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CNN.com: Girl Scout cookies ranked nutritionally, and how to stop yourself

CNN.com: Girl Scout cookies ranked nutritionally, and how to stop yourself

It’s Girl Scout cookie season again, which, for some, can mean uncontrolled calorie consumption.

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CNN.com: Is rice healthy?

CNN.com: Is rice healthy?

Rice (technically a seed) is a staple food for many, but is the carbohydrate-rich grain a healthy one?

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CNN.com: Are nuts healthy?

CNN.com: Are nuts healthy?

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, which lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol; plus, they are a good source of phytosterols, compounds that help lower blood cholesterol.

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CNN.com: Is yogurt healthy?

CNN.com: Is yogurt healthy?

Yogurt is made from milk fermented with the bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. These beneficial bacteria, also known as “probiotics,” help preserve yogurt and improve its taste. Read More

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CNN.com: Can the foods you eat enhance your sex life?

CNN.com: Can the foods you eat enhance your sex life?

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CNN.com: Wendy’s best menu picks, by a nutritionist

CNN.com: Wendy’s best menu picks, by a nutritionist

If you’re the type of person who likes to customize meals in order to achieve your health goals, Wendy’s is worth the trip. Like many others, the chain allows you to modify a meal any way you wish. You can

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CNN.com: Subway’s best menu picks, by a nutritionist

CNN.com: Subway’s best menu picks, by a nutritionist

So what’s so special about Subway, you might ask? After all, a sandwich is a sandwich — right? Well, yes and no. Yes, you can choose from pre-designed sandwiches at the chain, including the typical turkey, ham and roast beef

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CNN.com: Are ‘food comas’ real or a figment of your digestion?

CNN.com: Are ‘food comas’ real or a figment of your digestion?

You’ve just finished a big meal, and you’re stuffed. You’re thinking of taking a walk or even a stretch before clearing the table, but the thought of just getting out of your chair seems like a challenge. The idea of

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CNN.com: McDonald’s best menu picks, by a nutritionist

CNN.com: McDonald’s best menu picks, by a nutritionist

When you hear the name “McDonald’s,” a few things may come to mind: fast food, a Happy Meal, a Big Mac, Ronald McDonald or even shoestring fries. These days, though, the “M” that makes up the golden arches might as

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CNN.com: 10 foods that are healthy, except when they aren’t

CNN.com: 10 foods that are healthy, except when they aren’t

Ready-to-eat breakfast cereal can make for a convenient and healthy breakfast, especially if it’s made with whole grains, is low in sugar and is served with fresh fruit and low-fat milk. But sugary cereals that lack fiber and protein can

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