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10 Foods That Put Your Metabolism Into Fat-Burning Mode

When is the last time you heard someone say “ I’m trying to lose weight. I need to eat for my metabolism ”?

Instead, losing weight has become all about “dieting,” which is – far too often – all about draconian calorie or fat restriction. Oh, and don’t forget to exercise! Nevermind that you don’t have the energy (derived from fat and calories!) necessary to work out … just push through it. Because that works oh so well…

Despite all of the advances in nutrition, exercise science and the like, we’re still inundated with the wrong messages. You can thank the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry and their outright deceptive media machine. (Yes, they pay scientists a fortune to lie for them, too.)

Diets fail because dieting isn’t the answer. Here’s the all-too-simple truth: 80 percent of weight loss is about eating the right foods. Here’s a secondary, cherry-on-top factoid: diets fail over 95 percent of the time.

The diet industry is making a lot of money selling us fad diets, nonfat…

Prevent A Stroke: 15 Stroke Symptoms to Never Ignore

12,000 Lions Are Being Farmed In Captivity In South Africa So They Can Be Shot Dead By Tourists

Lions have always been a symbol of courage and strength, but unfortunately, the King of the jungle is often mistreated and subjected to cruel and barbaric practices.

Lord Michael Ashcroft, a UK businessman and philanthropist, decided to expose lion farming, which has become a massive industry in South Africa, where over 12,000 of them, or four times the wild population, are farmed in captivity.

He published a book and an accompanying film, Unfair Game: An Exposé Of South Africa’s Captive-Bred Lion Industry, which provide an in-depth look at this industry, and reveals the sad truth behind the practice known as “canned hunts”.

Ashcroft claims that it has to be stopped as soon as possible, as it is “ conscious, intentional cruelty, sometimes carried out with or for pleasure”.

He says:

It is no exaggeration to say that the abuse of lions in South Africa has become an industry. Thousands are bred on farms every year; they are torn away from their mothers when they are just days old, used …

11 Foods For People Suffering From Depression

It’s often considered the d-word and many people are ashamed to discuss it. However, depression is more common than most realize. While many people struggle silently, it’s important to know that there are ways to beat it and live a happy life. One of the ways includes your diet.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING 11 FOODS TO HELP FIGHT DEPRESSION:
1. APPLES
There’s a popular saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Many people don’t realize how all-encompassing that statement really is. The antioxidants found in apples are instrumental in helping the brain at the cellular level. The fiber is also instrumental because it helps to regulate the blood sugar. When you have a spike in blood sugar, this doesn’t do anything to help with the possibility of mood swings. If you’re someone who has to deal with depression, grab an apple and enjoy it as a mid-day snack. It’ll give you enough energy and decrease the chances of a slump in your day.

2. ONIONS
Onions are incredibly powerful for your digest…

Researchers Reveal 10 Foods That Increase Your Risk For Cancer

You already know that your diet impacts your health. Experts reiterated in a study on PLOS Medicine that if you avoid eating certain foods, you will not just lower your risks for heart disease and diabetes but you will also lower your risk for cancer.

Today, the buzzword seems to be that “everything causes cancer.” But the PLOS study showed you won’t automatically develop the disease if you have fast-food dinners as an occasional indulgence. Rather, you could develop cancer if you generally have a poor diet and consistently eat meals that are high on sugar, salt or fat. Here are some foods that researchers say will definitely increase your cancer risks.

HERE ARE 10 FOODS THAT INCREASE YOUR RISK FOR CANCER
1.    BARBECUE OR GRILLED MEAT

Everyone loves a good barbecue because the meat cooks fast while still maintaining its juicy flavor. There’s also something mouthwatering about charred meat that may be why it’s a popular backyard and summer party food in America.

You might think that b…

7 Signs of Chronic Iron Deficiency Most Women Ignore

Iron plays an important role in the body. It helps in the production of a component in the blood called hemoglobin, or the proteins found in the red blood cells, that carries the oxygen to different organs. An iron deficiency limits the hemoglobin your body greatly needs so you could become anemic or have a low count of healthy, oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

Women are more at risk for iron deficiency because of menstruation. It is, therefore, important for women to get at least 18 mg of iron every day, according to the National Institutes of Health. But a pregnant woman needs twice the amount. Her body needs to increase the level of hemoglobin since it’s also nourishing the baby.

Unfortunately, iron deficiency is often ignored and under-diagnosed. Below are some signs that may give clues that you’re lacking in iron.

HERE ARE 7 SIGNS OF CHRONIC IRON DEFICIENCY MOST WOMEN IGNORE
1.    YOU ARE ALWAYS EXHAUSTED AND FATIGUED

The most common symptom of iron deficiency is when you’re feel…

5 Signs of Chronic Vitamin Deficiency In Women

A vitamin deficiency spells bad news for anyone’s system. It can cause a variety of illnesses and make you feel unwell, tired, or unusual. Basically, not getting enough vitamins can lead to less-than-ideal daily performance.

A balanced diet is crucial to bodily health. The food you eat should provide you with all the nutrients you need, including recommended vitamin dosages. The problem is that, if you’re not paying attention, it can be easy to miss a few necessary vitamins here and there.

But how can you tell if you’re lacking some essential nutrients? The answer is simple: by paying attention to your body. Here are some signs of chronic vitamin deficiency in women and how to alleviate them.

HERE ARE 5 SIGNS OF CHRONIC VITAMIN DEFICIENCY IN WOMEN
1.    DETERIORATING MOUTH HEALTH

Declining mouth health can be a direct sign of vitamin deficiencies. Here are some areas to keep an eye out for.

·         ULCERS

Otherwise known as canker sores, ulcers are very commonly caused by iron defici…