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Drinking cuppa black without milk is better for your heart

cuppa black tea Drinking cuppa black without milk is better for your heart
So I’ve been doing it right.  Drinking cuppa black which actually yields me more health benefits.  Because according to research published online in European Heart Journal, the protective effect that tea has on preventing heart disease is totally wiped out by adding milk.

Clinical studies have shown that drinking tea is beneficial for health as it contains an abundance of antioxidant substances called catechins that improve blood flow and the cardiovascular system, and are also thought to protect against some cancers. However, proteins in milk, called caseins, are found to reduce the concentration of catechins in the tea.  

Over 400 choices of lippy fun at My Lip Stuff

My Lip Stuff Over 400 choices of lippy fun at My Lip Stuff
This is too awesome!  An online store promoting environmentally friendly natural lip balms made with natural butters, oils and beewax with choices of over 400 flavours!  That’s an incredible range of flavors and options for some serious lip care.  Simply overwhelming!

In fact, I had quite a hard time choosing the flavours for the Pick Your Own 6 Pack because all the flavours sounded too delicious.  In the end, though not after quite a bit of deliberation, I settled for Raspberry Lemonade, Blueberries & Cream, Tropical Fun, Healing Lip, Mixed Mystery and Rainbow Sherbet.  Can’t wait to get them on my lips!

Some whitening creams can harm you

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Sure most of us want to be fair maidens.  That’s why there’s an active market for whitening beauty products.  Many of such products even guarantee to whiten our skin in a short period of time.  But in the quest for whiter skin, are we subjecting ourselves to unknown dangers by using products that contain harmful steroids?

For example, some face creams use an ingredient called hydroquinone, which is the biological equivalent of paint stripper.  While it will give you a brighter face almost immediately because it works by removing the top layer of skin, it will also increase the risk of skin cancer because as the body’s natural defence against infection and the sun is lost. 

Strawberries can suppress cancer

353720969 7e37fbf047 m Strawberries can suppress cancer

Are you a strawberry fan?  Then you have good reasons to cheer. Because strawberries are the most effective berry for slowing the growth of colon and oral cancers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles tested extracts of six  berries — strawberries, raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cranberries — which were all found to suppress oral, breast, colon and prostate cancers. But strawberries were the most effective against colon and oral cancers.