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Salmon salad sandwiches: high in healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids and better for you than tuna

Ten quick tips for the best nutrition, brain boosters, pain relief and more

  1. A salmon salad sandwich is a great alternative to tuna, plus it’s much higher in healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids
  2. Lack of sleep lowers leptin levels (hormones that suppress appetite) and increases ghrelin levels (hormones that boost appetite)
  3. You’d need to walk through an airport full-body scanner 1,000 times to get the same radiation dosage as one standard chest X-ray
  4. Research shows that regular activity can lower the frequency and severity of lower-back pain

Chewing a regular aspirin at the first signs of a heart attack helps prevent the formation of blood clots in the coronary arteries
  6. Most cases of bad breath are caused by oral bacteria, most of which can be effectively removed by flossing
  7. Learning a new language or how to play a musical instrument creates new neural connections, making them excellent 
brain boosters
  8. Men who use anabolic steroids to build muscle can experience serious sexual side-effects, including shrunken testicles and erectile dysfunction
  9. The stress of an unhealthy relationship can put you at increased risk of high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, heart attack and stroke
  10. One cup (250 mL) of vegetable pasta (e.g., spinach) contains only 1 Tbsp./15 mL of actual vegetable purée

Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.