Monthly Archives: August 2013

Zucchini can be great!

Our vegetable of the week is zucchini.Now before you say you do not like it take a minute to read how truly great it is for you and your health.The health benefits make it worth a second look.One cup of zucchini has 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.It can help lower your cholesterol as well as help in preventing cancer.Zucchini can also help […]

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Facing Depression Head On

Always feeling under the weather? Always not in the mood to be around others and have a good time? If you’re suffering from prolonged sadness for quite some time now, you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a psychiatrist, they’re doctors who can actually help you out with your problem. Depression or prolonged sadness is actually quite common in the United States, around 9.5 percent of the American population actually suffer from this illness, however, […]

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The Magic of Mushrooms

The Pharaohs prized mushrooms as a delicacy, and the Greeks believed that mushrooms provided strength for warriors in battle. The Romans regarded mushrooms as a gift from God and served them only on festive occasions, while the Chinese treasured them as a health food. Today most of us enjoy adding them our favorite recipes, but did you know how great they are for you? Mushrooms contain about 80 to 90 percent water, and are very low in calories (only 100 […]

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What are the foods to eat to stay healthy? Everything but in moderation

Doesn’t it sound very much like what the Hebrew book says?” Lifespan of seventy years”, “all food have been cleansed”, “avoid gluttony?” Through all these years, this has never been challenged. This fact remained sure and true. If ever, several adverts have already claimed superior benefits of their weight reducing, health-inducing product. What the adverts succeeded at was over-selling and over- highlighting their claims but never challenged this fact. But that is always true with commercialism. In this age where […]

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For the sweet tooth in us all.

I know that watching your sugar and eating healthy are all things most of us think about, especially those of us that are also watching our weight or who might be on a diet now. I have found a great recipe for Apple crisp to share with you but before you get discouraged and stop reading, it is also low in sugar and designed to make even us dieters happy. I bet you did not know, or maybe I did […]

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Did you know you can fight Stress with Healthy Eating?

Whenever we get too busy or stressed, we all tend to make poor food choices that will actually increase stress and cause other problems.To get the most of your healthy eating and avoid stress,follow these simple tips. Always eat breakfast Even though you may think you aren’t hungry, you need to eat something.  Skipping breakfastmakes it harder to maintain the proper blood and sugar levels during the day, so you should always eat something. Carry a snack Keeping some protein […]

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Guacamole, Can be good for you?

I know it is hard to believe that something that tastes that good also has some amazing health benefits.Okay, so maybe not everything in the dip but the main ingredient the avocado can do wonderful things for your health. There is research that proves in can help in the defense of certain cancers such as oral cancer and breast cancer. Studies have also shown that it can help with heart and eye health. The high levels of folate in avocado […]

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Mental Exercises to Boost Your Brain and Maximize Your Memory

Use it or lose it! Mental exercises can tone and build the brain and memory the way physical exercise tones and builds the body. Mental exercises can slow down, halt, or even help to reverse the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  Unfortunately, normal day to day living usually doesn’t give the neuron sharpening exercise you need. The good news is that you’re never too old to start boosting your brainpower, and it can be fun. The fact that mental […]

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Spinach…The other green leaf.

  I am sure as a kid you were told, like all of us to eat all your vegetables, your parents most likely said they are good for you and your body needs them for the vitamins and minerals. And back then if you were like me you rolled your eyes and ate just enough of them to get through dinner, Am I correct? But now that you are older you might be surprised to learn a few things such […]

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