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Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Fresh research offers further information on the potential for diet drinks — that is, beverages sweetened with artificial sugar substitutes — to harm cardiovascular health. Artificially sweetened soft drinks may raise the risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal women. A study that followed tens of thousands of postmenopausal women for more than 10 […]

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What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?

What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful?

Many people try to keep their diet healthful. However, thanks to marketing techniques or simply public belief, many foods that people regularly eat are actually less healthful than they seem. What is healthful and what is not may not always be clear. Even many of the foods on this list have more healthful versions available. […]

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Paleo diet meal plan: A simple guide

Paleo diet meal plan: A simple guide

The paleo diet is an eating plan that mimics how prehistoric humans may have eaten. It involves eating whole foods that people could theoretically hunt or gather. Advocates of the paleo diet reject modern diets that are full of processed foods. They believe that returning to how hunter-gatherers ate may cause fewer health problems. The […]

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Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast?

One new study finds no evidence to suggest that eating the first meal of the day may help with weight loss. How important is eating breakfast for people trying to lose weight? Every single day, people around the world sit at the table to enjoy what many consider to be “the most important meal of […]

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The best healthful fast-food options

The best healthful fast-food options

Fast-food outlets are abundant and, while fast food has a reputation for being unhealthful, a growing number of the big chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus. Outlets that allow greater customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more nutritious choices. However, there are healthful options on the menu of most […]

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What are the health benefits of passion fruit?

What are the health benefits of passion fruit?

Passion fruit is an exotic purple fruit with a healthful nutritional profile and a range of health benefits. Passion fruit is a flowering tropical vine, known as Passiflora, that grows in warm climates, including South America, Australia, South Africa, and India. Passion fruit contains a soft pulp and lots of seeds inside a hard rind. […]

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What foods are off limits while pregnant?

What foods are off limits while pregnant?

Pregnancy causes a lot of changes in the body, and pregnant women should consider adjusting their eating habits to adapt to these changes. Diet is one of the most important factors that can affect a pregnant woman’s overall health and the health of her child. Important foods to avoid include raw shellfish and undercooked eggs. […]

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Which herbs help reduce inflammation?

Which herbs help reduce inflammation?

Many herbal remedies could have anti-inflammatory properties. However, the evidence to support the majority of these claims is lacking. Inflammation is the body’s primary defense mechanism against infections, wounds, and other forms of harm. However, inflammation itself can be harmful in some cases. For example, many conditions can cause inflammation to remain elevated, resulting in […]

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Flaxseed fiber could help reduce obesity

Flaxseed fiber could help reduce obesity

Flaxseed has many culinary uses, most commonly in granola and smoothies. It is a popular add-on in foods because research has suggested that it has many health benefits, including improving cholesterol. Now, a new study in an animal model shows how flaxseed can impact obesity markers. How can flaxseed improve health and guard against obesity? […]