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For example, omega-3 fatty acids are known to help lower cholesterol. The Mayo Clinic lists fatty fish, such as salmon, as it’s #2 food to help lower cholesterol. That’s because natural wild-caught salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine produced a study that showed healthy mono and poly-unsaturated fats can lower cholesterol as much as 18%. Eating 1-2 servings of salmon per week and combining that with other food with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, such as walnuts, olive oil, flax seeds and Brussels sprouts, can help lower your cholesterol without dangerous medications.
Nutrition also plays a huge role in keeping kids healthy and active. Kids who eat a healthy diet and are allowed to play as children are supposed to experience less illness, are of a healthy weight and have better concentration.
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Cancer is still one of the biggest threats to your life. Medical advances have made cancer a little less of an absolute death sentence, but it’s still pretty scary. Life in our modern world makes it nearly impossible to keep toxins out of our bodies… and one result of an overly-toxic life can be the growth of cancer. New research, though, points out the cancer-fighting qualities of certain nutrients you may be overlooking.
October’s issue of the journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology published new findings on the cancer-protection benefits of Vitamin D. According to the Society’s researchers, more than 75 percent of cancer patients have insufficient levels of Vitamin D, with the most advanced cancers being associated with the lowest levels of the “sun vitamin.” The report went on to say the five most common primary cancer diagnoses were breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, and colorectal… and that 77 percent of patients with those cancers had deficient or sub-optimal levels of Vitamin D. So drink your milk, and get some rays!
The same month, the journal “Neurobiology of Aging” discussed findings related to iron intake. You need the right amount of iron to make sure your cells function properly (and to resist cancer), but the journal says too much iron can lead to development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Since men tend to have higher iron levels than women (especially younger, pre-menopausal women), the journal notes that high iron can cause men to develop these maladies prematurely. So watch your iron supplements (don’t take them unless your doctor says you need ‘em) and your red-meat feasts. The journal also recommended donating blood and taking natural iron-chelating supplements like curcumin or green tea (which bind to and remove excess iron in your blood).
When I was a young paratrooper, I gave blood regularly (as the Army required of everyone). My unit, the 82nd Airborne Division, had a “mascot” statue of the mythical “Iron Mike,” a gung-ho, larger-than-life figure who could take on anything… when the Army docs stopped taking my blood donations because of iron deficiency, my good buddies got me an Iron Mike desk-top statuette and engraved it “Ironless Mike: The Ranger On Vitamins.” I still have it, and it serves as a reminder to keep my iron at the right level (and of the knuckleheads with whom I served). Seems this new research confirms the importance of watching your iron.
Finally, no one has to remind me to keep my resveratrol levels high enough! According to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, moderate wine drinkers are almost a quarter less likely to develop dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. It’s the reseveratrol, which is found in fairly high levels in wine and is a natural anti-oxidant that makes your blood platelets less sticky and helps keep your blood vessels open and flexible. And, getting back to the threat of cancer, resveratrol also inhibits enzymes that stimulate cancer cell growth and suppress immune response. So drink your wine… but keep it in moderation. To maximize your resveratrol, I can recommend an awesome alcohol-free supplement that supplies all you need, and may be the closest thing to a modern-day fountain of youth.
Most important, get serious about your own vitality with the five key daily health habits I call The NEWSS: Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sleep, and Supplements.
Whether you own your own business, or have a leadership mission within an organization, or just have a family to look after, you need your energy. And you need to make sure you do all you can to protect yourself from scary things like cancer. Your business, your mission, and your family are counting on you.
Creating a healthy lifestyle through dieting is a healthy way of losing weight effectively. One of the challenges of individuals going on diets however is the uncontrollable urge to indulge after they have felt they have faster or suppressed cravings enough. The answer to address this urge is to create controlled and healthy eating methods. Going on a diet only lasts for a small period while good eating habits once developed can be practiced all your life. As a teenager it is important to build outstanding nutritional practices to really set the discipline of eating healthy as you grow.As the human body proceeds to develop, the need to nurture it becomes more apparent and critical. This is done with an ample supply of nutrition from the food that we eat. The type of activity and lifestyle that you plan to lead and demographic should not affect the nutritional impact of food in your growth. Your body requires healthy food no matter what you choose to do or how you decide to live your life.
The Impact of Exercise on Nutrition
The right amount of exercise can be a detrimental factor in the promotion of a healthy condition for a young adult. You should avoid being in stasis for a long period of time and develop a routine of regular exercise so that you can tone your muscles and maintain a high energy level for other activities that want to enjoy. Working out is essential for a growing person as it helps boost the production of cellular activity and increase your development substantially. Exercising helps release chemicals called endorphins in your body which improves your overall physical and emotional state. Aside from this, exercising strengthens your muscles and bones and will train your body to become more agile. Physical activity lowers the amount of stress in the body and helps you focus more. Psychiatrists will tell you that an average of 30 minutes a day will promote a healthy lifestyle and will give your body twice the energy it produces if you were in stasis. This will keep you energized and mentally aware as the chemical processes in your body become stimulated. Keeping your heart rate up for 30 minutes a day is also a good practice to maintain your heart muscles and avoid any circulatory problems such as high blood pressure or arterial clogs in the future.