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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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Is grass-fed beef better for you?

We all know a healthy diet is the key to good health. One diet buster is red meat, which is full of fat. But what about grass-fed beef? Is it better?

Do microwaves kill nutrients in food?

They take leftovers from frigid to sizzling in minutes. But is the microwave oven too good to be true? Some say it takes more than the flavor out of your food.

Can synthetic foods be labeled 'organic'?

One "synbio" ingredient — with its computer-generated DNA — got the OK to bear a "natural" label. Could these science-lab concoctions be considered organic, too?

How Tempeh Works

Tempeh just might the new tofu. It's also a fermented soybean product but even healthier. And it's easy to cook with. What does it taste like?

10 Foods That Contain Antibiotics

Some foods are naturally antibiotic; others have antibiotics thrust upon them. Why is one good and the other bad – and what are some alternatives?

HowStuffWorks: 5 Food Myths About Cancer

Cancer has a lot of myths about potential food cures and causes. Learn more about cancer food myths in this video from HowStuffWorks.

Is homemade kombucha safe to drink?

If you can get over the blobby skin of bacteria on top of it, many people say that kombucha does the body good. Does home-brewed versus store-bought make a difference?

Whiten Teeth With Strawberries

An alabaster smile is only a strawberry and some baking soda away. Learn more about whiten teeth with strawberries.

45 Homemade Foods You Can Make Yourself (But Never Thought You Could)

There are many food items that people regularly buy that they could make at home; healthier, cheaper, and tastier.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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