Healthy Couscous Salad Recipe
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Check out this easy couscous salad recipe which is simple to make and doesn’t take more than 10 mins to be ready. Can you believe that there is no cooking required for this recipe? The salad is packed with crunchy vegetables like cucumber & red pepper. This dish is quick to assemble and is perfect option to take to work or enjoying as a versatile side dish. This delicious salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Ingredients Couscous 100 Gms Vegetable Stock 200 Ml Spring Onion 2 Pieces Red Pepper 1 Cucumber 1/2 Feta Cheese 50 Gms Pesto 2 Tbsp Toasted Pine Nuts 2 Tbsp Method 1. Dip couscous into a large bowl, pour over the stock. 2. Cover, then leave for 10 mins, until fluffy and all the stock has been absorbed. 3. Meanwhile, slice the onions and pepper and dice the cucumber. 4. Add these to the couscous, fork through pesto, crumble in feta, then sprinkle over pine nuts to serve. Nutritional Info Serves 4 Calories 384Kcal, Total Fat 16.2g, Carbs 53.1g, Sugars 5.6g, Fiber 5.9g, Protein 12.4g, Sodium 519.8mg, Potassium 207mg Download “Mevo – Weight Loss & Fitness” app now to get many more healthy recipes! ...

Contemplating on Meditating Heres why you should start today  Mevolife
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If you’ve been on any social platform at any point in the last few years, you’ve probably seen the word meditation mentioned a few times. You’ve probably heard about how great meditation is for you and maybe even how it benefits your body, mind, and soul. But how great is meditation? How do you get started? Isn’t meditating just about being in deep thought about something? The art of meditation is easy but the task of quieting your mind can take years to master. Keep at it! You’ll not only find inner peace, but there’s scientific evidence that backs up the fact that meditation slows the aging of your brain. The Purpose of Meditation Meditation is a word defined and used in many ways. The thought of meditation is often mystifying and confusing for the person embarking on this journey. The goal of meditation is to free the mind of any mental disturbance, but NOT going blank. Since the mind is designed to think many thoughts at once, meditation’s goal is to focus on a single idea. Being mindful of your mind and soul, essentially the thoughts you’re allowing and how you allow them, can produce a state of awareness and knowledge that you were not able to tap into before. You can find a calm and lasting effect that you’ve never known. All it takes is silencing your mind and finding that inner peace. Meditation Decreases Depression Students who practiced an at-home meditation program reported significantly reduced indications of anxiety, stress, and depression up to six months later. These same students were also less likely to develop symptoms of depression. University of California conducted a study made up of patients with past depression, concluding that mindfulness meditation decreases dysfunctional beliefs and ruminative thinking. Practicing mindful meditation has also been shown to increase bonding with a mother-to-be and her expected baby if done over a few weeks span. This mindfulness and bond can exponentially decrease the chances of postpartum depression later on. Mindful Meditation Can Improve Information Processing and Decision Making Studies have shown that long term mediators have vast amounts of gyrification, which is a “folding” of the cortex that may allow the brain to process information faster. These studies have shown far less of this “fold” in people who do not meditate. If you feel that you’re suffering from a disorder like ADD or ADHD, meditation may be something you should try before prescribed medication. Scientists theorize that gyrification is responsible for making the brain more efficient at processing information, forming memories, making decisions, and improving attention. Meditation Can Make You More Tolerant of Pain A research group from the University of Montreal conducted an experiment in which 13 Zen masters and 13 comparable non-practitioners were exposed to equal degrees of painful heat while measuring their brain activity in a fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) scanner. What they discovered is that the Zen meditation practitioners reported less pain than their neurological output from the fMRI indicated. So, even though their brain may be receiving the same amount of pain input, in their mind there is actually less pain. Download Mevo app now from – App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8 Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en ...

Importance of Warm up Exercises
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Doing a warm-up is an important part of any exercise regimen. It may not seem like it at first, but you’ll notice that a warm-up gives several benefits to your body as you go through with any exercise program. The key to releasing your body’s full energy potential in a workout session lies in your ability to get your muscles all “warmed-up” before any exercise routine. Warming-up can make a huge difference in how you perform your workout, you just need to give it a try. Whether you are a newbie that’s still starting your health program, or already a fitness buff who is a pro when it comes to exercise and working out; a warmup is a mandatory part of your routine. IMPORTANCE OF WARMING UP Since warm-up is essential for every type of workout, here are the reasons why it is so important that you do one before your main regimen: 1. Warming up conditions your muscles for the workout The main idea of the warm-up is to get your muscles fired-up for your routine. Most of your muscles are in a period of stasis prior to the workout, and to “wake” them up, it’s important to do warm-up exercises first. If you don’t, you’ll feel sluggish doing your workout only after a few reps or so. 2. Warm-up is essential to prevent injury It is not only in exercise that warm-up matters greatly—athletes get their bodies all warmed-up before they practice or ahead of their games. Why? Because when you warm-up properly, the muscles can stretch further without breaking. Warming up before any type of workout gradually increases the tension that the joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles can take. Without proper warm-up (especially for athletes), injury for the mentioned body parts are imminent, and can hinder good performance. It is the same principle when it comes to your own routines—no warm-up can get your muscles injured, and can cost you days to weeks of pain and no-workout sessions. 3. It increases flexibility Not only does warming up prevent injury, but because it gradually increases the load that the body can take, it helps increase the muscles’ flexibility. You can be able to stretch your muscles further, thus being able to achieve your body’s potential all through the workout. 4. Warm-up is important in giving the right psychological conditioning for the upcoming workout As warm-up conditions the body for the impending workout, it can also help signal your brain that you are going to take on a “physical challenge”, therefore helping your mind to focus in the workout. When you start to warm-up, the body sets the appropriate conditions for your body needed for the upcoming minutes of exertion during your routine. As the heart rate gradually increases and the muscles become warm, the brain is reminded that you are going to expend energy. This, especially for workout newbies, is critical; aside from physical strength, the right mindset can help you to finish your workout. Even if it is so much tempting to exclude warming-up in an exercise routine, leaving it out causes more harm than good. The most successful people in the sports and fitness industry know this, and put extreme value in warm-up in the beginning, and cool-down towards the end of their routines. So if you want to be able to do better in your work-out, make sure that you do the proper (and appropriate) warm-up needed for your exercise regimen. Looking for some warm up exercises? Download MEVO – WEIGHT LOSS & FITNESS APP and get some effective warm up exercises now – App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8 Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo ...

A Diet Made for the Heart Health The Mediterranean Diet Mevolife
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you’re thinking about trying it out. So what does going on this diet mean, exactly? The Mediterranean diet uses the basic concepts of healthy eating, adding a splash of flavored olive oil and other components dictated by the traditional cooking style of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. This diet is based on traditional foods eaten in countries like Greece and Italy back in the 1960s. While most diets advocate eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and healthy fats, the Mediterranean use subtle differences and variations which seem to make a difference in cutting the risk for heart disease.What Are the Actual Heart Health Benefits? Research is proving that those of Mediterranean descent have a lower incidence of many deadly diseases and are very healthy. This diet helps in weight loss and seems to help in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, and premature death. Research also shows that eating Mediterranean lower the LDL cholesterol (the bad one), which is the one that contributes to clogging your arteries with fatty deposits. This diet is also associated reducing the incidence of cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Women eating a diet supplemented with mixed nuts and extra virgin olive oil may have reduced risks of breast cancer. What Foods Should You Eat? Healthy Fats: The foundation of this diet. Consists of using olives, olive oil, avocados, and avocado oil. Seeds and Nuts: Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, Macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, etc. Fruits: Bananas, apples, pears, oranges, grapes, strawberries, figs, peaches, melons, etc. Vegetables: Cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, tomatoes, onions, carrots, Brussels sprouts, etc. Tubers: Sweet potatoes, yams, potatoes, turnips, etc. Legumes: Peas, lentils, beans, chickpeas, beans, etc. Whole Grains: Brown rice, whole oats, buckwheat, whole wheat, corn, barley, rye, whole grain pasta, and bread. Seafood and Fish: Sardines, tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, oysters, crab, clams, shrimp, mussels, etc. Poultry: Duck, turkey, chicken, etc. Eggs: Duck, chicken, turkey, quail, and more. Dairy: Yogurt, Greek yogurt, cheese, etc. Spices and Herbs: Sage, basil, rosemary, garlic, mint, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, etc. Drink: Water, and lots of it. Coffee and tea, but stay away from sugar-laden beverages and fruit juices. This diet also includes 1 glass of red wine a day. How Do I Start? Pass on the butter: Try canola or olive oil, and use it in cooking. Dip bread in flavored olive oil, or try tahini as a spread or dip. Eat nuts: Always have on hand for a quick snack. Choose natural peanut butter over the processed with fat kind. Try tahini, made out of sesame seeds, and use as a spread or dip. Switch to whole grains and eat your fruits and vegetables: Eat those plant foods in the majority of your meals. Switch to whole-grain cereals and bread, and eat more whole-grain pasta and rice. Eat more fish: Try and eat fish one or two times a week. Eat the fresh or water-packed fish. Grilled fish is good, fried fish is to be avoided. Low-fat dairy: Switch to lower fat dairy products, ice cream, and cheese. Drink skim milk instead of high-fat milk, low-fat cheese, and fat-free yogurt. Eat less red meat: Substitute poultry and fish, it’s that easy. Lean meat is okay if you have to have it, but keep portions small. Stay away from high-fat meats such as bacon and sausage. Download Mevo app now from – App Store   Play Store ...

Natural Energy Boosters
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Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired and groggy? We sit at our desks all day, go home and watch TV or look at our computers, struggle to fall asleep, and wake up feeling worse than before. If you are plagued by fatigue, here are 10 tricks you can try to boost your energy and vitality. 1. Aromatherapy Grab some dried rosemary and crush it up in your hand. You can hold this under your nose, or boil it into a rosemary tea and let the steam from the tea rise up gently over your face. The smell of this herb will help stimulate your mind and give you energy. 2. Drink More Water Dehydration leads directly to fatigue, so if you’re feeling tired in the middle of the day, try drinking a glass of water. A few other signs of dehydration are bad breath, a bad mood, or cravings for your favorite junk food. 3. Cover Your Face with a Cold Washcloth Soak a washcloth in icy water, wring it out, and then place the cold cloth over your face. The cool temperature will stimulate your facial muscles and your mind, giving you renewed energy. 4. Get Some Sun Sitting in the office all day, especially in winter, leads to little sunlight. But this is incredibly bad for our health. Make sure to spend 15 to 20 minutes out in the sun every day. Sunlight boosts energy level, fights seasonal affective disorder, and stimulates vitamin D production in our skin. 5. Go for a walk It is no secret that sitting at a desk all day is bad for our bodies and our minds. Walking gets you out of your chair, into the sun, and moving your muscles. The exercise will boost your brain’s production of positive neurotransmitters and endorphins. 6. Drink Green Tea Green tea is an excellent substitute for coffee. The tea boasts cancer fighting antioxidants and has been shown to promote weight loss. For an all-natural energy boost, switch your afternoon coffee for a cup of green tea. 7. Breathe Deep Deep, mindful breathing can bring energy and positivity into your day. Sit up tall in your chair and inhale slowly, filling your lungs completely. Pause here. Then exhale slowly, pushing out all of the air in your lungs. Repeat a few times. 8. Garden If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space at home, head to your local gardening shop and pick up some plants that appeal to you. Gardening is a form of exercise that will also boost your mood. Digging in the dirt can help fight stress in the body and promote the release of positive neurotransmitters in your mind. 9. Turn Off Electronics – Especially Before Bedtime Looking at the blue light of our electronic screens stimulates the brain and tells it to stay awake. To improve the quality of your sleep, turn off all your electronics at least one hour before bedtime. Try reading a book or meditating before you hit the hay. 10. Get Enough Sleep It may seem obvious, but so many of us don’t get enough sleep. Try moving your bedtime ahead by a half an hour and see what a difference this can make to your overall energy levels! Download Mevo app now from – App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8 Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en ...

Health Benefits of Water Kefir the New Soda Mevolife
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The more I watch television or read online, the more aware of the term probiotics I become. Jamie Lee Curtis and Activa have been talking about it for years. But what do you really know about probiotics, other than the snippets you get on ads and tv commercials? What do you know about probiotics in water kefir, specifically? Water kefir…ah…that’s a new one, I bet. Water kefir is hitting the Internet waves much the same way kombucha or milk kefir is. They all originate from living grains or fungus. They need fermentation for the healthy properties that many seek when drinking. Water kefir junkies also live for the fizz. Water kefir is a healthy alternative to soda. The fountain never runs dry once you learn the art of making it. And it really is that easy: grains, water, and sugar. That’s it. Let’s talk about what water kefir is and why it’s good for you. What Is Water Kefir? Water kefir is said to have originated in two places, so it’s up to you to decide which version you want to believe. It is generally believed that water kefir got its beginnings in Mexico, thriving in the sugary water of the Ountia cactus (prickly pear). Others believe it started further back in Tibet when monks gave the grains to Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The word kefir comes from the Turkish word and means “feeling good.” Water kefir is a mild, zesty sugar-water beverage often compared to a natural, refreshing soda, and perfect for everyday drinking. Ferment at room temperature for 24-48 hours with fruit or lemon, and that’s it, sugary goodness to drink for a probiotic pick-me-up. Kefir has a low glycemic index and is caffeine free. Is Water Kefir Healthy? Kefir is loaded with digestible sugars, valuable enzymes, and beneficial acids, minerals, and vitamins. It supplies your body with tons of healthy bacteria and yeast. Unlike kombucha (made with tea) water kefir is caffeine free. How are bacteria beneficial? Your body is made up of billions of bacteria and yeast that support internal microflora support for digestion. Your body needs a healthy dose of probiotics to fight off bacteria, viruses, and yeast, which kefir provides. Research is also proving that kefir may be anti-mutagenic and help manage free radicals. The longer the drink is fermented the more folic acid and B vitamins are produced within. Drinking kefir may help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. Kefir is proving beneficial to many, from improving digestion, building immunity from colds and viruses, and boosting energy. Besides the health benefits, many are drinking just because they enjoy the effervescence of a soda. What Does Water Kefir Taste Like? Water kefir can taste pretty much like you want it to. Do you like pink lemonade? Then make it out of strawberries and lemons. Do you like black cherry? Make simple syrup out of cherries, water, and sugar. Add to kefir and you have a great tasting black cherry soda-feel. Add a splash of vanilla, I like it that way and you will too. Some people make it out of basil and lemon, pineapple, grape juice, or just about anything you can think of. Don’t like what you make? Throw it out and try something different next time. The grains continually replenish, giving you a great, healthy alternative that is better than any soda anytime. Download Mevo app now from – App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8 Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en ...

Which potatoes are healthier  Sweet Potatoes Or White Potatoes  Mevolife
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When it comes to potatoes, the general consensus it that it is a delicious and versatile vegetable used in many dishes such as mashed potatoes and casseroles, and in fact, potatoes are the fourth most consumed food-crop in the world. But are potatoes really good for your health? And what are the nutritional differences in potatoes and sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes and potatoes are both root vegetables originated from South America, but they have little in common apart from their origin and name. Potatoes can grow in most climates and soil, making it an easy crop to grow, but sweet potatoes tend to be more delicate. The sweet potatoes are not immune to cold weather and frost, and tend to be sensitive to daylight. The insides of sweet potatoes are not always orange or yellow, but sometimes can be purple. Purple sweet potatoes contain peonidins and cyanidins, which possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties, when passing through a person’s digestive system, can reduce the health risks posed by oxygen radicals and heavy metals. What about orange sweet potatoes? The orange colored sweet potatoes, on the other hand, are considered by some to be one of the best sources for beta-carotene, which convert into vitamin A, an essential vitamin. It is said that sweet potato alone could fill 90% of vitamin A needed for a day. Study shows that feeding sweet potatoes to children is an efficient way to provide children the necessary amount of vitamin A. Beta-carotene is also an antioxidant, and helps cleanse the body of toxin. To maximize the intake of beta-carotene in sweet potato, researchers suggest including 3 to 5 grams of fat, which converts into about 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. The recommended method of cooking is boiling or steaming, as these two methods best preserve the nutrition in sweet potatoes. Potatoes get a bad rap from foods like French fries and potato chips but actually have many health benefits. Potatoes are very good sources of vitamin B6, and good sources of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. Vitamin B6 is essential for the formation of new cells in the human body, and are active everywhere in the body. B6 is also needed to serotonin, which prevents depression, and melatonin, which provides your body with quality sleep. Potatoes also have antioxidant properties, which comes from the variety of phytonutrients they contain. Study states that potatoes also have the potential to lower blood pressure, effectively preventing disease. They also contain lots of fiber in their skin, so to take full advantage of potatoes, consuming potato skin is recommended. The best way to preserve most nutrients in potatoes when cooking them is steaming or roasting them without peeling off the skin. Takeaway In conclusion, even though they share very little in common, both potatoes and sweet potatoes are great sources of various nutrients, and we honestly think both are great. Sweet potatoes are generally considered the healthier option because white potatoes are often related to greasy foods and fast food, but are actually quite good for you, and both are excellent options as long as you follow a healthy cooking method. Log whatever you eat in our amazing Weight Loss & Fitness app – MEVO available on – Google Playstore   iOS Appstore ...

How to Eat Carbs & Lose Weight
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CARBOHYDRATES are like enemies to anyone who wants to lose weight. This is because many of us have been brainwashed into thinking that carbs lead to weight gain! The reality is that – THEY WON’T! Carbs are required by the body for energy and if you deprive your body of this essential nutrient it ultimately results on a gallon of moose tracks — and that certainly won’t help you lose weight. It is a lesser known fact that a diet which is packed with right and healthy kind of carbs is a secret to getting fit and staying slim for life. The use of work RIGHT creates a big differentiating wall as to which carbs you should and which you should avoid. “Right carbs = Resistant Starch”. In order to test this fact, there are various studies conducted in multiple universities which have highlighted that Resistant Starch helps you eat less, burn more calories, feel more energized and less stressed, and lower cholesterol too! A recent study has explicated that slimmest people ate the foods rich in carbs while the chubbiest people avoided them. Along with this, the studies have also come up with the fact that best diet to lose weight shall comprise of at least 64% of carbs! This makes it very clear that allowing your body for carbs is not a bad option but you should be careful in the selection. The major reason behind carbs playing a positive role in weight loss is that they act as a powerful appetite suppressant. Carbs are even more filling than proteins and are digested slowly which ultimately keeps you full for longer durations. This has also been proved by a study conducted in the University of Surrey, which explicated that participants who consumed Resistant Starch in one meal had 10% fewer calories the next day! In the long list of benefits of carbs, another one is that it helps to speed up the metabolism levels. Resistant starch speeds up your metabolism level and act as a natural fat burner as it releases fatty acids that encourage fat burning, especially in your belly. What else – the right type of carbs also helps to regulate blood sugar levels and control diabetes! Some of the rules to follow to maintain the right level of carbs consumption: 1. Eat one product that is rich in resistant starch at every meal. 2. Portion size is a must – 1/4th of your plate should consist of good carbs. 3. Don’t deprive yourself of anything be it chocolate, pasta, wine, bread or even chips… Moderation is the key to success! Some of the options for right type of carbohydrates: a) Quinoa b) Barley c) Popcorn d) Roasted chickpeas e) Whole-grain rye crisp bread f) Sweet potatoes g) 2% Greek yogurt h) Whole grain cereal i) Oatmeal j) Maple water k) Watermelon So, don’t say no to carbs but be careful and select the right type of carbs to boost up the weightloss process! ...

What Is the Blood Type Diet and Does It Work Mevolife
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In 1996, Peter J. D’Adamo published Eat Right 4 Your Type, a diet based on the belief that chemical reactions occur in the foods you eat and your blood type. This reaction is caused by Lectin, which is proteins that are found in food and have glue like (agglutinate) properties that affect your blood. The Blood Type Diet claims that when you eat foods containing lectins not compatible with your blood type, the lectins attack organs or systems within your body and begin to stick to those blood cells contained in that area. The theory behind this diet is that your specific blood type determines what foods you need to consume to best optimize your health. What does this diet involve? Is it truly the miracle diet that many swear by? What Is the Blood Type Diet? D’Adamo claims that each ABO blood type represents our ancestor’s genetic traits and which specific foods they thrived on in order to evolve and survive. D’Adamo’s theory is that each blood type needs the following foods for optimal health: Type O is referred to as the hunter, The theory is based on the fact that hunters thrive on high-protein diets comprised of meat, poultry, fish, certain vegetables and fruits, but limits grains, dairy, and legumes. The Paleo diet resembles this type of eating. Type A, called the cultivator, is based on eating a diet rich in plants and completely free of red meat, which is considered toxic. The vegetarian diet resembles this type of eating. Type B is often referred to as the nomad. Nomads eat plants and meats, with the exception of pork and chicken. This blood type should avoid corn, wheat, tomatoes, and lentils. Type AB is called the enigma. Because this is often described as a mix between types A and B, it is recommended to consume tofu, seafood, beans, grains, and dairy, avoiding beef, chicken, corn, and kidney beans. Is It Scientifically Based? Strong evidence does suggest that people with certain blood types have a higher or lower risk of certain diseases. People who have Type O blood seem to have a lower risk for heart disease, but have a higher risk of developing stomach ulcers. A study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked for studies grouping people according to individual blood type, and whether following the diet specific to their blood type made any difference in their overall health. After reviewing the entire biomedical and life science databases, the researchers could not find one single study showing that following the Blood Type Diet actually led to better health-related outcomes. What’s the Bottom Line? The Blood Type Diet doesn’t take into account individual medical history, current body type or age, the medications you are on, food allergies, or diet history. Choosing the ideal diet should account for all these factors. This diet isn’t particularly harmful, is just isn’t based on scientific fact. On this diet, you will avoid processed foods, which we all know isn’t good for the body anyway. The diet can quickly become expensive because it relies on organic foods as well as D’Adamo’s specific line of supplements. There is no research that suggests it aids in digestion or improves energy. Eating the way this diet suggest won’t necessarily hurt you, but it won’t necessarily help you to achieve health, well-being, and losing weight any more than other diets that target making wise food choices when it comes to your health. Download Mevo app now from – App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8 Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en ...

5 Amazing Benefits of Coconut Milk for Health Mevolife
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Now you’ve probably heard that coconut water is good for your health, but did you know that coconut milk is also great for Health ? There are some misconception regarding the healthiness of this miracle drink due to its rich creamy texture and subtle sweetness, but these factors only make it a more delicious health drink than most others. Keep reading to find out why its time to stock up on some coconut milk. 1. It helps you lose fat via coconut milk Although coconut milk has about 14 grams of fat in each serving (quarter cup, full-fat), its MCT or medium-chain triglycerides fatty acids actually help your energy spending, which can augment physical performance. The plethora of nutrients present in coconut milk also helps nourish your muscles, which can help in muscle building following your regular workout routine. The good kind of fats in coconut milk also helps you stay full for longer, which serves as a preventive measure for your tendency to overeat. Building muscle and helping you to control your intake are essential factors in losing body fat, which are enough to encourage you to consume coconut milk regularly. 2. Coconut milk helps with constipation Coconut milk helps with the nourishment of the digestive tract due to its high nutrient and electrolyte content. It is also known to relieve indigestion and constipation in individuals, as it promotes healthy bacterial growth in the colon. 3. Aids in blood sugar regulation Diabetics can also benefit from coconut milk as its fatty substances decelerate the sugar release rate in the bloodstream, which facilitates better insulin control in the patients’ bodies. Coconut milk is a great alternative in milk-based recipes and desserts due to its healthy richness and sweetness which are better for the body than added sugars. 4. It is good for your heart? The fat content of coconut milk is essentially 50% lauric acid, a fatty acid which is associated with cholesterol levels improvement, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Studies were able to back up the claim of coconut milk’s cholesterol level improvement, as clinical trial results determined that individuals who took coconut milk had decreased LDL/bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) levels and had amplified levels of good cholesterol or HDL (high-density lipoprotein). This assures the general population that although coconut milk is “fatty”, it is not the bad kind, but rather beneficial than damaging. The mineral content of coconut milk can also help you lower your blood pressure, increase your blood vessel flexibility, and prevents plaque build-up, which contribute to greater heart health. 5. It aids in ulcer prevention Coconut milk is also known to prevent the formation of ulcers and in reducing ulcer size. This can be attributed to coconut milk’s shielding effects on the ulcerated regions, which prevents pain in the area. This action of coconut milk is even better than coconut water’s ulcer preventive mechanism. Ideally, you should be looking for the organic or “cold pressed” coconut milk and avoid anything with added sugar, salt, preservatives or any other nasty chemical you don’t want in your food. Log whatever you eat in our amazing Weight Loss & Fitness app – MEVO available on – Google Play store   iOS Appstore ...

Smart tips for Staying Healthy on a Budget  Mevolife
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In an ideal world, we would all be fit and stay healthy without having to try, but in reality, staying healthy in today’s busy world is no easy task, especially if you need to stick to a budget. But worry not, for we know you are busy and have compiled a list of things that won’t drain your energy or break the bank. Here are two easy steps to follow if you are concerned about your health but too busy to devote much time or money: Eating healthy is a big part of staying healthy. Now, we know that many people think eating healthy on a budget means living on lettuce salad without dressing, but it really doesn’t have to be that boring… at least not all the time. The point is to focus on getting more protein, as these are what many people are missing from their budget diet. Some of our suggestions for affordable protein items include frozen chicken breast, tuna cans, plain yogurt, milk and eggs. Not all proteins are equal in quality, but animal protein tends to deliver all the amino acid we need. Incorporating more protein into your diet can really change the way you feel and look, as you will feel more energetic and will gain muscles more easily. Some other benefits of protein include lowered risk of premature death, lowered risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, and lowered risk of cancer. As an added bonus, your hair and nails would look great too. The recommended daily amount for adults is 46 grams per day for women and 56 grams for men. Additionally, reducing the intake of red meat greatly reduces the chances of having heart disease and diabetes. Physical activity is free. Research shows getting more physical activity not only helps you stay fit and look great, but also helps in preventing at lease six disease, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and mental disorders like depression. However, to reap benefits from physical activity, at least 30 minutes of constant activity is recommended. These activities don’t have to be anything extensive, but activities such as jogging, fast walking, and swimming are all excellent examples of physical activities. If you are not an exercise kind of person, physical activities could be made more enjoyable when you join a group of other people or find some activity that you actually enjoy doing. Many people make hobbies out of activities such as dancing, biking, swimming and hiking, or even rock climbing. Be sure to talk to your doctor before you getting started, especially if you have medical conditions. Sticking to these plans might mean less weekly visits to Burger King and more gruesome exercise for some people, but as the old adage goes, there are few things in life that matter more than one’s own health, and it’s always a good idea to maintain health before it starts deteriorating. Furthermore, if you drink alcohol or smoke, it helps to lessen the amount you drink or smoke if staying healthy is your priority. Log whatever you eat in our amazing Weight Loss & Fitness app – MEVO available on – Google Play store  /   iOS Appstore ...

The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
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Fermented foods are foods that have been preserved through a process of fermentation. In this process the natural bacteria feed on the sugars and starches in food, which results in lactic acid. The result of this process is longer lasting preserved foods that are high in beneficial enzymes, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, and most importantly, different strains of probiotics. But why is this important for us? The Benefits of Fermented Foods There are a variety of different benefits to eating fermented foods. All of these benefits have to do with our microbiome. The microbiome is a word used to describe the colony of good bacteria that live in your gut. These bacteria help you digest food efficiently, getting the most nutrients and living your healthiest life. Your microbiome helps regulate your immune system, it keeps your gastrointestinal tract healthy, boosts your mood, improves your brain function, and helps you maintain a healthy weight. And one of the best things you can do for your microbiome is eat fermented foods. There are four main benefits of consuming fermented foods. Fermented Foods include Probiotics – Your microbiome is a collection of good bacteria that live in your digestive system and help you s. The best thing you can do for this colony is help it reproduce by consuming probiotics. Fermented foods contain good bacteria and may be more effective than probiotic supplements. Make sure you read the label and look for the names of the probiotics in the food! Better Nutrient Absorption– Fermented foods help you to maintain a good balance of healthy bacteria in your gut. These good bacteria, in turn, help you to absorb all the nutrients of your food. This can lead to increased overall health, raised immunity, and weight loss or maintenance. Food Preservation – Fermented foods are also preserved foods, think pickles or sauerkraut. By fermenting your foods, you can make sure that your vegetables last for months, not days. This is especially beneficial if you are growing your own food! Better for your Wallet – Because fermented foods will last longer than fresh vegetables, it makes sense that it also helps keep the grocery bill down! By preserving your fruits, veggies, and dairy, you can make your food last longer, and spend less on fresh vegetables at the grocery store each week. Some of the Best Fermented Foods Cultures all around the world eat fermented foods. From shrimp paste in Thailand, to yogurt in Europe, nearly every culture in the world has invented its own fermented food. Let’s take a look at some of the most delicious, and widely available, fermented foods from around the world. Yogurt – Yogurt has long been popular in Europe and the United States. This is a fermented food made from dairy that often has a tangy taste. Make sure you read the labels and find yogurt with strains of probiotics. Many mainstream yogurts these days don’t have health benefits. Kimchi – Made in Korea, kimchi is spicy fermented cabbage. In Korea, this tangy food is served as a side dish at every meal. Growing in popularity around the world, Kimchi has been shown to promote weight loss, combat cancer cells, and even fight depression. Sauerkraut – This pickled cabbage dish originates from northern Europe. Whereas kimchi is spicy, Sauerkraut has a distinctive sour taste, and goes well as a topping on all sorts of different dishes. The Takeaway on Fermented Foods Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain better health, or just find a more adventurous topping for your sandwich or salad, fermented foods are worth adding to your diet. Next time you are in the grocery store, have a look out for natural fermented foods with good strains of probiotics. Or, if you are particularly energetic, try making your own fermented foods at home! You’ll be feeling the health benefits in no time. Download Mevo app now from – App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8 Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en ...

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