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Mangos, bananas, grapes—do these and other fruits make you pack on the pounds? While fruits do contain sugar, that doesn’t mean it will all automatically turn to fat. Fruits are actually an important part of your muscle-building regimen and should be included regularly in your diet. Data from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines...
If you ever find the endless parade of nutritional advice to be dizzying, confusing or downright contradictory, you’re not alone. The 2018 edition of the International Food Information Council Foundation’s Food and Health Report found that 80% of Americans come across conflicting information about food and nutrition. Of that large group,...
16 Foods and Drinks to Avoid When You're DehydratedWith temperatures rising, your body needs more water and key electrolytes to carry out its normal functions. According to the Mayo Clinic, dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in. But dehydration doesn’t just occur because you’re not drinking enough...
Everyone gets exhausted from working too much ― and you are no exception. That’s where a mental health day can come to the rescue. Research shows that Americans rarely take time off from work, yet there are so many benefits to taking some space from the confines of your cubicle. “You can easily get...
If you’ve ever shared a bed or slept near another person, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard someone talk in their sleep. Or, perhaps you’ve found out you’re the one sleep talking throughout the night. Nearly 66% of the population has talked in their sleep in some form, according to a 2010 study. Some...
Whether you're a seed gal or prefer your pomegranates in juice-form, you're sure to reap the fruit's cholesterol-lowering powers: "Any form of pomegranate - whether the arils or the juice - could help control cholesterol by slowing its buildup," says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, New Jersey-based dietitian and owner of...
There are some big differences in both symptoms and care Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and that means heart attacks will affect approximately 735,000 Americans this year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there are certainly things cardiologists say you should avoid to...
We often hear about green tea and about the magical benefits it provides ranging from detox to weight loss. How true are these health claims? Let’s begin by first knowing it's origin and where it comes from. Both black and green tea come from the same plant. The difference is...
Although heading to a dermatologist is a great way to help you feel a bit more confident in your skin, there are many other ways to give your skin a bit of a boost. Often, the glow that we all crave starts from the inside—hydration and whole foods may be...
Have you ever wondered how to prepare the rainbow-hued lentils in the bins at the grocery store? Red, green, black, yellow, or orange, this member of the legume family comes in bulk at natural food stores, and it’s prized for its nutritional value. High in protein, fiber, and minerals,...

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