Bean and Avocado Salad and Why it is Good for You

First I will show you how to make the salad then we will go into the nutrients and benefits of adding these foods to your menus. This salad is high in protein. The avocado is a healthy fat. The recipe is also vegetarian and it cuts the craving for us meat eaters. It is full of nutrients and can be served with your favorite flat bread, crackers or artisan bread. Gather together the following: 1-16 oz can kidney beans; 1-16 oz can garbanzo beans; 2 small tomatoes; 1 medium avocado; 1 small red onion; 1/3 cup Italian dressing; Directions: Drain and rinse the beans. Peel and remove the seed from the avocado. Dice avocado in bite sized pieces. Grate the carrot. Dice the onion and dice the tomatoes. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. If you refrigerate the salad the flavors will meld together. Make it at night before you go to bed and you will have some great tasting nutrition for lunch during work.
Avocado benefits
So, how are these foods good for you? Let’s take a look at each one. Kidney and Garbanzo beans are also known as legumes. Here are some of the nutritional highlights of legumes and fruits and vegetables benefits: One cup of kidney beans is 225 calories, 15 grams of protein and 40 grams of carbohydrates. They have 0.88g of fat and it isn’t the bad kind. Kidney beans are a great source of fiber at 11 grams. Garbanzo beans are also known as chickpeas and they are a great source of zinc and protein. High in dietary fiber and a great source of carbohydrates, garbanzos also are also made of polyunsaturated fats. (The good kind) One cup of garbanzo beans contains 164 calories, 2 grams of fat, with only 0.27 grams saturated, 8 grams of protein, 7 grams dietary fiber and dietary calcium. They also have a high mineral content including phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.

Weight Loss Surgery - Understanding the Risks

First and foremost, weight loss surgery is a major step to take and only recommended by doctors in a worse-case scenario i.e. when no other options for weight loss exist for the patient and if a patient is fit for surgery and can afford it. Overly fat or really obese people are usually recommended to go in for weight loss surgeries and those at health risks for life-threatening diseases may be given the option of going under the knife as well, to get rid of the excess baggage. Cutting edge technology has empowered weight loss surgery to be considered a viable option for many overweight persons who have undergone a series of pre-surgery tests, including procedures using advanced medical devices such as roentgenograms, lab tests for chemical, bacteriologic and pathologic determination of imbalances in the human body system apart from using monitoring devices that update the doctor about a person’s exact health condition, including any genetic disorders.
Measuring tape
High clinical standards being strictly adhered for all these pre-surgical steps makes it possible for doctors and surgeons to make informed decisions and accurate diagnosis for a patient’s weight problem and to educate them about the best surgical option available to them, within a specific budget and timeline. Many people may be overly concerned about their appearance and thus aspire to improve on certain body parts but others with excess weigh issues to deal with may actually opt for total body sculpting and weight loss. Weight loss surgery is best considered for the latter case scenario rather than simply cosmetic reasons as it helps people lead longer, healthier more fulfilled ones instead of simply more body / beauty conscious ones. Thus, people considering weight loss surgery would do well to analyze their true health situation, research the process recommended for them, and most, consult an experienced and qualified bariatric surgeon after getting the nod from their family physician as to the pros and cons of weight loss surgery for themselves.

Surgical Weight Loss

We take a closer look at the reasons over-weight people and their families are considering surgery to combat the extra kilos and what are the necessary facts anyone opting for this method of weight loss needs to be aware of so as to be an informed and aware consumer of health care products and services, especially in the modern context. For those who have watched what they are eating and also tried out various exercise options besides fad diets, pills and gadgets promising weight loss but still find body beautiful eludes them, weight loss surgery may well be the answer to all their woes. But, how far is it safe? Is it a long-term option for weight loss and weight management both? What are the possible side-effects of going under the knife? Who can benefit from it? Are there any restrictions on your lifestyle after you go in for weight loss surgery? How much does it cost? What kind of procedures are followed for weight loss surgery and how can one decide whether one is ready for it or not? Which doctor is best for performing weight loss surgery? Does medical insurance cover weight loss surgery? What is the after-care requirement of weight loss surgery? All these questions need to be addressed first before one opts for weight loss surgery.

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment

As you know I am always moaning about how my hair will never grow as it's over processed with all the bleach that I use on it so when I saw that Lee Stafford had brought out a new Hair Growth range I just had to give it a go! Hair Growth Treatment with Pro Growth complex for strength from within. Contains protein based complex to fertilize your follicles creating a healthy environment on the scalp to help hair grow faster and reach its maximum potential length. "If the earths not nourished you'll never grow beautiful flowers". The hair growth mask is perfect to use just after you have rinsed out the shampoo. Apply an egg sized amount of the pink treatment to roots and ends of your hair. Leave it for 5 - 10 minutes and rinse. I love the smell of this treatment its a fresh natural smell, I personally think it smells like lavender which is gorgeous! After using this for a few weeks now I can say that my hair feels and looks healthier especially on the ends of my hair. They are always screaming out for moisture and this is definitely doing that. However I cant say that I have noticed any growth in my hair but I guess I cant be rapunzel over night. And hair has to be healthy before it will grow so hopefully if I keep using this treatment my hair will become healthy and then decide to grow... roll on rapunzel! You can pick up Lee Stafford's Hair Growth treatment along with more of the hair growth range from your local boots. 

Incentivisation, Addiction, Prevention

Robert Verkerk, PhD, the executive and scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health International pointed to World Health Organization (WHO) platform advocating nutritional solutions to the obesity - diabetes problem that few governments had adequately heeded. “To date most governments have paid little more than lip service to the idea,” he said. “The problem is incentive, both from the perspective of the consumer, as well as from the food industry and health profession. The typical consumer has in some ways become an addict, and to get them to transition between less healthy diets and lifestyles to more healthy ones, requires more than just pointing out the direction they should move in”. "The medical profession has no experience of real prevention. The model is still based on people only responding once they have entered a dysfunctional state. This is just too late to be either efficient or sustainable. The education given to doctors on nutrition and lifestyle mediated healthcare is negligible, and even that given to dietitians is greatly limited. "We need to see a revolution in healthcare education, where healthcare, in the true sense of the word (not to be confused with disease management), is something that is proactively handled in the home, at work, at schools, at universities and through all branches of the healthcare professions. This takes time, but it’s better to start, than never to begin”.

How to Lose Stomach Fat

Stomach fat, which is also known as love handle fat, can be a tricky thing to get rid of. If you are tired of having it, then you may want to find ways to lose that stomach fat once and for all. The thing you may have realized is that the stomach fat is usually the last thing that you will get rid of when toning up your body. This can cause some people to feel that it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. The good news is it is possible to lose stomach fat and lose it fast. Women and men alike no longer have to worry about that stubborn bit of fat that they cannot seem to work off. How to Lose Stomach Fat? There are a few diet techniques that will help you to lose stomach fat. The best thing to do is to cut down on your sugar intake. Sugary foods tend to go straight to the midsection and that does not promote fat loss in the area. Another thing that you can do is to eat smaller meals to help keep your metabolic rate higher. Try to eat foods that are high in fiber or whole grain and follow healthy lifestyle tips. These will also help you to have the energy that you need to stick to the diets and get rid of that stomach fat once and for all. How to Lose Stomach Fat Fast? The best way to make sure that you are losing the stomach fast as fast as you would like is by making sure that you are not over eating.
If you know how many calories you should take in during the day, and stick within that range, then you are in the right direction. The next thing that you should do is to work on different exercises that will target the stomach area. This will help you to make sure that you are getting rid of the fat fast. If you rely just on dieting, you will not see the results as quickly. You may not even see them at all. Do exercises (minimum 30 minutes per session) that will focus on that area. How to Lose Stomach Fat for Women? Women may ask, what exercises work the best for getting rid of stomach fat. The best thing that you can do is sit ups or crunches. These will help build the muscle in your abdominal area and will promote the burning of fat. You can also do things such as twists. This will help to keep those muscles moving and help to burn fat as well. As you can see, it does not have to be hard to get rid of that unwanted stomach fat. Women actually will have an easier time than men in most of the cases. Just stick with it, and you are sure to see the results that you are looking for in a few weeks or in a month. Your clothing will start to look and fit better. It will help keep you on the right track in the long run.

Easy Diet Tips

I have always been battling with my weight and I have tried every diet that I have read about in magazines. No carbs, maple syrup, soup only... yeah I lost weight quickly but it all comes back on as quickly as I lost it! I'm now just choosing to eat what I want but watching my portion sizes and snacks. I am a big snack lover! I cannot say no to a pack of crisps lol So here are some tips that I have learnt along the way which I have found to be really good when dieting. You must have breakfast whether its just a piece of fruit. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day so if you want a fry up have it for breakfast and be really good throughout the day. If you're hungry drink some water. Water fills you up and its good for you bonus! Alex Curran (wag) swears by taking a Sea Kelp supplement to stop her cravings during the day.
You take 1 tablet before a meal and its meant to help you feel full quickly too. I take them and I think they work well. Nip+Fab do amazing creams for different target areas. I love the Tummy Fix and the Cellulite Fix creams. They help to tone the skin which is a lot easier than an hour down the gym. Green Tea. I have always loved Green Tea and its great cleanser for your body. One cup in the morning will help to boost your metabolism and act as an antioxidant. Sniff Vanilla. Smelling Vanilla is proven to suppress your appetite so keep a tissue with vanilla drops in your handbag at all times. Eat Apples. They will fill you up and they practically have no calories as your body works hard to digest the apple skin making it a free snack. Scrub Scrub Scrub! When you use a body scrub you are helping the blood circulation in your body so the more you scrub the healthier your skin looks and fatty tissues becomes less visible.