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Serious illnesses can cause a single drink of alcohol a day | The State

All types of beverages, including red wine, are linked to cancer.

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It has been widely publicized that excessive alcohol consumption can increase the risk of disease and even cause death. However, over time, even when consumed in moderation, one drink of alcohol a day can lead to chronic diseases as cancer.

The United States Dietary Guidelines recommend that adults of legal drinking age can choose not to drink, or drink in moderation, limiting intake to 1 drink for women and up to 2 drinks for men.


He alcohol can affect the normal functions of cells of the body, causing them to grow uncontrollably and turn into a cancerous tumor.

Isn’t red wine supposed to be healthy?

All types of alcoholic beverages, including red and white wine, beer, cocktails and spirits are linked to cancer, say the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Drinking alcohol increases the risk of contracting at least six different types of cancer: mouth and throat, larynx, esophagus, colon and rectum, liver and breast in women.

Although the risk of cancer increases with the amount of drinks consumed, one drink a day increases the risk of developing some cancers as he points out National Cancer Institute.

Head and neck cancer. Moderate to excessive consumption.

Breast cancer From moderate consumption.

Esophagus cancer. From moderate consumption.

Colorectal cancer. Moderate to excessive consumption

Liver cancer. Excessive consumption.

This is in part because it creates toxins in the body, damages body tissues, and creates oxidation.

Atrial fibrillation

A study just published in the European Heart Journal reveals that from very low levels of alcohol consumption, as a habitual intake of alcohol of 1 drink a day is associated with a 16% increased risk of atrial fibrillation compared to adults who do not drink alcohol.

The study included 100 092 participants in five community studies in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Italy.

What is atrial fibrillation (AF)? it is an arrhythmia. It is a shaky or irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other complications related to the heart.

How about a glass of wine a day is good for the heart?

As the American Heart Association (AHA) notes, some researchers have suggested that wine offers health benefits, especially red wine, and that one glass a day may be good for the heart.

But no research has shown a cause-and-effect link between drinking alcohol and better heart health.

The benefits of wine would be related to components such as flavonoids and other antioxidants, which also They can be found in red grapes or blueberries.

He best known positive effect of alcohol is a small increase in HDL or good cholesterol. But the regular physical activity is a more effective way to increase HDL cholesterol.

Consuming a glass of alcohol to “take care of the heart” would not be the most viable, the benefit may be outweighed by the risk.


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Skipping breakfast is making you gain weight, according to a new study | The State

A good breakfast involves between 20 and 25% of the nutritional intake of the day and it is recommended that it contains between 300 and 400 calories.

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In the last months much has been said about breakfast, the main reason is due to the indisputable popularity that the intermittent fasting In such a way that many Doubts and questioning in both ways, that is some specialists defend that breakfast is The most important meal of the day, while others claim that skip breakfast has positive consequences on health and disease prevention.

Although years ago our grandmothers and moms they considered a crime leave home without breakfast, today we know that the quality of food What do we have for breakfast? the most important factor. However currently with so many pressures, stress and lack of time, during a busy morning it is easy to leave breakfast at the last place on the priority list. However recently they have come to light diverse studies, in which it is verified that the simple fact of taking a few minutes in the morning to eat something can really make a difference in your day.

A nutritious and healthy breakfast, provides many benefits in health and general well-being. It is the first food of the day with which we break the fast through which we pass naturally during sleep hours and is responsible for provide fuel to the body and brain. So that without breakfast, effectively the organism you start to run out of fuel, is the comparative to trying to start a car without gas.

Nutritionists advise: breakfast should be taken within two hours after waking up and this should provide a range between 20-35% of daily caloriesto. In addition to providing us with energy, some specific breakfast foods are a good source of important nutrients as calcium, iron and B vitamins, as well as protein and fiber. The body needs these essential nutrients and research indicates that typically missing the opportunity to get these nutrients during breakfast makes it less likely to clear up later in the day.

It is well known that fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals, so the simple fact of include a portion from five a day at breakfast; be it a banana, an apple, red berries or a glass of green juice It will make a difference!

Breakfast has also been shown to be good for the waistline, Research shows that those who eat breakfast have less likely to be overweight and more likely to be within your ideal weight range compared to those who they don’t eat breakfast. In a way it is believed that skip breakfast, is the direct path to greater consumption of sugar-rich snacks and fats half morning.

In fact, a new investigation confirms the belief that breakfast is really The most important meal of the day. In this study, which was published in The Journal of Nutrition on December 31, 2020; the changes in body weight of 65,099 women during a period of three years. The researchers also monitored the frequency of your breakfasts and meals, and a quarter of the women reported themselves as having breakfast every day. Overall, what the study showed is that 18.4% of the participantss increased 11 pounds or more between 2008 and 2011. Additionally according to the rate of weight gain among women who ate a meal in the morning was a 7% lower what i know they skipped breakfast completely.

In such a way that this new review according to its authors, verifies that regular breakfast It can be a important dietary factor for him body weight change and also to avoid the development of metabolic problems. Additionally it is worth mentioning that this theory is also endorsed by other experts, as some dietitians say that eat within an hour later waking up is the best for maintain optimal energy levels during the morning. Another study recently discovered that consuming a high-protein breakfast before exercise can help burn more fat and keep us satisfied even after the end of training session. What it suggests to eat a nutritious breakfast before physical activity, it can be a great element to promote good health and body weight.

Finally it’s all about balance, therefore it is just as important to feed the body in the morning as the quality of the breakfast. LThe key is to choose the correct and balanced foods, bet on the consumption of citrus fruits, berries, apple, banana, kiwi and mango. As well is essential ensure correct consumption of proteins, healthy fats, nuts and seeds.

Having a good and nutritious breakfast is a habit that will not only help you meet your body weight goals, rise the levels of energy, enhances concentration and intellectual performance, and benefits the mood.


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Maripily’s infamous curves were exposed with a lingerie full of openings | The State

Maripily Rivera.

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At 43, the Puerto Rican Maripily rivera She has established herself as one of the hottest Latinas on social media. Just take a look over their social networks to reaffirm how hundreds of fans melt at their charms. Each photograph is more infamous than another, either almost naked or heavily dressed and covered.

On this occasion, he gave him his usual “Goodnight” to all his followers wearing a very seductive underwear, which left almost his entire body in view. They were two sea blue pieces with openings in the ribs and at the height of the hips. As expected, this blew the imagination of a few who did not stop throwing flowers at the spectacular Puerto Rican.

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There is no doubt that, if someone wants to know the temperature of social networks, that is Maripily rivera. The model does not put a brake on beauty and also accompanies her with hard work and a lot of intelligence. Here we leave you another photo of the Puerto Rican to admire her beauty.

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Did Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas end their romance after a year of dating? | The State

Ben Affleck.

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During 2020 they were happy and in love on the streets of Los Angeles. However, it seems that love is over. As reported by People magazine, Ben affleck and Ana de Armas they would be separated.

Ben is not dating Ana anymore“Revealed a person close to the couple. “She broke up with him. The relationship between the two was complicated, Ana does not want to live permanently in Los Angeles and Ben obviously has to do it since his children reside there“He added.

The actors began their relationship early last year while filming the movie “Deep Water” in New Orleans. “This was something mutual and was developed in friendly terms,” ​​said another source close to both. “They are in different stages of their lives, but there is great love and a lot of respect,” he added.

“Ben continues to work on himself. He has three agreed-upon jobs and is a great home dad. They are both happy with how they are today in their livesThis person explained.

The first time Affleck and De Armas were seen together was during a trip to Cuba they made in March. With romance in the public eye, the couple decided not to hide anymore and live their relationship in freedom.

Photographers have immortalized them on the beaches of Costa Rica, in everyday situations during the quarantine in the United States or sharing a day at the beach in the company of Matt Damon and his partner, the Argentine Luciana Barroso.

In May, the actor wanted his girlfriend to also be part of the lives of his children, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel, fruits of the relationship that Affleck had with Jennifer Garner. Since then it was not unusual to see them with the children sharing activities and outings.

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But despite the fact that at the end of November the rumors of engagement began to sound strong, thanks to some photos where they looked very passionate and her wearing a big ring, the truth is that love would have ended and both would be ready to follow their lives separately.


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The 5 basic rules for creating nutritious and slimming salads | The State

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Without a doubt the salads they are probably the most iconic dish of diets focused on weightloss, they are believed to be the Perfect complement for accelerate weight loss. However we have news for you, there are certain preparations of salads that are associated with opposite effect and they can make us gain weight. Why? Because many of the most popular salad ingredients are full of fat and calories.

It has also been proven that in many cases “When dealing with salads” people usually eat much larger portions and they end up consuming many more calories than with other types of food.

While is true that replace a heavy, high-calorie meal, with a healthy salad is a excellent way to lose weight. It’s fundamental be clear about the rules of the game, that is, to know what are the best and worst ingredients and believe it or not there are some variants of common salads what contain more calories that even one piece of pizza.

The truth is that when preparing them with correct items, salads can be a great way to get vitamins and nutrients important. They are also the perfect ally for increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, which contribute many antioxidants and fiber and that are associated with great therapeutic properties.

It has scientific references that endorse the benefits of eat a salad a day, to keep away chronic diseases and the aging. In addition to its refreshing natural flavor and its great crunchy texture along with their wonderful colors and fragrances, eat a large portion of fresh and raw vegetables every day can have important health benefits.

A good salad is a tangible and sustainable habit in disease prevention, promotes healthy weight, benefits digestion and rise the levels of energy. Considering that we are all interested in having more Health and vitalitySalads take a very special place in the daily diet. We took on the task of compiling the 5 basic rules to create slimming and healthy salads, they represent the perfect balance.

1. Choose the best green bases

The base of salads is the first and most important step, and to make them slimming you should always contemplate the use of green leafy vegetables. Salads made with bases of pasta and potatoes tend to be more high in calories and fat. In some cases to give you a turn to the typical use of lettuce or spinach, nutritionists recommend using a bean base They are also excellent and very nutritious since they are full of protein and fiber. However green vegetable bases are infallible, very low in calories and rich in essential nutrients. Best of all, they provide some versatility and you can create different combinations, the best alternatives are fresh spring greens: arugula, spinach, chard, watercress, mustard greens, and beet greens are leaves of soft and tasty spring. Complement by adding leafy vegetables green fresh, crisp and low calorie: iceberg, bibb, romaine lettuce, chicory, endive, endive, lettuce leaves and frisée.

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2. Integrate colorful fruits and vegetables

Once you chose one green leafy vegetable base, it is essential to complement with the use of colorful fruits and vegetables that should always be the most abundant ingredient in any healthy and light salad. The better alternatives will always come in one wide range of colors, which are a reflection of a good balance in essential nutrients. For a variety of flavors and nutritional benefits add raw or roasted fruits, vegetables decade color category. Some low calorie ideas: Red: chopped or sliced ​​tomato, grated or sliced ​​radishes, chopped red onion, sliced ​​red bell peppers, diced beets, cold sliced ​​red potato, Strawberries, raspberries /Orange: grated or thinly sliced ​​carrots, sliced ​​orange bell peppers, cold pumpkin in cubes, cold diced sweet potato, orange or mandarin segments /Yellow and white: chopped sweet onion, fresh cooked corn kernels, yellow tomato cut into quarters, cubed jicama, mushrooms quartered or sliced, cauliflower, white asparagus /Blue or purple: diced purple potatoes, shredded purple cabbage, aubergine, blackberries, blueberries / Green: thinly sliced ​​green onion, chopped green tomato, quartered artichoke hearts, green peas, broccoli, sliced ​​cucumber (without skin), Brussels sprouts, diced celery and kiwi.

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3. Integrate healthy fats

It is very important to add healthy fats in any salad, they are an important element in nutritional matters and they provide satiety. Of course, fats naturally increase calorie count, however there are some sources that are from a lot of quality, are a great element to promote weight loss and a great help to control anxiety about eating. Below is a list of reasonable portions of the most popular fontss of healthy fats for salads:

  • Avocado: 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Olives: 5–10 olives
  • Olive oil: 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Nuts (almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, pistachios): 10-15 nuts
  • Seeds (sunflower seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds): 1 to 2 tablespoons
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4. Always add protein

If the salad is the main course of the meal, it is essential to add a lean source of protein to obtain the significant benefits they bring. Between the main benefits of integrating proteins is its satiating power and its qualities for increase muscle mass, very important aspects in the weightloss. Protein salads keep us away from food cravings and cravings. Bet on the use of animal sources natural, sodium free and preservatives: grilled chicken, natural turkey, roasted pork, tuna, Salmon, sardines, shrimp, anchovies. Sources of vegetable origin like Gfrogs: quinoa, wild rice, Integral rice and barley. As additional data contemplates that a portion of protein usually contains 3 to 4 ounces, for example if you add a large piece of chicken breast 6-8 ounces, allow for the extra (albeit nutritious) calories. Also remember that the more protein you add, you will use more dressing Watch out!

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5. Avoid commercial dressings, prepare them homemade

If you have filled your bowl with delicious and healthy ingredientsyes, the last step is add dressing. Unfortunately, most toppings are full of fat and calories. Some store-bought products, including those sold as “Lights” as well they are full of sugar. So to really get the benefits of all the ingredients in your super salad, it is important seasoning little and with low calorie items. I bet you add olive oil, vinegar or lemon, salt and pepper. Avoid at all costs the use of creamy dressings made with cheese and cream, for days with a craving make a homemade version using yogurt and some fragrant herbs.

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WhatsApp delays its changes in user privacy | The State

WhatsApp has decided to postpone until May the entry into force of the changes in its Conditions and Privacy policy, that were initially going to be effective on February 8, and has reiterated the protection of conversations with end-to-end encryption that prevents the company from accessing its content.

At the beginning of January, WhatsApp users began to see a message warning of changes in the service about the data that WhatsApp collects from users and their treatment, as well as relating to the way in which business they can use Facebook’s hosted services to store and manage their chats.

In the same message that warned that in order to continue using the messaging service, users had to accept the changes.

The company then told Europa Press that the new policies do not imply material changes in the processing of data for users, and that WhatsApp still does not share this information with Facebook, for use by the parent company to improve products and advertisements.

However, the confusion among users, the company has decided to postpone the date on which these changes will take effect (initially February 8), without this change involving suspensions or deletions of accounts among those who until now had not accepted the message informative, as explained in a statement.

From WhatsApp they also point out that they will take “a series of measures to clarify the misinformation regarding the way in which privacy and security work on WhatsApp.” Subsequently, and gradually, users will have to review the policy, “at their own pace”, before the new options for companies take effect on May 15.

It has also reiterated that personal conversations on the platform are protected with end-to-end encryption, which means that “neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see those private messages.”


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Man Donates His Two Stimulus Checks to Virginia Food Bank | The State

Harshbarger didn’t know what to do with his stimulus checks.

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A West Virginia man has done an incredible act of charity by donating his two stimulus checks. And when Shannon Harshbarger got her stimulus check in the mail, she didn’t know what to do with it.

After much thought, he decided to take the money and do something nice with it by donating it to a place where he knew it would be put to good use, and that site was the Facing Hunger Foodbank.

“I volunteer at the food pantry at my church, Helping Hands Trinity Church of God, where we give back to the community. And the people here (at the Facing Hunger food bank) provide us with government produce and food, ”Harshbarger said, according to WTRF.

Every penny of Harshbarger’s donation to the food bank will go to help those most in need.

With the donations you have been making to the food bank, you have created 25,700 meals for our hungry neighbors”Said Belinda Chapman, director of development and communications for Facing Hunger Foodbank.

In addition to donating his entire first stimulus check, Harshbarger has already donated his second as well, which is very impressive considering the crisis the country is currently going through.

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What kinds of exercises help you have stronger bones? | The State

It is well known that exercise is good for the heart, lungs and brain. But there is one part of our body that is often overlooked: our bones.

The doctors on the BBC program Trust me, I’m a Doctor decided to explore that topic and conducted an illuminating experiment. This is how they explain it:

As we age, our bones become less dense, which can ultimately make them weaker and more prone to fractures.

Starting at age 35, we lose approximately one 0.5% of bone mass per year. This accelerates once women reach menopause and, in the case of men, after age 50.

Although calcium and vitamin D are known to be essential for bone health, studies have shown that exercise can slow, or even reverse, the decline in bone strength with age.

Exercise is believed to help keep our bones strong by putting them under stress and subjecting them to jolts and shocks.

It is believed that each jolt sends signals to bone cells that activate them to grow back stronger. Bone also responds directly to local muscle, which, if well developed, provides additional bone-building benefits.

But what is the best type of exercise to strengthen your bones?

The experiment

To find out, we partnered with Leeds Beckett University bone health expert Dr Karen Hind to conduct an experiment recruiting elite athletes of both genders, including Olympic medalists, from three different sports: gymnastics, cycling and cricket (called by some the ancestor of baseball or his very cousin).

It is certainly a great exercise, but if you are thinking about your bones you may need to supplement it with others. (Photo: Getty Images)

Studying these elite athletes allowed us to clearly characterize the bone density that can derive from the particular movements involved in different types of exercise.

This gave us an indication of what types of exercises could benefit bone strength in the general population and therefore could help avoid fractures in the future.

Each group was analyzed with the help of bone densitometry or DEXA, a method that allows images of the inside of the body to be obtained with a very small dose of radiation.

This technology was used to measure the bone density of hips and spine of athletes, two delicate and commonly problem areas, that suffer fractures in older people.

The results were compared with the average bone density of people of the age and sex of the participants in the experiment.

The conclusions

While gymnasts were expected to have stronger than average bones, our results for cyclists and cricketers were surprising.

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The cyclists had less dense bones in the spine and hips than average, and the cricketers had the densest bones of the three groups we tested.

These results suggest that the type of activity may be responsible for the differences we observe.

Gymnasts suffer repeated impacts due to jumping and landing, which is known to result in strengthening of the bones.

The weight of the cyclists is supported by their bicycles, so they may not exercise enough pressure on your bones to strengthen them, particularly in the region of the lumbar spine.

While cycling is a good way to improve your fitness and cardiovascular health, our tests indicate that it is not that good for your bones.

The cricketers gave the most surprising result – they showed the densest bones in our tests.

Although there is a popular perception that cricketers stay still most of the time, our results suggest that their brief moments of explosive activity (running, jumping and turning) are beneficial for bone density.

Muscle mass was also very well developed in cricketers, especially men, and this was also positively associated with bone density.

This study gives a good indication of what kind of exercise we could do to improve our bone health. Exercises that involve some jumps and turns, like dancing, are beneficial.

“The best exercises for your bones”, according to Harvard

In May, Harvard Health Publishing, from Harvard Medical School, published the article “The best exercises for your bones” and explained that it is important to challenge the muscles against some type of resistanceFor example, with the use of dumbbells, elastic bands, or your own body weight.

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Sports that involve “quick turns and start-stop actions” help strengthen bones. (Photo: Getty Images)

“Resistance exercises, including classic strength training, rely on muscle contractions that pull on the bones to stimulate them to bulk up.”

As the BBC program experiment demonstrated, Harvard experts also note that “higher impact activities generally have a more pronounced effect on the bones than lower impact exercises.”

For example: “when you jump or hit the ground with each step while running, you multiply the loading effect of gravity.”

And it is precisely the force that is exerted to counteract gravity, “Is what stimulates the bones to get stronger.”

Therefore, the list can also include exercises such as: climb, climb stairs, play tennis or basketball, because it works against gravity, which does not happen with swimming or, as we have already seen, with cycling.

Address changes

The speed with which you do the exercises also influences: “Jogging or doing fast-paced aerobics will strengthen your bones more than a walk or slow calisthenics,” the article says.

Address changes are also beneficial.

“When the researchers analyzed bone strength in the hips of a variety of athletes, they found that those who played sports like soccer and squash, which involve quick turns and start and stop actions, they had similar bone strength to those who practiced high impact sports, such as triple jumpers and high jumpers, and all had higher bone density than long distance runners.

The article also mentions not to neglect exercises to improve balance, because although they are not decisive to strengthen bones, they are to prevent falls.

Whatever your age, if you have a health problem and want to start an exercise routine, it is key that check with your doctor first to do it properly.

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Facebook will use artificial intelligence to predict if COVID-19 patients will need more care | The State

Some people infected with the coronavirus have trouble breathing or experience shortness of breath.

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Facebook is using artificial intelligence to help doctors predict whether they will need more resources to care for COVID-19 patients in hospitals., resources such as extra oxygen.

The social network said on Friday it developed two artificial intelligence models – one based on a single chest X-ray and another from a series of X-rays – that could help predict whether a coronavirus-infected patient is likely to get worse.

Further, have a third model that predicts the amount of extra oxygen a covid-19 patient might need.

Facebook’s AI models, in general, did a better job than a human when it came to forecasting up to four days in advance whether a patient will need more intensive care resources.

“These predictions could help physicians avoid sending at-risk patients home too early and help hospitals better predict supplemental oxygen demand and other limited resources,” Facebook said, according to CNET.

In partnership with New York University Langone Health’s Predictive Analysis Unit and Radiology Department, Facebook’s artificial intelligence research is another example of how tech companies are trying to help the healthcare industry to combat covid-19.

It should be remembered that some people infected with the new coronavirus have trouble breathing or experience shortness of breath. Hospitals in some areas, like Los Angeles, are reportedly running out of oxygen needed to help COVID-19 patients.

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