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Cheers and Jeers

Cheers to…

Scientists at the University of Rochester, who discovered that the blind mole rats never develop dangerous cancer. Cancer cells can only multiply so many times in a blind mole rat before the cells start to poison themselves. It seems that once the cells realize a certain amount have been created, they are programmed to die off. By studying the rodent, scientists are hopeful new therapies can be developed for humans fighting cancer. Read more here.

Seeds, a nut-like alternative for those with certain allergies. Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are yummy options that pack fiber, protein, and phosphorus, as well as other healthy vitamins. Get a complete guide to nuts and seeds here.

Jeers to…

A poor night’s sleep, which makes us all cranky and miserable. Trouble sleeping can lead to low energy levels, mood swings, and problems interacting with others. To get a better night’s sleep, make sure your room is dark and that you haven’t exercised too close to bedtime. Learn more tips for getting the most out of your sleep here.

Pickles, which can contribute to high blood pressure. Although pickles are low in calories, they have high levels of sodium. Eating a few pickles can surpass your sodium limit for the whole day. Check out these other foods to avoid.

By Laura Jungreis