6 Junk Foods That Are Not As Bad As You Think

Men’s Health Magazine had an article about food we consider junk food which actually may be better for you than you would think.  I wanted to share these 6 foods and add my comments to each one.  There are many snacks out there that is considered ‘junk food’. They have a lot of calories and saturated fat.  As […]

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Best Medicine: Health Benefits of Laughter

We’ve all heard that ‘Laughter is the best medicine’.  Well, there are many proven benefits from laughing, chuckling or giggling.  Laughing can reduce stress, lower your blood pressure as well as boost your immune system. The human reaction of laughing is not full understood.  Researchers are currently running tests on the effects of laughter.  Scientists are […]

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Spaghetti Squash: The Ultimate Healthy Pasta Substitute

I had to find out for myself. Through friends of my wife and the internet we were prepared to cook with spaghetti squash for the first time. We just used the spaghetti squash to make a simple spaghetti and served it with spaghetti sauce. I had my doubts, but it was pretty darn good. I will […]

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Work Up a Sweat For Even More Health Benefits

Richard Simmons was really onto something when he was “Sweatin’ to the Oldies”. Did you know that if you work up a sweat you will have multiple positive health and beauty related benefits? The skin is the body’s largest organ, and through perspiration, it plays a big part in helping the body detox and renew itself. Sweating […]

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Don’t Forget to Get Your 10-Year Tetanus Shot

I recently got a tetanus shot.  It wasn’t that big of a deal.  It cost me $21.  My last tetanus shot was about 20 years ago.  We are supposed to get a tetanus shot every 10 years.  Oops.  I’ll get my tetanus shot every 10 years from now on.   So what exactly is tetanus? From […]

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Foods With Trans Fats and Things You Need to Know

Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer (E-isomer) fatty acid(s). The consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of “good” HDL cholesterol. Obviously, you want to avoid foods with trans fats. Foods where you may find high amount […]

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Nutritiondata.com is a Great Healthy Resource

In my never-ending quest for valid health information I have found the great website nutritiondata. It gives you a cornucopia of health information attached to almost any food. They even have many foods from fast foods joints and popular restaurants. For instance, if you wanted to know the nutritional content of raw strawberries, you would […]

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Ways to Raise Your HDL (Good Cholesterol)

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is one of the five major groups of lipoproteins that enable lipids like cholesterol and triglycerides to be transported within the water-based bloodstream. It is hypothesized that HDL can remove cholesterol from atheroma within arteries and transport it back to the liver for excretion or re-utilization, which is the main reason why […]

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Watch Your Weight and Know Your Body Mass Index (BMI)

From the Calorie Control Council website: Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the ways to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. BMI is a measure which takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults. Someone with a BMI of 26 to 27 is about 20 […]

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