Detox for Christmas

Detox for Christmas

Personal Training : Detox DietI looked at my calendar today and noted that there are now only 21 days until Chistmas! Crikey that’s only 3 weeks.

 I don’t know how or why this time of year seems to speed up; perhaps because I am never quite on top of getting Christmas gifts in time, but either way that’s not a lot of time before the onslaught. By that I mean the indulge-fest that involves eating as much turkey, mince pies, alcohol, cheese, puddings, cakes as is humanly possible over a week long period. Phew!

 I know January is often a time that people consider undertaking a detox, after having eaten their body weight in chocolates, but maybe a pre-season detox is also a good idea?

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How to reduce the risk of heart disease

Replace white bread with whole-grain bread to help your heart

Personal Trainer : whole-grain-bread In my daily morning scan of what health news is being reported throughout the world I came across an article regarding the link between eating whole-grains and reduced risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes.

 This is probably something that most people may be aware of but it’s quite startling to have the facts laid out so clearly. The specific issue is that those who eat white refined grains (e.g. white bread, white rice, and white pasta) rather than whole-grains (e.g. whole-grain bread, brown rice and whole-wheat pasta) on average have a higher amount of VAT. No, not the government tax, but Visceral Adipose Tissue! In short this is the fat that surrounds the organs within the abdomen.

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How much is 5 A DAY

What is 5 A DAY?

5 a day5 A DAY is based on advice from the World Health Organization, which recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables (5 x 80g portions) a day to lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Why have 5 A DAY?

Fruit and vegetables are an essential source of vitamins and minerals required by our bodies to function optimally each day. They are also an excellent source of fibre which helps move food through the gut to ensure we are regular and help prevent digestive issues, reducing the risk of colon cancer in later life.

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