15 Jun, 2024
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Fruit Snacks Have An Unexpected Effect On Your Heart Health – Health Digest

Affecting approximately 1 in every 3 people in the U.S., metabolic syndrome is also known as insulin resistance syndrome, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Those diagnosed with metabolic syndrome have at least three out of five specified health conditions associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk. These conditions include hypertension, high blood […]

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TikTok Swears By The Alpha Bridge Sleep Technique For Catching Easy Zs. But Does It Work? – Health Digest

According to Erica Terblanche, this hack will even help you fall asleep on an airplane. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a chair or lying down on a bed — all you need is to be in a comfortable position. Terblanche referred to it as “going over the alpha bridge.”  The hack has four steps. […]

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Can High Cholesterol Cause Skin Tags? Here’s What We Know – Health Digest

As explained by general practitioner specializing in dermatology, Dr. Finbar McGrady, via YouTube, metabolic syndrome is like the perfect storm that wreaks havoc on your body. Abdominal obesity, elevated levels of triglycerides, low levels of “good” cholesterol or high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), high blood pressure, and elevated levels of fasting blood sugar coming together in metabolic […]

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Why You Should Avoid Drinking Red Wine With This Healthy Protein – Health Digest

Protein-richness aside, lentils also pack a punch when it comes to the mineral iron. One cup of lentils has as much as 6.59 milligrams of iron, per the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s is 37% of the recommended daily value of iron, according to Healthline. Iron, however, is a hard mineral for your body to absorb, explained vegan […]

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The Best Carbohydrate To Help You Poop Isn’t What You’d Expect – Health Digest

You’ve probably read enough to know that fiber makes you poop. And split peas pack a punch when it comes to fiber: 1 cup contains as much as 43.5 grams of dietary fiber, per the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Split peas have both the soluble and insoluble kinds. Both of these kinds of fibers perform […]

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When You Eat A Low-Fat Diet, This Is What Happens To Your Body – Health Digest

Reducing the risk of heart disease was the reason why the low-fat diet was created back in the 70s. However, current research seems to be divided about this. On the one hand, according to a study published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, swapping unhealthy fats (such as trans fats and saturated fats) for […]

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Halsey’s Rare Organ Disease Explained – Health Digest

Your immune system has a host of white blood cells that battle disease and infection. One type of white blood cell is a lymphocyte, and you have two kinds of lymphocytes. Antibodies produced by B cells knock down foreign substances that can make you sick, and T cells destroy your own cells that have been […]

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What Really Happens When You Don’t Wash Your Feet – Health Digest

Our body is covered in bacteria, and our feet are no exception. Thanks to the insulation of our socks and shoes, our feet serve as an optimal environment for bacteria to thrive in — and unfortunately, going sock-free in your shoes doesn’t make things any better. “Bacteria [like] to feed on waste products that come […]

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When You Eat Banana With Peanut Butter, This Is What Happens To Your Body – Health Digest

A medium banana and two tablespoons of peanut butter combined have 611 milligrams of potassium, which is a great electrolyte that prevents cramping during hard workouts. What’s also great about this combo is that it’s relatively low in sodium — just 153 milligrams. More than likely, you probably already get enough sodium in your diet, […]

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We Tried The Facial Icing Trend To Melt Away Puffiness. Here’s What Happened – Health Digest

It is safe to say that I was expecting the hack to work. Like I said, I wasn’t completely new to the concept of using ice-cold tools to reduce puffiness. I tried facial icing on two separate days. I made sure there was freshly placed water in an ice tray every night and went to […]