A glass of red wine is good for the heart.
The effect is due to its antioxidants and resveratrol, which protect blood vessels from damage and reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood. According to a Canadian study, red wine helps treat gum disease, as well as prostate and lung cancer. Drinking red wine also reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Remember, however, the recommended dose of red wine for health is up to one glass a day.
A piece of dark chocolate a day
The results of more and more research seem to encourage us to consume dark chocolate, highlighting its beneficial effects on the body. Catherine Tolmage, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, points out that dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which protect cells from damage and rapid death. A piece of dark chocolate a day lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of stroke and improves blood circulation. The endorphins in it, on the other hand, improve mood.
Coffee - not only invigorates
According to researchers, coffee not only invigorates, but also keeps the body in good health. The antioxidants in a cup of morning coffee delay the development of type 2 diabetes, dementia and Parkinson's disease, which plague us as we age, according to Frank Hu, a nutrition expert and professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. It is known that coffee also has negative effects - because of caffeine, blood pressure and adrenaline levels rise.
Does saccharin cause cancer?
Due to a study conducted in 1977, the most popular sweetener has the reputation of a substance that causes bladder cancer. However, this study was performed on rats. Since then, many new ones have been conducted, involving volunteers who do not show a similar risk in humans. Saccharin does not pose a health risk, but it should not be consumed constantly on a daily basis, as it has absolutely no nutritional value, say US experts.