Friday, October 23, 2015

The Mental Benefits of Probiotics

 Lately, probiotics have become pretty well-known in media health reports as crucial bacteria and yeasts that thrive in, and benefit, your digestive system. Unlike the bad bacteria that can cause colds and other diseases, probiotics are the good guys; the beneficial bacteria that are necessary to maintaining good health.
Probiotics help treat irritable bowel syndrome, infectious diarrhea, (potentially) some skin conditions, as well as aiding oral health. They’re often found in Greek yogurts and can also be ingested in supplement form to help maintain balance in your gut. While plenty of research shows their value in keeping your gut healthy, there hasn't been enough research looking into their overall health benefits. But now scientists are beginning to grasp what those are.

Friday, October 16, 2015

5 Ways to Unwind in 60 seconds!

1.  Stare up at the ceiling and count down from 60
2.  Write down your worries in a notebook and set it aside for tomorrow
3.  Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth 10 times
4.  Imagine floating on a cloud and what you would see passing by
5.  Slowly tense and relax your muscles from your head to your toes

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Friday, October 9, 2015

11 Surprising Benefits of Sleep

1.  Improve Memory

Your mind is surprisingly busy while you snooze. During sleep, you can strengthen memories or "practice" skills learned while you were awake (it's a process called consolidation).

"If you are trying to learn something, whether it's physical or mental, you learn it to a certain point with practice," says Dr. Rapoport, who is an associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center.  "But something happens while you sleep that makes you learn it better."

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Superfoods You Need Now!

Though there is no legal or medical definition, superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Eating them may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prolong life, and people who eat more of them are healthier and thinner than those who don't. Read about several foods that are considered super, what health benefits they offer, and how to fit them into your diet.

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