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Coffee Rules…

Coffee.... is it good or bad for you?

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Of course, this is an ongoing question for many coffee drinkers. A negative answer might not stop many from actually drinking it, so it’s a good thing I have positive news for you.

Coffee is actually healthy, of course as everything else, it has its ups and downs, and over consumption is unhealthy.

It’s good for me? Really?

Well, here goes nothing.

Science Confirms: The More Coffee You Drink, The Longer You Will Live

Here are some nutritional facts:

A typical 8oz (240 ml) cup of coffee contains:

  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 11% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 6% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 2% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 2% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 1% of the RDA.
  • Manganese: 3% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium: 2% of the RDA.
  • Phosphorus: 1% of the RDA.

Lets go in more deeply:

Positives

Extremely High in Antioxidants

Contains Some Essential Nutrients

Contains Caffeine, A Stimulant That Can Enhance Brain Function and Boost Metabolism

Help Protect Your Brain in Old Age, Leading to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Lowers Risk of Liver Diseases

Lowers Risk of Depression and Suicide

Negatives

Can Cause Anxiety and Disrupt Sleep

Caffeine is Addictive and Can Lead to Withdrawal

Truth is, Coffee Drinkers simply Live Longer!

So, what more do you want?

Take a look for yourself…

https://umano.me/player?cid=54ffba4d8eb761d155060a99&type=large

http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/13339-coffee-health-liver.html?c=nsm

http://authoritynutrition.com/how-coffee-makes-you-live-longer/

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Greek Wanna Be? You Should be!

The Mediterranean diet has been proven to be the answer.

Recent studies now show that eating Mediterranean foods with a rich diet in fish and chicken, fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and legumes, Greek food that is, minimizes your risk of heart disease.

See more stats for more assurance…

http://m.arcamax.com/health/healthtips/s-1623486?ezine=27

I am off to have some Greek food now, hope you get inspired…

Follow the Japanese, Japanese, Japanese… Follow the Japanese…

Why? Because they are the Leaders.

We have all heard and seen that the Japanese, they live the longest.

Let me tell you some of the reasons…. it is what they eat, what they drink, how they eat and what they do.

Here are some little examples for you to guide your eyes:

Small plates, more soy, lots of tea, lots of hot water,lost of cold water, more fish, less red meats, more rice and vegetables, less dairy, Squatting While they Poop, Meditation, relaxation, simple the slow and relaxed life…

Read these links below to guide you to a a happier, healthier and longer life:

http://www.fhfn.org/this-is-what-happens-when-drinking-water-after-getting-out-of-bed

http://www.tofugu.com/2010/10/06/why-do-japanese-people-live-so-long/

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/apr/24/meditation-ageing-shamatha-project

Raw Honey… A Natural Remedy!

Have you ever wondered why our ancestors were healthier? Well there are many reasons but one particular one is their natural remedies.

Raw honey… One of these.

Raw honey has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties and promoted body and digestive health. It is also a powerful antioxidant eliminates allergies and strengthens the immune system. Some also use raw honey to treat skin wounds and infections.

Raw honey is also very good for blood pressure , collesterole, respiratory conditions, as well as has a calming and pain relief remedy.

Now be aware that raw honey is very healthy but when you intake regular honey, it is no longer an effective natural remedy because when the honey is heated and pasteurized, the essential healing nutrients are destroyed and this honey is then similar to eating refined sugar, therefore no longer healthy.

So remember… Raw honey has many benefits, but it must not be mistaken with regular honey which is not so unhealthy but just lacks the minerals, enzymes and other vitamins needed to heal.

Enjoy your rawness and stay healthy!

See more at :
http://naturalnews.com/news/035493_raw_honey_health_benefits_antibacterial.html

Organic Milk: The Healthier Fat

Many organic foods are concerned to be illegitimate or their health effects are not as clear. Well organic milk is the contrary as studies show.

Eating organic milk helps you dodge some of the heart illnesses as it contains more omega 3 & less of the omega 6 which is also used for fried food resulting in more heart disease, diabetes and inflammation.

Omega 3 keeps you healthier and more nutritious.

”On average, organic milk contained 25 percent fewer of the omega-6 fatty acids … Organic milk was also 62 percent richer in the omega-3 fatty acids believed to be at least partly responsible for the healthful effects of eating fish, beans and many vegetables.” The Seattle Times

Another fact about milk is that due to high calories and fat and high levels of “bad” cholesterol associated with heart disease, it I’d discouraged to drink while milk.

So moral of the story is: drinking milk is good, but be particular in the type of milk you drink.

Please read the link below for more details.

http://m.arcamax.com/health/healthtips/s-1438656-p2

Enjoy your Holidays!

You and Your Happiness!

happy-faceIt is known sense that happiness causes you to be healthier, that is, the endorphins (feel-good hormones) that grow inside cause you to live longer and in better health. Science shows that “If you gain happiness from helping other people, you produce gene expressions that make your body more resistant to disease.But folks who are happy because they’re pleasing themselves (how’s that reflection lookin’, Narcissus?) throw genetic switches that make them less health”
To read more, please visit http://www.arcamax.com/health/healthtips/s-1378801-822262#IdW3xslbHF3mViKc.99

So here it is, Care and take Care of others and your body will take Care of you!

POPCORN… A HEALTHY SNACK?

I hear it over and over again! Popcorn is healthy… Have you ever heard something that you know makes no sense but you want to believe it because it is convenient for you? Well this is one of them. I go to the movies, someone I am with decides they should get popcorn… Seems they heard popcorn is good for you and a healthy snack. What I’ve heard is it consumes over a thousand calories and quite fattening. What do you do in this dilemma? Well most I can do is argue my way into it but we all know where that lead.

Popcorn is good for you.

Is it?

So we know that popcorn is in fact not an unhealthy snack when you make it yourself, however, what can you make of it when it is Movie Popcorn? Full of butter, added butter, and saturated fat. I won’t say any more, I will let you discover on your own. But know this. Popcorn is not bad for you, however, don’t expect a healthy snack in the movies, nothing is healthy in the movies, especially the popcorn. Don’t be fooled and don’t be stuck on your ideas.

Yogurt is Good for You

I have recently been told how good yogurt is for you, because it has the good bacteria, so I have been doing a little more research about yogurt to further understand why yogurt is so good for the body.

So it seems that when using antibiotics, for example, it is very much needed for someone to have yogurt on a daily basis. The reason for this is that antibiotics fight both good and bad bacteria, therefore, seeing as yogurt has good bacteria, it is essential to nutrition your body with good bacteria, “probiotics”.

This is not to say that all yogurt is good for you… Here is a website for guide to buying healthy yogurt:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1280

P.S. when searching for yogurt, make sure it says that it contains “Live and Active Cultures”.

Watch this short clip to know more for what to look for in yogurt.

What is Inside Your Cereal? Shocking&Scary !!!

Watch this video and see what is ‘in fact’ in your cereal! Just when you think your eating an enriched meal, you are in fact eating metallic filings, that’s right!

Through this video you see a scientific experiment being done to show us what exactly is in some of our foods that we believe are “Healthy and Nutritional” for Us and Our Kids!

Be aware and careful! Do not be ignorant of what THEY make us believe is Healthy for US, and what we are ACTUALLY being fed!

Take this seriously and start considering what is “Nutritional” for you to eat, and not what is “demonstrated” as healthy for you to eat!

This really is SHOCKING!

LABEL READING FOR DUMMIES

Many of us just eat and not care about nutritional values or ingredients in the foods we are eating. Watch this simple video with an adorable kid that basically goes through Label Reading for us and teaches us what to look for and what to avoid in labelled foods , also known as Processed Foods. A strong example of label reading is the idea that many people believe that cereals is a healthy breakfast. This video will show you how some cereals are designed as desert, therefore, is not a healthy breakfast.

Check out this video and learn about what you are putting into your body.