Archive For The “Food for thought” Category

3 Health benefits of Elderberry: Why you need to have this

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  I’ve heard of elderberry several times in the past, but never paid much attention to it. Recently, during flu season, a friend mentioned that he took it, and had a rapid recovery from the flu. I started to look into the health benefits of elderberry, but before I got too far, I caught the…

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Is high fructose corn syrup really bad?

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Is it? Well, it depends on what you’re comparing it to and the quantity being used. I wanted to talk about this, because I’m tired of telling people that sugar is sugar. It doesn’t matter if it’s fruit sugar, table sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Yeah, you heard me, just as bad as…

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6 Benefits of black seed oil

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We’ll jump right into it. A friend of mine introduced me to black seed oil and it’s hundreds of benefits. Like with everything else, I am skeptical until I see some evidence or hear a logical argument for something or experience it myself. So, I’ve been researching this and here’s what I found.   What…

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Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Lots of things cause inflammation in the body, injury, sickness, the foods you eat. Foods heavy in simple carbs and sugars cause an inflammatory response in the body. Inflammation is a natural response to injury and cholesterol can help with the repair and maintenance of cells. However, chronic inflammation results in excess LDL cholesterol being…

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Turmeric Benefits and Side Effects

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Did you miss me? I haven’t written anything in the last 2 weeks. I was distracted by a few things, and couldn’t get to it. Sorry. Now, I’m back with a little piece on Turmeric and it’s side effects (if there are any). People rave about the benefits of it, but as we know, things…

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Is Stevia Safe?

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Steeeevia…Is it saaaafe? Ok, I’m just being annoying. Why? Well, I’m a little annoyed, at all these people who make claims about foods, and can never backup their claims with any substantial evidence. Hell, they can’t even give a remotely logical argument for what they believe. In this case, the sweetener stevia, is the subject…

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Breakfast Recipes Under 200 Calories

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Do a search in google or bing on how many calories you should consume for breakfast, and you get all sorts of interesting nonsense. Most of which come from so-called health experts or health websites. They never cite any research to back up the claims that are made. Such claims as, “breakfast is the most…

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5 Healthy Smoothies- Under 150 Calories!

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  Everybody loves a good smoothie. Thick, creamy or with crushed ice, a cold smoothie beats the heat and fills you up, if it’s done right. Now, what if we could be satiated and have our smoothie under 150 calories? Well you can with the following recipes. So ditch your sugar filled smoothies for these…

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