Category Archives: Diet & nutrition
Delicious Mexican Food – Mexican food is a style of food that originated in Mexico. Mexican cuisine is known for its intense and varied flavors, colorful decoration, and variety of spices.
Mexican food varies by region, because of local climate and geography and ethnic differences among the indigenous inhabitants and because these different populations were influenced by the Spaniards in varying degrees. The north of Mexico is known for its beef, goat and ostrich production and meat dishes, in particular the well-known Arrachera cut. Central Mexico’s cuisine is largely made up of influences from the rest of the country, but also has its authentic dishes, such as barbacoa, pozole, menudo and carnitas.
It will come as no surprise to you that the holidays can be a challenging time to maintain the healthy lifestyle you have established throughout the rest of the year. The holidays are often filled with increased levels of stress, increased eating opportunities filled with delicious drinks, desserts and heavy meals, decreased exercise and decreased time for adequate sleep. Does it have to be this way? What are 2 things that you need to do to make that happen?
First, to decide that your healthy lifestyle is worth preserving through to the new year. Second, to plan ahead (which you should be in the habit of doing anyway), to manage the challenges up ahead. What we may consider ‘the holidays’ could continue from mid November through January.
Food Intolerance And Weight Loss – According to some experts, the culprit may not be what is contained in the foods themselves, but your own body’s reaction to these foods causing water retention. This reaction is known as food intolerance.
Food allergies are typically easy to detect as the body often reacts with extreme and even deadly symptoms when the allergen is eaten. Food intolerance, by contrast, is much more subtle and may take long periods of repeatedly eating a given food to manifest itself.
Food intolerance can have several causes such as lack of a particular digestive enzyme or sensitivity to additives in processed foods. Experts estimate that as many as one in every 10 people suffer from some type of food intolerance, and a study in the UK found the figure to be as high as 45%.