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Exercise or diet: Take your pick

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If you’ve been exercising and dieting at the same time hoping to lose weight, you can now take your pick and choose to do only one.  

According to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, dieting alone is as effective as dieting plus exercise. The key is in the calories and the study shows that calories can be lost effectively by either dietary restrictions or exercise.

Chocolates good for our hearts

391020339 e8f4047643 Chocolates good for our hearts

Good news ladies!  Chocolates are good for us.  Well, at least the dark ones.

According to the American Dietic Association, one of the primary benefits of chocolate is the antioxidants, particularly the  flavonoids  that are responsible for preventing cholesterol from sticking to our artery walls, a cause of heart attack and stroke.  In fact, these  flavonoids  in chocolates are the same compounds that are found in red wine and tea.

Apparently because flavonoids come from extracts of the cocoa bean, therefore the darker the chocolate, the better it is for our body .

Flax seed oil prevent dry & rough skin

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Here’s a bloggertip from Samm of Organic Parade on how to prevent dry and rough skin: 

The two main causes of dry and rough skin is deficiency in essential fatty acids and lack of vitamin A. If you only use olive oil and do not eat nuts and seeds, then chances are you’re not getting enough essential fats. So, it’s time to take a trip to your local healthstore and buy a bottle of flax seed oil. Take 1 tbsp a day with your cereal, salad, soup, etc. Or you can simply take it straight from the spoon. You’ll definitely see the difference in a week.

Apples high in antioxidants

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Eating apples is good for our health as they can help to keep heart disease and cancer at bay.

Fruits and vegetables provide flavonoids, a large group of compounds that are all antioxidants.  In particular, apple has been found to contain a high quantity.

In case you don’t already know, antioxidants are good for our well-being, because they stabilise highly reactive free radicals and protect our blood vessels, thereby lowering our risks of developing cancer and heart disease.