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(NaturalNews) How do you eat more while losing more weight at the same time? One of the best answers is to eat “negative-calorie” foods, meaning that these foods actually take more energy to digest than they deliver to your body. While these foods may be an important source of phytonutrients, they are not sources of fat-packing […]

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By Frederik Joelving
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Do you need a reason to cut down on sweetened beverages? Their fructose content might increase your blood pressure, doctors said Thursday.
Although not all studies agree, the findings add to a growing body of evidence that too much of the ubiquitous sugar — found in fruits as well […]

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Post image for New research: probiotic found in breast milk benefits nerves in gut, calms digestive disorders

(NaturalNews) Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms similar to the “friendly” bacteria found naturally in the body’s digestive system. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there’s evidence from a variety of studies that probiotic formulations can help treat diarrhea, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and dermatitis (eczema) in children; probiotics may […]

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CDC: Average American Gets Twice Recommended Sodium Intake
By Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
Five high-sodium foods — not all of them salty tasting — are a big reason why nine in 10 Americans get way too much sodium every day.
New CDC data show that only 9.6% of U.S. adults limit their daily sodium […]

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Post image for Supertasters, your desire for salt is genetic

by Richard Knox
Salt is looming as the biggest bugaboo in the intensifying campaign to get Americans to adopt healthier eating habits. So here’s something to think about: some people just can’t help going after salt-drenched foods.
These people are so-called “supertasters.” They’re among the 1 in 4 people (at least among Caucasians) with a genetic makeup that heightens […]

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Post image for Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter.
Eating unprocessed beef, pork or lamb appeared not to raise risks of heart attacks and […]

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