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In Praise of Yogurt

While yogurt is perhaps the most widely-known and used fermented food in North America and parts of Europe, the yogurt fad is not a new one. We have been obsessed with yogurt for thousands of years. …

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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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You Are Covered in Bacteria (and that’s a good thing!)

Our bodies are home to a complex, vast community of microorganisms, and there is mounting research looking at how†how these bacteria and viruses†are connected to our overall health. You probably al…

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The Surprising Natural Remedy Linked to Allergy Relief

Aaaa-choo. Itís that time of year again for allergy sufferers. You may be surprised to learn that probiotics are among the best natural remedies for allergies. If youíre hooked on antihistamines, deco…

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5 Reasons Your Heart Will Thank You if You Eat Sauerkraut

Most people know that garlic, beans, and whole grains offer many heart health benefits. But thereís a surprising food that ranks right up there with those heart-healthy foods: sauerkraut. There are fi…

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The Food That is Three Times Healthier than Yogurt

Yogurt has had a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Thatís probably because most people know that yogurt offers live cultures of beneficial microcrobes that boost digestion and overall health. …

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The Surprising Natural Remedy for Anxiety

When you think of anxiety, you probably think of work stress, home stress, and family stress. You probably never consider what happens in your gut as a relevant factor for your emotional health. But a…

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How to Fight the Cold and Flu With Yogurt

You probably already expect garlic, chicken soup, or vitamin C-rich orange juice to help with cold and flu prevention and treatment. But now thereís a new food on the block that is kicking the butt of…

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Could Beneficial Bacteria Make Showering Obsolete?

There's a start-up in Massachusetts that's banking on the fact that, in the very near future, lots of people will start their day by rubbing bacteria all over their bodies instead of jumping in the sh…

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Psst! Having A Pet May Reduce Your Risk of Allergies & Asthma

Growing up, we never had pets. Well OK, there was a brief bout with a gerbil, but that doesn't really count. According to new research, our lack of furry friends could explain why my sister suffers fr…

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Thanks for the info. I cook them sometimes and eat them raw others; they are delicious both ways.

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The best way is to take your milk as usual along with 5 soaked (overnight) and peeled almonds every …