Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain, heart disease, negligible health benefits

Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain, heart disease, negligible health benefits

The use of artificial sweeteners has been put under the microscope questioning their effectiveness in regards to curbing weight gain.  This is in response to a new review of more than 11,000 studies finding that for individual who are overweight or have high blood pressure or diabetes, consuming these zero-calorie, “non-nutritive sweeteners” have little to any health benefits. 

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The scoop on differences between frozen desserts

The scoop on differences between frozen desserts

Who could disagree that as summer heat rises, there is almost nothing better than taking pleasure in a frozen dessert. Whether you choose ice cream, gelato, sorbet, sherbet or frozen yogurt, they all taste good.   Who could get through a summer without having at least one of these deliciously cold treats, right?

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10 best reasons to be eating broccoli

10 best reasons to be eating broccoli

If there is one food often cited as “least favorite vegetable” broccoli tends to top the list.  Which is really unfortunate as this cruciferous veggie contains some of the most powerful antioxidants and disease-fighting compounds found in any one food. 

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Stocking a heart-healthy kitchen

Stocking a heart-healthy kitchen

A heart-healthy or well-stocked kitchen means what you’ll find in your pantry, refrigerator and freezer are foods promoting heart health.  Making simple yet healthy changes adds up over time to a healthier you. 

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Beer and Probiotics

Beer and Probiotics

Are you getting enough probiotics in your diet? There's no governmentally recommended nutritional minimum, but the suggestion by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics is to have a minimum of 1 billion probiotics per serving in order to attain the maximum health benefits.

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7 delicious and flavorful salt substitutes

To reduce the chance of too much sodium causing your blood pressure to skyrocket, try these seven salt substitutes that will not only add a distinctive and tasty punch of flavor to your meals but also vastly reduce how much sodium you consume.

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Vegetarianism for Weight Loss and Diabetes Control

Vegetarianism produces such a change, a new study has found, by reducing muscle fat. In so doing, it was found to be nearly twice as effective at reducing body fat than a conventional anti-diabetic diet.

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 5 facts you should know about whole grains

 5 facts you should know about whole grains

To help clear up confusion, here are 5 facts all consumers need to know on what distinguishes a whole grain from a refined grain and why whole grains can definitely be part of a healthy diet:

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