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It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and other organ health. 


Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, the primary sources of antioxidants. Experts recommend a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetable

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The Top 10 Healthy Eating Habits

In a nutshell, a healthy diet involves: 

(1) More home-cooked food, less eating out. 

(2) More fresh fruit as snacks. 

(3) More fresh vegetables as snacks and with meals. 

(4) More beans as sides or in stews. 

(5) More dense chewy bread, less refined white breads and bread snacks.

(6) More fish, skinless chicken/turkey, less red meat. 

(7) Smaller servings of red meat, larger servings of vegetables. 

(8) Eating low fat dairy foods. 


(9) Adding less fat in the form of butter, mayo, sour cream,

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I focus on wellness.

I make choices that help me to lead a happy and healthy life.


I stay physically active. I exercise at least 3 days a week. I train for strength, flexibility, balance, and a healthy heart. I move more throughout the day by taking the stairs instead of the elevator and going for a walk during my lunch hour.


I eat a balanced diet. I choose nutritious whole foods for my meals and snacks. I eat plenty of vegetables and limit added sugar and salt.


I make sleep a top priority. I go to bed at the

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There's no easier way to add a dose of nutrition to your day than by crunching on a tasty apple. You probably first experienced its delightful flavor as a baby, when applesauce introduced you to real food. And now, whether it's a Granny Smith, a McIntosh, or a Red Delicious, you think of apples as old friends. Grown throughout the world, apples are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They're fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low in sodium. In short, eating apples is a smart part o

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What is the proper etiquette to show your date that you're an attractive and confident woman?

When you go on a date with a new man, you must be confident and show him that you are an attractive woman. This can be done with a smile and politeness.

 The proper etiquette to show a date that you are an attractive and confident woman is to smile and be polite. If they are not paying attention to you, it is okay if you touch their hand or palm. If they feel uncomfortable with your touch, just stop t

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Temperatures have cooled drastically in Los Angeles over the past few days, with unseasonable rain and cold nights conjuring up thoughts of the coming holidays and, as has been the case the past two years, fears of a coming Covid wave.

“We’re really at a point that may be a crossroads here. As we’re entering into the cooler months, we are starting to see the emergence of sublineage variants of omicron,” White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on the Conversations on Health Care radio s

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14 Habits To Live A Wonderful Life

Positive habits are powerful tools. They allow you to accomplish meaningful tasks with little thought or motivation required. With the right set of habits, you can accomplish nearly anything and be on autopilot much of the time.


Those people that put forth herculean effort are admired by our society. We love the runner that crawls the last mile of a marathon. However, a surer path to success is to do the necessary things each and every day. A little each day adds up to a lot.


See how your ha

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Most Black women can remember being told at an early age that our hair is our crown and glory. We learn to center our very existence based on what our hair looks like and how others perceive it. Of the many spaces we occupy, our hair represents points of joy and trauma. Nonetheless, throughout history, Black women have never allowed other people’s expectations to define our one-of-a-kind style.

Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Michaela Angela Davis, The Hair Tale

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Types of Recommended Food

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. To top things off you can eat right and exercise regularly to achieve a well-balanced healthy mind and body. Consuming food from a wide variety of sources helps maintain a healthy and interesting  diet and ensure your body has the nutrients it needs to help reduce the risk of disease. 

The Best Food Choices 


Vegetables are useful in reducing weight diet as they provide bulk and give a feeling of being “full”. And fur

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It is a simple visual guide designed to make eating healthy  easier. Food that contains the same type of nutrients are grouped together on each of the shelves of the Food Pyramid. This gives you a choice of different food from which to choose a healthy diet.  

Healthy eating is about getting the correct amount of nutrients – fat, carbohydrates, protein vitamins and minerals you need to maintain  good health. Using a food pyramid as a tool to follow different  dietary guidelines is a good start

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Alkaline Food VS Acidic Food

Food can be classified into two groups namely the acidic food  group and the alkaline food group. These foods are categorized as  such because they affect the urine pH level when they are  consumed. Our body's acid-alkaline balance, also known as pH, can affect our overall well-being.  

Whatever food we consume, once it enters into our body, it will undergo processing and becomes acidic. Too much acid consumption can deplete the minerals in our body, thus growing the risk of heart disease, kidne

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Benefits In Eating Healthy

Why do you need to eat healthy food? I’ll tell you the reasons WHY… After all, why would you commit your life to eating healthy if you don’t even know your ‘WHY’? Make sense? 

Well… Eating nutritiously is one of the most important things you can do to enhance and maintain your health. 

What you eat has a great impact on the way your body functions. It all comes down to the type of food as well as the amount of food you consume.  

Eating a healthy diet affects your body in a positive way. You'll 

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The Importance Of A Positive Mindset

Mindset plays the biggest role in determining your actions. Your mindset is the fuel to your actions. When you feel good about yourself, you will look good.  

You might not be good enough now but don't worry...Don't beat yourself up. All you have to do is to keep a positive mindset. 

Look into the mirror and tell yourself, “I look good”. 

“And, I will look even better from now onward. I just need to eat  and live healthy.” 

Looking good increases your self-esteem. And what’s most important is yo

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A healthy diet is important for a well-functioning body. However, it isn't as restrictive or as confusing as people imagine. Food is the source of energy that we consume to provide nutritional support, and has a direct impact on our cognitive performance in every stage of life. 

Your food choices each day affect your overall health and well-being. It has a significant impact on your mood and mental health. Hence, the type and amount of food you consume has a  major impact on your body. 


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Wouldn’t you like to find the perfect remedy for your skin? You probably feel like many other women when it comes to skin care products. Everything you try off the shelf fails to deliver. And you find that out after you spend a big chunk of money. So if you’re ready to adopt a skin care budget, you'll want to find an affordable and effective remedy.


Expect to see flawless skin in a matter of weeks with this miracle routine:


1. Use a daily face wash. Once you've identified your skin type, inv

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Quick Easy Delicious Healthy Summer Desserts

by Tonja Taylor  



If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.--James 1:5, KJV

Through the years, the LORD has helped me and my husband desire to eat healthier. This is wisdom, and He inspired us to ask Him to teach us to eat better. He has been faithful to do that!

I really like ice cream, and I used to buy a lot of it. Then I started feeling unwell, from eating so

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Make Your Own Organic Lemonade

by Tonja Taylor  



Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!--Psalm 34:8, ESV

I really like lemonade, but I avoid what I call "secular sugar," which is the white table sugar that tastes really good, but can have very negative effects on the body, for reasons I will not go into here.

Even before I started training to become a certified healthy coach, the LORD taught me to use organic sugar if I was going to use anything. 

He also introduced me to orga

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by Tonja Taylor  



If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.--James 1:5, KJV

Through the years, the LORD has helped me and my husband desire to eat healthier. This is wisdom, and He inspired us to ask Him to teach us to eat better. He has been faithful to do that!

I really like ice cream, and I used to buy a lot of it. Then I started feeling unwell, from eating so much "secular" (read: white, processed, blea

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by Tonja Taylor  


Then to the centurion Jesus said, Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed. And the servant boy was restored to health at that very moment.--Matthew 8:13, AMPC

You can have greater sanitation (cleanliness; freedom from germs) and thus be healthier with these 5 cheap, easily-obtained household products.

I have used all of these; not every day, but as needed. 

1. Hydrogen peroxide--you can swish it in your mouth; you can gargle with it. Add a little water to a little b

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Do you want to live healthier, but you think it’s too expensive? According to a recent survey, finances are a major obstacle for many adults trying to shape up.


Almost 60% of Americans say that the high cost of health and wellness is a major barrier to living a healthy lifestyle, according to OnePoll, a marketing research company. The figure rises to 68% for those who live in cities.


Smart home gym equipment and meal subscription boxes could cost you thousands of dollars a year. However, th

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