Think corn syrup is better than table sugar? Do you prefer one over the other? Today’s article discusses the findings of a sweetner study about whether one was more harmful than another. Here’s what they found in the study, “The study showed that female mice fed a diet which contained 25 percent of calories from added fructose and glucose carbohydrates known as monosaccharides that are found in corn syrup died at a rate 1.87 times higher than female mice on a diet in which 25 percent of calories came from sucrose.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
A new study found that Facebook might actually decrease your happiness, not increase it, despite all the likes you may get on a status. Using 82 young adult Facebook users, researchers discovered that overtime, the more the participants used Facebook, the more their satisfaction levels declined. Yet, when the participants engaged in more face-to-face interactions with others, they began to feel better over time. For more information on the study, click HERE.
Health.com reports that a recent study discovered that a cup of java is linked to positive emotions including happiness, calmness, pleasure, friendship, satisfaction, affection, and kindness. Coffee beans actually contain antioxidants and may cut down your risk of diabetes. Additionally, coffee is tied to decreased risks of contracting other diseases as well as giving your daily or weekly workout a boost. For more details on the different ways in which coffee can help you, click HERE.
About 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. Although there are a variety of sources, the more common causes are discussed in this article. Two of the biggest factors are your family history and what you eat. This article reveals what type of fats to watch out for in your diet, the importance of exercise, as well as how age and gender can affect your cholesterol. Get all the facts on the most common causes HERE.
Most of us think sunscreen, a good hat, and a nice pair of sunglasses protect our bodies from sun damage. They do. However, there are other sun protectors outside the personal hygiene aisle that can assist us too. Specifically, foods packed with antioxidants help fight free radicals caused by unprotected sun exposure. Omega – 3 fatty acids, green tea, dark chocolate, as well as red and orange fruits and vegetables, among other fresh options, are loaded with antioxidants; meaning they can save your body from sun damage. For more information on foods with antioxidants that can protect you from the sun read the full article HERE.