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Eating Fried Potatoes Linked to Higher Risk of Death, Study Says

Eating Fried Potatoes Linked to Higher Risk of Death, Study Says

How your spuds are cooked is key to your health. People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found. Eating potatoes that have not been fried was not linked to a similar early mortality risk, the researchers noted. “Fried potatoes consumption is increasing worldwide,” warned Dr. Nicola Veronese, lead author of the study…

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3 Tasty Foods That Protect The Brain From Ageing

3 Tasty Foods That Protect The Brain From Ageing

Some foods can keep your brain young. Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries all reduce cognitive decline related to age, research finds. All three fruits contain high levels of flavonoids. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that can also help reduce inflammation in the brain and body. The research was carried out on data from 121,700 women, who were followed up over decades. Dr Elizabeth Devore, the study’s first author, said: “As the U.S. population ages, understanding the health issues facing this group becomes…

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Why We All Need Green In Our Lives

Why We All Need Green In Our Lives

(CNN) It’s the color of the Emerald Isle, the hue of sickness and envy, and a shade associated with grotesque monsters. And its most universal interpretation conjures imagery of nature, a vibrant symbol of the environmental movement and healthy living. Green, the mixture of blue and yellow, can be seen everywhere and in countless shades. In fact, the human eye sees green better than any color in the spectrum. This, along with many other facts about this earthly color, makes…

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The Surprising Secret to Healthy Aging

The Surprising Secret to Healthy Aging

You probably know that exercise and diet are important when it comes to aging well. But there is something else you control that can help you along: a positive attitude. Research shows more and more that your approach to life may be just as important in making your “golden years” your best years. Aging: It’s in Your Mind Growing older brings with it some natural changes (think those creaky knees). But folks who see good years ahead and who don’t…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

People who enjoy helping others and or spending money on others tend to be less stressed, happier and live longer. Extroverted people are likely to overlook typos and grammatical errors that would cause introverted people to negatively judge the writer.  Studies show those who don’t eat breakfast, or eat it only sometimes, are twice as likely to be overweight as those who eat two breakfasts. Women cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year, while men cry between…

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Eating More of This Will Make You Live Longer

Eating More of This Will Make You Live Longer

By now we know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our health, but a new study suggests that eating even more produce can prevent millions of deaths each year. In the report, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers from Imperial College London conducted a meta-analysis of 95 studies looking at fruit and vegetable intake. They estimated that 7.8 million premature global deaths could be avoided yearly if people ate 10 portions of fruits and vegetables…

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Hot Chili Peppers May Extend Life

Hot Chili Peppers May Extend Life

Eating hot chili peppers may extend your life, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 16,000 Americans who were followed for an average of nearly 19 years and found that hot red chili pepper consumption was associated with a 13 percent lower risk of death, CBS News reported. The study was published in the journal PLOS One. Since this was an observational study, it offers no proof of a cause and effect relationship, but does add…

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Be Nice, Because People Who Care for Others Live Longer

Be Nice, Because People Who Care for Others Live Longer

New research reveals just how much longer Helping others isn’t just a commendable thing to do, it may also extend your life, according to new research. A recent study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior found that people who occasionally watched and cared for others lived longer than people who didn’t. The researchers looked at survival data for more than 500 people between ages 70 and 103. Among these people were grandparents who were not the primary caregivers…

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Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Upbeat outlook linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and other causes, study says Women who generally believe that good things will happen may live longer. That’s the suggestion of a new study that seems to affirm the power of positive thinking. “This study shows that optimism is associated with reduced risk of death from stroke, respiratory disease, infection and cancer,” said Eric Kim, co-lead author of the investigation. “Optimistic people tend to act in healthier ways….

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Top 25 foods for longevity

Top 25 foods for longevity

The following 25 incredibly healthy foods have the potential to slow biological aging by acting in a number of ways. They provide unique antioxidants and nutrients that bolster our immune system, they defend against free radicals, they maintain a healthy blood-glucose and insulin level and they help to keep inflammation at bay. Almonds: Rich in vitamin E (an antioxidant) and a good source of monounsaturated fat (an anti-inflammatory). Avocados: High in monounsaturated fat and an excellent source of folate (which…

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