The 6 Best Fermented Foods for Your Gut

We put a variety of store-bought fermented foods into the ring (technically, the lab) to see which one stacks up as the ultimate probiotic heavyweight. The best fermented foods for your gut (clockwise from top): Kefir, kimchi, yogurt, miso, sauerkraut and kombucha. We know fermented foods are good for us — they contain beneficial bacteria…

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Is Your Sense of Smell Tied to Your Weight?

Research may indicate that super-sniffers have a harder time dropping pounds. New research findings may show a link between sense of smell and your weight. If you’ve ever plugged your nose and taken a bite of an onion, you know how tightly the senses of smell and taste are intertwined. But the link may be even closer than imagined.  Scientists…

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The Quickest Way to Make Healthy Granola

Get ready for a surprise: This simple two-step recipe doesn’t require an oven or toaster! This customizable recipe is ready for your favorite mix-ins, from dried fruit to nuts to pumpkin seeds. Never again sacrifice a healthy meal because you don’t have time. Cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough make easy work out of…

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Can Who You Are Predict What You Eat?

When it comes to predicting unhealthy eating habits, who you are might matter more than where you shop. According to a recent study, individual characteristics may be a lead indicator of your food preferences—not where you live. When it comes to predicting unhealthy eating habits, who you are matters more than where you shop. RAND Corporation researchers found…

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