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Maximize Your Immune System With These 10 Foods

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Citrus fruits You’ve probably heard that Vitamin C can help prevent or shorten a cold, but did you know that it helps your immune system work better even when you aren’t sick? Scientists believe that Vitamin C increases the number ...

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These Heart Healthy Foods May Surprise You

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You’ve probably heard “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, as it turns out, that old saying has some truth to it! The antioxidants in apples help to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol. ...

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Plan Your Meals to Benefit Your Waistline and Your Wallet

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According to WebMD, who was quoting Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” In that particular instance, the article is discussing strategies for more healthful eating habits. However, planning your meals doesn’t just help you get fit, ...

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Top 10 Vitamins & Minerals for Lower Blood Sugar

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You may take a vitamin supplement every day in an attempt to better your health, but do you know why those vitamins and minerals are so important? Some even help combat high blood sugar and can help improve not only ...

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The Amazing Avocado-What Makes It Such a Superfood?

Avocados- is it the mild, nutty taste, the creamy texture, or that singular green color that makes us love them so? All three are great reasons, but there are many, many more reasons to love the simple, yet wonderful avocado. ...

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Improve Your Blood Sugar With These Everyday Foods

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Apples “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Apples can lower blood sugar, and reduce the risk of heart disease. Researchers believe these effects are due to the high concentrations of quercetin (an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzyme.) In fact, ...

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Enjoy Your Hot Chocolate But Drink It Healthy

Healthy hot chocolate for diabetics

Who doesn’t love to sit next to the fire with a mug of hot chocolate on a chilly night? Well, what we would consider a tempting treat, may be better for your health than you think! The health benefits of ...

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Why Diabetics Should Eat Dark Chocolate

Everyone loves chocolate and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s delicious and it makes you feel good. There’s not much about chocolate not to love. Unfortunately, many chocolates are also filled with sugar and additives. They make that delicious ...

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Testing On Diabetics: Eating Fat Won’t Make You Fat

It may make no logical sense but the latest research shows that eating a high-fat diet may not actually make you fatter. It looks like there are even certain types of fat that can make you thinner. The answer for ...

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10 Health Benefits of Olive Oil, “the Great Therapeutic”

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Hippocrates, the father of medicine, dubbed olive oil “the great therapeutic.” The ancient Greek physician identified more than 60 medicinal uses for olive oil. Fortunately, after two and a half millennia, modern science is beginning to catch up. Many clinical ...

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