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Onions: What's New and Beneficial About This Vegetable

Onion Benefits

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  • Onions are rich in sulfur-containing compounds and other phytochemicals that may boost heart health, offer protection against cancer and diabetes, boost bone health, and more
  • Onions have a wealth of beneficial properties. They’re anti-allergic, anti-histaminic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant
  • Onions have a particularly high concentration of beneficial polyphenols, with more polyphenols than garlic, leeks, tomatoes, carrots, and red bell pepper
  • Wild onions have been enjoyed since the very early ages, and were likely a staple in the prehistoric diet

Globesity: Fat’s New Frontier

Obesity is no longer just a rich country’s problem. It’s now taken hold in poor and emerging countries and is rapidly developing into an insurmountable health crisis. Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers are on the march in nation’s ill equipped to treat sufferers or educate others about the dangers of getting too fat. It’s predicted that by 2030 one billion people will be obese, so how will the world cope with its ever expanding waistline?

How Intermittent Movement Benefits Your Health

Intermittent Movement

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  • Even if you are a fit athlete who exercises regularly, you may still endanger your health simply by sitting too much
  • Researchers warn that the combination of sitting too much and exercising too little can more than double the risk of heart failure in men. These risk correlations held true no matter how much they exercised
  • The act of standing up from a seated position has been found particularly effective at counteracting the detrimental health effects of sitting
  • Based on double-blind research, the minimum number of times you need to interrupt your sitting in order to counteract its cardiovascular health risks is around 35 times per day
  • There are plenty of ways to get movement in during your work hours. Included are tips from several sources, including video demonstrations of a sample at-work exercises you can do every 15 minutes or so

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Green tea may boost our working memory

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Researchers say green tea may be useful in the treatment of disorders involving cognitive impairments, such as dementia.
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