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CNN.com: Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone

CNN.com: Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone

  There was a time when gluten, a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, was something of a foreign term. Not many people had heard of it, and the few who needed to avoid it found meals

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CNN.com: Why is pizza so addictive?

CNN.com: Why is pizza so addictive?

  A deliciously fresh pizza pie with warm baked dough, salty tomato sauce and gooey cheese is a delight for the senses. There are few foods that could satisfy me on a daily basis, but pizza is one of them.

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CNN.com: How to ‘cheat’ on your diet without ruining it

CNN.com: How to ‘cheat’ on your diet without ruining it

  Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, so with just about every diet I’ve ever prescribed, I’ve given “permission” for people to incorporate their favorite treats. It’s something I make room for in my own daily life and believe

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CNN.com: Common myths about bloating, deflated

CNN.com: Common myths about bloating, deflated

  Thanksgiving is upon us, which means in just a couple of months, it will be time to deflate from holiday calorie overload. But before you feast, consider this: Though excess calories consumed during meals can certainly contribute to a

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CNN.com: A healthier Thanksgiving in 8 traditional, simple, calorie-conscious courses

CNN.com: A healthier Thanksgiving in 8 traditional, simple, calorie-conscious courses

  Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, certainly not fasting or dieting. But if you’re kicking off the holiday season with your health in mind, there are a few smart switches you can make on Turkey Day that will help

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CNN.com: Which alcoholic beverages are more diet-friendly?

CNN.com: Which alcoholic beverages are more diet-friendly?

  I often tell people to steer clear of alcoholic beverages when trying to lose weight. After all, they don’t exactly provide nutritious calories, and consuming them can make it increasingly more challenging to lose weight. But that doesn’t stop

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CNN.com: Can coffee really sober you up?

CNN.com: Can coffee really sober you up?

  You’re out late at night and you’ve had one too many drinks. You’re feeling a bit inebriated, and you’re wondering if a cup of coffee can help. Many of us have been there. Well, here’s the lowdown: While a

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CNN.com: Ten vegan-friendly versions of tailgate classics

CNN.com: Ten vegan-friendly versions of tailgate classics

  Tailgating with friends can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of a sporting event. But depending on the food served, pregame parties can be particularly challenging for those who follow special diets, including vegans. The foods typically served

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CNN.com: The ideal diet to combat climate change

CNN.com: The ideal diet to combat climate change

  You may be aware that a plant-based diet can make you healthier by lowering your risk for obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Now, a study suggests there’s another good reason to regularly eat meatless meals. By filling

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CNN.com: A healthier tailgate, for the win

CNN.com: A healthier tailgate, for the win

  Football party season is upon us, which means a tailgate diet typically made up of hot dogs, wings, chips, dips and beer. These foods may be fun to eat while cheering on your favorite team, but they are loaded

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