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Surprising Science Experiment Backs 5-Second Rule For Dropped Food

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If you’ve ever consumed food after dropping it on floor and then wondered what sorts of diseases you might be contracting, here’s a new study that may put your mind at ease (or not). New research out of Aston University in the U.K. finds that there may be some truth to the old wives’ tale, often called the “five second rule,” which suggests that it’s ok to pick up dropped food as long as it’s within a five-second limit. Many people halfheartedly teach their kids this first “rule” of food safety, because, hey, it’s better to risk disease than to waste food.

But take this with a grain of salt. The study doesn’t appear to be peer-reviewed or published anywhere. We need other researchers to have  a chance to review these results and then re-do the experiment before we can be sure it’s OK to eat that bagel you just picked up.

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Weight Loss, Clear Skin, No Eye-Bags? Here Are Some Benefits Of Cucumber Shake


We all know that cucumber or the locally termed”pipino” veggie is a favorite among dieters and people who are looking for ways to quickly lighten up their under eye bags.

With that said, here are some more information about the benefits of cucumber and how you can make your own cucumber shake.

Do you know that the cucumber plant comes from the same family as squash, pumpkins and zucchini?

Scientifically known as Cucumis Sativus, the cucumber is said to contain anti-oxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties and contains vitamins A,B,C,D and E.

Benefits of Cucumber:

Because of its high water content many health benefits of cucumber are physical, such as clear skin, reduction in under eye swelling and sunburn relief. But the water content in cucumbers is also responsible for helping rid your body of toxins that can make you sick.

Although not a fat burning superstar on its own, adding cucumber to a salad can help boost your daily fiber intake for increased fat burning for weight loss. And thanks to the water content, you’ll get the fluid you need to help process fiber. The peel of the cucumber is an excellent source of dietary fiber than can relieve constipation and protect against some types of colon cancer.

One cup of cucumbers has 16 micrograms of magnesium and 181 mg of potassium, which can help control and reduce high blood pressure. When combined with a well-balanced diet, cucumbers can help you regulate blood pressure.

Another major health benefit of cucumbers that often goes unnoticed is due to the 12% of vitamin K found in just 1 cup. This vitamin helps build bone strength, which can reduce risk of osteoporosis and arthritis.

Read more here :  Cucumber Nutrition Facts – Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Now that the heat is almost unbearable, it is important to make sure that we are always hydrated. Cucumbers contained not only dozens of minerals and vitamins, the veggie is also made up of 90% water content. This is a great and refreshing way to replenish lost body fluids while giving it an extra boost. Try it now and stay fresh and cool these summer.

Read more about the benefits of cucumbers here:

15 Health Benefits of Cucumber
WH Foods: Cucumber
Cucumber Benefits | CropKing.com

Here is a cool and refreshing Honey Dew Cucumber Shake for you: Watch this quick video:


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