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How much caffeine is too much? (And 7 reasons to cut back)

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 26th, 2019

Are you addicted to caffeine? These days, it’s common to joke about how we need our venti cappuccino before we can fully function in the morning, or a 3pm soda to make it through the rest of the day. At certain levels, caffeine can be helpful. But drinking too much can be detrimental to your health. So how much caffeine is too much? Caffeine is a stimulant, or a substance that increases the body’s alertness …

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Should you drink less soda? 10 reasons to cut back

In Health and Wellness by Jennifer Berry March 22nd, 2019

If you’ve got a soda habit, you’re not alone. At least half of Americans drink it every day. You probably know that soda contains sugar, which isn’t helpful if you’re trying to lose weight. But beyond this, there are a number of reasons to drink less soda or even cut the soda habit for good. 1. Soda will send you way over your sugar limit High consumption of sugar causes a number of health problems, …

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10 healthy alternatives to soda

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Addicted to soda? You’re not alone. Despite soda’s health risks, one-third of Americans drink at least one soda every day. But giving up your soda habit is a lot easier said than done. One of the best things you can drink is just plain water. But sometimes you want something a little more appealing. These 10 healthier alternatives will help you meet your hydration goals without sacrificing flavor. 1. Water enhancers Water enhancers, sold as …

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The 10 worst drinks for your body

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

What you drink can have more calories than an entire meal, not to mention loads of sugar, artificial ingredients, and other unhealthy additives.  Some of the worst drinks for your body are marketed as “heath drinks”. It doesn’t help that many beverage labels are misleading. You may think you’re making a healthy choice by choosing a drink that reads “all natural,” but this type of language isn’t regulated by the FDA, and food manufacturers could …

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Tiny diet changes that can lead to big results

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Research shows that people who make gradual small changes to their diets over a period of time fare better with weight loss in the long run. Making small diet changes that you can stick to for the long-term is more effective than trying to change everything at once. One of the first things people do when they decide to lose weight is give their diet a complete makeover. Unhealthy foods with low nutritional value such …