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Questions and Answers

What is healthy food?

I need to go on a diet to lose a couple of stone, but i really don't know what to eat, i wanna eat healthy. But what is healthy exactly? I don't really like lettuce. And iv just started college so i walk there and back 3 times a week and its 1.3 miles each way. And im gonna start zumba once a week aswell. P.s im 21 and i wanna lose weight quick as possible please help
what about bread like a sandwich for lunch?

Posted by lady luck
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80% of weight loss is diet.
You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
Next, take a basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients. Being a young woman, you may want an age appropriate plus iron formula.
Last, you have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.

I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym.

Healthy breakfast…"brain food"?

Tomorrow I am taking an AP exam and I want to eat a healthy breakfast to help me concentrate in the exam. What's a healthy breakfast I could eat that will help?

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Eggs!! Eggs are wonderful brain food. You can make an omelet with vegetables and some cheese, or scramble some with onions, bacon or ham, or just boil them and peel in advance.

Also make a smoothie with blueberries or any berries you like, half a frozen banana (put it in the freezer tonight), plain or vanilla yogurt and milk. Or if you don't have a blender, have some yogurt with lots of berries stirred in and a little honey if you like.

Nuts are great, go for raw or roasted almonds or macadamias.

Any fruits/vegetables are great, a banana will last you for a while, especially if you spread it with peanut butter.
Also if you have some good quality dark chocolate, that's brain food!

Brain Foods?

I sometimes hear about foods that are good for your brain (memory, attention span, stuff like that)
can anyone give me more info on this?

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It has been proven that by eating the right food, you can boost your IQ, improve your mood, be more emotionally stable, sharpen your memory and keep your mind young.
The three key neurotransmitters that boost your brainpower and keep your brain healthy and your mental processes operating are
1. Acetylcholine (ACh). This neurotransmitter excites other neurons and may be responsible for memory.
It is involved with voluntary movement of muscles, behavioural inhibition, drinking and memory.

Acetylcholine rich foods include: egg yolks, peanuts, wheat germ, liver, meat, fish, milk, cheese and vegetables (especially broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower)

2. Dopamine generally excites and is involved in movement, attention and learning but is also inhibitory.
It is involved with voluntary movement, emotional arousal.

Dopamine rich foods include all proteins (meat, milk products, fish, beans, nuts, soy products). 3-4ounces of protein will help you to feel energized, more alert and more assertive.

3. Serotonin (or 5-HT) usually inhibits and is involved in arousal and sleep, mood, appetite and sensitivity. However, it is also excitatory and is part of the brain's reward system producing feelings of pleasure.

Serotonin rich foods are carbohydrate based e.g., pasta, starchy vegetables, potatoes, cereals, breads.

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