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What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Glaucoma, a serious eye condition, causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eye (intraocular pressure). Over time this can damage the optic nerve and is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Currently, 57.5 million people have glaucoma. Researchers looked at data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). They … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Binge drinking, five or more drinks on one occasion for men and four of more drinks for women, not only suggests risky alcohol use but it is occurring with greater frequency in all age groups. Though binge drinking is often associated with college-aged adults, the prevalence of binge drinking in those over 60 is increasing … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

All types of tea – black, oolong, green and white – come from the same plant. They differ in how they are processed after harvesting and before drying. All dried teas, if stored away from light, heat and moisture will last a long time, up to 2 years. Keep loose tea or teabags in an … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Good Earth makes interesting and unique tea infusions. They have added an Organic Sweet & Spicy Green Tea to their line. The name describes its taste accurately – a pleasant sweet tea … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Getting enough fluids daily is important for all children, but when kids drink enough water they drink fewer sweetened drinks, are adequately hydrated, and less likely to gain weight during childhood. AquaBall is … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Simply squeezing a lemon wedge into your next cup of tea increases the levels of catechins, powerful antioxidants found in white, green and black tea. But drink tea the British way, with added milk, and casein, the main protein in milk, inhibits the beneficial effects of catechins. … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Binge drinking, having five or more drinks in two hours, is very prevalent in young adults, aged 18 to 24. It is estimated that four out of every 10 young adults frequently binge drink, on average four times a month. Binge drinking is already connected with increased accidents and hospitalizations for alcohol intoxication, but a … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Numerous news stories have reported that moderate drinking can help you live longer and lower your risk for heart disease. But, the scientific evidence may be shakier than we once believed. A recent study reviewed 87 previous studies that showed health benefits from moderate alcohol use. The current analysis of past studies did not support the idea that moderate drinkers, those … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

We aren’t talking about having a hangover the next day. You may have that when you binge drink, defined as 4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men in 2 hours or less. But binge drinking also depresses your immune system. We know that binge drinking increases the risk of falls, burns, gunshot wounds, … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

There are lots of good reasons to drink enough fluids throughout the day. Water is an excellent choice because it has no calories and can even help boost your intake of important minerals like calcium and magnesium. Water can actually contain a significant amount of these minerals, although it varies by locale. People often ask … Read More