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Are You at Risk of Salmonella Poisoning?

Are You at Risk of Salmonella Poisoning?

When most of us go to the grocery store, we tend not to worry if the food we buy can make us sick. Many shoppers associate contaminated food with developing nations, and don’t consider food poisoning to be all that ...

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Olestra: A Controversial Ingredient

Olestra: A Controversial Ingredient

As popular as they may be, potato chips can best be described as a guilty pleasure. In order to make a chip that is amenable to the taste buds, food producers tend to pour globs of salt, cholesterol and fat ...

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Can Drinking Coffee Protect Against Depression?

Can Drinking Coffee Protect Against Depression?

There is no denying that coffee plays an indispensable role in the lives of millions of Americans. According to the National Coffee Association, 63 percent of adult Americans drank coffee daily in 2012. This figure rose to 75 percent when ...

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Rethinking Dairy: Does it Need to Be in Your Diet?

Rethinking Dairy: Does it Need to Be in Your Diet?

You’ve almost certainly heard about the benefits of dairy products. The major proponents of dairy aren’t limited to just doctors and various publications; in its 2010 dietary guidelines, the US Department of Agriculture’s encouraged all Americans over age 9 to ...

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Going Gluten Free: What You Should Know

Going Gluten Free: What You Should Know

Like ever-shifting trends in fashion and popular music, the American public is no stranger to new fad diets. Over the past several decades, substances such as fat, red meat and carbohydrates have been forbidden or strictly limited by certain diets, ...

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Tips for Preventing Stomach Bloating

Tips for Preventing Stomach Bloating

The consequences of eating nutritionally dubious foods are pretty obvious, even to those who know little about proper dieting or nutrition. Consuming a steady diet of junk food is a surefire way to increase your risk of hypertension, heart disease ...

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A Look at the Top Health Risks Facing Seniors

A Look at the Top Health Risks Facing Seniors

Everyone is aware of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but did you know that Grandparents have their own day as well? Yep, it’s true – since 1978, September 8th has been officially been designated as “Grandparent’s day.” There is certainly ...

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Preventing Food from Going Bad

Preventing Food from Going Bad

Care to guess how much food Americans throw out every year? The answer is probably much larger than you might think. According to the National Resources Defense Council, the average American discards a whopping 25 percent of the food and ...

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