Just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. That’s why the banana is the number one fruit for world class athletes. Bananas contain three natural sugars, sucrose, fructose and Glucose, and when combined with fiber, bananas produce an instant, sustained, and substantial boost of energy.
One of the biggest problems when trying to stop smoking is that smokers become physically dependant on nicotine. Smoking affects the parts of the brain that relate to reward and pleasure. It increases the amount of the neurotransmitter, dopamine, and the nature of nicotine is that it creates a cycle of positive reinforcement within your brain that makes you want more. Scientists have found that when you withdraw from chronic nicotine use, it results in changes in these neural pleasure pathways. So when stopping, depression and anxiety are common side-effects.
There are a few herbs that have a traditional reputation for helping people stop smoking. These herbs exert varying effects that will make stopping easier. Most of them can be found in either dried bulk, capsule, or liquid extract form. Be sure to always follow the directions on the label for use. If using dried herbs, use them only to prepare tea, or tinctures, and never smoke them as a replacement for tobacco. Read more
Many of us are deficient in magnesium, and by simply soaking in a relaxing bath with magnesium-rich Epsom salt we can boost our levels of this important element. “Magnesium,” you might wonder, “what’s the big deal?” Find out the importance of magnesium and discover the many surprising health benefits of using Epsom salt in your bath. Read more
By Ken Rubin
Green tea, a delightfully refreshing beverage that has long been consumed in Asia and the Middle East, has become a regular staple in the United States. Once related to culinary exotica, green tea is now commonly available which is a good thing since this delicious beverage is steeped in history and may be one of the most nutritious super-foods to gain mass appeal in recent memory. Green tea can be readily purchased in many forms: as dry tea, mixed in health drinks, and even in ice cream. Read more
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