Will a high-protein diet harm your health? The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein.

Will too much protein damage my kidneys? Cause cancer? We get questions from fitness pros and clients about the health risks of a high-protein diet. Here’s why protein isn’t the villain it’s made out to be (in fact, it may be your nutritional hero).

This article from Precision Nutrition gives the full story……..

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Source: Will a high-protein diet harm your health? The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein. | Precision Nutrition

 

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nutella

 

Nutella is a sweetened chocolate hazelnut spread manufactured by Italian company Ferrero. It was first rolled out in 1964, and has become a thing of cultish devotion for millions of people worldwide. But even though this spread is ubiquitous these days, we bet that there are some things you didn’t know about this sweet spread.

Source: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nutella

Starbucks is selling a cup of tea which is more calorific than a Mars Bars

Starbucks’ new Citrus Mint Green Tea Latte contains a whopping 321 calories in every 470ml ‘grande’ sized cup – more calories than one average-sized Mars Bar and two standard 355ml cans of Coke.

These drinks contain 39.2g, close on 10 teaspoons, of sugar, mainly from the citrus & mint flavour syrups……

Matcha green tea, the tea used in these drinks,  is full of catechins, which are some of the most potent and beneficial antioxidants. Why oh why counter the benefits by adding so much sugar?

Starbucks claim this new range “uplifts the mind and spirit”….. No, it give you a huge sugar rush, insulin spikes which can be catastrophic for the body, and a then a sugar crash…….

 

 

If you want the benefits of a high quality green tea based drink, consider the Healthy Herbalife Instant Beverage, available in 3 flavours

Less that 10 calories each drink, AND it burns calories as well!!

Herbalife Tea
Herbalife Tea

 

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Source: Starbucks is selling a cup of tea which is more calorific than a Mars Bars | Daily Mail Online

A Quick Look In The Toilet Can Tell You If You’re Healthy!

Discussing toilet habits is a taboo subject for many people. It shouldn´t be, it may save your life!!

siting-on-toilet

I recently had a real scare, where I was passing black stools, and had severe dizziness. Turns out I had a duodenal ulcer, (no prior knowledge), which was bleeding quite profusely. In a short amount of time I lost a SIGNIFICANT amount of blood!

Hospital emergency treatment, ongoing supervision & medications , and I am on the mend.

The majority of people go to the bathroom, do their business and that is that. But it would actually be better for many people if they check up at what they are leaving behind – or flushing, because it can give us a clear insight into our health. Knowing this can save your life!

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT FAECES

When you defecate , the little brown blob in your toilet is what is left of the food after your body has absorbed all the nutrients from it.

Defecating is crucial for your health, it is your body’s natural way of expelling the waste that does not need. The look and the smell of the faeces can give you clues to what is happening inside your body.

The food you consume usually takes 1-3 days from the time you eat it till it ends up in your poop.

Faeces  is made up of bacteria, undigested food, dead cells, and mucus.

Healthy poop sinks slowly.

How often should you go?

People go once or twice a day, but some might go more or less. As per doctors there is no normal frequency, so while you are comfy, you are fine.

How do you keep your gut healthy?

  • Have an eating regimen rich in fibre (20-25g), drink lots of water and do regular exercise.
  • If you have problems with pooping, dietary fibre can help you.
  • The proper hydration helps ensure your colon is slippery enough for the poop to move through.

TEXTURES OF POOP

Type 1 – Separate hard lumps, like nuts

Bristol Stool Chart
Diag 1. Bristol Stool Chart
  • You should drink more water and eat some fruits and vegetables. You are lacking fibre and fluids.

Type 2 – Sausage- shaped but lumpy

  • It is not serious, but you should load up on fluids and fibre.

Type 3 – Sausage-shaped but with cracks on surface

  • Well, this is normal, but the cracks indicate that you should still up your intake of water.

Type 4 – Sausage-shaped, smooth and soft

  • This is a sign that you are doing fine

Type 5 – Soft blobs with clear-cut edges

  • This is normal if you are pooping multiple times a day.

Type 6 – Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool

  • This type of poop is on the edge of normal, it is on its way to become diarrhoea.

Type 7 – Watery, no solid pieces, all liquid

  • This is a case of diarrhoea. It is probably caused by some sort of infection. You should drink more liquids in order to replace the liquids lost, or if you do not do this you may find yourself dehydrated.

 


SHADE OF POOP

Brown

Stool Colour Meanings
Stool Colour Meanings
  • If your poop is brown, then you are fine. Poop is brown due to the bile produced in your liver.

Green

  • Maybe you have eaten a lot of green leafy veggies or green food colouring. The food might be going through your large intestine too quickly.

Blood-stained or red

  • If you see blood in your poop, it can be a symptom of cancer. ALWAYS See a doctor if you find blood in your stool.

Yellow

  • This type of poop indicates excess fat. This is because of mal-absorption disorder like celiac disease.

Light coloured, white or clay coloured

  • This could mean a bile duct obstruction. It can be caused by some medicines. You should see a doctor.

Black

  • This means that you are bleeding internally, because of ulcer or cancer. It may also be caused by some vitamins that contain iron or bismuth subsalicylate. You should see a doctor if you are worried about this.

 

I hope this info is useful. Checking when I did almost certainly saved me from needing a blood transfusion, or worse!!!!

JohnC

 

 

Good Ways to Get Quality Protein: Making Protein Choices to Boost Energy and Improve Your Health

 

Some Protein Sources
Some Protein Sources

Chemically, protein is composed of amino acids, which are organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and proteins are the building blocks of muscle mass, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Learn all you need to know about protein, including how to choose proteins to strengthen your body and mind and provide you with energy you need.

Source: Good Ways to Get Quality Protein: Making Protein Choices to Boost Energy and Improve Your Health

Number Of People With Diabetes Hits Four Million

The charity Diabetes UK says the figure shows “the need to tackle the serious health condition has never been so stark”.

This includes 3.5 million adults who have been officially diagnosed, an increase of 119,965 on the previous year’s figure and an increase of 65% over the last decade.

Around 549,000 people are also believed to have Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to unhealthy lifestyles, but have not been diagnosed.!!!!!!!

This report is from 2016, BUT it is still pertinent today. Your lifestyle choices may leave you at risk of Diabetes, or you may even be pre diabetic….

You control your life…

You make the choices……

We can help you make the healthy choices.

Contact us Today

Source: Number Of People With Diabetes Hits Four Million

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil
Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

 

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 whole wild salmon fillet (also called a “side of salmon,” about 1 1/2 pounds; see Tips)
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

PREPARATION

Preheat grill to medium.

Mash garlic and 3/4 teaspoon salt on a cutting board with the side of a chef’s knife or a spoon until a paste forms. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in oil.

Check the salmon for pin bones and remove if necessary (see Tips). Measure out a piece of heavy-duty foil (or use a double layer of regular foil) large enough for the salmon fillet.

Coat the foil with cooking spray. Place the salmon skin-side down on the foil and spread the garlic mixture all over it. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup basil. Overlap tomato slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Transfer the salmon on the foil to the grill. Grill until the fish flakes easily, 10 to 12 minutes. Use two large spatulas to slide the salmon from the foil to a serving platter. Serve the salmon sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup basil.

TIPS & NOTES

Wild-caught salmon are more sustainably fished and have a larger, more stable population.

Depending on how your side of salmon was prepared at the market, small white pin bones may still be in the fillet. We suggest removing them before you cook the fish.

(To remove the bones, place your hand underneath the fillet to bend it up slightly, exposing the row of bones running down the length—they will poke out of the flesh and point at an angle toward the wider end of the fillet. Grasp each bone with a clean pair of tweezers or needle-nose pliers and gently pull it out in the direction of the wide end of the fillet.)

Massive 10-Year Study Has Linked Diet Soda To Heart Attacks And Stroke

The money pumped into making diet soda appear as a healthy alternative is further proof that many large companies are far more concerned with lining their pockets than benefiting their consumers. When it comes to the things you eat and drink, make sure you know exactly what you are putting into your body.

 

Read the findings here:

Source: Massive 10-Year Study Has Linked Diet Soda To Heart Attacks And Stroke : The Hearty Soul

Teaching Doctors About Nutrition and Diet – NYTimes.com

Years later, as a newly minted doctor on the wards seeing real patients, I found myself in the same position. I was still getting a lot of questions about food and diet. And I was still hesitating when answering. I wasn’t sure I knew that much more after medical school than I did before.

Source: Teaching Doctors About Nutrition and Diet – NYTimes.com

 

It is a sad fact that many doctors know not a lot about proper nutrition, yet need to advise patients how to eat, what to eat etc….. Whether it be to gain, lose or maintain weight fore good health

Most now realise that Nutrition is probably the most important part of medicine, as good nutrition helps to prevent many of the chronic illnesses people around the world suffer today!

 

5 Reasons Why Endurance Athletes Need Fuel 24/7

John Heiss of Herbalife explains how to ‘Eat to Compete – 5 Reasons Why Endurance Athletes Need Fuel 24/7.’

  1. Athletes need to fuel up in the morning, since their stored fuel reserves will have dropped during an overnight fast.  Training and racing take a toll on the body, and starting the day with a healthy meal balanced with carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals provides a solid nutritional foundation for performance.
  2. Hydration is an essential need all people share.  Because hydration directly impacts athletic performance, it is even more important for athletes to keep fluid levels topped off – especially during a demanding event. Hydration is essential, as are electrolytes – important body salts which support proper muscle function and help regulate body temperature
  3. Carbohydrates are the primary fuel during exercise and they’re essential to keep the body running.  In an endurance race, calories are king and getting enough is essential for performance.  Making sure to get plenty of carbohydrates both before and during the race is key, and proper nutrition also helps shorten recovery time, which is very important in a multi-day event.  The use of carbohydrate electrolyte beverages in a race is often essential for endurance athletes, to maintain prolonged performance.
  4. After a race, the body needs the right ratios of carbohydrates and protein to begin recovering.  Recovery is two-fold, and requires carbohydrate for replacing glycogen stores as well as protein for rebuilding damaged muscle.
  5. Additional nutrient supplementation may also be useful where the nutritional needs of athletes are so extreme that they can’t be met with food alone.  But that being said, it is important to keep in mind that supplementation is just that – a supplement to a regular healthy diet.
    Every athlete should get the majority of their calories and nutrients from whole foods, primarily healthy sources of healthy carbohydrates – whole grains, fruits and vegetables – and protein from lean meats, poultry, fish, low fat dairy products and plant sources such as soy.
Herbalife 24: Nutrition for the 24 Hour Athlete
Herbalife 24: Nutrition for the 24 Hour Athlete