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This Post Will Make You Stop Drinking Soda Instantly

Think that daily can of soda is something you're sneaking into your diet? Your mouth knows what's it drinking. And even though your body craves it, your insides beg to differ. Of course, it's hard …

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The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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Do You Need to Decaffeinate Your Child?

A new report looking at kids and caffeine had some shocking findings. Here's how to help your kid decaffeinate! What I found most surprising was the sheer number of young kids drinking caffeine dai…

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14 Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda

Before you take another sip of that aspartame-laden diet soda, here are 14 reasons to rethink that drink: 1.  Only one year after aspartame was approved by the FDA, its own task force learned that …

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5 (More) Foods To Eliminate From Your Diet in the New Year

Last week’s article revealed the top 5 foods to avoid in 2014.  These five are close behind and in some cases even more deadly. Do yourself a favor and instead, choose from the thousands of health…

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3 Ridiculously Simple Ways to Protect Your Teeth

  Sweets, soda and fruit juices can really do a number on your teeth's enamel. And it's not just processed, unhealthy foods, either; citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit can also eat away…

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Aspartame Isn’t Safe…Unless You Ask Coca-Cola

Photo Courtesy of: iStock/Thinkstock Earlier this year, Coca-Cola Company rolled out an ad campaign encouraging people to unite in the fight against obesity. The irony of the situation was not lost o…

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McDonald’s Happy Meals Become… Happier?

In efforts to become more health-conscious -- and continue to be socially and economically relevant during a time of alarming rates of childhood obesity -- McDonald's has decided to stop marketing sug…

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6 Foods That Make You Hungrier

It doesn't matter how much you fill up on certain foods, you never seem to feel satiated. I’ve learned over the years that whole foods fill you up and processed, junk foods can bring on the pangs of…

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Here’s the Way Diet Soda Can be Just as Bad For You as Crack

  Diet soda is supposed to be the healthy alternative to calorie heavy regular sodas. But, as scientists are discovering over and over again, what diet soda lacks in empty calories it makes up…

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