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Friday, November 24, 2017
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A. Ways You Can Help Protect Your Vision
B. Practical Things You Can Do Today
C. Five Most Common Cancers Among Men
D. Chart of high-fiber foods

Ways You Can Help Protect Your Vision
Practical Eye Protection Tips

Nine ways you can help protect your vision

Get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams.
Know your family’s eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with an eye disease or condition, since some are hereditary.
Eat right to protect your sight: In particular, eat plenty of dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens, and fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, albacore tuna, trout, and halibut.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home, such as painting, yard work, and home repairs.
Quit smoking or never start.
Wear sunglasses that block 99 percent-100 percent of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation.
Wash your hands before taking out your contacts and cleanse your contact lenses properly to avoid infection.
Practice workplace eye safety.

Practical Things You Can Do Today
To Decrease Your Chances of Dementia

Here are Some things you can do to better your brain health and work to prevent Alzheimer's disease:

- Learn a second (or third, or fourth) language. ...
- Drink raw fruit and vegetable juices. ...
- Add a vitamin K supplement to your diet. ...
- Reduce stress. ...
- Commit to regular exercise. ...
- Laugh more. ...
- Run 15 miles per week.
- Let your motives be driven by Love
- Learn multiple ways of solving common problems
- Find Ways to Be Gentler and Kinder everyday

Five Most Common Cancers Among Men
Center of Disease Control

Most Common Cancer Found
Among Men in the US

5 Most Common Cancers in Men

Prostate cancer might get all the public awareness campaigns, but to protect men's health, there are additional cancers guys should guard against.

By Chris Iliades, MD

Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

The five most common cancers among American men are:

Prostate Cancer

lung Cancer,

Colorectal Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Skin Melanoma

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now that you know what to watch for, get your cancer IQ up to date with the basics on each of these threats to your health.

Chart of high-fiber foods
Suggestion From Mayo Clinic

Chart of high-fiber foods

Looking to add more fiber to your diet? Fiber — along with adequate fluid intake — moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Here's a look at the fiber content of some common foods. Read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Women should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, while men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day.


Serving size

Total fiber (grams)*

Raspberries 1 cup 8.0
Pear, with skin 1 medium 5.5
Apple, with skin 1 medium 4.4
Banana 1 medium 3.1
Orange 1 medium 3.1
Strawberries (halves) 1 cup 3.0
Figs, dried 2 medium 1.6
Raisins 1 ounce (60 raisins) 1.0

Grains, cereal and pasta

Serving size

Total fiber (grams)*

Spaghetti, whole-wheat, cooked 1 cup 6.3
Barley, pearled, cooked 1 cup 6.0
Bran flakes 3/4 cup 5.5
Oat bran muffin 1 medium 5.2
Oatmeal, instant, cooked 1 cup 4.0
Popcorn, air-popped 3 cups 3.6
Brown rice, cooked 1 cup 3.5
Bread, rye 1 slice 1.9
Bread, whole-wheat 1 slice 1.9

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