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  1. Best and Worst Fast-Food Breakfasts

    No matter which fast-food chain you visit, high-fat and high-calorie breakfast choices abound. But healthier fast-food menu options do exist. Here are some of the best and worst foods at several major chains.

  2. Ask the Expert: How Can I Stop Bingeing?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our March-April 2011 issue, a reader asked WebMD's Everyday Fitness expert, Pamela Peeke, how to stop bingeing. Q:  I stick to my diet until my stress level hits a certain point. Th

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  3. Sodas and Your Health: Risks Debated

    Just about every week, it seems, a new study warns of another potential health risk linked to soft drinks. The most recent headlines have raised concerns that diet sodas boost stroke risk. Diet and regular sodas have both been linked to obesity, kidney damage, and certain cancers. Regular soft drink

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  4. The Truth About Coconut Oil

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, discusses the research on the potential health benefits of coconut oil.

  5. The Truth About Gluten

    More and more groceries and health food stores stock gluten-free products. That’s good news for people with celiac disease, who for health reasons should not eat wheat with gluten. Yet paradoxically, most of the people who reach for gluten-free products don’t have celiac disease and or even a sensit

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  6. Understanding the Omega Fatty Acids

    Nutritionists call omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids “essential” fats for good reason. The human body needs them for many functions, from building healthy cells to maintaining brain and nerve function. Our bodies can’t produce them. The only source is food. These polyunsaturated fats are important for

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  7. Leafy Greens -- Ranked and Rated

    "Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health," says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, a culinary educator in Northern California and the author of The Veggie Queen. That's because leafy vegetables are brimming with fiber along with vitamins, minerals, and plant-based substances

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  8. Cooking Whole Grains and Seeds for Great Taste

    Whole grains and seeds deserve the title “super food.” They’re rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Help yourself to whole grains every day, research shows, and you’ll substantially lower your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some forms of cancer. Yet despite the proven power of gr

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  9. Great Grains and Seeds You're Not Eating

    To get your 3 to 5 servings a day of whole grains, perhaps you already start your morning with a whole grain cereal and choose breads made with whole wheat flour. That’s great. But don’t stop there. “There’s a whole world of grains you’ve probably never tried, all of them bursting with nutrition and

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  10. Best Ways to Cook Vegetables

    Nutrition experts may quibble over some things. But there’s one piece of advice they all agree on: Eat your vegetables. Vegetables are among the healthiest foods. They’re brimming with vitamins, minerals, and other substances our bodies need for optimum performance and robust immunity. The more vege

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