Thursday, February 26, 2009

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20 Best Healthful Tips

9. Keep Menstrual Cramps At Bay

To reduce the intensity of menstrual symptoms, you can change your diet. Consume less sugar and slightly more protein. Diuretic foods such as eggplant, cucumbers and parsley can help diminish water retention, while calcium supplements and magnesium can help reduce anxiety (always take both). Vitamin B6 can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and tension, and VitaminsE and C can help reduce the intensity of cramps. You can also turn to plants- Angelica, Matrix, Milfoi of Yarrow and Sage - to relieve your pains.

10. Use Seaweed To Stimulate Your Immune System

Japanese seaweed possesses remarkable immunising properties, especially in fighting cancer. Laminaria extract found in seaweed has proven 70% to 84% effective in suppressing intestinal tumours.

11. Reduce Your Cholesterol

First, cut down on saturated fats ... eat lean meat, drink skim milk instead of whole milk and alcohol, in moderation (not more than 2 glasses a day). Do regular exercise and take VitaminE. It reduces the risk of coronary disease. Calcium brewer's yeast, VitaminC and VitaminB6 also combat the accumulation of cholesterol, lecithin, which helps fight excess cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, hypertension and angina. Use poly-unsaturated, non-hydrogenated, cold pressed oil: corn oil, sunflower seed oil, soy and flax. Daily consumption of fish is very beneficial for the arteries.

12. Stop Catching Colds

Avoid coming into close contact with infected persons, especially if they cough or sneeze. Alternatively, there are certain substances found in alcohol that help decongest sinuses. You don't have to get drunk to get better- just sniff some strong alcohol like cognac or brandy and breathe in the fumes.

13. Beat Asthma

Taking VitaminC and Magnesium is an excellent way to prevent asthma attacks. You can also drink two or three cups of strong coffee to breathe more easily during an attack.

14. Care For Your Heart While You Sleep

If you sleep on your stomach or on your left side, you are putting pressure on your heart with the extra body weight. To reduce the strain on your heart, sleep on your right side, or on your back.

15. Put An End To Heartburn

Avoid acidic foods, alcohol, fat or fried food, food that is overcooked, coffee, juice, tomato base products and chocolate. But don't deprive yourself too much. Rather, observe which foods bring on heartburn and avoid them. Also, don't go to sleep right after eating and don't smoke, especially after meals.

16. Exploit Fibre's Goodness

Fibre prevents cardiac disease, certain types of cancer, diabetes, obesity, tooth decay and varicose veins. It is also useful in combating many disorders besides constipation. Good sources of fibre are from fruits, especially apples and prunes and vegetables such as spinach and cabbage. Note that there are numerous types of fibre, and that you should alternate between them.

17. Prevent High Blood Pressure

Diet rich in potassium and calcium are less likely to develop high blood pressure. Fortunately, both are abundantly present in fruits, vegetables, beans, fish, fowl and lean meats.

18. Protect Yourself Against Cancer

The strongest anti-oxidising agent is VitaminE, which is found in wheat germ oil and sunflower seeds. Next comes VitaminC and beta-carotene. Also in red vegetables (like tomatoes), orange ones (carrots), yellow (squash), and dark green (broccoli).

19. Avoid Cancer Cause By Smoking

Drink carrot juice. According to a German Doctor Hans Nieper, if you smoke 60 cigarettes a day but drink four glasses of carrot juice, you will still be less prone to contract cancer that someone who doesn't smoke but who doesn't drink carrot juice.

20. Age With A Healthy Body & Mind

Did you know that sexual activity can keep you looking good as you age? (I AGREE!!!) Studies conducted in Sweden have shown that elderly people who have sexual partners have much more vitality and a better memory than those who do not.

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