Tips For Prolonging Your Life

Jan 20, 2017 by

The majority of people desire to live long and happy lives surrounded by friends and family that love them, doing the things that they love most in this world. Therefore it’s extremely important to treat your body with care and take the proper measures to extend your life as much as you can. Many people desire a rich and quality life but can’t seem to follow through with what it takes to have one.  It doesn’t have to mean that you spend every day of your life hidden behind closed doors afraid of the world.  It is important to still live your life and understand that risk is a part of the experience of life.  All it takes is a few simple steps to decrease your chances of something going wrong.  Here are some...

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How to Lead a More Flavorful Life (Without Packing on the Pounds)...

Jul 15, 2016 by

Food is delicious. Well, most food is delicious. When you have dietary restrictions ― for health reasons or to slim down for summer ― you usually miss out on the most flavorful food, opting instead for bland or boring dishes that provide nourishment at the expense of taste. However, even if you can’t add calorie-rich sauces, gravies, and dressings that boost food’s flavor, you can still live a flavorful life. Here’s how. Buy Organic Only The produce sections in today’s grocery stores are absolutely space-age. In past eras of human history, seeing such large, bright meats, fruits, and vegetables was exceedingly uncommon. Yet, as impressed as our precursors would be with the look of our produce, they would be equally disappointed with its taste. The majority of our fresh food is overfilled with pesticides,...

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Easy Appetizer and Dinner Recipes To Help Recovering Alcoholics...

Jan 13, 2014 by

Alcohol withdrawal and alcohol craving are two different issues about one thing in common: alcohol. The latter is not experienced if the individual craving it has not had alcohol use experience, while the former is an individual who has had issues regarding excessive consumption of alcohol. Recovering alcoholics can either be avoiding or withdrawing from alcohol ingestion with determination, resorting to consuming nutritious foods, from easy appetizers to entrees, since food issues have to be put into context since in some conditions. Certain kinds of food can help with withdrawal from or avoidance of alcohol, as well as other lifestyle changes, dosage-based dietary supplements, and medical and therapeutic treatments which may be are needed. There has been research about some potential benefits of certain types of food consumed during the periods of alcohol withdrawal...

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5 Most Likely Foods To Cause Food Poisoning...

Jan 9, 2014 by

Food poisoning occurs when either food or food products become contaminated with bacteria that ‘s harmful to humans and ends up causing certain illnesses and adverse health effects. The main pathogens that are the most present within contaminated food and are responsible for most of the food borne illnesses that occur each year are E. coli, salmonella and listeria. Overall, just over 100,000 people get some form of food borne illness every single year and end up getting hospitalized because of it, while roughly 3000 end up tying every single year from certain food borne diseases. In this article we’re going to cover how food poisoning usually occurs as well as the top five foods that are most likely to cause food poisoning. How does the process of food poisoning usually occur? The contamination...

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Why You Should Eat Organic To Reduce Your Chances Of Food Poisoning...

Jan 6, 2014 by

Food poisoning can be a very serious issue, it brings with it major health concerns and can even cause death in some cases. If you think you have food poisoning it can be helpful to make sure you get the proper medical treatment. The last thing you want is to have to treat your sickness all by yourself, getting the proper medical treatment is extremely crucial. Some of the easiest ways to limit your chances of getting food poisoning are to eat more organic foods, and be aware of where your food is coming from. When you eat higher quality foods these foods will naturally have less exposure to harmful chemicals and other bacterias that are given a chance to pollute less quality foods. In this article we’re going to cover the reasons you...

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5 Ways To Get Kids To Eat More Fruits And Vegetables...

Dec 4, 2013 by

During my days as a public school teacher, I witnessed several of my students eating fast food for breakfast every single day. One of the students in my class would even come to class with a large soda each morning as part of his “breakfast.” The amount of fats, sugar, and sodium that these young children were absorbing each day made me worried about their health and well-being. Not only did it make them more sluggish and less focused on their schoolwork, but they actually began to prefer chips and cookies over healthy alternatives such as fruits and vegetables. Throughout the years, I have become increasingly interested in ways to promote healthy eating among kids. Here a few tips that I’ve utilized to get my kids to eat better. Make Fruit the Star of...

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How Soft Drinks, Even Diet Ones Harm Your Teeth...

Nov 27, 2013 by

How Soft Drinks, Even Diet Ones Harm Your Teeth Soft drinks for many people have replaced water as their staple drink. Statistics show that soft drink consumption is on the rise among people of all ages, but especially children and teenagers. Serving sizes have also increased over the years, now averaging 20 ounces. A soft drink habit can have much worse consequences than many people think. Soft drinks contain extremely high amounts of refined sugar and are also very acidic. Excessive sugar consumption causes obesity and has been linked with a number of health problems including bad oral health. Acidic drinks also erode teeth enamel, possibly leading to a number of dental problems. Drinking Soda Equivalent to Drinking Battery Fluid? Soft drinks are extremely corrosive for your teeth due to the dangerous combination of...

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Anti-Aging Secrets Of The Simple Sicilian Diet...

Nov 21, 2013 by

When many of us think of Italy, we immediately think of food. Having previously ventured to Tuscany, I can’t help but be transported back to visions and smells of beautiful tomatoes, olives, cheese and, of course, wine, whenever I think of the country. It has been said, for years, that the secret of old age and good health in Sicily is as a result of their diet. So, what is it that is so damn good for you? How to Grow Old Healthily There is an area of Sicily, The Sicilian Mountains, where the prevalence of centurions is twice that of any other area in Europe – 4.32 per 10,000 inhabitants. Although there are numerous reasons why this may be the case – healthy social environment, fresh air, minimal stress etc – it is...

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Trying to quit smoking? Try these foods to help you...

Nov 21, 2013 by

‘Kicking the butt!’ is a very common statement, which most people are trying to completely apply into their lives. You too must be among the many who are trying to give up smoking. You’ve tried all the alternatives and still nothing has worked? You’ve put in all your desire and dedication and still find yourself smoking the butt? Nicotine always ends up playing a temptress? If ‘yes’ is your response to all these questions, don’t fret. What if you learnt that one way to quit is to eat? No kidding. E-cigarette can work wonders if you truly want to quit smoking or try some of the non-addictive foods that help you truly kick the butt of the butts. Image source: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2608/4170136164_b650ccca9a.jpg Milk: Milky tales A calcium rich drink, milk plays as an accomplice for...

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Digestion Trouble? Four Ideas For Helping Restore Natural Digestion...

Nov 18, 2013 by

 Digestive discomfort is a nearly universal experience at some point in life. That doesn’t mean, however, that it needs to be ongoing. Here are a few tips and tricks from the healthcare experts, sure to settle most tummy troubles for good. Drink plenty of water Did you know that your gut depends on a good hydration status in order to keep everything in working order? Most of us, however, fall short of drinking nearly enough water on a daily basis. In some cases, simply starting the day with a tall glass of water improves fluid levels sufficiently to prevent the bloating or discomfort that can accompany sluggish digestion. Get enough fiber Dietary fiber, the indigestible part of carbohydrates, is an essential element for overall and digestive health. Unfortunately, most people only get about half...

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Foods That Cause Bad Breath

Nov 16, 2013 by

When it comes to food that causes bad breath, not all food is created equal. Certain foods are prone to cause a foul smell to develop on people’s breath more quickly than others. Here is a list of types of food that leave a not so pleasant odor on your breath: Foods That Contain Sugar If you’re concerned about foods that cause bad breath, foods that contain sugar are probably the number one type of food to avoid. Sugary food creates harmful bacteria. This bacteria causes plaque build up on your teeth and gums. Avoid sugary drinks as well, such as soda and coffee. Foods That Are Acidic Foods with lower than a pH of 7 are considered acidic. Acidic food heightens the pH level in your mouth. Bacteria in your mouth thrive on...

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Cabernet Sauvignons Perfect For November...

Nov 12, 2013 by

In November, a lot of wine enthusiasts will put aside the summer bliss and dig into something heartier and more muscular. We can hope that’s because wine drinking is actually healthy and good for you, but the truth is that wine tastes great, it’s reassuring and it enriches all of our lives beyond measure. Especially the red stuff. While lighter, whiter, colder wines go well at the height of the year, come the cold of November, you’re going to be sipping something more memorable and Cabernet Sauvignon should be a part of that memory. Colder weather is going to call for heavier wines, but also cheerier, more full-bodied and fun to drink. For that the level of tannins comes into play. Cabernet Sauvignon was, for most of the twentieth century, the most popular wine...

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Five Tips For Keeping Healthy Over The Winter...

Nov 10, 2013 by

The cold winter months are traditionally known as cold and flu season. Despite this preconception, it is possible to keep healthy and get through the winter in good health. Taking the proper precautions and adhering to the following tips will help boost the immune system and ensure good health over the winter.   Increase Vegetable Intake Increasing the amount of vegetable consumed daily plays a large role in boosting one’s health. Vegetables can be eaten raw or cooked, and should be eaten multiple times every day. Green, leafy vegetables contain the greatest amount of nutrients, so they should grace winter plates at least once a day.   Sleep at Least 8 Hours a Day Most Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep needed. Lack of sleep leads to a weakened immune system...

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Spinach Recalled Over Listeria Risk...

Nov 6, 2013 by

Spinach Recalled Over Listeria Risk Food recalls happen more often than you may think. There are a variety of reasons food will be recalled, but most of them have to do with health concerns. A lot of times foods are recalled for pre-emptive measures, instead of the food being completely contaminated. At times, it’s easier for the company to issue a recall, if there’s a potential that an illness can be traced back to the food, than it is to deal with the consequences if a full-blown contamination was in effect. In this article we’re going to highlight a recent food recall from a BI-LO store in Georgia. The Spinach Antipasti salad was recalled due to a risk over the bacteria contaminant Listeria. This was a localized re-call, although sometimes larger scale recalls do...

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Mood Enhancing Foods To Get You Through The Day...

Nov 4, 2013 by

It’s strange how certain foods can make us feel better when we eat them. For many it is going to be things such as chocolate and ice cream while for others it will be comfort food. The meals we had as children would often be filling and stodgy and when having them as an adult there is the same feeling of security and being cared for that we had back then. Why Chocolate Makes Us Feel Good Mainly it will be the taste and the melt in the mouth texture that makes us enjoy it. No other sweets or candy have quite the same effect. Research shows that there are opioids in chocolate and as it is also found in opium it is clear that there is going to be a good feeling given....

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