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  • caffeinated drinks hydrate you as well as water does

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    It is true that caffeinated drinks can contribute to your daily fluid requirement. Drinking caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle doesn't cause fluid loss

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    Butter vs. margarine: What's healthier?

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    Margarine usually beats butter when it comes to heart health. Margarine is made from vegetable oils, so it contains no cholesterol, and it generally has

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    eating more whole-grain foods help lower blood pressure

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    It might. Eating more whole-grain foods on a regular basis may help reduce your chance of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). Whole grains are grains that

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    Are energy drinks bull?

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    Thanks to a large amount of sugar and caffeine, energy drinks might give you a temporary energy boost. But too much sugar from energy drinks

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    Caffeine: How much is too much?

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    If you rely on caffeine to wake you up and keep you going, you aren't alone. Caffeine is used daily by millions of people to

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    Like adults,kids face health risk from eating too much salt

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    Globally, many diets are high in sodium increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. This includes children. In the U.S. 90

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    Most women and young children should eat more fish

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    The most recent advice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Most women and young children should eat more fish. However, at the same time,

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    elliptical machines better than treadmills

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    Yes. Body weight training — using only your body weight for resistance — can be an effective type of strength training and a good addition

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    fitness trump thinness

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    Being thin or being fit: Which is more important? Of course, getting to a healthy weight and exercising regularly are both important goals. But to

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    Solid foods: How to get your baby started

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    Giving your baby his or her first taste of solid food is a major milestone. Here's what you need to know before your baby takes

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    Can taking vitamins help prevent heart disease or a heart attack?

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    It's not yet clear if taking vitamins can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. But, what is known is

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    Are dietary supplements right for you?

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    Dietary supplements may be popular, but are they right for you? That depends. Like medications, dietary supplements contain ingredients that affect how your body functions.

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    Are you doing everything you can to stay healthy?

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    You're watching your weight, eating healthy and exercising. That's great. But there's something else you need to do. See your doctor for recommended vaccinations and

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    Belching, intestinal gas and bloating: Tips for reducing them

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    Belching or passing gas (flatus) is natural and common. Excessive belching or flatus, accompanied by bloating, pain or distention, can occasionally interfere with daily activities

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    Belly fat in women: Taking and keeping it off

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    An expanding waistline is sometimes considered the price of getting older. For women, this can be especially true after menopause, when body fat tends to

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    Mind diet may cut your Alzheimer's risk

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    Have you heard of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for high blood pressure or the Mediterranean diet for heart health? When it

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