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This is The Amount of This Food You Should Be Eating

The latest CDC statistics on Cardiovascular disease are rather grim; With an alarming number of approximately 659,000 people dying each year in the US alone, CVD is not to be taken lightly. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death not only in the US, but also worldwide. Previous studies have shown that eating more seafood was associated with a reduction in all causes and CVD-related mortality. Seafood is known to contain the following: heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fats Iron Iodine (during pregnancy) Choline Based on information published by the FDA, Choline, for example, supports the development of the baby’s spinal cord. The iron and zinc found in fish help to support children’s immune systems. Protein, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium are also other sources of nutrients derived from fish. Nonetheless, many people choose to limit their seafood consumption because of fear of mercury exposure from seafood. Most Common Way People Are Exposed to M

Self - Care - You Need to Know This

Though frequently used interchangeably, "salt" and "sodium" are not the same thing. Sodium, a mineral, is one of the elements found in salt. In fact, most of our sodium comes from salt. 70% of the sodium we eat comes from processed (packaged) foods and restaurant foods. The recommended limit for sodium is 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day for people 14 years and older. However, people in the U.S. consume 3,400 mg per day on average! Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Ninety percent of American adults are consuming more sodium than is recommended. While more than 4 in 10 Americans have high blood pressure, in non-Hispanic Black adults, that number increases to almost 6 in 10. Not only adolescents but also children are eating too much sodium. Evidence shows that children who eat foods higher in sodium can carry those eating habits into adulthood. Steps You Can Take to Cut Back on Sodium Try to eat less of the foo

Self- Care - Your Skin Hair And Entire Body Need This Substance

Self-Care doesn’t mean taking care of the outside while neglecting the inside; It is an inside-out approach. For example, It’s not prudent to spend all your saving on skincare while ignoring your diet. As it pertains to our diet, sometimes what we observe on the outer body, such as skin conditions, hair, and nail problems, are simply signs of protein deficiency, a manifestation of what is missing from the body. Proteins are the main substances the body uses to build and repair tissues, such as: muscles  blood internal organs skin hair nails bones FYI:   They are also part of hormones, antibodies, and enzymes + perform other functions. They also help maintain the normal balance of body fluids and can be used as a source of energy if enough carbs are not available. Each gram of protein yields four calories of energy. Main Sources of Protein meats and alternatives milk and other dairy products Amino Acids Amino acids are considered the building blocks of proteins. The human body uses 20 a

A Ketogenic Diet Plan - Read This Before You Start

  Out of curiosity, you may have asked yourself the question, what is the ketogenic diet? Well, the above diet is hailed by some weight watchers as a safe and effective way to lose fat but is considered by many experts as one of the many extremes of dieting that is unsafe to your health. Many professional organizations have argued strongly against certain dietary practices, particularly the extremes of fasting and the low-carbohydrate, high-fat, and high-protein diets. These practices, in particular, are a major concern to those who work in the fields of sports medicine and athletics, where reports consistently document that athletes frequently exhibit bizarre and often pathogenic weight-control behaviors, according to findings. Ketogenic Diets With ketogenic diets, the emphasis is primarily on carbohydrate restriction while generally ignoring the total caloric content of the diet.  Those in favor of these diets believe that the body will use up significant lipids for energy with dieta

Vegetarian Diet for Cats - You Be The Judge!

Vegan Diet Our pets are a part of the family, so when we make adjustments to our diets for the sake of better health or beliefs, we have to do the same for them too. Some vegetarians, for example,  may decide to feed their cats vegetarian diets as opposed to meat, a decision primarily based on ethics or morality. Others do it because they feel that it's a healthier choice overall. In one study, 75% of the owners feeding their cats a vegetarian diet considered the diet beneficial for decreased risk of cancer, healthy coat, longevity, weight control, reduced risk of allergies, etc.  However, the question here is which diet is really healthier for your cats, meat-based or plant-based?  Cat - Obligate Carnivore The domestic cat, Felis cactus, is considered an obligate carnivore. The obligate carnivore's diet comprises exclusively of prey or meat. This evolutionary adaptation to a strict protein diet makes it harder for them to digest a vegetarian diet since their digestive system i