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articles by: Brandi, selected from Diets in Review

Fruits & Vegetables May Have a Larger Mental Impact Than We Thought

It's common knowledge that eating your fruits and vegetables does a body good. But what about your mind? Does what you eat have any effect on your mental well being? According to new research, it j…

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Trade Your Fast Food Receipts for Fresh Food

What if someone told you it was possible to redeem your fast food receipts for healthy, ready-to-prepare food? You would take them up on that immediately right? That's how recipe-kit delivery servi…

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Sunlight’s Strange Effect on Suicide Rates

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is now responsible for more than 39,000 deaths per year, and is preventable. In fact, most people who consider suicide do not actually attempt t…

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How Coffee Naps Can Boost Your Energy on Sleepy Days

If you're looking for a better way to nap, science provides the perfect solution. Happily, the solution involves two of most people's favorite things: napping and caffeine. New, and updated, scient…

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The Key to Better Depression Treatment

Even for the most devoted fitness lovers, sometimes it can be difficult to find the motivation to do another workout. Though the act of exercising leads to an overall better mood, sometimes it's getti…

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The New Way to Track Heart-Healthy Fitness in Schools

Are kids putting enough effort into physical education class? Educators in Dubuque, Iowa are determined to find out. Starting this school year, middle and high school students will be required to w…

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Yes, You CAN Eat Healthy on a Budget

We've all heard it time and time again, the healthier the diet, the more expensive it is. Consumers may use that claim as a crutch to hang on to some of their unhealthier habits. However, it's simply …

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The Danger of Pride in Anorexia

Pride can be a tricky thing. It can, however, be a very positive signal that we've accomplished a goal. Feeling proud is a natural, and usually positive, emotion. But for some, it can be a driving for…

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Positive Health Effects of Breastfeeding Last for Decades

One of the biggest debates when it comes to raising children is the one over breastfeeding. While the decision of how to feed a new baby is entirely up to the family, plenty of people on both sides of…

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Parents Don’t Think Kids’ Obesity is a Health Problem

It appears the parents of obese children may have a bit of a blind spot when it comes to their child’s health. A new study from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests that …

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Hmmm, not even a thank you. Beautiful family though.

Yummy! More sweet potatoes please.

Some interesting ideas. Thank you.

I do not have the problem, but my sister and one of my best friends have it. They live perfectly hap…

That's similar to my dinner this evening, except that my base was quinoa and not rice. That does so…

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