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The Science Behind Why Papaya is Such a Healthy Food

As far as health foods go, papaya is one that receives a lot of press. This fruit, which grows abundantly in tropical places, is known as a super food because of the numerous health benefits nutrients that are found in it provide. As well as vitamins, papaya contains antioxidants and proteolytic enzymes which are great for your body, but just how do these parts of the papaya’s make up work inside you to deliver such profound benefits?

The Balancing Act: A Diet How To

Do you remember your school’s health teacher or parents going on for what seemed like hours about the food pyramid and a balanced diet? Good, because I’m about to tell you they were half right. A balanced diet is important for your health and fitness. But there is a little more to a healthy and well balanced diet than just eating the ‘ideal” number of serves of certain food groups and counting calories. It’s also about what sources of food the calories come from. Here, I’d like to give you an overview of balanced nutrition without going into school teacher or parental mode.

Marathon Hydration

Drinking should be simple enough, but it’s not. Sedentary people drink: runners hydrate. When and how to hydrate is an art unto itself. Common logic suggests that we should drink when we’re thirsty. But common logic doesn’t apply to marathon training, with long runs lasting two-to-three hours.

What Are You Really Supposed to Be Eating in a Day?

Find out exactly what you should be eating every day, and what foods to avoid to live a healthy lifestyle! Most people are confused by the food pyramids, doctors and physicians, but hear we try to break it all down in plain English.

The Amazing Truth Behind Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Eating a diet that is high in fish that contain these acids does appear to decrease the risk of stroke. Most people are aware of the advantages that they get from consuming this.

The Coconut Conspiracy

Now, more and more evidence is being revealed to the world the absolutely essential need we have for coconut products, and the benefits its fruits have been giving humans for literally thousands of years, with zero ill effects. More and more research is being done, and more uses and benefits are being accepted by the scientific community as valid and effective. In many cases, coconut products are proving to be even more effective than modern medicine at preventing, treating, or even alleviating a vast multitude of health-related problems.

Vegetables Are Not Our Enemies

How many servings of vegetables do you eat a day? There are so many delicious, creative ways to make sure you are getting the vitamins and fiber that fresh fruits and vegetables provide us. If you live in an area that you cannot get fresh fruits and vegetables, buy a variety of frozen and some canned. In fact, studies have shown that frozen and even some canned foods have more vitamins that fresh. So, be creative and find some simple recipes you like so you can eat more of these fiber rich foods. Some of you will say that you just don’t like vegetables, but if you were blindfolded and given a flavorful casserole with several hidden vegetables, I don’t think you’d even realize you were eating the vegetables. Sometimes our sight makes us turn our noses up at some very healthy food. Or maybe it’s the word itself, like Brussels sprouts, that make us dislike a dish. There are many simple recipes that are very tasty, but sometimes we have to tweak the recipe so our families will like it.

Diabetic Supplements

Diabetes mellitus is a dreadful disease which is commonly found in people of all age groups. General occurrence of diabetes is due to excess insulin level may be in the blood or urine. Symptoms commonly observed in diabetics are frequent urination, and excess thirst.

Vitamins: How to Buy The Best Multivitamins

Buying the best multivitamins can be confusing. First, some people claim we don’t need to buy vitamins. Second, some people claim that synthetic nutritional supplements are just as good as natural nutritional supplements. And thirdly, many are confused about the differences between natural, all-natural, and whole food organic multivitamins. With so many brands to choose from, where does a discerning, health-conscious individual looking to buy the best nutritional products begin? Find out in this edition of the Better Health Update.

List Of Nutritional And Diet Foods For Little Money

We may all think it is expensive to eat good food, well it depends on what we mean by that. Here are a list of food that are highly nutritional and can be acquired with very little cash.

Cacao Nibs Health Benefits

Cacao nibs are the most ideal for individuals when they yearn for chocolate. Nibs are an organic form of cacao that allows you to get a tremendous amount of health and nutritional benefits without the calories or sugars found in regular chocolate. Cacao in nibs form is the unaltered form that exists before being turned into what we are used to as chocolate with added sugars and sweeteners.

Is Salt Really Bad For You?

Just like saturated fat, salt has a very bad reputation. Just like saturated fat, salt is actually needed in the body for it to work optimally. Salt is not totally harmless, but it’s not the devil in disguise either.

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