Thursday, October 30, 2014


Eating chicken and other white meats like turkey has more than one benefit.
Protein such as chicken and turkey keep you fuller longer so it's likely you'll eat less
overall. This is because it takes more energy for your body to digest the protein in meat
than it does for it to digest carbs or fat. In effect, your body has to work harder so you'll
burn more calories in the process.

Quinoa looks like grain but is actually protein-rich and high in fiber so it makes you feel fuller
for longer. It comes with a nutrition boost too so it's a good source of of iron and micronutrients
such as zinc and selenium, particularly if it's combined with nuts.

The fact that chillies actually do some positive calorie burning should help you handle the heat!
The heat of the peppers kick starts your body into burning more calories. Chili peppers contain a compound called capsaicin. This increases your core body temperature and raises your heart rate, which in turn pushes your metabolism up a notch.

Brown rice is an incredible source of fiber and as a complex carb acts to prevent the build up 
of fat in your body. Complex carbs that are high in fiber keep insulin levels low, thus avoiding 
insulin spikes from refined carbs that can message to your body to store fat.

Almonds are a great fat burning snack. It's not always practical to eat metabolism-boosting
protein such as meat or fish on the move. Instead. focus on getting your protein from
snack such a handful of almonds. I'll stop you snacking on sugary snacks and sustain your
energy levels until your next meal.

Cinnamon works directly with your body to raise the rate that your body must burn fat
and all you need is a little sprinkle! Cinnamon has thermogenic properties that can 
temporarily raise your metabolic rate and it tastes great on foods.

As well as having loads of antioxidants to cleanse your body, drinking green tea can improve 
your metabolism too. Both green tea and coffee have some mild fat burning properties. There 
is evidence that antioxidants in green tea can increase metabolism when combined with caffeine.

Eggs are essentially tiny balls of protein and so not only improve your metabolic rate but also
significantly boost you energy levels too. Eggs are also a good source of vitamin B12 which
can help keep energy levels intact. The amino acids in eggs are also thought to play a helpful
 role in fat burning.

We all know that fish is super good for us but fat burning properties too? Yet another 
reason t splurge on some smoked salmon . Oily fish such a salmon and mackerel contain
health fats that keep you feeling full and may even lower leptin, the so-called hunger 
hormone. The essential fats in the fish have other benefits too for the brain, joint and skin.

Calcium rich milk is thought to help with fat burning too according to research done in the USA.

Rich in calcium and vitamin D, cheese helps reserve and build muscle mass, 
essential for maintaining a robust metabolism.

Watermelons are full of water and nutrients, and low in calories. It's a good source of the 
antioxidant lycopene and gives you some vitamin A and C too.

Like other fruits, berries are high in water and fiber, which can keep you full longer.
They're also very sweet, satisfying your sweet tooth for a fraction of the calories you would get from cookies or brownies. Blueberries are a good example because most stores carry them and they're loaded with antioxidants. 

Think of the typical toppings on your baked potato - butter, sour cream, maybe cheese and bacon
bits. If you substitute a sweet potato, you might not need any of that. Baked sweet potatoes are so full of flavor, they don't need a lot. This can save you loads of calories. As a bonus, sweet potatoes are packed with potassium, beta carotene, vitamin C and fiber. Go ahead, sprinkle some cinnamon on it!!

Well, there you have it, fat burning foods, all delicious, nutritious and simply amazing!!

I'm getting hungry.... see you all later..... !!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

THE LEMON FACTOR - benefits of lemon water

Are lemons the the natural way to receive such amazing benefits to the human body?
Let's find out......

Lemons are vitamin C rich fruits that enhance your beauty by rejuvenating your skin from
within, bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water
daily is that it paves the way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a weight loss remedy.

A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories. It is a rich source of nutrients like
calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fiber. It also has medicinal values and
antibacterial properties. It also contain traces of iron and vitamin A.

The small but mighty lemon, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, it helps maintain
your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections.
It also plays the role of a blood purifier. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic and lime water juice
also works wonder for people having heart problems, owing to its high potassium content.
Drink a glass of lemon water each morning and enjoy its many health benefits.

Here are 16 reasons why you should drink lemon water every day:

1. Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the
    body against immune system deficiencies.

2. Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial to colon health and also serves as a powerful

3. It balances and maintains the pH levels in the body

4. Having warm lemon juice early in the mornings helps flush out toxins.

5. It aids digestion.

6. It is a great source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.

7. It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections
    and diseases.

8. Helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid

9. It helps cure the common cold.

10. The potassium content in lemons help nourish brain and nerve cells.

11. It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are
      too dilute.

12. It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver in case of heart burn,
      taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief.

13. It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne.

14. it helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems.

15. Aids in the production of digestive juices.

16. Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session.

Packed with all the goodness, make it a point to begin your day with a glass of lemon juice.
Its cleansing and healing effects will have positive effects on your health in the long run.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


People come and go in one's life.... some make a big impact,
while others become a distant memory, forgotten over time.
But sometimes, it's people we do not know personally that make
the greatest impact of all.....
Listed below is my personal list of people I admire most...

Jesus Christ - For the pain and suffering he took on my behalf in order
to save my unworthy soul.

Ronald Reagan - "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for."

Bruce Lee - He was named one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century
by Time Magazine. "Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a 
difficult one." 

Eminem - I admire the phenomenal cross-cultural accomplishments this young man
has made in music today in spite of all the obstacles he faced.

Steve Jobs - He was a show man, a master of technology, a design expert, 
a wise perfectionist, in sum he was a genius.

Marco Rubio - He is the perfect example of the possibilities of accomplishments and
success in America today while "playing by the rules".
It is his determination, sincerity and legendary story that wins the support of the people.
We would be fortunate if more of our nation's leaders were of the same caliber.

Bob Hope - A lot of people are grateful for the sacrifices made by Bob Hope to entertain our troops. He gave up Christmas at home to be with those who needed something to laugh about. Thank you Mr. Hope. Thanks for the memories.

Walt Disney - for making everyone's dream come true ...

Michael Jackson - the king of pop ..

Elvis Presley - the king of rock ..

Gabby Douglas - U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics..
a true champion ... she's got it right ...

Michael Jordan - The king of the court...

The face of a hero ...

Neil Armstrong - an American Astronaut and the first person to walk on the moon.

Tim Tebow - for showing us how it's done. In ALL we do let us give praise to God,
whom all praises is due... Amen

Martin Luther King Jr. - Because he believed.

Peter Pan - He believed too ...

Paul Newman - Never stopped looking wonderful. I admire him for the good life he led
and his devotion to his wife during all those years.

Barry White - The one and only ...

Princess Diana - for the wonderful woman that she was ...

Robin Hood - his heart was in the right place ...

Raquel Welsh - still looking amazing at age 71 

Steve Irwin - What can I possibly say? Except we miss him!

For our heroes ....

The United States Coast Guard..

United States Navy ..

National Guard ...

United States Marine Corps ..

United States Army ..

United States Air Force ..

United States Navy Seals ..

Our fallen heroes ... ❤