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[] Nutrition You Need As a Vegetarian!


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Nutrition You Need As a Vegetarian!

If you're a vegetarian, or just don't like the taste of meat, it's important to know to add certain nutritional values to your diet, or you may end up being malnourished in some way. So, to keep your body and mind healthy, check that your daily intake covers them all!


Calcium, as you probably know, helps build bones and teeth (which are also bones) as well as helping the neurons in your body to transfer messages to the muscles. Fish are an excellent source of calcium, but if you're vegetarians, you can get this essential mineral from dairy products, enriched soy products, nuts, legumes and green vegetables, broccoli, okra and cabbage.

Iodine is essential for your metabolism, as in converting material into energy, as well as the normal functioning of the thyroid gland. It is usually found in sea fruit and so many vegetarians suffer a lack. Vegetarian sources include cooking salt, table salt and enriched dairy products.


The body requires iron to make hemoglobin which carries the oxygen in the blood stream. Red meat and poultry are a great source of iron, but if you are looking for vegetarian alternatives, you can get your iron from dried fruit, legumes, seeds, vegetables and whole wheat grains and flax seeds. Take into account that when you take these with coffee, tea or cacao, their absorption rate goes down because these products contains mixtures that block the absorption of iron. This is the reason why vegetarians are advised to consume iron with sources rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, peppers, strawberries and guavas, which markedly improve its absorption.

Omega 3

DHA and EPA are two type of the omega 3 fatty acid, and they are important to the development of both the eyes and the brain, as well as keeping your heart healthy and ticking. Omega 3 is mainly found in fatty fish, like salmon and tuna, but can also be consumed from vegetarian sources such as flax seeds, walnuts, canola oil, flax oil, soy oil and soy products. Some types of energy bars also have omega 3 in them.


Every cell in our body contains protein, and we need it in order to fix cell damage, build tissues, grow hair, fingernails and bones. Protein is in almost every food we eat, and so there's a large variety of vegetarian sources: Soy, beans, bran, lentils, chickpeas, seeds, almonds and eggs to name a few.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 helps produce red blood cells and DNA, and is required for the neurological functioning of the body. It is found naturally in meat, but is also added to foods like soy milk and energy bars, and can also be found in eggs and various cheeses like yellow cheese, mozzarella cheese, pate cheese, cottage and eggs.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and is important to bone health, as well as serving an important function in the nervous system, the muscle system and the immune system. The body makes vitamin D when the skin is exposed to the sun, but modern living as well as cloudy environments, don't always allow enough exposure. Vegetarian sources for vitamin D include: Milk and enriched soy milk, certain mushrooms, banana and avocado.


Zinc is extremely important if you want a functioning immune system and body cells. Although it can be found a-plenty in beef, you can also consume it from soy products, peanuts, hummus, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, wheat germ, oatmeal and a variety of legumes, if in smaller concentrations.


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[] Things You Didn’t Know About Your Eyes..


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Things You Didn't Know About Your Eyes...

Few people could argue that without our 5 senses life would be pretty 

All our senses are extremely important but I think if you asked most 
people which sense would they least like to lose they would probably 
say their vision. 

As with most of our abilities, our vision is something that many of us 
take for granted. 

If you stop and think for a moment, you will realize that just about 
everything we do in our day to day life involves our vision. During 
this article I am going to try and see if I can get you to start thinking a 
little bit more about your eyes. 

Listed below is my top 10 list of weird and wonderful things you 
didn't know about your eyes

10. Everyone needs reading glasses as they get older .....

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This is assuming that you already have perfect distance vision. 

If you are currently reading this article and are under 40 years of age 
with perfect distance vision, I can say with absolute certainty that you 
will need reading glasses at some point in the future. 

For about 99% of the population the age that you will first start 
needing reading glasses is between 43 and 50 years old. 

This is because the lens in your eye slowly loses its focusing ability 
with age. 

In order to focus things near to you, your lens has to change from a flat to a more spherical shape and it loses the ability to do this as you get older. 

As you get to around 45 years old you will start to hold things further away from you to keep them focus.

9. The lens in your eye is quicker than any camera lens...

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Just behind the pupil sits the eyes natural lens, whose function is to 
focus on the object you are looking at. 

Just take a minute to glance around the room and think about how 
many different distances you are focusing at. 

Every time you do this, the lens in your eye is instantly changing 
focus without you even being aware of it !! 

Compare that with a camera lens which takes a few seconds to focus 
between one distance and another. 

Just be thankful that the lens in your eye is as quick as it is, otherwise 
things would be continually going in and out of focus.

8. Your eyes are fully developed by the age of 7 years old ....

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By the age of 7 years old our eyes are fully developed and are 
physiologically the same as adult's eyes. 

It is for this reason that it is vitally important to pick up a lazy 
eye before we reach this age. 

The earlier a lazy eye is diagnosed, the greater the chance it will 
respond to treatment, as the eyes are still developing and capable of 
an improvement in vision. 

Beyond 7 years old no amount of treatment will result in any 
improvement in vision.

7. You blink approximately 15,000 times each day ...

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Blinking is a semi-involuntary function meaning we do it 
automatically, but can also choose to blink if we so require. 

Blinking is an extremely important function of your eyes as it helps 
remove any debris on the surface of your eye, by spreading fresh 
tears over them. 

These tears help to nourish your eyes with oxygen and also have 
important bacterial properties. 

You can think of the function of blinking as being similar to the action 
of the windscreen wipers on your car, cleaning and removing 
everything to keep you seeing clearly.

6. Everyone gets cataracts as they get older ...

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People don't realize that cataracts are just a normal consequence of 
getting older and everyone gets them at some point in their life. 

You can think of cataracts as being similar to getting grey hair, in that it is just a normal natural age change. 

The average age people first get cataracts is about aged 70 years old 
and by 80 years old you are guaranteed to have cataracts. 

In the same way that you could not find any aged 80 years old without 
grey hair, it would be equally impossible to find anyone over 80 years 
old without cataracts. 

Cataracts refer to a gradual clouding of the lens in your eye and 
typically take about ten years from onset to them needing treatment.

5. Diabetes is often first detected during an eye test ...

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People who suffer from type 2 diabetes (the type you develop later in 
life) are often symptom free, meaning they often don't even know that 
they have it. 

This type of diabetes is commonly picked up during an eye test as it 
can be seen as tiny hemorrhages from leaking blood vessels at the 
back of your eye. 

This certainly is good reason to get your eyes tested regularly.

4. You see with your brain and not your eyes ...

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The function of your eyes is to collect all the required information 
about the object you are looking at. 

This information is then passed from your eye to the brain via the 
optic nerve. 

It is the brain (visual cortex) where all this information is analyzed to 
enable you to 'see' the object in its finished form. 

This is not to say that your eyes don't play an important role as they 
certainly do.

3. Your eyes can adapt to blind spots in your vision ...

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Certain eye conditions such as Glaucoma and certain 
general health conditions such as having a stroke, can lead to you 
developing blind spots in your vision. 

This would be extremely debilitating if it wasn't for your brain and 
your eyes ability to adapt to make these blind spots disappear. 

It does this by suppressing the blind spot in your affected eye and 
letting your other good eye 'fill in the gaps'. 

It is adaptation like this that makes your eyes so resilient.

2. 20:20 vision is not the best vision you can have ...

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When people hear the phrase 20:20 vision they assume that this is the 
best vision possible. 

However this is not true as 20:20 vision refers to what the average 
adult should be able to see. 

If you imagine a typical eye test chart the 20:20 vision is probably only 
the line second from the bottom. 

The line below it is even smaller than 20:20 vision and would mean 
you have 20:16 vision. 

So don't be so impressed next time someone tells you they have 20:20 

1. Your eyes water when they are dry ...

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I know this might sound crazy but this is one of strange facts about 
your eyes. 

Your tears are made up of 3 different components and they are water, 
mucus and fat. 

If these 3 components are not in exactly the right quantities, your eye 
can become dry as a consequence. 

Your brain responds to this dryness by producing extra water and 
hence your eyes water. 


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[] 25 Uses for Olive Oil!


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25 Uses for Olive Oil!

Olive oil is one of the most popular ingredients in the kitchen, but it can also be found in the medicine cabinet and even on a night stand. The fact that it is rich in vitamin E and essential antioxidants, makes it one of the most efficient measures to balance blood pressure levels and cholesterol, to prevent heart attacks, cancer and fight aging. And if you thought that's where its benefits end, you are sorely mistaken...

Here are 25 more uses for this excellent material, the olive oil!
1. To prevent snoring - Swallow a spoon of olive oil before bed.

2. To reduce stretch marks - Massage olive oil on your skin.

3. To treat acne - prepare a mix made of 3 table spoons of olive oil with 4 table spoons of sea salt, and put on your face for 1-2 minutes. The mix will clean the pores and keep the moisture of your skin. Wash with hot water and soap.

4. To alleviate ear pain - Spill one drop of warm olive oil in your ear.

5. To reduce stomach ulcers and pain - Mix one table spoon of olive oil with a 3/4 cup of citrus juice or vinegar and drink.

6. Olive oil can serve as a substitute for shaving cream.

7. To strengthen your fingernails - Soak them in a bowl with olive oil.

8. To rehabilitate your skin - To treat dry skin of the hands, elbows and knees, warm a few table spoons of olive oil (until it's luke-warm) and smear on the relevant areas. 

9. To treat colds - Warm a mixture of 1/3 cup of olive oil, 1/3 cup of sesame oil, 4 drops of thyme, 2 drops of rosemary oil and massage the warm mixture on the chest area.

10. To treat dandruff - Massage olive oil into your scalp and leave overnight. Wash your hair in the morning and wash with a regular shampoo. Try this treatment for a week.

11. To treat dry hair with split ends - Warm olive oil and smear on the scalp for 45 minutes.

12. To treat after hair coloring - Soak a soft cotton towel with olive oil and wipe the spotted skin, it may take some time but the color will come off the skin.

13. To prevent hair loss - Mix 2 eggs with 2 table spoons of olive oil. Smear on the scalp and hair for 40 minutes and then wash with cool or luke-warm water. It's recommended to repeat this 3 times a week. 

14. To treat lice - Mix one table spoon of olive oil with 5 drops of the tea tree oil, and smear on the scalp for several minutes. Then comb your hair with a lice comb and wash with hot water.

15. Relieve toothache - Mix drops of clove oil with drops of olive oil, in about a ratio of 3:1, and use a cotton ball to put on the aching area. Not recommended for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

16. Remove Mascara - Drip a bit of olive oil on a cotton ball and wipe the makeup from your eyes.

17. Relieve Coughing - Swallow a spoon of olive oil mixed with a spoon of honey. Another option is to massage the upper back and chest with olive oil at body temperature.

18. Treating swollen / red gums - Wash your mouth with a mix of olive oil and water. 

19. Prevent diaper rash - Mix 2 spoons of olive oil with a spoon of water and smear on the baby's rear.

20. To polish furniture - Mix olive oil and lemon juice at a ratio of 2:1. Use a gentle towel soaked in the mix to polish the furniture.

21.To maintain garden tools - Smear a bit of olive oil on garden tools to keep them from accumulating filth and corrosion. 

22. To prevent squeaks - Smear some olive oil on screaming hinges to make them silet.

23. For digestive problems - Swallow a spoon of olive oil every morning on an empty stomach. Another option is to drink a glass of water with a spoon of olive oil and a spoon of lemon juice.

24. To maintain knives - After washing thoroughly with water and soap, wipe the blades well and then use a small amount of olive oil and gentle rub it on the blades with a towel.

25. Prevent wax from building up in the candlesticks - just drip a bit of olive oil and it won't stick.


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