Monday, October 25, 2010

About Nutritious Vegetables


Vegetables are linked with nutrition. They come filled with all the crucial vitamins and minerals and deliver you all the nutrition that you require. While every vegetable offers you a few vital nutrients and makes a contribution to your total health, there are some that score greater in this regard. Let us take a look at some of the most nutritious vegetables.

Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables existing today. It is full of many vital minerals 'n vitamins including the vitamin C and vitamin B complex. What's more, the vitamin C content of this vegetable is 2 times as more than that of an orange. Apart from these vital vitamins, broccoli as well supplies you with much required calcium and Sulforaphane- a compound that works as an anti cancer agent. The vegetable is also a great source of soluble fiber, making it the ultimate choice for those who would like to lose fat.

Boost your intake of spinach to augment the nutritive level of the body. This vegetable is an excellent source of calcium. It's vital to be aware that spinach is not the only vegetable that may give you with adequate calcium as there are many more vegetables that give the same in abundance. Nevertheless, spinach aids in absorption of calcium in the finest demeanour. Additionally this vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin A, E 'n C. Eating spinach may take your immune system a notch higher with aid its antioxidants content. Antioxidants not only aids stay away from muscle degeneration but as well keep cancer at bay.

Fad Diets

Reinventing theories on losing fat

Fad diets advocate arbitrary exaggerated theories of weight loss and encourage consumers to follow unbalanced diets. They are a short term, quick fix approach to weight loss that does not work over a long haul. These diets tend to over promise results but fail to deliver. Food choices are monotonous and calorie intake is restricted, leading to wearing off the motivation to continue. These can lead to health consequences like headaches, nausea, dizziness to as serious as death, particularly, if followed for long spells of time.

  • Crash diets, which include low calorie meal replacements in form of powders, drinks, soups and bars, which cannot provide the same balance of nutrients as healthy food. The success of any crash diet is short lived because water and protein are lost from the body, rather than excess body fat. Once normal eating is resumed, body fluids are quickly replaced and there is an immediate weight gain. Slimming then becomes even more difficult the next time around – a phenomenon known as the “yo-yo” effect.  Those who get into yo-yo dieting have a tendency to put on more weight every time they eat “normally”.
  • Fasting with juices and water can also be a dangerous practice.  It may lead to lowered blood pressure and heart failure. Even if fasting is conducted under medical supervision at spas etc. it is very rare for weight loss to be sustained once normal eating is resumed.
  • Atkins Diet is of the most popular diets, Dr. Atkins believed that fat loss occurs when the body changes from using carbohydrates for fuel to using fats instead. Thus, the diet involves cutting down drastically on carbohydrate intake and entering a state of ketosis (when body uses carbohydrate stores and starts burning fat for energy). Reducing your calorie intake by cutting down on carbohydrates is a good slimming principal but not when taken to such an extreme. 

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