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Study Debunks Claim That This Popular Food Causes Inflammation
A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that dairy products and milk proteins do not provoke inflammation.According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, consuming dairy foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and milk proteins (whey) has neutral to beneficial effects on inflammation. The systematic review, which was funded by the National Dairy Council, evaluated the results from 27 randomized control trials that looked at the effect dairy products and milk proteins have on inflammation in the body. (Related: 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.
Everyday pollutants can be introduced into the air of your home a number of ways. Some are carried in on a breeze; some are carried in unwittingly by you.
“A lot of things come into our homes on our clothing, including pollen and cat allergens,” says Elliott Horner, PhD, lead scientist for UL Environment (Underwriters Laboratories). Other pollutants originate inside the home, such as when you pet your dog and release dander into the air or burn a piece of toast and send smoke streaming into the kitchen. It’s difficult not to generate indoor air pollution in your home, Horner says.
Taco Bell Is Bringing Back This Major Menu Section
After months of being reduced to drive-thru service and having to cut various menu items, Taco Bell is finally able to bring back breakfast at most stores.At the onset of the crisis, parent company Yum Brands said the decline in Taco Bell's overall sales was largely attributable to a severe drop in both late-night and breakfast sales. "The breakfast business is impacted when people aren't on the roads going to work," CEO David Gibbs said in late April, as quoted by Nation's Restaurant News. "They're not going through your drive-thru for breakfast as much.
To get rid of impurities, you need to pursue several lines of attack. Follow the checklist below to help minimize indoor air pollution.
1. Open Windows
Adequate ventilation is key to promoting healthy indoor air, and opening windows (when it’s not too cold or the pollen count isn't too high, of course) is an easy way to encourage a good exchange of indoor and outdoor air.
2. Ban Smoking
“Absolutely no cigarette smoke,” says Norman Edelman, MD, senior scientific adviser for the American Lung Association. Secondhand smoke impairs respiratory health and is responsible for about 3,000 lung cancer deaths per year in nonsmokers, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
3. Give Your Pets a Bath
If you have pets, bathe them and wash their bedding often to reduce allergy-causing dander. And we hate to break it to you, but you should also keep them out of bedrooms.
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4. Use Exhaust Fans
Run fans in the kitchen to remove cooking fumes and in bathrooms to remove steam. Also be sure that your dryer vents to the outside to minimize lint. To reduce the level of pollen in the air on days it’s not possible to open the windows, run youron the fan setting with a clean filter.
5. Put Down a Doormat
Wiping shoes can reduce pollutants carried into the house. Better yet, establish a shoes-off policy.
6. Change Filters
If you have a forced-air heating and cooling system, change themore often when there's more smoke or pollen in the air.
7. Skip Fires
Flames dancing in a fireplace look delightful, but they release soot and smoke into the air.
8. Don’t Cover Up Odors
Avoid air fresheners, scented candles, incense, and other odor-masking fragrances, which can trigger asthma.
9. Vacuum Often
Do this especially if you have a pet. Brooms can just stir up more dust.
Exactly When to Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight, Say Experts
When you eat your breakfast can be as important as what you’re eating. According to experts, it should be exactly within thirty minutes of waking up. "This will replenish your body from the night's sleep and allow it to function properly throughout the day," he says. "When you are hungry, your body stops burning calories. That means that your metabolism will dramatically slow down. You need to constantly be replenishing your body's stores to allow it to burn normally.
10. Use a Microfiber Dusting Cloth
It will capture more dust than a cotton rag.
11. Minimize Carpeting
It can trap pollutants such as dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, and other dirt and dust. Choose hard-surface flooring instead.
12. Try to Stay Dry
To reduce mold, keep moisture down byand cleaning the filter regularly.
13. Store Chemicals Safely
Store solvents, glues, and pesticides away from living areas. And when possible, use homemade cleaning products, such as a mixture of white vinegar and water.
14. Try an Air Purifier
Analone won't remove all the impurities in your indoor air. But if you’ve gone to the effort to keep allergens and other pollutants out of your home, an air purifier could help to reduce them further. And running one in the bedroom of a child who suffers from asthma certainly won’t hurt and may even be of some benefit.
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Two major cities are getting another grocery delivery option in the pandemic .
Uber Eats isn’t only for getting your favorite fast food delivered. In collaboration with grocery delivery startup Cornershop, the company has launched Uber Grocery, so you don’t have to leave the house for rice, flour and other pantry staples during the coronavirus pandemic. Grocery Shopping and Delivery During Coronavirus Comes With Its Pain Points Uber Grocery is available now to customers in select cities in Latin America and Canada. The service will expand to Miami and Dallas beginning the week of July 13, and just like you’re able to track your other Uber experiences — be it a rideshare or your dinner order — you will be able to track your grocery order every s