24 Aug '11, 3pm

Can "Fat Taxes" Keep Us Healthy? | Care2 Healthy Living

Can "Fat Taxes" Keep Us Healthy? | Care2 Healthy Living

Governments around the world are implementing or considering “fat taxes.” Denmark and Hungary have already passed legislation to put levies on products considered to be unhealthy (i.e. foods containing high amounts of sugar, salt, and fat). This money is then funneled into health care. Canada is interested. New York State has tried to tax junk foods – particularly soft drinks. 7 Reasons Governments Want Us to Decrease Soft Drink Intake: Americans drink such LARGE quantities of soft drinks that they represent a significant percentage of our daily calorie intake. (The average is three quarts per week.) This part of our diet therefore contains no needed nutrients (such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, or essential fatty acids). Pop is just water, chemical flavors, additives, and usually, sugar. The sugar makes you fat and contributes to diabetes and other degenerative d...

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Top 10 Healthy Cities in U.S. | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 25 Aug '11, 12am

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Can Eating Wheat Affect Mental Health?

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care2.com 24 Aug '11, 5pm

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10 Things I Learned From People Who Survive Cancer | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 23 Aug '11, 6pm

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15 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

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care2.com 24 Aug '11, 12am

Oh, coffee ! Many of us rely on you to start the day or help us push through that early afternoon slump, but what happens ...

Feeding Vegan Dogs (with recipes!) | Care2 Healthy Living: As explained in Good Nutrition for Healthy Vegan Dogs...

Feeding Vegan Dogs (with recipes!) | Care2 Heal...

care2.com 25 Aug '11, 3pm

As explained in Good Nutrition for Healthy Vegan Dogs , vegan caregivers can be confident that it’s possible to feed your ...

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salary.sg 24 Aug '11, 3pm

Hi, I have monthly transport allowance as part of my basic package and I’ve been taxed for the allowance part as well thou...

Nutrition on a Recession Budget | Care2 Healthy Living: These days are stressful enough and your body doesn't ne...

Nutrition on a Recession Budget | Care2 Healthy...

care2.com 21 Aug '11, 5pm

by Dr. Kristina L. Sargent , DC, Contributor to All Things Healing Holistic Nutrition In this economy, finances are a stre...

Is “Environmentalist” A Dirty Word? | Care2 Healthy Living

Is “Environmentalist” A Dirty Word? | Care2 Hea...

care2.com 21 Aug '11, 4pm

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care2.com 17 Aug '11, 1pm

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13 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 19 Aug '11, 11pm

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care2.com 18 Aug '11, 4pm

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor At first glance, some foods like vegetable sprouts, fish and eggs may...

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care2.com 14 Aug '11, 5pm

Many people sense a planetary shift is going on. There is global economic instability, climate change, increased solar act...

Hurricane Comes Between US And Our Stuff

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care2.com 27 Aug '11, 10pm

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Your Home Is a Living Organism! | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 18 Aug '11, 5pm

By Erica Sofrina , Founder of the Academy of Feng Shui, author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for t...

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care2.com 19 Aug '11, 5pm

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