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Weight Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based

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The weight loss industry is full of myths. People are often advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them. Here are some weight loss tips that are actually evidence-based. Drink Water, Especially Before Meals – It is often claimed that drinking water can help with weight loss and that’s true. Drinking water …

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Ways to Keep Kids Healthy During the School Year

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School is a place where kids learn and grow, develop social skills, and become independent individuals. It can also be a place where they pick up germs and illnesses and bring them home. At school, children spend a lot of time in classrooms where they can easily transfer infections to one another. But by helping kids establish some important habits, …

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Helpful Foods and Drinks to Try When You’re Dehydrated

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Dehydration results from losing more fluids and/or electrolytes than you’re taking in. Many things can cause you to become dehydrated, including heat, medications and vomiting. You might feel faint, dizzy, thirsty, fatigued, or have a dry mouth or trouble focusing (1). Dehydration can also manifest as a headache before other, more serious symptoms appear. Fortunately, there’s more than just water …

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Health Benefits of Coconut Water

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Coconut water is a famous beach-day treat for those who are familiar with most tropical settings. Coconut water has gained popularity lately. Celebrities, athletes and fitness coaches believe in the powers provided through coconuts. There’s more to this island staple that most people aren’t aware of. Source of Hydration: Coconut water is slightly sweet with a subtle, nutty flavor. It’s …

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High Fiber Foods You Should Eat

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Fiber is any type of carbohydrate that your body can’t digest. The fact your body doesn’t use fiber for fuel doesn’t make it less valuable to your overall health. High fiber foods like fruits and vegetables tend to be lower in calories. Also, fiber’s presence can slow digestion in the stomach to help you feel fuller for longer (1). It …

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The Best Foods for High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is a common and preventable risk factor for heart disease. Medications, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, are commonly used to reduce blood pressure levels. However, lifestyle changes, including dietary modifications, can help lower blood pressure levels to optimal ranges and reduce your risk of heart disease. Following a nutritious, heart-healthy diet is suggested for all people with …

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Health Benefits of Ginger

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Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and it’s closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. Ginger is often called ginger root. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice. It’s a very common ingredient in recipes. It’s sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. Here …

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Tips for Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent fasting has been around for a while. The diet consists of restricting the time period in which you eat food. In other words, you go through alternating cycles of fasting and eating. Unlike most other diets, it’s about limiting when you eat rather than what you eat. If you adopt this eating pattern, you might experience benefits like: Weight …

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Health Benefits of Ginger

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Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and it’s closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. Ginger is often called ginger root. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice. It’s a very common ingredient in recipes. It’s sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. Here …