Artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes have always been a topic of controversy in the medical world. When it comes to their safety and use, opinions diverge as to whether or not they are truly as safe as they claim to be.
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Red meat, yellow bananas and orange papayas…They are all better and healthier when they come naturally. But when we ask science to lend a hand in getting us our food as “colorful” as we would like it to be, we get ourselves in trouble.
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High Fructose Corn Syrup is a group of common food additives used in the USA and Canada. In addition to acting as a food additive, High Fructose Corn Syrup is a synthetic sweetener used in soft drinks, beverages and many other processed and canned foods.
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When we step in a supermarket with our grocery list, our general tendency is to direct ourselves towards the shelves of products we are the most familiar with. That is, we always tend to buy the products we know first. However, there is one habit that most of us shoppers don’t have, and which is quite crucial: detecting preservatives in foods. Because we are dealing with synthetic compounds here, it is critical that we limit our intake of foods with very high amounts of preservatives, as they could cause health problems when it comes to excretion.
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Honestly, drinking alcohol is sometimes beneficial for your health but it also carries a risk to your body in larger amounts. You may already be conscious about your alcohol intake but it is wise to remember that every alcoholic drink contains a different amount of liquor in them.
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Our bodies are exposed to toxins in many ways. Water treatment chemicals, air pollutants, food preservatives, pharmaceuticals and harmful ingredients found in personal care products are just some of the many ways toxins make their way into our environment. Although the liver can get rid of toxins on its own, its detox functions sometimes become overwhelmed. Therefore, to boost the body’s ability to clean itself, it needs to receive the occasional helping hand from you. Health experts recommend taking a detox program at least once a year to help you avoid diseases that stem from the cumulative effects of toxin build-up in the body. However, if you don’t want to complete a full detox program, here are 10 simple but effective ways to start detoxing right now.
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Most people are addicted to sugar and it’s often a must for everyone who wants to lose weight to reduce refined sugar from their diet plan. Sugar is not bad to health as long as it is consumed in moderate quantity. If you normally prefer taking food that is high in sugar content, then you will be facing many health problems in the future like obesity.
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There’sfastfood and processed food and practically a deluge of preservatives in the food we take in these days. Our awareness of healthy lifestyle, particularly healthy eating started at the height of the uproar over the use of genetically-modified organisms of fast-food chains like McDonald's.
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Many people around the world wake up with the craving need for coffee to get themselves started. People love to have coffee not only because it has a rich taste and a striking aroma, but also because of the boost they get from the caffeine content. Caffeine is also found in energy drinks and in sodas to give us a quick and immediate energy boost and increases our alertness for a short period of time. Based on scientific research, caffeine, when taken in small doses, is harmless but when there is excessive intake, our health can deteriorate.
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Grow, glow, and go. These are three food types which a person should eat every day in certain amounts in order to eat a healthy and nutritious diet. This is the subject matter in one of the many lessons in science in the elementary grade which increases the awareness of children to eat a healthy and balanced diet.
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