Friday, February 17, 2012

Chia Seeds...Energy Booster.




Chia seeds help to sustain energy and maintain a feeling of fullness. This seed is great for weight-loss and weight maintenance. 
Tried and True! and I love the taste!










Tuesday, February 7, 2012

::::Lemons::::




Lemon juice is a natural and traditional appetite stimulator. Just place 1-2 tbsps of fresh, unsweetened lemon juice in a glass of water and drink 30 min. before meals to stimulate the flow of saliva and digestion juices.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cranberries and Blueberries




A combination of cranberry and blueberry juices, when consumed on a regular basis can help prevent reoccuring urinary tract infections.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Heart Disease Awareness

The US leads the world in death rates from heart disease. The Average American lifestyle of too little exercise, too much stress, diets of highly processed food, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies are the culprits. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), every 33 seconds an American dies from a heart disease, which is about 954,000 deaths a year.

Conditions of the heart includes Coronary Heart Disease (decreased blood flow to the heart), Congestive Heart Failure (Cardiomyopathy), Heart Attack (myocardial infarction), Stroke, micro vascular dementia, chest pains, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, rheumatic heart disease, arteriosclerosis.
FACTS
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. In 2006, 315,930 women died from it.1
Heart disease killed 26% of the women who died in 2006—more than one in every four.1
Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a "man's disease," around the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in the United States. Unfortunately, 36% of women did not perceive themselves to be at risk for heart disease in a 2005 survey.2
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Hispanics, and whites. For Asian American women, heart disease is second only to cancer.3
In 2006, about 6.9% of all white women, 8.8% of black women, and 6.6% of Mexican American women were living with coronary heart disease.4
Almost two-thirds of the women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms.4 Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease.
* For this fact sheet, the term "heart disease" refers to several different types of heart conditions. In the United States, the most common type is coronary artery disease, also known as coronary heart disease.
RISK
Nine out of 10 heart disease patients have at least one risk factor.3 Several medical conditions and lifestyle choices can put women at a higher risk for heart disease, including:
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Diabetes
Cigarette smoking
Overweight and obesity
Poor diet
Physical inactivity
Alcohol use


Source: CDC