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On The Run Meals Adding Health to Every Meal

 

 

Look out for the body now and when age hits, the body will take care of itself; it is a saying that is always heard but the meaning has always been taken lightly. With genetically modified foods, soils deprived of minerals and the ever reducing fertility, the food grown on farms is constantly reducing in quality. Overtime, cooking methods have made it increasingly difficult to get a decent meal on a plate in any other place but at home. On-the-Run (OTR) meals, is a company that seeks to bring the customer the convenience of pre-cooked meals, with the care of a home cooked meal.

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Brain Health, Oxidative Stress & Vitamin E

Brain Health, Oxidative Stress & Vitamin E

The brain acts as a control center that regulates the human body’s biological events such as respiration and metabolism processes. When compared to other organs, the brain requires higher amount of oxygen to meet metabolic demands1 but it possesses lower antioxidant capacity. Since the brain contains a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), it is very susceptible to free radical-mediated oxidative stress that affects brain health negatively.2 Therefore, lipid soluble antioxidants such as vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols) are crucial to minimize oxidative stress

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Curcumin: Powdered Gold?

Curcumin: Powdered Gold?

The world of herbal supplements has not had an easy time. Government scrutiny, industry politics and increasing consumer mistrust have threatened to greatly reduce the role of herbal supplements—just as the trend of “natural” health starts to get its stride.

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Seven Principles of Clean Eating

Seven Principles of Clean Eating

 

The latest buzz word among health-conscious consumers, “eating clean,” is a concept that stresses healthy, whole, unprocessed foods. And, although the phrase is relatively new, the principles of this plan are not.

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Probiotics in Favor of Life

Probiotics in Favor of Life

We all use the term “probiotic” so often, but may not think of what it means. The Russian Nobel Laureate Elie Metchnikoff, best known for his pioneering research in immunology more than a century ago, coined the term to signify “in favour of life.” As hypothesized by him and further evaluated through research, it is important to implant beneficial bacteria in the gut in order to counter the harmful or toxin-producing putrefactive bacteria that grow in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This could also have probable effects of a healthier childhood and healthy old age due to reduction of toxins in the blood brought about by probiotics’ vital role in eliminating toxin producing bacteria.

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4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

 

 

 

Between demanding careers, kids, spouses and a non-stop, 24-hour society that demands we become real-life Energizer Bunnies, it’s no surprise that most of us don’t get enough sleep. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep a public health problem, reporting that nearly a quarter of adult Americans suffer with some symptoms of sleep deprivation.

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Kidney stone prone

Kidney stones are made up of crystal-forming substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid. These are normally in urine, however, they become an issue when there is not enough water for them to be dissolved and eliminated. This lack of water, dehydration, makes the urine concentrated, more acidic, and if lacking the substances necessary to prevent the crystals from sticking together, you have the perfect formula for kidney stones.

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