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Drinking baking soda may help combat rheumatoid arthritis

Drinking baking soda daily may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, say scientists. While the immune system normally protects us from disease and infection, in someone who has an autoimmune disease the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake. Drinking baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, tells the spleen — which is part of the immune system — to go easy on the immune response, the study said. “Certainly drinking bicarbonate affects the spleen and we think it’s through the mesothelial cells,” said…

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More people prefer popping pills and drinking healthy tea over exercise to treat high BP

According to a recent study, people would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high blood pressure. Researchers wanted to find out how people weigh the benefits of high blood pressure treatment options against its inconvenience. They asked survey respondents to imagine that they had high blood pressure and then asked about their willingness to adopt any of four “treatments” to gain an extra month, year or five years of life. In this survey, the “treatments” proposed were: a daily cup of tea, exercise, pills or…

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Moms-to-be, here’s why you should avoid drinking from plastic bottles

Pregnant women who drink from plastic bottles may be harming their children’s brain development, according to a recent study. The research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated “safe” human exposure level, can lead to altered brain development and behaviour later in life. A previous study showed that pregnant women drinking from plastic bottles may have obese children. BPA is a chemical that is added to many commercial products, including water bottles, paper…

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Is Eating Water Better Than Drinking It? Here’s How To Include Edible H20 In Your Diet

Reams have been written about the significance of drinking water. Regular water intake is essential to our health as our body does not really have a fixed reservoir of water and keeps losing it in the form of urine and sweat. Adequate water supply also helps maintain smooth functioning of some of the most essential bodily processes like maintaining the electrolyte balance, preventing constipation, supplying oxygen and essential nutrients to the body as well as to the brain, facilitating digestionand flushing waste and toxins out of the body. Dehydration or lack of water will…

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Can Drinking Excess Tea Cause Bloating?

For most of us, our day cannot begin without a hot cup of tea. And then, there are some who can’t function without chugging down three to four cups of tea daily. While tea with its multiple antioxidants packs many benefits like boosting immunity, lowering cholesterol, and improving digestion, anything in excess is bound to have some side-effects and tea is no different. One such side effect of drinking too is that it can leave you bloated Bangalore-based nutritionist Dr. Anju Sood tells us, “Any form of tea – be it regular, green or herbal is a natural dehydrator. Our body is made of cells, and…

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Drinking Coffee Helps You Live Longer, Pair Of New Studies Confirm

There’s another scientific evidence for you to enjoy your regular cup of joe in the morning. Two new large studies published Monday, July 10, in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that coffee could extend one’s life through reducing the risk of death from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or even cancer. This link between coffee and reduced death risk held up even if one is having a decaffeinated drink. The studies involved more than 700,000 participants from across a number of races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. 1st Study: Across 10 Leading Causes Of Death…

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