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November 20, 2014 - 2:07pm

Vinegar’s not a magic elixir—but it may be able to help your waistline, cholesterol and more! Who knew?

This may be an overshare, but I’ve been known to drink a slug of vinegar now and then. My 2-year-old daughter apparently picked up this trait: once when we were out for dinner, she took an unprompted sip of the vinegary brine from her bowl of pickles. (Good girl.) Little did I know that we were doing more than fulfilling a craving. We were also enjoying the health benefits of vinegar.

Read on to find out some of the surprising health benefits of vinegar, as reported by Gina Roberts-Grey for EatingWell magazine.


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November 14, 2014 - 10:08am

Probiotics are good bacteria found in fermented foods, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, kombucha and kefir.

Popular theories claim extraordinary health benefits—such as better immunity and less stress—can come from eating probiotics and fostering the good bacteria in your gut.

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But the research to support all this is sparse.

Some benefits science has shown, to date: probiotics can help with certain respiratory infections, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.

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November 13, 2014 - 4:13pm

The holidays are my favorite time of year. Music, parties, lights, glitter, snow and, of course, the yummy food!

The one thing I don't always love is holiday shopping. It's hard to know what to get for the people on my list.

So this year, I polled my fellow EatingWell editors for their top gift picks for food lovers. Spread holiday cheer with any of these finds or give one to yourself (I won't tell).








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The latest from Yotam Ottolenghi boasts recipes beyond his Middle Eastern and Mediterranean roots—think Thai, Indian, Japanese. A must-have for veg-minded...

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November 12, 2014 - 9:47am

Some people have pasta night every week, but the one thing you’re guaranteed to find on my weekly menu is “Taco Night.”

This is a throwback to childhood, as we had crunchy tacos—the kind that came in a box complete with the seasoning packet to doctor up ground beef, taco sauce and shells—almost every week. But now I don’t discriminate; I love them all: fish tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, vegetarian tacos, even easy egg tacos for breakfast!

Are you ready to shake up your taco-night routine? Give one of these healthy taco recipes a try.

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November 6, 2014 - 3:58pm

When it comes to being ready for a last-minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. But just because you’re taking a shortcut doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. Here’s what to look for.

A Better Bottom: More dough means more calories, so choose thin-crust over deep-dish when buying frozen. Buy pizzas that have whole grains in the crust whenever you can and skip ones stuffed with cheese.

Keep it Simple: Less is more when you’re picking pizzas. Some loaded frozen pizzas (see our brand picks) are tasty, but many had soggy toppings in the end. Meat-lover pizzas were higher in calories and sodium on a whole. Adding your own veggies helps the toppings stay crunchy and you can choose what you like.

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