. Rinse off with warm water. It will live your skin soft and clean.

Monday, 7 October 2013

The Olive ( health benefits)

Olives have become my one and only love. I enjoy the sour, salty taste they give off. My out most favorite are the black olives... Green or black they add that lovely twist to our salads and pasta's. Now that we appreciate the pleasure of eating them, lets take a look at how they benefit our bodies...

1. Healthy eyes

Black olives contain loads of vitamin A which is good for our eyes. It assist the eye to tell between dark and light therefore helps improve night vision. Just one cup of black olives is 10% of the daily vitamin A intake recommendation which is 700 to 900 micrograms (mcg) per day for people aged 14 years and above.

2. Prevents cancer

A  phytonutrient called Hydroxytyrosol this nutrient prevents the DNA of a cell from damage and mutating into a cancerous cell.

3. Boosts fertility

4. Rich in iron

Iron helps your body produce adenosine triphosphate which is the main source of our bodies energy.

5. Digestive health

Consumption of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats in olives is associated with low rates of colon cancer. The fiber in the olives promotes a healthy digestive tract by helping to move the food though the system.

6. Healthy hair and skin

Vitamin E protects skin form ultraviolet radiation, therefore guarding against skin cancer and aging.