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Is Occasionally Drinking During Pregnancy Safe? Experts agree binge drinking is very dangerous to a pregnancy. But are a few sips of wine or champagne at a special occasion really harmful? Many pregnant women ask this question and with limited research in t...

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The Most Disgusting Smelling Fruit In the World
If you travel to Southeast Asia, or to your local Asian market, you might find a very large and very smelly durian fruit. Banned from many hotels, airports, and the Singapore Mass Transit-if you’ve smelled it once you won’t forget. The durian is regarded as...

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Eat Pizza and Lose Weight?
A New Jersey man named Brian Northrup claims he lost 5.9 lbs and improved his athletic performance after eating a full Domino’s pizza every day for a year. Using social media Northrup tracked his starting weight at 167.1lbs and ending weight 367 days later ...

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Marijuana and Hypertension Mortality Risk
There is more support for marijuana legalization which may significantly increase usage. While it provides benefit for some, little research on its impact to cardiovascular health has been done. A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Ca...

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It’s Greek to Me
They might come in similar white tubs, but all yogurt is not created equal, and consumers are catching on. Greek yogurt sales have skyrocketed, and for good reason. The straining  process removes whey, sugar, salt, and lactose from the yogurt which makes it...

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Wine vs. Liquor vs. Beer
Is drinking alcohol good for you? Studies are mixed with some showing moderate amounts of alcohol decreasing inflammation, increasing good cholesterol, and lowering risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Other studies encourage reducing intake of alco...

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Do You Have To Wash Produce?
From farm to table, estimates show about 20 people will touch your produce before you bring it home. That is a lot of opportunities for germs and microorganisms to spread. In fact the CDC estimates each year 1 in 6 people in the U.S. gets sick from food bor...

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Is The Charcoal Food Trend Safe?
Black is in when it comes to food. Activated  charcoal from burnt coconut shells, wood, or other plants is being used to color ice cream, juices, hot dogs, biscuits, and even cheese.  Where can you find such foods? Health food stores nationwide are showcasi...

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Minimize Vacation Weight Gain
Most summer vacations center around food and indulging, which can have major consequences once you come back home. Studies show 61% of American adults gained weight while on vacation. Some gained as much as 7 pounds due to higher calorie intake, especially ...

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Watch out! Fried Potatoes Could Be Deadly
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found people eating fried potatoes, in the form of French fries, potato chips, or hash browns, two-three times per week doubled their risk of dying early compared to people who never ate fr...
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