7 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Just because the winter months are over doesn’t mean there’s less chance of getting a cold – the body is just as susceptible in July as it is in December. Don’t worry, though, these nine foods are among the best at giving a boost to your immune system. Mushrooms A new University of Florida study shows increased immunity in people who eat a cooked shiitake mushroom every day for four weeks. In a 2011 study led by UF…

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7 Simple Tips to Lose Weight That Are Backed by Science!

Improve your sleep The connection between weight gain and sleep is an intriguing one, recent studies suggest that eating habits change after a poor nights sleep, Sleeping less than five hours, or more than nine hours seems to increase the likelihood of eating high-calorie foods. The explanation for this is thought to be hormonal, hormones such as ghrelin and leptin are regulated while we sleep, if the levels of these hormones are irregular then the…

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7 Awesome Foods for Natural Teeth Whitening

Brushing regularly and flossing well are your best protection against tooth decay, however your diet can also help keep your smile shining bright. Here are our 6 best foods to whiten your teeth naturally, and why. Baking soda Research from 2008 suggests that toothpastes that contain baking soda are better at removing plaque than toothpastes without it. Given that baking soda is readily available at any grocery shop it’s a great choice to use on…

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8 Foods That Can Help In Muscle Recovery

If you’ve just finished an epic workout and you’re in need of some nutrition, these 7 foods will help you recover fast, to help you achieve your goals in the most efficient way possible. 1. Pineapple Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, these amino acids are what the body uses to digest protein, however they are also excellent for reducing inflammation, therefore providing a significant boost to the body while it’s sore. Fruit is very…

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13 Chef Quotes to Cook By!

I am not a chef. I am not even a trained or professional cook. My qualification is as an eater – Nigella Lawson I don’t want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies. – Paula Deen The greatest feeling in life is to make a meal and share it with people – Rachael Ray A recipe has no soul, you as the cook, must…

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Should There Be a Tax on Junk Food and Sugar Drinks?

Just behind tobacco, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the USA. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 300,000 deaths per year are due to poor diet and lifestyle choices. So, should the USA start taxing sugary drinks and junk foods? In my opinion, yes. I accept I’m in the denominator there. In a fairly recent CBS poll, 72% of Americans believe any food tax wouldn’t help in the fight…

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