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What are the Health Benefits of Guanabana Fruit?

Guanabana – also known as soursop or Graviola – is a tropical fruit with a bright green, spiky rind and white flesh. The flesh of the Guanabana fruit is tart or sweetish and is often used as a base for ice cream, smoothies, fruit nectars, sorbets, and other sweet treats. In South America and Asia, guanabana is considered as a …

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What are the Risks of Eating Raw Sprouts?

Do you love eating sprouts? How about eating them raw? If you do then you must consider the risks involved. Unlike other fresh produce that are consumed raw or cooked lightly, sprouts can contain foodborne illnesses. So it is important that you know what you are dealing with even before you consume your sprouts. What are sprouts? Sprouts are the …

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Can We Protect Ourselves from Alzheimer’s disease?

Perhaps you have heard about Alzheimer’s disease or know someone who is suffering from this condition, a bit sad and scary at the same time isn’t it? However before you panic, know that there are many ways to protect ourselves from this disease. What is Alzheimer’s disease? It is a condition that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Its …

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The Dangers of Sitting Too Much

Lack of physical activity at work could be more harmful than you think. A new study shows that even if you exercise at the gym before heading off to the office, you’re still at higher risk for health problems if you do too much sitting during the day. According to this study, sitting too long in front of a computer …

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What Are the Side-Effects of Acupuncture – and Does It Work?

Acupunture has become a popular alternative treatment for a variety of conditions. This method of healing is based on the idea that humans (and animals) have an energy force called “qi” that flow along twelve lines of energy called meridians through the body. When this energy flow becomes obstructed or imbalanced, it leads to mental or physical problems that manifest …

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16 Carcinogenic Foods That You Eat Every Day

If you don’t smoke, drink alcohol in moderation, and are careful with your use of chemicals around the home, you may think that you have reduced your risk for developing cancer significantly. However, what you may not realize is that some of the foods you eat daily are carcinogenic. That meal you had at lunch, the snack you’re planning to …

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10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated

From Los Angeles to New York, measles is making the rounds in the United States. From a public health perspective, 2014 has been an unusual year with more outbreaks of measles in the first few months of the year than is normal. What makes this so remarkable is the fact that there is an effective vaccine for preventing measles. Unfortunately, …

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10 Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Surprisingly, more women are concerned about their risk of breast cancer than their risk of developing heart disease, although heart disease is the leading killer of older women. Maybe it’s because breast cancer is shrouded in mystery. Unlike heart disease where there’s an abundance of data on how to prevent it, there’s less credible information about reducing breast cancer risk. …

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