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4 Nutrition Hacks in the Kitchen

  We all know food itself is the basic ingredient (pun intended) of nutrition, but did you know that what you do in the kitchen can scientifically impact the nutrition of your foods as well?

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What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day Treats

  What is the perfect food gift for the superhumans of the world? We all know mothers deserve more than just the one option of a mass-produced, standard box of chocolates. I mean, these women do ...

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Hangry: The Psychology of Food

  Hangry. There’s your food and mood in one word. But how does it actually work? How does a food that we eat (or don’t eat) travel in our bodies to control our brains to tell us we can’t focus on an ...

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Celebrate a World of Flavors: National Nutrition Month

  My favorite thing about Chicago is the food. Specifically, the fact that I can go on a 15 minute walk and potentially get authentic bibimbap from the impossibly small counter-service kitchen in the ...

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How to make a Valentine out of Green Leafy Vegetables for Heart Health Month

  February is heart health month! We wouldn’t have the capability to love or be loved without the amazing muscles that are our hearts (I mean… we’d literally die… but that’s not the route I was going ...

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Once Upon a Jar of Coconut Oil

  Just like Smash Mouth’s “All Star” hit, coconut oil is past its peak but still appears in our daily lives. Touted as a belly fat blaster, an appetite suppressant and even an Alzheimer's treatment, ...

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Immune-Boosting Foods: How to Avoid the Sniffles

  A battleground full of first-wave defenses of thick walls, burning acid and goo, followed by a second wave of soldiers to recognize and fight the enemy. That’s the opening scene to the blockbuster ...

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The Bugs On Us

  Don’t freak out. There are bugs all over you. Over 100 trillion of them. But they’re not actually bugs; they’re microbes and they do some pretty phenomenal things for us, especially the ones found ...

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5 Common Food Label Misconceptions

  What are those percentages on a nutrition label? Is 800mg of sodium a lot? What exactly is the difference between carbs and sugars? We’ve all been there: standing in a grocery store aisle, turning ...

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Superfoods are Superheroes

  Superfoods are the food industry’s superheroes: they’re touted as “powerful,” having “superpowers” and being “extra-nutritious.” I mean, who wouldn’t want a superhero in their life? I personally ...

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