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Diet & Nutrition

3 Indian Food Habits That Are Good For Health

Let me begin by clarifying that there is no such thing as a "typical Indian way" when it comes to cooking and eating. This nation is simply too vast and varied for that. However, certain healthy tradi…

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6 Things You Should Never Eat For Breakfast

We’ve all heard the advice from doctors and nutritionists: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the fuel your body needs after last night’s 6 p.m. dinner and 8 hours of sleep. Perhaps…

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Summer Salad with Sunflower Dressing

Colorful and fresh, this salad is refreshing for anytime! 1 head red leaf lettuce, chopped 1 head butter lettuce, chopped ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved ⅓ cup red onions, cut in half moons …

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6 Surprising Myths About Obesity

We hear all the time about the obesity epidemic in the United States. Fat is equated to sickness, obesity kills, the trappings of modern life are leading to an epidemic—you get the picture. But, hold …

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How to Pick and Slice Up a Watermelon

Picture this; you just picked a perfectly sweet succulent watermelon and now you are ready to slice it up. But, if you do not know how to slice it up properly, you will be throwing away a lot of wo…

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Ridiculous: NYC Restaurant Gets Sued for Being Vegan

Perhaps you've heard of GustOrganics? The well-loved establishment operates in the Greenwich Village section of New York City has always made respect for the planet a part of its mission. But, like ma…

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What Exactly is Xanthan Gum and Should You Eat It?

If you’ve read the labels on packaged food lately, chances are good that you’ve seen xanthan gum listed on the label. And, like most people you probably hesitated, wondering, “What exactly is xanthan …

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How Deleting That Calorie-Counting App Made Me a Happier Person

For every sound piece of fitness advice that exists in the world, it seems there are 10 lousy ones. The most notable idea thrown at those interested in weight or body fat loss is “calories-in, calorie…

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Is MSG Really All That Bad?

For a naturally occurring compound, MSG gets a bad rap. Monosodium glutamate, a common flavor enhancer associated with the sense of umami, has been blamed for causing asthma, digestive distress, obesi…

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5 Caffeine-Free Iced Tea Recipes

Herbal iced teas are an excellent alternative to store-bought options. You get all the minerals and health benefits that go with them, without any sugar or caffeine. They’re easy to make and require v…

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