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15 Surprisingly Healthy Foods

15 Surprisingly Healthy Foods

A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring. 1/15 Pasta A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring. Some foods that may seem like guilty pleasures can be good for you. What matters is how you prepare them and how often they’re on your table. Take pasta: It’s low in fat and salt and keeps …

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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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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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Filling Foods that won’t fill you out

1/16 Oatmeal A bowl of this stuff in the morning can keep you going all day. Part of the reason is all the fiber. It fills you up and lets your body absorb the oatmeal’s nutrients more slowly. That keeps your energy steady. It may even help you eat fewer calories over the course of …

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Health Benefits of Nut Butters

From prevention of strokes, heart attacks and cancer… to giving you healthy skin – were you aware of the benefits of nuts, seeds and nut butters? Read on… 1/15 A Word of Caution Food allergies affect 5% to 10% of people. Peanuts (which are legumes, like beans and peas), and tree nuts, like pecans and …

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Grilled Mackerel with Pesto, Edamame Beans and Spinach

Packed with nutrients, this mackerel recipe is a great way to top up your vitamin D supplies this winter Easy to cook, this recipe from former GB Rowing Team chef Omar Meziane is high in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains fat-soluble vitamin D, important for bone health. Rowing & Regatta nutritionist Jacqueline Birtwisle …

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Why the Nordic Diet is good for you

1/16 Where’s It From? The Nordic countries include Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Greenland. The “Nordic diet” is based on their traditional ways of eating. Like the more famous Mediterranean diet, it’s not really about weight loss. Instead, it’s a delicious way to eat healthy. So, what foods does it include? 2/16 What Can You Eat? …

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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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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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Best and Worst Sushi for Your Health

1/16 Know Your Sushi This Japanese standard, in its broadest definition, is vinegared rice that comes in different forms with many variations. Often it contains raw fish. The potential is there for some real healthy eating — if you play it right. 2/16 Rice Is Just the Start The rice is the main player here. …

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