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15 Cancer Causing Foods You Have To Stop Eating

You are likely aware that eating junk food is a major risk factor for cancer. But did you know that some so-called health foods are actually carcinogens in disguise?

Or that certain ingredients found in virtually all packaged foods present a serious health risk?

By being an informed consumer, we can help influence for good the types of products that end up on our grocery shelves, and enjoy better health to boot.


Read on to discover 15 very common foods known to increase cancer risk, along with some healthier alternatives.

1. Soda
Not only is soda jampacked with sugar – cancer’s fuel of choice – but it often also contains caramel color. This artificial coloring has the carcinogenic chemical 4-MEI as a byproduct. Laboratory tests show that 4-MEI shows up in sodas with caramel color.

Alternatives – Water is always best, but if you really crave the sweet, bubbly hit of soda, choose a natural brand without caramel color.

2. Grilled red meat
While a nice char on that steak may taste good, the …

12 Important Signs That We Don’t Drink Enough Water

There’s not much in this world more refreshing than a tall, ice-cold glass of water. I don’t think there’s anyone alive that can deny that sometimes, a simple glass of water can be more satisfying than a cup of coffee or a can of soda. Despite this, too many of us don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. By depriving ourselves of the world’s most natural resource, we are continuously damaging our bodies. If you recognise any of the following signs in yourself, we recommend you go and drink a glass of H2O straight away.


1. Your mouth is dry
This seems pretty obvious, but the ramifications might not be so. Of course, any time you feel that sticky, nasty feeling in your mouth, you’d obviously reach for some sort of liquid. But sugary drinks are only a temporary solution to a larger problem. Drinking water lubricates the mucus membranes in your mouth and throat, which will continue to keep your mouth moist with saliva long after that first sip.

2. Your skin is dry
Your skin is your body’s…

What The DASH Diet Is And Why Doctors Call It One of The Best Diets For Our Health

In the list of the world's best diets, there is the DASH diet that has been the best for a number of years. Doctors say that it's the most effective diet that can strengthen one's health. According to the doctors of the National Institutes of Health, the DASH diet scores 3.3 points out of 5 in the "Weight Loss Effectiveness" category and 4.5 points out of 5 in the "Health Usefulness" category.


What is the DASH diet?
DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a diet developed specially for blood pressure reduction when a person experiences hypertension.

But later, scientists understood that this diet resolves many other important problems: cholesterol level reduction, stroke and heart failure prevention, and weight normalization. What is more, this diet is the best diet to prevent diabetes.

What's the concept of the DASH diet?
All of the necessary components (calcium, proteins, vegetable fiber) that are responsible for the functioning of the bra…

12 Surprising Reasons Why You Can’t Get a Good Night’s Sleep

A regular lack of sleep makes us feel exhausted right after waking up. Moreover, it’s one of the main reasons for gaining weight.

12. The wrong air temperature
Although falling asleep in warmth is pleasant, the optimal temperature is 60-75°F (15-23°C).

Solution: Cover up with a light blanket, and change it to a warm one during the night.


11. Physical exercise
A workout stimulates the nervous system, which is why falling asleep after going to the gym can be a problem.

Solution: Exercise no less than 3 hours before going to bed.

10. Lack of schedule
To rest fully, your body needs a certain amount of time. Besides, getting enough sleep in advance or catching up with it on weekends is impossible.

Solution: Go to bed at the same time every night, preferably between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

9. Lighting
Even the smallest light from a lamp or the LED lights of electrical appliances mess with your sleep. The darker it is, the better your dreams.

Solution: Get rid of all sources of light, or put on a sleepin…

9 Things You Shouldn’t Do on an Empty Stomach

"You are what you eat" is an adage known to everyone. But what we do before a meal also has a great impact on our health.


9. Take anti-inflammatories
Aspirin, paracetamol, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can’t be taken on an empty stomach. Not only does it reduce their effectiveness but it causes serious health problems (such as gastric bleeding) as well. Read here about other medicines not to be taken on an empty stomach.

Advice: Milk lowers the negative effects of NSAIDs. If it’s not available, you can wash the drug down with plenty of water.

8. Drink coffee
Even decaffeinated coffee stimulates the production of acid that might cause heartburn and other digestive tract issues if drunk on an empty stomach. Skipping breakfast even after coffee may lead to a serotonin deficiency and a gloomy mood for the rest of the day.

Advice: If you’re unable to give up the habit of drinking coffee first thing in the morning, consume it with milk or cream: milk fat will…

The 7 Most Effective Exercises To Get Rid of a Double Chin

Eating right and being physically active are a few examples of good habits that can help your body stay fit and young. But this is also true for our facial muscles which tend to lose their firmness as we age.

Warming up the muscles


Just like before any other workout, you’ll want to warm up your facial muscles.

For this purpose, move your lower jaw forward and backward and then side to side. All movements should be performed slowly and smoothly without sudden jerks. Repeat the exercise 8-10 times.

1. The scoop


Open your mouth, and roll your bottom lip over your lower teeth. Imagine that you need to scoop water with your lower jaw. Move your head down in a scooping motion, and close your mouth while lifting your head.

While performing this exercise make sure that the corners of your lips are completely relaxed. Repeat 5-7 times.

2. Touch your nose


A double chin is also associated with weakness of the hyoid muscles. That is why they also need to be strengthened.

Stick out your tongue as far…