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An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You know what they say about apples—one a day will keep the doctor away—but a new study finds this old saying could apply to avocados, too.

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11 Sneaky Habits That Can Raise Triglycerides

You exercise and try to eat right, but your doc is still telling you your triglycerides are too high? Maybe it’s those less-than-obvious habits (looking at you coffee drinks!) that are to blame.

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Reduce Meat Consumption (Just a Little) for Better Health

Turns out you don’t have to go all the way vegan to improve your health. A new study confirms that cutting 50% of the meat from your diet is 100% beneficial.

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7 Tips For Going Vegan

If you're considering a vegan diet, read these seven helpful tips on how to go vegan, from the author of The Struggling Vegan.

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Are Fat and Cholesterol as Bad as We Once Thought?

What we now know is that it’s not the fat we eat, but the type of fat we choose to eat that affects heart health.

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Making Sense of Nutrition Labels

If you’re tuned in to the new Dietary Guideline’s discussion, then you know there are some serious contention points in this latest re-vamp of the guidelines. However you feel about these nutrition recommendations, they do help to offer a template th...

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Dark Chocolate's Secret Ingredient

If you happen to be allergic to milk, you may be unaware that dark chocolate can still contain dairy milk as an ingredient.

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The Truth About Coconut and Your Health

Coconut products are believed to be healthy alternatives to other fats, oils and even water. But is that true?

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Fiber Is Important Part of Healthy Diet

Fiber: It’s something we often don’t want to talk about, but making sure you have enough fiber in your diet is one of the most important things you can do for yourself health-wise.

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Mushrooms are Good for You

Mushrooms are often referred to as functional foods, meaning they have a potentially positive effect on health because they offer additional disease-reducing benefits.