Healthy Living

Nutrition couldn't be more important in today's society as our collective waistline continues to expand. Learn the secrets to cooking healthy and knowing how to make good-tasting food without all the fat and cholesterol.

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5 Vegan Cheese Options That Pass Cheese-Lover Muster

For anyone going vegan, one of the toughest things to give up can be cheese. It's a double challenge of not only giving up some really tasty and common cheese options, it also means having to experiment with finding cheese-like alternatives, many of which don't even come close to being a suitable replacement.

6 DIY Spice Combinations to Give Home Cooking a Facelift (Recipes Included)

Spices can make all the difference in the world when you're attempting to come up with innovative nightly eats. Eating in is easier on your waistline, the planet, and your wallet.

Cook with Cast Iron Instead of Nonstick

We've all seen examples or heard stories about Grandma's cast iron cookware that's been in regular use since the Eisenhower administration or before. Learn more about cooking with cast iron instead of nonstick.

Dust off the Slow Cooker for Ayurvedic Kitchari

Dust off the Slow Cooker for Ayurvedic Kitchari. Keep reading to learn how to make Ayurvedic Kitchari.

How to Make Your Own Infused Vodka

Flavored vodkas have become all the rage in the past few years. Vanilla, blueberry, raspberry—you name it, it's everywhere. Learn more about making your own infused.

Throw Your Chewing Gum in the Trash

Gum belongs in your mouth and in the landfill, nowhere else. Learn more about throwing your chewing gum in the trash.

What's Kitchari and Why is It One of the Most Detoxifying Foods?

Cleanse your body before a season of overindulgence. Learn more about kichari.

Why is America One of the Only Industrialized Nations With No GMO Labeling?

The LA Times documented a recent rally which occurred outside of a Chicago grocery store. But the protesters, adorned in hazmat suits with anti-GMO signs weren't outside of your average grocery store; they were outside of Whole Foods.

Top 5 Foods That Cause Staining on Teeth

Keeping your teeth white takes more than just regular brushing and flossing. You should also watch what you eat and drink. Which foods can do the most damage?

What did our ancestors eat to clean their teeth?

In order for people of yesteryear not to offend friends and family with bad breath, they had to get creative with cleaning their teeth. See how they did it.

Chew on This: Eat Your Veggies for a Healthy Smile

You might owe your mother an apology. As it turns out, she wasn't forcing you to eat veggies just for the fun of it. In fact, vegetables are key to developing a healthy smile!

Say Cheese! Eat This Instead of a Sweet Dessert

We all know that sugary desserts are terrible for your teeth, but what's a good alternative? Cheese, please!

Sip on Green Tea for a Healthy Smile

Yes, green tea is delicious, but it also has multiple remarkable benefits for your mouth.

Kiwis: A Little Fruit with Big Benefits

How much do you really know about kiwis? Yes, they're green and delicious, but are you aware of the plethora of health benefits these tasty fruits offer?

Get Fresh Breath Now: Parsley and Mint

Are you going to end this meal with a hug -- or perhaps a kiss? If so, you'll need a superhero to fight that villain in your mouth: Bacteria. Do parsley and mint fit the bill?

The Original Toothbrush: Seeds!

Before toothbrushes, people had to get creative about cleaning their teeth, so they turned to nature.

Keep Your Gums Hydrated: Drink Lots of Water

Taking good care of your teeth, gums and mouth is a given, but what does water have to do with it?

Fruit is Your Friend: Create a Tasty Fruit Salad

The next time you start craving a sweet snack, reach for a bowl of fruit salad instead!

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream: Your Teeth Will Thank You Later

People love ice cream, but the sweet treat isn't great for your teeth. The good news? It's easy to make tasty, homemade ice cream that's also low in sugar.

Top 5 Reasons Dairy is Important to Oral Care

Dairy products have long been a great source of calcium, but there are other vitamins in there, too, working wonders in your mouth.

Put Down the Soda! Why Your Favorite Drink is Damaging Your Mouth

Can't get enough of your favorite canned soda? Maybe you'll drink your last after you read what it's doing to your mouth and insides.

Top 5 Pasta Dishes That Will Make Your Mouth Feel Good

Pasta is one of the quintessential comfort foods. It's delicious, filling and easy to chew -- which may be why it's a great meal for someone with toothaches or recovering from oral surgery. Here are some dishes that make your mouth feel good.

Top 5 Hard Food No-Nos

Just because it's labeled food -- and looks oh, so appealing -- doesn't mean it's safe to eat. To save your teeth, avoid these noshes.

Breaking Down the Sweeteners

With all the hoopla about natural and artificial sweeteners, getting the facts straight can leave you feeling sour. Are either really better for you?

Is chewing gum OK for teeth?

Believe it or not, chewing gum can be really beneficial for your teeth -- if you chew it long enough.


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