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5 Gross things you didn't know about your body

The human body is both beautiful (have you seen J.Lo's?) and disgusting at the same time. The disgusting part is something we don't think much about. The only times we do is if we are fixated on our flaws. However, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to our bodies and it is NOT a pretty sight.

I'm not even talking about your chichos or your stretch marks. In fact, it goes beyond that and it's pretty GROSS!

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Being cold can actually help you lose weight!

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I know it's only barely the start of winter, but I am already sick and tired of it and this Polar Vortex nonsense. For once I would like to not feel frostbitten, but little did I know that this is a good way to lose weight! Not the frostbite, but allowing yourself to be exposed to colder temperatures.

Experts have found that by remaining in uncomfortably cold environments you can easily and healthily lose weight as opposed to being warm and cozy. Hmm, I don't know about that...

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AVOID this surprising trick fast food restaurants use so you eat more!

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Everywhere you look today you are bound to see a fast food restaurant. It's convenient when you're in a rush for a meal that isn't too expensive, but we all know it's not the healthiest choice. The issue is we don't order from the kids menu, but instead super size our meals because it offers us the better deal. Unfortunately that better deal also contributes to the country's obesity problem and our inability to have self control.

However it looks like fast food companies have been keeping a secret from us that are causing us to eat more without even realizing it!

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Drink up to prevent sickness!

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Maybe there is a totally scientific reason why people say, "Salud!" when toasting. Could it be that drinking really is good for your health? Seems like it. A recent study, just in time for the holiday party season, makes the case that moderate drinking is good for your immune system. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University got a bunch of rhesus macaques, a monkey whose immune system closely resembles ours, and did some scientific mumbo jumbo to them and then divided them into two groups: one that was allowed to drink booze and one that wasn't. The results are in and the news is good for moderate drinking monkeys and humans, I'm assuming.

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Learn the truth about food expiration dates

I'm guilty as much as the next person of tossing out food once it's past its expiration date. I felt even more ashamed after learning that the Natural Resources Defense Council discovered that over 90 percent of Americans throw out food that is still edible because they go by expiration dates. This also proved that many of us misunderstand the concept of a "Sell by," "Best by" and "Use by" date, which AREN'T indicators of food safety.

Not only are tons of good food being discarded, but many of us are left completely confused.

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Bacon is the yummiest form of birth control yet

I love bacon. When cooked perfectly, it melts in your mouth and produces all kinds of satisfation. I suppose most people know that bacon isn't really "health" food as it has high amounts of saturated fats and sodium. Sigh. Here's some newish news about bacon though, presented by the Harvard School of Public Health: bacon can be detrimental to men's fertility. Does that mean we've finally found a method of birth control for men that they would actually remember to take?

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10 Nasty ingredients found in food you eat every day

You assume that the foods you eat on a daily basis have passed inspection and are safe to eat. But did you know a lot of your foods have DISGUSTING hidden ingredients you didn't know about? I'm talking things that make you want to throw up your last meal and never eat again. However, we know that's not realistic, but you should at least know what goes into your food.  

Those ingredients you can't pronounce on the back of your favorite box of your favorite cookies are about to be revealed…  

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Turns out that knocking on wood totally works, it's science!

Okay, have you ever knocked on wood after tempting fate? You know like if you say, "Oh my husband would never cheat on me with the hot Sofia Veragra look-a-like next door" and then you knock on wood just because you don't want to jinx yourself, not because your husband is a total horndog that can't keep it in his pants. Well, a new study called "Reversing One's Fortune By Pushing Away Bad Luck" published by the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that knocking on wood may not actually prevent your horndog husband from having sex with the Sofia Vergara look-a-like, but it will make you feel better.

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Holy crap! You'll never believe what they found in holy water

The first thing you do when you attend church is dab holy water on your forehead, right? You'll want to refrain from doing so next time because you may not realize it, but  you're rubbing yourself with poop. Yes, you read that right--fecal matter.

So much for it being pure and having healing powers. Instead it can make you incredibly sick!

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STOP counting calories if you want to lose weight!

Ever since the concept of dieting was invented, I'm sure you've heard that counting calories are important if you want ultimate weight loss success. Now doctors are saying that the majority of information out there pertaining to calories is outdated and it mostly depends on the type of food instead. Most of this is also dependent on the way the individual's body processes foods which can make a dramatic difference on how calories are absorbed.

So if calories aren't important, what should we be focusing on instead? The answer is rather simple and less mentally straining than counting numbers!

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