Hearty sweet potatoes and chickpeas create a burger that's about as meaty as it gets without using any meat. Dried chickpeas keep these patties crispy; soak them overnight so they're ready to cook when you are.
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18/06: The Greatness of Coffee
Coffee may help fight depression
Start your day with a smile: A joint study from the National Institutes of Health and the AARP discovered that folks who quaffed four or more cups of java a day were 10 percent less likely to be depressed than someone who didn't drink coffee at all. Oddly, the same mental-health benefits didn't extend to other caffeinated beverages — particularly cola, which was linked to a higher risk of depression (perhaps because of the high sugar content). Therefore, researchers suggest coffee's "mood-lifting effect might be traced to its antioxidants,"
It may lower your risk of type II diabetes
Consuming three to four cups of coffee a day was found to be associated with a 25 percent lower risk of developing type II diabetes, reports Science Daily. But researchers weren't able to infer a causal effect between coffee and the disease explicitly. They think, though, that the decreased risk may have something to do with the ability of chlorogenic acid and the alkaloid trigonelline to reduce early glucose and insulin responses.
Worth noting: The report in question was published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, which — you guessed it — is a non-profit devoted to coffee's purported health benefits. Take heed.
Java may help you (temporarily) lose weight
The use of green coffee-bean extract exploded when Dr. Oz claimed on his show that it "burns fat fast" with no additional diet or exercise. (Sure.) But what is the substance, exactly? Green coffee beans are seeds that haven't yet been roasted, thus preserving a compound called chlorogenic acid that disappears when heated. Although limited research has been done on the extract, and no serious side effects were reported in clinical studies, WebMD cautions that the actual weight-loss research so far is "preliminary and poor quality."
While caffeine products generally do help with appetite suppression, the Mayo Clinic suggests that the results of water loss from caffeine consumption or calorie-burning via thermogenesis — when your body generates heat and energy from digesting food — aren't permanent. When it comes to weight loss, caffeine should be viewed as a supplement, and not a magical cure-all.
It may lower your risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Yes, coffee may help keep your mind sharp as you age by slowing the onset of neurodegenerative disease. Multiple studies have suggested that coffee drinkers have up to a 60 percent lower risk of Alzheimer's and dementia, and the beverage may help reduce a person's risk of Parkinson's by 32 to 60 percent, reports Lifehacker.
Why? Chuanhai Cao, a neuroscientist at the University of South Flordia, has a theory: Cao tells WebMD that caffeine "inhibits production of beta-amyloid," a protein that has been shown to build up in the brain of people with Alzheimer's disease. The older you get, the harder it is to metabolize — or use up — all that excess protein, which causes a log jam in your brain. The stimulant boost from java ensures "your system only metabolizes all of the available protein," says Cao.
17/06: Easy hair care tips:
-Wash your scalp properly
-A hair conditioner is a must
-Avoid using hairdryer and hair styling
-Use a wide-toothed comb
-Cover you crown
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5 Weight Loss Smoothies You Wouldn’t Imagine That Aid in Fast Weight Loss
Here are a couple of surprising Detox smoothies you may not have imagined, that can help you on your way to Quick weight loss!
Peanut butter and banana
Believe it or not, this delicious, energy boosting smoothie, but the secret is in the amount of protein it provides, that will make you feel full and energized, so it is perfect before you go to the gym or in early in the morning to start the day! Take it instead of one meal per day. Do not over-eat it.
• Half of one banana
• 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy low-fat peanut butter
• 1/2 cup of almond milk
Oh, el chocolate! This is the perfect smoothie to feed those sweet cravings, and is still completely healthy. Take it in the afternoon or in the morning, all things in moderation!
• 1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
• 1 shot of espresso
• 2 teaspoons of raw cocoa
Now, here is a smoothie you can’t go wrong with! Watermelon is approx. 90% water, and it is so low in calories and fat, you will want to drink this all day long.
• 6 cups of chopped seedless watermelon
• 1 cup of lemon sherbet, almond milk, or low-fat vanilla yogurt
Perfect Detox Blueberries Smoothie
Detox Blueberries are very high in antioxidants, so, trust me, you want to eat them all day long, and here is a perfect way to boost your metabolism early in the morning. It might be a little complicated, but definitely worth it.
• 1/2 banana
• 1/2 tablespoon of flaxseed oil
• 1/4 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries
• 1 teaspoon of psyllium seed husks (optional)
• 8 ounces of water
Ok, don’t freak out, this is actually one of the best sources of good fat and it also gives the smoothie an amazing texture.
This is a tropical treat that will embrace your mood and energy to the maximum level, this is a must try, that will eventually become a daily treat!
• 1/4 cup cubed mangoes
• 1/4 cup of ripe mashed avocado
• 1/2 cup of natural mango juice
• 1/4 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt or almond milk
• 1 tablespoon of lime juice
Thank to @kimberlyann7903 for these yummy sounding smoothies!
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13/06: Important health tip
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12/06: Call your mom to beat stress
Mom might not be the first person you think of if you want to decrease your anxiety and stress. But while she might nag you from time to time, she also might be the best person to call if you need a little TLC. A study published in Proceedings B by researchers from the University of Wisconsin Madison put a group of girls ages 7-12 through a stressful task and then divided them into three groups: one group had 15 minutes in person with their mothers, another group called their moms and the last group watched a film. Researchers found that levels of oxytocin—the hormone linked to emotional bonding—were increased in both the groups that had physical contact with their moms and those that just talked to Mom on the phone. The researchers also saw that the levels of the stress hormone cortisol decreased in both the groups that talked to Mom.
-As a beverage choice, ask for water or order fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, or other drinks without added sugars.
-Ask for whole-wheat bread for sandwiches.
-In a restaurant, start your meal with a salad packed with veggies, to help control hunger and feel satisfied sooner.
-Ask for salad dressing to be served on the side. Then use only as much as you want.
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11/06: Boost brain power with music
To get you body in shape & health, you go to the gym. What should you do for your brain? Play an instrument! A study published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience pulled together data from around the world studying the effect of music on the brain. They found that musical training, or any interaction with music—including listening—improved the brain’s ability to handle communication. The research reviewed showed that children with musical training have better-than-average vocabulary and reading ability. Musical adults had more “neuroplasticity,” aiding their brains’ long-term ability to adapt and change. So every time you put on your ear buds to listen to the music, you’re improving your brain’s fitness.
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