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Making a Smooth Transition Into Vegetarianism

January 9th, 2012

There are a number of reasons to consider adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the diet is naturally high in fiber, low in saturated fats and filled with chemicals that can aid in the prevention of cancer. Studies have shown that vegetarians are nearly 40 percent less likely to develop cancer in their lifetimes. Of...

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Foods With Health Benefits

January 6th, 2012

If you're looking to get in shape or add more nutrients to your diet, it may be time to say goodbye to fast food and hello to nature's bounty. Some of the top dietitians and nutritionists recommend the following products, all of which are packed with endless benefits. Peanut or almond butter, two items replete with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and tons of protein, can...

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The Benefits of Bike Riding

January 5th, 2012

Bicycles aren't just for kids and buff guys like Lance Armstrong. In fact, many people in the U.S. are starting to realize the benefits of biking - not only for environmental friendliness, but for their personal health. Here are some of the benefits of biking, as well as a few tips to help get you started. Benefits In addition to saving you money on gas and cutting down...

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The Basics of Acupuncture

January 4th, 2012

You may have heard of acupuncture or even seen pictures of people getting a bunch of needles stuck in their bodies, but did you know that it's actually becoming a very successful form of alternative treatment for many types of disorders? The practice originated in China thousands of years ago, but has been experiencing a growth of popularity in the past three decades in the...

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Fiber Facts

January 4th, 2012

It's frequently said that the foundations of a good diet include getting plenty of protein, moderate carbohydrates and dietary fiber, among many other nutrients. But do you know what fiber actually does when it's inside your body? Here are the basic facts. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, dietary fiber can be found in fruits, vegetables and grains in...

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What Vitamin C Can Do For Your Overall Health

December 22nd, 2011

Some of the most common advice you'll receive when sick is to make sure that you get plenty of vitamin C. It's generally believed that doing so can help eradicate your cold in no time at all. And consuming large quantities of vitamin C is pretty easy - these days, you can take a pill with more than 1,000 percent of your daily recommended value! But what can this nutrient...

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Hearing

December 22nd, 2011

In the age of ubiquitous headphone use, it's only natural that we grow concerned over potential hearing loss. In fact, earbuds may be much worse for our ears than attending a rock show. Why? It comes down to the fact that, even in the loudest concert, the sound at least has somewhere to travel. When you're plugged into headphones, it's going directly into your skull. Luckily,...

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Easy Ways to Work More Veggies Into Your Diet

December 22nd, 2011

As you've no doubt heard plenty of times, many Americans are simply not eating enough vegetables. And you've probably heard even more that they are the foundation of a healthy diet - rich in antioxidants, vitamins, water and fiber. The simple fact of the matter is that a lot of folks just don't like the taste of most vegetables - nine times out of ten, the hamburger is going...

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The Many Benefits of Consuming Garlic

December 22nd, 2011

Garlic is about as close as you can get to a universally-loved herb. It's found in cuisine throughout the world and brings a distinct flavor that can't be beat! But did you know that garlic is also quite good for you? It's true! According to the National Institutes of Health, it has been used both as food and medicine for thousands of years. So the next time you enjoy that...

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Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

December 21st, 2011

If you're looking for ways to keep your brain sharp as you age, certain foods may be the answer. While there isn't one particular food that can improve your brain function, eating a diet rich in certain "smart foods" can help your brain fight the effects of aging and boost your memory and concentration. Here are some of the types you should be eating, according to WebMD and...

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