Pros & Cons of Food Supplements

Half of American adults take some type of supplement. Photo Credit Thinkstock Images/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Over half of the adults in the U.S. use at least one type of dietary supplement, the most common being multivitamins, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The term “supplements” encompasses a variety of products such as vitamins and minerals, herbs and enzymes. Taking the right supplements can be beneficial to your health, but they are not without risk. Never take any type of supplement without first talking to your doctor.

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Cost Comparison: LEDs vs Traditional Halogen Lighting [Infographic]

Originally posted by Chris Horridge on Expert Electrical
Thank you Brit for sharing!

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Buying in Second Hand (online) shops, Car Boot Sales and Flea Markets

I love flea markets, I love second hand shops. If I can find something I like, or something I think it would be useful or “pretty” but is cheaper than if I would buy it on a store… I really wouldn’t mind if it was already used, as long as is still functional. I support this market because I think is part of an “eco-lifestyle”. What would be the point of upcycling and reusing if I’m buying more and more stuff from the big companies/stores? To me, I’m supporting the local business but also I’m avoiding the big consumerism. “Somebody’s trash, may be somebody’s treasure”. And if that comes with the “plus” of helping some charity cause, even better!

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The 13 Greatest Things About Being Vegetarian

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Dearest guacamole and hummus, they don’t love you like I love you.

Becoming vegetarian isn’t a mistake, it’s just a missed steak. Although not eating meat is often perceived to be some sort of grand suffering, the vegetarian lifestyle should really be something of envy.

Below are 13 of the best things about being a vegetarian.

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1. A potentially longer lifespan.

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Although not all vegetarians are necessarily healthy, on average, refraining from eating meat has been linked to longer lives, with a recent study claiming a 12 percent longer average lifespan. All the more time to enjoy pasta and falafel.

2. Better sex?

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Whether vegetarians really have “better sex” is up for debate, as it seems unlikely that any head of broccoli has ever come with sex tips. But eating red meat may lead to decreased libido and lower blood flow, which could contribute to erectile dysfunction. Sperm quality also might be better in vegetarians, although the study on this was conducted on monkeys.

3. Restaurants include guacamole and hummus in vegetarian options.

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It’s extremely annoying when restaurants charge the same price for vegetarian options even when that means paying over $10 for just pasta with sauce. Keeping this in mind, it’s a huge plus when places like Chipotle offer guacamole free of charge if you’re ordering the vegetarian option. This should become standard practice, if you ask us.

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