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Trans fats increased risk of depression in six-year diet study

Eating the trans fats present in processed foods increases the risk of depression, according to a recent study. The same study found that a Mediterranean diet rich in polyunsaturated fats and olive oil reduced the risk of depression. The effect of trans fat on depression may be even more pronounced in the U.S., where the
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Eating Healthy on a Budget – Save Money and Lose Weight

Keeping Your Waist and Your Wallet in Check If you’re like one of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who resolved to lose weight during the New Year, eating healthy is probably at the top of your to-do list. But if you’ve taken a trip around the grocery store lately, you may
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Easy Christmas Eve dinner | Recipes to reduce your stress

Though traditional Thanksgiving foods are pretty standard, Christmas Eve dinner ideas tend to run the gamut. Each family has its own tradition, but an easy Christmas Eve dinner is simpler than you think. Christmas Eve dinner should be about warm, comforting food — not about stress. Easy Christmas Eve dinner ideas – The meat A
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How do you like your tea?

Drinking tea, for many, is a part of tradition. There are many different types of tea, such as Chinese, English, Japanese and Indian tea, to name a few. Teas come in a variety of colors, like black, green and red. They have different flavors and aromas, too. Some people like it plain while others prefer

Girl Scout cookie recall affects Lemon Chalet Cremes

Safe to eat, but smell and taste not up to organization’s standards Girl Scout cookies come every year, a kind of ritual rite of passage for both little salespeople and our waistlines. Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos and the like are delicious and sometimes expensive, to the point that we’re driven to payday loans. When
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Woman bites into razor in Walmart ice cream, but won’t sue

In East Texas, reports indicate that a woman bit into a razor in her Walmart ice cream. Stephanie Granger says that her Peanut Butter Stars cup “tasted funny” when she first started eating it. Rather than suing Walmart, however, Granger says she just hopes the company “reviews safety procedures.” Woman bites into razor in her
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Finding a cheaper protein | Cut your grocery budget down to size

The average grocery bill for a family of four in the United States is anywhere from $586 to $1,159. For most American families, meats make up forty percent or more of that food budget. With food costs expected to rise quickly in the next five years, cutting your grocery budget is one step many families
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Hard boiled eggs how long | How to make perfect hard boiled eggs

When you are making hard boiled eggs, how long is a question that can make or break your hard boiled egg adventures. For most of us, making hard-boiled eggs seems simple: put eggs in boiling water for a certain period of time, and then pull them out. We have all had that question though. “Hard
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SpaghettiOs recall affects 15 million pounds of pre-cooked pasta

Last night, Campbell Soup Company put out a SpaghettiOs recall that affects approximately 15 million pounds of the canned pasta product. The SpaghettiOs recall is not because of any reported illnesses, but was issued “out of an abundance of caution.” Three types of SpaghettiOs are included in the recall, all because they may contain undercooked
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Best meals from crock pot cookery

Many people are in search of ways to cut costs on weekday meals, and a crock pot is a great solution. The best meals from a crock pot take just minutes to throw together and use inexpensive ingredients, and crockpots themselves cost less than a meal out. No matter what you like to eat, a
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Make it Count: Choosing a piece of meat

Shopping for nutritious meals takes careful attention these days, and if choosing a good piece of meat is part of your grocery store ritual, it pays to know what to look for. Considering that meat can be a relatively expensive way to introduce necessary protein into your diet, you’ll want to make sure that you
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100-Calorie packs diet | An expensive way to cost yourself a diet

If you’re trying to lose weight or get healthy, the 100-calorie packs diet may seem like a great way to go. The 100-calorie packs diet is relatively simple — limit your food intake to the 100 calorie packs commercially available. Scientific study, however, shows that the 100-calorie packs actually encourage overeating and are very expensive.
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KFC New Sandwich | Double Down, Weight Watchers

Don’t be a chicken… admit it looks good When it comes to food, who doesn’t want a taste explosion in their mouth? Good food is one of life’s great pleasures. However, the definition of good food varies wildly from one person to the next. The KFC new sandwich called the “Double Down” may be tasty
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Taco Bell class action suit says its taco meat is not really beef

Taco Bell taco meat looks like meat, and some people think it tastes like meat, but technically, it isn’t beef. In Taco Bell advertising, food products are described as filled with ground beef, yet Taco Bell taco meat is only about 35 percent beef. Such a description violates USDA rules, and an Alabama law firm
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U.S. hunger report indicates high levels of food insecurity

According to a new Department of Agriculture report, American families continue to struggle with hunger at the same recorded rate as last year. However, the level of food insecurity – difficulty feeding one or more family members because of lack of money – is at the highest recorded level since the federal government began keeping
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KFC Double Down | Doing away with the bun, again

Last year, the KFC Double Down sandwich was tested in two markets – and created so much talk that some wondered if it really existed. Well, the truth is out – and KFC stores around the country are going to start carrying the KFC Double Down on April 12th. No word on the pricing structure,
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FREE Starbucks Pastry Tuesday 7/21 w/Beverage Buy

Get your delicious bite Is a trip to Starbucks a part of your morning ritual? It is for so many people, even though the difficult economy has made a venti cappuccino habit less financially viable than it would have been in better days. However, Starbucks realizes two things: If you’re going to get a good