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Grow or Buy Beets for all these Health Benefits

Added March 20, 2020, Under: Diets, Nutrition

Easy to sow, easy to grow and easy to prepare and eat, what's not to like about about the beet? Many are starting to realize that all fruits and veggies add so much more in the way of nutrition to our diets. And beets are high on the this list... All those health benefits? Top of the list is the presence of betalain.  The polyphenol betalain (which is present in beetroot) comes in two forms: betacyanins (giving the beet that deep red color) ...

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Improved Vision Could Come With These Plant-Based Choices

Added February 6, 2020, Under: Diets, Health, How To, Natural remedies

We are all being encouraged to include extra fruit and veggies in our diet, making it more plant-based. Such changes could even improve the way you see the world, helping your eyes to see better.  Improved optical health is one of the unexpected outcomes of a plant-based diet. Find out more about how the Vitamin A found in carrots, squash and spinach have been found to increase the eye's ability to perform in low light.  And yes, especially when we always thought ...

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How Hunger Can Make Us Angry

Added October 25, 2019, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D

When we are hungry, we can become snappy and irritable. If we have not eaten in a while, we can find it difficult to concentrate. If we are in need of a snack, this can severely affect our mood. But why does this happen? There is a new word out there And the word is hanger. Once it was a made up word but now it has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, defined as being "bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger". In 2018, ...

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How to Prevent & Relieve Heartburn or Acid Reflux Without Using Medication

Added September 30, 2019, Under: Diets, Drugs, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Millions of Americans have been taking a popular heartburn drug for years.  Known as Zantac, it has now been pulled off the market. Available without a prescription and over-the-counter, this medication was used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (also known as acid indigestion or acid reflux). What are the causes and symptoms? Acid reflux is when stomach acid gets pushed up into the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food and ...

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Meet This Little Dog Who Eats Up All Her Vegetables, Raw!

Added June 9, 2019, Under: Diets, How To, Pets

  We are used to encouraging our young children to eat up their veggies but perhaps not our pets. I have a friend with a Scottish Terrier known as Libby - and she just relishes the opportunity to snack on raw vegetables. Libby and her owner spend time on the allotment site where her owner is always busy digging, planting and weeding to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers. While all this is happening, Libby is contemplating her next opportunity to get a taste of ...

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Changing Your Diet Could Help With Anxiety & Stress

Added May 24, 2019, Under: Diets, Nutrition

Those who experience symptoms of anxiety, including feeling nervous, restless or fearful, could find that a change in diet could help resolve those symptoms. The change in diet would include regulating the micro organisms in their gut - in other words, improving your gut health. Research has found that gut microbiota - those millions of micro-organisms in the gut that perform such valuable functions in the immune system and metabolism - can also help to regulate brain function. What was the research carried ...

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Include Potassium Rich Foods in your Diet to Help with Cellulite

Added August 5, 2018, Under: Diets, Natural remedies

Fluid retention is one of the main causes of cellulite and this is because many of us consume too much sodium but not enough potassium. While sodium carries nutrients into your cells, potassium helps to flush excess waste out of your cells which in turn can reduce the appearance of cellulite. What is cellulite and why does it appear? Cellulite appears as dimpled bumpy skin with that "orange peel" look. Fatty tissue under connective tissue bulges into the dermis leading to the appearance ...

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Gooseberries Have No Connection With Geese

Added July 1, 2018, Under: Diets, Nutrition

The UK's climate (most of the time) is perfectly designed to produce gooseberries - both the tart, green cooking gooseberries and the sweeter red varieties which appear a bit later. Although classified as cookers, the green gooseberries can still be delicious to eat raw if you have those type of taste buds that enjoy something that is a bit tart.  I grew up enjoying British candies such as sherbert lemons and pear drops while I love my very lemony tea to ...

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How To Prevent Toe Nail Fungus By Improving Your Diet

Added June 23, 2018, Under: Diets, How To, Skin Conditions

Nobody wants to suffer from toe nail fungus but it is possible to treat, and even prevent this condition, by watching what you eat. High on the list of prevention through diet is to eliminate the source of yeast and fungus in your diet by changing to a candida diet.   Candida albicans is a common yeast that grows inside the human body. In healthy people, this is kept under control naturally but in less than healthy bodies, the candida multiply and cause infections ...

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Are Two Eggs a Day Too Many?

Added January 10, 2018, Under: Diets, Health, How To, Skin Conditions, Vitamin D

Several decades ago here in the UK, there used to be a popular TV commercial for eggs with the slogan "Go to Work on an Egg".  This was back in the 1960s when eggs were considered to be a highly nutritious food – and before the decades-long misconception that egg yolks were a contributing factor to heart disease. The thinking behind the slogan was that a substantial breakfast was essential for anyone to start the day so that they could go ...

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