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Goji Berries — Health Benefits and Side Effects

Have you been wondering about the health benefits of goji berries and goji juice? Some claim that goji berries are the next fountain of youth. But what is the goji berry and can it really prevent chronic illness? And do dried goji berries have side effects? Here are answers to your questions.

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14 Worst Foods for Diabetics

On the top of the WORST FOODS FOR DIABETICS list are offenders containing high amounts of fat, sodium, carbohydrate, sugar and calories that may increase people who suffer from diabetes or are at a high risk of developing diabetes. Consuming these types of common foods on a regular basis may severely increase your risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, uncontrolled blood glucose, and weight gain.

Just because you may have diabetes, or are at risk for developing diabetes, does not mean total deprivation, starvation, or meals with only bland and boring foods. It does mean, however, that better planning and more attention to what goes into your mouth needs to be taken seriously. Most of the foods in a typical supermarket are best left on the shelves. With diabetes or without, it is wise to avoid or limit the foods on this list because they not only high in saturated fat and trans fat, which contribute to heart disease risk, but are acid forming and increase the inflammation in the body, decrease the body’s overall immune system and make the organ systems work harder to help the body detox from processing the eaten foods. These foods are also high in added sugar, which is an empty source of calories that can lead to weight gain and of course, throw off the body’s sugar balance.

If you see some of your favorite foods on this list, don’t lose heart: We’ve picked several healthier options for you to choose from. So you can have small fixed portions of fries and eat them, too, provided that they are baked rather than deep-fat fried.

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Best Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Without Medication

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States. More than 2,600 people die of heart disease every day, which translates into one cardiovascular death every 33 seconds. Is this because the average American consumes a diet high in fat, cholesterol, calories and salt, and sedentary and stressful lifestyle?

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