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Natural Ways To Lower Bad Cholesterol

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cholesterol12-smDo you struggle to keep your cholesterol levels in check? Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad variety) has been linked to heart disease, artery disease and stroke. When your cholesterol levels rise, plaque begins to build up inside the arteries, restricting blood flow and inhibiting the cells’ normal function. continue reading »

5 Ways To Lower Your Cortisol Levels (Without Drugs)

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spinach-091415Do you experience stress on a day-to-day basis? The feeling that we describe as “stress” is actually the result of elevated levels of cortisol, a steroid hormone that’s produced in the adrenal kidneys. When there’s more of this hormone flowing through your body, you’ll feel greater stress and anxiety as a result. So, how can you lower your cortisol levels? continue reading »

Tips For Planning a Healthy Diet

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vegetables-752153_1280With the new year upon us, millions of men and women are looking to reshape their diet for the better. As the saying goes, you are what you eat, holds true. People who eat fast food burgers and meals day after day are morel likely to develop diabetes, obesity and heart disease, while people who eat natural, nutritious foods will reap the benefits of better health. So, how do you plan a healthy diet? continue reading »

Warning: These Foods May Elevate Your Stress Levels

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soda-686984_1280Caffeine

There’s no better way to start the morning than with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. The pleasing aroma, delectable flavor, and kick of caffeine will instantly wake you up. If this is part of your normal morning routine, however, you should limit yourself to just 1-2 cups of coffee, as too much caffeine can lead to higher levels of stress. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant that speeds up the heart and elevates the blood pressure, both of which can lead to stress.

Other foods and beverages that contain caffeine include sodas, chocolate, tea, energy drinks, and even chewing gum. continue reading »

Top Protein Sources For Vegans

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protein-01Becoming a vegan is a life-changing decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Yet there are a few pitfalls that come from lack of meat in your diet, one of which is the threat of becoming protein-deficient. After all, aren’t we taught that all of our protein comes from meat and animal by-products? Thankfully that’s just a myth as there are plenty of non-animal protein sources for vegans to choose from, you just have to know where to look. continue reading »