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Flaxseed is known to be heart-healthy — but there are lots of ways to consume it, not all created equal. It is available in several forms: whole seeds, ground flax meal, oil and capsules.
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Vicky Hallett and Lenny Bernstein write the MisFits column for Local Living, covering fitness in D.C. and beyond. Read their stories here.
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Vicky Hallett and Lenny Bernstein
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Jill U. Adams
There’s little research showing the effectiveness of over-the-counter sleep aids, even ‘natural’ ones.
Standing for too long during the day can be a problem, just as sitting can be.
Although quinoa has asserted its position as the golden girl of whole grains, there is another grain that deserves a chance in the spotlight.
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She helped change the way Americans eat. Now she’s eager to rethink aging and education, too.
Choose the right meat. Store it properly. Cook it sufficiently, using a meat thermometer.
Jessica Griggs and New Scientist
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