Monthly Archives August 2013

How to Remove Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

August 26, 2013 Lifestyle

remove pesticidesEating a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables is a healthy habit, but what about all the pesticides they could contain? And they are likely to contain a lot of pesticides, unless they are organically grown.

Strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples, greens, peppers are considered the products with the highest levels if pesticides. On the other hand, fruits and vegetables like bananas, cauliflower, broccoli, avocados, watermelon or pineapple usually keep less pesticide residue.

The good news is that we can remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables – at least a great deal of them.

Water or water and soap?

The simplest way to remove pesticides is by washing fruits and veggies throughly. You can also add some soap or detergent in the water...

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Why We Should Laugh More

August 19, 2013 Mental balance

laughLaugh and make others laugh! This is one of the unwritten rules that strengthen our social and personal relationships. Whether we realize it or not, we are more comfortable around the people we can connect up to and a good laugh is a great way to connect.

There are a few studies – not very extensive, though – which showed a multitude of other benefits that laughter has on us. From decreasing stress, to protecting the heart and managing pain, these are only a few of its benefits on our body.

Psychological benefits

Healthy Relationships

The quality of our relationships keeps us mentally balanced. Our friends, our family, our partner help us meet the challenges of life. Neuroscients Robert Provine, PhD, quoted by Psychology Today studied laughter which occurred spontaneously in everyday...

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The Wonders of Chia Seeds

August 11, 2013 Nutrition

chia seedsChia seeds are little black and white seeds that have been used as early as the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures. The word “chia”means strength in the Mayan culture.

They are frequently used in raw vegan nutrition but their health benefits should give everyone enough reasons to try them. Chia seeds are so nutritious and healthy that they are considered one of the so-called superfoods. A complete source of protein with all 8 amino acids, rich in omega 3 fats, fiber, minerals and antioxidants, this precious food can be added to yogurt or soups. It can also make a delicious pudding for breakfast when combined with water, your favorite fruit, a bit of honey and a pinch of cinnamon.

Chia seeds are gluten free and have surprising benefits for your health...

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