The Diet Site - Feed http://thedietsite.org Healthy Diets And Fitness Tips Mon, 26 Dec 2016 23:33:44 +0000 en-US https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Chicken Burrito Bowls http://thedietsite.org/chicken-burrito-bowls/ Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:35:25 +0000 http://thedietsite.org/?p=671 Chicken Burrito Bowls Read more on: www.thedietsite.org

WEEKDAY MEAL-PREP CHICKEN BURRITO BOWLS Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts 3 bell peppers, any color, sliced 1 large red onion, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon taco seasoning Salt and pepper 1 jar salsa 3 cups cooked brown rice, divided 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can corn 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 lime, sliced into wedges Fresh cilantro to garnish PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the chicken, peppers, and onions onto the baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts. Salt and pepper the peppers and onions, tossing to coat. Top each chicken breast with a generous pour of salsa. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Rest chicken for 10 minutes, before slicing into strips. Add a base of brown rice to 4 food storage containers. Top each with a scoop of black beans, corn, additional salsa, cheddar cheese, cooked peppers and onions, and sliced chicken. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge. Store in the refrigerator (and enjoy any extras immediately). Can be kept refrigerated for up to 4 days. Meal-prep FTW! Enjoy! Inspired by: http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/2016/04/chicken-fajita-lunch-bowls.html

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Chicken Burrito Bowls Read more on: www.thedietsite.org

WEEKDAY MEAL-PREP CHICKEN BURRITO BOWLS Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts 3 bell peppers, any color, sliced 1 large red onion, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon taco seasoning Salt and pepper 1 jar salsa 3 cups cooked brown rice, divided 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can corn 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 lime, sliced into wedges Fresh cilantro to garnish PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the chicken, peppers, and onions onto the baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle the taco seasoning evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts. Salt and pepper the peppers and onions, tossing to coat. Top each chicken breast with a generous pour of salsa. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Rest chicken for 10 minutes, before slicing into strips. Add a base of brown rice to 4 food storage containers. Top each with a scoop of black beans, corn, additional salsa, cheddar cheese, cooked peppers and onions, and sliced chicken. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge. Store in the refrigerator (and enjoy any extras immediately). Can be kept refrigerated for up to 4 days. Meal-prep FTW! Enjoy! Inspired by: http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/2016/04/chicken-fajita-lunch-bowls.html

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Coconut Oil For A Healthier Brain http://thedietsite.org/coconut-oil-for-a-healthier-brain/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:59:08 +0000 http://thedietsite.org/?p=657 The following blog post Coconut Oil For A Healthier Brain is republished from http://thedietsite.org/

No matter what your current age and state of health, you certainly want to avoid dementia and related cognitive decline as you age. Fortunately, studies have shown that regular consumption of coconut oil can help to prevent these forms of illness from occurring and slow the progression where it does exist. Although coconut oil was once thought to be bad for your health, researchers have discovered the medium chain triglycerides in the coconut oil are incredibly good for the body, including brain health. Coconut fruint and oil. spa, alternative medicineThe coconut grows on palm trees in tropical regions and has been a staple of the Pacific islander diet for generations. These men and women have remained healthy while consuming large quantities of the oil, prompting researchers to investigate the components of the brown fruit. In fact, the MCT are found in a limited number of places naturally, including human breast milk. The MCT provide an additional energy source and are not stored as fat as readily as long chain triglycerides found in other vegetable oils. The human brain uses a large amount of energy each day, especially in relation to size. Having the appropriate nutritional energy for your brain is essential to prevent Alzheimer's and other types of cognitive breakdown that occur with age. In addition to providing healthy nutrition for the brain, consuming coconut oil each day can benefit the other systems of your body. In regards to energy, it boosts the effectiveness of your thyroid, adding to the physical energy you feel as well as the mental. Additionally, coconut oil will increase your HDL cholesterol levels and help your body to utilize insulin effectively. This is great news for diabetics and those with a family history of diabetes. The condition of your skin and hair will improve when you consume this natural antioxidant and antibiotic regularly. As you can see, this food can benefit virtually every aspect of your health. Coconut products with fresh coconut Coconut milk and oilFor those with a family history of dementia or who have other risk factors, it is never too soon to add coconut oil to your diet. You should consume a couple of servings each day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Use one to two tablespoons each time. To keep from becoming bored with it, vary the way you consume coconut oil. Try it in your morning cup of joe or your favorite hot cereal. Blend a serving into a smoothie or create a vegetable dip out of it. Look online for recipes that use coconut oil. Remember that it will melt at warm room temperatures but otherwise remains solid. You will get best results from eating the oil in a pure, raw state rather than cooking it. Remember that cooking changes the composition of all oils and should be done minimally if at all. You can improve your brain health and help to stave off Alzheimer's by incorporating two servings of coconut oil into your daily dietary plans for life.

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The following blog post Coconut Oil For A Healthier Brain is republished from http://thedietsite.org/

No matter what your current age and state of health, you certainly want to avoid dementia and related cognitive decline as you age. Fortunately, studies have shown that regular consumption of coconut oil can help to prevent these forms of illness from occurring and slow the progression where it does exist. Although coconut oil was once thought to be bad for your health, researchers have discovered the medium chain triglycerides in the coconut oil are incredibly good for the body, including brain health. Coconut fruint and oil. spa, alternative medicineThe coconut grows on palm trees in tropical regions and has been a staple of the Pacific islander diet for generations. These men and women have remained healthy while consuming large quantities of the oil, prompting researchers to investigate the components of the brown fruit. In fact, the MCT are found in a limited number of places naturally, including human breast milk. The MCT provide an additional energy source and are not stored as fat as readily as long chain triglycerides found in other vegetable oils. The human brain uses a large amount of energy each day, especially in relation to size. Having the appropriate nutritional energy for your brain is essential to prevent Alzheimer's and other types of cognitive breakdown that occur with age. In addition to providing healthy nutrition for the brain, consuming coconut oil each day can benefit the other systems of your body. In regards to energy, it boosts the effectiveness of your thyroid, adding to the physical energy you feel as well as the mental. Additionally, coconut oil will increase your HDL cholesterol levels and help your body to utilize insulin effectively. This is great news for diabetics and those with a family history of diabetes. The condition of your skin and hair will improve when you consume this natural antioxidant and antibiotic regularly. As you can see, this food can benefit virtually every aspect of your health. Coconut products with fresh coconut Coconut milk and oilFor those with a family history of dementia or who have other risk factors, it is never too soon to add coconut oil to your diet. You should consume a couple of servings each day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Use one to two tablespoons each time. To keep from becoming bored with it, vary the way you consume coconut oil. Try it in your morning cup of joe or your favorite hot cereal. Blend a serving into a smoothie or create a vegetable dip out of it. Look online for recipes that use coconut oil. Remember that it will melt at warm room temperatures but otherwise remains solid. You will get best results from eating the oil in a pure, raw state rather than cooking it. Remember that cooking changes the composition of all oils and should be done minimally if at all. You can improve your brain health and help to stave off Alzheimer's by incorporating two servings of coconut oil into your daily dietary plans for life.

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Herbs For Diabetes http://thedietsite.org/herbs-for-diabetes/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 04:11:51 +0000 http://thedietsite.org/?p=647 Herbs For Diabetes is republished from http://thedietsite.org/

As diabetes continues to grow as a major health problem afflicting tens of millions of people in the United States alone, people are looking for relief or help in whatever form they can get it. While the natural move is towards drugs and testing, both of which can be important parts of keeping the disease in check, there are also actually many herbs for diabetes that can help not only reduce the severity of symptoms, but outright help manage the disorder itself. ginger and tea kettleHaving an understanding of how Type 2 diabetes works and what herbs can help manage insulin levels gives diabetics the tools they need to help combat the worst struggles that come with this affliction. Why Would Some Herbs Help Treat Diabetes? This is an excellent question, but one that requires a little bit of understanding to fully answer. Diabetes, simplified, is an issue with how the body processes sugar (glucose) in the blood. This is usually done through excreting insulin but when there is too much sugar in the blood, or the body becomes resistant to insulin, or both, diabetes becomes a problem and sugar levels in the blood can have all kinds of negative effects on a person's overall health. Start With Cinnamon Powdery cinnamon on wooden spoon and tied cinnamon sticks on wooden table seasoning for cooking and bakingCinnamon has been shown to have some powerful effects when it comes to helping to manage blood sugar levels. Specifically, some studies have shown that cinnamon has been used in an especially effective way to lower fasting blood glucose levels. This refers to pure cinnamon or cinnamon extract, not when it is mixed with sugar or sweeteners. Dried Coriander Leaf Although research on its effectiveness is relatively new, for certain people dried coriander leaf appears to be one of the better herb to help with diabetes that could be effective as an herbal treatment. The belief is that it contains thiamine, aka Vitamin B-1, a mineral that many diabetics are severely deficient in. dried leaves of coriander in a wooden spoon isolated on whiteMany individuals who seem to have their diabetes or diabetic symptoms strongly lined up with thiamine deficiency may find even small doses of dried coriander leaf surprisingly effective.   Aloe Vera & Ginger Aloe vera gel caps. Aloe vera sliced leaf and aloe vera gel caps isolated on white background.These are two natural treatments that come in herbal supplement form that are suggested for a wide variety of treatments and have long been a staple in many forms of Eastern or natural medicine. You can add possible glucose level treatments to that list. While these aren't necessarily the top of the list when it comes to the most powerful herbs for diabetes, they do seem to have some positive effects that are worth pursuing. There are many different herbs that have surprisingly effective medicinal benefits for diabetics, and keeping abreast of the most recent studies on which herbs most strongly affect glucose levels, insulin levels, and anything else related to those two issues will help people suffering from diabetes pick up the natural herbs and supplements to help them finally get the upper hand.

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Herbs For Diabetes is republished from http://thedietsite.org/

As diabetes continues to grow as a major health problem afflicting tens of millions of people in the United States alone, people are looking for relief or help in whatever form they can get it. While the natural move is towards drugs and testing, both of which can be important parts of keeping the disease in check, there are also actually many herbs for diabetes that can help not only reduce the severity of symptoms, but outright help manage the disorder itself. ginger and tea kettleHaving an understanding of how Type 2 diabetes works and what herbs can help manage insulin levels gives diabetics the tools they need to help combat the worst struggles that come with this affliction. Why Would Some Herbs Help Treat Diabetes? This is an excellent question, but one that requires a little bit of understanding to fully answer. Diabetes, simplified, is an issue with how the body processes sugar (glucose) in the blood. This is usually done through excreting insulin but when there is too much sugar in the blood, or the body becomes resistant to insulin, or both, diabetes becomes a problem and sugar levels in the blood can have all kinds of negative effects on a person's overall health. Start With Cinnamon Powdery cinnamon on wooden spoon and tied cinnamon sticks on wooden table seasoning for cooking and bakingCinnamon has been shown to have some powerful effects when it comes to helping to manage blood sugar levels. Specifically, some studies have shown that cinnamon has been used in an especially effective way to lower fasting blood glucose levels. This refers to pure cinnamon or cinnamon extract, not when it is mixed with sugar or sweeteners. Dried Coriander Leaf Although research on its effectiveness is relatively new, for certain people dried coriander leaf appears to be one of the better herb to help with diabetes that could be effective as an herbal treatment. The belief is that it contains thiamine, aka Vitamin B-1, a mineral that many diabetics are severely deficient in. dried leaves of coriander in a wooden spoon isolated on whiteMany individuals who seem to have their diabetes or diabetic symptoms strongly lined up with thiamine deficiency may find even small doses of dried coriander leaf surprisingly effective.   Aloe Vera & Ginger Aloe vera gel caps. Aloe vera sliced leaf and aloe vera gel caps isolated on white background.These are two natural treatments that come in herbal supplement form that are suggested for a wide variety of treatments and have long been a staple in many forms of Eastern or natural medicine. You can add possible glucose level treatments to that list. While these aren't necessarily the top of the list when it comes to the most powerful herbs for diabetes, they do seem to have some positive effects that are worth pursuing. There are many different herbs that have surprisingly effective medicinal benefits for diabetics, and keeping abreast of the most recent studies on which herbs most strongly affect glucose levels, insulin levels, and anything else related to those two issues will help people suffering from diabetes pick up the natural herbs and supplements to help them finally get the upper hand.

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4 Minutes, 28 Days – A New Body! http://thedietsite.org/4-minutes-28-days-a-new-body/ Sun, 15 May 2016 16:55:44 +0000 http://thedietsite.org/?p=630 4 Minutes, 28 Days – A New Body! is republished from http://www.thedietsite.org/

By starting off slow and adding more time to this exercise you can increase your core strength and lose weight. Discover how you can use the most of your exercise time to get fast results and a body that you can be proud of. It doesn't take much to get started but you have to start somewhere. Stop waiting for tomorrow and get going right now. Exercise smart for the very best results. Slim fitness young woman Athlete girl doing plank exercise outside. Concept training workout crossfit gymnastics cross fit. Take this challenge that is already done by a lot of people from different parts of the world, and you will improve your body shape. The most important exercises for strengthening the middle part of the body are planks. Maybe as a beginner you think it is very simple and you are skipping them often. Planks will melt down the fat from the stomach, strait the inner and outer muscles of your body’s back and upper part, the buttock muscles, legs and hands. They are almost the same as push-ups. The muscles contract almost like toy do push-ups – they are not going to be wider or shorter. They will be strengthened from the inside and will be stronger. Read the original story here: http://supertastyrecipes.com/2016/05/4-minutes-28-days-a-new-body/

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4 Minutes, 28 Days – A New Body! is republished from http://www.thedietsite.org/

By starting off slow and adding more time to this exercise you can increase your core strength and lose weight. Discover how you can use the most of your exercise time to get fast results and a body that you can be proud of. It doesn't take much to get started but you have to start somewhere. Stop waiting for tomorrow and get going right now. Exercise smart for the very best results. Slim fitness young woman Athlete girl doing plank exercise outside. Concept training workout crossfit gymnastics cross fit. Take this challenge that is already done by a lot of people from different parts of the world, and you will improve your body shape. The most important exercises for strengthening the middle part of the body are planks. Maybe as a beginner you think it is very simple and you are skipping them often. Planks will melt down the fat from the stomach, strait the inner and outer muscles of your body’s back and upper part, the buttock muscles, legs and hands. They are almost the same as push-ups. The muscles contract almost like toy do push-ups – they are not going to be wider or shorter. They will be strengthened from the inside and will be stronger. Read the original story here: http://supertastyrecipes.com/2016/05/4-minutes-28-days-a-new-body/

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Cross Fitness Workouts Can Get You In Shape http://thedietsite.org/cross-fitness-workouts-can-get-you-in-shape/ Sun, 06 Sep 2015 23:11:59 +0000 http://thedietsite.org/?p=573 Cross Fitness Workouts Can Get You In Shape is republished from http://thedietsite.org/

If a person truly wants to get into shape, and they are not sure what they should do, they might want to consider doing cross fit workouts. It is said to begin with they believe that physical fitness is of utmost importance, and the program itself is built around the goals that a person wants to achieve. There are quite a few different workouts that are available including power lifting, rowing, kettle bell, and even cross fit games that you can participate in to show off how far you have come. Let's see exactly why cross fit workouts can get you into shape, and why you might want to try doing these exercises right away. Different Types Of Workouts Although some of these workouts may seem very mundane and basic, it is the amount of exercise that you do that allows these exercises to keep you physically fit. Exercises include pull-ups, push-ups, body weight squats, running on a treadmill, or running outdoors. The exercises are designed to build your core, your endurance levels, and also build muscle mass at the same time. People that are experts at cross fit exercises are some of the most fit individuals on the planet. What are WODs? WODs are workouts of the day. An example of one could be doing 20 thrusters, 20 pull-ups, 15 thrusters, followed by 15 pull-ups. Other exercises may include using a jump rope doing double unders followed by sit ups. Each of these represents a series of exercises that you need to do on a specific day, targeting a specific area of your body. By doing so, you are not giving your body a chance to adapt to the same workout routine everyday, thus making it possible for you to have greater gains in a shorter period of time. Is Cross Fit Right For You? A cross fit workout is something that you should definitely try, starting at the lowest possible levels. You might only do 10 repetitions for pull-ups and push-ups one day, followed by running and sit ups on another. You have so many combinations of exercises that you can combine together, limited only by your imagination. The longer you do this type of exercising, the more physically fit you will become, and you may also build substantial muscle mass as a result of these exercise routines. Crossfit fitness woman push ups Kettlebells pushup exercise at gCross Fit Circuit Workouts Once you have done these exercises for quite some time, you'll soon realize that you are in shape enough to do cross fit circuit workouts. This means that you will have about 20 minutes to do exercises as f ast as possible, targeting virtually every area of your body. There is little or no rest in between the repetitions, making it one of the most grueling exercise routines that you can do. They have the capability of virtually incinerating calories and fat by doing this circuit routine. You have to be an exceptional shape in order to last the entire 20 minutes, but when you are able to do so, you'll certainly be a physically fit individual. Regardless of your experience with exercise routines that involve muscle building or aerobics, you'll definitely be able to improve your overall physical shape by doing cross fit workouts.

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Cross Fitness Workouts Can Get You In Shape is republished from http://thedietsite.org/

If a person truly wants to get into shape, and they are not sure what they should do, they might want to consider doing cross fit workouts. It is said to begin with they believe that physical fitness is of utmost importance, and the program itself is built around the goals that a person wants to achieve. There are quite a few different workouts that are available including power lifting, rowing, kettle bell, and even cross fit games that you can participate in to show off how far you have come. Let's see exactly why cross fit workouts can get you into shape, and why you might want to try doing these exercises right away. Different Types Of Workouts Although some of these workouts may seem very mundane and basic, it is the amount of exercise that you do that allows these exercises to keep you physically fit. Exercises include pull-ups, push-ups, body weight squats, running on a treadmill, or running outdoors. The exercises are designed to build your core, your endurance levels, and also build muscle mass at the same time. People that are experts at cross fit exercises are some of the most fit individuals on the planet. What are WODs? WODs are workouts of the day. An example of one could be doing 20 thrusters, 20 pull-ups, 15 thrusters, followed by 15 pull-ups. Other exercises may include using a jump rope doing double unders followed by sit ups. Each of these represents a series of exercises that you need to do on a specific day, targeting a specific area of your body. By doing so, you are not giving your body a chance to adapt to the same workout routine everyday, thus making it possible for you to have greater gains in a shorter period of time. Is Cross Fit Right For You? A cross fit workout is something that you should definitely try, starting at the lowest possible levels. You might only do 10 repetitions for pull-ups and push-ups one day, followed by running and sit ups on another. You have so many combinations of exercises that you can combine together, limited only by your imagination. The longer you do this type of exercising, the more physically fit you will become, and you may also build substantial muscle mass as a result of these exercise routines. Crossfit fitness woman push ups Kettlebells pushup exercise at gCross Fit Circuit Workouts Once you have done these exercises for quite some time, you'll soon realize that you are in shape enough to do cross fit circuit workouts. This means that you will have about 20 minutes to do exercises as f ast as possible, targeting virtually every area of your body. There is little or no rest in between the repetitions, making it one of the most grueling exercise routines that you can do. They have the capability of virtually incinerating calories and fat by doing this circuit routine. You have to be an exceptional shape in order to last the entire 20 minutes, but when you are able to do so, you'll certainly be a physically fit individual. Regardless of your experience with exercise routines that involve muscle building or aerobics, you'll definitely be able to improve your overall physical shape by doing cross fit workouts.

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