Author: Sasha Hart

Four weight loss smoothies tried out by Katherine Heigl

Here are four weight loss smoothies tried out by Katherine Heigl during her postpartum weight loss program. The Hollywood star recently shared with fans her baby weight loss story and, with it, some recipes that helped her in achieving her goal: that of regaining her pre-baby body back.   RASPBERRY, PEACH AND MANGO SMOOTHIE – 374 calories per serving 1 cup frozen (or fresh) mango chunks ¾ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt ¼ cup reduced-fat milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ ripe peach, sliced ⅓ cup raspberries 1 tablespoon sliced almonds 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes 1 teaspoon chia...

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3 reasons why breast-feeding lowers breast cancer risk

Scientists have elaborated a few theories why breast-feeding lowers breast cancer risk. Three of them, well supported by research, have been presented in a report released by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. Here are the three main reasons why breast-feeding lowers cancer risk:   Lactation – the process delays the moment when women start menstruating again. The longer the lactation period, the longer the pause of exposure to hormones which have been proven to have something to do with the increase in breast cancer risk (for example estrogen)   Breast shedding –...

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3,400 people show depression messes up brain’s white matter

A little over 3,400 people show that depression messes up the brain’s white matter, interfering with the way we process thoughts and emotions. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, UK, have joined forces – and brains – to confirm a theory that has been circulating for years now: that depression has a clear and direct impact on the functionality of the brain. The connection between depression and the damage of white matter closes a vicious circle that one can enter once experiencing the symptoms associated with the condition. Studying this connection, the research team...

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Add these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet ASAP!

We are bombarded by factors outside our body that cause inflammation every day. Whether it is a microbe, low-grade food allergies, poor posture or even water, the effects are unpleasant, to say the least! Some foods have natural properties that reduce or prevent inflammation of the tissues so add these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet asap! Inflammation can last even after we have gone through a treatment, in which case we have to make definite changes in our diet – and our lifestyle in general – to combat what is now “chronic inflammation.”  The best foods for us, in...

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Jesse Williams upset at “motherf***ers” in media covering his divorce

Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams is upset at “motherf***ers” in the media who, covering his divorce story, implied he threw his marriage down the drain for a pretty girl. The actor’s reaction was seen on a short documentary that hip hop mogul Jay-Z released for his new album 4:44. On July 11, rapper Jay-Z released a second documentary to promote his new album called 4:44. On it, several celebrities, among which Chris Rock, Will Smith, Aziz Ansari, Mareshala Ali, Meek Mill, Chris Paul and Kendrick Lamar are talking relationships. Among them there was also actor Jesse Williams, who is...

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