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Diet Soda Drinking Associated With Higher Dementia & Stroke Risk

A pair of new research studies are adding to the growing body of evidence that sugary soda drinks pose a health risk. The first study discloses that excess sugar, particularly the added fructose in sugary drinks, might damage your brain. Researchers looked at data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) and found that people who […]

Interesting Nutrition Facts about Strawberries

Half a StrawberryStrawberries are one of my favorite fruits, whether in an ice-cold smoothie or warm strawberry shortcake. Packed with phytochemicals, the strawberry plant (scientific name Fragaria ananassa) belongs to the family Rosaceae, which includes roses, apple trees and plum trees. Botanically speaking, Fragaria ananassa is not a berry, and not even a fruit. A fruit is defined as a mature, thickened ovary of a seed-bearing plant, along with it’s parts like the fleshy layers of tissue (the pulp).