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Daylight and Your Health

Daylight and sunlight has a more important impact on our health than most of us are aware of. Sunlight that enters the eye stimulates pinal hormone production in the body, melatonin. Daily sunlight effect our mood. In dark winter areas like Lapland where the sun does not rise from November to January studies shows that people becomes more tired and have a reduction of capacity during this period (source: Tromso psychiatrist, Dr Reppersgaard). Work places with windows that allows entering of daylight shows to be more effective and satisfied work places. Daylight also controls the body’s circadian system and synchronizes the body to the 24-hour system. It shows that people working night shifts produces less than those working day shifts where natural daylight is available. But there is a difference of night shift workers that was exposed to dayligt before the shift and those who wasn’t. Those exposed to dayligt before night shift were less stressed and tired.

Sunlight also contains vitamine D which is important for our body health. Vitamine D prevents autoimmune diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease. Sunlight improves liver functioning and heals inflammation.

Daylight:

– Helps reducing depression

– Helps you stay focus

– Helps you performance more

– Helps your mood

– Helps your work place

– Improves your sleep

– Prevents diseases thanks to Vitamine D

Artificial light does not have the same effect.

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Sources: 

https://www.healthdesign.org/sites/default/files/CHD_Issue_Paper2.pdf,


http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/80/6/1678S.full,


http://archive.news.softpedia.com/news/10-Reasons-Why-Sun-is-Good-for-Our-Health-64327.shtml

The amazing Pomegranate!

Both the peel and seeds are edible and an average pomegranate contains about 500-1400 seeds. The seeds contains:
– Only 83 calories
– 4gr fibers per 100 g serving
– A 100 g portion contains 10.2 mg of vitamin C (17% of daily DV)
– A 100gr portion contains 16 mcg of vitamin K (20% of daily DV)
“Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines for Americans, for optimal health with a 2000-calorie diet, you should consume 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of vegetables per day.” (source livestrong.com)
Also the peel is edible:
“The peel is good for the heart and blood vessels; the white membrane is good for stopping diarrhea and good for wounds and ulcers of the mouth and throat. The fruit also strengthens the brain, cleanses the body and blood from toxins, and is very good at expelling worms from the intestines,” (source ISRAEL21c)
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Olive Oil for Health and Beauty

My name is Johanna and I’m the author for this site. Here I want to share some benefits of using olive oil in daily health and as a beauty product.

I use Olive Oil for:
– facial moisturiser, day and night
– make up remover with cotton pads (works great on mascara)
– facial cleaning
– body lotion
– irritated parts on body that appears especially when the weather changes

Results:
– healed my dry feets
– healed somekind of allergy I got on feets and hands
– less wrinkles in face, e.g “chicken feets” by the eyes are much smaller
– red dots on arms and legs dissapeared
– hands looks more “alive”
– save money
– skin has much better health and aging signs are much less

It is the only “cream” I have. It is natural and a bottle lasts one year. For body cream I use it immediately after the shower when the skins pores are open and it feels less sticky. Or mix the oil with almonds.

I have a bottle in the bathroom and a smaller one by the bed for the feets before going to sleep.

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8 Brain Boosting Foods

Salmon oil and Omega 3 essential fatty acids are great sources for brain health and improves mental clarity.

Blueberries has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents age-related declines. Prevents short term memory loss.

Tomatoes lycopene helps you to protect against free radical damage to cells that causes dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Green Tea keeps you in a positive mood.
8 Brain Boosting FoodsBroccoli contains a big source of vitamin K that improves brainpower.

Nuts contain Omega-3, vitamin E and antioxidants that gives a positive effect on brain function.

Avocados are high in Omega-3 fatty acid.

Dark Chocolate helps you to focus and concentrate.

Benefits drinking water with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar, ACV, contains the same nutrients as apples. Apples are one of the most nutritionally rich fruits available, filled with all kinds of vitamines, amino acids enzymes, antioxidants, and minerals such as beta carotene, calcium, iron, pectin, silicon and potassium.

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Drinking ACV with water on regular basis reduces bad cholesterol, lowers cancer risk, cardiovascular disease, and promotes overall health. ACV purifies the blood, clean vital organs, prevents diarrhea, prevent diabetes, stop hiccups and cures sore throat.  It is also good for women with menstrual issues by reducing cramps, shortening duration and blood flow.

Drinking a mixed glass in the morning helps digestion during the day, reduces risk of food poisoning, and reduces dental caries, whiten your teeth and fights mouth inflammations.

Choose organic, unpasteurized and unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar for best health benefits.

How to drink ACV:

1) 1 glass of water with 1 tsp ACV

2) 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp ACV in warm water before you eat

3) If the taste do not bother you, take 1 tsp raw ACV

4) For sore throat: warm up ACV and water, gargle every hour

Yellow Watermelon and its Benefits

The yellow watermelon is like the red, pink and white watermelon. It tastes much sweeter, like honey and is more watery, but can differ depending on which conditions the fruit grows. It is yellow because it lacks the antioxidant lycopene that the red and pink watermelon contains. But it is still filled with many important nutrients.

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Yellow watermelon contains vitamins A, several B and C, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and calcium. It keeps your  immune system strong and is good for you heart.  Contains a lot of water, so it’s a good choice to stay hydrated. It is a low calorie fruit with only 45 calories per 150gr.

For more information about Watermelons Healthbenefits, please click HERE.

10 Best Benefits of Grapes

Grapes are a great source for many health benefits and contains several important nutrients. Ten of them are:

Protects the Heart

Antioxidants in grapes prevent blockage in blood vessels which is caused by the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Also increases nitric oxide levels in the blood to prevent heart attack, and lowers blood pressure.

Brain Power

The resveratrol in grapes fights brain-damaging plaques and free radicals, and keep blood vessels healthy by preventing blockage.  Resveratrol can increase blood flow to the brain by 200 % and reduces levels of amyloidal-beta peptides in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Anti Skincancer

Resveratrol has a positive effect  to prevent cancer. Also protects the skin from damaging UVB rays of the sun and this way protecting the skin against cancer. Anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins have properties of anti-proliferate which fights the growth of cancer causing agents.

Anti Radiation

Protects the body against radiation therapy when used as treatment of cancer.

Anti Inflammation

Resveratrol is also anti-inflammatory, and is one reason to prevent heart diseases. Pro-inflammatory molecules has their activity level reduced by eating grapes.

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Anti Diabetes

Prediabetics given resveratrol had a 10 % drop in blood sugar levels, according to research by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Grapes gives better blood sugar balance, better insulin regulation, and increases insulin sensitivity. Grapes are classified as a low glycemic index (GI) food, with GI values ranging between 43-53.

Protects Genes

Resveratrol as a nutrient that activated the human gene for survival and longevity. Activation of these longevity genes by resveratrol and activation by calorie-restricted diets is the best combination for longevity.

Weight Loss

It reduces cells’ ability to store fat and causes fat cells to disintegrate faster.

Anti Migraine

Drink fresh pure grape juice in the morning to ease migraine.

Anti Bacterial

Red grapes contain antibacterial and antiviral properties to protect you, and is also effective against poliovirus and herpes simplex virus.

Foods High in Vitamine A

Vitamine A is very important for several reasons; skin health, red blood cell production, regulate genes, immune system, but mostly for good eye sight. Lack of vitamin A can lead to blindness and cause hairloss.

Vitamine A you find in many daily foods like:

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Carrotts

100 grams of carrotts provides you with 334% of daily value and are great raw as cooked. Eating alot of carrotts improves your vision and are also a great source of Vitamin B, C, K, fiber and magnesium.

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Cantaloupes

Cantaloupe and other yellow and orange melons have high amounts of Vitamin A and provides you with 68% of daily value. Cantaloupe is a great snack just as it is, in salads and in deserts.

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Iceberg Lettuce

One cup of iceberg lettuce provides you with 10% of daily value. Iceberg is low fat and works great in salads or just as it is as a crispy snack. Contains also many minerals and is the  most eaten lettuce.

Dark and colorful lettuce contains higher amounts of Vitamin A, up to 150% daily value.

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Tomatoes

Even is tomato is a fruit, most people sees it as a vegetable. One single tomato provides you with 30% of daily value. Tomatoes are great raw and cooked, and are also a great source of Vitamin C and lycopene.

Other Vitamine A rich foods, DV = Daily Value:

° Sweet Potatoes – 438% DV

° Mango – 36% DV

° Butternut Squash – 457% DV

° Dried Basil – 15% DV

° Sweet Peppers – 69% DV

° Kale, Peas, Dried Apricots, Peaches, Spinach, Whole Milk, Papaya, natural Oatmeal,

– Daily Value is compared to 2000 calorie daily intake. –

 

Sources: bembu.com, wikipedia, healthaliciousness.com, eatthis.com, fitday.com

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