The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
All of us are striving to cook in a way that's healthy and simple. Unfortunately, healthy and simple can sometimes add up to bland: A plain piece of broiled fish or baked chicken isn’t particularly exciting, right?
The remedy for the h... Read more
Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work... Read more
Ginger, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, chocolate, peppermint. The flavors of the holidays are comforting and the perfect end to a wonderful meal. These recipes include nutrition-packed ingredients that turn holiday favorites into healthier treats the whol... Read more
Does flavored water count towards water intake for the day? Staying a few days with Grandma in the nursing home, and the clear water here is cloronated. The flavored is really sweet, and I'm not really drinking a lot of it either, but just wondering.... Read more
I mix any flavor cake mix with 8 oz of Diet Mt. Dew and bake according to directions. I top with fresh fruit and a little Lite Cool Whip! It's delicious! Also I get the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches.... Read more
Plain water gets boring to me, so I got some of those flavored carbonated waters to drink instead of soda/diet soda. I'm assuming that they're healthier, right? Just plain water, but carbonated? I mean, they have some flavoring in them, but...
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Alright, so I have always had diet or low cal, low sugar soda everyday, sometimes many a day and sometimes just one. But with evidence that even diet or low calorie/low sugar brand name versions are still unhealthy, I am looking for opinions on alter... Read more
Earlier I said I was substituting Good & Plenty licorice candy for licorice twists, because G & P was eaten slower. By the end of a few days I was starving! Why? I wondered. Lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The only thing I could think... Read more
Diabetics and people with high blood pressure should not eat licorice. It can lower potassium levels and create heart problems. Licorice also helps the body to reatin sodium and can interfer with normal heart function... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
Want to know what's really zapping your zip? Don't blame your bed—or the lack of time you spend sleeping in it. The real problem may be sitting on your plate. Find out the surprising reasons behind your energy crisis and take steps to f... Read more
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