Agents ‘turning away tenants because of no clarity of Right to Rent post-Brexit’ – Property Industry Eye https://t.co/6x6dT60HjT

What Diet Soda Does to Belly Fat | TIME

What Diet Soda Does to Belly Fat Mandy Oaklander @mandyoaklander March 17, 2015Diet sodaGetty ImagesMore evidence that diet soda contributes to weight gain, not weight lossA new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that people who drank diet soda gained almost triple the abdominal fat over nine years as those who didn’t drink diet soda. The study analyzed data from 749 people ages 65 and older who were asked, every couple of years, how many cans of soda they drank a day, and how many of those sodas were diet or regular.

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The Real Truth About Beans and Why You Shouldn’t Eat ThemThe Real Truth About Beans and Why You Shouldn’t Eat Them

This might be shocking to you, but certain types of beans can be quite poisonous. Did you know that red beans were legally prohibited from being imported into South Africa because of “their potential toxicity to humans”? The main cause is a toxin called ‘phytohaemagglutinin’ or kidney bean lectin. This is a sugar based protein (glycoprotein) which is found in many types of beans such as cannellini beans. However, red kidney beans contain the highest concentrations of this toxin. It only takes a few beans to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains.

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7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy

File this under things you probably never thought you could do. Give up the tantalizing mouthfeel of smoked gouda melted over juicy summer tomatoes in a sandwich? Forgo fresh mozzarella cradled in the sensual embrace of balsamic and basil? Nix crispy nachos swimming in a whirlpool of cheddar, scallions and tomatoes? As it turns out, slashing dairy from your diet has numerous health benefits, from improving digestion to lowering your risk of chronic disease. Not to mention dropping weight fast by eliminatin

Source: 7 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Dairy

The cost of being unhealthy – BBC News

One in five adults smokes

A third of adults drink more than the recommended levels of alcohol

A third of men and a half of women do not get enough exercise

Nearly two-thirds of adults and 28% of under-15s are overweight or obese

Only a quarter of adults eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables each day

Nearly a third of people have high blood pressure

Children consume three times the level of sugar they should, adults more than twice

The average person consumes 7.2g of salt – the recommended level is 6g

via The cost of being unhealthy – BBC News.

The Credit History Underclass – The New York Times

Millions of Americans with damaged credit records are at risk of being unfairly denied job opportunities by companies that use credit histories to screen applicants. Faced with growing public complaints, seven states have rightly limited the use of credit histories by potential employers. Federal, state and local lawmakers who are considering similar legislation are on the right track.

Source: The Credit History Underclass – The New York Times

UK retail banking in need of transformation

After a two-year investigation the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published provisional recommendations to improve retail banking in the UK. It’s a sector that deserves attention but once again a golden opportunity to perform a radical overhaul of the existing market has been shunned in favour of a more modest set of anticipated outcomes. It mirrors the same timid way the Independent Commission on Banking balked at proposing wide-ranging structural and non-structural reforms to the wider bankin

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