Ten Fun Nutrition and Health Facts

from "Journal Watch", "Medscape", and "Harvard Women's Health Watch"

1.) Eating a small handful of almonds or walnuts each day lengthens life.

2.) Fish oil is good for the heart, kidneys, and mood.

3.) Eating raw broccoli is associated with less lung cancer in smokers.

4.) Ginger lessens nausea. Be careful with ginger. It's a blood thinner.

5.) Two non-alkali-processed pieces of dark chocolate the size of Hershey's Kisses each day will lower your blood pressure by about three points.

6.) Losing just ten pounds can add years to your life, plus health to your years.

7.) Walking only 20 minutes per day improves mood and heart health.

8.) An apple a day really does keep the doctor away.

9.) There are more healthy antioxidants in coffee than in vegetables. Up to five cups of coffee in a day is associated with health benefits.

10.) Tums (or their generic) are the least expensive calcium supplement for strong bones. Take them with 800 IU of vitamin D3 daily to ensure they get absorbed.

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diogenes 5 years ago

You forgot about a good shag!

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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Some good advice there, and easy to follow as well.

I,m not so sure about trying to repel doctors by waving apples under their noses though. It might get me arrested.


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

okay, guys, lol


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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

Gotta try the two dark Hershies. Love coffee.


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

hi, mimi,

thanks for reading. me, too, on the hersheys. i have them every day for breakfast with that handful of nuts and a bowl of toasted oats with skim milk.


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fucsia 5 years ago

Great info about coffee!


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

i have a whole hub about health benefits associated with coffee. you might be interested. thanks for reading.


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primpo 5 years ago from Ocean County New Jersey

Got the coffe and chocolate covered..by the way if you drink 3 cups of green tea everyday it not only has antioxidants but actually kills cancer cells


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

hi, primpo,

i bet what you are referring to is green tea's ability to kill cancer cells in a petri dish. i think we've yet to know if it works in vivo. green tea definitely is associated with health benefits, though. you can't go wrong drinking it.

good work on the coffee and chocolate. just remember that it's possible to over-do the chocolate if you eat enough to cause weight gain.

thanks for the read and comment.


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joecseko 5 years ago from New York, USA, Earth

Dark chocolate is only beneficial if it's not processed with alkali. The benefits aren't even that far reaching, as they pertain mostly to ATP production "hopefully" lowering blood pressure via vasodilation.


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

dark choc PROVEN to lower BP, reported in journal watch by publishers of new england journal of medicine.


Multiman 5 years ago

Really good tips and well written, so I voted up. Thanks for the info.


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

thanks, multiman. hope you found one new thing to try for yourself.


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crazybeanrider 5 years ago from Washington MI

Great stuff, didn't know coffee had healthy antioxidants, and I rarely drink it. Hmmmm! I am going to get me some dark Hershey kisses, my blood pressure has gone down since I started exercising more but hey it can't hurt. :)


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

cbr,

thanks for reading and commenting. chocolate has antioxidants, too.


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Don Bobbitt 5 years ago from Ruskin Florida

Short and Concise! No BS here. In like it. Now a follower.


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

thanks so much, don. anything you'd like me to write about?


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epigramman 5 years ago

...nice easy concise hub subject - very handy and very helpful so please allow me to post this to my Facebook page with a direct link back here so more people can stay healthy and read more of your world class hubs and thanks ever so much for your great comments - coming from a special person such as yourself - well, that really means a lot

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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

hi, epi,

thanks for visiting and especially for the facebook share. hope you picked one thing from this hub to do for your health. want you to live long and keep writing your insightful poems.

same time zone as you - 12:21 am


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baygirl33 5 years ago from Hamilton On.

Hi Cathy!Voted you up. Came across your name in answers which you answered and hubpages sent to my e-mail.

You sound very interesting and I will check out your hubs when it's not so late at night.

Thanks for answering my quest.My dear husband just died this summer of Parkinson's.


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

hi, baygirl,

so sorry for your loss.

you're quite welcome for the answer. please feel free to ask more questions.


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aka-dj 5 years ago from Australia

I have discovered Ambrotose and other Mannatech supplements, and I get just about all basic nutrients my body needs.

Though your list is excellent, I just can't see myself doing all ten, every day. Some I would 'cause I like them, but even so, not daily.

Nice (short) hub. :)


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US Author

thanks for the read and comment, aka-dj.


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graceomalley 4 years ago

Are the health benefits the same for black tea? Personally, I don't like coffee.


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US Author

benefits are not exactly the same for black tea, but tea also is associated with lowered mortality. so enjoy! thanks for reading and commenting. i especially enjoy questions. thanks.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for this needful and excellent article. You give wise advice.


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US Author

hi, james,

good to hear from you again.


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US Author

i got more info. processing chocolate with alkali does destroy antioxodants, per joe cseko and tufts university. have edited article to reflect this.


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Joseph G Caldwell 4 years ago from southwest Pennsylvania

Nice tips!


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US Author

thanks, joseph.

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