Monday, May 10, 2010

Skip the Sugar - Start A Vitamin!

The health world always provides new studies that confirm what is good and bad for us. One of the newest shows that people who include added sweeteners in their diet have higher levels of triglycerides, a kind of fat, than people who don’t. Subjects were also tested for cholesterol, which breaks down into two kinds – good, or HDL, and bad, LDL. HDL comes from lipoproteins, which are a combination of fat and protein, and help to transmit healthy fats to other parts of the body.

Those who eat a lot of added sugar have low good cholesterol and high triglycerides, a bad sign.
Most subjects consumed more than 15% of their calories from these added sugars. Soft drinks are the way most Americans consume added sugars. These empty sugars can stay in the body if they aren’t used, and quickly can become fat.

If you want to be healthier, cutting down on added sugar is a great idea, but you can take other dietary measures also. Kosher supplements, like maxi health vitamins or bluebonnet vitamins are a great way to get all of your necessary vitamins and minerals.

So if you want to look good and feel better, cut down on the refined sugars, and start taking kosher supplements today.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Being Overweight Can Be Healthy

A new study shows that carrying a little extra weight can prevent against osteoporosis and make you look younger. It doesn’t affect your risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer since it is usually just subcutaneous fat. That means that it doesn’t affect your organs or cause a potbelly, factors that can greatly increase risk of heart disease and diabetes, but it resides in the hips, thighs, and glutes.

One study showed that slightly overweight people in their 70’s were more likely to live ten years than “normal” weight or obese people. Having extra fat in your face can relieve the sagging of age and provide more volume, making you look younger.

Being slightly overweight doesn’t mean that you can’t be healthy. It just demonstrates that there are different body types that don’t necessarily equate health with skinny. To stay healthy, take kosher supplements like kosher fish oil or solgar vitamins, in order to give your body the natural vitamins and minerals it needs.

Determining you body mass index can help you figure out your natural weight. Clicking here will tell you whether you can stand to put on a few pounds or move out of the obese range. Buy some kosher vitamins for the latter and kosher fish oil for the former.

Monday, April 26, 2010

5 Kosher Supplements You Should Be Taking

Vitamin D: Low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to health issues ranging from osteoporosis, diabetes, breast, prostate, and colon cancer. Most people get Vitamin D from the sunlight, but if you’re living in a habitually gray area, you will need to stock up on your vitamin D to feel your best.

Fish oils: Fish oil supplements are a great way to protect your body from strokes and heart attacks. And they work wonders for your skin, hair and nails. The Omega-3 is great for you, so if you don’t like fish, take the supplements as an alternative.

Selenium: Selenium is an essential mineral that most people are lacking in their daily intake. Particularly beneficial for males, selenium is said to increase sperm count and reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Folic acid: Folic acid is incredibly important in the regulation of many essential body processes. Some of these processes include cell maintenance and repair, synthesis of DNA, amino acid metabolism and formation of white and red blood cells.

Multivitamins: Multivitamins are fail-safe ways to ensure your body is getting an adequate amount of the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to function at its best. The health benefits of multivitamins are limitless and there are some that are specifically designed for men, women, kid, pregnant women, and more.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Enjoy Spring with Kosher Supplements and Fruit Smoothies

Spring for me spells long bike rides, lazy Sunday afternoon walks in the park, pottering around in the garden, enjoying Sangrias in the evening with friends – and plenty of seasonal fresh fruit like strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, mangoes, passion fruit, blackberries, oranges, and papaya. And the best way to enjoy fresh fruit, in my opinion, is in the form of a smoothie with some Kosher supplements added.

To make a smoothie, you’ll need a blender, your favorite fresh fruits (frozen fruits work well, too), and a liquid base. Try experimenting with one or more of the following bases: water, milk, fresh goat’s milk, whole soy milk, yogurt, ice cream, frozen yogurt, nut or seed milk, fruit or vegetable juice, or green tea.

Next, add some flavorings to give your smoothie that extra kick. Sweeten up your drink with raw honey, brown sugar, dates, sultanas, fruit juice concentrate, maple syrup, golden syrup, molasses, or a dash of vanilla. Also try ground cinnamon, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, coffee powder, or a little grated ginger to enrich your smoothie with a little spice and antioxidants.

You can get really creative by packing your smoothies with added fiber, carbohydrates and healthy monounsaturated fats like oats, peanut butter, wheat bran, brown rice, tofu, sesame seeds, and nuts.

And finally, I like to add powdered Kosher supplements and Maxi health vitamins to make my smoothies really healthful. Depending on your health needs, you may like to try Acidophilus, Calcium powder, Protein powder, Vitamin C power, Chlorella powder, Chlorophyll powder, Lecithin granules, or Spirulina powder.

So, what are you waiting for? Dust off your blender today and feel energized with a vitamin-infused smoothie!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Avoid the Caffeine Crash

Avoid the Caffeine Crash

6 foods that will give you energy throughout the day
by Kathleen Finn

If coffee is a part of your morning routine, then the crash that follows the caffeine high is also part of your day. You can adeptly sidestep the energy dive by stocking your body’s energy reserves with a snack packed with fiber, complex carbohydrates, and lean, vegetable-based proteins. Stick to whole foods over processed, low-sugar over high, and healthy fats in place of trans fats, to sustain energy levels and help you stay alert.

Plan it and pack it
Make it easy on yourself to stay energized and healthy. Whether heading to the office or running to and fro at home, try putting together one of the following nutrient-dense snacks the night before or in the morning to tide you over:

1. Plain, low-fat yogurt
Sprinkle with dried fruit such as chopped papaya, pineapple, or mango or portable fresh fruit such as an apple or banana. Add flaxseeds for an additional shot of fiber and essential fatty acids.

2. Single-serving cheese
Think beyond your kid’s string cheese to Muenster, sharp cheddar, or Monterey jack. Pair with a handful of whole-grain crackers or a whole-wheat tortilla.

3. Trail mix
Mix dried fruit—banana chips, apple rings, cherries, cranberries, or traditional raisins—with nuts such as walnuts, cashews, almonds, and a handful of seeds including pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower. Add a multigrain, high-fiber cereal and you have a “go-anywhere” trail mix that's high in fiber, protein, and iron.

4. Cooked soybeans (edemame)
Add a packet of instant, low-salt miso soup and you have a generous shot of soy protein and healthy, monounsaturated fats.

5. Protein dips
Black and white bean dips, or others such as hummus (chickpea spread), pair well with carrots or broccoli florets, tortilla chips, or whole-wheat pretzels for a protein punch.

6. Nut butter spreads
Almond, cashew, or peanut butter spread on fresh apples or firm pear slices combine fat, protein, and complex carbohydrates for an unbeatable trio. For a heftier snack, smooth nut butters on one-half of a whole-grain bagel or slice of bread.

Don’t stop there
Expand your snack food repertoire to include grains from across the spectrum. Experiment with millet, wild rice, quinoa, barley, rye, or spelt. Do the same with vegetables and fruits, and try a new piece of produce every week for variety and nutritional complexity.

Your diet can’t do it alone. Make your wholesome eating habits part of a healthy routine that includes eight hours of sleep per night, daily aerobic exercise, and moderate (if any) alcohol. If you crave caffeine, try less fermented teas such as green teas, which have less caffeine and, therefore, less crash.

Kathleen Finn is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in the natural health industry who loves to boost her energy supplies with nut butter on toast.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Catnip is For Humans Too!

Catnip is a member of the mint family and is also known as catmint, catswort, and field balm. It is believed to have originated in Europe but today grows frequently in the Northern Hemisphere. The plants have fuzzy greenish gray leaves and small white flowers that bloom in the summer. The flowers, leaves and stem are cut when it’s in full bloom and then dried for herbal preparations.

When taken orally, catnip works as a sedative for humans—and sometimes does the same for cats! 

In humans, it is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and nervousness. It contains nepetalacone, which is the key to it’s sedative properties. It has also been used to reduce the onset of migraine headaches. In addition, it has been used to relive stomach issues like colic, cramps, gas and indigestion. When used topically, it can be used as a treatment to reduce swelling in arthritis, hemorrhoids, and soft tissue injuries.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Omega-3 and Kosher Fish Oil

Fish is an incredibly nutritious food. The benefits of consuming a fish, which is dense in Omega-3, can be seem in numerous ways. In the early 1980s, researchers found that Inuit had low rates of heart disease, despite their high-fat diets of rich fish. It turned out that the Omega-3 fatty acids in the fish was actually beneficial to the heart and the rest of the body.

If you aren't familiar, Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid which means our body can’t produce it on its own and needs outside help.Unfortunately, not everyone likes fish and would rather go without eating these Omega-3 rich foods, than get vital building blocks for their body. If this is the case for you or someone you know, kosher fish oil supplements are a great way to still get those essential fatty acids, without having to ingest your least favorite food.

There is a multitude of benefits to the Omega-3 found in fish and kosher fish oil supplements. Omega-3 lowers triglyceride levels, improves concentration and memory, promotes healthy hair and nail growth, can help improve symptoms of depression, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, reduces the risk of strokes, and promotes the growth of muscles and the burning of fat.

So stock up on kosher supplements, like Kosher fish oil, and feel the benefits!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Calcium: Building Block of the Body

This mineral, number 20 on the periodic table, (Ca) is essential to bone growth and development and is the most abundant mineral in the body. Although calcium also functions to contract muscles and dilate and contract blood vessels, its most prominent function is to maintain the structure of teeth and bones. Bones constantly undergo deformation and reformation, the balance of which changes according to how we age. For children, reformation occurs more frequently than deformation but in older folks, it is the other way around, which is why osteoporosis is more common for seniors than it is for middle aged adults.

From late childhood on, about 1000mg of calcium are recommended daily. Dairy products are especially high in calcium, as are sardines, broccoli, and kale. If you are lactose intolerant, however, it can be especially difficult to get your daily dose of calcium. Even if you aren’t it still might be beneficial to your diet to consume kosher supplements, which are rife with essential vitamins and minerals. Kosher supplements are a great way to get calcium and other vitamins which can help you feel and be healthier. So shop for Maxi Health vitamins and Bluebonnet vitamins on!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Kids Kosher Supplements

For children, it’s especially important to have a well balanced diet to promote growth and well being. But for moms with finicky eaters, that can be difficult. That’s why taking kosher supplements can be so beneficial for young kids. They are sweet and tasty and have essential vitamins and minerals.

Calcium is important for strong bones, nerves and muscles. Zinc is good for the immune system, and vitamins like A, B, C, D and E are found in many fresh fruits and vegetables, which many kids snub. Vitamin C is essential for the immune system and brain functions and holds together our skin under the surface. B Vitamins (see below) are crucial for metabolizing carbohydrates, and the refined sugars and starches that kids are so fond of deplete B vitamins. Omega 3 fatty acids are also crucial to brain development, and are found in fatty ocean fishes, which many kids don’t choose to eat. Kosher fish oil is a good alternative.

So if your child has dietary problems, it’s a good idea to try kosher supplements. There are tasty flavors like fruit punch and cherry and they come in tablets and liquid form. has tons of tasty kosher supplements that your child will love.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

There are so many kinds of sugar. I've heard that none of them is very good for you, so what are they all for?

There are so many kinds of sugar. I've heard that none of them is very good for you, so what are they all for?

I’m not a nutritionist, but what you’ve heard is pretty much correct: sugar, for the most part, is sugar, though refined sugars are metabolized by the body more quickly than starch. (Therefore refined sugars tend to disrupt body chemistry more than starch does.)

While you might want to sometimes try satisfying your sweet tooth with fruit, when something sugary is the only thing that will do, here are a selection of sugar varieties for you to try:

Brown sugar—both light and dark—has a molasses-like flavor and aroma. Both types are typically used in baking in the same measurements as regular sugar. They’re also great for sprinkling on hot cereals.

Turbinado sugar, sometimes called raw sugar, is used predominantly in baking though it’s become popular in a lot of coffee shops as well. Its larger crystals are somewhat less processed than refined white sugar, but its effects on the blood sugar are the same.

Brown rice syrup is a mild, minimally refined sweetener. Substitute it one to one for sugar, but reduce the total amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup per cup of brown rice syrup used.

Honey is one of the least-refined sweeteners, but, like other sugars, it raises the blood sugar quickly and should be used in moderation. Always look for raw honey, which has its natural nutrients and enzymes intact. (Caution: Do not give honey to babies under 12 months of age because it may contain Clostridium botulinium spores that can cause botulism in an immature immune system; they are harmless after the first year of age.)
There is one natural sugar alternative that is gaining popularity: Kosher Stevia root, which is available in packets or liquid extract. Though very sweet, it isn’t a sugar, so it doesn’t affect blood sugar the way sugar does. It doesn’t taste exactly like sugar, but its fruity taste works well in teas and baked goods.

Chef Steve Petusevsky, a graduate and former instructor of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, is a nationally syndicated columnist whose writing appears in Natural Health, Fine Cooking, the Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, and the Chicago Tribune.