WARNING: Do Not Eat Cucumbers and Tomatoes at the Same Time! Here’s the Reason Why.

Can we just mix any kind of food together?

One other thing to think about, what medications are you on?

Turns out, what you take with your medications can be just as important as taking them in the first place. Here’s why: Research shows that some foods and drinks can rob your medications of some of their powers. Or they can cause serious, even life-threatening, reactions.

Kale is great for you—usually. If you’re taking some drugs, it might cause some bad side effects.  Same with grapefruit juice and other healthy foods and drinks, and some other common treats.

All natural fruits and vegetables are good for you, but you might not be aware that you’re not supposed to mix certain ones! Take cucumbers and tomatoes for example.

Cucumbers and tomatoes are awesome for our body. They are both packed full of water, antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins. However, you’re not supposed to mix them at the same time! This is because one of them has a fast digestion rate, and the other one has a slow digestion rate!

When we consume foods with such a difference in digestion rates it causes a lot of side effects. The lighter ingredient will end up passing in the intestine as the first one is completely digested.

The results in the fermentation of the food in your stomach, making it potentially poisonous to you!

Another combination to look out for…

Avoid Fruit After a Meal?

Fruit contains simple sugars that require no digestion. Thus, they will not stay for a long time in the stomach. Other foods, such as foods rich in fat, protein, and starch, will stay in the stomach for a longer period of time because they require more digestion.

So if you eat fruit after a meal, the fruit sugar will stay for too long in the stomach and ferment.

Below we have listed 7 more combinations of food to avoid:

Mac and Cheese
I know I know…besides the fact that mac and cheese is a popular meal, it shouldn’t be consumed. This is because macaroni are rich in starch, which has a different digestion time than protein. Hence, this combo will result in fermentation and digestive problems.

Meat and Cheese
This is another combination which should be avoided because it is never a good idea to put too much protein in the

Vegetables and Cheese
Consuming this duo together will only result in bloating.

Bread or Noodles and Orange Juice
Never mix noodles and bread with orange juice, because the acid needed to digest the juice might diminish the enzyme whose role is starch digestion.

Melon and Watermelon
Never eat watermelon and melon together because they are meant to be consumed alone.

Bananas and Milk
This combination should be also avoided because, besides the good taste, it slows down the digestion.

Fruits and Yogurt
This WAS my favorite breakfast of all time (with some raw granola and honey). Unfortunately, it slows down your digestion and harms your intestinal flora. Truth is, I still eat this, can’t be perfect all the time.

This Is The Real Reason Why You Have An Innie Or An Outie Belly Button

But first, let us define an innie and an outie.

An innie is the type of belly button that faces or turns inwards whereas an outie is one that pops outwards, kind of like a distension.

Innies are actually much more common than outies. So if you have a belly button that protrudes a little bit, just embrace it because you are one of the special few.

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The umbilical cord is usually cut just seconds after birth and that is when your belly button is formed or created.

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Although many people (along with myself) assumed that the type of belly button one got was based on how the cord was cut, this theory is actually not true.

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In reality, the belly button is formed when the resulting scar tissue forms over the next few days. How the scar tissue heals will determine how the belly button will look like.

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The remaining cord eventually dries up and falls off, and when the scar tissue is fully healed, a belly button is formed!

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Outies tend to have a little more scar tissue hence the appearance. You can’t really naturally dictate the shape of your belly button so don’t feel bad if you don’t have the prettiest belly button out there.

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An umbilical hernia can also occur when a newborn’s stomach muscles don’t fuse and grow in time thus making the stomach tissue peak and stretch through the muscle fiber.

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This creates a lumpy outie and it can be even more evident and freaky when a baby cries, yawns or flexes its muscles.

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This process usually naturally resolves itself within a year but if it is still there by age 4, then a surgical procedure can be chosen to reverse those effects.

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In 2005 alone, more than two thousand people had cosmetic surgery done on their belly buttons. And most of those procedures were to go from outies to innies.

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But sometimes, outies can become innies too! And this transformation doesn’t even require any surgery.

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This process can occur when a pregnant woman’s belly expands too quickly thus forcing the belly button to flip outwards or when an obese person stretches their skin and stomach lining out too quickly.

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Signs That You Are Not Drinking Enough Water

Many people claim that they don’t like water, or that they drink other beverages and get water that way. But that is not an excuse.

Water is essential to human life and development. Although you may be quenching your thirst when you guzzle back some soda, you’re not actually giving your body the proper hydrating it needs.

Check out these steps to determine whether or not you are dehydrated, and learn a little bit more about the importance of drinking water and just how much you should be drinking each day.

There are a few common signs that may point to light and average levels of dehydration. There’s the obvious feeling of thirst, but this can extend to having a dry mouth and even feeling tired.

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You may also find yourself more irritable or nervous. On top of that, you might notice changes in the bathroom—like in your bowel movements or in the color—and even constipation.

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You may find yourself experiencing bad breath or sugar cravings. Depending on the severity of your dehydration you can experience muscle cramps, as well as headaches and dizziness.

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In case all of that already didn’t sound bad enough, the signs and symptoms of severe dehydration get even worse. Keep reading to find out more.

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If you are severely dehydrated you might feel strong signs of thirst and an increase in heartbeat and breathing. If you notice these symptoms on an ongoing basis, consult with your doctor.

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You can see the symptoms of dehydration on your skin. You may notice that your skin is extremely dry or brittle and that you do not sweat no matter how hot you get.

It can get really bad if you don’t take care of yourself. At severe dehydration, you will experience dizziness and might even lose consciousness. Your blood pressure will begin to lower and you might develop a hollow stare.

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There are ways to check if you are heading towards dehydration before any of these severe side effects begin to kick in. Unless you’re stranded on a desert island, you should be able to reverse it.

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How can you check if you’re dehydrated or not? An easy way that you can check your levels of hydration is to give the skin on the back of your hand a pinch.

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If the skin fold smooths back out right away, then you’re fine. But if it stays in that position, even just for a second, it means that you’re dehydrated.

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This is not a good thing. The human body is made up of about 60-80% water. This means that if we aren’t taking enough in, the water in our bodies slowly begins to disappear.

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How bad is this? Our blood can lose up to 8% which can lead to narrow blood vessels, blood clots, raised blood pressure, as well as increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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So how much water should you be drinking? A common assumption is that adults should be drinking around 8 glasses 8 ounces of water a day. This is known as the 8×8 rule.

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Other sources suggest that it actually goes by weight. So if you weigh 9kg you should drink 0.25 l of water a day compared to if you’re 72kg, then you should be drinking 2 liters of water a day.

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So stop making excuses and go get yourself a glass of water! Your body will surely thank you now and in the future.

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How Much of These 15 Popular Foods and Items Can Kill You?

As Paracelsus, the famous alchemist, said, “Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.”

To be on the safe side, Bright Side decided to find out the quantities of popular foods and goods that can turn them into deadly poisons. All the numbers are given in accordance with one-time consumption by a statistically average man of 180 lb.

Water

Everyone has heard that they should drink 2 liters of water every day. But if you drink 3 times as much, your kidneys will not be able to process this much liquid and get it out of your system. The result can be internal organ and brain edema and respiratory arrest. So, yes, you can get poisoned with water! And this was recently demonstrated by Jennifer Strange, who drank 7.5 liters of water during the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest.

Coffee

Half an ounce of caffeine is believed to be a lethal dose. It is approximately 113 coffee cups (of 250 ml). It is worth mentioning that in this case, a person would probably die not from the caffeine overdose but water intoxication: 113 cups are actually almost 30 liters of water. So if you don’t eat coffee beans or mouthfuls of instant coffee, you are safe. Just don’t mix it with soda or energy drinks, like this teenager from South Carolina.

Chocolate

Chocolate contains a small amount of theobromine. This alkaloid is a powerful agent that stimulates the central nervous system. But if you ate 22 lb of chocolate in one sitting, it could lead first to nausea and diarrhea, then an epileptic fit, then internal bleeding, cardiac infarction, and finally death.

Alcohol

For a healthy man, a deadly dose would be 1.25 liters of 40% alcohol (approximately 27 shots of 45 ml each). But it will happen only if the man finishes this amount within one hour and does not throw up.

Cigarettes

Taking into account that each standard cigarette contains approximately 0.8 mg of nicotine, 75 cigarettes can blow you to kingdom come.

Marijuana

Things are slightly different with marijuana. The fatal dose is 1,500 lb, smoked within 15 minutes or 48 lb eaten at one time. And you probably won’t enjoy it at all. Not even Snoop Dogg can do that.

Apple seeds

You won’t die from eating 18 apples. But if you take out the seeds from those 18 apples, smash them to pieces, chew them thoroughly, and swallow them, then there is a possibility that you will die because apple seeds contain cyanide. Just like that!

Cherry stones

The same destiny awaits not only fans of apple seeds but also those who chew crushed cherry stones because they also contain cyanide (as well as apricot, peach, and bitter almond stones). For example, this guy bit into a cherry stone to find a nut inside. He liked it so much that he decided to eat another 2.

Bananas

Bananas contain potassium, an overdose of which can lead to death. But for this to happen, you would have to eat 400 bananas in one sitting.

Oranges

To die from an orange overdose, you would need to eat 11,000 oranges in one sitting.

Salt

The everyday norm of salt is approximately 0.1 oz. A lethal dose of salt is 9 oz in one sitting (approximately 48 teaspoons). If someone decides to choose this way to commit suicide, it will be a truly regretful choice because the death would be agonizing (from a lot of enemas) and long.

Chili pepper

You would need 130 teaspoons of chili pepper to go to Heaven. But your body will probably say “No” because chilis are so hot and spicy.

Sugar

The fatal dose of sucrose is 5 oz per pound of your body weight. This means that a man would need to eat 55 lb of sugar in one go, which equals approximately 500 teaspoons.

Toothpaste

Theoretically, you would need to eat 24 tubes of toothpaste to get to the afterlife. So, please, don’t do that!

Japanese Doctor Shows How To Completely Eliminate The Bacteria Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori is known as a spiral bacterium that is found on the mucous membrane of the human stomach and is the only bacterium that can survive in the acidic environment of the stomach . This bacteria causes a chronic inflammatory reaction in the stomach (gastritis). Helicobacter pylori infections cause more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and 80% of gastric ulcers.

Thousands have been victims of Helicobacter Pylori, a bacterium that is lodged in the intestinal tract and that causes havoc in the health of the one who suffers it. It is particularly common among those who have previously suffered from ulcers or stomach cancer, but it can be contracted virtually by anyone and many times we do not know.

What is Helicobacter Pylori?

According to the World Health Organization, about half of the planet’s population is infected with Helicobacter pylori . This bacterium was discovered in the 80’s, until that time it was believed that no organism was able to live inside the stomach, surrounded by gastric acid.

Helicobacter pylori is responsible for a number of diseases affecting the digestive system, with stomach ulcers and gastritis being the most frequent. Two diseases are considered among the most annoying that can suffer any person, since it generates different intensities of pain when eating or drinking, in addition to deteriorate the general physical state of the person.

Symptoms of the presence of this bacteria

If at any time you are infected by Helicobacter Pylori you can immediately feel a series of symptoms that will warn you to go to a specialist. Among some of the predominant symptoms in this type of cases we have some of the following:

Nausea, heartburn, upset stomach, stomach upset, and food intolerance . Other more serious conditions are stomach cancer and stomach lymphoma. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a specialist doctor as soon as possible.

Causes of Helicobacter Pylori

There are a variety of reasons why a person may have a Helicobacter Pylori infection , among which we can point out the following: an unhealthy diet, poor hygiene for cooking or eating poorly cooked foods.

This bacteria can be contracted through the consumption of water or contaminated food, lack of hygiene on them or contact with other people who suffer. It is given in greater numbers in developing countries, however can be contracted by any person if the conditions mentioned above are fulfilled.

What do you need to get rid of Helicobacter Pylori?

Although there are several treatments to get rid of this bacteria, it is always more advisable to go to natural remedies before undergoing more invasive procedures.

Here is the best natural remedy to fight Helicobacter Pylori that has been shared by a Japanese doctor, based on the properties of broccoli shoots , which has a compound called sulforaphane , which is attributed the power to kill this bacterium , although it is necessary to know that not all organisms work the same, and that it would be ideal to combine it with other antibacterial foods to maximize the effects.

You will need to:

-A broccoli
-Boiled water
-Sea salt

preparation:

It could not be simpler. The first thing to do is to wash the broccoli carefully and then put it in a blender next to the boiled water and a pinch of sea salt. Once processed the broccoli, you must take the smoothie immediately. You must take special care in consuming it freshly made so that it does not lose any of its nutrients.

How to consume:

This shake should be taken every morning and night for a period of time not less than 30 continuous days. Although you may not feel the effects immediately, by the time this period has passed the Helicobacter Pylori should have disappeared.

You can supplement this drink with a cup of ginger tea in during your meals or one another mid-afternoon snack. This will help make the stomach cleaning process faster. Keep in mind that this bacteria is very resistant, hence it can live between stomach gases, so you must be constant with your treatment.

16 Signs Your Blood Sugar Is Probably Too High

Because many people’s diets consist of artificial and processed foods, the number of people that are suffering from high blood sugar is dramatically increasing. The only way to put a stop to this is to educate ourselves and watch for the signs that are body is providing us.

Continue reading to find out what the most important signs are that tell you your blood sugar level is too high.

Excessive Urination/Urinating During the Night: Granted if you drink high amounts of water before you go to bed, there is a good chance you’re waking up in the middle of the night to urinate. But if you’re blood sugar level is too high, you could pick up a urinary tract infection which can result in excessive urinating.

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Blurred Vision: Don’t overreact and go buy a pair of glasses if you begin to have temporary blurred vision. In most cases it’s high blood sugar, which causes the lens in the eyes to swell up.

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Difficulty Concentrating: When the body is lacking insulin, it’s unable to remove glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. This doesn’t allow the body to properly function. This is why you feel tired and can’t concentrate properly. High blood sugar levels can dehydrate you because the body is trying to remove excess glucose through urination.

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Dry Mouth: Because of the high glucose levels in your blood and saliva, which are caused by high blood sugar levels, your mouth becomes dry.

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Impotence: This issue which only refers to men, stems from problems that are caused by poor long-term blood sugar control. This damages the nerves and the blood vessels.

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Recurrent Infections: There are several recurring infections that need to be monitored. Dysfunction of the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands. Also watch out for numerous diseases in the pancreas and severe increase in blood glucose.

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Slow Healing Wounds: If you find that the smallest cuts and bruises are taking longer than usual to heal, high blood sugar levels could be the cause. It affects the nerves and can lead to poor blood circulation, making it tough for blood – need for skin repair – to reach the wounded area.

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Stomach Problems: When you have high blood sugar levels, emptying the food from your stomach could be delayed. This can lead to bloating, distention, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.

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Constant Fatigue or Extreme Tiredness: If your thyroid level is low, there is a good chance you are going to feel tired, sleepy or depressed. In order to fight infections, it takes energy, which can result in constant fatigue and high blood sugar levels.

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Thirst: When you have high blood sugar levels, your kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter and absorb the excess sugar. In order to achieve that, liquids need to flow through the body in order to urinate the sugar.

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Dry and Itchy Skin: When there is poor blood circulation flow through the body, it causes itchy skin. The most common areas of the body that become itchiest are the lower parts of your legs.

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Always Hungry: You may be one of those people that have a big appetite, and that’s fine. However, for people who normally do not have a large appetite, this could be because you’re lacking a hormone called incretin. Incretin reduces the flow of sugar from the liver after consuming a meal. If you lack this hormone, food empties quicker and you’ll be hungry again shortly after dinner, which increases your blood sugar level.

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Excess Abdominal Weight/Fat: This is one of the most common signs that you have high blood sugar levels. The food that you have consumed was not all able to get into the cells as energy which would nourish the cells, so in turn, you feel hungry again.

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Nerve Problems: Simply put, if your blood sugar levels are high, it can damage the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the nerves, which can lead to nerve problems.

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Skin Changes: If you begin to experience discoloration and certain growths on your skin, your blood sugar level may be high. Also, you may also dark, thick areas of skin may begin to form on the back of your neck and your hands as well.

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Tingling and Numbness: This goes hand-in-hand with nerve damage. If you experience tingling and numbness in certain areas of your body, your blood sugar level may be high. This type of nerve damage is called neuropathy.

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What Your Eye Color Says About Your Personality

Our eyes say a lot about us. They complement our faces, they can say a lot about what or how we’re feeling, and according to a study done in Sweden, our eyes can also say a lot about our personality.

Scientists at Orebro University in Sweden have recently conducted a study of 428 test subjects to determine if the color of our eyes says anything about our personalities.

The study, called Associations Between Iris Characteristics And Personality In Adulthood, explores the correlation between personality traits and iris characteristics. The study suggests that people with different eye colors tend to develop different personality traits based on these eye colors. To see what the study said about the color of your eyes, continue reading below.

Black Eyes: The study suggests that people with dark eyes are typically mysterious. People with dark eyes are also natural born leaders who tend to be more agreeable than most.

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If you have dark eyes, you may also be better at certain sports that require accuracy and quick thinking (like tennis).

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The study also states that your ability to think fast is due to increased melanin in your iris, which allows connectors between your brain cells to communicate faster.

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People with dark eyes also tend to drink less alcohol than other people.

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Blue Eyes: blue eyes, on the other hand, lack melanin. Blue-eyed people are typically very psychologically and physically strong.

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In fact, a study done at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine involving 58 pregnant women ruled that women with light colored eyes (blue or green) actually tolerate pain during childbirth better than women with dark colored eyes.

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The women in the study were also able to handle postpartum depression and anxiety better than other women.

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Gray Eyes: If your eyes are this rare color, then you probably have a well-balanced personality. You have two opposite sides to your personality and you balance them well.

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Having gray eyes means that you can switch from good to evil quite quickly. If your eyes are light gray, you are probably a very affectionate and caring person.

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You also probably keep your guard up around new people and do not let others in easily.

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Hazel Eyes: People with hazel eyes are different and unique. The mixture of brown and green in these types of eyes means that people with hazel eyes have personalities that tend to be all over the place. People with hazel eyes are also very independent.

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Hazel-eyed folks are also extremely confident and spontaneous. They, like people with dark eyes, are also typically very mysterious.

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Brown Eyes: Brown is the most common eye color in the world. People with this eye color are typically more dominant, assertive, confident and agreeable.

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People with brown eyes also tend to be more respectful and loyal. If you have brown eyes, you may also find that you have trouble getting up in the morning. This is because people with brown eyes have poorer sleep cycles than most people.

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Green Eyes: Green eyes are extremely rare, and tend to have a charm to them. Green-eyed people are typically more dominant and agreeable while strong and cautious at the same time.

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If you have green eyes, you might be more of a creative person and are also able to do well under pressure.

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7 Reasons Why Some People Get Bitten By Mosquitoes More Often Than Everyone Else

And what’s peskier than being out with a group of friends and being the only one who gets bitten?

Turns out, there might be a couple explanations for that. So, if you’re the friend in your group who is constantly being chomped on by these bugs, here are the 8 reasons why plus some tips on how to avoid it from happening.

1. Carbon Dioxide: Go easy on the breathing. Or at least, the exhaling. Turns out that, like plants, mosquitos are actually drawn to carbon dioxide. So this might be what’s causing the troubles for you. This can also affect people with larger body masses who give off more CD such as people who are pregnant.

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2. Body Temperature: This could be the root of your troubles. If you’re super hot and sweaty all the time this could be calling the blood sucking pests to your neck. Again this can cause larger or pregnant people to be subject to a feeding. Don’t forget the bug spray.

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3. Blood Type: I guess this one is a given, but I honestly hadn’t thought of it. A small study found that people with blood type O are more susceptive to getting bitten than people with blood type A.

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4. Chemical Odors: This same small study also found that only a small percentage of people are able to release the odors that suggest their blood type, according to NCBI.

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8 Things Your Eyes Tell You About Your Health

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Our eyes are one of the most important organs in our body. Have you ever wondered why your vision is so blurry? Or maybe you’ve noticed that your eyes are becoming itchy and red.

Every organ in our body has the ability to send of warning signs that something is wrong. Your eyes are no different as they literally give off visible signs. They tell a lot about your health.

Read on and learn about certain signs and what may be potentially causing them.

Permanent Sty: The lumps do not look pleasant. It’s formed because of a blocked sebaceous gland. It should go away within a few days, but if it stays there or reoccurs, it could be the result of sebaceous carcinoma.

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If you have a stubborn sty, it may be time to go see the doctor.

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Loss of Eyebrow: Just like any other type of hair on the body, eyebrow hair grows, ages and can fall out. However, rapid eyebrow hair loss could indicate a number of things. The most common is stress and aging.

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Eyebrow hair loss can also indicate a shortage of thyroid hormones, which is called hypothyroidism. Regardless of the reason, it’s best to consult your local practitioner.

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After Child Takes Bite Out Of Banana, Mom Spots Red Lines – Rushes Child To ER Just In Time

Fruits and veggies should be a staple in many people’s diets. It is important to eat a wide variety of colorful fruits and veggies since each color dictates a certain nutrient and vitamin. A UK mother was doing just that when she went to a local grocery store to procure some bananas.

It wasn’t until she cut them open that she realized that the bananas were the cause of her daughter’s illness.

The mother believes that the red streak running down the banana was a sign of contamination that caused her young daughter to become sick.

Lissa Merlin is a mother from the United Kingdom and she was doing her regular grocery shopping when she picked up a set of bananas.

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She brought them home and her young daughter, Dionne, decided to take a banana and eat it. It wasn’t long until the little girl suddenly began to feel ill.

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Being a cautious mother, she checked the banana that her daughter had ate and it revealed a reddish black streak down the core.

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The discoloration was due to a mold caused by a type of fungus called Nigrospora. Although many would assume that all mold is toxic to humans, Nigrospora is actually different.

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