Make Smart Choices This Winter!

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Its this time of the year when the cold weather makes us feel hungry all the time, making us gain weight. Which is unfortunate for some of us especially, those who are trying to lose or maintain their weight. What tends to happen during the wither is that our bodies try to keep us warm by utilizing the food in our system as a way to keep our body temperature warm, when this tends to happen we tend to get hungry again and eat more. This is not always the case, sometimes we just tend to mistake our boredom or thirst with being hungry. To avoid gaining the extra winter pounds I usually tend to grab a healthy snack, and something warm or hot to drink and/or eat. Trust me this will make you feel warmer. And in order not to gain weight try keep track of your food consumption, drink plenty of water in the winter and look for healthy meals such grilled chicken versus friend chicken, tomato soup instead of clam chowder, and tea instead of hot chocolate with marshmallows!

Stay warm!

Dania Shoukry

POMEGRANATES

Pomegranate is a nutritional fruit that is thought to have originally originated from Persia. It is one of the most known fruits and has been around for thousands of years. The fruit has been a historical symbol of fertility and eternal life.

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Pomegranate contains a good source of healthy nutrients for the body. They contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols. The antioxidants in pomegranates are higher than those in green tea, cranberries and blueberries.

Pomegranates not only lower cholesterol, but also lower blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages go away.

Moreover, it is believed that pomegranates have been shown to inhibit breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, and prostate cancer. The outstanding fruit contains an excellent source of vitamin C and, has potent anti cancer and immune supporting effects.

By Dania Shoukry

Detoxes have become very popular, but do they really work?

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Detoxes are usually done to remove toxins from the body and to lose weight. Detoxes usually consist of a strict diet that may consist of a good amount of herbal juices, fruits, fruit/vegetable juices, raw vegetables, and tons of water.

Some people are usually impressed with their bodies after completion of the detox period; some even report that they feel healthier and more energetic. However detoxes have not been scientifically proven yet.

If you are considering to start a detox, you should consult your doctor first, as some detoxes have some side effects to them such as loss of energy, paleness, loss of vitamins, and loss of concentration just to name a few.

If you are going considering doing a detox to remove toxins from the body I wouldn’t be too concerned. However, if you are considering doing a detox with the motive to lose weight, keep in mind that these fad diets aren’t a good term solution and will most likely end up affecting you negatively. The best solution to keep up with the results of a detox is to adapt a healthy diet by making it a lifestyle change to maintain for long term results instead of short term results.

By Dania Shoukry

WHY DRINK GREEN TEA?

Green tea has been used as a herbal medicine since many years ago.. Green tea originated in China and quickly gained popularity due to its miraculous health benefits. A couple of reasons why  green tea is beneficial for you:

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  • Aids in weight loss as it increases the metabolism.
  • Reduces the risk of esophageal cancer.
  • Reduces the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Helps with wrinkles and signs of aging.
  • Helps regulate glucose levels by slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating.
  • Helps you relax.

By Dania Shoukry