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  1. 7 Fun Facts About Radishes

    1. History of Radishes First cultivated in China, radish crops spread through the Northern Hemisphere and into Europe in the 1500s. Radishes had reached Massachusetts by 1629. 2. All in the Family Radishes are members of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. The root is related to kale, broc

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  2. Juicing for Health and Weight Loss

    Ready to give juicing a whirl? It's an easy way to get more fruits and veggies into your diet. Before you get started, you should know a few things about what you can expect juicing to do for you, and what's just hype. “If you’re not big into fruits and vegetables, it’s a good way to get them in," s

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  3. Diet Resolutions for the Whole Family

    We make a lot of New Year's resolutions around food. We vow to eat less sugar, less fat, and less salt. We promise ourselves we'll eat more veggies, whole grains, and fish and cut down on burgers and second helpings. These are good first steps, but you can make other kinds of food resolutions, too,

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  4. 5 Things Your Parents Got Wrong About Food

    Were you a member of the clean plate club when you were a kid? It's time to rethink some of the eating habits that you grew up with. Diet myths are "handed down for generations," says Kathleen Fuller, PhD, author of Not Your Mother's Diet.  Here are five outdated ideas about food that you may have l

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  5. Hidden Sources of Gluten

    Going gluten-free? You'll need a little know-how to figure out which foods you need to avoid. You probably know that gluten -- a protein -- is in anything made from wheat, rye, or barley. But did you know it's also in some less obvious products, such as lunch meats and soy sauce? Here's what to look

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  6. 8 Fun Facts About Pineapple

    1. Pineapple Discovery In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus found pineapples on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean. The fruit is also native to southern Brazil and Paraguay. 2. Pineapples in Colonial America American colonists regarded pineapples as a luxurious treat because of their rarity and co

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  7. 8 Fun Facts About Grapes

    1. Brought From Spain  Spanish explorers introduced the fruit to America about 300 years ago. 2. They're Berries! Yes, grapes are a kind of berry. They have a leathery covering and a fleshy inside, similar to blueberries. 3. The Grape Family There are more than 8,000 grape varieties from about 60 sp

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  8. How I Lost 100 Pounds

    I've been heavy my entire life. Even in my kindergarten photos, I was chubby. In late high school, I gained more weight. In college, I reached 260 pounds -- I think because I was on my own. I had a driver's license, a job. I could go out to dinner, eat when I wanted. Nobody was watching over me. Bei

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  9. Delicious Breakfast Ideas

    We all know we should eat something before we rush out the door. But with time tight, lots of people skip it. What if it were easy to make something that tastes good and would give you energy to last you to lunch? And what if you could do that quickly? I'm not a morning person; I own a restaurant; a

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  10. Gut Bacteria and Obesity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People in cold, northern regions of the world have more gut bacteria linked with obesity than those in warm, southern areas, researchers report. The findings are from an analysis of gut bacteria in more than 1,000 people

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