Stay Healthy in a Limited Budget By Suzanne Macguire

Economic depression is telling on all but even during this lean phase, we should learn to live wisely. Limited budget does not mean that you have to cut down on nutrition; all you need to do is act wisely. On an average, around 49% Americans eat outside food which, in fact, is a major cause of your money depletion. Calculate the amount spent on food purchased from vendors or restaurants and you shall see how expensive it actually is when compared to home-cooked food.

Most of us hardly want to make an effort to cook our own food but at the end of the month, we repent why we spent so much on the pizza, the roasted turkey, or the risotto. Besides, there is another trauma lying in wait- obesity. Outside food does no good to keep your body weight in check or offer balanced nutrition. On the other hand, people often buy chips or colas when they do not want to indulge in expensive restaurant dishes. What they don’t realize is that a one dollar chips gives way to thousand dollars expense in the form of weight gain, cardiac diseases, and heart problems.

Still wondering? It’s time to hit the grocery stores and do some cooking!

Clinical nutritionists suggest a way out to keep you healthy within a limited budget. Instead of buying ready-made food, go to the grocery store every week and buy foods that promise a balanced diet instead of mere carbohydrate-rich food. Foods high in fiber content are ideal as they take longer to break-down and thus make you feel full. Such foods include sweet potato, bean, lentil, tomato, or broth-based soups, lettuce, mixed greens, and brown rice. Buy the veggies in bundles instead of pre-cut to minimize cost. Buying brown rice of the long kind is more affordable.

One of the healthiest options is to buy seasonal fruits during the fall. Seasonal fruits cost much cheaper and are rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants. Grocery stores also keep cut fruits packets that you can consume as snacks. Bringing your own lunch to office saves on calories as well as dollars.

One very basic thing that people often overlook is drinking adequate amounts of water. Do not confuse thirst for hunger; the next time you feel hungry, drink water first. The last but not the least- always plan your shopping trips and meals ahead of time to ensure you do not end up eating or spending more than required. Do not let the economic depression cast its ugly eyes on you. Be wise and stay healthy!

Suzanne Macguire is an expert writer and health expert. Her recent articles cover a lot of information on fresh fresh cut fruits.

When You Gotta Go and You Just Can’t

You know that feeling when you SO gotta go to the bathroom, and I’m talking number 2, but you just can’t go.

Like most people, you probably either bring a newspaper, magazine or for some, a laptop.  Although eventually you do get some results, it’s actually one of the worst positions you can put yourself in when trying to eliminate.

Next time you go to the bathroom, leave the reading material outside of the bathroom and bring a foot stool.  While sitting on your crown, put your feet up on the foot stool and watch how quickly you will go.  This position basicaly puts you in a squatting position, which positions your bowels perfectly to ease elimination.

Happy eliminating!

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms Exposed By Jared Hillman

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common types of vitamin deficiency. This is a very special vitamin that we don’t get from food, but instead, from sunlight. The rays of the sun trigger the process to produce vitamin D in our bodies. This deficiency most of the time gets unnoticed, but there are some vitamin D deficiency symptoms that are good to keep an eye on.

To understand the symptoms, it is good to know how vitamin D helps us: this vitamin is good to develop strong bones and muscles. A deficiency will affect both the muscles and the bones. When it is just starting out, it manifests in the form of aches and fatigue. Depending on the specific case and severity, these other symptoms may appear:

• Pain or tiredness in the muscles. This also translates as weakness; you’ll feel more tired from doing activities such as climbing stairs.
• Bone pain problems. These tend to be more pronounced on the legs, back and hips.
• In children, this condition is more common. Children can develop curved legs if the condition is severe.
• Babies and children with severe vitamin D deficiency can experience cramps and respiratory problems. Parents need to be very alert of this condition.

Identifying the symptoms is very useful if you suspect you have a deficiency, however the best course of action you can take is prevention. The best way to prevent it is by walking a few minutes during the day. This way you’ll keep your body generating vitamin D in healthy amounts.

If the condition appears to be more severe, doctors can recommend a series of treatments like the use of tablets or injections.

Learn all about the vitamin deficiency symptoms at a site where you’ll find all the information on the different types of vitamin problems.

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Organic, Good or Bad?

Every time you go to the grocery store, there are new organic products popping up on the shelves.  From your basic fruits and vegetables, to chips and frozen foods.  Your organic grocery options are becoming endless.

I personally love many of the new options popping up on the shelves.  My 16 month old daughter eats 95% organic, and this makes my grocery shopping a whole lot easier.

But is everything called “organic” good for you?

Every product that you pick up from the shelves, whether it be organic or not, should be read first for the ingredients.

Just because it’s organic sugar or organic enriched white flower, it doesn’t mean it’s good for you.  The extact same health principals apply organic or not.  Sure, you may say it’s the “lesser of two evils”, but what is or isn’t sprayed on your sugar is not the main concern behind eating sugar.

When you are at the grocery story, read the ingredients first and ask yourself if the list is a healthy one, organic or not.  Eating organic, ready made frozen foods everyday, is not only having a negative impact on your health, it is putting a great big hole in your wallet.

On the positive side, there are MANY great products that have come out recently that are healthy choices.  It’s just a matter of taking an extra 10 minutes at the grocery store to read the labels.