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CNN.com: Is granola healthy?

CNN.com: Is granola healthy?

  Yes, whether eaten as a cereal or snack topping, granola can make for a crunchy, nutritious treat. But granola is high in calories, and some versions are healthier than others based on their ingredients. Granola’s healthy ingredients include oats,

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CNN.com: Is dried fruit healthy?

CNN.com: Is dried fruit healthy?

  Yes, dried fruits — including dried apricots, dried cranberries, raisins, dried dates, dried figs and prunes — pack a big nutrient punch for their shrunken size. The reason is that nutrients and fiber are more concentrated when water is

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CNN.com: Is peanut butter healthy?

CNN.com: Is peanut butter healthy?

  Yes, peanut butter can be a nutritious diet staple, but some varieties are healthier than others. Peanut butter is rich in heart-healthy fats and is a good source of protein, which can be helpful for vegetarians looking to include

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CNN.com: Are energy bars healthy?

CNN.com: Are energy bars healthy?

  Energy bars are a convenient source of nutrition and come in a wide variety of flavors to satisfy different palates. They are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, which can help fill nutritional gaps. But, like many foods in

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CNN.com: Is coconut oil healthy?

CNN.com: Is coconut oil healthy?

  According to a recent survey, 72% of Americans think coconut oil is a healthy food. But despite popular health claims about coconut oil, a report from the American Heart Association recently advised against its use, stating that it increases

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CNN.com: How the ‘Instagram diet’ works

CNN.com: How the ‘Instagram diet’ works

    At 37 years old, Lisa Pessah-Bloom, a mother of three, was pre-diabetic, struggling with losing postpartum pounds and concerned about her health. “I had gestational diabetes for all three of my pregnancies. After my third, my A1C (blood

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CNN.com: Ten tasty snacks under 200 calories, and four disappointing ones

CNN.com: Ten tasty snacks under 200 calories, and four disappointing ones

  Nearly all Americans snack at least once a day, most often to satisfy cravings, according to a recent snacking report. For some, frequent snacking may replace a typical meal or two. Regardless of your health goals, what you choose

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CNN.com: The healthiest of road trip fast food restaurant meals

CNN.com: The healthiest of road trip fast food restaurant meals

  A road trip might mean visiting friends, family or new places. But in addition to planning a day’s activities, it’s just as important to think about what you’ll be eating during your travels, especially if you don’t want to

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CNN.com: How to order fast food meals low-calorie

CNN.com: How to order fast food meals low-calorie

  If you’re watching your weight and carefully monitoring your calories, a fast food restaurant may not seem like the ideal place to grab a bite. You may be intimidated by jumbo-size meals and drinks — not to mention other

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CNN.com: Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss

CNN.com: Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss

  Whether it’s turning to supplements, juices or new challenging workouts, it seems everyone is looking for the magic weight loss bullet. But sometimes, losing weight may just be a matter of tweaking your diet — and eating foods that

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