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  1. Coffee's Surprising Health Benefits

    Legend has it that coffee was discovered around 850 A.D. in Ethiopia by a goatherd who observed that his animals were unusually lively after eating bright-red berries. Inside those berries were the coffee beans that later went on a global journey. Now, with more than 400 billion cups consumed every

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  2. How to Stay on a Diet

    Will this be the year you lose weight for good, or will you end up a diet dropout? Most dieters start out with great intentions for diet success -- hitting the gym every day and cutting calories to a minimum. But before long, when the results are not fast enough, and maintaining the routine gets tou

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  3. Diet Mistakes: 6 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

    Are you dieting and not losing weight? More than likely, some common diet mistakes are tripping you up. The truth, experts say, is that even when you're "on a diet," you may be eating a lot more calories than you think. There's often a disconnect between what we know we should do to lose weight, and

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  4. Safer Food For a Healthier You

    Pesticides in produce, hormones in milk, antibiotics in meat -- what are all these extra ingredients doing in our food? Improved testing methods now allow researchers to detect and monitor a strange brew of unpleasant chemicals in our food and bodies. Although the amounts are small and there’s contr

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  5. What's for Dinner?

    A dietitian's own strategies for fast weeknight meals.

  6. Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain

    There's no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these "smart" foods to your daily eating regimen. Blueberries. "Brainberries" is what Stev

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  7. The Truth About 7 Common Food Additives

    If, like many Americans, you stock your pantry with processed foods, you may worry about how safe food additives really are. Over the years, the safety of many food additives, from food dyes to trans fats, has come into question. A scare over a food additive may linger in our minds long after resear

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  8. Finding the Best Trans Fat Alternatives

    By now everyone agrees that trans fats are bad for our health. These fats are created when manufacturers put liquid oils through a process called "hydrogenation." By adding hydrogen atoms, the oils are converted into solid fats with an extended shelf-life, so they can be readily used in commercial b

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  9. The Art of Power Snacking

    One of the biggest myths about snacking is that it's a bad thing. The truth is that it's not snacking itself that's bad for us. It's all the junk food people like to snack on that gives snacking a bad name: chips, candy bars, french fries, soda, and so on. In fact, if you eat until you are comfortab

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  10. How to Drop Pound-Packing Habits

    Dieting your butt off, but still not able to lose all the pounds? It could be you're eating more than you realize! How is that possible, you say? Experts report it's easier than you think, thanks to our "hefty habits" -- unconscious pairings of food with activities that sometimes cause us to eat mor

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