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Health benefits of quinoa (keen-wah!)

quinoa health benefitsThe buzz surrounding quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Quinoa has been hailed a superfood and for good reason, too. Its high protein and fiber content, along with being gluten-free, has given it quite the star power.

What is quinoa?

Quinoa, botanically speaking, closely resembles beets and spinach. Often referred to as a grain, quinoa’s … Read More

Key to healthy heart? You need this one crucial thing

healthy heart with nitric oxideThere’s more to the necessities of life than food and water…

Oxygen is the most important gas our bodies require to function and for us to live. We breathe it in and oxygen is carried throughout the body through our cells so that we can keep breathing, keep our heart beating and carry on normally.

Up until now, … Read More

Popular health foods you should avoid…

avoid these health foodsDark chocolate, avocados, bananas, hot chilies…What you eat plays a large role in your sexual health. A healthy diet, along with certain food aphrodisiacs like the ones I mentioned here, can increase libido, promote blood flow and provide us with energy to get down to business.

However, diet can also put a damper on our sex life – … Read More

Is your energy bar barring you from good health?

Energy bar for good healthOur busy lives take energy! We need energy to work, we need energy to perform activities, heck we even need energy for socializing. As you can seem a lot of our energy becomes depleted by outside sources.

Sometimes, we don’t have the time to sit down and have a nutritious meal and so we reach for an energy … Read More

Berries pack a sweet health punch

health benefits of berriesColorful, bit-size and oh-so sweet, berries are delicious and highly beneficial. They may be small in size, but berries really pack a punch when it comes to improving your health. And there is a berry out there for everyone, with different textures, flavors and dessert possibilities!

Some berry facts: A berry is classified as a fleshy fruit. It … Read More

Plum health benefits: Naturally sweet nutrition

PlumsWarmer weather brings in-season fruits and vegetables – and trips to your local farmer’s market are a must.

Fruits, in particular, are an integral part of a healthy diet and when they are in season they are that much easier to enjoy. One fruit you should be eating more of is the humble and delicious plum. Small in … Read More

2 minutes to spare? Do this to improve your health

2 minutes to spare (1)We’re becoming the generation of sitters. We sit at work, we sit at home, we sit in our cars, on benches, chairs, and just about anywhere we sit. But all this sitting is shortening our lives and putting our health at serious risk. Seniors, in particular, are sitting the majority of their days, and the means to move … Read More

Boomer health care: Healthy living tips after 60

boomer health issuesGrowing older in America isn’t what it used to be. For aging baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964 during the post-Second World War baby boom, they’re working into their late 60s and 70s – long past the customary retirement age. The question is: What does this mean for boomer health issues?

Data from the National Institute … Read More

Capsicum health benefits? Weight loss, pain relief and more

capsicum health benefits (1)Ready to heat things up in the kitchen (and fire up your health)?
Chili peppers, bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne chillies, pimiento… These are the many names for some fruits of the Capsicum annuum species of plants. Yes, these are botanically fruits, but most often referred to as vegetables.

Before we get to some healthy capsicum recipes and … Read More

Why getting older is good for your health

aging-is-good-for-your-healthDid you ever think that you and a bottle of wine may have a lot in common? (And I’m not referring to its full body!) The longer wine sits and ages, the better and more enjoyable it becomes. Well, science now suggests the same holds true for seniors and aging is by no means negative at all!

In … Read More

Natural health: Best herbs for women

best-herbs-for-female-healthIf you’re going to talk about women’s health – and the best herbs for female health – you’ve got to talk about hormones! Whether it’s premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and herbal remedies for menstrual cramps in young girls, or natural herbs menopause could use for relief from night sweats and moodiness… hormones play a major role in life stages … Read More

Why Sleeping Beauty has better brain health

benefits-of-sleep-for-the-brainRemember the tale of the young princess who pricks her finger on a spindle only to fall into a deep sleep that can’t be awoken until she is kissed by her true love? Although the story involves fairy godmothers, witches and kingdoms, that princess was greatly improving her brain health while in her deep sleep.

And Sleeping Beauty … Read More

Effect of aging on bones and the foods to recover bone health

BonesWhile we’re often thinking about our skin and hair (and how they change with age!), we don’t always give our bones the same kind of consideration. But we should.

When it comes to bone health facts, there are some important ones to know. Bones, like the rest of our body parts, are living material. They’re in a constant … Read More

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