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Try: Sipping it like you would a smoothie; it comes in flavors such as raspberry and pomegranate.
May 26, 2010
Because beets have a strong flavor, she suggests blending beet juice with carrot juice and lemon. "One beet to four carrots (add one-fourth of a lemon to improve the flavor) is an ideal proportion," according to Calbom. She recommends drinking one glass of the beet juice every day.
May 25, 2010
Accessorize with frosted glasses-and we don't mean Ray-Bans. Reach for iced tea made from green tea; its powerful antioxidants may heal UV rays' oxidation damage.
Surround yourself with red. And orange, and yellow, and dark green fruits and veggies; they may reduce skin redness from intense UV light
May 24, 2010
Who knew that lessening your footprint on the Earth is also good for your skin? "Increased amounts of smog, pollutants, and free radicals can prematurely age your complexion," says David Goldberg, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Here, simple and smart ways you can make your look-younger routine even greener:
1. Take shorter showers The average lasts 8 minutes and uses about 17 gallons of water. Cutting yours by 3 minutes conserves at least 6 gallons of H2O and keeps your skin from drying out.
2. Buy jumbo sizes Purchase products in bulk, which produces 10% less waste, according to The Green Book.
3. Pick eco-friendly finds Choose brands with recyclable, biodegradable, or minimal packaging. Try Physicians Formula Organic Wear and Smashbox Cosmetics Green Room Collection, with compacts and lipstick tubes that are embedded with seeds-once planted, they sprout flowers.
4. Air-dry your hair "Reducing drying time by even 5 minutes a day saves almost 45 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year," says green living expert Sara Snow.
8: Gallons of water conserved each day by turning off the tap while washing your face
May 23, 2010
Oxis has several therapeutic compounds that are available to be licensed including anti-inflammatory and several therapeutic antioxidant mimics with potential applications in the treatment of neurodegenerative (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s), cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other conditions.
Oxis is focusing its efforts on developing products that deliver the benefits of ERGO taken by itself and in combination with other elements that enhance various health protective systems. Some of the potential benefits include its ability to conserve and maintain the levels of other antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C and glutathione.
The production of free radical exceeds the body's natural defense mechanisms, oxidative damage to vital molecules in the body can occur and may lead to cell disfunction and cell death.
Use organic cotton pads: One-quarter of insecticide use is linked to conventional cotton growth. Youth booster: Quilted, natural cotton pads are softer and easier on delicate under-eye skin, preventing the wear and tear that can lead to pesky fine lines. Switch to natural fiber makeup brushes: Synthetics are derived from fossil fuels
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"Women who put a cap on their feelings during arguments with their spouses have a fourfold higher death rate from all causes than women who express their feelings during conflict," reports epidemiologist Elaine D. Eaker, ScD, who tracked the health of 1,501 married women for a decade.
Eaker, president of Eaker Epidemiology
May 20, 2010
For a gas grill: Preheat with all the burners on high, then turn one or two off and lower the others to medium low. Position meat so it is not over the flaming burners.
For a charcoal grill: Pile briquettes 2 or 3 deep on one side of the grill and ignite. When briquettes are ready, position the mean on the side of the grill opposite the coals. Keep your chimney starter handy so you can add more briquettes as needed to maintain the temperature.
May 19, 2010
If I hadn't got it right for sure I will bug Rosemarie to ask her help. I hope my assigned task would be approve pretty soon. And my web hosting would reply quickly when they notice about my task.
May 16, 2010
In fact, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that death rates were the same for successful and unsuccessful weight loss dieters.
Lead researcher Edward W. Gregg, PhD, speculates that dieters may have adopted healthier weight loss habits-eating more produce and getting more exercise-which have long-lasting diabetes benefits regardless of body weight.
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42: The number of calories in 1 cup of grilled sliced Portobello mushrooms
May 09, 2010
Attention, adults: Time to take a healthy eating lesson from the young ones in your life. Fresh fruit has beat out cookies as the top snack food among children ages 2 to 12, according to a recent survey by market research firm NPD Group. Adults prefer gum and chocolate; in 2005, only 28.7% of grown women ate the recommended two or more servings of fruit per day. Toss a portable piece like a kiwifruit, banana, or pear into your purse so you have a healthy snack at the ready.
60: The percentage drop in heart disease risk for adults who eat more than 5 servings of fruit A day
May 08, 2010
What they found was that people who bought wine also bought healthier foods than people who bought beer. Wine drinkers purchased more olives, fruits, vegetables, poultry, veal, beef, milk, low-fat cheese, and cooking oil, while beer drinkers bought more prepared foods, cold cuts, sausages, pork, lamb, chips, sugar, butter, margarine, and soft drinks.
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May 07, 2010
The Truth The store-bought version is often loaded with sweeteners, including high fructose corn syrup. And many contain "natural flavor," chemically processed from fruits and meats, which many scientists argue has not been studied adequately for safety.
Verdict Make a homemade version in minutes that's full of fiber and antioxidants. Just grab a food processor and combine 1 pound frozen blackberries, 1/2 cup fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons sugar, and several tablespoons of water. Process until pureed. Enjoy or freeze for later. Makes 4 servings.
May 06, 2010
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Fact is, you need some cholesterol. Your body produces this soft, waxy substance (imagine tiny blobs of soft candle wax) and uses it to build cell walls everywhere-including inside your brain, nerves, muscles, skin, liver, intestines, and heart. Cholesterol is also used to produce hormones, and to make the bile acids that help digest food. It takes only a small amount of cholesterol in the blood to meet these needs.
Trouble comes when there's too much bad cholesterol-and not enough good cholesterol. "Bad" cholesterol, known as LDLs, can pump artery walls full of dangerous plaque, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. "Good" cholesterol, known as HDLs, help sweep out those nasty LDLs-but only if you have lots of it.
Your age, gender, and genes all affect your cholesterol levels in ways you cannot control. But there's good news. You can take control these important cholesterol-raising or lowering factors: your diet, physical activity, and body weight.
The first step? Ask your doctor for a fasting cholesterol test, also known as a lipoprotein profile.
Just-Right Cholesterol Levels
The goal isn't zero cholesterol-its healthy, balanced cholesterol. Prevention follows national guidelines for healthy cholesterol levels. On the following pages you will find descriptions of these different kinds of cholesterol, and what they mean for your health.
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2. To swab or not to swab? There are two schools thought about how to care for the umbilical cord. Some recommend using warm water to keep it clean. Others say, simply leave it alone. Follow your doctor's guidance on this question and any other concerns.
3. If you use warm water to gently swab the cord area, change diaper before cleaning the stump to minimize the risk of spreading bacteria.
4. As the cord heals, it will turn dark and fall off. This usually takes two weeks to a month.
May 03, 2010
Although other studies have linked omega-3 fats to lower depression, this is the first to show possible mood-boosting in healthy people, say the scientists. Experts suggest getting two servings a week of high-omega-3 fish, including sardines, salmon, herring, and mackerel.
May 02, 2010
However, just because a food is convenient doesn't mean it's healthy. Some breakfast bars are packed with protein to fuel you until lunchtime; others are so sugar laden that they sap your energy and leave you tired by 10 am. At their best, breakfast bars are a prep-free opportunity for the overscheduled to get a nutritious head start on the day.
Here are the four qualities to look for in breakfast bars:
1. No more than 15 g of sugar: Breakfast bars low in sweeteners will help keep your blood sugar and energy levels steady. But these varieties aren't always easy to spot. One package boasts "all the nutrition of a bowl of instant oatmeal," but contains up to 21 g of sugar in each bar-far more than you'd find in most bowls of hot cereal.
2. 5 g or more of fiber: Breakfast is a prime opportunity to get some fiber in your diet. People who ate high-fiber whole grain cereal for breakfast every day had nearly a 30% lower risk of heart failure than those who chose other foods, found the ongoing Physicians' Health Study. Look for breakfast bars with at least 5 g of fiber, and pair them with a piece of fruit, like an apple or a pear, for an additional boost.
3. At least 5 g of protein: Protein is essential at breakfast because it's digested more slowly than carbohydrates, which means you won't be ravenous in an hour or two. You should eat around 75 to 100 g of protein a day. The healthiest breakfast bars I found contain more than 5 g; add a golf ballsize portion of nuts (about 1 ounce) or a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk (dairy or soy) to pack in the protein even more.
4. 25% of the DV for calcium: A breakfast of cereal and fat-free milk can satisfy roughly 25% of your daily calcium need. Choose breakfast bars with at least that-or drink a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk or calcium-fortified juice if your bar has less.