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.