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Nutrition

Eat healthy and improve your hydration habits with the advice in this blog.

Nutrition

How H2O Can Fight Obesity

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A scary statistic: Kids in the United States consume—on average—235 garbage calories from sugar-sweetened drinks on a daily basis, according to a recent diet analysis of American youth.

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Tags: Calories, Hydration, Beverages, Youth Fitness, Family, Health

Nutrition

Boost Brainpower With Sweets

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A dark chocolate bar is heavenly—and healthy, apparently. You already know that eating a square of the sweet stuff can improve your heart health and even help fight off disease, but the latest research says that chocolate’s newest benefit impacts brainpower.

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Tags: Health, Dessert, Disease

Nutrition

Is Your Daily Catch on Drugs?

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Don’t think our highly-polluted country has any impact on your life? How about this: Assorted fish from five rivers in the U.S. were recently found to be tainted with medications and other chemicals, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Tags: Outdoor Recreation, Dinner, Health, Cooking, Disease

Nutrition

The Dangers of Drinking Hot Tea

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The British love their tea, so you can only imagine the uproar in the UK over the recent findings published in the British Medical Journal. Scientists discovered that drinking a steaming cup of tea can significantly spike your chances of esophageal cancer. Compared with drinking warm or lukewarm tea, hot tea was associated with doubling the risk of the throat cancer, and very hot tea was associated with an eight-fold increased risk. The quicker the cups were consumed, the greater the subjects’ odds of becoming sick.

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Tags: Beverages, Health, Disease, Caffeine

Nutrition

Caution for Carnivores

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The meat you eat may be killing you. According to a study out of the National Cancer Institute, diets high in red and processed meats may shorten your lifespan due to a murderer’s row of threats: cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stomach ulcers and other conditions.

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Tags: Health, Eating Out, Cooking, Disease, Food, Longevity

Nutrition

The Folic Acid Fallout

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According to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, men who consumed the most folate in their diet had a lower risk of prostate cancer than those who ate less of the nutrient. But pay attention, guys: Men taking daily 1-milligram doses of folic acid—the synthetic version of the folate nutrient—were more than twice as likely to suffer from prostate cancer than those who did not take the supplement.

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Tags: Food, Supplements, Nutrients

Nutrition

Can Fish Make You Smarter?

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Grabbing a tuna sandwich for lunch may leave you with less than perfect breath, but the benefits of the canned fish far outweigh the stink.

According to Swedish scientists, eating fish just once a week may boost your IQ. Their study, published in the journal Acta Paediatrica, looked at 3,972 males, surveying them as teens and then analyzing cognitive scores they received in the Swedish military years later.

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Tags: Fat, Food, Work, Focus, Nutrients

Nutrition

Caffeine Versus Cancer

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It’s no substitute for sunscreen, but a daily cup of java may help you avoid skin cancer, according to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Tags: Health, Disease, Caffeine

Nutrition

Is Diet Soda Really a Better Choice?

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It may contain fewer calories than your standard Coke or Pepsi, but a diet soda isn’t completely void of unhealthy consequences.

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Tags: Hydration, Beverages, Health

Nutrition

Are You Making Your Kids Fat?

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It’s no surprise that kids idolize their parents and follow their lead. And while there are no better role models in life than mom and dad, there's a downside to this idolship—obesity. If for some reason you don't think childhood obesity is serious, consider this: Being obese at age 18 increases the risk of premature death in adulthood by as much as smoking more than 10 cigarettes a day, states a new Swedish study.

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Tags: Disease, Home, Youth Fitness, Family, Health

Blogs

Movement

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Live Better

America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

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Nutrition

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Well at Work

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