With winter comes dry skin - I'm sure you know this. And there's nothing worse!
But here's good news: You don't have to settle for skin that's dry, chapped and itchy in the cold months. Nor do you have to splurge on expensive lotions and other products.
All you need is a bath tub, and half a cup of baking soda (and a good book)! Read on to find out more…... ››› Read more
As the weekend approaches, you're probably looking forward to a cocktail!
Read on for delicious smoothie recipes that taste JUST like your favourite frosty libations. They're actually even better for you, considering they're made without sugary drink mixes…
Bonus: I'm also going to show you how to turn them up a notch by spiking them with booze (just a little bit won't hurt)!
Here they are…... ››› Read more
Coffee is the morning pick-me-up of millions. Every day, people drink coffee to increase their wakefulness and improve their concentration and focus.
I bet you do too.
And now there's even more reason to do so.
Earlier this year, researchers at the World Cancer Research Fund in the UK revealed that drinking coffee has an additional (and much more meaningful) benefit…
Liver cancer prevention! (Especially that caused by regular alcohol consumption.)
In the study, published in the Continuous Update Project 2015 report, researchers explain that regular alcohol consumption is enough to cause liver cancer. But gulping down just two cups of coffee a day can reverse this harmful effect!
Read on to find out more.... ››› Read more
There are many reasons to include a good amount of vitamin C in your diet…
For example, to increase your energy levels, boost your overall immunity, and even fight off cardiovascular disease.
But here's another incentive you probably didn't know about: A flatter belly!
Read on to learn about how vitamin C can help you trim down your tummy - plus which foods will give you a good dose of it.... ››› Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids make up a crucial part of any healthy eating plan.
For if you aren't sure, omega-3s are the polyunsaturated fatty acids that you find in oily foods like salmon or tuna.
Nutritionists consider them essential fatty acids that your body can't make alone. Therefore, you have to gain them through your diet.
Apart from the health benefits, which range from reduced risk of bipolar disorder to lowered blood pressure, omega-3s can also help you burn fat and lose weight easier. Here's how…... ››› Read more
A new study published in JAMA Neurology has revealed that people who have celiac disease are at higher risk of neuropathy (otherwise known as nerve damage).
In the study, researchers found that people with celiac disease are around 2.5 times more likely to receive a diagnosis of neuropathy than those without the disease.
If you suffer from celiac disease or are concerned about developing it, I urge you to read this. If this doesn't include you, I urge you anyway... For a large number of people who have celiac disease don't even know they have it.... ››› Read more
You might already know that eating certain foods (like fatty bacon and salty soups) can increase your risk of heart disease. And it's often tough to get out of those kinds of eating habits, right?
Whether you have years of unhealthy eating under your belt or simply want to fine-tune your diet, here are some great heart-healthy eating tips. Because once you know which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit, you'll be well on your way toward a heart-healthy diet.
Here's what to do…... ››› Read more
Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, one of a group of plant pigments known to have powerful antioxidants among other effects.
It's important you get enough of this substance for a number of reasons - good vision, strong immunity and general health, for example.
A number of studies show that upping your intake of beta-carotene can help ward off infections and macular degeneration.
You can up your intake through supplements or certain foods. Here's how much you should take and how you can get a good dose of it…... ››› Read more
If you snore, you're at risk of memory problems and even dementia.
And the younger you are when you start snoring, the more likely you are to develop Alzheimer's at a younger age too.
It's because of how you breathe when you snore. Or should I say, how you don't breathe!
Read on below to find out what your snoring is doing to your brain, and what you can do to prevent developing a dreaded illness like Alzheimer's because of it.... ››› Read more
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, enjoying eggs for breakfast every morning might help you achieve your weight loss goals easier.
Researchers say you can thank the choline chemical for this.
Wait - what? Choline? What's that?!
Choline is a chemical similar to B vitamins, and is often lumped in them. Although choline isn't by strict definition a vitamin, it's an essential nutrient when it comes to weight loss.
Here's how choline can assist you with weight loss…... ››› Read more
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