Posts in Healthy Living

Calcium and Vitamin D: Important at Every Age

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Calcium is needed for our heart, muscles, and nerves to function properly and for blood to clot. Inadequate calcium significantly contributes to the development of osteoporosis. Many published studies show that low calcium intake throughout life is associated with low bone mass and high fracture rates. National nutrition surveys have ... more

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17 Benefits of Being a Vegetarian

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

While some people can’t imagine a day without meat, others insist that a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is the best way to enjoy food and stay healthy. Vegetarian lifestyles and veganism have slowly moved from fad status to healthy living in the Western world, embraced by millions of people interested ... more

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10 Worst Food Additives and Where They Can Be Found

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Leading nutrition authorities claim that consuming whole foods is the most effective dietary approach. The more whole, natural foods you eat, the better off you will be. This means consuming foods that are not processed and do not contain preservatives, chemicals, fillers, artificial flavors or artificial colors. Here’s a list ... more

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Need to Shed Some Body Fat?

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

  Other than going under the knife, there’s no other easy way to do it. Taking pills or other dietary supplements won’t cut it either. Losing the extra flabs on your body takes work and dedication. Here, I’ll show you some tips and other lifestyle changes that can help you ... more

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Some Key Vitamins You May Want to Know About

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

As children, our parents nag us to eat our fruits and vegetables. Some of us like it. But for others like me, not so much. So why eat them if they don’t taste as good as a big mac combo from McDonalds? Here’s why. It’s been proven over and over ... more

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High Blood Pressure

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

As the blood moves through your arteries, it puts pressure on the artery walls. This is your blood pressure. High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) occurs when your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. Usually, there are no symptoms of high blood pressure. Therefore, it should ... more

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Awesome Vegans

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Bryan Adams  This guy is a very well-known Canadian singer-songwriter.  He has received many nominations and awards, more than I can list here.  He is also a social activist who has promoted and improved education worldwide.  He received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award in 2010.  Bless his heart!   Ellen ... more

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Aloe Vera for Sunburns

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

We have an aloe vera plant in the backyard, and since we were talking about skin, I remembered that my grandma would put it on my face when I would get a really nasty sunburn.  My experience using it for this purpose was great.  When you put it on, you ... more

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