“A good tactic to get kids to eat a wide variety of foods is to tell them that tasting new things is a sign they’re growing up. Or, take them shopping and let them choose a new, healthy food to serve at home with something they already like.”
Got a picky eater on your hands? Even if you’re blessed with a child who loves veggie purees, spinach and tomatoes, as a parent, I know that kids’ affinity for healthy foods can come and go. But I’m here to tell you: Stay strong and keep serving those healthy foods.
Research suggests that it takes 10 to 15 tries before a kid will actually eat—and like—a new food. How you serve healthy foods may factor in as well. A recent study showed that school-aged kids (7-10 years old) ate more carrots when they were served whole carrots versus when they were served diced carrots. One of the possible reasons may be that once kids started eating the whole carrot, they were likely to finish it, and so consumed more as a result. No more slicing veggies for the lunchbox? This news will be music to ears of busy parents everywhere…
Read more: http://www.eatingwell.com/article/17631/dont-give-up-5-tips-to-get-your-kids-to-eat-everything/
“Apple cider vinegar is made from apple cider that has been fermented, producing healthy probiotics and enzymes and significantly slashing sugar and calories. Apple cider vinegar benefits include improving weight loss, dropping blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilizing blood sugar, enhancing skin health and relieving acid reflux symptoms.:
You’ve probably heard the claims. But even if you are aware of all that apple cider vinegar has to offer, you might find it hard to believe that just one food can offer so many benefits. Surprisingly (or maybe not) it’s true! Drinking apple cider vinegar daily is a sure fire way to improve many aspects of your health and your life…
Read more: http://www.naturallivingideas.com/drinking-apple-cider-vinegar-benefits/
“Having thick skin might be a good thing when it comes to personality traits, but it’s not a quality many people like associated with their feet. Calluses, which are rough and hardened bumps that commonly form on feet from repeated friction, dry skin and other irritation, can be unsightly as well as painful.”
Having healthy and pretty feet year-round is important, but it becomes even more important during the summer when we’re ready to show our feet off in some cute sandals or while sashaying on the beach. An estimated 87 percent of adults in the U.S. have some type of foot problem and one of the most common problems is calluses. Calluses may not be as painful or unsightly as their good friends, corns, but they are just as rough and tough…
Read more: https://blackdoctor.org/444748/remove-foot-calluses-naturally/
“Caffeine, the most widely consumed psychoactive substance in the world, is the best known ingredient of coffee. Its beneficial effects on the human body has been researched quite well, but coffee as a whole is a complex beverage with a thousand different substances. Some studies argue that decaf and caffeinated coffee may have the same health effects and suggest that it’s not the caffeine that is responsible for most of coffee’s health benefits.”
can heal if consumed the right way. Yes, you heard it right. Drinking black coffee has numerous health benefits as it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. Let’s have a look at some of the most important health benefits of drinking black coffee…
“Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.”
Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin.
Today acupuncture is one of the most popular practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the West. TCM is a complimentary health approach that first originated in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago and has been evolving ever since…
Read more: https://draxe.com/what-is-acupuncture/
“When your skin gets hit with something hot, your first thought might be what to put on the burn to soothe the pain and help prevent damage. These home remedies for burns turn stuff from your pantry (or even your bathroom—hello, mint toothpaste!) into treatments that can provide quick relief.”
Never use ice on a burn!
Ice can restrict blood flow to the skin, and further damage tissue. (Did you know you shouldn’t be chewing on ice, either?) Here’s how to treat a burn instead. Immediately place the burned area under cool running water, which helps the the injury from spreading, and keep it there for at least 20 minutes if possible. What else works? Aloe, probably the most well-known home remedy for burns, will stop pain and inflammation, reduce swelling, and stimulate skin growth and repair. But if you don’t have any on hand, treating a burn with any of these other options should offer relief…
Read more: https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/home-remedies-for-burns/
“It’s easy to make a resolution to get fit but staying active in all seasons can be a challenge. It can be hard to keep motivated and all kinds of barriers can get in the way of exercise. Whether you’re looking for motivation to start exercising, or are interested in changing up your current routine, here are some strategies to help you stick with your physical activity.”
Like most Americans, you probably spend a lot of time sitting — in your car, at your desk, on the couch. Even if you balance out your time in the chair with trips to the gym, research shows that too much sitting can up your risk of breast and colon cancers. Another recent study found that too much time parked in front of the TV may actually take years off your life.
Luckily, it’s easy to counteract the negative effects of sitting by simply moving more. A study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Medical Associationfound that moderate-to-intense physical activity in sedentary children improved the kids’ waist circumference, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and more across the board…
Read more: https://www.everydayhealth.com/fitness-pictures/ways-to-stay-active-all-day.aspx
“A demanding boss, family issues, academic pressure, illness, financial woes, relationship problems. all of these can boost your everyday stress levels. People react to stress in different ways, but many undergo a shift in eating patterns. Nevertheless, getting regular good sleep, eliminating unnecessary stress responses, faithfully practicing your recovery strategies, addressing your underlying factors, passively accepting your sensations and symptoms, containing worry, and remaining patient will bring result in time.”
Discover stress reduction techniques that support weight loss efforts
Stress is a factor of modern day life. There’s just no getting around that. But how does it relate to weight loss in particular?
First, food is a source of comfort and a momentary means of reducing stress for many people. For example, say you find out you have to give a big presentation in the morning that you’re not prepared for, so you go to the fridge to grab some double chocolate mocha ice cream.
Another reason is how your body chemically reacts to stress…
Read more: https://www.drdavidwilliams.com/reduce-stress-for-better-weight-loss
“Most of us have long heard that it’s best to go easy on the salt shaker. But a recent study has confused the issue somewhat. Many of us are consuming around eight or nine times more salt (sodium) than we should largely because it’s hidden in many of the foods we eat. A whopping two thirds of salt comes from processed foods. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, which puts us at risk of stroke, heart disease and chronic kidney disease. Try these simple tips and cut down your intake.”
When it comes to dietary sodium, less is certainly best, yet Americans today consume 50% more than the recommended daily quantities of sodium. Diets high in sodium increase blood pressure levels. High blood pressure damages the kidneys over time, and is a leading cause of kidney failure. To help Americans reduce salt intake to the ideal one teaspoon per day, the National Kidney Foundation offers 10 tips to reduce sodium in your diet. To help Americans reduce salt intake to the ideal one teaspoon per day, the National Kidney Foundation and Council of Renal Nutrition member Linda Ulrich offer 10 tips to reduce sodium in your diet…
Read more: https://www.kidney.org/news/ekidney/june10/Salt_june10
“Many studies show that people who exercise regularly benefit with a positive boost in mood and lower rates of depression. Doing regular physical activity is a good way to help prevent or manage mild depression. There are many views on how exercise helps people with depression, although the precise reasons are not clear. It is also not yet known which kind of exercise or how much is best or whether the benefits are lost if exercise is stopped.”
Exercise and fresh air have always been folk prescriptions for a glum mood. And most of us have, indeed, felt cheerier after a nice walk or a fun workout. But clinical depression is a different story—could regular exercise prevent a full on depressive episode from occurring? Researchers aimed to find out in a study published this week online in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Here’s the theory of how exercise might help treat or prevent depression or anxiety: We’ve pretty much settled that a lot of clinical depression and anxiety are caused by chronic or severe acute stress, leading to a state of…
Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201710/can-exercise-prevent-depression