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Better-for-You Comfort Food

When the weather outside is frightful, comfort food—rich, filling and like mom used to make—can be especially delightful. But too much of it can lead to the not-so-comfortable feeling of a snug waistband. Make your favorite dishes healthier by swapping…

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Are You Eating Too Much Salt? Break Up With This Bad Habit

Even if you never sprinkle a drop of salt on your food, you’re still likely consuming more sodium than you should. Most Americans eat more than twice the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recommended amount of sodium per day, which is…

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13 Creative Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

We all know that getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies is not the easiest task. So, in order to get them to eat healthy snacks, sometimes you have to be creative. Here are 13 ways (and recipes) to…

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Does Your Seat in a Restaurant Determine How Much You’ll Eat?

It is unrealistic to think that people go out to eat in order to lose weight and stick to their diet, but can the location of your table determine how many calories you’ll consume while you’re there? Brian Wasinik, food…

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5 Reasons to Add Chilies to Your Diet

A study was recently conducted at Purdue University that tested the power of capsaicinoids, a chemical found in spicy foods like chilies. Capsaicinoids are what give peppers their “kick”. They found that capsaicinoids increase your body’s core temperature and help burn…

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In Season: 7 Sensational Sides Featuring Winter Greens

Does eating seasonally in colder months mean going without fresh produce? Not if you embrace your winter greens! Dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard are in season and loaded with good-for-you vitamins and minerals….

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8 Healthy Foods That Fight Stress

It’s that time of year when stress and anxiety can easily interrupt the joy of the holidays . If you’re experiencing this stress though, fear not! There are some great foods that can help lessen the seasonal stress or just your worries in general….

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DIY Energy Snacks Even Clueless Chefs Can Make

The next time you’re hungry and dragging, skip the vending machine and try one of these healthy, energizing bites instead. The following recipes feature power-up ingredients like chia seeds, peanut butter and dates. Best of all, they’re quick to make…

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What Do Sugary Drinks Mean for Your Oral Health?

It should come as no surprise that beverages like pop, juice and energy drinks can cause some serious damage to your teeth. But do you know where the term “soft drink” actually comes from and what, within a sugary drink, causes…

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