How to Conquer Your Salt Cravings

 How to Conquer Your Salt Cravings
If you're constantly reaching for chips or pretzels throughout the day, you're probably eating a lot more salt than you think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the recommended daily allowance for adults is less than 2,300 milligrams — about a teaspoon of…
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Binge Drinking Can Change Your Genes in a Scary Way

Binge Drinking Can Change Your Genes in a Scary Way
Sure, you know that doing the fifth keg stand of the night is probably not good for you. But new research from the University of Missouri finds that it can give you way more than just a beer belly – it can change your genes for good. In the study, published in the journal Hepatology…
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Americans Can Expect To Live Longer

Americans Can Expect To Live Longer
Better start boosting your retirement savings: Americans are living longer than ever, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics. The average American born in 2012 can expect to live 78.8 years, which is a record high. But the numbers…
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New Commercial Shows Seriousness Of Body Shaming

New Commercial Shows Seriousness Of Body Shaming
How many times do you say, both aloud and in your head, "I don't like my [insert body part here]. I wish it were more..." If the answer is often, you're not alone. You hope and pray your daughter won't develop the same insecurities about her own body, but as Dove's new emotional…
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The Healthiest Cereals For You

The Healthiest Cereals For You
Cereal has long been an American staple — in fact, more than 90% of U.S. households buy it regularly. And we bet you have a box or two in your kitchen right now. But not all cereals are created equal — especially when it comes to how healthy they are for you. When faced with an…
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Are Soup Cleanses The NEW Thing

Are Soup Cleanses The NEW Thing
Juice cleanses have certainly had their time in the health trend spotlight, but now a new cleanse is on the rise, and it's called "souping." According to Well + Good, two female entrepreneurs are touting a "sounder solution" to cleansing with their new system called Soupure. The concept is…
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Myths About Partying And Drinking

Myths About Partying And Drinking
1. HOOKAHS ARE SAFER THAN CIGARETTES. False. A typical hookah session lasts 45 minutes, so you’re exposed to at least 50 times more smoke than if you lit one cigarette. Plus, “water-pipe smoke contains about eight times the carbon monoxide, nearly two times the nicotine, and 36 times the…
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Cold Preventers

Cold Preventers
Science sometimes begs to differ, but we insist these products have spared us from the office cold more than once. Could be the placebo effect (pretty potent when it comes to colds), but they work for us. PRODUCT: Echinacea, an herb (a member of the daisy family), reputed to boost immunity. WHO…
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Coffee Habits Might Be Genetic

Coffee Habits Might Be Genetic
Do you get jittery and nauseated after just a sip of coffee? Or do you need several espresso shots just to get going? The answer may be found in your genes. According to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, differences in our genetic code are linked to how our bodies react to…
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3 Ways You Are Already Detoxing

3 Ways You Are Already Detoxing
1. You regularly eat breakfast. Eggs are loaded with cysteine, an amino acid that helps neutralize toxic compounds in our bodies (specifically the liver) and aids in the formation of the antioxidant compound glutathione. Other breakfast detoxifiers? Citrus fruits are antioxidant-packed, and may be…
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Effects Of Sugar Consumption

Effects Of Sugar Consumption
many of us shrugged and turned back to our cupcakes. Yet, truth is, women in their 20s and 30s may already be feeling the effects of too much sugar without even realizing it. Here, the most common sugar-induced issues and how to beat them to prevent long-term damage—and feel your best right…
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Awesome and Unexpected Benefits Of Coffee

Awesome and Unexpected Benefits Of Coffee
1. Coffee can help keep you hydrated. That's right, coffee doesn't dehydrate you; actually, it can be as hydrating as water. At least, that's what researchers at the University of Birmingham recently concluded. So after your next early-morning run, pour yourself a nice hot cup of…
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Foods That Pack On the Pounds Suprisingly

Foods That Pack On the Pounds Suprisingly
Dried Fruit: This common snack can be highly caloric. When fruit is dried, there is less water so sugar becomes more dense — like grapes dried into raisins. Portions should be limited to a quarter of a cup. Peas and Corn: These vegetables are considered to be a starch because they have a high…
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Health Issues That Are Weird, But Common

Health Issues That Are Weird, But Common
1. More than one yeast infection in the summer months. Yeast infections are a pain in the you-know-where, there's no denying it. Reddy says favored summer activities like swimming and long runs outside lend themselves to developing yeast infections—sometimes, multiple times during the…
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Why You Might Think Twice Before Waxing Or Shaving

Why You Might Think Twice Before Waxing Or Shaving
The majority of women (60 percent of those interviewed) who practice hair removal are more susceptible to a number of infections, study author Andrea DeMaria told Yahoo Health. These infections include a whole crop of unsightly razor burn, abrasions, ingrown hairs, and itching. Yuck. The most…
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How Sitting Can Be Ruining Your Health

How Sitting Can Be Ruining Your Health
1. It can make you gain weight. Sitting all day and not exercising? Well, it's messing with your ability to lose weight. The longer you hang out in your chair day to day, the more your body adapts to reduced physical demands, thus your metabolism ultimately slows down. Fortunately there is an…
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Healthy Habits To Keep You On Point

Healthy Habits To Keep You On Point
Here are some habits to keep you healthy with the winter and flu season fast approaching. Don’t Let Influenza Blind Side You Not-so-fun flu fact: This infectious respiratory virus not only thrives on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours, airborne droplets can travel up to 12 feet (at 100 mph!)…
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Wine Can Strengthen Teeth

Wine Can Strengthen Teeth
Red wine isn't bad for your teeth.  Recent studies from universities in Madrid and Zurich suggest that drinking vino could lead to stronger teeth, healthier gums, fewer cavities, and ultimately a brighter smile. Researchers believe compounds in reds have an antimicrobial effect that kills…
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Keeping Active

Keeping Active
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could bottle up your highest level of fitness and health and have it “cover you” during more sedentary periods? Like when it’s too cold or you’re just too busy to go to yoga class … or out for a run … or to the gym?…
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum....Explained

Hyperemesis Gravidarum....Explained
Most pregnant women experience some form of morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum is far less common, and way worse. The condition sends more than 50,000 pregnant women in America to the hospital each year. Women are more likely to get hyperemesis gravidarum if they had it during their first…
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