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  1. Walnut Pesto Recipe and Nutrition Perks

    Fresh and beautifully bright green, pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts. This version uses walnuts.  It's easy to make: Drop 3 unpeeled garlic cloves in boiling water and cook 45 seconds. Drain water; peel and mince cloves. Combine garlic with 1/4 cup toasted walnuts (see instructions on how

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  2. Mushrooms: Nutrition and Enchilada Recipe

    Although you'll find them in the produce aisle, mushrooms aren't really vegetables. They’re the nutrition-packed fruit of fungi. They're naturally low in calories and sodium and high in fiber, plus they have potassium and selenium. Some common varieties: White: small, round mushrooms with short stem

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  3. 7 Fun Facts About Kale

    1. It's not a new kid on the block Kale is popular now, but people have been growing this super food for more than 2,000 years. Popular in Europe during Roman times and the Middle Ages, it arrived in the U.S. in the 17th century. 2. How to make kale chips Kale chips are a simple, good-for-you snack.

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  4. African Mango: What to Know About Irvingia Gabonensis

    If you were hoping that African mango supplements would help with weight loss, you should know that the research on this is thin. Irvingia gabonensis (IG) is the Latin name of the tree grown in Central and West Africa that produces a fruit similar to a mango and nicknamed African mango, wild mango,

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  5. How to Eat 5 Small Meals a Day

    I'm a chef (and a mom). You might think that eating frequent meals wouldn’t be an issue. I understand the concept: Five small meals a day takes the edge off your appetite, evens out blood sugar levels, and keeps your energy steady. But I confess: I don’t always eat this way. Although my fitness trai

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  6. 5 Fun Facts About Parsnips

    1. Where They Came From Parsnips are native to Europe and Asia and were introduced to North America in the 17th century. 2. Medicinal Uses People used to believe (falsely) that eating parsnips could relieve a toothache or tired feet. 3. Nutrients You Get Half a cup of sliced, cooked parsnips has 3 g

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  7. Microwave Covers: Are They Safe?

    Q: At work, we're supposed to use plastic covers to keep the microwave clean. Are they safe? A: Microwave covers are inexpensive, and they're dishwasher-safe and reusable, which makes them even cheaper (and green). Some are just a flat sheet of plastic, while others are dome-shaped. Most brands come

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  8. Chefs' Diet Secrets

    Imagine if you spent all day cooking, thinking about, and tasting food -- and still wanted to stay in shape. Professional chefs know exactly what that's like, because they do it every day. They face some unique challenges, like being around delicious food all the time. Add in a stressful job and lat

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  9. Apple Cider Vinegar and Health

    You probably have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your pantry right now. It’s a tasty addition to homemade pickles, marinades, and salad dressing, but is it also good for you? As a folk remedy, apple cider vinegar has been credited with curing everything from the flu to warts. Many of its suppose

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  10. 5 Tricky Diet Situations, Solved

    You're working on your weight, and certain situations make it really challenging. Usually, it's a social situation where food is front and center. You can still join in the fun and stick to your diet. Use these strategies to keep yourself on track. The problem: It's a co-worker's birthday -- or baby

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