How to Maintain Healthy Skin

Skin is the human body’s largest organ, and it serves some very important functions. As the first line of defense against outside invaders, it’s full of immune system cells. Skin also produces oils to keep moisture in. Unless you have albinism, most people’s skin also produces melanin, a pigment that protects your cells from damaging

Top 5 Vegan Protein Sources

Animal products contain all the essential amino acids our bodies need to build protein. Most plants, unfortunately, are missing one or two of these building blocks. To make sure that your vegan diet is complete, you’ll want to add one or more of the following items into your everyday meals.  Soy-based products Soybeans, tofu, and

Why Weight Loss is a Different Battle for Men and Women

Ever notice that when a woman starts a weight loss regimen with her husband or boyfriend, he loses body fat a lot faster than she does? Seems unfair. Most health magazines now encourage women to lose weight with other women, because there are some biological differences that make the road to physical wellness different for

How to Exercise Your Mind

Keeping your mind sharp as you age is going to require some work. Mental exercise is often used to fight dementia and other neurological diseases, but it can also mitigate everyday forgetfulness and help improve your daily focus. And unlike physical exercise, working out your mind is easy to do and doesn’t require an expensive

The Benefits of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds might be your snack of choice for baseball games (good choice, by the way). But did you know that aside from their deliciousness, sunflower seeds are chocked-full of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients? Let’s take a look at the health benefits of these seeds. Lots of Healthy Fats Sunflower seeds are full of mono

Best Foods to Eat First Thing in the Morning

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it’s your body’s first exposure to fuel since you ate the night before. Your digestive system is at its peak in the morning, so it’s important to choose your first meal carefully. You want to make sure that you’re giving your body