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Eating Tangerines Could Prevent Heart Disease.
Eating tangerines could prevent heart disease, diabetes and even keep you slim, scientists say.
The fruit contains a chemical called Nobiletin, which researchers discovered stopped mice getting fat.
Dr Murray Huff of the University of Western Ontario in Canada said: “Nobiletin also protected these animals from build-up of plaque in arteries, which can lead to heart attack or stroke”.
Walnuts Help Crack Heart Disease.
Walnuts are the top nut to help crack heart disease.
Eating seven of the protein-rich food a day could also help cut the risk of some cancers and type-2 diabetes.
They contain more antioxidants than almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias , peanuts, pecans and pistachios.
Their antioxidants are also up to 15 times more potent than vitamin E, a study by the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, U.S., found.
A handful of walnuts contains almost twice the antioxidants as any other commonly consumed nut.
Drinking Tea Is Good For You.
Downing six cups of tea a day is as healthy as 1.5 litres of water.
The popular beverage is just as hydrating as plain water and does not actually make people dehydrated, a study by the UK-based Tea Advisory Panel found.
It is the first time scientists have proved that caffeine in tea does not increase the need to urinate, despite commonly held beliefs that it can deprive the body of necessary fluid.
High-Fibre Diet Lowers The Risk Of Heart Disease.
Young people who tuck into a high-fibre diet could build up immunity against a heart attack later in life.
Eating 25g a day of cereals, pasta, potatoes and granary bread during early adult years lowers the risk of heart disease among older people.
The study, by Northwestern University in Chicago, is the first to show the influence of eating fibre on the lifetime risk for heart disease.
The Power Of Touch.
In mainland Europe people are constantly touching one another – shaking hands, hugging and kissing.
Touching and being touched are essential for a healthy life.
Infants, children and adults all survive better, and more healthily, if they are given lots of cuddles and touched a great deal.
Without it we become more brittle, less emotionally stable and more susceptible to fear, stress and pressure.
We should all take advantage of the power of touch.
Touch other people as often as you can.
And encourage them to touch you, too.
You are never too old, or too young, to hold hands (or kiss) in public.
In Puerto Rico, people will make physical contact 180 times an hour.
In Paris it’s 110 times an hour.
In America, just twice.
And in London? – practically zero.
Eggs Help Lower Blood Pressure.
A new study from U.S. scientists has revealed that eggs now have lower levels of cholesterol than they did 10 years ago, thanks to better farming methods.
The same study showed they also contain more vitamin D than a decade ago, which helps reduce your risk of depression and strengthen your bones.
Canadian researchers also recently discovered that eggs help lower blood pressure.
Drink Red Wine And Live Longer.
A couple of glasses of red wine a day can add several years to your life.
Red wine contains flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that combat the free radical damage that ages us and causes disease.
Procyanidins, a group of flavonoids thought to be among the most effective antioxidants known to man, are found in red wine.
Some wines have more flavonoids than others.
As a rule, go for those with the deepest red colour and darker taste.
Fish Pill Will Repair Our Heart.
Scientists are creating a pill to repair damaged hearts using a miracle fish protein.
They have already regrown mouse organs by adapting the zebra fish’s unique healing abilities.
Now they reckon they can do the same thing for humans and potentially replace the need for transplants.
Using drugs containing the fish’s TB4 protein, heart attack victims would be able to repair their damage and regrow blood vessels and muscles.
Experts think they could have the wonder pill ready within 10 years.
Folk Die Early In The North.
Around 37,000 more people a year go to their graves early in the North compared with the South.
Those living in places such as Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Tyne & Wear are 20% more likely to die before their time.
Every age group in the North is affected by a higher chance of a premature death.
And the difference in the numbers dying under 75 is at a 40 year high.
The report warns: “The North is being decimated at the rate of a major city every decade.”
The study, published in the British Medical Journal, says the biggest rise has been in the 20 to 34 age group, which has leapt to a 22% difference between North and South from level rates in 1965.
The study collated data from 1965 to 2008 which showed a persistent life expectancy gap of 14% over four decades, with men suffering more at 15% compared with women at 13%.
But the key figure was the current 20% gap in overall deaths under 75.
Cocaine Was A Miracle Drug.
The world cocaine market is worth an annual £44 billion .
Here in Britain we have 333,000 addicts, who apparently spend a staggering £15 billion a year snorting what is variously known as snow, blow, naughty salt or Bolivian marching powder.
Until the passage of the Dangerous Drugs Act in 1920, cocaine was sold openly and legally.
Many and various were the coca wines, cordials, ointments, lotions and potions available at the chemist and grocery shop.
Pemberton’s French Wine Coca, for example, was first produced in 1885 and advertised as an ‘intellectual beverage’ and an ‘invigorator of the brain’.
Distilled from South American coca leaves, which had been known since the 17th Century to alleviate pain, cocaine was a miracle drug.
People hooked on morphine and other opium-based elixirs were advised to switch to cocaine, and there was none of the moral disapproval about narcotics that prevails today.
It became apparent that cocaine was insanely addictive, making the user ‘crave the instant gratification of their next dose’.
Despite knowing full well that cocaine was a powerful stimulant that could make your temperature, heart rate and blood pressure rise immediately, most doctors failed to warn their patients of the toxic side effects.
Patients reported having hallucinations, insomnia, shivering, diarrhoea and violent tremors.
Others experienced heat attacks and strokes.
The drug commonly induces paranoia.
Strawberries May Stop Cancer.
Eating frozen strawberries may stop you developing one of the most deadly cancers.
Every year 8,000 British develop cancer of the oesophagus.
Just 400 survive.
Now a study has found that eating 60g of the fruit a day can prevent abnormal growths turning malignant.
And if the strawberries are freeze-dried it increases their cancer-fighting properties almost ten-fold.
Study leader Dr Tong Chen, of Ohio State University, hailed the findings as an “important” breakthrough.