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7 Cheap Anti-Aging Foods

Not that these foods will make you stop growing old, but they can effectively delay aging. And mind you, they're cheap and easily available, though grossly neglected.

1. Avocado - how much does an avocado cost in Manila today? About P40 a kilo. Well, that's cheaper than if you're addicted to smoking and drinking. Avocado is rich in Vitamin E and B complex--the first is anti-aging and the second for nerve health. Both promote skin health. Potassium in avocado moisturizes and hydrates the skin.

2. Watermelon - rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. It prevents skin wrinkles and discoloration that comes with aging.

3. Papaya - you see papaya everywhere. And it's just about P30 to P40 a big piece. Papaya is rich in Vitamins A, C and E--all anti-aging and anti skin wrinkling. It is also said to promote natural skin tone.

4. Apple - it's everywhere, too, and in various types. I love Fuji apples. Apples with bright red colors though are better peeled than eaten wit…

Easy Secret to Live Longer and More Meaningful

Lots and lots of people ask me one vital tip to a longer, more meaningful life. Many others obviously need the tip but are hopelessly entangled in the complications of life--and yet not know it.

After examining things and having tried a lot of lifestyles in my hectic but meaningless life before, I learned one thing--keep things simple. There's so much wisdom in that. Yet, so few get it. They think busyness is the way to go--because it looks smart and productive.

Yet.in fact, the whole point of life  is to keep things in their simplest possible form. That's the secret to a full and meaningful healthy life that has power for a long life.

Well, it's not a guarantee that you'd live to a full ripe age of say 90 or a hundred. But even if you die young, you'd feel having lived a long, full and satisfactory life if you had kept things simple.

How do I know that? Have I experienced dying young?

Nope, but Jesus have. He died at 33 but lived a full, meaningful and healthy li…

Things that Make You Think Slower

Nobody wants to be a slow thinker, right? Well, let me think............

If you find yourself thinking less effectively (and less correctly) than before--and you're not yet 40 like I am (wait, am I 40 or 50?)--it's probably something else than age that makes you like that.
Pondering is a different thing from slow thinking, mind you. Pondering (as against brooding, another different word) is healthy.
Actually, being 40, 50 or 60 should not automatically make you less mentally sharp. Truth is, the brain is designed to grow more as we age, not shrink. But why does it sometimes shrink and lead to mental illnesses like dementia? 
It's because of some things around us we're not aware of. Like the following:
Tap Water.Tap water is better than purified or distilled water. But the problem is, tap water sometimes have fluoride. Fluoride lowers your IQ, says experts. For water with no fluoride, having it undergo reverse osmosis filtration works. But this may also eliminate water miner…

This One Thing May be Killing Your Brain (Or How to Detox Your Brain)

You should be detoxifying your brain, or else you're setting it up for the worse. A lot of folks don't realize it, but there's one thing in their lives that make them kill their brains--and it's something worse than the brain-devouring zombies I saw in one scary movie.

What is it?

Lack of sleep.

Believe it or not, this one, almost harmless-looking thing has been responsible for a lot of brain diseases, among them Alzheimer's, health experts say. And sleep is not just about the brain.

Look at these facts on restful sleeping:
It recharges your overall body system. It refreshes you like nothing on earth can.It decreases stress hormones.It lessens fatigue.It protects the brain from toxicity and damage. The fifth benefit is quite interesting.
One study done at the University of Rochester Medical Center discovered how the brain does its natural detoxification of harmful wastes acquired during the day with sleep.

A good sleep enables your brain to pump spinal fluid to you…

Paris Terrorist Attack and Health and Fitness

Recently, the world was shocked to see what it thought would never happen--terrorists attacking a major city of a world superpower.

Paris, attacked by terrorists?

As I watched the videos, I couldn't help noticing people jumping out of windows to escape to safety. There was even a woman hanging just outside a window, her hands clutching desperately on the window sill.

It's clear then that in times of serious emergencies like a sudden and violent terrorist attack that can happen even in the safety of a modern city far away from wars, you need some athletic ability to escape with your life. You need to be healthy and fit. And the time to be so is now.

Don't wait for terrorism to reach your shores before you start getting healthy and fit. Start training now. And anyone can start doing it today, even if you haven't exercised all your life, especially with the help of my upcoming ebook, "My Secrets to Cheap, Simple, and Safe Fitness Easy to Keep Up With" (Exercise…

Berries are Excellent for Health. But They're Costly. Here's a Cheap Alternative

Aside from being high in Vitamin C, fiber, powerful antioxidants and low in their glycemic index, berries are delicious. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries. And cherries, too, though a distant relative of berries.

You can eat lots of cherries and not worry about your blood sugar count. If late at night you feel like eating dessert, then go for cherries.

Problem is, berries (especially cherries) cost a  lot. Most of us middle income people can't afford to buy and eat them often. We probably eat cherries only during birthdays or Christmas when special cakes we buy are topped with cherries.

But eat them like bananas everyday?

But there may be a good alternative to cherries and costly berries--our very own native berries, like duhat and aratelis (or arateris).

Well, duhat is seasonal, but aratelis isn't. If you have an aratelis tree, it bears fruit the whole year. We once had one in our backyard and it just couldn't stop bearing fruit. And it needed no special attention. …

Never Do These 3 Things if You Don't Want to Destroy Your Health

Never do these 3 things if you don't want to destroy your health. And don't think these are optional.

Even some fitness buff often fail in this. More so those who don't give a damn about fitness, whatsoever. The buffs do all the workouts and observe the strictest diets--and keep fit--and yet keep doing 3 things they shouldn't be doing if they want to stay healthy--get so busy, always be in a rush and prefer anything instant.

1. So Busy

Most people today are helplessly addicted to this--keeping themselves so busy. I've seen how they consider it mortal sin to relax and simply hang around now and then. If they see you relaxing, you're dead meat. They want everyone around them busy as they are.

Don't be like that. Get busy with things that really matter but never get so busy always. It will kill you. So-busy will stress you up so much (that's what it does to millions of people today) and produce countless free radicals in you that destroy your body.

2. Rushi…

How Healthy is Oatmeal?

I love oatmeal any time of day. It's best for breakfast but I eat it anytime I feel hungry--that is, if there's any oatmeal around. If you feel like snacking, oatmeal is among best.

And it's cheap!

A kilo would probably cost you around P70 in Manila. And how many cups of oatmeal would that make? Oatmeal would help you keep up with your cheap health and fitness with middle income budget.

You may try instant oatmeal if you're always in a hurry, but some health experts prefer whole grain oatmeals you have to cook before eating. Because I work at home online, I have time to cook. I'm seldom in a hurry with life and that's how I prefer to live. As much as possible, I stay away from instant, so busy and rush.

I love my big bowl of oatmeal with lots of fruits on top--bananas, melons, papaya, kaimito, or strawberries if there are any around. Then pour on some milk and that's it. You can blend the whole thing, too. I seldom put sugar in my milk.

But, is oatmeal rea…

One Simple Reason Why Most People are Sickly Today

I sometimes find myself in hospitals nowadays, not because I'm sickly but because some people are. I have to visit them being good friends of mine.

And what I note is this--there's often one simple reason why most people are sickly today--they don't eat enough fresh fruits.

And really, it costs cheap to get rid of diseases most of the time.

Well, it's different when most of your life you've been eating little to no fruit, and then you get sickly and you suddenly decide to eat lots of fruits from now on. It simply wouldn't work like when you start eating fruits way before you get sickly.

Although you can always try starting now even if you're already sickly.

Problem is, people see fresh fruits as mere dessert. They don't see it as a meal or part of a main meal. Moreover, you don't eat fruits like desserts you eat after eating main meals. You should eat fruits before eating anything. Lots of people do not know this simple health practice--or know it …