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Health Benefits of the DASH Diet and 9 Delicious Recipes

It’s been ranked the No. 1 Best Diet Overall for six years in a row by “U.S. News & World Report.” No, it’s not some gimmicky, quick-results-promised fad diet. This diet -- the DASH diet (“DASH” is the acronym for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) -- was developed for research sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was originally designed to help lower blood pressure by way of diet. Interestingly, the plan showed improvements in other areas of health, such as reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
And, yes, weight loss! So how does one get started on the DASH diet? The plan is based on eating real foods and plenty of fruits and vegetables. It encourages low-fat or non-fat dairy, plus whole grains and some nuts, beans and seeds. While emphasizing lower sodium intake, the DASH diet plan is rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Lean meats, fish and poultry are included, but the plan can be followed by vegetarians too. Overall, the DASH diet plan is a healthful, flexible eating approach. It can be delicious. Give it a try by enjoying these tasty DASH diet-friendly recipes!
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Homemade Treatments to Make Hair Thicker

Hair can take a beating from environmental factors like sun exposure, pollutants and toxins. It can also become dry and brittle from the chemicals in hair-care products, particularly hair-coloring agents. Hair is also vulnerable to damage from the regular use of curling irons, hair dryers and heated rollers. A wide assortment of shampoos and conditioners promise to thicken your hair and improve its overall health. There are also a number of essential oils and other ingredients you may try at home to help enhance the fullness of your locks.
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How to Repair Damaged Hair Without Cutting it

Is your hair dry and dull? Do you have split ends and frizz? Hair is damaged easily, but it takes time to repair it. The good news is you can use the following techniques to restore its health to make your hair look better. Rescue damaged hair and practice habits that will keep your hair healthy.Sun exposure, chlorine, harsh chemicals in coloring, straightening and perming and heat stress from curling irons and blow dryers all conspire to make your hair porous, brittle, dry and dull. Although many stylists recommend snipping off damaged ends, you can take some steps to repair your damaged hair while keeping the length intact.
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Boost Your Mood With The Negative Ions Hidden In All Your Daily Routines

Maybe you heard somewhere that negative ions can boost your depressed mood, especially during winter. A few studies happen and suddenly negative ion generators can increase feelings of well-being, and devices that emit positive ions like microwaves and air conditioners are suddenly no-nos.

Now questions burgeon in your mind. Are there steps I can proactively take to feel better, that I'm just not thinking about? Before you purchase that ion generator sitting in your Amazon cart or write off the entire theory as pseudoscience, here's what you need to know about negative ion therapy and what it can do for you.
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12 Yoga Exercises For Slimming Your Face

We all are Keira Knightleys or Angelina Jolies. Only, we don’t realize it due to layers of fat on our faces.

Most of us are so worried about the fat in our body that we forget to notice the fat in our face. But you know what – even that is damaging our looks.

We all know yoga helps us reduce belly fat, and you can also lose weight through yoga. So what can you do to get rid of those flabby cheeks and double chin? Well, there are a number of effective facial exercises – and that’s what this post is all about.
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9 Essential Face Packs For Skin Whitening

Every woman desires a fairer and whiter skin tone. At least all Indian women do! We are brought up with that admiration for fairness that just tends to over take everything else. And we keep on hunting for ways and means to attain that favored skin tone may it be store bought or home made!

Talking of getting that whiter complexion, free from patches and pigmentation, homemade face mask for skin whitening have proven to be the most successful solution till date!
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12 Reasons Men Should Do Yoga Every Day

The misconception is that yoga is a lighter form of fitness training, better suited to women, may cause some men to miss out on the health benefits. One reason for this misconception is that yoga has become associated with flexibility rather than strength. However, evidence shows that the mind-body practice can also be very effective in increasing overall strength and building muscle, making it a valuable part of any man's fitness routine.
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Grooming Tips to Reduce Shedding

Shedding is a natural, healthy process in all cats, in which they shed in order to remove dead hair which can cause skin irritation.
Shedding helps to replenish your kitty’s fur and keep it in tip-top shape – basically, there is no way around it. But we’ll tell you the science behind why cat’s shed, the breeds that shed the least, and how to clean it and keep shedding under control.
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