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Why sugar is bad for your health

Why sugar is bad for your health

Madison Alvarado, Photography Editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

Sugar is in many foods we eat today. Snacks, fast food or drinks all contain sugars. On the average men eat at least 150 calories per day of sugar, which is the equivalent of nine teaspoons. Women eat at least 100 calories of sugar per day, which is 25 grams or six teaspoons. Changing up your diet can hel...

Legal weed increases illegal use

Legal weed increases illegal use

Jacob Sanchez, Photography editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

As of April 2017, the use of medical marijuana has been legalized in twenty nine states. Though there are different laws of production, distribution and consumption in each state, that has not stopped people from using cannabis illegally. Recent studies have shown that an increase in the illegal use of...

A Failing Cure: Ineffective Antibiotics

A Failing Cure: Ineffective Antibiotics

Selena Morentin, Op-Ed Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

A recent concern over the effectiveness of antibiotics has begun a discussion in the medical world. Anti Resistant bacteria has become a trying problem as of late, and instances all over the world prove that losing this cure for illnesses is no laughing matter. Biology-online.org describes antibi...

Do you drink coffee to start off your day?

Do you drink coffee to start off your day?

Madison Alvarado, Photography Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

A lot of people start off their day with a cup of coffee to wake them up. Sixty-three percent of Americans drink coffee everyday. It is the largest source of antioxidants in our diet.   The benefits of coffee are that it is rich in antioxidants and may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, liv...

Are sports drinks better?

Are sports drinks better?

Priscila Manzo, Editor-in-chief
May 18, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

Sports drinks are a very popular drink in the U.S. for people who exercise. Almost 50 percent of people in the U.S. drink sports drinks before or after exercising. But what many people do not know is that sports drinks are not as health promoting as they are advertised to be. Many people choose sports...

Donuts and Chips and Trans Fats…Oh My!

Donuts and Chips and Trans Fats…Oh My!

Selena Morentin, Op-Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

Trans fats: another ingredient labeled on a food product. What makes this ingredient so special, or rather more urgent to watch out for? There are two types of trans fats: natural and artificial. AmericanHeartAssociation.org stated, “Naturally-occurring trans fats are produced in the gut of som...

Organic? Or just expensive?

Organic? Or just expensive?

Jacob Sanchez, Photography editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

Have you ever wondered about the products that are actually sold inside that “Organic Foods” store down the street? Or maybe you have driven past one, yet you never stopped to go inside. First let’s start off with the word “organic.” What does “organic” really mean when it comes to food? The...

Ways to lower cholesterol

Ways to lower cholesterol

Madison Alvarado, Photography Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

Cholesterol is a compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues. It is a waxy fat and is a substance found in all cells of the body. Your body needs cholesterol to help your organs grow and work. Your body needs cholesterol, but not too much. It makes hormones and vitamin D, and it helps you...

Nosebleed Advice

Nosebleed Advice

Victoria Olivas, Business Manager
April 20, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

A parent's worse nightmare is seeing their child covered in blood. However, sometimes there is no need to worry because it is simply a nosebleed. The medical name for a nosebleed is epistaxis and mostly can be treated at home. Blood flows from one or both nostrils during a nosebleed. It can be heavy...

Do fad diets work?

Do fad diets work?

Madison Alvarado, Photography Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

Fads diets are most common in America because they are easy and convenient. A fad diet is defined as a popular diet, or trend, where you reduce your food intake in hopes of losing weight quickly. Just like any fad, fad diets come and go. Juicing diet, exercise diet or even military diet are example...

Cells repair themselves postmortem

Cells repair themselves postmortem

Victoria Olivas, Business Manager
February 24, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

Is there life after death? This is a question many of us have asked ourselves. We may not be able to answer that question, but we do know that some cells live after death. A new study shows that certain cells repair themselves postmortem. A team of international scientists led by Alex Pozhitkov studied t...

Weeding out the suspects

Weeding out the suspects

Priscila Manzo, Editor in chief
February 24, 2017
Filed under Mind & Body

Drinking and driving has been a problem for a long time. Driving under the influence causes accidents to happen often with fatal outcomes and puts anyone on the road in danger. Sobriety tests exist to determine whether someone is drunk and have made roads a bit safer for drivers. A new problem has r...

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