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Learn the Nutritional Supplement Facts

…has shown that some forms of these nutritional supplements are more difficult for your body to assimilate. You should also take nutrient form into account for vitamin E and beta-carotene since the natural forms are definitely superior compared with their synthetic counterparts. * Supplement fillers and…

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Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

…food may affect your blood sugar is by looking at its glycemic load (GL). Glycemic load is based on the same concept as the GI, but it takes into account the quality and quantity of a food. It’s determined by the GI of a food plus the amount of available, or net, carbohydrates in a standard serving…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Make a Commitment to Health

…your progress. I believe that any human behavior can be changed with this system, because it makes you accountable. Accountability is your responsibility to someone for some action. You’re accountable for many things in your life, and if you don’t act responsibly, there are consequences. If you’re…

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Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

…and the kidneys are one of the hardest hit. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for almost half of all cases diagnosed each year. The good news is that you’re not pre-destined for a future of dialysis and transplant (the endgame…

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How to Stick With an Exercise Program

…club. Bottom line: With an exercise partner counting on you, you’ll be more motivated to show up. WATCH: Exercising with friends will hold you accountable and keep you committed * Sign up for a specific event. Similar to making exercise social, if you sign up for a specific event—for example, a 5k…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…disease, cancer, and dementia. Now, a new study shows that belly fat (or visceral fat) also increases your risk of sudden cardiac death. After accounting for multiple risk factors, University of Minnesota scientists found that people with an elevated waist-to-hip ratio are at significantly higher risk…

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Going Beyond Water To Stay Hydrated & Healthy

…-meal beverage or supplement to boost your metabolism. During the summer months, I like to drink iced green tea with a sprig of mint. * Black tea accounts for nearly 80 percent of all tea consumption worldwide, and here in the US, a whopping 90 percent of the tea we drink is black. Not a bad choice,…

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Results of My Mini-Fast Weight Loss Challenge

…concluded, the top prize went to Erica in brand management, who lost 9.5 percent of her body weight and edged out second-place winner Linda in accounting by just 0.5 percent. Jen in the editorial department came in third place, with a loss of 6.6 percent on the intermittent fasting diet plan. I encourage…

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