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12 Benefits of Lemon Water

12 Benefits of Lemon Water

Celebrities and naturopaths won’t start their day without guzzling a glass of lemon water. Here’s what this a.m. habit can and can’t do for your health. Lemon water may help you lose weight Lemon water may be a dieter’s best friend. “The polyphenols in lemon may aid in reducing appetite,” registered dietician Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, author of Belly Fat Diet for Dummies. Rodent studies have shown that the polyphenols in lemon do help to prevent weight gain. Plus, she…

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7 Signs You May Not Be Getting Enough Potassium

7 Signs You May Not Be Getting Enough Potassium

Potassium is a crucial electrolyte that helps your muscles, but if your levels are too low, you could be in trouble. If you match many of these signs, you might want to ask your doctor about a potassium deficiency. Better safe than sorry! The scoop on potassium Like calcium or magnesium, potassium is an electrolyte that helps your body function—it’s also one of the nutrients that nutritionists can’t get enough of. Potassium lowers your blood pressure and helps with digestive…

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Potatoes Are Healthy

Potatoes Are Healthy

By: Becky Striepe   April 8, 2016  Potatoes sometimes get disregarded because we associate them with greasy fries and chips, but whole potatoes cooked with healthy techniques give you a lot of nutritional bang for your buck. My family eats a LOT of potatoes. Mashed, baked, roasted or steamed, sometimes we eat potatoes every single night of the week. No, really. My first cookbook was inspired by my husband’s enthusiasm for my dairy-free mashed potatoes. Potato Nutrition The problem with…

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The Health Benefits of Bananas

The Health Benefits of Bananas

Are Bananas Good for You? TrimDownClub, Apr 30, 2015 You probably think that bananas are good for you. But the banana is one of nature’s candy bars: wrapped, ready to eat, and full of sugar. That makes bananas bad for you. Or does it? After all, we now know that because high blood sugar levels are very dangerous for your body, your body aggressively stores sugar as fat. This means that eating sugar—or foods that the body can rapidly convert…

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The Dried Fruit That Could Prevent and Reverse Bone Mass Loss

The Dried Fruit That Could Prevent and Reverse Bone Mass Loss

by Shubhra Krishan       Follow Shubhra at @eskrishan Think prunes and the first word that pops into the mind is probably something along the lines of “digestion.” For centuries, grandmas have encouraged us to eat prunes for keeping things smooth and regular. Besides, this dried and wrinkled avatar of plums is quite delicious, too. But their ability to strengthen bones should make you reach out for prunes more often. A research study conducted at the Florida State University…

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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati    January 28, 2015 Carrots are more than a tasty addition to soups, salads and juices. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! So if the sweet flavor isn’t enough, enjoy these 10 reasons to eat more carrots: 1. Beta carotene: Carrots are a rich source of this powerful antioxidant, which, among other vital uses, can be converted into vitamin A in the body to help…

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