Archive for May 2013

Keeping Diabetes Under Control

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When it comes to diabetes management, blood sugar control is often the central theme. After all, keeping your blood sugar level within your target range can help you live a long and healthy life. But do you know what makes your blood sugar level rise and fall? The list is... more

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Health Benefits of Quinoa

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Here are seven health benefits of quinoa:   1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.   2. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to... more

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Health Benefits of Raisins

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1. Nature’s Candy When grapes are dried, either using the heat of the sun or by oven drying, the natural fruit sugar, called fructose, is so concentrated that the end result–raisins–are over 70 per cent pure fructose, giving them the nickname “nature’s candy.” But this sort of candy is a... more

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Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

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Called at times the Chinese restaurant syndrome, the side effects of eating foods containing monosodium glutamate, or MSG, are similar to those of an allergic reaction. Although less than 15 percent of Americans are sensitive to MSG, according to the University of Illinois Medical Center, in those who are sensitive... more

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Food Additives to Avoid

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There is no doubt that most of the packaged food we buy at the grocery store is full of harmful additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors and colors, but once in a while you come across some innocent sounding names that may not sound so suspiscious but upon investigation you find out... more

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Sleep: Why It’s Important

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Sleep Is a Basic Human Need Sleep is a natural part of everybody’s life, but many people know very little about how important it is, and some even try to get by with little sleep. Sleep is something our bodies need to do; it is not an option. Even though... more

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Health Benefits of Beets

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 If you are an avid beet lover, this article isn’t for you (but read on anyway for validation of your beet love)! You already know that beets are an extremely nutritious food choice that just happens to be tasty and delicious – you can eat the greens too! You already... more

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Foods for Knee Joints

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Millions of people have stiff, painful knees thanks to osteoarthritis. Remedies range from keeping active and dropping excess weight to steroid injections and even surgery. But research shows that you can take a tastier route to improvement. Soy People with knee pain reported less discomfort and used fewer pain meds... more

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Calcium for Vegans

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Calcium, needed for strong bones, is found in dark green leafy vegetables, tofu made with calcium sulfate, calcium-fortified soy milk and orange juice, and many other foods commonly eaten by vegans. Although lower animal protein intake may reduce calcium losses, there is currently not enough evidence to suggest that vegans... more

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Truth About Diet Sodas

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Sodas have a reputation for being among the worst drinks available health-wise. For one, these drinks contain loads of sugar, which makes frequent consumption of these drinks a potential trigger for diabetes mellitus, one of the most dreaded diseases of our time. Because of this, people are making a switch... more

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