It has long been known as the vegetable that gave Popeye his bulging muscles. But spinach may also be good for the brain.
A study found that pensioners who regularly ate spinach and other leafy greens stayed sharper for longer.
And there was no need to eat bowls and bowls of the stuff.
Men and women who had just one or two helpings a day had the brainpower of people 11 years younger. Read more
Monday, March 30, 2015
A study found that eating just two helpings of spinach daily takes eleven years off your brain age.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Regular brushing and flossing should be enough to keep most people's gums healthy, but if that isn't enough, one of these ten natural remedies may help.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue and is one of the most common diseases among the population. This is actually a real epidemic – about 95% of the population suffers from periodontal disease of some degree during their lifetime. The source of the infection is bacteria that inhabit the oral cavity, infect the teeth (plaque), hardened and become tartar.
Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling in the gum tissue, bleeding while brushing the teeth, tenderness or pain in the gums, a bad taste in the mouth, bad breath, formation of pus between the teeth and gums and more. Read more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Poorly-fitting bras can lead to everything from back pain to heartburn. Find out how to select the right bra for you..
Millions of women are wearing the wrong size bra, putting their health at risk in the process, experts have warned.
Latest figures show between 70-80 per cent of ladies are sporting the wrong size and many choose not to wear a sports bra while exercising.
Now physiotherapists are urging women to check their measurements before they buy and get a sports bra to help prevent discomfort and premature sagging that only surgery can reverse. Read more
Friday, March 20, 2015
If you’re having trouble getting to sleep at night, a simple way to de-stress could be performing this short yoga routine.
After a long, stressful day at the office, it can be challenging to relax in the evening. Some people turn to an alcoholic drink or two to unwind, but that can actually make it harder to get restful sleep. A vigorous workout can help ease stress, but if done too close to bedtime you may actually have some trouble falling asleep. Although some styles of yoga (such as vinyasa yoga with sun salutations) can be considered vigorous and should be avoided before bedtime, practicing a few gentle, relaxation-inducing postures, along with deep breathing, can help ready you for a good night’s sleep. Keep a yoga mat rolled up by your bedside, and spend about 20 minutes before bed performing these poses. Read more
Here's yet another example of why you should not blindly believe what experts and the authorities tell you: these eight foods were condemned as bad for you for decades, but it turns out that not only are they not bad for you, they're actually good for you.
One day you hear a particular food is good for you and the next you hear it is bad for you to eat. This leaves you wondering are these particular foods good to eat or not. Well, this article should help clear these questions up for you. Read more