Drinks to Consume in Moderation

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Artificially sweetened drinks  Research suggests that artificially sweetened drinks may contribute to weight gain. Because sweet “diet” drinks may condition you to crave other sweet drinks and foods, drinking “diet” drinks has the possibility of leading to weight gain. Moreover, the other health effects of artificially sweetened diet drinks remains largely unknown. It’s best to …

Should I Go On Hormone Replacement Therapy?

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While menopause may be a natural transition in a woman’s life, that doesn’t mean it is always a comfortable one. For many women menopause represents freedom from periods and a new-found strength, but for others this phase is replete with an array of unwanted symptoms, some of which include: depression, anxiety, hot flashes, weight gain …

Bad Cholesterol Linked To Low Cognitive Performance

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Cognitive performance involves the activities of understanding, thinking, learning, and remembering. Every action we make is dependent on our brain-based skills without realizing it. “Bad” low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) has been found to have a negative role in cognitive performance in older adults according to a study. The research at Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, …

6 Simple Recipes for Celebrating National Macadamia Nut Day

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September 4th is National Macadamia Nut Day—a holiday most definitely worth celebrating. The nutritional powerhouse is a rich source of iron, potassium, magnesium and contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, making it a great, whole-food addition to any diet. Sadly, it seems almonds have taken up too much of the limelight and macadamias have taken a back seat. …