healthier lifestyle

1. Cut out processed foods The best way to start your morning is to make a smoothie or squeeze a fresh juice out of your favorite fruits and vegetables. When you start your day with vitamins and nutrients, you’ll feel energized and ready to get going! Replace a sandwich with oatmeal and you’ll see the…

prevent cold and flu

The transition between seasons is the time when most people get sick. Hospitals are full of children and elderly people – the two populations most sensitive to viruses and bacteria. Even though germs are literally everywhere, it’s possible to avoid getting sick even though everyone around you might be. 1. Avoid touching your face Touching…

acai berries

If we were to rank all fruits by their nutritious value, acai would definitely be on the top of the list. This still relatively unknown fruit is native to Brazil and it’s been considered a superfood in recent years. Here are just some of the reasons why it’s important to include acai in your diet:…

shiitake mushrooms

The shiitake mushroom belongs to Lentinula edodes species, native to East Asia. Because of its amazing health benefits, it has been a part of medicinal traditional herbal medicine for thousands of years. Shiitake mushrooms are loaded with chemicals that protect our DNA from oxidative stress, which is only a bit of why they’re so beneficial….

white button mushrooms

Our ancestors had certainly picked and eaten mushrooms throughout history. The famous French king Louis XIV is believed to have been the first king in Europe to formally cultivate white button mushrooms, or champignons, in his underground cave ‘farms’ outside of Paris. Agaricus bisporus, or white button mushroom, sometimes called common mushroom, or French –…

smartphones and children

When it comes to smartphones and children, it’s a fact that technology does affect kids as well as adults, although gradually. They can affect blood pressure, tumors, and the entire nervous system. As parents, we all know how stressful and time-consuming raising children is. Many people give their smartphones to small children, even under two…

oxymetazoline nasal spray

Oxymetazoline (pronounced ok-see-met-az-oh-leen) is a nasal spray from the group of nasal decongestants used to alleviate discomfort caused by colds, hay fever, as well as allergies. It is not recommended to use on children under six years unless it’s recommended by your child’s doctor. The way it works is by narrowing the blood vessels inside…

Bunch of oyster mushrooms

Whether you decide to consume them sautéed, in soups, or stir-fried, oyster mushrooms offer amazing health benefits. By eating these earthy delicacies, you’ll gain enough fiber, vitamin D, niacin and iron from just a serving of them. One cup of sliced oyster mushrooms has only 28 calories and less than 1 gram of fat, but…

Containers with food - meal prepping

Meal prepping can reduce the stress when it comes to trying to eat healthier. Having your food decisions in advance helps with the willpower and mental stress. When you have healthy options ready as soon as you get home, it means that most of the time you’ll reach for this instead of buying a burger…

Healthyjapanese couple

One of the healthiest nations – the Japanese – have the longest life expectancy and are one of the countries with the lowest obesity rates. According to science, this is mostly because of their diet. While the obesity rates across the world vary between 15 and 30 percent (which is quite high), Japan is keeping…

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