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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Dark chocolate and cheese have antibacterial properties that inhibit tooth decay, according to experts. Your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once.   Studies have found that smiling is 69% more attractive than wearing makeup. Onions have been proven to lower cholesterol, reduce chances of a stroke, and reduce chances of various types of cancer.   Happy Friday! source: @Fact

The Surprising Health Benefits of Avocado

The Surprising Health Benefits of Avocado

Not only is avocado delicious but this superfood is packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. Find out how this creamy fruit can benefit your health. Avocado: The underestimated superfood Yes, avocados are relatively high in fat and calories (138 calories and 14.1g fat in half a medium-sized avocado). But they’re also one of the best foods you can eat, packed with nutrients and heart-healthy compounds. Here are five great reasons to eat them regularly. Avocado is packed with carotenoids Avocados are a…

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Garlic: Proven Health Benefits

Garlic: Proven Health Benefits

Garlic (Allium sativum), is used widely as a flavoring in cooking, but it has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history; it has been taken to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases. Garlic belongs to the genus Allium and is closely related to the onion, rakkyo (an onion found in Asia), scallion, chive, leek, and shallot. It has been used by humans for thousands of years and was used in Ancient Egypt…

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Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. But how, exactly, has remained a mystery—and while some studies have suggested a strong effect, others have been inconclusive. New research presented Saturday at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting suggests a potential mechanism for these effects, lending support to the idea of cinnamon as a metabolic powerhouse. In fact, researchers say, the spice’s benefits…

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Are Eggs Healthy?

Are Eggs Healthy?

In some ways, eggs are very good for you. First of all, they are a nutrient-dense food. They contain high-quality protein, meaning eggs offer all nine essential amino acids that can’t be made by humans and therefore must come from our diets. Protein in eggs can help build and preserve muscle as well as boost satiety, both of which are important for weight control. Eggs are also one of the few food sources of vitamin D and a source of…

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Omega-3s May Protect Against Schizophrenia

Omega-3s May Protect Against Schizophrenia

Omega-3 supplements may help keep young people with a high risk of schizophrenia from getting the condition, according to a small study. Back in 2010, Australian researchers reported that taking the supplements for 12 weeks prevented a first episode of a psychotic disorder for up to a year in high-risk study participants ages 13-25. Now, in a follow-up study, the team checked on how 71 of the 81 volunteers were doing. They found that: 9.8% of the group given omega-3…

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A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Lower Cholesterol: Study

A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Lower Cholesterol: Study

Relaxnews    Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Results of a study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of those at high risk of developing diabetes lowered cholesterol and improved blood vessel cell wall function while also boosting overall quality of diet. Researchers followed 31 women and 81 men, all varying in age between 25 and 75, and all at a high risk of developing diabetes. Participants were in two…

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5 Reasons To Eat A Handful Of Walnuts A Day

5 Reasons To Eat A Handful Of Walnuts A Day

By Diana Kelly And Sarah Klein      January 6, 2016 Serious snackers know there’s nothing like a good nut, and science agrees: Adding walnuts to your diet—even just a handful—has a whole host of benefits. They can lower your cholesterol. About a handful of walnuts, or 2 ounces, was linked to lowering total cholesterol numbers and LDL or “bad” cholesterol as well as improved blood vessel cell wall function in a recent study of 112 people between the ages…

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Health Benefits of Eating Olives

Health Benefits of Eating Olives

What Are Olives Good For? One of the most-frequently asked questions in regard to olives is the difference between black and green. Green olives are picked before they’re ripe, and black olives are generally picked at peak ripeness. Since most are eaten before being cured (salted, pickled, or soaked in brine, oil, water, or in a strong alkali solution) the texture and color depends on the length of time they’re cured, while the taste depends on the ingredients, method, and…

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Why This Cardiologist Recommends Probiotics For Heart Health

Why This Cardiologist Recommends Probiotics For Heart Health

by Dr. Joel Kahn   December 24, 2014  There’s no doubt that when the hottest topics in medicine for 2014 are compiled, the microbiome will be on everybody’s short list. This mass of bacteria has fascinated the nation and filled headlines. The fact that we have perhaps 100 trillion bacteria living in our bodies, estimated to be 10 times the number of cells in our body; the fact that our bacteria weigh at least 5 pounds; the fact that the…

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