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What Is The Alkaline Diet?

The alkaline diet lifestyle comprises a set of simple daily practices which easily become habits. Through the power of “the slight edge” these simple daily habits compound to produce a massive difference in terms of energy levels, well being and overall health. This article explains 5 key principles of the alkaline diet and how to introduce them into your life.

The 6 Benefits Of Vitamin A

Here we’ll go into the 6 major benefits of Vitamin A. These include how it affects your immune system on a daily basis, being a strong antioxidant and even how it can help in your fight against cancer.

The Importance Of Breakfast: Fact Or Fiction?

Breakfast has long been pointed to by many as being the most important meal of the day. But is this just a myth passed down through the ages, or is there actual scientific verification for the statement that breakfast is important. To understand more about this subject, it is good to realise what breakfast actually is.

How to Work More Omega-3 Fatty Acids Into Your Diet

We’ve all heard the reports about omega-3 fatty acids and how important they are for our bodies. They’ve been shown to reduce depression, cut down on the risk of heart disease, and even help with inflammation and empowering the body to fight back against other diseases. So how do you go about getting more omega-3 into your diet? The easy route would always be to take a supplement, but if at all possible, it is best to get your omega-3 from natural sources. Here are five foods that will help you work more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet naturally:

3 Steps to Lower Your Intake of Sweets

Since I have a great respect for the vicissitudes of eating lots of sugar I am always thinking of way to enjoy sweet things, without harming my sugar metabolic pathways and damaging my teeth and bones. So what are the perks of lowering your sugar intake? One that is not usually mentioned is that an over load of sugar can affect maintenance of good bone density as you age.

Top Health Benefits of Ginger

The health benefits of ginger are plentiful and it is often classed as a wonder spice with both medicinal and culinary upsides. Over forty-four hundred years ago, according to “Rodale’s Encyclopedia of Herbs”, Greek bakers made gingerbread from ginger that was imported from the Orient. In the sixteenth century the Spanish were cultivating it. From Jamaica conquistadors brought it to the New World. In 1884 Great Britain was importing well over 5 million pounds of ginger root. The origin of ginger is uncertain. It is believed to be native to southern China and India. It was then introduced into southern Florida. It grows well in fertile, well-drained and moist soil that can be partially shaded.

Top Health Benefits of Coffee

Most people start out their mornings with a cup of coffee to help them wake up and prepare for the day. It now seems as if people have another reason to make sure they start their days with this tasty hot beverage; the nutrients within it that impart the health benefits of coffee.

Top Health Benefits of Apples

The health benefits of apples are significant and who doesn’t love the taste of a freshly picked apple, or a warm apple pie in the fall? We all remember the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”. Aside from being a memorable childhood rhyme, it is based on the fact that apples have great health benefits and an interesting history to go with it.

How to Maximize the Nutrition You Get From Your Fruits and Vegetables

I can remember so many times as a child my mother telling me that there was more nutrition in the “pot liquor” and in peels than is often found in the fruit or vegetable itself.  By “pot liquor” I mean the nutrient rich vegetable broth after cooking them in some water. This is where the nutrition is really found.

Colon Cancer Symptoms in Men and How to Cure Them

We need our colons. The colon stores matter to be excreted from the body at our convenience. Without colons we would be like birds, having to eliminate all the time. But like all cancers, colon cancer is only representative of what is happening to the whole body. We don’t suddenly ‘catch’ a cancer and it lodges in our colon. Things have been deteriorating for quite some time when we finally realize we have cancer.

Essential Fatty Acids for Good Health

The importance of supplementing with adequate essential fatty acids (e.f.a’s) is often overlooked. Essential fatty acids are necessary to maintain proper cellular structure and function. They are required to decrease inflammation in the body and blood vessels. E.f.a’s are not always found in abundance in a standard diet, so often need to be supplemented with a high quality fish oil.

Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Today, with the massive flow of information regarding foods, nutrition and label reading, most consumers know that wellness begins in the kitchen. And, that we should avoid foods that are laden with preservatives or sprayed with harmful pesticides. However, the average consumer may not even be aware of certain other common practices that influence the nutrients in our foods.

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