HEALTH TIP: Water

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Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin in shape. It keeps your skin moist, which then makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. It also helps your cells take in nutrients and get rid of toxins. Plus, it helps with blood flow and keeps your skin glowing.

The common advice is to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but you may not need exactly that many. The water in fruits, veggies, juice and milk counts toward your total.

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HEALTH TIP: Artificial Food Colorings

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These chemical dyes are used in food to spruce up their look. You have seen them used in candy, condiments, soda, cheese and sports drinks to enhance the color of the food.

Artificial food colors have been associated with hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. They have also been found to worsen asthma.

For more than 30 years, scientists have examined the side-effects of artificial food colors, but the results remain mixed. As a result, it is always safer to avoid them.

To know if a product has artificial food colorings, look for the following on food labels: Brilliant Blue (Blue No.1), Indigotine (Blue No. 2), Fast Green (Green No. 3), Erythrosine (Red No. 3), Allura Red (Red No. 40), Tartrazine (Yellow No. 5) and Sunset Yellow (Yellow No. 6).

Instead, look for products with natural food colorings such as Betanin, which is extracted from beets.

8 Beers That Contain Harmful Ingredients

According to TrueActivist.com, “foods and non alcoholic beverages are required to list their ingredients and are monitored by the FDA,” but beer does not fall in either category. Many beers include the following harmful ingredients:

  • GMO Corn Syrup
  • GMO Corn
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Fish Bladder
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Natural Flavors
  • GMO Sugars
  • Caramel Coloring
  • Insect-Based Dyes
  • Carrageenan
  • BPA

To find out which beers contain these ingredients watch the video above.

 

HEALTH TIP: Avoiding Smoke and Secondhand Smoke

Not only does smoking shorten your life, but it can also reduce the quality of life, even if it’s someone else’s smoke. In the United States, secondhand smoke is responsible for around 34,000 deaths from heart disease and 7,300 deaths from lung cancer every year, according to the Center of Disease Control.

The good news is that it is never too late to quit and you might find that motivation in this study. The prospective study on 1.3 million female smokers in the United Kingdom, published in The Lancet in 2012, revealed that women may gain more than 10 years of extra life if they quit smoking in their 30s or 40s.