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Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk- Drink More of It! The Benefits Of Calcium on Our Bodies

We were all told to drink plenty of milk as children so we’d grow up ‘big and strong’. While it might not be directly linked to size or strength, the calcium it contains is vital for many processes in the body. Every day our body loses calcium through the skin and nails through sweat and urine and bowel movements, and our bodies aren’t able to produce more of it. Therefore it’s crucial to get enough of it through our diet. Here’s some important information on calcium, and why you should be hitting your target for it each day. Good Sources of Calcium While milk is the most obvious source of calcium and (probably the first thing you think of when you want to up your intake), there are a lot of other sources too. This is useful since many adults are lactose intolerant, particularly in certain places in the world.…

Little Health Lessons We Should Learn From Nurses

If you want to stay healthy, it might be a smart idea to pay attention to people who spend their entire lives around sick people. No, we’re not talking about doctors because they don’t as spend as much time with patients as you might think. Instead, we’re looking at the nurses. The nurses who make sure that they are nearby in case a patient is in need. The nurses who will spend hours with patients while a doctor takes less than ten minutes. How do these individuals ensure they don’t get ill every day. Watch What You Eat Supposedly, nurses are very careful about their diet. They tend to eat foods regularly that have been suggested will improve their immune system. There are lots of different foods that do this such as red bell peppers, broccoli almonds, and garlic. You’ll find these types of food in the diet plan of…

Essentials That Every Woman Needs In Her Diet

We have all heard the classic phrase that you are what you eat. What we eat affects our health, how we feel overall, and things like your energy levels. So it is important to make sure that we are eating the right things that will help us get through the day and give us the energy to do everything that we need. We all know the basics of the things that we need to eat. We know that we need vitamins. We know that we need protein. We know that we need the right kind of fats in our diet. But when you are trying to consume all of the right things, in can be quite hard to fit it all in. Sometimes it can feel like you are constantly having to eat just to get your daily requirement of calcium or omega-3 fatty acids. So sometimes, having a supplement,…

8 Secrets That Beautiful Women Don’t Want You To Know

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but there are too many women who feel ugly in their skin. There are many reasons for not feeling beautiful, and while some are based on deep and ancient traumas, others can be addressed and resolved easily. In a time where selfies sharing is common measure on social media, it is too sad that some women still don’t feel able to find the courage to share their individual beauty with the rest of us. Even a beauty queen like Angelina Jolie or Miranda Kerr can feel a little down sometimes, but they have secrets that make them feel beautiful every single day, and it is now only fair to share those with you. They Eat Superfoods Superfoods are kinds of food that are very healthy and does wonders to the body. Berries, for example, are renowned for lowering heart attack risks…

It’s Never Too Early To Start Getting Beach Body Ready!

There are probably not that many people out there worried about getting beach ready right now. Unless of course, they are planning to spend this Christmas in Hawaii. In which case, they might have been on a diet since July. But the truth is if you want to get in shape for next summer it’s never too early to start. First, let’s be honest, over the holiday season we’re all going to eat a lot more than we should. We’re going to stuff our faces with turkey, all the trimmings, mince pies and chocolate logs. We stop thinking about the numbers on the scales and start wondering how many glasses of eggnog we can drink before we hurl. The answer, by the way, is one, eggnog is disgusting. But you see my point? Weight worries and fitness fears are put to the back of our mind. There they stay, lying…

Relieving The Cost Of Chronic Illness

Getting sick, in America anyway, certainly isn’t cheap! While most of us live under pretty impressive private insurance or Medicaid plans through our jobs, insurance will only get you so far. For many people, getting diagnosed with a chronic illness will not only cause major damage to their physical and mental well being, but will also deliver a huge blow to their personal finances. If you’re living with a chronic illness and you’re feeling the strain on your account, here are some tips on how to cope. Learn About Insurance Insurance is a pretty dry subject, so most people will simply make sure they’re covered for various worst-case scenarios, and then forget about their insurance until it’s absolutely necessary to pull out all the paperwork. However, if you want to maintain healthy personal finances when living with a chronic illness, it’s essential to do some research into your health insurance…

Don’t Fear The Taboo Of Intimate Health And Contraception

We may be a very advanced society regarding women’s rights and emancipation, compared to some distant cultures. Yet, for a staggering 50% of young women, intimate health and contraception is a big taboo. For half of those women, it is synonymous of duty more than pleasure, and many try to pack it somewhere safe at the back of their mind alongside with the car MOT and council taxes. It’s time to wake up ladies, and to learn to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your health without embarrassment. Let’s all relax and talk about the health industry behind our bedroom fun. Why Is it Taboo? This is a fair question when we think that we live in a society where intimate health is an embarrassing topics and synonymous of evil. While this tacit agreement of silence means that most of us are likely to catch…

The Benefits of Berries on Your Health

With superfoods around, “Diet” has become just a Four-Letter Word. You need not restrict yourself to small amounts with these special kinds of foods in order to get and maintain good health. Of all the superfoods, berries steal the show. They may or may not perform miracles, but from the strawberries to smitten your beloved one to the humble blueberries, these wonder berries are packed with nutrition. Sure, other fruits and leafy greens have their own position in our diet, but don’t you feel a kind of magnetism in berries? In point of fact, the attention bestowed on berries is not baseless. There are studies that actually show benefits of berries and amongst the most recent ones, researchers revealed that women who ate more than three servings of blueberries or strawberries a week had a 34 percent lower heart attack risk than those who ate less. This is huge, but…

Recovering From An Accident – The Things You Need To Know

Accidents are something a lot of people fear. They come out of nowhere and cause you both physical and mental pain. They can result in a loss of earnings and psychological difficulties such as depression.  But the good news is that it is possible to recover when something like this happens to you. Read on to find out more. Your expectations One of the things that is the most difficult to deal with when you have been involved in an accident is that you have no time to mentally prepare. You go from being perfectly fit and happy to having an injury instantly. This can have a huge impact on how you see the world and yourself. The thing to bear in mind if you have suffered from an accident is that to make a strong recovery you may need to change your expectations a little. In many cases, a…

Why Eating Chinese Can be a Great Dietary Choice

For people who are trying to get healthier in the new year, a steady diet of the oily, fried options available at Americanized Chinese restaurants may not be the best choice. Not only are these dishes loaded with calories, they are high in fat, sugar, and cholesterol as well. However, eating authentic Chinese food more often can be an excellent choice. That is because it is loaded with vegetables and lean proteins. Meals are lightly stir-fried or steamed, not fried like they are in a typical restaurant. {Image Credit: Z & Y Restaurant} The Health Benefit of Using Chopsticks One of the biggest reasons that people gain weight is that they haven’t learned to pace their eating and recognize the sensation of being full soon enough. Chopsticks can eliminate both problems since it takes longer to eat with chopsticks than it does a spoon or fork. This allows diners to…

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