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The Pros and Cons of Caffeine on the Body

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As Americans, we live busy lives noting long work hours and social obligations. Some days seem to last forever, which makes us drag and yawn a little extra on occasion. Sixty-four percent of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee per day.  Sixteen percent of the caffeine...
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Why Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t Healthy

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Dieting can have an array of health benefits.  Certain types of dieting can cause a person’s body more harm than good. One type that can be detrimental to your health is yo-yo dieting. What exactly is yo-yo dieting? Yo-yo dieting is when a person loses weight then gains it back...
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The 101 on Sodium (Dietary Salt)

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Dietary salt, or sodium, isn’t bad for most persons. Sodium is an essential part of a person’s diet.  It helps the body perform many different functions. Moderation is the key when considering the amount a person should consume. Believe it or not, too little sodium in a person’s...
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The Basics About Fatty Liver Disease

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 Americans have some form of liver disease.  About 25 percent of Americans have some degree of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the buildup of extra fat in the liver cells that is not...
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The Importance of Fiber in Your Diet

You’ve probably heard you should have fiber in your diet. However, what you may not know is the “Why?” Dietary fiber is essential for maintaining your health in a lot of different ways. Fiber is best known for its ability to allow people to go to the bathroom regularly by...
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Benefits of Magnesium

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How much do you know about magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral that is vital to the body; it is found in the muscles, organs, body tissue, blood stream, but mainly is in high concentration in our bones. The average adult body has 25g of magnesium within it. This mineral is present...
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Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat

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Don’t fear fat! Fat doesn’t make you fat. Some of the most nutritious foods out there are high in fat. The human body needs fat, because it gives us energy, builds cell membranes, helps with blood clotting and muscle movement, reduces inflammation, and helps us absorb some...
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The Truth About Aspartame

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You’ve probably heard of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame or have seen it in on the nutrition label of a food you’ve purchased. In fact, you probably have consumed it without even knowing- 200 million people around the world consume this ingredient throughout the year! It is...
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How to Manage Post-Holiday Bloating

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The holiday season isn’t even over yet, but you’ve already had your share of stuffing, turkey, wine, pie, cookies, and every other goodie you can possibly imagine. Often, after indulging in all this food, a person can feel bloated, which is when the stomach is swollen after...
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Nutrition During the Holidays

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Turkey. Stuffing. Pies. Candy canes. Egg nog. The holiday season is a time notorious for sweet treats and expanding waistlines. People spend time with their friends and families at parties and special gatherings, which unfortunately are planned around lots of high-calorie meals...
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How to Manage and Lower Your Cholesterol

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More than 100 million adults in the United States have high cholesterol. When a person has high cholesterol, his or her risk of getting heart disease or having a heart attack increases. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the states. Over 2,100 Americans die each...
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