5 Natural food and drink sources for energy

Natural sources for energy What you eat, or don’t eat, can significantly influence your energy level. Consuming too few calories, skipping meals and overeating can cause lethargy, physical weakness and depressed moods. A diet based on healthy foods, consumed at regular intervals, helps you reach and maintain positive energy levels. Other important factors include sufficient…

The Effects of Avocado on Cholesterol

Avocado on Cholesterol Avocados are a versatile type of fruit that provide healthy fats. These healthy fats may help decrease the bad cholesterol in your body while boosting the good cholesterol.  Good vs. Bad Your body needs cholesterol to make certain hormones and form cell membranes. Too much low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol can cause…

Signs and Symptoms of Poor Blood Circulation

Poor Blood Circulation Poor circulation most often occurs in the legs and feet but can also affect the arms and hands. Poor circulation can be caused by numerous illnesses, including heart disease, Raynaud’s disease, blood clots and diabetes. It can also be caused from personal choices like drinking excessive alcohol, smoking or consuming too much…

Male Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Low Testosterone Testosterone is a hormone that is present in high amounts in males and small amounts in females. The main function of testosterone is for the development of sexual characteristics at puberty and sex drive as you age. If your levels of testosterone are low, you can have a condition called “hypogonadism.” Symptoms of…

Tuna Patties

Ingredients 2 X ±170gram cans tuna (in brine or water) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard ½ cup white bread torn into small pieces 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp water (or liquid from the cans of tuna) 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives, green onions, or shallots Salt…

Why does Exercise Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Exercise and Blood Sugar Levels Blood glucose, or sugar, control is an essential measure of your health. Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, occurs when the body does not have enough insulin or does not properly use the insulin it has.  Untreated, hyperglycemia can lead to a life-threatening condition called ketoacidosis. We recommend diet modification and…

Calamari Stewed with Tomatoes

You can buy frozen, cleaned squid in the freezer section of many grocery stores. Defrost by placing in refrigerator overnight, or in a bowl of ice water. This recipe does call for an anise-flavored liquor, which you can leave out if you want, but the dish will be better with it in. Ingredients (serves 4-6)…

How to Boost Blood Circulation

Boost Blood Circulation It is important for your heart to be able to pump blood to all parts of your body without resistance. Saturated fats and other substances can build up in your arteries, causing strain on your heart. To improve blood circulation, you can use anticoagulant medications or natural remedies to prevent blood clotting. …