Archive | January, 2015

Folate is an Essential Vitamin, but Synthetic Folic Acid May Kill You

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Vitamin B9 is crucial for cell growth and tissue development. It’s an essential vitamin, meaning the body can’t produce it, so we must get it from our diet. There are currently two forms of vitamin B9 in the American food supply: one is naturally occurring … the other is synthetic. Most people — including health […]

Sitting is as Dangerous as Smoking?

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We all know that exercise is just as important as the types of food we eat. But have you heard just how dangerous sitting really is? A new study by German researchers Daniela Schmid and Dr. Michael Leitzmann of the University of Regensburg in Germany published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds […]

Are Artificial Sweeteners Better Than Sugar?

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As our population is experiencing expanding waistlines, many people are looking for easy solutions to cut down on the number of calories that they are consuming each day. Food manufacturers introduced artificial sweeteners about 30 years ago, and these sweeteners have become commonplace on grocery store shelves. Products with artificial sweeteners are commonly mistaken as […]