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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Milk Substitutes Might Not Give Kids Enough Vitamin D, Study Says

BY SHEREEN LEHMAN NEW YORK Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:09pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Young children who drank nondairy replacement milks instead of cow’s milk were more like to have low levels of vitamin D in their blood, a new study found. Parents often choose non-dairy beverages, such as almond, soy, or rice milk, for kids who have ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Shape

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5 Amazing Fit Trips to Take This Winter

It’s starting to get a little chilly. And, all of a sudden, visions of tropical retreats and oasis' are floating in your brain. You want to plan a vacation so that there is a light at the end of this long, dark winter, but you aren’t quite sure where to start. Are you an adventurer? Looking for an Eat, Pray, ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Shape

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Ask the Diet Doctor: Essential Amino Acids

iStock Q: What are the muscle-building benefits of amino acids, especially the buzzed-about BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids)? A: Amino acids are the building blocks that make up protein. Your body puts them together like Legos to create muscle. While your body can make some from scratch (called non-essential amino acids), you have to obtain others (essential amino acids), from food or ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Shape

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Should We Use "Exercise Labels" Instead of Nutrition Labels?

iStock Forget calories! When you reach for a treat, researchers have found that a different number—besides how many calories something has—makes over 40 percent of people rethink their snack choices. When scientists from John Hopkins University posted the "exercise count" (the amount of walking or running you'd have to do to burn off that food), they saw a marked drop ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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5 Ways To Eat Crickets -- Yes, Crickets!

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? How about something with crickets? Yep, you read that right -- those little chirping bugs are now going straight into some foods thanks to how nutritious (and supposedly delicious) they are. There's been quite a bit of buzz about eating our six-legged friends lately, in part because they're full of iron, protein, B12 and more. The ...

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