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11 Superfoods For People Over 50

It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies begin to break down. Certain activities that we once enjoyed become too intense, and some of our favorite foods might not agree with us very well anymore. Luckily, there are all kinds of changes you can make to slow that aging process.

Eating a balanced diet is one of the best things you can do to extend your life and stay as healthy and vital as possible.

There are certain foods that are good for you at any age, but have special benefits for those over 50. These are all flavorful choices that you can enjoy eating. In fact, #10 is actually a dessert!

Join us as we review the 11 superfoods that will keep you looking and feeling young well into your golden years.

1. Beans
As we approach middle age, the risk for problems like type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol goes up. Adding beans to your daily diet is a fantastic way to knock that risk back down. Just ¾ cup of beans or lentils each day reduces your bad cholesterol (LDL) by up to 5%. Beans can …

What Eating Just One Ounce of Coconut Oil Does To Your Weight

Whether you want to drop that last ten pounds or simply maintain the weight you’re at, utilizing coconut oil in your diet can help you lose weight.

Not so long ago coconut oil was not favored by health advocates due to its high saturated fat content, but it has since been deemed healthier and in fact, can successfully help people shed a few pounds over time.

Coconut oil may be comprised of 90% saturated fat, but scientists state that its fat is largely made up of lauric acid, which is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid (MCT) that actually has a better effect on the heart than the other saturated fats.

Therefore, you have permission to add coconut oil into your diet in order to promote health and possibly lose weight as well.

Backing up these claims are reports from countries like India and the Philippines, whose diets prominently feature coconuts and coconut products. Citizens from such countries tend to have less weight issues and have minimal rates of cardiac diseases as compared t…

Yogurt For Yeast Infection: The Complete Guide (Research Based)

Raw plain yogurt contains certain “good” bacteria that can be useful for treating various yeast infections. Your digestive system and vagina naturally contain amounts of yeast and bacteria. However, vaginal yeast infections can occur when the delicate balance of bacteria is disrupted and allows yeast to overgrow. Also, yeast infections can affect your mouth, skin, and become life-threatening if they affect your bloodstream.

Yeast infections can cause symptoms like a white, thick vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese. Many women suffer from a vaginal yeast infection which causes itching in the vulva, burning when urinating, and swollen red labia.

The main cause of vaginal yeast infections (or, vaginal candidiasis) is an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. The overgrowth of yeast in your vulva can happen if you have a weakened immune system, have been taking antibiotics, use oral contraceptives, or are pregnant. Consuming yogurt or applying it to your vagina can help t…

Warning Signs of Consuming Too Much Salt That Most People Ignore

Salt is something most of us use to season our food on a daily basis. Moderation has been suggested and many fret about the amounts they consume.

Table salt contains 40% sodium and 60% percent chloride, which means each teaspoon of salt provides about 2,000 milligrams of sodium.

It is recommended to consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (which is about slightly more than one teaspoon of salt). However, the average consumption of salt is at least twice the recommended daily intake. Excess salt can lead to long-term health effects.

You need to pay close attention the warning signs of salt over consumption, as diets that are high in salt have noticeable short-term and long-term problems.

Warning Signs of Consuming too Much Salt

Excessive Thirst
Sodium makes you thirsty because too much of it disrupts the balance of fluid in your cells. As our salt intake increases, our bodies pull the water out of our cells into the bloodstream. In this process our brain gets triggered that…

Sleep Apnea – 3 Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder. During sleep, you repeatedly stop breathing for short periods of time, which can lead to heart problems and other complications. Up to 7% of the population suffers from this unusual condition, and it is more common in men. In America, 18 million people are affected by it.

How do you know if you have sleep apnea?
People usually experience excessive tiredness even after – what they perceive to be – a full night’s sleep. Sleep apnea causes the upper airways to shut off and the oxygen supply gets cut. This makes the person wake up to resume the breathing cycle. Constant sleep interruptions result in feelings of fatigue during the day.

Other people’s sleep gets interrupted too, as those affected by sleep apnea snore, gasp and choke very audibly.

The three main warning signs of sleep apnea
Loud and persistent snoring.Choking episodes during sleep.Sleepiness during the day, which can be accompanied by a morning headache. Often, breathing pauses are…

15 Common Habits That Can Damage Your Kidneys

Did you know that you can live a pretty normal life with only 20% of your kidney function? That is why a steady decline and gradual damage to your kidneys can often go unnoticed for a long time. Sometimes, even common habits can cause damage to your kidneys, and when the problems are finally discovered, it can be too late.

Our kidneys are amazing organs. They produce hormones, filter blood, absorb minerals, produce urine and maintain a healthy acid-alkaline balance. There is no life without the kidneys, and the Chinese view them as the seat of essential life energy.

Looking after your kidneys goes hand in hand with looking after your health and well-being. After all, you want your kidneys to thrive and serve you well for the foreseeable future.

Here is a list of habits that can cause kidney damage or chronic kidney disease according to medical studies.

Common Habits That Can Damage Your Kidneys (Backed by Scientific Studies)

1. Consuming too much sugary drinks
A study carried out on emp…