Everybody’s heard the terrible things coffee can — allegedly — do to you. From stunted growth to abnormal heart rate, this addictive beverage is sometimes even jokingly referred to alongside cigarettes. That is, of course, because of the caffeine. Caffeine, like nicotine, is a fairly addictive stimulant. As with many substances, overuse can have some unpleasant side effects, including diminishing returns in the stimulation, resulting in further overuse.
Eating vegetarian these days may seem like you’re following a trend, but a vegetarian diet offers many healthy benefits, especially for those who struggle with other health concerns. For example, someone struggling with heart health may need to eat less red meat.
It seems like every other day, there’s another article in the news claiming yet another favorite food or activity has been found to cause cancer. It’s almost enough to make you want to put yourself in a bubble, but there’s no reason to retreat just yet. While there is no definitive way to prevent all forms of cancer, there are plenty of steps you can take to reduce your risk throughout your life and start living an anti-cancer lifestyle early on and beyond.
Honey has been used for centuries to promote healing. Folklore is littered with the magical properties of honey, which says something about the widely believed notion that honey does – in fact – have a power to heal.
This notion is strengthened by the number of case studies and clinical research that has been done to explore the many health benefits of honey. No one can deny honey is special and contains properties that are beneficial to the health and well-being of those who consume it. However, not all honeys are the same.
Tiny bubbles are big business for the bottled water industry. Whether your brand is Perrier, Pellegrino, LaCroix or Gerolsteiner, sparkling water has suddenly become the “in” thing as a health-conscious alternative to soft drinks and sodas. Between 2009 and 2014, the volume of carbonated water sold in the US has increased nearly 60 percent. Hey — if they like it in Europe, maybe it’s worth a shot, right?
Differentiating between whole food, plant-based and vegan diets may seem overly nit-picky, but it could help bring healthy, environmentally sustainable diets to a wider audience. Therefore, I think it is well worth discussing.
According to recent studies, approximately 41 million Americans receive less than six hours of sleep on a nightly basis. While this number is subject to a variety of different factors, including our jobs, personal relationships, day-to-day responsibilities and even our geographic region, the fact that Americans are not getting enough sleep is troubling.
How often are you plugged into a device? Do you constantly check your cell phone notifications for texts and emails as they appear?
Go out for dinner and you’ll see that nearly every individual has a cell phone within reach. For most, the cell phone is an alarm clock and a way to read articles before bed. However, being closer to your cell phone than a loved one messes with your health in dangerous ways.