Author: Jane Thompson

My name is Jane and I am a health fanatic! I love to eat healthy as well as live a healthy lifestyle. I live in Los Angeles, California with my two amazing yorkies Tasha and Alexander. Being a So-Cal girl means that I love spending time outside running, riding my bike, and going to the beach.

7 Impressive Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

You haven't adopted chia seeds yet? These small seeds that look like poppy seeds have truly become a trend food in recent years.

They can be easily called a "super-food" as their virtues are numerous. Ready to learn why you should start using them everywhere in your kitchen? Here are 7 good reasons to add them to your menu.

1. It is a health asset for the heart

With their concentration of omega-3, magnesium and potassium, chia seeds are an excellent weapon for the protection of your heart. They will allow you to fight against cardiovascular diseases, in particular, by playing a beneficial role on your blood pressure and on your cholesterol level.

2. It is a source of "good fat"

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8 Simple Strategies for a Healthier Dinner

Want some good suggestions to kill the hunger when the sun goes down and learn to escape nightly ambushes at the table?

It is a fact: there are foods and situations that boycott the last meal of the day, making it dangerous for the body and increasing the risk of problems such as excessive weight gain, diabetes and high blood pressure. But it is not necessary to skip dinner, no. Far from it! Follow the simple tips below and you will see the moon rise in the sky without feeling hungry or letting gluttony shake the body.

1. Avoid greasy foods

These are usually the hardest items to digest, which culminates in our organs working overtime. It does not mean that you have to give up meat, for example. Just choose lean cuts and modest portions.

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11 Anti-Cholesterol Foods to Add to Your Diet

Many foods can fight LDL, the bad cholesterol, and raise HDL, the good version. Even chocolate – who knew! – can be an ally in this battle. New discoveries pop up at any moment. Here's what scientists already know.

1. Passion fruit

A study coordinated by chemist Armando Srur found that the peel of the fruit is full of pectin, a soluble fiber that attacks cholesterol completely and, as a result, high glucose rates. Two tablespoons of crushed passionfruit peel at each meal has a good effect. Here's the recipe:

  • Select firm, wrinkle-free passion fruit. Remove the pulp and cut the peel in half or in pieces.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about half an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven when the peel is toasted. Beat in the blender. If lumps are left, sift the flour.
  • Sprinkle the flour in dishes and drinks.

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9 Collagen-Rich Foods for Youthful Skin

Our skin, bones, tendons and joints are mainly made of collagen. Hence, the importance of this protein for our health and quality of life. A balanced diet can help us achieve the dose necessary to maintain an active life and a smooth skin over time. Here are nine foods rich in collagen to include in your menu:

1. Meat

Among foods of animal origin, meat is one of the best sources of collagen that we can find. By eating meat we supply our body with enough amino acids so that all the cartilage and the joints are in good form.

Choose the pieces well. Lean meat such as chicken, turkey or rabbit is preferable. In this way, you will avoid the saturated fats contained in red meat (lamb, veal or pork).

2. Blue fish

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