Eat an Apple a Day and Keep the Doctor Away; Why Apples are so Good for You (via Health is a Habit’s Blog)

I’ve been eating an average of 2 apples per say for the last 4 months or so and I can attest that not only do I feel great, but my digestive system seems to be on hyperdrive. Apples of course have a great deal of fiber which not only has fat loss properties, but cholesterol lowering capabilities. Apples are also high in insoluble fiber, which is great for your intestines and colon health.

I know that apples can be boring so I often mix things up with my apples. Some days I will put two apples in a protein shake. Other days I’ll just have two apples outright. Some days I will spread peanut butter over slices of apple or raw organic almond butter for a balanced and healthy snack and other days I will dice them and put them in a salad. Whatever you choose, be sure to incorporate apples in your diet as a part of a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.

Eat an Apple a Day and Keep the Doctor Away; Why Apples are so Good for You You’ve all heard that saying before. It may be very true. Let’s look at really how good apples are. You know how delicious they are but did you know they are chemically complex and a great way to help control cholesterol levels? They contain a range of elements which research has shown to be effective in countering heart disease and stroke. Remember Johnny Appleseed, All ye who love the apple; He served his kind by word and deed, In God’s grand g … Read More

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Facebook Debate; Should You Eat Whole Grains

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Facebook seems to be the center of all human communication at the moment. The combination of Facebook, Twitter, Youtubve and the blogosphere seem to make up the top of the list when it comes to the internet these days. So my articles are syndicated throughout the internet and they are meant to raise questions and debate. Fitness and Health is my passion and I want to share it with the world. So I blog my knowledge and research and send it to various local publications including magazines like Traverse the Orient.

Facebook friends generally don’t make up the vast majority of readership, but occasionally the debate is sparked, the fuse is lit, the hammer is cocked back and BAM! Off we go on a topic and it’s great because this creates a public forum of opinions and in the end helps people to look differently at things that they may not have considered. Quinoa has been a big hit, but recently my assault on “Whole Grains” has sparked the interest of a long time friend. I decided to share this debate with you readers as it was too much to let go to waste deep within the walls of Facebook. So without further ado, here is what set things off…The comment made by Monica Read more of this post

Breakfast Cereals: The Hidden Fat Loss Saboteur

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Many of us grew up on it, but do we really know the impact that this breakfast substitute is having on our health and our fat loss goals? Breakfast cereals have become increasingly popular as people struggle for time in the morning. It’s easy right? Just add milk and grab a spoon and you’re good to go. It is the easy solution for a household where both parents are working and just don’t have time to prepare a proper meal for the kids. But what are we conditioning our children and our future generations to be?

As a personal trainer I come across so many people who have cereal every morning and wonder why they’re not losing any body fat or weight. The problem is that there are years and years of conditioning, product placement and advertising behind the false idea that breakfast cereals are somehow healthy for you. Read more of this post

Fiber for a Healthy Active Lifestyle

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Did you know that Fiber is a critical part of living a healthy and active lifestyle? Apart from the benefits of helping lower cholesterol levels, fiber also contributes to creating a healthy digestive system. Fiber has also been linked to fat and weight loss from what experts believe to be the link between fiber’s ability to slow the uptake of sugars, which reduces the body’s insulin response. Studies have shown insulin to be a major factor in the bodies fat storage system.

Fiber is found in both soluble (easily dissolved in water) and insoluble (unable to dissolve in water) forms and it’s important that your body gets a combination of both on a daily basis. Oats typically contain a bit of both, but a major source of insoluble fiber is Psyllium Husk a plant native of Asia. Psyllium packs a whopping 7g of fiber per 100g. It’s used in various health products but can also be found in raw form at many grocers and health food stores.

Other natural sources of fiber include fresh fruits and vegetables, beans and whole oats. So what are you waiting for? Head to the market now and load up on fiber for fat loss, increased health benefits and help bolster the results from your active lifestyle.

Increase Fiber for Fat Loss

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So you’ve been working out at the gym for months now; you’ve increased your protein intake and you’ve been doing cardio like a madman or woman, but you’re still not getting the fat loss results that you desire. This is happening to countless people around the world as they strive for that dream body and those six pack abs. As a personal trainer living in Bangkok I can’t tell you how many people tell me that they want to lose inches around their midsection, get rid of their man boobs or lose those cottage cheese thighs, but never take the time to look a bit closer at their diet. As they say, you can’t always have the cake, eat it too and expect to look like an abs model.

You see, exercise alone will never get you the fat loss results you desire. It is only through Read more of this post

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