Nutrition

19 APRIL 2017

Your Growing Teens Need to Know How to Read Nutrition Labels

As a parent, you have worked to make sure that your offspring remain healthy and happy. As teenagers, they grow ever closer to leading their own independent, adult lives. It is, therefore, imperative that they are equipped for maintaining their own health and happiness. One aspect of making positive nutrition choices is being able to […]

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11 APRIL 2017

How Sugar Causes Cavities and Destroys Your Teeth

It’s common knowledge that sugar is bad for your teeth, but it wasn’t always so. In fact, when the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle first observed that sweet foods like soft figs caused tooth decay, nobody believed him. But as science has progressed, one thing is certain — sugar causes tooth decay. That said, sugar on […]

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5 APRIL 2017

Are Phytoestrogens Harmful for Men?

Many plant foods contain phytoestrogens — compounds that are similar to the hormone estrogen. Some people believe that eating foods high in phytoestrogens may impair fertility in men, while others claim these compounds are healthy. This evidence-based review looks into the science. What Are Phytoestrogens? Phytoestrogens are a group of naturally occurring compounds found in […]

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27 MARCH 2017

The Health Benefits Of Eating The Rainbow

Each color of fruits and vegetables adds different nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies. By eating an array of colorful foods, you can provide your body with the essential nutrition it needs. So let’s look at healthy foods in the color of the rainbow and explore why they can be beneficial to us because […]

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27 MARCH 2017

How Much Fruit Should You Eat per Day?

Fruit is an important part of a healthy diet. In fact, diets high in fruit are associated with all sorts of health benefits, including a decreased risk of many diseases. However, some people are concerned with the sugar content of fruit and worry that eating too much of it may be harmful. So how many […]

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24 MARCH 2017

Does Junk Food Slow Down Your Metabolism?

What Is Junk Food? Junk food refers to highly processed foods that are generally high in calories, refined carbs and unhealthy fats. They’re also low in filling nutrients like protein and fiber. Some examples include french fries, potato chips, sugary drinks and most pizzas. Junk food is widely available, cheap and convenient. Also, it’s often […]

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17 MARCH 2017

How This Ancient Drink Will Help You Give Up Sugar

The first step in transitioning away from sugary (and artificially sugary) drinks is to become cognizant of ingredients. Do you wake up in the morning and dump packets of sugar or sugar-free sweeteners into your coffee, sip on a soda for a little midday pick-me-up, or end the evening with a hot chocolate or a […]

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15 MARCH 2017

Have a berry to boost mood and improve memory

Two new studies have shown that blueberries bring brain benefits for both young and old In the first researchers from the University of Reading, UK, looked at the effect of the daily consumption of a blueberry beverage (over a period of approximately one week) in 50 children and 21 young people. Results showed that the flavonoid-rich […]

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8 MARCH 2017

How to Reduce Your Carbohydrate Intake

People may choose to reduce carbohydrate intake for a number of reasons. Those who suffer from type 2 diabetes must often find the ideal balance between the need for taking in enough carbohydrates to produce energy while also limiting carb intake to minimize unhealthy spikes in blood sugar levels. Still others seek to control carbohydrate intake as a way of following a balanced diet that includes healthier foods.

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8 MARCH 2017

Diet Alternative: Honey and Coconut

Coconut and honey have beneficial properties proven useful, or at least harmless, for an alternative diet, and both are characterized as having a pleasant textures and taste.

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