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When you get tired of reading all of the political articles and depressing news about the economy, below are links to great stories that’ll help your health. As a bonus, they’ll get your mind off of the financial news for a little while which might just keep you sane!
The Best Snack on Earth! – A Men’s Health feature on WebMD that supports their choice for the best snack on earth. It probably isn’t what you’re thinking. I know, I know – I thought it’d be coffee, too. You’ll be surprised – unless you’re a genius and figured it out already. In which case, Shhhhhh, let me think it was tough.
Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH – From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Get with the plan that is clinically proven to significantly reduce blood pressure! This updated booklet contains a week’s worth of sample menus and recipes recalculated using 2005 nutrient content data. The “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension” eating plan features plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium. Also contains additional information on weight loss and physical activity.”
How Much Fruit and Vegetables do YOU actually Need? – You simply enter your age, sex, and level of physical activity, and the experts will tell you how many servings of fruits and vegetables you should be getting. I thought I ate a really healthy variety of foods, but I’m only getting 1/3 of the fruits I should be getting (and with 7 apple trees in my yard & 1 pear tree, I should be ashamed). At least I’m getting all the veggies I should be.
The Glorious Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables – Some You Probably Never Thought Of – Once you know how many servings you should be getting, this article will let you know exactly WHY you should follow through.
Tea With a Twist: How to Make Tea EVEN Healthier – Tea is already one of the healthiest things you can drink, but there’s something simple you can do to make it even more so.
Heart Smart Foods – Find which foods are the most nurturing to your heart… Then load up on them!
The New Super Foods
Fruit – It Does a Mind Good (Hmmm, so I’m only getting 1/3 of the amount of fruit I should be eating. This explains a lot!)