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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 …

Prostate Cancer – Warning Signs And Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Over previous decades the most prevalent form of cancer among American men has been prostate cancer. It will continue to be a pressing health concern in the U.S. as according the the American Cancer Society estimates, 230,000 new diagnoses of this cancer and almost 30,000 deaths from it occurred in 2014. The society also estimates that 1 in every 7 men will contract prostate cancer in their life, most of them around the age of 66.


Knowing what prostate cancer is, how to detect it, what it comes from, factors that make you more susceptible to it and how to prevent it is a great way to ensure peace of mind as you age. The information listed below is a general overview of the cancer’s most important facets.

What is Prostate Cancer?
This type of cancer occurs in the prostate, a small gland found in the reproductive system of most male mammals. This gland plays an important role in reproduction by providing sperm with fluid to travel in.

There are several different types of prostate cancer,…

Fatty Liver (Hepatic Steatosis): Signs, Symptoms and How To Prevent It (Backed by Studies)

The liver is the body’s second largest organ and it plays an important role by breaking down fats, detoxifying the blood and helping to manage blood glucose levels. It is important look after your liver to keep it healthy and to watch out for liver diseases such as a fatty Liver disease (Hepatic Steatosis).


What is Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)?
Fatty liver, or hepatic steatosis, is a broad term that describes the buildup of fats in the liver. Having fat in your liver is normal, but if it has more than 5 to 10 percent of fat, then the condition is called fatty liver disease.

Fatty liver is quite common and 10 to 20 percent of Americans have too much fat in their liver. Most cases of fatty liver disease are detected between ages 50 and 60.

What are the Main Types of Fatty Liver?

There are two main types fatty liver disease:

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease occurs when your liver has trouble breaking down fats, causing fat to build up in…

Signs of Infected Belly Button Piercing And Best Treatment Options

Belly button piercings are one of the most common body piercings today apart from the ears. Infected belly button piercings can be avoided by cleaning the wound properly, and if you do this, the pierced navel should heal within 6 to 9 months. However, sometimes the belly button can become infected due to bacteria and germs getting into the pierced area. This can cause pain, swelling, redness, discharge, and a bump around the belly button jewelry.


If you notice any signs of an infected belly button piercing, it is important to act quickly to treat the infection. Many natural home remedies like tea tree oil, saline solution, and aloe vera can help to kill off the infection-causing bacteria and soothe the inflamed piercing.

Because an infected wound can become a serious health condition, you should visit your doctor if the home remedies don’t help to clear the infection in a day or two. This is especially true if the area around the belly button is throbbing, tender, and feels warm to to…

Top 13 Signs That You May Have a Thyroid Disorder

Your thyroid gland plays a very important role in your body. It is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones that control many activities in your body. The brain’s pituitary gland controls the activity of your thyroid gland by secreting TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). This is the hormone that stimulates the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones.


There are a number of possible thyroid diseases and disorders, and the two of the most common thyroid disorders are:
Hyperthyroidism when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) than your body needs.Hypothyroidism when your thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones. Other diseases include goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland), thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules (lumps in the thyroid gland) and thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland).


According to the American Thyroid Association more than 12% of the U.S. population will develop…

How to Tell If Coconut Oil Is Bad: 4 Signs of Expired Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a tasty edible oil that has a long shelf life and contains many health benefits. Because it has a high content of fatty acids, coconut oil doesn’t go bad very quickly. In fact, it’s the high levels of lauric acid in coconut oil that give it its many beneficial medicinal properties. However, if kept for a long time, coconut oil can go rancid and start smelling bad. You might notice that when coconut oil goes off, its color changes from white to a yellowish mass that may have spots of mold on it.


Does Coconut Oil Expire?
Coconut oil will have a “best by date” on the jar and this gives an indication of when you can expect the oil to go rancid. However, usually, the smell of coconut oil is a good indication if it has gone bad. The shelf life of coconut oil depends a lot on the way it was produced and how it is stored. For example, pure virgin coconut oil (the kind that’s great for your health) generally stays fresh longer than refined coconut oil.

In this article, I am going…