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Good News For Cheese Lovers: New Research Says You Can Live Longer

Good News For Cheese Lovers: New Research Says You Can Live Longer

If you’re like me and can’t go a day without cheese, I’ve got great news for you! New research done by Nature medicine reveals that mature cheese contains a special kind of chemical (known as polyamine spermidine) that slows the aging process, reduces heart disease and can increase the average life expectancy! So keep eating cheese, cheese lovers!

Scientists Experiment With Cheese On Mice

You’re probably sitting there thinking “No way. This can’t be true. After all, cheese is just a form of moldy milk! How on earth could it help me live longer?” To be honest, I was a little skeptical on this at first, too. However, we looked for more research to back this up, and what we found was astonishing!

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We found out that scientists had initially conducted this experiment on lab mice. They learned that the more cheese each mouse ate, the longer they lived! No wonder our favorite cartoon mice would do anything for a slice of cheese; they knew it would help them live longer! That is, of course, if they don’t get stuck in a mouse trap.

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It Works For Humans, Too!

As I dug deeper in my research, I found that over 800 people in Italy conducted a questionnaire on the consumption of cheese. Upon the completion of the questionnaire, it was found that more than half of the people who consume cheese often are less prone to getting cardiovascular disease and hypertension. The study even went so far as to show that exactly 40% of those who consume cheese are less likely to have cardiac failure. Incredible!

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Many researchers believe that Polyamine helps fight off nasty toxins in the body allowing cells to rejuvenate themselves. Who on earth would have thought that cheese could be this helpful? Now we have an excuse to eat it as much as we’d like.

Final Verdict

While cheese has been proven to be good for you (and is super tasty), bear in mind that cheese contains tons of calories and can be dangerous for your weight. If you’re looking to get your daily dose of Polyamine you can always eat foods like sweet corn, whole grain foods, and sweet peas, instead.

What are your opinions on cheese? Would you eat it everyday if you could? Are you going to start now that you have information proving it can help you out in the long run? Let me know in the comments below!

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Last Updated on January 11, 2021

11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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2. Stress Relief

Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

3. Improved Sleep

Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

4. Appetite Control

Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

7. Mosquito Repellant

Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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8. Pain Relief

While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

9. The New Anti-Viral

Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

10. Improved Cognitive Function

Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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11. Money Saving

With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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