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    Decaf Coffee: Good or Bad?

    Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages worldwide and is commonly used to help with drowsy mornings. Some drink coffee for the jolt of caffeine and others simply enjoy the experience of sipping a hot cup of joe. Caffeine is a potent nutrient with a number of side effects and it is often necessary for individuals to limit their intake. Decaf coffee provides a way to enjoy a beloved beverage without the effects associated with caffeine intake. What is decaf coffee? Decaf coffee is nutritionally similar to caffeinated coffee apart from the caffeine content. (1) Before the coffee beans are roasted and ground, they are processed in a way…

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    Is Celery Juice Healthy? All You Need to Know

    Celery juice is exactly what it sounds like – the juice from celery stalks. It is mainly water, but also provides many minerals, nutrients and antioxidants that provide possible health benefits. What is in Celery Juice It takes about 6 medium stalks of celery to produce 8 fluid ounces of celery juice. According to the FDA’s FoodDataCentral, the nutrient breakdown for 8 fl. oz. of celery juice and 6 medium stalks of celery are practically identical (1). The only noticeable difference is the amount of fiber. Celery and celery juice have high levels of Vit K, folate and potassium; good amounts of Vit C, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, B-vitamins;…

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    How to Choose High Quality Vitamins and Supplements

    We can find vitamins and supplement in almost every store and we see them being promoted everywhere online. But what is the difference between vitamins and supplements? Do we need them? Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients, and our bodies need them to maintain healthy bodily functions. We should gather the majority of our needed vitamins and minerals through our food and nutrition, but if we cannot succeed in doing that, we can utilize supplements. There have been studies done on vitamins and supplement, but how do we know which ones are the best? You might be thinking, how can one be better than another or why? The FDA…

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