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The Dirty Dozen Updated for 2017

The Dirty Dozen Updated for 2017

(The list, not the movie.) In early March, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its annual Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists. Using data from US Department of Agriculture tests, the EWG ranks conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables based on how many...

Better breakfast

Want to eat less at lunch? Choose oatmeal for breakfast. Recent study: Volunteers who ate a bowl of hot instant oatmeal with skim milk reported feeling fuller longer and ate significantly less at lunch than on the days that they ate a breakfast of cold oat-based...

Try this chili pepper health fix

Adults who ate spicy foods almost every day had a 14% reduced risk for death from any cause compared with those who ate these foods less than once a week, according to a recent seven-year study of nearly 500,000 people. Most reported eating fresh and/or dried chili...

Fighting Colds: Lemon and Ginger

Lemon and ginger is a classic combo when served hot with tea and honey. Strange as it might sound, it’s even more effective at fighting infections if you toss the lemon peel into the juicer along with its tart flesh; the essential oils and antioxidant-containing...

Immune Boosting: Cranberry and Apple

This juice combo contains high levels of infection-fighting vitamin C and, if the apples are juiced with their peels, plenty of pectin, a great source of healthy fiber. The nutrients in cranberries stimulate stress-reducing hormones in the body, fight infections and...

Glowing Skin: Coconut Water

Coconut water is a glorious thirst quencher, with natural electrolytes that are perfectly balanced to be absorbed by your body – and to rejuvenate dry, chapped or wrinkling skin. For an extra cosmetic boost, have it in a smoothie with avocado and banana, which...