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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.

Health Benefits of Eating Bananas

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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The Best Foods to Eat to Replenish Electrolytes

These fruits, veggies, dairy, and whole grains can provide the nutrients your body needs without the added sugar you don’t want. By HOLLIS TEMPLETON in Runner’s World Most of us can get away with gulping water after a workout, but some—those of us training for fall marathons or just running over an hour in humidity—need to …

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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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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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The Truth About Carbs

1/14 What Are Carbs? They’re one of three types of food that give your body energy. The other two are proteins and fats. Together, they provide the fuel your body uses to build and repair itself. Carbs break down into glucose (sugar) that you can use right away. 2/14 Your Body’s Fuel Your body runs …

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Inexpensive, Healthy Foods

1/15 Lentils Serving size: ½ cup cooked Cost per serving: Around 20 cents Calories: 115 They’re little, but they pack in protein — 9 grams per serving. They’re also low in fat, so they can be a healthy, less expensive sub for meat. Plus, they’re a good source of folate, iron, and potassium. And they …

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14 Best Foods to Keep in your Fridge

14 Best Foods to Keep in your Fridge

1/16 Plan Ahead You’re hungry and staring into your fridge, but is there anything healthy in there? Stock up on a few key staples to make sure there’s something good waiting for you. 2/16 Turkey It’s low in fat and sodium, and high in protein. And versatile, too: Wrap some turkey breast in a whole-wheat …

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Get the Protein You Need

1/11 The Power of Protein Calories aren’t the only thing you need to watch as you get older. Protein is important because it helps keep your muscles strong. You need muscles for strength and balance, as well as for everything from walking up stairs to carrying groceries. 2/11 How Much Protein Do You Need? Women …

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