Want a food that's as scrumptious as a high-fat, high-calorie snack? Tickle your taste buds with a sugary spud. Although they're a favorite around Thanksgiving, sweet potatoes are beneficial to your health all year long. Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin E, vitamin C and vitamin A. The latter is particularly beneficial for smokers, who may create a vitamin A deficiency and develop emphysema as a result. These spuds are... Read More
Green vegetables are the food most missing in modern diets. Nutritionally, greens are very high in calcium (120 -190 mg per cup!) They're also high in magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and they are a power house for Vitamin A, C, E and K. Believe it or not, they are also crammed high with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micro-nutrients and phytochemicals - you just can't get any better than this. Take a look at... Read More
They taste great shelled, boiled or smashed up into peanut butter, but peanuts tend to get a bad health rap. In reality, nuts are a healthful and sensible snack in moderation. They contain about 15 percent of your daily protein needs, plus folate, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B6, and many other vitamins and minerals. Peanuts contain mainly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which lower levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. These... Read More
Nail Care Tips: The Dos
DO drink plenty of water each day. It's good for your general health and a well hydrated body contributes to healthy nails. Cracked nails may indicate the need for greater fluid intake.
DO apply varnish remover before applying nail polish. This removes any grease on the surface of the nail and gives extra life to the nail polish, so make sure you do this regardless of whether there is old polish on... Read More
We all pay attention when it seems like a new wrinkle or age spot crops up on our faces, slathering on expensive creams and serums to prevent aging. We use sunscreen prodigiously to make up for all those years when we worshipped the sun, but are we protecting the skin on our bodies that really show people how many candles are on the birthday cake? We're talking about your hands, and they're one of the most neglected areas when it... Read More