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  1. The 9 Most Fattening Foods of Winter

    Controlling weight during the cold, dark days of winter is an issue for most of us. Studies show that many people gain at least a pound between November and January. And the worst part: That gain is usually permanent. Blame it on the cold weather that makes outdoor exercise less appealing, cravings

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  2. Diet Sodas Cause Weight Gain? Not so Fast

    Type “diet soda” and “weight” into your favorite search engine and you may be surprised by what you find. “Drink More Diet Soda, Gain More Weight?” asks one headline. “Diet Soda: Doorway to Weight Gain” shouts another. In a recent search of a popular Web browser, 49 of the first 50 hits were for sto

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  3. Beyond Dieting: Alternative Approaches to Weight Loss

    To lose weight, some people look beyond diet and exercise. Would methods like hypnosis, acupuncture, meditation, prayer, and traditional Eastern methods help budge the pounds? Perhaps. But if you want to ditch diet and exercise altogether, think again. “The bottom line is to be more active and consu

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  4. Fatigue Fighters: 6 Quick Ways to Boost Energy

    It's 3 p.m., and you're definitely dragging. Your body feels like a car that's run out of gas. And while your official workday may soon be over, your day probably isn't. If you're like most women, your to do list probably still includes some or all of the following tasks: pick up the kids, cook dinn

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  5. Super Foods for Lower Cholesterol and Heart Health

    Could you lower cholesterol levels by eating a bowl of oatmeal in the morning and a handful of nuts in the afternoon? It's certainly possible. "Dietary changes can have powerful effects on cholesterol levels," says Edgar R. Miller III, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Joh

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  6. Can Fiber Help Protect Against Cancer?

    For years, Americans have been advised to eat a high-fiber diet to lower the risk of colon cancer. Early theories suggested that dietary fiber was protective against colon cancer and possibly breast cancer. But inconsistent findings from numerous studies have led to disagreement on the role of dieta

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  7. How Fiber Helps Your Digestive Health

    You've heard about the benefits of healthy fiber before. But you might not think they apply to you. You might associate "healthy fiber" with prunes and constipation. This misconception grates on researchers. "When I tell people that I study the effects of fiber, they always assume I'm talking consti

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  8. How Fiber Protects Your Heart

    You probably already know that fiber helps with digestion. Did you know it can have big benefits for your heart health too? "Studies have shown that foods that have a lot of fiber are clearly associated with lower risk of heart disease," says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, American Heart Association sp

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  9. High-fiber Diets and Weight Loss

    If you’re overweight and want some help losing weight, start eating foods high in fiber. Dietary fiber is not a magic weight loss weapon, but it has the power to help fill you up without filling you out.  Here’s why: One of the most effective ways to lose those extra pounds is to control hunger, the

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  10. Dietary Fiber: Insoluble vs. Soluble

    Confused about fiber? You’re not alone. Dietary fiber is a misunderstood nutrient. Many people know it is important, but not much more than that. This article fills you in on the two main types of fiber – soluble and insoluble -- where to find them, and the health benefits they provide. Dietary fibe

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