8 Things Vaping Can Do to Your Body

If you’ve considered puffing on an e-cigaretteOpens a New Window., chances are you’re a smoker trying to ditch the death sticksOpens a New Window.. You’ve probably heard cigarettes’ electronic brethren are less damaging to your lungs, deliver less uber-addicting nicotine and, fingers crossed, can help you wean off the traditional kind. Continue reading 8 Things Vaping Can Do to Your Body

These 6 Kinds of Seeds Make Tasty, Nutrient-Packed Snacks

Seeds would almost be the perfect food, except they’re calorie-dense. So a little goes a long way. “Aim for five servings a week, with a single serving being a quarter cup,” says Petitpain. Top yogurt and salads with seeds, and snack on them between meals, as you would nuts. While all offer nutritional perks, here are six worth noshing on. Continue reading These 6 Kinds of Seeds Make Tasty, Nutrient-Packed Snacks

How to Make Montreal-Style Short Ribs

When most of us tackle short ribs, we either braise them until they’re unctuous blocks of meat and molten fat or slice them thin and quickly grill in the style of Korean kalbi. This winter, try a third way from Philadelphia, where Yehuda Sichel, chef-partner at the haute delicatessen Abe Fisher, cures slabs of bone-in ribs in pastrami spices, smokes and slow roasts them, then slices the meat into spice-crusted pink ribbons of unbeatable tenderness. Continue reading How to Make Montreal-Style Short Ribs

Can the Keto Diet Cure Diabetes?

It seems like everyone these days is talking about the keto diet. While many people participating in this lifestyle change are trying to lose a significant amount of weight – sometimes even as much as 50 pounds or more – others are trying it out to control chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes. Those individuals are hoping that the keto diet can help them control their blood sugar and rely less on medication. But does it work? Can the keto diet really “cure” diabetes? Continue reading Can the Keto Diet Cure Diabetes?

High cholesterol doesn’t come with any symptoms, but that doesn’t mean it’s nothing to worry about. As you probably know, heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S. for both men and women. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes having elevated levels of cholesterol puts you at a significantly higher risk for heart disease.  Continue reading

The Sneaky Tip That Can Help You Lose the Last 7 Pounds

It’s a tale as old as time. You’ve come far in your weight loss, found a diet and exercise that work for you, and shed your goal weight — well, most of it. The last five to 10 pounds can be the hardest to shake, and often the old tricks don’t work.

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