Health & Diet

Trader Joe’s Sells Tiny Avocados Now (and They Actually Serve a Purpose) — Grocery News

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Trader Joe's just released the most adorable grocery find: teeny-tiny avocados. Ranging from $2.69 to $2.99, shoppers can get a bag of six miniature Insta-worthy avocados. And while they're not practical for mass consumption, there are some benefits.

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Here’s the Healthiest Way to Cook Mushrooms, According to Science — Food News

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Ever wonder the best way to prepare mushrooms without sacrificing their nutritional content? A few scientists from the Mushroom Technological Research Center in La Rioja, Spain did and they have the answer for how to best prepare the fungus.

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Here’s Why You Get a Tingly Sensation When Eating Raw Fruits and Veggies — Food Science

It's not quite an allergy to fruits and veggies, but it's also not "not an allergy."

If you've bitten into a fruit or veggie and felt a tingling sensation in your throat or your lips immediately getting ever-so-slightly swollen, know that it's not in your head. It's a seasonal allergic reaction to fruits and vegetables called "oral allergy syndrome."

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Curious About Adaptogens? Start with This Walnut Milk Mocha. — Delicious Links

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Have you noticed an influx in recipes featuring "adaptogens" lately? I've seen them popping up on some of my favorite blogs and Instagram accounts in recent months. Touted as magical herbs that help you adapt to new situations and decrease stress, adaptogens are naturally earning a coveted spot in the hearts of the wellness set. If you're curious about experimenting with these herbs, this recipe for a walnut milk mocha is a very delicious place to start.

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The Grocery-Store Tea That Changed My Life — Tea Tonic

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Growing up, I associated my period with pain — and not just aches, but the kind of sharp, excruciating pain that makes you want to spend all day in the fetal position. I'd have to miss days of school, and eventually work; sometimes I threw up.

In my attempts to relieve the pain, I tried it all: Tylenol, Ibuprofen, hot packs, exercising, wishing for a quick and painless death. After years of struggling to find a solution, I had basically given up — until I discovered relief in a common grocery-store tea.

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How Much Protein Do You Need If You’re Working Out? — Protein 101

There is a smoothie shop next to my gym that sells all kinds of protein-enhanced smoothies and shakes. It is generally filled with Spandex-clad exercisers drinking from sippy cups of nutritionally enhanced produce, and they look happy about it.

But do they need protein shakes? Do I need a protein shake? Is a lack of lean post-workout protein what is standing between me and the fullest realization of my dormant muscles? Also, how different are my protein requirements — I am what we'll generously call a "moderate exerciser" — from those of an actual athlete, like a marathoner, or a person who stays at the gym for more than 50 consecutive minutes?

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