Toothbrushes – Do Some Do A Better Job Than Others?

Toothbrushes – Are Some Better Than Others?

Are some toothbrushes better than others

This site is really about eating and preparing healthy food, and using herbs and spices.

But hey, after eating we really need to brush our teeth, but what kind of brush should we use?

The introduction of electric toothbrushes may have made the choice more difficult, so let’s look at them first.

An Electric Or A Manual Toothbrush?

"With correct brushing technique optimal results can be achieved with both manual and electric toothbrushes",

"If someone is doing really well with a manual brush and not having any problems with plaque or brushing too hard, there is little to gain from switching to an electric toothbrush".

"The whole reason we brush and floss our teeth is to remove plaque, which is a biofilm of bacteria that tries to attach itself to our teeth".

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Beetroot And The Many Benefits Of Beets And Beet Juice

What Are The Health Benefits Of Beetroot And Beet Juice?

What Are The Health Benefits Of Beetroot And Beet Juice?

Beetroot has long been linked to better stamina, improved blood flow and purification, lower blood pressure, and the lessening of various inflammations.

Maybe try it instead of lots of pills?

Some Of The Latest Research

Beetroot For Blood Pressure Management

Researchers have known for some time that beet juice helps lower blood pressure, but in 2010 UK researchers revealed that nitrate is the special ingredient in beetroot which lowers blood pressure, thereby helping fight heart disease.

In a Queen Mary University of London study.

Healthy participants were given one of,

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Onions And Why You Should Be Eating Them

A Short History Of Onions

Onions And Why You Should Be Eating Them

 

 

Onions originated in Asia and have been cultivated in many countries for over 5,000 years.

The Egyptians associated them with eternity, and they were entombed alongside the Pharaohs.

The Romans believed the onion could improve vision, help sleep, heal mouth sores, dog bites, toothaches, and dysentery.

Greek athletes consumed onions before their competitions.

One of the first cookbooks that was written around 2500 years ago contained a great many onion recipes.

The three main foods consumed in Europe during the Middle Ages were beans, cabbage, and onions.

Know Your Onions

There are many different varieties of onion, red, yellow, white, and green, and each has its own unique flavor, which varies from very strong to mildly sweet.

Onions can be eaten raw, cooked, fried, dried or roasted, and they are commonly used to flavor dips, salads, soups, spreads, stir-fries and other dishes.

It might come as somewhat surprising, but onions, garlic, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots all belong to the lily family.

But Just How Healthy Are Onions?

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Cholesterol – The Good – The Bad – And What Is Healthy

A Short Recap About Good And Bad Cholesterol

Cholesterol - The Good - The Bad - And What Is Healthy

There are basically two kinds of cholesterol HDL and LDL.

HDL (high density lipoprotein) is a very beneficial cholesterol because it carries the fat through the blood and prevents it from being deposited on the arteries.

Bad cholesterol is known as LDL or low density lipoprotein, and it’s quite often brought on by poor eating habits and stress.

But age, gender, and genetics also play an important role, along with weight, diet and activity level.

Elevated LDL causes fatty deposits to accumulate on arteries and blood vessels and this restricts the movement of blood, which in turn causes high blood pressure.

High blood pressure can lead to coronary heart disease, which is often a precursor to heart attacks and/or strokes.

Cholesterol And Diet

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Salt! We Need Salt In Our Diet Every Single Day!

So How Much Salt Do We Need?

Salt! We Need Salt In Our Diet Every Single Day!

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1.5 gr per day while the USDA recommends no more than 2.3 gr per day, and that’s a big difference.

To make things more confusing, the most recent Institute of Medicine report on sodium says there is very little to no evidence that going below 2.3 gr of sodium per day will actually benefit anyone, and may be harmful!

So Why Do Doctors Tell Us To Cut Down On Salt?

As I type, the average adult’s intake of salt is between 10-12g because of processed foods and that’s probably a lot for the kidneys to handle!

Pro-salt campaigners argue however that any healthy body will process just the right amount of salt it needs and the kidneys will dispose of any surplus.

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