Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"If you’ve read an ingredients label before you have more than likely scanned the words “artificial flavorings” on a few food product stickers. While many people just ignore these words and consume the contents of the food package, some wonder, what exactly are artificial ingredients?" Read on..
Monday, April 29, 2013
"...A study done at Northwestern University found that those who exercised for 20 minutes had improved sleep quality, and were found to be less depressed, with more vitality and less sleepiness during daytime hours. So essentially, exercise could be deemed a “sleeping pill.” Just be sure not to exercise too close to bedtime because initially exercise increases your heart rate and blood flow, increasing your energy levels – this is why exercising in the morning, prior to the day’s start, is the best time to get moving..." Read on..
"...Unfortunately as you do grow older, our bodies naturally divide cells resulting in telomeres getting a little shorter each time. Fortunately though, scientists have discovered that there are ways to slow the process as well as ways to even repair the frayed chromosome ends..." Read on..
"Eating an extra large meal (think about all those meals you chow down on during the holidays) can result is a distended stomach, gas, intestinal problems and discomfort. In order for your body to break down all the food you ingest efficiently and effectively, your body needs an ample supply of digestive enzymes. Some of your body’s organs, including the pancreas, stomach and salivary glands, do make some of these enzymes, however as we age, our digestive system becomes less efficient, thus we produce less of these very important enzymes." Read on..
"Pine bark extract (sold as pycnogenol), made from the maritime pine tree, which is native to the western Mediterranean, is rich in chemicals called proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins have a strong antioxidant activity and play a role in the stabilization of collagen and maintenance of elastin in connective tissue. Antioxidants are compounds that block the action of free radicals, which are activated oxygen molecules that can damage cells. Because of this researchers are beginning to believe that pine bark extract has the power to protect against an array of ailments ranging from arthritis, to cancer and heart disease to circulation problems." Read on..