That reduce the risk of heart diseases
But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh “extra-virgin” olive oil, which has the highest polyphenol content. Most commercially available olive oils have low levels of polyphenols
associated with poor harvesting methods, improper storage, and heavy processing.
2. Do cough syrups work?
These colorful syrups typically contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to be effective.
Only cough suppressants that contain older antihistamines seem to relieve coughs.
That includes brompheniramine, an active ingredient in Dimetapp.
3. Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes?
The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda
. A large 2004 study
in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 83% compared to those who consumed less than one of these beverages per month.
4. Do I need sunscreen with more than 30 SPF?
Short answer: No
Sunscreens with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 block about 97% of ultraviolet rays,
While sunscreens with an SPF of higher than 30 block 97%-98%. It’s more important that you choose “broad-spectrum” sunscreen, meaning it protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
5. Is the MSG in Chinese likely to give you a headache?
Found that all previous research “failed to identify a consistent relationship between the consumption of MSG
And the constellation of symptoms that comprise the syndrome,” including headaches and asthma attacks.
The misconception spawned from several poorly-done small studies in the 1960s that seemed to connect
MSG with a variety of maladies that people experienced after eating at Chinese restaurants.
6. Do nuts make you fat?
Short answer: No
As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn’t necessarily make you fat.
The bigger factor leading to weight gain is portion-size.
Luckily, nuts are loaded with healthy fats that keep you full. They’re also a good source of protein and fiber.
One study even found that whole almonds have 20% less calories
than previously thought because
A lot of the fat is excreted from the body.
7. Is walking as effective as running?
Short answer: Yes
Studies have shown that how long you exercise — and thus how many calories you burn — is more important
Than how hard you exercise. Running is a more efficient form of exercise, but not necessarily better for you.
A six-year study
published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology in April found that walking at a moderate pace and running produced similar health benefits, so long as the same amount of energy was expended.