The Refreshing Fruit Your Never Knew You Needed

With a red, rough outer skin, a white, almost shiny surface beneath, and a sweet, slightly tart flavor, lychee is a certainly a unique fruit.

Native to China, lychee’s cultivation dates back as far as 2,000 BC, but it was first introduced to the West in the late 1700s. Its main production now takes place in China, followed by India, Southeast Asia, Australia, Mexico and parts of southern Africa.

According to an article published in the Pharmacognosy Review, lychee contains about 72 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit, which is about 86 percent of the daily recommended intake.

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Working Out Doesn’t Have to be a Drag — it can be a Dance!

Working out for some comes naturally. For others, it is a dread. For those who find it dreadful, I do not blame you. The thing that people forget is that there are multiple ways to work out — it is not just the weight room, treadmill, elliptical and stair climber. There are actually ways to get your body moving and while having fun. Dance-based exercise classes can work your upper body, core and lower body, depending on the type of class you take!

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How to Take Photos Like a Pro

With summer upon us, so too is the chance to take stunning photos of all of your outdoor adventures! But, taking the perfect photo is not always as easy as it looks. Here are some tips to help you get some picture-perfect shots.

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Getting Chili 

Despite making your tongue feel like it is on fire and causing tears to well up in your eyes, chili peppers have a lot of health benefits and come in many varieties — with some being less spicy than others!

First cultivated in Central and South America as far back as 7500 BC, chili peppers contain a bioactive plant compound called capsaicin, which is what gives them their spicy kick. The more capsaicin a pepper has, the spicier it will be.

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Keep Calm and Carrot On

There are very few foods that are good for both humans and their best friends, dogs. Carrots happen to be one of them!

Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables in the world, thanks to their many health benefits and enjoyable taste. These orange, crunchy veggies have a very rich supply of nutrients, including an antioxidant that was named after them: beta-carotene.

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