Diet - What you need it
November 6, 2008
Diet - is a complex concept, diet depends not only on the total number of meals for one day (for example, three power mode), and the energy value of each meal (the amount of consumed calories), meal times, and even the length of each reception food.
No matter how large the variety of factors were not included in the concept of the diet, they are subject to certain rules - these rules and define such a thing as a correct diet. Proper diet - it is a regime that provides the most efficient operation of the digestive system of the body, promotes the most optimal metabolism
Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
and digestion. From a correct diet it depends largely on well-being, but the wrong diet can cause a number of rather unpleasant health problems - especially the digestive system. Wrong diet leads to a variety of digestive disorders, bloating
Bloating - if you are bursting inside
, Unpleasant feeling of heaviness in the stomach, overeating, and generally poor health.
The most adequate diet for adults is considered to be three times a day, or four meals a day, and the time interval between meals should be at least four or five hours - that during this period the contents of the stomach to digest completely. Another variant of the normal power mode - the three main meals a day and several "snacks", in such cases, the time interval between meals was two to three hours. There is more often than every two hours, nutritionists do not recommend, since such a diet can disrupt the natural digestive rhythms.
Diet and amount of food
Diet determines, in particular, and the amount of food a person should eat at one time. Proper diet implies adequate size portions - they must not be too small or, on the contrary, too large. Too much food, eating at one time, reducing the capacity of man, provoking a feeling of drowsiness, lethargy, does not allow to concentrate on work. Particular attention should be paid and the composition of the dishes: "heavy" food - in particular, fatty fried foods - longer and harder to digest, providing more of the stomach.
Breakfast lunch and dinner
Proper diet is largely dependent on the kind of food people consume for breakfast, lunch and dinner
. Breakfast, envisaged a normal diet should consist of those products that provide the maximum energy and provide a feeling of satiety for a sufficiently long period
. From this point of view is especially useful fruits and vegetables as one of the main components of breakfast: cellulose, which is found in fresh fruits and vegetables is not only useful for the health of the digestive system as a whole, but also quickly provides a feeling of fullness and suppresses the feeling of hunger for a long time
. Lunch - about a third of the calories a person should consume during the day
. For lunch, do not affect the performance of the lunch menu is recommended to eliminate poorly digested food
. A dinner menu should not include those products which have the potential to disrupt digestion and normal sleep
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- That is to provoke heartburn
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, Increased production of gases, and so on. Therefore, for dinner it is better not to eat greasy fried foods, high in fiber.
Diet: a strictly individual
Whatever may seem strict rules defining the correct diet is actually a diet for each person is individual and should be tailored to the individual circumstances. On the diet affect a variety of factors - from the residence (hot climate, for example, suppresses the appetite) to the individual human biorhythm. If some of the increased activity of the digestive system is observed in the first half of the day (such people to function during the day needs a hearty breakfast), then other people - in the afternoon, so they need a light breakfast and a hearty dinner.
Green tea: yesterday, today and forever
October 30, 2008
Green tea - is not only one of the most popular drinks in the world, but without a doubt the most useful drink. About the medicinal properties of green tea Chinese, for example, we knew a few thousand years ago - with the help of green tea treat a variety of disorders, from headaches to depression
Depression - a little more than a bad mood
What makes green tea so special
The secret of green tea benefits health - catechol polyphenols, substances with properties of powerful antioxidants. The polyphenols have the ability to slow the growth of cancer cells and destroy cancer cells without any harm to the surrounding healthy tissue. In addition, the polyphenols are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and slow down the formation of blood clots, characteristic of the initial stage of thrombosis, a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Useful properties of polyphenols, abundantly contained in green tea have been fully studied not so long ago
. For example, with the beneficial properties of polyphenols associated so-called "French paradox": among the French who consume a lot of fatty foods, the percentage of heart disease is much less than among Americans
. The secret of good health of the French, does not waive the fatty foods - red wine, or rather, in polyphenols, which contain this drink
. Polyphenols in red wine, neutralize the harmful effects on the body fat
. And not so long ago, scientists discovered that the polyphenols contained in green tea, almost twice as effective than "wine" polyphenols - which explains, for example, a rare heart disease among Japanese, for which green tea has long been a "national "drink
. The special production process of green tea, which excludes the possibility of oxidation of polyphenols under the influence of oxygen, allows you to save all the useful properties of polyphenols
. That is why green tea is much more useful to man than his closest "relative" - black tea
The benefits of green tea for health
First of all, green tea - an excellent means of preventing cancer. American scientists have found that in order to significantly reduce the risk of cancer, it is necessary to drink only two cups of green tea a day. However, this amount can be increased without any fear of up to five or six cups a day - green tea has no side effects, except for mild insomnia, which can provoke contained in this drink small amounts of caffeine. And Japanese scientists of the Institute of Cancer Research Saitama found that women who drank five or more cups of green tea a day, breast cancer is developing much more slowly.
US researchers suggest that drinking four or more cups of green tea per day helps prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
and, more usefully, alleviate the symptoms of this disease. Finally, green tea is useful even for healthy teeth and mouth: green tea neutralize the bacteria that provoke caries.
Green tea for weight loss
One of the major benefits of green tea lies in the fact that this is really tasty and healthy drink helps to lose weight without any damage to health and maintain the achieved normal weight. The researchers found that drinking green tea stimulates thermogenesis in the body by increasing the body temperature and accelerating the metabolism
Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
. As a result of thermogenesis the body is forced to seek additional sources of energy and burn fat cells, and energy, which the body gets from food, not deposited in the form of new fat.
Researchers have even calculated that drinking five cups of green tea a day can burn seventy to eighty calories without any effort - and thus lose a pound of forty-three days, and three and a half kilograms per year. In this case, however, the beneficial properties of green tea for weight loss does not end there: green tea regulates blood sugar
Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health
and suppresses the unpleasant feeling of hunger (in particular, the urgent desire to eat something sweet, the body which "signals" about reducing the level of sugar in the blood).