Are You Allergic to Cow’s Milk?

Food allergies are something that are commonly overlooked. We don’t pay much attention to the foods that we eat and how they impact our body unless it’s catastrophic. A fair bit of people are allergic to peanuts (which aren’t really nuts) and nuts in general, but what about the other things surrounding our life?

Many people think that they are lactose intolerant, but actually they just may be allergic to cow’s milk. Cow’s milk allergies are one of the most common allergies.  Here’s a few facts about Cow’s milk to have a closer look at.

1. Cow’s milk is not so easily digestible. This inability to digest leaves behind a residue in the colon which ferments, causing a build up of lactose and gives those uncomfortable symptoms associated with lactose intolerance.

2. 1 in 10 people are allergic to the type of protein contained in Cow’s milk

3.  Cow’s milk causes the body to produce mucous as an allergic reaction.

Mucus Caused  By Processed Milk In The Diet.

What’s in Your Fridge Part II

We’re revisiting the refrigerator and asking you what else is in your fridge this month? In Bangkok it’s difficult to get Quinoa, but those of you in other regions have no excuse as it’s readily available. But what else should be in your fridge if you’re looking to shed some body fat and lose weight? We’ll take a look at five more items that you may want to consider stocking up on.

  1. Berries – Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are all packed with cancer fighting antioxidants. Not only that, but berries have a lower glycemic index than other fruits so they will not cause such a large spike in insulin levels. This is great for diabetics, but it’s also great for people trying to lose body fat as insulin is related to fat storage in the body. Berries are also packed with loads of fiber.  Fiber is great for intestinal health and helping lower cholesterol levels. Looking for fruit to fill your fridge with then berries is the way to go. Read more of this post

10 Great Foods to Help You Gain Muscle

Egg yolks.

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It’s not easy to add muscle to your frame. For some men it can be a challenge. For women it’s very difficult and is one reason why women should not be afraid to lift weights. With all that said, let’s get down to the point of it all. You want to put on some muscle, but don’t know where to start. Well first of all, make sure you ask people who have experience with putting on muscle naturally. Obviously there are guys walking around that have taken banned substances and they’ll tell you how easy it is to pack on a little muscle. Wrong! Muscle takes time to grow and needs the proper care and nurture when doing it naturally.

So we have 10 tips to help you pack on more muscle. Read more of this post

How to Make Raw Almond Milk

Making Fresh Almond Milk

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For vegetarians, vegans, or any of the health conscious folks out there, this one is for you. Almonds provide protein and essential fats and finding things to do with them can be difficult. Almond Milk is a great way to enjoy the smooth taste of almonds in a liquid form. Check out this recipe for a tasty, refreshing drink. Read more of this post

Dangers of Soy Products

Glass of soy milk and soy beans.

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They say soy is good for you but there are two sides to every coin. Soy has been marketed to us as this healthy product with a great source of protein. In particular for women and vegetarians soy has been touted as a great alternative to cow’s milk. However, some people tend to disagree with this notion and based on the information that I have read and researched I tend to lean against soy products as well. In the end you are the master of your own destiny. I encourage you however to consider looking deeper into your health choices.

The following are quoted bits of a nexus article from Third international Soy Symposium. Soy Contains: Read more of this post

Almond Milk Shake

Here’s a delicious way to start the morning or a great idea for a mid morning snack. Almonds are loaded with monounsaturated fats which have been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers, reduce cholesterol levels, lower risks of heart disease and stroke, contribute to weight loss and reduce the elusive belly fat among other things. Almonds are also a great source of protein. Check out this simple recipe. Read more of this post

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