New Negative Health Consequences of Diet Soda

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Americans drink lots of diet soda and Americans are facing an unprecedented obesity epidemic. This has caused all sorts of medical experts and even Oprah to investigate whether diet soft drinks can make you gain weight. It seems paradoxical that a product with no calories could result in gaining weight. In fact, most of us […]

H2O, Hydration & More: Water Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hydration?

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You should drink at least eight glasses of water per day. True or False? CORRECT ANSWER: False. There’s no evidence for the oft-repeated assertion that people need at least eight glasses of water per day. The Institute of Medicine recommends that men consume the equivalent of about 125 ounces of water daily and that women […]

Diet Soda Damages Teeth as Badly as Smoking Crack

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Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends. “You look at it side-to-side with ‘meth mouth’ or ‘coke mouth,’ it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less the same,” said Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative dentistry […]

10 Simple Rules to Lose 5 Pounds

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Losing those last irritating 5 pounds can be the hardest part of your weight-loss journey. Kick things up a notch without depriving yourself. These 10 easy rules will help you finally hit your goal weight and allow you to maintain your healthy new physique. 1. Practice Portion Control Over the years, portions have become supersized. […]

Guys! 7 Habits That Will Make You Fat

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According to recent research, the average person makes 200 decisions every day that will influence his or her weight. And most of these decisions aren’t monumental choices, like “Should I become an elite marathon runner?” or “Should I move to Wisconsin and live entirely on bratwurst and cheese curds?” Most, in fact, are tiny little […]

Drink a Glass of Health

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You’ve probably heard that you are what you eat. But you are what you drink, too. That’s because drinking lots of fluids can help your body get rid of toxins that put you at risk of diseases like cancer. And, liquids also can help you feel full longer so you eat less. This is good news because […]