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5 Surprising and Delicious Sources of Caffeine

There have been shirts, mugs and memes extolling the benefits of daily caffeine intake, particularly in the form of a morning cup of coffee. It’s a wake-up call that helps many people across the ...
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The Best Foods for People Living with Kidney Disease

Renal diets are critical for managing chronic kidney disease -- and these “super foods” help protect the body from a range of other diseases, too. March is National Kidney Month, which ...
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Hot Sauce for Weight Loss -- Myth or Fact?

Hot sauce: That spicy, tangy accompaniment to food that some of us just can’t imagine living without. Also called chili sauce or pepper sauce, hot sauce is a perennial favorite with Americans, ...
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Frozen Foods: A Cool Way to Eat Well

Whether you're looking for a fast way to get dinner on the table or a way to stretch your grocery budget, frozen food can be a staple in your kitchen. "Using frozen ingredients to prepare ...
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Turn Up the Heat:  5 Health Benefits of Eating Spicy Food

Research shows certain “hot” foods can help boost overall health. Chili this, jalapeno that, pepper everything else -- the sheer number of new spicy food offerings continue to crop up all ...
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6 Surprising Foods that are Bad for Your Heart

Heart-healthy eating may not be as simple as you think. Not so long ago in history, relatively few Americans had ever heard of terms like cholesterol, body mass index or hypertension. In a world of ...
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5 Easy Ways to "Eat" Your Water

Hydration is important for your overall health, but there are other ways to get enough water. Here are five foods high in water that can help you avoid dehydration -- and make you look and feel your ...
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These Foods Are All About Omega-3s (Video)

The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well-known. Omega-3s are used to regulate blood clotting, build cell membranes and support cell health. They curb inflammation and may help to prevent coronary ...
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5 Guilt-Free Ways to Get Your Chocolate Fix

February is National Chocolate Lovers' Month, but before you dive into that box of truffles or cut a slice of seven-layer devil's food cake, remember that while chocolate has its health ...
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5 Ways This Cardiologist Keeps His Own Heart Healthy

Cardiologists are experts at keeping their patients’ hearts healthy. But how do they make sure their own hearts beat true? We asked Mark Villalon, MD, an interventional cardiologist at S t. ...
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