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How to get rid of belly fat

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Of all the places on your body to have excess fat, the fat in your abdominal region offers the most serious health risks. Belly fat has been linked to heart disease, dementia, various forms of cancer, and other major health problems. Even individuals with a normal body weight are at risk for these health complications if they have excess belly fat. Eliminating belly fat not only boosts your confidence and enhances the appearance of your …

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Are artificial sweeteners safe?

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Americans have been using artificial sweeteners for decades in an effort to cut back on sugar and prevent weight gain. Aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose are just a few artificial sweeteners approved by the FDA as food additives. But in recent years, these sweeteners have been linked to several serious health complications including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Here’s a closer look at the potential dangers of artificial sweeteners, as well as healthier alternatives …

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Foods that can help keep your skin looking youthful

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Exercise, plenty of sleep, and minimal sun exposure are just some ways to keep your skin looking youthful, but did you know the foods you eat can also impact your appearance? A diet high in sugar and other unhealthy ingredients can accelerate the aging process and cause skin problems including acne and rashes. But a diet high in vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients can keep your skin looking smooth, supple, and youthful today and for …

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The health dangers of sugar

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Sugar is one of the most health-damaging substances you can possibly eat, yet this ingredient is abundant in many foods, including most processed and packaged foods — even non-dessert foods. High sugar intake is primarily associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes, but is also linked to a number of other serious health risks such as cancer and heart disease. Understanding the dangers of sugar can motivate you to steer clear of this ingredient, or …

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Are fat-free foods making you fat?

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If you have a choice between two foods — one that’s “regular” and one that’s low-fat — it’s better to choose the low-fat version, right? Not necessarily. There’s a lot more to a food’s overall health value than whether it can be considered low fat. The low-fat mentality is so ingrained in our culture that most of us reach for these products without even thinking, but in some cases, they could be worse for you …

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10 “healthy” foods that are making you gain weight

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With all of the conflicting nutritional information available these days, it’s easy to get confused about what’s healthy and what’s not. Although these products and others lining the supermarket shelves try to pass themselves off as healthy, there are certain telltale signs that give them away as foods that will actually contribute to weight gain. The culprit in most of these and other types of packaged foods is sugar, in all its various forms. Foods …