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Eight Foods Loaded With Hidden Salt

Eight Foods Loaded With Hidden Salt

If you closely review all the foods you eat throughout the day, you’ll probably notice that quite a few of them contain salt. All of that salt can quickly add up, and salt-heavy diets can eventually lead to chronic health ...

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Four Hidden Headache Triggers in Your Diet

Four Hidden Headache Triggers in Your Diet

Headaches are like colds, cuts and stomach aches – virtually everyone deals with them occasionally, no matter how well we treat our bodies. Generally, people blame this ailment on things such as loud noise and stress. While this is often ...

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How Safe is Our Produce?

How Safe is Our Produce?

Over the last several years, the issue of chemicals used in food preparation has received a fair amount of media attention. One such chemical that is commonly used by food producers is pesticides, which are applied to a wide range ...

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Work and Weight: Don’t Let Your Job Add Pounds

Work and Weight: Don’t Let Your Job Add Pounds

Ever struggle with a thickening waistline after taking a certain job? You’re hardly alone; many workers must contend with extra pounds after spending day after day chained to a desk. Working a sedentary type of job, however, doesn’t mean that ...

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Six Important Nutrients for Seniors

Six Important Nutrients for Seniors

It’s no secret that aging presents the body with various challenges, ranging from declining mental sharpness to thickening waistlines to increasingly stubborn aches and pains. As if seniors didn’t have enough to be concerned about, age also makes it more ...

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Why Nutrition Labels Might Get a Makeover

Why Nutrition Labels Might Get a Makeover

Virtually every product we purchase at the grocery store has one thing in common – a nutrition label. This isn’t a coincidence; the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 mandated that products carry labels with specific information, such as ...

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Seven Tips for Smarter (and Healthier) Snacking

Seven Tips for Smarter (and Healthier) Snacking

The word “snack” usually doesn’t bring to mind images of healthy and nutritious fare. Instead, this term is usually associated with junk food such as pretzels, chips, cookies and candy. In addition, many people snack on junk food several times ...

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Eating Smart While Eating Out

Eating Smart While Eating Out

Regardless of whether the economy is booming or mired in recession, a large number of consumers can be counted on to patronize restaurants. The amount of money spent eating out is quite imposing; in December 2012, the National Restaurant Association ...

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