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How the Body Mistakes Hunger for Thirst

Thirst occurs when your body needs water. When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake. Sometimes you eat food out of boredom. Keeping track of what you drink and eat will hel...

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Artificial Sweeteners- Too Good to be True?

Artificial sweeteners are everywhere. We know the main sources: diet soda, sugar-free foods, and those little colored packets next to the sugar at Starbucks… But what are they actually doing to our bodies? Saccharin was the first artificial sweetener, discovered accidentally in 1879. This sweetener gained popularity during World War I when sugar...

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