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Stop inflammation with healthy diet

Fit Facts: Support your gut bacteria

By Blake Glosson | October 28, 2014

In a society that emphasizes taking action to prevent the growth of bacteria, it’s easy to forget we have friendly bacteria living inside of us, keeping us alive.Called natural flora, or gut microbiota, this is the stuff you should protect and nurture...

Fit Facts: Artificial sweeteners still better than sugar

Fit Facts: Artificial sweeteners still better than sugar

By Blake Glosson | September 29, 2014

Despite disagreements among health enthusiasts, evidence declares its own verdict that artificial sweeteners are still a smart option as substitutes for added sugars.It’s important to understand the relative risks of sugar and artificial alternatives....

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