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How A Bad Diet Can Affect Kidney Function

2014-08-04 08:25

One in 10 American adults - more than 20 million of us - have some level of chronic kidney disease. It is becoming more common, especially among those over the age of 60. You may not think about keeping your kidneys healthy, but you should. And improving your diet is the perfect place to start.

New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found that a diet high in processed meats, fried foods and sugar sweetened beverages results in a higher risk of death in those with ch

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Eat Green and Lose the Weight: How Greans Help Your Weight Loss

2014-08-02 11:46

Did you eat your greens today? Green plant membranes found in foods such as spinach, kale, watercress, parsley, lettuce and broccoli sprouts have been found to actually help curb your appetite leading to healthy weight loss.

Fresh raw green leafy vegetables are long known to be among the most healthful foods you can eat. Studies confirm that a diet high in these veggies can lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

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Kids may eat more whole grains if they are simply offered to them

2014-06-24 17:19

It often seems that it's almost impossible to get your kids to eat what's really good for them. Kids often appear addicted to sugary junk food. What can happen to a severely nutrient deficient kid is a serious matter with a weakened immune system, increased risk for cancer and an increased risk for emotional problems being among the problems which may be encountered. There's some good news about this problem with a new study showing kids will often respond favorably to offers of whole grains.

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Feeding kids veggies early and often is best: 4 patterns

2014-06-09 23:43

Eating a lot of vegetables has been shown to really be beneficial for the healthy growth and development of kids. Yet, it is often difficult to get kids to develop a taste for vegetables. It appears from research that starting kids off on vegetables early in life and feeding them vegetables often is the best approach to helping to avoid problems with a desire to eat vegetables as they are growing up.

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Can taking medication for acid reflux/GERD weaken my bones?

2014-05-08 17:29

The majority of people who suffer with acid reflux and/or GERD tend to pop a pill instead of getting to the root of their problem. In most cases there is a food(s) and/or other health issue that is causing the heartburn/acid reflux and if that problem is rectified or that food is avoided acid reflux will most likely cease.

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Fruits vs Vegetables: Which of These Healthy Foods Have More Benefits?

2014-04-02 16:31

There has been a great deal of discussion over the years about the impressive health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables. The finding that diets high in fruit and vegetables can prevent and help in the treatment of cancer has received a particularly large amount of attention. Recent research has shown that the health benefits of eating a lot of these foods is even greater than previously thought.

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Mystery of dark chocolate health benefits solved

2014-03-22 10:45

Researchers from the American Chemical Society (ACS) have solved the mystery of why cocoa in chocolate is so healthy. The scientists developed a model to digest cocoa to find out what happens in the the intestine. The scientist also discovered how chocolate could be even healthier to eat when combined with prebiotics or whole fruits.

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Hempseed oil is loaded with exceptionally healthy compounds

2014-01-31 08:34

Hempseed oil has surfaced as being loaded with an unusually large quantity of healthy compounds. It often appears that claims dealing with the positive health impact of hempseed oil may simply be part of heavy marketing campaigns by natural health advocates. However, the excessive claims of good health with hempseed oil have been backed up by scientific research.

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Health care journalists must strive for high standards

2014-01-30 21:02

The public is often hit with contradictory nutrition messages in the media which are confusing. There appears to be a growing interest among the public to tune into the latest health care news. Information about nutrition and other health care issues has become more accessible than ever for the general public due to the internet. However, there are sometimes reports that run into conflict with each other, resulting in confusion for the public.

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5 Hot Drinks that Pack a Nutritional Punch Recommended by Consumer Reports

2014-01-17 13:06

The winter days are long and dreary and your immune system is constantly challenged with a bombardment of cold viruses from family, friends and a nose-sniveling public. While drinking any beverage will not guarantee 100% protection against a cold, several can provide relief and a nutritional punch that will help keep you healthier.

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Our kids are targets for marketing of junk food in school

2014-01-15 09:51

Our kids are considered valuable marketing targets by food companies which often push nutritionally poor products. Families who are aware of the vital importance of good nutrition for their kids would like to be the primary influence on their eating habits. However, with the aggressive marketing campaigns by food companies aimed at kids in our schools it appears our families have competition for how they will ultimately influence what our kids wants to eat.

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Is disclosure of the nutritional value of our meals making us healthier?

2013-12-06 22:04

During the past 2 decades there has been an increase in obesity in the U.S. In response to this trend it is now required that food chains with at least 20 locations to list nutritional content on their menus. But is this helping us makes better choices?

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Alternatives to Thanksgiving Turkey when Potential Shortage is Announced

2013-11-17 21:20

According to the National Turkey Federation, over 90 percent of Americans have plans to feast on turkey this Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, however, Butterball - the US’s top maker of Thanksgiving turkeys – has announced a potential shortage of birds, which could force families to make other plans.

According to the National Turkey Federation, over 90 percent of Americans have plans to feast on turkey this Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, however, Butterball - the US’s top maker of Thanksgiving turkeys – has announced a potential shortage of birds, which could force families to make other plans.

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Some olive oils are fake, how to pick the real one

2013-11-14 08:33

Believe it or not some olive oil is actually fake. Be careful and watch what oil you are buying from a grocery store.

You are probably already aware of the health benefits of olive oil and maybe have started using it in place of other oils in your meals. But are you buying what you think you are buying? Is your olive oil really an imposter?

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Artificial sweeteners are non-nutritive and not as healthy as thought

2013-11-13 10:51

People concerned about weight control and associated chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease have generally welcomed the use of non-nutritive sweeteners to replace sugar. These sweeteners taste very good and are helpful for keeping your daily caloric intake down. However, concerns have been raised about the possible negative effects on your health from consuming too much of these non-nutritive sweeteners.

People concerned about weight control and associated chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease have generally welcomed the use of non-nutritive sweeteners to replace sugar. These sweeteners taste very good and are helpful for keeping your daily caloric intake down. However, concerns have been raised about the possible negative effects on your health from consuming too much of these non-nutritive sweeteners.

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