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6 Health Benefits of Onions

6 Health Benefits of Onions

6 Health Benefits of Onions Get ready to cry some happy tears, because onions definitely deserve a spot on your cutting board this summer. White, yellow, red/purple, and green—all varieties of onions offer some pretty impressive health benefits. The veggie has long been held in high regard: Archeologists have uncovered traces of onions dating back to 5000 B.C. It’s said…

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Asparagus

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Asparagus

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Asparagus Asparagus, officially known as Asparagus officinalis, is a member of the lily family. This popular vegetable comes in a variety of colors, including green, white and purple. It’s used in dishes around the world, including frittatas, pastas and stir-fries. Asparagus is also low in calories and packed with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.…

Can stronger muscles pump up your heart health?

Can stronger muscles pump up your heart health?

Strength training may be just as good as aerobic activity for reducing cardiovascular risk. Any type of movement that makes your heart work harder than usual — brisk walking, dancing, or cycling — will benefit your heart health. But many people don’t realize that targeted exercises to strengthen muscles throughout your body may also help stave off heart disease. “In…

The Benefits of Eating Acai Berries

The Benefits of Eating Acai Berries

The Benefits of Eating Acai Berries Acai berries have very high amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. In addition to helping the body fight free radical breakdown, these vitamins and minerals also act as an anti-allergen, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial. This delicious berry may help prevent against heart diseases and certain type of cancers as well. Surprisingly, the acai berry is…

The Benefits of Eating Kiwi Fruits

The Benefits of Eating Kiwi Fruits

The Benefits of Eating Kiwi Fruits These fruits are low in calories but are an excellent source of soluble dietary fiber, vitamin-C and are high in vitamin-A, vitamin-E, vitamin-K and flavonoid antioxidants like beta-carotene, lutein and xanthin as well. A diet rich in dietary fiber helps with bowel movement and protect our colon mucous membrane by lessening it exposure to…

Should doctors write prescriptions for exercise?

Should doctors write prescriptions for exercise?

Should doctors write prescriptions for exercise? By Shari Roan, UC Irvine Thursday, August 22, 2019 Richard Carpenter, 75, was going through the mail one day last year when he saw a postcard from UC Irvine seeking participants for a study on whether exercise can help with age-related memory loss. “I almost put it into the recycle pile,” Carpenter says. “But I…

Benefits of Walking

Benefits of Walking

Benefits of Walking Lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the bad cholesterol.) Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the good cholesterol.) Reduces your blood pressure level. Strengthens your bones and joints. Reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes. Improves your mood. Reduces your risk of a heart attack. On average, walking one mile burns approximately 100 calories. Wear proper walking shoes and…

Benefits of Cardiovascular Training

Benefits of Cardiovascular Training

Cardiovascular training (Cardio training) is any exercise that will raises your heart rate. You need a minimum of 20 minutes of continued elevated pulse to get the best results at least 3 times a week. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity most days of the week.(http://www.healthstatus.com/health_blog/2007/06/21/cardio-exercise- definition-and-benefits/) Here are the list of…