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What to Eat When You are Not Well: Sickness and Good Nutrition

What to Eat When You are Not Well: Sickness and Good Nutrition    by Protica Research

Eating when you are not feeling well is not always easy, whether you have the common cold or you have a more serious, chronic illness like cancer or depression. In some cases, it is not just the illness that is the problem but the treatment that you must endure as well. You may be nauseous or lack an appetite completely. You may also be so tired that you won’t be able to eat at all.

You need to eat enough calories so that your body can fight off the disease. One of the major factors that you need to consider when you are sick is additional protein. Protein is the key to building and repairing cells and can help you to prevent the loss of muscle mass. In addition, protein will help to maintain your fluid balance (as you are at a higher risk for dehydration when you are sick) and can help the body to heal. Because antibodies are made of proteins, your body needs additional amounts of this nutrient. Protein also helps to regulate other body functions, including sleep and digestion, so without enough it may be hard to get the sleep that is needed.

Everyone knows that there are two forms of protein: animal- and plant-based, but getting enough of either kind can be very difficult when you are not feeling well. Plant-based protein requires that you eat more foods than you ordinarily would to get enough protein in a day, difficult to do when you are healthy and practically impossible when you are not feeling well. It is also hard to eat certain animal proteins when you are not feeling well. It may be hard for the body to break down a chunk of meat, which may not be appetizing to someone who is not at their usual strength or appetite.

Wendy has cancer, and while her prognosis is good, she is not doing very well with maintaining her weight and her strength at this time because of the chemotherapy that she has just started. In addition, she is going to be treated for depression, which is related to her cancer, and is still recovering from her initial surgery. For all of these reasons, she needs to boost her protein intake as well as her overall calorie intake. All of the rules of good nutrition, meant to prevent weight gain, high cholesterol and other conditions, are no longer applicable for her. In fact, her nutritionist is suggesting that she eat cheeseburgers and other high-calorie foods.

In addition, Wendy may also add a protein supplement to her diet as well, with several options to choose from, including powders, bars and protein puddings. There are other nutrients that she should consider getting enough of, including fiber and vitamins, but she can also supplement those as well. If she does increase her fiber, she has to be careful about her fluid intake or she could end up being very constipated.

Some of the suggestions that are made by the dietician include switching from low-fat to full-fat milk and cheeses and adding cream to soup, fruits, cereals and other foods. She will also use special fortified milk made by adding dry milk powder to her whole milk and then adding this boosted milk not only as a beverage, but in recipes as well.

She will be adding Profect, a protein supplement from Protica, which will give her 25 grams of protein in an easy-to-consume liquid shot. Available in a number of flavors, Wendy will be able to get a variety of these protein supplements in her diet without having to focus on only one taste over and over. If she finds that one taste makes her feel ill, she can switch to something different. It may take her some experimentation, but she will find at least a few things that she will be able to tolerate.

The nutritionist has worked out a diet plan for Wendy, including a set schedule for small meals throughout the day if she is up to them. This way, she does not wait for the feelings of hunger and will continue to get nutrition. She may also use other protein supplements in addition to Profect. Of these, she can use whey, soy, egg or rice protein powders, which she can either use as a beverage or stir into other foods. Whey protein is the most common type of protein powder and is the easiest to find. There are two types of whey protein, a concentrate and an isolate. The concentrate is the cheaper of the two and is usually the easiest to find in most retailers; however, for anyone who is lactose intolerant, it might be important to avoid whey protein since whey is a derivative of cheese-making.

It is important to make sure that no matter what you are consuming, the protein you have chosen is easily digested. The last thing that you need while you are not feeling well are foods that your body has to work extra hard to break down and use. Eggs are considered to be the perfect protein; all of the protein in a single egg is broken down and used by the body. Scrambled eggs, especially with a little sprinkle of cheese or veggies, can be a perfect meal and are easy to make.

Protein supplements are also easy to digest in most cases, however, protein bars may have additional fiber which may make them harder to break down.

It is also important to keep in mind your own personal preferences. For instance, if you know that certain foods make you more nauseous, you should avoid them. Tomatoes and tomato-based foods are a problem for Wendy, so she steers clear of them as much as possible. She is also allergic to a number of foods, so she still must stay away from those.

As she goes through her treatment, it is important for Wendy to discuss her changing needs with the doctor and the dietician. It is also important for her to pay attention to her own body’s clues and cues. She may go through several changes in taste and may like one food on Monday and then hate it on Friday. She will also have days where she does not want to eat anything solid at all.

In addition to eating whenever she feels like she can, she is also trying to nap whenever she can so that she can get her strength back sooner. Trying to get enough nutrition in her diet is important – she is at bigger risk for dehydration. Dehydration can be dangerous because it may cause her to have irregular heartbeats, and may also cause her to be more susceptible to infection (Source: Griffin). While Wendy should refrain from drinking liquids while she is eating, she should be trying to get at least the minimum of fluids the rest of the time. Wendy may notice that her meds do not work as effectively when she is dehydrated, and she may also notice that she is feeling pain more acutely as well.

References

R. Morgan Griffin Healthy Eating When You’re Sick: Nutrition Tips to Fight Fatigue and Boost Strength. Web MD

About the Author

About Protica Research (http://www.protica.com) Founded in 2001, Protica, Inc. is a nutritional research firm specializing in the development of dense nutrition in compact forms. Protica manufactures Profect (http://www.profect.com), IsoMetric (http://www.isometric.com), Pediagro (http://www.pediagro.com), Fruitasia (http://www.fruitasia.com) and many other brands in its GMP-certified, 250,000 square foot facility. Copyright – Protica

The Role of Exercise in Weight Loss

The Role of Exercise in Weight Loss   by fraderic sahayaraj

Exercise and weight management should go hand-in-hand for anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is one of the two main factors for anyone who is looking to lose weight, with the other being diet. In fact, statistics show that only about 10% of people who successfully lose weight and keep it off do so by diet alone. About 90% of long-term weight management success is achieved through a combination of diet and exercise. In addition, exercise helps improve the overall health and fitness level of the dieter.

The Benefits of Exercise – The benefits of exercising regularly seem to be endless. While many of the benefits of exercise are obvious, others are less so, including:

Improves your mood – Whether you’re looking to relieve stress or raise your spirits, a good workout can help. Regular physical activity stimulates chemicals in the brain that can help relax you, increase your self-esteem and thwart depression. Increases brain power- Exercise has also been shown to improve mental clarity and function.

Combats chronic disease – Osteoporosis, heart disease, and high blood pressure are just some of the conditions that regular exercise can help you avert.

Improves sleep – If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, exercise can help. Please note though that exercising very close to your bedtime can leave you with too much energy to fall asleep right away.

Calories Burned through Exercise

The number of calories you burn through exercise will depend on such things as the type of exercise, how long you performed the exercise, and your body weight (all else being equal, heavier people tend to burn more calories than lighter people). A rule-of-thumb to consider is that a pound of fat contains about 3,500 calories. So to lose one pound per week, you should look to burn about 500 more calories per day than you consume (500 X 7 = 3,500 calories).

About the Author

I have completed my bachelor degree of journalism in 2006. Now I am working as a Reporter in The Natural Remedy of Weight Loss Publications. I have written so many articles about weight loss and diet http://freeweightlossfitnesstips.blogspot.com/

A Brief Guide to Healthy Eating

A Brief Guide to Healthy Eating   by Ashley Chanel

People hoping to lose weight, or those who just want to begin a program of healthy eating, should know that it is actually incredibly easy and affordable to spruce up your eating habits. It does require some thought and planning, and you might have to clean out your cupboards, but it will all pay off.

Learn to Eat Healthy

Learn to Eat Healthy

First things first – get rid of the junk food. If you are prone to eating cans of ravioli, pre-packaged snack crackers, and microwavable meals, you need to find someone else to take them. These are usually loaded with sodium, fat, and chemicals that are the absolute opposite of healthy eating.

Healthy cooking and eating are often confused with massive piles of fruits and vegetables, but this is a serious misunderstanding. There are foods that are essential to bodily functions, and these include some foods that dedicated “dieters” tend to frown upon.

For instance, we must all consume a bit of oil, some sort of dairy, meats or beans, grains, and fruits and vegetables. When someone completely excludes one of the major food groups from their daily eating plan they are usually setting themselves up for trouble. The only exceptions to this rule are those who have food allergies or intolerances. For instance, the person who is lactose intolerant will have to find ways of supplementing their calcium intake without relying on milk or cheese.

The best way to lose weight through dietary choices is to ensure that the daily intake is well balanced and that powerful combinations of foods are consumed together. This is best done through the use of healthy diet recipes that pull together high-quality foods into flavorful dishes.

Need an example? While everyone tends to enjoy a main meal that contains a few different side dishes, this tends to be the fastest way to actually over eat. In order to avoid this, many standard and quick diet recipes pair up the ingredients that might otherwise serve as a side dish into a single flavor-rich concoction. This might mean that chicken, Asian noodles, and various vegetables are used to make a meal-sized salad. It could also mean that a day’s serving of eggs is received in a flavorful casserole containing potatoes and vegetables too.

Diet dishes and meals don’t have to be boring, and a dieter never has to feel deprived at the end of the day. Instead they should be able to say that they enjoyed many flavorful dishes or snacks that have left them completely satisfied.

About the Author

EasyDietRecipes.com offers healthy recipes that are easy to prepare. If you’re looking for easy low-calorie recipes to boost your weight loss, visit EasyDietRecipes.com today.

7 Foods Your Dog or Cat Should Avoid

7 Foods Your Dog or Cat Should Avoid   by Neata Banner

Maltese Bischon mix

A Healthy Dog Is A Happier Dog

We all like to give our pets treats, but giving your pet the wrong food can cause stomach upsets and illness. This article tells you about seven foods that you should avoid feeding to your dog or cat.

Milk

The majority of dogs and cats love the taste of milk, but it is not something they need in order to have a balanced diet.

After a kitten or puppy has finished weaning, some of the lactose activity is lost (this is the enzyme that is used to digest the milk in sugar lactose) this results in lactose intolerance. So, if your dog or cat is lactose intolerant and consumes too much milk it will suffer from a stomach upset and diarrhoea.

Some pet owners believe that milk is a good source of calcium for a growing pet, but if your kitten or puppy consumes too much calcium it can cause problems in bone development. Puppy and kitten foods already contain the correct amounts of calcium so additional sources do not need to be given. If you want to give your dog or cat some milk as a treat, then do so very occasionally, and always make sure that there is plenty of water available.

Symptoms: Diarrhoea

Toxic Levels: Dependant on quantities and extremely variable

Onions

Lots of dogs enjoy the taste of onions, but unfortunately onions can be toxic when consumed in large quantities. This applies to raw, cooked or dehydrated onions.

Symptoms: Initially diarrhoea and vomiting, then approximately 1-4 days later your dog will develop a high temperature, paleness / jaundice, dark coloured urine, as well as becoming much weaker. Some cases can result in death.

Toxic levels: After eating a whole onion, a Labrador-sized dog could develop anaemia; but if he ate five onions a day for three days, he could develop severe anaemia or even die. Cats may also develop the same symptoms if onions are consumed.

Tuna

We all know that cats are partial to a little bit of fish, so tuna as an occasional treat will not cause harm your cat. However, if canned tuna in oil is fed to a cat with no other food, your cat could develop a skin disease called Pansteatitis, sometimes called yellow fat disease.

It is always best to keep your cats diet balanced, so never feed one food and exclude another.

Symptoms: Cats can experience loss of appetite and become painful and sensitive to touch, making it difficult for your cat to move around easily.

Toxic Levels: Pansteatitis can develop from eating tuna and other fish products as a sole food each day, over a number of years.

Liver

Like Tuna, Liver contains lots of valuable nutrients, but problems can occur if it is fed to dogs and cats without any other foods.

It is surprising how easy it is to do this when you start feeding fresh liver to your cat. Some cats can become rather fixated on liver and often refuse to eat any other food, unless the owner makes a conscious effort to re-introduce a healthier and balanced diet.

In the short term, small amounts of liver can be given to cats that are not eating to encourage their appetite.

Keep your pets healthy through good nutrition

Keep your pets healthy through good nutrition

If a cat is fed liver regularly over several years and in sizable quantities, the high levels of Vitamin A in liver can start causing changes to a cat bones. To begin with it is difficult to detect that there is a problem, and quite often the problem is so far advanced that it causes severe deformities, leaving the cat unable to walk or move. Unfortunately there is no way to reverse these changes once they have occurred.

Signs: Lack of appetite, weight loss and reluctance to walk or move. Cats can also develop a kangaroo-like posture with the cat putting its weight on its back legs with the front legs elevated.

Toxic Levels: To harm a kitten, approximately 300 times the normal requirement of Vitamin A would need to be eaten, and 1000 times for an adult cat. This is based on short term feeding; less would be needed for it to happen during long term feeding.

Animal Bones

Pet owners tend to feed their dogs bones because they like to think their dog is enjoying having something to chew.

If your dog is being fed proprietary foods then he will already be eating a good balanced diet, and will not need to get extra nutrients or minerals from a bone.

Even though dogs love chewing bones there is a risk that the bone could splinter and cause injuries to your dogs mouth, intestines or stomach. In some cases dogs have broken teeth when chewing bones causing an obstruction in the intestines; obviously this is very painful for a dog and he is likely to require an operation to surgically remove the teeth or bone splinters.

Chicken or pork bones that have been cooked seem to cause most problems to dogs, but care should be taken when feeding any type of animal bones to your dog or cat.

Chocolate

A Happy and Healthy Maltese

A Happy and Healthy Maltese

Dogs seem to enjoy eating sweet foods such as chocolate, but generally cats are not fans. Chocolate contains an ingredient called Theobromine which is poisonous to dogs; the amount of Theobromine in chocolate varies depending on the type of chocolate. Cocoa powder and baking chocolate contains the highest levels, dark chocolate contains less and milk chocolate contains the least amount of Theobromine.

A considerable amount of chocolate would need to be consumed before any symptoms begin to develop, although some dogs have become poorly after eating a small amount. Even giving smaller repeated amounts of chocolate could eventually take an effect on your dog as it clear the Theobromine out of its system very slowly.

Chocolate dog treats are manufactured without Theobromine, so if you want to give your dog chocolaty treats always choose one specifically for dogs.

Symptoms: Diarrhoea, vomiting, shaking, tremors and nervousness. In extreme cases death can happen.

Toxic levels: Roughly 2 ½ bars of milk chocolate and 65g of baking chocolate could cause severe problems, or even death to a 10kg dog.

Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins are poisonous to dogs so should never be fed to them. Research suggests that some dogs are more susceptible to poisoning than others, with some having severe symptoms after eating small amounts.

Symptoms: Within a few hours of eating grapes, a dog will start to vomit and have diarrhoea, which will then develop into kidney failure and death.

Toxic levels: For a dog the size of a Cairn terrier a bunch of grapes could cause toxic symptoms. Roughly 80g of raisins (dried grapes) could poison a dog the size of a Cairn Terrier.

About the Author

I have been involved in the pet industry for over 30 years, both in retail and competitively, and run an online pet store called Pet Crazy.co.uk. From a personal point of view pets have always had an important role in my family life. As a child, I was lucky enough to grow up with all manner of pets around me. I now have rabbits, fish, chickens, geese, ducks, cats, and birds that live happily in my garden.

How To Avoid Salad Dressing Sabotage

How To Avoid Salad Dressing Sabotage   by Emily Morris

Are salad dressings secretly sabotaging your diet? If you are trying to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, or just improve your over-all health, everyone knows that eating more vegetables is a great way to go. They’re low or no-sugar, loaded with vitamins & minerals as well as a myriad of other healthy nutrients. Salads can be a great way to get more servings of vegetables into your lifestyle, but they can also be packed with hidden calories. If you eat restaurant salads, they may taste great, but they almost never use low-fat ingredients. (After all, rich creams and oils make them taste so good, you’ll want to come back and spend again!)

A Nice Salad

A Nice Salad

Would you be tempted to select any of the following at a restaurant, or make it at home?

Chicken Ranch Taco Salad – 960 calories & 57 grams of fat That’s over half your daily fat requirement, and nearly half your day’s calories all in one salad
Crispy Calamari & Veggies – 1,520 calories & 98 grams of fat That’s over your daily fat requirement in just 1 appetizer and well over half your calories for the day
A triple whopper at Burger King only has 1130 calories… Southern Fried Chicken Salad- 1,100 calories & 68 grams of fat Better not eat any more fat grams that day…

Most of those are getting the extra calories from the creamy dressings and fried meat that’s added on. However, using less tasty ‘lite’ dressings and just skipping salads all-together isn’t a great idea. Crisp raw vegetables in tasty dressings or dips are fantastic for health. Substituting grilled meat for fried is also a tasty choice. Some dressings even help you absorb important nutrients.

For example, citrus based dressings, or salads with high vitamin-c ingredients can help you absorb the iron in leafy green vegetables. The healthy fats found in olive oil, chia seeds, avocados, nuts and some fish will help you absorb much more lycopene from tomatoes (and other red vegetables), lutein in green peppers (and other greens), and carotenoids in carrots (and many other brightly colored vegetables). They key to unlocking these healthy phytonutrients and anti-oxidants is eating the foods together. Ohio State University did a study which proved greater absorption of nutrients could be achieved when people added a healthy fat to their salad.

Ready to try something fresh and new? This vinaigrette tastes fantastic on spinach & strawberry salad. Baby spinach leaves have a very mild flavor, and fresh strawberries are an unusual and refreshing addition.

Chia Strawberry Spinach Salad Dressing
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp dry chia seed
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 dash paprika

In a measuring cup, simply mix together all ingredients. The seeds won’t hydrate in the oil, but they’ll cling among the salad ingredients. This dressing will separate into two layers if left alone, so always shake before use. You don’t have to use it only on spinach strawberry salad, you can try it over your favorite greens.
Still want a creamy dressing, but don’t want the calories? This dressing is thick and creamy, but has ZERO milk products of any kind. It’s perfect for anyone who is lactose intolerant. This zesty dressing will amaze your guests as you serve it as a dip or over your favorite greens. They’ll never guess that the tasty, creamy base is really…beans!
Creamy Cilantro Vinaigrette:

1 can cannellini beans
¼ cup lime juice
¼ cup canned green chili peppers
¼ cup hot (not boiling) water
¼ cup cilantro (chopped)
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp chia seed gel
1 clove garlic
1 pinch sea salt

This dressing is also amazingly easy to make. Just rinse and drain the beans, chop the cilantro, dice the chili peppers & mince the garlic. Put all the ingredients into your food processor or blender and hit ‘puree’. The dressing is finished when everything is smooth and creamy. You can use it for dipping, or add to your favorite salad mixture.

Why are there chia seeds in each of these dressings? The chia seeds are an important part of the recipes because they not only help to mix and distribute the flavors, they also help you to feel full. The soluble fiber on the seeds’ shell forms a gel when exposed to water. This allows them to absorb nine times their weight in zero calorie water. So while you’re eating less calories, you’re feeling full sooner when you add chia. It’s that gelling action that allows them to help with flavor mixing, improving the taste of whatever you add them to.

The seeds themselves have no flavor at all, so you can freely add them to almost anything when you want a nutritional boost. They’re packed with nutrients, such as more calcium (by weight) than milk, complete protein like in meat, and healthy omega-3 oils that are usually only found in fish. They’re also an easy way to boost the fiber content of a meal without changing the taste.

When changing the taste of a meal is as easy as switching the dressing, you’ll never get tired of healthy salads. Store-bought dressings may sit in the fridge for months, but when you make your own dressing, it’s not only much fresher, free from chemicals & preservatives, it’s also in portions you decide, so there’s just enough for what you plan to eat. It may take a few minutes to whip up, but the myriad of possibilities and flavors are well worth the time. Plus, isn’t increasing your health, and that of your family worth the extra five minutes to mix?

About the Author

Try these dressings, plus loads of other great recipes in our free Chia Recipe Books! Learn more about what the chia seed can do for you with photos, videos, facts and more at http://www.mychiaseeds.com Plus, don’t forget about free shipping to get you started quickly & easily!

How Good Nutrition Can Ease Morning Sickness

How Good Nutrition Can Ease Morning Sickness   by Protica Research

It is often an unavoidable part of pregnancy: morning sickness. This is a condition that affects approximately 50-90% of all pregnant women at some point during their pregnancies, and it usually occurs during the first four months of pregnancy. But there are also many women who are stuck dealing with morning sickness symptoms throughout their entire pregnancy.

morning sickness and nutrition

morning sickness and nutrition

If you are pregnant and experiencing morning sickness, it is essential that you eat, even if you don’t feel like it. You do not want your stomach to be empty and end up with the dry heaves, which actually feels worse than vomiting. Plus, the longer that you go between meals, the worse you will end up feeling. This is why morning sickness occurs. When you are in bed, you are going at least six hours between meals, and when you wake up, your stomach is empty and you may feel incredibly nauseous.

You Need Even More Nutrients When You are Pregnant

When you are pregnant, even though you are not “eating for two” as they used to say, you still need more nutrients than you normally would. There is a life growing inside you which is using up much of the nutrients that you are taking into your body. Normally, a diet should consist of about 35% protein. When you are pregnant, your protein intake needs to be about 60% of your daily caloric intake, and even more if you are pregnant with twins or more. Protein is necessary for the growth of your unborn baby as well as cellular and mental development, and for the placenta and amniotic tissues.

Even though it is important not to have an empty stomach, eating too much during pregnancy can cause heartburn and other digestive troubles, which will worsen as the baby grows. When you are pregnant, it is important to eat a number of small meals a couple of hours apart from each other rather than three large meals. Bedtime snacks should also be eaten to help avoid or at least lessen morning sickness.

There are two macronutrients that are essential for a healthy body, and even more important for pregnant women: complex carbohydrates and proteins.

Complex Carbohydrates: It is wise for pregnant women to eat foods that are complex carbohydrates at least every few hours, and according to the American Heart Association, the daily caloric intake should be at least 50% carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates break down slowly in the body, so they do not cause a surge in blood glucose levels. Some excellent and delicious sources of complex carbohydrates include whole grain breads, pastas, and cereals.

Proteins: There are two main sources of proteins, animals, and plants, with animal-based foods containing the most protein. As mentioned above, pregnant women should have plenty of protein in their diets, at least 60% of their daily caloric intake, and there are a number of terrific dietary sources of protein, including lean red meats, fish, poultry, eggs, brown rice, milk products, and soy, which is a complete protein. A complete protein is one that contains all 22 essential and non-essential amino acids:

Essential amino acids – leucine, valine, isoleucine, tryptophan, threonine, methione, phenylaline, and lysine.

Non-essential amino acids – apartic acid, cystine, glutamine, alanine, asparagines, glycene, histidine, l-arginine, cysteine, taurine, serine, proline, threonine, and glutathione.

Whey Protein

One of the most popular types of protein is whey. This is a protein that is quickly and easily digested, so it provides muscle recovery effects following workouts. Because whey is a milk derivative, a byproduct from the cheese-making process, it is not good for people who are lactose intolerant.

Casein Protein

Here is another protein that is a milk derivative. In fact, whey comes from casein in the cheese-making process. Casein is another popular protein supplement, and although it is slower to digest than whey, its effects are longer lasting. Casein is considered to be a complete protein, and there are even some lactose-intolerant people who have reported using casein with no adverse effects.

Soy Protein

This is the best type of protein for people with allergies or who are lactose intolerant. Because it is made totally from soy and is vegetable-based, it is the ideal source of protein for vegetarians. Soy protein contains no saturated fats or cholesterol and is considered safe for everyone, although some people may experience some digestive troubles. Soy protein is also considered to be a complete protein.

Rice Protein

Gluten-free and low in carbohydrates, fat, and sugar; rice protein is a terrific protein supplement for vegetarians, people with allergies, and the lactose intolerant. It is available in powder forms, and can be used to make delicious shakes and smoothies or sprinkled into your favorite recipes. Rice protein comes from brown rice, and is considered to be a complete protein because it contains all of the essential and non-essential amino acids.

Egg Protein

Long before the introduction of protein supplements to the general public, many athletes and bodybuilders were known to use egg proteins as a part of their diets. This is another protein that should not be used by people with certain allergies such as eggs or chicken.

Types of Protein Supplements

There are a number of types of protein supplements available. Protein powders are extremely versatile, and can be used in shakes, smoothies, slushies, and just about any recipe that you can think of. There are a number of liquid protein supplements you can get, and many are ready-to-drink meal replacements where all you have to do is shake and drink. There are protein shots, which provide 25-35 grams of protein per small serving and come in a number of delicious flavors, including sour apple and raspberry. And there is a new product from Protica called Profect, which provides 25 grams of protein per three-ounce serving. Profect is excellent for pregnant women looking to maintain a healthy weight, because not only are they low in fat, they are also low in carbohydrates and contain only 100 calories per serving.

About the Author

About Protica Research (http://www.protica.com) Founded in 2001, Protica, Inc. is a nutritional research firm specializing in the development of dense nutrition in compact forms. Protica manufactures Profect (http://www.profect.com), IsoMetric (http://www.isometric.com), Pediagro (http://www.pediagro.com), Fruitasia (http://www.fruitasia.com) and many other brands in its GMP-certified, 250,000 square foot facility. Copyright – Protica

Heart Attack Prevention Information To Keep In Mind

Heart Attack Prevention Information To Keep In Mind   by Suresh

Heart Attacks are becoming a greater threat to individuals the world over with the ever increasing consumption of fast food, increased lethargy, and other unhealthy activities. People travel all over the world to receive treatment for these problems, even Heart Institutes in Delhi has seen recent booms. There are certain symptoms to look out for which could prove life saving if caught at an early enough stage.

Coronary Surgery

Doctors in surgery

There is more than enough useful information accessible on the Internet for those who want to know more about heart diseases and valuable methods to prevent them. Here are some of the most basic steps one can take to prevent brutal heart diseases.

Stick to a Walking-Program: There is no better advice than to stick to a ‘Walking-Program’ to keep away from heart problems. A walk regularly is essential for a healthy heart and a healthy life-style. So, just make decide what time of day suits you best, and figure out an exercise program around that.

Know about Your Heart: It is imperative to know how the human heart works. Also have reasonable awareness about the familiar symptoms of heart attacks and other associated diseases. One can get all this information from any leading heart institute in Delhi.

Apart from the above steps, a balanced diet is also very vital to a healthy heart. If somebody sees any of the above symptoms, he/she should without delay call for a hospital. One should not feel uncomfortable about raising an alarm. One should also have an emergency number of a well-equipped heart institute in India so as to receive the treatment in time.

Some of the more prominent symptoms are listed here: * Discomfort in one or both arms, neck, back, jaw or stomach * Pain or discomfort in the centre of the chest * Cold sweat, nausea and light headedness * Shortness of breath

About the Author

One highly reputed heart institute in India is Medanta. They are a super speciality hospital that even undertakes heart transplants in India, and other such complicated medical procedure.

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Chef Vanda
on MSNBC.com
 Healthy meals video on MSNBC
A Healthier Holiday Meal
Chef Vanda
demonstrates to
MSNBC viewers how easy it
is to enjoy a healthier alternative.
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Chef Vanda at the Farmer's Market
Farmers’ Market at NUMC Still Growing Strong