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Unhealthy meals are being pushed by restaurants in public housing developments

2014-04-10 12:54
Fast food

Findings that unhealthy meals are being pushed by restaurants in public housing developments are disturbing. Clearly, good nutrition is the single most important initial factor for good health in body and mind. The finding that there are not as many healthy meals served in restaurants in public housing developments as elsewhere implies the health and lives of poor people in such instances are being sacrificed for quick profits by such unscrupulous businesses.

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Is food intolerance making you sick? How to know

2014-04-10 07:42
Find out if you have a food intolerance

Food intolerance and allergy are two different things. Here is an easy way to find out if you have a food intolerance or sensitivity that is causing fatigue, bloating, headache or gastrointestinal problems. Symptoms of intolerance to certain food and drink develop over time. Allergy to food can be life threatening.

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Surprisingly, chocolate may help prevent obesity and diabetes

2014-04-03 08:48
Delicious chocolate

There has been a great deal of conjecture over the years about the health benefits of chocolate. With it's delicious taste chocolate has an addicting like quality for a lot of people. Good news is that something that tastes this good really may be good for your health in many ways. Recent research shows that chocolate may actually help prevent obesity and diabetes.

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

2014-04-02 16:31
Fresh veggies and fruit

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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Beer marinades may help prevent cancer

2014-03-27 12:19
Meat being grilled on a barbecue

There have been discoveries of strong associations between poor diets and many types of cancer, with an interesting report now surfacing that beer marinades may help with this problem in some instances. Various preservatives such as nitrites in hotdogs and preservatives in processed meats have been linked to cancer. Yet, these foods are delicious and many people ignore warnings that they could be carcinogenic. Recent research that beer marinades may be helpful in lowering the carcinogenic potential of meat is therefore important.

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Chronically ill poor Americans often must choose food over needed medicine

2014-03-25 12:17
Struggling in poverty

There are Americans who are so poor that they often can not afford needed medications. These Americans are often actually living in fear of not having enough food to eat if they buy certain needed medications. It appears in such cases these people either do not understand the possible welfare programs which could help them, or welfare programs which could benefit them in such a crisis situation are simply not available where they are living.

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