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How to Get Rid of Warts and Other Common Foot Problems

…Answers for Other Common Foot Problems Warts are among a handful of common foot problems out there. Others include toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, and corns. Let’s take a look at how to treat those as well. Treating Toenail Fungus One in seven Americans suffers with onychomycosis, a fungal infection characterized…

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5 Easy, Healthy Dinners You Can Make in Minutes

…tomato, diced peppers, and half a small cucumber chopped. Add 1 tablespoon low-fat shredded cheese, 2 tablespoons black beans, and 2 tablespoons frozen corn. Top with salsa and a small dollop of low-fat sour cream. Garnish with sliced avocado strips, if desired. Serves 1. 3. Anytime Omelet: Who says eggs…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…-cryptoxanthin are peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tangerines, persimmons, and papayas. Zeaxanthin-rich foods include leafy green vegetables, egg yolks, corn, nectarines, oranges, papaya, and squash. Reap the Benefits of Carotenoids To ensure you reap all of these benefits of carotenoids, eat a variety of…

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Dietary Sugar Intake: How to Manage It

…hips and waistlines, blood sugar and blood pressure, and overall health. When it comes to sugar intake, one of the biggest offenders is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). There’s even talk of an “anti-obesity” tax on this ubiquitous product, which has overtaken sucrose (white sugar) as the sweetener…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…certain foods, and then reintroduce them to see if they cause any adverse symptoms. Start with the usual suspects: milk, wheat, eggs, citrus, and corn. Eliminate as many as you want, wait about a week, and then, every other day, reintroduce one food back into your diet. (A two-day wait before reintroducing…

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

I’m sure by now you are well aware of the dangers of drinking soft drinks. Most are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup or artificial chemical sweeteners, which have both been linked to a wide range of health concerns, ranging from diabetes and obesity to metabolic syndrome and gout. But another…

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Is Buying Organic Food Worth It?

…grapes. Buying organic versions of these foods as often as possible is a good idea. * The “Clean 15” with the least chemical residue are onions, corn, pineapples, avocados, asparagus, sweet peas, mangoes, eggplant, domestic cantaloupe, kiwi, cabbage, watermelon, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, and mushrooms…

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The Best Foods for Health

Here are some of the best foods for health and why you should make a point to incorporate them into your diet. * Asparagus, onions, corn, cauliflower, broccoli, avocados and bananas are effective foods for health, with some of the lowest pesticide levels of all produce. * Green tea inhibits the formation…

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Fresh, Canned, or Frozen Vegetables and Fruits—What’s Best?

…the list below generally contain very low levels of chemical residues. (The ones at the top of the list are the “cleanest.”) * Avocadoes * Sweet corn * Pineapples * Cabbage * Sweet peas, frozen * Onions * Asparagus * Mangoes * Papayas * Kiwi * Eggplant * Grapefruit * Cantaloupe * Cauliflower * Sweet…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…carotenoids, a widespread group of naturally occurring pigments that are responsible for the intense red and yellow colors of carrots, sweet potatoes, corn, and apricots. These compounds are converted into vitamin A as needed by the body, but they also perform important functions in their own right. They…

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Healthy Diet Plan: Recipe for Raspberry-Lemon Delight

…havoc on our hips and waistlines, blood pressures, and our blood sugar levels! All sugars, whether they’re cane sugar, sucrose, or high fructose corn syrup drive up blood sugar and insulin. Plus, they provide no nutritional value other than calories. But that doesn’t mean you have to shun “desserts”…

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Naturally Treating IBS

…common trigger foods one at a time to see if your symptoms improve. The usual suspects include caffeine, alcohol, sugar substitutes, dairy products, corn, citrus foods, eggs and peanuts. You should also incorporate more fiber (at least 30 g) into your daily diet. Eating more vegetables, legumes and fruits…

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Reap the Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables

…top 10 ORAC vegetables are: * Garlic * Kale * Spinach * Brussels sprouts * Alfalfa sprouts * Broccoli florets * Beets * Red bell peppers * Onions * Corn Take advantage of the season and try to incorporate a few of these foods every day. It’s also a good idea to eat organic fruits and veggies whenever…

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Healthy Diet Plan: Making Salads Interesting

…Add three or more of these: * Lightly steamed peapods * Diced red, yellow, or green pepper * Sliced carrots * Cucumber slices * A sprinkle of cooked corn kernels or peas * Mushrooms * Chopped Vidalia or green onions * Artichoke hearts * Black olives * Radishes * A sprinkle of sunflower seeds or almonds…

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Enjoy Healthy Carbs

The glycemic index is an update on the old distinction between simple carbohydrates (white sugar, brown sugar, honey, corn syrup, fructose, and other simple sugars) and complex carbohydrates (starches and fibers made up of many sugar molecules bonded or chained together). It provides an accurate way…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…lose weight this year or simply want to achieve better overall health, here’s a suggestion: a fructose-free diet, eliminating even high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In fact, cutting out all sugar is one of my top dietary recommendations for optimal health and well-being. For years, we believed that…

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Add Organic Beef to Your Healthy Diet Plan

…saturated fat and more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids--both critical components of any healthy diet plan. Grass contains more omega-3s than the corn typically given to feedlot animals, so cattle that graze or eat hay or grass silage naturally have more of these beneficial fats. In addition, organic…

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Help for Gallstones

…may also instigate gallbladder attacks. The foods that cause the most problems—in order—are eggs, pork, onions, poultry, milk, coffee, citrus, corn, beans, and nuts, but any food could precipitate an attack. On the other hand, vegetables, fruits, and other high-fiber foods appear to prevent gallbladder…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…Myth #4: “Healthy” sugars like honey are okay to eat. Sugar and weight loss just don't mix. Whether it’s white or brown sugar, honey, agave, or corn syrup—they all break down rapidly in the bloodstream and can wreak havoc on your metabolism. These high-GI sugars cause surges and plunges in blood…

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