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3 Ways Meatless Monday Helps the Earth

It's never too late to join the Meatless Monday movement! Meatless Monday was started in 2003 by former advertising executive Sid Lerner. He decided to partner with Johns Hopkins University to revi…

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How to Cook Root Vegetables + Recipes

Root veggies like turnips, parsnips, and rutabagas provide your body with deep nourishment and delightful flavors. Knotty, bumpy, and sometimes hairy, root vegetables aren't going to win any …

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11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils

Fats in the diet are highly controversial.†Saturated fat was previously blamed for raising cholesterol and causing heart disease, but this has now been disproven (1,†2). For some reason, dietary gu…

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Just 2 Teaspoons of This Fiber May Help Lower Cholesterol

Most Americans get about only half of the fiber that is recommended. Soluble dietary fiber can help control weight and lower cholesterol, which studies suggest can help prevent heart disease. We can f…

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The Fruit That’s Associated With a Better Sex Life

Apples have long been praised for their ability to "keep the doctor away." Studies have shown they can help fight†cancer, protect our heart, and reduce our chance of stroke. But hey, apples for sex…

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The Best Butter Beans With Couscous

Sometimes simple is best. The butter beans are tender and creamy and the couscous is fluffy and delicate, served side by side. Itís simple but oh, so good! Butter Beans: 2 1/2 cups small butter be…

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Do You Eat Too Much Protein?

Proteins are†the building blocks of life. They're important for building muscle, helping our body repair injuries, and for basic functioning of our organs. But is there such a thing as eating too mu…

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Hoppin’ John Soup & Cornbread Cuties

Hoppin' John Soup A classic Southern dish made vegetarian-style, this soup is very tasty and satisfying. It is a wonderful hearty meal itself with black-eyed peas, rice and okra. You can leave o…

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The Beverage That Could Reduce Your Risk of Depression

Feeling hopeless, despondent, guilty, unaccountably sad ... depression manifests itself in myriad ways. Often, it goes undiagnosed, and the consequences can be heartbreaking. About 9 percent of Ame…

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The Type of Apple That Could Help You Lose Weight

In 1868, Maria Ann (Granny) Smith found a seedling by the creek that ran by her property in Australia. The seed bore light green apples, which Granny Smith found to be perfect for both snacking and co…

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