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THE COCONUT WATER CRAZE

No question, coconut water is healthful and hydrating. But sold as a “functional beverage,” is it all it’s cracked up to be?This tropical tonic is showing up everywhere. People drink it at the gym, the beach, on hiking trails, even while just taking a...
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Claims That Don’t Hold Water

You may be surprised to know that you don't need to drink eight glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration and stay healthy.Don't schools and countless experts advise it? What about those people chugging from water bottles all day long? It's still a...
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Beer and Bone Health

Hey Guys, Drink a Beer to Bone HealthMemo to all the guys out there (and the women who love you): Quit walking to the kitchen every time those bone-health commercials come on. (Sally Fields, we love you. Really, we do.) All the talk about...
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HAPPY INVESTMENTS

Does money make people happier? Less than you may think. Here are 6 tips from experts on the science of happiness. The wealthy are happier than the poor, studies have found, and wealthy countries are happier than poor ones--but only a little, on average. That's surprising,...
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Oral Bacteria Can Take Heavy Toll on Health

Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and can affect the health of the rest of your body. Did you know that more than 6 BILLION bacteria are present inside the mouth? In essence, your have more bacteria in your mouth than the Earth's...
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Relevence of the Water Flosser

A review of the literature answers many questions related to the use of water flossers, the first of which was introduced in 1962. Numerous studies suggest that water flossers remove biofilm from tooth surfaces and bacteria from periodontal pockets better than string flossing and...
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NUTS ABOUT PEANUTS

Peanuts are the most frequently consumed "nut" in the U.S., even though technically they are not nuts. In some ways, peanuts are even better for you than true nuts.Unlike "tree nuts" (almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, among others), peanuts grow on the ground and...
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7 Worst Foods for Tooth Enamel Loss

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, but some foods may be stronger.Soft Drinks Guess what? Sugar isn't the biggest culprit when it comes to a fizzy drink's impact on teeth. These beverages -- diet or not -- strip minerals from tooth...
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