Young PeopleModern lifestyle and our daily routine, our poor nutrition and a chronic lack of physical activities, our never ending worries and stresses, a lack of time and money for taking care about our health properly are the factors that contribute in shortening our life, and many specialists underline the fact that many diseases and serious health conditions which used to be associated with aging do not display those links anymore. Such problems as heart diseases, joint pains, inflammatory and auto-immune diseases are quite common in young people nowadays. However, increased stroke risk in modern young people evokes a special concern among today’s health care specialists. It is reported that for the last few years, the number of strokes in adolescents and young adults has drastically increased. Read the rest of this entry »

April 10, 2013

Potassium IntakePotassium is an essential mineral for our overall health. It plays a role as a key element to keep our blood pressure under control and prevent hypertension, the condition which very often is a warning sign for such serious cardiovascular diseases as heart disease, heart attack, stroke, or others. A proper potassium intake is linked to great kidney function and excellent muscle strength. Potassium is a mineral which supports our brain function (it assists in carrying oxygen to our brain) and helps us in maximizing the effectiveness of fighting against stresses and anxiety. Finally, potassium ensures proper utilization of energy and plays a role in speeding up metabolism. That is why it is very important to add natural sources of this mineral to our daily diet. Those include bananas, peaches, potatoes, cantaloupe, red snapper, oranges, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, pineapples, spinach, pecans, almonds, prunes, acorn squash, and many others. Read the rest of this entry »

January 11, 2013

Stroke RiskNumerous advantages of a regular tea consumption are well known, at that, all common types of tea, including black tea, green tea, or white tea, are considered very healthy and therapeutic. First of all, all these types of tea are scientifically proven to play a role of great natural sources of antioxidants and flavonoids, miraculous natural substances which can slow down negative effects linked to oxydative stress and free radicals, this way preventing all sorts of degeneration and aging of our tissue cells, including such serious condition as cancer. Tea is considered excellent natural diuretic, a natural weight loss support and an effective remedy to support our energy levels high. Recently, organic green tea has been reported to be an excellent natural remedy for preventing Parkinson’s disease and other similar disorders. That is why tea has earned its place among the top 10 healthiest foods in modern world. Take a minute to read more about health benefits of green tea, amazing therapeutic benefits of white tea, and the effects of caffeine in tea. Read the rest of this entry »