Daily sodium intake: How much salt is ‘too much’?

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What is the proper daily sodium intake for adults? We all know too much salt isn't healthy for you. We have been told over and over, it increases our blood pressure. But, is that all it does? Researchers suspect salt may also activate what's called 'T helper 17' cells, which can activate an immune response …

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What to eat for weight loss and health gain

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When one loses weight, he often gains better health and longer life as extra benefits. I think we all generally know what eating healthy is, but we may not listen to that. Why? Because we are used to eating a certain way due to custom and tradition. We don't want to change, unless we have …

Plant based whole food: The way to weight loss, better health and longer life

Plant based whole food: The way to weight loss, better health and longer life

You've likely heard confusing information about what 'vegetarians and vegans' are and may not know the true difference between the two. More importantly, some of their food choices are health destroyers. For example, a frosted doughnut qualifies as 'vegan and vegetarian'. Doughnuts are deep-fried in 'trans fat'. No good. Did you know that trans fat …

Why can’t I lose weight? Do this and succeed…

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Why can't I lose weight? I used to ask myself this exact question not too long ago. It was like a roller coaster ride I was stuck on for decades. It was painful trying to lose weight, because I was starving myself. I was always hungry. I didn't know which foods I could eat to …

The best ‘no oil’ fried potatoes you’ve ever tasted

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By now, you should know I love my potatoes. Fried potatoes! I cook them in a 'Teflon coated pan', but without oil. Yes, you heard me right. I don't use any oil, because it isn't healthy. I know it adds that certain 'flavor'. But, you have to be mindful that everything 'tasting good', isn't necessarily …

Lentil soup recipe: Healthy protein without the meat!

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You want to find and keep recipes you really like looking forward to cooking. This lentil soup recipe is simple. I like easy. You can cook it all in a large slow cooker and have it ready to eat in about eight hours. Lentils are nutritious like beans. Legumes include beans, peas and lentils. They …