Probiotics! Are There Health Benefits?

probiotics

When you think of living a healthy lifestyle, eating bacteria probably isn’t something you think about. But did you know there is actually such a thing as “friendly” bacteria (known as probiotics)? And we should include it in our diets just like we take vitamins and minerals to safeguard our health. What are probiotics? The…

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Decide to Get Fit for Life and Well-being

Listen to an audio version of this blog to keep with you and help motivate you on your journey to get fit for your life and well-being HERE. The New Year is here and with it comes resolutions; shift your perspective about fitness. Don’t strive to be perfect in your fitness but plan a fitness…

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Information About Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Although it may seem self-explanatory, you may not know what inflammatory bowel disease is, and I’d love to help shine a light on the issue. This information came from MedicineNet.com and you can see the slideshow in full here: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Article. Or just read on for the details. Stay safe, healthy, and educated/informed!…

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Past Decade: Cancer Rates Increase More Than One-Third WorldWide!

cancer rates increase worldwide

If you or someone you know has had a run in with cancer, that is not out of the ordinary any longer. Cancer is exponentially on the rise, it seems. A few factors contribute to this, but according to MedicineNet.com, “Worldwide Cancer Rates Up More Than One-Third in Past Decade: Report“: (HealthDay News) — Cancer cases rose…

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Sex! The Surprising Health Benefits

Surprising Benefits of Sex

According to MedicineNet.com, in “The Surprising Health Benefits of Sex“: The perks of sex extend well beyond the bedroom… Sex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding…

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Jamaican Nutrition Facts: Know Them, Use Them

Jamaican Nutrition Facts

Jamaican Nutrition Facts: Know them and Make them a part of your Switched Foods For Your New American Plate Did you know that local Jamaican foods were compared to American foods and some actually have higher nutrient levels than some super foods in the American diet? From the New American Plate, we learn that we…

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Spicy Apricot Sauce

spicy apricot sauce

Recipes for The New American Plate: Take Two Sauces, salsas and chutneys give new life to plain foods like poached chicken breasts or fish filet. These simple recipes bring more vegetables, fruits and flavor to your plate and taste buds. Today: Spice up your plate with this Apricot Sauce. If you’d like to revisit the…

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Warm Caribbean Salsa

Caribbean Salsa

Recipes for the American Plate – Make the Switch Now to discover great Benefits for your health! Sauces, salsas and chutneys give new life to plain foods like poached chicken breasts or fish filet. These simple recipes bring more vegetables, fruits and flavor to your plate and taste buds. Recipe one, warm caribbean salsa, is…

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Asparagus Oatmeal – The Savory Choice

Asparagus Oatmeal

This recipe comes from Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine, Savory Asparagus Oatmeal. Change up your oatmeal by making it savory rather than the sweeter versions with fruit we’re used to. And find a new way to get your servings of vegetables in! Tip: This savory oatmeal recipe is a clever way to get vegetables at breakfast—and…

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Good Food for Good Health: Minerals – Calcium

Calcium Sources

Calcium is good for your bones and teeth! Calcium is one of the minerals that form healthy bones and teeth. It is also needed for proper muscle and nerve function as well as normal blood clotting. It is important to include good food sources of calcium in our diet every day. Protein and Vitamin D…

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