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Salt for Life and Death

Salt for Life and Death Salt is everywhere and particularly in processed foods. This includes everyday items like breakfast cereals, bacon, kippers, tinned soups and cheese. It even comes as a 'designer food' in fancy containers and called 'Sea Salt'. All salt is sea salt, found in massive deposits created millions of years ago. The body needs salt in the form of sodium chloride for the nerve cells in our muscles and brain to function effectively. The 100 billion nerve…

Diet Drinks to Die For

Diet Drinks to Die for - Hello, Sugar-free drinks aren't necessarily better for the diet. There seems to be little evidence that artificial sweeteners are of any advantage when it comes to losing weight. The soft drinks makers often sponsor reviews into their products, suggesting they are a healthy option. Some diet drinks can affect the sweet sensors in the brain. As a result, energy consumption cannot be measured accurately and appetite is not controlled. With the receptors of sweet…

Which Fruits Contain Less Sugar?

Which fruits contain less sugar? Hello, We are always being told we should eat more fruit and vegetables for reasons of health. This is good advice, of course, but fruits and some vegetables contain sugar. For someone who needs to keep an eye on sugar consumption for reasons of diet or diabetes, it's good to know the sugar content of various fruits. If the intake of added sugar is limited and severely restricted, then the consumption of natural sugar in…

To Be a Super Food or Not

Super Foods are all the rage and a new one comes along every now and again. In fact, there is no regulation or scientific definition of super-food - it's a marketing term. They are going to be highly nutritious and are labelled as being high in antioxidants which counter free radicals. Too many free radicals can cause cell damage and add to the ageing process. Scientifically, however, it's not that simple. Free radicals are necessary to some extent in human…

Are You Confused About Fats?

Are you confused about fats? - I hope this article will clarify the matter for you. There are good fats and bad fats and the body needs certain fats to remain healthy. Cholesterol is made by the liver as well as being found in many foods. It is a waxy substance and is required to make Vitamin D, bile to help with digestion and some hormones. There is bad cholesterol, Low Density Lipoprotein, LDL, and good cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein,…

Are Computers Bad For Health?

Are Computers Bad For Health? Love them or hate them, computers are essential in most things we do. They can provide hidden dangers, however. With the old type of screen with the cathode ray tube, the electrons would emit electromagnetism which is not good for health. They are very rare these days and the flat screens don’t carry this risk. Excessive computer work can still damage your health. The blue light of a computer monitor and other digital devices, like televisions…

Great News for Chocoholics

Eat Chocolate For The Good Of Your Health The cocoa in chocolate contains iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc and phosphorous, which are all essential minerals the body needs. It also contains flavonoids, antioxidants useful in preventing free radicals which can damage cells. Flavanols in cocoa lower blood pressure, similar to some medicines. Flavanols cause the body to produce nitrous oxide which helps open blood vessels. This can certainly help the liver where high blood pressure can cause liver damage. An improved…

How To Die Less Often

Immunity For All - Everybody will have heard of the immune system. We all have one and it is instrumental in fighting and resisting infection. The trouble is it can deteriorate with age and bad health. There are T-cells in the blood produced by a gland in the chest, the thymus, which help the effectiveness of the immune system. The thymus reduces in size with age. Research by King’s College London and Birmingham University studied the effect of long-distance cycling…

The Magic of Hot Water

The Magic of Hot Water - Most people don’t drink anything like enough water, even on very hot days. First and foremost, water hydrates the body. A good supply of water is essential for the kidneys to function properly as they eliminate waste toxins. All the organs of the body, from the skin to the brain, and the blood itself need a good supply of water to maintain healthy condition. Both Indian and Chinese traditional medicine have been supporters of…

Puddings – Wicked or Good?

Puddings for Good or Evil One of the most important questions of all time has got to be:- “Which is the Best Pudding in the Universe?” Well maybe it’s that treacle tart with double cream, but how about one of these:- Sticky toffee pudding? Chocolate truffle tart with ice cream? Cheesecake? Bread and butter pudding and runny custard? Apple crumble and cream? All of the above plus more. Stop! We are all about healthy living here . . . Although…