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Carbohydrates form one of the major building blocks of our diets. They occur in the form of fiber, starch, and sugar in all the foods that we eat. While all foods contain carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates such as those found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables take longer to digest than simple carbohydrates that are found in refined foods like bread, cakes, and junk food. However, excessive carbohydrate intake, especially the intake of high amounts of simple carbohydrates can cause health problems which form the metabolic syndrome. These health problems include diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Type 2 Diabetes When you...

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What we eat has a profound effect on how we feel, the strength and health of our joints and muscles and our overall health.   If you suffer from arthritis then you have heard that there are foods that you can eat to reduce inflammation on your joints and therefore reduce joint pain that is a source of major discomfort for arthritis patients. However, there is a lot of conflicting information on what foods arthritis patients should take to reduce the devastating pain that affects many patients. This article will reveal 3 great foods that relieve arthritic pain. Oily Fish...

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