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Month: November 2017

This Vegetable Will Make You Look 50% More Attractive

This Vegetable Will Make You Look 50% More Attractive

…or try the supplement that contains the same critical pigment. Yellow and red skin pigments are perceived as 50% more attractive in Caucasian people, new research finds. Although these pigments in the skin are supposed to be signals of good health, they can be faked. Taking beta-carotene supplement, for example, will have the same effect. Beta-carotene is the pigment that gives carrots — and other fruits and vegetables — a strong red/yellow colour. For this research 43 Caucasian men were…

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If You’re Looking For A Healthy Heart, Go Nuts!

If You’re Looking For A Healthy Heart, Go Nuts!

Eating 28 g of peanuts or tree nuts at least twice a week reduced the risk of heart attack or stroke by 15 per cent and 23 per cent, respectively If you’re looking for foods to keep your heart in tip-top shape, add nuts to your smart-snacking list. According to a new study from Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, eating nuts regularly can help prevent heart…

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Natural Remedies For The Most Nagging Everyday Ailments

Natural Remedies For The Most Nagging Everyday Ailments

Post-work headache, we will bear you no more. Adaptation has its pros and cons. While we humans often benefit from melding into changing environments, we can also become accustomed to constant daily discomforts. Whether it’s the after-work headache, a cough that you can’t seem to shake, eye strain, achy joints or chapped lips, it could be time to raise the bar of expectation, wave the kitchen spoon, and bear it no more. For quick and easy remedies, here are some…

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Nicotine in Nightshade Vegetables Linked to a Lower Risk of Parkinson’s

Nicotine in Nightshade Vegetables Linked to a Lower Risk of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder striking 1 percent of our older population and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. While we don’t really know what causes it, we do know that people with a smoking history only appear to have about half the risk. Of course, “[s]moking is hugely damaging to health; any benefit derived from a reduction in risk of Parkinson’s disease is outweighed by the increased risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease,”…

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Another Good Reason to Eat More Mushrooms

Another Good Reason to Eat More Mushrooms

New research suggests that two antioxidants found in mushrooms may help protect us from age-related health issues, like Alzheimer’s. The study, published in the journal Food Chemistry, found that mushrooms are the highest dietary source of the antioxidants ergothioneine and glutathione. These compounds may help prevent some of the neurodegenerative diseases associated with aging, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. Add that to the list of great reasons to eat more mushrooms! Mushrooms Contain Compounds that Protect us from Age-Related Diseases…

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The Type of Nuts That Boost Brainwaves

The Type of Nuts That Boost Brainwaves

How to strengthen brainwaves related to cognition, learning, memory and even healing. Eating nuts regularly strengthens brainwaves related to cognition, learning, memory and even healing, new research finds. Pistachios were particularly good at boosting the brain’s gamma wave response. Gamma waves are critical for faster cognitive process, learning, memory and even sleep. Peanuts, meanwhile, enhanced the brain’s delta response. The delta response is important for deep sleep, healing and healthy immunity. Because of their antioxidant content, nuts have already been…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Albert Einstein said that if the honey bees were to suddenly disappear from Earth, we would see an apocalypse within 4 years. Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.   Studies show that bad oral hygiene can lead to dementia, lung infection, and stroke – so brush your teeth. Having a visible tattoo can hurt a job applicant’s chances by 61%. Happy Friday! source: @UberFacts

Fighting Salt and Sugar Cravings, With Spicy Food

Fighting Salt and Sugar Cravings, With Spicy Food

(CNN) There’s no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it’s all-natural. Research has shown that simply spicing up your diet may help you consume less salt and possibly less sugar, while potentially improving your health even beyond the reduction of salt and sugar. There is more consistent evidence that spicy food helps curb salt cravings than sugar. In a study involving more than 600 people from China…

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Oil Of Oregano Benefits: 11 Things To Know About Oregano Oil

Oil Of Oregano Benefits: 11 Things To Know About Oregano Oil

Most of us would take just about anything if we thought it might keep us healthy during cold and flu season. It turns out that there’s some evidence to suggest that an herb you likely have in your kitchen might be able to help stave off sickness this winter. Some natural health enthusiasts promote oregano oil as a means to fight cold and flus, keep your digestive tract healthy, and soothe problem skin. But is there any science behind the…

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Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Heart — Study Says What We All Knew

Owning A Dog Is Good For Your Heart — Study Says What We All Knew

It seems unconditional love from a fluffy, drooling canine is one key to a healthier life — as many people already expected. A study of more than 3.4-million people revealed that having a dog in the house is linked to living a longer life. The research, published in Scientific Reports by Uppsala University in Sweden, reviewed a national registry of people aged 40 to 80 for up to 12 years. Just over 13 per cent were dog owners. By evaluating health…

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