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GOOD MORNING! Here is your HEALTHY TIP for today,Thursday, July 31, 2014, from Ilene our dietitian!

Caffeine and alcohol are a bad combination! According to new research, mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking - increasing the risk for binge-drinking three fold. Caffeine can partially mask the effects of alcohol, giving off the illusion of being more alert. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, energy drinks are currently consumed by more than one-third of 18 to 24 year-old adults, including firefighters. Every summer local firefighters are transported to E.D.s for irregular heart rhythms caused by energy drinks.

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Tucson Fire Foundation shared WellAmerica's status update.

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Another beautiful AND hot day in Tucson! Here is your Healthy tip for today, Wednesday, July 30, 2014!

We have all heard the warnings on consuming highly caffeinated beverages, and now an abundance of concentrated caffeine powder is being sold easily online with little education to customers! Caffeine powder, which is used for inexpensive homemade caffeinated drinks, is sold in packages containing 100,000 milligrams – the equivalent of 1000 red bulls worth of caffeine! It is incredibly easy to mistakenly use too much - just 1 teaspoon is the same as drinking 35 red bulls - enough to kill you. Up to 400 mg a day is safe for adults. That equals four cups of coffee. Levels above that are associated with negative health outcomes. So, keep very close track of how much caffeine you ingest, and avoid giving caffeine to children.

Jul 30th 5:47pm • No Comments

Tucson Fire Foundation shared WellAmerica's status update.

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Here is your HEALTHY TIP from Ilene for YESTERDAY, Monday, July 28, 2014 :-)
Fight back against inflammation, a cause of heart disease and some cancers. Inflammation is a silent killer - you can feel fine for years until disease strikes. Most fruits, vegetables, omega 3 rich fish, nuts and teas reduce inflammation that can lead to disease. These foods stand out in reducing bio-markers for inflammation and providing heart healthy benefits: berries, cherries, raisins, salmon, basil, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach, nuts and green tea. Try a smoothie with seasonal fruits and spinach or kale.

Jul 30th 12:17am • No Comments

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Tucson, AZ 85701