Taliban Thought They Destroyed This World's Wonder. But Now This Ancient Giant Buddha Statues of Bamiyan Have Returned

The Taliban thought it had destroyed one of the world's wonders, the monumental Buddha statues of the Bamiyan Valley.
But the Buddhas shine again in the towering cutouts in the mountainside where they stood for centuries. They are back, thanks to 3-D light projection. And they look great.

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 Built in the 6th century before Islam had traveled to the central Afghanistan region, the two Buddhas of Bamiyan were famous for their beauty, craftsmanship and of course, size. The taller of the two Buddhas stood at more than 170 feet high, with the second statue at nearly 115 feet. They were once the world’s largest standing Buddhas.

The historic Buddhas of Bamiyan statues have made a return to the Afghan valley as 3D light projections.
In March 2001 Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar ordered the Buddhas destroyed. They were subsequently blown apart and left in rubble.
But the technology that gives us images of Tupac Shakur or Michael Jackson in concert, or Narendra Modi on the campaign trail, have been applied to the Bamiyan Buddhas. Now, 3-D light projects on the empty cliff where the statues once stood. The device that controls the illumination was a gift from a Chinese couple to the Afghan people.
The illumination has brought relief to many of the locals who had been pressed into service by the Taliban in 2001 to destroy the Buddhas. After tank fire failed, the local workers drilled holes, planted dynamite and conducted a series of explosions to bring the giant statues down. "I regretted it at that time, I regret it now and I will always regret it," one of the workers, bike repairman Mirza Hussain, told the BBC in March. "But I could not resist, I didn't have a choice because they would have killed me."
Many have called for the reconstruction of the statues, but UNESCO suggests rebuilding the massive stone Buddhas might be impossible. With the new light projection, the Bamiyan Valley might just have the next best thing.

33 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Lao Tzu

1. The world is won by those who let it go. 

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.” ~ Lao Tzu
“Therefore the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything. Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect. When her work is done, she forgets it. That is why it lasts forever.” ~ Lao Tzu

“He who clings to his work will create nothing that endures.” ~ Lao Tzu

2. When you let go of who you are, you become who you might be.

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu

3. If you want to be given everything, give everything up.

“If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial. If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked. If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. If you want to be reborn, let yourself die. If you want to be given everything, give everything up.” ~ Lao Tzu

4. Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu

5. If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.” ~ Lao Tzu

6. He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.

“He who rushes ahead doesn’t go far.” ~ Lao Tzu

7. Trying to shine you dim your own light.

“He who tries to shine dims his own light.” ~ Lao Tzu

8. He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.

“He who defines himself can’t know who he really is.” ~ Lao Tzu

9. He who has power over others can’t empower himself.

“He who has power over others can’t empower himself.” ~ Lao Tzu

10. Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.

“Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.” ~ Lao Tzu

11. At the center of your being you have the answer to all life’s questions.

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu

12. The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast.

“The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast.” ~ Lao Tzu
“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” ~ Lao Tzu

13. Allow things to flow naturally.

“Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?” ~ Lao Tzu

14. If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish.

“If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand. If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. If you want to take something, you must first allow it to be given. This is called the subtle perception of the way things are.” ~ Lao Tzu

15. New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” ~ Lao Tzu

16. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.

“Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” ~ Lao Tzu
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17. Humility is power.

“All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.” ~ Lao Tzu

18. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm.

“The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.” ~ Lao Tzu

19. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’”

“The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’” ~ Lao Tzu

20. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.

“If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them.” ~ Lao Tzu

21. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

“If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” ~ Lao Tzu
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu

22. The further one goes the less one know.

“Without stirring abroad, One can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window one can see the way of heaven. The further one goes the less one knows.” ~ Lao Tzu

23. Silence is a source of great strength.

“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~ Lao Tzu

24. Be like the forces of nature.

“Express yourself completely, then keep quiet. Be like the forces of nature: when it blows, there is only wind; when it rains, there is only rain; when the clouds pass, the sun shines through.” ~ Lao Tzu

25. Non-being is the greatest joy.

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” ~ Lao Tzu

26. By doing nothing you leave nothing undone.

“When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.” ~ Lao Tzu

27. This is the great secret.

“What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher? What is a bad man but a good man’s job? If you don’t understand this, you will get lost, however intelligent you are. It is the great secret.” ~ Lao Tzu

28. The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.” ~ Lao Tzu

29. Loving someone deeply gives you courage.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu

30. Kindness in giving creates love.

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Lao Tzu

31. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~ Lao Tzu

32. When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” ~ Lao Tzu

33. Be good to all.

“Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.” ~ Lao Tzu

This is What Happens To Your Body if You Eat Avocado Every day

The avocado is believed to have originated in Puebla, Mexico. The oldest evidence of the avocado was found in a cave in Puebla, Mexico and dates back to around 10,000 BC.


Native to Mexico and Central America, the avocado is classified in the same family as camphor and cinnamon. An avocado is botanically, a large berry that grows on a tree that can reach 6 feet tall. Just like a banana, the avocado ripens 1-2 weeks after being picked.
Avocados are often referred to as the healthiest food due to its impressive nutritional value.
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An avocado contains these vitamins and minerals:

Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B9
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Calcium
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorus
Sodium
Zinc
• An avocado contains more potassium than a banana. Avocados have 14% and a banana contains 10% potassium.
• Folate for your hearts health. Avocados have 23% folate which lowers incidences of heart disease. Vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione are also good for the heart. Folate can lower the risks of having a stroke.
• Folate is also essential in the prevention of birth defects such as spina bifida and neural tube defect.
• Eating avocados help our body’s absorb 5 times the amount of carotenoids (lycopene and beta carotene).
• Eye Heath- Avocados contain more carotenoid lutein than any other fruit, protecting against macular degeneration and cataracts.
• High in beta-sitosterol, avocados lower bad cholesterol by 22%, raises good cholesterol by 11% and also lowers blood triglycerides by 20%.
• Studies show high oleic acid prevents breast cancer, inhibits tumor growth in prostate cancer and seeks out precancerous and oral cancer cells and destroys them.
• Avocados are high in fiber and will help you feel fuller longer, potentially helping with weight loss. High fiber helps metabolic health and steadies blood sugar.
• Avocado extract paired with soybean oil can reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
• Pholyphenols and flavonoids within avocados have anti inflammatory properties.
• Avocados cleanse the intestines, relieving bad breath.
• Avocado oil greatly nourishes the skin and is a beneficial treatment for psoriasis and other skin irritations.
• Avocados contain an antioxidant called glutathione that prevents heart disease, cancer and slows the signs of aging.
• Glutathione also fights free radicals.
Our blood and cells carry oxygen all throughout our bodies. When we are exposed to environmental pollutants, these toxins change the oxygen in our mitochondria into free radicals, destroying our cells and DNA. This damage creates chronic illnesses. Researchers from the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology have found glutathione in avocados can be absorbed into our mitochondria and then neutralize the free radicals.

Source and courtesy: LivingTraditionally.com

Defeat Cholesterol And High Blood Pressure With This Drink

The common western diet is full of fat, sugar and salt and is the usual culprit for numerous diseases. Sadly, this kind of culture is spreading globally and is now one of the main sources of death.
Heart diseases can be prevented with a healthy diet and exercise as well as lowering cholesterol, controlling your blood pressure and stopping smoking. If you’re suffering from any of these problems, give this remedy a try. It’s easy and it works. Here’s how to prepare it:
Ingredients
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of organic honey
Half a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Half a teaspoon of organic ginger
1 clove of raw garlic
Preparation
Mix all the ingredients in a blender on low speed until you get a smooth texture. Pour it into a jar and keep it in the fridge.
Use
Take small amount of the mixture throughout the day before meals. If the taste is too strong for you, mix it with a glass of water before consuming, or add it to your smoothies.

Additional information
Ginger considerably reduces triglycerides and cholesterol levels in people suffering from diabetes, nephrotic syndrome, hypothyroidism and alcoholism.
ACV can improve the blood sugar control and insulin levels, and reduce triglycerides and cholesterol levels in type 2 diabetes patients.
Garlic has the ability to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar levels, and is helpful in reversing and preventing atherosclerosis.
Honey can protect the blood vessels from plaque build-up, effectively reducing the risk of heart diseases.
In order to protect yourself from heart diseases, you need to eat a healthy diet and add more good fats to it.

This Is What Americans Will Look Like By 2050 – And It’s Stunning

With the increasing trend of interracial partnerships, it’s much more common for an individual to belong to a variety of ethnic backgrounds. As PolicyMic bluntly summarized, “in a matter of years we’ll have Tindered, OKCupid-ed and otherwise sexed ourselves into one giant amalgamated mega-race.” They’re absolutely right. But what will that look like?

To answer this question, National Geographic built its 125th anniversary issue around this theme… and what they came up with is beautiful.

Renowned photographer and portrait artist, Martin Schoeller, was commissioned to capture the lovely faces of our nation’s multicultural future. This is what the average American will look like by 2050:

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And like this:
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And this:
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What’s most entrancing is that none of these photographs are photo-shopped projections, but real people. That means America’s next generation will be a mix of “Blackanese,” “Filatino,” “Chicanese,” and “Korgentinian”.

The numbers of these mixes will only grow. It was in 2000 that the U.S. Census Bureau let respondents check more than one race for the first time, and 6.8 million people did so. By 2010, that figure had increased to nearly 9 million – a spike of 32%.

What does this mean for the future in terms of racism? Such mixture is encouraging, but there are definitely flaws with tracking racial population growth through a survey that encourages people to self-identify. This is especially so since so many familial, cultural, and even geographical factors influence one’s decision to claim multiple races.

Race has no definition, no basis in biology, yet its constructions, functions, and mythologies irrevocably shape the world as we know it. Policy Mic further contemplates this – musing on how the trend for interracial marriages continues to grow, and in effect, how racial discrimination may optimistically dissolve in the future.

Regardless of its implications, such change should be celebrated. Intermixing is a symbol of rapidly changing America, and perhaps by 2050 we’ll witness a country united by its diversity, unique interests, and melded backgrounds.

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Written by Amanda Froelich of www.trueactivist.com via collectivelyconscious.net

What Happens When You Eat 3 Whole Eggs Every Day? You’ll Be Surprised What It Does To Your Body

The seemingly simple eggs have a rich nutritional profile that can boost your overall health. Eating whole eggs is vital for your health – the yolk contains over 90% of the egg’s iron and calcium content, while the white contains half of the egg’s protein. Here are 10 reasons why you should eat eggs every day:

Eggs improve performance
Eggs are a highly satiating food – a single egg contains about 6 gr. of protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals although without vitamin C, which is why it’s recommended to drink fresh fruit juice along eggs and whole grain bread for breakfast.

Eggs can resolve your iron deficiency
People suffering from mild iron deficiency have reported symptoms of fatigue, headaches and irritability, but eggs can help you in this case due to their high heme iron content found in their yolk. Heme iron is the most absorbable and usable type of iron in food – it’s even more absorbable than iron supplements.

They improve the nutrient adequacy of the diet
Eggs are a valuable contributor to nutritious diets thanks to their nutrient density. According to a study, people who don’t consume eggs havea shortage of vitamins A, B12 and E. On the other hand, eggs have supplied 10-20% of folate and 20-30% of vitamins A, B12 and E in the diet of egg consumers. This study clearly shows the important role of eggs in your diet.

Eggs don’t increase the cholesterol levels
20 years ago, eggs were scrutinized due to their high cholesterol content, but, numerous recent studies have found no connection between consumption of eggs and coronary artery disease. Foods high in saturated fats and trans fats can raise your cholesterol levels and harm your health, but eggs are not in the same group – they are an excellent source of protein, which is not harmful to your body.
Eggs promote weight loss
Eating eggs and toast for breakfast have a 50% higher satiety index than a bowl of cereal. Many studies have shown that an egg for breakfast increases the satiety in overweight people and can stimulate weight loss.
Eggs promote brain health
Choline is an important nutrient that ensures proper brain development in fetuses and newborns. It can be found in high amounts in eggs – 1 egg a day can provide about 28% of a pregnant woman’s choline requirements.
This nutrient is very important during pregnancy and lactation, as its reserves in the body are depleted at that time. Animal studies have shown that the memory function of aged rats was determined by what their mothers ate during pregnancy, which shows how important eggs are during the 9-month period.
Eggs prevent cataract and protect your eyesight
Regular consumption of eggs, spinach and broccoli is related to cataract and age-related lens and retinal degeneration decrease, which is the main cause of blindness in older people. Eggs are an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants which protect your eyes from many diseases. Getting proper supply of them is crucial for proper eyesight.
Eggs are the best source of protein
Protein is one of the central elements in our diet, and it can be found in high amounts in eggs. Protein consists of certain amino acids which cannot be produced by the body and must be derived from our diet. A complete protein food contains all of the 9 essential amino acids which are used to build and repair tissues.
Although milk and meat are complete proteins, eggsare considered the best protein source. Compared to eggs, which have a 100 protein rating, milk is rated at 83 while meat is rated at 75. A single egg has the same protein content as 30 gr. of meat, fish or poultry, and it’s also the cheapest protein source among them.
Eggs protect our bones
Eggs are rich in vitamin D, one of the most important vitamins our body needs. We obtain some of our daily allowance of vitamin D from the sun, and the rest from our food. This vitamin is vital for calcium absorption and maintaining proper bone health, so eating eggs and dairy products regularly is crucial for protecting our bones from osteoporosis and similar bone diseases.
Eggs improve the quality of our hair and nails
Biochemical imbalances and shortages in the body are reflected in the hair, but eating eggs regularly can promote healthy hair due to their high content of Sulphur-containing amino acids. Many people have reported faster hair growth after incorporating eggs in their diet, especially if their previous diet didn’t include foods rich in zinc, Sulphur and vitamins A and B12.

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Meat

Eating meat or abstaining from it completely is a personal choice. While some people cannot even fathom the thought of giving up meat, others may realize a vegetarian lifestyle is healthier and more sustainable.
The cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Agency for Research on Cancer, published an alarming report in October 2015.
The report, based on studies conducted over 20 years, assessed the cancer-causing potential of two of the world’s most popular varieties of meat – red meat and processed meat.
Red meat includes all kinds of muscle meat, such as beef, pork, mutton, lamb, veal and horse.
Processed meat includes meat that has undergone processes, such as salting, curing, fermentation and smoking, and is no longer in its natural state.
Processed meat includes pastrami, salami, beef jerky, sausages, ham, frankfurters (hot dogs), burger patty, canned meats and meat sauce among other things.
According to the report, regularly eating processed meat is associated with colorectal cancer. The experts said that a person who consumes 50 grams of processed meat each day increases his or her risk of developing this cancer.
The experts further clarified that while eating processed meat alone isn’t as carcinogenic, the risk increases when a person regularly eats other kinds of meat in conjunction with processed meat every now and then.
While the nutritional benefits of non-processed meat is a valid consideration, the health risks for someone who regularly consumes meat outweigh the benefits, especially considering the ample vegetarian substitutes capable of providing the same nutrition.
When it comes to your diet and health, it is extremely important to make a well-informed decision. Whether you decide to eliminate meat from your diet or simply cut back, you must know how it will affect your body.

1. Your Heart Health Improves

Inflammation is your body’s defense mechanism against an attack by disease-causing microorganisms and viruses.
However, certain foods like meat are inflammatory and may allow the inflammation to persist. Persisting inflammation is an underlying cause of major diseases, including heart disease.
Neu5Gc is a molecule not produced in the body but found in red meat.
When you eat red meat, your body reacts to this foreign molecule by activating body inflammation as an immune response, according to a 2015 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. When you eat meat regularly, your body keeps responding in this manner, allowing the inflammation to persist.
Moreover, red meat contains a compound called L-carnitine that triggers clogging of the arteries when it interacts with intestinal bacteria, according to a 2013 study published in Nature Medicine. Clogged arteries are the number one cause of heart disease-associated deaths.
On the other hand, vegetarian diets are mostly anti-inflammatory and help protect your heart.

2. You Protect Yourself from Cancer

Inflammation is an underlying cause for a variety of potentially fatal diseases and cancer is one among them.
The WHO report makes very clear the carcinogenicity of red meat and processed meat, further exacerbated by regular consumption of any other kinds of meat.
Earlier studies also found associations between meat consumption and increased risk of certain cancers.
High meat consumption is associated with the incidence of colorectal cancer (which includes colon, rectal and bowel cancers), according to a 2004 study published in Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.
When meat is cooked or even smoked at high temperatures, it releases certain chemicals that alter the human DNA and make them more susceptible to cancer, the study further notes.
A vegetarian diet poses no such risks.
Vegetarians are at a lower risk of contracting certain cancers (stomach, ovarian and bladder cancer among others) than meat eaters, according to a 2009 study published in the British Journal of Medicine.
Switching from a non-vegetarian diet to a vegetarian diet reduces bile acids and neutral sterols, and subsequently decreases the risk of colon cancer.
Bile acids and neutral sterols are fats that occur with feces and are a high-risk factor for colon cancer should they be present in large amounts.

3. Your Chances of Living Longer Increase

Eating meat, particularly red meat and processed varieties, may shorten your life span.
An analysis of long-term dietary patterns of thousands of people from America and Europe showed that vegetarians and those who ate very low amounts of meat lived longer lives, according to a 2003 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Out of thousands of people whose dietary patterns were studied, those who consumed more red meat died sooner and younger from heart disease and cancer, according to a 2012 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Those who consume a daily serving of red meat increase the chances of death by 13 percent, which shoots up to 20 percent if the red meat is processed, too, the study further notes.
Replacing meat in your diet with vegetarian sources of protein, such as dairy products, legumes and nuts, may increase your life span.

4. You Lose Weight

When people switch from a meat-dominated diet to a low- or no-meat diet, they start to lose weight as they turn to low-calorie, plant-based diets for overall nutrition.
A purely plant-based vegan diet (zero consumption of animal meat and animal-derived products like dairy) was associated with significant weight loss in overweight subjects at regular follow-up periods of 1 to 2 years, according to a 2007 study published in Obesity.
Vegetarian and vegan diets are rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruits that are incredibly rich sources of fiber. Fiber has always been positively related to lower body mass index (BMI) and weight. Moreover, plant-based foods are richer in nutrition and lower in calories.
People who followed a vegetarian diet lost 4.4 pounds and those who observed a vegan diet lost 5.5 pounds more than people who followed a non-vegetarian diet, according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

5. You Prevent Diabetes or Manage it Better

Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body begins resisting insulin, the hormone that controls high blood sugar levels. This leads toType 2 diabetes.
Weight gain, especially abdominal weight, is associated with the development of diabetes. A low-calorie vegetarian diet controlled abdominal weight and regulated the insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients, according to a 2011 study published in Diabetic Medicine.
Red meats, especially processed varieties, contain high amounts of sodium, nitrates and nitrites, all of which promote insulin resistance by inhibiting the activity of beta cells responsible for producing insulin.
On the other hand, plant-based diets such as nuts, whole grains, beans and low-fat dairy significantly lower the risk of diabetes.
Vegan and vegetarian subjects, as well as those who largely consumed a vegetarian diet with occasional meat consumption, showed a significantly lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than non-vegetarian subjects, according to a 2013 study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.

6. You Keep Your Blood Pressure under Control

Red meat is also associated with high blood pressure, according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine.
When the intestinal bacteria metabolizes red meat, it releases a compound called trimethylamine-N-oxide, and this compound might contribute to elevating blood pressure, the study further notes.
Moreover, red meat contains a high amount of saturated fats. Regular consumption of saturated fats in the long term clogs arteries, which strains them as they have to work extra hard to deliver oxygen-rich blood to the heart. This strain is manifested through an increased blood pressure.
Furthermore, processed meat is not only high in saturated fats but also contains an increasingly harmful amount of sodium, another factor for elevated blood pressure.
On the other hand, consumption of a plant-based vegetarian diet was associated with lower blood pressure, according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

7. You Get Relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

You may have heard people who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) say that a certain diet proved helpful in alleviating their symptoms.
Studies have shown that certain diets may alter the behavior of microorganisms that play a role in promoting RA pain.
Patients with medium-to-severe RA who switched to a low-fat vegan diet reported significantly reduced symptoms, according to a 2002 study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

8. Your Acne May Improve

Meat is a rich source of vitamin B12, an excess of which can trigger an acne breakout. This is the reason people whose diets are meat-dominated break out more frequently than occasional meat eaters and vegetarians.
Researchers noted that the skin pathways responsible for producing vitamin B12 are different in acne-prone individuals from those without acne, according to a 2015 study published in Science Translational Medicine.
Upon further investigation, the researchers noted that people who were given vitamin B12 injections developed acne a few days later, and P. Acnes (the acne gene) observed in petri dishes in the lab began producing porphyrins, compounds that promote inflammation in acne.
Since meats are high sources of vitamin B12, eating meat regularly is likely to activate acne, while a vegetarian diet supplying moderate amounts of vitamin B12 is likely to help control it.
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