What should I do if my calf muscle contracted? And is it dangerous?

Hello, my dear readers! My today’s article will be devoted to the analysis of the situation in which almost every person was involved – the calf muscle was brought down. What to do in this case, how dangerous it is for human health and the basic preventive measures for such cases, the answers to these questions you will find in this article.

It is difficult to meet a man who has not faced the problem of calf muscle cramps at least once in his life. In addition to a sense of discomfort, the cramp also brings a rather painful sensation. So what does this painful process that is happening in our legs look like.

Cramp of gastrocnemius muscle is a kind of spasm caused by involuntary contraction of muscle tissue. If we speak in an accessible language, it looks like this: the muscle is sharply reduced, and it is impossible to return to the relaxed state on its own. The main problem is the sudden onset of seizures, accompanied by a feeling of discomfort and pain in any leg.

Causes of seizures

Often the prevailing view that leg cramps can be earned by bathing in cold water or exhausted by torturing oneself on athletic fields is not entirely true. Yes, these factors are among the most common causes of seizures, but in addition there are a number of other points that should be noted:

  1. Overcooling – here the risk factor is not only cold water, but also trivially insufficiently warm shoes
  2. Incorrectly selected shoes – at this point you should pay attention to the shoes that you use in everyday life
  3. Flat feet – deformation of the main arch of the foot leads to an incorrect redistribution of the load on the leg muscles
  4. A big load on the muscles of the legs during the working day – this is usually typical for people who have a specific job related to constant standing on their feet
  5. Shortage of necessary microelements
  6. Stressful state – often causes muscle tension, leading to convulsions
  7. Pregnancy is a purely female “problem”, accompanied by an increased burden on the legs

All of the above factors (leaving pregnancy behind brackets) are easily eliminated. It is worth noting that when selecting the necessary trace elements, you should not self-medicate, but it is necessary to consult a qualified specialist who can choose the necessary complex taking into account the individual characteristics of the organism.

If convulsions occur in a single quantity, then this problem can be managed independently. Much more difficult is the situation in which cramps in calves of legs are of a regular nature. Usually, this indicates the following:

  1. Problems with leg veins (varicose extension of the legs)
  2. Inflammatory processes in the body
  3. The received traumas, up to the end not finished
  4. Problems in the work of the thyroid gland
  5. Complex of neurological diseases

In case you have found problems of this nature, you should consult a doctor-therapist, who will prescribe a set of necessary tests to find out the causes of the disease.

Variants of emergency (momentary) help with leg cramps

The main advice in this situation is quite trivial – try to relax as much as possible. If this did not work, then a number of steps should be taken to help you relieve the painful muscle tension:

  1. Straighten your legs, raise your knucked-up leg, pulling the stop on yourself as far as possible.
  2. Thoroughly massage the muscles of the lower leg, paying special attention to the most painful part of the body. During massage, the movement should be done from the bottom up, from the heel to the knee.
  3. Raise your legs, place a roller under them, or a pillow. Keep your feet in this condition for a few minutes.
  4. One of the most radical methods is injection into the cramp muscle with a pin or needle. The main thing is not to overdo it.

After you have coped with cramps, you should make a warming compress for your feet or take a warm bath.

Preventive measures

The main thing that should be paid attention is the proper selection of shoes. Your shoes should not be too tight, for the winter season, a warm enough version of shoes should be chosen. Regular hypothermia of the feet is the first step to the appearance of seizures.

The next point to look out for is the time spent on your feet during the day. If the specificity of your work is in long standing on your feet, try to cut out during the day time for a small massage.

Take a few minutes of attention during the day with your legs, feet, feet, and the problem of cramps will disappear from your life. At the end of the work day, make contrast baths for the feet. Please note that this option is suitable only for people who have no problems with blood vessels. In the water you can add mint or valerian.

Perform a simple set of exercises to strengthen the ligaments:

  1. Pins of the feet on yourself, hold for 10 seconds in this position, then straighten.
  2. Do this exercise several times
  3. Rise as high as possible on your toes, and then drop sharply. Perform for 45-60 seconds
  4. Light, jumping movements on socks


Also, you should pay special attention to your diet. The occurrence of seizures usually leads to a deficiency in the body of trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, calcium.

Milk, cottage cheese, legumes – perfect for replenishment of calcium deficiency. Walnuts will help solve the problem of magnesium deficiency. Well, to replenish the reserves of potassium in the body, fruits and vegetables available to all are perfectly suitable.

For athletes and people actively involved in sports and physical culture, you should pay attention to maintaining the necessary water balance in the body. Avoid possible dehydration in the body, while training and playing sports drink the required amount of water.

Fulfillment of the above tips will allow you to avoid painful sensations and various kinds of inconveniences, connected with the situation when you have a gastrocnemius muscle. What do you know in this situation?

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The main causes of hunger after eating and how to deal with it

Hello, my dear readers! In my today’s article, we will try to understand this aspect of everyday human life, like feeling hungry after eating. The reasons for this feeling are mostly purely individual, but still try to find some patterns and try to find out whether it is possible to defeat this unpleasant sensation, which gives discomfort to a person in his daily life.

This situation, related to the feeling of hunger, is quite common in our life. For all its insignificance, this feeling makes you wonder – is everything okay in the body? And here it is important to understand the reason, and in the future to fight it.

The mechanism of occurrence

First try to understand what the process of digestion is. If you try to derive a certain algorithm, then we get the following:

  1. In the human blood there are a number of substances serving as certain indicators responsible for the quantitative filling of the body with nutrient compounds. If the amount of these trace elements is reduced to a certain level, the human brain receives a command to activate a kind of center responsible for the state of satiety of the human body.
  2. The brain sends the body a command about the lack of essential trace elements, which we perceive as a feeling of hunger.
  3. After we ate, the brain receives a response command about the replenishment of the body with trace elements and the feeling of hunger disappears.

If any of the listed points are violated, the pathology leading to the not passing feeling of hunger begins to develop in the human body.


No matter how banal this may sound, one of the main reasons is the progress of all mankind as a whole. If earlier, for a person to eat, he had to get himself food, then the current availability leads to the fact that often we start eating without any serious need.

Other reasons include:

  • Decrease in glucose in the blood of a person, due to increased physical or psychological stress. It can also be one of the aspects that characterize the presence of diabetes in humans.
  • A dramatic change in your nutritional diet. In this paragraph, it should be noted a different kind of diet or a change of residence, which led to a change in diet.
  • Long stay on any diets. The body is in a constant state of stress and switches to a saving mode, which involves storing energy in reserve, further leading to the fact that when you return to normal diet, a person gaining weight.
  • A variety of stressful situations arise in a person’s life.
  • Gender features. Here the problem lies on the female shoulders: pregnancy, breast-feeding, premenstrual syndrome, menopause – all this can quite provoke this unpleasant state for a person.
  • Problems with the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. As an example, you can cite a widespread gastritis. With gastritis, a feeling of hunger is born because of a violation of acidity in the human body.

Having determined for yourself the reason why you have a feeling of hunger, you can start to fight it. The only thing, try not to engage in self-medication, but contact a qualified medical specialist who will put you the right diagnosis and prescribe the necessary treatment that best suits your case.


There are a number of typical diagnostic methods for determining the cause of hunger. These include:

  1. Consultation with a gynecologist.
  2. Consultation with a psychologist, neurologist or psychiatrist. If you are constantly in a state of stress, you experience anxious feelings.
  3. Visit to a nutritionist. This doctor will help you choose the right diet, which does not harm the body.
  4. Diagnosis of the state of intestinal microflora. According to the results of this study, it is recommended to consult a gastroenterologist.
  5. Examination of the endocrine system of the body, to monitor the ongoing metabolic processes, to determine the level of sugar in the blood.


After you have determined the reason why you do not have a feeling of hunger after eating, you should adhere to a number of basic rules that will help you overcome this problem:

  • Preventive treatment of helminthic invasions.
  • Revise your daily diet, as far as possible, replacing sweet and flour products with fruits and vegetables.
  • Create a personal diet for yourself, and stick to it as much as possible. In this case, the body will gradually get used to eating at a certain time and will not alarm you with a reminder of hunger.
  • Try to normalize your psychological state, avoid stressful situations, treat more calmly to various kinds of small domestic problems.

Folk remedies

In addition to the generally accepted recommendations, there are a number of folk remedies that help cope with bouts of hunger after a meal. Basically, they are aimed at reducing appetite. The most accessible are:

  • Drinking enough water throughout the day.
  • Tincture of mint and parsley (in the proportions of 1 teaspoon of dried mint and parsley for 250 ml of boiling water) has long been considered a wonderful folk remedy.
  • One tablespoon of linseed oil, drunk before meals, perfectly suppresses this unpleasant feeling.
  • A glass of water with honey.

And most importantly, try to inspire yourself that food should not take for you a leading place in the list of life priorities. Eat healthy food, lead an active lifestyle, less pay attention to conflict situations – and you will notice how this problem will go away from your life.

The feeling of hunger after eating, the reasons for the occurrence of which we disassembled in our article, is not an insurmountable problem. Have patience and character and the results will not slow down.

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How long after training can you eat?

You do not know the case, through how much you can eat after training? And I recently found out, and I hasten to share with you very interesting information. Hello everyone, friends, I am with you again, and as you may have guessed, the topic of today’s material concerns nutrition after workout. So, let’s get started.

All of us with you, one way or another, treat sports (well, if you read this, then just somehow treat it – someone more, someone less). And if it is possible to sort out exercises alone or with their complexes independently (although I have many interesting articles about exercises), then the nutrition situation is a little more complicated, because it is incomprehensible – you can eat something after training or not, and if you can, Then in what time? Or immediately, for example? But what about water? This is what we have to deal with today.

Why you need to eat after a workout

Whatever your goal is (to gain a little, to gain strength or vice versa – to lose excess), it is necessary to eat in any case. But what exactly is this is another interesting question that I will try to open in parallel.

Food is the main source of energy and nutrients for our body (it sounded as if it was shared). Joke. And, accordingly, the task at it obvious – to restore forces after their expending on training, to start processes of restoration and saturation of muscles, joints, ligaments and bones by necessary elements. Simply put, replenishing everything that was involved in the work, for the further full functioning.

And no matter how paradoxical it may sound, but even when losing weight, too, you need to eat. The only question is the correctness of the selected products or sports nutrition.

By the way, about sports supplements. They, too, can be attributed to nutrition, although it is not worth replacing full-value food with such additives.

Summing up a small summary of this section, I will say: do you want to gain mass? Eat it! Do you want to become stronger or more enduring? Eat it! Want to be more beautiful than your or your colleague? Eat it!

When to eat

So, as we found out, you need to eat after the workout. But at what time?

Have you ever heard of a window that needs to be closed after training? No, we are not talking about plastic windows in the “simulator”. In this case, we mean sports terminology – the “protein-carbohydrate window”, which must be “closed” at the end of each training. The name of the “window” speaks for itself: you need to eat protein and carbohydrates.

This window lasts about 30-40 minutes after the end of the session. It is in this period of time that you must take either a protein cocktail (you can get a geyner) or certain foods that are rich in the necessary nutrients. Which ones? I’ll tell you a little later.

The fact is that the sports supplements or products intended for this purpose together with the increased absorption of the organism quickly saturate it with proteins for restoration and with carbohydrates to replenish energy. Do not want to go home tired? Eat what the doctor prescribed. In this case, the doctor is me.

Although, let me refer to the famous Denis Borisov. He claims that this window is stretched for a whole day (plus or minus). Therefore, intensive use of food should be done within 24 hours, of course, with intermissions between meals and sleep.

I want to note that the closure of this window can not be considered for eating – this is so, the prelude. A full meal can be done about an hour and a half after the end of training. And here already there should be a healthy, normal food.

As for water, you can always drink it, but in small quantities. I would say – even necessary. But only in the event that you swung, but did not run or did something mobile – aerobics, perhaps fitness or sports dances.

Well, we sorted it out: half an hour after physical activity and one and a half after it.

What to eat

As I said – proteins and carbohydrates, but not any horrible, but fast. Yes, yes, they are still slow, for example, pasta. Did not know? I was shocked when I found out.

So, to the fast proteins you can include proteins of all kinds, except for casein, and also boiled egg (you can steam for a couple – from the word pairs) – they are most quickly absorbed, nuts or, in extreme cases, boiled chicken (but lean and slightly) .

To fast carbohydrates, you can include everything that contains sugar – geyner or cakes, cookies (it would be cool with nuts), but, again, in a small amount, if you do not want to grow yourself a “tummy”.

There is also, so to speak, a budget option: half a liter of low-fat kefir and a couple of bananas. But everything that has just been described – it only applies to 30-40 minutes after training. That is the very “window”.

But the products that you need to eat an hour after training: it can be a dish of garnish (preferably porridge) with boiled or cooked in a multivariate lean meat. In the diet of bodybuilders in general pasta occupies a significant proportion (slow carbohydrates), so you can do something to yourself from them.

And all this is good, but that’s about vitamins and minerals, too, do not forget, so vegetable salads to help you. As desserts you can make yourself pancakes with apples, slightly sweetened cottage cheese, eat ice cream or drink not very sweet compote.


Well. That’s like everything you need to know about how much you can eat after training. Unfortunately, there’s nothing more to add, but I hope you will share your thoughts or experiences with me in the comments.

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What proportions of the body are considered ideal for men?

Hello, my dear readers! My next article will be enlightened to the male body, and to be more precise, we will try to figure out whether there are ideal proportions of the male body, and what they are equal to.

We are adults and we understand that the concept of the beauty of the human body in most cases is quite subjective. Here we need to take into account the fact that the requirements for the male and female body are fundamentally different.

We must seriously take into account the time range, what was considered a sign of the standard of the male body in the Middle Ages, is unlikely to be so in our time. It is also important geographical aspect, it will be naive to believe that Africa and Europe will converge on this issue on one thing. The purpose of my article is not to impose your opinion on you, but to try to fully cover this topic.


The first person, seriously interested in the proportions of the human body, can be considered the famous ancient philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras. It was this Greek who formulated the rule of the “golden section”, which could equally apply to the human body.

If these rules are applied to the human body, then we get the following ideal figure (according to Pythagoras):

  • The ratio of the circumference of the neck and wrist should be in the proportion of 2-1.
  • But the waist, in turn, should be twice as large as the neck.
  • Equal length of the foot and forearm.
  • Shoulder width should be ¼ of a person’s height.
  • The next problem of the human figure seriously interested in Leonardo da Vinci.

Famous for the whole world “Vitruvian man”, a picture depicting a naked man, was another attempt to derive the formula of the ideal male body. All of us saw an image of two male bodies, imprinted in a ruga and a square.

This creation of the famous master was created together with notes that explained the essence of what was happening. The work was based on the work of the Roman architect Vitruvius, in which he derived his formula of the ideal body.

In the Middle Ages, a definite grace of the figure came to replace the pronounced male principle. Ideal features of the body of that time assumed grace and flexibility. If we compare the men of that time with ancient heroes, there is a certain femininity, the absence of so-called brutality. If we call this phenomenon a modern language, then a suitable epithet will be metrosexuality.

Modern realities

The first thing you need to do in order to determine your own ideal proportions is to find out what type of physique is typical for you. For this we rely on the main three points: age, height, and volume of the wrist.

So, if the volume of your wrist is less than 18 centimeters you have a thin-boned figure, if this size is in the range of 18 to 20 centimeters – a normal figure, more than 20 centimeters – a large-boned figure.

Proceeding from this, we come to the following conclusion: there are no definite, rigidly fixed sizes of an ideal figure. The main thing that should be paid attention to when creating the so-called ideal figure is the observance of the necessary proportions of the body. And now we come to the most important thing, these are the magic numbers and make up as a result the necessary proportion of the male body falling under the definition of ideal proportions:

  1. The volume of the chest should include 6.5 volumes of wrist
  2. The hips should be 85% of the breast volume
  3. The volume of the leg is 34% of the volume of the breast
  4. Waist is equal to 70% of the volume of the chest
  5. Biceps – 36% of the volume of the chest
  6. The volume of the hips is 53% of the volume of the thorax
  7. Forearm – 29% of the volume of the chest

This formula for the proportionality of the male body was deduced by the North American athlete and trainer John McCullum. At its core, it is almost the same as the “golden section”, although in a somewhat more complicated form, more suitable for our time.

If we take a purely visual perception of the male figure, then here mankind for a long time is largely conservative. For many centuries in the fashion are athletic men with a characteristic figure: high growth combined with broad shoulders and a narrow pelvis invariably left indelible impressions for women at all times and in all countries and continents.

Also, it is worthwhile to draw your attention to the fact that weight is not a fundamental factor. Even if you achieve the optimal weight, but while your figure remains loose, then about any ideal proportions is out of the question. Try to achieve a harmonious combination of all muscle groups, and your figure will start to please not only you, but all surrounding with its appearance.

How to make your body perfectly proportional

The first thing you should pay attention to when trying to create an ideal body is your diet. I will not go into detail in this article on the necessary nutritious diet, the basics of which each of you knows himself. With a balanced diet, you can remove extra pounds, which will make your figure more attractive.

The next moment should become the main one on your way to a beautiful figure. This is physical training and sports. Pay close attention to your problem areas. For yourself, a set of exercises aimed at correcting the apparent shortcomings of your figure. Pay special attention to the abdomen, waist, muscles of the shoulder girdle and chest.

Bleed the gluteal muscles. The main thing, remember, you are the creator of your own figure, and it depends on you how proportionate your body will look. The ideal proportions of the male body is not a myth, it is a real reality, quite accessible to each of us.

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Is it possible to drink distilled water and is it useful?

Hello, my dear readers! The next article in my blog will be devoted to water, a substance without which it is impossible to imagine our life on Earth. This liquid is so present in our life that at some point we stop thinking about what we drink, why and how? In my article I will try to answer the main questions concerning distilled water. Whether it is possible to drink distilled water, its main components, the mistakes associated with it – you will learn about all this in this article.

What is it?

So, what is this product? In its essence, this is ordinary water, which was artificially purified from a variety of microelements, various impurities and microbes. This is achieved by evaporation. After the evaporation process, it can be consumed both for drinking and cooking, and for hygienic purposes.

The absence of any microelements in such water gave her a second, somewhat frightening name – “dead water”. As it usually happens, in the people “dead water” immediately overgrew with all sorts of speculation and legends. The most common are the versions that such water ishes away from the body of calcium, while gradually destroying the human bone system. The same applies to teeth, where tooth enamel is destroyed under its influence.

Immediately I hasten to reassure you, all these versions are fundamentally wrong, there is no frankly negative impact on the body of distilled water. However, it should be taken into account that there is no common opinion about the benefits or harm of distilled water in either official medicine or ordinary inhabitants. I’ll try to give you the most common arguments for and against, and you’ll make a conclusion from everything you read.


We will start with the positive moments in the use of this product:

  • The first thing that advocates use is its composition, which is closest in content to the composition of the liquid that is given to us by the original nature (melt or rain). The composition created by nature itself, a priori, can not harm a person.
  • It is not necessary to shift to water the function of supplying the human body with various mineral substances. Such substances must enter the human body together with food, and water should participate in intercellular processes. To participate in intercellular processes, distilled is suitable as well as possible.
  • Passing through our body, such fluid takes with itself all toxins, helping the body to naturally get rid of unnecessary ballast. Making the process of passing through the kidneys, such water, cleared of all kinds of impurities, leaves nothing on its way, and therefore significantly reduces the risk of deposition of stones and salts in the kidneys.
  • A huge plus is laid in the very method of obtaining this unusual liquid: in its essence, this is a natural process of evaporation, with subsequent precipitation in the form of precipitation.
  • Ordinary water containing mineral substances in its composition practically does not enrich the body with these substances, and therefore, there is no practical value from consumption in the usual form.

For a city dweller, the use of chlorinated water has become so common in everyday habits that distilled water in such people causes rejection due to a complete lack of taste. In fact, on the contrary, the absence of taste in the substance we are considering is its natural state.


The main arguments of people who do not recognize this product have any useful properties for the human body are as follows:

  • Distilled water, during the processes of human life, flushes out of its body all sorts of useful substances (magnesium, potassium, calcium, fluoride), which adversely affects the body’s condition, in the first place, it concerns the bone system and teeth.
  • The lack of useful minerals adversely affects the work of the cardiovascular system, the digestive tract, negatively affects the condition of internal organs and blood vessels.
  • Negative effects on the blood, not enriching it, but on the contrary, partially washing out the components necessary for a full-time life.
  • The peculiar water indicator of distilled water (PH) is much lower than that of the usual one, so it does not particularly affect the preservation of the necessary water balance in the human body, which calls into question the need for its application.
  • By the disadvantages can be attributed and economic factor, the purchase of such a product for everyday use in pharmacies can significantly impact on your wallet.

Where to get

If you decided to use distilled water for personal needs, then you have two options for acquiring it.

Firstly, such a product is produced in rather large industrial scale and is used by motorists, housewives, and in many other spheres of human life. But most distilled water is in demand precisely in medicine, where the conditions of cleanliness and sterility come to the fore. Already on the basis of this, you can understand that the pharmacy is the place where you can easily purchase the product you need.

Another option is to prepare the necessary amount of such water at home. To do this, you will need an ordinary distiller, or the main invention of a Russian person – a moonshine. The very process of preparation of such water is surprisingly simple – ordinary water boils in the tank, resulting in the formation of steam, which after cooling turns into distilled water of the highest quality. And now, when this product is received by you, you are free to make a decision – in what quantities, and for what purposes, you will use this product. Whether it is possible to drink distilled water in everyday life, the answer to this question remains for you.

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10 products containing estrogens

Hello, dear readers, today I will reveal one secret to you. Why some women do not age for a long time, what is conditioned, and what needs to be done for this. Or not to do, but eat?

There is such a hormone “estrogen”, mainly it is found in the body of women, but to a small extent it is found in men. In the female part of the population, he is responsible for sexuality, a good mood, “burning eyes.” When his level is lowered, the woman becomes sluggish, depressed, her weight may increase, well, other, not very pleasant symptoms may appear. The hormone estrogen also affects fertility, if it is normal, then a woman can bear and give birth to a child, and if not, then it should be urgently treated.

You can learn its level only by passing the analysis. After delivery, and revealing the result that the level of the estrogen hormone is lowered or increased, you and your doctor decide which drugs you can raise or lower. But not everyone knows what to contain estrogens in food, which people every day, well, or once a week, buy in stores.

Products containing estrogen

Of course, it’s hard to call a full-fledged food product, right? But how useful it is, no one will argue.

They contain a lot of useful substances, including phytoestrogens. Well, for women, this is a great product and for losing weight, they can replace chips or nuts before watching TV. And it is useful, and at the same time you become beautiful and slender! But do not get involved, a maximum of 40 grams a day.

They contain the largest amount of lignin hormone, of all fruits. They can be either fresh or dry, in the form of dried apricots.

Flax seeds.
In the seeds of flax, in addition to common beneficial substances that positively affect women’s health, there is also the hormone estrogen. Yes, and in large quantities! You can add it to cereals, salads, honey. The optimal dose per day is not more than 2 tablespoons.

Here you can include green peas, chickpeas, beans, lentils. Lentils are especially useful for the female body, it contains the highest level of phytoestrogens.

Especially such kinds of cabbage, as broccoli and color. In addition to a small calorie content, due to which it can be eaten at least a little, they will not add a kilogram, so it is also useful. Especially if you raise it in your dachas, so that it was natural! And it is also useful to eat sauerkraut.

Nuts and seeds.
Well, here all the ladies who love to click the seeds, rather smiled, yes I allow. Increase your health and enjoy, but do not abuse, the seeds are still caloric, and we are watching our figures?

It’s just a storehouse of phytoestrogen. They are found in all products of milk origin, cottage cheese, sour cream, milk and even koumiss. The main thing is that they are natural. They are also rich in cheeses, different varieties, so choose to your taste and enjoy.

Coffee has now become very popular, especially with the option of taking it. And willy-nilly, almost all of him addicted.

But coffee contains estrogen, and if you drink it every day, its level in the body will rise, exceeding the threshold of the norm. But this is already bad, for example, a girl who dreams of losing weight will not be able to effectively lose weight until she reduces the consumption of this drink.

It also contains a large number of phytoestrogens. Women use it is useful, then you also need to know the measure.

Bird and meat.
They also contain this hormone, but doctors are categorically against eating meat and poultry, to increase hormones. Because, now for the growth of meat manufacturers stuff in them a bunch of everything, so the useful properties in this area are lost. If you do not live in a village or keep your livestock, then you can increase the level of estrogen in the body with the help of a domestic subsistence farm. And what? Beneficial and useful.

Estrogens in beer

Phytohormone is also contained in beer. And in its composition, it is more similar to a female hormone. It’s no wonder that men who like to drink beer often get a so-called beer belly, and the body itself becomes more feminine. Hips grow fat, and even a small chest may appear.

So all the men at once thought about and changed their preferences in alcoholic beverages! And then return the press to the place of the settled beer belly will be very difficult!

Well, for the fair sex, I can say, it is better to take estrogens in food, than to lean on beer. Beer drinks are not very beautiful ladies, as well as the general use of alcoholic beverages.

At the feast, you still give your preference to more noble beverages, such as champagne and wine. Therefore, do not drink beer to become more feminine! Especially so not for long to get alcoholic dependence, and we do not need it, we need to raise or lower the level of the hormone estrogen.

Estrogens and herbs

The hormone estrogen is contained in the herbs. But do not think that you need to chew this grass thoughtlessly, you need to make a decoction and drink from it. Herbs containing estrogen:

  1. Hops (well, as we already found out);
  2. sage;
  3. Chamomile (there is almost any house);
  4. Linden;
  5. arnica;
  6. ginseng root;
  7. liquorice root.

As it was said, a decoction or tea from these herbs will help raise the level of estrogen in the body, but here one must observe one small rule, the tea should be fresh. That is, only you brewed it, immediately and drank it. You can not leave it the next day, so soon it will bring you harm, not good.

In this case, the main thing is to calculate everything. If you have an elevated level of estrogen, then we eat the above-mentioned products of less. And if it is lowered, then we eat these foods more. That’s all simple math!

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So, can you drink water after a meal or not?

Good afternoon, our dear readers! The question of whether it is possible to drink water after eating food is of interest to very many. There are a lot of myths surrounding this issue, this article was written in order to try to illuminate this issue as much as possible, so if you are also interested in knowing whether to drink water after eating, then this article is able to help you. Personally, I think that it’s better to drink water after having dined well, after a while, let’s consider this issue in more detail.

The main factor that many people think makes drinking water after eating unacceptable is that the liquid used can lead to dilution of the gastric juice, which can lead to digestion disorders. However, it is also possible to note another opinion, which suggests that drinking water after dinner is not only possible but sometimes even useful. Let’s weigh all the pros and cons, and try to decide in this way whether to wash down the food.

The thesis for drinking water after eating

The main thesis of people who believe that drinking water after eating can be that the water consumed, getting into the stomach, is quickly transferred to the 12-colon through its folds. Thus, water simply does not manage to blur anything, it can not damage the digestive juice.

The main point of this statement is that you can not drink food with cold water, since cold water is in the stomach for 20 minutes, and not 4-5 hours, which are usually required for digestion of food. That is why the food simply does not have time to digest, which can lead to a number of unpleasant consequences, for example, the protein used will not break down into amino acids, and the insufficiently digested food will move further along the intestine, which can lead to its fermentation. This state of affairs has a number of problems, one of the most important consequences of this is a set of excess weight.

Thus, if you believe this statement, then drink at the end of dinner can not only cold water, while water at room temperature is completely acceptable.

Abstracts against drinking water after eating

If a person begins to sing the food with water, it helps to less thoroughly chew it. Thus, with insufficient chewing food, saliva does not produce a substance such as lysozyme, which is an important means against getting infections into the body.

In addition, the food that was sufficiently chewed is better absorbed by the body, and will create less stress for all other digestive organs.

As you can see, even here there is considerable harm to the body from the water drunk in the process or after eating, however, there are a number of negative effects that often depend on the temperature of the water:

  1. Too cold water, after eating food, can lead to a decrease in the production of enzymes in the body, which are known to play a big role in the process of digesting food.
  2. Too hot water, after eating food, can significantly reduce the mechanical effect on the food on the part of the body, and lead to a violation of the production of digestive juices.

Thus, after eating, do not drink either too hot or too cold water, as this contributes to a disruption of the normal process of digestion. It is best to use water, which is close to the temperature of our body in temperature, and its temperature should not exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

Interesting observation

People who had excess weight problems say that they could get rid of it after they started eating juices, fruit drinks, green tea and other drinks instead of water after eating. They say that when they drank food with water they did not have a sense of satiation and they wanted to eat again and again, so they consumed significantly more food than they needed, and this led to problems with excess weight.

Very interesting fact, is not it, it turns out the drinks affect our body differently than water. Do you know if you should drink distilled water?

Another important issue is the reason why a person wants to drink food with water, there are two main points:
“He’s just used to it and so moistens the food he used.”
– Drinks insufficient amount of water during the day.


Above were presented all the theses for and against the use of water after a meal, so what is the conclusion from this all follows? Can I drink water after a meal? It’s very simple, if you need to drink after dinner, then it’s best to do it with some liquids, but not water, for example, you can use green tea, mors, juices, kefir or something else.

The main difference between these drinks is that they perceive our body about the same way as food, because they contain calories, and water, as you know, does not contain calories at all.

However, here you also need to be as careful as possible, do not use too cold or too hot drinks, because a sharp temperature drop in your body can lead to certain problems with digestion, so there is no cold ice cream in this case either.

In addition, the products should be thoroughly chewed, as this will allow them to be more easily absorbed by the body, and will also provoke the production of a large amount of lysozyme, which has a positive effect on our body.

If you are accustomed to drinking water after a meal and you can not replace it with any other drinks, you should either consume more liquid throughout the day, which will allow you to get the required amount, or revise your own food, do not eat dry, eat more liquid Dishes, all kinds of soups and other things.

I hope this article has helped you to understand this issue, and now weighing all the theses for and against, as well as other information that you have learned from this article, you can decide for yourself whether to drink water after eating, and also be able to balance Own food.

Vitamins which are so necessary for adults for brain and memory

Hi, everybody! I want to devote today’s post to our gray substance, namely – what as when it is necessary to feed our brain that it worked as hours. In other words, it will be a question of what vitamins for brain and memory it is the best of all for adult to use from what products or nutritional supplements they can be received and also what results can be expected.

I often am at the forums devoted to healthy lifestyle where I was always surprised by huge number of posts about healthy nutrition, exercise machines, weight loss. I practically did not meet competent articles about work and healthy nutrition of our brain. Inhabitants and so consider us “stupid musclemen”, so can it is time correct it?

Brain and food

Let’s begin with interesting. Here you have resolved to say no to addictions, for example eating of cookies before going to bed. But every evening, shedding tears in soul, you get treasured sweets again and again. Moreover, you buy them every day. Why so? Why will power does not cope? And we have such substance as serotonin which lack leads to such persuasive forms of behavior. Here so, there is no serotonin – to nothing all your grandiose plans.

So, I will walk on key points:

Serotonin – the king of good mood, and also control over appetite. First of all pay attention to products which promote its development — bananas, brown not polished rice, beet, cottage cheese, mackerel, salmon, turkey, sunflower seeds not fried. These products contain amino acid tryptophane. Actually, tryptophane it is possible to buy as vitamin supplement L-tryptophane or 5-HTP (5 hydroxytryptophane).

Dopamine. The lack of this substance of our brain does us strongly distracted. Five minutes ago we solved problem of trigonometry, and already we chew roll. Again lack of control! Pay attention to chicken meat, eggs, oat flakes. These products are rich tiroziny, amino acid which as additive is used in the form of L-Tirozina.

When emotions get the best

You probably noticed that the bulk of the wrong food is eaten in the period of grief, despair, boredom? We find the reason in work of our brain again. The limbic system is responsible for emotions and experiences at us and if she, strangely enough, shows too high activity, we become hostages of own feelings. So, that will help us:

Vitamin D. This substance is called not for nothing happiness vitamin, in fact, so it also is. Rigid shortage of vitamin D which we sharply test in the winter results in apathy, irritability, despondency. As additive to food use D3 vitamin, it is better in the form of drops.

The correct fats, namely polynonsaturated fatty acids (in the people of PNZhK) the Omega-3. The most known, all “favourite” medicine from the childhood – cod-liver oil. It is just well of the correct fats.

In general our brain almost completely consists of fat so, going on the fat-free diet, you risk to spoil the powers of thinking strongly.

So, dear girls and boys wishing to clean fat – fall in love with avocado and fish. You do not want cod-liver oil? It does not matter – buy olive or linseed oil, and also the Omega-3 is on sale as vitamin supplement.

Attention, difficult name! S-adenozilmetionin. To return itself emotional control, we need to fill stocks of this coenzyme.

Alarm signal

One more whim of our brain is condition of uneasiness., It seems, you understand that everything is good that to be afraid or worry about something there is no sense that all problems are solved. But some bad thought or even feeling with which you all the time in tension sits inside.

Someone says that uneasiness arises because of the quashed feelings. And I have information that this opposite state can be provoked by the low level of gamma aminooleic acid (GAMK).

Let’s say you feel uneasiness. As if you tried, first of all you want to clean this unpleasant feeling. The relaxation will not help if you do not provide to the brain necessary nutritious elements which will restore work of the departments which are responsible for lack of alarm. In this case are bananas, broccoli, spinach, brown rice, lentil, nuts. Besides products it is possible to provide the brain with the additives containing GAMK, for example L-teaninom.

I advise those who tries to lose weight to pay special attention to this substance. Almost all failures on diet are connected with uneasiness. The food, especially sweet and high-calorie, is powerful antidepressant (the truth, result of its frequent application can lead to depression again).

Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten

Let’s talk about memory. It is the difficult process directly depending on abilities of our brain. We come back to fat again. If you after all have decided to refuse completely fats, you are threatened by sclerosis. Yes, you will be scattered, forgetful and in general the capable fat-free person is not enough on what.

Remember – useful fats make membrane of our cages, including nervous. There is no fat – there is no conductivity. There is no conductivity – there is no signal transmission. There is no signal transmission – you have again forgotten where have put phone. Generally, buy the Omega-3.

And here directly such substance as acetylcholine is responsible for memory at us. To increase its level, it is necessary to accept Lecithin and L-carnitine, and also pantothenic acid.

Let’s sum up the results. I hope, at me it has turned out to inform of thought that brain it is necessary to feed correctly. Various listed products and vitamins are simply necessary for adults for brain and memory.

We do not forget about fats! Dear readers, eat properly and regularly, do not forget about sport, and the brain will tell you for this thanks.

It would be desirable to believe that you have found for yourself a lot of useful information. Subscribe for new articles, leave comments, you share with friends on social networks, and we will continue surprising travel to the world of healthy nutrition together.

If you drink a lot of water every day, will you lose weight?

Good day, dear reader. Theme of the day – can I lose weight if I drink a lot of water? Most often the question of excess weight excites the beautiful sex, so I hasten to please the dear ladies with a positive response. Dietitians tirelessly reiterate the benefits of oxen to the body, it is an indispensable component of any diet. Let’s look at the miraculous properties of water, its influence on losing weight and proper application.

Effects on the body and excess weight

The human body is about 80% water, whose reserves we have to replenish daily. It is important quality and quantity of consumed liquid, because it affects many processes in the body, namely:

  • Removes toxins, slags, preservatives, deposits;
  • Takes an active part in the chemical processes associated with digestion;
  • Removes harmful substances formed during the digestion of food;
  • Thanks to it, carbohydrates and proteins that come with food enter the circulatory system;
  • Water burns fats, helps the formation of new muscle tissue;
  • Restores the energy balance of the body, ensures good health;
  • At the cellular level, the body carries oxygen, necessary for burning fats;
  • Helps to maintain the youthfulness and elasticity of the skin.

Lack of fluid leads to constipation, which in no way helps to lose weight. The amount of fluid consumed depends on the energy of the person needed to process calories and restore strength during exercise.

Daily rate

Many have heard that the daily rate of drinking clean, still water is 1.5-2 liters. But, very few people are aware that this concept is relative, because the necessary amount of water is calculated by weight.

The calculation formula is simple – you should multiply 0,03 by weight, you get the required amount in liters. For example, the weight of a girl is 65 kilos, multiplied by 0.03, we get 1.95. During the day she should drink 1 liter and 950 ml of water.

Strongly exceed the individual rate is undesirable, otherwise water will wash not only fats and harmful substances, but also useful minerals. Quickly you will not lose weight, but the liver is loaded mercilessly.

A large amount of fluid can cause many diseases.

Council on the topic. If earlier you did not adhere to the simple rule of daily consumption of liquids, drank, feeling extremely thirsty, do not drank a few liters drastically. Start with a liter a day, accustom yourself to this rate, then increase it to 1.5 liters in a week, repeat the increase in 7 days.

Rules of “water” weight loss

We figured out the question whether you can lose weight if you drink a lot of water, but there is another interesting point – how right? Today there is the concept of “Water diet”, the rules of which are available, simple, simple in execution. Weight loss with the help of water does not apply to hard diets, it does not require significant limitations of the usual diet.

To get a benefit from the liquid, you need mineral, filtered or melt water.

Dirty water from water pipes is not suitable for copious reception. Melting water can be obtained at home by freezing it in the freezer, before taking it unfrozen. It’s not about tea, compotes, juices or coffee, which dehydrates the body.

Get rid of excess weight, will help a number of rules that should be made your habit.

Description of the principles and rules of weight loss with water:

  1. Start every morning with a glass of water on an empty stomach. It is allowed to add 1 teaspoon of honey or lemon juice. This simple action improves the activity of the digestive system and metabolism.
  2. Drink 250 ml of water 20-30 minutes before meals, this will reduce appetite. Categorically, you can not drink water right before meals, during meals or immediately after meals. This violates the concentration of gastric juice, negatively affects the digestion process. After eating, drink no earlier than 40-60 minutes.
  3. Calculate the individual liquid norm according to the formula described in the previous part of the article.
  4. Drink slowly, making small sips.
  5. To make it easier for you to monitor the amount of water you drink, pour the necessary dose into the bottle that you carry with you.
  6. Do not drink a lot of water at a time, just take a couple of sips every 15-25 minutes. Thanks to this scheme, you do not confuse the feeling of hunger with thirst.
  7. The temperature of the water should be room, and preferably warm, to quickly remove harmful substances. Cold liquid contributes to the appearance of hunger, is not absorbed into the stomach, leaving useful properties to itself.
  8. Feeling premature hunger, slowly drink a glass of water. Sometimes the brain makes a mistake, confusing hunger and thirst.

Such a diet will help to lose 2-5 kg in the first month. You will get rid of a constant feeling of hunger, reduce the volume of the stomach, the amount of food consumed. True, you should limit the amount of salt, it prevents the removal of fluid, contributes to the appearance of swelling.

Excess weight will go away faster, if the above rules add a rejection of floury, fatty, sharp, fried foods. If you do not have enough willpower to abandon your favorite dishes, try to limit the frequency of their consumption.

Limitations and contraindications to weight loss on water

There are cases when a large volume of fluid is contraindicated. A doctor’s consultation is mandatory if:

You suffer from kidney disease;
There are problems with the gallbladder;
There are failures in the cardiovascular system.
To everyone else, a diet based on water principles does not pose a health hazard. The main thing is not to forget the prohibitions on drinking before going to bed, during meals, before or after eating. Failure to comply with these rules will lead to malfunction in the digestive work.

I would like to hope that you have received maximally detailed answers about losing weight with the help of water. The described diet gives positive results with long-term effect, most importantly, parallel moderation in food.

Adhering to the advice on the use of liquid, you can not only get rid of excess weight, but also improve your health, appearance, replenish your own energy and mood.

On this, allow me to say goodbye to you, dear readers, to wish success in the field of weight loss. Leave your comments, share articles with friends on social networks, let others also know that the fight against excess weight is not difficult.

Which treadmill to choose: mechanical or electrical?

Hello dear readers, today’s topic of the article will be very useful and interesting, for those who choose their own simulator for home use, namely the treadmill. Many women, although they are trying to lose weight, do not dare go to the gym or do any other sport. Perhaps, because they are shy or they do not have enough time for fitness clubs.

In this case, if opportunities permit, you can purchase a simulator and study at home. When choosing it, the question always arises: which treadmill is better mechanical or electric? In this article we will try to find out.

Usefulness of the simulator

This kind of simulator is useful for people who want to lose excess pounds, train their heart system, and bring the body into tone. It allows you not only to run, but also to do sports walking. This is quite a big plus, because many people with excess weight have problems with joints and knees, and they are categorically forbidden to run fast.

Pluses of occupations:

  • Normalization of pressure;
  • Excess pounds are discarded;
  • Improves health and well-being;
  • The cardiac system is trained;
  • Increases immunity and endurance;
  • Cellulite disappears, the skin is smoothed;
  • Cholesterol is excreted from the body.

The advantages of training on it are obvious, regular training, observance of the rules of proper nutrition and sleep regimen, will keep your health and an excellent figure.


It, even judging by its name, does not provide for the presence of an electric motor, which means that the canvas does not move independently, it will have to be moved by its own efforts. What speed you will get, so the canvas will move.

If you give your preference to a mechanical path, then you need to take into account that it will be necessary to give a lot of effort to deal with it. Load on the legs will be great, because it is you who will control the speed of the motion of the blade, and set the overall stroke and intensity.

The training program on this simulator is missing. That is, it will not have such a rich functional, which is available on the electric path. Simulations of climbing the mountain, automatic speed switches on certain programs, it will not naturally be on it.

Their cost is much less, but if you choose from a number of mechanical ones, it is better to take one that has magnetic braking, it will brake much softer that will help you avoid injuries or any other damage.

By its weight, the mechanical path will be much easier, since it does not include a built-in electric motor. But in fact, it does not matter, because usually buying a simulator, the family chooses for him a specific place in his house, and rarely moves.


The movement of her canvas will have the speed that you choose in the program embedded in it. Your task will be, only keep up with its movement and speed. The speed mode can be selected independently, simply by pressing the button on the display or panel.

The electric treadmill is equipped with quite a lot of programs and various functions. Depending on what program you choose, the canvas will move, then, increasing the speed, then, reducing it. Also, the very frequent function that they have is climbing uphill. The fabric of the track simply rises, the angle of inclination can also be adjusted independently.

It is the combination of fast walking and climbing uphill, which can bring significant successes in losing weight.

Their price will vary depending on the richness of the choice of programs embedded in it, but in any case it will be much more expensive than the mechanical path. Its weight, like the cost, will also be greater.

I listed the most basic differences between the two types of treadmills. If you have any problems with your legs, then you should give your preference to the electric path. If, in the priority for you is the cost, it is better to purchase a mechanical one, but with a cloth that has magnetic braking.

Very important criteria when choosing any type of treadmill

In the store, do not hesitate to ask for help in choosing a simulator from a consultant. He is obliged to talk about each simulator, describe its characteristics and built-in functionality.

An important point is the size of the running cloth. For people whose height exceeds 175 centimeters, its size should be from 130 cm, and the width of the standard. For those whose growth is below 175 cm, the canvas should have a size of 40 by 120.

The weight of a person will also play a big role, some of their types are simply not designed for people whose weight exceeds 100 kg. It is very important to pay attention to this when choosing a track, otherwise it will not be able to serve you for a long time, and maybe it will break in a week. For those who weigh more than 100 kg, there are tracks that provide a maximum weight of 130 kg.

Contra-indications for occupations

If, you seriously decided to take up running, it is worthwhile to know what contra-indications it has to not harm your health. Among them:

  • Varicosity;
  • hypertension;
  • Heart problems (heart disease and others);
  • pregnancy;
  • Problems with knee joints or other leg problems;
  • A strong degree of obesity.

But, do not despair for all these difficulties, you can consult a doctor. He can allow moderate walking, which can bring the body no less good than running.
Which treadmill is better mechanical or electrical, it’s for you, it’s up to you. Knowing the pros and cons of each of them, you can easily make your choice.

Goodbye, my dear readers, I hope the article will be useful to you when choosing a simulator. Do not forget to share it with your friends on social networks. And also leave your comments. Bye!