Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Health Benefits of Honey

You can also find information on the health benefits of honey by clicking here.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Superfoods - 3 Cancer Fighting Citrus Fruits

Many individuals are looking for the best foods to help improve their overall health and well-being. Today, the popularity of superfoods is expanding rapidly as people want to consume foods that are full of healthy nutrients, which are the compounds that our bodies need to grow and maintain themselves. The video above, and this article, outline three citrus fruits that have cancer fighting properties, namely: limes, oranges and lemons.

Limes are an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber, in addition to containing beneficial flavonoids and liminoids. In regards to fighting cancer, a 2009 study found that lime juice inhibited pancreatic cancer cell growth in two ways: the liminoids in limes inhibit the growth process in pancreatic cancer cell growth, while its flavonoids act as antioxidants to fight cancer while at the same impeding cancer cell growth.

Similarly to limes, oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, but they are also high in dietary fiber, vitamins A and B6, folate, calcium, magnesium and potassium. The vitamin C in oranges combines with its other antioxidants to protect against oxidative stress damage, which can result in cancer. Additionally, oranges, as a citrus fruit, have been found to be especially beneficial in warding off esophagus, larynx and stomach cancer.

Like both limes and oranges, lemons are also high in vitamin C and fiber. The antioxidants in lemons, particularly limonin and limonene, have been shown to have anti-cancer effects. Liminoids in lemons have been shown in human cell studies to combat cancer. Finally, limonin and limonene, lemon's key antioxidants, have been demonstrated to have positive anti-cancer effects for both colon and prostate cancer.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

8 Ways to Improve Your Health Today

Want to start the journey to becoming healthier? Start with these simple health tips:

Start your journey to a healthier you today!
1) Get an extra hour of sleep each night
2) Go for a walk
3) Today, eat one of your favourite fruits and vegetables
4) Drink a cup of green tea
5) Keep a health and/or weight loss journal
6) Turn off your cellphone/computer
7) Meditate
8) Breath

You don't have to hit a home run every time you're up to bat. Sometimes contact is all you need. Small changes can bring about big results. Start with a couple of these suggestions today and add to them as each goal is made. Before you know it, you will be well on your way to meeting big goals, and getting your life on track to becoming a healthier individual. Personally, I have used each of these suggestions at one time or another in my weight loss journey, and continue to use them. Most have become a daily habit. In time, these healthy habits can be part of your day. Let us know in the comments below what things you have found to be beneficial to improving your overall health.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Foods4Health Going Vegan!

Our first vegan meal!

We have been excited to make this post for the last couple of days and share this news with all of our readers and followers. For the next 30 days, we at Foods4Health will be going 100% vegan, and will be taking you all on the journey with us. This is something we have been planning over the last couple of days, purchasing all the foods we need, coming up with eating and workout plans, and double checking all of our ingredients to make sure we can complete this experience 100% vegan.

Over the next month, we will be blogging our experience, recipes that we will be making and how we are feeling on a vegan diet. As well, we will be posting our workouts and how a vegan diet is affecting both our workouts and our bodies. We may also post video updates to help fully communicate this experience and give you all a raw look at how we respond to this change in our diets.

Why should you follow along this this journey with us? For one, this is our first experience ever eating a diet that comes close to this. You will be able to get a first hand experience of how this type of eating affects individuals who are starting this diet for the first time. As well, we have normally been very heavy meat and diary eaters over the course of our lives. Those who want to go vegan but don’t think they can give up these foods will be able to learn from our experience of how this transition is, and if it is something that is attainable. Lastly, we live quite active and busy lives. Those who live the same will be able to see if a vegan diet can fit into a similar lifestyle.
Black, kidney and pinto beans will be a staple for us!

Please note, we are taking this extremely seriously. We greatly respect the lifestyle choices of vegans and know this is a way of life, beyond just a diet. Although we are doing this for 30 days right now, we are open to the idea of keeping up with this diet if it is the right fit for us.

Please join the three of us on our journey and see what a vegan diet can do for you. Lots of recipes, pictures, and updates to come! Also follow us on twitter, @Foods4Health1 for live updates.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Pages Added to the Blog

In the past few days, we have added a number of new pages to the blog containing information of the health benefits that you can expect to receive from certain foods that you consume. This includes the health benefits of chia seeds, ginger, green tea, quinoa and turmeric. Let us know what your favorite healthy foods are and the health benefits you look forward to from them.

We have also recently discovered that blogs are only allowed to post 20 pages per blog. We have dozens of other articles that have information about the health benefits of foods, so we will post them on this blog from time to time, instead of creating new pages from them. Thank you to everyone who has visited the blog and we looked forward to you returning in the future!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Healthy Green Tea Smoothie

There is a growing movement that is turning towards healthy smoothies and shakes as a way of consuming the necessary vitamins and minerals they want from food. In this video, we talk a little bit about how you can obtain the health benefits of green tea, ginger, oatmeal, kale, blueberries, bananas all within one delicious glass full of amazingly healthy substances.

Best enjoyed chilled, it is difficult to put into words just how great one of these make you feel as it is full of nutrients that are beneficial to our health. Take a look at the video to see how we make our green tea smoothies and let us know your recipes!