Health & Diet

My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Erin from St. Paul, Minnesota — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Erin Sutton
Location: St. Paul, MN
Age: 36
Occupation: Birth doula and childbirth educator
Number of people in household: Family of six, including four children ages 11, 9, 6, and 3.

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The Key to a Creamy, Dairy-Free Matcha Latte (It’s Not Coconut Milk!) — Delicious Links

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When I'm in need of a little afternoon pick-me-up, but I don't want another cup of coffee, I always turn to matcha. I love its unique flavor, and the fact that it doesn't leave me feeling jittery. I've covered my fair share of matcha drinks here, but this one really stuck out to me. Why? Because it's creamy yet doesn't contain a drop of dairy. Oh, and it doesn't call for coconut milk either.

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These Golden Bananas Can Change the Lives Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Children — Food News

Vitamin A deficiency is a worldwide public health problem that especially impacts nations in Africa and Southeast Asia — it's been estimated that anywhere from 650,000 to 750,000 kids around the world suffer from a deficit of vitamin A. According to the World Health Organization, a shortage of vitamin A is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the odds of disease and death by severe infection.

To curb the global epidemic, researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have created super-food bananas that are rich in vitamin A.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Leah from Brooklyn, New York — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Leah Vanderveldt
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 31
Occupation: Food writer and cookbook author
Number of people in household: 2 (me and my husband)

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Groundbreaking Study Spotlights How the Scent of Food Impacts Your Weight — Food News

It's no secret that how you experience your food is linked to how it interacts with your senses. I mean, who hasn't been tempted to indulge in some baked goods after walking by a bakery? But next time you want to loiter a little longer near some cookies, thinking there's no harm in smelling, consider this: A new study from researchers at the University of California Berkeley has linked food aroma to your weight. Specifically, sniffing foods may trigger your body to hoard calories instead of burning them.

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Do You Really Have to Wait 30 Minutes to Swim After Eating? — Wellness

Imagine your perfect summer day: You sleep in late, make your way to the beach (or lake, or pool), and spend the rest of the afternoon alternating between napping in the sun, eating hot dogs, and taking a dip.

Outside of remembering to re-slather yourself with sunscreen, there's not a lot you have to worry about — except for that whole old adage about waiting 30 minutes to swim after you scarf down your lunch or have an ice cream cone.

What's the deal with this theory, anyway? Where did it come from, and do you really have to worry about it?

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