Eating Collagen For Stronger Joints? Here’s What You Should Eat Instead

Collagen is fast becoming synonymous with younger looking skin. If you are a runner or particularly conscious about your joints, it is believed that consuming collagen directly will help add collagen to the body to promote even stronger joints. In the Far East, delicacies such as chicken feet and pig feet have been around for centuries with people consuming them for the health benefits associated with eating collagen-rich foods. But is this true? What Exactly Is Collagen? Collagen is a robust protein that makes up the structure and strength of your skin, bones,…

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What It’s Like to Have Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder looks like… self-control willpower freedom However, when it sneaks out it transforms itself into restriction and starvation, compulsive eating, and doing shameful, unforgivable things with food. If you look closely enough, you can recognize it in brittle nails, thinning hair, canceled plans, and frantically raiding the refrigerator or pantry the minute everyone leaves the house. It looks like anorexia on the outside, but food addiction on the inside. It’s major weight swings, food hangovers, purging, and body shame. Binge eating disorder feels like empty happiness because you’re…

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Eating Bananas Is Good For Your Health, But Eating Banana Flowers Is A Even Better Choice

Though not widely eaten in the western world, the banana flower is considered to be a vegetable in many parts of the world. It comes from a tree and originated in the Indo-Malaysian region of the Pacific Ocean. It then migrated to Europe and then many other parts of the world. Along with an actual banana, banana flowers actually have some inherent health benefits. Here are 8 benefits of eating banana flowers. 1. It regulates the menstrual cycle and is good for lactating mothers Banana flowers have the ability to regulate the menstrual cycle as…

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Eating Unhealthy Foods Can Actually Make You Lose Weight

What role do unhealthy foods play in weight loss? Strictly speaking, eating junk food plays no role in weight loss. Pizza, hamburgers, candy and other unhealthy foods do not add much nutrition to your diet, and being high in calories they do little in themselves to regulate your weight. However, as anyone who has ever been on a diet knows, it’s almost impossible to stick to a perfectly healthy eating plan and strict exercise regimen all the time. In fact, the moment you decide to abandon your old unhealthy favorites forever,…

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Eating little & often does NOT boost metabolism

Eating multiple mini meals does not boost metabolism or promote weight loss, research presented to the Society for Endicrinology shows. When 24 lean and obese women were given two meals or five meals comprising equal calories, energy expenditure over 24 hours was comparable. It’s another nail in the coffin for eating regimes promising to trick the system. No fancy scheme could cancel the basic fact of weight loss, researchers said: calories in less than calories out. Simples. NEXT: 20 ways stay diet strong>> {nomultithumb} Weight Loss

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5-day ‘mindful eating’ meal plan

Choosing to be mindful with your food not only prevents absent-minded overfeeding, but increases satisfaction levels as well. Here’s your 5-day diet plan. Day 1 Breakfast:Traditional oats porridge with sliced fresh fruit such as kiwi fruit or strawberries Lunch Grainy bread sandwich with plenty of salad and tuna, salmon or lean meat DinnerSpaghetti bolognaise made with kidney beans on their own or with lean mince Day 2 Breakfast:Raisin toast with a thin scrape of margarine Lunch:Wholemeal pasta salad with 4-bean mix Dinner:Chickpea and chicken stir-fry with plenty of vegies Day…

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