Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Foods To Avoid Eating

When it comes to healthy eating and nutrition proteins play an important role in maintaining the health of our body. They help to repair and build muscle. The two main sources of protein can be derived from animal meat, vegetables and nuts. Too much protein can also be harmful to our bodies causing problems to the functioning of our liver and kidneys. As well as quantities, there are bad proteins and good proteins. The following are two types of bad proteins that you should avoid:

Red Meat

Fresh organic meat is a good source of protein but too much of it can be unhealthy. In particular, red meat is a high protein food source that is high in fat. Too much of this can increase the levels of acidity in the blood. This can have an adverse affect on the major organs of the body such as the kidneys and liver. Red meat is also difficult to digest especially if it is not chewed properly. This can cause problems such as constipation and also lead to irritable bowel syndrome.

Cows Milk

Another protein that should be avoided or at least reduced is the consumption of dairy products and in particular cows milk. The milk from the cow is very difficult for our digestive system to breakdown. There has also been many medical studies that have linked cows milk as a contributing factor to triggering allergic reactions such as asthma, skin rashes and eczema. Cows milk is also very high in fat and its nutritional level is very low. High industrialised farming methods use a lot of drugs and hormones which are injected in to the cow and these can get into the milk. If you cannot live without milk try goats milk as it is easier to digest. There are also milk alternatives available that include milk made form rice or soya.

Refined Foods

Todays western diet is becoming increasingly made up of refined and processed foods. These foods make up a large percentage of the western diet and have little to no nutritional value whatsoever. These types of foods focus more on the taste and the appearance rather than the nutritional and fibre content.

Refined foods create an unnatural food product that is void of any natural vitamins and minerals. Its main purpose is to fill you up and make you fat. Many of these foods use refined white flour and sugar as their main ingredient. These two main ingredients are used in a multitude of other refined foods with added preservatives and additives to improve the taste.

Refined food should be avoided at all costs or eaten as a very occasional treat. These include all fast foods, buns and cakes, biscuits and any type of processed packaged food.

If you have a health condition or food allergy consult with a doctor before changing your diet.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Help For Insomnia

When you go to bed at night do you catch yourself trying to get in a good position before you fall asleep? Have you ever had the experience of staying up so late at night without having a single yawn or even being a little bit sleepy? Do you wish you could just go to bed and go right to sleep soon afterwards like some people? Some people find it really hard to go to sleep, some may be suffering from insomnia, which is a condition that makes it virtually impossible for people to go to sleep every night.

People who are insomniacs are usually night persons, they have their sleeping hours switched backwards and have a lot of trouble sleeping at night. If you are one of these persons who are used to going to bed at four in the morning, there are some things that you can do to help cure your bad sleeping habits. If you acquired this bad habit because you work the second, or even the third shift in your work, then you should probably think about switching jobs.

The second hing you can do to change your bad sleeping habits is by not eating too much sugar before going to bed, sugar or caffeine will not help either. If everything that you have tried did not work, you can try going to the doctor so he can prescribe some sleeping pill, these pills should help you go to sleep immediately. Some people can get dependent on sleeping pills very easily so be careful.