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Food Facts

Beer appears to have health-promoting properties. Like wine, it is an excellent source of flavonoids, according to the January ’14 Bottom Line Health. Beer also provides B-vitamins and bone-building silicon, and it may reduce the risk for kidney stones by ...

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Food Facts

Greek yogurt has been named “the single best food for shedding pounds” by Harvard researchers. According to the December ’13 Health, the scientists analyzed the eating habits of 120,000 people for 20 years and determined that people who ate more ...

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Food Facts

Circumen, an active compound in the spice turmeric, may help heal depression. According to the January ’14 Prevention, just 1,000 milligrams a day “proved to be just as effective at treating depression as fluoxetin, the antidepressant better known as Prozac.” ...

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Don’t Get Stoned

According to those who have had to pass them, kidney stones are an incredibly painful affliction. Doctors suggest drinking plenty of water to keep your kidneys flushed, and new research suggests ditching plastic bowls and cups—at least for hot stuff. ...

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Food Facts

Fruit should be on your kitchen counter, not in your fridge—at least most varieties. According to the September ’13 Bottom Line Health, “Harvested fruits and vegetables continue to produce healthful phytochemicals when they are exposed to daily cycles of light ...

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Sleep It Off

According to the April ’13 Prevention, a study at the New York Obesity Research Center found that sleep-restricted people may eat as much as 300 calories more the next day. Another study found that those who slept fewer than five ...

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Fast-Talking Influence

We often associate fast talkers with hyperactivity—or even scams. Slick con artists are usually “fast talkers,” but there is another breed that shares the characteristic. According to the December ’11 Prevention, a recent study showed that “most successful people speak ...

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Relax and Remember

We’ve all been frustrated when we can’t remember where we put something—like our car keys—resulting in lots of wasted time searching frantically. Instead of tearing the cushions off your couch, however, you may want just to sit for a few ...

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