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Vegetables and Vitamins

Vegetables are the most well-known sources of the vitamins. For the last year scientists found much more new species of them and increase vitamine content. Read to know more.

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What You Don’t Know About Vegetables And Vitamins Could Be Costing to More Than You Think

Across the board, vegetables and fruits are useful for reducing chronic disease risk, she states. It decreases the consequences of UV light on the epidermis, also. The dietary consumption of fiber is essential for good bowel function as fiber contributes to soft stools which are simple to pass.

It is quite important to obey your body when juicing. A low-carb diet is by all means, a high vegetable diet since they are full of protein and healthy pure fats. A number of those nutrients are the ones which were found to be in short supply in today’s dog’s civilized” diet. Continue reading “Vegetables and Vitamins”

5 Best Holiday Destinations for Summer 2018

Annually, all the leading travel guides and travel sites make up their ratings of places where to go next year – well, we chose the best options from them where to go this summer.

A comfortable beach is an ideal place for a vacation. Warm, clean water, soft sand, gentle sun, bronze tan and a few weeks of carefree vacations await tourists in a number of places this summer. Which countries of the world are the best destinations for summer 2018? Our Top 5 includes states from all corners of the globe.

Dubai, UAE

If you want to hold a mega-trip, filled with all the best, great and luxurious, you will not find a better place than Dubai. Spend a luxurious holiday in this large city. The tallest buildings, the largest man-built islands, the grandiose shopping festivals – Dubai is doing everything possible to make your impressions vivid and memorable. In Dubai, with its futuristic urban landscapes and traditional oriental bazaars that carry you back in several centuries, there is no shortage of either contrasts or impressions. You choose the way to treat yourself, whether it’s a luxury cruise or camel riding, desert safaris or skiing on the most modern covered road.

Corfu, Greece

Magnificent Byzantine churches, Venetian castles, majestic architecture, lush vegetation, excellent conditions for tourism, a vibrant nightlife and the cleanest sandy beaches (Paleokastritsa, Hermione, etc.) make this island of the Ionian Sea a unique experience for everyone.

Costa Blanca, Spain

Costa Blanca, the coast of the province of Alicante in the south of the Valencian community, is one of the most popular tourist regions in Europe. Rest on the Costa Blanca is always a combination of enjoyable and useful pastime. Lovers of history will certainly visit the Archaeological Museum of Alicante. Romantic natures will appreciate a shady and fragrant exotic palm park in the city of Elche – the largest in the Old World. Music fans will enjoy the jazz festival in Alicante and the habanero competition in Torrevieja, for cinema lovers, there are festivals in Elche and Alfas del Pi. And, of course, everyone from the youngest to the oldest will like the taste of fun in the Benidorm theme park Terra Mitica and in several water parks in the province, as well as numerous and colourful local holidays.

Dalaman, Turkey

Dalaman opens the gates of Turkey for those who choose the Aegean coast. This town lies in the south-west of the country and is adjacent to the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Virgin landscapes create hills covered with a luxuriant green carpet, mountain peaks and azure sea. And the picturesque view of the edge is complemented by transparent lakes and a river. Beach vacation in Dalaman is not as popular as in other regions of the country, which is explained by the “youth” of this tourist destination. But even at the peak of the season, there are many reporters here. You can safely bask in the natural beach, hunting for a look at blue crabs and rare gryphon turtles. In addition to beach-water fun, this region promises meaningful excursions.

Tenerife, the Canary Islands

Tenerife is the largest and perhaps the most visited of the Canary Islands, famous for its black beaches and handsome Teide volcano. The island has as many as 12 climatic zones – tropical forests and volcanic semi-deserts, mountain gorges and dunes, beaches with black and white sand. A holiday on the island of Tenerife can be interesting and informative. It is not necessary to spend your vacation on the beach without movements. In Tenerife, you will find a lot of unusual and striking cultural, entertainment and natural sights. You will not be bored here!

Whichever holiday destination you choose, you will not be bored anywhere. Go to a place where you have never been, and the summer of 2018 will be remembered for a long time. Choosing a destination for your trip is the first step in planning a memorable vacation.

Scientists Are Speed Breeding Plants in a Race to Beat Climate Change

 

At one point in time not too long ago, NASA set itself the task of creating a bottomless source of food supplies for its crew who were due to be in space for an extended period of time. To do this, it kept food crops in constant illumination, bathed in light sources around the day to try to stimulate more rapid development. Without the vagaries of weather or time of day to impede their access to light, the plants grew at a rate of knots, suggesting that the scientists had hit upon a new method to accelerate crop cycles. Fast forward to the present day, and scientists are now applying these methods in the field of plant breeding and strain experimentation to enhance their rate of research. Their ultimate goal is to cross-breed different crop strains to discover a strain that will provide bountiful harvests and be able to survive under harsh or extreme conditions, such as soaring temperatures, drought or torrential rainfall. This goal can be reached faster when scientists can accelerate a plant’s development, and therefore have their experiments come to fruition a lot earlier than by leaving plants to develop in a manner and speed similar to the kind you would find in nature. If the experts can see their data returned to them from their research much more quickly, it stands to reason that they will commence to their final goal at a commensurate speed. Speed breeding has been shown to be able to yield as many as six development cycles in a wheat batch in one year, with each cycle lasting roughly eight weeks. While speed breeding has thus far only proven commercially viable in the field of research, if the technology necessary for delivering the light stimulus to the crop becomes cheaper, it could also be used to farm crops more intensely to a much higher annual yield.

Harvest Time

This method of inducing faster growth of a crop is significantly more effective than the previous “shuttle-breeding” that came to popularity in the aftermath of the Second World War. This managed to get about two development cycles per annum out of a particular crop, but did require the secondary growth to be completed in a warmer climate, which had its own particular ramifications for wasting resources. Now, with speed breeding, there’s enough of a development speed to accommodate a further four. Using an array of LED lights, they subject the crops to almost a whole day’s worth of light, massively boosting the rate and intensity of photosynthesis. One of the many positives about speed breeding is that it doesn’t require any revolutionary technology or overwhelming operational costs, with the possibility of seeing a rapid uptake in food manufacture all over the world

Better than the Real Thing

Proponents of speed breeding techniques report that most of the naysaying to the method that they encounter is from people who believe inducing faster growth will lead to a weaker yield, more undernourished looking crops and less potential for the seed to set in the future. Scientists actually report back that speed breeding actual results in more fertile and healthy looking crops than those grown through standard farming techniques. Nor is speed breeding only effective on wheat. Researchers have found it’s also possible in a single year to develop six generations of barley, chickpeas and durum wheat.

Genetic Limitations

Speed breeding has applications for multiple species of crop, but certainly not all. Or rather, not all the time at least. For certain plants to flower properly, they need to go through a period of intensely low temperatures. Placing these crops straight into the process of speed breeding results in hoary development and little to no flowering. If the flower has already endured a cold snap beforehand, as it would in the wild, the flower beforehand does, however, respond well to the technique. While the price of industrial-quantity LED lighting is perhaps not yet cheap enough for the technique to be cost-effective in commercial farming, it’s certainly making a difference to crop genetics, and will surely be a decisive factor on the war against global hunger.

How Pets Improve your Mental Health

A new study examines the impact of pets on the sense of ontological safety and well-being of people with mental health problems.

Pets bring us not only joy but also help us when we are sick. There are still few studies that show the role of pets in patients with mental illness. The researchers decided to fill this gap and explore how pets affect the mental health of their owners. The results of the study are published in the scientific journal BMC Psychiatry.

Many people experience a sense of loneliness and isolation. Sometimes they lose their social status, and relationships with people are violated. These feelings are associated with the so-called ontological safety of the patient. The term refers to the sense of human life together with a positive forecast for the future.

New Study

A new study examines the impact of pets on the sense of ontological safety and well-being of people with mental health problems. The study involved 54 people from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Participants were 18 years old, and all were diagnosed severe mental problems.

Participants were asked, “Who or what is the most important for your mental health?” Sixty percent of the patients answered that pets were important to them. Among the respondents, more than 46% (25 participants), said that pets helped them in their daily lives.

Patients reported various reasons why pets were so important to them. Some of them said that they distracted them from feelings, thoughts about suicide. Pets cause owners a sense of responsibility; caring for animals also gives a sense of security. And, finally, pets give owners a sense of the meaning of life.

Pet owners say, “When an animal comes and sits next to you, you know how it needs you as much as you need it.”

Dr Helen Brooks emphasizes the unique role of pets in improving the well-being of people with mental disorders. Pets provide unconditional support to patients that they do not receive this from other family members.

 

How healthy eating has changed: 10 ways to eat better in 2018

An article tells about healthy eating and provides 10 ways to eat better
in 2018.

If you wish to live long, then start eating healthy right now. Healthy eating has changed a lot and now, people don’t count calories anymore, it is enough to know what you are eating.

Of course, modern view on healthy products doesn’t mean that a person can drink cola and eat hamburgers every day, it allows people to choose among various products that are not only good for your body but delicious too.

How to stay healthy

Change your way of life

Healthy eating can’t exist without a healthy lifestyle. Be active, exercise several times a week, find a hobby that will make you spend more time on fresh air and that will make your muscles work.

10 ways to eat better

There are ten ways to eat better in 2018.

  1. Time of vegetables. Eat more veggies and green, they will help to improve your health. Try to become a vegetable lover and you will mention a difference in your mood and health.
  2. Don’t be afraid of fat. Healthy eating doesn’t mean that a person has to refuse fat at all. Give preference to healthy fats that are in an avocado, redfish, nuts and olive oil.
  3. Protein is a power. Modern view on healthy eating claims that body needs a lot of protein. So choose protein bars as snacks or drink protein cocktails.
  4. Be careful with sugar, but don’t refuse it. It is recommended to eat 6 teaspoons of sugar a day. It will not bring harm to your organism. Don’t refuse products that contain sugar. If you have a great desire to eat something sweet, take a small piece or give preference to dried fruits.
  5. Sustainable products. Scientists advise to eat such products as sustainable fish or meat, to consume more green. Our health depends on the health of the planet we live on. Try to eat greener.
  6. Be focused on ingredients. Modern people are interested in ingredients and pay attention to them while buying definite products. It made many manufacturers not to use artificial colours and flavours.
  7. Good bacteria. People have to eat more products that contain good bacteria for our guts. Give preference to sauerkraut and yoghurt. If there are enough good bacteria in your body, you will feel better.
  8. Give preference to traditional food. Not only probiotics are good for our health. Specialists on nutrition claim that we have to return to traditional food. A person should eat more products that grow in this region. Give preference to well-known fruits and vegetables.
  9. Use creativity. If you wish to eat healthy food and to get a real pleasure, then use more creativity. People use colourful jars and to-go cups to store healthy products. Make life more colourful and diverse. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.
  10. Forget about strict diets. You will not benefit from strict diets, they will bring more harm to your body. Try to eat healthy products, but don’t be paranoiac.

How to deal with the temptations of the New Year’s table?

The article is about keeping from temptations and a figure and health during New Year’s holidays.

During New Year holidays our body is experiencing real stress from fatty foods and numerous salads with mayonnaise, which is consumed with alcoholic beverages.

It happened so that the most delicious treats undermine our health. A harmful festive table is easy to turn into a useful one: you need to approach the cooking process creatively!

No New Year’s table can do without snacks. Sausages, pickles, tomatoes with cheese stuffing, stuffed eggs and peppers – these are the insidious dishes that are fraught with the greatest danger since it is very difficult to control how many pieces of sausage, boiled pork, carbonate we have absorbed. The most correct, according to nutritionists, are fish snacks: fish contains polyunsaturated Omega-3 acids, which help the body burn its own excess fat. You can cook a variety of canapés, rolls, mini sandwiches with fish.

 

Let on your table there will be vegetable salads and snacks – they will bring much more benefits and fewer calories than pickles. Salted and pickled vegetables are very tasty, who would argue, but the content of sugar and salt in them is high, and at the same time it negates all the benefits of using them.

Observing the simple rules of the literate feast, you can certainly avoid harmful consequences, keep your health and do not gain extra pounds!

During the Festive Day do not Sleep your Hunger

Have a snack during the day, as you do on ordinary days. Otherwise, during the festive feast, you will pounce on food and will not be able to control your appetite. This is especially true for those who suffer from cholecystitis or pancreatitis.

Do not Taste all Dishes at Once

Try to make a small break between the use of various treats. During the feast, talk more, move, play with the children, dance. After all, New Year is a holiday of fun and laughter, not a belly.

Remember about the Danger of Challenging Cold and Hot Food

This adversely affects the enamel of the teeth and the gastrointestinal tract. To save the body from overloading, do not get carried away by sharp and fried dishes.

Rest before New Year Celebration

Take a contrast shower, it will give courage and strength, because, in order to withstand the night of fun, heroic forces are needed.

Do Not Hurry to Go to Bed

After New Year celebration it’s better not to go to bed immediately, but to take a walk for a while. It is also useful to take 5-6 tablets of activated charcoal.

Not only the Table!

If you have still overeaten and you have a feeling of heaviness in the stomach, then the next day it is desirable to eat only fruit and freshly squeezed juices, better citrus ones. And of course, it is desirable to move more – walk in the fresh air, play snowballs, ride on sledges and skates.

Stay active during all holidays.

Burn everything you eat with immediately! You do not need to wait for the end of holidays and the very “X hour” when you stand on the scales, and when you see a figure on them, grabbing your head and start running frantically around the house with a howl: “It is urgent to do something !!! “.

Do not wait for it. Or rather, do not create it in your life in advance.

Let all the eaten fat burns down immediately with your active daily walks, snowball games, sledging.

Make snowmen with children and friends, go to the skating rink, hike in the winter forest, on the river, play games like “hide and seek” with children. Dance and laugh until you drop. It’s so cool! And a lot of impressions and a harmonious figure will be provided to you!

 

Winter sources of the vitamins

An article tells about winter sources of vitamins when there are not so many fresh fruit and vegetables.

If you wish to feel good and to be healthy, it is necessary to care for your body and to eat a lot of vitamins. It is quite difficult to do it in winter when there are not so many fresh fruits and vegetables. So, how to find winter sources of vitamins? Look for the following advice that will help to stay healthy and full of energy during winter months.

Winter sources of vitamins

Vitamin D

People don’t get enough vitamin D starting from October until March. The sun activity is very low during this period and it is necessary to take this vitamin in order to be in a good mood and to be full of energy.

Winter sources of Vitamin D:

  • Oily fish- herring, salmon and mackerel
  • Liver
  • Red meat
  • Breakfast cereals

It is recommended to take supplements which contain vitamin D all year round if you spend a lot of time indoors or usually wear clothes with long sleeves even in summer.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is very important because it protects skin cells and helps to cure wounds. A lot of fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C, they are:

  • Green and red pepper
  • Oranges and tangerines
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprout
  • Red and kale cabbage

All these fruits and vegetables can be found in supermarkets all year round.

Vitamin B

Vitamins of group B are very important and help to fuel our bodies, raises mood and adds more energy. It is possible to find vitamins B in such products as:

  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Nuts
  • Citrus fruits
  • Bananas
  • Kidney beans.

Zinc

Zinc helps skin, nails and hair not to be brittle and improves the immune system.

The winter sources of Zinc are:

  • Raw almonds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hummus
  • Lamb and roast beef

Iron

Iron helps people to be active all years round and helps to fight stress.

To find Iron during winter months eat more:

  • Beef meat and liver
  • Avocado
  • Potatoes with skin
  • Spinach.

Omega-3

Omega-3 is necessary if you wish to have beautiful hair, soft skin, it protects the heart and helps to fight depression, that is so widely spread during winter months. To find Omega-3 eat more:

  • Flaxseed
  • Sardines
  • Wild salmon
  • Cod

Try to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables in winter, drink more juices, eat green. One more way to consume enough vitamins in winter is to freeze some fruits and vegetables. Frozen vegetables and fruits are really nutritious and can be a good source of vitamins in winter. For example, frozen peas can be added to many meals, frozen spinach can be used to make a salad or a soup. Use frozen berries and fruits to prepare smoothie and delicious pies.

 

Swimming: Techniques for Strong Health

swimming for better health

In order to be healthy, you need to do some sports. But which sport to choose? An optimal choice is swimming. Water is the source of life on our planet, the natural environment for the birth of a man. Therefore, there is nothing surprising in the fact that people and water are closely related.

Most of the living organisms on the planet, including humans, have the ability to swim. However, unlike walking and running, a person does not develop an automatic ability to swim like a waterfowl. Swimming requires the formation of complex motor reflexes. In this respect, this physical activity is akin to riding a bicycle, rollers, etc. Continue reading “Swimming: Techniques for Strong Health”