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Himalayan vs Kosher vs Table vs Sea Salt: Any Health Difference?

Difference in Salt

Difference in Salt

There are many types of salts used in the home. Common table salt has been blamed for many health problems including cardiovascular disorders. This has made many people consider other types of salts. Common alternatives include:

  • Himalayan salt
  • Kosher salt
  • Sea salt

Are these alternatives better than table salt? How different are they? Let’s briefly examine each one of them.

Common table salt

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Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse Than Sugar?

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Fructose Corn Syrup

Is high fructose corn syrup worse than sugar? That is the question that many health conscious people ask. The commercial food and beverage industry repeatedly say that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is safe but many consumer groups think otherwise. One thing that is not in dispute is that both types of sugar if consumed in large amounts are harmful to health. But what really is HFCS?

What is High Fructose Corn Syrup?

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Why is Sleep Important?

Why Sleep is Important

It seems like sleep can be one of those aspects of life that we take for granted. It’s nothing more than the end of the day, right? In all reality, it is those special moments during those dark hours when our eyelids are shut that so much vitality and positivity for a good life can occur.

Think about it…the reality of too little sleep is considered a torture mechanism (check out the Patty Hearst case where her captors kept her slept deprived to create disorientation). That is how important a good night’s rest is.

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Drinking Activated Charcoal for Cleansing: Benefits and Side Effects

Activated Charcoal Benefits and Side Effects

The Benefits and Side Effects

Many different groups of people the world over have used charcoal to treat various health conditions. Activated charcoal as we know it came into the limelight when it was manufactured early in the twentieth century. For a long time, activated charcoal was mostly found in hospital emergency rooms. Although it is still an important part of the emergency tray, activated carbon (charcoal) use has entered the health and wellness world with a bang.

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Gabi Gregg Galaxy Bikini: “Fatkini” Plus-Size Swimsuit Sold Out

Gabi Gregg Galaxy Bikini

Gabi Gregg Galaxy “Fatkini” Bikini

According to Yahoo! Shine, this summer’s wildly popular swimsuit is made specifically for fuller figures, specifically Gabi Gregg’s Galaxy Bikini, or as it is wildly known, “Fatkini.”

The highly anticipated launch of the of the collaboration between plus-size blogger Gabi Gregg and retailer Swimsuits For All was more successful than expected and the company failed to keep up with the unexpected demand for Gregg’s galaxy-print “fatkini” bikini, hence putting a damper on what would otherwise being a very successful launch.

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Heart Attack Grill 575-Pound Spokesman Blair River Dies at 29

Heart Attack Grill in Chandler Arizona is known for its unhealthy hamburgers and fries which are cooked in lard, as well as its so-called waitresses “nurses” who are scantily dressed.

I guess it would make sense that Blair River, a 6-foot-8 and 575 pound guy would be a spokesman for this restaurant. Blair River died Tuesday March 1, 2011 at the age of 29 and the cause of his death is currently unknown. Clearly he was overweight, and that would have put him at a risk of more medical problems to begin with. However, friends are speculating that it was the result of his contracting pneumonia after a bout with the flu.

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Valentine’s Day 2011: Healthy Valentine’s Day Tips

Valentines Day 2011

Valentines Day 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day, and I hope you have something special planned for tonight. If you need help setting your bedroom for love, you could read our blog post on Feng Shui.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), here are some tips for a healthy Valentine’s Day:

• Treat yourself and loved ones to a heart-healthy meal that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and foods low in saturated fat and salt.

• Plan an event that encourages physical activity, and healthy eating.

• Give yourself or your loved ones a favorite healthy alternative to candy.

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Taco Bell Meat Should Be Called Taco Bell Beef Filling

While according to the USDA’s Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book, meat should contain at least 40 percent fresh meat, Taco Bell’s meat actually has 36 percent meat.

It is evident in Taco Bell’s label which says “Taco Meat Filling,” not beef. But they purport to call it Taco Bell meat instead of taco Bell filling in their marketing. This was found according to news reports that a California woman alleges in a class-action lawsuit that Taco Bell uses so much other ingredients in its meat that it no longer qualifies as beef.

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Roy Neuberger Dies at 107 and Healthy Diet in Old Age

Roy Nueberger Dies at 107

Roy Nueberger Dies at 107

Roy R. Neuberger, a Wall Street investor who became one of the leading collectors of modern art in America, died Friday at his home in Mahnhattan, New York. He was 107 years.

With more Americans living over 100, it is well-known that those that eat health foods in older age have a better chance of living to 100 years old. However, wealth does play into this. The wealthy can afford to eat healthy, which in most cases cost more than the fat-laden less expensive foods. I won’t say that wealth is a key to living longer, but it does provide better access to quality medical care and healthier foods like organic foods.

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Tips on Avoiding Weight Gain During The Holidays

• Wake up – Drink a glass of water upon waking; it’s not only important for hydration but it also cuts daily food intake by 13 percent, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

• Add lemon juice to the water to nourish your liver.

• Exercise – Starting your day with exercise helps your body store what you eat subsequently as muscle energy, known as glycogen, instead of as fat. That’s why, as a general rule, it’s good to exercise an hour or two before large meals, he said. Ideally, your exercise routine should look like this: Cardio interval training for 20 minutes to an hour three times a week, weight training for 20 minutes to an hour three times a week, and long, slow cardio one or two times a week.

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