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Monday, 16 September 2013

Healthy Food, Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Eating Tips
Healthy Eating: Healthy Eating Tips For 3 Types Of Travelers (Yahoo Shine)
Healthy Eating: Healthy Eating Tips For 3 Types Of Travelers (Yahoo Shine)

I often only eats snacks when I travel no matter the distance. I don't like inconveniencing nature's call while on a journey. I'm sure some people share same sentiments. This healthy eating tips is very useful for three types of travelers.

Also Read: Healthy Eating: 5 Salad-Bar Toppings To Just Pretend Don't Exist

In planes, trains, or your own car, you're constantly on the move. These insider tips from nutritionists and trainers help you stay in tip-top shape, no matter the workplace conditions. By Crystal Meers

1. THE COMMUTER
You're a nine-to-fiver who wishes you could swap your to-and-from-work trek for the treadmill.

SMART FOOD: Having healthy snacks handy is the best way to avoid falling into the vending-machine trap or the receptionist's candy dish. Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, author of The Beauty Detox Solution, recommends travel-friendly fresh fruit like bananas and oranges, along with walnuts, raw almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. "And dates," she adds, "for sweet cravings." Swap the soda in the break-room fridge for cold-pressed organic fruit and vegetable juices. Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery, a favorite of Nicole Richie and Zooey Deschanel, ships seven different kits-including Greens, Detox, and Celebration-with 12 drinks in each, nationwide.

NO-EXCUSES EXERCISE: Joining a gym near your office could offer a double stress-buster: Instead of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, leave home earlier or head home later and hit the gym during rush hour-before or after work. If you're a train commuter, traveling off-peak could even save you a few bucks in fare.

BE PREPARED: Cut down your a.m. crunch time by prepping the day's food the night before. "Make a huge kale salad for dinner and bring the rest to work for lunch," says Snyder. "It's such a hardy green that it won't be soggy the next day." And you won't be tempted when your cubemate offers to make a burger run at lunch. 

Also Read: Healthy Eating: Money Saving Tips On Healthy Eating

Related: 50 Cheap Date Ideas

2. THE FREQUENT FLIER
You've got a concierge in every port and plastic baggies full of 3-ounce shampoo bottles under your sink.

SMART FOOD: Forget packing your lunch-there's barely enough time to pack your suitcase before a flight. Two new meal-replacement bars, Elemental Superfood Seedbars and Raw Revolution, get the stash-worthy stamp of approval from Los Angeles-based nutritionist Elissa Goodman. "They are both raw, so they are easy to digest, while still supplying a balance of protein, carbs, and good fats," explains Goodman. In other words, just what you need to keep your mind off the nachos in Terminal 3.

NO-EXCUSES EXERCISE: Bring your sneakers and download RunKeeper, a favorite of Tracy Benham, exercise physiologist and author of The Best Book on How to Travel Fit. "The app monitors my time and pace while my iPod plays. It uses the GPS to track my course and calories burned, and then stores the information." More than just for running, it can be used for cycling, skiing, swimming, and other activities. Need help finding your way? Try mapmyrun.com, which allows users to share training routes.

MASTER THE MINIBAR: Your late check-in means room service closed hours ago. Heed Snyder's advice before ravaging the minibar: "Even if they aren't ideal items, stick to what was once a vegetable or a nut in some form, like roasted nuts and potato chips. Avoid refined-flour snacks like crackers and pretzels, and candy loaded with artificial dyes, sugary juices, and sodas. Your skin will thank you." 

Also Read: Parenting And Healthy Foods: Parents Send Kids Back To School With Healthy Meals And Snacks

Related: 30 Dates to Spice Up Your Relationship

3. THE LONG HAULER
Being off-site and away from home for weeks at a time doesn't mean your health has to go off the rails.

SMART FOOD: When your brain is working overtime, your body is, too. Supplement with vitamins, probiotics, and enzymes to give your system the support it needs to keep up. "Type A personalities aren't relaxing and enjoying their food," explains Goodman. "They are eating really fast, which wreaks havoc on digestion." She recommends a daily probiotic such as Dr. Ohhira or Culturelle, along with raw enzymes and a multivitamin, both available in age-group-specific women's formulas from Garden of Life.

NO-EXCUSES EXERCISE: When you tire of staring at yourself on your hotel gym elliptical, sign up for fitist.com. Purchase a package on the site and gain access to classes at any of their handpicked network of boutique fitness studios, and to services provided by vetted spas, massage therapists, and health and wellness experts. Currently available in New York City and Los Angeles, service expansion into additional cities is underway.

GO LOW-CARB: Lunch meetings, cocktail parties, and business dinners leave little room for menu negotiation, but navigating the plate is easy according to personal trainer Patrick Murphy: "Eat smaller portions with less dense carbohydrates, and always say, 'light on the oil'-that can save you hundreds of calories." Murphy also recommends going for the protein on your plate first. "Save your carbohydrates for the end of the meal, when you've already slowed the absorption process down, and you'll avoid a spiking blood-sugar level, which leads to fat gains."


Post Credits
Post Author: Marie Claire

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marieclaire


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Healthy Eating: Healthy Eating Tips For 3 Types Of Travelers (Yahoo Shine)

Nwabu King  |  at   9:06 pm  |  No comments

Healthy Food, Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Eating Tips
Healthy Eating: Healthy Eating Tips For 3 Types Of Travelers (Yahoo Shine)
Healthy Eating: Healthy Eating Tips For 3 Types Of Travelers (Yahoo Shine)

I often only eats snacks when I travel no matter the distance. I don't like inconveniencing nature's call while on a journey. I'm sure some people share same sentiments. This healthy eating tips is very useful for three types of travelers.

Also Read: Healthy Eating: 5 Salad-Bar Toppings To Just Pretend Don't Exist

In planes, trains, or your own car, you're constantly on the move. These insider tips from nutritionists and trainers help you stay in tip-top shape, no matter the workplace conditions. By Crystal Meers

1. THE COMMUTER
You're a nine-to-fiver who wishes you could swap your to-and-from-work trek for the treadmill.

SMART FOOD: Having healthy snacks handy is the best way to avoid falling into the vending-machine trap or the receptionist's candy dish. Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, author of The Beauty Detox Solution, recommends travel-friendly fresh fruit like bananas and oranges, along with walnuts, raw almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. "And dates," she adds, "for sweet cravings." Swap the soda in the break-room fridge for cold-pressed organic fruit and vegetable juices. Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery, a favorite of Nicole Richie and Zooey Deschanel, ships seven different kits-including Greens, Detox, and Celebration-with 12 drinks in each, nationwide.

NO-EXCUSES EXERCISE: Joining a gym near your office could offer a double stress-buster: Instead of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, leave home earlier or head home later and hit the gym during rush hour-before or after work. If you're a train commuter, traveling off-peak could even save you a few bucks in fare.

BE PREPARED: Cut down your a.m. crunch time by prepping the day's food the night before. "Make a huge kale salad for dinner and bring the rest to work for lunch," says Snyder. "It's such a hardy green that it won't be soggy the next day." And you won't be tempted when your cubemate offers to make a burger run at lunch. 

Also Read: Healthy Eating: Money Saving Tips On Healthy Eating

Related: 50 Cheap Date Ideas

2. THE FREQUENT FLIER
You've got a concierge in every port and plastic baggies full of 3-ounce shampoo bottles under your sink.

SMART FOOD: Forget packing your lunch-there's barely enough time to pack your suitcase before a flight. Two new meal-replacement bars, Elemental Superfood Seedbars and Raw Revolution, get the stash-worthy stamp of approval from Los Angeles-based nutritionist Elissa Goodman. "They are both raw, so they are easy to digest, while still supplying a balance of protein, carbs, and good fats," explains Goodman. In other words, just what you need to keep your mind off the nachos in Terminal 3.

NO-EXCUSES EXERCISE: Bring your sneakers and download RunKeeper, a favorite of Tracy Benham, exercise physiologist and author of The Best Book on How to Travel Fit. "The app monitors my time and pace while my iPod plays. It uses the GPS to track my course and calories burned, and then stores the information." More than just for running, it can be used for cycling, skiing, swimming, and other activities. Need help finding your way? Try mapmyrun.com, which allows users to share training routes.

MASTER THE MINIBAR: Your late check-in means room service closed hours ago. Heed Snyder's advice before ravaging the minibar: "Even if they aren't ideal items, stick to what was once a vegetable or a nut in some form, like roasted nuts and potato chips. Avoid refined-flour snacks like crackers and pretzels, and candy loaded with artificial dyes, sugary juices, and sodas. Your skin will thank you." 

Also Read: Parenting And Healthy Foods: Parents Send Kids Back To School With Healthy Meals And Snacks

Related: 30 Dates to Spice Up Your Relationship

3. THE LONG HAULER
Being off-site and away from home for weeks at a time doesn't mean your health has to go off the rails.

SMART FOOD: When your brain is working overtime, your body is, too. Supplement with vitamins, probiotics, and enzymes to give your system the support it needs to keep up. "Type A personalities aren't relaxing and enjoying their food," explains Goodman. "They are eating really fast, which wreaks havoc on digestion." She recommends a daily probiotic such as Dr. Ohhira or Culturelle, along with raw enzymes and a multivitamin, both available in age-group-specific women's formulas from Garden of Life.

NO-EXCUSES EXERCISE: When you tire of staring at yourself on your hotel gym elliptical, sign up for fitist.com. Purchase a package on the site and gain access to classes at any of their handpicked network of boutique fitness studios, and to services provided by vetted spas, massage therapists, and health and wellness experts. Currently available in New York City and Los Angeles, service expansion into additional cities is underway.

GO LOW-CARB: Lunch meetings, cocktail parties, and business dinners leave little room for menu negotiation, but navigating the plate is easy according to personal trainer Patrick Murphy: "Eat smaller portions with less dense carbohydrates, and always say, 'light on the oil'-that can save you hundreds of calories." Murphy also recommends going for the protein on your plate first. "Save your carbohydrates for the end of the meal, when you've already slowed the absorption process down, and you'll avoid a spiking blood-sugar level, which leads to fat gains."


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Post Author: Marie Claire

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marieclaire


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Monday, 2 September 2013

Healthy Lifestyle: Variety And Moderation Are Key To A Healthy Lifestyle (Windsorstar)
Healthy Lifestyle: Variety And Moderation Are Key To A Healthy Lifestyle (Windsorstar)
Healthy Lifestyle: Variety And Moderation Are Key To A Healthy Lifestyle (Windsorstar)

Bread is the staff of life, or it was, until marketers and researchers started sharing their opinions of which foods were best for our good health.

Today we are bombarded with research, studies and testimonials as to what is healthy and what will harm us. I like to simplify things and say all things in moderation are fine and good, and choosing more foods in their natural state, not processed, is healthier.

If we eat too much bread and not enough other food groups, our bodies will not gain the various vitamins, minerals and nutrients they would otherwise benefit from.

Also Read: Healthy Living: 20 Superstar Superfood For Super Healthy Heart

As a nutritionist I get many questions about what to eat. Here are a three of them, along with my opinion about what choices to make:

Question:
Which is better, butter, margarine or oil? And which oils? Olive, canola, coconut or omegas?

Answer:
I like butter on my toast and also add it lightly to air-popped popcorn. Nothing beats the taste. Butter comes from separating fat from the cream milked from cows. There’s not much processing or additives in this fat.

Margarine is made from oils extracted from seeds such as canola, rapeseed, corn and olives, and processed into a more solid state. It was invented by a French chemist in 1813 and became popular in North America during the Second World War, when butter had to be rationed.

Today, there are processing techniques that are non-hydrogenized to make these oils spread like butter. Their properties also offer an unsaturated feature that does not elevate one’s “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels.

Fat is calorie-dense (36 calories per teaspoon). For people who have been told to avoid or reduce saturated fats and can’t give up butter, compromise by blending it with an oil, which is unsaturated. If you don’t know the difference between the two fats, saturated is hard at room temperature and unsaturated remains a liquid.

Research that compared people on a low-fat diet, a low-carbohydrate diet or Mediterranean diet showed all were successful if they could maintain their calorie control. The average weight loss after one year from any of these diets ranged from five to 10 pounds.

There are new fats on the market being touted as the healthiest choice. I would choose one that enhances the flavour without using a lot of it, like coconut oil in a rice dish. A little sesame seed oil in your hummus would require less tahini for flavour. Explore your options.

Question:
Is wheat a bad food to eat? Should I switch to rice or grains such as couscous, quinoa, or oats?

Answer: 
Although today’s processing of wheat flour is not what it use to be, it would be hard for me to give up my bagel in the morning. All breads, in moderation, will give us nutrients. If we choose whole grain, aim for higher fibre content. Adults should have 21 grams or more a day.

Incorporating more whole grains will give us more intact nutrients, fibre and a lower glycemic index because they take longer to digest and release insulin more slowly. They also add variety to our diet.

Question:
Is rice or almond milk better than regular cow’s milk?

Answer:
There are more steps to processing and creating non-dairy milks that try to fortify their products with added calcium, protein, flavouring and nutrients. If you are not diagnosed as lactose intolerant, and can consume dairy products in moderation, choose milk. Check Canada’s Food Guide for your recommended intake. More is not better.

Keep in mind these are guidelines, and not recommendations, for generally healthy individuals. Your best assessment will come from your health-care provider.

Post Credits
Post Arthur: Victoria Mikhail
Victoria Mikhail is a local dietitian/nutritionist who wrote The Athlete Can Cook. Check out her website: www.spicedwithnutrition.ca.



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Healthy Lifestyle: Variety And Moderation Are Key To A Healthy Lifestyle (Windsorstar)

Nwabu King  |  at   3:17 pm  |  No comments

Healthy Lifestyle: Variety And Moderation Are Key To A Healthy Lifestyle (Windsorstar)
Healthy Lifestyle: Variety And Moderation Are Key To A Healthy Lifestyle (Windsorstar)
Healthy Lifestyle: Variety And Moderation Are Key To A Healthy Lifestyle (Windsorstar)

Bread is the staff of life, or it was, until marketers and researchers started sharing their opinions of which foods were best for our good health.

Today we are bombarded with research, studies and testimonials as to what is healthy and what will harm us. I like to simplify things and say all things in moderation are fine and good, and choosing more foods in their natural state, not processed, is healthier.

If we eat too much bread and not enough other food groups, our bodies will not gain the various vitamins, minerals and nutrients they would otherwise benefit from.

Also Read: Healthy Living: 20 Superstar Superfood For Super Healthy Heart

As a nutritionist I get many questions about what to eat. Here are a three of them, along with my opinion about what choices to make:

Question:
Which is better, butter, margarine or oil? And which oils? Olive, canola, coconut or omegas?

Answer:
I like butter on my toast and also add it lightly to air-popped popcorn. Nothing beats the taste. Butter comes from separating fat from the cream milked from cows. There’s not much processing or additives in this fat.

Margarine is made from oils extracted from seeds such as canola, rapeseed, corn and olives, and processed into a more solid state. It was invented by a French chemist in 1813 and became popular in North America during the Second World War, when butter had to be rationed.

Today, there are processing techniques that are non-hydrogenized to make these oils spread like butter. Their properties also offer an unsaturated feature that does not elevate one’s “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels.

Fat is calorie-dense (36 calories per teaspoon). For people who have been told to avoid or reduce saturated fats and can’t give up butter, compromise by blending it with an oil, which is unsaturated. If you don’t know the difference between the two fats, saturated is hard at room temperature and unsaturated remains a liquid.

Research that compared people on a low-fat diet, a low-carbohydrate diet or Mediterranean diet showed all were successful if they could maintain their calorie control. The average weight loss after one year from any of these diets ranged from five to 10 pounds.

There are new fats on the market being touted as the healthiest choice. I would choose one that enhances the flavour without using a lot of it, like coconut oil in a rice dish. A little sesame seed oil in your hummus would require less tahini for flavour. Explore your options.

Question:
Is wheat a bad food to eat? Should I switch to rice or grains such as couscous, quinoa, or oats?

Answer: 
Although today’s processing of wheat flour is not what it use to be, it would be hard for me to give up my bagel in the morning. All breads, in moderation, will give us nutrients. If we choose whole grain, aim for higher fibre content. Adults should have 21 grams or more a day.

Incorporating more whole grains will give us more intact nutrients, fibre and a lower glycemic index because they take longer to digest and release insulin more slowly. They also add variety to our diet.

Question:
Is rice or almond milk better than regular cow’s milk?

Answer:
There are more steps to processing and creating non-dairy milks that try to fortify their products with added calcium, protein, flavouring and nutrients. If you are not diagnosed as lactose intolerant, and can consume dairy products in moderation, choose milk. Check Canada’s Food Guide for your recommended intake. More is not better.

Keep in mind these are guidelines, and not recommendations, for generally healthy individuals. Your best assessment will come from your health-care provider.

Post Credits
Post Arthur: Victoria Mikhail
Victoria Mikhail is a local dietitian/nutritionist who wrote The Athlete Can Cook. Check out her website: www.spicedwithnutrition.ca.



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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Healthy Lifestyle: Breast Reduction Surgery Increases Quality of Life - BREAST-Q Study
Healthy Lifestyle: Breast Reduction Surgery Increases Quality of Life - BREAST-Q Study

Different strokes for different folks. While some women are getting breast implant to increase the size of their breast, others with a sense of healthy lifestyle are doing the opposite. I wonder if men loves big or small breast.

WonderWoman has this post about the Health Benefits Of Breast Reduction Surgery. According to the a new study, breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life.

The study used the BREAST-Q questionnaire, a well-validated survey instrument, to document the physical and psychosocial health benefits of breast reduction surgery.

"The improvement in physical well-being is important for justification of insurance coverage," according to the paper by Dr. Michelle Coriddi and colleagues of Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University, Columbus.

The study was designed to evaluate and confirm the benefits of breast reduction surgery-one of the most commonly performed breast plastic surgery procedures.

Previous studies have found it highly effective in relieving symptoms related to overly large breasts.

The BREAST-Q was used to obtain a more complete picture of the clinical outcomes and is "the only questionnaire to assess breast reduction outcomes that meets international and federal standards for questionnaire development," according to Dr. Coriddi and coauthors.

In a series of 49 patients undergoing breast reduction, 78 percent anonymously completed the BREAST-Q before and/or after surgery.

Changes in patient-reported satisfaction and quality of life after breast reduction were assessed.



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Healthy Lifestyle: Breast Reduction Surgery Increases Quality of Life - BREAST-Q Study

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Healthy Lifestyle: Breast Reduction Surgery Increases Quality of Life - BREAST-Q Study
Healthy Lifestyle: Breast Reduction Surgery Increases Quality of Life - BREAST-Q Study

Different strokes for different folks. While some women are getting breast implant to increase the size of their breast, others with a sense of healthy lifestyle are doing the opposite. I wonder if men loves big or small breast.

WonderWoman has this post about the Health Benefits Of Breast Reduction Surgery. According to the a new study, breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life.

The study used the BREAST-Q questionnaire, a well-validated survey instrument, to document the physical and psychosocial health benefits of breast reduction surgery.

"The improvement in physical well-being is important for justification of insurance coverage," according to the paper by Dr. Michelle Coriddi and colleagues of Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University, Columbus.

The study was designed to evaluate and confirm the benefits of breast reduction surgery-one of the most commonly performed breast plastic surgery procedures.

Previous studies have found it highly effective in relieving symptoms related to overly large breasts.

The BREAST-Q was used to obtain a more complete picture of the clinical outcomes and is "the only questionnaire to assess breast reduction outcomes that meets international and federal standards for questionnaire development," according to Dr. Coriddi and coauthors.

In a series of 49 patients undergoing breast reduction, 78 percent anonymously completed the BREAST-Q before and/or after surgery.

Changes in patient-reported satisfaction and quality of life after breast reduction were assessed.



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Friday, 12 July 2013


Remembering the good old days has its benefits after all. I have a very deep sense of nostalgia. I often think its abnormal. Little did I know that recalling better days and its accompanying nostalgia has its mental health benefits. I wonder what better days memory you are recall as you read this article.

Nostalgia used to be thought of as a negative emotion, but new science is finding that fond recollections of the past can make your life better--and even make you a better person.

Thinking about the good old days can serve as an emotional pick-me-up when times are tough. It’s a pretty basic concept, but oddly, living in the past, or experiencing nostalgia, has been thought of as a disorder since the 17th century, according to an article by New York Times, "ever since the term was coined by a 17th-century Swiss physician who attributed soldiers’ mental and physical maladies to their longing to return home--nostos in Greek, and the accompanying pain, algos."

In the past decade, though, scientists have applied a more rigorous research method to understand the ups and downs of nostalgia, and have determined that there’s quite a few positive effects of nostalgic thinking--including feeling warmer on a chilly day when thinking about toastier days of yore.

Research Findings On Nostalgia
Research, led by Constantine Sedikides of The University of Southampton in the U.K., has shown that nostalgia can "counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety. It makes people more generous to strangers and more tolerant of outsiders," reports the Times. "Couples feel closer and look happier when they’re sharing nostalgic memories." Researchers acknowledge that:

Nostalgia does have its painful side — it’s a bittersweet emotion — but the net effect is to make life seem more meaningful and death less frightening. When people speak wistfully of the past, they typically become more optimistic and inspired about the future.

They’ve arrived at an understanding of the positive effects of nostalgia by examining the ways that people react to sad news, like a report about a deadly disaster. Those people often became "became more likely to wax nostalgic. And the strategy worked: They subsequently felt less depressed and less lonely."

But it can be more existential than that as well. According to psychologist Clay Routledge, nostalgia "brings to mind cherished experiences that assure us we are valued people who have meaningful lives. Some of our research shows that people who regularly engage in nostalgia are better at coping with concerns about death."

So what does this all mean practically? The first is that nostalgia’s done best when it’s less about comparing the past with the present with the conclusion that the past is better. In Routledge’s words, "'[I]f they focus on the past in an existential way--‘What has my life meant?’--then they can potentially benefit.'"


Sedikides suggests using nostalgia almost like a therapy: “If you’re not neurotic or avoidant, I think you’ll benefit by nostalgizing two or maybe three times a week […] Experience it as a prized possession."

Recalling Better Days Has Its Mental Health Benefits - Research

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Remembering the good old days has its benefits after all. I have a very deep sense of nostalgia. I often think its abnormal. Little did I know that recalling better days and its accompanying nostalgia has its mental health benefits. I wonder what better days memory you are recall as you read this article.

Nostalgia used to be thought of as a negative emotion, but new science is finding that fond recollections of the past can make your life better--and even make you a better person.

Thinking about the good old days can serve as an emotional pick-me-up when times are tough. It’s a pretty basic concept, but oddly, living in the past, or experiencing nostalgia, has been thought of as a disorder since the 17th century, according to an article by New York Times, "ever since the term was coined by a 17th-century Swiss physician who attributed soldiers’ mental and physical maladies to their longing to return home--nostos in Greek, and the accompanying pain, algos."

In the past decade, though, scientists have applied a more rigorous research method to understand the ups and downs of nostalgia, and have determined that there’s quite a few positive effects of nostalgic thinking--including feeling warmer on a chilly day when thinking about toastier days of yore.

Research Findings On Nostalgia
Research, led by Constantine Sedikides of The University of Southampton in the U.K., has shown that nostalgia can "counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety. It makes people more generous to strangers and more tolerant of outsiders," reports the Times. "Couples feel closer and look happier when they’re sharing nostalgic memories." Researchers acknowledge that:

Nostalgia does have its painful side — it’s a bittersweet emotion — but the net effect is to make life seem more meaningful and death less frightening. When people speak wistfully of the past, they typically become more optimistic and inspired about the future.

They’ve arrived at an understanding of the positive effects of nostalgia by examining the ways that people react to sad news, like a report about a deadly disaster. Those people often became "became more likely to wax nostalgic. And the strategy worked: They subsequently felt less depressed and less lonely."

But it can be more existential than that as well. According to psychologist Clay Routledge, nostalgia "brings to mind cherished experiences that assure us we are valued people who have meaningful lives. Some of our research shows that people who regularly engage in nostalgia are better at coping with concerns about death."

So what does this all mean practically? The first is that nostalgia’s done best when it’s less about comparing the past with the present with the conclusion that the past is better. In Routledge’s words, "'[I]f they focus on the past in an existential way--‘What has my life meant?’--then they can potentially benefit.'"


Sedikides suggests using nostalgia almost like a therapy: “If you’re not neurotic or avoidant, I think you’ll benefit by nostalgizing two or maybe three times a week […] Experience it as a prized possession."

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Sunday, 30 June 2013

How Do I Stay Physically Fit With No Motivation To ExerciseSaturday June 15 2013:
I don't know how many times my phone alarm rang but its hard work and tenacity woke me nonetheless. I didn't sleep again till morning. I have no intention of running this morning. I gained a few calories last night I intend to guard it jealously. If I run this morning, I will run into calorie credit. A dull ache hitchhiked to the morning in my head. I don't know when it got there and it held on without letting go.


How Do I Stay Physically Fit With No Motivation To Exercise.
It's good to be physically and mentally fit. Regular exercise helps ensure both physical and mental fitness. Regular exercise is a disciplined healthy lifestyle. When you focus on elaborate schedules of making money, include a portion for exercise My brother came downstairs around six, he tried to get me to run. He got me a running shoe, big a** shorts that gives a mental picture of me in hoopla hoops. I appreciate your gesture but don't waste resources on project Get-Nwabu-to-run, it’s a terribly bad investment. He eventually got the message which I massaged subtly into his mind and he gave up. Seriously I need to get my act together. I have a few reasons for not running like I used to. For instance I lose weight fast. Truth is I want to gain weight. The crew I run with has a motto; Eat Less, Exercise More, Lose Weight, Make Money! Mine for now is; Eat More, Exercise More, Gain Weight, Make Money! So you see our motivation for exercise is not in perfect sync.

I checked the time it was somewhat half past six, that’s good I have enough time before going to church for Saturday sanitation by 8:00 am.

Scary Instant Sleep
I lay on the bed engaging my phone. It was like the present was abruptly cut and shoved into the future in a split second. I opened my eyes and it was 8:28 am. WHAT?! When did I doze off and slept for approximately two hours?! By the time I managed to get dressed and go outside, few of the runners were already back. Imagine when my boss, an active member of the snails squad in the Road Warrior Team is back already. I didn't see the sleep coming at all. That could've been death.


Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness
I got home energized. I did thorough cleaning of the whole room. I cleared all the trash under the bed. I mopped the carpet very well. I fixed the torn part of the carpet. It took me a great deal of time to painstakingly and carefully to do the cleaning. I have not touched under the bed since the Ibe and wife jumped ship. Their regular trademark is richly stamped all over under the bed. I had to rush out of the house to Spar when the job was about 90% complete. I had already planned to wake up my kitchen skills again with a worthy welcome back dish. I bought some grocery from Spar. I also bought food with ice cream and some yoghourt drinks. I did justice to the food immediately I got home. I stayed indoors throughout the rest of the day.

Food For Thought
If you are like me, you want to gain weight, eat more, exercise more and make money, the natural thing to do is to find a new running crew who share similar ideology. Make more money so you can eat more. Eat healthy weight gain foods and also indulge in healthy weight gain activities. Do other forms of exercise besides running. You can walk, swim,  etc. I swim regular. Watch word is to live a healthy lifestyle.

How Do I Stay Physically Fit With No Motivation To Exercise

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How Do I Stay Physically Fit With No Motivation To ExerciseSaturday June 15 2013:
I don't know how many times my phone alarm rang but its hard work and tenacity woke me nonetheless. I didn't sleep again till morning. I have no intention of running this morning. I gained a few calories last night I intend to guard it jealously. If I run this morning, I will run into calorie credit. A dull ache hitchhiked to the morning in my head. I don't know when it got there and it held on without letting go.


How Do I Stay Physically Fit With No Motivation To Exercise.
It's good to be physically and mentally fit. Regular exercise helps ensure both physical and mental fitness. Regular exercise is a disciplined healthy lifestyle. When you focus on elaborate schedules of making money, include a portion for exercise My brother came downstairs around six, he tried to get me to run. He got me a running shoe, big a** shorts that gives a mental picture of me in hoopla hoops. I appreciate your gesture but don't waste resources on project Get-Nwabu-to-run, it’s a terribly bad investment. He eventually got the message which I massaged subtly into his mind and he gave up. Seriously I need to get my act together. I have a few reasons for not running like I used to. For instance I lose weight fast. Truth is I want to gain weight. The crew I run with has a motto; Eat Less, Exercise More, Lose Weight, Make Money! Mine for now is; Eat More, Exercise More, Gain Weight, Make Money! So you see our motivation for exercise is not in perfect sync.

I checked the time it was somewhat half past six, that’s good I have enough time before going to church for Saturday sanitation by 8:00 am.

Scary Instant Sleep
I lay on the bed engaging my phone. It was like the present was abruptly cut and shoved into the future in a split second. I opened my eyes and it was 8:28 am. WHAT?! When did I doze off and slept for approximately two hours?! By the time I managed to get dressed and go outside, few of the runners were already back. Imagine when my boss, an active member of the snails squad in the Road Warrior Team is back already. I didn't see the sleep coming at all. That could've been death.


Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness
I got home energized. I did thorough cleaning of the whole room. I cleared all the trash under the bed. I mopped the carpet very well. I fixed the torn part of the carpet. It took me a great deal of time to painstakingly and carefully to do the cleaning. I have not touched under the bed since the Ibe and wife jumped ship. Their regular trademark is richly stamped all over under the bed. I had to rush out of the house to Spar when the job was about 90% complete. I had already planned to wake up my kitchen skills again with a worthy welcome back dish. I bought some grocery from Spar. I also bought food with ice cream and some yoghourt drinks. I did justice to the food immediately I got home. I stayed indoors throughout the rest of the day.

Food For Thought
If you are like me, you want to gain weight, eat more, exercise more and make money, the natural thing to do is to find a new running crew who share similar ideology. Make more money so you can eat more. Eat healthy weight gain foods and also indulge in healthy weight gain activities. Do other forms of exercise besides running. You can walk, swim,  etc. I swim regular. Watch word is to live a healthy lifestyle.
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Friday, 28 June 2013

7 Health Tips Of Right Response To Body Pains
Pain is a necessary evil. No one wants it, yet it's the body's way of getting your attention when something is wrong. You're probably sufficiently in tune with your body to know when the pain is just a bother, perhaps the result of moving furniture a day or two before or eating that third enchilada. It's when pain might signal something more serious that the internal dialogue begins:

"OK, this isn't something to fool around with."
"But I can't miss my meeting."
"And how many meetings will you miss if you land in the hospital?"
"I'll give it one more day."

You need a guide so you'll understand which pains you must not ignore -- and why. And, of course, if in doubt, get medical attention.

7 Health Tips On Right Response To Body Pains
1.  Worst Headache of Your Life
Get medical attention immediately. If you have a cold, it could be a sinus headache. But you could have a brain hemorrhage or brain tumor. With any pain, unless you're sure of what caused it, get it checked out.

When someone says they have the worst headache of their life, "what we learned in medical training was that was a classic sign of a brain aneurysm. Go immediately to the ER."

2.  Pain or Discomfort in the Chest, Throat, Jaw, Shoulder, Arm, or Abdomen
Chest pain could be pneumonia or a heart attack. But be aware that heart conditions typically appear as discomfort, not pain. "Don't wait for pain. Heart patients talk about pressure. They'll clench their fist and put it over their chest or say it's like an elephant sitting on their chest."

The discomfort associated with heart disease could also be in the upper chest, throat, jaw, left shoulder or arm, or abdomen and might be accompanied by nausea. "I'm not too much worried about the 18-year-old, but if a person has unexplained, persistent discomfort and knows they're high risk, they shouldn't wait. "Too often people delay because they misinterpret it as [heartburn] or GI distress. Call 911 or get to an emergency room or physician's office. If it turns out to be something else, that's great."

Intermittent discomfort should be taken seriously as well. "There might be a pattern, such as discomfort related to excitement, emotional upset, or exertion. For example, if you experience it when you're gardening, but it goes away when you sit down, that's angina. It's usually worse in cold or hot weather."

A woman's discomfort signs can be more subtle. Heart disease can masquerade as GI symptoms, such as bloating, GI distress, or discomfort in the abdomen. It's also associated with feeling tired. Risk for heart disease increases dramatically after menopause. It kills more women than men even though men are at higher risk at any age. Women and their physicians need to be on their toes."

7 Health Tips On Right Response To Body Pains
3.  Pain in Lower Back or Between Shoulder Blades
Most often it's arthritis. Other possibilities include a heart attack or abdominal problems. "One danger is aortic dissection, which can appear as either a nagging or sudden pain. People who are at risk have conditions that can change the integrity of the vessel wall. These would include high blood pressure, a history of circulation problems, smoking, and diabetes."

4.  Severe Abdominal Pain
Still have your appendix? Don't flirt with the possibility of a rupture. Gallbladder and pancreas problems, stomach ulcers, and intestinal blockages are some other possible causes of abdominal pain that need attention.

5.  Calf Pain
One of the lesser known dangers is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that can occur in the leg's deep veins, and it can be life-threatening. The danger is that a piece of the clot could break loose and cause pulmonary embolism[a clot in the lungs], which could be fatal. Cancer, obesity, immobility due to prolonged bed rest or long-distance travel, pregnancy, and advanced age are among the risk factors.
Sometimes there's just swelling without pain. If you have swelling and pain in your calf muscles, see a doctor immediately.

6.  Burning Feet or Legs
In some people who don't know they have diabetes, peripheral neuropathy could be one of the first signs. It's a burning or pins-and-needles sensation in the feet or legs that can indicate nerve damage.

7.  Vague, Combined, or Medically Unexplained Pains
Various painful, physical symptoms are common in depression. Patients will have vague complaints of headaches, abdominal pain, or limb pain, sometimes in combination.
Because the pain might be chronic and not terribly debilitating, depressed people, their families, and health care professionals might dismiss the symptoms. Furthermore, the more depressed you are, the more difficulty you have describing your feelings. All of this can lead the clinician astray.
Other symptoms must be present before a diagnosis of depression can be made. Get help when you've lost interest in activities, you're unable to work or think effectively, and you can't get along with people. And don't suffer silently when you're hurting.

There's more to depression than deterioration of the quality of life. It has to be treated aggressively before it causes structural changes in the brain. Take better health care of yourself. Live a healthy lifestyle.

7 Health Tips On Right Response To Body Pains

Nwabu King  |  at   4:37 am  |  No comments

7 Health Tips Of Right Response To Body Pains
Pain is a necessary evil. No one wants it, yet it's the body's way of getting your attention when something is wrong. You're probably sufficiently in tune with your body to know when the pain is just a bother, perhaps the result of moving furniture a day or two before or eating that third enchilada. It's when pain might signal something more serious that the internal dialogue begins:

"OK, this isn't something to fool around with."
"But I can't miss my meeting."
"And how many meetings will you miss if you land in the hospital?"
"I'll give it one more day."

You need a guide so you'll understand which pains you must not ignore -- and why. And, of course, if in doubt, get medical attention.

7 Health Tips On Right Response To Body Pains
1.  Worst Headache of Your Life
Get medical attention immediately. If you have a cold, it could be a sinus headache. But you could have a brain hemorrhage or brain tumor. With any pain, unless you're sure of what caused it, get it checked out.

When someone says they have the worst headache of their life, "what we learned in medical training was that was a classic sign of a brain aneurysm. Go immediately to the ER."

2.  Pain or Discomfort in the Chest, Throat, Jaw, Shoulder, Arm, or Abdomen
Chest pain could be pneumonia or a heart attack. But be aware that heart conditions typically appear as discomfort, not pain. "Don't wait for pain. Heart patients talk about pressure. They'll clench their fist and put it over their chest or say it's like an elephant sitting on their chest."

The discomfort associated with heart disease could also be in the upper chest, throat, jaw, left shoulder or arm, or abdomen and might be accompanied by nausea. "I'm not too much worried about the 18-year-old, but if a person has unexplained, persistent discomfort and knows they're high risk, they shouldn't wait. "Too often people delay because they misinterpret it as [heartburn] or GI distress. Call 911 or get to an emergency room or physician's office. If it turns out to be something else, that's great."

Intermittent discomfort should be taken seriously as well. "There might be a pattern, such as discomfort related to excitement, emotional upset, or exertion. For example, if you experience it when you're gardening, but it goes away when you sit down, that's angina. It's usually worse in cold or hot weather."

A woman's discomfort signs can be more subtle. Heart disease can masquerade as GI symptoms, such as bloating, GI distress, or discomfort in the abdomen. It's also associated with feeling tired. Risk for heart disease increases dramatically after menopause. It kills more women than men even though men are at higher risk at any age. Women and their physicians need to be on their toes."

7 Health Tips On Right Response To Body Pains
3.  Pain in Lower Back or Between Shoulder Blades
Most often it's arthritis. Other possibilities include a heart attack or abdominal problems. "One danger is aortic dissection, which can appear as either a nagging or sudden pain. People who are at risk have conditions that can change the integrity of the vessel wall. These would include high blood pressure, a history of circulation problems, smoking, and diabetes."

4.  Severe Abdominal Pain
Still have your appendix? Don't flirt with the possibility of a rupture. Gallbladder and pancreas problems, stomach ulcers, and intestinal blockages are some other possible causes of abdominal pain that need attention.

5.  Calf Pain
One of the lesser known dangers is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that can occur in the leg's deep veins, and it can be life-threatening. The danger is that a piece of the clot could break loose and cause pulmonary embolism[a clot in the lungs], which could be fatal. Cancer, obesity, immobility due to prolonged bed rest or long-distance travel, pregnancy, and advanced age are among the risk factors.
Sometimes there's just swelling without pain. If you have swelling and pain in your calf muscles, see a doctor immediately.

6.  Burning Feet or Legs
In some people who don't know they have diabetes, peripheral neuropathy could be one of the first signs. It's a burning or pins-and-needles sensation in the feet or legs that can indicate nerve damage.

7.  Vague, Combined, or Medically Unexplained Pains
Various painful, physical symptoms are common in depression. Patients will have vague complaints of headaches, abdominal pain, or limb pain, sometimes in combination.
Because the pain might be chronic and not terribly debilitating, depressed people, their families, and health care professionals might dismiss the symptoms. Furthermore, the more depressed you are, the more difficulty you have describing your feelings. All of this can lead the clinician astray.
Other symptoms must be present before a diagnosis of depression can be made. Get help when you've lost interest in activities, you're unable to work or think effectively, and you can't get along with people. And don't suffer silently when you're hurting.

There's more to depression than deterioration of the quality of life. It has to be treated aggressively before it causes structural changes in the brain. Take better health care of yourself. Live a healthy lifestyle.
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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wizkid Replaces Crashed Porsche With Brand New One ** OJB In New Of N15Million For Kidney Transplant
Barely two weeks after Wizkid escaped death after crashing his N15million Porsche Panamera in an accident in Lekki, Wizkid has replaced the car. The young Nigerian music star posted his new ride on his Instagram page early today with the caption #blessed!. I’m happy for him.

On another development OJB Jezreel is in need of N15million for a kidney transplant. A life is given at the same time a life is taken. It is ironic that both "items" i.e. a Kidney Transplant and Porsche Panamera cost N15million. Im not saying OJB is Wizkid's responsibility so he should foot the entire bill, I'm just saying. I'm not saying Wizkid has not supported him or not, I'm just saying. For benefit of doubt, maybe he had already placed the order before OJB plea went public, it’s possible. I'm not defending his action just pondering possibilities.

I'm saying the kind of life they make us believe they live is flamboyant enough to raise N50million for OJB without him having to publicly beg for it. Could it be that OJB was mean to most of them so they are paying back? Even if it is so, what happened to forgiveness? #Imjustsaying

Wizkid Replaces Crashed Porsche With Brand New One ** OJB In Need Of N15Million For Kidney Transplant

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Wizkid Replaces Crashed Porsche With Brand New One ** OJB In New Of N15Million For Kidney Transplant
Barely two weeks after Wizkid escaped death after crashing his N15million Porsche Panamera in an accident in Lekki, Wizkid has replaced the car. The young Nigerian music star posted his new ride on his Instagram page early today with the caption #blessed!. I’m happy for him.

On another development OJB Jezreel is in need of N15million for a kidney transplant. A life is given at the same time a life is taken. It is ironic that both "items" i.e. a Kidney Transplant and Porsche Panamera cost N15million. Im not saying OJB is Wizkid's responsibility so he should foot the entire bill, I'm just saying. I'm not saying Wizkid has not supported him or not, I'm just saying. For benefit of doubt, maybe he had already placed the order before OJB plea went public, it’s possible. I'm not defending his action just pondering possibilities.

I'm saying the kind of life they make us believe they live is flamboyant enough to raise N50million for OJB without him having to publicly beg for it. Could it be that OJB was mean to most of them so they are paying back? Even if it is so, what happened to forgiveness? #Imjustsaying
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Saturday, 22 June 2013

5 Major Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera Plant
Growing up we had abundant aloe vera plant in our compound. They were very rich, thick, juicy and succulent. My compound was the only place with aloe vera in the whole community lol. We knew of the health benefits of aloe vera but not like it is known today. We didn't use it much till media on health benefits of aloe vera hit my village, it became an endangered specie. All of a sudden everybody in my village is  trying to live a healthy lifestyle and is now an aloe vera expert. They discuss its multiple medicinal qualities.

Most of us are unaware that the healing powers of aloe extend much beyond cooling and repairing sunburnt skin. In ancient times, aloe vera and its extracts were used for medicinal purposes. Today, researchers are discovering more advantages of this versatile plant. Mentioned below are the top five health benefits of aloe vera, aloe vera juice, and aloe vera gel:

5 Major Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera Plant Include;
1.Certain properties of the aloe vera plant make it an excellent remedy for speeding up the healing process to any injury. Aloe vera is excellent for treating scars, burns, and cuts.

2. Aloe Vera is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. In other words, it has the ability to arrest inflammation or slow it down due to the presence of fatty acids. Applying aloe vera gel can prevent or stop inflammation caused by injury, immune dysfunction, and many other problems.

3. Improves digestion and helps detoxify the body. Aloe vera juice and gel are both good laxatives and help in dealing with constipation.

4. As Aloe Vera is a cellular regenerator and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects, these properties make aloe vera one of nature's healthiest products. Being a strong antioxidant, it hunts down free radicals and protects the body and that is a huge health benefit.

5. The dried juice/gel of the aloe vera plant is traditionally used as a remedy for diabetes as the aloe vera juice lowers blood sugar.

Aloe Vera in almost all its forms possesses multiple medicinal qualities that can improve the immune system and help your body to recover more quickly, thereby increasing the quality of your life. Taking aloe vera in excess quantities can lead to harmful effects, so it is good to consume aloe vera in small amounts until you know how your body reacts to it.

Then I only used it for a clear smooth skin. How do you use aloe vera? Or are you missing out on the health benefits of aloe vera? For those who live a healthy lifestyle you might wanna try the green spiky healing plant called aloe vera.

5 Major Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera Plant

Nwabu King  |  at   6:28 pm  |  2 comments

5 Major Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera Plant
Growing up we had abundant aloe vera plant in our compound. They were very rich, thick, juicy and succulent. My compound was the only place with aloe vera in the whole community lol. We knew of the health benefits of aloe vera but not like it is known today. We didn't use it much till media on health benefits of aloe vera hit my village, it became an endangered specie. All of a sudden everybody in my village is  trying to live a healthy lifestyle and is now an aloe vera expert. They discuss its multiple medicinal qualities.

Most of us are unaware that the healing powers of aloe extend much beyond cooling and repairing sunburnt skin. In ancient times, aloe vera and its extracts were used for medicinal purposes. Today, researchers are discovering more advantages of this versatile plant. Mentioned below are the top five health benefits of aloe vera, aloe vera juice, and aloe vera gel:

5 Major Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera Plant Include;
1.Certain properties of the aloe vera plant make it an excellent remedy for speeding up the healing process to any injury. Aloe vera is excellent for treating scars, burns, and cuts.

2. Aloe Vera is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. In other words, it has the ability to arrest inflammation or slow it down due to the presence of fatty acids. Applying aloe vera gel can prevent or stop inflammation caused by injury, immune dysfunction, and many other problems.

3. Improves digestion and helps detoxify the body. Aloe vera juice and gel are both good laxatives and help in dealing with constipation.

4. As Aloe Vera is a cellular regenerator and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects, these properties make aloe vera one of nature's healthiest products. Being a strong antioxidant, it hunts down free radicals and protects the body and that is a huge health benefit.

5. The dried juice/gel of the aloe vera plant is traditionally used as a remedy for diabetes as the aloe vera juice lowers blood sugar.

Aloe Vera in almost all its forms possesses multiple medicinal qualities that can improve the immune system and help your body to recover more quickly, thereby increasing the quality of your life. Taking aloe vera in excess quantities can lead to harmful effects, so it is good to consume aloe vera in small amounts until you know how your body reacts to it.

Then I only used it for a clear smooth skin. How do you use aloe vera? Or are you missing out on the health benefits of aloe vera? For those who live a healthy lifestyle you might wanna try the green spiky healing plant called aloe vera.
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Friday, 21 June 2013

In a recent study from the Rice University, Houston, it has been revealed that the health benefits of the vegetables reach highest levels at the noon. So to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is healthiest to eat vegetables during the afternoon.

The study asserted that the vegetables and fruits are still sensitive to day light after being harvested. Also, it asserted that the levels of antioxidants that fight cancer are at peaks levels at noon while they drop to half the maximum level in evening. 

I have often eaten fruits especially apples in the day time. I can't say the same for vegetables.

Published in Current Biology, the study suggested that the fruits and vegetables too had internal clocks like human beings. Some of the compounds in plants are stimulated by the light-dark cycle after they are harvested.

Experts say that the levels of protective compounds in vegetable begin to drop after they are harvested. Janet Braam, a Researcher from Rice University, and her colleagues took cabbages and put them under light-dark cycle of 12 hours.

"And sure enough we found that when we put the plants under light-dark cycles, we found periods of accumulation of those beneficial chemicals", argued Braam. The findings suggested that the peak levels of the compounds were achieved in the afternoon.

Similar results were observed by the research team in lettuce, spinach, sweet potatoes and blueberries. The research explains significance of storing vegetables and fruits under light-dark cycles.

Now you know, give yourself a healthy facelift as you put this in practice for a healthy living.

Health Benefits Of Vegetables Are Highest At Noon - Research

Nwabu King  |  at   2:24 pm  |  No comments

In a recent study from the Rice University, Houston, it has been revealed that the health benefits of the vegetables reach highest levels at the noon. So to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is healthiest to eat vegetables during the afternoon.

The study asserted that the vegetables and fruits are still sensitive to day light after being harvested. Also, it asserted that the levels of antioxidants that fight cancer are at peaks levels at noon while they drop to half the maximum level in evening. 

I have often eaten fruits especially apples in the day time. I can't say the same for vegetables.

Published in Current Biology, the study suggested that the fruits and vegetables too had internal clocks like human beings. Some of the compounds in plants are stimulated by the light-dark cycle after they are harvested.

Experts say that the levels of protective compounds in vegetable begin to drop after they are harvested. Janet Braam, a Researcher from Rice University, and her colleagues took cabbages and put them under light-dark cycle of 12 hours.

"And sure enough we found that when we put the plants under light-dark cycles, we found periods of accumulation of those beneficial chemicals", argued Braam. The findings suggested that the peak levels of the compounds were achieved in the afternoon.

Similar results were observed by the research team in lettuce, spinach, sweet potatoes and blueberries. The research explains significance of storing vegetables and fruits under light-dark cycles.

Now you know, give yourself a healthy facelift as you put this in practice for a healthy living.

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