Four Power Foods For Fat Loss

Here are four foods we at RESULTS Personal Training think are must have’s in our diet due to the excellent health benefits.

Our Favourite Spice

Tumeric! The active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant, anti inflammatory and has anti cancer properties. In a lab test, it has shown that Curcumin inhibits several different types of cancer cells and significantly slows down the spread of cancer in animals.

Nuts and Bolts

– Walnuts have significant amounts of omega 3 fat while most other nuts tend to have monounsaturated fat.
– Cashews have a ton of minerals not to mention a reasonable amount of protein per handful.
– Pecans also contain a load of minerals and have a good amount of fibre per serving.
– Brazil nuts are full of selenium, a very powerful antioxidant which has been linked to lower rates of cancer.
– Hazelnuts contain beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol that reduces the symptoms of benign prostrate hyperplasia which puts pressure on the bladder.
– Finally the Peanut. The Peanut is not actually part of the nut family, they are a legume! They do however contain some potassium, fibre and iron which is all beneficial. Unfortunately the peanut, even the natural kind, contains a mould that has phyto-estrogens in it. These are foreign substances functioning as the primary female sex hormone. Too much estrogen can be very dangerous and cause a number of diseases so we suggest you leave these out of your diet, or eat them sparingly.

Coffee… Drink or Avoid?

Coffee is definitely something the experts struggle to agree on, some say yes some say no. Well here is what we think. Coffee has a big heap of antioxidants, so much so that it out does most other beverages. A 2001 study in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that coffee has more antioxidant activity than the likes of cocoa, green tea, black tea and herbal teas. According to the Nurse’s Health Study two or three cups of coffee a day may lower the incidence of Parkinson’s disease. We personally think that a cup of coffee, three to four times a week is fine, just make sure you choose Organic coffee beans as non organic coffee is chemically laden. And if you are to add milk, make sure it is raw whole fat milk!


Coconut is truly fantastic for your health. Coconut Oil has been proven to support healthy thyroid function by not inhibiting the body’s thyroid metabolism like other Vegetable Oils do. It also helps prevent osteoporosis and tooth decay and reduces hypoglycemic cravings.

Here’s a fascinating fact: In the 1940’s, farmers tried to use Coconut Oil to fatten up their animals, only to have their plan backfire. They ended up with lean, active and healthy cattle

So if you want a better body and wish to live longer, make sure you add these into your diet

Fishing Agriculture

Fishing agriculture which is also known as fish farming is a commercial activity. In this activity, fishes are raised in tanks and other enclosures. Fish hatchery technique is used for raising immature fish into mature fish in a natural way. The most common species of fish which are raised for fish farming are carp, cod, catfish and salmon. This business is expanding with a wide pace to meet the increasing demand. Fish are in demand for different cuisines and fish protein. Fish agriculture is of two types – intensive agriculture and extensive agriculture.

Intensive Agriculture
A massive production can be done through this technique as it needs oxygen, food and fresh water. A massive water filtration system is also needed to purify the fresh water so hat there may be no risk of algae or other bacteria in the tank. A combination of water treatment and hydroponic system is the best way to keep the fresh water clean and bacteria free. The expenditure of this kind of fish farming is higher to the extensive fish farming because of high protein fish food. This king of fish farming has a risk of infection from parasites such as fungi, intestinal worms, bacteria, fish lice and protozoa. This type of fish agriculture needs adequate quantity of oxygen, nitrite and oxygen to minimize the risk of encountering with any problems. This type of agriculture needs high level of expertise.

Extensive Agriculture
In this technique, the fish are kept and fed in natural ways. They are provided the natural environment to grow. These fish are offered appropriate temperature, sunlight and food supply which help in optimum growth. With these facilities, the fish expand their growth. Although, this is a natural and safe way of fish farming but there is a high risk of algal bloom. This occurs when algae grow and multiply their biomass at an intensive rate. This exhausts the nutrients and oxygen in the water and releases organic and inorganic solutes like ammonium ions which lead to substantial fish loss. To prevent this situation, the aqua culturists suggest various pond ecosystems such as filter algae feeder, benthic feeder and weed feeders. This is a very limited of farming fish in natural or semi-natural ponds.

Another good way of fish agriculture is composite fish culture system. Four or five species of fish is raised in a single pond so that they may not compete with each other for necessities as they belong to different habitats. This way they all grow in a healthy way. Calta, silver carp, mrigal, rohu and common carp are some of the species of fish which are appropriate for this kind of fish agriculture system. Special monitoring equipments are used to keep a track over these fish so that they may grow in a better way.

Raising cold water fish such as koi and goldfish are a very profitable business but it has not shown any significant results in commercial production. Some countries such as Israel, Germany and Britain are researching on the practical methods of cold water fish farming.

Agricultural Reform

Our current agricultural system is highly flawed with inefficiencies and unsustainable practices. Sustainable agriculture is a journey rather than a destination; it aims to maintain ecosystems, support biodiversity, and endure the challenges of our delicate world. This essay presents three dire issues-loss of soil, depletion of water, and food supply-and examines possible solutions. As of now, there is not a fully sustainable agricultural system in place, but the future shows the possibilities of much improvement.

Soil is the key to life on the land; the right soil is the most important factor for growing crops. Therefore, soil erosion is a major obstacle for farmers worldwide. Soil should be treated like a non-renewable resource; it takes at least 100 years for one inch of soil to be created, according to the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service. The amount of soil rendered unusable during our lifetimes will not be replaced for many, many generations. Erosion removes top and surface soil, which often has the highest biological activity and greatest amount of soil organic matter. This causes a loss in nutrients and often creates a less favorable environment for plant growth. Plants need this soil for root growth, to prevent from being blown and washed away by weather, as well as greater root depth for water, air, and nutrients. Once the nutrients are unable to support plant growth on site, the soil can accumulate in water and cause many ecological problems, like algal blooms and lake eutrophication.

This problem is nothing new, and many practices are in place to prevent further erosion. The 1935 Soil Erosion Act, the first national soil conservation program, was a response to the greatest soil erosion crisis ever, the dust bowl. It established the Soil Conservation Service, now the USDA-NRCS, or Natural Resource Conservation Service, to help farmers and ranchers utilize conservation techniques on their lands. These practices include contour plowing, strip-cropping, terracing, no-till agriculture, shelter belts, crop rotation, and legume cover crops or residue.

Because of unsustainable irrigation, grazing, and cultivation practices, surface/rain water is not enough to meet our agricultural needs. A major water resource problem was created in the 1950’s, with the introduction of electric pumps, allowing the use of groundwater for irrigation. A ground-water system prior to development is in long term equilibrium; water removed is balanced by water added, and the volume of water in storage remains relatively constant.

While dependence on irrigation for farming is not likely to go away, smarter methods of irrigation and water conservation do exist. Soil moisture testers can be used to only irrigate fields when the soil is dry, preventing waterlogging and lowering water waste. Times, and morning/evening irrigations methods can be used to reduce water loss to evaporation, and use the least amount of water necessary. Withdrawals from aquifers can be reduced by these methods, as well as choosing better crops (grow less corn, waste less water), reassessing which crops need to be irrigated (corn, and other intensive crops are not used for human consumption, but for animal feed and ethanol), and removing subsides for crops that use more water (higher costs for higher water consumption). Also, these crops are grown in areas that are not naturally conducive to their growth. For example, the majority of all irrigated corn acreage in the U.S. is in four states: Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, and Colorado. These four states have different climates and types of soil. A shift to growing crops in an area where its needs can be better met naturally will drastically reduce irrigation practices.

Flood irrigation is one of the most popular methods of crop irrigation. Water is pumped or brought to the fields and is allowed to flow along the ground among the crops. This method is simple and cheap, and is widely used by societies in less developed parts of the world as well as in the U.S. It is not, however, effective or sustainable; about one-half of the water used ends up not getting to the crops.

Waste water can be minimized by leveling fields; flood irrigation uses gravity to transport water, so the water rushes to areas downhill and does not cover the field evenly. By leveling the field, water will be able to flow evenly throughout the fields. It can also be reduced by surge flooding. It is a less traditional type of flood irrigation; normally, water is just released onto a field, but surge flooding releases water at prearranged intervals, effectively reducing unwanted runoff. Finally, the capture and reuse of runoff will increase efficiency. A large amount of flood-irrigation water is wasted because it runs off the edges and back of the fields. Water runoff can be captured in ponds and pumped back to the field, where it is reused for the next cycle of irrigation.

Trickle irrigation is known as the most water efficient method of irrigation. Water drops right near the root zone of a plant in a dripping motion. This requires extensive tubing to ensure that all of the plants in a garden are reached by the irrigation, but it results in less wastage of water. The system can be programmed to run on a timer, manually operated, or programmed to respond to current conditions. If the system is installed properly, you can steadily reduce the loss of water through evaporation and runoff, as well as reducing the growth of weeds. Trickle irrigation also reduces loss of nutrients in the soil, lowers leaching into the water table and local waterways, and reduces water loss due to evaporation. Soil damage caused by spray and other types of irrigation is also reduced.

These problems are exasperated by our current cultivation system; many crops are grown in non-conducive regions, and require synthetic fertilizer, irrigation, and pesticides. An attempt to grow more efficient and more ecologically sound crops are GMO crops. These genetically modified crops were contested at the class debate and favored by a minority of students. While the current system presents many problems, its future potential cannot be ignored. My fellow classmates ruled against the technology for a multitude of reasons, including the mental and aesthetic preference for organic/natural foods, lack of knowledge about toxicological effects of GMO foods. They also criticized agribusinesses for pursuing profit without concern for potential hazards, and the government for failing to exercise adequate regulatory oversight.

Tolerance to extreme drought, cold, and salinity is perhaps one of the most important modifications for the future of agriculture. As the world population grows and the need for new agricultural lands increases, crops will need to be cultivated in locations previously unsuited for plant cultivation. Creating plants that can withstand long periods of freeze, drought or high salt content in soil and groundwater will help people to grow crops in formerly inhospitable places. For example, GM salmon, infused with genes from other fish species, grows faster than wild salmon and can survive colder water, allowing for the salmon to thrive in new environments. However, it is not currently on the market. Another off-the-market modification is the antifreeze gene. An unexpected frost can destroy sensitive seedlings and ruin an entire harvest. An antifreeze gene from cold water fish has been introduced into plants such as tobacco and potato. With this antifreeze gene, these plants are able to tolerate cold temperatures that normally would kill unmodified seedlings. This technology will allow these plants to grow in colder temperatures in which they would not typically germinate.

Traditionally, American agriculture has been marked by inefficiency and waste. Soil has been massively depleted and fields left sallow, aquifers have been depleted and water wasted or evaporated, and food production is being pressured to meet the demands of a growing global population. Luckily, the situation is not as dire as it seems; many conservation techniques are in place to help revitalize soil, new technology will help protect our finite water resource, and human ingenuity is being applied to food production. Clearly, we are on the way to a more modern, sustainable, and efficient agricultural system.

Four Tips to Set Up a Farm Park

Farm parks give an opportunity to learn about agriculture in a fun and innovative manner. In the present times, where a large section of population lives in the city, these parks are a great way to see and experience an operating farm. They are one of the best ways to teach children about agriculture and farming. Setting up a farm park to educate people about agriculture and farming is one of the flourishing businesses in the United Kingdom. In order to start a park, it is important to have knowledge about farming, you should have proper equipments and a location. Research is something that takes to run a farm. In case you lack the skills and knowledge, educate yourself on it.

Through this piece of article, we bring to you a few tips that would help you set up a farming park.

Start with proper research. Primarily, find out if there is any other farm in your area in order to determine about any competition. Then, work out a strategy for competing in the existing market. Research about required equipments, resources and skills needed to start a business. Look out for books; attend seminars and workshops to learn all the skills you lack to set up a farming park.

Based on the proper planning and research, write down a business plan. It is important for you to determine your business objectives. As a park business, your goal can be twofold – to educate and inform people about farming techniques and to provide service based on profits. Hire the employees and staff needed to maintain the park.

Insurance is an important aspect of setting up a farming park. For this, contact your local insurance agent to find out different options available to insure a farming park. Discuss all the aspects of your business with him to ensure each is covered adequately. Depending upon your needs, he would suggest you the best insurance plan.

File a business and tax registration application including other tax and legal documents required to run the park as a legal business at the state, federal and local level. There is a high possibility that your park may be subjected to state and local regulations. Seek the advice of state and local authorities to find out about the specific requirements for the location.

Following the above mentioned tips would help you set up a farming park in an easy manner.