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Eating Healthy while Eating Out

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 31, 2015 11:26:50 AM

As the number of affordable restaurants in the United States continues to grow dining out has become an easily accessible option for meals. These dining establishments can be ticking time bombs when it comes to nutritional health. Government surveys find that the food you typically eat when you’re not home is nutritionally worse in every way than the food you eat at home.

 

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The Myths and Facts of High Fructose Corn Syrup

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 26, 2014 9:50:31 AM

High fructose corn syrup has gotten a bad reputation over the years. A sweetener made from corn, high fructose corn syrup can be found in many products through out the grocery store. Fructose and sucrose, or table sugar, are both composed of fructose and glucose, with the percentages varying ever so slightly. With that in mind, is high fructose corn syrup really as bad for you as everyone says? Here are the myths and facts of high fructose corn syrup.

According to science, there is little difference between high fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners. Both high fructose corn syrup and table sugar contain one glucose and one fructose molecule. Table sugars are fused together while high fructose corn syrup are not, therefore creating a liquid. All sweeteners add empty calories. In the science community, it is common for people to understand that high fructose corn syrup and other sugars are equivalent and that all sweeteners should be consumed in moderation.

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You Know You’re Overweight When..

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 18, 2014 11:03:07 AM

More than 400,000 Americans die from obesity yearly. Eating too many calories and not burning the calories can lead to a serious unhealthy lifestyle.

How can you tell if you’re obese or overweight? By measuring weight and height, BMI (Body Mass Index) is calculated and that indicates the amount of body fat you have. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight and a BMI of 30 and higher is consider obese. There are many BMI calculator tools online that can help you determine if you’re overweight!

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Portion Sizes, Now vs. Then [Infographic]

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 5, 2014 1:05:15 PM

Portion Sizes, Now vs. Then
Portion sizes have considerably grown larger every decade; resulting in overeating and contributing to the obesity epidemic. Research has shown that 66% of Americans are considered overweight or obese compared to 47% in the 1900’s.

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Top 5 Fruit Juices with More Sugar than Soda

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 18, 2014 5:50:36 PM

When you’re about to reach for that natural fruit juice over a can of soda, you might want to rethink just how healthy juice is. More than 48% of adults underestimate the sugar content in juice.

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May is Asthma Awareness Month

Posted by healtheo360 on May 22, 2014 2:29:34 PM

Asthma can develop at any age but most common during childhood. There are 25.5 million Americans living with asthma, one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. 

Although there is no cure, there are ways to manage the disease so living a healthy life is still possible. Learning more about the condition can help you and your loved ones learn how to control the disease, making the most of everyday.

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Psoriasis Remedies: 6 Simple Ways to Ease Psoriasis

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 24, 2014 3:33:34 PM

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin. Skin over produces cells which become red, inflamed and flaky. Sufferers can also develop patches of flaking skin called plaques. There is no known cure for this condition but there are some things you can do to help alleviate your troublesome symptoms.

Psoriasis Remedies #1

Fish Oil

Fish oils can be beneficial to the dryness of you skin. Either through the consumption of fish oil capsules or by applying it directly to the skin.

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Sleep Apnea Kills: Health Effects of Sleep Apnea

Posted by healtheo360 on Apr 21, 2014 9:36:11 AM

The effects of sleep apnea can leave sufferers tired even after a seemingly long night's sleep. Sleep apnea can also be deadly if undiagnosed or left untreated. 

A sufferer of sleep apnea will experience episodes where they stop breathing when asleep. This cuts off the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, with life threatening consequences in the long term.

Types of Sleep Apnea

The two main types of sleep apnea are as below, with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) the most common one:

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Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 25, 2014 3:27:24 PM

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who gain too much "baby weight" in the year after they give birth are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, researchers warn.

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Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 25, 2014 2:48:29 PM

TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get too little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for obesity, a new study indicates.

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