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Salt, sugar and stress: Important facts you should know about these 3 sins

Do you often give in to the temptations of your taste buds? Indulging in that extra slice of cake, another piece of sweet, sprinkling extra salt over your food can seem completely harmless at that time but can eventually lead to various health issues. “Lack of self control and poor lifestyle choices make us more susceptible to various life-threatening diseases. Consumed in the hustle-bustle of everyday life we hardly pay attention to our health. The pressure of maintaining balance between work, family and friends can take a huge toll on…

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8 Weird Facts About Apples We’re Sure You Won’t Know

No, I am not going to repeat the same old phrase that an apple a day keeps… you know the rest! But there are some very interesting facts about the humble apple that you may have not known. This juicy red fruit which most of us consume on a day to day basis has so many secrets. Start by knowing these eight weird facts about apple. 1. Why do apples float? Apples can float because 25% of their volume is nothing but air. This air makes it become less dense than water….

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7 Worrisome Facts About Caffeine

What’s the largest, least regulated, and most misunderstood drug trade in America? That would be caffeine. In his brand new book Caffeinated, investigative reporter Murray Carpenter takes a deep dive into this white-powder stimulant. The author says we underestimate nearly everything about caffeine: its prevalence in our daily lives, its health benefits, its negative impacts on our bodies and patterns. Carpenter shares a peek into his book’s most intriguing – and sometimes surprising – revelations. Caffeine makes us act like lab rats “With caffeine – coffee and tea especially –…

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Fat: the facts

Too much fat in your diet, especially saturated fats, can raise your cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. Current UK government guidelines advise cutting down on all fats and replacing saturated fat with some unsaturated fat. In recent years, the popular media has turned the debate about the causes of major public health issues such as heart disease, diabetesand obesity into something of a “fat versus sugar” dogfight. But the question should not be about choosing between fat or sugar: there are good reasons for cutting down on both. Cutting…

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7 Food Facts You Need to Know to Stay Healthy

These days, people have become increasingly aware of their need to lead a healthier lifestyle. This often means consciously making better choices throughout the day. When it comes to nutrition, much has been said on the subject, from mere hearsay to evidence-based research. Differentiating between the two can sometimes pose a challenge. So here are seven food facts for you, backed by research, many of which have been traditionally known in different cultures but only recently validated by science.1. Some Fats are Good While saturated and trans fats should be…

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Vitamin D Deficiency Can Predict Surprising Facts About Your Dental Health

Researchers have found that vitamin D deficiency caused majorly by lack of exposure to sun may reside in the teeth of every human being and remain viable for hundreds of years or more. The findings showed that the teeth can act as an essential fossil and help anthropologists to sneak into the lives and challenges of people who lived hundreds of years ago and whose only record is their skeletal remains. When the body is deprived of vitamin D, permanent microscopic abnormalities form in the layers of dentin — the…

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