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Does Lemon Juice Really Burn Calories?

Well, yes and no. See, like most health myths, the claim that lemons contain a magical weight-loss super-elixir is false, though it does have a seed of truth to it. see more
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The 5 Foods to Avoid If You Want a Six Pack

Carrying a spare tire around your belly? You're not alone: Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults now have abdominal obesity, up from 46 percent in 2000, according to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. If you fall into that category (male abs are considered fat if the waistline measures more than 40 inches), it's time to consider cutting down your consumption of these five foods: see more
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Sore From Sitting at a Desk All Day? There's a Massage for That.

We all know that sitting is bad for you, but for most of us, abandoning the desk chair and decamping to a tropical location with a laptop and cell phone to work isn't really an option. Inspired by the damaging desk habits of urban cubicle dwellers, Haven Spa in New York City created the Geek Massage, a treatment that focuses on the areas most affected by long hours in front of a computer (back, shoulders, neck, chest, head, and arms). The 60-minute massage promises to relieve muscle aches, headaches, and tightness. see more
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3 Reasons Why Traveling Messes With Your Stomach

A week in paradise is a lot less fun if you haven't pooped since takeoff. But, of the eight in 10 people who complain of constipation at some point in their life, at least half of them get backed up when they travel, says Shawn Khodadadian, M.D., a gastroenterologist with Manhattan Gastroenterology in New York City. No, it's not that colons everywhere want to ruin guys' attempts relaxing and, yes, maybe even having sex on the beach. They do, however, flip their shit (not literally, of course) when… see more
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Why You Should Be Drinking Tomato Juice

You say "tomato," we say "waist-shrinking superfood." A new study from the China Medical University in Taiwan found that women who drank a daily nine-ounce glass of tomato juice for two months saw a significant decrease in body fat and body weight. The best part: The women didn't change anything else in their diet or exercise routines. see more
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The 6 Most Common Ways That Men Die, and How to Avoid Them

All A/C units falling out of windows aside, sidestepping what's out to get you is actually pretty simple. And when it comes to delaying your inevitable demise, lifestyle plays a bigger role than genetics do, per research in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Here are the six biggest threats out there and the best ways to fight them. Plus, if you're already doing them, how you can still up your lease on life. see more
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Are These 6 Bizarre Food Trends Worth the Trouble?

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The 7 Healthiest Foods You Aren't Eating (Yet)

Let's rethink your grocery list. Sure, you gulp bone broth by the gallon and eat kale like there's no tomorrow—but the real nutritional powerhouses might just be the ones you haven't tried yet. Below, seven new superfoods to know, love, and juice. see more
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Why Cheating On Your Diet Is Actually Good For You

Cheating on your diet is the easiest (and most finger-licking delicious) way to lose weight—and not just because, without it, resolve crumbles like a mouthful of red velvet Oreos. Or, better yet, call it a splurge, a treat, refeeding, or anything that doesn't convey the fact that you are doing something wrong by indulging. "When people see eating as black and white that could be dangerous," says Jim White, R.D., owner of Jim White Fitness training studios and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Being 100 percent "on" or "off" your diet sets you up for see more
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8 Foods That Help Improve Your Memory

Forgot what you're looking for? Bad with names? Writing down a lot of lists but then misplacing them? Like most people, you're experiencing some memory loss—and growing older doesn't help matters. Luckily, researchers all over the world are scouring the earth looking for ingredients that might organically improve human recall. Scan the menu of ingredients below and, if you make the right diet changes, you too could develop a champion's memory. see more
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