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Diet & Fitness

This Purple Veggie May Help Ward Off Colon CancerThis Purple Veggie May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer

Purple Veggie

Purple potatoes may do more than add a pop of color to your plate. These vibrant tubers might also help ward off colon cancer, according to new research done on animals at Pennsylvania State University. Purple-fleshed potatoes are particularly rich in anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compounds called phenolic acids and anthocyanins; and previous research has suggested that […]

Diet & Fitness

5 Vegetables That Are Healthier Cooked

Carrots

While the most important thing is to eat a variety of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, sometimes cooked vegetables are better than raw. “Common wisdom says cooked vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh ones, but that isn’t always the case,” says Amy Keating, a dietitian at CR. “Many nutrients in fruits and vegetables are […]

Diet & Fitness

The One Rainbow Food You Should Be Eating

Rainbow Food

In a world of unicorn lattes and mermaid toast, it’s sometimes easy to associate ultra colorful foods with artificial dyes. But nature has a bounty of color-rich fruits and vegetables to satisfy your desire for bright meals (and beautiful Instagram shots).   While perusing the produce section at your local grocery store, you may have […]

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Increased Nut Consumption Linked To Weight Loss

Nuts

There’s a long-standing and often-debated concern in the healthcare industry where professionals are critical of a wide range of nuts, given that some varieties of the energy-packed snack can provide up to 200 calories in a single serving. Over the last decade, especially, nut-based products have flooded the wellness and nutrition-based market, multiplying tenfold in […]

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3 Junk Food Ingredients To Avoid

Junk Food

Go ahead and eat your favorite forbidden snacks on National Junk Food Day, but we recommend avoiding these three questionable ingredients. Break out the Oreos and milk, because today is National Junk Food Day. Every year on July 21, people use this holiday with questionable origins as an excuse to eat their favorite snacks. Junk […]

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6 Herbs For Quicker Weight Loss

Bitter Melon

Being overweight raises risk for diabetes. Several animal studies show that animal diets supplemented with bitter melon reduce weight gain and fat accumulation. University of Hong Kong researchers placed rats on a high-fat diet with or without supplemental bitter melon extract. The animals in the herb group gained less weight and accumulated less body fat. […]