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An Apple a Day: Debunking Common Health Myths

An Apple a Day: Debunking Common Health Myths

Understanding Popular Health Myths We’ve all heard the expression, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” along with a slew of other common health myths that often sound like good advice. Repeated as fact, many people just take these expressions to be true. Nowadays, click bait articles have also made it easier for these medical myths and misinformation to spread. So we’re here to set the record straight about some of the most common health myths you’ve heard. "An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” Most people will tell you that an apple a day doesn’t technically keep the doctor away, so why does this common expression still exist? The answer is the phrase actually means eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables each day has...

You Don't Have to Stop Before You Start

You Don’t Have to Stop Before You Start

We can get off track when we see health and wellness as an all-or-nothing endeavor. And we can really go wrong when we link two or activities that don’t really belong together. It's a mistake to assume that two practices are mutually exclusive, meaning we can do one OR the other like Drink diet Coke OR drink water, Smoke OR exercise, when in reality the items are completely separate....

Why You Should Protect Your Skin Against Pollution

Why You Should Protect Your Skin Against Pollution

  The starting point for having a healthy and glowing skin is your nutrition and proper skincare routine. You need to increase the intake of vitamins as much as possible in order for your body to work on all of its aspects, while the proper products for your skin protect you from the outside damage. Since the ozone layer is diminished, we are more exposed to UV rays and its negative effects on our skin. Furthermore, the air is filled with various kinds of pollutants including car exhaust, smog, dirt, dust, cigarette smoke, and many others. All these harmful substances increase the levels of free radicals which are unstable molecules that attack our cells and damage our DNA. The results these free radicals leave are faster...

The Best Ways to Utilize Coconut Sugar

The Best Ways to Utilize Coconut Sugar

Nowadays, it is becoming clear that coconut sugar is a much better alternative to ordinary table sugar. Well, its many health benefits can explain its increasing popularity. Then again, some people, when making a switch, don’t really have an idea how to use coconut sugar. For that reason, we created this guide. Here are some of the uses and applications of coconut sugar. Bread and Pastries When it comes to baking, coconut sugar has a wide range of uses. These include sweetening pastries, darkening the color of bread, and even binding water in a dough to keep it moist. Without it, what would happen to the baking industry? Beverages Coconut sugar is used in beverages like sports drinks, teas, coffees, and soft drinks as a sweetener. Also, it is utilized...

9 Reasons to Add Coconut Oil into Your Diet

9 Reasons to Add Coconut Oil into Your Diet

In the past few years, organic coconut oil has acquired a bad reputation because of its saturated fat content. However, researchers found out that these fat types are MCTs, which are known for their many health benefits. Considering that fact, maybe it is time for you to add coconut oil into your diet. Here are other reasons: 1. It improves cholesterol levels. Coconut oil has Lauric acid, which helps increase the good HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. 2. It promotes weight loss. As soon as the MCTs break down, metabolism increases because the thyroid hormones and sugar levels are affected. In 2009, a study was conducted to prove this. It involved several women, who were asked to consume 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a day for 2 weeks....

8 Natural Remedies Available at Home

8 Natural Remedies Available at Home

It is given that many fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and nutrients that are needed by the body, but there are some other foods out there that could relieve the most common daily problems, such as rashes and hiccups. And what’s great about them is that they are readily available at home. You know what these foods are? There are actually plenty of them, but we’ve listed seven below. 1. Aloe Vera Gel If you accidentally burnt yourself touching the cookie pans, grab some aloe vera gel and apply it to the affected area. The gel effectively soothes the inflammation and creates a new layer of skin that protects the burn from the air, which may potentially cause irritation. 2 Coconut Oil For your chapped lips, coconut oil is...

Ordering at a Restaurant

6 Simple Tips for Eating Healthier at Any Restaurant

Whether it’s happy hour with coworkers, a birthday dinner with friends, or a big family outing, there’s something special about going out to eat. You have no responsibilities except to enjoy your company, order a glass wine, and eat really good food. (Ah, the beauty of no dishes to clean.) While we’re all about ordering the rich pasta over the fish and veg dish, research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (JAAND) found that 92 percent of meals from large chain and local restaurants had more calories than recommended for the average eater. While we're not calorie counters, the new year has us motivated to clean up our eating a bit. If you're with us and need help navigating menus and making healthier choices when...

Best Hot Beverage to Treat Cold and Sore Throat

We all adore simple and healthy recipes which help us treat conventional body malfunctions like a sore throat or cold. We are not talking about complicated cases like the carpal tunnel injection in pain treatment, of course. Today we are going to discover a useful remedy made of tea, garlic, and ginger. Besides the mentioned ingredients, you will get used to the taste, and it will furtherly feel great to sew this helpful beverage. Preparations You will also need some tablespoons of honey and some lemon slices. Slice your garlic and ginger into half quarters. Approximately, you will need to get a half of a tablespoon of garlic and up to 3 tablespoons of ginger. Therefore, add them into your cup. Put your teapot to boil. Adding more...

5 Things You're Doing Every Day That Could Be Severely Damaging Your Health

5 Things You’re Doing Every Day That Could Be Severely Damaging Your Health

by Jonathan Galland Sure, you know that pesticides are harmful, lead paint is a no-no, and mold is bad news. But where else are toxins hiding in your everyday life? The short answer: everywhere. Chemicals and toxins can enter your body in a number of ways — through your food and drink and through your skin, eyes, and nose. While any one of these chemicals alone might not be a concern, it's the cumulative exposure to toxins that may cause long-term health problems over time. Here are five ways you may be exposing yourself to toxins without realizing it: 1. Artificial food dyes: You may think that by steering clear of neon-colored breakfast cereals and energy drinks you're avoiding synthetic dyes. But they also lurk in many products like baked...