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LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL

Making a few simple changes to your diet could help lower your cholesterol naturally. Below are the Top 5 foods as recommended by the Mayo Clinic: Olive Oil Nuts – walnuts, almonds, pecans High Fiber Foods – oatmeal, kidney beans … Continue reading

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SODIUM IN YOUR DIET

Sodium is essential for proper body functions –it helps balance fluids within the body, it helps transmit nerve impulses and it can influence the contraction and relaxation of muscles. However, the average American gets about 3,400 mg of sodium a … Continue reading

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FOOD SAFETY FOR SUMMER COOKOUTS

Barbecues and pool parties with family and friends often top the list summer activities. But, cooking outside can lead to bacteria growth and food-borne illness Cathy Cochran, a food safety expert at the United States Department of Agriculture, warns that … Continue reading

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RED MEAT LINKED TO BREAST CANCER

A recent study at Harvard found that women who ate a higher amount of red meat also had higher instances of breast cancer. This may be in part to the carcinogens released when cooked at high temperatures and the protein … Continue reading

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