Keep lean to prevent cancer!
Nov18

Keep lean to prevent cancer!

It is important to be lean, not only for how we look, but mostly to maintain a good health and prevent many chronic diseases, including cancer! Many specialists recommend a BMI  (body mass index) under 23 instead of 25 (excuding my bodybuilding friends!), and here is why… The more fat we have, the more inflamed our body is, which is the most common denominator to most chronic diseases, including cancer. Adipose tissue (or fat) releases molecules that cause inflammation. One pound of fat needs 400 km of blood capillaries to feed itself, which creates a proliferation of blood vessels. The micro tumors that we all carry as we reach the adult age use these growth factors to vascularize themselves, and that vascularization allows a microscopic non-dangerous tumor to become a clinically declared cancer. This is what we call tumoral angiogenesis. So the slimmer you are, the less chances you get to develop a chronic disease… Do you need a better reason to stay lean?! Stay active, eat well and not too much, don’t smoke, drink water, and you will significantly lower your risk of developing serious health issues. These are the first reasons that should motivate you to get or stay lean. Take care of yourself, because you deserve it! Contact us for a weight loss program!   Annie Cap, personal trainer.   Source: Prévenir le cancer, comment réduire les risques. -Richard Béliveau et Denis...

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Half a grapefruit in the morning for a better day!
Nov03

Half a grapefruit in the morning for a better day!

Did you know that eating half a grapefruit every morning can make you healthier? Grapefruits, delicious and refreshing but more than that they are composed of 88% water and are low in calories. Half of one contains enough vitamin C to cover 75% of the recommended daily dose for an adult and 100% for children! It’s also rich in vitamins A, B, E, K,  minerals like potassium and calcium, and fibers. The more red it is the better, because it contains more antioxydants (flavonoids and carotenoids) which help prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases. By reinforcing the immune system, it helps preventing colds and other infections. Moreover, most people don’t know that a grapefruit can save the day in case of a hangover! Grapefruits can actually help you lose weight and maintain a high level of the good cholesterol you need in your body. Some even recommend to eat half of one before every meal for better digestion and lipolysis, in other words it helps you burn fats. Be careful if you are on several medications such as cholesterol medications for example, as grapefruits can react with them and change their effects in the body. Ask your doctor in case of doubts. Why not gift yourself with a healthy treat every morning by adding this precious fruit to the usual routine?! Feed your temple the right way… 🙂 Annie Cap...

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