Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top Seven Most Popular Antioxidant Fruits


Aside from veggies and herbs, fruits are known to be naturally healthy. Fresh fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals and most importantly fiber and enzymes. Enzymes and fibers help our body to function properly in the process of absorption of nutrients. Enzymes help decrease the ill effects of free radicals in the body while fiber aids in proper elimination of body waste. So basically, what makes fresh fruits the best antioxidant is the presence of fiber and enzymes.

Most effective way to burn fat

So what truly is the finest and most effective approach to burn fat? before you jump right in and say performing sit ups let me correct you right there. Performing endless amounts of sit ups or crunches each single day is just not going to burn fat and make your stomach look toned and flat. Another huge misconception people have about burning fat is that you need to starve yourself and deprive your body of food for extended periods of time.

Monday, February 27, 2012

7 signs your ex still likes you


After a break up, you still couldn't forget your ex right? Yeah it happens to many people and a lot of couples are joining back every minute. Do you like to know whether your ex still likes you, just check out these 7 signs from your ex.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Credit card - advantages and disadvantages


A credit card can be an asset to your lifestyle, but if not handled carefully it can become a liability, especially if you find it so convenient and easy to use that you lose control of your spending.

This short guide will help you understand how you can use your credit card so it works to your advantage, not against you.

How to fake a good night's sleep


No matter how dedicated you are to getting your shut-eye, sometimes a less-than-stellar night’s sleep is inevitable.

The good news: "One bad night’s sleep isn’t going to hurt you long term," says Joyce Walsleben, coauthor of A Woman’s Guide to Sleep. But it can make you feel not so great the next day.
Luckily, there are ways to feel normal (or very close!) after a rocky night’s rest. Here, the secrets.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cancer Symptoms You Are Most Likely to Ignore

For Both Men and Women

Wheezing or Shortness of Breath

One of the first signs lung cancer patients remember noticing when they look back is the inability to catch their breath. "I couldn't even walk across the yard without wheezing. I thought I had asthma, but how come I didn't have it before?" is how one woman described it. Thyroid cancer can also cause breathing problems if a nodule or tumor begins to press on the trachea, or windpipe. Any breathing difficulties that persist are reason to visit the doctor.

Swallowing Problems or Hoarseness

Most commonly associated with esophageal or throat cancer, difficulty swallowing is sometimes one of the first signs of lung cancer, too. A hoarse or low, husky voice or the feeling of something pressing on the throat can be an early indicator of thyroid cancer or a precancerous thyroid nodule, as can the feeling of having something stuck in your windpipe.

Frequent Fevers or Infections

These can be signs of leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells that starts in the bone marrow. Leukemia causes the marrow to produce abnormal white blood cells, which crowd out healthy white cells, sapping the body's infection-fighting capabilities. Often, doctors diagnose leukemia only after the patient has been in a number of times complaining of fever, achiness, and flu-like symptoms over an extended period of time.

Upset Stomach

As simple as it sounds, a good old-fashioned bellyache is what tipped off a number of lucky folks, whose doctors ordered ultrasounds and discovered early that they had tumors on their livers. Stomach cramps or frequent upset stomachs may indicate colorectal cancer; many cancer patients say their doctors thought they had ulcers.

Weakness and Fatigue

"I kept having to sit down at work, and one night I was too tired to drive home," said one woman in describing the fatigue that led her to discover she had leukemia. Generalized fatigue and weakness is a symptom of so many different kinds of cancer that you'll need to look at it in combination with other symptoms. But any time you feel exhausted without explanation and it doesn't respond to getting more sleep, talk to your doctor.

Unexplained Weight Loss

If you notice the pounds coming off and you haven't made changes to your diet or exercise regime, you need to ask why. Weight loss is an early sign of colon and other digestive cancers; it's also a sign of cancer that's spread to the liver, affecting your appetite and the ability of your body to rid itself of wastes.

Changes in Fingernails

Unexplained changes to the fingernails can be a sign of several types of cancer. A brown or black streak or dot under the nail can indicate skin cancer, while newly discovered "clubbing" -- enlargement of the ends of the fingers, with nails that curve down over the tips -- can be a sign of lung cancer. Pale or white nails can be an indication that your liver is not functioning properly, sometimes a sign of liver cancer.

Chronic "Acid Stomach" or Feeling Full After a Small Meal

The most common early sign of stomach cancer is pain in the upper or middle abdomen that feels like gas or heartburn. It may be aggravated by eating, so that you feel full when you haven't actually eaten much. What's particularly confusing is that the pain can be relieved by antacids, falsely confirming your conclusion that it was caused by acid in the stomach, when it's more than that. If you have frequent bouts of acid stomach, an unexplained abdominal ache, or a full feeling after meals even when you're eating less than normal, call your doctor.

Chronic Heartburn

If you just ate half a pizza, heartburn is expected. But if you have frequent episodes of heartburn or a constant low-level feeling of pain in the chest after eating, call your doctor and ask about screening for esophageal cancer. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a condition in which stomach acid rises into the esophagus, causing heartburn and an acidic taste in the throat -- can trigger a condition called Barrett's esophagus, which can be a precursor of esophageal cancer.

Bowel Problems

Constipation, diarrhea, and changes in stools can all be signs of cancer. As with many other cancer symptoms, the way to tell if this is cause for concern is if it goes on for more than a few days without a clear cause, such as flu or food poisoning. People diagnosed with colon cancer say they noticed more frequent stools, as well as a feeling that their bowels weren't emptying completely. One of the early signs of pancreatic cancer is fatty stools, which can be recognized as frequent, large stools that are paler than normal and smelly. This is a sign that your body's not absorbing your food normally, and it should be brought to your doctor's attention.

Source: Yahoo Health

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The 13 Healthiest Snack Foods


These tasty, nutritious packaged bites will wean you off the vending machine.

1. Dried Fruit - Extremely convenient, high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, and able to satisfy any sweet tooth, dried fruit makes a perfect snack. Just Tomatoes, Etc.! fruits are handpicked at peak ripeness, washed, cut, and then dehydrated. FruitziO is freeze-dried in a vacuum and retains nearly all of the nutrients of its fresh counterpart.

2. Onion Garlic Pistachios

These organic pistachios open naturally on the tree (rather than being subjected to the mechanically induced method favored by many producers). Blended with sea salt, onion, and garlic, the savory snacks are full of stomach-trimming fiber, satiating protein, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

3. Wild Boar Salami

Made from wild Texas boar and seasoned with cloves and juniper berries, this Creminelli salami has notes of the animal's natural diet, which includes roots, grasses, nuts, and berries.

4. Smoked Sea Salt Popcorn

This popcorn is organic and seasoned with sea salt that has been smoked over Northwest red alderwood.

5. Sunflower Crunch

High in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, these nutty treats are packed with zinc, which is important for maintaining a strong immune system; vitamin E, which protects against cardiovascular disease; and choline, which defends against memory loss.

6. Organic Potato Chips

These 365 Everyday Value chips are made from three simple ingredients: thin slices of organic potatoes, organic sunflower-seed oil, and a little sea salt.

7. Kale Chips

Kale is full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants and macronutrients. It's high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, and omega-3s, and it contains a multitude of disease-fighting flavonoids like kaempferol and quercetin, as well as lucosinolates, which appear to prevent cancer. So it's no surprise that people are now baking it to make chips. Living Zen Raw Organic Kale Chips are made by the monks of the Detroit Zen Center and pack a flavorful punch with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic.

8. Snack Mix

Annie's Organic Snack Mix Bunnies Cheddar is the rare snack mix that is made without preservatives or artificial colors or flavors, is low in sugar, and has only 140 calories a serving. In it you'll find pretzels and cheddar-bunny crackers (think Goldfish without all the nasty additives).

9. Sacha Inchi Roasted Seeds

Full of protein and fiber, these Amazonian seeds are roasted at a low temperature to preserve their high omega-3 content.

10. Pork and Beef Stick

Made with all-natural beef and pork, these lean, tasty meat sticks have half the calories and sodium of their convenience-store counterparts and provide more protein.

11. Seaweed Snacks

Perhaps the healthiest food on the planet, seaweed has a vast array of nutrients: iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium, and zinc. Seaweed is anti-inflammatory and antiviral, and studies show that it may protect against cancer and slow the aging process. SeaSnax Classic is lightly roasted in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, and it's seriously addictive. Sea's Gift seaweed is roasted in sesame oil, which imparts a delicious nutty flavor.

12. Pumpkin Chips

Pumpkins are higher in beta- and alpha- carotene than almost any other food, and recent studies have found that those who eat the most orange foods live longer. These thick-cut pumpkin slices are the perfect longevity snack.

13. Salmon Jerky

This wild-sockeye and keta-salmon jerky is free of nitrites, artificial additives, and preservatives. It's also bursting with protein and brain-healthy omega-3s.