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Is Eating Processed Food REALLY Bad for Me?

When I started researching the dangers of processed food, I was fully prepared to bring the hammer down on Big Mayo. I wanted to...
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The Health Benefits of Hot Sauce

New Mexico State University is home to the Chile Pepper Institute (which holds the rare and laudable distinction of being the only...
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Should You Be Paying Attention to the Glycemic Index?

Put as simply as possible, the glycemic index is a measure of how a food influences the body’s blood sugar concentration after t...
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7 Myths About Cholesterol Debunked

There's good and bad cholesterol, but how do you know which is which? Dietitian Maggie Moon cuts through the noise and debunks cho...
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7 Tricks to Make Portion Control Easy

7 Tricks to Make Portion Control Easy. If you’re looking to drop pounds, don’t believe your eyes when it comes to serving size. Why? Because particularly in junk-food saturated American culture, “a lot of people have grown up with really big portion sizes, and that’s what they’re comfortable seeing,” says Emily O’Neil, MPH, RD, weight loss coach at the Austin Diagnostic Clinic in Austin, Texas. The key to managing portion control is knowing the difference between portion size and serving size. Portion size is what you actually eat at a sitting, while serving size corresponds to a nutrition label measurement. It’s important to pay attention to both numbers in order to get an accurate idea of how much you’re consuming. The next time you find yourself grabbing something sweet, salty, smooth or crunchy, remember the guidelines outlined below.
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Would This Shocking Photo Keep You From Eating Nutella?

In a Reddit post that has gone viral, a user shares an eye-opening picture depicting what really goes inside a jar of Nutella....
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Ground Flax Seed Vs. Flax Seed Oil

Flaxseed has long been used in European and Asian cuisines, and you can now find flaxseed products at many grocery and health food...
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What Foods Make Your Nails Grow Fast?

No one likes painful broken nails and hangnails, and strong healthy nails not only lower your chance of these painful conditions, ...
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Three Ways to Compare Wild Rice to Brown Rice

You don’t have to choose either wild rice or brown rice -- they’re both nutrient-rich whole grains, but you’ll f...
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What Is Acerola Cherry?

Acerola cherries provide more vitamin C than all other food sources, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Acerola juic...
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