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      A soft drink or soda a day – gain 15 pounds this year

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      Want to be overweight? How about diabetes? Soft drinks are the way to go. A new study by Harvard researchers published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms earlier research that Americans are fattening-up on soda. Soft drinks, they are killing you – literally. According to the researchers, one...
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      New Studies Confirm Soda-Diabetes Link

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      By Dr. Mercola Soda and other sweetened beverages have no redeeming nutritional value, and ditching them from your diet can go a long way toward improving your health. One 20-ounce bottle of cola contains the equivalent of about 16 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup...
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      Clam and Tomato Stew Recipe

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      By Dr. Mercola A rich and hearty bowl of stew brings warmth and comfort to anyone who eats it. Cook it with fresh clams and tomatoes and you’re sure to eat one healthy meal. If you love seafood, then this clam and tomato stew recipe is perfect for you. Ingredients:...
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      Why You Should Add a Poached Egg to Your Salad

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      By Dr. Mercola A salad can make a great meal, but not all salads are created equal. Just because it has lettuce as its base or “salad” in its name doesn’t automatically make it healthy, and many salads at fast-food restaurants are examples of that. You’re better off avoiding salads...
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      Sleep Apnea Linked to Speedier Memory Loss

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      By Dr. Mercola Sleep apnea is a common problem, affecting as many as 53 percent of men and 26 percent of women.1 Apnea is a Greek word that means “breathe.” Sleep apnea is the inability to breathe properly, or the limitation of breath or breathing, during sleep, which can have...
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      Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

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      By Dr. Mercola Healthy pizza? It’s not an oxymoron… it’s entirely possible, courtesy of the wonder vegetable cauliflower. Unlike some stronger flavored cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, cauliflower is mild and takes on the taste of whatever you cook it with. This is why cauliflower makes an excellent...
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      Vitamin D Can Save You from Diabetes and Dementia

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      By Dr. Mercola Do you know your vitamin D level? If not, a simple blood test called 25(OH)D, or 25-hydroxyvitamin D, can reveal your levels and give you incredible insight into your potential future risk of disease. Low vitamin D levels are widely known to harm your bones, leading them...
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      Don't Be Fooled by "Healthier" Candy Bars

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      By Dr. Mercola Globally, $374 billion is spent on snacks each year. Nielsen’s 2014 Global Survey of Snacking revealed that many people are seeking out snacks with all-natural ingredients – 45 percent said natural snacks are very important and 32 percent said they’re moderately important.1 People are also looking for...
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      Poached Eggs over Collards with Fresh Mushrooms

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      By Dr. Mercola Organic, free-range eggs are one of the best foods you can eat, morning, noon, or night. The way you cook them makes a big difference in their nutritional value, however, as does their source. My advanced nutrition plan recommends eating your eggs raw, provided they come from...
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      Is It Safe to Eat Moldy Bread or Cheese?

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      By Dr. Mercola You take a block of cheese out of your refrigerator and notice fuzzy spots of white or green mold. Should you toss it or simply cut the mold off? What about mold that appears on other foods, like strawberries or bread? The “rules” about when it’s safe...
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      How Do You Know if You’re Drinking Enough Water?

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      By Dr. Mercola Throughout each day, your body loses water through your urine and sweat glands—even when you’re not purposely working up a sweat. As a result, you have to constantly replenish this fluid, and soft drinks do not count toward this requirement… Both coffee and soda are high in...
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      US Soda Makers Pledge 20 Percent Calorie Cut by 2025

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      By Dr. Mercola The soda industry is a $75-billion market,1 an industry that reached its greatest heights in the US during the 1980s and 1990s, when Coca-Cola began pushing larger drink sizes and “upsizing.” Fountain drink sizes grew more than 50 percent by 1990, and in 1994, the 20-ounce plastic...
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      63% of Americans Actively Avoid Soda

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      By Dr. Mercola Americans are finally starting to realize the dangers of soda, with nearly two-thirds (63 percent) saying they actively try to avoid soda in their diet, a new Gallup poll revealed.1 This is a significant increase from 2002, when only 41 percent were trying to avoid soda, and...

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