Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Christmas is a time where we spend time with our loved one and enjoy their company, share laughter's...

Head 2 Toe Inspirations, wishes you a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy and don't forget to stay healthy!

XoXo :*

Thursday, 19 December 2013

What is Lean Meat?

We always hear that choosing lean meats plays a very important role in our health. But what is lean meat.
Below I share with you what exactly lean meat is and how to choose the right meat for a health diet.

What is lean meat.

Lean meat is meat that has less the a total of 10 grams fat. Protein is the a very important element of our daily diet and for the overall growth of muscle, bones, skin, etc... Even though we also find this protein in nuts, peas and beans, it is no doubt that meat is the complete source of protein.

Here is a least of leaner cuts of meat:

Leaner cuts of beef:

  • Arm Roasts
  • Bottom Round Steaks 
  • Chuck Shoulder Roasts 
  • Eye Of Round
  • Leg Cuts

Leaner cuts of pork:

  • Bone-In Rib Chop 
  • Bone-In Sirloin Roast
  • Bone-In Sirloin Roast

Leaner cuts of lamb:

  • Arm 
  • Leg Of Lamb
  • Loin

Leaner Poultry:

  • Chicken
  • Skinless Breast Meat
  • Lean or Extra Lean Ground Chicken

Find the whole list at Nourish Health Kids.

Friday, 6 December 2013

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Pineapples

Pineapples are irresistibly juice and are a great add on to puddings and smoothies. They belong to the Bromeliaceae family originated in America.

The important thing about pineapples is that they are packed with nutrition that are much needed for a healthy body. Let us look at some of their amazing health benefits:

1. Builds Strong Bones

Pineapple are rich in manganese. Manganese is necessary for building strong bones and connective tissues. It also has anti–inflammatory properties which when taken regularly, helps to reduce the pain associated with arthritis in elderly people.

2. Fights Cold and Flue

Pineapples are rich in vitamin C which helps fight colds and flue.It also has a nutrient called  bromelain which helps in suppressing coughs and prevent mucous build up in your throat.

3. Reduces Morning sickness

If you are pregnant pineapples should be your best friend.

4. Keeps your Gums Healthy

Including pineapple in your diet will make your gums strong which will keep your teeth healthy and strong.

5. Helps with Digestion

The bromelain found in pineapples work to neutralize fluids to ensure that they are not too acidic and helps keep the digestive track healthy.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Health Benefits of Cinnamon Sprinkles

Cinnamon.. Who doesn't like a sprinkle of it on that milk tart or cinnamon toast ( I'll share the recipe tomorrow) not forgetting to sprinkle it on a pancakes topped with banana and honey... It tastes so good!!

As good as its health benefits. Lets find out what wonders a sprinkle of cinnamon can do for your body...

1. Helps digest food

 Cinnamon reduces the uncomfortable feelings associated with IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome ) especially the bloating it also aids with  heartburn or indigestion.

2. Aids weight loss

Cinnamon increases blood circulation, increased blood flow  boosts your metabolism therefore helping you loss weight. This blood thinning property of Cinnamon also helps it in acting as an anti clotting agent especially for those suffering from heart disease.

3. Reduces PMS

According to the University of Maryland web site women who ate 5.6 mg of manganese in their diets each day had fewer mood swings and cramps compared to those who ate only 1 mg of manganese. These results suggest that a manganese rich diet may help reduce symptoms of PMS.

4. Reduces pain linked to arthritis.

5. Food preservative

Cinnamon is a natural food preservative,when added to food, it inhibits bacterial growth and food spoilage.

6. Reduce heart disease

Cinnamon is an excellent source of calcium and fiber. The two components help to bind and remove bile salts from the body--salts that have a damaging effect on the colon. When the bile is removed from the body, it has to break down cholesterol to generate new bile, having a positive impact on atherosclerosis and heart disease prevention.

7. Aids yeast infection

Cinnamon helps to stop medication-resistant yeast infections.

8. Blood Sugar Regulator

9. Cures stomach bug and flu

Cinnamaldehyde contain in cinnamon helps cure stomach bug and reduce symptoms of flu.

10. Packed with good nutrients and a great anti - oxidant

Cinnamon is packed with nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese. Reach in anti - oxidants which reduce the forming of " Free Radicals " that cause cancer.