Diet & Nutrition

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Want to Increase Your Water Intake? Add Sliced Cucumbers (Video)

Tags: dehydration, hydration, potassium, video, videos, vitamin c, vitamin k, water

Cucumbers add a fresh, light flavor to chilled water. The vegetable also is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Wash the cucumber, cut it into thin slices and add a few pieces to your water.


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Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Give Your Immune System a Boost

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A new study shows how you can benefit from increased exercise and a nutritious, high-protein diet to improve the quality of your gut microbiota.


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Increase Your Daily Veggie Intake with Lettuce (Video)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, hydrate, hydration, nutrients, videos, water

Incorporating lettuce into your meals can be a great way to add nutrients and water to your diet. Furthermore, the fiber in lettuce helps to fill you up, and it does so at just 20 calories per serving.


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Recipe: Spicy Beef Chili With Butternut Squash

Tags: fall, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Recipes

With a perfect flavor balance between the heat of the chili and the sweetness of the squash, this one-pot meal will please the whole family.


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Simple, Easy Ways to Stay Fit While You Travel

Tags: exercise, healthy diet, oatmeal, travel, travel tips, yoga

Here's how to take small steps and set realistic goals when it comes to exercise and diet while you're traveling.


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Eat Your Beets to Fight Inflammation (Video)

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

Beets are a great source of healthful, naturally occurring nitrates, which may help to support healthy blood pressure. They are delicious roasted or steamed. You also can slice them thin and bake them into crunchy chips.


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Muffin Recipes: Pumpkin, Apple, Chocolate — All Under 200 Calories

Tags: fall, holiday season, holidays, pumpkin, Recipes

Muffins are real pleasers, whether for breakfast, dessert or a snack. Here are three recipes we chose for great taste and low calories: pumpkin spice, applesauce or chocolate. Each muffin is under 200 calories.


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Top Nutritional Pick for Fall: Apples

Tags: fall, farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, holidays, videos

Apples are a simple and nutritious choice for a snack or dessert. One apple has about five grams of fiber, which supplies about 20 percent of the daily fiber recommendation that most health experts recommend.


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Cutting Calories, Burning Tumors and Other News of the Week

Tags: brain health, brain tumor, calories, diet, flu, news

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.


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Recipe: Healthier Twice-Baked Potatoes

Tags: fall, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, Recipes

Twice baked potatoes are a family favorite. This version is so delicious – don't tell anyone that it is healthy! Make ahead a day or two, and bake when ready. It makes an easy side dish.