Wednesday - Sep 23, 2020

Health

  • Hey, gordo, watch those M&Ms

    Hey, gordo, watch those M&Ms

    Law cracks down (again) on unhealthy snacks. New labeling rules follow ban on salt shakers, soft drink tax   by Carlisle Johnson   “Fat-shaming” is a 21st century generational word. In 2013, the United Nations, the world’s biggest NGO, crossed into the Health Maintenance Organization universe by fat-shaming the entire nation of Mexico. Naming it

  • 5 reasons eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet

    5 reasons eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet

    by Joanne Washburn   Eggs are standard breakfast fare far healthier than other staples like pancakes and cereals. But despite being a nutritious and reputable superfood, eggs tend to garner conflicting opinions from health and fitness enthusiasts because of their high cholesterol content. Just one large egg contains an astounding 372 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol,

  • Superfood showdown: The health benefits of chlorella and spirulina

    Superfood showdown: The health benefits of chlorella and spirulina

    by Rose Lidell   Chlorella and spirulina are two superfoods popular among health-conscious consumers because of the many benefits they offer. Both are derived from algae, and they contain many vitamins and minerals that can help boost your overall health. Chlorella is a single-celled green freshwater alga. There are more than 30 different species of chlorella, but

  • Green tea, zinc proving to be BETTER than hydroxychloroquine

    Green tea, zinc proving to be BETTER than hydroxychloroquine

    Another weapon for fighting coronavirus infections?   Aug. 11, 2020 by Ethan Huff   Back in May, The Washington Post published an article that asked the question: Why has the death toll from covid-19 apparently been lower in Asia than in Western Europe and North America? The answer, it would appear, is that Asian countries

  • Need more potassium? Here are 9 potassium-rich foods to add to your diet

    by Virgilio Marin   Potassium is important for many bodily functions. The essential mineral, for instance, plays a vital role in muscle contraction. Multiple studies have also found that consuming more potassium can lower a person’s risk of stroke. But if the body has low levels of potassium, it can lead to hypokalemia, a condition marked

  • You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

    You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

    by Virgilio Marin   Thursday, July 16, 2020 – Mysterious recurring patterns rule the universe. Natural foods and organs of the human body, for example, share these patterns and are said to be connected: Foods can, in some way, heal the organ it resembles. In ancient times, people used this idea and developed natural medicine to treat

  • Low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables linked to cardiovascular deaths, say scientists

    Low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables linked to cardiovascular deaths, say scientists

    by Virgilio Marin   A study presented at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting in Baltimore links death due to stroke and heart disease to inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables. The researchers estimate that one out of seven cardiovascular deaths is due to a low intake of fruit. Meanwhile, one out of 12 is caused by a low intake

  • 5 hidden dangers of hand sanitizers

    5 hidden dangers of hand sanitizers

    Hand sanitizer has been used during the coronavirus outbreak to battle the spread. Like anything, use in moderation. Here are 5 hidden dangers   by Kurumi Fukushima   Hand sanitizer. You squirt it, feel the cool tingling sensation, and spread it all over your hands. Then, you feel clean. It sounds pretty simple as an

  • When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat

    When you lose weight, your fat cells don’t just let go of fat

    Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body   by Sara Chodosh   If cells were personified, each fat cell would be an overbearing grandparent who hoards. They’re constantly trying to make you eat another serving of potatoes, and have cabinets stacked with vitamins they never take. Like that grandparent,

  • 5 reasons to add fiber-rich raw oats to your diet

    5 reasons to add fiber-rich raw oats to your diet

    by Janine Acero   Oats (Avena sativa) are a widely consumed whole grain. This versatile breakfast favorite can be enjoyed in a lot of ways, and not just for breakfast. Oats are popular among fitness buffs as an excellent source of soluble fiber, which is responsible for most of the grain’s health benefits. Oats also provide more