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Foods That Help You Sleep

Many foods contain naturally occurring substances that bring on sleep; here are some of the best choices to help you settle down for a quality rest. Walnuts Walnuts are a good source of tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that helps make serotonin and melatonin, the “body clock” hormone that sets … Read more

Summer Care Beat the heat with Fruit Juices

Know the Calories in fruit

Rich in vitamins, minerals and fibres, fruits are highly recommended for good health. Nevertheless, they have their fair share of calories, with some fruits containing far more calories than others. Therefore, certain fruits should be consumed in moderation when you’re watching your figure. Fresh fruits How many calories are in … Read more

Why All Calories Are Not the Same

Why All Calories Are Not the Same

Robert Lustig, MD, explains why all calories are not created equal. Cutting-edge experts say the “calories in, calories out” philosophy is oversimplified and inadequate. Quality of calories determines the quantity your body burns or stores, says Robert Lustig, MD, author of the recently published book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, … Read more

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Surprisingly Germy Kitchen Items You Never Even Thought to Clean

The sponge and the sink are obvious culprits, but new research shows that other everyday kitchen objects can also harbor germs that can cause foodborne illnesses or worse. Even the cleanest kitchen has germs. In a new study from NSF International, a non-profit public health and safety organization, when 20 families … Read more