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Too Much Vitamin C

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Is it possible to consume too much vitamin C? Yes. It’s possible. Vitamin C is one of the water-soluble vitamins, meaning it dissolves in water. It is difficult to overdose on water-soluble vitamins since the body tends to flush them away easily. However, it is possible to overdose on vitamin ... more

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Ginger and Your Health

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Health Benefits Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern ... more

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Aloe Vera and Your Health

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Aloe Vera is the most impressive medicinal herb invented by nature. There is nothing that compares with the amazing variety of healing benefits granted by Aloe Vera. For centuries Aloe Vera has been used widely by many cultures because of its apparently magical properties and effectiveness in treating burns, healing ... more

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Health Benefits of Tangerines

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

    Most of us are familiar with tangerines – those orange-colored, citrus, wickedly delicious fruits that come with a whole bunch of nutritional benefits and have a wide variety of uses apart from being eaten as a fruit. Before we get down to discussing the various tangerine nutrition facts, let’s ... more

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Importance of Physical Activity

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

     In January 2005, the U.S. government released a new set of dietary guidelines essentially telling us that as Americans get bigger, so does the length of time we need to be physically active. While it’s a little more involved than that, the guidelines from the Department of Agriculture and ... more

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Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Health Benefits How sweet it is for your health to eat sweet potatoes! Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. Many people think about sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra ... more

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Red Wine

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage. While the news about red wine might sound great if you enjoy ... more

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Building Your Immune System for Flu Season

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Eating health-promoting foods that increase immune function can be an important factor in preventing flu and colds. That’s because it’s not just a viral infection in your upper respiratory system that causes a cold – it’s your body’s susceptibility to the virus that is equally important. Many factors – including ... more

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Natural Probiotics

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

The terms “probiotics” and “prebiotics” aren’t really food terms and don’t apply very well to food. These terms come from the dietary supplements industry. “Probiotics” usually refers to a dietary supplement that contains bacteria (usually freeze-dried) in amounts likely to remain viable in our digestive tract after we’ve swallowed the ... more

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Importance of Zinc

By: Gio | | | Category: Healthy Living

Improve all aspects of your health and well-being by making sure you get enough zinc in your diet. Many people know about zinc for its immune boosting properties, but this mineral is actually a wonder of health benefits. Researchers write that “zinc is such a critical element in human health ... more

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