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Say yes to bananas and avocados. Eating them daily may prevent heart disease

Banana is beneficial for the health in more ways than one, while avocado is a great choice for people on a diet. Now, researchers have found that eating one banana and an avocado a day may prevent hardening of the arteries that can result in heart disease and death. The study, conducted on mice, showed these foods that are rich in potassium reduces vascular calcification – common complication in both heart and kidney disease. Calcification happens when calcium builds up in body tissue, blood vessels, or organs. This buildup can harden and disrupt…

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Will drastically cutting calories help you live longer? Yes, say a bunch of extremely hangry monkeys.

NOT SHOVELING LOADS of food into your mouth is a guaranteed way to keep pounds off—but can limiting calories also keep you alive longer? Multiple studies over the past few years have hinted that it might. But it took a monkey race to finally get to the bottom of it. For years, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) conducted dueling experiments on monkeys to attempt to come up with a definitive answer. For example: In 2009, the Wisconsin team announced the results…

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The year of yes

When it comes to yourself, ‘yes’ is more. Do you want to change your life this year? Then, you must inculcate the habit of saying yes far more often than you usually do. ‘Yes’ holds the key to greater empowerment. In her TED Talk, Hollywood’s ace writer and producer Shonda Rhimes said how saying yes to everything gave her power. For one year, she said YES to everything that scared her. She learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. POWER OF SAYING YES Saying ‘yes’ to everything…

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