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CNN.com: The scoop on dairy-free ‘ice creams’

CNN.com: The scoop on dairy-free ‘ice creams’

  We may all scream for ice cream, especially on a hot summer day. And even if you avoid dairy, you can find delicious, decadent dairy-free frozen treats in just about any ice cream aisle. But are “ice creams” made

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CNN.com: Got alt-milk? How plant-based alternatives compare

CNN.com: Got alt-milk? How plant-based alternatives compare

  In the nutritional world, the benefits of cow’s milk are well-known: It’s a good source of several important nutrients, including protein, calcium and vitamin D, and an important staple for children. But despite its winning nutrient profile, cow’s milk

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CNN.com: What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)

CNN.com: What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)

  You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a

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CNN.com: What makes ice cream so addictive?

CNN.com: What makes ice cream so addictive?

  Ahhh … just thinking about why ice cream is so “addictive” brings with it cravings for the sweet frozen treat. Even as a nutritionist concerned with healthy eating, ice cream is one food I can’t give up. Maybe it

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CNN.com: Curbing salt intake could add years to your life

CNN.com: Curbing salt intake could add years to your life

  Potato chips. Pretzels. Pizza. French fries. Thoughts of these foods can make our tongues dance as we anticipate satisfying our salty cravings. There’s just one problem: The amount of sodium we consume from these and other processed foods is

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CNN.com: Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?

CNN.com: Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?

If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the “marijuana munchies,” or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug. But what exactly are those cannabis-related cravings all about? Why do they happen?

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CNN.com: How to succeed at intermittent fasting

CNN.com: How to succeed at intermittent fasting

  “Intermittent fasting,” a dieting approach that involves cycling between periods of eating and abstaining from food, has been trending in diet circles. This is in part because reports claim that celebrities such as Beyonce, Hugh Jackman, Ben Affleck and

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CNN.com: Bread’s crust not more nutritious than the rest

CNN.com: Bread’s crust not more nutritious than the rest

  I always find it a challenge to make interesting, fun lunches for my daughters to take to school, the kind of stuff they can’t wait to eat when they pop open their lunch boxes. Early on, I discovered the

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CNN.com: Some foods better for your brain, memory

CNN.com: Some foods better for your brain, memory

  You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods

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CNN.com: Is vegetarian fast food actually good for you?

CNN.com: Is vegetarian fast food actually good for you?

  Plant-based diets have been associated with many health benefits, including a reduced risk of obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. So it might naturally follow that vegetarian fast food, which is inherently plant-based, would be more nutritionally appealing

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