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Top Foods to Avoid with High Blood Pressure


In America, almost one in three adults are living with high blood pressure, that’s why the topic of dietary recommendations for high blood pressure is becoming more and more popular these days. What causes high blood pressure? Normally not consuming enough vegetables and fruits can result in a high sodium intake and low potassium intake, which can contribute to developing …

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How did Finland top the world ‘green’ league?


The global environmental performance index (EPI) is a product of research carried out by the US universities Yale and Columbia, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. For the past 15 years, it has ranked countries in order of overall ‘green’ accomplishment or intent, and is broadly regarded as the most credible such environmental index in the world. To compile …

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A dangerous compound is lurking in chewing gum


More than 2,500 laboratory-made substances are deliberately added to common, processed foods to improve their flavor, color, shelf life, texture, or cost. Additionally, another 12,000 chemicals coming from food-packaging materials, processing aids, pesticide residues, and drugs given to animals unintentionally end up in our food supply. With the growing popularity of factory-made foods, chemical additives have become a significant part …

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Cervical cancer is killing African American women at twice the previously reported rate in spite of the HPV vaccine


ecent studies supposedly proving the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine manipulated data to make the cervical cancer death rate among black women look much lower than it actually is, according to a study recently published in the journal Cancer. Vaccine supporters had pointed to the studies as evidence that cervical cancer rates have been falling due to vaccination against HPV …

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WATCH OUT: Google is recording everything you search and say


Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself. The company quietly records many of the conversations that people have around its products. The feature works as a way of letting people search with their voice, and storing those recordings presumably lets Google improve its language recognition tools …

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Remarkable ways cannabis can help prevent illness


When it comes to health, “cannabis” is the new buzzword. While this all-natural remedy has been around for thousands of years, scientists are still learning about its many different uses, including the impact it has on human health. So far, research has taught us that cannabis may be effective for combating canc er, reducing and/or eliminating seizures, managing pain and …

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Tofu and quinoa stir-fry

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Serves: 4 Time to make: 20 mins Total cost: $13.00 / $3.25 per serve (at time of publication) Diabetes friendlyDairy freeGluten free optionHigh fibreHigh ironLow sodiumVegetarian Ingredients Nutrition info. 2 cups chopped pumpkin, cut in 2cm cubes 2 carrots, finely sliced 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger or ginger purée 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped …

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Weight-loss tips for men: Munchies


Andrew Dickson shares tips for blokes on how to beat the late-night munchies. The most difficult time of the day food-wise for me is after my evening meal, and I’m not alone. I was recently talking to a bloke who thought he had found a remedy for his post-dinner munchies – Weet-Bix. He used to eat ten with milk a …

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Six readers share: How I reclaimed my health

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Six Healthy Food Guide readers tell their inspiring stories of how they took control of their health challenges. Health challenge: Obesity Emma Dillon, 27 (Takanini, Auckland) Emma’s story “I had been overweight for a number of years, struggling with portion control and not being accountable for emotional eating. My life changed when I saw a picture of myself in a …

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Joining up to slim down: Weight Watchers

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We took a look at Weight Watchers to find out: is it right for you? For many people, joining a weight-loss programme is a big step. But for some people, the special elements that come with a slimming programme can make the difference between success and failure. The money you pay for a programme, the fact that you have to …

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