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Brains Stay Sharper With Exercise

Brains Stay Sharper With Exercise Want to reduce your risk of dementia in older age? Move as much as you can. We’ve all heard about techniques to get us more physically active — take the stairs, park the car a bit further from your destination, get up and march in place for a minute or two when standing or sitting at a desk. Now a study finds even simple housework like cooking or cleaning may make a difference in brain health in our 70s and 80s. “Exercise is an inexpensive way to improve health and our study shows...

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Signs And Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Signs And Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency Magnesium deficiency, also known as hypomagnesemia, is an often overlooked health problem. While less than 2% of Americans have been estimated to experience magnesium deficiency, one study suggests that up to 75% are not meeting their recommended intake. In some cases, deficiency may be underdiagnosed since the obvious signs commonly don’t appear until your levels become severely low. The causes of magnesium deficiency vary. They range from inadequate dietary intake to loss of magnesium from...

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UltraProcessed Foods = Early Death Risk

UltraProcessed Foods = Early Death Risk Those chips you’ve been snacking on may actually be killing you. There is a 14 percent risk of early death with every 10 percent increase in proportions of ultraprocessed foods consumed, according to a study published in the Jama Internal Medicine journal. Ultraprocessed foods are processed through industrial methods and can contain additives. The study’s author, Dr. Laure Schnabel, a nutritional epidemiologist at Paris-Sorbonne University, says examples are “mass-produced and...

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Healthy Heart Tips

Healthy Heart Tips 28 Healthy Heart Tips There are many steps you can take to help protect your health and blood vessels. Stop smoking—no ifs, ands, or butts Avoiding tobacco is one of the best. In fact, smoking is one of the top controllable risk factors for heart disease. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, the American Heart Association (AHA), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) all encourage you to quit. It can make a huge...

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Carbs – Good VS. Bad

Carbs – Good VS. Bad About every six months, a new study comes out pitting high-carb vs high-protein (usually higher-fat) diets. Sometimes carbs win. Sometimes protein wins. But what’s most important in terms of shedding excess weight and living healthier isn’t really about carbs vs protein. It’s about good carbs vs bad carbs. Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs Some carbs truly are bad.  And some carbs are tremendously good for you.  How do you know the difference? That’s where the confusion comes in....

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Polyphenols – What and Why

Polyphenols – What and Why You know how the doctor or nutritionist says that you should eat more fruits and vegetables because they are good for you? Well, it’s not just because they are good for your digestion. It’s largely because of the nutrients and polyphenols in these plants. Your body always needs both macro and micro nutrients to function optimally, fight off diseases, get the appropriate nutrition, boost your immune system, eliminate free radicals, slow down the aging process, reduce inflammation which...

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Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners

Bad News About Artificial Sweeteners ZERO-CALORIE ARTIFICIAL sweeteners meant to reduce consumption of sugar are being linked to diabetes and obesity.A new study presented Sunday at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting examined the biochemical effects of artificial sweeteners in rats and cell cultures. Researchers fed one group of rats a diet high in glucose or fructose, different types of sugars, and another group a diet with aspartame or acesulfame potassium, common zero-calorie artificial sweeteners. After three weeks,...

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Telomere Tips

Telomere Tips Forget “you’re only as old as you feel” or “age is just a number.” Soon, the saying on everyone’s lips might be “you’re only as old as your telomeres are short.” As researchers learn how to naturally slow aging to keep us looking and feeling young, they’re looking at telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that control aging, for the answers. And with possible links to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer, the...

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Stevia VS Sugars

Stevia VS Sugars Sugar — we all crave it. It’s sweet and makes basically everything taste better. If you’re one of the many people who have tried to cut back on sugar, you know how difficult it can be. Some people may even experience withdrawals. This is all due to the fact that when we eat sugar, we become addicted to it. When we eat foods high in sugar, the reward centers of the brain are activated. At the same time, a large amount of dopamine is released. This is what makes eating sugar feel so good....

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Foods to Unclog Your Arteries

Foods to Unclog Your Arteries If your goal is to restore or maintain a healthy heart, there are a variety of foods that can help to unclog arteries of plaque build-up, lower your blood pressure, and reduce inflammation – the main culprits of cardiovascular illness. Many of the foods on this list contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and soluble fiber which are great not only for your heart, but also to promote healthy skin, hair, hormone production, and nutrient absorption.  You can feel better, have more energy, and improve your heart health without the use of toxic chemicals.

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