Category: Healthy Foods
Kids loading up on greens
As parents one of the challenges most of us face if not all of us and that is getting our children to eat their vegetables. I am sure you can still remember your childhood days when your mom or dad or both of them maybe some other family member almost had to brainwash you into eating your vegetables or perhaps you were one of those kids that just loved eating your vegetables without having to be brainwashed or threatened.
Well if the latter describes you then I know it was a joy for your parents to fill your plate with veggies. You were rare as a child in this matter because this is not how it is with kids that are in most homes. The flip side of the coin, however, is that in some homes kids are discouraged by parents not to eat vegetables and what I mean by this is some parents indirectly discourage their kids by getting them used to unhealthy eating.
In this day and time, fast food joints are making a killing of the number of monies they are making simply because some kids somehow get their parents to say yes when they pass these places. But as parents what we must realize is that our kids health is important and we cannot afford to allow them to throw a tantrum or it doesn’t matter how cute little billy or suzzie may be as they look up at us with such pitiful eyes that we just melt and say yes, anything for you my little angel.
Here is what studies have shown with kids that are overweight, It is a lot that can be said on this point but I think you will understand with these few short sentences just how dangerous it is for kids to be overweight because of unhealthy eating.
Obesity in Children
which can lead to type 2 diabetes, bone, and joint problems, high blood pressure, heart problems, trouble breathing and other health-related issues.
Studies have also shown that being overweight is a major contributor off persons dying in the United States.
So from these few sentences, we can see what unhealthy eating can do. We should make changes to our children’s diet even if that means cute little billy or suzzie getting upset with us because we will be helping not only them but ourselves by not having sickly kids that are in the doctor’s office on a regular because this can be a drain on our wallet.
Bugs Bunny Story Believe, it is true
Many years ago my niece who is now in her 2o’s loved carrots as a child thanks to the bugs bunny cartoon. She loved to eat carrots because bugs bunny encouraged her to do that, that’s right he did and how was this possible and how did I know that, well
every time she ate a piece of carrots she would repeat what bugs bunny would often say and the words were “what’s up doc” and then she would start chewing away at her carrots. I mean this was not only new and funny to me but it showed me the impact bugs bunny had on her little mind. Well, all I can say is thanks a million buggsy for inspiring my niece.
Won’t it be nice to have television programs that inspire kids to eat their veggies, this would really make a parents job a lot easier when it comes to getting our children to eat their vegetables. I wonder if Popeye the sailor man and his spinach eating that gives him super strength inspire some kids to eat their vegetables. If you know of any story like this be sure and let me know I will really appreciate it.
In the health section of this website, you will find valuable information that goes more in-depth about the many issues that concern our health along with foods and the many benefits they contain and how we can live a more healthy lifestyle. So feel free and have a look around.
Defeating tinnitus the natural way
What is tinnitus and how can we defeat this?
The symptoms of tinnitus include ringing in the ear or hearing noises in our head when nothing is really there. Tinnitus is a physical condition that tells us that something is wrong with our hearing system. More than 125 million people worldwide have tinnitus which is really mind-blowing. That is a lot of people but the good news is that we can win the war on this physical condition and go on to live normal healthy lives.
Can this condition worsen?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes and this can really make matters worse. These conditions can worsen by loud noises which includes
1. Noise from lawnmowers.
2. Loud music.
3. Working in machine shops where the noise can get extremely loud.
5. Noise from street vehicles, exp. cars, trucks, motorbikes etc…
7. Don’t use Q-tips in your ears.
8. Avoid stress.
The bottom line is anything that is loud and is really unbearable can really have a negative effect on persons that suffer from tinnitus.
There are many ways to take care of this issue but the good part is that there are also natural remedies for tinnitus. For me, I love the safe and natural approach that has delivered amazing results helping persons to live a normal life again.
Natural remedies for tinnitus
What I love about nature is that there are natural products that can be used without side effects that have proven to be beneficial. It really doesn’t matter what the issues may be there are always natural remedies that can help.
Unclogging your arteries and prolonging your life with these Superfoods
High cholesterol has been linked to so many diseases that cause millions each year either to pay visits to the doctor’s office or having to be hospitalized.
In is some case, many have died because of cholesterol levels being out of control. But how does high cholesterol affects our bodies and what can we do to avoid having high cholesterol or bring our cholesterol count to a normal level.
What is cholesterol?
Our bodies need cholesterol to build healthy cells. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in our blood. Our liver is responsible for producing the majority of cholesterol that is found in our bodies.
To be more exact cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) that is found in our bloodstream, that is produced by our liver that was mention earlier. But when there is an excess or buildup of cholesterol it hardens in our arteries
Our arteries are responsible for the flow of blood, but when the arteries are clog because of a buildup of cholesterol it restricts the normal movement of blood.
Our blood is responsible for carrying food, Vitamins, and oxygen throughout our bodies but once the blood is restricted and a lack of oxygen is not being supplied as it is supposed to
then what happens is that heart attacks, the stroke and health-related issues pertaining to our heart can set in which spells trouble BIG TIME.
Controlling cholesterol with foods
Signs of high cholesterol
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in chest
- Feeling continual pain in your back, legs, neck, headaches
- Feeling fatigue has also been linked to high cholesterol
- Loose stools
These are just a few of the signs to watch out for. Now I know that these signs may be because of other health-related issues but at the seem time don’t rule out high cholesterol at least not until your checked out by your doctor.
What other factors contribute to high cholesterol?
Certain foods also contribute to having a buildup of cholesterol, therefore, it is of great importance that we maintain a healthy diet.
Foods to avoid
- Fatty foods
- Bacon, sausages, hotdogs
- Foods that are prepared with an abundance of oil or grease
These are just a few of the foods to avoid.
Other causes that contribute to high cholesterol
- Lack of exercise
I now realize that no matter how good it may taste, if it keeps you or causes you to go to the doctor’s office stay away from it, it is not worth your health besides having to find doctor’s fees
and as we all know those fees can add up in no time causing stress which is also not good. But the good news is that there are foods that we can embrace with open arms that
can help reduce or keep our cholesterol level normal that spells GOOD NEWS.
SUPERCHARGING your diet with this SUPERFOOD
Our health is one of our greatest investment, therefore, we should do all that we can to maintain proper health. In fact, studies have shown that those who live a healthy lifestyle live an average of 10 or more years longer than those that have a poor lifestyle when it comes to diet.
Each year millions are in the doctor’s office or are hospitalized because of health-related issues due to poor diet. While it is true that some person although living a poor lifestyle live way into their 70s and beyond it is still good to cultivate a healthy lifestyle because the percentage of persons that falls in this group of living an unhealthy lifestyle is small.
Over the years I have seen many people from the young, middle age to the old that have health issues due to poor diet. In fact, I know of a lady whose son is about 12 years of age and weights about 2oo lbs which aren’t good for this kid.
However, this article will be covering a superfood that is so popular and has gained worldwide attention because of its many benefits. Some may call it bird food but adding this bird food to our diet is so beneficial for our health.
Sunflower seed history
Sunflowers have a very interesting history, this plant originated from North America then travel thousands of miles to Russia and then return many years later back to the place where it all started.
A treat that is simply delicious
I fell in love with apricots a few years ago when the manager where I work arrange for my coworkers and me to have lunch at a 5-star resort. One of the desserts that were on the menu was dried apricots. When I tasted it, it was simply so delicious that I ask the cook in the restaurant what they were and that was how I was first introduced to this most amazing fruit.
Apricots have such an interesting history and the journey of this fruit have been long cultivated and harvested from generation to generation.
The history of apricots
According to historical records, apricots were cultivated in China about 3-4000 BC and many years later made its way to Armenia and Europe. The tree later was introduced to Virginia in 1720
and then in 1792, this tree graced the continent of North America. There are several species of apricots that belongs to the stone family.
Many delicious desserts are made with apricots that it is really mind-blowing from pies to cake many other pastries and drinks. but what I love is to eat them when they are dried.
dried apricots like in this photo are simply mouthwatering and very delicious. I can just taste them now yummy so good. What I love about this superfood is that they are not only delicious but very healthy so we get the best of both worlds.
Their sweetness and their many benefits they contain.
What are some of the benefits of a diet in apricots?