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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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Victory! FDA Bans Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will give the food industry three years to eliminate trans fats from foods in the food supply. The news comes after an advisory in 2013 in…

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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. Itís 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 McDonaldís guilty pleasure? Iíve 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 thereís a surprising food that ranks right up there with those heart-healthy foods: sauerkraut. There are fi…

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10 Delicious High Fiber Foods

Fiber is an essential nutrient that the majority of people, more than 90%, are deficient in. Fiber is not actually digested, yet it serves a vital role in healthy digestion. It works as a cleanser of …

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Hoping to Prevent Dementia? First, Stand on One Leg

Think you're at risk of a stroke? Then try standing on one one leg for at least 20 seconds, a new study says. Japanese researchers had nearly 1,400 women and men, with an average age of 67, try the ba…

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Study: Eating Instant Ramen Noodles Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

Ramen noodles are a convenient way to sneak in a quick meal, but they could be harming our health. Read about the study and try these healthier alternatives. A study published in August's issue of…

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