Food and Health

The Health Benefits of Red and White Wines

The health benefits of wine have been well documented over time. In 1410 BCE, an unnamed French doctor wrote a printed book about wine as medicine. Hippocrates had an entire list of specific red and white wines for a series of different medical issues, such as fevers, infections, and even deep cuts and wounds.

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Coffee with Friends Makes You Healthier?

Yes, we are all aware that antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are necessary to improve your health, but did you know that friendship is also a key component to a long life?

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The Low Calorie Diet and Potassium Rich Foods

Today there are countless diets which people turn to in order to lose weight and to become fit. Some of these diets are healthy and carefully researched, but others subsist on rumor, suggesting that by only eating a certain food you can lose weight quickly. Countless people have made drastic changes to their lifestyles in order to adhere to the latest fad diet. The truth is, no magical diet exists - every person's body is different so no one diet is going to work for everyone. One of the most popular diets today is the low calorie diet, a diet which involves calorie restriction in order to lose weight and to increase health. Because the number of calories is restricted, however, individuals who use a low calorie diet often miss out on essential vitamins and minerals unless they are very careful. By not receiving enough of these vitamins and minerals, individuals may experience some serious side effects and may even put themselves in serious danger.

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Is Caffeine Bad for You?

Many people are opposed to drinking caffeine, but recent research has proven that the long-term effects of caffeine on your health are completely inconclusive so far. Studies have shown that a rat that drinks the equivalent of 12 to 14 cups of caffeinated coffee each day could be at risk for birth defects, so it is best to keep any rats away from coffee! :-)

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How Can I Get My Child to Eat Potassium Rich Foods?

Many people underestimate the high importance of potassium in their diets. In reality, potassium plays a large and important role in maintaining the proper function of many essential bodily organs. Most studies show that the recommended daily dosage of potassium for adults is between 2,000mg and 3,000mg. Individuals who do not get enough potassium in their daily diet may experience serious bodily side effects such as fatigue or weakness, muscle cramps or twitches, anxiety, memory loss, and even heart deterioration. Potassium is an essential nutrient the body needs to regulate blood pressure and to ensure the proper function of the heart, brain, and other organs. If you are a parent, it is your duty to make sure that your child eats enough potassium rich foods to reach their adequate daily dosage to remain healthy, but how can you get them to eat foods rich in potassium?

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Healthier Food Can be Produced by Using Biopesticides in Agriculture

Natural methods have always been among the tools used by farmers and growers to both deal with plant pests and diseases as well as to strengthen the soil.

What, after all, is compost but broken-down vegetable material which is then put back into the soil to increase the richness, fibre content and nutrients plants need to grow.

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Coffee - The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Drinking coffee daily is a normal routine for more than 108 million Americans consumers, including the majority of US adults and a growing number of children. Is this habit good for our health or is it harmful?

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Coffee: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

As a nation, we are becoming much more concerned with our health, so it would only make sense that America's favorite beverage, coffee, comes under scrutiny. Yes, coffee tastes delicious and may add a little pep in your step in the morning, but how does it impact your health?

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Where Can I Find Potassium Rich Foods?

Many people today are trying to get healthier by following one of the countless diet plans on the market. From cutting out carbs and decreasing your caloric intake there are countless ways to lose weight and become healthier. Many of these diet plans require drastic life changes, however, and some even involve the purchase of books and pre-made packaged food items. Aside from all these fad diets there is a great way to become healthier and it does not involve making any dramatic changes to your lifestyle - simply add some potassium rich foods to your daily diet! Many people underestimate the power of potassium but, in truth, it is the third most abundant mineral in your body and it plays a key role in keeping your body healthy and functioning properly. If you want to feel better and have your body run more efficiently add some foods rich in potassium to your diet.

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How Can Consumers Tell Whether the Food they Buy is Healthy?

A group of experts on nutrition has recently called into question the basis on which many of us, particularly those concerned about their weight, choose what to buy and eat as if food labelling was not already confusing enough for consumers.

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