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Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral?
The mineral magnesium may be one of the most overlooked minerals we need, and it is often ignored or missed by healthcare professionals. Its deficiency runs high in modern diets, and supplementation is almost mandatory, especially for the 50-plus crowd. It is important to know if you are missing this vital mineral, and take steps to supplement your diet daily.Vitamin D Deficiency – Things to Know
The results of a recent study on Vitamin D deficiency are particularly alarming for health experts. The study revealed that a whopping 69 per cent of Indians suffer from vitamin D deficiency, while a further 15 per cent were found to be vitamin D insufficient.3 Healthiest Foods for a Long Life, Strong Heart and Healthy Joints
In the quest for greater health and the prevention of disease, people are looking more and more to the quality of the foods they eat. Fast food, fried food, sweets, and foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are being replaced by healthier options. Research studies are showing that food is more than mere nutrition to fill the stomach – it can ward off specific illnesses and lengthen one’s life.8 Easy Healthy Snacks to Travel With
Snacks that travel easy are sometimes hard to come by. Here are 8 easy snacks that are easy to travel with but taste great too!Healthy Simple Meals: Herbed Potato Salad, Pasta and Pineapple Salad
You are defined by what you eat as Brillat-Savarin says, ‘Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are’. And nothing surpasses healthy simple meals as a dietary approach to wellness, which includes your physical, mental and social well-being. At Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, taking center stage is Darina Allen’s cuisine that brings out the natural goodness of simple basic foods. In particular her Herbed Potato Salad recipe, the favorite potato salad of Gourmet Magazine, highlights the versatility of potatoes as almost any type of the tuber can be used. Further, Chef Darina’s Spaghetti Alla Chiummenzana shows you how to make a spicy tomato sauce of: cherry tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil and oregano, dried red chillies and olive oil. So it boils down to a dish of spaghetti with sauce and basil leaves garnish There are 2 auspicious Nyonya Chinese dishes that can be easily whittled down to one: the Asian Pineapple Salad with cucumber, seasoned with a bit of salt, and this then becomes common fare enjoyed by everybody.Is Your Food Your Medicine or Your Poison?
I taught a class this morning where a gentleman asked me a question about a pre-Diabetes program that he is involved in. He was wondering my opinion on the eating plan that is being recommended. I won’t go into detail on the description, but I told him I didn’t agree that what was being promoted was optimal. But he is having good results – weight loss and improved blood lipids. So, why would I disagree with the recommendation?Which Is Healthier, to Skip Breakfast or Just Eat Something Fast and Sweet?
I’m sure there were so many times you have been reminded to start your day off right eating a healthy breakfast but we just, at times, do not have the time. Also, how many times have you felt rushed in the morning and held off on eating any breakfast before your lunch time? Does this apply to you?Better Snacking For Better Results
Different viewpoints on snacking exist. Some advise snacking to keep energy high and prevent overeating. Some advise against snacking to avoid the extra calories. If you snack, the best idea is to do it wisely. Guidelines for wiser snacking are covered in this article.Eat Big to Get Big
Gaining muscle mass is every fitness enthusiast’s goal and pretty simple to accomplish as long as Nutrition and Training strategies are in check. Calories must be in surplus and Training must be specific to Hypertrophy.10 Best Foods Series: The 10 Best Foods To Reduce Stress And Achieve Inner Calmness
The foods we choose to consume affect our mental health because of the composition of nutrients they have which bring about chemical changes in our body which affect our brain (chemically and physiologically), and in turn, influence our behavior. In this article, the first of a series of “10 Best Foods For” articles we will look into the best foods for reducing stress and improving mood.Vegetables And Fruits That Help Boost Immunity
Whatever the season or time of the year, your immunity should be in the best possible shape to keep you protected from avoidable infections and illnesses. It is possible to keep immunity in top shape through exercises, enough sleep and keeping stress levels down, but your diet plays a huge role in just how healthy you remain. Fortunately, there are so many vegetables and fruits you can include in your diet to boost your immunity levels because they have all the right properties. When looking at the vegetables and the fruits the richer and deeper the color the higher the antioxidants hence the more beneficial the fruit or vegetable.Importance of Antioxidants
An antioxidant can be extended in a nutritional context to include ‘compounds that protect biological system against the potentially harmful effects of processes or reactions that can cause excessive oxidations’. Oxidative stress is damage to cell structure and cell function by overly reactive oxygen-containing molecules and chronic excessive inflammation. Antioxidants also have many industrial uses, such as preservatives in food.