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CNN.com: Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food

CNN.com: Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food

  There’s no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it’s all-natural. Research has shown that simply spicing up your diet may help you consume less salt and

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CNN.com: The non-alcoholic’s guide to drinking less alcohol

CNN.com: The non-alcoholic’s guide to drinking less alcohol

  If you’re reading this, you may think you drink a little too much, yet you wouldn’t describe yourself as an “alcoholic.” Maybe you’re a parent who comes home after a stressful day at work and takes a drink to

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CNN.com: ‘Detox’ from overly processed foods: Why and how to cut back

CNN.com: ‘Detox’ from overly processed foods: Why and how to cut back

  If nutrition headlines catch your attention, you’ve probably heard the advice to eat more fresh, whole foods and consume fewer processed foods. It sounds straightforward enough, and you may have chosen to abide by this “food rule.” But like

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CNN.com: The caffeine ‘detox’: How and why to cut back on your daily fix

CNN.com: The caffeine ‘detox’: How and why to cut back on your daily fix

  Are you one of those people who can’t get your day started without a cup of coffee? Perhaps you need an espresso at work to keep you alert in the late afternoon. Maybe you grab energy drinks when cramming

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CNN.com: How to break carb cravings, once and for all

CNN.com: How to break carb cravings, once and for all

  If you’re like many people I know, the thought of giving up pasta and bread in an effort to shed a few pounds (or more) might seem like an unfair punishment — perhaps even a tease, especially when those

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CNN.com: Is dark chocolate healthy?

CNN.com: Is dark chocolate healthy?

  Yes, dark chocolate has compounds that offer health benefits and can be enjoyed without guilt, even on a daily basis. But the portion size matters, since too many bites can contribute extra fat, sugar and calories and negate its

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CNN.com: Is coffee healthy?

CNN.com: Is coffee healthy?

  Yes, go ahead and grab that cup of joe, or two, or more. Doing so may improve your health and help you live longer, suggests new research. In a new observational study involving close to 20,000 individuals, people who

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CNN.com: Is cheese healthy?

CNN.com: Is cheese healthy?

  Yes, cheese is nutrient-rich — and tasty — but it’s best to consume it in small portions. “Cheese does contain some important nutrients, including calcium and protein, along with vitamin B12 and zinc. However, the calories can add up

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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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