Archive For The “Food for thought” Category

Is aspartame bad for you ?: The science based truth

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  We’ve covered a lot on artificial sweeteners, like stevia, sucralose and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Although stevia is not artificial, we’ll leave it in that category, since so many classify it that way. Today we want to find out if aspartame (artificial sweetener), is bad for you. I’ll bet anything, it won’t be…

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The bad effects of coffee: Are there any?

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  We’ve previously talked about the health benefits of coffee, 3 in fact (neuro-protective, heart healthy, helps with diabetes). But what about the bad side/effects of coffee. To understand this, we have to look at the amount, the circumstances and situations where it would not be healthy.   Heart and Diabetes Health   Previously we…

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3 Reasons why you should drink coffee

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  Most everyone has a cup of coffee every morning. At least during the work week. But, should you be drinking coffee? Depending on who you talk too, coffee is either good or bad. But, these terms, like everything else, are subjective. We have to look at how much, what frequency and under what conditions….

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Is raw sugar better than refined sugar?

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  Contrary to what you might think, this isn’t going to be a long post. We often hear people say, raw sugar is better than refined/processed sugar…”much healthier”, is the claim. But, is this really true? or is this just another one case of blind loyalty, to words like “raw” and disdain for words like…

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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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