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7 Breakfast Foods to Swap In, Not Out

Monday, April 11, 2011 10:14 Comments Off on 7 Breakfast Foods to Swap In, Not Out

Is breakfast really the “most important” meal of the day? Maybe, at least that’s what they told us in health class. So if breakfast is the first meal of the day and you’re trying to lose weight, it’s probably a smart idea to make your first meal a good one. And since most dieters judge food by two simple factors:…

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Blame Your Mom For Your Caffeine Addiction

Monday, April 11, 2011 10:00 Comments Off on Blame Your Mom For Your Caffeine Addiction

Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive substance in the world and used by roughly 9 out of 10 adults. If you happen to be one of the many who can’t live without a daily dose of caffeine in your diet, then you probably inherited two specific genes from your parents that are now understood to be the reason behind…

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Vegetarian Diets Reduce Heart Risks

Friday, April 8, 2011 10:17 Comments Off on Vegetarian Diets Reduce Heart Risks

Eating a meat-free diet may lower your risk of developing heart disease, suggests a new study, helping to lessen the likelihood of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of diseases that contribute to cardiovascular disease, including diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. Researches found vegetarians had better blood sugar, blood fat, blood pressure, waist size, and body mass measurements…

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Denny’s Celebrates "Baconalia" with Maple Bacon Sundaes

Thursday, April 7, 2011 10:00 Comments Off on Denny’s Celebrates "Baconalia" with Maple Bacon Sundaes

It’s like Mardi Gras for bacon lovers. Denny’s “Baconalia” is a celebration of all things bacon. Denny’s are the same maniacs who dreamt up the “Fried Cheese Melt;” four mozzarella sticks mashed inside a grilled cheese sandwich. Baconalia is not for the faint of heart, with $4.99 bacon dishes, including a Triple Bacon Sampler, Bacon Meatloaf, and the pièce de…

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Poll: Should Employers Mandate That Workers Eat Healthy?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 10:15 Comments Off on Poll: Should Employers Mandate That Workers Eat Healthy?

The New York Health Department recently sent a memo to its 3000 employees stating that employees are more or less required to eat healthier while on the job. The memo was entitled “Life in the Cubicle Village” and covered several workplace guidelines in addition to the dietary ones, including personal hygiene, use of perfumes, and displaying offensive material in cubicles,…

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Understanding "True" Hunger

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:08 Comments Off on Understanding "True" Hunger

Young babies have a natural, inbuilt ability to know when they are hungry and when they’ve had enough to eat. However with time, that begins to change, and we develop habits which cause us to eat when we don’t need food, often allowing environmental factors to dictate when it’s time for a meal or snack. The Yo-Yo dieting that…

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Link Time! No Calorie Bacon, GeoPalz and More

Monday, April 4, 2011 10:26 Comments Off on Link Time! No Calorie Bacon, GeoPalz and More

Do you long to have your bacon and eat it too? Well BaconAir doesn’t exactly let you eat bacon, but it will let bacon lovers consume the calorie free bacon aroma combined with 95% pure Himalayan oxygen. I thought for sure that this was one of those April Fools jokes, but it looks legit. If you are one of those…

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Studies Tie Heart Drugs to Diabetes and Breast Cancer

Sunday, April 3, 2011 10:05 Comments Off on Studies Tie Heart Drugs to Diabetes and Breast Cancer

Two separate studies have linked the heart drugs Lipitor (used to treat high cholesterol) and Digoxin (prescribed to patients with heart failure or abnormal heart beats) to higher risk of diabetes and breast cancer, respectively. According to the Lipitor website, people with diabetes are advised to consult their doctor before starting Lipitor (known generically as Atorvastatin). And in 2008,…

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Music and Laughter Help Lower Blood Pressure

Saturday, April 2, 2011 10:02 Comments Off on Music and Laughter Help Lower Blood Pressure

A funny joke or listening to music may help lower your blood pressure, says a new study, maybe as much as losing weight or cutting salt from your diet. The results were modest, but the reductions in blood pressure were associated with a 5% to 15% lower risk of dying from heart disease. In the United States, one out…

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Baobab the Most Super of the Superfruits?

Friday, April 1, 2011 10:16 Comments Off on Baobab the Most Super of the Superfruits?

It seems like food marketers are scouring the globe to find the most exotic fruits in order to make millions promoting them as “miracle superfruits”. Baobab fruit is but the latest to try to claim the title of the most super of the superfruits. Acai berries have probably been the most popular of the superfruits no small thanks to Oprah,…

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