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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 …

How To Get Rid of Gum Infection (Gingivitis) Naturally

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum tissue and it’s an extremely common disease that can lead to receding gums. Gingivitis is a real epidemic – about 95% of all adults suffer from periodontal disease of some degree during their lifetime. The source of the inflammation is bacteria that inhabit the oral cavity, infect the teeth (plaque), hardens and become tartar, so one of the best ways to prevent gingivitis is to get rid of the bacteria.

This article will discuss the symptoms of gingivitis, the risks of severe gingivitis, and the best home remedies to treat gingivitis.

Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling in the gum tissue, bleeding while brushing the teeth, tenderness or pain in the gums, a bad taste in the mouth, bad breath, formation of pus between the teeth and gums and more. Depending on where the gum inflammation occurs, it can also cause pain on one side of your throat or swelling of your cheek.

Chronic gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, which is more severe…

Warning Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency And How To Fix It

Vitamin B12 (also called cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin which plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and is required to keep nerve cells healthy.

Vitamin B12 deficiency, also called cobalamin deficiency, is a medical condition of low B12 levels in the blood. According to studies, one in every five adults in the United States suffers from vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is dubbed the energy vitamin and its shortage can result in an array of health problems, including some potentially very serious conditions.

The average adult should get 2.4 micrograms of vitamin B12 daily. our body cannot produce vitamin B12 and you must get it from food or supplements. Good food sources of vitamin B12 include dairy products, eggs, fish, meat, and poultry.

Despite being a water-soluble, vitamin B12 gets stored in your liver, kidneys and other body tissues, so vitamin B12 deficiency can go unnoticed for a long time. That is where the danger lies. By the time the conditio…

10 Symptoms of Liver Cancer And How To Reduce Your Risk

Cancer is still a major problem that claims millions of lives each year, and one of the least desirable places for its development is within the lifeline filter of your circulatory system. It’s likely that more than 30,000 people, mostly men, will be diagnosed with liver cancer in 2014. It can develop within the liver, but is most commonly spread to the organ from another place within the body.

Absorbing toxins and other foreign waste in the body is an inevitable part of daily life. It’s the unsung heroes that cleanse the inside of your body, which enable people to live worry-free, particularly the liver.

While the liver is busy converting nutrients in your bloodstream, it is also sorting out all kinds of harmful waste that is of no use to the body — which is why most people consider it the second most important organ for survival.

Causes of Liver Cancer
The causes of primary liver cancer can be linked to biology, disease or bad habits. More than half of the people diagnosed with liver…

10 Habits To Stop Right Now If You Want To Be Healthy

We may not want to admit it, but most of us have at least one bad habit. Some of these bad habits are just annoying, while others can seriously affect our health. If you are committed to your health, then have a look at the following 10 bad habits to stop right now.

1. Stop smoking
You probably know why smoking is bad for you, but just in case you need an extra push to stop this bad habit then you should be aware that smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, heart disease, as well as premature death. Smoking is also one of the most dangerous brain damaging habits and it’s also one of the causes of coughing up brown or black mucus.

Tobacco smoke mainly consists of nicotine which is highly addictive, carbon monoxide which is a poisonous gas, and tar which consists of several cancer-causing chemicals.

If you’re a smoker, you know how hard it is to quit smoking. But just to encourage you, 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting, your circulation…

How Smoking Affects Your Body And How To Quit Smoking

Most people today are aware of the dangers of smoking and the adverse effect it has on their health. In the UK, cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death. Still, smoking remains one of the most prevalent habits.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 1 billion smokers in the world today. More than 6 million people a year are killed by tobacco. 600,000 deaths are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The death toll is rising and it is predicted to reach 30 million a year by 2030.

These numbers are frightening. Many people try to ditch the bad habit again and again. Often, their efforts are admirable and the journey is not without hurdles. Many health organizations offer smoking cessation programs that provide both the practical tools and motivation to stop smoking.

How Smoking Affects Your Body
According to the NHS (National Health Service), smoking cigarettes every day causes the following health iss…