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Managing Lactose Intolerance

Managing Lactose Intolerance

Many adults are unable to digest lactose, the naturally occurring sugar found in milk. Lactose intolerance can result in diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain.

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Active Bacterial Cultures & Probiotics

Active Bacterial Cultures & Probiotics

Two of the most common friendly bacteria added to dairy products are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria. Within each group, there are different species (for example, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidus), and within each species, different strains (or varieties). Health Canada has identified the claims for probiotics and eligible species for these claims.

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Keeping Your Diet Healthy & Balanced

Keeping Your Diet Healthy & Balanced

An unbalanced diet that is high in fat and processed foods can lead to a number of digestive disorders, including heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, gas and constipation. Other preventable factors contributing to digestive disorders can be alcohol consumption, smoking, stress, lack of sleep and lack of exercise.

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Achieving Your Ideal Body Weight

Achieving Your Ideal Body Weight

Carrying around extra weight can lead to a number of health problems. Excess weight puts more strain on your heart. It can raise blood pressure, contribute to high blood cholesterol and makes diabetes more likely to develop. Losing excess weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, not to mention you will feel better about yourself and have more energy!

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Keep Your Heart Healthy!

Keep Your Heart Healthy!

High blood cholesterol and high blood pressure are risk factors for heart disease and stroke. When blood cholesterol is too high it settles on the inside walls of blood vessels. As it builds up, blood vessels become clogged and the blood vessels become clogged and the blood can’t flow properly to the heart and brain. When this happens the chances of having a heart attack or stroke are greatly increased.

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