Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Loneliness Increases Risk of Alzheimers Disease

This one doesn’t come as a big surprise. Loneliness in old age has been linked to alzheimers disease.

Health Benefits of Watermelons

Watermelons have high concentrations of antioxidants that help your body maintain optimal health. Furthermore, watermelons are a tasty source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Watermelons have been linked easing inflammation, reducing occurrence of asthma, diabetes, colon cancer, and diabetes.

If tomatoes aren’t your thing and you’re looking for a good source of lycopene, a substance known for it’s ability to prevent cancer including lung cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

If you need a healthy source of natural energy, watermelon provides your body with vitamin B, vital to the production of energy. True to it’s name, this energy source is low in calories due to high water content.

Watermelons can also preserve your vision. Watermelons contain high concentrations of Vitamin A, which is converted into beta carotene in your body. Beta Carotene keeps your vision sharp, particularly at night.

Health Benefits of Watermelons:
Natural energy boost
Linked to lower cancer risk
Preserves eyesight, improves night vision
Reduces inflammation linked to arthritis, colon cancer, and asthma

Watermelons Contain:
Vitamin C
Vitamin A
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B1

Health News: Enviga's Calorie Burning Claims Challenged

I'm not surprised at all. Does this new Enviga calorie burning drink work? Maybe, I don't know. But it will probably take two years and millions of dollars worth of research to defininitively decide one way or the other. Even if it does work, it's probably no substitute for a healthy amount of dietary fiber.

Guys if you want to lose weight I suggest you stick with the the tride and true methods, healthy diet and exercise.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Health Benefits of Apples

Apples are a natural source of fiber, a substance known for a wide range of health benefits including better digestion, weight loss, and lower rates of cancer, reduced risk of hardened arteries, heart attack and stroke.

Health Benefits of Apples:
Lowers cholesterol
Promotes better digestion
Weight loss
Lower risk of heart disease
Prevent kidney stones

Apples Contain:
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin C

Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are rich in beta carotene. Beta carotene is converted into Vitamin A by your body and helps keep your eyesight in top shape. Carrots are also rich in antioxidants and help maintain general health. Carrots also contain carotenoids, known for their link to reduced heart disease and heart attacks.

Benefits of Carrots:
Better vision, especially night vision
Reduces risk of heart disease
Reduces risk of heart attack
Linked to lower risk of some cancers
May help regulate blood sugar
May counter effects of smoking

Carrots Contain
Vitamin A
Vitamin K
Vitamin C
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants. They contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant believed to prevent cancer.

Health Benefits of Blueberries
May reduce LDL Cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol)
Prevent urinary tract infections
May prevent cancer
May reduce age related brain conditions including alzheimers disease

Blueberries Contain:
Vitamin C

Dietary Fiber
Vitamin E