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How to Read Nutrition Labels and Why Should

How to Read Nutrition Labels and Why Should


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Have you ever walked down the aisle of a grocery store, thinking if the items you picked up, checks off your grocery list and just randomly eyeing its nutrition label, wondering what exactly they are and what they mean? Well, I have. And I am sure that you have, too. Struggling with digestive distress such as bloating, ...

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Plant-Based Diet - Benefits for Heart Health

Plant-Based Diet: Benefits for Heart Health


Saturday, April 27, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iRcRXm9jxc With all kinds of sicknesses people of all ages’ experience, one major illness like heart disease could be associated synonymously by many, to death. The vast majority may view having heart disease as good as an incurable and irreversible disease, but that is not entirely the case. One patient of Dr. Joel Fuhrman who is in ...

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The Secret to Losing Weight

The Secret to Losing Weight


Saturday, April 20, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVI5qHS2FC8 It's no secret that only a small percentage of people from all over the world were able to live for about a hundred years old. But what is the secret to living over a hundred? To achieve and maintain optimal weight and health is by eating healthy food. The most critical and basic foundational science of human ...

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How to Stop Carb Cravings that Make you Fat

How to Stop Carb Cravings that Make you Fat


Saturday, April 6, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r00MhfrhINY Pretty much all the carbohydrate-loaded food you could think of tickles the majority of everybody's taste buds. But are all those carb-ridden food, nutrient-dense? DNA damage & premature aging are only a few things that could happen when a person is deficient in micronutrients. It started when it was the time of World War 2 when canned ...

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Update on the Sad Diet

Update on the Sad Diet


Saturday, March 30, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqrdfYsdud8 Standard American Diet, or as to how Dr. Joel Fuhrman put it, DAD Diet or the Deadly American Diet, is consuming more than 50% of calories from processed food that contains no vital micronutrients. But what is the Standard American Diet? - 54% of America's calories come from processed food (soft drinks, packaged food like chips, desserts, ...

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What’s Killing People Quicker than Fast Food?

What’s Killing People Quicker than Fast Food?


Saturday, March 2, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK8cFDbwty0 In every city imaginable, fast-food chains are sprouting like mushrooms, almost all having drive-thrus for those in a hurry to get their fill while traveling. Food served quickly is every fast-food restaurant's top priority.  It is often cheaper than home-cooked or restaurant-prepared meals because it caters more towards speed and low prices than the quality or ...

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How to Eat Well on a Budget

How to Eat Well on a Budget


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Everyone wants to adopt a healthy lifestyle but sadly there is no such thing as a free lunch, which is why you need to keep the budget in mind when deciding to eat healthily. Surprisingly, healthy food costs more than commercially prepared foods, but because health matters it is important to incorporate healthy foods into ...

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Jason Wrobel Explains Depression

Jason Wrobel Explains Depression


Saturday, February 2, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awfjqiQsKT0 Feeling sad is normal to people. It is caused by different life events such as loss of a family member or being fired from the job you love. But when the normal feeling of sadness becomes intense and lasts for weeks, it may be something more serious. If you feel worthless and hopeless, and it’s hard ...

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Plant-Based Diet versus Veganism

Plant-Based Diet versus Veganism


Saturday, January 26, 2019

There has been confusion between vegan and plant-based dieters. This article is intended to break the difference, highlight similarities and benefits of embracing the two lifestyles. The plant-based diet is not just including plant-based foods like legumes, fruits, veggies, nuts, grains, and seeds, but also the avoidance of any animal-based foods such as meat, dairy, fish, ...

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Hidden Dangers in your Food & Personal Care Products

Hidden Dangers in your Food, Home and Personal Care Products


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Even though many of us do not come into contact with industrial chemicals per say on a daily basis, it is astonishing how many of these chemicals can make their way into our everyday life through different aspects of daily living. In fact, anything from our food, to cosmetics to personal care items and household ...

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One in Five Americans Suffer from This


Saturday, January 5, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zldmFAEoNnI According to statistics, 20 percent of Americans experience mental issues every given year. Recent statistics also indicate that 16 million people have experienced one major depressive episode in the past year while 18.1 percent of American suffer from either OCD or PTSD or other specific phobias. Mood disorders and suicide are also prevalent in our society ...

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Top 5 Mood-Boosters That Will Blow Your Mind

Top 5 Mood-Boosters That Will Blow Your Mind


Monday, December 31, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm4v6_goYvM Perhaps you are going through a lot in life. You see the stress and isolation you are facing is affecting you greatly. It affects your family, friends among other people in your life. Here are 5 top mood boosters to help you out: Stress Neurotransmitter Screening Stress and depression affect the production of powerful chemicals that ...

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Common Signs of Nutrient Deficiencies

Common Signs of Nutrient Deficiencies


Friday, December 14, 2018

Having nutrient deficiencies can often go neglected as they present some very generic symptoms. Over time, these symptoms may even develop into diseases with long term consequences. For instance, calcium and vitamin D deficiencies over time can lead to osteoporosis which is marked by brittle bones. Since nutrient deficiencies can seriously contribute to health problems, it ...

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Sugar is in Everything

Sugar is in Everything


Friday, November 23, 2018

'Sugar' is a term that is used most often to refer to glucose. Glucose is the only form of sugar that the body can metabolize to produce energy. So, all sorts of sugars will eventually be converted to glucose by the body so that it can be used. While fruits and vegetables have the best natural ...

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How to Prepare the Perfect Smoothie

How to Prepare the Perfect Smoothie


Thursday, November 1, 2018

A smoothie is one of the best ways to get your nutrients along with a healthy dose of fiber. Simple to put together, it is prepared by adding all ingredients in a blender and then mixing them well. The advantage that a smoothie has over juice is in its fiber content. A juice does not contain ...

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What Is Eating Clean and How to Begin

What Is Eating Clean and How to Begin?


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Clean eating is a concept where you only eat food the way nature delivered it. That means staying away from all refined and processed foods and consuming only what is the closest to food in its whole, natural form. It is not a diet program but a lifestyle approach to food and the way it ...

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Why you Should Get Tested for Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease

Why you Should Get Tested for Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Gluten intolerance is a very common issue ranging in severity for different individuals. Non-celiac gluten intolerance is the milder version of this issue whereas celiac disease is the most enhanced and severe form of this problem. In both, individuals have problems with properly absorbing the wheat protein called gluten. There are plenty of other symptoms of ...

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Why Fiber Is A Must Have In Your Diet?


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Unfortunately enough, fiber is often ignored when someone talks about or opts for a balanced diet. All talk focuses on changes in protein, carbohydrate, fat, and water intake while fiber takes a backseat. This however, is not a very good approach. Consuming adequate fiber is as important as having the rest of the nutritional components. There ...

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7 Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

7 Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet


Saturday, July 21, 2018

A ketogenic diet refers to a diet that is rich in fat, has a lower carb content and moderate protein intake. The aim behind this diet is to induce the burning of fat in the body as fuel. As such, the body enters a state of ketosis, using fats as a means of energy rather ...

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Gut Health - “Probiotic and Prebiotic”

Gut Health -“Probiotic and Prebiotic”


Saturday, June 23, 2018

You may have come across the terms “probiotic and prebiotic” when talking about gut health. Other than sounding similar, these two terms relate to two very different things. So if you are confused about which is which or about what either does for health, here is a quick introduction to both. What are probiotics? First off, probiotics ...

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fasting

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Intermittent fasting can be defined as a state where you are required to eat during a specific time frame and then observe longer periods of fasting during a 24 hour time period. A number of studies have stated that intermittent fasting can provide various health benefits some which are discussed below. Helps lose weight The benefit ...

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no electronics past 8pm

No Electronics Past 8pm


Saturday, May 12, 2018

For anyone to function normally, getting adequate and good quality sleep is very important. Disrupted and unusual sleeping hours and patterns deteriorate both mental and physical health in countless ways. Common sense dictates that we sleep on time and in synch with the natural circadian rhythms of the body. This is roughly your 24 hour cycle, ...

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becoming vegetarian

Becoming a Vegetarian


Saturday, April 28, 2018

In a world dominated by meat lovers, it is difficult to become a vegetarian especially when meat can come in many mouth-watering forms. Having said that, excessive consumption of meat can lead to serious health problems that can be alarming. On the other hand, while it may sound hard, becoming a vegetarian can actually help lead ...

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Slow Down On the Salt

Slow Down On the Salt


Saturday, March 31, 2018

When you want to add some flavor into your cooking, you reach for the white stuff in your kitchen cabinet without thinking. While it is true that the easiest way to improve flavor of bland recipes is by adding salt, it is also equally true that too much salt is a major contributor to many ...

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7 Steps to Begin a Plant-Based Diet


Saturday, March 3, 2018

The very notion of ‘plant based’ may sound intimidating to many people, but it is important to know that a plant based diet is not a deprivation diet. If anything, it is a nutrient dense way of eating where you can eat when you are hungry and eat until you are full. The trick is to ...

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Time to Clean Out Your Pantry for a Fresh Start

Time to Clean Out Your Pantry for a Fresh Start


Saturday, February 3, 2018

We’ve all been there-stacking up old jars in shelves, pushing boxes further in cabinets, or simply piling up expired items that are not worth using anymore. If you find yourself nodding in agreement to any or all of the above, then it is time you clean out your pantry! Kitchen pantries are expected to stock everything ...

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Plan and Prepare Healthy Meals for the Week Even When you are Busy

Prepare Healthy Meals Even When you are Busy


Saturday, January 20, 2018

You want to eat healthier, but you’re super-busy. You eat out several times a week because that’s what you have to do. That’s what works for you and your family. But you probably realize it’s not working great when it comes to your health goals. You want better health. You want to eat better. You don’t ...

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Are Junk Foods and GMO Foods Hurting Your Health

Are Junk Foods and GMO Foods Hurting Your Health?


Monday, January 1, 2018

Any food that compensates taste for nutritional value or has been altered from its natural form is doing damage to your health. This includes all types of fast food options as well as GMO foods which can have the following negative impact on your health. High in Sugar and Fat Junk foods have a lot of added ...

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10 Ways to Control Food Cravings


Thursday, December 28, 2017

What are Food Cravings? All of us have been there. One minute you are going about your daily business and the next, you find yourself helplessly looking into the fridge or going through the pantry to find something to put into your mouth. What has really happened here is that you were overwhelmed by a food ...

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How to Beat Insomnia Naturally

How to Beat Insomnia Naturally


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which disturbed sleep patterns or associated daytime fatigue brings about significant distress in important areas of functioning. As a result, your health may begin to suffer since you cannot be healthy without adequate quality sleep. To beat insomnia naturally you can try to observe sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene are behaviors that ...

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How to Read Food Labels and Produce PLU Codes

How to Read Food Labels and Produce PLU Codes


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Food labels are a way of finding out what you are getting out of your food choices. With labels, you can compare the nutritional value of products, better manage a special diet or wish to increase or reduce your consumption of a particular nutrient. But whatever your reason for doing so, learning how to read ...

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Relieve Colds and Flu Naturally

Relieve Colds and Flu Naturally


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Colds and flu are common winter ailments that affect a person’s lungs, nose and throat. The symptoms, even though not serious, can be quite distressing. To treat cold and flu symptoms, you do not need to rely on medication but can follow some natural remedies paired with some simple, yet effective lifestyle habits instead. Here are ...

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Cut Sugar Cravings Naturally

Cut Sugar Cravings Naturally


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Everyone knows that sugar has extremely addictive properties. That is why it becomes really hard for many people to fight their sugar cravings. Even though sugar has no nutritional value, it is an integral part of the standard American diet. In many cases, the cravings can be attributed to factors like food allergies, hormonal changes, adrenal ...

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How to Get Back on Track

How to Get Back on Track


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Getting back on track after a big holiday or a food filled vacation can be hard. But instead of feeling guilty or beating yourself up, try these simple tips to refresh your healthy eating plan. Revisit your motivation It was probably motivation in the first place that got you eating right. Now is the time to renew ...

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Bloating

How to Deal With Bloating


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bloating is a condition when the belly feels swollen after eating. The sensation can cause increased pressure buildup and discomfort in the stomach, making it appear bigger than usual. Most of the time, abdominal bloating is caused by intestinal gas which not only looks bad but can also bring about physical discomfort. But bloating is not ...

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What does Gluten Free mean?


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, barley and spelt. It causes digestive problems in people with celiac disease who are unable to process this protein properly. For this group of people, gluten free eating is a lifestyle habit out of necessity. Then there are other people who may have a diagnosed gluten ...

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How to Organize Your Fridge

How to Organize Your Fridge


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Improper food storage in the fridge can impact the flavor and health benefits negatively and force you to toss it out. Instead you can organize your fridge based on functionality and food safety to get the most out of your groceries. The fridge can help groceries stay fresh for many days but it cannot maintain their ...

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How to Have More Energy Naturally

How to Have More Energy Naturally


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fatigue is a common problem for many people worldwide. It may happen due to working nonstop, not eating right or not getting enough rest. In any case, the stacking exhaustion can impact your work and everyday life. But you can combat this sluggishness by following these simple tips: Stress control Stress can be a big factor in leaching ...

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What to Eat Before and After a Workout

What to Eat Before and After a Workout


Saturday, September 16, 2017

While many workouts are specifically designed for weight loss, they also offer a number of added benefits. For instance, working out regularly can reduce the risk of many diseases, as well as improve the quality of sleep, mood and athletic performance. But workouts demand energy and stamina so fuelling your body before and after a workout ...

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Every Day

Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Every Day


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Yes, it seems everywhere you turn health and wellness experts are telling you to eat more fruits and vegetables. Yes, they’re full, and I mean FULL, of nutrition (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, etc.). Yes, people who eat more fruits and vegetables live longer, healthier lives. Not to mention protecting their bodies and minds from just about every ...

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How Much Exercise Do You Really Need to Get in Shape

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need to Get in Shape?


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

How much exercise do you actually need to get in shape? Twenty minutes three times per week? Half-hour per day? And how much is too much? Do you need to sweat it out for an hour or more every day? Let’s go over the (sometimes) mysterious amount of exercise that is ideal. Ideal for your health ...

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How Hormones Affect your Energy and Weight

How Hormones Affect your Energy and Weight


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Are willpower and self-control the real solution to low energy and high weight? Maybe not. It might actually be your (powerful) hormones. And we’re not just talking about sex hormones here; we’re talking about the hormones that directly affect your blood sugar, metabolism, and appetite. Things that actually control your energy and weight. Let’s go over a ...

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How to Eat Healthy While you are Traveling

How to Eat Healthy While you are Traveling


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Traveling soon? Perhaps a long-awaited vacation? Business trip? Always on the run? No matter where you’re going, you’re probably going to appreciate some quick and easy healthy food ideas. These can help you stay on track and help you bring, and find real food. While these tips can all be used right here at home, this ...

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How to Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Have a Plan in Place to Lose Weight? No one has ever claimed that losing weight was easy. And when you have a significant target like losing 10 pounds in two weeks then guess what? Your struggle just got a little harder. But don’t worry, it may be hard to do so but by no means ...

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How Too Much Sugar Affects your Body

How Too Much Sugar Affects your Body


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Refined sugars are one of the most toxic foods you can eat. Consuming refined sugars causes low and high energy, intense cravings, feelings of depression, anger, anxiety. In addition, sugar is more addictive than cocaine so the more you eat, the more you will need to feel satisfied. But addiction is not the only problem here. In ...

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Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss

Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss? A lot of the times, sleep deprived individuals end up eating more sugary and fatty foods and complain about fatigue, depression, anxiety and have a hard time losing weight. So, what is the connection between sleep and possible weight loss? Let’s take a closer look. Think about your own day. If ...

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5 Foods that Burn Belly Fat

5 Foods that Burn Belly Fat


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Certain foods can help you shed weight off from your midsection and achieve your dream of a flat and firm stomach. These foods have the potential to detoxify your digest tract, kill your hunger and shrink your body’s fat cells. Some foods that you can add into your diet to blast belly fat can include these ...

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Hello and Welcome!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hello and Welcome! Most people are creatures of habit and like to stay in their comfort zone. That is to say they will buy from the same stores, make their favorite recipes times and over again and just live within their familiar routines. But, if somewhere along the line, you do get serious about eating better ...

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Start with Small Changes - Change your Eating Habits

Start with Small Changes – Change your Eating Habits


Saturday, June 3, 2017

By now you have already been making, or at least been thinking of making some major changes to your eating habits and lifestyle. But remember that these changes should not be forced and should come naturally. So introduce changes at your own pace. This is important as it is more realistic as well as easier to ...

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Why You Should Add Fiber Foods to Your Diet Today

Why You Should Add Fiber Foods to Your Diet Today


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Foods that offer fiber along with nutrients are a must for everyone’s diet. The simple reason being that fiber helps the body eliminate toxins. In fact, it acts as a scrub that brushes away waste from the colon, as well as absorbs harmful toxins and chemicals. As a result most cases of constipation can be ...

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Reasons to Prepare Most of your Meals at Home

Reasons to Prepare Most of your Meals at Home


Saturday, May 6, 2017

As the saying goes “You are what you eat”, so why not take matters into your own hands as far as your dietary choices are concerned? When it comes to feeding your body and mind the right way, you should be in charge. That means preparing your meals at home. Now there are a ton of excuses ...

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The Good and Bad in Carbohydrates

The Good and Bad in Carbohydrates


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are essentially the first form of fuel for our bodies. This means that the body turns to carbs for its basic energy needs. Now carbohydrates come in varieties known as complex carbs and simple carbs. Complex Carbs Complex carbs are nutrient dense foods, filled with vitamins and minerals that are essential for the body. These carbohydrate ...

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Why Turmeric Is One of the Most Powerful Foods on the Planet


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Liposomal Organic Turmeric Extract Turmeric is no doubt one of the most well-known, potent foods available. It offers a number of health benefits for its users which range from safeguarding brain cells, maintaining a healthy, inflammatory response to aiding healthy cardiovascular function and promoting radiant skin. Regular use of turmeric in the diet can also improve ...

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Healthy Changes to Make Now for a Healthier Lifestyle


Friday, February 10, 2017

In pursuit of a better and healthier lifestyle, we often neglect to look at things which are responsible for keeping us looking good, that is the food we eat and the products we put on our skin. Much of what we eat and apply to our skin is filled with chemicals, additives, and preservatives to ...

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Eat Colorful Foods for Better Health


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Full Spectrum Eating Choosing fruits and vegetables of a variety of colors is the best thing you can do for your health. Colorful foods get their particular color from certain phytonutrients that come with many health boosting properties; in fact, each color offers different health benefits that can range from preventing cancer, boosting memory, improving vision, ...

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Non-Dairy Foods High in Calcium


Friday, October 21, 2016

Calcium is an important nutrient needed primarily by the body for proper development of bones and teeth, and then for other functions like muscle contraction, nerve function, blood clotting and enzyme activity. As such a good dose of calcium needs to be included in your diet on a daily basis. Most people obviously rely on dairy ...

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The Truth about Sugar


Thursday, October 20, 2016

While sugar is a must ingredient in sweet treats, the effects of consuming too much sugar are not so sweet, either on the waistline or on the body in general. Excess sugar robs the body of minerals, impacts dental health, triggers inflammation, along with a series of other health issues like osteoporosis, diabetes, and cancer. Sugar ...

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Meet your Protein Needs Without Meat


Saturday, October 8, 2016

For the better part, it is believed that unless there is a whole lot of meat included in our diet, we will otherwise suffer from a protein deficiency. This problem becomes more significant when dealing with groups that are vegetarian or vegan in their dietary habits. But not all groups that eliminate meat consumption from ...

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How Lack of Sleep Affects your Skin


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Getting your beauty sleep is not just an expression but a reality that can have actual consequences on the condition of your skin. Lack of adequate sleep can have devastating effects on health and beauty. After a restless night of disturbed sleep, the skin looks tired and dull with bags under the eye area. On ...

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15 Things it’s Best to Buy Organic


Monday, September 12, 2016

Committing to eating healthy means taking into account not only the food that we eat but also how safely that food was grown and raised. Nowadays organic foods seem to have taken over the food market with many stores displaying separate organic food aisles. Organic foods come with the promise of preserving more nutrients and antioxidants ...

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7 Foods Best Consumed Raw


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Eating food in its natural state is perhaps the best way of reaping all the health benefits that are offered. And while not everything can be eaten raw, most foods that are cooked lose vital nutrients which are essential for repairing our body. When eaten in its raw state without cooking or processing, many foods ...

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