Category: Eating healthy

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Iodine Deficiency: What You Need to Know

News flash: bakers in Australia and New Zealand are now using iodized salt in their baked goods. Why is this news? And why should we care? Apparently, most of us are not getting the amount of iodine we need for healthy thyroid function. What does the thyroid do? And what is iodine’s function? You might be...

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How Safe are Energy Drinks?

I’ll admit, I’ve been known to chug an energy drink (or three) when I’m feeling sluggish, but how safe are these products to consume? Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for several years, it’s hard to miss the conflicting information about energy drinks and their safety — or lack thereof. Keep reading for an unbiased...

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Heart Healthy Snacks

When choosing snacks, it’s important to pick food that will not only curb your appetite but will be good for you, too! Instead of reaching for that pint of ice cream or bag of potato chips sitting in your cupboard, choose snacks that are low in cholesterol, sodium, calories, and saturated fat but high in fiber...

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Great Smoothie Recipes for Summer

Rather than sucking down a bunch of calorie-laden sodas to quench your thirst this summer, break out the blender and make one of these delicious fruit smoothies to take the edge off a sultry summer day. The Ultimate Strawberry Smoothie Summer just isn’t the same without a classic strawberry smoothie to quench your thirst. Kid friendly...

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Natural Remedies for Autoimmune Diseases

Diseases accumulate and build up due to our daily activities and food intake. Our lifestyle has a great influence when it comes to diseases because our lifestyle greatly affects our body and health. Sometimes, our hectic schedules, emotions, or any stressing factors divert our attention from a healthy living to a disease prone living. With this...

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Enjoying Holiday Dessert Without Guilt

It’s that time. Thanksgiving is only a week away, and the holiday parties will come fast and furious right after that. Along with all the parties and gifts come the vast assortment of desserts of the season. How can we enjoy the parties, and the dessert, without the guilt? Diethicshttps://diethics.com offers some good advice. Recently, a...

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Could Using Your Microwave Oven Be Making You Sick?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert in 2017 because 32 people in 12 different states seemed to have contracted Salmonella from eating raw, frozen, breaded, stuffed, and pre-browned chicken products such as Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chicken Breast Kiev that they had cooked in a microwave oven. The...

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Caffeine-free Sodas

Sodas are increasingly including caffeine in their ingredients. Caffeine has plenty of negative health effects, including bone density loss, moodiness, and can trigger headaches. Obviously, the best choice would be to switch from drinking soda to water and milk, but if you love a good carbonated beverage without the harmful effects of caffeine try one of...