Guys, it’s time to tackle the big five

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In the UK, men are far more likely than women to die young – 40 per cent of males die before the age of 75 compared with 26 per cent of females. Indeed, one man in five doesn’t make retirement, dying before he is 65. (more…)

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Steps to better digestion this holiday season

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Cheer and goodwill aren’t the only things Americans share during the holiday season. We also swap germs, overindulge in seasonal foods and spirits, and stew in stress – all of which can lead to digestive woes. (more…)

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Health benefits of watermelon Seeds

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Watermelon is an extremely popular fruit. While we all enjoy eating this sweet refreshing fruit, we usually discard the tiny seeds scattered in it without realising or rather knowing of their health benefits. These seeds are loaded with nutrients including fatty acids, essential proteins and lots of minerals. These seeds are rich in vitamin B like thiamine, niacin, folate and minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus and copper. Besides, they are a great source of calories with 100 grammes of watermelon seeds providing around 600 grammes of calories. (more…)

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5 Smart Ways To Use Almonds

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While it’s super easy to eat them “as is” (think: adding them to yogurt or sprinkling them on a salad), there are plenty of other ways to incorporate almonds into meals and snacks. Here are five of my favorite simple, healthy combinations. (more…)

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8 Reasons Avocado Is a Perfect Weight-Loss Food

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Avocado was all like, “Look at me, I’m the good fat!” and Butter was like, “Show-off!” Trendy, popular and a bit of an overachiever in the health department, avocado is like the homecoming queen of the fats parade. It’s actually a single-seeded berry native to Mexico, but at 322 calories and 29 grams of fat — 10 to 20 times what you’ll find in any other item in the produce aisle — the avocado can arguably be considered more of a fat than a fruit.

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13 Ways To Stop Drinking Soda For Good

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You know soda’s not exactly good for you — but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you through an afternoon slump or quench your thirst at the movies.

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Testosterone and its effect on Cholesterol

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Testosterone is a male sex hormone made in the testes. It supports strength and sex drive, stimulates sperm production and sexual function, but it can also affect cholesterol levels. Testosterone and cholesterol share similar chemical structures – both are steroids – and play important roles in the body. (more…)

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What Nutrition Experts Eat On Vacation

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If you’re a healthy eater who practices portion control, you know a vacation can put a dent in your healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re kicking back and relaxing for a week or getting to know a new city, counting calories doesn’t exactly sound appealing when you’re trying to have a great time.

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7 Reasons We Should All Be Having More Cinnamon

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Cinnamon has been part of human history since 2800 BC when it first appeared in Chinese medical writings. (more…)

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How To Simplify Your Diet And Have More Energy With These 9 Nutritional Laws

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In the world of health and fitness, nutrition is notorious for being unnecessarily complex.

Instead of determining how to simplify your diet, the current theme seems to be how to make your diet more complex than is necessary.

The basics don’t sell (they’re far from sexy).

However,  add some fancy jargon and rules—now you have a money maker. (more…)

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