Juicing trend is one nutritional fad

One of the more nutritious trends currently sweeping the nation is juicing. Individuals are throwing their favorite fruits and vegetables into food processers and enjoying the fresh fluid that flows forth. This healthy fad can help individuals load up on important phytonutrients.

Fruits and vegetables are among the best sources of a number of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients, all of which have been shown to support brain health and heart health. However, people often feel like they don't have the time to eat all that they should. Juicing is a practical answer to this problem.

People can throw several servings of fruits and vegetables into the blender and consume the product in just a couple minutes, even when they're on the go. Compared to fad diets and other fitness routines, this new trend is actually a very effective way for individuals to support their health without too much effort.

For those who do not own a food processer, there many nutritional phytonutrient drinks they can buy that are essentially the same thing as fresh processed juices.

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Drinking a protein drink after a workout could keep your muscles youthful

Exercise is crucial for healthy aging, which has inspired a number of individuals to stay active into their later years. However, there are methods of increasing the body's ability to stay younger that can be coupled with physical activity.

A new study published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal suggests that drinking protein drinks after a workout could help maintain muscles even as they age. The researchers suggest that this study is important because it will help older individuals stay active longer.

"It is not a mystery that exercise and nutrition help slow the aging process," said Benjamin F. Miller, one of the researchers of the study. "Studies such as ours help to explain how exercise and nutrition work so that we can better take advantage of those pathways to slow the aging process."

Older individuals may want to keep this in mind if they want to keep their muscles strong to help with workouts.

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Resveratrol linked to possible health benefits

Red wine has been the subject of many new studies, several of which suggest that it provides health benefits. Resveratrol, one of the active ingredients in the alcoholic drink, is an antioxidant that has been linked with improving heart health, according to one research initiative.

Researchers at Marywood University asked volunteers to take resveratrol supplements in an effort to test how human heart health was affected by the antioxidant. Much of the past research had been done on animals, and this study featured 44 individuals, according to Go Lackawanna News.

The call for human testing came when the French were exploring the possible benefits of drinking red wine, lead author Dr. James Smoliga noted. Results from the study are being gathered as similar research is underway to determine the health effects of resveratrol.

The health benefits of red wine were also recently outlined in a study on blood flow and oxygen to the brain, according to The Telegraph.

The amount of research on the effects of this antioxidant demonstrated the potential benefits of taking resveratrol. Taking this in the form of a supplement may improve heart health.  

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Purity Products Perfect Purples Video

Dr. Neil Levin talks about the importance of fruits and vegetables and feeling your best. Purity Products’ Perfect Purples is a delicious phytonutrient drink that combines 19 powerful exotic fruits and vegetables including Acai, Gogi, Mangosteen and more.

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