According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, glowing television screens are the cause for most folks’ chronic sleep deprivation.
Trying to fall asleep can be frustrating when you can’t relax into a peaceful slumber. Not only does it affect you during those nighttime hours, you could carry feelings of anger, depression and hostility around during the day, too. Worse yet, insomnia has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure levels, heart disease and stroke. […]
When you drink can after can of cola soft drinks, your potassium levels can decrease significantly. This deficiency can lead to muscle weakness, extreme fatigue and even paralysis. Greek researchers discovered six reports of cola-induced potassium deficiency where the range of consumption equaled two to nine liters of cola per day. This may seem excessive, […]
You’ve probably noticed those tiny stickers that appear on almost all fruits and vegetables. These stickers contain bar codes for the checkout clerk, but they also contain a secret the store might not want you to know.
To help retain more flavor and possibly more health benefits, researchers from Newcastle University in Great Britain advocate cooking carrots whole rather than chopped in pieces. This method will help lock in nutrients and the natural sugars. Besides vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D, E and […]
Did you know that most restaurant and fast food hamburgers are about 23 percent larger than they were in 1977? That’s according to a study conducted by the University of North Carolina. In order to avoid the extra fat and calories, why not skip the main dish and order a filling soup, salad or appetizer […]
When looking to include more dark leafy greens into your diet, be sure to add kale. This healthy vegetable contains phytonutrients that may help combat abnormal cell growth. Researchers have discovered that these phytonutrients cause the liver to produce enzymes that may potentially eliminate cancer-causing substances. Kale can be steamed, sautéed or added to your […]
There is more than enough evidence to support the need for daily Vitamin D3. Check your levels if you want to, but the bet is that you are low, very low if you haven’t been on a daily vitamin D3 supplement. Vitamin D3 protects against heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis (osteomalacia) and every killer disease of […]
Heart-healthy foods can be easy to incorporate into your meals if you know what to add. Try to include several servings of fruits and vegetables — like spinach, carrots, peaches and assorted berries — during the day. Swap your fattening white flour products for whole foods like oats, grain bread and brown rice. Also try to limit your saturated […]
Why should you eat more blueberries? Not only do these sweet little fruits taste great, but they are packed with phytonutrients that help eliminate the free radicals that cause aging and cell damage. Blueberries have also been shown to help prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Try adding some of these tiny protectors to […]