The Simple Weight Loss Secret

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It is that time of year when many people make their new year’s resolutions and losing weight is one of the most popular. Losing weight is not very complicated. It may be difficult for some because it can involve a little will-power, but the rules to follow are quite simple. The secret to losing weight is to EAT LESS SUGAR! Sugar is the main reason why 69 percent of American adults are overweight and 35 percent of these people are obese. Even children between the…

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The Newest Health Risk of Drinking Soda

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For many years we have been telling you why soda is so bad for your health.  Recently, the research has been pouring in showing the health consequences and the disease risks from drinking these sugary drinks.  A new study conducted in Sweden and set to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found drinking one normal-sized soda can increase a man’s risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer by about 40 percent. Earlier this year we reported on two other…

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Drinking Water or Green Tea Instead of Soda May Just Save Your Life

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A recent study published in the medical journal Circulation has found just one soda a day can increase a man’s risk of heart attack by 20 percent.  A typical 12-ounce soda contains a whopping 10 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup.  This much sugar, particularly fructose, is known to increase triglycerides, lower HDL (good) cholesterol, and increase a marker of inflammation known as C-reactive protein (CRP).  Excessive amounts of sugar are known to cause a release of inflammatory chemicals inside…

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