Archive for December 2012

Salt

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

 Consuming too much salt can be harmful to our health, increasing our risk of stomach cancer as well as high blood pressure.  Our daily intake of salt should be less than 2,400 milligrams. We actually need much less than this. Most people in the United States currently consume more than... more

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Health Benefits of Basketball

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed. It is a team sport that involves two teams of five active players each trying to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 300cm (10 foot) high hoop... more

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Is Diet Soda Healthier?

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

Many soda drinkers opt for diet over regular, thinking that the zero calories and zero sugar makes the drink a healthier option. But the scientific evidence backing up that idea is lacking. In fact, a 2005 study reported that people who drink diet soda instead of regular don’t lose any... more

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Can Rain Make You Sick?

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

So, does running in the rain make you sick? This is one of those questions that seems to be doomed to getting inconclusive answers forever. Especially when it comes to the opinion of Mom!  People usually do get sick more when the weather is rainy. That’s because they stay indoors... more

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Microwave and Cancer

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

Q: Does using a microwave increase my risk of cancer? A:While it’s true that microwave ovens emit tiny amounts of radiation, studies have shown that they’re not nearly enough to cause cancer. A microwave could cause other injuries (like burns or cataracts), but only if it’s been damaged and starts... more

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Chips

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

Chips are an inexpensive, tasty and easily available snack, but the toll they take on your body may not be worth the pleasure. While enjoying an occasional handful of chips won’t cause irreparable damage to someone consuming an otherwise healthy diet, the real dangers arise when you consume chips on... more

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Added Sugar vs. Natural Sugar

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

Many people try very hard to cut out all sugar from their diet because of a health problem or the desire to lose weight.  People who have just learned that they have diabetes or pre-diabetes labor under the assumption that it is necessary to make sure that their food is... more

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Lay Off the Fries

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

French Fries are a popular fast food from both young children to the elderly. Easily brought from any number of fast food restaurants, cafes, bistros and the more mid-range restaurants, French fries are eaten by millions of people throughout the world each year. French fries may be a popular choice... more

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Benefits of Oatmeal

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

For many kids, there can be no worse breakfast than oatmeal. They’ll eat pancakes and waffles and cereal, but they won’t touch oatmeal. But what many kids, and many adults, don’t realize is that just one bowl of oatmeal a day can keep the doctor away. It’s full of fiber... more

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Avoiding Fast Food

By: Gio | 0 Comments | | Category: Healthy Living

It’s tempting, of course. When you are short on time and are in need of a quick meal, it’s very tempting to pull in to a fast food chain restaurant. In addition, you are also keeping your wallets a bit thicker because unfortunately, eating unhealthy can arguably be cheaper than... more

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