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Better Than Butter: Amazing Health Benefits of Ghee

Ghee is clarified butter traditionally used in Indian cooking. Though high in fat, ghee has amazing health benefits, including improving memory, digestion and boosting the immune system. Ghee is made by simmering unsalted butter in a pot until all the water has boiled. Ghee is the milk solids that has settled to the bottom of the pot and is best enjoyed in moderation. If you've eaten lobster or crab before, you may be more familiar with the term "drawn butter", which is essentially the same thing, although often many people will simply melt some butter and call it drawn butter.

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Children, Nutrition

Top 15 SUPERFOODS for Babies and Toddlers

Making healthy meals takes some planning. But that can be difficult for working parents struggling to get home in time to pick their kids up from their latest extracurricular activity, or trying to feed a child that only wants processed foods like macaroni and cheese or pizza at every meal. Do not fret. Small changes in daily routine, nutritional understanding and fitness awareness can make huge differences in your family’s overall health.  Incorporating healthy and nutritious foods into your family’s bellies can be done, but it may take a little work. (more…)

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Children, Health

Diarrhea and the Digestive System

The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) defines diarrhea as frequent, loose, and watery bowel movements. Bowel movements, also called stools, are body wastes passed through the rectum and anus. Stools contain what is left after your digestive system absorbs nutrients and fluids from what you eat and drink. If your body does not absorb the fluids, or if your digestive system produces extra fluids, stools will be loose and watery. Loose stools contain more water, salts, and minerals and weigh more than solid stools. Diarrhea that lasts a short time is called acute diarrhea. Acute diarrhea is a common

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Hearing, Nutrition

How Music Effects Your Diet – Listening Your Way To Weight Loss

Music is truly a powerful tool - even when it comes down to seemingly mundane matters. Without music; movies would lose some of their appeal; being placed on hold via telephone would be little more frustrating; and our commute back and forth to work would be much more redundant. No one can deny the powerful effect music has on an individual. Whether this effect be positive or negative however, often depends on the type of music listened to. Nevertheless, extensive research has shown that certain types of music possess the ability to: 1.) Ease symptoms of depression 2.) Improve brain

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Health, Nutrition

What Is So Bad About Fried Foods?

It should come as no surprise that greasy and fried foods affect our health in many negative ways. First of all, it makes you gain weight. Weight gain can lead to obesity, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, and even death. Secondly, greasy and fried foods have high cholesterol. In excess, this can lead to serious problems, especially because cholesterol buildup can block the blood flow in the arteries, leading to heart failure or causing a stroke, the number one cause of death in America. Fried foods contain an unhealthy fat known as trans fat. The

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