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  1. Why Aren't Rx Weight-Loss Drugs More in Demand?

    Aug. 27, 2014 -- Obesity costs the U.S. health-care system close to $150 billion a year -- not terribly surprising when you consider that more than a third of American adults are obese. That number, from 2009, is the latest reported by the CDC. Other estimates are even higher, and those costs are ex

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  2. Mushrooms: Nutrition and Enchilada Recipe

    Although you'll find them in the produce aisle, mushrooms aren't really vegetables. They’re the nutrition-packed fruit of fungi. They're naturally low in calories and sodium and high in fiber, plus they have potassium and selenium. Some common varieties: White: small, round mushrooms with short stem

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  3. Stay-Slim Secrets From Dietitians

    Ddietitians share their diet and fitness tips.

  4. Walnut Pesto Recipe and Nutrition Perks

    Fresh and beautifully bright green, pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts. This version uses walnuts.  It's easy to make: Drop 3 unpeeled garlic cloves in boiling water and cook 45 seconds. Drain water; peel and mince cloves. Combine garlic with 1/4 cup toasted walnuts (see instructions on how

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Microwave Covers: Are They Safe?

    Q: At work, we're supposed to use plastic covers to keep the microwave clean. Are they safe? A: Microwave covers are inexpensive, and they're dishwasher-safe and reusable, which makes them even cheaper (and green). Some are just a flat sheet of plastic, while others are dome-shaped. Most brands come

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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