Archive for April 2013

Omega 3 and Fish Oil

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In the past 10 years, many Americans have turned to omega-3 fish oil supplements. Dietary fish and fish oil supplements have benefits for healthy people and also those with heart disease. Omega-3 fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are very important in... more

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Benefits of Organic Raw Foods

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Why Organic Raw Foods? In todays world even the majority of raw foods may contain harmful toxins. If we can’t count on raw fruits and vegetables to be pure sources of nutrition, how are we supposed to obtain the energy necessary for life?  The answer lies in choosing organically grown... more

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Effects of Food Preservatives

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Preservatives are used to keep food from spoiling. They provide a way to keep food in storage longer by reducing the production of toxins created from spoilage. Salt, vinegar and sugar have all been used as preservatives throughout history. The majority of preservatives used today are artificial rather than naturally... more

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Benefits of Napping

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Feeling sleepy after lunch? Your body knows what it needs. Napping doesn’t just feel good in the moment — it recharges your body and your brain in these surprising health-boosting ways: Naps improve your heart health and longevity. Naps can hardly be considered aerobic exercise, but they’re just as good... more

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Childhood Obesity

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The childhood obesity problem in the U.S. has reached epidemic proportions — we’re raising a generation of obese kids and teens who are at risk for becoming the heaviest generation in history. Just how bad is it? One study found that an estimated 80 percent of overweight pre-teens and teens... more

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Almonds

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During spring season, the tree bears whitish-pink flowers that ultimately become fruits by autumn. In structure, the fruit is a drupe. A single edible seed (kernel), known as ‘almond nut’, is actually enclosed inside the stony hard shell. Almond kernel features oval to conical in shape, brown in color, measuring... more

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Cranberries

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What’s New and Beneficial About Cranberries For many years, researchers believed that the ability of cranberries and cranberry juice to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) was partly related to the strong acidity of the cranberries. Recent research has shown that it’s not the acidity of the cranberries, but the... more

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Health Benefits of Pears

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There are thousands of varieties of pears grown all over the world. Much as they have with the apple, people have chosen to cultivate a few of these varieties into the deliciously juicy fruits that we find in fields, farmer’s markets and produce sections today. Some of the most popular... more

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Speeding Up Your Metabolism

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Simply put, metabolism is the process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to yield the energy your body needs to maintain itself. The rate of your metabolism depends on the interaction between the number of calories you consume, the number of calories you burn while eating and exercising, and... more

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Walking Increases Lifespan

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Did you know that every minute you walk can extend your life by 1.5 to 2 minutes? In addition, many studies show that people who walk regularly live longer, weigh less, have lower blood pressure, and enjoy better overall health than non-walkers. Ready to lace on your shoes? If you... more

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