Forget Diet Pills. Lose Weight Fast And Stay Healthy With These 20 Revolutionary Diet Plans

It’s easy to say you want to be healthier but sticking to it is hard. It’s not about losing weight fast but about getting your body what it needs to stay nourished. Achieve a long healthy life and a controlled body weight with these 23 healthy diet plans.

  1. The 5:2 Diet
  2. The 5:2 diet (click image to official site) is a relatively easy to follow diet program. Eat regularly for 5 days while going on a 500kcal (women) or 600kcal (men) fast for 2 non consecutive days every week. A typical fast day consists of two meals, one in the morning and one in the afternoon/night. Of course, you should tweak the diet in a way that works for you. Split your calories into smaller meals if you can’t get through a working day without eating but make sure you are not miscalculating 1000kcal for 500kcal. Start planing here.

    The benefit of the 5:2 diet comes from the act of fasting. It has been scientifically proven that fasting increases your resistance to stress, increases insulin sensitivity, decreases susceptibility to diseases, and an increase in lifespan. For even better results, intermittent fast on alternate days.

  3. DASH diet
  4. Stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH diet is the dietary pattern created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to prevent and control hypertension. The DASH diet is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish, nuts and low fat dairy while being lower in red meat and sugar, especially high fructose syrup. It also focuses on smaller portion sizes, consuming wide varieties and making sure your body gets enough nutrients.

    The creators have said that the DASH diet is not only good for lowering blood pressure but is also a well balanced approach to eating for people in general. In fact, USDA recommends the DASH diet as an ideal eating plan for all Americans.

    Here’s what a typical 2000kcal diet consist of.

    6-8 servings of whole grains.
    A serving equals 1 slice of bread or ½ cup of rice, pasta, cereal.

    4-5 servings of vegetables.
    A serving equals ½ cup of vegetables or 1 cup of leafy greens.

    4-5 servings of fruits.
    A serving equals ½ cup of fruits.

    2-3 servings of low fat dairy.
    A serving equals 1 cup of milk, 1.5oz/45g of cheese, or 1 cup of yogurt.

    6 servings of fish, poultry or lean meat.
    A serving equals 1oz/30g of poultry, lean meat, seafood, or 1 egg.

    4-5 servings of nuts, seeds, legumes.
    A serving equals ½oz/15g of nuts or seeds.

    2-3 servings of fats and oils.
    A serving equals 1 tsp of margarine, 1 tbsp of low-fat mayonnaise, or 2 tbsp of light salad dressing.

    Less than 5 servings per week of sweets.
    A serving equals 1 cup of lemonade, ½ a cup of sorbet, 1 tbsp of sugar, jam or jelly.

    Alcohol.
    Maximum of 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink for women. More cons than pros so it’s best avoided.

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The 9 Types Of Food That Affect Your Kidney Health

Some food are better for your kidney than others. If you have kidney problems, even mild ones, it’s time to start eating more of the food good for your kidneys below. Whether or not you have kidney problems, keep in check the ones listed as AVOID. Your body will thank you for it.

HEAL

  • Water
  • Water plays an important part in not only helping to remove kidney stones but also helps to prevent them. The kidneys need a lot of water in order to perform their crucial functions of removing toxins from the body and maintaining the correct concentration of the blood and other body fluids. Along with these 33 facts about the kidney, the recommended daily volume for men is 1 gallon (3.7 liters) while women is 0.7 gallon (2.7 liters).

  • Cranberries
  • Cranberries is effective in preventing urinary tract infections, as the chemicals found in cranberries keep bacteria from sticking to the cells that line the urinary tract where they can multiply. As with anything, consume in moderation.

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21 Of The Healthiest Fish You And I Should Eat More Often

Fish has been an important source of protein for humans ever since the caveman days. Nutrients and minerals, especially omega 3 fatty acids, found in fish greatly improves brain development and reproduction. Did you know that fish contributes to the average lifespan of a human being? Just look at this chart. Japan and Iceland are 2 brilliant examples of countries where residents consume fish almost daily. Below are 21 of the healthiest fishes you can commonly find that you and I should consume more often.

Do take a look at these vitamains and minerals chart to further understand what they are good for.

  1. Anchovies
  2. A can of European anchovies in oil, drain of solids is :

    • a good source of Calcium, Iron and Phosphorus.
    • a very good source of Protein, Niacin and Selenium.

  3. Butterfish
  4. Butterfish cooked in dry heat is :

    • a good source of Niacin, Vitamin B12 and Phosphorus.
    • a very good source of Protein and Selenium.

  5. Catfish
  6. Farmed catfish cooked in dry heat is :

    • low in Sodium
    • a good source of Thiamin, Phosphorus and Selenium,
    • a very good source of Protein and Vitamin B12.

  7. Clam
  8. Clam cooked in moist heat is :

    • very low in Saturated Fat
    • a good source of Riboflavin, Niacin, Potassium and Zinc.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.

  9. Crab
  10. Blue crab cooked in moist heat is :

    • low in Saturated Fat.
    • a good source of Niacin, Folate and Phosphorus.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Copper and Selenium.

  11. Crayfish
  12. Farmed crayfish cooked in moist heat is :

    • low in Saturated Fat.
    • a good source of Zinc and Manganese.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Copper and Selenium.

  13. Croaker
  14. Atlantic croaker breaded and fried is :

    • a good source of Vitamin B12.
    • a very good source of protein and selenium.

  15. Herring
  16. Atlantic herring cooked under dry heat is :

    • a good source of Phosphorus.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12 and Selenium.

  17. Mullet
  18. Mullet cooked in dry heat is :

    • low in Sodium.
    • a good source of Vitamin B6 and Phosphorus
    • a very good source of Protein, Niacin and Selenium.

  19. Oyster
  20. Raw farmed eastern oyster is :

    • a good source of Protein, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Niacin, Magnesium and Phosphorus.
    • a very good source of Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.

  21. Ocean Perch
  22. Ocean perch cooked in dry heat is :

    • low in Saturated Fat.
    • a good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Calcium.
    • a very good source of Protein, Phosphorus and Selenium.

  23. Pollock
  24. Atlantic pollock cooked in dry heat is :

    • very low in Saturated Fat.
    • a good source of Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Potassium.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium.

  25. Salmon
  26. Raw atlantic salmon is :

    • low in Sodium.
    • a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid and Phosphorus.
    • a very good source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Selenium.

  27. Sardine
  28. Atlantic sardine canned in oil, drained of solids with bone is :

    • a good source of Niacin and Calcium.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium.

  29. Scallop
  30. Steamed bay and sea scallops are :

    • very low in Saturated Fat.
    • a good source of Vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Copper.
    • a very good source of Protein, Phosphorus and Selenium.

  31. Shrimp
  32. Shrimp cooked in moist heat is :

    • low in Saturated Fat.
    • a good source of Niacin, Iron, Phosphorus and Zinc.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12 and Selenium.

  33. Squid
  34. Fried squid is :

    • a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 and Phosphorus.
    • a very good source of Protein, Copper and Selenium.

  35. Tilapia
  36. Tilapia cooked in dry heat is :

    • low in Sodium.
    • a good source of Niacin and Phosphorus.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12 and Selenium.

  37. Trout
  38. Trout cooked in dry heat is :

    • low in Sodium.
    • a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Selenium.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12 and Manganese.

  39. Whitefish
  40. Smoked whitefish is :

    • low in Saturated Fat.
    • a good source of Niacin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Selenium.
    • a very good source of Protein and Vitamin B12.

  41. Whiting
  42. Whiting fish cooked in dry heat is :

    • low in Saturated Fat.
    • a good source of Potassium.
    • a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium.