Study: Pomegranate Juice lowers blood pressure

Pomegranate juice may save your life according to a 3-year experiment published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study compared participants from a control group (no pomegranate juice) with those who consumed an ounce of pomegranate juice each day. The results were remarkable. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United

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Study: Antacids users 300% more likely to get COVID

A study of over 80,000 people concluded that those taking Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn, are far more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who are not. The study, published in July of 2020 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, surveyed 86,602 respondents and asked them about their PPI use, and whether or not

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What is in a Fig Newton cookie?

In this video health tip, Tony is back in the grocery store to look at the ingredients on two different versions (original and blueberry) of the popular snack Fig Newtons. What’s in a Fig Newton? Remember that the earlier an ingredient is listed on a label, the more of that ingredient is in the product.

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Are pretzels a healthy snack or not?

Pretzels are a popular snack and in this video Tony breaks down what you should be looking for on the ingredients to make sure you buy the healthiest version. Are pretzels sweet? When you bite into a pretzel, would you describe it as satisfying your sweet tooth? Do you taste sugar or anything sweet at

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Drinking juice

Is juice from the store healthy?

If you follow tonyshealthtips.com closely, you know that I’m a big fan of “juicing,” “juice cleansing,” or “juice fasting.” Juices from fruits and vegetables is a great way introduce nutrients without burdening your body with digestion like food does. However, juice cleansing should only be done with fresh juices because there is a very big

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Buy this, not that: cookies and crackers

For this video health tip, Tony spends time in the grocery store to break down some healthier snack options to satisfy your cravings. Cheez-Its Tony explains that “Cheddar Bunnies” are a much healthier alternative to the popular snack “Cheeze-Its” because Cheddar Bunnies do not contain TBHQ, a controversial preservative that McDonalds removed from its Chicken

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

What’s in Reese’s peanut butter cups?

When you’re buying candy, you know you’re going to be eating high doses of processed sugars which have been shown to have negative consequences for teeth, your body, and your cravings. But there’s a surprising danger in some candy and snack food that most people are less aware of. TBHQ or tertiary butylhydroquinone, AKA tert-Butylhydroquinone

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Fortune cookies

Fortune Cookie Ingredients

“I gotta tell you, I think I’d rather eat the fortune inside cookie and take my chances with the ingredients in the paper, than actually eat the contents of the cookie itself.” Fortune Cookie Ingredients This was my first time looking at the ingredients on fortune cookies and I couldn’t help my cringe. Not only

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homemade granola

What is the healthiest granola?

In this health video, Tony reports from the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX which boasts a wide assortment of granola. Unfortunately, every single granola offered is loaded with sugar. In order to get the oats and nuts and raisins to stick together, there needs to be some oil or sugar source like honey or

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women on death bed

What is Post Traumatic Growth?

Many of us have heard of “Post Traumatic Stress” but consider becoming familiar with “Post Traumatic Growth.” Some define it as the notion that a horrible event can actually make you stronger and better person. It turns out, according to a nurse who interviewed dying patients and recorded their answers in a blog and a

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