Monday, 20 August 2012

Bad Things that Are Good for YOU.

Here are a few things that are supposed to be bad for you but are actually the exact opposite. Live Science suggests that we need to take a closer look at a few things which, as usual, the so called experts, are always telling us the bleeding obvious. But when it comes down to consuming anything it is almost always bad news.
Take for example a hamburger, when was the last time, if ever, you were told or informed whether or not it has any nutritional value at all. Surely there would be some benefits when eating protein, carbohydrates and fresh greens. But no, it's always bad news, just like they have some agenda they are working under. If in doubt, try the Biafran diet.
Everyone knows that food and drink in moderation never did anyone any harm and that's a fact. But not one of these "experts" have EVER stated anything about a Mac except the negatives. Bugger em all, I say.

Oh, and don't muck about with the last example as it can cause a bad disease called pregnancy. Too much of that happening already. Oops, that was last century, I forgot.

Move examples here on Live Science...

A chemical in red wine could prove beneficial in fighting the health effects of weightlessness.Here
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Red Wine
A crucial ingredient in the diets of the world's heart-healthiest populations-like those Bordeaux-guzzling French-red wine has long been known to have potent anti-cancer and artery-protecting benefits. The key, some studies indicate, is an antioxidant found specifically in the skin of red wine grapes, called resveratrol. The latest studies even link resveratrol to greater endurance, a reduction in gum disease and Alzheimer's. White wine, which is fermented after the skins are removed, is less beneficial according to some studies.

Decaf just won't do the trick.
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Java is one of the most debated substances around. Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Both? The consensus, now anyways, seems to favor those who enjoy their morning jolt — unrelated studies claim coffee is a major source of antioxidants in our diet and can help lower your risk of diabetes. Something in the beans is also thought to ease the onset of cirrhosis of the liver and pancreatitis, good news for those who like to party hard all night before their morning caffeine boost.

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If you're one of those people who tends to bottle things up, only to explode ... don't hold it in so long. Studies show that bursts of anger here and there are good for the health, and can be an even more effective coping mechanism than becoming afraid, irritated or disgusted. Anger, like the consumables in this list, however, is best in moderation: stay angry for long periods of time and you'll be plagued with a host of health issues, like blood pressure, sleep disorders and lung damage.

German researchers have found that athletes who drank non-alcoholic wheat beer had healthier immune systems post-marathon than runners who didn't drink the beer.

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The newest bad kid on the block, beer has long been overshadowed by its healthier alcoholic cousins. While no one's suggesting you switch that glass of antioxidant-rich Pinot Noir for a tall glass of lager-there's still that beer gut to worry about-new research has suggested that moderate beer intake can actually improve cardiovascular function. Now if only a scientist will discover the health benefits of ballpark franks and chicken wings. Heaven.

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Scientists have found that the benefits of sex go beyond immediate, ahem, gratification and satisfying the goal of procreation. Besides the obvious evolutionary purposes, we can all take pleasure in the news that having sex is an easy way to reduce stress, lower cholesterol and improve circulation throughout the body. As if you needed another excuse.

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