How Pushups Can Help Men’s Hearts
In a 10-year study published in February, researchers reported that men who can do 40 pushups have a whopping 96% lower risk of heart disease than guys who can’t muster 10. The average man in the study: Nearly 40 years old and overweight, but not obese. All 1,562 men were physically active firefighters rather than office workers. The study’s results strengthen the case that muscle-building promotes heart health.
Read more HERE.
Do you like peaches?
There are health benefit to eating the delicious, fuzzy fruit (If you’re like me, you peel them first). And of course, this is peach cobbler season!
- They have lots of vitamin C.
- They have beta-carotene which is good for your eyes.
- They have fiber, which helps control your weight and appetite.
- They have flouride, which helps protect teeth.
- Go HERE for more information about the health benefits of peaches.
How to peel a peach when you want it to be perfectly round:
Gat a small pot and fill it with water, leaving space about 2 inches from the top. When the water is boiling, ease the peach into the water.
Let it stay in the boiling water for maybe a minute, then take it out and put it into cold water. The skin should slide off easily.
From Cook’s Vegetables Illustrated cookbook.
Reduce Cancer Risk…
- Losing weight if you are over weight
- Use sunscreen (even if you have dark skin!)
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Cut back on sugar (soft drinks and juice, anyone?)
- Stop smoking
- Read more ways HERE.
- Your cellphone
- Remote controls
- Computer keyboards
- Kitchen sponges and dishcloths
- Purses (especially if you sit them on the floor)
- Pet food bowls and toys
- Children’s toys
Eat these foods to improve your cholesterol (yum)
- olive oil and olives
- strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
- nuts like walnuts, almonds
- whole grains
- tuna, salmon and other oily fish
- apples, pears
Help For Your Holiday Stomach Issues
Six Ways To Overcome Indigestion During the Holidays If you are enjoying too many holiday treats, then you may have stomach issues that can make you feel uncomfortable the next day. In addition to eating too much at parties during the holidays, you may consume a wide variety of foods that don’t digest well at the same time. Some of the items that are likely to spoil quickly at a holiday buffet include:
Seafood – shrimp, caviar or oysters
Eggnog – eggnog contains raw eggs
Salads – covered with mayonnaise dressings
Milk – main or side dishes that have milk
Meat – meat that isn’t at the right temperature
When you do get an upset stomach from holiday foods, there are several ways to help you feel better. Read the list of ways HERE.
High Sodium (salt) Foods !
While you are enjoying all of the partying and dining out this holiday season, be careful not to eat too much salt. When we are rushed, we turn to convenience foods at home that may be high in sodium. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, too much sodium may have a negative impact on your health. Here are some foods which can be high in sodium:
- vegetable juice
- frozen dinners
- deli meats
- canned soup (oh no)
- soy sauce and ketchup
- salty snacks like chips, pretzels & dry roasted peanuts
For more information about sodium and its effects on the body check out these websites:
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