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Baked Potato Chips

Why Baked Potato Chips Are Unhealthy With the recent health craze, it’s not surprising that practically every manufacturer in the food industry has its own line of healthy foods. It seems like a dream come true since everywhere you turn; your favorite food has been made healthier. But has it? Unfortunately, many foods that have […]

10Jan2009 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Sugar

Why Sugar Is So Bad For You Go to the grocery store and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the deadly substance known as sugar. Refined especially, it is not good for anyone, and it’s considered a chemical. It contains nothing but empty calories and doesn’t contain any nutritional value whatsoever. Unfortunately there will always be […]

4Jan2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Genetic Engineering

What is Genetic Engineering? In the recent years man has improved in his quest for scientific knowledge. He has gone far and beyond and has reached the depth of what some may consider madness, but others know as cloning. Of course why should we worry, right? He’s only cloning an animal, which has nothing to […]

4Jan2009 | | 0 comments | Continued
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High Fiber Foods

What Are High Fiber Foods?   You already know you should be including foods high in fiber in your diet and if you’re like many of us, you’re probably sitting there thinking about how much you hate bran.    Fiber, also known as bulk, is found in Mother Nature’s plants. There are two types of […]

2Dec2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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High Fructose Corn Syrup

What Is High Fructose Corn Syrup? Most of us are pretty conscious about what we let our kids eat and what we won’t let them eat, but even those so-called good for our kids products may be doing more harm than good! So the next time you go shopping, take some time to read the […]

26Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Artificial Sweeteners

What Are Artificial Sweeteners? If you’re diabetic, you’re probably praising the idea of a sugar substitute. But did you know that substitutes like artificial sweeteners may actually do more harm than good? These sugars are chemicals used in replace of the sugar (sucrose) found in everyday use. They are known as food additives and can […]

25Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Processed Foods

What Are Processed Foods? If you’re in a hurry to pick something up for a quick meal at the grocery store, what’s the first thing you grab? If you find yourself lingering towards a prepackaged food like a TV dinner because it’s easy to prepare, you could be setting yourself up for all sorts of […]

24Nov2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Migraine Headaches

About Migraine Headaches Facing your day with a headache is never fun, but facing your day with a migraine is even worse! If you suffer from migraines, you’re certainly not alone. As a matter of fact, migraines affect more than 29 million people and that number could actually increase in the next several years! A […]

17Nov2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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All About Caffeine

All About Caffeine You sit down and pour yourself the usual cup of coffee every single morning before you start your day just to wake yourself up. Then by lunchtime you find yourself purchasing a soda from the vending machine to keep you going through the rest of your workday. By the time you get […]

11Nov2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Amino Acids Are Essential

What Are the Health Benefits of Amino Acids? Most of us already know that we need amino acids in our diet, but have you ever wondered why they are so beneficial to us? Unlike most vitamins and minerals, this organic acid is actually made up of several different compounds. Each compound falls under one of […]

5Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency

What Are Some Symptoms of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency? If you’re not getting enough vitamins and minerals, you may very well be setting yourself up for all sorts of problems if you haven’t already. Take a good hard look at yourself. Have you noticed anything unusual about yourself? Are you more tired than usual? Does […]

4Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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ORAC Value

What Is an ORAC Value? ORAC is the abbreviated meaning for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, which measures how may antioxidants a food can absorb. This is especially important since antioxidants fight the free radicals (atoms) that bounce around wildly inside your body. So what’s so important about that? When free radicals are allowed to run […]

3Nov2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vitamin Supplements

What Are Vitamin Supplements? All vitamin supplements are not the same. Manufacturers want us to believe that their product is the best, but many vitamins simply don’t contain the essential nutrients needed for everyday living. Most manufacturers single out vitamins to customers who believe they only need a specific one. Unfortunately what many of us don’t […]

31Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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White Grape Juice

What Are the Health Benefits of White Grape Juice? For many moms and dads choosing a juice for their family isn’t always that simple. There are literally hundreds of brands that claim to be beneficial to your health. Unfortunately not every one is created equal and some manufacturers will go as far to use low […]

30Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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The Aloe Vera

What Are the Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice? Ask anyone who has ever sunburned and he or she can more than likely tell you what the soothing effects of aloe vera can do. But, did you know that the plant could also be beneficial as an internal aid as well? Scientists have known all […]

28Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Bio-Availability

What Does Bio-Availability Mean? You probably already know that you should be eating healthy, that is if you’re not already doing so, but have you ever wondered what so many of the terms used in healthy eating really mean?  For instance did you know that bio-availability is a term used to describe the amount of […]

28Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Homeopathic Medicine

What Is Homeopathic Medicine? Everywhere in the news we see people addicted to over-the counter medications and prescription drugs. Sometimes those faces get lucky and spend time in a rehab center where they’re able to get help with their addiction while others are not as lucky. It’s tragic what a man-made medication can do to […]

28Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Functional Foods

What Is a Functional Food? For most of us, eating is an enjoyable indulgence that nourishes the body and soul, but did you know that a functional food could do more than that? These foods may include everything from fresh to processed, however not all are created equal. In the early 1980’s the government of […]

27Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Whole Food Vitamins

What About Whole Food Vitamins? The temptation of sweets is everywhere. It’s all too tempting as an adult to indulge in a sweet treat and it’s even worse when you’re a parent. Children often don’t understand why their favorite sugary treat is unhealthy and why they’re made to eat a leafy green that doesn’t have […]

26Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Vegan Certified

What Is Vegan Certified? In today’s society, going to the store can be very frustrating, especially if you’re a vegetarian. It’s easy to walk into a store and ask for foods that are vegan certified, but if an employee has no idea what that means, he or she may mistakenly lead you to organic products […]

25Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Probiotics

What Are Probiotics? If you’re like me, you’ve probably never heard of the term probiotics. Probiotics are live bacteria that are found in the digestive system. It is harmless bacteria that are beneficial to our body’s intestines since it fights against the development of bad bacteria. There are around 400 types of the bacteria in […]

24Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Trace Minerals

What Are Trace Minerals? While a trace mineral only consists of a small amount of inorganic substance, your body needs them just as much as it needs the other nutrients that food provides. Cobalt, copper, iron, iodine, manganese, selenium and zinc are all a part of the trace minerals group. Others that are a little […]

23Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Genetically Modified Food

What Are Genetically Modified Ingredients? Most of the foods on the market today, were once an inconvenience to the companies who sold them. They were not making top dollar and the companies needed more money with the least amount of expense. Today they’re no longer an inconvenience simply because those very same companies have begun […]

22Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Superfood

What Is a Superfood? Superfoods are everywhere. You can find them in books and magazines, vitamins, drinks and of course foods. And while they might not have special powers or be able to fly, they are considered some of the best-known foods for a reason. Superfood is a word used to describe a food that […]

21Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Nutrients in Sea Vegetables

Why Sea Vegetables Are Such A Great Source of Nutrients More and more people are starting to take notice of staying healthy by eating right. We stock our grocery carts full of fruits and vegetables and try to avoid eating fattening foods. Sometimes it’s not easy however. Often we’re faced with busy workdays and no […]

20Oct2008 | | 0 comments | Continued