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Are carbs evil? Does chicken always have to be cooked skinless? Ditch your old-school thinking and get savvy to the latest healthy eating facts.

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Via Reader’s Digest

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After a tough workout at the gym, many people reach for a sports drink. You know the ones; those technicolor fruit drinks, most often labeled with an “ade” suffix (“Powerade,” “Gatorade,” etc.) and an ingredient list long enough to make any nutrition-minded person give pause.

Full story at The Huffington Post

You don’t need a bunch of pills and supplements to make sure you get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. There are plenty of easy ways to add a big nutritional boost to your dishes.

Via Lifehacker

In study after study, the results are the same: Eating nuts helps prevent cardiovascular disease. In fact, the combined results of four huge studies, including more than 170,000 men and women, show that munching on nuts on all or most days of the week cuts the risk of heart attack by an incredible 35 percent.

Via Reader’s Digest

Avocados are amazing things—they’re delicious on their own, but they also have a lot of healthy fats, dietary fibers, and vitamins, and despite their high caloric value, they’re remarkably easy to prepare.

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Cutting soda out of your daily diet is a great idea, but finding a great replacement makes dropping the habit a lot easier to do. We all know soda isn’t good for you for a number of reasons, including the fact too much sugar can lead to liver toxicity, soda decays teeth, and studies indicate that even diet soda can increase your risk of a heart attack. Thankfully, a few alternatives to soda will satisfy your cravings without affecting your health.

Full story at Lifehacker

These days, eating healthy has become a curiously difficult task. Despite the fact that the canons of healthy eating have not changed in centuries, the proliferation of health food products has continued unabated for years. It’s become a crisis of abundance.

However, just because a product occupies shelf space in a boutique food store doesn’t mean it’s any better for you than its generic counterpart.

Full story at Dumb Little Man

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