Popular Foods Causing Your High Blood Pressure

Finding out you have high blood pressure can be terrifying. After all, the condition is linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, the first and fifth most common causes of death in the U.S., respectively. While genetic factors may increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, in many cases, the condition is also highly linked to a modifiable factor: your diet.

If you want to get your blood pressure into healthier territory, read on to discover which popular foods could be contributing to your hypertension risk, according to science. 

Processed meats

While there are plenty of protein sources that are beneficial for your overall health, processed meats like hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and some deli meats, don’t number among them.

A 2015 study published in PLoS One found that, among patients receiving hemodialysis, processed meat intake was significantly associated with higher blood pressure due in part to the high sodium content of these products.


If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you may want to stick to fruit and naturally sweetened foods to do so.

A 2019 study published in Nutrients reviewed data from 128 participants between 65 and 80 years old. What the study’s researchers discovered was that, while whole fruit intake was associated with reductions in diastolic blood pressure in both men and women, added sugar was significantly linked to increases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, meaning your candy habit could be increasing your hypertension risk.

Processed cheese

You don’t necessarily have to take all dairy products off your menu if you want to improve your blood pressure, but you might want to kick processed cheese to the curb.

A 2020 study published in Nutrition Journal reviewed data from a group of 40,526 French women, following them post-study for an average of 12.2 years. What the study’s researchers discovered was that, while overall dairy intake wasn’t associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, consumption of processed cheese was positively associated with an elevated risk of hypertension.


Processed cheese isn’t the only dairy product you might want to steer clear of if you’re worried about your blood pressure, however.

A 2013 study published in Hypertension found no link between arterial stiffness and dairy consumption with one exception: butter. Instead, the study’s researchers found that diastolic blood pressure increased with butter intake, as did insulin levels and cholesterol.

Article by Sarah Crow for Eatthis,notthat©

Source: Popular Foods Causing Your High Blood Pressure, Says Science (msn.com)

What those orange and green dots mean on your iPhone

What those orange and green dots mean on your iPhone
You’ve seen the light. Now what does it mean? Credit: Shutterstock / DenPhotos

Every now and again, I see a tiny dot-shaped light appear at the top of my iPhone screen. Sometimes it’s orange. Sometimes it’s green.

I never really questioned it, until one day I was like, Hmm, what if it’s important? I should probably figure this out.

Apple Support’s explanation of the orange and green iPhone dots Credit: Apple

Orange dot

The orange dot is telling you that your iPhone microphone is being used by an app. It’ll appear when you use voice memos, maybe briefly after you close out of your camera, or if you’re using any app that exclusively records your voice.

Green dot

The green dot is telling you that your iPhone camera is being used by an app. You’ll see it when opening your camera, or taking pictures on Instagram, Snapchat, or any social media app that allows you to take pictures and post them.

That’s pretty much it. Neither the orange or the green indicate anything particularly concerning. You can exhale now. Check out the Apple Support page for further details, if you want.

Article By Andy Moser for Mashable©

Source: What those orange and green dots mean on your iPhone (mashable.com)

What’s Leaving Netflix in November 2021

It’s time to have a look at what’s due to be departing Netflix in the United States throughout November 2021. This ongoing post will be updated over time to reflect all the movies and shows leaving throughout the month.

Leaving Soon Netflix November 2021

Full List of What’s Leaving Netflix in November 2021

Leaving Netflix on November 1st

  • 60 Days In (1 Season)
  • A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015)
  • Ajji (2017)
  • Angels & Demons (2009)
  • Asees (2018)
  • B.A.P.S. (1997)
  • Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
  • Beowulf (2007)
  • Billy on the Street (Seasons 1-4)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • CLANNAD (Volumes 1-2)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  • Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story (2018)
  • Creators (2015)
  • Deep Blue Sea (1999)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Forged in Fire (1 Season)
  • Gaddar: the Traitor (2015)
  • Haikyu!! (Seasons 1-2)
  • In My Country (2018)
  • Inception (2010)
  • Jatts in Golmaal (2013)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Jaws 2 (1978)
  • Jaws 3 (1983)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
  • Just You (Season 1)
  • Legally Blonde (2001)
  • Little Monsters (1989)
  • Little Singham: Mahabali (2019)
  • Love Around (Season 1)
  • Love Family (Season 1)
  • Love Me or Leave Me (Season 1)
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (Season 1)
  • Maid-Sama! (Season 1)
  • Major Payne (1995)
  • Malcolm X (1992)
  • Mile 22 (2018)
  • Mortal Kombat (1995)
  • Mundeyan Ton Bachke Rahin (2014)
  • Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)
  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  • Premonition (2007)
  • Reckoning (Limited Series)
  • Snowden (2016)
  • Spanish Affair 2 (2015)
  • Swiped (2018)
  • Swordfish (2001)
  • Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
  • Training Day (2001)
  • The Bittersweet (2017)
  • The Boulet Brothers Dragula (Seasons 1-2)
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
  • The Impossible (2012)
  • The Losers (2010)
  • The Nutty Professor (1996)
  • The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)
  • The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017)
  • Under Siege (1992)
  • Vaya (2016)
  • Welcome Home Roscoe Jones (2008)
  • Yeh Hai Bakrapur (2014)
  • Yes Man (2008)

Leaving Netflix on November 2nd

  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree (2016)
  • My Little Pony: Happy Birthday to You! (2017)
  • Oh Yuck (Season 1)
  • Prospect (2018)

Leaving Netflix on November 3rd

  • Meet the Adebanjos (Seasons 1-3)

Leaving Netflix on November 5th

  • Brother in Love (2019)
  • Bucket List (2018)
  • Kids on the Block (2019)
  • The Lovers (2017)

Leaving Netflix on November 6th

  • The Late Bloomer (2016)

Leaving Netflix on November 7th

  • The Journey Is the Destination (2016)

Leaving Netflix on November 8th

  • My Way (2016)
  • Sleepless (2017)

Leaving Netflix on November 11th

  • A Single Man (2009)
  • To Be of Service (2019)

Leaving Netflix on November 12th

  • Bygones Be Bygones (2017)
  • Fruitvale Station (2013)

Leaving Netflix on November 14th

  • Killer Cove (2019)

Leaving Netflix on November 15th

  • Aalorukkam (2018)
  • America’s Next Top Model (Season 19 & Season 2)
  • Celebrity Marriage (2017)
  • Halkaa (2018)
  • Inheritors (2013)
  • Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019)
  • K-On! (Seasons 1-2)
  • K-On! The Movie (2011)
  • Lost in London (2017)
  • Mumbai Cha Raja (2016)
  • Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai (2015)
  • My Sassy Girl (2017)
  • My Wife and I (2017)
  • Oddbods: The Festive Menace (2018)
  • Odu Raja Odu (2018)
  • Paap-O-Meter (2017)
  • Safe House (2012)
  • Savita Damodar Paranjpe (2018)
  • Slow Country (2017)
  • Survivor (Season 20 & Season 28)
  • The Crew (2015) – Netflix Original Movie
  • The Garden of Words (2013)
  • Wives on Strike (2016)
  • Wives on Strike: The Revolution (2017)
  • Zero Hour (2018)

Leaving Netflix on November 16th

  • Halkaa (2018)
  • Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019)
  • La Doña (Season 1 – 120 episodes)
  • Paap-O-Meter (2017)
  • Safe House (2012)
  • Silvana Sin Lana (Season 1 – 121 episodes)

Leaving Netflix on November 18th

  • Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015)

Leaving Netflix on November 19th

  • Love, Surreal and Odd (2017)

Leaving Netflix on November 20th

  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)

Leaving Netflix on November 21st

  • Love and Hong Kong (2017)

Leaving Netflix on November 22nd

  • Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
  • Falz Experience (2018)
  • Girls und Panzer der Film (2015)
  • Machete Kills (2013)

Leaving Netflix on November 23rd

  • Deep (2017)
  • Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy (2018)

Leaving Netflix on November 27th

  • Broadchurch (Seasons 1-3)

Leaving Netflix on November 30th

  • Man Down (Seasons 1-4)

What will you miss when it departs in November 2021?

Article by Kasey Moore

Source: What’s Leaving Netflix in November 2021 – What’s on Netflix (whats-on-netflix.com)

Everything Coming To Netflix In November 2021

November is a very good month for Netflix subscribers, with lots and lots of original content and plenty of classic movies and TV to keep you entertained as the days grow shorter and colder. Winter is coming, dear readers. Time to Netflix and chill.


Cowboy Bebop headlines November’s Netflix titles. CREDIT: NETFLIX

The Big List

November 1:

The Claus Family

21 Jump Street

60 Days In: Season 6

A River Runs Through It

Addams Family Values

American Gangster

An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf

Angry Birds: Season 4 — Slingshot Stories

Bella and the Bulldogs: Season 2

The Big Wedding

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Elf Pets: Santa’s St. Bernards Save Christmas

First Knight

Forged in Fire: Season 7


The General’s Daughter

It Follows

Johnny Mnemonic

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Last Action Hero


Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher

My Dad’s Christmas Date

The Nightingale (2018)

Total Recall (2012)

Snakes on a Plane



Te Ata

Texas Rangers

November 2:

Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis

Ridley Jones: Season 2

November 3:

The Harder They Fall

Lords of Scam

November 4:

Catching Killers

November 5:

A Cop Movie

The Club


Love Hard

Meenakshi Sundareshwar

Narcos: Mexico: Season 3

The Unlikely Murderer

We Couldn’t Become Adults


Zero to Hero

November 6:


November 7:

Father Christmas is Back

November 9:

Swap Shop

Your Life Is a Joke

November 10:


Gentefied: Season 2

November 11:

Love Never Lies

Red Notice

November 12:

Legacies: Season 3

November 13:


November 14:

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You

November 15:

America’s Next Top Model: Season 21

America’s Next Top Model: Season 22

Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game

Lies and Deceit

Snowbound for Christmas

Survivor: Season 16

Survivor: Season 37

November 16:

Johnny Test’s Ultimate Meatloaf Quest

StoryBots: Laugh, Learn, Sing

November 17:

Christmas Flow

Prayers for the Stolen

The Queen of Flow: Season 2

Supergirl: Season 6

Tear Along the Dotted Line

November 18:

Carlos Ballarta: False Prophet

Dogs in Space

Lead Me Home

November 19:

Blown Away: Christmas




Love Me Instead

The Mind, Explained: Season 2


tick, tick…BOOM!

November 20:


New World

November 22:


Vita & Virginia

November 23:

Masters of the Universe: Revelation: Part 2

Reasonable Doubt: A Tale of Two Kidnappings

Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast

November 24:

A Boy Called Christmas


Robin Robin

Selling Sunset: Season 4

True Story

November 25:

F is for Family: Season 5

Super Crooks

November 26:

A Castle For Christmas

Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier

Green Snake

Light the Night

School of Chocolate

Spoiled Brats

November 28:


November 29:

14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible

November 30:

Charlie’s Colorforms City: Classic Tales with a Twist

Charlie’s Colorforms City: Snowy Stories

Charlie’s Colorforms City: The Lost Valentines Musical

Coming Home in the Dark

More the Merrier

The Summit of the Gods

Article by Erik Kain for Forbes©

Never Eat a Piece of Fish If You See This on the Packaging

© Provided by Best Life

Whether you follow a pescatarian diet or just enjoy a piece of grilled salmon or sushi roll from time to time, fish is a great way to add filling protein and heart-healthy omega-3s to your meals. And while most fish has benefits for your wellbeing, not all seafood is created equal when it comes to your health.

In fact, there’s one sure sign you shouldn’t eat a particular piece of fish—and what’s on the packaging could tip you off to the problem. Read on to discover how to spot the issue to keep yourself safe.

If you see ice crystals on a fish’s packaging, don’t buy it.

When you’re buying fish, there’s one clear indicator that you should toss a particular package back rather than eating it: ice crystals.

While you might imagine that seeing ice on a package of frozen fish is a good sign, indicating that it’s been kept cold, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says otherwise. The authority explains that ice crystals may be an indicator that the fish has spent a prolonged period in storage, meaning it’s not exactly fresh, or that it has thawed and been subsequently refrozen, which could indicate changes in its temperature that could potentially support the growth of dangerous bacteria.

Additional packaging changes may tip you off to a problem.

Ice crystals on a fish’s packaging aren’t the only telltale signs that something might be amiss.

The FDA recommends steering clear any frozen seafood with torn or open packaging, as well as any packaging with crushed edges. Additionally, you can tell whether or not a frozen fish is a good choice by feeling its flesh—if it’s pliable and doesn’t feel solid, you’re better off avoiding it.

Fresh fish should be displayed on ice.

Though you may want to avoid any packaged frozen fish that has ice crystals on it, that doesn’t mean ice and fish are always incompatible.

If you’re purchasing fresh fish, the FDA recommends that you only buy products that have been kept on a bed of ice—and, ideally, stored in a case or other enclosed or covered environment—or ones that have been kept refrigerated.

You can’t judge the quality of previously frozen fish on appearance alone.

While there are plenty of foods you can eyeball to determine their freshness, fish doesn’t number among them.

The FDA notes that any fish product that that’s labeled “previously frozen” may have undergone changes that may make its appearance noticeably different from that of a fresh fish. Specifically, a previously frozen fish may have changes in its gill color, texture, bloodlines, and the appearance of its eyes.

Article by Sarah Crow for BestLife©

Source: Never Eat a Piece of Fish If You See This on the Packaging, FDA Says (msn.com)