According to a recent TIME report, cilantro may be more than just a tasty herb for tacos and pasta — it can purify your drinking water, too.
According to a recent TIME report, cilantro may be more than just a tasty herb for tacos and pasta — it can purify your drinking water, too. New research suggests cilantro has bioabsorbant properties, meaning it works somewhat like the activated charcoal in a Brita filter to absorb metals, leaving behind cleaner drinking water.
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132,000: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a form of pulmonary fibrosis with no known cause, is a progressive and fatal disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, difficulty breathing and prevents oxygen from getting to the body. IPF affects as many as 132,000 Americans each year.
In order for boomers to stay healthy and keep their heart strong, registered dietitian Brooke Joanna Benlifer recommends prioritizing sleep. "Sleep helps the body restore itself and is also highly correlated with a healthy weight. The less sleep one gets, the more likely he or she is to be overweight and stressed," she says.