Please steel yourself! For the following news might just elate you beyond control!
An analysis of an already available report stated that Chocolate; yes the brown slab of chocolaty heaven, may reduce your chances of suffering a stroke! The report further stated that our beloved chocolates contain Flavonoids, a type of anti-oxidant that is known to prevent stroke and also reduce our chances of suffering from any heart problems!
Don’t believe it, do you? Well here are some facts from another study conducted on the health benefits of chocolate, the study found that 44,489 people who ate one serving of chocolate per week over a period of time, had a 22% reduced chance of suffering a stroke, as compared to those who didn’t have chocolate at all! Another study conducted on the same topic found that 1,169 people who consumed 50 grams of chocolate at least once a week had a 46% less chance of dying after suffering a stroke.
And just when you almost believed all those detractors who told you that chocolate is bad for your health, comes another report which states that Dark chocolate helps protect you against Cancer! William Li, Head of Angiogenesis Foundation, believes dark chocolate joins the illustrious league of foods that help fight cancer by choking off blood supply to the cancerous tumors. Lee believes that foods we eat daily such as Garlic, Red Grapes, soy and the teas are as good as chemotherapy!
Now, what were those chocolate detractors saying about chocolate NOT being good?!
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How many times have you found yourself completely and utterly bored, be it at your workplace or home or any other place? Lots of times, right!
It may be due to the lack of stimulating work or plain disinterest on your part, it could even be the bland work environment for some or simply the lack of enthusiasm for some…. the reasons could be many, but the outcome is the same, Boredom!
For all those of us have used the catch phrase ‘I am bored to Death!’ on many occasions, here’s an eye opener! According to a study by a team of researchers at the University College London, it was found that 40% of the people who often complain of boredom are likely to die young of heart diseases and stroke, as opposed to those who were found to be satisfied and enthusiastic about their jobs.
The team of researchers who studied 7000 civil servants over a period of 25 years, found that boredom gave rise to activities such as smoking, drinking which threatened to cut short their life expectancy! The research group led by Martin Shipley, found that people who were stuck in a ‘boring’ routine usually got addicted to unhealthy activities such as smoking and drinking, as a means to break the routine! The survey also found that women were twice as more likely than men, to be affected by boredom. Even young employees with simple, plain, routine inducing jobs were asked to seek interests outside their jobs to avoid the life-threatening boredom!
So the next time you find yourself bored at work, try moving around a little, talking to your colleagues, indulge in your hobby if work permits etc… Do whatever you can to drive away that boredom for your life’s sake! Literally.
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