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6 Seemingly Innocent Habits That Are Hurting Your Health

6 Seemingly Innocent Habits That Are Hurting Your Health

By Elizabeth Lowry

When it comes to unhealthy habits, there are many that are universally acknowledged: smoking, eating too much junk foo...

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Pre Planning your food for the day

First off I would like to say I work an evening shift 4:00pm to 2:30am and find that this works well for me having the mornings to prepare for the day ahead of me. The one thing I have learned and do everyday is to pre plan my food for the day. I...

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Health Benefits of Cucumbers Story at-a-glance

Health Benefits of Cucumbers
Story at-a-glance

Cucumbers are made up of 95 percent water, making them an ideal hydrating and cooling food
Cucumbers contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an important role in your brain health
Cucumbers also contain ...

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Can high heat cooking damage the phytonutrients in bell peppers?

Can high heat cooking damage the phytonutrients in bell peppers?

Higher heat cooking ...

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Tomatoes - description and history

Tomatoes - description and history

The tomato is the fruit of the plant Lycopersicon esculentum. (Botanically speaking, tomato is not only a fruit, but also a berry since it is formed from a single ovary.) Originally, tomato was named after the food family to which it belongs - the Solanaceae...

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What to eat in your 60s

Ages 60 plus
Surveys show that the eating habits of elderly people differ from younger adults. A national survey in Britain in 1996 found that people aged over 65 ate less fish, fruit and vegetables, meat and cheese but more cakes and biscuits and sugary goods than younger adults.
People aged ...

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Beyond Meat and Poultry

How much do you need?

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, age, activity level, and past medical history. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 46 grams a day for a healthy, average-weight woman over age 50; however, you can calculate your needs more exactl...

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Tablespoon Sauce Cups

I began using 2 or 4 tablespoon plastic sauce cup with lid for my work lunches. I also now always set the table and include cute washable sauce cups that I found. It is a great way to keep aware just how much is being added when using dressings, sauces, condiments, coleslaw or potato salad, even ca...

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What to Eat When You Have GI Distress

Nausea, bloating, gas, diarrhea . . . we’ve all had it at one time or another. I read a fantastic article that had suggestions from a gastroenterologist (Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, DO) suggesting foods that will help w/these symptoms in a natural way. Food is medicine! First and foremost, follow the instr...

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Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger - Exposed by Small Rhode Island Groce

Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger - Exposed by Small Rhode Island Grocer


A simple sign on a grocery store shelf has gone viral, causing a storm of outrage among consumers who feel they've been misled by cereal maker Kellogg's claims about its Kashi cereals. A Rhode Island grocer posted a note on t...

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