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10 Health Facts & Tips # 2

10 Health Facts & Tips # 2 Posted by: Arlene Gentallan

10 Weight Loss Tips

10 Dieting Tips

By: Arlene Gentallan

We all know that diet plays a huge role in loosing weight. It's tough, but knowing is key. Here are ten tips to help you shed off those extra pounds and be one step closer to achieving that figure you always wanted.

1. Drink water to boost your metabolism by up to 30%. When your metabolism increases, your body burns more calories.

2. Pay attention to the food you are eating. Distractions like watching television while eating can make you overeat.

3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. These are loaded with fiber which not only aids in good digestion, but also helps you absorb less fat.

4. Snack on peanut butter. A study has shown that eating foods high in protein can lower craving by up to 60%.

5. Choose whole gain over processed foods. Processed foods like pasta can shoot your blood sugar up so you get hungry at a shorter period of time, which can lead to cravings.

6. When you feel the crave to indulge on something sweet or salty, chew a…

10 Health Facts & Tips # 1

10 Health Facts & Tips # 1 Posted by: Arlene Gentallan

10 Fascinating Things about Babies

10 Fun Facts about Babies

By: Arlene Gentallan

Babies are adorable. You may not realize this but there are some pretty funky stuffs about them. Heck, we were all newborn once.

1. Newborn babies are nearsighted. They can only focus their eyes on objects no further than 8-12 inches. Beyond 12 inches, a newborn's vision is blurry. Newborn babies have terrible vision. It's 20/400. It isn't until 6 months that they reach a 20/20 visual acuity.

2. A newborn baby can instinctively recognize his/her mother's voice. A baby cries with the accent of his/her mother, which reveals that a baby starts to hear even while inside the womb.

3. Babies have more tastebuds than adults. That's about 30,o00 tastebuds compared to 10,000 tastebuds of adults. Despite that, they can't taste salty foods until they reached 4 months of age.

4. Babies are born with no knee caps.

5. Newborn babies can breath and swallow at the same time until they reach 7 months of age.

6. Did you know …

The Cancer in Coffee

Is Coffee Cancerous?

By: Arlene Gentallan

There's a chemical in your steaming cup of coffee that can make it less appealing--it's acrylamide, a potential carcinogen.

Acrylamide is a white odorless compound considered by the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) National Toxicology Program's Report on Carcinogen as a reasonably anticipated carcinogen to humans based on studies made in rats.

What the animal study says...

Experiments made in rats revealed that when rodents were exposed to acrylamide, they consequently developed cancer.

Coffee and Cancer in Humans

However, studies in humans have shown conflicting results. Some studies found a link between acrylamide exposure to humans and development of cancer, while other studies found insignificant correlation.

It is a known fact that humans metabolize acrylamide differently from rats. It was argued that the acrylamide content of coffee was significantly low that it couldn't possibly lead to the development…


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