A cup of ice cold milk.

Substitutes for Milk

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  Soy milk is made from whole soybeans or soy protein isolate. It has a creamy, mild taste and is the most similar in nutrition to cow’s milk. Soy milk is often seen as controversial, though drinking soy milk in moderation is unlikely to cause harm. Almond milk has a light, sweet, nutty flavor and is low in calories, fat, …

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The Reason Why Diets Do Not Work

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  Dieting is a large part of western culture, you have the South Beach Diet, the Cabbage diet, Fit Teas, Juicing Diets, the list goes on. As consumers, we can become addicted to the fresh start of a diet and the gratification we feel when we see our bodies change. However, because of the nature of many of these diets …

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Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

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Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Chronic inflammation is known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases. Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. Arthritis is a common disorder characterized by joint inflammation. Many studies show that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some …

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A Short Guide to Activated Charcoal

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You may be more familiar with the charcoal you use in your grill to cook food, or in the development of certain metals. However, using activated charcoal as a medicinal remedy has gained more attention. The use of activated charcoal dates back to 1500 B.C. Egyptian doctors would use activated charcoal to cleanse a patient’s bowel or sanitize a wound. …

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Pantry Staples: Healthy Bits

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What you keep in your pantry is essential to helping you eat right, lose weight, and improve your health. That’s because a well-stocked pantry means making meals is a cinch, and the more home-cooked meals you eat, the greater control you have over how much-saturated fat, added sugar, and sodium you take in. Here are a few staple pantry must-haves: Natural …

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Benefits of Chia Seeds

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  Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to the mint. This plant grows natively in South America. Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain. Don’t be fooled by the size… these tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch! Chia seeds are high in antioxidants that …

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Benefits of Black Tea

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Antioxidants: Black tea contains polyphenols, which are also antioxidants that help block DNA damage associated with tobacco or other toxic chemicals. These antioxidants are different from those obtained from fruits and vegetables and therefore as a regular part of our diet they can provide additional benefits towards a healthy lifestyle. Better Immune System: Black tea contains alkylamine antigens that help boost our …

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Best Foods for Healthy Eyes

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We all know that carrots are our friends when it comes to helping our vision but you might not be too familiar with other foods that also helps if you’re not too keen on carrots. Let’s start by clarifying that eating an orange won’t let you ditch your glasses for good, but adding vitamin-rich foods to your diet can help …

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Perks of Eating Fish

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Fish is the only good dietary source of vitamin D fish and fish products are the best dietary sources of vitamin D, by far. Fatty fish like salmon and herring contain the highest amounts. Fish has omega-3 fatty acids that are known are known to help lower cholesterol-building lipids in the blood.  Fish is high in many important nutrients, including …