Eating Chili Peppers Can Help You Live Longer, Cut Risks For Heart Disease And Cancer

Eating Chili Peppers Can Help You Live Longer, Cut Risks For Heart Disease And Cancer

DALLAS, Texas — Previous studies have shown that spicy food can have a positive impact on your health. Now, a study released by the American Heart Association has a “hot” new take on the topic. Researchers say eating chili pepper isn’t just good for your health, it can help you live longer by reducing heart disease and cancer.   The study finds consuming chili peppers cuts the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 26 percent. The odds of dying from…

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The Fruit That Boosts Weight Loss And Reduces Fat Absorption

The Fruit That Boosts Weight Loss And Reduces Fat Absorption

A weight loss fruit that makes you feel full, improves your gut health, and reduces absorption of fats. Having an avocado every day as part of your diet will increase healthy gut bacteria and reduce the absorption of fat. The fruit is rich in fibre and monounsaturated fat, a healthy fat that lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol in the blood. A study by Ahmed et al. (2019) suggests that avocados contain a fat molecule that could help prevent diabetes and maintain…

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Which Bread Is Best For You — Whole-Grain, Multigrain or Whole Wheat?

Which Bread Is Best For You — Whole-Grain, Multigrain or Whole Wheat?

Hint: Check the label first and foremost Gone are the days of eating white bread. Many people are aware that whole-grain has more nutritional heft than white, fluffy, overly milled breads, but it’s not always easy to pick a good loaf when you’re at the grocery store. Sometimes, a refined loaf of bread can masquerade as something more nutritious. Patrol the bread aisle and you’ll see terms like whole wheat, multigrain, seven-grain, 12-grain, all-natural, organic and enriched, to name a…

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The Happy Brain Chemicals that Makes You Feel Good

The Happy Brain Chemicals that Makes You Feel Good

Did you know, 37% of people around the world are unhappy. That means at least 1 in 3 people you know aren’t happy with their life. Are you one of those people? If so, there are simple ways to improve your happiness. Have you heard of happiness chemicals? Your brain releases these happy chemicals that make you feel good. It is common to think happiness is a destination that you have to find either through material items, relationships, or career…

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4 Ways To Create And Maintain Inner Peace

4 Ways To Create And Maintain Inner Peace

4 Steps to Create a Lasting Inner Calm When it seems like the world is in complete disarray, is it possible to create inner calm? Is our well-being at the mercy of external events, exclusively affected by circumstances? Many people believe this to be true—or at least live their lives as if it is. The problem with this mindset is that it creates a massive sense of lacking something, of unrest and of overall stress. We cannot possibly feel like…

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7 Things to Help You Sleep Better

7 Things to Help You Sleep Better

FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES  ‌Sleep is an important part of every person’s life. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body eventually stops working properly. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says that adults should get about seven or more hours of sleep each night. Young adults may need nine or more hours of sleep. A regular sleep schedule can help promote an overall healthier lifestyle. So if you’re having trouble falling or staying asleep, read on for things you…

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Mindfulness May Improve Brain Health And Cognition In Older Adults

Mindfulness May Improve Brain Health And Cognition In Older Adults

Although mindfulness is typically geared towards improving mental health and well-being, it may also provide additional benefits to brain health. Mindfulness may provide modest benefits to cognition, particularly among older adults, finds a new review of evidence led by UCL researchers. The systematic review and meta-analysis, published in Neuropsychology Review, found that, while mindfulness is typically geared towards improving mental health and well-being, it may also provide additional benefits to brain health. The study’s lead author, PhD student Tim Whitfield…

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The Most Unexpected Barrier To Weight Loss

The Most Unexpected Barrier To Weight Loss

Weight loss is hard enough without this surprising barrier. People trying to lose weight often face criticism from their own family, surprising research shows. Losing weight is hard enough without loved ones failing to be supportive. Women criticised by their family about their weight ended up putting on more weight, the study showed. In contrast, those that received unconditional acceptance from their family lost over five times as much. Professor Christine Logel, the study’s first author, said: “When we feel…

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Counselors Explain Emotional Intelligence and 3 Ways to Use It

Counselors Explain Emotional Intelligence and 3 Ways to Use It

Emotional intelligence is a concept that has been on the rise for a couple of decades. But it has existed as an idea since the 1960s. It promotes the idea of an alternative intelligence to IQ, creating the idea that book smarts and socially normative views of intelligence may not be all there is to our brains and life. So, what is emotional intelligence? Is it important? Is it necessary? Can it be built? Do you have it, and if…

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3 Mental Problems Linked To Vitamin B12 Deficiency

3 Mental Problems Linked To Vitamin B12 Deficiency

The deficiency is easy to rectify with diet or supplementation. Mental confusion can be a sign of vitamin B12 deficiency, research suggests. People with a B12 deficiency can have problems with their memory and concentration. Depression symptoms like low mood and low energy are also linked to the deficiency. Low levels of vitamin B12 can even contribute to brain shrinkage, other studies have suggested. Around one-in-eight people over 50 are low in vitamin B12 levels, recent research finds. The rates…

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