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Benefits of Lemon♥
1. Reduces Fever. Lemon has its own set of antiseptic and natural medications.
2. Balances pH. Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.
3. Fight cancer. Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds,including flavonol glycosides, which stop cell division in cancer cells.
4. Boosts your immune system. Lemons are rich Vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds.
5. Relieve tooth pain. In addition, lemon can also be used in regular cleansing of your teeth.
6. Perfect for Weight Loss. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water are believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.
7. Decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Vitamin C in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease.
8. Flush unwanted materials and cleans your bowels.
9. Cures Throat Infections. Lemon is an excellent fruit that has an antibacterial property.
10. Relives respiratory problems. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
more than people think
Dark Chocolate - healthy?
I’m sure we’ve heard the news in the past few of years - that dark chocolate is actually healthy in moderation.
Dark chocolate is made from a plant, and has more of the natural ingredients than other types of chocolate (i.e. milk chocolate is made with more sugar and additives), so it has many of the health benefits that dark leafy plants have.
And how much is a healthy level?
3.5 oz of dark chocolate a day
Benefits of Dark Chocolate:
> Can reduce high blood pressure
> Reduces LDL cholesterol
> Acts as an anti-depressant due to the serotonin it contains
> Contains antioxidants, so it also has the added benefits that antioxidants contain, such as anti-aging benefits and balancing certain hormones
> Decreases risk of heart disease
> Reduces risk of atherosclerosis (when the artery wall thickens or clogs)
What about the fat in chocolate?
Some of the fats in chocolate are not unhealthy and do not increase LDL cholesterol.
Here are the fats in chocolate:
> Oleic Acid - healthy monounsaturated fat also found in olive oil
> Stearic Acid - saturated fat, but has neutral affect on cholesterol
> Palmitic Acid - saturated fat which does raise cholesterol and heart disease risk
Therefore, only 1/3 of the fats are unhealthy. The benefits outweigh the dangers!
Pick up some dark chocolate for dessert tonight. Milk chocolate and white chocolate do not have any claimed health benefits, as they have less antioxidants and natural ingredients than dark chocolate.
Seven Serious Signs of Overexercising
1. Your workout leaves you exhausted versus energized. If you finish your workout feeling like you need a nap, rather than feeling revitalized and ready to conquer the next thing, you are likely pushing yourself too hard or too long, and it may be time to assess and scale back those workouts.
2. You are unexplainably irritable and moody. If small things are setting you off, and you can’t figure out why your fuse is short or your moods are so funky, this could be a sign that your body is worn down and fatigued. Your body may be screaming for a vacation from exercise, so take one!
3. You’re sleeping too much or can’t sleep. Are you restless and unable to sleep through the night no matter how tired you feel? OR, does it not matter how much sleep you get you STILL feel tired? Both of these can be caused by overtraining. When you exercise too much, your body can interpret it as a stressor, sending out stress hormones like cortisol that makes sleeping difficult. On the flip side, overtraining can actually make some people more tired than normal. Sleep is the time when the body and brain repairs itself, so if you’re pushing it too hard, your body might be telling you that it needs more rest that you’re giving it.
4. You have ”heavy” legs. Rather than walking or jogging with ease, your legs feel like dead weights. Heavy, tired and overly fatigued legs (or arms) can be caused by muscles that just haven’t had enough time to fully recharge and repair.
5. You get sick frequently or can’t seem to recover. When you over-exercise you break your body and immune system down, so you are more susceptible to getting sick, or it takes you longer to recover.
6. You feel sore for days at a time. Rather than bouncing back from a tough workout, if your body is constantly aching or sore it’s a warning that you need to step back and allow it to repair itself.
7. You feel unmotivated and/or “blue.” It seems ironic since exercise has been shown to boost feel-good endorphins, but overtraining has been linked to a decrease in energy and mood, so you need to relax and restore.
Not gonna lie, I really doubt I’ll ever have this problem.
Aw honey, that’s sweet but don’t be. <3