Are Valentine’s Chocolates a Health Food?

With Valentine's day approaching, the chocolate confectioners have a happy smile on their faces! Most people love chocolate. But is it really a health food? Some studies suggest it may have benefits due to the antioxidants and flavanoids it contains. However, milk chocolate and Dutch chocolate have none of these health-giving benefits. We must not forget the…

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The Mighty Soybean

Soyfoods have been the source of much confusion over their safety, especially the phytoestrogens. Today research confirms their safety in humans. While these molecules are structurally similar to estrogens, they act differently in humans and are much weaker. Several servings of soyfoods per day have been found to be safe and beneficial as well.

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Be strong!

In the United States, according to a study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 21.9% of men and 17.5% of women engage in strength training.Considering the many benefits strength training provides, these numbers are extremely low. It has been a national health objective by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)…

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Forgiveness as an Indicator of Health: Part 2

This article is one of a series on forgiveness and its' health benefits.Florida State University conducted research on prayer and forgiveness. The objective? To test whether praying for a relationship partner would increase someone's willingness to forgive that partner. Participants who were assigned to pray for their romantic partner reported greater willingness to forgive that partner than…

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