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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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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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How Diabetes Affects Your Heart

You know about diabetes and you know about heart disease, but did you know that if you have diabetes, you're twice as likely to die from heart attack or stroke? That's because high blood glucose level…

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The Fruit That’s Associated With a Better Sex Life

Apples have long been praised for their ability to "keep the doctor away." Studies have shown they can help fight cancer, protect our heart, and reduce our chance of stroke. But hey, apples for sex…

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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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Height is a Factor in These 5 Diseases

My husband and I differ in height by 13 inches, and while I lament the challenges of being shorter, he reassures me that being taller is not always a picnic.  The reality is that there are benefits as…

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Point taken- if you want interesting dreams, eat extra spicy food before bed.

Darlene....Just like all the stuff you post is "to be determined".....here in BC we live in a very t…

Makes me sick sick sick! We throw away food but many hunger! To waste food is too wrong.

GOOD AFTERNOON AND THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE---this is a subject that we need to learn more about …