July 29, 2011

Need Help Losing That Belly Fat? Well Bring Out the Vitamins!

It’s an age old battle that has lasted since the beginning of mankind. A battle that over whelms some and others take it to the extreme to get rid of it. I am talking about belly fat perhaps the most stubborn thing out there. We all want to look good especially when we see those celebrities with the hot bodies and think I want that but how? We try so hard but not everyone can get rid of the stubborn belly fat. Deep down we all know what we have to do to get loose fat, eat healthy (little calories), exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep. However to some that’s just too hard so we try finding faster and easier ways to achieve weight lose and keep it natural. That’s why the use of vitamins is booming. Vitamins are a fast and easy way of helping you lose that fat and at the same time doing some good for your whole body. The best vitamins for weight loose are vitamin C, D, and omega 3 fatty acids.

Recently there has been a lot of talk about Omega 3 fatty acids because of all the benefits for your body. In terms of weight lose omega 3 fatty acids keep those joints loose, your organs healthy, and cells active so they can properly function when you exercise.

Vitamin D is even more important in your diet for weight lose. Studies show that women who are exposed to more vitamin D generally have less fat. If you want to know the science behind it well the kidneys activate vitamin D into the hormone which controls the growth of cells including fat cells. So the fat cells become smaller. It is recommended that you take a minimum of 2,000 units of vitamin D a day. Here are three reasons why you should take vitamin D it drains fat cells, improves metabolism, increases appetite, and increases muscle contraction.

Vitamin C might just be the most important one of the there. Vitamin C naturally turns your body fat into energy especially around your abs. Vitamin C basally increases your metabolism. Your metabolism is what burns your fat. Keeping that on tract is critical.

However you have to keep in mind that vitamins alone aren’t going achieve weight loss, just aid you in your quest in losing weight. Also keep in mind over doing it one vitamin can lead to other problems so take the right amount recommended by your doctor.

July 22, 2011

Free Breakfast At School A Problem?

Wouldn’t it be great if schools provided breakfast for kids in the morning? Parents would not have to worry about waking up early to prepare their child’s lunch and breakfast. However, what if your child was allergic to certain types of food? Approximately 6% of children in the U.S have food allergies. Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat are known as the ‘big eight’ due to the fact that they are common food allergies and account for 90% of food allergies.

However, in January, the Chicago board of education passed a mandate that required every elementary school to serve a free breakfast during the first 15 minutes of the day. Parents were quick to send their concerns and objections to the board due to the fear of children with allergies being exposed to life-threatening foods. For example, Nathan Sodolski, who is a first grader, would break out in hives or go to the emergency room just by having spilled milk or eggs on his desk. According to Dr. Kelly Newhall at the Chicago Family Asthma and Allergy medical practice, this is extremely risky for little kids because they are at the age where their hands are constantly in their mouths. Many parents suggest that they are on board for supporting feeding hungry kids but believe there are better alternatives to do so. So far, 1000 parents have signed the petition against breakfast being served in elementary schools.

So far an agreement has been reached to not serve peanut products at breakfast but parents are still upset that officials have planned for students to clean their desk rather than adults, which means that they will have to touch certain foods that they could be allergic too. This has increased the fears of many parents who have children with severe food allergies because they are at a greater risk. Dr Newhall stated that, “…25% of children who have no known food allergies have their first reaction at school.” This only adds to the worry of many parents.