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Taming Elevated Triglycerides, Insulin Resistance, and Syndrome X

Taming Elevated Triglycerides, Insulin Resistance, and Syndrome X

Triglycerides are the fats in the blood. To visualize their appearance, think of chicken soup left overnight in the refrigerator. The next morning you find an upper layer of yellowish fat, which has formed over the brownish l...

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Ways to curb sugar cravings

This works for starchy carbs that we crave too!

Why Do We Crave Sugar?
There are many reasons why we go for sweet things. That appetite may be hardwired. "Sweet is the first taste humans prefer from birth," says Gerbstadt, MD, a dietitian. Carbohydrates stimulate the release of the feel-go...

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Do pears provide anti-inflammato
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and anti-oxidant support?

Do pears provide anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant support?

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Listeria From Cheese Tasting To "Life Sentence"

Sidestepping Listeria

Here are some recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration. For more details, see www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm274114.htm

Raw Fruits and Vegetables

***Rinse thoroughly under running tap water before eating, cutting, or cooking (even...

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What Is Cayenne Pepper Good For?

What Is Cayenne Pepper Good For?

Cayenne Pepper Nutrition Facts


Sometimes, you want to add a bit of spice to your life. One way is to try cayenne pepper, a red, hot little spice with origins in South and Central America, the West Indies and Mexico. Dried and powdered, it produces a...

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What Are Cashews Good For?

What Are Cashews Good For?


Cashews Nutrition Facts

Native to Brazil, cashews are crescent-shaped nuts with a sweet flavor and a plethora of uses in the kitchen. Considered third in consumption among all the tree nuts in the world, they're great when mixed with raisins, dried cranbe...

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No Calorie Counting

Nutrition experts dole out a ton of advice about how to eat well—and, most importantly, not lose your mind doing it. But there are some tips that stand the test of time, and that experts themselves follow. (Because yes, they're human, too.) Here are 10 habits they live by—and that will change the wa...

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Listeria From Cheese Tasting To "Life Sentence"

Maple Leaf Foods, Canada's rough equivalent of Oscar Mayer, thought it was being vigilant enough in 2008. But that didn't prevent Listeria from contaminating its cold cuts that year, killing 22 people.

The company had a good track record in preventing contamination at its Bartor Road plant i...

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Shirataki Noodles — An Incredibly Healthy High-Fiber, No-Carb Food

Shirataki Noodles — An Incredibly Healthy High-Fiber, No-Carb Food

One of the fastest ways to destroy your health is to eat a diet high in net carbs and protein and low in healthy fats. Considering the fact that 80 percent of Americans are insulin resistant and eat in this way, it's no surpri...

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What Is Cacao Good For?

What Is Cacao Good For?


Cacao Nutrition Facts
Crazy About Cacao


One of the most wildly popular trees on the planet is the cacao, the plant species from which cocoa – and chocolate – is derived. While some might think cacao and cocoa are one in the same, they're not, exactly....

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