Monday, February 18, 2013

Get More Sleep, Lose More Weight


Toxic Effects of Sugar


Weight Problem Solved


Garlic......


Butternut Squash Mini-Pizzas


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Cuisine: Paleo
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4-8
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Ingredients
  • 1 medium butternut squash, choose one with a wide and long neck, as the round and bulging side is hollow and cannot be sliced into rounds
  • 6-8 ounces of dairy-free pesto ( See recipe below)
  • 2 sliced Roma tomatoes
  • 4-6 ounces of cooked nitrate free sausage or grilled veggies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the squash ( I use a potato peeler) and slice the top part into ¼ inch thick rounds.
  3. Arrange rounds on a greased or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Spread the pesto sauce over each round.
  6. Add toppings and bake until squash is soft.

Food is fuel.....


An Apple a Day......



The Amazing Health Benefits Of Sleeping






Wake Up to the Benefits of Power Napping – Boost Clarity, Happiness and Cardiovascular Health

Linked with clarity, increased performance, memory, mood and even heart health, naps are an economical (and fun) way to boost mental and physical health. Many companies are now sanctioning office nap times to increase productivity and morale. By following a few simple steps, a blissful catnap can become a happy and healthful habit.

Guilt-free napping
Seeking an excuse to grab a bit of shut-eye? Take a look at the following benefits:

Cardiovascular Heath

Greek researchers found that men who took a 30 minute nap at least three times a week lowered their risk of dying from a heart attack by 37 percent. Factors such as smoking, diet and activity level were included in the study.

Healthy Weight Management

When energy naturally drops in the afternoon, coffee and sugar tend to be the usual stimulants of choice. But afternoon sleepiness is a biological rhythm related to a slight decrease in body temperature — nature is telling us that it wants us to take a nap. By attempting to ward off drowsiness with caffeine and sugary snacks, biorhythm is disrupted, extra calories are consumed and a rollercoaster ride of energy spikes and crashes begins. This vicious cycle contributes to unwanted extra pounds.

Alertness, Improved Mood and Performance

A mid-afternoon nap can help with depression, dullness and lack of clarity — all of which can hinder physical and mental performance. As seen in the Harvard Health Letter, a New Zealand study found that “air traffic controllers working the night shift scored better on tests of alertness and performance if they took advantage of a planned nap period of 40 minutes.”

According to Sara Mednick, PhD, sleep medicine researcher and author of Take a nap! Change Your Life, a nap will also:

- Reverse aging
- Strengthen the sex drive
- Accelerate the ability to perform motor tasks
- Enhance how the body utilizes carbs
- Minimize stress hormones
- Alleviate migraines
- Reduce brain chatter before nighttime sleep

Napping basics
A few quick tips to get the most out of a nap:

- Try to keep naps under 45 minutes to avoid grogginess
- Naps are best taken between 1:00 and 3:00 PM
- 30 minute naps improve memory and physical health
- 20 minute naps are revitalizing and help to sharpen the senses
- 10 minute naps help to uplift mood and fend-off afternoon energy slumps

Read more: http://wakeup-world.com/2013/01/01/wake-up-to-the-benefits-of-power-napping-boost-clarity-happiness-and-cardiovascular-health-with-this-one-daily-habit/

Healthy Habits.....






we live in s strange world.....


THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR