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Gone Bananas – Why They Are Good For You

What Are Bananas? Bananas are a tasty and convenient source of some important nutrients. People have grown this tropical fruit since ancient times, and its health benefits have been promoted for more than a century.   You can eat bananas raw or mixed in your favorite smoothie. You can enjoy your own homemade peanut butter–banana sandwich, …

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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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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

What Is It? Cinnamon, from the bark of the cinnamon tree, has long been used as both a spice and a traditional medicine. As a supplement, you’ll find it in capsules, teas, and extracts. 2/13 Lower Blood Sugar Several studies of adults and animals with diabetes have found that cinnamon can help lower blood sugar, …

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Heath Benefits of Hot Peppers

1/15 Banish Migraines Spray hot pepper up your nose? Sure, it may sting. But it also may stop your migraine pain. The spray has a special formula of capsaicin, a chemical in the part of the pepper that holds the seeds. It numbs your brain’s trigeminal nerve, where some migraines and severe headaches start. Seven out …

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This Skinny Jeans Workout Will Build Slim, Sexy Legs

These easy exercises will reward you with a flat stomach, tight butt and slim thighs so you can rock a pair of skinny jeans with total confidence.Carrying extra weight on your thighs? That could point to a dependence on steady state cardio. To lean out your legs, you need to supplement your slow-and-steady routine with …

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The Truth about Calories

What is a calorie? A calorie is a measure of how much energy you get from a food. They get a bad rap, but your body needs calories. Most are used up by functions like breathing, making your heart beat, talking, and walking. If any are left over, your body stores most of them in the form …

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The 6 Secrets to Building Bigger Stronger Legs

The 6 Secrets to Building Bigger, Stronger Legs 

About a year ago, I decided to fully dedicate myself to transforming my legs. Which might sound funny, given that I’m the Fitness Director of Men’s Health. 1. Squat every day2. Get great at goblet squats3. Build up strength with Bulgarians4. Finish with 10 minutes of lunges or stepups5. Deadlift heavy at least once a …

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