Category: Eating healthy

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?

Many people prefer artificial sweeteners because they add sweetness to foods and contain a lot less calories than regular sugar. However, the safety of artificial sweeteners (e.g., NutraSweet, Sweet’N Low, etc.) can also be a cause of concern to consumers who aren’t sure how safe these products are to consume. Artificial Sweeteners and their Uses According...

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Why We Eat How We Eat

With the acceleration of globalization, today we have more different types of food available to us than we have ever had in our entire history. Supermarkets offer us everything from natural local foods to imports from across the world, and we can cook pretty much anything we want in the comfort of our homes. So why...

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Why Do We Eat Too Much?

If you think that the only reason you eat too much is that the food is simply too delicious to stop or that you just don’t have self control, think again. Did you know that there are actual triggers to eating more than we should? Recognizing the triggers can help us gain some of our control...

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Not-So-Guilty Pleasures

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of self-indulgence. From time to time it’s nice to give in to the little things that are so simple but bring so much enjoyment to our lives. Sometimes they’re things that you don’t want to mention to your friends or family, because you’re worried that it might be a little...

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6 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Juicer for Leafy Greens

Are you ready to join in on the juicing trend? If so, you aren’t alone – after all, juicing has been proven to offer a wide array of health benefits for people of all ages. One of the first things you have to consider is what juicer you want to purchase. The best juicer machine for...

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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...