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CNN.com: If you use salt or baking soda to whiten your teeth, here’s why you should stop

CNN.com: If you use salt or baking soda to whiten your teeth, here’s why you should stop

  If you regularly enjoy coffee, tea, red wine and pastas with marinara sauce, you might be aware that these foods and beverages leave behind stains on your teeth well after they are consumed. But if you think you’ve found

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CNN.com: Which drink is best for hydration? Hint: It isn’t water

CNN.com: Which drink is best for hydration? Hint: It isn’t water

  When you’re thirsty and in need of a drink, which beverages are best at keeping you hydrated? Sure, you can always reach for a glass of water — but plain H20 isn’t the most hydrating beverage around, according to

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CNN.com: Could sunscreen cause Vitamin D deficiency? Short answer: Yes

CNN.com: Could sunscreen cause Vitamin D deficiency? Short answer: Yes

  Exposing skin to sunlight is a convenient way to meet our vitamin D needs, which is crucial for bone health. That might make you wonder: Does wearing sunscreen interfere with vitamin D levels and potentially cause vitamin D deficiency?

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CNN.com: They might be better for the planet, but are plant-based burgers good for you?

CNN.com: They might be better for the planet, but are plant-based burgers good for you?

  If you’re looking for a vegetarian burger instead of a beef-based burger, you’re in luck these days. Two popular options include the Impossible Burger, in over 5,000 restaurants in the United States, Hong Kong, Macao, and Singapore, and the Beyond

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CNN.com: Why frozen fruit and veggies may be better for you than fresh

CNN.com: Why frozen fruit and veggies may be better for you than fresh

  You are probably aware that you should try to eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can for good health. But what if your favorite fruits are not in season, or the veggies on your Sunday shopping list

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CNN.com: Protecting your skin from the inside out

CNN.com: Protecting your skin from the inside out

  As cloudy skies start to turn sunnier, you might be checking your stash of sunscreen. But you may also want to see what’s in your kitchen, as some foods can help keep your skin youthful and healthy.

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Does chewing gum help you lose weight?

Does chewing gum help you lose weight?

  Should you chew gum if you’re trying to lose weight? Possibly, though you certainly don’t have to start a gum habit if you don’t already chew gum.

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Mastering dessert when you have diabetes

Mastering dessert when you have diabetes

  If you’re living with diabetes, it might seem like sugar and desserts should be forbidden — after all, they are typically loaded with carbohydrates. The good news is, as long as you plan and choose sweet treats mindfully, you

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Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss

Boosting male fertility with diet and weight loss

  When a couple is having trouble getting pregnant, the focus often turns to a woman’s health. But just as men are equal partners in conception, they can be contributors to fertility problems, too.

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CNN.com: Does sugar make kids hyper? That’s largely a myth

CNN.com: Does sugar make kids hyper? That’s largely a myth

  We took the most popular food brands among Americans, in nine categories young kids love, and used the current US dietary guidelines to illustrate what the daily recommended amount of sugar for kids looks like. Our math: Each of

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