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12 Daily Habits of Fitness Professionals and Nutritionists Feature
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12 Daily Habits of Fitness Professionals and Nutritionists

Fitness professionals and registered dietitians stay on track because they arm themselves with these effective daily habits.

How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss
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How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, consider drinking more green tea. Just 2.5 cups per day can help you drop unwanted pounds.

Don't Ignore These Low Potassium Symptoms
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Don't Ignore These Low Potassium Symptoms

Do you get enough potassium? Potassium plays a vital role in keeping muscles working properly, regulating fluids, helping nerves function and promoting a healthy cardiovascular system.

Matcha Almond Chocolate Chip Sable
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Matcha Almond Chocolate Chip Sable

Matcha green tea powder gives these crispy chocolate chip almond sables a boost of healthy antioxidants.

2 Healthy Diets Are Equally Good for Your Heart
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2 Healthy Diets Are Equally Good for Your Heart

Two eating plans—a vegetarian diet that includes eggs and dairy, and the Mediterranean diet—protect your heart equally, a new study shows.

7-Day Detox Plan to Kick-start Your Metabolism
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7-Day Detox Plan to Kick-start Your Metabolism

Recharge and refresh your body with this easy-to-follow cleanse.

Awesome Rooibos Tea Benefits
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Awesome Rooibos Tea Benefits

Rooibos tea benefits go beyond its nutty, fruity and bold taste. This herbal tea from South Africa also has numerous health benefits.

So You Think You Can't … Avoid a Food Coma?
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So You Think You Can't … Avoid a Food Coma?

Feeling like you're in a coma after a huge Thanksgiving feast results from overeating (and, possibly, drinking too much) and can be avoided.

Cooking for Someone Battling Breast Cancer: Roasted Chicken With Root Vegetables
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Cooking for Someone Battling Breast Cancer: Roasted Chicken With Root Vegetables

Preparing a home-cooked meal is an excellent way to help someone throughout their breast cancer battle and recovery. Here’s a recipe you can try.

Are These Gassy Foods Giving You a Bloated Stomach?
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Are These Gassy Foods Giving You a Bloated Stomach?

Gassy foods can give you a bloated stomach and make you uncomfortable. Find out which foods are more likely to cause gas.


Foods That Help Fight Constipation
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Foods That Help Fight Constipation

Constipation can sometimes be caused by poor diet, so try these foods to increase your fiber and fluid intake and prevent or relieve constipation.

Can Cutting Out Bread Products Help You Lose Weight?
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Can Cutting Out Bread Products Help You Lose Weight?

Cutting out bread products may help you lose weight in the short term, but it's better to focus on eating healthy grains.

Cooking for Someone Battling Breast Cancer: Quinoa Pasta Salad
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Cooking for Someone Battling Breast Cancer: Quinoa Pasta Salad

meet Margaret and Regina, who used a free service called Meal Train LLC to help coordinate meal prep and drop-off for their friend Melinda. Here’s a recipe example.

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help
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Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help

The more steps you take to protect yourself from exposure to the allergic substance, the less likely you are to have an allergic reaction.

A Single Energy Drink Might Harm Blood Vessels
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A Single Energy Drink Might Harm Blood Vessels

Caffeine-laden energy drinks are popular, but they might make your blood vessels less efficient.

Gluten-Free Craze a 'Double-Edged Sword' for Celiac Patients
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Gluten-Free Craze a 'Double-Edged Sword' for Celiac Patients

Some with celiac sense a growing stigma as other people voluntarily go gluten-free.

Signs of a Food Intolerance
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Signs of a Food Intolerance

If you feel bloated, headachy or nauseated after eating certain foods or you get a runny nose or feel jittery after drinking certain beverages, you may have a food intolerance.


Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way
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Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

Coffee's bitter taste shouldn't be a selling point. But a genetic variant explains why so many people love the brew.

Fueling Up With Functional Foods
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Fueling Up With Functional Foods

These foods go beyond providing calories and basic nutrition to actually improving your health.

The Skinny on Fats
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The Skinny on Fats

Even when you're trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health.

'Hangry' May Be More Than Just a State of Mind
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'Hangry' May Be More Than Just a State of Mind

When you're hungry, everything's annoying and tempers can get short. Now, animal research might help explain why.

5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber
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5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber

Add these deliciously healthy foods into your diet.

Omega-3s in Seafood May Keep You Healthier, Longer
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Omega-3s in Seafood May Keep You Healthier, Longer

Tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod: Whatever your preference, eating more seafood may help you stay healthy as you age.

One-Third of 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Foods in U.S. Are Not
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One-Third of 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Foods in U.S. Are Not

If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance.

Best Weight-Loss–Friendly Foods
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Best Weight-Loss–Friendly Foods

All calories are NOT equal in terms of how your body uses those calories or the nutrition they provide. Find out what foods can help you lose weight.