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How to Keep Your Thanksgiving Feast Healthy

Trans fat and your heart are like oil and vinegar, they just don’t mix. This fat raises bad cholesterol levels while lowering the good ones. It also increases your risk of heart disease, and ultimately sends you tumbling down to an early grave. Trans fat is mostly found in partially ...

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Tea Time: Green Tea and Its Benefits

Originating in China, green tea offers many health benefits. It has been used in Japan and China for several thousand years. The popularity of green tea has increased in the West, however, due to its healthy components. What Can It Do? (1) Improved Brain Function – Theanine (an amino acid) ...

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What’s the Problem with Sugar?

We hear a lot about the negative effects of sugar these days. Most people enjoy the warmth and sweetness of a berry cobbler, a cinnamon roll, or a slice of chocolate cake. These items usually contain white sugar (sucrose) and milk or buttermilk (lactose). Adding berries, dates, or raisins to ...

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A Sweet Alternative – Monk Fruit

If you’re interested in a healthy natural sweetener to substitute for a portion of your dietary sugar, you may want to consider monk fruit (also called luo han guo, or lo han kuo). From the perennial vine Siraitia grosvenori grown in southern China, this melon-like green fruit is said to ...

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The Sweet Rewards of Dark Chocolate (Recipe Included)

If you have a sweet tooth, dark chocolate offers rewards beyond melt-in-your-mouth “yumminess.” Besides satisfying our taste buds, it is also heart-healthy. Most of its health benefits originate from flavonoids that act as antioxidants. For several centuries, in fact, cocoa and chocolate have been used in many cultures as a ...

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