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How Salt Both Causes and Eases Puffy Eyes

You have, no doubt, heard enough about how salt plays villain with our health in multiple ways. Just to recap, the sodium in salt is the real culprit, causing water retention that bloats the kidneys, …

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8 Surprisingly Salty Foods

As we age, our sodium intake becomes more and more important. And, while it's easy to measure how much sodium you're getting if your only way of getting it is through a salt shaker, it's easy to forge…

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10 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

December has finally thrusted itself upon us. Prepare for a month of festivities, holiday lights, friends, mirth, and, let’s not forget, delicious foods. Enjoying holiday treats is a great thing -- go…

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What Not to Put on Your Sandwich

During a recent nationwide study, 6,000 adults over the age of 20 were asked to list what they had eaten during the entire previous day, including quantities. Titled What We Eat in America, the stu…

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8 Habits Your Body Loves

Would you like to be healthy and full of delightful energy? Do you dream of looking hotter than the noonday sun? This sounds like an infomercial pitch, but it's really a pitch proposing a handful of s…

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Halve Your Salt Intake: It Could Save Your Life

Don't take this advice with a pinch of salt. The Center for Science in the Public Interest estimates that more than 100,000 lives could be saved in the United States every year if people cut down t…

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You Eat More Salt Than You Think (infographic)

Even if you never touch a salt shaker, it doesn't mean you're not eating a ton of salt. You may be surprised at how many of the foods you eat at home, as well as the foods you eat out, are loaded with…

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How to Flavor Potatoes Without Salt: 6 Terrific Tips

Potatoes are my favorite comfort food—there are very few days of the month that I don’t enjoy them in some way or the other. I am sure it is the same for many of you. But far too often, potatoes are s…

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8 ‘Staple’ Foods to Avoid at the Grocery Store

A lot of so-called "staple" items that we buy at the grocery store are loaded with unnecessary and sometimes harmful ingredients. They are simply not as essential as we've been lead to believe, and ca…

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Cutting Back on Salt? Use This Instead.

Cooking can sure be a pain if you're watching your salt intake. How many recipes are there that don't contain the stuff? You can certainly opt for a commercial salt substitute, but they tend to have w…

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