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10 Foods to Eat Every Day to Lower Cholesterol (and Prevent Heart Disease)

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This article was originally published by Top 10 Home Remedies.

A high LDL cholesterol level is medically known as hypercholesterolemia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one-third of American adults have high levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol. This increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and heart attacks.

Cholesterol falls under three categories: low-density lipoprotein (LDL), very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) that may need medications and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL and VLDL are bad for your health, while HDL is good for your health.

10 Herbs and Spices to Prevent Chronic Inflammation and Premature Aging

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This article was originally published by Mind Body Green.

Garlic and turmeric are among my top five foods to keep you looking young, for their hormone-balancing, anti-inflammatory properties. Mint and nutmeg are up there, too.

As for the 10 others I have highlighted here, I really can’t cook or live youthfully without them …

New McDonald’s “Healthy” Kale Salad Has MORE Calories than a Big Mac

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This article was originally published by Real Farmacy.

Though McDonald’s remains a powerful force in the global fast food marketplace, its recent PR disasters, from its ‘19 ingredients in the french fries’ fiasco to its use of abused poultry, have motivated the company to rebrand itself. McDonald’s has made not only an appeal to increasingly bizarre snacks, such as the chocolate-laced fries it recently debuted in Japan — it has also begun to offer “healthy” options.

One of McDonald’s recent responses to slumping sales was the launch of a line of salads in Canada, which they announced last year. The new caesar salad, called the “Keep Calm and Caesar On,” offers “a nutrient-rich lettuce blend with baby kale.” The only problem? The caloric and sodium content in this new ‘healthy’ option exceed those of a Big Mac. And a Double Big Mac.

Eat 1 Avocado a Day and These AMAZING Things Will Happen to Your Body

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This article was originally published by Real Farmacy.

The avocado is believed to have originated in Puebla, Mexico. The oldest evidence of the avocado was found in a cave in Puebla, Mexico and dates back to around 10,000 BC.

Native to Mexico and Central America, the avocado is classified in the same family as camphor and cinnamon. An avocado is botanically, a large berry that grows on a tree that can reach 6 feet tall. Just like a banana, the avocado ripens 1-2 weeks after being picked.

Baking Soda and Aluminum Tooth Strip Remedy to Start Whitening Teeth in 1 Hour

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This article was originally published by Mama Bee.

You’ll get aluminum-foiled teeth. I’m kidding. Even though this was the first answer that came to my mind when I saw this on the Internet.

There is a new trend circling around the world and I’ve managed to catch it at the right moment.

USDA Allows US Chicken to Be Processed in Toxic Chinese Factories

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This article was originally published by Real Farmacy.

“Chinese chicken” will soon have a whole new meaning, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently gave the green-light to four chicken processing plants in China, allowing chicken raised and slaughtered in the U.S. to be exported to China for processing, and then shipped back to the U.S. and sold on grocery shelves here.  Furthermore, the imported processed poultry will not require a country-of-origin label nor will U.S. inspectors be on site at processing plants in China before it is shipped to the United States for human consumption.

Food safety experts worry about the quality of chicken processed in a country notorious for avian influenza and food-borne illnesses. And they predict that China will eventually seek to broaden the export rules to allow chickens born and raised in China.
 “Economically, it doesn’t make much sense,” said Tom Super, spokesman for the National Chicken Council, in a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle. “Think about it: A Chinese company would have to purchase frozen chicken in the U.S., pay to ship it 7,000 miles, unload it, transport it to a processing plant, unpack it, cut it up, process/cook it, freeze it, repack it, transport it back to a port, then ship it another 7,000 miles. I don’t know how anyone could make a profit doing that.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimates that American poultry processors are paid roughly $11 per hour on average. In China, reports have circulated that the country’s chicken workers can earn significantly less—$1 to 2 per hour—which casts doubt on Super’s economic feasibility assessment.

5 Natural and Tested Remedies to Remove Everything from Warts to Skin Tags

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This article was originally published by David Wolfe.

Are you bothered with moles, skin tags, clogged pores or skin breakouts? It is common to develop skin problems at any point in your life due to changes in your lifestyle and hormones. There are thousands of skin and beauty care products that promise to give you clear and glowing skin. Instead of relying on these products, you can attempt some simple and easy home remedies to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Try these natural remedies for common skin problems that you can utilize to achieve healthy, clear skin.

Removing Warts

Warts are small bumps on the skin or mucous membranes caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV. They are common and normally treated with salicylic acid or freezing. Some people also like to wrap warts in duct tape. However, there are some other more natural options you could try.

7 Cancer Causing Pet Foods Your Must NEVER Feed Your Pet

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This article was originally published by Food Babe.

Although you are (hopefully) reading the ingredients on the food you buy to feed your family, are you reading the ingredients on your pet’s food?

A fascinating new report was just released today by the nonprofit watchdog group, The Cornucopia Institute: