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10 Surprising Household Items That Cause Obesity

We all know that a lack of exercise along with too many pastries, doughnuts and soda cause weight gain, but more and more research shows that many of the household and other items we regularly come in…

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6 Habits That Help Balance Blood Sugar

With so many Americans suffering from obesity and diabetes, it is becoming more important than ever to be aware of your food’s effect on your blood sugar levels. Having high or low blood sugar can lea…

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10 Surprising Foods High in Sodium

Most of us know that fast food and frozen foods are high in sodium. Then there are the chips and other snack foods that tend to be doused in the white stuff. It’s fairly obvious to most people that th…

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Hearty Tomato Lentil Soup

A nice hearty bowl of soup sometimes is all you need. Full of protein, vitamins and nutrients, this soup is a great flavorful and nutritious meal for Meatless Monday or any day of the week. 1 ½ cup…

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How Much Salt is in Your McDonald’s Meal?

Exactly how much sodium is in your favorite McDonald’s guilty pleasure? I’ve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense. Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 m…

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The Guilty-Pleasure Food That’s Good For You

It's not hard to find reasons to love chocolate--and maybe that's why most people consider it a guilty pleasure. But that perception is changing as research continues to demonstrate chocolate's impres…

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Unexpected Source of Sodium Increases Heart Attack Risk

It may surprise you to learn that many prescription and over-the-counter medications contain hidden sodium, especially the drugs that dissolve in your mouth or are added to water. Because sodium-conta…

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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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This Easy, Delicious Dish Contains 7 Cancer-Fighting Ingredients

This tasty dish features a whopping seven cancer-fighting ingredients. Kidney beans are full of potassium and magnesium, and they help reduce bad LDL cholesterol as well as fight heart disease. Best o…

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Add This Fat-Burning Spice to Yogurt and Lower Your Cholesterol

In India, we love to eat yogurt — and not just for breakfast. Our favorite way to enjoy it is to add some vegetables, herbs and spices. The resulting dish is called “raita,” and there are dozens of de…

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