While tea is often considered to be more of an English drink, Americans are also fond of this well-known beverage; in 2015 alone, US consumers downed over 3.6 billion gallons of tea. Given it’s popularity, researchers have spent a fair ...Read More »
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Could Fixing a Defective Enzyme Curb Alcohol Abuse?
Alcohol abuse is a major problem in the United States; according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, misuse of alcoholic beverages cost the United States nearly $250 billion in 2010 alone. As troubling as these figures are, ...Read More »
Why Diet Soda Might be Especially Bad for Older Adults
The appeal of diet soda is fairly obvious ‒ the amount of calories in diet soft drinks is far smaller than their non-diet counterparts. Unfortunately, research has found that these drinks may actually do more harm than good. In fact, ...Read More »
Smoothie Cleanse: A Health Transformation?
Book Review: 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse Author: JJ Smith $12.35, Adiva Publishing, 167 If you are looking to lose weight, increase your energy, have mental clarity, better sleep and digestion, or less bloating, the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse may be just ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Are There Cancer-Causing Ingredients in Your Soda?
It’s fairly obvious why soda has no place in a healthy diet. For starters, many non-diet sodas are brimming with calories; a can of soda has roughly 150 calories, whereas a 20 ounce bottle has in the neighborhood of 250. ...Read More »
Five Surprising Triggers for Weight Gain
Weight gain is usually attributed to a combination of poor diet and lack of exercise. For most people, an expanding waistline can indeed be blamed on these two factors. This isn’t true for everyone, however; despite getting regular physical activity ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Six Ways to Get Rid of Post-Holiday Weight
The holidays are almost upon us, and you know what that means; lots of hours spent in stores buying gifts, traveling long distances to visit relatives and eating lots and lots of food. Of all of these traditions, the one ...Read More »