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Drink tea to sleep better, lose weight, relieve stress, and more!

Drink tea to sleep better, lose weight, relieve stress, and more!

You’ve seen more and more teas available in restaurants and trendy coffee shops, and perhaps you’re a tea lover yourself. In the US, tea drinking is on the rise and that’s a good thing, since the different varieties and options keep your palette bubbling with anticipation of new flavors.

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Weight-loss surgery and coffee

For many people, coffee is the vital ingredient needed to get the day off to a great start. For those who consume large amounts of coffee on a regular basis, drinking coffee can often relieve headaches and help you feel relaxed. However, when it comes to weight-loss surgery, your bariatric surgeon or nutritionist may recommend that you cut back on your coffee intake or stop drinking it altogether.

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Soda contains more fructose than advertised

Soda labels often misrepresent the amount of fructose contained in the drink, reveals a new study published in the journal Obesity.

Researchers from the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine purchased 23 different types of soda and sent them to a lab in Massachusetts for analysis. Scientists there used a process known as high-performance liquid chromatography to determine the levels of fructose, glucose, and sucrose in each beverage. Each sample was tested three times.

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