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Why Childhood Obesity Is Dangerous

Childhood obesity is a global epidemic, according to Kathleen K. Barnhouse, M.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Journal of Family Practice. In the United States, 19.8% of the…

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Insoluble v. Soluble Fiber

What is Dietary Fiber? Dietary fiber is naturally occurring in all types of plant foods that your body alone cannot digest. While foods such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are broken down and…

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Cut the Salt, but Not All of It

File Credit: Epoch Times NEW YORK—More than a quarter of New Yorkers have high blood pressure. Cutting back on salt is one of the key ways to manage this condition. New Yorkers The…

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10 Secret Smoothie Ingredients!

Smoothies are a quick, easy and delicious way to give your body the nutrients that it needs to get through the day. Whether you like blending up a healthy breakfast smoothie or a…

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A Peanut Allergy Can Be Fatal

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich has traditionally been a staple in a children’s diet, but this typical lunch can cause a life threatening reaction, reported the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and…

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Red White and Blue..Superfoods!

Happy Independence Day! Let’s celebrate today by showing our patriotism, and our eco-friendliness! To go along with today’s theme check out these awesome red, white and blue super foods. Red Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain…

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Is Coffee Good or Bad?

As someone who has been reluctant to commit to caffeine addiction, powering through rough mornings and struggling to stay alert has always felt like a normal struggle for me. But lately, on early…

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The Great Sugary Drinks Divide

Soda taxes and soda size restrictions are not the way to combat the obesity epidemic, according to a new study by health policy and communications experts. The majority of the Americans they surveyed…

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Think About What You Eat …Think Nutrition

At the end of 2013, Today’s Dietitian released a survey where over 500 dietitians predicted this year’s nutrition trends. Gluten-free topped the list. Despite the lack of scientific evidence to support a wheat-free…

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Tackling Children’s Appetite Key to Overcoming ‘Obesity Gene’

Children with a hearty appetite may be genetically predisposed to obesity, yet healthy eating habits could help to prevent weight gain, according to new British research. With a third of British youngsters now…

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