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Stay Energized With Balanced Meals

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 @ 03:58 PM

Stay Energized With Balanced Meals

There are many reasons people decide to skip meals, especially breakfast. While one might not think this is doing any harm, it’s important to keep in mind the value of keeping our bodies nourished and energized.

After skipping a meal, the body lacks energy and tries to find nourishment. Suddenly all the unhealthy snack options begin to look better and better. Instead of having a balanced meal, you may find yourself reaching for multiple snacks and actually adding more calories with far less nutrition. Keeping energized with a well balanced meal will keep you focused and motivated to stay on track.

When striving for weight loss, skipping meals is actually counterproductive. When you skip meals, your body runs out of calories to burn, resulting in a slower metabolism. Once you get around to eating your next snack or meal, your metabolism is not able to keep up and the excess calories are then converted and stored as fat.

The food we ingest plays a role in blood sugar levels, and low blood sugar can make us feel sluggish. Maintaining a healthy and consistent diet will have you feeling at the top of your game. Studies show that when eating proper meals, people feel energized and are far more likely to get moving.

You also have to make sure you fuel your workout by feeding your body with nutritious meals! When you workout, your body needs food for energy. Fueling up your body with healthy foods will give you what you need to get the most out of your workout routine. Also, remember that it’s smart to reward your body with a protein-rich snack after a workout to encourage muscle repair.

These are just a few reasons we recommend eating well-balanced meals throughout the day. By keeping your body fueled with delicious healthy food choices and portions, you are setting yourself up for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll feel great, and when you do, it shows!

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Tags: Meals, Energy, Balanced Diet

Are You Drinking Your Calories?

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Sat, Nov 22, 2014 @ 06:59 AM

Sometimes it’s difficult for even the most health conscious to catch all the hidden calories in their diet. Calories can add up in unexpected places and the most common places we forget to check are the drinks we love dearly. Here are a few common high-calorie beverages that can add up over the year, as well as healthy alternatives to help you stay on track.

1. The Morning Orange Juice

Bright and early in the morning, a large glass of orange juice seems like a great choice next to your english muffin and morning paper. The truth is, orange juice is filled with added sugar and calories. In fact, a standard 12 ounce serving is roughly 170 calories and 30 grams of sugar. One glass of this daily, will put your annual total at about 62,000 calories, and 11,000 grams of sugar!

As a healthy alternative, something vegetable-based, like tomato juice will supply you with much more nutrient value, without all the added sugar. If you still prefer something sweet, try fruit infused water as a way to keep your taste buds happy, without all the extra calories!

2. The Daily Latte

Coffee chains are on every corner, and sometimes we just need that cup of joe. It’s easy to get carried away when we see all the delicious options on the menu, but be careful, many of these items are packed with enough calories to be it’s own meal! At a leading coffee chain, a large specialty drink can run you up to 700 calories and 130g of carbohydrates (sugar, etc). One of these daily, will run you over 255,000 extra calories and 47,000 grams of carbohydrates per year!

As a healthy alternative, start by brewing a pot of coffee at home before you leave, or at the office. Add a little almond milk, and voila -- a tasty coffee beverage at very small fraction of the calories and sugar. If you find yourself in line at the coffee shop, try asking for the drink without added syrups or toppings!

3. The Afternoon Soda

It’s 2pm and you’re reaching for your daily can of cola. While you know soda isn’t healthy it’s probably worse than you realize. Sugary sodas like these can have up to 200 calories and over 50g of sugar per 12 ounce serving.

As a healthy alternative, try some naturally flavored sparkling water. It’s refreshing without any sugar or calories. Cutting out one can of soda per day will save you up to 73,000 calories and 18,000 grams of sugar every year.

4. The Happy Hour Cocktail

After a long day at the office, you may find yourself looking to sit back and enjoy a cocktail with some friends. Occasional drinking is probably alright as long as you pay attention to the contents and portion sizes of the drink. For someone who enjoys a ‘Long Island Iced Tea’, you might be surprised to hear that the beverage can have up to 750 calories!

Indulging while remaining health conscious is possible. As a healthy alternative, sip on a glass of red wine. Your beverage calories will drop significantly down to roughly 85 calories. Studies also suggest additional health benefits linked to the occasional glass of wine.

Being aware of calories in the beverages you consume is another tool you can use for your fitness plan. By combining this with healthy exercise and a natural supplement like Meratrim, you will be well on your way to achieving your weight loss goals!

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Tags: Sugar, Daily Habits, Balanced Diet

Why Fat Has a Place in Your Diet

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

No one likes to hear about fat. It is, after all, what most of us are trying to avoid by eating right and exercising. We have heard for years that low-fat diets are the path to good health. This isn’t completely accurate, however. The truth is that fat serves a vital role in your diet, as long as you’re eating the right type.

We’ll take up two types of fat that aren’t good for you first, and then we’ll discuss the type of fat that you should be eating.

The bad stuff

The first important point to understand is that there are several types of fat in the foods we eat. According to Fitness Magazine, the first bad type is saturated fats. These appear in a number of foods like meat and milk. While these fats do form naturally, it doesn’t mean that they’re the best for you to eat.

Saturated fats raise your cholesterol levels and can lead to clogging up your arteries. There’s really no upside to eating this type of fat at all. So, limit the amount of saturated fats you eat!

The really bad stuff

The next type of bad fat is “trans” fat. This is a good type of fat (more on that later) that has been chemically altered in order to make it last longer on store shelves. This chemical alteration has led some critics to call it “Frankenfat.” It’s unnatural, and it’s unhealthy for you.

Trans fat shows up in fast foods from donuts to French fries. This type of fat doesn’t nothing but harm the body, so there is no good reason to eat it. You should try to cut out this type of fat completely in order to improve your overall health.

The good stuff

While you are likely to have heard of bad fats before, the idea that there are good fats isn’t as widespread. It’s true, however. “Unsaturated” fats are naturally occurring fats that appear in a number of healthy foods. Real olive oil consists of unsaturated fat, and it also occurs in avocados, salmon and several types of nuts, such as cashews, almonds and sesame seeds.

You can feel free to eat plenty of these fats. An avocado a day really can keep the doctor away. It’s chock full of unsaturated fat, and this substance can actually protect your body from heart disease.

Even good fats need a helping hand

Just eating good fats won’t create weight loss all by itself. In order to achieve your fitness goals, it’s a good idea to include a natural supplement along with the rest of your balanced diet. Using Meratrim supports your ability to lose weight and to keep it off, as has been shown in clinical trials. When you’re ready to meet your own high standards for health and physical fitness, consider picking up Meratrim. It could be the key that you need to reach every weight loss goal that you’re striving for.
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Tags: Exercise, Fats, Balanced Diet

Lose Weight by Avoiding These Common Eating Mistakes

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

We all want to “eat right,” but it can be incredibly tricky knowing exactly what eating right means. Conflicting advice pops up everywhere from social media sites to daily talk shows. If you want to get healthy and achieve your own target weight, you need to ensure that you avoid common eating mistakes.

1. Don’t jump on fad diets

Everyone’s body is unique, so there isn’t one perfect way for everyone to eat. “Fad” diets might make it sound like they are the solution for all of your health and weight loss goals, so it’s tempting to jump on each passing bandwagon that you hear about from your friends or on Facebook.

Instead, take the time to research what works right for you. If you’re in the middle of a diet, give it enough time to see if it works. Don’t drop it before it has time to show results just because you heard about a friend trying something else!

2. Recognize that not all calories will affect your body the same

Most weight loss programs will talk about keeping track of how many calories you are eating. It’s important to recognize, however, that different types of foods will affect your body in different ways. As the Huffington Post recently reported, “ not all calories are created equally.”

Eating a hundred calories that come from lean protein or a vegetable like kelp will have a different effect in your body than a hundred calories that came from bread. The bread will break down into glucose much faster than the veggies while not giving you nearly the same amount of fiber or vitamins. So, don’t just pay attention to how many calories you’re consuming – watch out for what type you’re eating as well.

3. Avoid binge eating

Even though our healthy eating intentions are usually good, it’s easy to fall into the trap of backsliding on the weekends or at special events. You might have been “good” all week by sticking to your salads, but your friends want to go to a burger joint on the weekend. Since you decide to cheat “just this once,” you end up eating way more than you expected.

It’s okay to occasionally eat something off of your diet plan. The important point is to avoid binge eating. This means that if you’re going to have that hamburger on the weekend, think about not ordering the fries and the soda, too. The hamburger probably won’t derail your diet if you accompany it with a small side salad and a tall glass of water.

4. Consider a weight loss supplement like Meratrim

Eating right and getting enough exercise are the cornerstones of any effective weight loss program, but they aren’t always totally effective on their own. In fact, they can be helped a lot by a weight loss supplement.

Meratrim is a natural herbal formula that combines Sphaeranthus indicus flowers with Garcinia mangostana fruit rind. This potent combination has been found to be a helpful contribution to achieving weight loss goals. If you’re ready to take your health to another level, consider giving Meratrim a try!
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Tags: Lose Weight, Balanced Diet

3 Ways to “Eat Sweet” Without the Sugar

Posted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals on Mon, Jun 02, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

The United States has a sugar problem. On average, each American citizen eats 56 pounds of pure, white sugar every year. Simply put, sugar is not very good for you. It decays your teeth and creates unhealthy peaks and troughs in your natural level of insulin. Why do we eat so much of it if it’s bad for us?

One answer is that sugar is addictive. The more of it you eat, the more you want to keep eating it. It is also responsible for a lot more unhealthy weight gain than the fat we eat. It can be incredibly hard to stop when it’s a vital part of so many of the foods we like to eat.

In order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight level, however, it’s vital to find ways to eliminate the sugar from your diet. Here are three ways you can still “eat sweet” without having so much refined sugar in your diet.

1. Lay off the soda

One of the main sources of sugar in the American diet is soda. We drink a lot of Coke, Pepsi and every other kind of soda, and they are all packed with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. In order to start eating healthily, you will have to stop drinking so much soda. Instead of going “cold turkey,” it’s a good idea to find a different drink to replace your soda with.

Consider making pitchers of iced tea with only a little sugar mixed in. Or, switch over to drinking fresh-squeezed apple or carrot juice. There are many drinks that still taste sweet without being full of processed sweeteners.

2. Figure out where sugar is hiding

Many of the regular foods we eat contain sugar, but we don’t even realize it. Everything from dried cranberries to ready-made barbecue beef (just heat and serve) can contain surprising levels of sugar. The companies that make these foods have conditioned our taste buds to think that many foods should taste sweeter than they actually do. So, you have to do a little detective work and figure out where sugar is hiding.

By finding and eliminating foods with secret, added sugar, you will be free to have that occasional slice of homemade apple pie without feeling so guilty about it.

3. Eat a lot more fruit

Fruit is nature’s candy. Oranges, strawberries and peaches are all naturally-growing fruits that pack a sweet punch. The sugar in these fruits occurs naturally, however, so it’s a lot better for your body than the processed stuff. If you get used to eating fruit whenever you have a sugar urge, your taste buds will soon reject the fake stuff  and you’ll find yourself heading for the fruit trees far more often.
Do your body a favor

In addition to cutting out the unhealthy sugar, do your body a favor by picking up Meratrim. Meratrim is a brilliant combination of the Sphaeranthus flower and Garcinia mangostana

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Tags: Health, Sweets, Sugar, Balanced Diet

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