Archive for October 2013

Health Benefits of Cucumbers

By: kvodang | | | 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 | | | 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 | | | 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 | | | 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 | | | 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 | | | 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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Steps to Prevent Diabetes

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

When it comes to type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — prevention is a big deal. It’s especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you’re at increased risk of diabetes, for example, if you’re overweight or have a family history of the disease.  Diabetes ... more

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