Diet Drinks

Diet Soda Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

We've all heard about the side effects of diet soda -- and here's another one that involves cardiovascular health. According to a recent paper presented at the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference, drinking diet soda can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers…

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Protect Your Heart Health with a Sugar-Free Diet

…processed, fiber-less flour. Who needs this jackpot of junk? Sugar-Free Diet Tip #3: Beware of sodas. They are literally liquid candy. While I’m on the subject, watch out for sweet teas, energy drinks, and sports drinks. Sugar-Free Diet Tip #4: Use natural sweeteners. If you need to sweeten any foods, add…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…there's proof that the benefits of dark chocolate can be a vital part of a heart-healthy diet. The studies they reviewed were not limited to dark chocolate intake, but chocolate in any form: chocolate drinks, snacks, biscuits, candy and nutritional supplements whether milk, white, dark, or semisweet…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…fact that it increases bone mineral density. 4. Soft Drinks—The phosphoric acid in most soft drinks literally leaches calcium from bones, causing excessive calcium excretion. Avoid all colas and diet sodas. 5. Alcohol—Limit your intake to three glasses of wine per week. Alcohol, like caffeine,…

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Why a Raw Food Diet is Better Than an Antacid

…continue to juice. Now it's your turn: Have you found that a raw food diet has helped your digestion? You May Also Be Interested In * Digestion-Boosting Secrets for Surviving the Holidays * How to Make a Fruit and Veggie Drink

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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…your holiday celebration both enjoyable and healthy. * Select your meats carefully: Eating meat two or three times a week is fine in a heart-healthy diet. Some of the best heart-healthy choices are organic, free-range lamb, beef, and bison. * Focus on the side dishes. Balance out your meal with a healthy…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…The real danger for fast foodies? The sodas and other ridiculous supersized drinks that pack 40 teaspoons of sweeteners! Unfortunately, neither a fistful of good supplements nor any a drug can totally cancel out a bad diet and overeating. And how can one dose offset one indiscretion? Better to just…

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5 Tips for Optimal Lung Health—and Clear Breathing

…For lung support I recommend 300 mg of magnesium daily. * Eat a non-inflammatory diet. Just as avoiding sugar and refined carbohydrates reduces inflammation in the heart, it also reduces inflammation in the lungs. * Drink plenty of fluids. Staying well-hydrated with water and ginger tea helps to promote…

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The Benefits of Green Tea

…an average of 30 pounds in 90 days, when combined with a reduced calorie diet and exercise. That’s three times more weight than those who followed the diet alone. Now it’s your turn: Do you enjoy the benefits of drinking green tea, or take a green tea extract? You May Also Be Interested In * Top…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

Whether it's thinking that wine is healthy so drink up, or that vitamins can overcome an unhealthy lifestyle, here are the 10 most common heart health pitfalls and how to avoid them. During my 30-plus years in active practice, I repeatedly encountered misguided patients who would twist, ignore, or minimize…

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9 Secrets for Achieving a Healthy Weight

…for weight loss programs are ramping up. But despite what some diet programs promise there is no easy answer or “magic” bullet to quickly propel you from chubby to chic without any hard work on your part—despite what some of the diet programs promise. But You Can Lose Weight By Developing the Right…

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8 Secrets to Healthy Blood for Better Heart Health

…and inflamed blood. Stopping smoking can improve your heart health, tremendously. 3. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. First and foremost, keep your sweets under control. Excess sugar in the diet is a recipe for inflammatory disaster. Sugar pushes insulin levels high, irritates blood vessel linings, promotes…

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5 Tips for Preventing Dry Skin

diet. Both of these substances can have a dehydrating effect on your skin. Dry Skin Tip #4: Drink eight glasses of pure, clean water a day—which hydrates your skin from the inside. Dry Skin Tip #5: Steer clear of sugar. Teenagers aren’t the only ones whose skin can show the effects of a sugary diet.…

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8 Health-Boosting Secrets From My Life

…Awesome Foursome and other nutrients, here are eight things I do to keep myself healthy and you can try as well: 1. Eat a mostly vegetarian diet. My daily diet consists of two meals and two healthy snacks a day and rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lentils. I also eat fish 1–2 times per week…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…to keep you healthy for just pennies a day—or in many cases, for free. Five Tips to Save Money for Healthy Living Healthy Living Budget Tip #1: Diet. It’s quite simple. Cut way, way down on the sugar and sweets. Stay away from trans-fats (fried foods and processed food with hydrogenated oil) and…

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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…Strive for 30–60 minutes of aerobic activity three to five days a week. * Drink red wine in moderation. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, plus it contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. As always, the food you eat plays a big role in your heart—and…

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10 Cancer-Prevention Tips That Can Save Your Life

…corn which could be adverse to us over time. The best red meat in my opinion is buffalo. Plus, of course, don’t smoke. Cancer-Prevention Tip #2: Drink clean water without excessive chlorine or chemicals. Chlorine kills your natural intestinal bacteria, which support your immune system. To protect yourself…

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The Blood Lipids Ratio to Watch

…Strive for 30–60 minutes of aerobic activity three to five days a week. * Drink red wine in moderation. Red wine helps to boost HDL cholesterol, plus it contains resveratrol, a phytonutrient with cardio-protective benefits. * Diet is crucial. Avoid processed foods, as well as those high in sugar and trans…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…cold-water fish like salmon or Atlantic halibut a weekly routine. 3. Get into the habit of drinking water. Nothing quenches your thirst like good old-fashioned H2O, and it helps you lose weight, too. Drink at least 8–12 glasses a day. I suggest distilled water in glass bottles. 4. Don’t let convenience…

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The Best Prostate Health Vitamins

…Prostate Health Vitamins? * Pomegranate Juice or Supplement: Research has shown that this favorite drink of mine for its cardiovascular benefits has been shown to protect the prostate. Either, you want to drink four to eight ounces of pomegranate juice a day, or take a 200-300 mg pomegranate supplement. *…

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The Healing Power of Ginger

…) should consult with their doctors before adding ginger to their diets. Now it's your turn: What's your favorite way to eat ginger? You May Also Be Interested In * Foods that Lower Blood Pressure * The Best High Blood Pressure Diet Plan

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