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CNN.com: 6 healthy lower-sugar recipes

CNN.com: 6 healthy lower-sugar recipes

Six healthy lower-sugar recipes courtesy of Lisa Drayer  

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CNN.com: Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here’s how to tame your sweet tooth

CNN.com: Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here’s how to tame your sweet tooth

Cakes, cookies, pie. During a global pandemic or even more moderately stressful life circumstances, we often turn to comforting sugary and carb-rich indulgences that may help to calm us down. Now for the bad news. New recommendations that will inform

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CNN.com: 6 ways to make healthy, simple kids’ lunches in an unusual school year

CNN.com: 6 ways to make healthy, simple kids’ lunches in an unusual school year

Whether your kids will be at school at all times, fully remote or on a hybrid schedule, there is a good likelihood that time will be spent making lunches at home. I’m a mother of two girls whose schools are

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CNN.com: 6 summer drink recipes to help you beat the heat

CNN.com: 6 summer drink recipes to help you beat the heat

During hot summer days, there’s nothing like a cold drink to keep us alert and hydrated. And whether you’re lying by the pool, bathing at the beach or trying to wind down from a sweat-inducing jog, it helps to sip

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CNN.com: 7 easy summer recipes that celebrate farm-fresh fruits and vegetables

CNN.com: 7 easy summer recipes that celebrate farm-fresh fruits and vegetables

Ahhh, summer! As the season approaches, I look forward to getting my fill of local succulent strawberries and blueberries, tender asparagus, tasty tomatoes, juicy peaches and watermelon and sweet summer corn. One of my favorite aspects of the long-awaited summer

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CNN.com: Easy, fun and delicious ways to get healthy this summer

CNN.com: Easy, fun and delicious ways to get healthy this summer

With the brighter, longer and hotter days of summer upon us, it’s really a perfect time to maintain your health and fitness. The season invites us to eat a little lighter and be more active outdoors. And if your desire

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CNN.com: Should you take a dietary supplement to prevent disease?

CNN.com: Should you take a dietary supplement to prevent disease?

If you’ve been more concerned about your health lately, you might be wondering if taking a nutrition supplement containing vitamins, minerals or a combination is worthwhile. It’s estimated that more than half of Americans take one or more dietary supplements

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CNN.com: Brownies, truffles and pasta: Healthful food swaps you will love

CNN.com: Brownies, truffles and pasta: Healthful food swaps you will love

When I think of healthy food swaps, I’ll be honest: Most of the time, I’m uninterested. I’m the type who would rather have a tiny portion of the real thing than a larger portion of a less satisfying diet substitute.

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CNN.com: Why a wellness routine is your top priority amid protests and the pandemic — and how to start

CNN.com: Why a wellness routine is your top priority amid protests and the pandemic — and how to start

  As states gradually reopen even as the pandemic wears on, many of us are concerned about our health and well-being. Especially now, with some continuing to stay at home and social distance while others join the throngs at nationwide

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CNN.com: Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic

CNN.com: Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic

  As we welcome sunshine and warmer weather after being hunkered down for weeks, many of us will be more excited than ever to spend time outside. But whether you are simply looking for some fresh air during a walk

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