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Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit Juice Americans don't eat enough fruits. In a 2010 survey, an insanely high 80% of Americans did not meet fruit recommendations.  Fruit juice is marketed as a healthy alternative to other sweetened beverages and as a way to increase nutrient intake. There is a high degree of controversy on whether...

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Top 5 Benefits of Fiber

To say fiber is important is an understatement. This under-eaten nutrient prevents and treats digestive problems, lowers disease risk, increases satiety and even aids weight loss. Unfortunately, found in mostly unprocessed foods, Americans tend to stay well under the recommended intake for this extremely important nutrient. Fiber is a type...

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Top 5 Ways to Lose Your Gut

When you eat more calories than you burn, you create a calorie surplus and your body is forced to store that extra energy as body fat (or build muscle if you're involved in a strength training routine). Where your body stores extra body fat is determined by genetics and...

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How to Eat Healthy

Your eating habits have a lot to do with your overall health. The types of food you eat can either prevent or speed up certain diseases. Eating healthy doesn't always mean counting your calories but it does mean being able to differentiate between good and bad choices. Step 1: Eat...

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Your Calorie Intake Without Counting

Your weight is controlled by the difference between how many calories you burn and how many you eat. Losing weight is as simple as entering a state in which you burn more calories than you eat. When you do this consistently, over a long period of time, your body...

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Top 5 Diet New Year’s Resolutions

Losing weight is a great goal when done in a way that promotes rather than harms overall health. Weight loss mainly involves controlling calorie intake while a healthy lifestyle is more in depth and includes physical activity, stress management and smarter eating habits. A healthy lifestyle leads to weight...

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Fiber: Soluble vs Insoluble

Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate which the body lacks the ability to digest. Though we do not absorb any calories from fiber, it is an important nutrient which aids in many bodily functions, specifically those in the digestive system. Fiber has been linked to a decreased risk...

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. Carbs provide the fuel your body needs to perform everyday tasks such as digesting food, physical activity and keeping the all of the organs powered up. Without carbs, your body will underperform in a wide variety of tasks. Though low carb...

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Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

Preface: sugar is all the same. Whether it was adding in during processing or already present, the word sugar refers to a carbohydrate in its most basic form. There really is no [as far as calories, obesity and health are concerned] difference between sugar found in a strawberry or...

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Top 5 Foods to Avoid for a Perfect Beach Body

1. Large Meals. Avoid eating large meals. Eating small meals will allow your body to make more efficient use of the energy you provide it. Eating large meals will force your body to store energy that isn't used as body fat leading to weight gain. If you eat small...

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