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Get Juiced A


Fruit Juice Cranberry


Grape, apple Pomegranate


Orange, grapefruit


ccording to a study presented at the 2011 Experimental Biology meeting, drinking 100%fruit juicemay preventmultiple diseases,


including the conditions listed below. Researchers said that all the fruit juiceswere linked to greater antioxidant activity. Remember, this is real fresh juice, not the sugary concentrate loadedwith chemicals that sometimes claimto be “real.” Read labels!


Benefit


Helps prevent urinary-tract disease Helps protect against cognitive decline Reduces risk of prostate disease


Reduces risk of respiratory and digestive cancers


Fighting disease, one tangy glass at a time.


You don’t have to be high to fall victim to “the munchies.”


COOKIES & POTATO CHIPS – THEY’RE LIKE DRUGS, MAN


You don’t need a bong to get marijuana-like effects in your body. According to a study that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the chemical reaction that you get from smoking weed can also result from eating high-fat treats like ice cream


and potato chips. This dietary fat appears to activate endo- cannabinoids, the same chemicals in the brain that are


triggered by ingesting marijuana. These neurochemicals also affect mood and regulate anxiety, appetite and relaxation levels.


THE TAKEAWAY Compromise by setting up a diet “cheat”


day once a week, when you can indulge in fattening foods. But stick to healthy eating the rest of the week.


HOT TIP 90%


That’s the proportion of Americans who claim they eat a healthy diet, according to a survey by Consumer Reports Health. Considering that more than one-third of Americans are obese, according to the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, self- delusion should now join overeating and junk food as growing health problems in the U.S.


Red pepper can help control appetite. Cayenne chili pepper that contains capsaicin increases body temperature and burns more calories through natural energy expenditure. Sprinkle some on your food.


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