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Superfoods – 5 of the Healthiest Fruits and Veggies

“We are what we eat”, or so the saying goes. Different foods help our bodies to grow, to heal, and to keep the immune system running properly. More than that, they stop our bodies from falling apart: the absence of many different nutrients can lead to various physical ailments. It’s really important to eat healthily, so let’s look at five of the best fruits and vegetables to include in your diet. Broccoli: Green vegetables are widely considered among the healthiest foods we can eat, and broccoli is definitely one of the most nutrient-rich green vegetables. It’s a great source of vitamins C and K, as well as folate, vitamin B and fiber. In addition, it contains potassium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, protein and calcium. Broccoli can assist in lowering cholesterol levels which improves cardiovascular health. It supports the body’s detoxification system, aids vitamin D uptake and may also reduce our susceptibility to certain allergies. Blueberries: Blueberries have ...

 


A Little Zinc a Day Keeps the Acne Away

Years ago, it was thought that acne was a teenage skin problem caused by not washing the face well enough. But science has proved that theory wrong. Acne is a skin inflammation and the condition happens to people regardless of how young or old they are. For some people, it can be an ongoing battle trying to get and keep radiant looking skin that's free from blemishes. The answer to how to get great looking, blemish free skin might surprise you. Zinc is recommended by dermatologists because of the ability this essential mineral has to fight against acne. Zinc has incredible anti-inflammatory properties that can actually work to heal the skin from the inflammation that causes the acne to occur. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, zinc helps the skin repair itself from the outbreak. By having enough zinc in your diet, not only can that help fight acne, but if you do have an acne inflammation, zinc can heal the skin faster than any other mineral. It's one of the reasons this mineral is also recomme...

 


Maintain a Proper pH for Health and Youth

There is a striking congruence between the diet a person eats and the speed at which they appear to age. For example, the sheer number of calories a person consumes will have a profound effect on how many free radicals are produced by the body. If these free radicals are not offset by antioxidants, they can have negative effects. Eating unhealthy fats can increase inflammation in the body. Even the pH level of the body is affected by foods, and this can have a profound effect on the aging process. A person's blood should be on the alkaline side of neutral at all times. This means it should have a pH level of a little over 7, which is considered neutral. Anything below 7 is acidic and above is alkaline. There are many things that can alter the body's pH level including stress, exposure to toxins, and autoimmune responses. Diet, however, is one of the primary contributing factors when it comes to blood pH levels. In order to keep your pH levels in the best range for overall health, including resistance to prem...

 




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