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Study Finds Spicy Food Could Save Your Life

When was the last time you ate a spicy curry or enjoyed a hot and sour soup? New research published in the medical journal The BMJ (formerly The British Medical Journal) found that enjoying a spicy me…

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A Heart-Healthy Reason to Eat More Cocoa

Here's some happy news: Chocolate, specifically cocoa, is good for us! A new study published in Heart, a peer-reviewed journal for health professionals working in cardiology, reports that chocolate…

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10 Surprising Foods High in Sodium

Most of us know that fast food and frozen foods are high in sodium. Then there are the chips and other snack foods that tend to be doused in the white stuff. It’s fairly obvious to most people that th…

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How Much Salt is in Your McDonald’s Meal?

Exactly how much sodium is in your favorite McDonald’s guilty pleasure? I’ve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense. Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 m…

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Unexpected Source of Sodium Increases Heart Attack Risk

It may surprise you to learn that many prescription and over-the-counter medications contain hidden sodium, especially the drugs that dissolve in your mouth or are added to water. Because sodium-conta…

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5 Reasons Your Heart Will Thank You if You Eat Sauerkraut

Most people know that garlic, beans, and whole grains offer many heart health benefits. But there’s a surprising food that ranks right up there with those heart-healthy foods: sauerkraut. There are fi…

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The Location of Your Home Could Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

When we think about the risk factors for a heart attack, our list usually includes fatty food, sedentary job, stress and such. Research findings have now added another—and very surprising—factor to…

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7 Ways Gardening Improves Your Body & Mind (Infographic)

Did you know gardening had such a massive impact on your overall health? We all know hobbies, nature and exercise feed the mind and body -- and gardening showcases all three. This classic hobby has an…

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The Healing Sugar that Boosts Energy 45%

Are you exhausted, dragging your body out of bed in the morning, relying on caffeine to get through your day, and generally lacking the energy to do the things you want? You’re not alone. Approximatel…

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FDA Approves Pain-Killer Linked to Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib), a potent and potentially lethal pain-killer.  Celebrex was the lone survivor of the "bi…

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