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4 Powerful Foods That Guard Your Heart

Warnings about foods that harm your heart abound: fried potatoes, greasy burgers, cream-rich pasta... But here's a look at four fabulous foods that do your heart a world of good. The great thing is, t…

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Shocking! The Unhealthiest Food Chains in America

Sure, McDonald's has the Big Mac -- and with jumbo fries and a large gulp of carbonated sugar it certainly isn't "healthy." But McDonald's doesn't even come close to earning the title of one of the un…

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Trans Fats are (Almost) History

For years, health and nutrition advocates have agreed on one thing: trans fats should have no part in a healthy diet. And finally, the United States government is coming around to that notion. Yesterd…

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11 Super Health Benefits in Just One Celery Stalk

Apples walk away with most health accolades, and spinach leads the healthy veggie brigade. Compared to them, celery is somewhat unsung, but once you read its incredible--and nearly endless--list of he…

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7 Super Reasons to Love Almond Butter

What is almond butter? Itís just almonds, blended in a food processor. Add a little honey and sea salt for taste, and you have a spoonful of heaven, thatís also really good for you! In my opinion, …

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Not-So-Safe Foods You Should Avoid

Photo Courtesy of:† Thinkstock/iStockphoto Some foods have been promoted as "healthy," when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples.† Here's an expansion on…

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11 Reasons to Love Tomatoes

This year my husband and I planted 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.† We also made a long distance move.† Our tomatoes were in the ground even before we opened most of the boxes, which may sound absu…

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Dangers of Statin Drugs

Sadly, a quarter of the U.S. population over age 45 takes statin drugs, the pharmaceutical industryís Number One money maker, largely due to relentless advertising, which a recent study found may be d…

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Low-Fat Milk = High-Fat Kid

Walk into a school cafeteria and you will find boxes upon boxes of low-fat milk (hopefully without strawberry and chocolate flavoring). Peruse a childís menu at any restaurant in the U.S. and you will…

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(Re)Consider the Egg

Back in the 1990s, at the rise of cholesterol awareness, the humble chicken egg was demonized. Reports showed that eggs (particularly the sunny yoke) were abundantly rich in cholesterol, which played …

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