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5 Ways to Cut the Salt and Stop Being So Puffy

When used correctly, salt elevates the flavor of food, making dull nuances pop and bringing otherwise bland dishes to life. The problem is, when used incorrectly and excessively the body responds by becoming visibly puffy, bloated, swollen, like you gained 5 pounds overnight. Long-term, salt has been linked to high blood pressure- the leading cause of cardiovascular disease.

 

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Frozen Foods That Actually Taste Good AND Are Good For You

I’ve been eating frozen meals morning, noon and night (okay, I cheated a few times) for weeks to find out which of these time-saving wonder boxes are actually tasty AND healthy. Here are the best of the best:

 

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8 Late Night Snacks To Avoid

You’re warned not to eat late at night because you don’t really burn calories while you’re sleeping. The truth is though, if you’re eating late at night, you may have trouble getting any sleep at all! The reason being that many of our favorite late night snacks tend to be foods we wouldn’t chow down on in the light of day in front of others…Or food that you simply force yourself not to eat all day but come night time, your will power is exhausted. And these foods happen to be loaded with ingredients that could be taking away your precious beauty sleep and adding pounds.

 

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Are You Addicted to Food?

When you finally have it, you sweat, your heart races, you get flushed in the face, you reach a moment of utter bliss. Sounds like a drug addiction, right? Well, I’m actually just talking about food addiction. I shouldn’t say just a food addiction though, since a large portion of the nation is suffering from obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions induced by bad eating habits. But researchers have found that it is no coincidence that the sensations one feels when they eat certain fast foods or junk food are very similar to the sensations of smoking a cigarette or even doing heroine. Don’t shake your head at the next overweight person you see and say “they have no self-control” because given the right food, you may lose all control too.

 

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Weird Foods that Runners Love!

Since childhood we have been bombarded with images of the healthy body—one that exercises and eats “right.” But perhaps those classroom diagrams of the jogger holding a carrot weren’t quite accurate. Eating “right” means different things for different people, and for runners it can just simply mean eating weird. Here’s what I mean: