Nutrition labeling wherever you eat

While nutrition labeling on packaged foods is now common, calorie-listings on restaurant menu plans and dated produce for safety and freshness will soon follow.

As obesity and diabetes problems grow, supermarkets will begin to offer health-conscious consumers additional information to help them select a balanced diet.

From rediff.com

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How to consume more salt

Most Americans consume far more salt (sodium) than their bodies need.

Heavy sodium consumption increases blood pressure in some people, leading to high blood pressure. People diagnosed with high blood pressure are often put on sodium-restricted diets.

From americanheart.org

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Drink to lower hypertension

Hypertension affects some 65 million people in the United States, making it a massive public health burden.

It’s associated with a twofold increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality.

Studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcohol, up to a limit of one to two drinks a day, may decrease the risk of CVD and total mortality.

From harvard.edu

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Bargain basement cosmetic surgery

Liposuction, bariatric surgery, botox, laser hair removal and other cosmetic procedures are gaining momentum as the competition lowers rates.

From rediff.com.

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Improve Memory through nutrition

Improve Memory, Get proper nutrition. It is known that brain function can be negatively impacted by a deficiency in vitamin B-12, folate and niacin.

From buzzle.com.

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Drink lots of liquid every day

Aim for 6 to 8 glasses of fluids per day. Have plain or lemon water, unsweetened juice, skim milk, or herbal tea, such as chamomile, peppermint, and fruit tea.

From altmedicine.about.com

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How to go zero trans fat

Switch from butter to soft tub margarine. Choose a product that has zero grams of trans fat, and scan the ingredient list to make sure it does not contain partially hydrogenated oils.

From harvard.edu.

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Put the halt to salt

Limit sodium to 2,300 mg per day – the equivalent to one teaspoon of salt.  

Processed foods like canned soups or frozen meals can contain hidden sodium that can quickly surpass this recommended amount. Many of us are unaware of how much sodium we are consuming in one day.

From helpguide.org.

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Satisfy your cravings

Satisfy cravings with extreme prejudice. If you’re hungry for something, eat it.

Don’t deny yourself the simple pleasures. If it’s possible, eat only half of what you want. Is your craving satisfied, or are you addicted to the flavor?

Losing weight shouldn’t be torture for anybody.

From chris.pirillo.com.

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How quickly can you get it up?

Test your impotence with this quick quiz from MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3297042/

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Moving food control to the side

Order salad dressings and other sauces on the side. This way, you have control over how much or how little you add.

From restaurant.org.

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Medication and grapefruit juice combo warning

Never take medications together with grapefruit juice without a doctor’s OK.

Chemicals in grapefruit juice have an odd effect on medicines, possibly because they interfere with liver enzymes. This can cause either decreased or increased concentration of a drug in your bloodstream, making it less effective or increasing the risk of side effects.

From: findarticles.com

Go for whole foods

The processed kind is lacking in nutrition and will make you fat. Look for things in their least processed form – whole grain instead of white or wheat bread, fresh fruit instead of canned or juice, whole grain cereal or oatmeal instead of all other kinds of cereal.

From: zenhabits.net

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Areas to massage

The calves are very strong muscles and get a workout every day. These are great places to spend some time kneading each one separately with both hands when massaging.

From: sosuave.com

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