The Best Foods For Every Part of Your Body

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Skin

Carrots are loaded with vitamin A, which helps balance the pH of your skin’s surface, making it just acidic enough to fend off harmful bacteria. Plus National Cancer Institute researchers found that people with the highest intakes of carotenoids—pigments that occur naturally in carrots—were six times less likely to develop skin cancer than those with the lower intakes.

Hair

Low iron levels can lead to baldness, according to a Cleveland Clinic review. Researchers looked at 11 studies on the relationship between iron intake and hair loss, and concluded that treating iron deficiency may help regrow hair. Feed your mane iron-packed foods such as lean red meat, turkey, egg yolks, dried beans, dried fruit, whole grains.

 

Eyes

The National Institute of Health found that people who consume the most lutein—a carotenoid found in plant foods—are 43 percent less likely to develop macular degeneration. Lutein helps filter blue light, preventing it from damaging retinal tissues. Eat two servings of greens each day. Consider one serving to be ½ cup of cooked spinach, broccoli, or brussels sprouts.

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Heart

Cornell University researchers found that eating one Red Delicious apple a day can block LDL oxidation, resulting in an 8 percent drop in levels. Bonus: Apples (and their skins) contain soluble fiber, the kind that scrubs artery walls clean. Cut one up and mix it into your oatmeal, another top source.

Muscles

To maximize muscle growth, you need the right raw materials. Beef is the perfect muscle food because it’s packed with protein, zinc, and creatine. Down a hefty portion of each with this taco-salad recipe from Men’s Health cover model Gregg Avedon:

Brown ½ pound of extra-lean ground beef over medium heat. As it cooks, sprinkle it with black pepper, 2 teaspoons of chili powder, and a couple dashes of Tabasco. Place the cooked beef, one diced tomato, and 2 tablespoons of low-fat cheese over a bed of lettuce, and top with salsa.

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Shape Up Sat: The Top 10 Fitness Apps & Gadgets To Motivate A Massive Change In You

The Top 10 Fitness Apps & Gadgets To Motivate A Massive Change In You.

The Top 10 Fitness Gadgets & Apps To Motivate A Massive Change In You

By on August 22, 2013
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Fitness Exercise Motivation Gadgets

You think about getting fit often, but sometimes relaxing on the couch while channel surfing just sounds like a better option. Let’s face it; getting in shape can be a huge difficulty no matter how much weight you want to lose! Although you may have had trouble getting motivated in the past, it doesn’t have to be that way any longer.

There are now fitness gadgets and apps that can motivate you to make a positive change and stick with it, and here are the top options listed below:

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Florida teen becomes youngest person to pass British bar exam

Nadine Kalinauskas August 7, 2013 Good News
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Last week, 18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest passed Britain’s bar exam, making her the youngest person in the exam’s 600-year history to do so.

“I just really like finishing things before other people do,” she said of her accomplishment.

“I am honored to be the youngest person to pass the Bar exams but, really, I was not aware at the time what the average age was,” Turnquest, who is from the town of Windermere, Florida, told the Telegraph. “I didn’t fully realize the impact of it.”

The average British lawyer passes the Bar Professional Training Course at the age of 27.

Turnquest fast-tracked her education by graduating from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia at a record-young age of 16, and then enrolling in The University of Law in York at the age of 17.

Her sister passed her exams there, too, at the age of 22.

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Create Success, Being Assertive

5 Kick Butt Ways to Be More Assertive

By on July 17, 2013
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Assertive men and women shape the world. Actions are rewarded. Thoughts and potential without assertive action lead to a heart filled with regret, and a life half-heartedly lived.

If you’re going to succeed in life, you need to be assertive. Whether success, to you, means happiness, financial freedom, or billions in assets, if you’re not assertive, you’ll not only leave a lot of your potential unfulfilled, but you’ll fail to take the risks needed in life to accomplish whatever it is that you want to accomplish.

Luckily, assertive is a learned action. It’s learned through practice. If you want to become more assertive, taking control of your life in the process, follow the steps in this article and claim the greatness that is yours for the taking.

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

 5 Ways To Be More Assertive

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7 Brain Hacks to Keep Your Mind as Young as Your Body

7 Brain Hacks to Keep Your Mind as Young as Your Body.

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The phrase “use it or lose it” applies to nothing quite as well as it applies to the human brain. Just like physical activity can fight off heart disease, exercising the gray matter between your ears can fight off neurological diseases like dementia.

In addition, numerous studies have shown that individuals whose brains are more mentally agile have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s. And just as physical agility is achieved through exercise, mental agility is achieved via cerebral stimulation.

Of course, you may be thinking: I’m young. I work hard, mentally and physically. I don’t need to worry about my cognitive functions.

Not true. The mind is different from the body in one major area: While you can keep your body fit by doing the same thing over and over again (e.g., going for a jog), repetition can actually make your brain go into sleep mode.

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No Equipment Needed For Killer Core Exercise

No Equipment Needed For Killer Core Exercise.

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Lateral Movement Exercise Video
If you want to increase your gains, consider training from a different angle — literally. “Running with your body on a slant forces your core muscles and your lateral line — the tough connective tissue called fascia that runs along your sides — to work harder than if you were straight up and down,” says David Jack, owner of ActivPrayer in Phoenix, Arizona, and creator of 30 Days to Ripped. A rock-solid midsection helps you react faster and stronger, and lets your body absorb shock effectively. The result: better balance, coordination, and flexibility. Plus, a strong core and lateral line protects your spine against unwanted twists and jerks during sports that can cause injury. For an added bonus, push your hand into the wall to get a grueling burn in your arms and shoulders. Ready to try it? Watch the video below to see how to do the Lateral Wall Run with perfect form.

Written by: Kelsey Cannon