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Statin Side Effects: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not Take Statins

Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are widely touted as the best way to lower your cholesterol and thereby prevent a heart attack. They’re recommended …

Medical Research

Revealed: the fruit and veg you should always buy organic

Deciding whether to buy organic food can be a dilemma. Produce grown without the use of pesticides is frequently more expensive than standard versions, and not everyone can afford to buy it all the time. But does shopping for organic food have to be all or nothing?<p>No, according to campaigning …

Buying These Organic Foods Is A Waste Of Money

<i>By: Kara King</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>People choose to eat organically for many reasons -- it's better for the planet, it's supposedly healthier -- but often these folks are misguided. Although it's true that USDA organic products must be free from synthetic ingredients and grown on farms that strive to …

Nutrition

The Bad News About the Organic Industry

The good news: Organic produce is now certified by the government, widely available at big-box stores, and more affordable than ever. The bad news: …

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Costa Rica

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A Trick for Transforming Unripe Avocados in Just Two Hours

<i>We heard a suggestion to pickle unripe avocado slices and we had to try it ourselves.</i><p>When we saw a Facebook post that suggested pickling hard avocados rather than waiting around for them to soften, reactions around the office ranged from skepticism to curiosity. But above all, we were hopeful:</b> …

Top 10 Best Foods You Can Eat

According to an analysis by David Grotto, a registered dietician and author of the forthcoming book <i>The Best Things You Can Eat</i>, these 10 foods are the lowest calories and most nutritious in terms of amount and richness of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber and protein.

Nutrition

24 fruits and vegetables that will extend your lifespan

<b>(CnOPhoto via Shutterstock)</b><p>No one food is going to change your life, but a diet rich in these fruits & vegetables will start you on your way<p>Larry Schwartz<p>September 14, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It may come as a shock to regular readers of health publications, …

The Science Behind Spicy Food Boosting Longevity

Hannah Glenn<p>Copywriter and Editor Read full profile<p>Next time you suggest Indian food for dinner and your friends vote for burgers, you can tell them …

Muscle

Test shows how old your body really is

<b>Scientists say they have developed a way of testing how well, or badly, your body is ageing.</b><p>They say it could help predict when a person will die, identify those at high-risk of dementia and could affect medicine, pensions and insurance.<p>The team at King's College London say looking at "biological …

Buying organic veggies at the supermarket is a waste of money

It has happened to all of us. You’re standing in the produce aisle, just trying to buy some zucchini, when you face the inevitable choice: Organic or regular?<p>It’s a loaded question that can mean many different things, sometimes all at once: Healthy or pesticide-drenched? Tasty or bland? Fancy or …

Agriculture

13 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

Eggs and veggies in the morning are a delicious way to jump-start your metabolism and fuel your whole day. Check out this roundup of nutritious …

You’re booking your flights all wrong

Evolving technology and heated competition among the airlines have changed the game when it comes to how you should book your flights — that is if …

Flying