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Eat Green For Better Colors

Health Benefits of Fruit and Vegetables    Vegetables and fruits are an important part of a healthy diet, and variety is as important as quantity.     No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. Eat plenty every day.                                                       A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check. Eating non-starchy vegetables and fruits like apples, pears, and green leafy vegetables may even promote weight loss. Their low glycemic loads prevent blood sugar spikes that can increase hunger. At least nine different families of fruits and vegetables exist, each with potentially hundreds of different plant compounds that are beneficial to health. Eat a variety of types and colors of produce in o

Healthy Heart For Healthy People

5 Things to Do Daily to Keep Your Heart Healthy  1. Eat healthy fats, NOT trans fats: We need fats in our diet, including saturated and polyunsaturated and unsaturated fats. One fat we don’t need is trans fat, which is known to increase your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke over a lifetime. This is because trans fat clogs your arteries by raising your bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and lowering your good cholesterol levels (HDL). By cutting them from your diet, you improve the blood flow throughout your body. So, what are trans fats? They are industry-produced fats often used in packaged baked goods, snack foods, margarines and fried fast foods to add flavor and texture. 2.  Practice good dental hygiene, especially flossing your teeth daily: Dental health is a good indication of overall health, including your heart, because those who have periodontal (gum) disease often have the same risk factors for heart disease. Studies continue on this issue, but

Sleep More To Stay Well

How Does Lack Of Sleep Affect Your Body                                                   If sleeping less than 6 hours a day is a common feature in your life, then you must complete reading this article right now. Lack of sleep can affect your body in more ways than you can imagine. Work. Online life. Family and friends. Our life gets too entangled in these elements that we forget to give our body ample rest in the form of adequate sleep. Here is how lack of sleep harms your body very silently:       1. The Weight Gain Pain   When you are sleep deprived, you invite obesity. It’s said that when your body receives less sleep, you tend to feel hungrier and hence eat more. This happens because of hormonal imbalance. The hormone that stimulates our hunger (ghrelin) increases while the chemical that helps in keeping our appetite in check (leptin) lowers.       2. The Diabetes Risk  Keeping an eye on your diet and exercise are crucial for preventing diabetes. But little did