For many of us, caffeine intake is part of our daily routine. Whether it's one cup of coffee in the morning, or a few cups a green tea throughout the workday to keep us going, most of us use this substance regularly to help keep us alert, awake, and focused. One things we don't think about are the side effects and symptoms that caffeine can cause.
We all age. Our skin changes and develops lines, wrinkles, and it also begins to lose elasticity. Our bodies lose lean muscle and gain weight due to a slowing metabolism. Our hormones change, causing a lower sex drive and less energy. Aging is a natural process, but it’s something many people desperately want to prevent in order to preserve their youthfulness.
Supplementation is an important part of living a healthy life. As we age, our bodies absorb nutrients differently and more slowly than they used to. Having nutrient and vitamin deficiencies can cause all kinds of health issues that can lead to potentially serious problems. We've all heard about the more common deficiencies like vitamin D, vitamin C, Iron, and B vitamins, but what about magnesium. While a magnesium deficiency is rare, it can happen, and if it does can be extremely dangerous.
When trying to lose weight, how many times have you heard the advice to just exercise more, and eat less or eat healthier? Sure, this might work for some people, but for many people, this just doesn't work. It has nothing to do with how hard you're working or how healthy you're eating but instead has everything to do with your DNA and your hormones.
Eating a healthy well-rounded diet is one of the best ways to keep your body fit, your immune system strong, and to live a long and healthy life. If you didn't already know, beets are one of the world's healthiest foods. Beets come in a few different varieties. The most popular are red beets, followed by golden beets which are not quite as sweet as red beets. There are also Chioggia beets, which look similar to red beets but also have white rings on the inside, and white beets which are the least sweet of the bunch.
March is mental health awareness month, and this is important because a large number of people in the U.S. are affected by mental health disorders. According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, "approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year, approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities, and approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%."
As men age, it is natural for them to gradually lose testosterone. When testosterone levels are low, men can experience fatigue, loss of lean muscle, and trouble gaining muscle mass, decreased sex drive, high blood pressure, premature aging, and sexual dysfunction. Low T is not just a symptom of aging, however, and can often arise from underlying health issues. These underlying health conditions include obesity, diabetes, infections, hormonal disorders, cancer, and kidney and liver disease. Some medications have also been known to lower testosterone levels.
Eating a healthy well-rounded diet is one of the best ways to keep your body fit, your immune system strong, and to live a long and healthy life. It's true what they say: you are what you eat. So, eating healthy plays a huge role in staying healthy. If your diet consists of junk food and processed foods you will notice a significant decrease in health and energy levels as well as an increase in weight.