Vitamins Vs. Minerals: Which Are More Important?

Minerals are natural elements that come from water and earth. Iron, magnesium, manganese and zinc are metals. Plants absorb these nutrients from the soil, and animals eat the plants, so different quantities of minerals eventually end up in the different foods you eat. On the other hand, vitamins are organic compounds produced by living things. Plants […]

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6 Best Cardio Workouts for Weight Loss

Heart-pumping cardio workouts burn calories and increase your metabolism, two essential components of weight loss. Cardio, also called aerobic exercise, covers everything from running and biking to rowing, swimming and even walking. But what types of cardio workouts best help you shed extra pounds? To effectively lose weight, you have to burn more calories than […]

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Supplements and Medications: Knowing When Brand Matters

In general, generic drugs are less expensive than most name brand options, especially when reviewing over-the-counter options. With the same active ingredients, generic supplements and medicines may be the right choice for you and your budget. Still, it is necessary to understand that there is a difference between name brand and generic options. To understand […]

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Is Your Diet Hurting You? How To Eat Healthy and Feel Amazing

Fad diets deprive your body of essential nutrients. They put you on a roller coaster where you lose tons of weight only to gain it back (with interest). Do any of these symptoms apply to you?Tiredness or exhaustionIrritabilityHungerDigestive problemsHeadachesJoint painColdnessHealthy eating should never leave you feeling exhausted, irritable or in pain. A great diet makes […]

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How To Read Food Labels and Not Get Tricked

All packaged foods in the U.S. are required to carry a nutritional label, from fruit juice and cookies to soup and nutritional supplements. Food labels can help you make smart choices if you understand what they’re saying.Understanding Serving Size First, find “serving size” and “servings per container.” All of the numbers on the label (sodium, cholesterol, […]

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