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Month: November 2017

Add These Super Foods To Your Diet

DIET & NUTRITION Superfoods are a special category of natural foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins. These ten nutrient-rich foods are not only good for your health and well being, but they are easy to incorporate into your every day diet—and they may even help with certain medical conditions. 1. Green Leafy Vegetables This can refer to anything from lettuce and spinach, to kale, parsley, or broccoli sprouts. Studies show that most people don’t eat nearly enough green leafy vegetables; think about adding some to a quick salad along with your other...

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Spice Up Your Life: 5 Essential Spices for Health and Longevity

DIET & NUTRITION A little flavor can go a long way—but these 5 spices go above and beyond the call of duty! Apart from being delicious (and easy to work with), they have health benefits that you wouldn’t believe! 1. Ginger Ginger is the perfect way to add an Asian flavor to any meal. It’s aromatic, zesty, and has medicinal value that can’t be beat. To soothe an upset stomach, or even to fight arthritis pain, try cooking with ginger or making it into a tea. 2. Rosemary Rosemary has one of the most distinct and wonderful smells in...

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10 Strategies to Satisfy Hunger

DIET & NUTRITION Hunger is probably one of the most useful symptoms that you might have. It is an indication that your body needs food and the required calories. A lot of people resort to mindless eating when they feel even the slightest sign of hunger. This means that they would pick up anything that looks remotely delicious and start eating without even thinking. You need to be extremely watchful of your diet and ensure that you follow a meal plan that best satisfies your hunger and is healthy at the same time. Add Fiber to Your Meals Fiber...

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Top 10: Myths of Nutrition

HEALTH & FITNESS Myths about nutrition and healthy diets are a dime a dozen. If I had a nickel for the amount of times I have been told by my friends not to eat this and what to eat after I work out then I would be a very rich man indeed. We are led to believe that everything that has been researched or surveyed is undeniable fact and must be adhered to by everyone without question. There are a lot of myths about a whole lot of stuff, but there are some truly ridiculous myths about nutrition. So...

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10 Genetically Modified Foods — Be Aware

HEALTH & FITNESS Genetically modified foods, depending on your perspective, are either a godsend for civilization and the the best chance to feed the world’s hungry or a hazardous intrusion on nature threatens our health and the future of agriculture. Either way, chances are high that you ate genetically modified foods recently. This controversial health and wellness story has been featured on popular television programs The Doctors and Good Morning, America Here are 10 common genetically modified foods that you may not have known about: Tomatoes The tomato was the first widespread genetically modified food available in the United...

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7 Myths (and Truths) About The Ebola Virus

HEALTH & FITNESS Myths and wild rumors about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa are causing unwarranted panic throughout the United States and the world. This worrisome health issue has been covered extensively on popular daytime TV programs like The Doctors and Good Morning, America. Here’s the actual truth about some common Ebola myths: Myth #1 The Ebola virus is airborne or spreads through casual contact. Truth: The Ebola virus spreads only when an infected person’s bodily fluids come into direct contact with the mucous membranes of a person who is not infected. That means the Ebola virus...

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Delicious Foods: Top 10 Super Foods for the Summer

HEALTH & FITNESS Delicious Foods: Fantastic Foods To Keep You Healthy Kale A cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable, Kale is heavy with fiber and antioxidants. It’s also rich in important vitamin K, promoting cell growth. Wild Salmon Full of Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a terrific heart-healthy addition to any diet. Scientific studies have suggested that omega-3s may also help fight brain aging and memory loss. Blueberries High in antioxidant compounds, delicious blueberries are rich in heart-healthy carotenoids and flavonoids (as well as vitamins C and E), assisting urinary-tract health. Lean Meat Boneless, skinless chicken and turkey are...

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Top 10: Essential Ways to Save a Life… Or Yours

HEALTH & FITNESS Saving Your Butt…In a Worst Case Scenario! Any person can get caught off guard by life’s infamous unpredictability. It is important in those moments to get a grip on yourself and know how to handle a situation. The following are going to be some tips and techniques that can greatly increase your odds of saving another person’s life, as well as your own. CPR Trying to manually pump blood around a person’s body is no easy task, but is one worth trying, especially when somebody’s life depends on it. No matter how good you think you...

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Top 10: Techniques to Lose the Blues

HEALTH & FITNESS Every person eventually goes through a period in their life when they feel like the whole world is against them and everything they touch turns into some disaster or major catastrophe. These episodes of manic depression are growing increasingly frequent for most people, which can be due to the intense pressure that people are put under in their daily lives. The constant need to over perform and achieve more in life can bring anyone down when they fail to meet their own expectations or the standards that they have set for themselves which may cause them...

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