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Health Tips and Facts In this section we present you some interesting tips and facts.

A Balanced Diet - Bioavailabity
A balanced diet is the key to a happier, healthier life, so the mantra goes. Experts ad ise us to eat more fruit and eg! boost protein and fibre intake! make sure we get the optimum le els of itamins and minerals. "ut what actually happens to these nutrients once they are inside the body# $ead more here in this interesting article at ""% &ews. FOOD PREPARATIONS AND THEIR BENEFITS Food Spinach and orange juice Canned or cooked tomatoes Cooked rather than ra! carrots Leafy vegetables dressed in oil Nutrient Iron Benefit Helps prevent anaemia, energy loss, infections Why it works Juice turns iron into more easily absorbed form

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Antio idant Lycopene turned into thought to halt cell more readily absorbed damage form Cooking breaks do!n cell !all allo!ing easier absorption Lutein is fat#soluble, so oil aids absorption

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Help to quit smoking tips and resources to help you stop smoking
And yep im a smoker '( I did )uit smoking for about * years and then unfortunately started smoking again and think its about time for gi ing up smoking for good now. +o was looking around the web for help and resources on how to best )uit smoking and some tips on how to make stop smoking a bit more bearable and so I thought I will compile some tips and tricks as well as some resource sites on this topic that can help you as well whene er you are ready to )uit smoking also, see this page for more info' Help to )uit smoking

Avoid mosquito-borne illnesses
The best way to pre ent mos)uito-borne illnesses is to reduce the number of mos)uitoes around your home and neighborhood and to take personal precautions to a oid mos)uito bites. How to do that# .ost important is to eliminate all recipients that contain standing water around your garden, house and neighborhood. /ook around if you find anything that contains water like cans, old tires, flower pot bottoms etc and eliminate them or drain them so they dont pro ide the mos)uitoes with a new breeding ground. The 01H 20epartment of Health( ad ises the public to remain diligent in their protecting themsel es from mos)uito bites by following the 34 05s,6 which include'

and impro es cholesterol. Cinnamon %innamon is nati e to +ri /anka. inger >inger root is used extensi ely as a spice in many if not most cuisines of the world. /0/-cholesterol and triglyceride le els. it is actually the rhi:ome of the monocotyledonous perennial plant ?ingiber officinale.icaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus are other repellent options.  Dress 7 8ear clothing that co ers most of your skin. and a spice obtained from the inner bark of this species. %innamon 2%innamomum :eylanicum.En@oy Aour Food.&-diethyl-9-methylben:amide(are recommended. repellents containing 0EET 2&. Dusk and Dawn 7 A oid being outdoors when mos)uitoes are seeking blood. The acti e constituent of ginger is :ingerone. its also known to help with tra el sickness and alle iate a ner ous stomach.  DEET 7 8hen the potential exists for exposure to mos)uitoes. . Our Tip: Hot milk with cinnamon is good for your ner es. Though called a root. or &. Our Tip: >ingertea does help with a common cold. synonym %. %innamon is known to significantly reduces blood sugar in diabetics. . erum( is a small e ergreen tree <=-<4 m tall. which is where mos)uitoes can lay their eggs. Essential Healthy Eating Tips . For many species.  Drainage 7 %heck around your home to rid the area of standing water. belonging to the family /auraceae.&-diethylmeta-toluamide. so @ust add boiling water o er fresh ginger . this is during the dusk and dawn hours.

make sure you have all the ingredients you need for the meals. rice. 'on$t e%pect to eliminate them totally. Eat your meals at regular times.. Lets take a look at some simple healthy eating tips that we can implement straight away. Know your shortcomings acknowledge your weakness for cream doughnuts. 5 a day make sure you have included at least " portions of fruit and vegetables in your daily food intake. it does. prepare the shopping list. Get to know the benefits of healthy eating and consider how your lifestyle and health can be improved.  Plan ahead plan your meals a few days at a time.. we eat for pleasure as well as nutrition. fish and other protein sources. that can at best stop us from enjoying life to the full and at worst ending it prematurely.. By taking positive action now we can prevent and treat some major illnesses and conditions. dairy products... #our daily diet doesn&t need to be perfect. Portion control its easy to think that because you are eating healthy foods it doesn$t matter how much you consume. 'on&t eliminate anything completely. including whole grains. Achieve balance look at the bigger picture when choosing your food. (emember. if your meal is high in fat on one day then make sure its followed by a very low fat day. who may be adversely affected if we fail to take them into consideration. and a big step towards living a healthy lifestyle. but do cut back and try substituting fruit instead. . )heck out the food pyramid *+.or eatwell plate *+. just balance it out over several days into a healthy balanced diet. other cereals. have good health and physical fitness. !s an e%ample. 3ost importantly it is no more e%pensive to eat a healthy diet than an unhealthy one. bread and potatoes. just cut back on the less healthy foods. Variety we need more than 01 different nutrients in our diet which simply can&t be provided by a single food. #ou will feel fuller and the risk of some diseases is reduced. ake changes gradually changing to a healthier diet should be an enjoyable process not a chore.         !re you ready to get started 2 Eating a healthy balanced diet can be achieved by making changes to the way your currently eat and cook. poultry. creamy sauces or whatever your favorite comfort food is. Eating a balanced diet and following these tips is a great way to maintain a healthy weight.Following these healthy eating tips you will eat a healthy balanced diet. !void adding pre prepared meals and unhealthy snacks to the shopping basket.for guidance on the number and si/e of recommended food portions. Eat a good variety of nutrient rich foods every day. everything in moderation. The importance of healthy eating tips is especially relevant for those of us in midlife. thickly buttered toast. Build your meals around carbohydrates more than half our daily calories should come from foods such as pasta. Be informed understanding food labeling can be very helpful in making changes to your diet.

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