You can't beat beets
After years of being relegated to the recesses of the salad bar buffet next to the shredded cheese and buttered croutons, beets are enjoying their much-deserved place at the center stage of a healthy diet. They're not only chock-full of essential everyday nutrients like B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, these ruby gems also are a goldmine of health-boosting nutrients that you may not get anywhere else. Here are some great—and surprising—things that happen to your body when you eat beets.
Blood pressure improves
Beets are rich in nitrates, which the body converts to nitric oxide—a compound that relaxes and dilates blood vessels, turning them into superhighways for your nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood. That means better circulation, and possibly lower blood pressure. A very small study from 2012 found that 13 men who drank just one glass of beet juice temporarily lowered their systolic blood pressure by an average of 4 to 5 points. (Note: the study was funded by a beet juice manufacturer.) Another study published in Hypertension in 2008 (which didn't receive funding from beet-juice makers) found that folks who drank the red root juice had a 10 mm Hg drop in blood pressure and less blood clotting three hours later, compared to those who drank water.
Spinach is believed to be of Persian origin. By the 12th century, it spread across Europe and became a desirable leafy green known for good health; a reputation that stands firm to this day. The name Florentine is often used to describe dishes containing spinach (and a creamy sauce). It is thought that this name dates back to the 16th century and the Italian wife of France's Henry II; Catherine de Medici. The unverified tale states that Catherine introduced spinach to the Court of France and to honour her Italian heritage, she then decided to call any dish containing spinach Florentine.
Spinach belongs to the chenopodiaceae family (also known as goosefoot), a family of nutritional powerhouses including beets, chard and quinoa. It shares a similar taste profile with these two other vegetables; the bitterness of beet greens and the slightly salty flavour of chard. There are three different types of spinach generally available: savoy, semi-savoy and smooth leaf.
...The popeye effect
There is much lore regarding spinach, most famously as the source of Popeye's strength. When faced with the sight of trouble, pipe-smoking sailor-man Popeye would burst open a tin of spinach. Once consumed, his biceps would bulge and his new found strength would see him overcome his enemies. Although there is definitely lots of goodness in those leaves, the legendary status Popeye bestowed on it is slightly inflated.
Experiencing FDFlife gives viewers an experience like never before, letting them into healthy and positive experiences that feel like you are there. In this episode you will get to experience "In the Vibe" powered by D. Shim Productions. In the Vibe is an open space for Artists, Producers, Labels, Bloggers, Engineers, and all music industry professionals.
I’ve read countless articles about what successful people do on their weekends. Do you want to know the secret? It’s the same thing that they do every other day. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Here are 12 weekend habits of highly successful people:
1. Robert Iger: Get up early
This Disney CEO is not the only executive claiming to rise at 4:30 every morning. Successful people do not stay in bed until 2 p.m. on a Sunday. Or even 11 a.m. Research shows that our brains are sharpest two and a half to four hours after waking. Get up early on a weekend and you’ve got a head start on the rest of the world.
It's a new year and new season with the fresh opportunity to do something you've never done before. When is the last time you did something for the first time? When is the last time you did something by yourself? Here's why a solo trip should be on everyone's list of New Years Resolutions.
Solo travel gives you the freedom to customize your travel experience exactly to your liking; you go where you want when you want without having to compromise or consult with anyone else. No more are the days of waiting on someone else to join you on that trip you've been dying to take. There is no need to limit yourself from visiting a destination you've been dreaming about just because there's no one to accompany you. Get out there and see it on your own!
Multi-masking is trending in skin care and I'm here to give you the down low on how to find the right multi-masking formula for your skin concerns. There are a number of different concerns and a number of different combinations of these concerns so it's definitely not going to be a one size fits all to multi-masking but that's the beauty of it. It can be completely customized to fit your needs and you can also switch it up when you need to address multiple concerns in the same areas of the face.
I'm using myself as an example because I have what I think are common skin concerns based off what I see while doing makeup for clients. I also wanted to make sure while talking about these specific skin care products that I actually knew what I was talking about from experience to give you the best advice possible. I used three different masks to tackle different areas of my face but there are no rules, use more or less if you find that works best for you. I picked these based on word of mouth and reviews to create a great starting point if you have similar skin concerns.
Food, water, and shelter. Those are the three basic necessities of life. Every person should be entitled to those basic needs, but unfortunately, not everyone is successful. The one I focused on in this episode was "shelter. Even the Founding Fathers of the United States realized how important it is for people to have their own property and own space. That's why they included in the Declaration of Independence the "unalienable right," better known as "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." In those rights, is the ability to own personal property. Keith Grandy, certified Broker and an instructor at Gold Coast Schools (a Real Estate School) may not have been born an American, but he capitalized on the Founding Fathers promise of allowing citizens to own personal property. Listen as he explains his story and gives advice on how to be a successful real estate agent!
1. You know what you are capable of doing.
There’s a voice inside you that tells you that you can do something even if it’s frightening and even if it’s impossible. That voice is usually right and you should trust it.
2. You can easily weed out people’s unwanted opinions.
There will always be people bringing you down or telling you that what you want to accomplish is easier said than done, when you believe in yourself, you can easily ignore their words and focus on getting what you want.