10 Fruits That Are Even Healthier Than You Think

While you’ve been busy putting in some major sweat sessions at the gym and eating protein-rich and metabolism-boosting foods, there’s a good chance you’ve been eating plenty of fruits as well. If you typically go straight for the apples and bananas and never stray from your norm, you’ll want to take a look at this list of the top 10 fruits that are even healthier than you think. 1. Papaya You may not find these fruits growing anywhere near your apple orchards, but this tropical fruit offers a ton of…

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Eat Less Salt for a Healthier Heart, Says New Study

A new research, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, shows that reducing sodium intake may provide significant improvements in kidney and heart health among patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. The study showed that in patients with chronic kidney disease, restricting sodium intake reduced albuminuria which is an indicator of kidney dysfunction and blood pressure levels. Researchers also found that  paricalcitol, a vitamin D receptor activator, did not have any significant effect on these measures. However, the combination of paricalcitol and a low sodium diet resulted in the lowest albuminuria…

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Smiling Spouse Your Ticket To Healthier, Longer Life

Having a happy, smiling partner can keep you healthy and fit as you enter middle age and move towards the golden years, say researchers, adding that simply having a happy partner may enhance health as much as striving to be happy oneself. “This finding significantly broadens assumptions about the relationship between happiness and health, suggesting a unique social link,” said William Chopik, assistant Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. In the study of 1,981 middle-age couples, researchers found that people with happy spouses were much more likely to report…

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Babies Born To Older Moms May Be Smarter, Healthier: Study

The benefits associated with being born in a later year outweigh the biological risks associated with being born to an older mother, researchers said. (Representational image) BERLIN:  Children born to older mothers may be healthier, taller and obtain more education than kids of younger mothers, a new study has claimed. The benefits associated with being born in a later year outweigh the biological risks associated with being born to an older mother, researchers said. The reason is that in industrialised countries educational opportunities are increasing, and people are getting healthier…

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Eat Healthier Fats for the Sake of Your Heart

Eating healthier fats could save more than a million people dying from heart disease, says recent research adding that the types of diet changes needed would differ greatly between countries. The study, conducted at Tufts University in Boston, US, claims to have provided for the first time a rigorous comparison of global heart disease burdens estimated to be attributable to insufficient intake of polyunsaturated fats versus higher intake to saturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood which can lower the risk of heart disease…

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