Does Green Tea Cut Your Risk of Cancer?

For centuries, people have been drinking green tea for medicinal purposes—from improving brain function and digestion to losing weight and preventing cancer. Green tea is loaded with powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants reduce free radicals in the body, which contribute to aging and a wide range of diseases. A…

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Which Veggies Pack the Healthiest Punch?

Vegetables are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, yet only 9 percent of adults eat the recommended amount, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. That means Americans are missing out on many essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that are vital to our long-term…

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Don’t Sugar Coat It

Eating too much sugar not only adds inches to your waistline, but also fuels inflammation, which is a major cause of many chronic diseases. Sugar comes in a number of different forms – including refined sugar (sucrose), naturally occurring fructose found in fresh fruit, and man-made high-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, used…

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The Skinny on Fat

For decades, we’ve been told big fat lies: if you want to lose weight, don’t eat fat. But the latest research shows the opposite may be true. Adding healthy fats to your diet may help prevent overeating, promote better brain function and improve your overall health. “A big misconception is…

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Herbs & Spices

Spices and herbs not only add flavor, color and aroma to food, but also vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Replacing salt with fragrant, tasty herbs and spices is also a simple way to cut your sodium intake. “You can naturally help to lower your blood pressure – whether you’re hypertensive or…

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