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Gluten-Free Stuffed Mushrooms (6/4/2016) - Mushrooms are rich in Vitamin D since they produce it when exposed to sunlight. They are also the food to eat to prevent breast and prostate cancer thanks to its abundance of beta-glucans and conjugated linoleic acid which are both anti-carcinogenic. Beta-glucans, in particular, helps in the prevention of prostate cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and lionelic acid supresses the harmful effects of having too much estrogen which is the primary cause of breast cancer in women after menopause.
What is a balanced and healthy diet (6/2/2016) - It can be hard to always eat a regular portion size. But, if we're going to live a healthy life, then we have to do it. Consider buying a kitchen scale to measure your food. Then, read the serving size on each product you eat. If a box of cereal says a serving size is ¾ cup, for instance, then measure this in your scale.
What Healthy Eating Habits Have You Established in Your 60s? (5/29/2016) - Everyone’s body is different and thus, before changing your diet plan, a checkup with doctor is in order. Kefir is a great nutritional item to add to your diet in order to support that healthy bacteria production in your stomach. It contains a great amount of these beneficial bacteria and is rich in probiotic.
Health Benefits of Garlic Extract (5/27/2016) - Some recent research suggests that garlic extract can even help prevent the loss of bone density, and help detoxify heavy metals from the body. Garlic extract has so many useful benefits that it would not hurt to talk to your primary care provider and see if using a daily extract could help you reap some of those benefits.
Paleo Pork BBQ (5/25/2016) - There is only 1 rule in Paleo diet meats: if it used to make a sound (moo, oink, baa, pika-pi, mee), then it is Paleo-friendly. You'll be glad to hear that almost all meats are Paleo except of course for the highly-processed meats liked canned meat (spam, corned beef, canned sausages, burgers), hotdogs, and other types of low quality meats. Bacon is also Paleo provided it didn't go through heavy processing and doesn't contain additional nitrites/nitrates and sweeteners. Going to a butcher shop where meats are cut on site is your best bet in getting the unprocessed ones.
Can Happy Foods Really Boost Your Mood? What Science Says About it? (5/20/2016) - Coffee and chocolates are included as the top food items that induce happiness. Who wouldn’t want to eat Kit Kat with morning coffee and start a cheery day with this delicious routine? But what does science have to say about the so called “happy foods?”
Age Is Just A Number (5/19/2016) - Aging can be as good, or as bad, as you make it. Just don’t allow yourself to be weighed down by the years already passed, but be encourage by those yet to come.
How bad for your health is diet soda? (5/18/2016) - Are you experiencing mood swings, the jitters or tired? These are all signs of caffeine withdrawal. You have drank so much soda that your body has become dependent on it. It’s become conditioned to having caffeine to get through the day—and this is not a good way to live. Let these withdrawals come and then ease yourself off of caffeine.
Baked Zucchini Chips (5/17/2016) - Baked zucchini has a really subtle taste and the flavor will depend on what you put on it. This opens a world of experimentation. A friend added jerky seasoning, my cousin added cinnamon (ikr?!) and one guy added a combination of nutmeg and cumin. Sounds weird to me but I'm always open to new things, I might give it a try!
Health Benefits of Massage (5/16/2016) - There’s nothing worse than the feeling of a pounding head, knowing you have a busy agenda for the day. But look no farther than massage. If you can’t afford to get to a massage therapist, massage the temple points right to the side of each eye. Massage your forehead and behind your ears.
How to Use Scents to Fresh the Air in Your Room for Better Sleep (5/15/2016) - The concept of aroma therapy is gaining a lot of appreciation and attention because of the positive effects of fragrances on sleep.
Kettlebell and Kettlebell Workouts (5/14/2016) - By their very nature, typical kettleball exercises build strength and endurance, especially in the shoulders, lower back and legs. They also improve gripping strength. Basic movements in a typical kettleball exercise routine, movements such as the swing, snatch, or clean and jerks, involve the entire body at once, and in a way which closely mimics manual labor, such as shoveling or farm work.
Paleo Hummus (5/13/2016) - First off, what is hummus? Hummus is a Levantine and Egyptian food. It is a thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon and garlic. Nowadays, it is popular throughout the Middle East, North Africa
Why is Fiber a carbohydrate but doesn’t count as a carbohydrate? (5/10/2016) - Counting carbs is not always easy, but understanding them is half the battle. While fiber may be tricky, it’s considered a good carb and should be thought of as such. White sugar and white bread are much higher on the Glycemic Index, putting us more at risk for diabetes. But those foods that are low help our digestive system feel more full when we are eating.
Why Sleep is Important for Your Happiness as an Older Adult (5/8/2016) - To get a better night's sleep, start with the creation of a relaxing sleeping environment, devoid of unnecessary distractions and especially electronic items. The bed and the bedroom should be your sanctuary a place where you feel the quiet and pay attention to yourself.
L-arginine (5/6/2016) - One of the most important characteristics of L-arginine may be its ability to reduce blood pressure. This is especially important for those who suffer from chronic hypertension, or those pregnant women who are at risk for a condition known as pre-eclampsia.
Roasted Vegetables with Garlic and Pepper Cashew Dip (5/4/2016) - I used to hate vegetables when I was a kid. My dad would usually sit in front of me when I eat just to watch and make sure I swallow them vegetables. This recipe is a great way to introduce vegetables to kids as a delicious and nutritious food.
Typical Paleo Dieter’s Grocery List, A (5/2/2016) - The Paleo diet is a hard diet to follow. It restricts dairy while the dieter eats, more or less, what they can get from a farmer. This diet takes dedication and hard work but it's worth it. Soon you'll see your weight loss soar and you'll be amazed.
Why Bikes and Retirees Are a Perfect Match (4/30/2016) - One thing that the baby boomer generation loves is independence. One of the major parts of being independent is to be mobile. Mobility gives you the complete freedom to explore the outer world. It opens up new areas for excursions and socializes. Many seniors give up driving in the older age. This gives them the perfect chance to reach their destination through cycling and prevent the environment from pollution with this daily routine. You don’t even have to worry about break downs in the middle of the roads or even refueling!
What is ZMA? (4/28/2016) - One benefit of ZMA is that it can provide deeper levels of REM sleep, and deeper sleep provides for enhanced muscle repair and growth. Not to mention the rest and relaxation needed to provide a fresh start for the next day’s workout.
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Orange Whipped Cream (4/26/2016) - If you’re craving chocolate, then this light cake is the perfect replacement. Its deep richness is so satisfying and the lightly scented orange whipped cream helps cut the richness of the chocolate. For this cake, a very little goes a long way to satisfy your craving.
Foods To Prevent Bloating (4/24/2016) - Most of our body’s fat takes up residency around our stomach. This is where our digestive system and our intestines are located. It’s also where we feel the most bloated. Bloating often occurs when we eat too much fat, too
Three Magical Ways Scents Can Help You Sleep Better After 60 (4/22/2016) - Relaxing scents will help you immensely in getting a better sleep which will thus affect your health positively, making you feel refreshed and active in the morning. Get creative with the ideas of incorporating these aromas in your surroundings and enjoy a fantastic sleep after reaching your 60’s.
Amino Acids: The Basics (4/20/2016) - When we consume protein, this is broken down in our gastrointestinal tract into the various amino acids. These substances are then transformed into new protein material and amino acids, as needed, by a process known as biosynthesis. But if you do not consume enough protein, or the proper type of protein, this process cannot be effective.
Paleo Lasagna (4/18/2016) - This is a great dish you can make with your family, friends and significant other. I read somewhere that cooking with another person strengthens the bond between you and I think it's true! This dish definitely nourishes both the body and relationships. Can you think of someone you want to cook this dish with? Share your story in the comments section below! Eat well, be well, farewell!