Friday, June 10, 2011

Is Your Food Nutritious and Toxins Free

The food and water we consume, and the air we breathe are the basic elements that determine our health. Our efforts to ensure they are of the highest quality, unfortunately, has not been successful.

Compared to the early 1900's, current soil under cultivation has lost about 85% of the minerals, trace mineral and micronutrients that give farm produce the nutrients and vitamins we need to build healthy and strong bodies. Beyond this, the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides have introduce several toxins into our food supply.

Antibiotics, sulfa drugs and hormones given to farm animals to make them more marketable have introduced chemicals into our meat, pork, poultry and fish supply that are making us sick and overweight. 

We cannot go back to farming as it was done in the early 1900's. Mechanized farming that depletes the soil's minerals, and puts pesticides and herbicides on our foods, and feed farm animals with antibiotics and hormones is here to stay if we are to adequately provide food for the increasing population of the world.

It's depressing to know we can do nothing, at least in the near future, to stop the loss of minerals and trace minerals in the soil, and the introduction of toxins into our food supply, but everything is not lost. 

We can compensate for the loss of nutrients in our foods with dietary supplements, and detox our bodies with natural substances that cleanse the body of toxins to allow our internal organs to do the job they are meant to do to keep us healthy and strong.

For best results choose dietary products that help with weight management and cleanse your body of toxins, while at the same time replenishing your body with essential nutrients and hydration.

For more detail on the effects of the toxins in our nutritionally bankrupt foods and things you can do to protect your family, read these articles: Toxins In Food, and Does Food influence Your Immune System, and also Proper Nutrition.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How Belly Fat Can Affect Your Health

A common feature seen in most people in the West is a bulging stomach caused by increasing belly fat. Although information is out that this is no funny matter, those affected seem helpless to do much about it.

Put simply, we are taking in more calories through the foods and drinks we consume than we are burning with normal physical activities. By the end of the day, the unburned calories are converted to belly fat which forms the stomach bulge in 70% of people in western countries.

A waist circumference of 40 inches and above for men, and 35 inches and above for women is a general indication of excess belly fat. Difficulty with putting on your sock, a feeling that your clothes don't fit well on you, and suddenly requiring too much effort to do simple routine tasks are some of the problems from a bulging stomach.

More problematic are the health problems caused by belly fat, which include heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure and others. 

Along with increasing belly fat within the populace is the awareness that there will not be enough money to meet belly fat related health problems in the decades ahead. Hence the increasing emphasis on diet and fitness programs to reduce belly fat, keep people healthy and from the doctor's office.

For what you can do to reduce belly fat and maintain good health, read these articles: How to Lose Belly Fat, and Belly Fat in Men, and also Lose Belly Fat.