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8/31/05

HealthWise at 5 From 8.31

  • Coffee and Antioxidants

That morning cup of coffee is doing more than giving a you a jolt of caffeine; it is probably giving you your daily dose of antioxidants. A new study shows that Americans drink so much coffee,that they get more antioxidants from a cup of Joe than any other food or drink. Researchers at the University of Scranton, in Pennsylvania, say antioxidants can help protect against heart disease and cancer, but they caution that too much coffee can of course, lead to other problems, such as higher cholesterol. Fresh fruits and vegetables are considered the best way to pack antioxidants into your diet.

  • Fish In Your Diet

You might want to add a side of salmon to those fruits and veggies, a study in the International Journal of Cardiology confirms what many have suspected, that a routine of fish in the diet can lower the risk of having a heart attack. Researchers say people who eat fish are 38% less likely to develop acute coronary syndrome. But all things in moderation. The greatest benefit was found in study participants who had fish once a week, but ate no more than 5 ounces of fish a week.

  • Back to School Breakout

If your son or daughter is getting a rash of pimples right now, it is probably the back to school breakout. Skin specialists say it is common for anxiety of a new school year to spur on a case of pimples. Doctors as Baylor College of Medicine say teens are more susceptible to stress induced zits. Stress triggers hormones that start oil production in the skin, leading to clogged pores and pimples. Dermatologists say make sure your kids wash their face twice a day with a gentle cleanser, eat a healthy diet and get plenty of rest.

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