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Heart & Vascular Disease

9 Surprising Ways Yogurt Gives Your Health a Serious Boost

There is no question that yogurt is one of the most commonly enjoyed fermented foods in our diet. In addition to being delicious, there are many other reasons to make yogurt (non-dairy versions includ…

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Thousands of Groceries Claiming ’0 Trans Fats’ Actually Contain Them

A new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that at least 27 percent of 84,000 foods in grocery stores contain artificial trans fats, known to have a well-documented connection to h…

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Hummus for Heart Health

I’ve talked previously about the anti-diabetic and anti-obesity effects of various phytonutrients in beans, but beans have protective effects on the cardiovascular system as well. As one review found,…

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6 of the Worst Chain Restaurant Meals in the U.S.

A single meal with 3,600 calories takes the prize at the Xtreme Eating Awards from the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Each year the nutritionists at the Center for Science in the Public…

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10 Natural Remedies for Swollen Feet and Ankles

Are you coping with swelling? Check out some of these natural solutions to help relieve swollen feet and ankles! Swelling in your feet and ankles is called edema, and there are a lot of things …

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The Surprising Way that Noise Pollution May Be Harming Your Health

Noise pollution—especially from cars and airplanes—does more than hurt our ears. A large-scale Swedish study suggests that transportation sounds are linked to obesity. The 5,075 participants in thi…

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8 Things Your Feet Say About Your Health

From vitamin deficiencies to thyroid issues, your feet can tell you a lot more about your health than you might expect. Read on for some of the things our feet say about our overall health. 1. …

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The Number One Global Diet Risk

The Global Burden of Disease Study published in 2012, is the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of causes of death undertaken to date, involving nearly 500 researchers from more than 300 insti…

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8 Tips to Buy Better Yogurt

Despite all of the hype, not all yogurt is good for you. Here are 8 tips to help you select the best and healthiest yogurt for you: 1. Look for live cultures. The live cultures in yogurt provide th…

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9 Reasons to Ditch Bacon for Good

I keep reading about bacon as a health food. Seriously: bacon never was and never will be a health food. While diets like the Paleo Diet may have some redeeming qualities, these diets are often just a…

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Thanks - that reminded me to go make a fresh batch of lemonade!

Makes sense, and I'll keep this in mind. I love fresh-squeezed lemonade.