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.