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Why Are People Eating Collagen?

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Healthy Magazine’s Diet Recommendations

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soda tax

Let’s dissect the biggest arguments against creating a sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) tax. A soda tax wouldn’t actually do anything for public health Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Columbia University analyzed the effect of a nationwide penny-per-ounce soda tax, and found that it could prevent 240,000 cases of diabetes per …

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Nausea: that awful feeling you get when you need to throw up. We all hate it, yet we all experience it a time or two (or 50). Next time you’re feeling nauseated, remember these foods that can kick the feeling away. Bananas. Bananas can help restore potassium and relieve an upset stomach by stimulating mucus …

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Sublingual means, by definition, below or beneath the tongue. Seem like a weird place for vitamins? There are some advantages to taking sublingual vitamins, such as, quick absorption, affordability and effectiveness. Think of those big vitamins pills that you take. How do those pills actually work? Just swallowing one of those hefty pills is a …

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By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD, Founder The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC). Currently about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. In addition, “about one-third of American youth are overweight, a problem closely related …

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Written by Sophie Ringer America has changed a lot in the last 50 years. Hair trends, language and diet have all evolved. Research and developments have led Americans to make many dietary changes, such as eating chicken instead of red meat and choosing almond milk over whole milk. Today, food is cheaper and more available …

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no sugar carrot cake

It’s hard to find foods without sugar in them these days. And with desserts, it’s of course even more difficult. Try this sugar-free (and gluten-free) carrot cake recipe if you’re looking to step away from sugar. And check out the recipe for vegan cream, gluten-free flour, and vanilla essence to use for other recipes. Carrot …

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The coconut oil industry likes to promote coconut oil as “good” saturated fat, but is coconut oil really as healthy as they suggest? Let’s take a closer look and see just how “good” it is. Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the coconut and contains mostly saturated fat (around 92%). Ounce for ounce, …

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Food advertising

Written by Sophie Ringer It’s no secret – we all know that marketing can be very persuasive. They draw you in with sneaky tactics and savvy advertising strategies until, before you can stop yourself, your wallet becomes a little (or a lot) lighter. But just how do they do this? You may think you have …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea that all people should feel …

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Written by Caitlin Schille Perhaps you remember the now-infamous “bacon study” that was released almost two years ago by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO). Parts of the official report used cautious language, stating that consumption of red meat is “probably carcinogenic to humans” and …

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