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Food and Health

The relationship between food and health is intimate and fascinating, and a thorough understanding of this association is necessary to help restore, support, and maintain optimal health. Stay in touch with the latest research and advice on food and its impact on your health and that of your family with well-researched articles from Emaxhealth.

Fructose Connection with Kidney Function

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With a rise in kidney illnesses, it is more important than ever to look for the underlying causes to slow its occurrence. One of the easiest ways we can influence our kidney function is to be mindful of how much sugary drinks like soda (soft drinks) we consume on a daily basis. This can decrease our propensity for obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders that can place undue stress on our kidneys.

Connection between Vitamin D deficiency and neurological conditions

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Dementia is a syndrome usually progressive and chronic in nature. Global incidences of dementia is increasing at a rate of one new case every three seconds with associated medical social and health care costs far exceeding the capacity of most countries. Because of the degenerative nature of the disease sufferers lose their ability to perform routine tasks, experience poor quality of life and loss of autonomy. The role of vitamin D in the etiology of cognitive impairment and dementia is plausible and has been supported substantial mechanistic and epidemiological data. As people age, they tend to spend less and less time outdoors in the sun. It is of great importance as vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide pandemic and is seen most commonly in older adults residing in northerly latitudes, particularly during winter months. Further research needs to be done to see if increasing vitamin D level will improve cognitive health (Aspell, Lawlor, O'Sullivan, 2018).

Artificial Sweeteners: Helpful or Harmful

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Artificial sweeteners were first introduced as a tactic to combat the shortage of sugar. Lately, it has been utilized as a way to help deal with obesity but research has been found that they actually may be making the issue worse. With all the issues noted in studies of the side effects of non-caloric artificial sweeteners, it may be better for a person to stick to a more natural diet (Brown, 2018). Artificial sweeteners are low cost and having a sweetness greater than that of normal table sugar they are commonly used in the baking industry. In spite of their beneficial effects, these sweeteners have documented health issues. In some cases, long-term exposure can lead to enforcer. A careful review of the literature by consumers and health professionals is necessary in an effort to make well-informed decisions about their health (Nisa et al, 2016).

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Fruit Matters

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Humans can live without many vitamins, but they can’t live without vitamin C. With that being the case, there are still so many practitioners who caution their patients to stay away from fruit for fear that it contains sugar. This is particularly the case when advising high cholesterol, high blood pressure and pre-diabetic patients. Avoiding fruit couldn’t be more dangerous advice, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

Causes of Constipation During the Winter and Delicious Chewable Tablets

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Our body is at its best when we stick to a certain schedule. However, sometimes if we break away from our usual habits, the body can become confused, and this can lead to problems with the intestine. Here are some of the most common causes of having constipation in the winter and chewable tablets that help.

Advice For Youth: Do Not Consume Energy Drinks Because of Their Colossal Side Effects

Energy drinks come with dangerous side effects

Energy drinks are not safe for children and adolescents, and should not be marketed for them, warns The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). ACSM published an official statement on those drinks. Should energy drinks be banned for minors, teens and the youth for their dangerous side effects?

Blueberry Vinegar May Help Protect Against Dementia

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The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease. Medicines have been developed to help extend cognitive function, but often do not last. Researchers are in search of additional ways to help prevent cognitive decline and are turning to natural sources, such as fruits and fermented foods.

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