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Carotenoids have long been known for their nutritional value and capacity to boost the body against nasty diseases. They ought to be top of your eating list for the good they do but maybe, from time to time, we just need to remind ourselves how valuable and easily sourced these foods are. The top 10 are:
- Baked sweet potato
- Cooked carrots
- Cooked dark green leafy greens
- Cos/romaine lettuce
- Cantaloupe melon
- Sweet red capsicums
- Dried apricots
- Cooked peas
- Cooked broccoli
- Cooked peas
There is a really well explained piece on How Stuff Works about the current research into carotenoids and how they impact positively on health. it’s a bit of a long read but well worth it because it is so enlightening. The very latest research is on older adults and how carotenoids appear to improve brain function and thinking. Well worth investigating and pursuing further. Nutrition for any age group is essential but if it impacts on how well you thing then it’s to be highly encouraged.
Overall, Avidan thinks that the risk to most people losing sleep from e-readers is minimal. “For a typical person who doesn’t have problems falling asleep, if they’re using a Kindle or an iPad or whatever, they probably don’t need to worry,” Avidan told TechNewsDaily.
raises a number of issues about electronic screen and the impact they may have on our sleep patterns and eyes, particularly if they are back lit and the blue rays are something which can interfere with our eyes. None of this is yet proven but I should like to think it is being investigated to ensure people who use computer screens for a long time and then pocket device and portable device screens are aware of bad habits they may develop in terms of the way they place the screen. Then the screen use needs to be looked at in terms of what is emitted and how it is affecting us.Last time I visited my optometrist he actually went through a mini lesson about computer screens and how I should have mine placed. It all made sense and it was very helpful. I have had a lot less eye strain since then.