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Good and Bad Late-Night Snacks

Good and Bad Late-Night Snacks

Choosing the right nighttime snack may help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.

Beverages that Improve your Brain

19 Best Body and Brain Superfoods

Did you know that your brain is the most expensive real estate in your body? It uses up to 20 to 30 percent of the calories you consume. And, just like your body doesn’t benefit from junk food, neither does your brain. One lesser-known fact about obesity is that it negatively impacts cognitive function. If you …

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Healthier Desserts

Berries and Cream It’s a classic combo. Berries are sweet, juicy, and low in calories. They also have many heart-healthy nutrients, like antioxidants and fiber. Dress a cup of them up with a dollop of whipped cream or low-fat sour cream — it adds 20 to 50 calories, but little to no sugar. Frozen Fruit Bars …

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Worst Things to Eat or Drink Before a Workout

1/13 Granola or Protein Bars These might seem like a good idea before you hit the gym, but there’s no clear definition of what they really are. Check the labels — both kinds can have lots of sugar. If they do, your body will burn through that fast, and you may not get much else. …

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Tips for Day-to-Day Diarrhea Relief

1/17 Start Your Day With Probiotics These good bacteria help rebalance the flora in your digestive tract. They’re the “live cultures” in fermented foods like yogurt and kefir, good choices even for many people with lactose intolerance. (Probiotics also come in supplement form if all dairy is off-limits.) Thick Greek-style yogurt will give you double …

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The Truth about Tea

Drinking green tea may help reduce the risk of heart disease by decreasing body weight, blood pressure as well as cholesterol levels – read on… Drinking a few cups of tea a day may be good for your health Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant. They contain antioxidants that counter free radicals, which can damage cells. Antioxidants may …

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Our Bodies after Age 20

Skin begins to age when you hit your 20s. Read on… After age 40, most of us have a hard time seeing things less than 2 feet away You may first notice it while trying to read a menu. Almost all adults get a vision problem called presbyopia, which means you have trouble seeing close …

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How do you Feed your Skin?

If you eat too much sugar, you can get… wrinkles! It’s hard to stop the fine lines, wrinkles, and dull tint. The sugar in your blood likes to bind with the proteins that keep your skin firm and smooth. Sugar from processed foods is the bad stuff. The natural sugars in fruits and vegetables aren’t …

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All About Herbal Tea

1/16 What’s the Difference? True tea — whether it’s black, green, white, or oolong, hot, or iced — comes from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. But the herbal kind comes from soaking various flowers, leaves, or spices in hot water. Most of these brews don’t have caffeine. You can start with premade bags or loose material you …

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