How to Choose Supplements that are Beneficial and Important

How to Choose Supplements that are Beneficial and Important

What aspects can we consider when looking for supplements because we have a deficiency of an element? How to choose supplements that are beneficial for our health, for our wallet, but also for our environment?

First of all, you must be certain that you have a deficiency at all. This might seem to state the obvious, but even though supplements are no medicines, they shouldn’t be taken lightly.

So make sure you base your choice on a medical test or blood analysis.

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Why are Dates Good for Us? 10 Pros and 4 Cons, plus a Quick Recipe

Why are Dates Good for Us? 10 Pros and 4 Cons, plus a Quick Recipe

When you google “why are dates good for us?” or any variation with the word dates in it, some articles will be about dating. That is not the kind of date I am talking about here. This article is about the date we can eat.

My husband Tom and I moved to Spain a couple of years ago. Ever since we eat a lot of dates. The dates that are available in the Netherlands, are the dried kind that has a lot of added sugar. The dates over here are fresh and delicious.

Most of the properties of dates are good for us, but as with all foods, some people don’t react well to them and there are circumstances where we should be careful about eating dates.

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Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad for our Health According to the Experts?

Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad for our Health According to the Experts?

Finding the right information to answer the question “is coconut oil good or bad for our health?” is not easy. As often happens in health matters, there are as many proponents as there are opponents of coconut oil.

Usually, I first search for proper information and then draw conclusions based on what I consider to be in my personal interest.

In this article, I explain the health claims that can be found for coconut oil and what my own experiences and considerations are with it.

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Amazing Health Benefits of Magnesium and Magnesium Supplements

Amazing Health Benefits of Magnesium and Magnesium Supplements

Are we aware of the health benefits of magnesium? Do we consume enough magnesium or is it sensible to take a supplement as well?

To support our immune system, our body needs to ingest the following: Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin K, iodine, zinc, selenium, and magnesium.

Most fresh foods, let alone processed foods, do not contain enough nutrients. On the one hand, this is caused by the depletion of the soil and the use of pesticides. On the other hand, we rarely eat according to the recommendations of the national health organizations.

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Walking for Health Benefits that will Reward You Immediately

Walking for Health Benefits that will Reward You Immediately

I have never been the sportive type. My husband Tom and I did an occasional walk during the week and for me that was enough. Until I sprained my ankle. The physiotherapist hammered into me that walking for health reasons is not a luxury, but a necessity. I really should take it more seriously.

He was right of course. There are so many benefits from something as simple as walking that I considered myself not too smart postponing it for such a long time. Nowadays I am addicted. 🙂

The benefits listed here are not only achieved through walking, but through any kind of exercise.

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