Food & Drink

Eat Salt and Keep Your Heart Healthy; is it Possible?

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Do you know about the negative effects that excessive sodium (salt) can have on your overall health? Most people don’t pay much attention to it until it’s too late, meaning their doctor basically tells them to cut out salt completely from their diet. The reason being that excessive salt intake is extremely harmful on your cardiovascular system and specifically on your hearth and blood pressure. Read More…

The Health Benefits of Coffee are Seemingly Endless

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I’ve read a lot over the past year about the positive health benefits that coffee brings to the table. I wrote a post about awhile back profiling some of the health benefits of coffee where I point out how coffee can actually be considered a very healthy drink. Coffee’s health benefits still amaze me today, and I’ve recently heard in the news and in several magazine articles about more studies conducted that point to even more positive results that a little old cup ‘o joe can have on your body. Read More…

The Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

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When talking about healthy drinks, it doesn’t get much healthier than pomegranate juice. Compared to green tea, red wine, acai juice and others, pomegranate juice contains far more antioxidants. So what exactly does this mean?…Supplementing about 8 ounces of pomegranate juice into your daily diet can greatly improve your overall health in several different ways. Read More…

Our Nation’s Food Production Process is More Disgusting Than I Had Thought!

I had an eye-opening experience a couple of days ago when I watched the documentary Food Inc., which is also available as a book, and discovered just how our nation’s food is really produced–it’s much more like an assembly line than anything! Food quality should really be a priority in our nation, but it seems as though money rules over quality in this case as it so often does.
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Beef Product Recall May Be Linked to Two Deaths

cow_beef-recallThe United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that at least two people have died from food-borne illness – specifically 0157:H7 E. coli bacteria – that may be linked to a beef recall over the weekend. So far there have been 28 cases reported by the CDC, and all of them have been in the Northeastern United States. The recall was issued by Fairbank Farms of Ashvill, NY. Read More…

Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Filtration System WCH-1500 Review

Cuisinart CleanWater wch-1500When it comes to healthy drinks, water is by far at the top of the list. The problem, however, is that tap water isn’t always free of toxins and chemicals when you drink it. The scientific journal Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology recently reported that an estimated 19.5 million people in the U.S. get sick each year due to drinking tainted tap water (NYTimes), and often times people don’t even realize that it’s water that’s making them sick. One way to solve this problem is through water filtration, so I decided to do a full review of the new Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Filtration System (WCH-1500) to see if it’s worth looking into. Here are my results… Read More…

Two Kellogg’s Eggo Products Recalled

kelloggs-logoKellogg’s recently recalled two of its Eggo products after a routine inspection found traces of listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause listerosis or meningitis. Listerosis is a serious condition that can cause miscarriages in pregnant women and also cause severe infection. In all, Kellogg’s is recalling 4,500 cases of product just to be safe. Read More…

It’s No Wonder There’s an Obesity Epidemic in the U.S!

Have you ever wanted to see a heat map that depicts every single McDonalds restaurant across the continental United States? Well, here ya go! As you’ll see when you click through the link below, McDonalds fast food restaurants pretty much consume the entire map. As a matter of fact, there’s a McDonalds no less than 145 miles from where you’re standing right now in the U.S. – So do you understand now why we have an obesity problem in America! (Click it for a larger version).
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Spices Help to Improve Skin Care with Powerful Antioxidants

Taking better care of your skin can be as easy as reaching for your spice rack at home. Many spices contain antioxidants that help to heal the effects of sun damage, reduce inflammation and several other positive effects. According to Yahoo Health’s expert for skin conditions Leslie Baumann, M.D., There are many antioxidants in your kitchen, including olive oil, safflower oil, red wine green tea and of course many different types of spices. The key is to implement these antioxidants into your daily food intake as part of a healthy diet.
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