Healthy Food Tips: Smart Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Recent studies indicate that humans have an innate preference for the taste of sugar. If you’re like most people, then you haven’t quite figured out how to satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your diet. The good news is that there are plenty of snacks and sweet treats that can be part of a balanced diet if enjoyed in moderation. You can have your favorite cake and eat it too, as long as you don’t go overboard. The following substitutes have an amazing taste and are much more wholesome for you than their junk food counterparts:
Eat Dark Chocolate
If you are craving for chocolate, go ahead and get some – but make sure it’s dark chocolate. Researchers have found that dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants. Some varieties are loaded with calcium and probiotics. Dark chocolate supports cardiovascular health and increases your energy levels.
Get Some Yogurt…

Benefits of Lemon Juice – Homemade Skin Care

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Discover the health benefits of lemon juice! Lemons are small, oval-shaped, yellow fruit grown on the Citrus Limonium, evergreen, tree. Lemon juice contains citric acid giving it a very sour, tart, taste. Most people do not drink the juice by itself. It can cause damage to tooth enamel, when used at full strength. Instead, dilute or sprinkle it on as an added flavoring in foods or drinks. It’s delicious over salmon or salads. Use it in water or tea. Just a very small amount is needed.
Lemon juice contains the benefits of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E. The vitamin C content is very high. One-quarter cup of juice supplies over 33% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. One cup of raw juice contains about 60 calories, 2 milligrams of sodium, 6 grams of sugars, 1 gram of protein and 1 gram of dietary fiber. The …

The Advantages of Working Abroad As a Health Care Nurse

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There are factors why nurses are in demand in working abroad: first is because of the fast growing aged population which increases the demand for those nurses who are in staff nursing facilities. And secondly, the field for medicine has given birth to a lot of specializations, thus it needs more nurses and health workers to extend their care to the patients. And last but not least, since medical management is getting too expensive, the family of the patients would just hand the responsibility to the different kind of nurses to extend their care.
Each state is almost in need for nurses who are skilled. This is one of the main reasons why the medical field like nursing is a perfect choice for a lot of people and for those who dream to travel.
Personal Objective of Working Abroad
You will gain many benefits working abroad. As a nurse, you …

Black Women and Fibroids the Silent Epidemic That’s Screaming in Our Community

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Fibroids are more common in African-American women than in women of other racial groups. One study showed that fibroids are three times more common in African-American women than in Caucasian women. Additionally, fibroids tend to be larger and occur at an earlier age in African-Americans (The Philadelphia Black Women’s Health Project).
Instances of fibroids are of epidemic proportions among Black women and yet we are not hearing about this issue in our magazines, television shows or on our blogs. If left untreated or diagnosed too late fibroids can cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, urinary frequency, hinder pregnancy and may even lead to a hysterectomy. Black women develop fibroids earlier than their white counterparts and have more sever symptoms. While many feminist groups cry out for reproductive health this issue is ignored, could it be because it affects Black women at disproportionate rates? Like most of America the …

The Growing Desire to Eat Healthier Caused the Increased Demand and Popularity of Farmers Markets

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Farmers Markets create the ability of empowerment for individuals and their families to support their communities actively. The continued growth of the desire to eat healthier has a symbiotic relationship with Farmers Markets throughout the United States. Farmers Markets are the last example of the growing effect of small business, specified by both ruling political parties in the United States as the backbone of America, that make big agricultural conglomerates insignificant. The thoughts of people wishing to improve diets are more and more combined with those that benefit community. The United States has millions of communities where local farmers enrich the lives of people who live in and near them with their crops, labor as well as the resulting money brought to or left in those communities.
This empowerment enriches the entire community system. Most of this enrichment is immediate. It is immediate to the families and individuals consuming fresh …

Cervical Cancer Patients – Emotions and Support

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Cervical cancer, for doctors is just a disease, which they are striving to eradicate. But for the patients, of course, their whole life becomes a battle as soon as they know that they are fighting with cancer. The emotions that cancer patients go through, is not for anybody to understand unless they suffer it.
There have been many survival stories and inspirational fights put up against cancer. There have been support groups and foundations for helping the cancer patients cope up with their condition. Websites for connecting people for mutual exchange of experiences and those suffering from the same conditions have been launched. From those sites, one can gather that extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments can result in scar tissues which can make sex extremely painful and hence, they cannot fulfill their desires. The countless surgeries and radiation can destroy vaginal tissue and make intercourse impossibly painful. But such websites …

Time to Change the Conversation About Body Image

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The fashion world appears to have come to the decision that being healthy is in. However, calls to action against unrealistic depictions of models and celebrities in fashion publications and other media have yielded few results. Publishing a few articles, about the deadliness of eating disorders, will not thwart dangerous is because the crux of the problem lies with flawed mentalities that have spanned generations. The body image discussion needs to be steered toward changing fundamental attitudes. As long as people are identified by the size of their bodies, this issue will never go away.
Currently, it is second nature to casually make a comment about a person’s weight. Terms such as “fat” and “skinny” are thrown around with no regard to what they actually mean. For instance, “Do you know Darcy? No? Dark hair? A bit on the chubby side?” is a perfectly acceptable way to begin a conversation …

Four Inexpensive Superfoods to Boost Your Energy, Health and Wellbeing Without Breaking Your Budget

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Have you ever wandered into a health food store like I did the other day, looked at the latest hyped-up ‘superfoods’ and just about fainted when you saw the price?
Here’s a secret, the purveyors of those over-priced foods don’t want you to know: Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive!
Here are 4 foods that will boost your energy and immune system, vitality and wellbeing, assist weight loss and won’t break your budget:
1. Liver
Liver is one of the most nutritious and under-appreciated foods – an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin B12, a great source of iron and and a good source of selenium, zinc and other B vitamins – and yet it is extremely cheap because there is so little demand for it!
Many New Zealanders have low levels of selenium as our soils are deficient in this mineral. Selenium is one of the most …

Blood Donation – For the Non-Donor

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Blood donation is not just a noble deed; it is also a very easy and vital aspect of any society. Yes, it is important to your society and to your community. You may not be a blood donor, but you certainly must be aware of all the reasons why a donation is carried out. Let’s discus a few pointers and see if you can change your mind by the end of it!
1. Donating blood is safe
Gone are the days when one could fear the transfer of diseases through donation. Being educated citizens it’s always important to ask for a fresh syringe while being injected or while donating blood. Besides that, blood donation is a simple procedure and does not hurt much.
2. The Procedure is simple
You should have had a breakfast as well as a proper dinner before the donation procedure. Before you begin, we will be …

Sexy Spiritual Detox Vacation

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Let me tell you the benefits of doing a spiritual raw food retreat cleanse: (Of course there is weight loss… but So much More!)
Spiritually connected
Clarity
Connection with yourself
Inspiration
Sense of peace and joy
Problem solving skills
See issues more clearly
De-stress and unwind
Love your body to the fullest
Assist your immune system
Alleviate allergies
Rest your digestive organ
Help alleviate chronic pain (like fibromyalgia)
Assist in weight loss and cellulite alleviation
Normalize your blood sugar
Reverse signs of aging
Assist with normal blood pressure
Lift your spirit, sex drive, and mood
Assist with the PMS symptoms
Promote energy
Assist with thyroid function
Assist with clear skin
Increase fertility
Imagine a life where your felt alive again! You had community, health, vision, and inspiration. Ask yourself, do you take time for yourself? Maybe it is time you gave yourself… a Retreat Raw Vacation?
Imagine a beach house, …