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Nutrition Tips

by Geri Walton ~ March 22nd, 2009

nutrition,omega oils,omega-6s,omega-3s,omega-9s,vitamins,minerals,total health,bottled water,Today, researchers are discovering more and more information that indicates there is a link between poor nutrition and health problems. If you think about it, if poor nutrition contributes to things such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, then why wouldn’t proper nutrition contribute to good health? You may also wonder what good nutrition means because what is touted as beneficial one day seems to be bad the next. To help, here are five nutrition tips often linked to good health:
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Omega Oils and Their Health Benefits

by Geri Walton ~ March 18th, 2009

You have probably heard about omega oils and how important they are to good health. There are three important ones: omega-3s, omega-6s, and omega-9s. Of these three omegas, two are essential because they can only be acquired through diet. They are omega-6s (linoleic acid or LA) and omega-3s (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA). Both these essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated and both are necessary to the body because they aid in the proper functioning of blood vessels, nerves, and skin. The third beneficial omega oil, which is also linked to good health but not considered essential, is a monounsaturated fatty acid known as omega-9.

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Alkaline and Acid Foods

by Geri Walton ~ March 4th, 2009

acid foods,acid-producing foods,alkaline foods,alkaline-producing foods,fruits,health benefits,leafy green vegetables,vegetablesThe majority of foods eaten by the typical American are usually acid-producing. Acid-producing foods include such things as meat, sugar, and cereals, as well as processed foods. Whether a food is alkaline or an acid food has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. For instance, oranges, lemons, and limes are considered acidic, but the end-product is an alkaline residue. Dairy products and meats usually test alkaline before digestion and assimilation, but after these processes the end product is an acidic residue.
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Nutritious Soups

by Geri Walton ~ March 1st, 2009

Soup can be a great food choice. One Penn study shows that if you first consume a low-fat, broth-based soups before a meal, you consume fewer calories, 20 percent fewer. Soups are also good to stimulate digestion, and they help you slow down when you eat so that you feel fuller sooner. If you pick the right ones, broth-based soups can also be health benefits,Nutrition,soups,weight loss, how to lose weight, low in calories, fat, and sodium but still high in fiber.  When choosing a soup, look for the following qualities:
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Burn Fat With Interval Training

by Geri Walton ~ February 28th, 2009

weight loss,exercise breakthroughs, exercise,aging and exercise, how to lose weight, interval training,exercise strategies, Excess belly fat has been linked to numerous disease, and for the past fifteen years the average American waist circumference has grown and grown. In fact, according American Sports Data, “3.8 million people are over 300 pounds, over 400,000 people (mostly males) carry over 400 pounds and the average adult female weighs an unprecedented 163 pounds!
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Nutritious Leafy Green Vegetables

by Geri Walton ~ February 27th, 2009

fiber,health benefits,kale,leafy green vegetables,leafy greens,watercressLeafy green vegetables are important for a variety of reasons. Many people consider them nutritional superstars because when eaten raw they are one of the best sources of amino acids, which are the building blocks needed for protein in the body. Leafy greens are easy to digest, and they stimulate digestion by encouraging digestive enzymes. They also strengthen the immune system and provide needed nutrients required for proper hormone balance.
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by Geri Walton ~ February 26th, 2009

L-lysine,Lysine, osteoporosis, osteoporosis benefits, cardiovascular benefits, cardiovascular health, collagen health,total healthLysine or L-lysine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in a person’s overall health and well being. Because it is an essential amino acid, it cannot be produced by the body and must be acquired from diet or supplements. Defiencies of lysine can result in hair loss, an inability to concentrate, reproductive disorders, and even retarded growth. Purported health benefits shows lysine
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by Geri Walton ~ February 22nd, 2009

blueberries,blueberry,fruits,fruit,health benefits,healthy eating, eating the right foods,rules for eating healthy,You’ve probably heard that blueberries are supposed to be a super food and a nutritional powerhouse. Indeed, they seem to offer some great health benefits due to their antioxidant compounds, which reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, a main component in numerous diseases. They’ve also been touted to improve mental deterioration, and the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) scale, a method of measuring antioxidant capacities of various foods, lists them as having one of the highest values. Health benefits attributed to the blueberry include:
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Health Emergencies

by Geri Walton ~ February 21st, 2009

health emergencies,Other Health Issues, alternative health, emergencies,emergency,painPeople sometimes have physical symptoms that something is wrong, and, occasional symptoms, such as a headache, a back ache, or an upset stomach, may be nothing to worry about; however, if your symptoms are persistent or accompanied by other symptoms, they may indicate serious health emergencies and should not be ignored. So, here’s the list of signs that likely indicate you need to seek immediate help. Continue reading »

Mushrooms Cut Calories

by Geri Walton ~ February 20th, 2009

mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms,health benefits,weight loss, weight loss foods, foods to lose weight,lose weight,lose caloriesIf you’re familiar with mushrooms, you may know there are many varieties, and they add a distinctive flavor often described as earthy. Yet, they are more than tasty morsels. According to a study published in the international journal Appetite they appear to be as satisfying as beef but contain alot fewer calories and that means you may be able to cut calories. 

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