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The Truth About Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are big business in the United States and sales are also growing rapidly worldwide with global sales over 50 Billion USD annually. Energy drinks are designed to provide a quick shot of energy and claim to also provide nutrients, but are they safe? A Short History Of Energy Drinks Commercial energy drinks have […]

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Can IBS Symptoms Be Controlled by Avoiding Certain Foods?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a debilitating digestive condition with symptoms including bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Changes in bowel patterns are also quite common, as are abdominal pain and severe stomach cramps. IBS is an increasingly common disorder and is estimated to affect twenty percent of American adults, the majority being women of middle […]

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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Berries are one of the healthiest natural food groups available to us. They are delicious and nutritious fresh or frozen. From cranberries to strawberries, berries are a rich source of antioxidants which help fight disease as well as prevent them. Blueberries, in particular, have many health benefits. They are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and […]

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What Causes Hunger?

Hunger is simply your body’s way of telling you that it needs food. However, hunger is much more complicated than the growling and rumbling in your stomach. Hunger is both physical and emotional and may be caused by any (or any combination) of the following: Cellular hunger occurs at the most basic level when your […]

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Why You Should Eat Breakfast

You’ve no doubt heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why? Let’s look at the benefits of breakfast and the science that supports a healthy breakfast each morning: You’ll be smarter. A healthy breakfast will improve your performance at work or school. Breakfast replenishes depleted essential nutrients to perform both […]

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Health Benefits of Muricata

Annona muricata is known in many Spanish-speaking countries as guanabana. In English speaking countries, this large, spiny, green, tropical fruit is known as soursop or Custard Apple, and is also known as graviola in Portugal and Pawpaw in Brazil. Regardless of what you call it, this large, soft, prickly green covered fruit can grow to […]

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Health Benefits Of Olive Oil

Those who live in Mediterranean countries (Spain, Italy, Greece, etc.) do not suffer from many of the coronary diseases that afflict the Western world. This lowered risk of heart disease is attributed to what is now known as the Mediterranean diet, a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and olive oil. Health benefits of olive oil […]

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Dairy Products in Your Diet – Pros And Cons

Dairy products include milk and everything made from milk. Common dairy products include: Milk, cream and buttermilk. Cheese, cottage cheese and yogurt. Butter, sour cream and ice cream. There are differing opinions as to whether you should include dairy products in your daily diet. The nutritionist will point out that milk products are a rich […]

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5 Best Breads for Low-Carb Dieting

Low-carb diets are increasingly popular, and several companies have stepped up to provide low carb and no-carb options for low-carb bread. Low-carb bread is growing in demand and food companies are working to create different varieties to keep up with this demand. If you’re ready to try low-carb bread, here are the top five varieties: […]

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The Dangers of Growth Hormones and Antibiotics in Your Food

Many Western diets center around meat and dairy products. Many people still believe that these two types of foods ensure muscle mass and strong bones. To meet growing demand, the cattle and dairy industries use hormones to improve production. Three of the six hormones that have been approved by the FDA for beef production are […]

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