Anyone Up for a December Detox? No ratings yet.

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December is a far from traditional time for a detox or indeed starting any type of diet, but if you can eat well and drink little during a month known for its excesses you’ll be well on the way to a healthy new year. Of course you would need the resolve of reinforced steel to avoid a few treats and the occasional tipple for the whole of the month, but why not pledge to start off December by maintaining a few good habits? Here are a few tips: Read more

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What You Should Know About the Effects of Caffeine No ratings yet.

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Mmm. That fresh smell of caffeine first thing in the morning. In this fast paced world we live in today caffeine has nearly become a necessity with the alertness and energy it provides. Coffee houses are popping up all over now days with the coffee latte and flavored coffees becoming so popular. Read more

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10 Healthy Comfort Foods To Boost Your Mood! No ratings yet.

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Trying to quit can be pretty depressing and it’s tempting to reach for comfort food to try to lift your mood; then you pile weight on, feel even more miserable and reach for the fags to cheer yourself up. It’s a vicious circle. But did you know that there are foods which actually make you feel happier; without compromising your health? Read more

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The Truth About Diets No ratings yet.

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Soon after World War II there was a new diet fad coming out every few months or so. Each one swore to be the one miraculous finding of the decade. People would try these for a few days or months but eventually the weight would come back. Read more

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The Elderberry + Inflammation No ratings yet.

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A folk remedy for centuries it is now being researched and rediscovered. High in antioxidants this fruit has high medicinal value. Elderberries have a large amount of Vitamin C as well as amino acids, sugar, tannin rufin, vibumic acid, carotenoids, and Vitamins A and B. They are mildly laxative, diaphoretic and diuretic. The very powerful guercetin antioxidant is thought to account for the therapeutic qualities of the berry and that of the flower. There is also a flavonoid in this fruit called anthocyanins that protect cells against damage. Read more

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Natural Alternatives to Diet Soft Drinks No ratings yet.

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While the FDA has approved five artificial sweeteners for human consumption, the jury is still out on the long-term effects of consuming aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame and acesulfame-k. Consumers seeking tasty, low or zero calorie beverages are urged to drink water, nature’s ultimate thirst quencher, but many find themselves bored with a water-only regimen. Read more

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Superfoods: 5 to Try Over Christmas and New Year No ratings yet.

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Let’s face it, Christmas is (for many) of us a time to eat lots of food that aren’t particularly good for us. Combined with a higher than usual alcohol intake and the temptation to stay indoors and avoid any form of exercise, it’s a time when we should at least be trying to squeeze in some foods that are guaranteed to be good for us. There’s been a lot of talk about so-called super foods in recent years, with producers of a range of foods claiming near-miraculous health benefits from their products. Read more

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Guide to Healthy School Snacks No ratings yet.

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Your kids spend a lot of time in school and during that time, they get a little bit hungry. Therefore, you need to figure out the best and the healthiest way to supply them with some healthy and good snacks that they will love and that will be good for them at the same time. This is not an easy task but it is a very important one as it is the start of making healthy eating habits for your child. Read more

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Counting Calories is Still the Best No ratings yet.

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Losing weight is seldom easy. It can be next to impossible for some people, especially those suffering from certain disorders. For the rest, it’s still a challenge, but one that can often be overcome if you simply do the math. When calories out exceed calories in, you tend to lose weight. That may seem like an oversimplification, but there’s really no other way. Read more

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Power Up Your Brain With These 10 Brain-Boosting Smart Foods No ratings yet.

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Are you getting enough nutrients to support healthy cognitive function and memory? Our brain requires nutrients just like our heart and lungs. But which foods are particularly important and right to keep us mentally healthy. Food can directly affect everything in our bodies from our mood and energy levels to our memory.  Read more

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