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The Secrete to weight loss

apple dieting Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have conducted the world's largest diet study, and have confirmed that eating a diet higher in protein and limited in refined carbohydrates, like white bread, rice and pasta, is the best way to lose weight. The study also found that eating a diet consisting of a slightly higher protein content and low-GI (Glycaemic Index) foods will ensure that overwe...
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5 top ways to a super strong immune system

Mixed Berries Our immune system defends the body against invasion from harmful bacteria, viruses and other foreign agents. Without a healthy functioning immune system we put ourselves at risk of getting infections, and developing allergies and chronic disease. A strong immune system is dependant on a healthy, well-balanced diet containing important immune boosting nutrients such as vitamins C and A, and mine...
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Get sprouting

alfalfa sprouts on white Scientific studies have confirmed the numerous health benefits obtained from eating enzyme-rich living foods. Fresh, raw sprouted seeds, legumes and grains are the best source of living enzymes. Other foods such as fresh, raw fruits and vegetables also provide living enzymes. You can reap several positive health effects from incorporating sprouted foods including fruits and vegetables in your diet...
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Alkalize your diet for optimal health

iStock_000004461830Medium The body has an acid-alkaline ratio called it's pH. Maintaining a healthy pH is extremely important for good health and prevention of disease. The body continually works on balancing the pH of its fluids and tissues, however if this balance is compromised we can become more vulnerable to illness and disease. If the body becomes too acidic - called ‘acidosis’ - it can contribute to a range o...
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Arnica for bumps and bruises

Medicine Eyedropper In Europe in the 19th century Arnica (Arnica montana) was a common household remedy for soothing bruises and sprains. Arnica has also long been used by the Swiss mountain climbers for its ability to relieve muscular aches and pains Arnica as a herbal preparation should only be used externally due to safety reasons, as a cream, ointment or compress. However the homeopathic preparation of arnica,...
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Terrible trans-fats

iStock_000006530086Medium When we look at fats, trans-fats are the worst of them all. High consumption of these fats could have a detrimental affect on your health. Trans-fats are one of the prime culprits in heart disease, having an even greater impact than saturated fats. Scientists have found that the consumption of trans-fats actually raises LDL 'bad' cholesterol levels and lowers HDL 'good' cholesterol levels. This...
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All you need to know about fibre

iStock_000000432217Medium We are always being told to eat more fibre to keep "regular". Adequate fibre is certainly necessary to prevent constipation but it also has many other health benefits including strengthening immune function and helping to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and bowel cancer. According to a new study at the University of Illinois a diet rich in soluble fibre can help...
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5 Top ways to look after your liver

broccoli The popular western diet that is high in fatty, processed foods, and is associated with excessive alcohol consumption places a heavy burden on our already overworked livers. A healthy well-balanced diet is essential to provide the liver with sufficient nutrients for liver detoxification and for good health. Dandelion root Dandelion Root is widely regarded as a supreme liver tonic. Dandel...
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5 top ways to lower your cholesterol

muesli High cholesterol levels in the blood can lead to the artery clogging process, atherosclerosis, that drastically increases the chance of heart attacks. There are two main types of blood cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL) or 'bad' cholesterol and (HDL) or 'good' cholesterol. Too much LDL in the blood can lead to depositions of this bad cholesterol on the walls of coronary arteries leading t...
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Benefits of following a low-GI diet

Breakfast Cereal 2 With the net effect of adding excessive amounts of sugar to and removing appreciable amounts of fibre from the mainstream Western diet, changes in food processing over recent decades have created an environment in which our foods are essentially more addictive than they once were.  And this addiction is possibly a large driver of our society's overweight and obesity epidemic. The good news is t...
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