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Why You Should Eat a Plant-based Diet & How to Get Started

This post is sponsored by B&W Quality Growers, the world’s largest grower and marketer of watercress. Eating a plant-based diet will improve your health. Plant-based diets are associated with lower rates of heart disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and better cognition (1,2,3,4).  Data from vegetarians suggests plant-based diets might also be associated with a longer lifespan (5).  If …

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Coffee & Acrylamide: Cup of Cancer?

Coffee – a Cup of Cancer?

Brace yourself. Thanks to a court in California, your cup of coffee may soon come with a cancer warning. The potentially cancer-causing culprit in coffee is acrylamide. Though the court decision is not final yet, the news articles are both confusing and misleading. Acrylamide is far from unique to coffee. Plus, there are no convincing research studies that clearly show …

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Superfoods

10 Superfoods for Better Health and More Energy

Superfoods are full of good nutrition. They are important for health and well-being. Everyone knows about salmon for heart and muscle health and blueberries for your brain. So I skipped over these and included 10 other foods you should include in your diet: Kefir Kefir is a tangy cultured milk product made by fermenting milk with several bacteria and yeasts. Kefir …

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Is Coffee Good for You?

Drinking coffee will leave you dehydrated and geeked out on caffeine. For several decades we’ve been warned about America’s favorite beverage. Yet these dire warnings were largely based on assumptions rather than actual science. A growing body of evidence suggests your morning Cup O’ Joe may be good for you! Here’s a look at the latest research. What’s in a Coffee Bean? Coffee beans are actually …

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The Truth about Detox Diets

Detox diets promise to clean up the mess left behind from daily life so you feel better, more energetic and lose excess body fat. Consider them the Merry Maids for your body. They come with an army of equipment and compounds to attack years of buildup from environmental toxins, pesticides, allergens, waste, and inflammatory substances. This “sewage sludge” is stuck to your gut, …

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Does Meat Cause Cancer?

According to a report released today, processed meat causes bowel (colorectal) cancer. After considering more than 800 studies examining the association between meat and cancer, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Working Group classified processed meats as Group 1, carcinogenic (cancer causing). Yet the results aren’t as crystal clear as they seem. What is Red Meat and …

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