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Health Benefits of The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is built around fresh fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts, legumes and whole grains. Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet include reduced blood sugar, improved memory, prevention of heart disease, depression, and even cancer. Studies have shown that people who follow a Mediterranean diet experience these significant health benefits while enjoying a delicious […]

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Soy Explained

The soya or soybean is a legume (member of the pea family) native to East Asia, and widely grown worldwide for its edible bean. In the early 1900s, soy was processed solely for its oil and the remaining mash was fed to livestock. A small percentage of soy crops were processed for human consumption and […]

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Effects of Binge Eating

Binge eating, formally known as binge eating disorder, is the most common eating disorder in the United States according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. BED should not be confused with bulimia, a separate eating disorder that involves binging followed by purging, inducing vomiting or taking laxatives to counter the […]

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Are Eggs A Healthy Diet Choice?

Yes! Eggs are compact, affordable and one of the most nutritious foods available. Eggs are packed with vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein, and beneficial fats. Eggs also contain antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that you may be deficient in. One large egg contains only 77 calories, with 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and […]

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How Salt Affects Your Diet                  

Many of the foods you crave are either sweet or salty. In the distant past, before packaged and processed foods, salt was a valuable commodity as it was important to add salt to foods to replace the salt (sodium) lost through sweating and urine. Too little sodium in your blood can cause dangerously low blood […]

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Health Benefits of Nuts

When most people think of “healthy” foods, they often think of fruits and vegetables. Many people do not realize that nuts also offer a variety of health benefits. Nuts are one of the most nutritionally dense foods available. They are high in protein, high in fiber and high in healthy fatty acids you need to […]

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10 Healing Plants and Their Use

Long before traditional medicines, plants and herbs were used for healing and personal empowerment. Many of these medicinal plants and herbs can be grown in your garden, and they make for a beautiful garden. Here are ten healing plants that you may consider for natural healing: Peppermint – Peppermint is available as leaves, capsules and […]

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How Diet and Nutrition Affect Our Oral Health

Taking care of your teeth and gums can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease, even help you keep your teeth as you grow older. Healthy choices and proper nutrition can also promote oral health. Here are four healthy tips to improve your oral health: Avoid sweets and acidic foods. The foods you […]

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The Truth About Plastic Containers

Plastic and plastic containers are an unavoidable part of modern living. Plastic containers are convenient, portable, lightweight and as plastic does not shatter, plastic is often considered safer than glass when used in baby bottles and drink containers. However, not all plastics are safe or healthy and many may release toxic chemicals including BPA, BPS, […]

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How the Health Insurance Industry is Controlling Our Health Care

Healthcare in the U.S. costs nearly twice that of any other developed country. To understand this imbalance, it is important to review the history of the health insurance industry. Between 1900 and the 1940s, rural physicians were rare, but competition between urban doctors was fierce. To reduce competition and increase profits, physicians banded together in […]

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