Diet vs. Exercise

This is kind of a silly question.  Diet and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to health.  Sometimes, hopefully just sometimes, you may have to choose between one or the other.  So here are your best choices when you have to choose.

When you need to lose weight DIET is the key.  Research shows that cutting your calories is the best way to a smaller waist line.  It is easier for most people to cut 500 calories out of their diet than to work of 500 calories at the gym.

When you need an energy boost turn to EXERCISE.  Exercise gets your brain to pump out stimulating neurotransmitters.  People who work out on a regular basis are more likely to experience surges of energy.

To boost your heart health you can rely on your DIET.  If you had to do one thing to help your heart it would be to get your Omega-3 fatty acids.  They can improve heart health by up to 64%.

If you want to prevent Diabetes you need your EXERCISE.  Diet and exercise are both incredibly important to control your weight but exercise has the slight edge.  Your active muscles use up the glucose in your blood which helps control your blood sugar levels.

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5 Ways To Transform Your Diet

Have you been eating the same five meals on a weekly basis?  Just because it tastes good doesn’t mean your body is getting everything it needs.  If your body doesn’t get what it needs, there is no room to improve.  We are all creatures of habit, so we put together a few ideas to help you get more out of your favorite foods.

1. Stuff It – If you are still going through that batch of tuna salad you made this weekend, hold off on the sandwich and stuff a red bell pepper.  Red fruits like tomatoes, peppers, grapefruits, and watermelons are high in lycopene, a phytochemical that helps to fight cancer.  When you bake the pepper you make it even easier for your body to absorb the nutrients.

2. Sauce It – Think of salsa as a great way to get your vegetables and a universal sauce for any meal.  You can pour this healthy, fat-free, and lycopene rich sauce over anything you can think of to add flavor and nutrition.

3. Spread It – One tablespoon of unsweetened fruit spread counts as one serving of fruit for the day.  We are talking about the good, natural stuff.  Not the high syrup 2% fruit kind of spread.  Look on the label for nutritional content before you toss it in the cart.

4. Go Nuts – Nuts have great health benefits and a lot of calories.  Add a small serving of almonds to your cereal or stir-fry to up your Vitamin E intake.  Just remember that nuts add calories on quickly so it is best to measure or at least pay attention to how many you eat.

5. Chocolatify Your Meals – It may sound a little weird but cooking with pure cocoa can help to reduce your risk of heart attack.  Try adding some chocolate to your next batch of chili.

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