Depressed Pit Bull filmed ‘Crying’ at shelter after being used for breeding then dumped

It’s a really horrible thing to watch an animal that has been betrayed and hurt by those he trusts most in the world.

Unfortunately, every day there is animal neglect and cruelty all over the world, and thousands are dumped in shelters waiting for someone to give them the second chance they deserve in life. One such shelter is the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control (CMACC) in North Carolina, which Sarah Sleime frequently visits as a volunteer. As a result, she has seen dismissive, broken animals waiting for their home forever.

But even when she met Cinnamon, a Pit Bull who looked for tears in her eyes whenever Sarah passed by, she was rocked to her very core.

However, what she would learn about the past of Cinnamon would push her over the edge… It turned out that Cinnamon was seven years old, and it seemed as if she had been used as a breeding dog by her former owners.

In a post on Facebook, Sarah said: “Someone dumped this poor mama at the shelter, minus her babies. Every time I stopped to talk to her and say I was sorry her eyes would fill with tears (check out reaction at -:13). Heartbreaking!!”

Sarah soon made the decision that she had to do something, so she uploaded a video on Cinnamon in the hope of raising awareness of her plight.

Shortly after her video was uploaded it became a viral hit. Tons of people wanted to adopt Cinnamon, and there was no end to the people wishing her well.

Sarah was especially happy when a friend of hers revealed that she wanted to give the dog her forever home.

Megan Shelton told local news “I have a special place in my heart for pit bulls. I think they’re a very misunderstood dog and a misunderstood breed.

“And when I saw her in that video, literally crying in a cage, I cried. My kids cried. I showed my husband, and he said we could go look at her tomorrow.”

Cinnamon took no time at all in becoming pals with Megan. In fact, her tail wouldn’t stop wagging when they met.

Look at that wagging happy tail!!!

Publicată de Sarah Jennings Sleime pe Duminică, 19 noiembrie 2017

Sarah caught the event on camera and uploaded that, too, to her Facebook. Gone were Cinnamon’s tears, replaced by excitement that couldn’t be controlled.

The Shelton family already had a three-year-old Pit Bull named Blu, and so the only obstacle left was seeing if the two dogs would be able to accept one another and co-exist.

To tie a pretty bow on the whole situation, Blu and Cinnamon – who the Sheltons would later name Rosie – got on like a house on fire. Rosie got a loving family, and the Sheltons were gifted a special dog indeed.

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How many cups of coffee is it healthy to drink every day?

One coffee in the morning, one at lunch and one at each work or social meeting. Coffee seems to be the best source of energy, it saves us when we have not managed to sleep enough, and for many of us it is also a habit.

We do not necessarily feel the need for it, but we are accustomed to having it in the morning, when we smoke or when we visit our best friend.

Dark coffee, without sugar or milk, is healthy. Particularly rich in antioxidants, it can help us be healthier. And the link with the increase in energy is not a myth – coffee really helps us to be more alert, more energetic, to pay closer attention.

Coffee reduces the risk of diabetes, dementia, heart attacks, strokes and liver cancer and can help us lose weight.

But to what extent? When should we stop and what is the limit?

Because of the caffeine content, excess coffee may also have side effects: dizziness, hot flashes, insomnia, and anxiety.

Not to mention the side effects that occur when you suffer from certain conditions for which caffeine is not recommended: hypertension, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, gastric reflux etc.

Specialists say we should limit ourselves to 400 mg of caffeine per day. If we prepare the coffee with an average concentration, this means up to 5-6 cups a day, or if you drink coffee in larger mugs, up to 2-3 mugs. The rule applies only to a healthy adult.

And if you drink concentrated coffee, such as espresso, limit to 3 cups (or one mug and a half) a day.

Beneficial ingredients in coffee

Caffeine is not the key ingredient that turns coffee into a healthy drink. Researchers have found that there are hundreds of natural substances in coffee beans, with positive effects on the health of the cardiac and cerebral system.

Many of the natural coffee compounds are effective antioxidants in protecting cells against the destructive action of free radicals.

A Japanese study found that people who drink at least a cup of simple coffee a day reduce their risk of developing brain haemorrhages or strokes by up to 20%. Coffee remains a healthy drink if it is decaffeinated. In fact, scientists say too much caffeine can lead to dehydration and increased anxiety, which is why stronger coffee can bring more of a disservice to the body than a benefit.

Coffee drinkers receive daily an important amount of antioxidants, chrome and magnesium, which help regulate blood glucose levels, helping the body to properly inject insulin secretion. The main ingredients in coffee are:

– Caffeine

– Tannin

– Thiamine

– Xanthine

– Guaiacol

– Citric acid

– Chlorogenic acid

– Acetaldehyde

– Spermine

– Putrescine

Benefits of coffee:

1. Coffee helps fight depression

A study by the National Institutes of Health in the USA found that people who drink on average four cups of coffee a day are 10% less prone to depression than those who never drink coffee.

Since the effect in question could not be observed following the consumption of other caffeinated beverages (fizzy drinks, for instance), the positive mood is not generated by caffeine, but by the antioxidants in coffee beans.

2. Coffee reduces the predisposition toward suicide

A large-scale study by the Harvard School of Public Health has highlighted an impressive statistic that consumption of 2-4 cups of coffee per day reduces the predisposition to suicide for men and women by up to 50%.

On the other hand, a Finnish study highlights the effects of excess coffee on mental health. The results of the research show that people who drink between 8 and 9 cups of coffee a day have a higher susceptibility to committing suicide, compared to the moderate drinkers.

3. Coffee helps regulate liver activity

Several specialized studies suggest that daily coffee consumption can help the liver to regulate its functions. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the US have found that daily coffee intake can reduce the risk of developing primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes liver cirrhosis, liver failure and even liver cancer.

Another research of 125,000 participants shows that alcoholics who drink a cup of coffee a day reduce their chances of developing alcoholic cirrhosis by 20%.

4. Coffee is a powerful stimulant of the brain

Coffee increases cerebral and physical performance substantially, being used by many athletes before entering competitions.

Caffeine increases the number of fatty acids circulating in the blood stream, thereby enhancing sports performance.

5. Coffee reduces the risk of developing type II diabetes

According to Science Daily, consumption of 3-4 cups of coffee per day may be associated with 25% fewer chances of developing type II diabetes. Researchers have not been able to formulate a concrete explanation of the phenomenon, although it has been observed that chlorogenic acid in coffee inhibits early glucose and insulin response.

6. Coffee reduces the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

There is sufficient scientific evidence to prove the efficiency of coffee in prevention of the installation of neurodegenerative diseases. A study has shown that coffee drinkers are 60% less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia, and another research in the field suggests that this drink reduces the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 32 to 60%.

Neuroscientist Chuanhai Cao, a representative of the University of South Florida, motivates coffee efficiency by the fact that a sufficient dose of caffeine in the body inhibits the secretion of a protein called beta-amyloid that accumulates in the brain cells of Alzheimer’s sufferers. With aging, the protein becomes more difficult to metabolize. Excess beta-amyloid damages brain cells, so caffeine is useful in eliminating it.

Some rules you should follow:

 Avoid drinking coffee after 5 o’clock in the afternoon to prevent inducing insomnia or anxiety
 Always watch your body’s reactions – if you have any discomfort, without reason, try to drink less coffee and see if you feel the difference

 If you suffer from certain chronic diseases, talk to your doctor about coffee consumption; any generalist or nutritionist who knows your medical history can help with this information; in diabetics, for example, caffeine influences the level of sugar in the blood

 Buy quality coffee; even if you invest a little more, it’s best to know that you only have to control the effects of the coffee, not the effects of added dyes, additives or flavours

 Do not add sugar or milk to prevent increasing caffeine consumption without realizing it; if you still cannot drink black coffee, try to choose healthier options of sweeteners; in addition, a weaker coffee can help you get used to the taste more easily

 The effects of coffee pass after a certain period, so if you drink more coffee, split consumption throughout the day; 2 coffees in one go in the morning will give you a very high boost of energy, that will drop quickly and after only 3-4 hours you will feel tired and you may even suffer from headaches.

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The amount of eggs recommended for adults and children

The egg is one of the most nutritious foods, as it is rich in valuable nutrients. In recent years however, eggs have gained a poor reputation because of diseases caused by high cholesterol.

Nutritionists are telling us that things might not be entirely like that.

An egg actually contains 186 mg of cholesterol, that is, 62% of the recommended daily dose. It is equally true, however, that when we consume cholesterol, the body does not produce it, and so the balance is maintained. Cholesterol is a structural molecule essential to the cell membrane.

The body produces cholesterol on its own, and heart problems only occur when cholesterol levels exceed normal levels. “Bad” cholesterol grows when we adopt an unhealthy diet based on saturated fats, when we gain extra pounds, when we have a sedentary lifestyle or when we are exposed to stress for long periods of time.

The egg yolk contains a higher amount of cholesterol, and the egg white is mostly rich in protein. Specialists recommend we limit the consumption of yolks to 6 per week, but there is no concrete evidence that a larger amount would be harmful.

Studies made in recent years on egg consumption have revealed the following:

 In most cases, “good” cholesterol is the one that grows after eating eggs

 “Bad” cholesterol does not undergo changes after eating eggs, if they are cooked in a healthy way

 The level of antioxidants in the blood increases after eating eggs

Scientists say that if we do not exceed 3 eggs a day, we do not have to worry about our health.

However, the amount of eggs consumed in one day must be consistent with the other meals of that day. An egg contains 80 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. As a result, if lunch is also rich in protein, you do not have to eat 2-3 eggs at breakfast, you can limit yourself to one. Balance is the key.

Problems may arise when we associate eggs with unhealthy foods. For example, it is not advisable to eat fried eggs with bacon, or cheese omelette. Such combinations come with a lot of fat and also calories.

Healthy ways to consume eggs

To benefit from the nutritional qualities of eggs without endangering your health, choose to cook them using healthier, fat-free methods – Here are some ways you can eat eggs:

 Boiled eggs

 Poached eggs

 Baked eggs

 Eggs baked in avocado

 Omelette with a drop of olive oil

 Fried eggs cooked with a drop of olive oil

Egg consumption for children

Eggs are recommended for children because their nutritional qualities ensure a harmonious development.
Specialists say that, for children, an egg a day, or seven eggs a week, does not affect their health at all. Moreover, regular consumption of eggs is even beneficial for children.

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This Bicarbonate Mask Radically Changes Your Face

Sodium bicarbonate gives this mask a host of amazing features. It has an exfoliating effect, removes the dead skin cell layer and deeply cleanses the skin. It leaves the skin smoother, softer, cleaner and fresher even after first use.

Honey has antibacterial properties, making it ideal for treating and preventing acne naturally. Because it also abounds in antioxidants, honey is excellent for slowing the aging process. It has a gentle action, being appropriate even for very sensitive skin. It rejuvenates the pores and lightens the complexion, giving it a younger look.

How to make an exfoliating facial mask:

Ingredients:

• 4 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate

• 1 tablespoon of honey

• 2 teaspoons of water (or less, depending on the desired consistency)

Preparation:

1. Pour the sodium bicarbonate into a clean glass container, then add honey over it. Gradually pour small amounts of water and vigorously mix to obtain a thick paste mixture.

2. Apply the paste to clean skin, taking care to avoid the eye and nose area. Let the paste dry on the skin for 10-15 minutes. The skin will get tighter and you may feel a slight tingle on the application area, which is perfectly normal.

3. Immerse a towel in warm water, squeeze it well, and then rub off the paste from your face using mild circular motions. Finally rinse thoroughly with water and dry your skin by gentle padding.

4. Surplus mixture can also be used the next day. If it strengthens in the meantime, add some water to compensate for the lost amount by evaporation. You can also use surplus for body exfoliation. For optimum results, use the mask once a week.

It is worth it, the results are really amazing!

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