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Diet

Selecting and Serving Produce Safely

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As you enjoy fresh produce, follow these safe handling tips to help protect yourself and your family. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Your local markets carry a wide variety of nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables. However, harmful bacteria that...
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Pros and Cons of Taking a Multivitamin

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Should you take a multivitamin? The answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no.” People should be getting the majority of their nutrients through their diet. Multivitamins should be included in a diet with good reason, and are usually best and recommended for people who are not getting...
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The Healthy Prediabetic Diet

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Prediabetes (borderline diabetes) is a condition that usually develops before type 2 diabetes appears in a person. As a prediabetic, a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, yet not high enough to be considered diabetic. According to the Centers for Disease...
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Best Foods for the Heart

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Every 42 seconds, a person in the United States dies from heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death. As of this year, more than 17.3 million people die each year from the disease. From 2003 to 2013, the number of people who died from heart disease...
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The Effects of Too Much Sugar

The most common effect of eating too much sugar is weight gain. This is because sugar contains a lot of calories, and if your body doesn’t need those calories it will store them in fat cells that collect throughout the body. However, there are many things that eating too much...
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Tips for Reading Nutrition Labels

One of the most important steps to being healthier is to pay close attention to what you’re putting in your body.  This often means looking closely at what you’re eating.  One very important step is to check the nutrition labels on things you buy at the store.  It’s important not...
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Tips to Reduce Stress

Stress is a common affliction for many Americans, and it can be caused by many different factors in life.  Traffic, work, and family issues can all add to a person’s stress, and over time, high levels of stress or anxiety can have deleterious effects on a person’s health.  If...
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Why Are Supplements Important?

Supplements are things like pills and powders that contain nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that are intended to supplement a person’s normal intake through diet.  Because high amounts of processing and other industrial production methods leave foods lacking in many...
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Health Shake Recipes

    Recently I got the new NutriBullet for making quick healthy shakes.  I wanted to share one of the recipes and also remind folks of the Green Goddess Shake recipe which I have advocated in the past as well.  These shakes are a great way to start you morning- controlled,...
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New Information Regarding Monitoring/Predicting Memory Loss Progression to Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease

  I am becoming a big fan of a site for doctors called Consultant 360. Just tonight I read a potentially ground-breaking article which indicates that there is a set of proteins that can be measured in the blood of subjects aged 70 years or older that when placed into an...
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Negative News for Multivitamins: Are There Reasons to Question Conclusions from the Media?

My readers know that in my view, nutrition is everything when it comes to general health and wellness (well nearly everything).  Globally there is population evidence suggesting that people who eat a diet emphasizing vegetables and fruits (and thus high density...
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