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Preventing Food from Going Bad

Preventing Food from Going Bad

Care to guess how much food Americans throw out every year? The answer is probably much larger than you might think. According to the National Resources Defense Council, the average American discards a whopping 25 percent of the food and ...

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Making Cookies A Healthier Snack

When it comes to snack foods, America has had a long love affair with cookies. In 2012, shoppers in the United States bought over $1 billion dollars worth of Oreos alone. Like so many other popular foods, however, cookies are ...

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Living a Healthy Life with Cancer

Few diseases have had such a momentous impact on the American public as cancer. An estimated 1 in 2 men, along with 1 and 3 American women, will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Despite decades of research, cancer ...

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How to Prevent Indigestion

There’s a good chance that, after eating a particularly large meal in a short amount of time, you felt all but incapacitated afterwards. You don’t have to mimic the accomplishments of Joey Chestnut to develop indigestion (for those not aware, ...

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Ingredients for a Healthier Smoothie

Fruit smoothies are usually considered to be very good for the body, providing valuable nutrients while adding only a limited number of calories to your diet. Unfortunately, many smoothie mixes are chocked full of an ingredient that is the exact ...

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The History and Benefits of Wine

You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to be aware of the immense popular of wine. In 2012 alone, Americans spent over $34 billion dollars on merlots, chardonnays, pinot noirs and other wine varieties. In modern times, wine is ...

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Why Your Body Needs Potassium

Why Your Body Needs Potassium

Certain vital nutrients are easily associated with their effect on the human body. For example, you probably learned back in elementary school that vitamin D and calcium are essential for strong bones. If your paid regular attention in health class, ...

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Tips for Building a Healthier Burger

Tips for Building a Healthier Burger

There are few foods more synonymous with American culture than the hamburger. Since the middle of the twentieth century, this circular-shaped sandwich (yes, hamburgers are technically considered to be a sandwich) has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity, to the ...

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