8 – Superfoods for your Brain

We’ve all had days when we didn’t feel like we were ‘on our game.’ And as we age, both our bodies and our brains grow old as well. By making smart food choices though, we can preserve our precious gray matter longer and improve brain function. Here are some brainy choices for keeping our noggins in tip-top shape. Blueberries have been shown to shield the brain from stress, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Research has also shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills. Avocados, though considered a ‘fatty fruit,’ contribute to healthy blood flow and decreased blood pressure, lessening the chances of developing hypertension, which can lead to a stroke. Deep-water fish, such …

5 Paleo Diet Tips You Must Know

The paleo diet has become one of the latest fitness ‘crazes’ around. Those who have adopted it swear by its effectiveness and extol its life changing benefits. Others however, feel like it is better suited for feral cavemen. So what is the paleo diet? The paleo diet, also known as the caveman diet, is a nutritional plan similar to what our early ancestors who lived during the Paleolithic era followed. Basically, the consumption of natural foods such as fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, fruit, fungi, eggs, vegetables, roots, and nuts. The diet excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Is it effective? Definitely. It is an extremely healthy diet and the health benefits are …

Delicious Do-it-Yourself Snacks For Kids

Word Count: 307 Summary: Nearly seven million American children come home from school to an empty house, clamoring for a quick, appetizing snack only to settle for junk food. But instead of reaching for the sweets during those cool after-school days or hot summer nights, kids can put on the chef’s hat and prepare their own easy, tasty snacks that are just as satisfying. Keywords: Delicious Do-it-Yourself Snacks For Kids Article Body: Nearly seven million American children come home from school to an empty house, clamoring for a quick, appetizing snack only to settle for junk food. But instead of reaching for the sweets during those cool after-school days or hot summer nights, kids can put on the chef’s hat …

Let Your Child Feast On His Gummy Bears!

Does your kid refuse to eat his greens? Does he or she love gummy bears more than the fruits and veggies you want him to eat everyday? You are not alone. Many parents face the same problem. Most children are fussy eaters. They love all kinds of junk food and processed food. They would hardly take a look at all those fruits and veggies you put on their tables, but they will gobble up gummy bears with gusto. Responsible parents have always fretted over their children’s affinity for junk food. A growing child needs proteins and vitamins. Lack of these in their daily diet can affect their immunity to diseases. Children fed on a diet of junk and refined foods …

Let Go of Your Poisons

Word Count: 1223 Summary: Let Go of Your Poisons A Special Excerpt from The 21-Day Ultimate Energy Plan By Stephen Adele, Editor-in-Chief Keywords: muscle building, fat burning, fitness and weight training Article Body: It’s never become more apparent than in the 21st century that the earth is saturated with poisons. It’s nearly impossible to avoid them, despite our best attempts. The media, coupled with the “all-knowing experts,” advise us to steer clear of pesticides, household cleaners, processed foods, food additives, preservatives, and gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles. If it were up to them, we would all be living in the mountains of Montana, growing our own food, drinking aquifer-supplied water, and driving a hybrid car (or riding a horse). While this …