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Linking Poverty and Obesity: What is Causing the Poor to Be Overweight?

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Linking Poverty and Obesity: What is Causing the Poor to Be Overweight?

Over the past decade in particular, state-funded scientific studies have been seeking to identify the root causes of the obesity epidemic in western societies. Obesity rates have been found to be concentrated in communities with the highest levels of poverty and low income levels. In the long-run, this epidemic inflicts a big economic strain on…

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Cancer Treatments That Won’t Drain All Your Energy And Strength

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Cancer Treatments That Won't Drain All Your Energy And Strength

Next to heart disease, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. There are many different kinds of cancers, each of which can affect different parts and organs of the body. The sooner a cancer is detected, the earlier it can be addressed with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, among others. However, there are certain…

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Nutritious Diets From Around The Globe

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Nutritious Diets From Around The Globe

Although most of us know all about the benefits of a nutritious diet, many foodies struggle to stick with bland meals like oatmeal, plain chicken breasts and tasteless salads. One of the easiest ways to eat nutritious foods and still enjoy what you are consuming is to branch out and explore international cuisine. Many countries…

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Quick Guide to Portion Control and Weight Loss

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Quick Guide to Portion Control and Weight Loss

Quick Guide to Portion Control and Weight Loss Many believe that their reason for being overweight is that they are eating too much sugar or fat, or both. However, experts believe that it is because they are eating a lot of everything. The portion size of our meal during different parts of the day is…

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In Light of National Catfish Day

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In Light of National Catfish Day

Do you know what three days ago was? If you said June 25, you’d only be half-right: it’s also National Catfish Day, and no, we didn’t make this stuff up. Former President Ronald Reagan loved many things: jellybeans, his wife, the peace sign, and catfish—so here we are, 21 years later. And who could blame…

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Health Benefits of Eating Heated Food

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Health Benefits of Eating Heated Food

Image Credits Recent diet trends have made eating raw foods appear like the best or only way to consume fruits, vegetables, and even meats. Some research has indicated that cooking foods may actually break down some of the enzymes that make it easy to digest food, as well as removing some of the nutritional content…

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6 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight

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6 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight

Image Credits You may think you are following your diet carefully and incorporating the best strategies for losing weight, but for some reason your weight loss has plateaued. It seems like no matter what you do, you cannot lose another pound. Here are a few explanations for why this has happened and some suggestions for…

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How Essential Fatty Acids Could Help You

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How Essential Fatty Acids Could Help You

The health supplement industry is a large one. Walk into the average Western kitchen on a weekday morning and chances are that you’ll find at least one vitamin supplement being taken. In the US alone, supplements generate revenues of many billions of dollars every year. Yet most of these sales are concentrated in the vitamin…

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Chocolate Style: 3 Weirdly Shaped Chocolate Bars

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Chocolate Style: 3 Weirdly Shaped Chocolate Bars

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Reality is, not many people could go without it. It’s very addicting. There’s most likely not many people who know about the history behind the chocolate. All that they really think about is the taste. Typically, that’s alright. However, if someone wanted to learn a little history behind the spectacular chocolate…

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Five foods Which May Help You Beat Depression

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Five foods Which May Help You Beat Depression

It is perhaps unsurprising that the food you eat can affect more than just your physical health. Multiple investigations have suggested that what we eat and drink can also play a role in our moods, and in extreme cases a particularly bad diet may contribute to a mental illness. On the other hand, eating certain…

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