LifeStyle: Home & Food

Running A Productive Home

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 'Somewhere along the line we stopped believing we could do anything. And if we don't have our dreams, we have nothing.' Billy Bob Thornton as Charlie in the movie The Astronaut Farmer It is said that 'A family that prays together, stay together.' But I have come to believe that ' ...
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5 Omega-Rich Seeds You Should Include in Your Daily Diet

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 While attention is often given to the nutritional qualities of nuts, their smaller cousin seeds also provide rich sources of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Seeds can also be used in meals similar to nuts'eaten whole as snacks, blended and spread on bread and crackers as butters, sprinkled ...

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Chia seeds deliver a nutritional boost, but they’re not for everybody

Monday, April 6, 2015 Tiny superfood chia seeds are being mixed into dozens of food products cereals, snack bars, yogurt, and drinks just to name a few. These little black and white gems, which come from a plant (Salvia hispanica) in the mint family, are pretty nutritious. For a 60-calorie tablespoon, you get 4 grams o ...
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An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. The findings don't mean apples aren't good for you but they do underscore that it ...
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The Truth About Sugar

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Time immemorial, sugar has earned a very bad name with its various connection to some diseases, however, here is what you need to know about sugar Sugar has been linked some diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and many more. However, the truth is that sugar is not only imp ...
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6 Reasons Why You Should Eat Bananas

Sunday, March 29, 2015 A banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. Bananas may have high calorie content but they are very rich in several other nutrients like potassium, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamins B6 and C. The Am ...
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Ways To Save On Groceries

Saturday, March 28, 2015 Grocery shopping is one of the most expensive activities that humans participate in on an almost daily basis. Believe it or not in most countries including the U.S. our grocery bill can account for almost 20% of our overall budget. And with the cost of food going up by almost 32% in the last 10 y ...
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5 Things You Must Not Do Just After Eating

Saturday, March 28, 2015 Many of the eating habits we indulge ourselves in are absolutely dangerous While many of them cause more harm than good, we often feel that, because we enjoy these habits, they are healthy. Here are five things you must not do just after a full meal. 1. Don't Sleep Have you ev ...
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4 Reasons Why You Should Not Eat Bread

Friday, March 27, 2015 A lot of people love to eat bread on a daily basis, whether the sandwich way or just the usual way. However, it is far from being the most healthy food you can have Below are four reasons why you should stay away from bread. 1. It doesn't have many nutrients: Unlike other food items, ...
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10 Foods That Fight Inflammation

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 The body's inflammatory response isn't necessarily a bad thing. Inflammation is one of our defense mechanisms and creates increased blood flow to a damaged area to fight infection and promote healing. This is acute inflammation. It's the chronic kind that sticks around for months and years t ...
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Which Type of Milk Is Healthiest?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Remember when you wanted to add milk to your cereal and there was only one type available cow's milk ? Or you went to grab a coffee and you could only choose between cream and regular old milk? Those were the days my friends; consumer choices were so much simpler. Don't get me wrong I'm not i ...
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Benefits of Beets

Saturday, March 21, 2015 Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed; the sweet red beet root that most people think of as a beet today wasn't cultivated until the era of ancient Rome. 1 ...
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14 Ways To Eat An Avocado

Thursday, March 19, 2015 If you need a new avocado recipe, or just a new way to eat this creamy fruit, we have you covered. Healthy fats all all day, every day (Photo Courtesy of Jack Anderson / Getty Images) Avocados are like kale's more relaxed sibling. They both are nutritious, but avocados are more more o ...
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