8 Beneficial facts about consuming honey on a daily basis.

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With the recent news of the declining population of bees, it is no wonder that more people are creating awareness and looking for ways to conserve honey. Around the world, there is estimated to be more than 25,000 species of bees. An average bee colony will have about 30,000 to 60,000 bees with each worker bee estimated to live to about 45 days during the summer months.

At about 64 calories per one tablespoon, honey is not only great in tea and on waffles but they are also chock full of a lot of hidden benefits.

Here are 8 little known but beneficial facts about consuming honey on a daily basis.

1. Honey is considered to be a terrific antioxidant. Because of this, a regular consumption of honey will result in the body continually cleansing itself of toxins.

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Furthermore, honey has plenty of antibacterial properties that can help with keeping the skin clear and clean.

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2. The sugar that is found in honey is made of a different composition than that of other sweeteners and as such, it can help in boosting your metabolism and helping in weight loss.

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3. Honey helps to decrease levels of cholesterol because honey contains so many antioxidant properties that it can help fight off excess cholesterol.

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4. Drinking some honey with warm water can help protect your heart. The antioxidants found in honey have been shown to help prevent arteries from narrowing.

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Depending on the place where the arteries are narrowing, this can lead to a heart attack, memory deterioration and also headaches.

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5. Research has shown that honey can help stave off stress, rejuvenate the cellular antioxidant defense system and help improve memory.

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6. Honey has also been shown to help in the functioning of the brain since it is chock full of calcium which is easily processed and used by the brain.

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7. Honey can help with sleep as well because it will increase the level of insulin in the blood which will then release serotonin.

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Serotonin then forces the release of melatonin which is a hormone that helps one get into deep, sound sleep.

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8. Honey is great on an empty stomach not only for its strong antiseptic properties but also because it can destroy germs and heal small wounds in the membrane as it passes through the digestive system.

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Bonus: Combining honey with another food full of antiseptic and healing properties such as garlic will greatly enhance each other’s benefits. A garlic-infused honey remedy consumed on an empty stomach can result in some great energy and longevity.

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What Would Happen If You Replace All Drinks with Water ?

We all know about the harm drinks other than water can cause us, but what if we replace them with it completely? Chris Bailey, a popular blogger and lecturer, carried out some month-long research, which we have decided to summarize for you in illustrated form.

Illustrated by Dinara Galieva for BrightSide.me

7 Beers That You Should Reconsider before Drinking

Here are the 7 beers that are among the most commonly consumed that you should maybe reconsider before supping.

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Many of us choose what we eat very carefully, or at least dedicate our minimum attention to it. But when it comes to drinks, especially alcoholic beverages, we do little to make the best decisions for our health, which is a HUGE mistake. All the work for your body can be ruined in a weekend out. While foods and non alcoholic beverages are required to list their ingredients and are monitored by the FDA, beer does not belong in either. Alcohol industry had lobbied for years to avoid labeling its ingredients. Some to protect its recipes, but most – to hide harmful ingredients.

Here’s a list of some harmful ingredients that are commonly found in beer:

  • GMO Corn Syrup
  • GMO Corn
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Fish Bladder
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Natural Flavors
  • GMO Sugars
  • Caramel Coloring
  • Insect-Based Dyes
  • Carrageenan
  • BPA
  • & lots more!

Of course, each beer is unique, so take a look at the following list to see if any of your favorites are one of the top  worst beers to consume.

 Newcastle Brown Ale

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As the bottle tells us, Newcastle Brown Ale is imported from England, and it has a rich, alluring color to it. However, this color is a sign of the horrible ingredients that have been put into the beer. This beer has been found to have caramel coloring in it. Class 3 and 4 caramel coloring, which is made from ammonia, is a carcinogen—or in other words, something that can cause cancer or foster cancerous cells. Since alcohol is a carcinogen in and of itself, adding more to the mix is not a good idea, especially if you’re one to indulge in multiple brews over the course of an afternoon.

 Budweiser

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Budweiser—also known as the “King of Beers”—is one of the most popular mass-produced beers in North America, and it is a sponsor of major athletic events and leagues like the NFL. As such, most beer drinkers have probably had one of these at one time or another. Budweiser, though, is made with genetically modified corn (GMO). Since its rise in the 1980s, as the biotechnology behemoth, Monsanto, began to genetically modify corn to withstand herbicides without a drop off in crop supply, GMO corn has been linked to a host of health problems. It encourages the overdevelopment of a white blood cell called eosinophil, which, when overproduced, attacks our bodies’ organs, nervous and cardiovascular systems, and skin. As such, people should avoid consuming too much GMO corn

 Corona Extra

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This one will hurt for a lot of people, as Corona has become the popular choice for a light cerveza in the summer months. The ubiquitous commercials for this beer also have a quality of not being annoying or cloying, a rarity in today’s television-advertisement landscape. Unfortunately, Corona Extra is made with GMO corn syrup and Propylene Glycol, the former of which being derived from GMO corn. Propylene Glycol, though, is an ingredient that has stirred controversy amongst health professionals, and it is a common ingredient found in anti-freeze. Again, abstaining from Corona is the consumer’s choice, but the revelation of Corona’s potentially harmful ingredients probably makes those commercials look more insidious than relaxing.

 Miller Lite

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Miller Lite capitalizes off the surprising success of its slogan: “It’s Miller time!” Miller Lite, however, contains both GMO corn and corn syrup. Given the surprising preponderance of these ingredients in the foods North Americans have come to take for granted, adding more of these insidious GMOs to your diet might be ill-advised. Moreover, it is easy to drink a lot of Miller Lite, since it’s a light, refreshing beer, and it doesn’t contain relatively high levels of alcohol. The harmfulness of the ingredients compounded with the easiness with which the beer goes down makes this one brew that consumers need to keep their eye on. It is unclear whether or not these ingredients have made their way to Miller’s other beloved brew, Miller Genuine Draft.

 Foster’s

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The calories in Foster’s is 145 and there are 11 grams of carbohydrates in this beer with a low level of alcohol. Here’s some more motivation to drink in moderation: Binge drinking after you lift weights may inhibit your ability to build muscle, according to a report in Strength and Conditioning Journal. Researchers say that guzzling the alcohol equivalent of five or more drinks appears to suppress the production of testosterone, a hormone that’s crucial for muscle growth. Smaller doses (one to two drinks) appear to have little or no immediate effect on testosterone. Of course, the best beverage to consume after exercise is one that contains a healthy dose of protein.

 Guinness

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Guiness is everyone’s favorite stout beer, and has long been praised for its smoothness as a stout. Many drinkers swear by Guinness and won’t touch a drop of anything else. Guiness might not be the healthiest choice, though, for reasons you may not suspect. Apparently, Guinness contains isinglass, an ingredient derived from fish bladders. So, next time you take a sip of the richly dark brew, think about whether or not it pairs well with, well, fish.

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 Coors Light

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Coors Light is yet another super-popular brew in North America, given its skillful marketing and smoothness as a light beer. Indeed, the company’s marketing strategy, predicated on the glaciers that turn certain colours based on the coldness of the beer, is genius, and it empowers consumers, who like to feel they are drinking the coldest, freshest beer. Unfortunately for drinkers of Coors Light, this is also another beer that uses GMO corn syrup as a sweetener. Given that the beer is so easy to drink, and easy to drink in volume, consumers should be wary of this beer’s potentially harmful ingredients.

 

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It’s important to expose companies that use harmful ingredients in our products. This information is hidden from the public with millions of dollars of false advertising, laws, etc. You can always vote with your money. As this information about GMO beers spreads, we will see a decrease in production of these beers and the companies may eliminate the harmful ingredients altogether. Most importantly, when you hang out with your friends, you will be able to share beer that’s more delicious and healthier.

If you have any additional information about GMO or non-gmo beers, or want to correct some of the information, simply e-mail us or leave a comment with evidence below.

Sources:

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If The Booze Doesn’t get you the Water will.

 

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It takes about 6 liters of water to kill a 165-pound person, according to a YouTube video recently released by the American Chemistry Society. Surprisingly, death by water, or water intoxication as it’s officially known, happens quite a lot. It’s common among young people who challenge themselves to “water drinking contests,” or athletes who mistakingly over-hydrate while training, Scientific American reported.

Although water is essential to life, when a person drinks too much their blood becomes dangerously diluted of salts. According to Scientific American, this causes a condition called hyponatremia, and severe cases of hyponatremia lead to water intoxication. Some of the main symptoms of water intoxication are headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, frequent urination, and mental disorientationI

(RNN) – Drinking too much water left a woman with a urinary tract infection and seriously ill, doctors said water intoxication can kill you !

After drinking the excess water to, as she said, “flush out her system,” the 59-year-old woman in London developed hyponatremia, also called water intoxication, according to a new BMJ Case Reports.

The condition is marked by an abnormally low level of sodium in the blood. Sodium helps regulate the quantity of water in and around cells.

The report said there is a death rate of nearly 30 percent for patients whose sodium level drops drastically below normal.

The woman arrived at the hospital “shaky and muddled,” the report said. “She vomited several times, was tremulous and exhibited significant speech difficulties.”

To treat the patient, doctors restricted the quantity of water she drank. The next day her sodium level returned to normal, and she was released from the hospital.

“It took about a week to feel ‘normal’ again,” the woman said, “and if I am honest I think I was tired for at least another week.”

The report highlights the importance of not drinking excessive quantities of water, an emergency physician in New York at Lenox Hill Hospital told CBS News.

“The old adage to ‘drink plenty of water’ should be approached with caution if you are not vomiting, or experiencing diarrhea, or excessive sweating,” advises Dr. Robert Glatter. “Your thirst is often the best guide to gauge when you think you need to drink more water if you have no history of kidney disease.”

Signs of water intoxication include headaches, nausea and vomiting, confusion, loss of energy and fatigue. The illness can cause the brain to swell, coma, seizures and death.

Doctors said among the few healthy people with normal kidney function who develop water intoxication are endurance athletes who drink more water while exercising than their kidneys can excrete.

Although doctors commonly advise patients with many ailments to “drink plenty of fluids,” the report said, little evidence supports the recommendation.

The report called for research to determine the risks and benefits of increased fluid intake.

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Oral Sex Isn’t Just Fun It’s Also Very Healthy. Here Is The Proof!

Oral sex = better health? What sounds like a story for The National Enquirer, Globe, Star, and the other tabloids, has now been proven in black and white by a long-term study. 2 Austrian scientists were looking for the secret to longevity and have clearly discovered it. And, whoa, it’s sperm!

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Love is healthy and makes you young: Frank Madeo and Tobias Eisenberg, researchers from the Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria have finally delivered the proof. They have compared results from 6 countries and the results are astounding.

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The magic word is: SPERMIDINE! This substance is found in large amounts in seminal fluid. And it has the special ability to repair damaged cells within the body and to slow down the aging process. Even anxiety and depression can be treated with this agent.

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Up until now it was only scientifically proven that male ejaculate was rich with vitamins and proteins. But the proof of spermidine is now being seen as a sensation within academic circles and could also help in the fight against Alzheimers and Parkinsons.

Eisenberg says, literally: “It really looks like we have found the holy grail of research into ageing. A milestone for humanity!” Spermidine is not only in male ejaculate but is also found in food like soy, grapefruits, and cereal germs. Even if in lower amounts.

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Good news for the two turtle doves: love is and remains the best medicine!

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The fact that love keeps you young and fresh was always known. But that it also has such a long-lasting effect on your health is amazing. But this study is the ironclad proof: sperm is good for you!

Tell everyone else about the wondrous power of the male love juice and share this evidence with them!

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So fellas keep unzipping and sharing that magical health juice.

 

Getting ripped for summer ?

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Here’s the formula for getting ripped: Come up with a workout plan and never let your body find out what it is.

When you’re talking about cars or job applicants, efficiency is a good thing. When you’re talking about working out so you can see your abs, it’s a bad one. The problem is, the more efficient your body becomes performing any exercise, the fewer calories it burns doing it. So with this program, our goal is to make your body more inefficient (like a trip to the DMV, only a lot more fun) so that it burns more calories and stimulates muscle. While it’s not the most “efficient” training, it is the fastest route to abs. Go figure.

The 30-Minute Abs Workout >>>

How it works: The best way to throw the body off and fight efficiency is to keep changing up your workouts to prevent adaptation. You’ll need to train three days a week for four weeks with the following routines: a high-rep workout to build your work capacity and burn loads of calories; a barbell- based strength day to maximally stimulate muscle; and a blend of strongman and circuit training to challenge muscles you haven’t worked before along with your heart. This three-pronged attack will confuse your metabolism and trick your body into burning more fat (accompanied by a sound diet), and you should see results within a month. It’s inefficiency at its most effective.

Directions: Perform each workout once per week, resting a day between sessions. Exercises marked “A” and “B” are alternated—perform one set of A, rest as needed, then B, and rest again. Repeat until all sets are done for the pair. The remaining exercises are done as straight sets. On Day III, perform the exercises as a big circuit. Do one set of each exercise without rest in between. Then rest as needed and repeat the circuit until 30 minutes have elapsed. During Days I and III, strive to complete the whole session in less time each week or lift more total weight. On Day II, choose a weight for each exercise with which you can perform six to seven reps.

Do women like or loathe men with body hair?

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Body hair removal used to be a totally taboo topic for guys, but now it seems like modern day men are grooming just as much as we are. Um, what’s up with that?

According to a recent study conducted by the folks over at Gillette, a whopping 73 percent of men have either trimmed or shaved some part of their body before, while 84 percent of men who currently shave at least one body part confess to breaking out the razor year-round. In this day and age, let’s just say we’re definitely not shocked.

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Is it weird when guys shave their legs?

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The verdict: Unless you’re a pro athlete, just don’t.

To manscape or not to manscape… down there?

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The verdict: Do it!  Just don’t shave it all off — a trim is good.

 Is it “girly” if a guy cleans up his eyebrows?

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The verdict: Not at all. Please keep it natural though. Your brows should never look more perfect than ours. Oh, and don’t be afraid to ask us for help.

 How much chest hair is too much chest hair?

The hair-raising truth

The verdict: Depends on the girl. Super-duper hairy, however, isn’t hot. Before you shave it all off though, check in with your girl first (some like the shaved look, while others don’t).

 Back hair: Is it a deal breaker?

The hair-raising truth

The verdict: No, but please let us help you get rid of it ASAP.

 Would it be weird if a guy shaved his armpits?

The hair-raising truth

The verdict: Yes. Trims are cool.