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Men's sexual health is not only the absence of disease, it is an optimal condition that includes libido, or sexual desire, and the ability to obtain and sustain an erection. Optimal sexual health is the result of several psychological, physical, and sociological factors. There are some foods…

As you get older, your body fails to absorb enough vitamin B12 from your diet. Most women over 40 are most likely deficient. You are even prone to the deficiency if you take certain medications for weight loss, if you have type 2 diabetes, or PCOS which is polycystic ovary syndrome. Whether you have…

Electrolytes are minerals that produce an electric charge in your body. They are found in plenty in your urine, blood, and body fluids. It is imperative to maintain the right electrolyte balance to ensure that blood chemistry remains optimal and other processes such as muscle action are not…

Feelling better and staying stronger is important during cancer treatment. The type of food you eat will determine your overall well-being during the process. Chemotherapies and Physiotherapies are pretty harsh and invasive. Fortunately, keeping a healthy diet will help you feel better and give you…

If you’ve considered sugar substitutes as a means to combat your cravings and eventually help control your weight, think again. With obesity being declared a global epidemic, it’s no wonder the food industry offers multiple sugar substitute products to keep sales up. But consuming…

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Avocados/Avocado Oil: This fruit is rich in mono-unsaturated fats, fibre, vitamin E, and proteins. Adding avocados to your diet controls bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. Pregnant women can have this vitamin as it reduces risk of birth defects. It reduces the risk of heart diseases.…

When you are feeling down with the blues and maybe experiencing symptoms of depression, there may be some causes that are not just due to chemical changes in the brain. In fact, there are many things that have been linked to depression. One substance linked to depression is refined sugars which…

Five of the worst processed foods you should avoid

Because we live fast-paced, stressful lives, more and more people are turning to convenience foods. Despite the fact that these types of foods are convenient and really tasty, the truth is that processed foods are extremely harmful for our body. Here are the five of the worst processed foods you should avoid as much as possible.

1. Processed Meats
If the meat you are about to eat suffered anything else than cutting and grinding, it is processed. For example, pre-packaged, cured or smoked meat, such as bacon, or sausages are all processed. Now, besides gaining weight, eating processed meats means that you are “treating” your body with sodium nitrites or nitrates, which are linked to cancers and premature deaths.

2. Stick Margarine
We tend to think that when compared with butter, a stick of margarine is a healthier choice. However, the truth is that neither of them is healthy. Both contain saturated fat that has been proven to cause heart clogging. Furthermore, margarine is even more dangerous because it has trans fat, which raises LDL (bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL (good cholesterol). Also, margarine has been linked to a greater risk of type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, and stroke.

3. Frozen Meals
Frozen meals, in most cases, come with ingredient lists covering the entire package. What’s most important is that most of these ingredients can't be even recognized, let alone pronounced. They are filled with harmful ingredients, such as sodium, artificial ingredients, fat, and preservatives. In addition, they usually have a small percentage of vegetables or fruit, which is not even nearly enough to cancel out the damage of the other.

4. Soda
Soda is already infamous for filling your body with a huge amount of empty calories, and causing weight gain. However, that is not the only danger that comes with sodas. In fact, soda has been linked with doubling the risk of diabetes, heart diseases, and pancreatic cancer development.

5. Refined Grains

Unlike original whole grains, which are filled with fiber, minerals, and vitamins, refined grains have all of these removed during processing. You should limit the intake of refined grain products, such as white rice, bread, and pasta, white flour tortillas, donuts, cereals, cookies, and pastries. They can increase inflammation in your body by elevating triglycerides.


 

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