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A Silky Solution to Heart Disease

Could the lowly silkworm hold one of the keys to protecting you from heart disease? According to a growing body of research, the answer is a resounding yes. That's because silkworms produce a substance inside their intestines called serrapeptase, which is derived from healthy bacteria within the silkworm's intestines known as Serratia E15. Serratia E15 is the substance that is responsible for the transformation of the lowly silkworm into a moth. As you probably know, moths, like butterflies, emerge from cocoons. If the cocoon does not dissolve when it is time for moths and butterflies to emerge, this miraculous transformation cannot occur. In the case of the silkworm, Serratia E15 is the necessary ingredient that enables the moth to emerge. It does this by literally eating away the cocoon once it is time for the moth to emerge.
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Health Tip of the Day

Do you enjoy eating potato salad? If so, you should know that potatoes, while being rich in a variety of nutrients, including vitamin C if you eat the skin, can also have a very high glycemic index, depending on how they are prepared. Foods with a high glycemic index are known to cause spikes of insulin in the body after they are consumed, which can in turn lead to drops in energy, as well as health problems if high glyceminc foods are eaten on a regular basis. To avoid this problem when eating potato salad, before you do so, set it in your refrigerator for ten minutes. Researches have found that doing so dramatically reduces the glycemic index of potatoes.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Here's a tip to deal with unsightly rashes characterized by small, itchy red bumps. Such rashes are known as folliculitis and are caused by bacteria that become trapped in hair follicles on the skin, causing them to become inflamed. To treat folliculitis, try mixing one part white vinegar to four parts lukewarm water. Soak a clean towel in this solution, then wring it out and apply it as a compress to the affected area of your body for 20 minutes. In most cases, soothing relief will follow after only one or two applications. Read more health tips...
What's Up With My High Triglycerides?
Simply put, triglycerides are a normally-occurring type of fat in your body. In fact, they are the most common type of body fat and are also present in your blood. Triglycerides are also the most prevalent form of fat found in foods. continued inside...

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