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Eat Sustainability – Pour on the Honey

“A huge amount of water is required to produce regular table sugar,” says Louisa Shafia, author of “Lucid Food.” “Honey, on the other hand, is a perfectly renewable resource that requires little more than healthy bees and healthy plants and flowers from which to pollinate. Try adapting your favorite recipe to use honey instead of dry sugar.” Use Honey sticks to sweeten your tea and enjoy nature’s bounty!

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Foods to Boost Natural Sun Protection – Omega 3

OMEGA 3 FATS EPA and DHA – Cold water fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, anchovies, and sardines are rich in the anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats EPA and DHA. They are important to skin health in general and are a component of skin cell membranes. While they don’t block UV rays, their potent anti-inflammatory properties do help protect the skin. Most research has examined the EPA omega 3 fat and has found that this fat increases the amount of time it takes to get a burn and may even help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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Got Dry Eyes?

If you suffer from dry eyes, up your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which the body uses to produce tears, among other things. Research suggests that people who consume higher amounts of these fats are less likely to have dry eyes.  If fish isn’t your thing, be sure to supplement with good for you (and your heart) Omega-3.

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Sip Smarter To Keep Your Mind Sharp

Slurping down too many sugary drinks could raise your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent research. After 25 weeks with free access to sugar water, mice displayed memory-retention problems and an increase in brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s development. Researchers aren’t sure if the bump in sugar intake caused the increased mental impairment. But past research has indicated that inflammation and insulin resistance (both linked to excess sugar intake) could lead to Alzheimer’s. Limit soda and other sugary treats, advises Morris, and feed your brain omega-3-rich fish and antioxidant-packed fruits and vegetables, which show promise in protecting the brain from age-related damage.

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Want to Live a Long Life? The Key is Exercise

Staying physically fit is a year-round lifestyle choice. Regardless of the season, it takes commitment and resolve to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. The payoff for such perseverance, however, is huge. Recent studies from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal indicate that exercise along with a diet that is low in sugar and high in nutrients including vitamin D3 and omega-3 EFAs may play a big role in one’s longevity and quality of life.

You could start slowly by walking around the block with a friend – it’s a great habit to get into. Don’t put it off any longer. Likewise, all of you need to make a conscious effort to dramatically cut back on your sugar intake. Instead of reaching for a can of soda, have a glass of water or some unsweetened green tea. There are some very safe and natural sweeteners that use stevia, which I highly recommend for those requiring a sweet taste.

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4 Health Factors that Significantly Impact the Look of Your Skin…

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) (Primrose Oil, Borage Oil or Black Currant Oil)
Not all oils are created equal – we’ve heard that for years now. What are some of the good oils and what are the benefits of the good oils? GLA has many known good qualities. It aids in weight loss and helps maintain healthy hair, skin and nails.

According to Dr. Gittleman (a clinical nutrition specialist), flaxseed oil will help reduce cholesterol, normalize blood pressure, relieve depression and help heal skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne and dry skin. These are only a few of the many benefits of flaxseed oil.

Olive oil and avocados are also two oils known for their healing properties. Not only are these oils good for your heart, cholesterol, healthy brain functions and healthy cell production, they also have the added benefit of curbing your cravings for sugar.

Omega-3s also bring nourishing blood and oxygen to the skin, as well as encourage the production of new skin cells to replace the ones that slough off — oils that nourish your body and beautify your skin, what could be better?