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  1. Butternut Squash: Packed With Vitamin A and Delicious!

    Butternut squash -- a member of the cucurbitaceae family, which includes gourds and melons -- is native to the Western Hemisphere and most likely originated in Mexico. Once called "the apple of God," the butternut squash was prized by American Indians, who believed its seeds increased fertility. Alt

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  2. Diet Truth or Myth: Eating at Night Causes Weight Gain

    Is there something especially fattening about eating before bed, or is this a diet myth?

  3. The Natural Diet: Best Foods for Weight Loss

    It seems natural: You want to lose weight fast, so you do a diet slash-and-burn, eating less and thinking about food more. The usual result also seems pretty natural: You feel denied, so you give up. Repeat as diet fads come and go. Enough already! Why not eat more for weight loss and weight mainten

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  4. Satiety: The New Diet Weapon

    There's nothing new about taking in fewer calories to lose weight. What is new in fighting the battle of the bulge is a diet weapon that reduces calorie intake by managing hunger. It's called "satiety." Not exactly a word that rolls off your tongue (pronounced "sa-TIE-atee"). It's a diet and nutriti

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  5. Diet Myth or Truth: I Don't Need to Worry About Sodium

    What's the truth about low-sodium diets? Too much sodium can increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. And two out of three Americans need to cut back.

  6. Diet Myth or Truth: The Freshman 15

    For years, college students have been warned about the dreaded "Freshman 15" – the extra 15 pounds that come with the first year at college. But is this a diet myth?

  7. Put a Little Zing in Your Life With Ginger

    Prized for its aromatic, culinary, and medicinal properties, the root of the ginger plant has been used in cooking and as an herbal remedy since ancient times. The Greeks wrapped it in bread as a digestive aid after a big feast. Chinese sailors ate it to avoid seasickness. Ginger’s claim to medicina

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  8. Conquer Your Food Cravings

    By Denise Foley You're going along, minding your own business, when it hits — an intense, out-of-the-blue desire for a candy bar or a cupcake or a bag of Fritos. If, at that moment, a Girl Scout were to come to your door, she could earn her cookie badge right on the spot. Hellooo, Thin Mints! Almost

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  9. Diet Myth or Truth: A Salad Is the Best Diet Food

    Your salad may be higher in calories than you think. WebMD's expert gives you tips for choosing healthy salads.

  10. The 'Eco Atkins' Diet

    What is the vegetarian Atkins Diet, and can it work for you? WebMD reviews the 'Eco Atkins’ diet plan, including how it works, what you can eat, and whether it’s healthy.

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