Eating healthy is the best way to keep your immune system in its top shape. Having your immune system up and running means your body will be very healthy and strong against many viruses and diseases. Having your body strong and healthy may lower your insurance costs.
What? Is that true? Yep, it’s true, eating healthy may save you money on health insurance. Actually these kind of savings have been in effect in health insurance industry for quiet a while now.
There are special programs available through some insurance companies where you can get credit for having a healthy lifestyle. Is having a health credit legal? Yes, it is. The HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) does contain some guidelines against imposing different deductibles and premiums based on someone’s health situation. But the United Healthcare applied a Vital Measures program which uses a high deductible health care plan together with a fully insured supplemental plan that can reimburse the co-payments or deductibles which suppose to be exempt from HIPAA. Continue reading →
Having insurance is one of the necessities in life; and one of the more important is health insurance. Unfortunately, many people do not have one. The risks of not having insurance can be great, as several experts attribute increase in bankruptcies directly to costs of healthcare. But, before you ask for health insurance quotes, let’s consider the following advice for health insurance:
- Do research and comparison of insurance providers
Use the internet to review insurance carriers. Check out their track record. Referrals can also help in researching. By doing these things, you can have a better understanding of the insurance quotes you will receive. Continue reading →
Shopping for a Health Insurance can sometimes be very difficult. People usually ask which type of Health Insurance is better, or if they are qualified to get the one they want to get. Also, knowing what’s more affordable and more beneficial can save you lots of headaches. In this article I’ll try to explain the 3 popular types of Health Insurance which people should know about.
- State-Sponsored Health Insurance. This is a very valuable Health Insurance for the low-income families, or for those who are unemployed, or for the employees who don’t benefit from a group plan and senior citizens. State-sponsored health insurance plans include Medicare and Medicaid. Pretty much these plans accommodate the limited-income individuals and families. Below are some of the benefits of the state-sponsored health insurance:
- Either Free or the cheapest insurance option there is
- Doesn’t depend on the pre-existing health issues
- Decreases out-of-pocket costs over some period of time Continue reading →
Are you trying to decide if you should or shouldn’t get an insurance for your car, health, life, or home? If your answer to that question is Yes, then this article can definitely help you make a better decision. More and more people these days are trying to make a decision between having an insurance or avoiding buying it. With huge premiums and rates lots of us are not able to afford the insurance plan that we would like to have. At the same time many people aren’t doing enough research before jumping into conclusions.
Here is a general list below which explains the Pros of having an insurance for your Car, your Home, your Health, or your Life: Continue reading →
- Watermelons can reduce abdominal fat buildup and heart-clogging arterial plaque
The University of Kentucky’s group of researchers has demonstrated that consumption of the juice from the watermelon fruit has noteworthy impact on the arteries-clogging plaque deposition through the alteration of the blood lipids and through the reduction of the accumulation of belly fat. Heart disease is one of the major causes of death, taking millions of lives each year. The atherosclerosis or the hardening of arteries leading to heart attack is the most common form. There are wide varieties of melon species that have been showing signs of being beneficial to the human health. Through regular consumption of watermelon, fat deposition as well as weight can be managed effectively whilst the risks associated with heart diseases is lowered.
In their experiment, the researchers used mice (with a diet-induced with high cholesterol) and were given watermelon juice along with normal diet. A control group was also set: mice being fed with typical diet and plain water. After studying for eight weeks, mice having watermelon juice in their diet had lower body weight in comparison to the control group and this decrease in weight is attributed to decrease in fat mass. Lean mass is basically equal. Still, there are important findings such as viable muscle tissue and loss of weight because abdominal body fat was lost. Continue reading →
Corn is pretty popular around the whole world, but it is called many different names. In United States it is mainly called Corn, but in agriculture and science people call it Maize. In Ukraine and Russia it is called Кукуруза (Kookoorooza), but in Southern Africa it is referred to as Malie (or Mielie). Corn’s binomial name is Zea Mays from the Poaceae family. Continue reading →
For this article I decided to share my family’s current Healthy Energy Salad which we have been enjoying. Yep, I said my family, not just me or my wife, the kids LOVE it too. I mean seriously, this is not “one of those salads” or “healthy but disgusting” meals. This salad is very easy to make and almost totally Raw, the corn and the olives came from cans. Also, this salad doesn’t get disgustingly soft, soggy, and rotten for at least three or more days. Continue reading →
Have ever heard of a fruit called Date? Not as time date, but Date as a name of an actual fruit. I’ve never heard of these fruits until recently some of friends and family started talking about them and even letting me try some. Their taste, look, and feel somewhat reminds me of raisins only in a tripled or quadrupled size. Dates have an elongated shape. Continue reading →
Vitamin A is also known as Retinal, Beta Carotene, or Vitamin A Retinol. It’s trade name is Aquasola. There are two forms of Vitamin A can be found in foods, Retinol and Carotene form. Carotene form consists of Alpha-Carotene, Beta-Carotene, Gamma-Carotene, and Beta-Cryptoxanthin (or Xanthophyll). Since Vitamin A is a fat-soluble, it is very easy to overdose on it. Vitamin A is very good for the retina of the eye which can improve the low-light vision and the color vision.
The Health Benefits of Vitamin A are:
- Improves Eyesight
- Supports Good Vision
- Fights Viral Infections
- Protects from Viral Infections
- Reduces Chances of Night Blindness
- Moisturizes Skin
- Moisturizes Eyes
- Moisturizes Mucous
- Antioxidant Support
- Protects from Free Radicals Continue reading →
I love eating fresh sweet apricots. Another reason I love apricots is because they are very healthy. Some people get confused between apricots and peaches. Apricots are smaller, less fuzzy and their kernels (or seeds) have a smooth shell. Peaches on the other hand are larger than apricots, and they have much fuzzier skin and their seeds have a really thick and veiny shell. In this article I’ll be talking mainly about apricots, but if you want to read about peaches, then go to this article called “Peaches Nutrients and Benefits“.
Binomial name of apricots is Prunus Armeniaca from the family of Rosaceae. In Russian language apricot is called Aбрикос, you can pronounce it like this Abreekoss, or something like that ;) Some people believe that apricots are native fruits of Armenia, because of its scientific name Prunus Armeniaca which means Armenian Plum. Apricot trees are pretty sensitive to big temperature changes, but the healthier trees should be able to withstand those temperatures. Continue reading →