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Coconut Oil Conspiracy?

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Whole Wheat Apple Pumpkin Muffins

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Food We Can Rely On: Snack Reviews

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By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD, Founder The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC). Currently about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. In addition, “about one-third of American youth are overweight, a problem closely related …

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holiday health

Who doesn’t love the holiday season and all the occasions to dress up, hang out with family and friends and sip on eggnog or mulled wine? The problem is, that with a filled glass in one hand and endless trays of finger foods circling the room, it’s easy to lose track of how much you’re …

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Written by Sophie Ringer America has changed a lot in the last 50 years. Hair trends, language and diet have all evolved. Research and developments have led Americans to make many dietary changes, such as eating chicken instead of red meat and choosing almond milk over whole milk. Today, food is cheaper and more available …

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It’s the time of year so many people dread. Just when the last of the Halloween candy is either consumed or discarded; BAM! Thanksgiving. And the sugar binge begins anew. The holiday season is a three-month junk food marathon, but Thanksgiving is the foremost culprit. Why? The entire holiday is based around a meal! Sure, …

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no sugar carrot cake

It’s hard to find foods without sugar in them these days. And with desserts, it’s of course even more difficult. Try this sugar-free (and gluten-free) carrot cake recipe if you’re looking to step away from sugar. And check out the recipe for vegan cream, gluten-free flour, and vanilla essence to use for other recipes. Carrot …

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Pumpkin, cranberries and other food traditions should grace your table more often Written by Emma Penrod Turkey is a given. Not only is it great for Thanksgiving, but it’s great for your health, and as such it’s fortunate that turkey is part of America’s year-round cuisine. But some of turkey’s fruit and vegetable companions are …

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Hot Chocolate is a go-to during the holidays, but how can you make that hot comfort drink your own, and make guests notice something different? For people who want something more than marshmallows and peppermint sticks, keep reading. 1. Cinnamon: put a pinch of cinnamon in your hot cocoa to shake things up. Friends and …

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The coconut oil industry likes to promote coconut oil as “good” saturated fat, but is coconut oil really as healthy as they suggest? Let’s take a closer look and see just how “good” it is. Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the coconut and contains mostly saturated fat (around 92%). Ounce for ounce, …

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Food advertising

Written by Sophie Ringer It’s no secret – we all know that marketing can be very persuasive. They draw you in with sneaky tactics and savvy advertising strategies until, before you can stop yourself, your wallet becomes a little (or a lot) lighter. But just how do they do this? You may think you have …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea that all people should feel …

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