By Ebatsmall | January 24, 2016 - 10:05 am - Posted in Diet, Food and Drinks, Health and Fitness

Leafy VeggiesIf there’s one food that no one — not your doctor, your nutritionist, or even your mother — will tell you to eat less of, it’s leafy greens. Calorie for calorie, chard, collards, kale, and other leafy greens may just be the most nutritious food you can eat. They’re packed with vitamins — A, B, K, and others — but also rich in essential minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, as well as antioxidants, which protect cells against damage. Leafy greens contain phytochemicals, natural compounds that can help prevent hardening of the arteries and lower inflammation linked to heart disease. The greens’ synergistic combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals helps detox cells and expunge free radicals that damage DNA, both of which may inhibit cancer cells from forming and multiplying.
Greens are also your single best source of natural nitrates, which get converted by the body into nitric oxide, a gas that lowers blood pressure, promotes blood flow, and can even improve erections. You produce less nitric oxide as you age — levels can dip by half after age 40 — which means you need to eat even more nitrates to keep everything working properly, says University of Texas biochemist Nathan Bryan. As if that weren’t enough, greens have been shown to boost mental clarity, prevent depression, and reduce the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. If you’re looking to stay lean, high-fiber greens help speed digestion and make you feel full, and they’re low in carbohydrates and calories, so you can practically eat as much of them as you want. At the very least, aim to consume three to five ounces of leafy greens a day, says Bryan. Here’s how to get your fill.

1. Swiss Chard
Why You Need It: This green is a top source of two important, lesser-known antioxidants: syringic acid and kaempferol. The former can help stabilize blood sugar by inhibiting ¬enzymes that turn carbs into simple sugars, while the latter protects cells against cancer-causing toxins, lowers inflammation, and may also reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
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How to Eat It: Save calories while boosting your antioxidant intake by using Swiss chard instead of tortillas to make burritos and wraps. Cut leaves from stems, and steam leaves briefly. When cool, fill with your favorite healthy burrito staples: brown rice, quinoa, grilled shrimp or chicken, black beans, goat cheese, chopped tomatoes, sweet potatoes, or other vegetables; beans, grains, or grilled meats. Or sauté chard stems in garlic and olive oil for several minutes; add leaves, pine nuts, and currants; and cook two to three more minutes before serving.
2. Arugula
Why You Need It: Arugula has one of the highest nitrate levels of any leafy green, helping to -increase blood flow and therefore enhance performance. It’s also packed with flavonoids — antioxidants that fight heart disease and even some cancers. New research suggests it may also prevent ulcers.
How to Eat It: Arugula can be slightly bitter, so dress it in a salad with a fruity vinaigrette to counter the bite.
3. Collard Greens
Why You Need It: Of all leafy greens, collards are best at binding your stomach’s bile acids, which can help lower your cholesterol levels and even protect you from some cancers. Collards also contain a special class of phytochemicals that nourish the body’s natural detoxifying system.
How to Eat It: Boiled collards are a soul-food staple, but unless you eat the broth, you’ll miss out on many nutrients. Steaming preserves more nutrients and increases bile-acid-binding activity. Jill Nussinow, a dietitian and chef, recommends kneading sturdy greens like collards or kale with olive oil for a few minutes before cooking to increase their flavor and make them easier to chew. Or massage with tahini and braise in garlic and lemon juice.
4. Bok Choy
Why You Need It: Bok choy is one of the best sources of potassium, which helps build muscle and keep blood pressure low. It’s also packed with vitamin A, which strengthens the immune system by increasing white-blood-cell activity and the body’s response to toxins.
How to Eat It: Chop up and braise the lower, white portion of the stems in chicken or vegetable broth and sesame oil. Add leaves after two minutes, and cook another one to two minutes.
5. Kale
Why You Need It: Kale is a prime source of cancer-thwarting compounds called glucosinolates, as well as kaempferol, which researchers believe combats cancer and may also, incredibly, protect the heart, lower blood sugar, strengthen bones, and reduce inflammation in the body. Kale is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that help prevent eye disease and vision loss as you age.
How To Eat It: Briefly sauté kale in olive oil with chopped onions, and then braise in white wine or vegetable stock for five to 10 minutes.
6. Watercress
Why You Need It: A single cup of watercress will bump you over your recommended daily value of vitamin K, which can help regulate blood clotting and reduce plaque on artery walls, and may lower inflammation linked to chronic diseases like arthritis. If you could stand to eat watercress daily for two months, you would cut DNA damage to your white blood cells, reducing your risk of cancer and lowering your triglycerides (unhealthy blood fats) by 10 percent, according to studies. At the very least, eat more.
How to Eat It: Watercress adds a peppery crunch to grilled cheese and other sandwiches, and also works well in salads. Or take a tip from Julia Child and simmer a pound of potatoes, three cups of leeks, and a little butter in two quarts of water for an hour; add a cup of watercress and simmer five more minutes before pureeing in a blender until smooth. Don’t worry about losing nutrients: You’ll retain them in the base of this flavorful soup.

By Ebatsmall | April 19, 2015 - 11:59 am - Posted in Diet, Food and Drinks, Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

Lemon WaterHow you start your day is extremely important. We all have our own ritual we do when we get up. Some of us need coffee first thing in the morning, some of us need breakfast first, and some cannot fathom putting anything into our systems. Whatever your ritual is, it is vital for setting the tone and mood to your day. We all know the saying “Waking up on the wrong side of bed”; these words hold truth for those of us that wake up feeling not so great in the morning after a particularly rough night.

In Eastern traditions like Ayurveda, they explain how the choices you make regarding your daily routine either helps in decreasing disease or helps enable it. They believe that drinking warm water with lemon is a great way to help kick start your metabolism. After a few days of trying it, I began to notice a big difference in my mood and in my food choices. Here are a few benefits you can begin to get from adding a simple cup of warm water with lemon to your daily ritual.

A Weight loss Aid: Pectin Fiber in lemons helps to fight hunger cravings. Some studies have shown that people who have an alkaline balanced diet lose weight quicker. I notice a huge difference in my appetite when I forget to drink my warm water. I feel that it keeps me feeling more energetic and satisfied with my food choices.

Helps with Digestion: Stimulation of the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis is activated by warm water. Lemons and limes are very laden in vitamins and minerals so it helps move toxins out. Basically, it helps things move around quicker.

Helps Balance PH in Your Body: All metabolic processes, including immunity, depend on a delicately balanced pH, which harmonizes electromagnetic energies. The body constantly fights to maintain a blood pH at around 7.35 -7.45 much like our internal thermostat that tries to maintain a 98.6-degree body temperature. Alkaline in the Body is very important for your health. Lemons are acidic but upon entered the body they become “alkaline” that means that the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

Lemon Water on the “Go”: If you are on the go, make your warm water with lemon the night before and put it in a thermos.

Preparation: Warm purified fluoride free water or spring water should be used. Use a whole lemon or lime squeezed into a half glass of the warm water. Try not to add any sweetener to get the maximum results. This should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, some recommend waiting about an hour to eat breakfast.

It is never wise to skip breakfast, always begin your day with something soothing to your system. Beginning your day with a nice warm cup of water with lemon will begin to regulate your system and perhaps be just the medicine you need to add to your morning ritual

By Ebatsmall | January 29, 2015 - 9:04 pm - Posted in Health and Fitness

 

Sick and stuck in bed? Who wants that? Unfortunately, with the winter season in full swing, the chances of catching the flu or a cold increases drastically.
“Influenza tends to strike during the winter months,” says Jock Lawrason, MD, pulmonary medicine physician at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital in Massachusetts. “People are generally cooped up together indoors in an enclosed space trying to keep warm, which increases their chances of spreading germs and getting ill.”
But if you’re careful, a few simple tweaks can help you safeguard your immune system and prevent coming into contact with cold and flu germs. Follow these steps to stay healthy all season long.
Wash your hands – It’s one of the most simple yet effective ways to avoid spreading cold or flu germs. Clean your hands with warm water and soap for about 20 seconds, or as long as it takes you to sing “Happy Birthday” two times. When’s the best time to wash your hands? Put it this way: You can never wash too many times.
“Wash your hands as much as you can stand, and then some more — especially after wrapping up a visit with someone who’s sick,” says Alan Pocinki, MD, who practices internal medicine at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Carry around a hand sanitizer – Sometimes soap and water may not be in your reach. So keep a bottle of an alcohol-based sanitizer on your desk at work or throw a travel-sized bottle in your purse. That way, after shaking someone’s hand or touching something dirty, you’ll be able to disinfect quickly. It’s especially important to lather up after touching germy objects, such as door knobs, stair rails or even an ATM.
“ATMs are hotbeds for germs and viruses,” advises Lawrason. “The influenza virus, for example, can stay on an inanimate object for one to two days, and strep pneumonia can last anywhere from two to three and a half weeks. The longer objects are touched without being washed, the higher the risk of someone getting sick.”
Ditch crowds – “Large gatherings of people will always enhance a person’s chances of getting sick,” Lawrason says. “The exposure to influenza and other viruses is greater, and shaking a lot of hands or being near someone who is sneezing or coughing will raise your odds of becoming ill.” Some of the most pertinent breeding grounds for germs include gyms, hotels, and grocery stores. Viruses also tend to spread easily at places like offices or daycares because of the high amount of people in attendance.
Get a flu shot – The flu shot is CDC recommended and one of the best ways to protect against the flu virus — and professionals say a flu shot is completely safe for everyone six months of age or older. The vaccination will help protect against a number of seasonal viruses that are the most common and will greatly decrease the chance you’ll come down with the flu. In fact, research shows that the flu vaccine can reduce the chances of contracting the flu by as much as 70 percent to 90 percent.
Keep your hands to yourself – A whopping 80 percent of all infectious disease is transmitted by touch. Avoid not only touching others, but touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, too.
“Your hands can be laden with influenza virus, but if you’re not touching your eyes, nose and lips, you are not transmitting that virus (to yourself),” says Mark Nicas, an adjunct professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California-Berkeley.
Quit smoking – And if you don’t smoke, try to stay away from others who do.
“It’s well-known that smoking damages the linings of the nose and throat, which not only offer barrier protection but also have a layer of fine hairs, called cilia, that sweep bacteria, viruses and irritants from your respiratory tract,” says Lisa Schrader, MPH, director of student health services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. “But even exposure to secondhand smoke can paralyze cilia, and if that happens and you encounter a cold or flu virus at the same time, it is more likely to get past that biological defense line.”
Catch your zzzs – Getting enough sleep is important for keeping healthy all year round, but it becomes even more important during flu and cold season. When you’re tired, your body isn’t able to fight as hard, so getting about eight to 10 hours of shuteye a night is ideal. What’s more, a poor sleeping habit, or getting insufficient quality of sleep is associated with lowered immune function

 

By Ebatsmall | January 4, 2015 - 9:58 am - Posted in Diet, Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

Chili is the utmost cold weather comfort food. Aside from being simply delicious, healthy spicy food can be made with ingredients you have in the kitchen and can be easily stretched to feed the crowd. Actually, chili has been part of the human diet. There are various types of chili which can help to maintain good health. It helps to relieve migraines, joint and nerve pains and aiding digestion.

Spices has been used to lessen the micro contamination in different foods you eat. It is also considered as metabolism boosters effective in losing weight. Studies have shown that chili plays an important role in treating lung and prostate cancers and leukemia. Most of the spicy foods are also enjoyed over the world. Different cultures start to develop their chilli recipes to excite your taste buds.

Actually, recent studies show that adding an amount of spice to your meals provide many health benefits. Aside from making your taste buds sizzle, most of the spicy foods contain capsaicin which helps to speed the metabolism process and helps to burn calories. Actually, capsaicin helps to increase the body temperature and even contributes good heart rate.

Furthermore, studies have also shown that individuals eating spicy foods may eat smaller portions which can reduce their calorie intake. On the other hand, hot peppers help to improve heart heath by improving the ability of the body to dissolved blood clots. Research shows that low density cholesterol can resist oxidation for longer periods when chillies are added to the diet, so it reduce the risk of heart attack and other problems.

It can also help to improve body circulation and lower blood pressure. Consuming these dishes can increase body temperature so blood flow can also keep your heart pumping properly. Peppers also help to strengthen the blood vessel walls, since they are high in vitamins A and C.

Consuming an amount of spices on a regular basis can decrease the risk of any kinds of cancers. It can help to slow down the growth of cancers cells, In countries where diet is traditionally popular, people have also lesser rates of cancer cases because of the capsaicin.

Spices can help to improve good digestion because it can increase good secretion of the stomach. It increases good blood flow to the stomach and increase the mucous lining. However, if you get some heartburn from these foods, you might try to take antacid tablets which can help to neutralize acids in your stomach.

Actually, hot peppers also act as an expectorant and aides every individual with sinusitis, asthma, and other respiratory conditions to help you breathe easier. Hot peppers provide relief and to open he clogged nasal passages . Always remember that taking chili dishes should be in moderation, especially if you have some issues in your stomach.

You should learn to appreciate chili dishes and enjoy each benefit it provides. Today, lot of people have enjoyed its importance, not because it offers benefits, but because they have realized that adding spices to the food can also add flavors to make it more delicious.

By Ebatsmall | November 13, 2014 - 9:49 pm - Posted in Diet, Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

If you are allergic to gluten, the hunt for an effective oral slimming product can be daunting. That’s because this type of protein can be found in many of your options these days. Some manufacturers even leave you guessing whether or not this substance is around. It is extremely important for you to be very cautious when looking for gluten free weight loss supplements.

You have to ensure two very important things before you pay for a particular slimming supplement. First, it should not contain any amount of gluten for your own well-being. Second, the product should be highly effective in helping you get rid of unwanted pounds. Refrain from getting a product that fails to meet any of these two things that you should bear in mind.

Checking what’s printed on the label is a vital step to take prior to buying a product. This enables you to know a lot of vital things about the supplement. It is on the label where you can find the list of active and inactive ingredients used. Additionally, it tells you a few other details like what the product is formulated to do and how it should be taken for your own safety.

Since you are on the hunt for a slimming solution that has no gluten in it, see to it that you opt for a product whose label indicates clearly that it doesn’t have the type of protein. Regardless of the amount, you will definitely feel its presence if you tend to develop an allergic reaction to it. Do not get a product that leaves you guessing whether or not it contains the substance you’re avoiding.

Orally taken products formulated to help you slim down work in different ways. For instance, a supplement may block the absorption of fat molecules in food while another may speed up the metabolism. It is a must to opt for something that works in the manner that you like. To find the right product, you should identify what causes your weight problem in the first place.

It’s also important for the packaging to tell you the manufacturer’s name. Be very suspicious if the product you have in your hand does not reveal anything about its maker. Knowing who the manufacturer is can give a consumer like you some peace of mind. That’s because you know who to get in touch with in case you have questions or you encounter unfavorable side effects upon trying the product.

Before you purchase any slimming supplement, devote enough time to checking out product reviews. It is generally a good idea to stay away from something that has left so many consumers frustrated. Going online is usually enough to let you come across vital pieces of information that you have to know about the product you are planning on using.

Refrain from rushing when you are on the hunt for an excellent weight loss aide. Make sure that it contains no amount of the protein you are allergic to. The product should help you slim down in the manner appropriate for you. It’s a good idea to use something offered by a trusted manufacturer. If you are taking prescription drugs, remember to tell your doctor about your plan.

By Ebatsmall | September 23, 2014 - 7:19 am - Posted in Diet, Health and Fitness

arugula  If there’s one food that no one — not your doctor, your       nutritionist, or even your mother — will tell you to eat less of, it’s leafy greens. Calorie for calorie, chard, collards, kale, and other leafy greens may just be the most nutritious food you can eat. They’re packed with vitamins — A, B, K, and others — but also rich in essential minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, as well as antioxidants, which protect cells against damage. Leafy greens contain phytochemicals, natural compounds that can help prevent hardening of the arteries and lower inflammation linked to heart disease. The greens’ synergistic combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals helps detox cells and expunge free radicals that damage DNA, both of which may inhibit cancer cells from forming and multiplying.
Greens are also your single best source of natural nitrates, which get converted by the body into nitric oxide, a gas that lowers blood pressure, promotes blood flow, and can even improve erections. You produce less nitric oxide as you age — levels can dip by half after age 40 — which means you need to eat even more nitrates to keep everything working properly, says University of Texas biochemist Nathan Bryan. As if that weren’t enough, greens have been shown to boost mental clarity, prevent depression, and reduce the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. If you’re looking to stay lean, high-fiber greens help speed digestion and make you feel full, and they’re low in carbohydrates and calories, so you can practically eat as much of them as you want. At the very least, aim to consume three to five ounces of leafy greens a day, says Bryan. Here’s how to get your fill.
1. Swiss Chard
Why You Need It:  This green is a top source of two important, lesser-known antioxidants: syringic acid and kaempferol. The former can help stabilize blood sugar by inhibiting ¬enzymes that turn carbs into simple sugars, while the latter protects cells against cancer-causing toxins, lowers inflammation, and may also reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

How to Eat It:  Save calories while boosting your antioxidant intake by using Swiss chard instead of tortillas to make burritos and wraps. Cut leaves from stems, and steam leaves briefly. When cool, fill with your favorite healthy burrito staples: brown rice, quinoa, grilled shrimp or chicken, black beans, goat cheese, chopped tomatoes, sweet potatoes, or other vegetables; beans, grains, or grilled meats. Or sauté chard stems in garlic and olive oil for several minutes; add leaves, pine nuts, and currants; and cook two to three more minutes before serving.
2. Arugula
Why You Need It: Arugula has one of the highest nitrate levels of any leafy green, helping to -increase blood flow and therefore enhance performance. It’s also packed with flavonoids — antioxidants that fight heart disease and even some cancers. New research suggests it may also prevent ulcers.
How to Eat It: Arugula can be slightly bitter, so dress it in a salad with a fruity vinaigrette to counter the bite.
3. Collard Greens
Why You Need It: Of all leafy greens, collards are best at binding your stomach’s bile acids, which can help lower your cholesterol levels and even protect you from some cancers. Collards also contain a special class of phytochemicals that nourish the body’s natural detoxifying system.
How to Eat It: Boiled collards are a soul-food staple, but unless you eat the broth, you’ll miss out on many nutrients. Steaming preserves more nutrients and increases bile-acid-binding activity. Jill Nussinow, a dietitian and chef, recommends kneading sturdy greens like collards or kale with olive oil for a few minutes before cooking to increase their flavor and make them easier to chew. Or massage with tahini and braise in garlic and lemon juice.
4. Bok Choy
Why You Need It: Bok choy is one of the best sources of potassium, which helps build muscle and keep blood pressure low. It’s also packed with vitamin A, which strengthens the immune system by increasing white-blood-cell activity and the body’s response to toxins.
How to Eat It: Chop up and braise the lower, white portion of the stems in chicken or vegetable broth and sesame oil. Add leaves after two minutes, and cook another one to two minutes.
5. Kale
Why You Need It: Kale is a prime source of cancer-thwarting compounds called glucosinolates, as well as kaempferol, which researchers believe combats cancer and may also, incredibly, protect the heart, lower blood sugar, strengthen bones, and reduce inflammation in the body. Kale is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that help prevent eye disease and vision loss as you age.
How To Eat It: Briefly sauté kale in olive oil with chopped onions, and then braise in white wine or vegetable stock for five to 10 minutes.
6. Watercress

Why You Need It: A single cup of watercress will bump you over your recommended daily value of vitamin K, which can help regulate blood clotting and reduce plaque on artery walls, and may lower inflammation linked to chronic diseases like arthritis. If you could stand to eat watercress daily for two months, you would cut DNA damage to your white blood cells, reducing your risk of cancer and lowering your triglycerides (unhealthy blood fats) by 10 percent, according to studies. At the very least, eat more.
How to Eat It: Watercress adds a peppery crunch to grilled cheese and other sandwiches, and also works well in salads. Or take a tip from Julia Child and simmer a pound of potatoes, three cups of leeks, and a little butter in two quarts of water for an hour; add a cup of watercress and simmer five more minutes before pureeing in a blender until smooth. Don’t worry about losing nutrients: You’ll retain them in the base of this flavorful soup.

 

 

By Jewell Kanzenbach | July 20, 2014 - 9:51 am - Posted in Health and Fitness

Prostate-Gland-normalEvery man over the age of 50 must consider their prostate’s health and hear about it more often than they really want to. The reason for this concern is very simple. It  can have a major impact on your urinary tract’s health. One of the primary concerns is enlargement of the prostate and luckily, you can help your prostate by taking a prostate health supplement which will help you to stay on the right track, even if you are already experiencing prostate issues.

An adult man has a prostate about the size of a  walnut and some enlargement is expected as they grow older. This natural occurrence can cause various problems for many men because of its location within the body which is below the bladder and above the rectum. The reason why  it is a problem is because it surrounds the urethra which is the tube that runs from your bladder down so that you can urinate freely. When enlarged, urination can possibly become very uncomfortable for many men.

Even if you are already experiencing problems with your prostate, it is never too late to start taking a prostate health supplement to prevent the symptoms from getting any worse. Ideally, you will start taking it by the time you are 40 and your prostate is near the size of an apricot because by the time you hit 60 your prostate will be nearly the size of a lemon. As it grows, urination can become difficult because of the amount of pressure on your urethra.

One of the best products on the market as a prostate health supplement is the saw palmetto supplement. You can take it and potentially avoid having severe problems with your prostate. Even though it is  a normal occurrence and eight out of ten men will experience problems from it, there is no reason to suffer through the side effects of prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) without trying to prevent it.

The symptoms of an unhealthy prostate are mostly going to show up as a problem urinating. These symptoms of BPH include you having to urinate often during the night, trouble getting the flow to start or having to strain to make it continue, the feeling that you need to go more when you are done using the bathroom, as well as repeated stops and starts while urinating. At the first sign of any problems you need to see your doctor and consider adding a saw palmetto supplement to your daily diet.

The reason you should see your doctor is because your prostate issues may be more than BPH if you are under the age of 40 or you have recently had a catheter or other instrument inserted into the urethra. It is also important if you were ever diagnosed with Chlamydia. The prostate can become infected due to these circumstances and you may need antibiotics more than you need a prostate health supplement.

If you do need to add a prostate health supplement, you should choose the one that has been proven effective for years. A saw palmetto supplement comes from the fruit of the saw palmetto and it is proven to decrease symptoms of BPH as well as decrease the effects of a prostate infection. Some also feel that when taken along with other herbs it may also help prevent prostate cancer. There are very few side effects and most are mild. They include headaches, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, and nausea. If you are taking saw palmetto supplements and you need to have surgery, you should stop taking it two weeks before surgery. It can thin your blood and cause you to clot slower. You should talk to your doctor about concerns.

An unfortunate fact is that you are more likely to develop problems with BPH if your family has a history of it. It is handed down through generations and saw palmetto supplements will not cure it, but they can relieve it enough for you to get a peaceful night’s sleep a little more often without having to get up to go to the bathroom. Using a prostate health supplement can help your prostate not feel its age quite so much and if you are over 50 you can expect your life to be a little less complicated when it comes to urination or enlarged prostates.

Urinary issues are a problem for many men. It is often because of an enlarged prostate. You can stop the suffering.

By Rebecca Mills | July 6, 2014 - 9:31 am - Posted in Diet, Health and Fitness, Weight Loss

olive-oilThere are many reasons why olive oil stands out, whether it is a matter of its flavor or the various health properties associated with it. In terms of the latter, there are many factors to take into account, some of them potentially more prominent than others. Whichever one your attention may be drawn to the most, though, it is crucial to understand all of them. Here are three of the most nutrients to consider if you are a fan of or looking to invest in this particular product.

1. Authorities such as Bellucci Premium can tell you about the prevalence of monounsaturated fats that are typically linked to the oil in question. It is because of these distinct fats that olive oil stands out, especially when considering that many individuals look at fat in food through skeptic eyes. However, there should be a level of focus set on foods that contain saturated fats. It’s the group of foods in question that should allow you to make better choices as far as your diet is concerned.

2. Vitamin K stands as another healthful component that can only expand the worth of olive oil. One of the reasons for this, from what I have seen, is because of how it is able to help one’s bone density in the long term. If you want stronger bones later on in life, vitamin K may be the nutrient to focus on, so parents should recognize this for their children. In addition, a high amount of vitamin K has been linked to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease so there are certain cognitive benefits to consider as well.

3. Olive oil has a tremendous amount of vitamin E to account for as well. What you should know about vitamin E is that it is a nutrient that is all but tied into antioxidants, which are substances that the oil in question possesses in high amounts. This vitamin has the potential of protecting the body against free radicals, which is where the immune system is brought to a higher level. In addition, a higher amount of vitamin E means that cardiovascular conditions are less likely to occur.

These factors, from what I have seen, should be able to help you understand why this type of oil should be taken into the body. It has a world of benefits to consider, even those unrelated to health. However, if it’s health that you are focused on more than anything else, it’s important to keep these various vitamins and minerals in the back of your mind. They may be able to help your diet become that much more effective.

By Robert Downy | June 2, 2014 - 8:51 am - Posted in Health and Fitness

Individuals who travel a lot utilize essential oils to cope with stress. Which oils are ideal for this purpose and how can they be used?

What happens when a few of these oils are mixed into a special blend? I packed one of my favorite mixes in my checked bag. In a plastic bag, I have 9 various oils like lavender, frankincense, myrrh, and Idaho balsam fir. It does not matter whether I put some oil in my hand or simply breathe it from the bottle as it still makes me calm.

Spruce and bergamot are definitely wonderful choices also. After reading the remainder of this post, you will know how you can make the most out of oils to make your vacations calming.

Some people regard their natural oils as perfumes or colognes. Other individuals feel a lot more relaxed just realizing that their favorite oil is close by. It could also be put in an oil necklace, inside the pocket, or inside a handbag.

Since security at international airports is becoming much more of an issue, individuals are finding much more methods of having their favorite relaxation aroma with them at all times. Here is a partial list of how to get it done.

1. Oil Necklace

These necklaces can be bought in various styles. I’ve got the essendulum that allows me to inhale the aroma merely by raising the top. Some individuals want a terra cotta oil necklace onto which they can place a few drops of their favorite oil. It likewise works as a diffuser.

2. Bottle

Space and weight ascertain which size bottle I bring. Normally it’s a 5 ml or a 15 ml bottle. But at times I’ll fill a 5/8 dram bottle with my favorite oil mixture and then use my label maker to label it.

3. Inhaler

You can also place drops of oil in inhalers. If you use a couple of of these inhalers, you will probably want to label the outside using a label maker.

4. Zip-Lock Bag with Cotton Balls Inside It

Some people simply put a few drops of their most desired oil on a cotton ball or cotton round, put in a zip lock bag, and bundle it in their carry-on baggage.

By using these methods, you could take your essential oils just about anywhere. I hope that this post gave you lots of fantastic info and you will also be able to think about new ways to make travelling more enjoyable.

If you’re looking for more info about natural living, then check out our videos on essential oils for your body.

By Venus Sieger | May 23, 2014 - 11:29 am - Posted in Food and Drinks, Health and Fitness

You may have thought about whether you ought to buy moringa tea at one time or another. The thought may have been inspired by an advert you found while surfing the Net. It could have been brought on by a program you watched on TV or listened to on the radio. Or perhaps you have someone in your life, a relative or a buddy, who began substituting moringa tea for regular coffee and witnessed for yourself how good the tea was for them.

So whatever you heard or saw regarding moringa tea probably got you more interested about the topic, enough for you to do some research about it. You would do all the research so you would be able to figure out if you ought to buy moringa tea. No matter how much research you do, however, you will not be able determine if moringa tea is something you should have, not unless you taste it yourself. There is strong proof that moringa tea contains a lot of the nutrients the body needs to stay healthy, such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

How will it affect your health if you buy moringa tea and drink a cup of it at least once a day? You will feel the initial effects of moringa tea at the very instant the liquid passes through your lips. The drink will quickly drive away the fatigue from your body and clear your mind. By taking in a drink of moringa tea, you would feel as if you have just had a drink of coffee. Except with moringa tea, you would not have to worry about the caffeine crash later on.

Moringa tea does more than keep you awake and mentally clear, though. Studies claim that the substances in moringa tea work on the body’s individual cells. This alone should justify why you ought to buy moringa tea. Moringa leaves are a vegetarian’s dream. By drinking moringa tea, they would not have to eat meat to get their recommended daily allowance of protein. Moringa is one of those rare plants that are actually rich in protein. Moringa contains all the eight essential amino acids that cells have to have in order to perform the roles they play for the body. We should always bear in mind that we can only consider our bodies to be in good shape if it is in good shape at cellular level.

You should also buy moringa tea as a way of protecting your heart from disease. According to medical research, heart attacks and strokes can also be brought on by inflammation of the heart, not just increased cholesterol. You can avoid these heart diseases by taking advantage of the antioxidants found in moringa.

You need to buy moringa tea if you are overweight. Moringa tea is said to be good for weight loss, at least according to some health research. When you gain a lot of weight, it is a sign that your body is not as well-nourished as it should be. Not everyone knows that. Your body has an in-born mechanism for losing weight naturally. It can only be stimulated, though, if the body is properly nourished. Each leaf of the moringa tree has high amounts of nutritious substances. A cup or so of moringa tea can supplement your body’s nutrition requirements without any difficulty.

With all these healthy goodness you can receive from moringa tea, you should not have any qualms anymore about whether or not you should buy moringa tea. It is entirely possible for you to find moringa tea on the Internet. Another place you can have a look at for moringa tea is your neighborhood health store. Asian food stores are also a good bet for getting moringa tea. Asian countries such as the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka and Cambodia have moringa as part of their native cuisine. It would not be hard for you to obtain moringa from a store that stocks goods from Asia.

Moringa tea is simply good for you. It will definitely boost your health if you drink moringa tea. The answer to your question as to whether or not to buy moringa tea is obvious – it is a yes.