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Some Interesting Facts and few Recipes

Coffee is good for liver

Two cups of coffee a day cuts the risk of dying from cirrhosis by 66 % in patients whose disease caused by non-viral hepatitis, says a new study published in the journal Hepatology.

Cirrhosis is one of the world's biggest killers, causing 1.3 % of death worldwide.

Mouthwash is linked to cancer

Rinsing with a mouthwash more then three times a day can increase your risk of mouth and throat cancer. German and Scottish researchers found that mouth-washes containing alcohol enabled carcinogenic substances to infiltrate the mouth lining more easily. All that is really necessary for good oral hygiene is brushing with good toothpaste, flossing, and regular dental checkups, said Dr. David Conway of University of Glasgow Dental School.

Watermelon lowers blood pressure

Watermelon can help keep your blood pressure in check, says a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension. Researchers gave hypertensive obese adults daily doses of two types of amino acids extracted from watermelon, L-citrulline and L-arginine.

After six weeks , blood pressure and cardiac stress were improved.

L-arginine is required for the formation of nitric oxide, which is essential for regulation of vascular tone and healthy blood pressure.

Cabbage fight inflammation

Women who eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables – green and red cabbage, kale, collard greens, broccoli, cauliflower are examples-have lower levels of chronic inflammation, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Chronic inflammation has been associated with many degenerative diseases including cancer, diabetes, degenerative arthritis, obesity. The vegetables can be eaten raw or cooked.

Texting shortens lifespan

If you spend hours a day hunched over your mobile devices texting, sending emails, or playing games, you may be shortening your life.

The United Chiropractic Association (UCA) says that the forward-leaning posture many people assume when using mobile devices -called hyperkyphosis- is associated with heart and pulmonary disease.

5 New Ways To Use Avocados

Avocados are not just delicious- they are brimming with health benefits. For example, they are high in potassium which can help to lower blood pressure ( half of avocado contains 487 milligrams, more then found in medium banana).

For Breakfast, try a Mango Surprise Smoothie

Blend mango juice which is loaded with cancer-fighting beta carotene with avocado, this fulfilling and delicious breakfast will make you happy and give your body good shot of nutrients.

For Lunch, try Spinach Salad with Avocado, fresh Mozzarella and Strawberry dressing, add some almonds, olive oil-it will keep you full in the afternoon.

For Dinner, try whatever you want and just add some guacamole, it feels so good.

For Snack, try Tropical Guacamole. Because this dip is bulked up with pineapple, mango and cantaloupe, it has fewer calories then traditional guacamole.

For Dessert, try Avocado Ice Cream. It sounds strange, but vanilla and almond extract with chocolate make this homemade treat taste like chocolate pistachio ice cream.

Enjoy your summer!

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