Don’t Pick This “Weed” If It’s Growing In Your Yard – Here’s Why…

Yeah weed is awesome no doubt in that, and we all see our favorite artists do it, so why not us right? But doing something excessive can be damaging in its own ways. I smoke weed sometimes too man, nothing wrong in that. But what is weed really? And why shouldn’t we pick the weed growing in our yard? And what exactly can be some side effects of this?

A weed is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation, “a plant in the wrong place”. Examples commonly are plants unwanted in human-controlled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, lawns, and parks. Taxonomically, the term “weed” has no botanical significance, because a plant that is a weed in one context is not a weed when growing in a situation where it is in fact wanted, and where one species of plant is a valuable crop plant, another species in the same genus might be a serious weed, such as a wild bramble growing among cultivated loganberries. Many plants that people widely regard as weeds also are intentionally grown in gardens and other cultivated settings, in which case they are sometimes called beneficial weeds. The term weed also is applied to any plant that grows or reproduces aggressively, or is invasive outside its native habitat. More broadly “weed” occasionally is applied pejoratively to species outside the plant kingdom, species that can survive in diverse environments and reproduce quickly; in this sense it has even been applied to humans.

Weed: “An herbaceous plant not valued for use or beauty, growing wild and rank, and regarded as cumbering the ground or hindering the growth of superior vegetation… Applied to a shrub or tree, especially to a large tree, on account of its abundance in a district… An unprofitable, troublesome, or noxious growth.”

If you are a gardener, you certainly spend a lot of time dealing with annoying weeds and try numerous ways and techniques to get rid of them.

Yet, you should be careful and not destroy one particular weed which is commonly found in gardens- purslane.

Apparently, this herb offers countless benefits, and it is a natural, GMO-free, way to support your health in various ways. An interesting thing is that it can survive for a long time, up to 25 years. This is due to its strong seeds, which speaks about the advantages it offers for the immune system.

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6 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

Some of us like sugar a little way too much, and it can be really bad for your health, yeah we are getting straight to the point here I know. Consuming sugar is necessary and important for your body and it contains energy required for a healthy body. But what happens when you eat a bit too much sugar? And how is it bad for your health and body?

Sugar is the generic name for sweet, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose, and galactose. The “table sugar” or “granulated sugar” most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide of glucose and fructose. Sugar is used in prepared foods (e.g., cookies and cakes) and it is added to some foods and beverages (e.g., coffee and tea). In the body, sucrose is hydrolysed into the simple sugars fructose and glucose. Other disaccharides include maltose from malted grain, and lactose from milk. Longer chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides or polysaccharides. Some other chemical substances, such as glycerol may also have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugars. Diet food substitutes for sugar, include aspartame and sucralose, a chlorinated derivative of sucrose.

Sugars are found in the tissues of most plants and are present in sugarcane and sugar beet in sufficient concentrations for efficient commercial extraction. The world production of sugar in 2011 was about 168 million tonnes. The average person consumes about 24 kilograms (53 lb) of sugar each year (33.1 kg in developed countries), equivalent to over 260 food calories per person, per day. Since the latter part of the twentieth century, it has been questioned whether a diet high in sugars, especially refined sugars, is good for human health. Over-consumption of sugar has been implicated in the occurrence of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and tooth decay. Numerous studies have been undertaken to try to clarify the position, but with varying results, mainly because of the difficulty of finding populations for use as controls that do not consume or are largely free of any sugar consumption.

In most cases, the human body almost immediately shows some symptoms when it experiences certain issues, so you need to listen to it when it tries to warn you.

 

The following signs indicate that your diet is too rich in sugar and you need to quit it:

Cravings

Scientists have shown that the unstoppable sugar cravings are similar to drug addiction, so it is no surprise that you find it hard to quit sugar.

Addiction works in a cycle of reward and craving, and when you consume sweet foods, the brain rewards you with pleasure, and that pleasure is felt only when you eat sugar. When trying to quit sugar, eat foods that keep you satiated, like oats, potatoes, lentils, and bananas.

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I Drank Magnesium for 7 Days, Here’s Why it was the Best Decision Ever

Magnesium is a mineral that is very important for our body and the deficiency of magnesium causes many health issues. Almost 80% of the people lack this mineral in their body and it’s a global issue now.

The recommended amount of magnesium on daily basis is about 400 to 420 milligrams for men and for women the prescribed amount is 300 to 320 milligrams. According to the studies, only 25 percent of the American population fulfills the required amount of magnesium from their diet daily. The diet doesn’t fulfill the required amount of magnesium for the other 75% of the people.

Magnesium is important mineral for the body as it plays a vital role in the human body. It is required by every organ of the body to work adequately and to stay healthy. Due to the lack of magnesium in diet, the magnesium supplements are common these days as people try to fulfill the required amount of this important mineral through these supplements.

The people who turn towards taking magnesium in form of supplements claim very healthy effects of it on their body. They say that magnesium has miraculous effects on their body when the right amount of it is supplied to the body either through supplements or through diet.

When magnesium is not supplied to the body in the right amount, it causes magnesium deficiency in our body and then causes many health issues. The issues on top of the list are insomnia and anxiety. It causes sleeplessness. Magnesium is very useful in helping the brain cells to relax. It makes the stress and anxiety go away. As it helps your brain to relax, you tend to have a good night sleep when your brain is at rest and it is also very important to strengthen the central nervous system.

So if you want to start taking magnesium as supplement, you should start off by taking lesser amounts in the start (like one table spoon) and then gradually increase the amount through your course so that you don’t have to face constipation and other issues. You should also try to find an ionic magnesium form, as it will boost its bioavailability.

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Is Taking a Multivitamin Worth the Risks?

Multivitamins are the common type of supplements that are sold out today. People from all age groups, all around the world take supplements to fulfill the nutrient requirement of their body.

As there are so many different multivitamin formulas, this supplement makes up an entire subsection of the supplement industry.

Multivitamins are usually talked about in the media and online forums, but it’s rare that someone discusses the cons of it. Many articles and experts recommend a multivitamin as a general nutrient to fulfill the deficiency of minerals and vitamins in human body. But multivitamins are made up of many different compounds and it’s never healthy to use many of them at the same time until unless you’ve done enough research.

It’s not important for everybody to take supplements in their diets when their body doesn’t need the supplements. It’s the requirement of some people who’s body cannot meet the required amount of minerals and vitamins. But even if multivitamins are required for your health, you once research before you turn to take them. You should look for the appropriate formula that is required for you body.

The multivitamins that are commonly used by people and are readily available in the market are the ones that contain all the minerals and vitamins that are required by your body on a daily basis. But some of the minerals like calcium and magnesium are physically large enough to fill them up in a capsule so they are omitted. They don’t usually contain iron also.

Multivitamins are recommended for people whose body cannot meet the requirement of nutrients on daily basis. These people are allowed to take multivitamins to fulfill the deficiency of nutrients to stay healthy. Adding to that, you can also fulfill the deficiency of nutrients by changing our diet. You should make a diet plan that contains all the nutrients that are required by your body. This is a tastier way to fulfill the deficiency of minerals rather than taking pills.

5 Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Optimistic

“How do you do it?” my friend asked me one day over coffee. “You’ve had some awful stuff happen to you over the years, but you’re still so cheerful. What gives?”

My friend was right, my life had been rough at times. I’d gotten divorced and I’d been laid off a couple of times within a five-year period. I should have been angry and bitter, but I wasn’t. I was still looking forward to each new day and the possibilities ahead of me. While this was normal for me, my friend’s comment made me realize that not everybody felt the way I did. Why was I so optimistic, anyway?

What is optimism?

Optimism comes from the Latin word optimus, meaning “best,” which describes how an optimistic person is always looking for the best in any situation and expecting good things to happen. Optimism is the tendency to believe, expect or hope that things will turn out well. Even if something bad happens, like the loss of a job, an optimist sees the silver lining. For me, getting laid off was the catalyst that allowed me to start my own business. As I packed up my office, my mind was already whirling with the possibilities ahead. Without that push, I may never have made the leap to self-employment. Losing my job was a good thing after all.

The emerging field of positive psychology studies the positive impact that optimism has on mental health. Other research shows that optimism may be good for my physical health too—optimists are sick less and live longer than pessimists. Apparently, a positive outlook on life strengthens the immune system (and the body’s defenses against illness), cardiovascular system (optimists have fewer heart attacks), and the body’s ability to handle stress.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? While it may seem like the answer lies within your outlook and attitude toward life, it actually has a lot to do with the chemical processes in your brain. If you find yourself being negative more often than you’d like to, here’s something you can feel good about: Optimism can be trained!

Just like any other habit that your brain learns through repetition, when you frequently practice positive thoughts, your brain will be primed to keep them coming — thanks to the formation of neural pathways.

Studies show that optimists are happier, more creative, and faster at solving problems and have increased mental alertness as compared to pessimists. Optimists also have less cortisol (stress hormone) and more serotonin (mood-boosting neurotransmitter) flowing through their systems.

Gratitude takes more forms than just saying “thanks.”

Sound good? Here are five ways you can start training your brain to be optimistic today:

10 Foods To Avoid To Get A Hot Body Of Your Dreams

Everyone wants to have a perfect and healthy body so they can look and feel good. When you have a perfect body, you feel confident, you love yourself even more. But when you can’t get the body that you desire because of all the fat hanging around your abdomen, you get depressed and hate yourself even more.

Some people try a different diet, they eat healthy foods, they hit the gym everyday but even then they don’t see any satisfying results when they look in the mirror. Because belly fat is the most stubborn fat and it the most difficult to drain out of your body.

So to end this trouble of yours we have collected a list of some food that might stand in the way of your body to get slim. These foods make hider the belly fat from getting off your body.

 

Alcoholic Beverages

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Alcoholic beverages are rich with calories. Not only they are rich with calories but they have other adverse effects too. These beverages increase your appetite and you have a feeling to eat more and more. The reason behind the increased appetite is that they confuse the part of the brain which gives you the feeling that you are full, the alarm that goes in your brain to tell you that you have had enough and when that alarm goes off, you never feel contented rather you crave for more and more food.

 

Soft Drinks

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Soft drinks are the worst thing that make your body become fat and lousy. The reason behind that is the excessive amount of sugars in soft drinks.

Although it’s hard to get rid of the soft drinks because they are now common everywhere and you end up having one everytime you go out with your friend or you go to visit some one because soft drinks are our go-to drinks.

These drinks slow down your metabolism and make your body prone to getting more fat on. Even if you take one of those diet and sugar free drinks, they have their adverse effects too.

 

Chewing Gums

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To explain this, consider an example that if you hear the knock on your door, your brain starts on thinking who it can be on the door and then you head towards the door.

Same goes for chewing gum, when you are chewing a gum, your brain sends a signal to your stomach to get ready for some incoming food. As the stomach receives this message, it prepares to dissolve and digest the food by producing stomach acid. When too much stomach acid is produced in your stomach, you end up feeling hungry and you crave for more food which leads to the increased amount of fat in terms.

 

Sodium

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If you want to decrease your belly fat, you should immediately switch on low sodium diet. Not only does it difficult to lose fat but it also produces some fluids that make your body prone to getting on more fat. So avoid consuming too much sugar and salt.

Highly Recommended Sleep Times According to The National Sleep Foundation

Good night’s sleep is of utmost importance, and your body needs time to rest and restore its systems. But, many people have an irregular sleeping pattern, and insomnia is a leading cause for the development of many ailments.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the recommended number of sleeping hours depends on the age factor.

The quality of your sleep determines the energy you have throughout the day, and affects your health condition.

Sleep disorders are caused by many factors. Stress and modern technology are the most common. Stress stimulates the secretion of cortisol. Excessive secretion of the stress hormone causes sleep disorder, sickness, and discomfort.

The light released by technological devices blocks the production of melatonin.

Unhealthy sleeping patterns often lead to fatigue, and make you unable to make decisions, concentrate, think clearly and even eat. Scientists have now confirmed the link between sleep disorders and health problems.

If you sleep less than five hours a night, your heart will suffer a lot. Sleeping less than 7 hours creates perfect conditions for the development of severe health problems like uncontrolled weight gain and diabetes. Try to sleep well, and your body will thank you.

For a human body to work properly sleep is really important. You need to sleep and wake up on regular time to maintain a good health. That way your body will make some patterns of sleep which will result in a better mind, good health and a productive routine.

But if you disturb your sleep patterns, you health will be badly effected as you will have to face many problems like sleeplessness, headache, insomnia and many other complications.

Doctors Won’t Ever Tell You This – Cheap Process to Get Rid of the Head Lice Instantly!

Louse (plural: lice) is the common name for members of the order Phthiraptera, which contains nearly 5,000 species of wingless insect. Lice are obligate parasites, living externally on warm-blooded hosts which include every species of bird and mammal, except for monotremes, pangolins, bats and cetaceans. Lice are vectors of diseases such as typhus.

Chewing lice live among the hairs or feathers of their host and feed on skin and debris, while sucking lice pierce the host’s skin and feed on blood and other secretions. They usually spend their whole life on a single host, cementing their eggs, which are known as nits, to hairs or feathers. The eggs hatch into nymphs, which moult three times before becoming fully grown, a process that takes about four weeks.

Humans host three species of louse, the head louse, the body louse and the pubic louse. The body louse has the smallest genome of any known insect; it has been used as a model organism and has been the subject of much research.

When a kid scratches his head the first thing that comes to your mind is that this kid has lice. The worst thing is that lice is so difficult to remove. People try different remedies and medications to get rid of it but they often fail to get the results as they can’t get rid of lice. They cause you itching in the head and you end up scratching your head all the time. These are insects that don’t have wings and they suck the blood from your body which causes itching.

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