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Less Meat, Longer Life: New Study Reveals Drastic Benefits of Vegetarianism

In America, vegetarianism has never been seen as something to aspire to. Vegetarians often find themselves having to defend their choices and fend off health concerns. “Where do you get your protein?” “Aren’t you hungry all the time?” Over the years, we’ve painted a picture of vegetarians and vegans as being weak, anemic, and lacking in proper nutrition. But the latest research indicates exactly the opposite: Vegetarians are healthier and live longer than their meat-eating counterparts. On average, eight years longer! The best evidence comes from decades-long studies of over 100,000 Seventh Day Adventists, who

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MyPlate Mondays: the Guide to Healthy Eating

These days, we don’t need to be reminded twice to eat healthy. The rising levels of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease constantly make the news. Consumers pay more attention to what they consume, and businesses work to meet the health demands of their customers as well as to follow the regulations that are being passed each year by state and federal agencies. But knowing that you should eat healthy foods and actually eating them are two different issues. And how do you know which foods to eat and which to avoid? In our new MyPlate

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Have a Happy (and Healthy) Halloween!

Goblins, ghosts, and ghouls, oh my! Tonight the streets fill with little superheroes, mini-monsters, and petite princesses. But how can you ensure an evening of trick-or-treating doesn’t take a toll on your child’s health without becoming the Halloween Grinch? These Halloween tips from the FDA can help you and your children stay safe and healthy when they go out: Make sure children are accompanied by an adult and stick to the sidewalk. Send children out on a full stomach so they won’t feel tempted to sneak candy.Discourage children from snacking until they get home. Once

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Miracle Foods? Not All Supplements Are Made Equal

As Americans live longer and longer, leading busier and more stressful lives, our bodies suffer. Compared to previous generations, we have higher rates of heart disease, cancer, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and a host of other chronic illnesses. With illnesses comes a plethora of proposed natural supplements and health foods. Acai berries for weight loss. Or ginkgo biloba for memory. Maybe wheatgrass shots to prevent cancer. Unsurprisingly, these miracle foods actually do very little to improve your health. However, there is a lot of science that backs several other healthy, natural supplements. This great visualization makes

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