Cheers! Time to sip a beer and feel better

I know, I know, you still might be hurt by me saying “don’t eat candies, don’t drink soda!”, so let’s talk about beer and lift our mood!🍺 I know, beer is not on a healthy list, but we also want to balance happiness and health, right? Of course, you can be happy without beer, but so many people loooove beer. So instead of saying “don’t drink”, this time I want to play it on a more positive note and let you know what beer is the best for you, if you want to have a drink!
Normally beer from microbreweries are the best, because it is more natural, but it is more expensive. Nonetheless, I would put microbreweries beer on the top of the list, until they will grow big and will start slacking. Then goes European beers: German, Czech – Europeans are stricter about their food and drinks. They have many more bans for harmful ingredients, then we have here, in USA.
If you don’t want to look for some special beer and want just to grab something popular in America (beer you can find even at 7/11 or Walmart), then I have a good tip for you! What you need to look for (aside from consuming too much of alcohol) is a high fructose corn syrup and GMOs. Cheaper beer from big companies usually is filled with them. Look at this list:

  •  Budweiser — which contains genetically modified rice
  •  Corona Extra — GMO corn syrup and propylene glycol
  •  Miller Lite — GMO corn and corn syrup
  •  Michelob Ultra — genetically modified sweetener
  •  Coors Lite — GMO corn syrup
  •  Pabst Blue Ribbon — GMO corn and GMO corn syrup

(original article for this ^ is here )
So, if you want to make a choose that supposedly better, choose Heineken. It doesn’t have a corn syrup, easy to find and it isn’t expensive.
I also saw that “Guinness dark” on a healthy beer list. Yes, it doesn’t have many calories, and it has a very nice taste, but (link here) it “contains isinglass, an ingredient which comes from the fish bladder”, and it is questionable if it is a good thing for a human body. They also used to add fructose corn syrup, but not any longer, so you can add it to your card.
And lastly – don’t forget that beer shouldn’t be exposed to the sun rays, so darker bottles are better (angry look at the Heineken). If bottles are in the box, it doesn’t matter much though, just don’t leave them out on the kitchen top-counter. Cheers and make a sip of cold and tasty beer!
Conclusion: beer in moderate quantity is not that bad for you, as long as it doesn’t have a corn syrup in it. It is also doesn’t really make you fat, and why is that – I will explain in the next article.🍻😋

Get some tissues, we will talk about sugar!

🍩 🙅 This is probably the most important, but also painful topic for many people. Sugar is your enemy. It is an enemy for your waist, at least. Why people are fatter nowadays (no offense, but fat is just a word that defines… well, fat. If you have more of it, then you fatter, then somebody who has less of it. Simple), then they used to be? Yes, less physical activity, but researches show that consuming sugar is the biggest factor here. If you have enough willpower to eliminate most of the sugar from your diet, you will be slimmer and healthier in no time! Yes, healthier too, because sugar is not good for your liver, might cause diabetes and even cancer. For people who is interested in more details, you can take a look at this article here, which is one of MANY examples of how bad sugar can be.
Now, now, did you start crying already? There is some good news too – of course, you can have some sugar *pat on a shoulder*. If you really want a candy or a chocolate bar, have it during the first half of the day. The earlier, the better and try to never eat sugar after 4 p.m. That is when our body normally start to store sugars, instead of burning it. However, you still can’t have a lot, because sugar is added almost in EVERY thing that you can buy at the store: souses, canned goods, fruit juices and even some of cooked meats. Unless you cook everything from a scratch at home, you will never be free of sugar, so you need to consume sweets as little, as possible. By the way, consider not to eat any of those sugar containing meals for dinners too! And yes, you heard it before, but I will repeat: soda, like Coke or Fanta are the worst! I really would recommend to eliminate this products from your diet FOR-EV-AH. I am serious. Pure liquid sugar – is doesn’t hydrate and leaves a nasty aftertaste in your mouth. Get a sizzling water instead!
Okay, now some of you might have dry your tears and tell me with a smile, that there are “zero sugar drinks!” or diet Coke…. No! NO, NO, NO, and NO one more time! It is even worse!!! Why you think it is sweet? Not because it is so healthy and doesn’t have any sugar. It doesn’t contain a real sugar, it contains chemical substitute – aspartame, which your body does not recognize. What does it mean? It cannot make anything useful of it, so it just stores those chemicals in your body as fat and increase your risk to get diabetes and cancer in times! There are more harm to it, so if you are interested, you can read this article. Read until the end though! (P.s. I love Nerd Fitness. I am part of Nerd Fitness Academy myself.)
Conclusion: real sugar in smallest amounts and only before 4 p.m. is your best bet, if you can’t stop consuming sugar whatsoever. However, stop drinking soda, even diet or zero calories one, because it is terrible for you. Just terrible. Period.🙅🍩

Balls… Mozzarella Balls!

Finally, time for some practical information and opportunity to show you what kind of articles I will make! 😃 How often do you think about your food? What do you eat? Is it actually good or bad for you? And yes, it is important to know if it is good, or bad for you! It is hard to decided where to start, but not long time ago I’ve been at Trader Joes and picked a mozzarella balls in olive oil marinade. Another woman took one too and said “I am addicted to them. I don’t know if they are bad for me, but I love them so much!”, so it made me very curious if it is mostly bad or good? Maybe other people have this question too? So, let’s dig in!

As we all know, olive oil is one of the best and healthiest oils out there, so that is a + . In general, our bodies need oil. It helps organs to function properly and it keeps skin elastic, so don’t be afraid to add some oil in your diet. The bad thing about it is that many olive oils are only “olive oils” on a paper, when in reality they contain only small amount of real olive oil and rest of it is… well, fake. This problem is especially huge in America, where is no regulation on definition of “virgin olive oil”, so product makers use it for own profit (surprise!). If you want a real thing, always try to buy olive oil that was made in Europe, not in America. Anyways, back to mozzarella balls! Mozzarella is a good (not the best!) cheese calories-wise, so that is a plus too. Some spices and pepper are, of course, not bad things either. So, from surface analysis mozzarella balls in oil marinade are good! You can have them and not worry too much about your health. However, if we will look deeper, we will notice, that the whole container (24 oz) has not only full daily vitamins A, C intake, but also more Calcium than you need daily. Moreover, it has 364 mg of Cholesterol! While healthy (no hearth diseases, etc.) person needs only 300 mg per day. Of course, different companies can make them a little bit differently, but the core recipe is most likely similar in any of them.

Conclusion: Fresh Mozzarella Balls (In Marinade) are a good treat for now and then, but shouldn’t be eaten everyday AND the whole container (24 oz) shouldn’t be eaten in period of 24 hours, unless you want to flood your body with cholesterol. Happy to know that in smaller quantity they are good, because they are delicious. Whoo-hoo!


Introduction

This is an introduction post! 🔔
It is always hard to start something new, when you have so many thoughts and you don’t know where to start! I want to share so much information! Anyways, let’s start from the beginning. First of all, I hope no one will argue that health is important and certainly helps to feel yourself better and live longer! Of course, healthy diet, organic products and spa treatment help with that, but sometimes it is too expensive, or we just don’t have time to think much about our everyday meal. I am here to share tips on how to make this process easier. REMEMBER, even a small change is important in a long run. In 5-10 years you will be very happy that you made this change to your life. Also, very important thing to remember – you always can start small, so stress won’t shut down your new habits. One healthy meal a day is better than none! 2 minutes exercises are better than 0! Start small and with time you will make more and more progress, thus you will make more and more healthy choices during your everyday life  🖒

Now, important! Here is a summary of my “philosophy”: you have only 2 main enemies, when we are talking about extra weight: sugar and pastry. If you will eliminate them or minimize their consumption to a minimum, you will get much slimmer and healthier. Not hard, just no more candies, chocolate (unless it is dark), donuts, cupcakes, cakes, soda, fruit juices (unless you made them yourself), bread, pancakes, burgers, pizza, etc. Alright, aright, I am joking! Of course, very little of us will be able to never-ever eat those products; and because my blog is about happy life-style and not about teary eyes when you look at your coworker, who is eating a birthday cupcake and licking his fingers. However, you need to know when to eat those 2 enemies of yours, and in what quantities. I will write about it in more details in following posts. Thank you!!!😁