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8 Signs that you are not drinking enough water

Water is important for us to survive as it keeps the inner workings of our body in top shape. Water keeps us hydrated only in its pure form. Water adjusts the body’s temperature and assists in digestion. Not only that, but it assists in removing toxins from the body and also makes necessary body fluids. The chemical reactions that support life take place in a water medium, with water being an important reactant or product of these reactions. So if you don’t drink enough water, it can lead to serious…

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Study Proves Sugar Is Responsible for Remarkable Rate of Disease

Refined sugar was not consumed on a daily basis until the past 100 years. Before that, it was a treat afforded only by the very rich as sugar cane was a difficult crop to grow. In the past 100 years, rates of obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases have skyrocketed. When sugar and tobacco were introduced by Native Americans to Europeans as they began to settle America, the average life span was relatively short. This meant health consequences from sugar and tobacco were easily buried…

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New Finding: Broccoli Helps Heal Leaky Gut

Broccoli, a close relative of Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, is perhaps most well-known for its chemoprotective properties. It’s an excellent source of phytonutrient glucosinolates, flavonoids and other health-boosting antioxidant and anticancer compounds. One of the compounds in broccoli known to have anticancer activity is sulforaphane, a naturally occurring organic sulfur. Studies have shown sulforaphane supports normal cell function and division while causing apoptosis (programmed cell death) in colon, prostate, breast and tobacco-induced lung cancer cells, and reducing the number of cancerous liver tumors in mice. Three servings of broccoli…

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Ghana holds Food Safety Conference

The First Food Safety Conference to develop strategies to counter emerging challenges in food chain and to promote safe food practices among Ghanaians has been launched in Accra. The three-day Food Safety Sensitisation Programme organised by the Food and Drugs Authority brought together more than 150 scientists, policymakers, experts and consumers to share ideas, practices and perspectives on issues that would promote safe food handling practices. The conference on the theme: “Enhancing Food Security through Safe Food Practices” is also intended to address how to detect unsafe food, fight food…

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Lower high blood pressure with smoothies

Are you looking for some flavorful and nutritious smoothie recipes to help alleviate high blood pressure? Look no further. By tapping into the abundance of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and superfoods that mother nature has to offer you can craft a variety of smoothies that do just that. Not only will these smoothies help lower blood pressure, they will support your overall health. What is Hypertension? High blood pressure is considered a chronic disease or condition. That means it can be treated, but not cured. If you have high blood…

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Big Chickens, Little Nutrition

Most people would agree with the assessment “you are what you eat,” yet many overlook the fact that this holds true for the food you eat, too. If the chicken on your dinner plate was fed an unnatural diet of genetically engineered (GE) soy and grains (or worse) — what essentially boils down to junk food for birds — it can’t be expected to be optimally healthy, nor optimally nutritious. Because most poultry in the U.S. comes from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), The Guardian went so far as to…

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Childhood Obesity Up Worldwide Almost 10-Fold

Childhood obesity has increased more than 10-fold worldwide since 1975, a new study reports. But even more children are underweight than severely overweight, according to the analysis of data from 200 countries. Researchers found that by 2016 overall obesity rates had jumped from less than 1 percent to almost 6 percent for girls and nearly 8 percent for boys — with rates at 20 percent or higher in the United States, Egypt and some Polynesian islands. A two-pronged strategy is needed to improve nutrition and reduce excessive weight gain, according…

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Onions — A Powerful Anti-Cancer Food Staple

If you’re interested in using food to lower your risk of cancer, remember to eat lots of onions. Research shows that people with the highest consumption of onions (as well as other allium vegetables) have a lower risk of several types of cancer, including: Liver, colon and renal cell (kidney) Esophageal and laryngeal Prostate and colorectal Breast Ovarian and endometrial Onions contain several anti-cancer compounds, including quercetin, anthocyanins, organosulfur compounds such as diallyl disulfide (DDS), S-allylcysteine (SAC) and S-methylcysteine (SMC) and onionin A (ONA). Onion Compound Suppresses Ovarian Cancer Starting…

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Why Curry Will Surprise You

As a meat-and-potatoes nation for the better part of three centuries, to go so far as to choose authentic Indian, Middle Eastern or Thai cuisine is a milestone for many. Throughout the U.S., more and more people have begun embracing the idea of using an exotic curry to spice up their food. In the above-listed cuisines, curry is practically fundamental. In India, for instance, while there are more than a billion people who speak around 122 different languages and often have vastly diverse cultural differences, all of them love curry….

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Coconut Oil vs. Coconut Butter: What’s the Difference?

Most people are familiar with coconut oil. It’s frequently in the health and wellness spotlight. Coconut butter isn’t as well-known. The two products look and smell similar, but each has different characteristics. Here’s a look at the benefits of each. What’s the difference between coconut oil and coconut butter? Coconut oil is made by cold-pressing oil from coconut meat. It’s solid at room temperature, and becomes liquid when heated. It has an oily, mild to medium intensity coconut flavor and odor. Coconut butter is arguably the peanut butter of the…

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