Archive for October 2013

Avoidng Harmful Preservatives

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

Preservatives are used to prevent bacteria, yeast and mould growth, preserve colour and flavour and keep food from going bad by preventing oxidation. It can be hard to avoid preservatives as they can be found in almost any type of food or drink. There are many natural preservatives such as... more

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Walking to a Healthier Life

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s easy, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities. Here’s why it’s so good for you  1. It strengthens your heart Regular walking has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. It lowers levels of... more

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Health Benefits of Cucumbers

By: kvodang | 0 Comments | | Category: Food & Health, Healthy Living

Cucumbers are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health, often referred to as a superfood. Cucumbers are often sprayed with pesticides so it is important to buy organic or even better, grow them yourself. Here... more

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Almonds and Your Health

By: kvodang | 0 Comments | | Category: Food & Health, Healthy Living

9 Health Benefits of Almonds: 1.  They reduce heart attack risk. Those who consume nuts five times a week have about a 50 percent reduction in risk of heart attack according to the Loma Linda School of Public Health. 2.  They lower ‘bad’ cholesterol. Almonds added to the diet have... more

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Chili

By: kvodang | 0 Comments | | Category: Food & Health, Healthy Living

What about the noteworthy antioxidant that gives spicy peppers their zing? You know, that tear-jerking, sweat-inducing, fiery blast of heat? That’s capsaicin. It’s a flavorless, odorless, colorless compound found in varying amounts in peppers. Fiery habaneros contain the most. Jalapeños have some. Bell peppers have none. “The more capsaicin, the... more

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Lettuce

By: kvodang | 0 Comments | | Category: Food & Health, Healthy Living

10 Health Benefits: 1. Low Calorie Content and Almost Zero Fat. Lettuce has only 12 calories for one shredded cup. This is why it is so good for weight loss. 2. Helps Weight Loss Lettuce contains fiber and cellulose. Besides filling you up, fiber improves your digestion. Improving your digestion may... more

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Less known effects of red beet

By: kvodang | 0 Comments | | Category: Food & Health, Healthy Living

1. Beets are nature’s Viagra Seriously. One of the first known uses of beets was by the ancient Romans, who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac. And that’s not just urban legend – science backs it up. Beets contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production... more

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Choosing Fresh Vegetables

By: kvodang | 0 Comments | | Category: Food & Health, Healthy Living

The Fruit Files Apples The color of apples can range from yellow to green to red. When shopping for them, look for firm fruit that has a rich color. Apples will keep in the refrigerator crisper for up to a month. Bananas The best bananas have a solid yellow color... more

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Junk Food

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

It’s the 21st century and “junk food” has gone global. For better or for worse (mostly worse), junk food is now available all over the world. We see it most everywhere we go — in grocery and convenience stores, fast-food restaurants, on television — usually looking very appealing. But just... more

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Foods for Headaches

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

When a headache strikes, you may run through your usual routine: Turn out the lights, lie down and pop a pain pill. But did you know that certain foods may ease, and even prevent, headaches? Add these soothing foods to your shopping list and find out for yourself. The side... more

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