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Selenium Makes a Huge Impact in Small Doses


When searching or shopping for the best foods to consume, it’s generally healthier to go with the all natural option versus the one with artificial flavors, right? When it comes to the mineral selenium, it doesn’t get much more natural as it’s typically found in soil. Although it’s found in many foods, many people do not have enough selenium in their system.

The good news is the body only requires a tiny bit of selenium every day, and it’s important not to overdo it. Thankfully, the selenium that naturally occurs in foods typically provides just the right amount the body needs without going overboard or “overdosing”.

Selenium functions as a powerful antioxidant that also goes a long way in assisting with chronic disease prevention, proper thyroid function, and immune system function. Sufficient selenium can also help to decrease the odds of various types of cancer including breast, lung, and prostate cancer thanks to its positive effects on boosting the immune system defenses.

Keeping in mind that it’s important to take selenium in small daily doses, our Hop Step Jump Energy Bars have just enough to keep your immune system in tip top shape provided you’re also following a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

This update is brought to you by Hop Step Jump health energy bars. Our non-GMO all natural energy bars are gluten-free and use the finest ingredients including bee pollen, chia seeds, whey protein, maca powder and more. For more information call 954-818-9641 or visit us at www.hopstepjumpenergybars.com.

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Lose Weight with Chia Seeds

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Assuming you’ve read our previous blog about chia seeds, you may be aware that these tiny seeds pack a number of health benefits. They’re also incredibly effective when it comes to losing weight, something we’ll focus on a little more today.

Per the American Nutrition Association, about 28 grams of chia seeds come packed with just over 130 calories. These seeds have a mere nine grams of fat or roughly thirteen percent. With their low cholesterol, dietary fiber, and manganese, chia seeds are small but pack a huge punch.

Consuming chia seeds as a means of losing weight does have its pros. Its soluble fiber content will help to control your hunger by filling you up, helping with making sure that you don’t eat too much and they are also high in protein. They assist with lowering cholesterol and they can lower your fat absorption considerably. Should you wish to boost your weight loss efforts, increasing protein intake while cutting down on carbs and calories can potentially help.

There are different ways to consume chia seeds, or you can always munch on our Hop Step Jump Energy Bars that already have them as one of five healthy superfoods. These superfoods also include beet powder, cardamom, maca power, and bee pollen.

This update is brought to you by Hop Step Jump health energy bars. Our non-GMO all natural energy bars are gluten-free and use the finest ingredients including bee pollen, chia seeds, whey protein, maca powder and more. For more information call 954-818-9641 or visit us at www.hopstepjumpenergybars.com.

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Zinc: More Than Just a Cold Remedy

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When most people think of zinc in regards to their personal health, they probably imagine a natural cold remedy. In other words, something that is only necessary whenever the common cold emerges. However, zinc—a type of mineral—is, in fact, a daily necessity required by the body in small amounts to ensure that important functions are performed and that it remains healthy. A lack of zinc may lead to becoming sick more often, frequently feeling lethargic, poor concentration, and it may even stunt growth.

If you’re the active type, zinc will directly affect your performance and strength development because it plays a major role in hormone production. Having a sufficient amount of zinc in the body allows for a better release of testosterone and growth factor. Not only can zinc improve performance and muscle development among men and women, it can also boost recovery after a workout.

Having adequate levels of zinc in the body may actually stave off and prevent many severe health problems, including various types of cancer like breast, prostate, colon, lung, and more. It is also essential in cardiovascular heath. A lack of zinc could lead to a greater buildup of bad cholesterol.

You’ll find a small amount of zinc in our Hop Step Jump Energy Bars, perfect for a pre or post workout snack.

This update is brought to you by Hop Step Jump health energy bars. Our non-GMO all natural energy bars are gluten-free and use the finest ingredients including bee pollen, chia seeds, whey protein, maca powder and more. For more information call 954-818-9641 or visit us at www.hopstepjumpenergybars.com.

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Bees are coming Back

 

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Study published in Biology Letters finds Argentine ants may be contributing to decline in honeybee population; biologist Alexandra Sebastien of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, who leads research, says ants can carry deformed wing virus, which is linked to bee colony collapse. MORE
SEP. 11, 2015
United States Court of Appeals in San Francisco rules Environmental Protection Agency was wrong in permitting Dow AgroSciences insecticide, which was toxic to honeybees, onto market; cancels its approval. MORE
AUG. 10, 2015
Three-acre green space atop Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, planted with thousands of sedum plants, briefly becomes foraging destination for hundreds, possibly thousands, of bees; experts have no explanation for the sudden appearance and equally rapid disappearance of the pollinators, but say they would be unlikely to have moved across East River to Manhattan. MORE
JUL. 28, 2015
Study published in The Journal of Environmental Chemistry reports finding insecticides containing neonicotinoids, which have been linked to colony collapse disorder, in more than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from hives in Massachusetts. MORE
JUL. 10, 2015
Study in journal Science proposes warming temperatures as reason bees are shrinking away from southern limits of their North American and European ranges; research tracked bumblebee travels and observed range shrinkage from southern border by as much as 190 miles since 1970s; results may explain declining bumblebee species, but critics say study does not make strong case climate change is main cause. MORE