The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #118 – Taco Flavored Kale Chip Recipe, How Vegans Can Boost Metabolism, and a Remedy for Insomnia


Here’s a recap of the best health and fitness articles I’ve read over the past week.

Spicy Taco Flavored Kale Chips

A coworker sent this to me but I haven’t tried it yet. I love plain ol’ homemade kale chips using olive oil, salt and sometimes cayenne, so I’m sure I’ll love these. Very gourmet!

My Unexpected Journey into PubMed

If you love doing research and if you’ve ever thought about trying to get a study published, there are some helpful tips for first-timers here. Some researcher I am though, I didn’t even know about jissn. It’s open-access and all articles are freely available to everyone and without registration. Cool!

This DIY Treadmill Desk Helps You Stay Fit While You Work

I would have never thought about buying a simple adjustable workbench to use as a standing desk. It’s not likely that I’ll set up a treadmill desk, but a simple standing desk would be awesome.

Increase Metabolism on a Vegan Diet

I never thought much about my body temperature being regulated by the food I eat but I get it checked regularly as part of my blood donation routine and I’m normal (usually around 98.4). I’m interested in seeing how some of my other vegan friends test.

Spybike and Spylamp bicycle GPS trackers

My local news station ran an investigative story about how bike thieves will steal pretty much any bike and they used the SpyLamp from this company to track down the thieves. I want one! It’s a GPS built right into a working taillight which will notify you by text messages if your bike moves.

Can’t Fall Back Asleep? “Sleepy Dust”—An Unconventional Nutritional Remedy for Insomnia

I don’t wake up in the middle of the night very often but it does happen occasionally. It happened just last weekend actually, but I don’t mind too much when I don’t have to work the next day. I wish I would’ve known about this a long time ago. Al you need is 5 tbsp organic cane sugar, 1 tbsp sucanat/rapadura, and 2 tsp. real sea salt. Easy! When you need it just take a pinch of your mixture.

16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

We’ve grown only green onions from their scraps here at our house. We love it! I can’t wait to try these other ideas.

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