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Hot chocolate is delicious, comforting and surprisingly good for your health. Drink hot chocolate: Yes, you heard that right. From helping you think better to boosting heart health, the antioxidants in hot cocoa are more concentrated than in many other sources, resulting in a multitude of health benefits. Savor sauerkraut: From its probiotic nature to its high vitamin content to its potential for fighting cancer, sauerkraut has a surprising array of health benefits.
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Add ginger: Studies have shown that along with easing muscle pain and helping with painful menstruation and migraines, ginger can eliminate inflammation and may even slow or kill ovarian and colon cancer cells. And believe it or not, heart attacks are just one of the health risks of being a serious sports fan.
Be happy: Looking at data for 68, adults over the course of 10 years , one study found that the greater the level of depression or anxiety the participants experienced, the greater the odds of death during the period. Skip the soda: Studies show that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages increases the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer; one study found that drinking sugary drinks is linked to , deaths a year worldwide. The Eiffel Tower is obscured by smog in this photo taken in February Dodge the smog: Long-term exposure to air pollution is linked to increase risks of premature death.
In fact, studies have linked 1 in 8 deaths worldwide to dirty air. Eat dark chocolate: Many studies concur that the blood-pressure lowering effects of dark chocolate consumption are beneficial in the prevention of cardiovascular problems. Spend time in the forest: When you spend a few hours in the woods you breathe in phytoncides, active substances released by plants that appear to lower blood pressure and stress and boost your immune system.
Kick sugar to the curb: Many experts lay the blame on the sweet white stuff for obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many other illnesses that plague modern society. Add honey: Swapping out refined sugar for wholesome honey may proffer a number of health benefits where formerly there were few. Pick up a recreational sport: Roller skating, bowling, fencing, volleyball?
Just a few of the fun activities that provide an array of health benefits. Even ping pong has been found to enhance motor functions and long-term memory functions. Keep calm and carry on. Research from Harvard found that in the two hours following an angry outburst, a person's risk for a heart attack shot up nearly five times and the risk of stroke was increased more than three times.
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Drink tea: From cancer-fighting properties to lowering the risk of coronary artery disease to reducing the risk of blood clots and strokes, tea is a veritable workhorse in the health department. Eat wild salmon: Wild salmon is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fats, which can help lower triglycerides, raise levels of HDL "good" cholesterol, and help reduce inflammation in the body.
Pass on burned food: Evidence continues to mount that the chemical acrylamide — found in burned food — may lead to cancer. Beware the deadly apple: And other poisonous foods we commonly eat. Start with a carb- and protein-packed breakfast of oatmeal, nuts and berries and chances are you won't get the mid-morning munchies. Eat oatmeal for breakfast: For so many reasons — and here are 12 ways to do it.
Kick the instant noodle habit? One study found that eating instant noodles two or more times a week was associated with cardiometabolic syndrome, which raises a person's likelihood of developing heart disease and other conditions, such as diabetes and stroke. Garlic can help lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar. Take a walk after eating: According to one study, walking and light resistance training one hour after eating a high-fat meal reduces the boost in triglycerides fats in the blood that can increase the risk of heart disease normally seen after consuming this type of food.
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Snack on nuts: Nuts of all types have many heart-healthy fats and protein, two components that keep blood sugar stable by slowing down how quickly your body absorbs carbohydrates. The study mainly included white people with a high socioeconomic status, and so it's unclear how well the findings apply to other populations, the authors noted.
In addition, the study wasn't able to take into account all factors that could affect a person's optimism level, such as whether participants had lost a job or experienced the death of a loved one, which could also affect the results. But if the findings are true, they suggest that optimism could serve as a psychological attribute that "promotes health and longevity," the authors wrote in the paper. Some studies suggest that interventions such as brief writing exercises, meditation or some types of talk therapy could help enhance people's optimism.
However, more studies are needed to look at whether improvements in optimism translate to better health over both the short and long term, the authors concluded. Originally published on Live Science. Live Science. Premium Articles. Subscription offers. Subscription sign in.
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