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The health effects of eating maggots

The health effects of eating maggots

A person may accidentally ingest maggots if they eat spoiled food that has become contaminated with fly larvae. Accidentally eating maggots is generally not a cause for concern, but it can sometimes lead to health complications, such as bacterial poisoning. A maggot is the larva of the common housefly. Maggots are around 3–12 millimeters in […]

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Tips for sleeping better

Tips for sleeping better

Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential for a person’s physical and mental health. Some simple sleep hygiene practices and home remedies can help people sleep better.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people aged 18–60 years get 7 or more hours of sleep each night. However, 7–19% of adults in the United […]

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Veganism: Why food choice can spark rage

Veganism: Why food choice can spark rage

Vegetarianism and veganism are growing in popularity. In this Spotlight, we ask why these dietary choices can ignite rage in some meat eaters. The answer, it seems, is complex. As veganism becomes more popular, we need to ask why some find it so distasteful. Currently, vegetarianism and veganism only account for 5% and 3% of […]

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Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain

Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain

New research tests a novel strategy for preventing holiday weight gain and proposes a psychological mechanism that explains why the strategy may work. Researchers may have identified a new way to prevent weight gain over the holiday season. More than 37% of adults in the United States are living with obesity, estimates show, and experts […]

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Can probiotics help you lose weight?

Can probiotics help you lose weight?

Probiotics are live organisms that occur naturally in the gut. Many supplements and fermented foods also contain probiotics. Some people wonder if probiotics can help them lose weight.Taking a probiotic supplement may help keep the intestinal flora balanced and promote a healthy body by boosting the digestive and immune systems. While the research is still […]

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Supplements for vegans: What to know

Supplements for vegans: What to know

People who follow a vegan diet do not eat any animal products, including meat, dairy, and eggs. While it is possible to be vegan and stay well-nourished by eating whole foods, many people choose to supplement their diet. A vegan diet is low in some nutrients, such as vitamin B-12, that are primarily present in […]

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How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure

How a fruit compound may lower blood pressure

Blueberries, red grapes, red wine, and peanuts are some of the natural sources of resveratrol — a plant compound that has received much attention in the medical community recently. New research in mice and human cells breaks down the mechanism through which resveratrol may lower blood pressure. Red grapes and some blueberries contain resveratrol. From […]

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Knee pain from squatting: What to do

Knee pain from squatting: What to do

Many people squat regularly as part of their workout routine or during everyday tasks. Squatting correctly should not cause knee pain. However, people who squat incorrectly and those with a knee injury or existing knee condition may experience knee pain. In this article, learn about the causes of knee pain from squatting, how to treat […]

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Best 10 foods to boost metabolism

Best 10 foods to boost metabolism

Certain foods contain specific nutrients that increase the body’s metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which the body burns calories and carries out other processes. By boosting their metabolic rate, people may be able to shed excess weight and reduce their risk of obesity and related health issues. Read on to discover 10 of the […]