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Moderation Maven

Dishing up the best ingredients for a healthy lifestyle

When It Comes to Energy Drinks, Buyer Beware

You may want to think twice before downing energy shots like they're water. Energy drinks may seem innocuous enough, but a 14 year old girl from Maryland died from a heart attack earlier this year after consuming two Monster energy drinks within a 24 hour period. In response, Illinois state senator Dick Durbin has asked the Federal Drug Administration to begin regulating energy drinks. Since en...

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Cancer?

Chances are, you've heard that your sweet tooth could lead to major health problems. Artificial sweeteners have a lot of critics; in the past, they have been linked to cancer in animals and are now being shunned by many due to their manmade origins. However, various studies have shown that artificial sweeteners currently on the market exhibit no significant correlation to cancer or other health...

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