How To Choose The Best Diet For You
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It’s never too late to jump into a new diet plan. We understand that despite your best intentions, you tend to fall back to your everyday routine. Part of this could be because you have not yet understood what suits your body and lifestyle. Fortunately, we were able to come up with a list of the top diets in the world today that thousands of people follow in their daily lives. Chances are you’ll find your lifestyle choice right here.The Ketogenic DietThe ketogenic diet or keto diet is a low carb diet plan that aims to push your body to burn more fat by using it as a fuel source. It leads to a process of ketosis in the body, allowing the body to produce more ketones.Ketones are by-products of fat breakdown in the liver which can be used as fuel by the body, the brain included. Ketosis typically occurs when your body is deprived of blood glucose and you can allow your body to do so by consuming fewer carbs and moderate protein levels. One obvious benefit of the keto diet or ketosis is that it leads to fat loss and overall weight loss. You also build your performance at the gym and boost muscle growth.Mediterranean DietThis diet has been a popular choice among many dieters for several great reasons. It’s a Mediterranean-based diet that allows food staples that are normally consumed in countries surrounding the Mediterranean sea, such as Greece and Italy.Your prime focus should be to get a lot of good fats into your system. Some great sources include fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and legumes. The diet also promotes the consumption of red wine in moderation.South Beach DietDesigned by Florida-based cardiologist, Arthur Agatston, MD, the South Beach Diet was created to prevent cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious ailments among patients.The diet follows a simple rule: Have your meal before you feel hungry. Most people are likely to overeat when they’re hungry, which ultimately results in weight gain. The diet encourages you to eat before you’re hungry, so that you eat less, until you’re satiated.It promotes the consumption of lean protein, low-fat dairy and good carbohydrates such as those from fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The first phase of the diet is pretty strict but as you go into the maintenance phase, you’re allowed to have your occasional treats.Atkins DietOne of the most popular diets today, the Atkins diet is an effective low carb, high protein regime that comes with a stringent set of rules that will help people lose weight.You’re allowed to consume 20 grams of carbs every day for the first week and then slowly increase it every week.Your aim here should be to stop consuming processed junk entirely and foods containing refined flour, starches and sugar. Healthier high carb sources such as whole grains are to be eaten in moderation as well, until you are at the maintenance phase.Download Mevo app now from –App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

Healthy Dip Recipes
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One of the most common reason for your weight gain are the dips you are having along with your favorite snacks. No matter how delectable those cheesy and salsa dips look they are not considered healthy, and cannot be consumed on daily basis. If you are looking for some healthy alternative go for a dip with yogurt as the main base as it contains proteins and healthy nutrients. Today we have got some amazing options for the dips from which you can choose and enjoy your parties and get together without any health concerns. Check them out now –1. Pumpkin DipThis is one of the healthiest dip you can enjoy with your snacks. Grind a small piece of pumpkin along with cinnamon for a pulpy yummy dip. This is great option for people looking for weight loss as pumpkin is low in calories.2. Cucumber DipAnother amazing dip which tastes yummylicious with baked snacks is this creamy cucumber dip. To make this one blend cucumber, yogurt, fresh cream and seasonings together and serve chilled.3. Red DipTomato is the best ingredient to make a healthy dip. For this one you require tomato, cream and seasoning and just swirl to get a pulpy dip which can be easily enjoyed with smoked chicken or grilled veggies.4. Sweet DipSometimes you are looking for sweet dips also and this one is the ultimate resort for such cravings. To make this you need only 2 ingredients – a ripe banana and spoon of honey. Doesn’t it sound tasty already?5. Yogurt Dill DipThis tangy dip is also a great option for people looking for weight loss as it is low in calories and high in protein owing to its main ingredient which is a non-fat Greek yogurt. For this one you need fresh dill, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings. Mix all the ingredients and serve chilled with crackers or veggie sticks.6. EdamoleDoes it sound familiar? Indeed it is! Guacamole with edamame – high in protein and fiber, low in fat and calories, this sweet, fresh, and light dish is perfect for summer. For this one blend edamame with oil, lemon juice, garlic clove and seasonings. Add diced tomatoes to this dip and serve with whole-wheat crackers, pita bread, veggies sticks or breads.Enjoy these yummylicious dips with your snacks. Looking for some more healthy dips and recipes options? Download MEVO app now –App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo...

Running Your First 5K Race
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You’ve been going to the gym for months. You’ve finally braved the treadmill and built up some endurance. The person that’s been running next to you has told you at the water fountain that they’re training for their sixth 5k run. You go home and Google how far 5k actually is. Three miles! Three miles doesn’t sound too hard. You’ve been running/walking up to a mile for the past month.You start doing your research and find a couple of programs that say they can get you to your first 5k in a matter of weeks. You feel pumped and confident in your ability to complete this run. So, you sign up for your first 5k and tell yourself you’ll be a champion is six short weeks. How hard is it to actually run a 5k race, and how do you train for one?Getting Started: How to Train for Your First 5k?Make a plan and actually sign up for a race. If you’ve devoted your money to something you’re more likely to devote your time as well. The difference between training and working out is that with training, every workout is purposeful and brings you closer to completing your goal. Training takes time and dedication. You won’t be fast at first. You probably won’t even be able to run that long. Don’t let that detour you from completing this task you’ve set out to do. Champions aren’t born overnight.Review your schedule and find time wherever you can and set it aside specifically for training. Before or after work if a great time for a workout, or bring extra clothes and start training midday. Running gets your metabolism pumping and gives you a boost of energy. It’s best not to run or exercise right before bed. Remember to stretch before running, especially if you’re a beginner. You can cause muscle cramps or shin splints if you don’t prep your body.Start off with sprints of running during your walking routine, slowly building up your pace to a “run-walk,” eventually running 30 minutes altogether. This allows your mind, body, and spirit to all get on the same page. Focus more on going farther and not necessarily harder. Increase your distance before you increase your speed. Don’t run more than three days per week and alternate run days with rest days. This allows you to recover, adapt, and enjoy running.Take Time to Recover and Train ComfortablyThe key to completing a 5k run is to listen to your body. Did you know that the body actually grows stronger when it’s resting? This is why alternating between run days and rest days is so important. It allows your body to be stimulated by the exercise and then recover during your rest days. Many beginners make the newbie mistake of over-training and running too much too soon, causing energy like leg splints to arise. If you listen to your body, you can prevent not only body aches and fatigue but mental and physical fatigue as well.Another good way to train comfortably is by taking the “talk test.” If you’re running at a comfortable pace you should be able to talk through running. If you’re gasping for air, however, that means you’re at a pace that you are not ready for. Adjust your pace accordingly, and when you can talk through running, you know you’re exactly where you need to be.When you run too fast, for too long and too quickly, it can destroy your mental confidence when your body doesn’t respond the way you had planned. Simply put, the fun factor drops, you start to count the seconds until you’re finished, and your risk of injury goes up. Once your heart is out of it, it can be hard to keep your head in the game. The secret to finishing your 5k training is knowing you can run a little further each day, bringing you closer to completing your goal and being a champion in your own right!Download Mevo app now from –App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

Healthy Chia Quinoa Porridge
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If you are looking for a delectable breakfast or dessert option, this Chia Quinoa Porridge is perfect for you. Quinoa is a superfood which can be easily used in sweet and savory dishes. This grain is loaded with protein and fiber which are excellent for nutritious meals! Further everyone knows that chia seeds are the seeds from chia plant belonging to the mint family – lamiaceae, native to central & southern Mexico and Guatemala. The taste of these seeds does not match with its family rather they are bland and don’t have any taste at all! It comes in both black and white varieties. The white ones called Salba have about 20% more nutrients in comparison to the other type (black). So get ready to enjoy this one as breakfast after a morning workout to repair the exhausted muscles and load yourself with proteins –INGREDIENTSCooked quinoa – 1 cupChia seeds – 1 tbspAlmond milk – 1.5 cupCoconut oil – 1 tspNutmeg – 1/4 tspCinnamon – 1/4 tspNatural vanilla essence – 1/2 tspHandful of fresh fruits & nutsMETHOD1. Place a pot on medium-high heat and add cooked quinoa, chia seeds, almond milk, natural vanilla, coconut oil, nutmeg and cinnamon. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for approx 10-15 mins.2. Serve and top with almonds, sliced banana, blueberries and cinnamon.NUTRITIONAL INFOServes 2-3Nutrition in 1 cup – 290 calories, 14.5g fat, 31.6g carbs, 9g proteins, 3.4g sugarDownload Mevo app now from –App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

The Importance of Magnesium
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Magnesium is a mineral that’s naturally found in the body and is present in many of the everyday foods you consume. Magnesium can also be found in supplements and medicines normally found in your medicine cabinet, such as antacids and laxatives. This powerful mineral aids in biochemical reactions in the body, muscle, and nerve function, blood pressure regulation, protein synthesis, and blood glucose control.Magnesium is imperative for energy, bone, and DNA production. Without this mineral, calcium and potassium ions could not be transported across the cell’s membranes. This process is important for muscle contraction, impulse conduction, and normal heart rhythm. It’s proven difficult to get a spot-on and accurate reading of magnesium levels due to its presence in bone and cells.Only a trace amount of magnesium can be found in the blood serum. A medical professional can assume that you have high or low magnesium levels by assessing whether your blood serum levels test in the normal range via a blood test. Normal serum concentrations range between 0.75 and 0.95 millimoles (mmol)/L.Hypomagnesemia is defined by levels less than 0.75. So, with magnesium being a vital part of your body’s function, what can you eat to keep your levels at a normal ratio and what is affected when your body is deprived of this important mineral?Foods rich in MagnesiumIf you have low magnesium levels (Hypomagnesemia), one of the easiest ways to help raise them and keep them at an appropriate level is by eating magnesium rich foods. Magnesium is wildly found in plant and animal foods. Think green leafy vegetables such as spinach, nuts, whole grains, legumes, and seeds. In general, foods that are rich in dietary fiber have been found to contain a good source of magnesium.If you’re in need of this mineral, stay away from processed foods, as the process in which they remove the nutrient-rich germ and bran can lower magnesium levels substantially.If your levels are low, ask yourself, are you getting enough water? Bottled, tap, and mineral water are great sources of magnesium. Be careful, though, the amount of magnesium found in water can vary by brand and source. If you’re a numbers person, then you would be happy to know that 30% to 40% of dietary magnesium consumed is absorbed by the body.Magnesium can help with…PMS: Along with mood swings, PMS can cause symptoms such as heavy abdominal cramping, fatigue, and water retention. By increasing ingestion of magnesium rich foods, you can improve your general mood along with reducing bloating and stomach cramps. You can also go to your local health store for dietary supplements containing this mineral.Diabetes: Can be prevented or helped by consuming magnesium. The most common causes of diabetes are the result of insulin resistance. Magnesium has been shown to be effective in stopping insulin resistance or helping protect against it in the first place.Migraines: People who suffer from migraines have lower levels of magnesium than those who do not. Magnesium can have a tremendous effect in reducing migraines or stopping them in their tracks.Download Mevo app now from –App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/mevo-weight-loss-fitness/id1082646969?mt=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

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.IngredientsCouscous 100 GmsVegetable Stock 200 MlSpring Onion 2 PiecesRed Pepper 1Cucumber 1/2Feta Cheese 50 GmsPesto 2 TbspToasted Pine Nuts 2 TbspMethod1. 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 InfoServes 4Calories 384Kcal, Total Fat 16.2g, Carbs 53.1g, Sugars 5.6g, Fiber 5.9g, Protein 12.4g, Sodium 519.8mg, Potassium 207mgDownload “Mevo – Weight Loss & Fitness” app now to get many more healthy recipes!...

Best Ever Vegan Oatmeal Burger Recipes
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How about you have a veggie burger for dinner tonight? Don’t worry about the calories as today we have got the recipe of “Ultimate Vegan Oatmeal Veggie Burger” which is full of healthy ingredients, loaded with flavours and is a perfect option for people aiming for weight loss. Check out this mouthwatering burger recipe now –Ingredients1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil1/2 Cup Onion1/2 Cup Carrot1 Celery1/4 Cup Grated Zucchini1 Cup Cooked Brown Rice1.5 Cup Quick Oats1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder1/8 Tsp Cayenne Powder1 Tbsp Yeast1 Package Extra Firm Tofu1 Tsp All Purpose Vegetable Seasoning1/2 Cup Water2 Tbsp Soy SauceBreadcrumbsMethod1. In a medium skillet, mix the onion, carrot, celery and zucchini with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Saute over medium heat until onion is clear. Remove from heat and add the brown rice, oats and seasonings. Mix well and add the tofu, with a fork mash the tofu into fine pieces and mix well.2. In a small bowl, combine all the liquid ingredients and stir to mix. Pour over the rice mixture and stir until moistened and evenly mixed. Shape into 8 evenly sized patties. Dredge each patty in breadcrumbs, making sure to coat both the sides.3. Place the patties on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with a non-stick pan, then spray the tops of each patty.4. Bake at 375-degree oven for 15 minutes. Turn the patties over, spray the tops with the cooking spray and bake another 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes.5. Serve with the buns.NutritionServes 6-7Calories 127 Kcal, Fats 1.5g, Carbs 24.2g, Protein 5.2gCheckout more than 500 healthy recipes in Mevo app now.Download fromiOS Appstore / Google Playstore....

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 MeditationMeditation 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 DepressionStudents 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 MakingStudies 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 PainA 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=8Play 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 UPSince 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 workoutThe 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 injuryIt 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 flexibilityNot 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 workoutAs 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=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo...

Cooking Oils You Think Are Healthy But Arent Mevolife
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The topic of health is everywhere…on the internet, television, magazines, the newspaper. Everything from “kale is the new super food” to “drink apple cider vinegar every morning to burn fat.” Information is everywhere on latest fad diets to what are the healthiest cooking oils.Misconceptions fill the Internet air. To determine what the best is in anything, it helps to know what the worst is in anything. Take cooking oils, for example. I’m not here to tell you what the healthiest ones are. You can find that anywhere.I’ll tell you what the worst five cooking oils are, and why, so that you’ll know what not to buy as you start including healthy food choices in your diet plans.Let’s Talk About Why It MattersWhen determining the healthy quality of cooking oils, you must take into account: how it affects heart health, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, and how it is processed.Getting too much omega-6 in your diet causes clogged arteries, inflammation, heart disease, and increases your risk of cancer. The world health organization (WHO) recommends a ratio of 4:1 for omega-6 to omega-3.That means that every food you eat that contains omega-3 fatty acids, you need to eat no more than 4 times the amount of omega-6 fatty acids. Remember: too much omega-6 in your diet is bad.You can improve your health by eliminating processed foods from your diet. Autoimmune responses to chronic inflammation caused by processed foods are being linked to processed foods.Diseases like asthma, allergies, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes rise as the consumption of processed foods rises. Get rid of them!What Cooking Oils Should You Avoid and Why?Grapeseed Oil: About 70% omega-6 fatty acids. Remember what we just talked about? Too much omega-6s in your diet causes inflammation, the true cause of heart disease and can lead to other health conditions.Grapeseed oil is industrially processed with hexane and other toxic solvents. Traces of these chemicals are always left behind in the final product.An expeller-pressed processed grapeseed oil is full of polyunsaturated fat, in concentrations highly toxic to humans. No matter how pure, they are never safe.Canola Oil: About 87% is genetically modified. You know how canola oil is created? Using crude oil extracted from rape seeds, then refined, bleached, and deodorized.Because it is processed under high heat, it goes rancid. Because it is prone to rancidity, industrial carcinogenic bleaches are used, with a mixture of hexane to deodorize.Canola Oil is high in omega-3s, but don’t let that deceive you. These oils are subject to oxidation when heated. Oils high in omega-3s are never used for cooking. Flaxseed oil and fish oil are high in omega-3 and are never heated because they are prone to oxidation. Free radicals are released when an oil oxidizes, which leads to inflammation, cancer, thyroid damage, and hormonal imbalances.Vegetable/Soybean Oil: About 99% of vegetable oil is actually soybean oil. Next time you look at a bottle in the store, read the ingredients. You’ll most likely only see one: soybean oil. Soybean oil contains 54% omega-6. Remember what we said before? Too much omega-6 equals bad news. It can lead to inflammation and other health issues.Soy is high in trypsin inhibitors and phytic acid, which blocks the absorption of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Soy also contains phytoestrogens, which mimics estrogen in your body and disrupts normal hormonal activity and could increase your risk of cancer.So now that you know what not to buy, and why, here’s a quick list of the healthiest oils to use for cooking: Coconut comes in at number one, with 92% saturated fat, 6% monounsaturated, and 1.6% polyunsaturated. Butter (ghee), olive oil, palm oil, avocado oil, fish oil, flax oil, and nut or peanut oil are all great choices.Download Mevo app now from –Google App Store     iOS Play Store...

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. AromatherapyGrab 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 WaterDehydration 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 WashclothSoak 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 SunSitting 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 walkIt 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 TeaGreen 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 DeepDeep, 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. GardenIf 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 BedtimeLooking 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 SleepIt 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=8Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mevolife.mevo&hl=en...

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