A delicious fruit that you can eat to quench your thirst and at the same time revitalize your body with Vitamin A and anti-oxidant lycopene is watermelon. These melons are so juicy and tasty that they have everything you need to beat the summer heat. They are high in water content and are also packed with electrolytes, making them the perfect fruit for hot summers. These delicious fruits owe their red color to lycopene, which is an antioxidant that is also commonly found in tomatoes.
Over the years, researches and studies have shown that lycopene plays an important role in maintaining cardiovascular health. There are many more delicious health benefits of watermelon which we are going to take a look at in this article.
On the website of The World’s Healthiest Foods, you can find watermelon in the top 100 list. The name appears right up with superfoods like salmon, walnuts and pumpkin seeds. Because watermelons are rich in lycopene, it can prevent conditions like arthritis from getting worse. It can also lower chronic inflammation that are mostly aggravated by stress, pollution and smoking. Read more
It is quite obvious that getting enough sleep is beneficial for health. Although we may not really understand what sleep can do for us, we know that our minds and body cannot function properly without getting enough sleep. Have you ever felt terrible after being awake till late nights and getting up early in the morning? Have you ever noticed that you are unable to concentrate if you have not been getting enough sleep? If you go without sleep for too long, you will feel really terrible and if you get enough sleep, then you will feel good.
A number of studies and researches have been conducted to understand the benefits of sleep in detail. Whether these studies have been conducted on animals or humans, it has been found that sleep plays an important role in memory, metabolism, immune function, learning and a number of other functions. No one, not even the scientists are really sure why we sleep, but there are numerous ideas about the role sleep plays in our lives. Read more
Often you have heard people mention that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, some might disregard this and conclude that the late night meal is most important or rather have a perception that lunch is more important. Certainly, breakfast is most important and this article argues this idea out.
Just like a car would require fuel to function, so does the body needs food to function perfectly. Think about this ‘break-fast’. The main reason why an early meal is termed as breakfast is simply because it breaks the fasting that you have been going through all night long as you sleep.
Medics argue that a meal taken in the morning is very important since it increases the body’s metabolic rate (the process of burning down calories present in the body system). Once breakfast is taken it initiates the first gear in the body to burn down the calories and would continue doing this throughout the day. Read more