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Foodie Friday: NEVER Use Canola Oil!

Canola oil has long been a regular in health food stores’ supermarket shelves, largely due in part to its popularity that has spanned for nearly two decades. Canola oil remains to be hugely appealing to consumers, and is still the most preferred cooking oil in the restaurant industry. The oil is also known for its...

Can You ID Which Foods Are Actually Healthy?

You want to improve your diet. That’s a good thing, but do you know which foods you should include to help you reach your goal?If you’re like many Americans, the picture isn’t quite clear. A whopping 96 percent of people seek out health benefits from what they eat and drink—most commonly for weight loss,...

Top 10 magnesium-rich foods and their health benefits

Magnesium-rich foods are needed to ensure that cellular activities and that biochemical bodily functions are optimized. Knowing this, how do you keep ample amounts of magnesium inside your body? By eating the right food. Here is a list (not in any particular order) of foods that are rich in magnesium.Almonds – Almonds, which also contain heart-healthy omega-3...

DUHHH! Energy drinks will NOT keep you hydrated

Yes, energy drinks can really take you places….like the emergency room. These supposedly “hydrating” drinks actually increase your risk of developing a cardiac condition or a plethora of other illnesses associated with dehydration or excessive sugar intake. This is what Dr. Manny Alvarez, Senior Managing Health Editor at FOXNews.com warned of in a recent article. He...

5 Foods You Should Be Eating After 40

While cancer and heart disease might not have been huge concerns for you a few years ago, your risk for both jumps as you move into your 40s and beyond.In fact, cancer is the number-one killer of women in their 40s and 50s, and heart disease comes in at number two, according to the...

Is Coffee a Pain Killer?

Adequate sleep and caffeine intake were found to be just as effective as some commonly-used analgesics such as ibuprofen in easing pain, according to a recent animal study published in the journal Nature Medicine. According to researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, chronic sleep deprivation leads to increased pain sensitivity. The...

Warning: 12 American Foods That Are Banned In Other Countries

Americans are slowly waking up to the sad fact that their food supply is packed with hazardous and toxic compounds. Many of the American foods you may be eating on a daily basis are banned in other countries because they contain compounds that are known to cause inflammation, growth defects and cancer.For some reason...

Aspartame – A Hidden Schedule II Narcotic

What? That can’t be right, you are likely thinking.It is.The methanol in aspartame affects the dopamine system of the brain causing addiction. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is classified as a severe metabolic poison.Aspartame is a dipeptide molecule produced by joining phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Aspartame itself does not occur naturally but is a manufactured...

Time to go nuts! Almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews, linked to lower risk of colon cancer

Eating tree nuts, such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews, may significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer recurrence, a recent study showed. To carry out the study, a team of researchers examined more than 800 patients with stage-III colon cancer. Data from an observational study revealed that patients who ate two ounces or...

Artificial sweeteners found to cause weight gain

A study published online on the Canadian Medical Association Journal website revealed that using artificial sweeteners may increase the odds of long-term obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The use of artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners — such as sucrose, stevia, and aspartame — picked up steam in the previous years....
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