Food and Health

Potassium Rich Foods: Vital to Your Health

A diet that contains a variety of potassium rich foods is vital to your overall health and well-being. Potassium is a mineral salt that works to regulate the pH levels in your body's fluids. It is also important in the regulation of your nervous system, muscle function, and blood pressure. Foods rich in potassium play a role in maintaining proper bone mass and helps control the body's heart, renal, and kidney functions. Obviously, it is necessary to maintain a healthy level of potassium in your body; most people can do so without the aid of supplements because it is present in so many different fruits, vegetables, and even meats and fish.

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Coffee - The Cognitive and Physical Benefits of Drinking Coffee

How many people can relate to the daily morning sensation of waking up to a new day and not really being part of the world until after drinking their first cup of coffee? The first order of business for millions of people includes drinking coffee. This is how we become fully cognizant and ready for the day's activities.

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We Can Improve Both Our Health and the Environment by Changing Our Diets

Paying attention to what we eat and shopping sustainably can be added to the list of things individuals can do to help prevent long-term damage to the environment in addition to reducing petrol consumption and waste and recycling as much as possible.

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The Demand for Organic Food in the Post Recession World

Following the onset of the global economic downturn between 2008 and 2009 sales of food in the healthy and organic food sectors slowed but there are some signs, at least in the USA, that demand began to recover during 2010.

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Health Benefits of a Potassium Rich Food Diet

Potassium is the third most copious mineral present in our body, and it has a very crucial role to play in several vital functions of our body. The level of fluids in the body is maintained in the proper ratio because of this important mineral, which leads to quick healing from scrapes and cuts. In addition to that, it has an excellent benefit to keep our brain and heart strong. However, there are many people who do not recognize its importance until the deficiency of the mineral starts causing harm to the body. Muscle spasms, anxiety and many more symptoms can start to appear and show when there is a deficiency of potassium in the body. Therefore, we must try to avoid these side effects by consuming potassium rich foods. Our diet must be inclusive of foods rich in potassium so that we can avoid the negative impacts caused due to the deficiency of this vital mineral.

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Potassium Rich Foods and the Low Carb Diet

There are countless diets and eating plans on the market today. Every celebrity seems to have a "weight loss" secret that they are eager to share with their fans who want to lose weight or get fit. The low carbohydrate diet is a trend sweeping across the country - countless individuals are restricting their carbohydrate consumption in order to lose weight. Foods high in carbohydrates like bread and pasta are replaced with foods that contain a higher percentage of protein or fat, such as soy and meat products, and foods that are low in carbohydrates like leafy greens. Physicians define the low carb diet as a diet which consists of less than 20% carbohydrates. Along with exercise, the low carb diet is known to be an effective weight loss diet plan but many do not know that it can also pose a threat to the body due to a decrease in intake of potassium rich foods. Many fruits and vegetables which are heavily concentrated sources of carbohydrates are also those foods rich in potassium.

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A Coffee Run Could Help Prevent Melanoma - Coffee & Preventing Cancer

Researchers in the United States, at Rutgers University and the University of Washington in Seattle, among several other research centers and organizations, have concluded that caffeine, if added to sunscreen, can help in protecting against the most common form of skin cancer.

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Is Coffee Linked to Reduced Risk of Cancer?

Over the past few decades, thousands and thousands of studies of coffee have been done worldwide. Many significant and positive health benefits about coffee have been uncovered, much to the delight of coffee lovers everywhere.

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Potassium Rich Foods and the High Protein Diet

There are dozens, perhaps even hundred, of different diet and weight loss plans that individuals turn to in order to change their bodies and body shape. Some go on a drastic low calorie diet or a no carb diet to lose weight and others simply change what they eat. Those who want to build muscle and lose fat often turn to a high protein diet to reach their goals. These diets are often used by bodybuilders and are sometimes confused with low-carb diets, but the high protein diet contains some important differences. Individuals who are on a high protein diet consume a great deal of beef, chicken, and soy in addition to nuts and some dairy products and, in many cases, fruits and vegetables are consumed much less frequently. Because fruits and vegetables are foods rich in potassium, many people on the high protein diet do not get enough potassium in their diets. The recommended daily dosage of potassium is 2,000mg to 3,000mg for adults and individuals who do not regularly consume potassium rich foods in order to meet this dosage may experience severe side effects.

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The Organic Food Debate

Very recently, the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine released a press statement claiming that organic food has no notable nutritional benefits when compared to conventionally grown food. This was answered by a swift counter-claim from the Soil Association that claimed that indeed, organically grown crops do have a higher level of nutrients.

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