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8 Tips to Keep You Regular While Traveling

Tags: constipation, diarrhea, fiber, stomach ache, travel, travel tips

You can fight traveler’s constipation or diarrhea by following your normal diet and exercise routine, drinking plenty of water and getting rest.


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Fruitarian Diet: Is It Safe — or Really Healthy for You?

Tags: anemia, antioxidants, dental health, diabetes, fruits, fruits and vegetables, osteoporosis, weight gain

A fruitarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits, is very restrictive. The diet offers some benefits but is also full of sugar and presents risks for your teeth, metabolism, nutrition and body weight.


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Constipated? Skip the Gimmicks, Go Back to the Basics

Tags: constipation, fiber, healthy diet, hydration, poop, pregnancy, water

Observing simple rules such as drinking enough water, including more fiber in your diet and exercising can help you maintain your regularity. Some other aids, like Squatty Potty can also help.


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How Doctors Can Treat an Inflamed Appendix Without Surgery

Tags: antibiotics, aorta surgery, appendectomy, appendicitis, laparoscopic surgery, prescriptions, study

About 7 percent of the U.S. population eventually develops an inflamed appendix and requires surgery. A new study provides evidence that the use of antibiotics may be an option for some patients.


Should I Rinse That First? 8 Food-prep Do's and Don’ts

Should I Rinse That First? 8 Food-Prep Do’s and Don’ts

Tags: botulism, chicken, ecoli, food poisoning, food safety, fruits and vegetables, meat, red meat, sodium

Many people mistakenly believe you should wash or rinse raw meats before cooking. Find out why that’s not such a good idea. Also, find more food safety advice, including expert recommendations about rinsing eggs and produce.


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Picnic-Friendly Side Salads That Leave the Lettuce Behind

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy eating, Recipes, salad

If you’ve been invited to a picnic this summer, you’ll probably bring a side dish. What better choice than a salad? A tasty, interesting side salad adds delight to a meal.


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Make the Most of Your Trip to the Farmers Market

Tags: farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, nutrition, video, videos

Buying locally grown food in season will benefit your family’s health, the environment and our economy. So what’s not to love? Here’s info that can help you make the most of your trip to the farmers market.


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Are Your Burgers, Steaks and Meats Cooked Safely?

Tags: burger, cooking, ecoli, food poisoning, food safety, grilling, meat, red meat

Some people prefer their meat on the rare side, but eating undercooked meat can cause food poisoning. Overcooking can expose you to other risks. Find out how to safely cook different meats and how to order well in a restaurant.


Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

Tags: cancer, diabetes, fruits and vegetables, heart disease, lunchmeat, meat, obesity, red meat, saturated fat, stroke, vegan, vegetarian

If you'd like to cut down or eliminate your consumption of meat, but you're not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays.


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How to Make Extraordinary Oats Overnight (Infographic)

Tags: breakfast, infographic, morning, oatmeal

Oats aren’t just for oatmeal. Learn how to create overnight oats — oatmeal’s warm-weather friendly cousin. You’ll reap the same health benefits, but no cooking is needed!