31 Healthy Cooking Tips You Need to Know


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A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Caramel color: The health risk that may be in your soda Consumer Reports
Set down your soda and read this: The most common coloring in foods is a potential carcinogen. Is it in your favorite drink--and does it matter?  

Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age NYT
Think it's too late to start exercising? Think again! A new study found that even after years of a sedentary lifestyle, middle-age adults can benefit from exercise. So get up and get moving!

Watch and Burn: The Best Workout DVDs and Games of 2014 Fitness magazine
Looking for a few good workout DVDs? Fitness magazine reviews the best new ones. Whether you want yoga or HIIT, you're a beginner or a pro, you'll find one for you.  

How to Tell If You're Over-Exfoliating This Winter, Plus Tips on How to Keep Skin Smooth Self
This time of year, our skin is not always in tip-top shape. Learn how to keep it smooth--without over-exfoliating it.

31 Healthy Cooking Tips You Need to Know Fit Sugar
Whether you're new to cooking entirely or just you're starting to learn how to make your favorite recipes healthier, you'll learn a lot from this roundup of healthy cooking tips.

Eating for Energy: What to Nosh On to Feel Your Best Fit-Bottomed Girls
Eat good, feel good! Here's what to eat to feel your best and have more energy.

Did Your Favorite Workout Song Make This Science-Backed Playlist? Greatist
Scientists teamed up with Spotify to round up the songs most likely to motivate you during a workout. The selections were based on popularity, beats per minute, style, and lyrics. Did your fave make the cut?

A Look Inside the Protein Bar NYT
Ever wonder what's in your favorite protein bar? This in-depth feature tells you, along with why certain ingredients are used.

Promising the Moon: The Truth Behind the Werewolf Diet Time
Um, what? Apparently, there is a diet that has people eating based on the moon cycle. What do you think about it?

Which stories topped your "must-read" list this week?

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    That caramel coloring stuff is one more reason I wish Crystal Pepsi would make a comeback XD - 2/8/2014   11:36:13 AM
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    I quickly read through four of these (re skin exfoliating, 31 healthy cooking tips, energy food to nosh, and protein bar info). Each was interesting. The 31 healthy tips would top my must-read list. Thanks! - 2/1/2014   12:38:29 PM

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