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Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

"How Can I Tell if My Weights Are Heavy Enough?"

<b>The answer:</b> There's a very simple trick. Basically, pick up a bunch of free weights with one hand until you find the heaviest one that you can still, well, pick up and do a move with. (So, one bicep curl, if that's what you're going for. Or one chest press. Whatever move you're hoping to practice …

5 Things You Need to Know About Gluten

Unless you’ve been on a media-free diet, you probably saw Jimmy Kimmel Live’s hilarious “What is Gluten?” video, in which none of the gluten avoiders …

3 Weird Things Sugar Does To Your Brain

<b>It Increases Cravings</b><br>According to a 2013 study published in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i>, sugar lights up your brain's reward center, potentially increasing junk food cravings. So of course you eat more sugar and then continue to crave the sweet stuff. It's a vicious cycle…<p><b>It May Hurt</b> …

The Ingredient That's Crucial For Weight Loss

And science says...<p>Shutterstock<p>Of course you know that fiber helps keep you full for longer—you've only read that fact, oh, you know, everywhere. But there's interesting new research that explains why fiber is such a miracle worker—and it's all due to a <i>second</i> miracle worker called acetate. <br>A recent …

10 Easy Ways to Slash Sugar from Your Diet

You may not be eating Oreos by the roll or guzzling cans of Coke, but that doesn’t mean sugar’s absent from your diet. You’re likely eating sugar …

z redirected 5 Foods with More Potassium Than a Banana

Turns out it isn't the only food packed with this powerful nutrient.<p>Potassium is a crucial nutrient, playing key roles in muscle strength, nerve function and heart health. And if you don't get enough—4,700 mg a day—it could lead to a deficiency, complete with fatigue, muscle cramps, heart …

Nutrition

Healthy Cooking Ingredients

10 New Rules of Lean Eating

Our expert nutritionist shares his advice for melting fat faster—and easier—than ever

5 Crucial Nutrients You've Probably Never Heard Of

<b>Magnesium</b><br>Without proper levels of this mineral, cells can't create energy, muscles can't relax, bones aren't as strong, and more than 300 enzyme reactions that help regulate a network of body functions are impaired. Women younger than 30 need 320 milligrams per day; after 30, the requirement goes …

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Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back

3 Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back<p>Use these tips to strengthen and smooth this deceptively alluring area<p>We'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Fixing weak …

11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to try<p>It’s easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you’d never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.<p>1 …

Healthy Eating

10 Protein-Packed Lunches to Help You Burn More Calories | Women's Health

Pack a serving of these light-and-easy Paleo stuffed peppers for lunch. You can dice the peppers and serve them atop a bed of greens for a nutrient-packed meal that will keep you energized throughout the day. <i><br>Per serving: 32 grams of protein and 285 calories</i><p><b>Vegan Spiced Lentils and Quinoa</b><p>This …

Trainer Confessions: Exercises That Don't Do What You Think

<b>Modified Pushups</b><br>The modified pushup is the on-your-knees version of the original. You’d think this would work the exact same muscles as a regular pushup, right? Not exactly. While you’re still working your chest, triceps and shoulders, you’re not targeting your core like you would in a regular …

Anti-Inflammatory Asian Salmon Recipe

<b>1.</b> Preheat oven to 225°F. In a small bowl, combine oil, zest, coriander, and ginger. Place salmon in an ovenproof baking dish and brush with oil mixture.<p><b>2.</b> Bake salmon for 15 minutes, then turn on the broiler and crisp for 3 more minutes. To serve, mix honey and black pepper and drizzle over fish …

Flavor-pairing may teach kids to like vegetables | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents have long poured on cheese sauce, peanut butter and the like to coax kids to eat their vegetables, but a new study suggests those tricks might also get children to look more favorably at the vegetables themselves.<p>Some of more than 8,000lbs of locally grown …

Life

9 top yoga teachers give us an inside look at how they pray, manifest what they want in their lives, and more.<p>Sometimes, your yoga teacher gets it …

Yoga

Your Body on Yoga

At the same time, happy brain chemicals like GABA may rise, making yoga a natural treatment for your gloomy moods.<p><b>Nervous System</b><br>The triple threat of breathing, focus, and movement ignites the parasympathetic, or "rest and digest," nervous system, the antidote to the fight-or-flight stress …

Sex Tips

Top Ten: The Ultimate Hot-Sex Bucket List<p>Ditch your stale no-pants dance for these steamy moves<p>You probably have a list of things you want to do in your lifetime—complete a triathlon, swim with dolphins, skydive. But have you ever considered all of the steamy bedroom to-dos you may want to tackle? …

FDA to revise nutrition facts label

Federal regulators want label info to be easier to understand in first update in 20 years.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.<p>The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved over the past 20 years, and the …