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10 Benefits of Green Tea Extract
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Green tea is one of the most commonly consumed teas in the world. Green tea extract is its concentrated form, with just one capsule containing the same amount of active ingredients as an average cup of green tea. Like green tea, green tea extract is a great source of antioxidants. These have been credited with a range of health benefits, from promoting heart, liver and brain health to improving your skin and even reducing the risk of cancer (1). What’s more, many studies have looked at green tea extract’s ability to aid weight loss. In fact, many weight loss products list it as a key ingredient. This article explores 10 science-based benefits


Can Boosting Your Testosterone Help You Lose Fat?
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Some men believe that testosterone may assist in fat loss. This hormone is responsible for some of the typical male characteristics. It also promotes muscle growth in both genders. Most men are full of testosterone. However, a few suffer from a deficiency, a problem that seems to predispose them to excessive fat gain. This article discusses the potential role of this hormone in weight loss and obesity. What Is Testosterone? Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone. It is mainly produced by the testicles in men and ovaries in women. Hormones are messenger molecules that play a vital role in all body systems. They are released into the bloodstream,


The 7 Best Plant Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
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Omega-3 fatty acids are important fats that provide many health benefits. Studies have found that they may reduce inflammation, decrease blood triglycerides and even reduce the risk of dementia. The most well-known sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and fatty fish like salmon, trout and tuna. This can make it challenging for vegans, vegetarians or even those who simply dislike fish to meet their omega-3 fatty acid needs. Of the three main types of omega-3 fatty acids, plant foods typically only contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is not as active in the body and must be converted to two other forms of omega-3 fatty acids — eicosapentaenoic acid


How Much Potassium Do You Need Per Day?
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Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in your body, and plays an important role in several body processes. However, very few people consume enough of it. In fact, nearly 98% of all adults in the US are not meeting the daily intake recommendations. This article will tell you how much potassium you need per day, as well as why it’s important for your health. What Is Potassium?  Potassium is an incredibly important mineral and electrolyte. It’s found in a variety of whole foods, including leafy vegetables, legumes and fish, such as salmon. About 98% of the potassium in your body is found inside cells. Of this, 80% is found


5 New Superfoods for 2017
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2017 heralds the arrival of an updated list of superfoods that will bring exciting ingredients to meals and dishes. Be bold – they may be unfamiliar but these are exciting new additions to boost your diet. Offal Touted as the king of superfoods in 2017, offal is the internal organs and entrails of a slaughtered animal. Sounds unappetizing? The proven benefits of eating chitterlings, trotters, kidneys, livers, tripe and snouts, should bring a change of heart. Kidneys, for example, are full of iron, folate, niacin and vitamin B12 among others. Liver is a great source of protein, vitamin A, folic acid and CoQ10 (for cardiovascular function). Heart is a lean muscle meat


Are Nightshades Bad for You?
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Nightshade vegetables belong to the family of plants with the Latin name Solanaceae. Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are all common nightshade vegetables. Many are rich sources of nutrients and serve as staple foods for various cultures. However, some think that certain groups of people may be better off eliminating nightshades. They claim that harmful substances found in these vegetables may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease and other autoimmune conditions. This article reviews the health effects of nightshade vegetables to help you decide if these foods are good or bad for you. What Are Nightshade Vegetables? Nightshade vegetables are the edible parts of flowering plants that belong to the Solanaceae family. The origin


EFR Instructor Trainer Course at Mermaids PADI CDC Dive Center Pattaya – 14 July 2017
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Welcome to the Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer Course Course Prerequisites To be eligible to participate in the Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer Practical Session, you must meet the following requirements: Be a Teaching Status Emergency First Response Primary Care/Secondary Care and Care for Children Instructor Have issued 25 Course Completion Authorization cards or taught at least 5 separate Emergency First Response courses Have no verified Quality Assurance cases on file within the past 12 months *NOTE: Participation in the Practical Session will not be allowed, unless the above prerequisites have been met prior to the Practical Session. Course Overview The course has two main parts – knowledge development and


Why Miso Is Incredibly Healthy
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Miso is a fermented condiment especially popular in parts of Asia, though it has also made its way to the Western world. Although miso is still unknown to many, individuals who are familiar with it have most likely consumed it in the form of Japanese miso soup. It’s incredibly nutritious and linked to a variety of health benefits, including better digestion and a stronger immune system. What Is Miso? This traditional Japanese condiment consists of a thick paste made from soybeans that have been fermented with salt and a koji starter. The starter usually contains the Aspergillus oryzae fungus. Miso paste can be used to make sauces, spreads and soup stock, or to


9 Ways Lactobacillus Acidophilus Can Benefit Your Health
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Probiotics are becoming popular food supplements. Interestingly, each probiotic can have different effects on your body. Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the most common types of probiotics and can be found in fermented foods, yogurt and supplements. What Is Lactobacillus Acidophilus? Lactobacillus acidophilus is a type of bacteria found in your intestines. It’s a member of the Lactobacillus genus of bacteria, and it plays an important role in human health. Its name gives an indication of what it produces — lactic acid. It does this by producing an enzyme called lactase. Lactase breaks down lactose, a sugar found in milk, into lactic acid. Lactobacillus acidophilus is also sometimes referred to as


10 tips to help reduce everyday stress
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Have a good laugh They say laughter is the best medicine. By having a good laugh you are not think about your current stressful problems. By laughing your body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins will help you with an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. So this can mean that your view on all the day-to-day stressful events will vastly improve even when the laughing has gone. So dig out that comedy DVD and have a good laugh. Release your artistic talents Even if you are not Banksy – one excellent way of releasing stress is by painting. The activity will


What Is Gelatin Good for? Benefits, Uses and More
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Gelatin is a protein product derived from collagen. It has important health benefits due to its unique combination of amino acids. Gelatin has been shown to play a role in joint health and brain function, and may improve the appearance of skin and hair. What Is Gelatin? Gelatin is a product made by cooking collagen. It is made almost entirely of protein, and its unique amino acid profile gives it many health benefits. Collagen is the most plentiful protein found in humans and animals. It is found almost everywhere in the body, but is most abundant in the skin, bones, tendons and ligaments. It provides strength and structure for tissues. For example,


13 Tips For Snacking A Little Healthier
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Let’s face it, everyone has that One Snack that’s just so delicious and satisfying, you can’t help but go to town on it, even when you’re not particularly hungry. And there’s nothing wrong with that, either — we all deserve to treat ourselves. However, it’s also really freakin’ easy to get lost in the sauce, and the next thing you know, you’ve eaten the whole bag of chips AND the whole jar of nacho cheese even though you were full, and actually quite satisfied, halfway through. TBH, I’m all of the above. So, I reached out to registered dietitians Jessica Jones, co-creator of Food Heaven Made Easy and author of


How to support your gut health
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A healthy gut is a major key to your overall health and wellness. One of the best things you can do for your health is to eat and drink in a way to support the health of your gut. A healthy gut will properly absorb nutrients from our food, giving us the energy we need to feel great. The majority of our immune system resides in our gut as well as billions of bacteria that hold a connection with our brain and have the ability to influence our personalities. Here are five things you can do to help your gut health. Eat vegetables or fruit with every meal Vegetables and


Dementia and Nutrition – How a healthy diet can help
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Dementia hit the headlines last year for becoming the leading cause of death in the UK, but unlike many of the other biggest killers, there is no cure. Many people are unaware how dementia can affect lives, with even basic information being confused. For example, many people don’t know that dementia itself is not actually a disease: it’s caused by a number of different conditions. There’s no certain way to prevent dementia — however, by living a healthier lifestyle you can potentially decrease the risk of developing it. This includes anything from increasing exercise to reducing your intake of alcohol. Researchers have also turned their attention to a healthy lifestyle


Is Pink Himalayan Salt Better Than Regular Salt?
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 Pink Himalayan Salt Better Than Regular Salt? Pink Himalayan salt is a type of salt that’s naturally pink in color and mined near the Himalayas in Pakistan. Many people claim that it’s loaded with minerals and provides incredible health benefits. For these reasons, pink Himalayan salt is often thought to be much healthier than regular table salt. However, little research on pink Himalayan salt exists, and other people insist that these extravagant health claims are nothing more than speculation. This article looks at the key differences between pink Himalayan salt and regular salt and evaluates the evidence to decide which type of salt is healthier.   What Is Salt? Salt


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