Healthy Foods 

The 10 Worst Foods for Aging, According to a Health Expert

Fast Food You don’t need me to go into more detail about fast foods. Avoid ’em. Hydrogenated Fats As we all know by now, these fats must be avoided because they cause heart disease. They’ve been used for years in snack foods, bakery items and margarine. Avoid buying cookies, crackers, baked goods or anything else that has hydrogenated oil or trans-fats on the ingredients list. Chefs would rather starve than eat these particular brunch foods. Olestra Olestra is a synthetic fat used to make non-fat potato chips and other snacks. You’d think, with…

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Healthy Foods 

Understanding Good Ketosis vs. Bad Ketosis

Ketosis can be a scary word. You may have heard from a doctor or a friend that ketosis can be life-threatening. To understand the term, however, you need to know the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and nutritional ketosis, also called keto-adaptation. A ketone is a chemical structure in which oxygen is double-bonded to carbon and pressed between two other carbons. Ketones are made from fat and some amino acids. Your body is able to produce three ketone bodies, called acetone, acetoacetone and beta-hydroxybutrate (B-OHB). Your brain must have either…

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Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

This South African Herb is Healthier than Green Tea

An herb grows in South Africa that the locals make into a health-giving tea. The herb is rooibos, and health experts believe it offers benefits far beyond even those of green tea. The Bushmen of Africa have used rooibos since before recorded history, but it has not yet become well-known in the United States. Research is being done on rooibos in a number of countries around the world, but not in the U.S. While individual Americans are interested in alternative healing methods, the pharmaceutical industry is not interested in natural…

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Diet Disease Healthy Foods 

Why are Americans So Fat?

Americans are fat. More than two-thirds of us are either overweight or obese, and one in twenty of us is considered “extremely obese.” Being fat is not just a problem of appearance. It presents a significant threat to your health. Obesity is implicated in type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Economists estimate the medical cost of obesity is over $147 billion dollars in the United States alone. Why are we so fat? There are two schools of thought. One says we eat too much fat. The low-fat diet theorists…

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