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30 Days Without Sugar

30 Days Without Sugar

When first reading this title, many things might come to your mind that intrigue you. First off, why would anyone want to torture themselves with this challenge? Second of all, what’s the point to this? Last but not least, does it work? I think many people just assume sugar to be cookies, cake and sweets that everyone craves; what people don’t understand is sugar is in almost anything you could think of that you consume daily. Sugar can cause many…

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Occasional Fasting Takes Off Pounds

Occasional Fasting Takes Off Pounds

Do you ever feel the need to lose weight but just can’t find the time to exercise? If you’ve been wondering how you can lose weight, feel healthier, and not spend long hours in the gym, then you have to read this: fasting can help you. Some researches suggest that a low-calorie diet for at least five days each month help people lose weight, lower their cholesterol , fat, and blood pressure measurements. People lose at least five pounds after…

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A Close Look at Dyspepsia

A Close Look at Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia or indigestion is a group of symptoms which can lead to a feeling of discomfort in the abdomen. Other symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, heartburn, nausea, abdominal distension, a sense of fullness, gasses, and belching. These symptoms develop when the organs of the upper gastrointestinal tract are affected. Causes and Risk Factors of Dyspepsia A person could have dyspepsia due to a variety of reasons but this could also be an underlying diseases such as gallbladder disease,…

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Can Junk Food Help With Weight Loss?

Can Junk Food Help With Weight Loss?

There is 99% chance that your mom told you to never, as in NEVER, eat junk food. Your mom was right about junk food being a horrible food but for Mark Haub, a professor at Kansas State University, things were different. He started a diet of Twinkies, brownies, and Ho Hos for every meal. Now, you may think that this is insane but the purpose of this shift is to see the effect of junk food on him and his…

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Eggs and Your Health

Eggs and Your Health

How was your Easter? It surely was a time of fun games and egg hunting. While the kids had fun, you wonder what to do with all the eggs you collected. And as you think of all the dishes you can prepare with egg, you also worry about the nutritional benefits or risks of it. To set the record straight, eggs are nutrient-dense. They contain high-quality protein, offering all nine essential amino acids, which make them a must in human…

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Fruits, Vegetables, and Your Blood Pressure

Fruits, Vegetables, and Your Blood Pressure

If ypu want to keep your blood pressure normal, eat potassium-rich foods such as avocados, beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, and spinach. This is the result of a study conducted by Dr. Alicia McDonough, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. A decrease in sodium intake is one way to lower blood pressure but evidence also suggest that increasing dietary potassium has an equally important effect on hypertension. Hypertension is a…

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Occasional Fasting Takes Off Pounds

Occasional Fasting Takes Off Pounds

Do you ever feel the need to lose weight but just can’t find the time to exercise? If you’ve been wondering how you can lose weight, feel healthier, and not spend long hours in the gym, then you have to read this: fasting can help you. Some researches suggest that a low-calorie diet for at least five days each month help people lose weight, lower their cholesterol , fat, and blood pressure measurements. People lose at least five pounds after…

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5 Reasons to Drink Tea Like a Queen

5 Reasons to Drink Tea Like a Queen

Would you like a cup of tea? If you often skip the tea and choose other drinks, you may be missing on a ton of health benefits! Research shows that tea has the antioxidant polyphenols, called catechins, which have been linked to having anti-cancer activity. Teas like green tea are also known to have heart benefits. Experts warn that more research is still needed to prove that drinking tea can prevent any disease. There are some evidence, however, of the…

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