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Antioxidant Health

Antioxidants are functional and protective compounds found in plants such as fruits, berries, vegetables and grains that support the health and well being of the body. As we age our bodies become more susceptible to various age related degenerative conditions including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer and macular degeneration. Antioxidants work …

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Foods that help Cure Constipation

Foods that help cure constipation are most often those which are high in roughage or natural fibre. These foods include different types of fruit and cereals but there are also other types of food which will help to cure constipation which may not always spring so readily to mind. When …

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Substitutes to use instead of Salt

The term ‘homemade’ perhaps isn’t the best to use, since it implies something that you actually created in the home. However, there are many salt substitutes that work extremely well, and that nature has provided for us in abundance. Though sodium is crucial for the body to function, especially in …

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Is Eating Animal Fat Unhealthy

Does a High Cholesterol Diet Really Contribute to Heart Disease? A high cholesterol diet would be on most people’s list of risk factors when it comes to heart disease, but much of the relevant research does not support this widely held assumption. Many doctors, public health agencies, and public health …

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Legumes Defined

People often wonder when beans suddenly became legumes instead of plain old beans, but the fact is that beans always have been legumes. Legumes themselves are more than just beans though, as the term is defined as seeds which grow inside double edged pods. Thus legumes incorporate far more than …

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Alli

All I’ve seen is that cute commercial with the animated couple sitting on a couch comparing their weight loss tendencies and coming to the conclusion that men lose more weight and faster than women. Then, the woman takes Alli and her body instantly shrinks as she’s sitting on the couch. …

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Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Why is it often assumed when looking at lunch box ideas that only children take lunch boxes to school? What is wrong with adults taking lunch boxes to work? The benefits of taking a lunch box to work are numerous but, principally, they are less expensive than purchasing lunch each …

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