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Nothing Beats Eating Beets

Beets! Beautiful in color and highly nutritious, these root vegetables contain antioxidants and are chock-full of uber health benefits. From the Swiss chard and spinach families, these low calorie vegetables contain zero cholesterol, and have very little fat. They are great natural detoxifiers and anti-inflammatory foods that can help the body in various healthy ways. Beets are quite the versatile vegetable too, and can be cooked, juiced, chopped, grated, shredded, boiled, steamed, and roasted, and make for some delicious recipes.

Eye of the Matter – Checking Your Child’s Eyesight

I am myopic. I have been wearing glasses since I was about twelve. However long before that I had difficulty reading from the blackboard. I used to try and get one of the front benches. After a while even that was not enough and little me used to toddle to the front, stand in front of the black board and read, then toddle off to my seat to copy it down. When I started standing next to the board with my copy to copy the stuff, the teacher saw red. Searching questions revealed my malady and there was a note in my diary for my parents.

Vitamins: How Much and Why?

Vitamins, along with many other nutrition aids, are not something that people are very familiar with. Yes they are good… but why? Why do we need them? What are the consequences to not taking them? Do they really work? Am I taking the right amounts and am I taking the right vitamins for me? All these are valid questions that aren’t common things people know, but the nutrition facts are out there.

Get Adventurous And Healthy With These 5 Super Greens

Need to get out of a broccoli rut when it comes to eating vegetables? These super greens will nourish your body and feed your sense of adventure at the same time!

Health Issues and GMO Foods, Is There Really a Link?

With little long term evidence of health risks, the FDA in 1992 deemed Genetically Modified foods safe. By 1996, these Genetically Modified Organisms had made their way into American’s daily diets. Twenty years after introducing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), we are starting to see the adverse affects.

The Importance of a Whole Food Diet

To achieve and sustain health it is imperative to look at whole, unprocessed foods. This is the only type of food the body recognizes as fuel for repair and growth. Whole foods are varieties of seasonal vegetables and fruits as well as grass-fed animal products. Processed food products are bare of nutrients due to high heat used in the manufacture and chemicals as preservatives, coloring and flavoring agents. It is never too late to make changes from a mediocre diet to a health-giving one.

Tips for Starting a Supplement Business

Having a supplement business is something that is really viable in today’s market. Consumers are looking for the herbal or natural alternative to today’s medicines.

Protecting Your Child’s Health During the Monsoons

Double standards do not agitate me anymore. I have come to believe that most of us have three sets of standards: one that we set for ourselves and rationalise if we don’t attain, one that we set for others and judge instantly if they don’t attain and then there is the standard we set for our children. We want their lives to be fool proof and somehow ignore the whispers of wisdom to let them be. Every season has gifts to give and rain is always welcome after scorching summers. I used to love getting drenched, sipping warm tea and eating snacks at a roadside shack and dream away as I travelled on a wet evening.

We Are Living Longer, But Are We Living Better?

This article looks at the reasons for modern diseases of middle and old age and discusses the changes in lifestyle during the past century. It then suggests nutritional and lifestyle changes that can lead to a long and healthy life.

Debunking Myths – The “Fat” Farce!

So many of us feel that simply banishing Fats from our diets – we will achieve – ‘that perfect body’ or ‘that perfect weight’ we always dreamt of! Fats actually play a very big role in our body. They come to our rescue during times of big Stress (physical and emotional!

Formula For Making Changes

Do you have a hard time sticking to your weight loss or health goals? Change isn’t easy. Here is the Formula for Change. The essential keys needed to achieve long term success.

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