When surveyed about their most-loathed body part, 75 percent of women agreed their upper arms were the clear ‘winner.’
More specifically, the extra flab that’s unflatteringly known as “chicken fat,” “chicken arms,” or, sometimes, “bingo wing arms” (so-named for its tendency to ‘flap’ like a chicken wing) is many women’s nemesis.
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For a food that your body can’t even digest, fiber has an impressive role in your health. In fact, its ability to pass through your stomach, small intestine and colon mostly intact is part of what makes it so useful.
For starters, fiber provides bulk to your diet, helping you feel… read more »
Your body needs fat to function, but there’s a big difference between the natural fats in, say, a grass-fed organic burger and those in a chocolate doughnut. The type of fat you eat can literally make or break your health, which is why it’s absolutely crucial that you can decipher… read more »
Your body needs fat to function, which is why consuming the right types of fat in your daily diet is one of the best choices you can make for your health. Your body needs fat for energy, growth and development, and maintaining cell membranes. Fat is also essential for your… read more »
The base for traditional antifreeze is the deadly ethylene glycol. It’s relative, propylene glycol, is used to manufacture so-called ‘safer’ anti-freezes for people who don’t want to accidently poison their pets and surrounding wildlife.
This clear slightly syrupy liquid (at room temperature) is not only used to make antifreeze and deicing… read more »
More than half of U.S. women, and up to 45 percent of men, suffer from some type of vein problem, including spider veins. These red or blue discolorations on your skin (most often on your legs or face) resemble spider webs that can cover large patches of your body.
Although spider… read more »
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that’s used to add a savory flavor to foods like processed meats, canned vegetables, soups, and much more.
When you eat food that’s been ‘enhanced’ with MSG, you’ll think it tastes more satisfying, more full of flavor, and more “meaty” than it actually is.
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Viruses are a fascinating, and still quite mysterious, part of biology. While there are millions of distinct viruses on the planet, only about 5,000 of them have been described in detail.
These microscopic organisms are capable of infecting plants, animals, bacteria and even single-celled microorganisms known as archaea, and it’s only… read more »
Do you have high blood pressure? High cholesterol or diabetes? Are you a smoker, over the age of 55, physically inactive or overweight? These, as you may know, are all factors that increase your risk of heart disease.
Are you ready for a surprise (unfortunately in this case not a very… read more »
When most people think of enzymes, they typically are thinking of digestive enzymes, which convert the food you eat into small molecules that your body uses as fuel.
Amylase is an example of a digestive enzyme that breaks down starch; protease, also known as proteolytic enzymes, is a name for multiple… read more »