Archive for February 2013

Diet Tips for Vegans

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A vegan diet excludes intake of any animal product including eggs, dairy, and meats. A well-balanced and varied vegan diet can be healthy, but it needs careful consideration. Since a vegan diet is quite restrictive, it is imperative to ensure that all vital nutrients are provided.   A vegan diet... more

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Benefits of Omega 3/6

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Essential fatty acids help your body function properly. Omega-3 and omega-6 are two main essential fatty acids that must be obtained by food or supplementation. While a healthy diet often provides adequate supplies of both omega-3 and omega-6, supplementation is often necessary. The Linus Pauling Institute recommends consuming 7 g... more

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Benefits of Cardiovascular Training

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Cardiovascular training may prevent hypertension, heart disease, some cancers and type two diabetes, says University of New Mexico exercise physiologist Len Kravitz, adding that numerous peer-reviewed studies back these claims. However, cardiovascular exercise benefits are not limited to physical health, as some studies also indicate a link between exercise and... more

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Too Much Candy

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To a certain degree, we all love our sugar, even though we do not have a sweet tooth. We love them in our cakes and cookies and ice cream. We love them in our chocolate bars and moccachinos and iced caf lattes with whipped cream. Sugar is sweet, and sweet... more

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French Fries

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 When your child is a picky eater, you may be relieved when he eats anything at all. But if he’s been eating french fries for every meal, he is probably not getting adequate nutrition. Although french fries are OK to eat as a once-in-a-while treat, eating french fries every day... more

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Spicy Foods

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Hitting the gym is a great way to keep your heart healthy. But what about breaking a sweat during dinner? Eating spicy foods may protect your heart against disease, according to new research presented at a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society. Scientists from the Chinese University of Hong... more

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Pick Dark Chocolate

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6 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate   Dark chocolatehas recently been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits. While eating dark chocolate can lead to the health benefits described below, remember that chocolate is also high in fat. Use FitDay to keep track of your calories and nutrition as... more

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Why Be a Vegetarian?

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People are drawn to vegetarianism by all sorts of motives. Some of us want to live longer, healthier lives or do our part to reduce pollution. Others have made the switch because we want to preserve Earth’s natural resources or because we’ve always loved animals and are ethically opposed to... more

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Resistance Training

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Resistance training is based on the principle that muscles of the body will work to overcome a resistance force when required to do so. Physical and mental health benefits of resistance training include improved muscle strength and tone, healthy weight, increased bone density and strength. Resistance training is based on... more

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Health Benefits of Pears

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Health Benefits of Pears Fight Free Radicals  Pears are naturally high in vitamins C and K, as well as nutrients such as copper—all of which act as antioxidants to protect our cells from damage from free radicals. One pear contains up to 11 percent of our daily recommended intake of... more

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