There’s good news for peanut butter fans. Researchers tracked 9000 women from 1996-2010 and found that those who ate peanut butter or nuts twice a week or more when aged 9 to 15 were 39 per cent less likely to have developed benign breast disease – while non-cancerous it increases your risk of developing breast cancer later – than those who skipped the nuts. So thank your mum for dishing up peanut butter toast or slipping a peanut butter sandwich in your school lunchbox. Cheers Mum.
Results also showed some evidence that noshing on beans, lentils, soybeans and corn may also prevent the growth of the disease.
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Your teeth so full of fuzz it feels like you ate a fur coat? Not flossing may be raising your risk of arthritis. Periodontal disease – an advanced case of gingivitis – and the bacteria responsible, are linked to rheumatoid arthritis.
Scientists from the European Union’s Gums and Joints project found the bacterium responsible for gum disease increased the severity of arthritis by resulting in the earlier onset and greater bone and cartilage destruction. Um, no thanks.
Bleeding gums or bad breath are signs it’s time to drop into your dentist for a proper clean. Regular brushing and flossing are the best methods to keep your teeth in tip-top shape, preventing gingivitis. Phew.
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As winter is usually the time that we are feeling sluggish from a season of eating comfort foods, drinking wine and curling up on the couch with a blanket, now is the perfect time to detox your body just in time for spring. It’s important to pay attention to what your body is telling you. So if you are noticing any signs of bad breath, headaches, constipation, weight problems, gas, bloating, diarrhoea or fatigue, then these could be signs that you’re in need of a detox. Here we have listed five of the best treatments (tried and tested) to detox your body and improve your overall well being just in time for spring. Keep reading…
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