Everyday, there are thousands of charities looking for donations. However, the question on most people’s mind is how efficiently do the charity I donate to handle the money? How much of the donations are they using for actual programs?
Below is a list of the best health related charities to donate to based on their financial documents.
- American Kidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund‘s mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. In 2014, the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related grant assistance to more than 84,000 low-income dialysis patients in 50 states, and provided free kidney health screenings in cities across the country. The American Kidney Fund is the most efficient in handling its donations by spending a whopping 97% on programs directly related to its mission while costing only a measly $3 in fundraising for every $100 received. Tax ID 23-7124261.
- American Red Cross
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; communications services and comfort for military members and their family members; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety; and international relief and development programs. 90% of its cash budget is spent on programs directly related to its mission while costing $18 in fundraising for every $100. Tax ID 53-0196605.
- Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Established by actor Michael J. Fox in 2000, the Fox Foundation has since become the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s disease research in the world. In 2010, the Fox foundation launched the first large-scale clinical study on evolution biomarkers of the disease at a cost of 45 million dollars over 5 years. 89% of its cash budget is spent on research while it takes $7 to raise every $100. Tax ID 13-4141945.
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Basically, losing weight and belly fat fast equals eating less and burning more. To achieve results in a much shorter time, you need to raise awareness of what goes in your mouth and burning more than you eat, which you automatically achieve when you lift weights. You will also need to buy your own groceries and prepare your own food to ensure proper nutrition.
- Lift Weights
Train hard. Split 3 days alternatively into push (chest & shoulders), pull (back), legs. Workout Monday, rest Tuesday, workout Wednesday, etc. Do core strengthening exercises at the end of each workout. Repeat continuously. The calorie burning effects of weight lifting continues even after your workout. Even when you sleep. The more muscles you have, the more it takes for your body to maintain them. If you have the time, include cardio exercises but know that they do not have weight lifting’s continuous post workout effect.
- Stay Fuller On Less Calories
Stop carbohydrates. Avoid everything starchy like bread, potato and rice. Fill up on fiber instead. Make vegetables consist of at least 60% of every meal. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, celery. These five vegetables are among the top 10 for fiber content. Fruits contain high fiber too, but they are high in sugar as well. You might want to consider following these awesome diet plans.
- Stay Fuller Longer
Protein will keep you feeling fuller longer than carbohydrate or fat. The RDI for protein for an average person is about 55g a day (2 chicken breasts). A weightlifter should consume at least twice that amount of protein. Consume more eggs, fish, pork loin, lean beef, tofu, beans, and yogurt. When you consume enough protein, you will keep your appetite under control naturally.
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Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is primarily used in baking as a leavening agent. It releases carbon dioxide, causing the dough to rise. However, there are also millions (okay, I’m exaggerating this bit) of other uses for it, just like good ol’ vinegar. You see, baking soda has several unique properties such as a flexible molecular structure that allows it to be used as a mild abrasive, an attractant that cleans effectively, and an alkali to neutralize acidic substances. Buy them in bulk at restaurant/baking supply stores. When stored in an airtight container in a cool place, baking soda lasts indefinitely.
Without further ado, here are the 62 amazing uses of the non-toxic, biodegradable baking soda.
In The Kitchen
- Leavening Agent
Baking soda is primarily used as a leavening agent as it interacts with with acidic components in batters, releasing carbon dioxide, which causes expansion of the batter and forms the characteristic texture and grain in pancakes, cakes, and bread.
- Vegetable Softener
You can use baking soda to soften beans faster and decrease cooking time by increasing the pH.
- Meat Tenderizer
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