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Tips to Get Rid of Onion Breath Fast

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When you have an interview or a date coming up, you need to be very careful about what you’re going to eat and drink in the preceding hours. Of course alcohol is probably off the table as you don’t want to smell like you have a drinking problem, or like you were so nervous that you felt compelled to down a bottle of liquor before your meeting… Certain cheeses are a no-no and garlic is definitely...

What Are the Health Risks of Body Piercings?

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If you want to mix up your look with something new and different, then getting a body piercing might be an interesting option. While earrings are rather commonplace among women, nose piercings, eyebrow piercings and belly button piercings are considerably less common and are thus more likely to get noticed and make a statement. But what are the health risks associated with such a piercing? And...

Water Filter Comparisons: ZeroWater VS Brita

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Filtering water is something that many people are interested in. In theory, this can help to remove heavy metals, dangerous microorganisms and a number of other toxins to thereby make water cleaner and healthier to drink in large quantities. Other people simply enjoy the taste of filtered water more than water straight from the tap and this is also a good reason to keep a filter on your kitchen...

What Is Hydrogenated Oil?

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In recent times, health writers and researchers have done a 180 on fat. No longer is fat thought to be the harbinger of obesity and herald of heart disease; instead it’s now thought to be a good source of energy that’s crucial for the brain and just as vital for testosterone production. As the Moody Blues sang, “time changes”. But while saturated fats may have enjoyed an image change...

Benefits of Palm Sugar

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Palm sugar is also known as ‘coconut sugar’ and is often marketed as a healthy alternative to sugar or sweeteners. As you might have guessed from the name, it comes from palm trees, specifically from the boiled and dehydrated sap of coconut palm. It is more expensive than granulated sugar and has the same number of calories per gram. So what are the benefits of this sugar and do they stand up to...

The Best Natural Blood Thinners

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If you have high blood pressure, then you may be prescribed blood thinners by your doctor. These decrease the viscosity of the blood slightly, thereby enabling it to pass more easily through your blood vessels while placing a little less strain on the heart. Moreover, it can help to prevent pulmonary embolism, thrombosis, heart disease or stroke. Popular blood thinners include Coumadin and...

Benefits of Black Mica

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Black Mica is a mineral that appears black and shiny in appearance. It is found mainly in granite and other metamorphic rocks (for those who remember their geography) and is technically known as ‘biotite’. Essentially, black mica is comprised of a number of other minerals, nutrients and elements. These include magnesium, aluminum, silicon, oxygen and hydrogen which can be extracted to create...

How to Alkalize Your Body

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You’re making sure to avoid unnecessary toxins, you’re steering clear of sugar wherever possible and you’ve lowered your calorie intake. Meanwhile, you’re not spending too long in the sun and you’re going to the gym plenty. All seems well on the health front, pat yourself on the back! But then you come across an article online that claims you need to ‘alkalize your body’ or risk a number of...

Controlling Chocolate Cravings

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Chocolate is very high in sugar and for that reason it is important for anyone on a diet or just generally being health conscious to avoid it. Sugar is converted to glucose in the blood and used to provide us with energy, which is all good and well as long as you use enough of it – but can be stored as fat if you don’t.   Eating lots of chocolate will result in large amounts of sugar...

The Facts on Fad Diets

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Fad diets range in their procedure and they range in the spurious science that they claim to be based on – the only thing that is universal among them is the fact that they don’t work and that they are a waste of your time and your high hopes. The problem with fad diets is apparent from their definition – they are ‘fad diets’ which suggest that they are flash-in-the-pan trends that won’t last and...

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