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Top 5 Benefits of Green Tea

Posted 11-13-2014 at 05:52 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Have you had your green tea fix today? If not, you might be inclined to incorporate it into your daily diet after you read how it can do more than liven up your taste buds and provide you with a boost of energy—it can promote wellness, too.

The Effects and Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis plant leaves that have not been oxidized, and because it is one of the less processed types of teas--the leaves are not fermented prior...
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Ways to Swap Fat Foods for Healthy Foods

Posted 07-31-2014 at 06:48 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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The nation has been seeing a trend in recent years: A number of Americans are becoming focused on fitness and healthy living. If you don’t believe it, look on social media websites like Instagram and do a search of keywords like fit, fitness, workout, gym or healthy living. You will notice that these sites are crawling with fit people who are not only sharing pictures of their toned bodies, but are offering tips on how to get fit and eat healthy. Even Groupon and LivingSocial...
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Can Chocolate Prevent Heart Attacks and Stroke?

Posted 06-25-2014 at 04:27 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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If you were to ask your friends and family what their favorite desserts are, most likely you would hear a list of treats that contain “chocolate." From candy bars to cake, people enjoy eating chocolate. And researchers say that's not all: It may prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Dark chocolate has been a recent topic of study in the medical industry, as it may support cardiovascular health and ward off strokes. With an increased number of people suffering from...
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5 Tips to Improve Men's Health

Posted 06-09-2014 at 06:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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On average, men in the U.S. are more affected than women by common diseases like heart disease, cancer and strokes. In fact, of the 15 leading causes of death, men far outpace women. The exception is Alzheimer’s disease, because many men don’t live long enough to either develop the disease, or for the disease to reach the terminal stage.

Why do men have comparatively shorter lifespans than women? One possibility is the genetic differences between the sexes. Testosterone,...
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Osteoporosis: Why Women Are At Risk

Posted 05-05-2014 at 04:06 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Osteoporosis is a condition where the body gradually loses bone mass until the bones become weak and brittle. Although the disease actually affects both genders, it occurs most often in women. For this reason, many osteoporosis medications, treatments and methods of prevention are targeted toward women.

While many women are aware that they are at risk of developing osteoporosis, especially as they age, not many understand why. They generally understand that calcium...
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