Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy

Proper diet is crucial to maintaining optimal health, and a huge part of it is ensuring the adequate intake of essential nutrients needed to support important cellular processes. Scientists agree that there are six primary nutrients that the human body cannot produce. Therefore, people need to get them from a range of foods in order to stay healthy. Six … Continue reading Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy

Survival essentials: Tips for long-term water storage

As a prepper, you must have a steady supply of food, water and other items that you might need to survive a long-term disaster scenario. You can buy food supplies or tend a home garden to grow fruits and vegetables in your backyard, but how do you go about securing a water supply that will … Continue reading Survival essentials: Tips for long-term water storage

Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

What you eat after working out is as important as the actual training. When you exercise, your body uses stored glucose called glycogen, which depletes energy. Your muscles also tear especially if you’re doing resistance or strength training. As a result, you get exhausted and sore. But by eating the right foods, you can recover and feel … Continue reading Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

Just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is all it takes for infection-causing bacteria to alter skin microbiome – is pollution to blame?

A quick dip in the ocean is hard to beat on a hot day, but a new study shows that ocean bacteria can colonize your skin surprisingly fast – and some types of it can be quite dangerous. Researchers say that just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is enough to see your skin … Continue reading Just 10 minutes of swimming in the ocean is all it takes for infection-causing bacteria to alter skin microbiome – is pollution to blame?

Prepper storage guides: Which containers should you use to store water for stockpiling?

According to the survival rule of threes, you cannot survive for more than three days without an adequate supply of water. That’s why you need to stock up on a lot of water before SHTF. Here are the different types of water storage containers you should consider. (h/t to SmartPrepperGear.com) What material should your water storage container be … Continue reading Prepper storage guides: Which containers should you use to store water for stockpiling?

How long do you have to boil water for it to be drinkable?

In an SHTF situation, knowing even the littlest of facts can spell the difference between life and death. Or in a normal day, the difference between comfort and the constant need to go to the bathroom. (h/t to DoomAndBloom.net)Take water, for example.Despite its abundance in our surroundings, not every drop of water you find is safe … Continue reading How long do you have to boil water for it to be drinkable?

Water filtration is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle

Clean water is a fundamental part of a healthy lifestyle. The majority of our society relies on municipal water sources to supply their household needs. Most city water sources contain highly contaminated forms of water that are then sanitized with potent chemical agents. Water filtration is especially important to make municipal water acceptable to drink. … Continue reading Water filtration is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle

Nearly all bottled water found to contain microplastics… you are drinking “plastic stew” that disrupts human hormones

Plastic is all around us, in everything from the toys our children play with to the cosmetics we use and the packaging of the foods we eat. And now experts are expressing concerns that all this plastic might mean that microplastics – tiny bits of plastic small enough to be ingested by humans – could … Continue reading Nearly all bottled water found to contain microplastics… you are drinking “plastic stew” that disrupts human hormones

From kimchi to kefir, these are the best anti-aging foods you’ll find anywhere

The key to having a healthy mind and body is eating nutritious foods like fruits, nuts and seeds, vegetables, and lean meat. But did you know that certain superfoods even offer anti-aging benefits? Data suggest that diet significantly affects a person’s lifespan. Make positive lifestyle changes and consume more of these delicious and highly nutritious superfoods … Continue reading From kimchi to kefir, these are the best anti-aging foods you’ll find anywhere

Don’t forget to drink water when you exercise! Hydration is key to boosting performance

Athletes know that hydration is crucial to maintaining peak performance because water helps to regulate the body temperature. Water also helps lubricate the joints. According to a study, even seniors need to stay hydrated when exercising because it can help them “reap the full cognitive benefits of exercise.” The researchers involved in the study delved … Continue reading Don’t forget to drink water when you exercise! Hydration is key to boosting performance