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5 Foods to Fight Fall Allergies

Forover 35  million Americans, the transition into autumn means a lot more than just apple cider and snuggling into sweatshirts. Instead of enjoying the beautiful season, we celebrate the passing of Labor Day with our eyes constantly watering and a box of tissues close at hand. Common fall allergens include many substances that are hard to avoid altogether, like ragweed pollen and molds. With the many outdoor activities in the fall,  many are forced to choose between staying inside and missing out on the fun or a host of unpleasant allergy symptoms. Luckily, there are natural ways to combat the effects of fall allergies.

What Not to Feed Fluffy

Normally at JGA Network we focus on human health, but for many of our readers, the health of their pets is just as important. We all know that chocolate is bad for dogs, but does anyone know why? While feeding our dogs and other animals with specially formulated food is easy, we often share our own food with them as well. Here are a couple things to look out for before you decide to hand off your scraps.

1) Chocolate.

Chocolate is well known as the nemesis of dogs, and yet many think that it’s ok to sneak a cookie now and then. The chemical theobromine, as well as caffeine, that is present in chocolate is toxic to dogs after a certain amount. That amount varies by dog breed and size, so it’s better to just avoid your dog getting his nose into any chocolate. Symptoms can range anywhere from diarrhea and vomiting to death in as little as 24 hours.

Promoting Weight Loss with Nuts

Nuts can contain significant amount of nutrients, which include healthy fats and proteins that are good for your diet and weight loss program. A number of weight loss programs include use of nuts in form of staple foods. However, before including nuts into your weight loss diet plan, you must be aware of the nuts that help in promoting weight loss. All nuts are not beneficial for people looking to lose weight. Besides, you must also know the right way of having nuts for attaining weight loss goals.

If you are looking to cut off the excess pounds, never consume nuts containing added flavors and salts; these nuts contain unhealthy amount of sodium and are also high in calories.

Weight Loss Tips, Part 1

There are many factors to consider when choosing and implementing a rapid weight loss plan. The first question you need to ask yourself is, is this a sustainable plan? Meaning, will I be able to stick to it after I start it? Any diet plan can take some time to see results, and if you do not have the motivation, dedication, and impatience to see it through you will never see results with any weight loss plan.

The next question to ask is if you have the information you need to achieve the results and be successful. While only you can help answer that first question, there is help on the second. Following are a number of  weight loss tips that will help you achieve results with your rapid weight loss plan.