1. A 2010 study found that ginger can help reduce exercise-induced muscle pain by up to 25%. Consider incorporating ginger into your post-workout meals!
2. A 2012 study found that drinking up to six cups of coffee per day can reduce all-cause mortality by 10% in men and 15% in women.
3. According to TIME magazine, fruit juices tend to have more calories and sugar than soda. Most fruit beverages contain less than 10% of real fruit and the rest is water, sugar, and flavoring.
4. Blackberries, raspberries and strawberries are not true berries. Examiner explains that fruit is classified according to what the flesh/pulp is like and how the seeds are arranged. Berries are fruits that are fleshy all the way through and come from only one ovary. Surprisingly, real berries include pumpkins, avocado, tomatoes, bananas and watermelon.
5. Eggs contain the highest quality food protein known. All parts of an egg are edible, including the shell, which has a high calcium content.
6. Dark chocolate is actually healthy for you. It contains antioxidants and fiber. Dark chocolate also helps reduce the risk of stroke.
7. The infusion of lemon into green tea allows more antioxidants to survive in your system to reduce free radicals and promote good health.
8. Most Americans don’t drink enough water every day. To find out how much you need, divide how many pounds you weigh by 2. Take that number and drink that many ounces of water per day.
9. In a 2011 study, a reported 10% of Americans don’t eat breakfast each day. Eating breakfast increases your metabolism and gives us energy. Take some time to eat breakfast daily.
10. Culinary Arts 360 says that Americans consume the most ice cream in the world, totaling about 26 liters every year per person. If you’re craving ice cream, a good substitute is frozen yogurt.