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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Nearly 1 in 5 People Has at Least 1 Soda a Day

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states. For example, while about 12 percent of people in New York state or Hawa

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  7. Obese More Likely to Survive This Serious Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese seniors are more likely to survive a life-threatening bloodstream infection called sepsis than those who are at a normal weight, according to a new study. The results are surprising because obesity often leads to wo

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. How They Lost 478 Pounds

    Weight loss is about numbers: Burn more calories than you eat or drink. But it's also personal. Everyone is different, and there are so many diets and workouts to choose from. What's right for you? It can help to get inspiration from people who have been where you are now and have lost the weight. S

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