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Eat apples, peas to reduce belly fat

Are you tired of having belly fat? Now, eat two small apples, one cup of green peas and one-half cup of pinto beans and exercise vigorously for 30 minutes, two to four times a week.

According to the researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre, vegetables, fruit and beans contain more soluble fibre and will help reduce visceral fat, or belly fat, around the midsection.

They found that for every 10-gram increase in soluble fibre eaten per day, visceral fat was reduced by 3.7 per cent over five years. In addition, increased moderate activity resulted in a 7.4 per cent decrease in the rate of visceral fat accumulation over the same time period.

Cinnamon can help cure Alzheimer’s  disease
A new study has revealed that cinnamon has the potential to prevent the degenerative brain disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, which affects at least one in eight Americans over the age of 65. A team of researchers from the Tel Aviv University discovered ‘Ceppt’, the cinnamon extract obtained from its bark that curbs the progression of Alzheimer’s.

The team isolated Ceppt by grinding cinnamon and extracting the substance into an aqueous buffer solution. They added this solution into the drinking water of mice that had been genetically altered to develop an aggressive form of Alzheimer’s and fruit flies that had been mutated with a human gene that also stimulated the disorder and shortened their lifespan.

After four months, the researchers discovered that development of the disease had slowed significantly and the animals’ activity levels and longevity were comparable to that of their healthy peers.

Eat 37 strawberries a day to keep docs away
Eating 37 strawberries a day could keep not just one doctor away, but an entire fleet of them, including neurologists, endocrinologists, and maybe even oncologists, according to a new study. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered that strawberries have multiple health benefits similar to blueberries and red wine — thanks to a naturally occurring flavonoid called fisetin.

They explain that fisetin, found most abundantly in strawberries and to a lesser extent in other fruits and vegetables, helps in combating diabetes and protecting neurons in the brain.That fisetin can also target multiple organs strongly.

Tooth cavity-causing bacteria can be fatal for your heart
A new study has discovered the protein that allows cavity-causing microbes present in the mouth to invade the heart tissue, causing the sometimes-lethal infection endocarditis.
Streptococcus mutans is a bacterium best known for causing cavities. It resides in the dental plaque, an architecturally sophisticated goo composed of an elaborate molecular matrix created by itself.
Though the bacterium confines itself to the mouth, it may enter the bloodstream after a dental procedure or even after a vigorous bout of flossing.
Normally, the immune system destroys them, but sometimes, within just a few seconds they travel to the heart and colonize its tissue, especially heart valves.
There the bacteria can cause the deadly endocarditis, which refers to the inflammation of heart valves. The best way to prevent the bacterium from attacking the heart valves is to maintain good oral health.

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