Top 5 Tricky Fruits: How to Eat Them

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Are you following the daily recommended 2 cups of fruits a day in your diet? If so, then congratulations! You are reaping great benefits such as improved weight control and a reduced risk of getting diabetes. For those who don’t, chances are you may be missing on many significant health perks from these nutritious fruits.

So in addition to the usual apples, bananas, and oranges, it is also ideal to eat a wide range of fruits from day to day.

Check out these fruits and learn the easy ways on how to prepare them:

Top 5 Tricky Fruits

 

 

What You Need to Know About Food Poisoning

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Due to the availability of all kinds of foods, a lot of people can easily take it for granted. But for Barbara Kowalcyk whose young son Kevin, died of E.Coli 0157:H7 poisoning, everyone should endeavor to ensure that what they eat is safe (and healthy).

Since the health department was not proactive in helping Barbara and her family understand the cause of her son’s food poisoning, they took up to themselves the task of making more people aware of its risks. In 2006, she and her family founded The Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention (CFI) which aims to educate people on how food should be kept safe and to prevent other families from suffering the same fate as their beloved Kevin.

Barbara encourages people to become their own advocates for safe food and clean sources of water. So know where your food comes from and how it is produced. To ensure that, follow:

The Six Safe Food Practices

 

 

Full-Body Workouts Under 15 Minutes

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Who says working out have to be time-consuming? With today’s fast-paced lifestyle we all lead, it certainly helps to have exercise routines that can be easy to pull off but with maximum impact. We understand how hard it is to balance a successful career, family life and healthy living so we’ve rounded 15 workouts to suit your busy schedule. Set aside 15 minutes every day for any of these:

15 Full-Body Workouts

 

 

 

Lose Weight with the Six Healthy Carbs

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When trying to lose weight, it is important to understand how choosing the right kinds of foods can help in achieving success with your diet. For a healthy and safe weight loss regimen, opting for carbohydrates with low (GI) glycemic index is highly recommended because it will not spike sugar levels. Examples of food with high GI include white rice, cakes, white breads, doughnuts and other sugar laden foods.

Of course, food that does not increase sugar levels rapidly will be digested more easily compared to sugar laden carbs. This might seem a moot point, but when your metabolism is fast, you can lose weight quickly too. It pays therefore to pick food choices wisely including:

Six Healthy Carbs

 

 

 

 

Avoid Acne Triggers

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Isn’t it just annoying to wake up and see a lot of pimples breaking out in your face? That’s not a good sign to start your day especially if you have plans to attend a party at night.

Although acne breakouts happen to anybody (yes, even to those seemingly flawless celebrities), there are steps you can take to avoid these triggers. So if you are going to attend a special event, be sure to avoid the following:

Five Acne Triggers