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  • These four beverages will help you sleep like a baby - every night!
  • These four beverages will help you sleep like a baby - every night!
    There's nothing worse than waking up wishing you'd had a deeper, more restful night of sleep. Lack of quality sleep isn't just bad for your energy levels - it can take a serious toll on your health too, upping your risk of chronic conditions like high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack. But here's the good news… if you're having trouble sleeping, you've come to the right place! According to Dr Deborah E Sewitch, PhD diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, there are certain beverages you can drink down each night to help you relax, unwind and drift off to dreamland - here are four of them.... ››› Read more
  • [29 July 2016]
  • Dark chocolate, red wine and other delicious heart-healthy superfoods to work into your diet
  • Dark chocolate, red wine and other delicious heart-healthy superfoods to work into your diet
    In South Africa, heart disease is right up there with diabetes and HIV Aids as a leading cause of death. The good news is that we're now educated on how we can prevent heart problems like heart attacks and strokes. Healthy habits like following a nutritious eating plan, exercising regularly and managing your stress levels can make a huge difference when it comes to preventing cardiovascular problems. Keep reading to learn which superfoods you should add to your diet to keep your body's most important organ happy for decades to come.... ››› Read more
  • [29 July 2016]
  • Five cancer-causing everyday habits that you need to quit ASAP
  • Five cancer-causing everyday habits that you need to quit ASAP
    You follow a healthy eating plan, you work out four times a week, you don't smoke and overall you live what most would consider a very healthy lifestyle. So you've got nothing to worry about, right? Well, not necessarily… The following five everyday habits either expose you to the same toxins found in cigarette smoke or cause cancer rates equivalent to those caused by smoking. Luckily, they're easy to fix with a few simple changes to your everyday routine.... ››› Read more
  • [29 July 2016]
  • The fat-burning food that you can eat at every meal of the day!
  • The fat-burning food that you can eat at every meal of the day!
    You've surely heard of it (or perhaps even tried it) by now - the humble quinoa grain. Top nutritionists like Keri Glassman, RD, one of the Life Stylists featured in the book 20 Pounds Younger swear by superfood. And for good reason - quinoa is an amazingly versatile grain that you can eat at breakfast, lunch and even dinner! Delicious, filling and completely unprocessed, quinoa is a fantastic source of protein for when you don't feel like eating meat or dairy. In fact, this ancient grain is considered a complete source of protein, and one of the very few sources in the grain family at that. This is because it contains all the essential amino acids just lie eggs do Why not give quinoa a go? To get you started, here are some yummy recipes - one for each meal of the day. Feel free to experiment with add-ins to suit your food preferences if you like. Enjoy!... ››› Read more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • Weakness in your one side, a throbbing headache, loss of vision and other warning signs that you may be having a stroke
  • Weakness in your one side, a throbbing headache, loss of vision and other warning signs that you may be having a stroke
    So I'm guessing that when it comes to your health, your biggest concern isn't having a stroke. That's only a problem that people who lead very unhealthy lifestyles or who are very old need to worry about, right? Well, not entirely… Believe it or not, but it's possible to have a stroke at any age. The most common type is ischemic strokes, which make up about 80% to 90% of al cases. These strokes occur when a clot stops enough oxygen and blood from getting to your brain. In the stroke field, they say that “time is brain”. What's meant by this is that the longer you wait, the more time there is for permanent damage to occur. Apart from living a healthy lifestyle, your best bet when it comes to preventing stroke is catching the symptoms early and getting to an ER stat. Read on for the five biggest warning signs.... ››› Read more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • You're never too young to get arthritis - here are three ways to soothe achy knees and hips
  • You're never too young to get arthritis - here are three ways to soothe achy knees and hips
    Millions of people around the world suffer from arthritis, a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation in one or more joints. In fact, eight million people in America alone suffer from the condition… So what's the main cause? Surprisingly, one the biggest causes of arthritis is overdoing it on high-impact workouts. Think boot camps and CrossFit. According to David T Neuman, founder of Pop-Doc.com, this may be because these workouts tax your joints. If you're a young adult, you may think that you're too young to get arthritis. But the truth is you're not. If you ignore joint pain, it could easily lead to loss of mobility or, even worse, surgery (yikes!). The next time your knees and hips feel a bit creaky, try one or all of these three solutions.... ››› Read more
  • [28 July 2016]
  • Power up with this bright green smoothie bowl
  • Power up with this bright green smoothie bowl
    I've been drinking green smoothies for breakfasts for a couple of years. It makes me feel somewhat accomplished when I'm able to squeeze in an intense workout and get two servings of fruit and vegetables before I even sit down at my desk in the morning. But have you heard about the new thing about smoothies? I'm talking about smoothie bowls. They're awesome because you can make them into even more of a complete meal by simply adding a few blend-in ingredients and toppings. Yes please! I'm sharing my favourite bright green smoothie bowl that provides your body with a dose of lean, clean, green energy in a snap. The next time you're feeling exhausted or just plain sluggish this morning, give it a try. It's sure to give both your mental and physical energy a serious boost!... ››› Read more
  • [27 July 2016]
  • The leafy green that's great for everything from appetite control to heart health
  • The leafy green that's great for everything from appetite control to heart health
    When you hear the word “spinach”, what's the first thing you think of? For me, it's the pipe-smoking cartoon sailor Popeye. He'd chow down a can of spinach for instant strength and muscles to fight villains. Do you remember him? After watching that cartoon for most of my childhood, I was pretty disappointed when I eventually found out that eating a plate of this leafy greens doesn't actually cause your muscles to triple in size. But, this superfood still has numerous tricks up its sleeves… Keep reading for four awesome facts about spinach.... ››› Read more
  • [27 July 2016]
  • Five sun-fighting superfoods
  • Five sun-fighting superfoods
    From a young age, you were taught that it's important to lather up on layers of sunblock before spending time out in the sun. But here's the thing: Sunscreen may not be the right approach. Sure, sunblock may block out the sun's harmful rays, but it also keeps out vitamin D, an absolutely essential nutrient protects you against injury and promotes immunity. And that's not all - most chemical sunblocks are chock-full of harmful endocrine disrupters - yikes! I say ditch the sunblock and get munching on some natural sun protectors instead. Below are five sun-fighting foods armed with potent nutrients that will naturally boost your epidermal armour and let you play outside without the fear of sun damage all year round!... ››› Read more
  • [27 July 2016]
  • Four key nutrients to beat blemishes, get a natural glow and keep your skin supple and smooth
  • Four key nutrients to beat blemishes, get a natural glow and keep your skin supple and smooth
    When it comes to beautiful, youthful skin, the foods in your kitchen are just as important as the creams in your bathroom. Leslie Baumann, a top Miami Beach dermatologist, says: “Good nutrition is a fundamental building block of health skin.” The nutrients in food help do everything from protect your skin from harmful UV damage that causes dark spots and wrinkles, to speed up the pace of exfoliation and replace dead, dull skin cells with new ones. It's time to take the inside-out approach to loving your skin for life! So what's the recipe for complexion perfection? It starts with a well-rounded diet of vitamin C, carotenoids, healthy fats and proteins. As a bonus, these nutritional superstars will also do wonders for the rest of your body - help you sleep better, reduce bad cholesterol levels and feed your brain! Here's your get-gorgeous grocery list!... ››› Read more
  • [26 July 2016]

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