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Fat-Fighting Foods

Greek Yogurt Greek yogurt has almost twice as much protein as other yogurts. It takes longer to leave your stomach, keeping you satisfied longer. Plus, you burn more calories digesting protein than carbs. Choose nonfat, low-fat, and low-sugar types. 2/27 Quinoa Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a nutritional all-star that belongs in your weight loss plan. …

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11 Ways Food can Fight Inflammation

1/12 1. Keep It Simple Although no diet is proven to cure or treat psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other inflammatory conditions, you can choose foods that will help with it. Go for items that haven’t been highly processed. You want ones that are still close to their natural state. 2/12 2. DON’T Avoid Nightshade Vegetables Tomatoes, …

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Best and Worst Salads for Your Health

“The fruit adds sweetness and antioxidants. The nuts give you protein, fiber, and healthy fat. This mix of nutrients makes your salad more satisfying and healthy. In fact, research shows that eating nuts regularly can help fend off heart disease and cancer”  read on… 1/18 Is Salad Really a Healthy Choice? That depends on what …

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12 Foods with more Potassium than a Banana

1/14 How Much Is In a Banana? This sweet, tropical treat provides a ton of potassium. And that’s a good thing, because almost every body part needs it, from your heart and kidneys to your muscles and nerves. It even plays a role in basic cell function. But bananas aren’t the only game in town. …

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

1/16 Loaded With Lycopene The cheery red color comes from lycopene, an antioxidant. Studies show it may help curb your risk of cancer and diabetes as part of a healthy lifestyle. Watermelon has more of this nutrient than any other fruit or veggie — even tomatoes. To load up on lycopene, choose a melon with …

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Raw or Cooked? How to Get the Most Out of Fruits and Veggies

1/13 Biggest Bang for Your Produce Buck If you’re trying to work more fruits and vegetables into your diet, make sure you get the most out of them. How they’re prepared can make a big difference in the nutritional punch they pack. The right type of heat can bring out the nutrients in some, but …

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Could you be Eating these Foods Wrong?

1/15 How Matters, Too Yes, eating healthy means choosing the right foods, but that’s only part of it. For example, the skin of many fruits and veggies (or just under it) is where a lot of the vitamins and minerals are, so when you peel it off, you’re missing out. Find out what you can …

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Foods to Help Erectile Dysfunction

1/13 Can Food Affect Your Penis? We know pills, pumps, and surgeries work for erectile dysfunction, but what about food? Are there things you can eat that can help with ED? There are reasons to think there may be, even if more evidence is needed to confirm the potential of the following foods. 2/13 Watermelon …

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Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

1/20 Fighting Cancer by the Plateful No single food can prevent cancer, but the right combination of foods may help make a difference. At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This “New American Plate” is an important cancer fighting tool, according to the American …

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5 Hidden Health Benefits of Alcohol 

How happy hour can help your heart, boost brainpower and even flatten your belly by K. ALEISHA FETTERS Overview The pillars of good health: diet, exercise, and strawberry daiquiris. OK, maybe not. But it’s not as far off as you’d think. “One of the most consistent findings in recent nutrition research is that moderate alcohol …

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