Eat Healthy Without Piling Up On The Pounds

ways_cutdown_calories_09We all have that problem when we find ourself snacking barely hours after having a full meal. Eating habits that have not been regulated are the culprit. But instead of placing the blame on them, there is a way out of this dilemma, where one can snack to one’s heart’s content yet still not suffer from the consequences .

One of the first things you can do is use smaller place in place of larger ones. Not only does this cut down the amount of snacks you consume, but it helps cut down on calories, as the net amount of unnecessary calories you consume is reduced.

Drink lots of water
Another  way to cut down on calories and reduce the body’s constant need to snack is to drink lots of water. Most of the time when the body sends out hunger signals, its because its dehydrated. So right before you feel the need to eat some snacks right after a heavy meal, try drinking a couple glasses of water. Not only is it good for the body, but it will assuage the body’s urge to eat snacks.

Get enough sleep
Yet another way to cut on the amount of snacks you eat is to get enough sleep. The less sleep the human body gets, the hungrier it gets, according to new studies. Sleep deprived bodies produce more amounts of ghrelin and less amounts of leptin, hormones responsible for the regulation of appetite. Ghrelin increases appetite while leptin decreases it. So one of the best and easiest ways to cut down on piling up on the pounds is to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

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Say No Genetically Modified (GM) Food

Agriculture has always been a revered occupation irrespective to the economic status and development of the country. The least of the technologies can be tried on this occupation as it deals with human food and hence any new expertise is hailed with great fanfare. This happened when pesticides cured the farmers off their ‘agri-ills’ for a short span only to make them realise the cons much later. This has happened now with the Genetically Modified (GM) food too. The United States of America greeted the culture and the GM technology, which though denied and debated stands much lower in its intrinsic value that the standard nature given organic food.

Does the sound of ‘engineered’ food make it palatable for you? This sect of food has not really been well-researched on humans and whatever little research has been done shows no dearth of worrisome facts.  Research claims GM food releases toxins that could possibly lead to liver and kidney damage. If you are allergic to any category of food then bid farewell to GM foods as studies reveal that they hike up the intensities of the existing allergies in the body. It has also shown signs of affecting the reproductive systems with disturbing fertility factors. GM foods have also shown startling proofs on lab tested animals of the lowered functionality of the digestive system.

When food is what gives life energy, would people want doubts and worrying research findings around it? History has shown that food is best when it is absolutely natural, when it is organic. Thus, eat natural; after all, there is nothing more important than the food your body relies on.

What are Some of the Best Ways of Doing Organic Farming

Organic farming makes use of all the best practices that are available in this day of modern technology; these include traditional farming practices that make use of the natural ways of growing food. In organic farming, farmers are dissuaded from using chemical pesticides as well as synthetic fertilizers that are water soluble; they can make use of only natural pesticides (that are completely free from chemicals) as well as fertilizers that are completely natural. Plants, especially those meant for consumption, require pesticides and fertilizers for their growth and quality, and while organic farming recognizes this, it also rationalizes the use of only natural products for growing food plants.

What are the Methods used in Organic Farming?

Farmers who use organic farming for growing food combine centuries old farming practices with scientific knowledge and modern technology to produce food that is all-natural in its composition. The four main things that are used for organic farming are mechanical cultivation, green manures and compost, crop rotation ad natural pest control. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that organic farming relies heavily on the unrefined and agrestal means that take longer time to complete since they involve the all-natural approach.

An important feature of organic farming that helps with maintenance of ecology is crop diversity that involves growing different varieties of crops in the same place. This method helps sustain different species of benign and useful insects, naturally occurring microorganisms found in the soil as well as other components that are beneficial for the complete health and growth of the plant.