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Artificial Sweeteners Cause Cancer

Artificial Sweeteners Cause Cancer


If you've added the artificial sweetener sucralose (brand name Splenda) to your diet because you think it's a healthy alternative to sugar, you're being dangerously misled. Research from the Ramazzini Institute has linked the popular sugar alternative to...

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U.S. Soda Consumption Falls to 30-Year Low

U.S. Soda Consumption Falls to 30-Year Low


If you have recently cut back on soda or eliminated it from your diet entirely, congratulations! You deserve to be proud. Sales of carbonated soft drinks have dropped for the 11th consecutive year in the U.S. This is great news!

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Buddha Bowls are Delicious and Nutritious

We always have brown rice and a few Asian staples on hand (ginger, miso, rice vinegar, tahini, etc). If we're not feeling inspired by anything else in our fridge or cookbooks, Buddha/Goddess bowl are our go-to recipe.

Cook up some rice (or other grain, if that's what you prefer), top it off ...

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Always there for you...

No matter how many times you trip on your journey of weight loss, some things are always there for you:

- Sparkpeople will always take you back no matter how long you've been away. You can always start anew but your SP friends and teams are waiting to cheer you on.

- The knowledge that...

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How to drink more water

In the past I have had a hard time drinking water. There are days when I just don't feel thirsty at all and no matter how hard I try, I just can't even swallow the water that I know I should drink. I can get down a soda pretty easily, but not water. I don't remember exactly how I came across this id...

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Fitness Motivation to Stay Healthy

We all stray from out fitness routines from time to time. If youíre looking for some fitness motivation, let me help you get into a fit-for-life frame of mind with my positive approach to living a healthy active lifestyle!

I know that many people are motivated when they a have a big event or ...

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Bell Peppers: description and history

Bell Peppers: description and history

Bell peppers belong to the nightshade (Solanaceae) family of plants, along with chili pepper, cayenne pepper, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes (except sweet potatoes and yams). Their scientific name is Capsicum annuum. This scientific name, however, is use...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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A Dip In The Gene Pool

"The tests that 23andMe can now offer let people find out, for example, whether they have a chance of having a child with cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease."

Currently, 23and Me is the only gene-testing company that provides FDA-approved information about carrier status directly to consu...

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